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Brooks Ashmanskas

 
Bio:
Broadway: Sunday in the Park With George; Shuffle Along...; Something Rotten!; Bullets Over Broadway; Promises, Promises; Present Laughter; The Ritz; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Tony, Drama Desk noms.); The Producers; Gypsy; Little Me; Dream; How to Succeed.... Off-Broadway: Wise Guys, On a Clear ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Sunday in the Park With George; Shuffle Along...; Something Rotten!; Bullets Over Broadway; Promises, Promises; Present Laughter; The Ritz; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Tony, Drama Desk noms.); The Producers; Gypsy; Little Me; Dream; How to Succeed.... Off-Broadway: Wise Guys, On a Clear ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2021
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2020
Baker
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Barry Glickman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Mr./Charles
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2017
Pasha-Prefect, Baron, Grand Inquisitor, Slave Driver
  [New York]
New York City Center Concert Gala, 2016
Mr.
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Barry Glickman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Izzy
Al
Mr. Broadway
Carlo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Brother Jeremiah
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Warner Purcell
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Production, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Mr. Dobitch
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2010
Roland Maule
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Chris
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Comedy All Star
  [Broadway]
Actors’ Fund Concert, 2005
Owen O'Malley
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Stage Manager
Pastey
Mr. Goldstone
Chauffeur
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Carmen Ghia [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Preston
  [New York]
Workshop, 1999
Mr.Trumboer
Ensemble
Paul Armstrong
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Solicitor
Poker Player
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Steward
Pinchley Junior
Doctor
Assistant Director
Pinchley Junior/Steward/Assistant Director/Doctor
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Dennis
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1995
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Bellman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Bud Frump [Replacement]

Writing

Composer/Lyricist

Brooks Ashmanskas Movies

Julie & Julia
 
[2009]
Mr. Misher
Forty Winks
 
[2022]
Automated Message
Better Nate Than Ever
 
[2022]
Casting Director
Atrabilious
 
[2023]
Todd Jenkins

Brooks Ashmanskas TV Shows

All My Children
 
[2007]
Leon
The Good Wife
 
[2012-2014]
Judge Greg Brochard
Love You More
 
[2017]
Louis
The Good Lord Bird
 
[2020]
Lewis Washington
The Good Fight
 
[2022]
Judge Greg Brochard
Uncoupled
 
[2022]
Stanley, Stanley James

Brooks Ashmanskas Biography

Broadway: Sunday in the Park With George; Shuffle Along...; Something Rotten!; Bullets Over Broadway; Promises, Promises; Present Laughter; The Ritz; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Tony, Drama Desk noms.); The Producers; Gypsy; Little Me; Dream; How to Succeed.... Off-Broadway: Wise Guys, On a Clear Day..., Clive, Labor Day, Songs for a New World, It Changes Every Year, Fit to Be Tied. Regional: Ford√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs, Mark Taper, A.C.T., Huntington, Williamstown, Old Globe, McCarter, Two River, Kennedy Center, Hartford, etc. Tours: Cinderella, Noises Off. Film: Julie and Julia. Television: "Tales of the City," "Love You More," "The Miraculous Year," "The Good Wife," "All My Children." BA from Bennington College.

Brooks Ashmanskas Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
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Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me

Brooks Ashmanskas News

Photos: The Stars Walk the Red Carpet at Opening Night of KIMBERLY AKIMBO Photo Photos: The Stars Walk the Red Carpet at Opening Night of KIMBERLY AKIMBO
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 11, 2022

Check out photos of the stars arriving on the red carpet at Kimberly Akimbo! Kimberly Akimbo celebrated its opening night at the Booth Theatre last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big celebration of this great musical adventure!

Interview: Patrick Wetzel & His History With THE PROM Photo Interview: Patrick Wetzel & His History With THE PROM
by Gil Kaan - Aug 5, 2022

The national touring company of The Prom lands at the Ahmanson August 10, 2022 (with a preview August 9th). The story of a group of Broadway divas meshing with a small-town high school results in hijinks and lots of fantastic dancing. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw reprises his Broadway directing and choreographic duties on this tour. Got a chance to throw some questions out to Patrick Wetzel, who plays one of the Broadway superstars Barry Glickman.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Alison Fraser Thrillingly Reinvents Cat On A Hot Tin Ro Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Alison Fraser Thrillingly Reinvents Cat On A Hot Tin Roof's Big Mama
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2022

A popular stage actor best known for being quirkily funny in musicals (Off-Broadway in March Of The Falsettos, on Broadway in Romance, Romance, The Secret Garden and Gypsy), Fraser reinvents a classic character and turns in a performance that thrills with its gutsy power masked by her character's well-rehearsed elegance.

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris & Brooks Ashmanskas on Relating to Their UNCOUPLED Charact Photo VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris & Brooks Ashmanskas on Relating to Their UNCOUPLED Characters
by Michael Major - Jul 29, 2022

From the creators of Sex and the City, UNCOUPLED is a story about heartbreak, healing, and all the humor we find along the way. BroadwayWorld caught up with stars Neil Patrick Harris and Brooks Ashmanskas to discuss how similar they are to their Uncoupled characters, finding heartful moments in comedies, and more. Watch the video interview now!

