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Ansel Elgort

Birth Place: New York

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Ansel Elgort attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts as a drama major, where he has starred as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Link Larson in Hairspray. Ansel also attended Stagedoor Manor for seven years. His roles included Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and Collins in Rent. Ansel found his love for performing through dance. He was featured tap-dancing at the CFDA Awards, and as a child he performed both in The Nutcracker and Swan Lake at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet. As a singer, Ansel has worked with many composers including Jason Robert Brown, Glen Roven and Louis Andriessen.

In 2017, he played the title character in Edgar Wright's action thriller Baby Driver, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. He is also known for his lead role in The Goldfinch (2019) and his performance in the lead role of Tony in Steven Spielberg's 2021 film version of West Side Story.

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Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
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Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
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Patricia Clarkson, Alex Lawther, Daryl McCormack, And Louisa Harland Join Brian Cox For LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT West End

The new West End production of Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical magnum opus Long Day's Journey into Night led by Emmy-winner Brian Cox has added Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and more to its cast.

THE ELVIS CONSPIRACY Scribe Rikki Lee Travolta Wins 8th Best Screenplay Award of the Season

Travolta credits the swelling popularity of the script to the public’s recent interest in the alternate history genre and the surge in attention on Elvis-related projects including Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-nominated 'Elvis' and the upcoming 'Priscilla' from writer/director Sofia Coppola.

A 2023 Theatre Summer Camp Guide

Looking for the perfect summer camp for your theatre-loving kid? Let BroadwayWorld be your guide and check out some of the best and most anticipated theatre arts camps of 2023.

Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max

HBO Max offers a collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia's catalog and a roster of new Max Originals. Among those include an impressive lineup of muscials, plays, and films that theater lovers will enjoy. From Dear Evan Hansen to West Side Story to Cats, check out what Broadway lovers can stream on HBO Max now!

HBO Max Renews Drama Series TOKYO VICE For A Second Season

Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein's non-fiction, first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, the crime drama series, filmed on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein's (played by Ansel Elgort) daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late 90s, where nothing and no one is what or who they seem.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL

FUNNY GIRL opened last night, Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the star-studded red carpet arrivals. Check out the photos below of the stars who came to see the show!

VIDEO: Paul Tazewell Talks WEST SIDE STORY Costumes on TODAY

Paul Tazewell appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss his Oscar-nominated costumes for West Side Story. Tazewell discussed the role that costumes played in the film, working with Steven Spielberg on staying true to the costumes from the original film, and more. Watch the new interview now!

Rachel Zegler Invited to Present at the Oscars

Rachel Zegler has been invited to present at the Oscars. The 20-year-old is currently in London filming Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Snow White. Efforts are currently being made to rearrange the film's production schedule will be rearranged so Zegler can attend the ceremony. West Side Story is nominated for seven awards.

Steven Spielberg States That He's Not Interested in Directing Another Musical Movie

Yesterday, the Producers Guild of America held their 33rd annual awards ceremony, honoring the most acclaimed film and television directors from 2021. The event took place at the Fairmount Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California.

Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image

 Museum of the Moving Image has announced See It Big: Sondheim, a ten-film series devoted to the celebrated composer, lyricist, author, artist, and all-around innovator Stephen Sondheim. When Sondheim died last November, he didn’t just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work—he had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

VÍDEO: Disfruta de 'América' de WEST SIDE STORY

La película musical dirigida por Steven Spielberg ya se puede ver en Disney+.

VIDEO: Watch Ariana DeBose Perform 'America' in New WEST SIDE STORY Music Video

Disney has released a new music video of Academy Award-nominee Ariana DeBose perform 'America' as Anita in Steven Spielberg's award-winning, critically-acclaimed 'West Side Story'. The film also stars Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, David Alvarez, and more.

WEST SIDE STORY ya está disponible en Disney+

La película musical dirigida por Steven Spielberg ya se puede ver en la plataforma digital.

Broadway Streaming Guide: March 2022 - Where to Watch WEST SIDE STORY & More New Releases!

What to streamThis March, Broadway fans will be treated with several new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film adaption of West Side Story to new episodes of Central Park, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Steven Spielberg Wanted to Cut 'I Feel Pretty' from WEST SIDE STORY

This week acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter, Tony Kushner, were on hand at Manhattan's DGA Theatre for a special screening of their film remake of West Side Story. See what they had to say!

WEST SIDE STORY Sets DVD, Blu-Ray & Digital Release

The release's bonus features will include all-new footage of director Steven Spielberg at work in documentary filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau’s revealing “The Stories of West Side Story.' The features will go behind the making of the musical numbers in the film. A tribute to Stephen Sondheim will also be included.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Discusses WEST SIDE STORY Oscar Nomination on THE VIEW

Ariana DeBose appeared on The View this morning to discuss her Oscar-nominated performance in West Side Story. DeBose also discusses the advice she received from Rita Moreno, hosting Saturday Night Live, and where she was when she found out she was nominated for an Oscar. Watch the new interview now!

'Expanded' WEST SIDE STORY in Philippine Cinemas, Feb. 16

On Valentine’s week, Steven Spielberg’s first full-length musical film, 'West Side Story,' which recently been nominated for seven Oscar Awards, including this year’s 'Best Picture,' finally screens in Philippine cinemas starting February 16.

Wake Up With BWW 2/10: Alex Brightman to Return to BEETLEJUICE, and More!

Today's top stories include Alex Brightman's return to Beetlejuice! The two-time Tony nominee will reprise his role when the musical returns from the dead at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre on Friday, April 8, 2022. Plus, West Side Story is headed to Disney+, Les Miserables announces a new tour, and more!

WEST SIDE STORY estará disponible en Disney+ desde el 2 de marzo

Ayer la película musical dirigida por Steven Spielberg recibió 7 nominaciones a los Premios de la Academia® incluyendo Mejor Película, Mejor Director y Mejor Actriz de Reparto (Ariana DeBose).

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