David Alvarez

Birth Place: Montreal, Canada

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David Alvarez is a Canadian dancer and actor, mostly recognized for being one of the original Billys in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical.
Alvarez left theater to serve in the US Army. Following a service of two and a half years with the 25th Infantry Division he returned to Broadway, becoming a swing in a production of On the Town.
While attending Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in the fall of 2018, he was found by the casting director for Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, and on January 14, 2019, it was announced that Alvarez would be playing the role of Bernardo in this Spielberg's adaptation of the film.

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David Alvarez STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Ensemble [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Billy Elliot (Alternate)


David Alvarez Movies

[2021]West Side Story Bernardo


David Alvarez TV Shows

American Rust Isaac English

David Alvarez Awards and Nominations

Theatre World Awards - 2009 - Performance

David Alvarez, Billy Elliot

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Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Châtelet

For the 6th time since the beginning of the 80s, West Side Story, the Berstein-Sondheim Laurents masterpiece, was back in Paris for a limited run as part of a French tour before going to Sydney in April. In sync with the release of the Bradley Cooper biopic Maestro, it is great that younger generations are able to get a look at the real original thing.

Celebrity Interview Podcast ACTORS WITH ISSUES to Celebrate 200 Episodes Next Week

Celebrity Interview Podcast 'Actors With Issues' celebrates 200 episodes with insightful discussions and behind-the-scenes stories from the world of theater.

Gideon Glick to Lead Ballet Drama Series From Amy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino

Giden Glick, David Alvarez, and more will lead Étoile, a new ballet drama series from Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel writers' new series will also star Luke Kirby, Camille Cottin, Simon Callow, and Lou de Laâge. It has already received a two season order from Prime Video.

Have the Tony Awards Ever Made Exceptions to Their Rules?

This month, the reader question was: There's a lot of talk about Lea Michele's performance in Funny Girl, and how she won't be eligible for a Tony Award since the show opened last season. Is there any history of Tony Awards rules changes/exceptions in the past?

ACTORS WITH ISSUES Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes

The podcast explores celebrity guests' careers and the obstacles they've overcome through open, honest and casual conversation. What started as a passion project during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into a space for actors, rising and established, to share their victories, struggles and advice for their fellow artists.

The International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Award Winners Announced

The ICG Publicists (The International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600) today announced winners of its 59th Annual ICG Publicists Awards, returning live to The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Entertainment / Marvel Studios) won top honors, the Maxwell Weinberg Award for Motion Picture Publicity Campaign, presented by publicist Eileen Peterson (The Godfather: Part ll). 

VIDEO: Paul Tazewell Talks WEST SIDE STORY Costumes on TODAY

Paul Tazewell appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss his Oscar-nominated costumes for West Side Story. Tazewell discussed the role that costumes played in the film, working with Steven Spielberg on staying true to the costumes from the original film, and more. Watch the new interview now!

Rachel Zegler Invited to Present at the Oscars

Rachel Zegler has been invited to present at the Oscars. The 20-year-old is currently in London filming Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Snow White. Efforts are currently being made to rearrange the film's production schedule will be rearranged so Zegler can attend the ceremony. West Side Story is nominated for seven awards.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield & More to Present at 33rd PGA Awards

Notable Hollywood leaders who will take the stage to present throughout the evening include: Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Denis Villeneuve, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Casey Bloys, Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, Aunjanue Ellis, Jung Ho-yeon, Troy Kotsur, Linda Lavin, and David Alvarez.

Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image

 Museum of the Moving Image has announced See It Big: Sondheim, a ten-film series devoted to the celebrated composer, lyricist, author, artist, and all-around innovator Stephen Sondheim. When Sondheim died last November, he didn’t just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work—he had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

VÍDEO: Disfruta de 'América' de WEST SIDE STORY

La película musical dirigida por Steven Spielberg ya se puede ver en Disney+.

VIDEO: Watch Ariana DeBose Perform 'America' in New WEST SIDE STORY Music Video

Disney has released a new music video of Academy Award-nominee Ariana DeBose perform 'America' as Anita in Steven Spielberg's award-winning, critically-acclaimed 'West Side Story'. The film also stars Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, David Alvarez, and more.

WEST SIDE STORY ya está disponible en Disney+

La película musical dirigida por Steven Spielberg ya se puede ver en la plataforma digital.

Broadway Streaming Guide: March 2022 - Where to Watch WEST SIDE STORY & More New Releases!

What to streamThis March, Broadway fans will be treated with several new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film adaption of West Side Story to new episodes of Central Park, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Steven Spielberg Wanted to Cut 'I Feel Pretty' from WEST SIDE STORY

This week acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter, Tony Kushner, were on hand at Manhattan's DGA Theatre for a special screening of their film remake of West Side Story. See what they had to say!

WEST SIDE STORY Sets DVD, Blu-Ray & Digital Release

The release's bonus features will include all-new footage of director Steven Spielberg at work in documentary filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau’s revealing “The Stories of West Side Story.' The features will go behind the making of the musical numbers in the film. A tribute to Stephen Sondheim will also be included.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Discusses WEST SIDE STORY Oscar Nomination on THE VIEW

Ariana DeBose appeared on The View this morning to discuss her Oscar-nominated performance in West Side Story. DeBose also discusses the advice she received from Rita Moreno, hosting Saturday Night Live, and where she was when she found out she was nominated for an Oscar. Watch the new interview now!

'Expanded' WEST SIDE STORY in Philippine Cinemas, Feb. 16

On Valentine’s week, Steven Spielberg’s first full-length musical film, 'West Side Story,' which recently been nominated for seven Oscar Awards, including this year’s 'Best Picture,' finally screens in Philippine cinemas starting February 16.

WEST SIDE STORY estará disponible en Disney+ desde el 2 de marzo

Ayer la película musical dirigida por Steven Spielberg recibió 7 nominaciones a los Premios de la Academia® incluyendo Mejor Película, Mejor Director y Mejor Actriz de Reparto (Ariana DeBose).

WEST SIDE STORY Sets Disney+ Streaming Date

Steven Spielberg’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed “West Side Story,” has announced that it will be coming to Disney+. In addition, the ABC one-hour special “Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20’” is available to stream on Disney+ now. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, and more.

David Alvarez FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

David Alvarez has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

David Alvarez has not appeared in the West End.

David Alvarez has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Best Leading Actor in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for his role in "Billy Elliot," Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "Billy Elliot," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Billy Elliot, The Musical."

David Alvarez has won several awards for his performances in the Broadway musical Billy Elliot. He received the Best Leading Actor in a Musical award from the BroadwayWorld Awards for his role in Billy Elliot. Alvarez also won the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his outstanding performance in the same show. Additionally, he was honored with the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical award at the Tony Awards for his portrayal of Billy Elliot in the musical.

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