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Max Von Essen Appreciation Thread
Posted by Patti LuPone FANatic 2013-01-21 18:27:41


Hello. I've seen Max in "Xanadu" and "Evita." In this interview, he discusses a major mistake he had in one of the Evita shows. Talented man. RC in Austin, Texas

P.S. Please feel free to share your experiences in seeing Max perform in one of his shows or stage door experiences.

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Posted by bwaylvsong 2013-01-21 20:59:17


When we saw "Dance of the Vampires," my parents and I (I was 13 at the time, and looked even younger) waited in the cold at the stage door to meet Michael Crawford. After a good 45 minutes, Max came (back) out and told us that Michael would not be coming out that afternoon, and then proceeded to talk to us for a good 20 minutes. Super nice guy!

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Posted by Patti LuPone FANatic 2013-01-21 22:42:35


I've read that Max was a cast member in a national tour of "Chicago"...around 1999. Does anyone know what role he played in the show? Just wondering....RC in Austin, Texas

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-21 22:45:13


I appreciate Max Von Essen when he's naked. Which is often. Thankfully.

The end.

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Posted by PalJoey 2013-01-21 22:46:29


I appreciate Max Von Essen when he's singing. Which is often. Thankfully.

The end.

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Posted by Jane2 2013-01-21 22:49:19


Big fan here. I first fell in love with him when he sang "Sarah in DOTV

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Posted by Patti LuPone FANatic 2013-01-21 23:05:42


I checked his official website. The answer was always there. I didn't know that Max played the role of Mary Sunshine in a tour of "Chicago." I wasn't aware that he could sing as a male soprano? from RC in Austin, Texas

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Posted by BroomstickBoy 2013-01-21 23:14:51


Max was Mary Sunshine in the first national tour of Chicago.

I appreciate him when he's singing...naked. Which is often. Thankfully. (I wish. no one has pictures of him in Hello Again or Dorian...grrr)

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Posted by backwoodsbarbie 2013-01-21 23:15:55


I loved him as Che tonight-much more subtle than Ricky. He took the intro to "Money Kept Rolling" up an octave. "Excuse my intrusion but fine as these sentiments sound" etc, etc. It was a cool choice and it put a personal stamp on the character. You could hear shades of male soprano.

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-21 23:17:06


^No good pictures anyway. The Dorian ones are really small. The pictures, I mean.

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Posted by BroomstickBoy 2013-01-22 01:10:26


He's so cute on Submissions Only. He's one of those who's handsome, sexy, and adorable all in one. (I want more Cameron in season 3!)


I love how he considers himself a baritone with "a couple high notes" but clearly has a strong tenor range. Gorgeous and modest...yum.


He's done a lot of regional work in Pittsburgh at the CLO...before I moved into town. DAMMIT.

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Posted by Patti LuPone FANatic 2013-01-22 18:43:39


I just got this picture in the mail from Max, as "Magaldi" in "Evita." He offered these pictures from his Facebook page. from RC in Austin, TExas

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Posted by Patti LuPone FANatic 2013-01-22 19:34:12


Along with his autographed Magaldi pic, Max was kind enough to sign this 5 x 7 picture, taken at the Dallas Music Hall stage door (April 2010). from RC in Austin, Texas

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Posted by mamaleh 2013-01-22 20:41:09


Consider me another "Max"inista. I first noticed him in the Paper Mill's THE BAKER'S WIFE some years ago and thought he was marvelously talented, as well as personally appealing. I've seen him at various Town Hall shows and made sure to wait to see EVITA until I knew he'd be filling in for Ricky Martin. Glad I did. What a great Che. I enjoyed my friendly chat with him at the Broadway Flea Market last September. Any day now he should break into that echelon of big Broadway stars.

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Posted by broadwaydevil 2013-01-22 21:02:11


This far into a thread about Max Von Essen and still no (semi) nude photos posted? Can't tell if I'm impressed or disappointed.

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-22 22:13:12


^Are we allowed to post those pics?

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Posted by Bettyboy72 2013-01-22 22:41:28


Max posted a nude photo on his Twitter for those SIPs. He got a lot of heat for it, since a lot of school kids like those so Im not sure if he took it down.

I think he's incredibly talented having loved him in many projects but like many younger actors has a big case of the "look at me"s.

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Posted by BroomstickBoy 2013-01-22 22:57:28


I got a lot of heat FROM it, but other than that, I didn't see what the problem was .

I'd disagree with the "look at me's" but...those damn eyes...UGH.

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Posted by BroomstickBoy 2013-01-24 02:26:11


Anyone ever been on datalounge? Holy crap they're disgusting. Especially in regards to MVE.

I was looking for an article/interview on him and ended up there.


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Posted by LizzieCurry 2013-01-24 09:37:25


I've seen Max as Joseph, Jesus and Enjolras, but I guess I won't see him as Che unless he plays it elsewhere. I thought his Jesus wasn't particularly charismatic, but I have kind of a soft spot for Max in the bigger picture. :)

Oh, Datalounge...

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Posted by PalJoey 2013-01-24 11:37:47


Datalounge: Where Fantasy Is Asserted as Gossip and Gossip Is Asserted as Fact.

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Posted by FindingNamo 2013-01-24 11:39:08


It's the last real wrinkle bar on the planet.