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Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor, film producer, and director who made his Broadway debut in 2018 directed by Trip Cullman and co-starring Michael Cera, Brian Tyree Henry, and Bel Powley. Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theatre.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theatre, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is former U.S. Representative Mike Capuano. Chris's father is of half German and half Welsh/English/Scottish ancestry, while Chris's mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent. He has an older sister, Carly Evans, and two younger siblings, a brother named Scott Evans, who is also an actor, and a sister named Shana Evans.

The family moved to suburban Sudbury when he was 11 years-old. Bitten by the acting bug in the first grade because his older sister, Carly, started performing, Evans followed suit and began appearing in school plays. While at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, his drama teacher cited his performance as "Leontes" in "The Winter's Tale" as exemplary of his skill. After more plays and regional theatre, he moved to New York and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

On the advice of friends, he landed an internship at a casting office and befriended a couple of the agents he regularly communicated with - one of whom later took him on as a client. The screen - not the stage - then became his focus; Evans soon began auditioning for feature films and television series. Evans made one of his first appearances on The Fugitive (2000) (CBS, 2000-2001), a remake of the 1960s series and feature film starring Harrison Ford. In the episode "Guilt", Evans played the son of a small-town sheriff who tries to exact revenge after Dr. Richard Kimble - incognito as a liquor store owner - refuses to sell him and his friends alcohol. After small roles in Cherry Falls (2000) and The Newcomers (2000) - two unknown low-budget features - Evans appeared in Boston Public (2000) (Fox, 2000-2004) as a murder suspect. He then appeared in his first major feature, Not Another Teen Movie (2001), a spoof on teen comedies wherein he played a jock who makes a bet that he can turn an unpopular and unkempt girl (Chyler Leigh) into prom queen.

In 2004, Evans grabbed the lead in the kidnapping thriller, Cellular (2004), a suspenseful B movie with a cheesy gimmick - a random wrong number on his cell phone forces him into a high-stakes race to save an unknown woman's life. Despite an unassuming performance from Evans and Kim Basinger as the damsel in distress, Cellular (2004) failed to break any box office records or please a wide majority of critics. Evans then prepared himself for super stardom when he signed on to play Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (2005), 20th Century Fox's long-awaited adaptation of the Marvel comic. Although the film was wildly uneven and disappointing, Evans nearly stole the show with his energetic, unfettered performance. In that year itself, Chris was noticed by critics and made it into magazine and Internet countdowns, scoring himself a third position of the hot body countdown from and #18 on E! Television's 2006 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.

The year 2007 also proved to be one successful year for Chris, as he had two movies released around the world that same year, starting with the second installment of the Marvel franchise Fantastic Four. Chris received positive reviews for his performance. The Nanny Diaries (2007), where Evans played Harvard Hottie, showed his sensitive. The year 2008 saw Chris Evans' part of the movie Street Kings (2008), playing the character Detective Paul Diskant. The movie is about police officers trying to cover up their wrongdoings and audiences got to see a serious side of Chris. In the same year, Chris also worked on the movie The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008).

In 2010, Evans signed on for a multi-film deal with Marvel, playing the role of Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.

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Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award

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Lena Hall, Gabby Beans, Talia Ryder, and More Join Ethan Coen Comedy HONEY DON'T!

Ethan Coen's new comedy is set to feature a strong ensemble, with several Broadway alums. According to Deadline, Jacnier, Gabby Beans, Talia Ryder, Lena Hall, and more will appear in Honey Don't, the upcoming comedy from Ethan Coen. These actors join the previously announced Margaret Qualley, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Evans, who will lead the film.

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The complete cast has been revealed for the American premiere of The Welkin, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Sarah Benson at Atlantic Theater Company. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

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With Jeremy Strong making his Broadway return in An Enemy of the People this season, BroadwayWorld is exploring some of the others stars of the iconic series Succession, who have ties to the stage.

Review: HAIRSPRAY at Stifel Theatre

What did our critic think of HAIRSPRAY at Stifel Theatre?The current national tour of HAIRSRAY is visiting The Stifel Theatre in St. Louis with two performances on February 8th and 9th. This production is led by St. Louisan Caroline Eiseman with an effervescent performance as the optimistic Tracy Turnblad. HAIRSPRAY continues to fill houses across the country 22 years after it premiered on Broadway.  

SUCCESSION's Nicholas Braun to Star in LOBBY HERO in the West End

Succession's Nicholas Braun will star in Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero in the West End. 

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Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present its 2024 season debut with the world premiere of Leni's Last Lament, a new play that took three top honors at the one-night-only presentation at United Solo Festival in March 2023.

Previews: CINEMA ON ICE at Palm Springs Cultural Center

Deserted Films returns to the Historic Camelot Theatre (at the Palm Springs Cultural Center) Jan 21 - Feb 25 for a fun, winter-themed film series on the big screen culminating in a special screening of Dr. Zhivago (1965)… the first film to screen at the Camelot when it opened!  


​​​​​​​Tom Hiddleston: A talented actor known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having won numerous awards including the Golden Globe. His notable works include the 'Avengers' series, 'Kong: Skull Island,' dramas like 'Loki' and 'The Night Manager.' He visited Japan for the Tokyo Comic Con 2023, held from December 8 for three days. 'Tokyo Comic Con' is a pop culture festival that provides opportunities for communication with celebrities and exhibits props used in movies. Here, we bring you the highlights of the talk show that Tom participated in during the event.

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Pittsburgh Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Pittsburgh Awards; HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, PUFFS, Geyer Performing Arts Center & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh Awards; HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, PUFFS, Geyer Performing Arts Center & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Disney100 Documentary to Feature Julie Andrews, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel & More

“Disney 100: A Century of Dreams – A Special Edition of 20/20,” the documentary special event commemorating the 100th anniversary of Disney, will feature interviews with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel, Elton John, Alan Menken, Katy Perry, Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, Ariana DeBose, and more.

BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh Awards December 5th Standings; HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Photos: Brooklyn Botanic Garden's LIGHTSCAPE Opens to the Public

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) officially opened Lightscape, the stunning, mile-long illuminated trail on Friday, November 17. Returning for its third year in Brooklyn and featuring one million-plus lights in immersive installations across the Garden, Lightscape has fast become the city’s contemporary classic for the holidays, offering an imaginative, joyful spin on winter tradition. Check out photos here!

Review: LOBBY HERO at Penfield Players

What did our critic think of LOBBY HERO at Penfield Players?

Boston International Kids Film Festival to Return in November

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Chris Evans Wants to Come Back to Broadway

During a panel interview at New York Comic Con, Chris Evans expressed his desire to return to Broadway as soon as next year.

Broadway Streaming Guide: October 2023 - Where to Watch THE GILDED AGE Season Two & More

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Kate Rockwell, Ryann Redmond, Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper & More to Lead FEMALE TROUBLES Industry Readings

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How many Broadway shows has Chris Evans been in?

Chris Evans has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Chris Evans been in?

Chris Evans has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Chris Evans been nominated for?

Chris Evans has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his performance in Lobby Hero.

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