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Broadway: Moulin Rouge!, You Can't Take it With You, Macbeth, War Horse. The Public Theater: Much Ado About Nothing. Lincoln Center Theater: Macbeth, War Horse. Yale Repertory Theatre: Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, Passion Play, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose. The Old Globe: Anna Christie. Intiman Theater: A Doctor in Spite of Himself Berkshire Theatre Festival: The Illusion, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Oklahoma! Television: Succession, The Good Fight, Elementary, Nurse Jackie, Person of Interest. Education: BA, Temple University; MFA, Yale School of Drama. 2012 Leonore Annenberg Fellow.

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[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2022
Harold Zidler

Original Broadway Production, 2019
Harold Zidler [Replacement]

Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production, 2016

Broadway Revival, 2014

Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Friar Francis


Lincoln Center Production, 2013
Second Murderer



Banquo (Understudy)

Duncan (Understudy)

Lincoln Center Broadway Production, 2011
Chapman Carter


Austin Durant Awards and Nominations

IT Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Ensemble

Austin DurantMuch Ado About Nothing

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Broadway Beyond Louisville Review: Broadway in Cincinnati presents MOULIN ROUGE! at the Aronoff Center

In 2001, Baz Luhrumann's film welcomed the world to the Moulin Rouge. The film is credited as part of the resurgence of movie musicals in the early 2000s, and continues to be an audience favorite. After whispers of a stage adaptation for years and years, the dream became a reality in 2018 with an out-of-town tryout in Boston.  Moulin Rouge finally opened on Broadway in the Summer of 2019, as an instant hit. That Broadway season was cut short in March of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but when the season resumed in the Fall of 2021, it was nominated for 14 Tony Awards (winning 10, including best musical). The show finally embarked on its highly anticipated national tour in 2022.

Review: MOULIN ROUGE! at Aronoff Center

Moulin Rouge! is based on the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film of the same name and originally starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. Known for its somber tale and use of modern music in a vintage setting, the story and its elements translated extremely well to the stage while also being different enough to appreciate the stage musical in its own right. The updated music for a 2023 audience, a strong cast and crew, and a tale of desperate, devoted love all make this production Moulin Rouge! excel beyond the surface of the fantasy.

Review: MOULIN ROUGE! Is a Thrilling Spectacle

The cast of the musical Moulin Rouge! has a difficult task. The beloved 2001 movie directed by Baz Luhrmann has achieved near-cult status. Its cast included Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, and Jim Broadbent, all at the top of their game. A musical based on a film so iconic has a lot to live up to.

Review: MOULIN ROUGE!: THE MUSICAL Makes Audiences Roar with Delight Night After Night at The Hobby Center

I made sure that I managed my expectations when attending MOULIN ROUGE!: THE MUSICAL because the stage production could not be as visually exciting as the original film, right? Wrong. As soon as the show began, I was instantly transported into the beautiful world of the Moulin Rouge. The spectacle left me speechless. No one should miss this show!

John Cardoza Will Join the North American Tour of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL

John Cardoza will join the North American Touring company of Moulin Rouge! in the role of Christian beginning Thursday, March 23 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, TX. 

Today's Matinee of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Cancelled at the Paramount Theatre

Due to unsafe winter weather conditions, today’s (December 23rd ) 1pm matinee performance of MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical has been canceled at the Paramount Theatre.

Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at The Paramount Theatre

More. That, Dear Readers, is the watchword the creators of the stage adaption of the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film, “Moulin Rouge!”, subscribed to. They threw in more sparkle wherever they could in this stage musical, currently playing at the Paramount. Unfortunately, they also threw in more songs, more lights, and certainly more bass in this spectacle that loses the heart and charm of the original in favor of assaulting the audience’s senses.

Review: Overwhelming Splendor Arrives with MOULIN ROUGE! at OC's Segerstrom Center

Loosely adapted from Baz Luhrmann's 1999 hit movie, the campy, sensory overload that is the Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL---now playing at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through November 27, 2022---is an entertaining pop-music-tinged feast for the senses.

Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre

What did our critic think of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre? Sometimes a show happily checks all the boxes for a satisfying performance, but then there is that rare creature that rises above the rest to so thoroughly dazzle, delight and enchant theatergoers that it leaves an indelible imprint on their minds forever. And what is the show? Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical, a jukebox musical like no other. Prepare to be dazzled! Playing now through November 6, BroadwaySF's Moulin Rouge! The Musical will take your breath away. 

Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre

What did our critic think of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre?

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! National Tour Performs 'El Tango de Roxanne' on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN

Watch a video of Conor Ryan and the national tour cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical performing 'El Tango de Roxanne' on The Late Late Show with James Corden. The joining Ryan in the touring cast is Courtney Reed as Satine, Austin Durant as Harold Zidler, Gabe Martínez as Santiago, Libby Lloyd as Nini, and more.


The cast is led by Courtney Reed as Satine and Conor Ryan as Christian, as well as Austin Durant as Harold Zidler, André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as The Duke of Monroth, Gabe Martínez as Santiago and Libby Lloyd as Nini. As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates over 160 years of music - from Offenbach to Lady Gaga.

Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Pantages Theatre

There have been jukebox musicals for decades, but never has a jukebox been so overstuffed that the 45s came spiraling out of the cabinet, spinning off the stage to decapitate the audience. This Tony-winning musical extravaganza is completely ridiculous and utterly intoxicating. It pounds you into submission, and before you know it, you're having a marvelous time.

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL to Have Costa Mesa Premiere Engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

The Costa Mesa premiere of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical will take place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited three-week engagement November 9 to 27, 2022.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MOULIN ROUGE! in Hollywood

Last week on Thursday, July 7th - Broadway in Hollywood and Hollywood Pantages Theatre celebrated the red carpet opening night of Moulin Rouge! The Musical with a star studded performance and after party gala! Check out photos from the red carpet here!

VIDEO: First Look at the New Trailer for MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL North American Tour

The North American Tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has just released a new trailer. Watch now! The Tony Award-winning Best Musical begins a strictly limited three-week engagement tomorrow through June 26 at the Buell Theatre in Denver. 

Rangeview High School Graduate Featured in MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Tour, Coming to The Buell Theatre

The North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical will begin a limited engagement at The Buell Theatre June 9-26, featuring Rangeview High School graduate, Andrés Quintero. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Andrés graduated Rangeview High School in 2006.

VIDEO: Watch As MOULIN ROUGE! on Tour Loads In at The Orpheum in Minneapolis

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical is now on tour across the country! In an all new video, watch as the production loads in at The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theatre

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love. Between the megawatt musical numbers, stunning dance performances and breathtaking sets and costumes, there is something for everyone in this show. This was an all-around good time, and if you can score a ticket, expect to have a great night at the theatre.

BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE at the Orpheum Theatre

Moulin Rouge tours through the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular...Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.


Austin Durant's next show will be Moulin Rouge! which opens on 5/18/2022 on US Tour.

Austin Durant has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Austin Durant has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Ensemble (IT Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing .

Outstanding Ensemble (IT Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing.

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