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Austin Durant BIO

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

Austin Durant Videos

Austin Durant News

Video: Swinging from the Chandelier with Austin Durant

Moulin Rouge takes all the glitz, glamor, story, and music and brings it to life! Leading the charge on stage eight shows a week, is this week’s guest, Austin Durant! He wears the top hat and sings “Chandelier” eight shows a week! Watch the full interview in this video!
Video: Austin Durant Makes Triumphant Return as Harold Zilger in MOULIN ROUGE

Last night, Moulin Rouge! The Musical welcomed Austin Durant back as Harold Zidler; Durant originated the character for the North American Tour and performed the role on Broadway in 2019. Watch a video of his first curtain call since being back!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 9, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is April 9, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Austin Durant Will Return to MOULIN ROUGE! With Hailee Kaleem Wright Joining the Cast

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will welcome Austin Durant as Harold Zidler beginning Tuesday, May 14 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Kennedy Center

What did our critic think of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Kennedy Center? When you step into Moulin Rouge! The Musical, reality melts away. You are transported somewhere lush, sensual, and dazzling; the allure of seductive and passionate Parisian romance whispers to you through every catch of light. It’s impossible to not feel a part of the story from the second you walk into the theater.
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer to Star as 'Satine' in MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL North American Tour

Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer will step into the role of Satine in the North American Tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical from July 18 through September 24.
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 the 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.


How many Broadway shows has Austin Durant been in?

Austin Durant has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Austin Durant been in?

Austin Durant has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Austin Durant been nominated for?

Austin Durant has been nominated for Outstanding Ensemble at the IT Awards for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing.

What awards has Austin Durant won?

Austin Durant has won the Outstanding Ensemble award at the IT Awards for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing.

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