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Alton Fitzgerald White

 
Bio:
Alton Fitzgerald White captivates audiences whenever and wherever he performs. The triple talented singer, actor, dancer has starred in six smash Broadway hits! He made his Broadway starring debut as John in Miss Saigon with his powerful heart rending performance of the anthem “Bui Doi” bringing ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Alton Fitzgerald White captivates audiences whenever and wherever he performs. The triple talented singer, actor, dancer has starred in six smash Broadway hits! He made his Broadway starring debut as John in Miss Saigon with his powerful heart rending performance of the anthem “Bui Doi” bringing ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2019
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Mister [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Kerchak
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2002
Mufasa
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Mufasa [Replacement]
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1995
Performer

Photos

Van Dirk Fisher and Alton Fitzgerald White Photo

Van Dirk Fisher and Alton Fitzgerald White

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02/13/2020
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Alton Fitzgerald White

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02/13/2020
Van Dirk Fisher, Kamilah Forbes, Alton Fitzgerald White, Vivian Reed Photo

Van Dirk Fisher, Kamilah Forbes, Alton Fitzgerald White, Vivian Reed

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02/13/2020
Bradley Gibson, Jelani Alladin, Alton Fitzgerald White Photo

Bradley Gibson, Jelani Alladin, Alton Fitzgerald White

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11/05/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2019
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Mister [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Kerchak

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2002
Mufasa

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Mufasa [Replacement]

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1995
Performer

Alton Fitzgerald White Biography

Alton Fitzgerald White captivates audiences whenever and wherever he performs. The triple talented singer, actor, dancer has starred in six smash Broadway hits! He made his Broadway starring debut as John in Miss Saigon with his powerful heart rending performance of the anthem “Bui Doi” bringing nightly ovations.

Demonstrating his vocal versatility Alton then moved on to the more aggressive role of The Hawker in The Who’s Tommy, the hit rock-opera.

Next was the popular Broadway show Smokey Joe’s Café where Alton dazzled theatergoers with dynamic renditions of Leiber and Stoller classics. His commanding performance reached new heights as he sang and danced the romantic pas de deux “Spanish Harlem,” to stunning applause. This performance lead to his West End debut in the original London company of the smash hit.

Alton then landed the coveted starring role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime: The Musical. The journey began with the pre-Broadway original company in Toronto opposite 6 time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, the critically acclaimed national tour and ultimately Broadway, opposite Tony Award Winner LaChanze. His performance mesmerized audiences into consistent emotional standing ovations.

Alton’s next move took him on the road to originate the role of Mufasa in the 1st National Tour (The Gazelle Tour) of Disney’s The Lion King. After just over a year of touring, Alton was thankfully invited to take over the role in the Broadway company. Then, in the Fall of 2007, Alton was offered the amazing opportunity to play the role of Mister in Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple opposite American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. For a phenomenal 3 weeks, Alton was blessed with the wonderful challenge of rehearsing the role of the troubled, tortured Mister during the day while performing the role of the iconic father Mufasa in the evenings. Being a part of 2 incredible Broadway shows at the same time is a thrilling honor that Alton will never ever forget!!!

After an exceptionally blessed 5 1/2 years of continuous 8 shows a week on Broadway, Alton took a year off for TV (episodes of “Law and Order”), Film (The Invention of Lying, directed by and starring the brilliant multi-award winning comedian, Ricky Gervais), concerts around the world, voice-overs and commercial work. Very soon after, Disney invited Alton to re-create the role of Mufasa for a record breaking, sit-down company at The Mandalay Bay in Viva Las Vegas where he fell in love with the mountains and Bikram Yoga. After a phenomenal year in Vegas, he was again invited back into the Broadway company. October 2012 marked the release of his critically acclaimed, smash hit CD,Disney My Way!, full of wonderful re-imagined Disney classics. After a record-breaking 4,308 performances as King Mufasa in The Lion King, Alton added author to his growing list of titles with his recent book release titledMY PRIDE: Mastering Life’s Daily Performance, a best selling inspirational biography filled with secrets to fulfillment and joy in work and life, published by Disney Editions. Alton has also become an in-demand motivational speaker at BrightSight Group and has been a Keynote Speaker for clients like Seasons Healthcare Management, Americans For The Arts, The Wisconsin Association of School Boards and Youth First Partnership to name a few. His popular TEDx Talk can be found on YouTube. Alton has made guest star appearances on the hit series MINDHUNTER (NETFLIX), MADAM SECRETARY (CBS), BULL (CBS), THE BLACKLIST (NBC), THE GOOD FIGHT (CBS.com) and CODE BLACK(CBS) and has featured roles in four upcoming films including the highly anticipated THE GOLDFINCH playing opposite Nicole Kidman. Next up, he will be featured in RENT LIVE for The FOX Network. Alton feels blessed to have a life and career that continues to expand and thrive and he is Extremely Grateful to The Universe and to his parents, Paul and Marietta White and his family for ALL of His Blessed Gifts!