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris, Brooks Ashmanskas & More in Netflix's UNCOUPLED Series Tr Photo VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris, Brooks Ashmanskas & More in Netflix's UNCOUPLED Series Trailer
by Michael Major - Jul 13, 2022

Michael Lawson (Harris) is a successful New York City real estate agent with a great career, a supportive family, close friends, and a loving relationship with his partner of 17 years, Colin (Tuc Watkins). The series also stars Brooks Ashmanskas, André De Shields, Nic Rouleau, Jai Rodriguez, and more. Watch the trailer for the new series now!

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jul 2, 2022

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

SMASH: THE MUSICAL Has First Reading; Teases Future Broadway Run Photo SMASH: THE MUSICAL Has First Reading; Teases Future Broadway Run
by Marissa Tomeo - May 22, 2022

Today, composer Marc Shaiman shared via Facebook post that the first reading of 'SMASH- The Musical' took place on Friday, May 20th. The musical is centered around the hit NBC television show, which has a successful two season run back in 2012. 

Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More Ne Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Apr 16, 2022

This April, Broadway fans can spring into action with new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new Disney+ film adaption of Better Nate Than Ever to new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas is Bringing a Little Bit of Broadway to BETTER NATE THAN EVE Photo VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas is Bringing a Little Bit of Broadway to BETTER NATE THAN EVER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

Broadway favorite and two-time Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas is starring in Disney+'s Better Nate Than Ever. Watch as Brooks chats with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge about bringing taking on the role and what he hopes audiences take away from the film.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PLAZA SUITE Photo Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PLAZA SUITE
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 29, 2022

Just last night, two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker made their return to Broadway in the long-awaited opening of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite under the direction of Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey.

Brooks Ashmanskas Videos

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris & Brooks Ashmanskas on Relating to Their UNCOUPLED Charact Videoplay
VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris & Brooks Ashmanskas on Relating to Their UNCOUPLED Characters

by Michael Major - Jul 29, 2022

From the creators of Sex and the City, UNCOUPLED is a story about heartbreak, healing, and all the humor we find along the way. BroadwayWorld caught up with stars Neil Patrick Harris and Brooks Ashmanskas to discuss how similar they are to their Uncoupled characters, finding heartful moments in comedies, and more. Watch the video interview now!

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris, Brooks Ashmanskas & More in Netflix's UNCOUPLED Series Tr Videoplay
VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris, Brooks Ashmanskas & More in Netflix's UNCOUPLED Series Trailer

by Michael Major - Jul 13, 2022

Michael Lawson (Harris) is a successful New York City real estate agent with a great career, a supportive family, close friends, and a loving relationship with his partner of 17 years, Colin (Tuc Watkins). The series also stars Brooks Ashmanskas, André De Shields, Nic Rouleau, Jai Rodriguez, and more. Watch the trailer for the new series now!

VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas is Bringing a Little Bit of Broadway to BETTER NATE THAN EVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas is Bringing a Little Bit of Broadway to BETTER NATE THAN EVER

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

Broadway favorite and two-time Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas is starring in Disney+'s Better Nate Than Ever. Watch as Brooks chats with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge about bringing taking on the role and what he hopes audiences take away from the film.

Celebrating Black History Month: SHUFFLE ALONG Shuffles to Broadway in 2016 Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: SHUFFLE ALONG Shuffles to Broadway in 2016

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2021

Based on the original book of the 1921 musical revue Shuffle Along, the story focuses on the challenges of mounting the original production of Shuffle Along and its effect on Broadway and race relations.

Broadway Rewind: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Ready to Bring the Renaissance to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Ready to Bring the Renaissance to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 17, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when Something Rotten! was rehearsing for Broadway. Something Rotten! ran for 708 performances at the St. James Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, it starred Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders and Brooks Ashmanskas.

Broadway Rewind: THE PROM Dances Its Way to Broadway in 2018 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: THE PROM Dances Its Way to Broadway in 2018

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018 when The Prom opened on Broadway. The Prom, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, played for 309 performances at the Longacre Theatre.

Broadway Rewind: Broadway's Just Wild About SHUFFLE ALONG in 2016 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Broadway's Just Wild About SHUFFLE ALONG in 2016

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016, when Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed was celebrating its ten Tony nominations. The musical, directed by George C. Wolfe, played for 100 performances at the Music Box Theatre.

VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas Reflects on Working With Roundabout as Part of the OFF-SCRIP Videoplay
VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas Reflects on Working With Roundabout as Part of the OFF-SCRIPT Series

by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Brooks Ashmanskas is reflecting on working with the company on past productions!

VIDEO: Watch Brooks Ashmanskas, Alan Cumming & More in 'The Barbara Collins Story' Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Brooks Ashmanskas, Alan Cumming & More in 'The Barbara Collins Story'

by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2020

Need a laugh to get through your day? Jeffery and Cole Casserole is back for a ten year reunion! Watch below as Jeffrey Self and Cole Escola return in 'The Barbara Collins Story'.

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Brooks Ashmanskas Sings a Hilarious Broadway Med Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Brooks Ashmanskas Sings a Hilarious Broadway Medley!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020

In 2005, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations 4: From Stage to Screen and Back Again- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Brooks Ashmanskas sings and incredible medley!


Brooks Ashmanskas Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brooks Ashmanskas been in?
Brooks Ashmanskas has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

How many West End shows has Brooks Ashmanskas been in?
Brooks Ashmanskas has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Brooks Ashmanskas been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Prom , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Prom , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Prom , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Prom , Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for 1776 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me .

How many shows has Brooks Ashmanskas written?
Brooks Ashmanskas has written 1 shows including Lily (Composer/Lyricist).