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Asa Somers

 
Date Of Birth:
December 05, 1969 (52)
Bio:
Asa Somers grew up on Sullivan's Island, SC, and attended high school at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire before receiving his Bachelor's Degree in English at Yale. All along, he was actively involved in performing. At Yale, he played the title role in Stephen Sondheim's magnum opus Sweeney ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 05, 1969 (52)

Bio:
Asa Somers grew up on Sullivan's Island, SC, and attended high school at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire before receiving his Bachelor's Degree in English at Yale. All along, he was actively involved in performing. At Yale, he played the title role in Stephen Sondheim's magnum opus Sweeney ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Larry Murphy (Standby)
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2010
Dan
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2010
Miner Taylor
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Dr. Madden
Dr. Fine
Dr. Madden / Dr. Fine
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. (Standby)
Jerry (Standby)
George Gould Strong (Standby)
  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Thalia
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Kevin
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Kevin
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2003
Ensemble
George (Understudy)
Philip Sallon (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2002
Herbert
Villager, Vampire and Creature of the Night
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Phantom [Replacement]
Narrator (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Hedwig (Understudy) [Replacement]
Hedwig (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2003]
Fight Captain

Asa Somers Biography

Asa Somers grew up on Sullivan's Island, SC, and attended high school at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire before receiving his Bachelor's Degree in English at Yale. All along, he was actively involved in performing. At Yale, he played the title role in Stephen Sondheim's magnum opus Sweeney Todd and spent his senior year singing concerts with the University's premier a cappella group The Yale Whiffenpoofs, which kicked off a nine-week world tour with a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall.

Asa has appeared in more than ten independent films, most recently in Jennifer Westfeldt's Ira and Abby, which had its premiere at the LA Film Festival in June. He has had principal roles in Change of Climate; Lust Bird; Paper Thin; and No, Not Now from award-winning French director Olivier Lecot.

After college, Asa took time off from stage and screen to join the world of rock and roll. He has played in numerous bands since graduation, most recently as lead singer and co-songwriter of the popular four-piece rock group Moneyshot, which routinely played sold-out shows at Arlene Grocery, Mecury Lounge, Brownies, and other East Village clubs. The band released three self-produced albums: the EP Teaspoonful of Love (1999); the full-length Bliss (2001); and the EP As Seen on TV (2002), which found a loyal audience in Japan, thanks in part to the band's affiliation with Blythe -- a doll released by Kenner in 1972 that has recently enjoyed newfound popularity.

Asa lives in New York City with his wife Gina Garan, the photographer and doll aficionado who first introduced Moneyshot to Blythe. Gina's book This Is Blythe has sold nearly 100,000 copies worldwide and is responsible for the rebirth of this cult icon, which has been re-released in over 20 incarnations in Japan and is now finally available in the U.S. The couple has a rockin' son named Carpenter.




Asa Somers News

54 Below to Present THE CHRISTMAS CAROLS This Holiday Season Photo 54 Below to Present THE CHRISTMAS CAROLS This Holiday Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present THE CHRISTMAS CAROLS from Emmy nominee Kat Radley and the Off-Broadway writing team of Bryan Blaskie and Manny Hagopian.

Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes its Final Bows on Broadway Photo Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes its Final Bows on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 19, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical, played its final Broadway performance on September 18, 2022. Check out photos of the cast taking their final Broadway bows!

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Sam Primack Takes Over Our Instagram! Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Sam Primack Takes Over Our Instagram!
by HaleyJane Rose - Aug 10, 2022

Tune into our Instagram story today as Dear Evan Hansen star Sam Primack takes you behind the scenes as he sings the National Anthem at the Mets game at Citi Field vs. the Cincinnatti Reds!

Photos: STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN On Broadway! Photo Photos: STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 29, 2022

See all new photos of Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. Get a first look at his return to Broadway in the Tony, Grammy and Oliver Award-winning musical.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Play Final Broadway Performance This Fall Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Play Final Broadway Performance This Fall
by Joshua Wright - Jun 7, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical, will play its final Broadway performance this fall, almost six years after it opened at the Music Box Theatre. Find out how to get tickets to the last month's of shows and more.

STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Will Return to Broadway in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Photo STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Will Return to Broadway in DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo is headed back to Broadway! He will make his Broadway return in the role of Jared Kleinmann in Dear Evan Hansen, beginning July 19. Get the scoop.

Photos: Zachary Noah Piser to Step Into the Role of Evan Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN B Photo Photos: Zachary Noah Piser to Step Into the Role of Evan Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Beginning Tonight!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Tonight (May 17, 2022),¬†Zachary Noah Piser, will step into the of ‚ÄėEvan Hansen‚Äô on Broadway in¬†Dear Evan Hansen,¬†the Tony, Grammy and Oliver Award-winning musical. Piser, who has been part of the¬†Dear Evan Hansen¬†family since March 2019 and was most recently the ‚ÄėEvan‚Äô alternate on Broadway, becomes the first Asian American actor to play the role full-time.

Photos: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Ben Levi Ross in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Photo Photos: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Ben Levi Ross in DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

Ben Levi Ross was welcomed back to the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on March 22, where he re-joined the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen as 'Evan Hansen.' Ross made his Broadway debut as a cover in Dear Evan Hansen in 2017, and went on to star as the original Evan in the first North American Tour.

