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Brent Thiessen

 
Bio:
Brent Thiessen is currently appearing in the 1st Broadway National Tour of Pretty Woman: The Musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, with music by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and book by Gary Marshall and J.F. Lawton. An audience favorite, he ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Brent Thiessen is currently appearing in the 1st Broadway National Tour of Pretty Woman: The Musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, with music by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and book by Gary Marshall and J.F. Lawton. An audience favorite, he ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2020
Edward Lewis
Ensemble
Philip Stuckey (Understudy)

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2020
Edward Lewis

Ensemble

Philip Stuckey (Understudy)

Brent Thiessen Biography

Brent Thiessen is currently appearing in the 1st Broadway National Tour of Pretty Woman: The Musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, with music by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and book by Gary Marshall and J.F. Lawton.
An audience favorite, he has appeared in starring roles for theatres across his native Canada, including Theatre Calgary with Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima, and Theatre Aquarius with acclaimed director/ choreographer Michael Lichtefeld. Brent made his American stage debut in the Fall of 2019 in North Shore Music Theatre's hugely successful production of The Bodyguard. In 2020, Brent was cast to star as Max Van Horn - reality tv show winner turned Broadway star - in the 1st Broadway National Tour of David Yazbek and Robert Horn's Tony Award winning musical Tootsie.
Brent was nominated for two 2019 Toronto BroadwayWorld Awards. His performance as Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie, starring alongside Cindy Williams of 'Laverne & Shirley', earned him a nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Musical. As Buddy in Elf The Musical, he received a nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. His performance was also named one of the "Top 10 Theatre Performances of 2018" by The Hamilton Spectator, with Glenda Jackson and Ian McKellen.
Brent lives in New York City with his wife, Jennifer.




Brent Thiessen News

BWW Review: PRETTY WOMAN National Tour, DPAC Photo BWW Review: PRETTY WOMAN National Tour, DPAC
by Nicole Ackman - Apr 20, 2022

When the film “Pretty Woman” first came out, its narrative didn’t feel as tired. The Cinderella story of sorts follows prostitute Vivian Ward who wealthy businessman Edward Lewis hires to be his escort to business functions for a week. In 2022, with a modern audience, it’s harder to sell that romance, and the gender politics are harder to stomach.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Comes To The Ohio Theatre in March Photo PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Comes To The Ohio Theatre in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022

Broadway superstar and Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, AIDA, Something Rotten) will once again step into the well-heeled shoes of Edward Lewis after thrilling audiences on Broadway for a limited set of performances in 2019. He will be joined by rising star Olivia Valli (Jersey Boys, Wicked) as the charming and charismatic Vivian Ward.

PRETTY WOMAN Tour Cancels Remaining Chicago Performances Due To Breakthrough COVID-19 Photo PRETTY WOMAN Tour Cancels Remaining Chicago Performances Due To Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2021

Due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases in the touring production of Pretty Woman: The Musical, all performances through December 19, 2021, at the CIBC Theatre, have been cancelled.

PRETTY WOMAN The Musical Makes Philly Premiere in January 2022 Photo PRETTY WOMAN The Musical Makes Philly Premiere in January 2022
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2021

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents the Philadelphia premiere of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic comedies of all time, at the Academy of Music, running Tuesday, January 4 through Sunday, January 16.  

Exclusive: Get A First Look At Adam Pascal, Olivia Valli & More In PRETTY WOMAN On To Photo Exclusive: Get A First Look At Adam Pascal, Olivia Valli & More In PRETTY WOMAN On Tour
by Alan Henry - Oct 28, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the touring cast for the North American Tour, starring Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis, Olivia Valli as Vivian Ward, Jessica Crouch as Kit De Luca, Kyle Taylor Parker as Happy Man/Mr. Thompson; and Matthew Stocke as Philip Stuckey.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Citizens Bank Opera House January 2022 Photo PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Citizens Bank Opera House January 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2021

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, is now on tour and coming to the Citizens Bank Opera House January 18 – 30, 2022 as part of the Lexus Broadway In Boston season. 

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL to Make St. Louis Debut at the Fabulous Fox Theatre This No Photo PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL to Make St. Louis Debut at the Fabulous Fox Theatre This November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

Performances of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at the Fabulous Fox run November 16-28. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Thursday, November 18 at 1 p.m.

PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL Announces Full Casting For North American Tour Photo PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL Announces Full Casting For North American Tour
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021

Joining previously announced stars Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and Olivia Valli as Vivian Ward are Jessica Crouch as Kit De Luca, Kyle Taylor Parker as Happy Man/Mr. Thompson; and Matthew Stocke as Philip Stuckey.

Erin Mackey, Branch Fields And Loretta Ables Sayre to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at Goodspeed Photo Erin Mackey, Branch Fields And Loretta Ables Sayre to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at Goodspeed Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2020

Broadway's Erin Mackey will lead Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific at Goodspeed Musicals'. The production begins April 17 will run through June 28 at The Goodspeed.

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD at North Shore Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Oct 31, 2019

Last Night the BODYGUARD opened to a very warm audience reception at North Shore Music Theatre. The final offering of the 2019 regular musical season THE BODYGUARD is a new musical based on the smash hit 1992 film.

Brent Thiessen Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Huron Country Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Huron Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2019

Iconic television actor Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley plays the role of Mrs. Meers in Drayton Entertainment's production of the hit Broadway musical comedy, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production launches the 2019 Season at the Huron Country Playhouse running from through June 22 on the Mainstage. Check out video of the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Michael Hughes and Brent Thiessen in Rehearsal for Soulpepper's A COUPLE OF SWELLS
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2014

2013 New York City Bistro Award winner, Michael Hughes and vocalist Brent Thiessen are teaming up for A COUPLE OF SWELLS to be presented as part of The Soulpepper Cabaret Series this Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 8:30pm. Scroll down for footage of them in rehearsal!