Raúl E. Esparza Biography

Also Credited As: Raúl E. Esparza
 
Date Of Birth:
October 24, 1970 (45)
Birth Place:
Wilmington, DE, USA
Gender: Male
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Raúl E. Esparza Biography

Date of Birth: October 24, 1970 (45)
Birth Place: Wilmington, DE, USA
Gender: Male
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Since making his Broadway debut in the revival of The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre World Award), Raul Esparza has taken the theater world by storm. He has become only the second actor to receive Tony nominations in all four eligible acting categories. His credits include Speed the Plow (Tony, Drama Desk nominations, Best Actor in a Play), The Homecoming (Tony nomination, Best Featured Actor in a Play), Company (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award, Best Actor in a Musical), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Taboo (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award, Best Featured Actor in a Musical) and Cabaret. He appeared in Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night and he has appeared Off-Broadway in The Normal Heart, Comedians and tick, tick... BOOM!, which earned him an Obie Award. In 2005, he received the HOLA Jose Ferer Acting Award, and was a participant in the 2006 and 2010 Sundance Theatre Lab. Outside New York, Esparza portrayed 'Che' in the National tour of Evita, and appeared in two musicals at the 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration: Sunday in the Park with George and Merrily We Roll Along. His regional theater credits include Leap of Faith at the Center Theatre Group (LA); Company at the Cincinnati Playhouse; Slaughterhouse-Five and Fur at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago; and Arcadia and What the Butler Saw at the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, MI. Esparza made his film debut in Sidney Lumet's 2006 Find Me Guilty. Other films include Wes Craven's My Soul to Take and GWB. He has also appeared on TV in "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and on ABC television series "Pushing Daisies" (recurring). Esparza's book recording includes Stephen King's best-selling book Under the Dome.

Raúl E. Esparza Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Raul Esparza, Leap of Faith
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Raúl Esparza, Leap of Faith
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Raúl Esparza, Leap of Faith
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Raúl Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Raúl Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Actor (Play)
Raul Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Featured Actor in a Play
Raul Esparza, The Homecoming
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Raul Esparza, Company
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Ensemble Performances
Raul Esparza, The Homecoming
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Raul Esparza, Company
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Actor (Musical)
Raul Esparza, Company
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Raul Esparza, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Featured Actor in a Musical
Raul Esparza, Taboo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical
Raul Esparza, Taboo
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
Raul EsparzaSunday in the Park With George
 
Obie Awards - 2002 - Performance
Raul Esparza, Tick, Tick...Boom!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Raul Esparza, tick, tick... BOOM!
 
Theatre World Awards - 2001 - Performance
Raul Esparza, The Rocky Horror Show

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