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Alex Brightman

 
Bio:
Alex Brightman was most recently seen on Broadway in Beetlejuice portraying the title role. Brightman is a writer and Tony-nominated actor who has been seen on Broadway in School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, Glory Days; on TV in ‚ÄúDocumentary Now!,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSMILF,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúImportant Things w/ ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Alex Brightman was most recently seen on Broadway in Beetlejuice portraying the title role. Brightman is a writer and Tony-nominated actor who has been seen on Broadway in School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, Glory Days; on TV in ‚ÄúDocumentary Now!,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSMILF,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúImportant Things w/ ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return, 2022
Beetlejuice
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Beetlejuice
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Pre-Broadway Engagement at National Theatre, 2018
Beetlejuice
  [Regional (US)]
Powerhouse Season Workshop, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
Giuseppe Zangara
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Dewey Finn
Dewey Finn [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Zacky Price
Ensemble
Will Bloom (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Michael Wormwood [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Jack (Understudy)
Will (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Boq [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return, 2022
Beetlejuice

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Beetlejuice

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Pre-Broadway Engagement at National Theatre, 2018
Beetlejuice

  [Regional (US)]
Powerhouse Season Workshop, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
Giuseppe Zangara

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Dewey Finn

Dewey Finn [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Zacky Price

Ensemble

Will Bloom (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Michael Wormwood [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Jack (Understudy)

Will (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Boq [Replacement]

Alex Brightman Biography

Alex Brightman was most recently seen on Broadway in Beetlejuice portraying the title role. Brightman is a writer and Tony-nominated actor who has been seen on Broadway in School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, Glory Days; on TV in ‚ÄúDocumentary Now!,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSMILF,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúImportant Things w/ Demetri Martin;‚ÄĚ and in one horror film where he was brutally murdered on a toilet. His musical writing credits include It‚Äôs Kind of a Funny Story(Universal Theatrical), The Whipping Boy, and Make Me Bad, all with his writing partner Drew Gasparini. His newest plays, We Left It Here and Everything Is Fine will both be presented in New York City in 2019. This one‚Äôs for Carole Shelley.

Alex Brightman Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Alex Brightman, School of Rock
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Alex Brightman, School of Rock
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Alex Brightman, School of Rock- The Musical

Alex Brightman News

Photos: See Alex Brightman, Elizabeth Teeter & More in New Images From BEETLEJUICE's  Photo Photos: See Alex Brightman, Elizabeth Teeter & More in New Images From BEETLEJUICE's Broadway Return
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

You were dying for them to come back, and the family has returned! Beetlejuice has returned from the dead to blow the roof off Broadway's Marquis Theatre.

Photos: See Cynthia Nixon, Tituss Burgess & More at ALISON LEIBY: OH GOD, A SHOW ABOU Photo Photos: See Cynthia Nixon, Tituss Burgess & More at ALISON LEIBY: OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Opening Night
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Presenter Ilana Glazer has brought Alison Leiby's critically acclaimed comedy about no one's favorite subject to the stage. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (The Wolves, The Waverly Gallery), Alison Leiby: Oh God, A Show About Abortion plays the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan for six weeks only, now through June 4, 2022.

BEETLEJUICE to Celebrate World Goth Day at the Marquis Theatre, May 22 Photo BEETLEJUICE to Celebrate World Goth Day at the Marquis Theatre, May 22
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

The Ghost-with-the-Most has been triumphantly resurrected on Broadway and blowing the roof off the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street), and on Sunday, May 22nd, in celebration of  World Goth Day BEETLEJUICE the Musical partners with New Goth City in association with InJoy Entertainment for a goth-tastic, exclusive, darkly decadent day. 

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May Photo Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  to Return to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to Return to The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

Photos: BEETLEJUICE Resurrection! Inside Re-Opening Night on Broadway Photo Photos: BEETLEJUICE Resurrection! Inside Re-Opening Night on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 9, 2022

Beetlejuice is back from the dead! Last night, hit show reopened on Broadway at its new home at the Marquis Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below.

VIDEO: Updated Opening Number and Curtain Call Speech from BEETLEJUICE Photo VIDEO: Updated Opening Number and Curtain Call Speech from BEETLEJUICE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2022

Last night, Beetlejuice reopened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre. The production, starring Alex Brightman as the title character, released a video of the updated opening number with brand new lyrics, as well as Brightman's curtain call speech. Take a look at the videos celebrating the re-opening night below! 

BEETLEJUICE's Kerry Butler Takes Over Our Instagram Today Photo BEETLEJUICE's Kerry Butler Takes Over Our Instagram Today
by HaleyJane Rose - Apr 8, 2022

Tune in to our Instagram story today, as Kerry Butler takes over to take you behind the scenes of her day as Beetlejuice returns to Broadway.

VIDEO: Hangin' in the Beetlesuite with the Cast of BEETLEJUICE! Photo VIDEO: Hangin' in the Beetlesuite with the Cast of BEETLEJUICE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2022

BEETLEJUICE comes back to life tonight, Friday, April 8, in a triumphant Broadway return to blow the roof off the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street). Just yesterday, the cast gathered at the Marriott's new Beetlesuite to chat about the show's triumphant return. Plus, watch as they check out the new mural of Beetlejuice Fan Art for all the living to see!

