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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 Photos


Original Broadway Production, 2024
Camel (Understudy)

Mr. Jankowski (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Larry Murphy (Standby)

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2010

Playwrights Horizons Production, 2010
Miner Taylor

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Dr. Madden

Dr. Fine

Dr. Madden / Dr. Fine

Broadway Transfer, 2006
George Gould Strong (Standby)

Jerry (Standby)

Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. (Standby)

[New York]
Reading, 2006

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005


[New York]
Workshop, 2005

Broadway Production, 2003

Philip Sallon (Understudy) [Replacement]

George (Understudy)

Broadway Production, 2002
Villager, Vampire and Creature of the Night


Broadway Revival, 2000
Phantom [Replacement]

Narrator (Understudy) [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Hedwig (Understudy) [Replacement]

Hedwig (Understudy)

Asa Somers Productions

[Broadway, 2003]
Fight Captain

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Video: Watch the WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Opening Night Curtain Call from the Wings

Watch the cast of Water for Elephants take their opening night curtain call from the wings in the video here!

Photos: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Cast Takes Opening Night Bows

The circus is back in town and on Broadway! The stars aligned on 45th Street last night as the new musical Water for Elephants celebrated opening night. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion and we are taking you inside the first offical curtian call.

Photos: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Company Celebrates Opening Night

The stars aligned on 45th Street last night as the new musical Water for Elephants celebrated opening night. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion and we are taking you inside the festivities with the cast and creative team here.

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Cast Album Will Be Recorded Next Week; Released on Ghostlight Records

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced plans for an original cast recording of the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Learn more here!

Video: Watch Grant Gustin & Isabelle McCalla Perform 'Wild' From WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

Grant Gustin and Isabelle Mccalla appeared on GMA3: What You Need to Know this afternoon to perform 'Wild' from Water For Elephants. Watch the video now! The performance followed their appearance on Good Morning America, where Gustin and Paul Alexander Nolan performed 'The Lion Has Got No Teeth.'

Video: Watch WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Perform 'The Lion Has Got No Teeth' on GMA

Watch a video of the Broadway cast of Water For Elephants performing 'The Lion Has Got No Teeth' on Good Morning America. The performance features Grant Gustin, who makes his Broadway debut in the musical, and Outer Critic Circle Award nominee Paul Alexander Nolan.


Water For Elephants is performing on Good Morning America this week. The cast includes Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla, Gregg Edelman, Alexander Nolan, Stan Brown, and more. The episode will also feature an interview with Jenifer Lewis and Taylor Swift announcing a new song from “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)” on Disney+.

Photos: First Look at WATER FOR ELEPHANTS on Broadway

All new photos have been released from the new Broadway musical, Water For Elephants, now playing at the Imperial Theatre! Check out the photos of the cast in action here!

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS to Launch Tent Talkback Series With the Creative Team

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is launchig their Tent Talkback Series with members of the creative team following selected Saturday matinees at the Imperial Theatre. Learn more about the series!

Photos & Video: Inside WATER FOR ELEPHANTS' First Preview Curtain Call

Check out photos and videos from the first preview of Water for Elephants on Broadway! Learn how to purchase tickets to the show.

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Will Offer Same Day In-Person Rush and Lottery Tickets

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, which begins previews on Saturday, February 24, will offer in-person Rush ticket and Lottery ticket policies at the Imperial Theatre. Find out how to get discount tickets for Water For Elephants here!

Photos: Meet the Cast of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS on Broadway

Let the circus begin! Rehearsals are officially underway for the upcoming Broadway musical Water for Elephants and BroadwayWorld was inside rehearsals with the cast. Check out photos from inside the big day!

Meet the Cast of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS begins previews tonight, Saturday, February 24, 2024, and opens on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Meet the cast of Water For Elephants here!

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for WATER FOR ELEPHANTS on Broadway

Rehearsals are officially underway for the upcoming Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Check out photos from inside the first day of rehearsals here!

Photos: First Look at the Cast of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, Starring Grant Gustin and Isabelle McCalla

We've got your first look at the cast of the upcoming Broadway musical Water For Elephants! Check out photos of the cast, led by Grant Gustin and Isabelle McCalla, here!

Full Cast Set For WATER FOR ELEPHANTS on Broadway; Plus Watch a New Music Video!

The full cast has been announced for the Broadway premiere of the new musical WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. Find out who is joining the cast, plus watch a brand new music video here!

Jeff Calhoun Directed ELVIS - A MUSICAL REVOLUTION Opens the Season at the Walnut Street Theatre

The new musical Elvis – A Musical Revolution will make it's North American premiere at the Walnut Street Theatre. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun, the production begins previews October 3, and opens October 11.

Jessica Phillips, Analise Scarpaci & Jennifer Fouché to Lead BORN COUNTRY Industry Reading

On May 5, 2023, Mara Burros Sandler from Be Forward Productions will present an industry reading of Born Country, a new musical with music from chart-topping country artists and a book by Eric Holmes and Erin Holmes.

54 SINGS LADY GAGA And More Taking The Stage Next Week At 54 Below

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.


How many Broadway shows has Asa Somers been in?

Asa Somers has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Asa Somers been in?

Asa Somers has not appeared in the West End.

What is Asa Somers next theatre project?

Asa Somers's next show will be Water for Elephants which opens on 3/21/2024 on Broadway.

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