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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, “Fraiser,” “Ed,” as well as a web series about four couples in group therapy at Blake has received the LA Critics, Carbonell and Chicago After Dark Awards.

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

[Regional (US)]
US Premiere, 2018

Broadway Revival Production, 2017

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2017

Original Broadway Production, 2015

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2013
Man #3

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Uncle Fester

Original Broadway Production, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2010


Santa (Understudy)

Macy's Manager (Understudy)

Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005

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


Mr. Pinky



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]

Encores! Concert, 2002

Broadway Revival, 2000
Traveling Salesman

Traveling Salesmen

Jacey Squires

Broadway Revival, 1999


Second Man (Understudy)

First Man (Understudy)

Encores! Concert, 1999


Broadway Transfer Production, 1998
Person of New York

Diamond Eddie Master of Ceremonies


New Yorker

Mr. S. Uperman/Master of Ceremonies

S. Uperman

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Pumbaa [Replacement]

Mr. S. Uperman/Master of Ceremonies/Quartet Member/People of New York

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a blockbuster spectacle.  It’s an electric powerhouse of entertainment that doesn’t let up. Word of mouth for this show is going to be strong.  I am going to see it again, at least once. I recommend buying tickets now before it inevitably sells out.


The Fulton Theatre has announced the highly anticipated production of the timeless musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Fulton

While the plot and jokes of Something Rotten will be appreciated by most audience members, if will be especially welcomed by musical theater nerds who will recognize the beginnings riffs of Pippin’s Magic to Do and brief homages to a certain Technicolor Dreamcoat.  The more you know, the more you will laugh.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes to the Fulton Theatre

The Fulton Theatre has announced the highly anticipated production of the uproarious musical comedy, Something Rotten! This Tony Award-nominated hit will open the Fulton’s 2023/24 Mainstage season, and is set to captivate audiences with its show-stopping musical numbers, hilarious one-liners, and energetic and colorful stage design, beginning on September 15, 2023 with previews September 13 and 14.

Review: Smart, Silly, Spectacular, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Proves a Dazzling MSMT Main Stage Finale

Dancing omelettes, a zany soothsayer, THE Bard of English theatre, and a ragtag troupe of Renaissance actors struggling to survive all share the Maine State Music Theatre stage in dizzying profusion in the final main stage production of the season: SOMETHING ROTTEN! - an outrageously funny, simultaneously urbane and plebeian send up and homage to classical theatre and that unique genre the MUSICAL. The stylish and brilliant co-production with Lancaster’s Fulton Theatre, directed by Marc Robin, creates an entirely new imaginary universe, a world at the intersection of Elizabethan England and modern American musical theatre – part Renaissance Faire (on steroids), part Monty Python at their most hilarious. The evening, which is filled with endearing characters, showstopping song and dance numbers, comedy fueled by allusions, puns, slapstick, scatological jokes, and occasionally even poetry, is pure entertainment. No one will need to “brush up his Shakespeare” or be able to “name that tune” in order to come away from SOMETHING ROTTEN! thoroughly exhilarated and brimming with joy.

Video: Get a First Look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Pittsburgh CLO

Get a first look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Pittsburgh CLO! Experience the magic of this beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic as it comes to life on stage. Don't miss the inspiring true story and unforgettable melodies that have captured the hearts of millions.

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Climbs Every Mountain at Benedum Center

A heightened comic sensibility makes this old classic feel fresh to even the most cynical viewer (namely, me).

Epic & Astonishingly Beautiful: MSMT's TITANIC

The legend of the Titanic is a haunting, yet uplifting tale of dreams and hubris, unfinished stories and transcendent moments. It is a story that has been told from so many perspectives for more than a century since the unsinkable ship did, tragically, go down on her maiden voyage in 1912. But perhaps no retelling of the events captures both the scale of the drama and its intimacy as perfectly as the Maury Yeston/Peter Stone musical, TITANIC, with its majestic score and tightly woven book. Now in an epic and astonishingly beautiful new co-production created by MSMT with the Fulton Theatre, this masterpiece comes to life with a sensational cast in a dazzling visual production that focuses on the profoundly touching humanity of the saga – of the lives lived and lost, the lessons learned and remembered.

Carolee Carmello, Patti Murin, Frenchie Davis & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's 2023 Summer of Musicals

As the curtain is about to rise on Pittsburgh CLO's 2023 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center between June 13 - August 27, 2023, now is your chance to meet the cast and creative teams!

Maine State Music Theatre to Present TITANIC in June

Maine State Music Theatre will present Titanic this summer. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Fulton Theatre Presents TITANIC

Three years after the initial cancelation due to the pandemic, Fulton Theatre will produce Titanic. The production runs from April 20th through May 21, 2023.

Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Fulton Theatre

Fulton Theatre’s current production of the tepid White Christmas is an excellent example of the old adage “there are no small parts, only small actors”. Fulton Theatre?

Luke Hawkins, Sarah Meahl, Will Ray, and Hanley Smith Will Lead Fulton Theatre's WHITE CHRISTMAS

The Fulton Theatre has announced complete casting of their holiday production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Will Ray (Bob Wallace) and Hanley Smith (Betty Haynes) join forces once again.

Review: KINKY BOOTS at Fulton Theatre

Kinky Boots is a show about acceptance, friendship, and making the best of a situation when faced with adversity.  Fulton’s current production exemplifies all of those facets and makes for a great night of theater.

Fulton Theatre Announces Cast Of KINKY BOOTS Opening September 15

The Fulton Theatre announces the casting for their production of Kinky Boots which opens the 2022/2023 Season.  

Review: Bold, Big-Hearted Celebration of Friendship: MSMT's KINKY BOOTS

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

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 Color, Energy, and Joy

Maine State Music Theatre’s 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’s 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 – a diverse and deeply talented cast that is beautiful to behold.

Fresh & Fun: Blake Hammond & Jeff Max Reprise Signature Roles in MSMT's JOSEPH

“This production is new, fun, fresh,” says actor Blake Hammond who plays Jacob and Potiphar in Maine State Music Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT that runs from June 29-July 16. “The show is pure joy,” concurs his castmate Jeff Max, who plays the role of Pharoah. “There is something in it for everyone.” 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, “I 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’t have a lot of experience with this show, so he has fresh eyes for it; he’s not repeating anything else he’s done; it is as if we are learning for the first time.”

BWW Review: A SOUND OF MUSIC To Make the Soul Sing: MSMT Opens Its 2022 Revival Season

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?


Blake Hammond has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

Blake Hammond has not appeared in the West End

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