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Blake Hammond

 
Date Of Birth:
June 21, 1963 (59)
Bio:
Broadway: First Date (Waiter), Sister Act (Ernie), Elf (Chadwick), Billy Elliot (Braithwaite), Hairspray (Edna), The Lion King (Pumbaa), The Music Man (Quartet), Kiss Me Kate (Gangster US), On the Town (Uperman/MC). Off Broadway: 6, most notably the Drama Desk and Obie winning When Pigs Fly. ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 21, 1963 (59)

Bio:
Broadway: First Date (Waiter), Sister Act (Ernie), Elf (Chadwick), Billy Elliot (Braithwaite), Hairspray (Edna), The Lion King (Pumbaa), The Music Man (Quartet), Kiss Me Kate (Gangster US), On the Town (Uperman/MC). Off Broadway: 6, most notably the Drama Desk and Obie winning When Pigs Fly. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2018
Rudolph [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
US Premiere, 2018
Harry
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2017
Nostradamus
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Bruce
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2014
Sebastian
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Man #3
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Uncle Fester
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Ensemble
Chadwick
Santa (Understudy)
Macy's Manager (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Harriman F. Spritzer
Principal
Mr. Pinky
Guard
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Edna Turnblad [Replacement]
Edna Turnblad [Replacement]
Guard [Replacement]
Harriman F. Spritzer [Replacement]
Mr. Pinky [Replacement]
Principal [Replacement]
Wilbur Turnblad [Replacement]
Principal [Replacement]
Mr. Pinky [Replacement]
Guard [Replacement]
Harriman F. Spritzer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Traveling Salesman
Traveling Salesmen
Jacey Squires
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Philip
Ensemble
Second Man (Understudy)
First Man (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Singer
Waiter
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer Production, 1998
Person of New York
Diamond Eddie Master of Ceremonies
Quartet
New Yorker
Mr. S. Uperman/Master of Ceremonies
S. Uperman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Pumbaa [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Mr. S. Uperman/Master of Ceremonies/Quartet Member/People of New York

Photos

Blake Hammond (Edna Turnblad) and Brooke Shapiro Tracy Turnblad) Photo

Blake Hammond (Edna Turnblad) and Brooke Shapiro Tracy Turnblad)

From: 
Date:
10/30/2018
Philip Hoffman (Wilbur Turnblad) and Blake Hammond (Edna Turnblad) Photo

Philip Hoffman (Wilbur Turnblad) and Blake Hammond (Edna Turnblad)

From: 
Date:
10/30/2018
Altamiece Carolyn Cooper (Motormouth Maybelle), Blake Hammond (Edna Turnblad), and th Photo

Altamiece Carolyn Cooper (Motormouth Maybelle), Blake Hammond (Edna Turnblad), and the cast of HAIRSPRAY

From: 
Date:
10/30/2018
Cheryl McMahon (Prudy Pingleton) and Blake Hammond (Edna Turnblad) with Brooke Shapir Photo

Cheryl McMahon (Prudy Pingleton) and Blake Hammond (Edna Turnblad) with Brooke Shapiro (Tracy Turnblad) and Christina Emily Jackson (Penny Pingleton) in HAIRSPRAY

From: 
Date:
10/30/2018
Eric Jon Mahlum, Blake Hammond, Tony and Emmy Winner Hal Linden, Mark Jacoby, and Dou Photo

Eric Jon Mahlum, Blake Hammond, Tony and Emmy Winner Hal Linden, Mark Jacoby, and Doug Eskew in Grumpy Old Men, The Musical at the Ogunquit Playhouse, 2018. Photo by Gary Ng.