Alton Fitzgerald White Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Alton Fitzgerald WhiteRagtime

Alton Fitzgerald White News

2022 Boston Pops Spring Season Announced; Tickets Go On Sale April 5 Photo 2022 Boston Pops Spring Season Announced; Tickets Go On Sale April 5
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra are thrilled to announce their 2022 Spring Pops season, May 19–June 11.

George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Julia Murney & More This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Julia Murney & More This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss & More This Month at Feinste Photo George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss & More This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

BWW CD Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Honors A Legend and Preserves a Movement Photo BWW CD Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Honors A Legend and Preserves a Movement
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 8, 2021

An abundant collection of music pays tribute to a great man and a great series.

BWW Report: Walt Disney Family Museum Hosts Virtual Fireside Chat with Sir Tim Rice Photo BWW Report: Walt Disney Family Museum Hosts Virtual Fireside Chat with Sir Tim Rice
by Sarah Marcus Hansen - Dec 8, 2021

On December 5th, 2021, The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrated Walt’s birthday with a virtual fundraiser honoring Sir Tim Rice. Proceeds from the event support The Walt Disney Family Museum’s educational programming, including its newest initiative, the At-Promise Youth Animation Academy. The Academy is an intensive animation-focused jobs-training program, with an emphasis on students experiencing economic and social displacement. 

The Walt Disney Family Museum Will Host a Virtual Conversation With Tim Rice Photo The Walt Disney Family Museum Will Host a Virtual Conversation With Tim Rice
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021

The Walt Disney Family Museum will host a special, virtual conversation with Sir Tim Rice, the internationally acclaimed lyricist, EGOT and Disney Legend.

Chita Rivera, Auli'i Cravalho and More Join Disney World Candlelight Procession Photo Chita Rivera, Auli'i Cravalho and More Join Disney World Candlelight Procession
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2021

Disney World has announced its lineup of celebrity narrators for its annual holiday Candlelight Processional. 

Christina Bianco, Alton Fitzgerald White & More to be Featured on SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: Photo Christina Bianco, Alton Fitzgerald White & More to be Featured on SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS â€" VOLUME ONE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021

YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced the release of Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume One, the opening salvo of a monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim.

TEDxBroadway TEN to be Held at  New World Stages in March 2022 Photo TEDxBroadway TEN to be Held at New World Stages in March 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

Today, organizers are announcing plans for TEDxBroadway TEN to be held Tuesday, March 8, at 1pm Eastern at New World Stages and simultaneously livestreaming on Stellar.

Wake Up With BWW 3/1: Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert With Seth Rudetsky, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/1: Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert With Seth Rudetsky, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021

Today's top stories: Nick Jonas sings 'Drink With Me' from Les Miserables on Saturday Night Live, Brian Stokes Mitchell sings 'Stars' in concert with Seth Rudetsky, Andre De Shields performs as Frederick Douglass, and more!

Alton Fitzgerald White Videos

VIDEO: Gavin Lee and Heidi Blickenstaff Perform at Epcot International Festival of th VideoVIDEO: Gavin Lee and Heidi Blickenstaff Perform at Epcot International Festival of the Arts
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2020

Disney World is presenting a Disney on Broadway concert series during Epcot International Festival of the Arts this month. The series kicked off this weekend and you can check out a video from Gavin Lee and Heidi Blickenstaff's performance!

