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Alex Brightman is a writer and two-time Tony-nominated actor who has been seen on Broadway in School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, and Glory Days. TV credits include “Law & Order: SVU”, “Documentary Now,” “The Good Fight,” “Impractical Jokers,” “Blue Bloods,” “SMILF,” and “Important Things w/ Demetri Martin.” You can hear Alex on the acclaimed animated series, “Helluva Boss”, and the upcoming Netflix series, “Dead End: Paranormal Park.” Musical writing credits include It's Kind of a Funny Story (Universal Theatrical), The Whipping Boy, and Make Me Bad (all with writing partner Drew Gasparini). His newest play, Everything is Fine, and television series, “Singular”, are currently in development. He dedicates his performance to those living with chronic pain and illness, and urges you to check out and donate to The Arthritis Foundation.

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Alex Brightman STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2023
Lancelot [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2023
Richard Dreyfuss

[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 [Replacement]

Dewey Finn

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble

Zacky Price

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]

Writing


Alex Brightman Movies

Red Hook
[ 2009 ] Roy
Here Today
[ 2021 ] Justin

Alex Brightman TV Shows

Helluva Boss
Fizzarolli

Alex Brightman Awards and Nominations


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2024 - Best Featured Performer in a Play

Alex Brightman, The Shark is Broken

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

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Shoshana Bean, Laura Benanti, Wayne Brady & More to Join 3rd Sailing of The Broadway Cruise

Join your favorite stars of the theatre and creative luminaries on the 3rd sailing of The Broadway Cruise. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: New Trailer for SMASH THE MUSICAL

Get a first look at the new trailer for Smash the Musical.
The Broadway Cast, Hosted by Ben Cameron, Is Coming to BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce a new partnership with 'The Broadway Cast'- a weekly talk show hosted by Broadway vet Ben Cameron, who brings your favorite Broadway personalities together for a hysterical, fun, informative, inspiring roundtable conversation.
Interview: Theatre Life with Simon Godwin

Today’s subject Simon Godwin is currently living his theatre life as the Artistic Director of DC’s Tony Award winning Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC). He assumed the position in 2019 succeeding the company’s founder Michael Kahn after a stunning 33-year reign.
THE GREAT GATSBY, THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL & More Win at the 21st Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce the winners of the 21st Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards. The Theater Fans' Choice Awards honor and celebrate the best of New York Theater - as decided by the most important critics, the audience at large - allowing YOU to have your say during the most exciting time of the year for the theater community.
ILLINOISE, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG And OH, MARY! Take Top Honors At LGBTQ Critics' Dorian Theater Awards

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics honored ILLINOISE, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, and OH, MARY! at the Dorian Theater Awards, celebrating the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway for 2023-24.
Final Days To Vote For the 21st Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards

The latest standings have been announced for the 21st Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards. The Theater Fans' Choice Awards, honoring and celebrating the best of New York Theater - as decided by the most important critics, the audience at large - allowing YOU to have your say during the most exciting time of the year for the theater community.
Listen: SINGULAR SENSATION Releases Miniseries on the Making of RENT

Broadway Podcast Network has released the second miniseries of the new podcast, “Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway,” hosted by journalist and Broadway columnist Michael Riedel. Listen now.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG And STEREOPHONIC Lead LGBTQ Critics' Dorian Theater Award Nominations

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics' 39 theater wing members named their favorites in New York theater for the second annual Dorian Theater Awards, this time toasting the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway for the 2023-2024 season.
First Standings Announced For the 21st Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards; THE GREATS GATSBY Leads Best Musical

The first standings have been announced for the 21st Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards. The Theater Fans' Choice Awards, honoring and celebrating the best of New York Theater - as decided by the most important critics, the audience at large - allowing YOU to have your say during the most exciting time of the year for the theater community.
AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to The Green Room 42 on May 20th

 AT THIS PERFORMANCE… will return to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies and alternates from  The Wiz, The Notebook, Back To The Future, & Juliet, The Great Gatsby, and Lempicka.
Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman & More to Star in ICEBOY! at Joe's Pub

Catch Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Alex Brightman, and Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer in the new musical ICEBOY! at Joe's Pub. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets!
David Korins Exhibit to be Presented at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, in collaboration with KorinsStudio, will present the debut of an unparalleled exhibition, 'Stages of Imagination: The Iconic Broadway Designs of David Korins.'  Learn how to purchase tickets.
Alex Brightman, Drew Gasparini Join THE LIFE AND SLIMES OF MARC SUMMERS For Behind the Scenes Conversation

Join Marc Summers, Alex Brightman, and Drew Gasparini for a creative conversation about the making of THE LIFE AND SLIMES OF MARC SUMMERS, taking place on Sunday, May 19, 2024.
Review: Wildly Over-the-top BEETLEJUICE - THE MUSICAL Spooks Laughs at OC's Segerstrom Center

Adapted from the 1988 Tim Burton cult classic, BEETLEJUICE - THE MUSICAL is an over-the-top, chaotic, and wildly unhinged reimagining that amps up the kooky-ness of its source material a thousand-fold. Mostly funny and entertaining despite its tonal shifts and forced outlandishness, the show elicits lots of laughs thanks to its title character.
AT THIS PERFORMANCE… Returns To The Green Room 42 This Month

Join the much-anticipated return of AT THIS PERFORMANCE at The Green Room 42 on Monday, April 22, 2024. Experience an unforgettable night of Broadway magic.
Alleyway Theatre Announces Comedy DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF

Alleyway Theatre concludes its season with the comedy DEATH OF A STREETCAR NAMED VIRGINIA WOOLF by Tim Sniffen.
Broadway Podcast Network Launches New Site & Listening Platform, and More

Broadway Podcast Network is launching their new website and listening platform. Learn more!
SPAMALOT Plays Final Broadway Performance Today

The Broadway revival of Monty Python's SPAMALOT will conclude its noble quest on April 7, 2024 at Broadway's St. James Theatre following 17 previews and 164 regular performances.
Must Watch: Cast of SPAMALOT Gives Hilarious Curtain Call Speech For BC/EFA Red Bucket Collections

Following the performance on March 30, cast members from Spamalot took the stage to give a hilarious speech promoting the current Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS red bucket collections. Check out the video here!

Alex Brightman FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Alex Brightman been in?

Alex Brightman has appeared on Broadway in 9 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?

Alex Brightman has been nominated for several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Beetlejuice" and "School of Rock." He was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for both "Beetlejuice" and "School of Rock - The Musical." Additionally, he received an Outstanding Actor in a Musical nomination at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "School of Rock."

How many shows has Alex Brightman written?

Alex Brightman has written 1 shows including The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers (Playwright).

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