From: 
Date:
08/16/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2018
Rudolph [Replacement]

  [Regional (US)]
US Premiere, 2018
Harry

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Ensemble

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2017
Nostradamus

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Bruce

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2014
Sebastian

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Man #3

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Uncle Fester

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Ensemble

Chadwick

Santa (Understudy)

Macy's Manager (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Harriman F. Spritzer

Principal

Mr. Pinky

Guard

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Edna Turnblad [Replacement]

Edna Turnblad [Replacement]

Guard [Replacement]

Harriman F. Spritzer [Replacement]

Mr. Pinky [Replacement]

Principal [Replacement]

Wilbur Turnblad [Replacement]

Principal [Replacement]

Mr. Pinky [Replacement]

Guard [Replacement]

Harriman F. Spritzer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Traveling Salesman

Traveling Salesmen

Jacey Squires

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Philip

Ensemble

Second Man (Understudy)

First Man (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Singer

Waiter

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer Production, 1998
Person of New York

Diamond Eddie Master of Ceremonies

Quartet

New Yorker

Mr. S. Uperman/Master of Ceremonies

S. Uperman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Pumbaa [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Mr. S. Uperman/Master of Ceremonies/Quartet Member/People of New York

Blake Hammond Biography

Broadway: First Date (Waiter), Sister Act (Ernie), Elf (Chadwick), Billy Elliot (Braithwaite), Hairspray (Edna), The Lion King (Pumbaa), The Music Man (Quartet), Kiss Me Kate (Gangster US), On the Town (Uperman/MC). Off Broadway: 6, most notably the Drama Desk and Obie winning When Pigs Fly. National Tours: 7, including The Addams Family (Fester) and the current Cinderella (Sebastian). His many Film/TV credits include the films Handsome Harry, An Englishman in New York, √Ę‚ā¨ŇďFraiser,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě √Ę‚ā¨ŇďEd,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě as well as a web series about four couples in group therapy at ThenWeGotHelp.com. Blake has received the LA Critics, Carbonell and Chicago After Dark Awards.





Blake Hammond News

Review: Bold, Big-Hearted Celebration of Friendship: MSMT's KINKY BOOTS Photo Review: Bold, Big-Hearted Celebration of Friendship: MSMT's KINKY BOOTS
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Aug 12, 2022

With its bold, brilliant, sassy, urbanely funny, and warmly heartfelt production of KINKY BOOTS, Maine State Music Theatre has chosen the perfect vehicle to close its main stage season. The irresistible musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper is given a spectacular, big-hearted production that pulls out all the stops and showcases MSMT at its Broadway best.

Actor, Playwright, and Producer Jack Dyville Dies at 77 Photo Actor, Playwright, and Producer Jack Dyville Dies at 77
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

JACK DYVILLE founder of Friends Always Creating Theatre passed away July 6th at age 77. Jack produced a play entitled STAGE DADDY, an autobiographical play which most recently played at the Thespis Festival. 

Maine State Music Theatre's JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Explodes with  Photo Maine State Music Theatre's JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Explodes with Color, Energy, and Joy
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 30, 2022

Maine State Music Theatre‚Äôs second main stage production, perennial favorite, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, takes the Pickard stage by storm, exploding with color, energy, and sheer irrepressible joy. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice‚Äôs early collaboration based on the Book of Genesis has as its central metaphor the coat of many colors, and like that kaleidoscopic garment, the show itself is a rich, eclectic tapestry that weaves together musical and choreographic genres, ancient and modern sensibilities, and perhaps best of all in this production ‚Äď a diverse and deeply talented cast that is beautiful to behold.

Fresh & Fun: Blake Hammond & Jeff Max Reprise Signature Roles in MSMT's JOSEPH Photo Fresh & Fun: Blake Hammond & Jeff Max Reprise Signature Roles in MSMT's JOSEPH
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 26, 2022

‚ÄúThis production is new, fun, fresh,‚ÄĚ says actor Blake Hammond who plays Jacob and Potiphar in Maine State Music Theatre‚Äôs production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice‚Äôs JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT that runs from June 29-July 16. ‚ÄúThe show is pure joy,‚ÄĚ concurs his castmate Jeff Max, who plays the role of Pharoah. ‚ÄúThere is something in it for everyone.‚ÄĚ This praise, coming from Hammond and Max, has a special resonance. Both actors have a long history with this show and the parts they play, and both have worked together in memorable previous productions. Recounts Hammond, ‚ÄúI first played Jacob and Potiphar thirty-five years ago in summer stock and since then have also played Napthali and the Baker as well, so it is fun to come back to the original track of Jacob/Potiphar in this production. [Director/choreographer] Alex Sanchez doesn‚Äôt have a lot of experience with this show, so he has fresh eyes for it; he‚Äôs not repeating anything else he‚Äôs done; it is as if we are learning for the first time.‚ÄĚ

