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Brian Charles Rooney

 
Date Of Birth:
August 21 (2022)
Bio:
In a critically acclaimed performance that Entertainment Weekly said "ignited the stage," Brian Charles Rooney made his Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2006 revival of "The Threepenny Opera." He later won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 21

Bio:
In a critically acclaimed performance that Entertainment Weekly said "ignited the stage," Brian Charles Rooney made his Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2006 revival of "The Threepenny Opera." He later won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2014
Dionne
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Artful Dodger
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Lucy Brown
  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Louis XIV

Brian Charles Rooney Biography


In a critically acclaimed performance that Entertainment Weekly said "ignited the stage," Brian Charles Rooney made his Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2006 revival of "The Threepenny Opera." He later won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical as Candy Darling in "POP!" at Yale Repertory, as well as the NY Musical Theatre Festival's Outstanding Performance Award for his performance as Dionne Salon in "BEDBUGS!!!"

Brian's other credits include: George McClellan / Mary Todd Lincoln in "Bayonets of Angst" (NYMF 2014); "Guys & Dolls" in Concert at Carnegie Hall, with Nathan Lane & Megan Mullally; Candy Darling in "POP!" (City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA); Andy Warhol / Cherie in "Radiant Baby" (2014 NYC Workshop); The Devil in "Winner Take All" (FringeNYC; Outstanding Performance Award 2013); Tony in "West Side Story" (European Tour), Jinx in "Forever Plaid" (directed by Guy Stroman; Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC; Metro-Carolina Award Nomination); Homer in "Floyd Collins" (Actors' Playhouse, Miami; Carbonell Award Nomination); Featured Soloist ("Music of the Night," "Gethsemane," etc.) in "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" (N. American Tour).

Television credits include "Camelot, Live from Lincoln Center" & "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert" (both for PBS). Brian regularly appears at 54 Below; and has performed in concert at Joe's Pub, The Laurie Beechman Theater, & Stage 72 (The Triad). He has sung as a soloist with the Oregon & Seattle Symphony Orchestras. In 2007, Brian won The Kurt Weill Foundation's Lys Symonette Award for Dramatic Excellence.






Brian Charles Rooney News

Listen: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS " VOLUME THREE Out Now Photo Listen: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS " VOLUME THREE Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Listen to Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume Three, the final installment of the monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim.

Album Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three One Heck Of A Reward Photo Album Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three One Heck Of A Rewarding Listen
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 18, 2022

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three well captured, produced, and released.

Julie Benko, Leslie Uggams, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week Photo Julie Benko, Leslie Uggams, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 5, 2022

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS " VOLUME THREE to be Released in November Photo SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS " VOLUME THREE to be Released in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume Three, the final installment of the monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim. The third edition will be available on Friday, November 18 in streaming and digital formats, in addition to a 2-disc CD.

Linda Eder, Marilyn Maye, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week Photo Linda Eder, Marilyn Maye, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 9, 2022

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a Celebration of WAITRESS' Jennas & More at 54 Below Thi Photo See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a Celebration of WAITRESS' Jennas & More at 54 Below This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a celebration of the Jennas of Waitress and more. See the full month's programming here!

New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program Announces 2022/23 Season Photo New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program Announces 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

New York Youth Symphony has announced its 2022/23 season of performances for its Musical Theater Songwriting program. Led by director Anna K. Jacobs, the Musical Theater Songwriting Program continues into its fifth season, in partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts and Molloy/CAP21 Theatre Arts Program.

See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at  Photo See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at 54 Below in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, John Lloyd Young and more.

Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at The Barnstormers Photo Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at The Barnstormers
by Dan Marois - Jul 15, 2022

Who would believe that a show about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen could be such a hit in the middle of New Hampshire's summer theater season?

