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Following graduation, Stachel landed several stage roles and appeared on the CBS drama Blue Bloods and the Netflix series Jessica Jones before reading the script for The Band's Visit. He auditioned seven times over nine months before landing the role, for which he received Lortel Award and Drama ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2021
Tarek
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Haled
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2016
Haled

Ari'el Stachel Biography

Following graduation, Stachel landed several stage roles and appeared on the CBS drama Blue Bloods and the Netflix series Jessica Jones before reading the script for The Band's Visit. He auditioned seven times over nine months before landing the role, for which he received Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award nominations before winning the Tony Award. In 2019, Stachel began starring in the LGBT fantasy podcast The Two Princes as Prince Amir.

In 2020, Stachel became a recurring cast member on Law & Order: SVU as Sergeant Hasim Khaldun. Stachel appeared 2021 film Zola as Sean, the title character's fiancé.

In 2020, Stachel was set to appear in a starring role alongside David Hyde Pierce in The Public Theater's new musical adaptation of the 2007 film The Visitor. Stachel, who has Yemeni and Ashkenazi Jewish roots, was cast to play the character of Tarek, an undocumented Syrian refugee. Stachel publicly talked about his frustration over his character‚Äôs accent. Due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, the show‚Äôs Off-Broadway premiere was postponed. A few weeks into lockdowns, The Public Theater released a video of a musical number from the show that featured lead vocals from Stachel. By October 2021, the show was set to return to the stage for its official opening. However, a few days before previews were slated to begin, the show was delayed to address depictions of race and Arab-American representation. A few days later, it was announced that Stachel and The Public Theater's leadership had made a ‚Äúmutual decision‚ÄĚ that Stachel would depart the production. Stachel was replaced by his understudy, Ahmad Maksoud.

Ari'el Stachel Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit

Ari'el Stachel News

World Premiere of Ari'el Stachel's OUT OF CHARACTER & More Announced for Berkeley Rep Photo World Premiere of Ari'el Stachel's OUT OF CHARACTER & More Announced for Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announces a new selection of plays for the upcoming 2022/23 season. The six-play subscription series is comprised of an array of highly accomplished artists including Lynn Nottage, Emma Rice, Ari’el Stachel, Jack Thorne, Sanaz Toossi, and more

Photos: See Lea Michele, Ari'el Stachel, LaChanze & More at Atlantic Theater Company' Photo Photos: See Lea Michele, Ari'el Stachel, LaChanze & More at Atlantic Theater Company's 2022 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

On Monday (May 9), Atlantic Theater Company presented their 2022 Gala, Let’s Party!, at Loeb Boathouse at Central Park (Park Drive North, East 72nd Street). This year, Atlantic celebrated the first season back on their stages following the 18-month shutdown due to the global pandemic.

Lea Michele, Ari'el Stachel, and More Join Atlantic Theater Company Gala Photo Lea Michele, Ari'el Stachel, and More Join Atlantic Theater Company Gala
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company  will present their 2022 Gala, Let's Party!, on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Loeb Boathouse at Central Park (Park Drive North, East 72nd Street). This year, Atlantic is celebrating the first season back on their stages following the 18-month shutdown due to the global pandemic.

VIDEO: Harry Styles & Florence Pugh Star in DON'T WORRY, DARLING Trailer Photo VIDEO: Harry Styles & Florence Pugh Star in DON'T WORRY, DARLING Trailer
by Michael Major - May 2, 2022

From New Line Cinema comes ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Worry Darling,‚ÄĚ directed by Olivia Wilde (‚ÄúBooksmart‚ÄĚ) and starring Florence Pugh (Oscar-nominated for ‚ÄúLittle Women‚ÄĚ), Harry Styles (‚ÄúDunkirk‚ÄĚ), Wilde (upcoming ‚ÄúBabylon‚ÄĚ), Gemma Chan (‚ÄúCrazy Rich Asians‚ÄĚ), KiKi Layne (‚ÄúThe Old Guard‚ÄĚ) and Chris Pine (‚ÄúAll the Old Knives‚ÄĚ).

Ari'el Stachel, Tovah Feldshuh & More Join Keen Co's LIGHT UP THE SKY Benefit Photo Ari'el Stachel, Tovah Feldshuh & More Join Keen Co's LIGHT UP THE SKY Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Tovah Feldshuh, Andrew Dawson, Kelly McAndrew, Matt Servitto, Allan K. Washington, and Kayce Wilson will join previously announced Arnie Burton, Jasminn Johnson, Lauren Molina, Reg Rogers, Ari'el Stachel, Jason Tam, completing the cast for the Gala Benefit Reading of Light Up the Sky by Moss Hart, directed by Mr. Silverstein. 