Ben Levi Ross Returns to DEAR EVAN HANSEN Beginning Tomorrow For Eight Weeks Only Photo Ben Levi Ross Returns to DEAR EVAN HANSEN Beginning Tomorrow For Eight Weeks Only
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

Ben Levi Ross will be welcomed back to the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th¬†Street) this¬†Tuesday, March 22, where he will re-join the Broadway company of¬†Dear Evan Hansen¬†as ‚ÄėEvan Hansen.‚Äô

Bobby Daye and Michael Kostroff join Mary Testa In Reading of New Musical EVERYONE CO Photo Bobby Daye and Michael Kostroff join Mary Testa In Reading of New Musical EVERYONE COMES TO ELAINE'S
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2022

New York Theatre Barn will present a reading of Everyone Comes to Elaine‚Äôs, a new musical about iconic restaurateur Elaine Kaufman with Tony Award¬ģ nominee Mary Testa (Oklahoma, The Gardens of Anuncia) in the title role. Bobby Daye (Moulin Rouge, Shrek, The Color Purple) and Michael Kostroff (HBO‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Wire‚ÄĚ, The Producers) join Testa and the cast.

Asa Somers Videos

VIDEO: Jordan Fisher Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN on CBS MORNINGS Videoplay
VIDEO: Jordan Fisher Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN on CBS MORNINGS

by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2022

Jordan Fisher appeared on CBS Mornings this morning to discuss returning to Broadway in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen. The actor also touched on his own mental health struggles and how they allow him to connect to the role. Fisher also discussed his personal rules regarding social media and expecting a baby with his wife!

VIDEO: Watch Jordan Fisher Perform 'Waving Through A Window' on THE VIEW Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jordan Fisher Perform 'Waving Through A Window' on THE VIEW

by Michael Major - Dec 6, 2021

Jordan Fisher took to the stage on The View to perform 'Waving Through A Window', the hit song from Dear Evan Hansen. Fisher will return to star as Evan Hansen in the Tony-winning Broadway musical when the production reopens on Broadway. He was also seen in Hamilton on Broadway, Rent Live, and Grease Live.

VIDEO: Jordan Fisher Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN Re-Opening on LIVE With KELLY & RYAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Jordan Fisher Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN Re-Opening on LIVE With KELLY & RYAN

by Michael Major - Dec 6, 2021

Watch Jordan Fisher sit down with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest to discuss how demanding the role of Evan Hansen is and what it is like to be reunited with the company after two years apart. Also returning to the Broadway production are Gabrielle Carrubba, Jessica Phillips, Christiane Noll, David Jeffery, and more.

VIDEO: Roman Banks Takes Bows As The First Evan Hansen of Color! Videoplay
VIDEO: Roman Banks Takes Bows As The First Evan Hansen of Color!

by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2018

History was made at the Music Box Theatre today! Roman Banks made his debut as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen as the show's first Evan of color. Banks is currently the understudy for Evan, Jared and Connor. See video of his first bow below!

VIDEO: You Will Be Found with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Thanksgiving Parade Performance Videoplay
VIDEO: You Will Be Found with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Thanksgiving Parade Performance

by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

Check out the cast of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen on the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performing 'You Will Be Found!' 

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Lisa Brescia, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jessica Phillips and Videoplay
VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Lisa Brescia, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jessica Phillips and Christiane Noll Sing 'Anybody Have a Map?'

by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2018

For the first time ever, the moms of Dear Evan Hansen have teamed up to sing together!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Jared Kleinman Inspects Vintage Tech Videoplay
VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Jared Kleinman Inspects Vintage Tech

by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2018

What does the insanely cool Jared Kleinman do in his spare time? Watch below as he (played by Sky Lakota-Lynch) takes a deep dive into some vintage tech.

BWW TV: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tributes the Birthday of Irving Berlin with 'God Bless Ameri Videoplay
BWW TV: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tributes the Birthday of Irving Berlin with 'God Bless America'

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2018

To a rousing ovation, the cast of the Tony Award¬ģ-winning Best Musical¬†Dear Evan Hansen¬†performed a curtain call tribute in honor of the patriotic song¬†"God Bless America,"¬†which this year is celebrating its 100th¬†Anniversary, on the eve of Mr. Berlin's 130th¬†birthday.¬†Dear Evan Hansen¬†is playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre which was built by Mr. Berlin and his business partner Sam H. Harris and opened in 1921 to house his famed Music Box Revues.¬†¬†The Shubert Organization currently owns and operates the Music Box.

VIDEO: Students Draw DEAR EVAN HANSEN for Art2Art! Videoplay
VIDEO: Students Draw DEAR EVAN HANSEN for Art2Art!

by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2017

What does Dear Evan Hansen look like through the eyes of an art student? Meet a group of talented young students from ArtsConnection who channeled their introduction to Broadway into inspiring works of art. Visit art2art.dearevanhansen.com to check out their creations and watch how they came to be below!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fans Sing Show's Anthem- 'Waving Through a Window'
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2017

Earlier this week Dear Evan Hansen earned a whopping nine Tony nominations, including a nod for Best Musical. Now the show is thanking its many fans with a special compilation of the musical's anthem, 'Waving Through a Window.'


Asa Somers Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Asa Somers been in?
Asa Somers has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Asa Somers been in?
Asa Somers has not appeared in the West End


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