BWW Review: A SOUND OF MUSIC To Make the Soul Sing: MSMT Opens Its 2022 Revival Seaso Photo BWW Review: A SOUND OF MUSIC To Make the Soul Sing: MSMT Opens Its 2022 Revival Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 10, 2022

What did our critic think of MSMT's Sound of Music? What happens when one of the most beloved musicals in the canon comes to the stage at the very point in time when history and a harsh pandemic seem to intersect with an iconic story?

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A STRANGE LOOP; HADESTOWN; MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; MRS. DOUBTFIRE; THE BOOK OF MORMON;  GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and ROMEO & BERNADETTE on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM.   

Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERF Photo Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ to be held on Monday, June 20th ¬†at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  to Return to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to Return to The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Fulton Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Feb 27, 2022

The Fulton's The Sound of Music is easily the best production in Lancaster County since live theatre opened back up. The show's dazzling sets, impressive singing, and memorable characters come together to provide the audience with a spectacular night of entertainment. Director and choreographer, Marc Robin, must be congratulated for overseeing this gift.

Fulton Theatre Opens THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Month Photo Fulton Theatre Opens THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

Fulton Theatre opens Rodgers and Hammerstein's last collaboration, The Sound of Music. A story about finding a place in the world and connecting with family; its themes are just as universal as its music is memorable. This production holds special significance for the Fulton as many cast members, designers, and crew were part of previous Fulton productions of The Sound of Music.

Blake Hammond Videos

TBT: FIRST DATE Makes Its First Impression On Broadway! VideoTBT: FIRST DATE Makes Its First Impression On Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2019

This is definitely something that will last: on this day six years ago, the original musical First Date officially opened on Broadway! To celebrate, we're looking back at the show's opening night with Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. Get a peek at the show's first impression by checking out the video!

VIDEO: Watch Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti Perform 'God I Hate Shakespeare' from SOME VideoVIDEO: Watch Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti Perform 'God I Hate Shakespeare' from SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Alan Henry - Nov 28, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, is touring all across America, and is currently scrambling eggs in Los Angeles!

BWW TV: The Renaissance Hits the Road! Watch Adam Pascal, Rob McClure & More in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Tour
by TV - On the Road - Jan 26, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, launched its National Tour on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Boston Opera House. 

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LIVING ON LOVE!
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet before the curatin went up, and below, you can check out interviews with James Snyder, Montego Glover, Matthew James Thomas, Laura Michelle Kelly and more!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of LIVING ON LOVE on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 26, 2015

Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming just made her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell,Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall. Living on Love opened last night, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and below, you can check out interviews with the full company after they took their first official bows!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE, Starring Renee Fleming!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2015

Living on Love is currently in previews and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the musical below!

VIDEO: Jerry O'Connell Talks New Broadway Comedy LIVING ON LOVE on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 16, 2015

Jerry O'Connell stopped by today's "LIVE' to chat with Michael Strahan and co-host Taraji P. Henson about the Broadway play LIVING ON LOVE

BWW TV: Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE Preps for Previews- Meet the Company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2015

Broadway's newest comedy Living on Love, written by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall, begins previews on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Opening night is Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full gang. Check out what they had to say about the new musical below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Renee Fleming & More Get into Character for LIVING ON LOVE; Go Inside the Cast Photo Shoot!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 6, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to bring you an exclusive behind the scenes look at the cast of Broadway's (soon to be) newest comedy, LIVING ON LOVE from the show's fun new photo shoot. The show is written by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Living on Love begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre. Until then, go inside the special day by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: CINDRELLA Tour's Aymee Garcia Sings 'Stepsister's Lament'
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2014

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA tour has been underway for almost a month, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and they just released a performance video of Aymee Garcia and the ensemble singing 'Stepsister's Lament.' Check out the clip below!


Blake Hammond Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Blake Hammond been in?
Blake Hammond has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

How many West End shows has Blake Hammond been in?
Blake Hammond has not appeared in the West End