Ari'el Stachel, Lauren Molina & More to Star in LIGHT UP THE SKY Benefit Reading Photo Ari'el Stachel, Lauren Molina & More to Star in LIGHT UP THE SKY Benefit Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced the first cast members for the Gala Benefit Reading of the beloved Broadway comedy Light Up the Sky by Moss Hart, directed by Mr. Silverstein and featuring an all-star cast. 

Wake Up With BWW 10/21: FLYING OVER SUNSET Clips, Ari'el Stachel Departs THE VISITOR, Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/21: FLYING OVER SUNSET Clips, Ari'el Stachel Departs THE VISITOR, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021

Today's top stories: Get a first look at Flying Over Sunset in a montage of clips, and more!

Ari'el Stachel Departs Cast of THE VISITOR at the Public Theater Photo Ari'el Stachel Departs Cast of THE VISITOR at the Public Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2021

Following several delays and cancelations, The Public Theater has just announced that Tony winner Ari'el Stachel has departed the cast of The Visitor. A statement from the Public explains that it was a 'mutual decision'.

Complete Casting Announced for the World Premiere of THE VISITOR at The Public Photo Complete Casting Announced for the World Premiere of THE VISITOR at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2021

The Public Theater will reopen its Astor Place home with the world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey, book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

Photos: Ari'el Stachel, Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and More Attend the Public Theate Photo Photos: Ari'el Stachel, Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and More Attend the Public Theater 2021 Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 21, 2021

The Public Theater hosted its 2021 gala, with the final performance of Merry Wives, last night, September 20.

Ari'el Stachel Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ZOLA, Co-Written by Janicza Bravo & Jeremy O. Harris Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ZOLA, Co-Written by Janicza Bravo & Jeremy O. Harris

by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2021

'The Band's Visit' star Ari'el Stachel stars in the film, which is based on a viral Twitter thread by A'Ziah 'Zola' King.

VIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart I Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart In Your Hands' from THE VISITOR

by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

The world premiere musical THE VISITOR was originally scheduled to open at The Public Theater tonight, April 15. In honor of Opening Night, The Public has just released a music video of David Hyde Pierce (Walter), Ari'el Stachel (Tarek), and the cast of THE VISITOR performing the song 'Heart In Your Hands.'

VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT, COME FROM AWAY, And More Perform In Bryant Park! Videoplay
VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT, COME FROM AWAY, And More Perform In Bryant Park!

by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2018

This week's performers will include: Come From Away (Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Alex Finke, De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Tony LePage, Lee MacDougall, Julie Reiber, Caesar Samayoa, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, and Sharon Wheatley); Kinky Boots (Mia Gentile, John Jeffrey Martin, and Stephane Duret); The Band's Visit (Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, and Etai Benson); This Ain't No Disco (Will Connolly, Tony d'Alelio, Hannah Florence, Chilina Kennedy, Peter LaPrade, Krystal Mackie, Nicole Medoro, Ian Paget, Theo Stockman, and Samantha Marie Ware)

BWW TV: Laura Benanti, Ari'el Stachel & More Hit the Red Carpet at the Jimmy Awards! Videoplay
BWW TV: Laura Benanti, Ari'el Stachel & More Hit the Red Carpet at the Jimmy Awards!

by TV - Red Carpets - Jun 26, 2018

Just last night, a record 80 high school students from across America took part in the Jimmy Awards to compete for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress, which went to Renee Rapp and Andrew Barth Feldman. Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti hosted the presentation which was live streamed from the Minskoff Theatre. Below, we're taking you to the red carpet with Benanti and more!

Tony Talk: Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Ari'el Stachel Videoplay
Tony Talk: Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Ari'el Stachel

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

Ari'el Stachel has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ari'el Stachel Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ari'el Stachel

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2018

Watch below as Ari'el tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

VIDEO: Watch Tony Nominees Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub & the Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Tony Nominees Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub & the Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Perform for NPR's Tiny Desk Series!

by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018

The Band's Visit recently made a visit of their own to NPR's Tiny Desk series. Watch below as the cast and company perform music from the Tony-Award Nominated new musical!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Alexander Gemignani Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Alexander Gemignani

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2018

Watch below as Alexander tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Grey Henson Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Grey Henson

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2018

Watch below as Grey tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of the Tony Nominated Hit THE BAND'S VISIT Perform On THE TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of the Tony Nominated Hit THE BAND'S VISIT Perform On THE TODAY SHOW

by Macon Prickett - May 1, 2018

Kicking The Today's Show 'Best of Broadway' week, actors Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk get the news live on TODAY that they have been Tony-nominated for the musical 'The Band's Visit,' along with the show itself. Watch the cast perform a song from the production, 'Answer Me.'


Ari'el Stachel Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ari'el Stachel been in?
Ari'el Stachel has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ari'el Stachel been in?
Ari'el Stachel has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ari'el Stachel been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Band's Visit Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Band's Visit and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (The Lortels) for The Band's Visit .

What awards has Ari'el Stachel won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Band's Visit.