BEETLEJUICE on Broadway Announces Digital Lottery Photo BEETLEJUICE on Broadway Announces Digital Lottery
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

The Ghost-with-the-Most will launch the BEETLEJUICE DIGITAL LOTTERY powered by Broadway Direct on Sunday, April 10th for a limited number of $45 tickets.

Alex Brightman Videos

VIDEO: Updated Opening Number and Curtain Call Speech from BEETLEJUICE VideoVIDEO: Updated Opening Number and Curtain Call Speech from BEETLEJUICE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2022

Last night, Beetlejuice reopened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre. The production, starring Alex Brightman as the title character, released a video of the updated opening number with brand new lyrics, as well as Brightman's curtain call speech. Take a look at the videos celebrating the re-opening night below! 

VIDEO: Hangin' in the Beetlesuite with the Cast of BEETLEJUICE! VideoVIDEO: Hangin' in the Beetlesuite with the Cast of BEETLEJUICE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2022

BEETLEJUICE comes back to life tonight, Friday, April 8, in a triumphant Broadway return to blow the roof off the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street). Just yesterday, the cast gathered at the Marriott's new Beetlesuite to chat about the show's triumphant return. Plus, watch as they check out the new mural of Beetlejuice Fan Art for all the living to see!

VIDEO: BEETLEJUICE Fan Art Mural at the Marquis Wows the Show's Cast! VideoVIDEO: BEETLEJUICE Fan Art Mural at the Marquis Wows the Show's Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2022

This week, the cast of Beetlejuice stopped by the Marquis to check out the mural for the very first time! Go inside the unveiling!

VIDEO: First Look at New & Returning Cast of BEETLEJUICE in Rehearsal VideoVIDEO: First Look at New & Returning Cast of BEETLEJUICE in Rehearsal
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

Beetlejuice is headed back to Broadway on April 8, 2022 at the Marquis Theatre! Get a first look at the new and returning cast of Beetlejuice in rehearsal!

VIDEO: Watch Adrienne Warren, Alex Brightman, Krysta Rodriguez & More in Elsie Fest H VideoVIDEO: Watch Adrienne Warren, Alex Brightman, Krysta Rodriguez & More in Elsie Fest Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2021

Broadway lovers from all boroughs came to hear the music play in Brooklyn yesterday. Elsie Fest, Broadway's outdoor music festival, returned at the 2021 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Now in its 6th year, the event was founded by Darren Criss and celebrates stars and songs from the stage and screen.

VIDEO: Matt DiCarlo Takes Us Along on His First Day in South Korea for BEETLEJUICE VideoVIDEO: Matt DiCarlo Takes Us Along on His First Day in South Korea for BEETLEJUICE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2021

We're taking you behind the scenes at Beetlejuice in South Korea with restaging director Matt DiCarlo! In this second installment, Matt is wrapping up his quarantine in Seoul before heading to the rehearsal space and his home-away-from-home. Plus, he chats with everyone's favorite Girl Scout, Dana Steingold!

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of BEETLEJUICE in South Korea in Our First Vlog Hosted by VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of BEETLEJUICE in South Korea in Our First Vlog Hosted by Matt DiCarlo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2021

Matt was the production stage manager of the Broadway production of Beetlejuice and he’s directing the replica production (original direction by Alex Timbers) in South Korea!

VIDEO: Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Alex Brightman, and More Perform 'I'm Still Here' VideoVIDEO: Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Alex Brightman, and More Perform 'I'm Still Here' to Commemorate One Year Since Broadway Shut Down
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2021

A group of Broadway stars came together, virtually, to commemorate one year since Broadway shut down. The video from Thomas Ellenson features the performers singing Stephen Sondheim's 'I'm Still Here.'

BWW Exclusive: Eva Noblezada & Alex Brightman Star in a Clip From LAW & ORDER: SVU VideoBWW Exclusive: Eva Noblezada & Alex Brightman Star in a Clip From LAW & ORDER: SVU
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 13, 2021

Tony nominees Eva Noblezada and Alex Brightman will appear in an upcoming episode of 'Law & Order: SVU,' scheduled to premiere on January 14th at 9 p.m. EST on NBC!

Exclusive: Alex Brightman Sings 'You'll Be Back' From HAMILTON as Part of the Seth Co VideoExclusive: Alex Brightman Sings 'You'll Be Back' From HAMILTON as Part of the Seth Concert Series
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2021

Alex Brightman's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Alex singing You'll Be Back from Hamilton!


Alex Brightman Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alex Brightman next theatre project?
Alex Brightman's next show will be Beetlejuice which opens on 4/8/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Alex Brightman been in?
Alex Brightman has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Alex Brightman been in?
Alex Brightman has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Alex Brightman been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Beetlejuice , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Beetlejuice , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for School of Rock Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for School of Rock and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for School of Rock- The Musical .