VIDEO: Stars of Stage And Screen Align To Celebrate 25 Magical Years of Disney On Bro VideoVIDEO: Stars of Stage And Screen Align To Celebrate 25 Magical Years of Disney On Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019

Theater's beloved names and brightest stars joined a sold-out audience in honoring Broadway's most fantastical anniversary at Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway. The sparkling silver anniversary event on November 4, 2019, raised an astounding $570,426 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW TV: Costume Designer Angela Wendt on Creating the Look of FOX's RENT! VideoBWW TV: Costume Designer Angela Wendt on Creating the Look of FOX's RENT!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 20, 2019

When it comes to creating an iconic look, costume designer Angela Wendt knows what she's doing. Over two decades after giving Rent its legendary Broadway look, she returns to give the characters equally memorable costumes for Rent on Fox. Below, watch as she gives us a sneak peek of one of her costume trailers on set!

BWW TV: Production Designer Jason Sherwood Sets the Scene for FOX's RENT! VideoBWW TV: Production Designer Jason Sherwood Sets the Scene for FOX's RENT!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 17, 2019

How do you capture the essence of one of the most iconic musicals in Broadway history and make it work for live television? Production Designer extraordinaire Jason Sherwood is making magic happen in LA as FOX's Rent enters its final week of rehearsals. Below, he tells us all about how they will bring the East Village to life in a massive way, and even gives us a sneak peek of the set!

BWW TV: Everything Is RENT! Meet the Bohemians of FOX's Next Live Musical VideoBWW TV: Everything Is RENT! Meet the Bohemians of FOX's Next Live Musical
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 14, 2019

There's no day but January 27 when it comes to FOX's Rent, and the cast and creative team are over the moon about it. BroadwayWorld is taking you straight to the Fox lot, where the whole gang is busy rehearsing for the big night. Watch below as they chat about what will make this version special, how they got their roles, and so much more!

BWW Interview: Alton Fitzgerald White Talks LION KING, My Pride, and Life During Visi VideoBWW Interview: Alton Fitzgerald White Talks LION KING, My Pride, and Life During Visit to Longleaf School of the Arts
by Lauren Van Hemert - Apr 23, 2018

The king has landed in Raleigh... that is ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE. White was the longest running Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King, playing over 4300 shows. He sat down with me to discuss The Lion King, his book, My Pride, and his view about deriving happiness from commonplace achievements.

VIDEO: Preview Clips from THE LION KING Cast on Tonight's 'Code Black'
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 25, 2015

Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of 'Mufasa' in Broadway's The Lion King more than 4,000 times, guest stars as Lawrence in tonight's episode of CBS's CODE BLACK titled 'The Son Rises'.

BWW TV: Drama League Honors James Earl Jones- Watch Highlights from Inside the Ceremony!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2015

On Monday night, the Drama League's 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honored legendary Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award (EGOT) winner James Earl Jones at The Pierre Hotel. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the ceremony!

STAGE TUBE: Heidi Blickenstaff, Ashley Brown & More Debut New Song from Disney's Broadway-Bound ALADDIN at D23
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2013

At today's 'Broadway & Beyond...Celebrating the Stars of Disney on Broadway' event at Disney's D23 expo, stage stars Heidi Blickenstaff, Merle Dandridge, Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, and Alton Fitzgerald White debuted a brand new song from the Broadway-bound production of ALADDIN, titled 'Somebody's Got Your Back.' Check it out, courtesy of Attractions Magazine, below!

STAGE TUBE: THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Sings 'A Whole New World' at Broadway Sessions
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2013

THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White performed 'A Whole New World' from Aladdin at Broadway Sessions on December 13th, 2012. Watch him sing below!


Alton Fitzgerald White Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alton Fitzgerald White been in?
Alton Fitzgerald White has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Alton Fitzgerald White been in?
Alton Fitzgerald White has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Alton Fitzgerald White been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Ragtime .