JOE ICONIS & FAMILY, A NIGHT FOR LUTHER VANDROSS and More Coming Up At Feinstein's/54 Photo JOE ICONIS & FAMILY, A NIGHT FOR LUTHER VANDROSS and More Coming Up At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Brian Charles Rooney Videos

VIDEO: Donna Vivino Performs 'Send in the Clowns' at SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Videoplay
VIDEO: Donna Vivino Performs 'Send in the Clowns' at SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED

by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Sondheim Unplugged took place at Feinstein's/54 Below on April 24. A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from the WISH Album Release Concert Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from the WISH Album Release Concert

by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2017

WISH: A HOLIDAY CD RELEASE CONCERT TO BENEFIT HOUSING WORKS was a celebration of songwriting team Anderson & Petty's second studio album Wish: The Anderson & Petty Holiday Songbook.' All net profits from the sales of the album benefit Housing Works. Check out a highlights video here!

BWW Exclusive: Promo, Cover Revealed for TARA TREMENDOUS - THE MUSICAL Cast Album; Da Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Promo, Cover Revealed for TARA TREMENDOUS - THE MUSICAL Cast Album; Dates Set for Mini-Tour!

by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, Matilda The Musical's MiMi Ryder, Orange Is The New Black's Annie Golden and a host of other Broadway stars headline the Original Studio Cast Recording of the new family musical Tara Tremendous - The Musical, which will be released from Wonkybot Studios in digital and physical formats on Friday, September 29. BroadwayWorld is excited to share an exclusive first look at the cover art for the album, as well as a new promo. Check them out below!

BWW TV Exclusive: In the Kitchen at 54 Below- with Kelli Rabke!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2015

Look What Happened to Mabel! Jerry Herman's beloved score explodes onto the stage of 54 Below in this one night only musical extravaganza on March 8 (7PM & 9:30PM). Tap Your Troubles Away when some of Broadway and cabaret's finest regale you with tunes including I Won't Send Roses, Movies Were Movies, Wherever He Ain't and of course, Time Heals Everything. The special event will star: Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Beth Leavel, Sean McDermott, Molly Pope, Brian Charles Rooney, Kelli Rabke, Lee Roy Reams, Emily Skinner, Donna Vivino, Natalie Arneson, Michael Ruoco, Lisa Sabin and Charlie Stevens.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'VOX POP' with David Davila at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

David Davila, the zany, not-so-hip-hipster from South Texas made his 54 Below debut on November 18th when he premiered songs from his upcoming musical, VOX POP: a musical revolution. Click below (and keep clicking 'next' under the bottom, far right corner of each video) to watch all of the performances!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Songs from Ryan Scott Oliver's RATED RSO: MT-17 at Joe's Pub!
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2013

On Jan. 21, 2013, Larson and Rodgers Award winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver returned to Joe's Pub with a collection of work from his musicals Out of My Head (2005), Mrs. Sharp (2007), Darling (2009), 35mm (2010), Jasper in Deadland (2011), The Frog Prince Cont. (2012). Watch a sampling of performances from the concert below!

BWW TV: More Highlights from Broadway Backwards 7!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2012

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7, the once-a-year celebration of the gay and lesbian community, raised a record-breaking $329,000 on Monday, March 5, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. This year's spectacular total surpassed last year's previous record of $281,200. BroadwayWorld brings you even more exclusive footage from the big event below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Record-Breaking 2012 Broadway Backwards Benefit - Betty Buckley and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2012

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7, the once-a-year celebration of the gay and lesbian community, raised a record-breaking $329,000 on Monday, March 5, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. This year's spectacular total surpassed last year's previous record of $281,200. Check out BroadwayWorld's exclusive footage of the big event!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of NYMF's THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2011

Stephen Buntrock (A Little Night Music) and Kathy Voytko (Next to Normal) will star in The Brain That Wouldn't Die! In 3-D!!! at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show features book and lyrics by T. Sivak and E. Gelman, with music by Sivak. Check out a sneak peek of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Speaks For IT GETS BETTER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 13, 2010

Members of the Broadway & NY Theater Community came together to share their stories that 'It Gets Better'


Brian Charles Rooney Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brian Charles Rooney been in?
Brian Charles Rooney has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Brian Charles Rooney been in?
Brian Charles Rooney has not appeared in the West End


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