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David Alvarez

 
Birth Place:
Montreal, Canada
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Montreal, Canada

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Billy Elliot (Alternate)

David Alvarez Movies

West Side Story
 
[2021]
Bernardo

David Alvarez TV Shows

American Rust
 
[2021]
Isaac English

David Alvarez Biography

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.

David Alvarez Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical Gold Star
David Alvarez, Billy Elliot
 
Theatre World Awards - 2009 - Performance Gold Star
David Alvarez, Billy Elliot
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
David Alvarez, Billy Elliot, The Musical

David Alvarez News

Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max Photo Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max
by Michael Major - Dec 31, 2022

HBO Max offers a collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia's catalog and a roster of new Max Originals. Among those include an impressive lineup of muscials, plays, and films that theater lovers will enjoy. From Dear Evan Hansen to West Side Story to Cats, check out what Broadway lovers can stream on HBO Max now!

ACTORS WITH ISSUES Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes Photo ACTORS WITH ISSUES Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 3, 2022

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 Photo The International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Award Winners Announced
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022

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 Photo VIDEO: Paul Tazewell Talks WEST SIDE STORY Costumes on TODAY
by Michael Major - Mar 24, 2022

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 Photo Rachel Zegler Invited to Present at the Oscars
by Michael Major - Mar 22, 2022

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 Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield & More to Present at 33rd PGA Awards
by Michael Major - Mar 17, 2022

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 Photo Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

¬†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‚Äôt just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work‚ÄĒhe had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

Broadway Streaming Guide: March 2022 - Where to Watch WEST SIDE STORY & More New Rele Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: March 2022 - Where to Watch WEST SIDE STORY & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Mar 5, 2022

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!

V√ćDEO: Disfruta de 'Am√©rica' de WEST SIDE STORY Photo V√ćDEO: Disfruta de 'Am√©rica' de WEST SIDE STORY
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Mar 3, 2022

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 Photo VIDEO: Watch Ariana DeBose Perform 'America' in New WEST SIDE STORY Music Video
by Michael Major - Mar 2, 2022

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.

David Alvarez Videos

VIDEO: Paul Tazewell Talks WEST SIDE STORY Costumes on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Paul Tazewell Talks WEST SIDE STORY Costumes on TODAY

by Michael Major - Mar 24, 2022

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!

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

by Michael Major - Mar 2, 2022

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.

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

by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

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!

VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Sings 'America' in Scoring Session Featurette Videoplay
VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Sings 'America' in Scoring Session Featurette

by Michael Major - Feb 1, 2022

A new West Side Story featurette has revealed a look inside a scoring session for the film, featuring Ariana DeBose and the cast of the film singing 'America.' The the new video also features appearances from Rita Moreno, Steven Spielberg, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, and more. Watch the new featurette now!

VIDEO: Rachel Zegler & Andrew Garfield Interview Each Other for Variety's Actors on A Videoplay
VIDEO: Rachel Zegler & Andrew Garfield Interview Each Other for Variety's Actors on Actors Series

by Michael Major - Jan 31, 2022

On the latest episode of Variety's Actors on Actors series, Rachel Zegler and Andrew Garfield sat down to discuss their performances in West Side Story and tick, tick...BOOM! The pair also discussed Garfield's appearace in the recent Spider-Man film, Zegler being cast as Snow White in Disney's upcoming remake, their beginnings in theatre, and more.

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from¬†Steven Spielberg‚Äôs ‚ÄúWest Side Story‚Ä̬†featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Emmy Award¬ģ¬†winning costume designer,¬†Paul Tazewell,¬†has been released.

VIDEO: Tony Kushner Talks WEST SIDE STORY, Working With Steven Spielberg, and More Videoplay
VIDEO: Tony Kushner Talks WEST SIDE STORY, Working With Steven Spielberg, and More

by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

Tony Kushner recently chatted with Gold Derby editor Christopher Rosen about the film adaptation of West Side Story in an all new interview.

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg & Janusz KamiŇĄski Discuss WEST SIDE STORY Cinematography Videoplay
VIDEO: Steven Spielberg & Janusz KamiŇĄski Discuss WEST SIDE STORY Cinematography

by Michael Major - Dec 28, 2021

Steven Spielberg and¬†Janusz KamiŇĄski go behind the scenes of West Side Story, discussing the film's award-winning cinematography.¬†West Side Story recently won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography. The video features behind-the-scenes looks at 'America,' 'The Rumble,' 'Maria,' and 'Tonight.'

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Audra McDonald & WEST SIDE STORY on THE LATE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Audra McDonald & WEST SIDE STORY on THE LATE LATE SHOW

by Michael Major - Dec 20, 2021

Ariana DeBose appeared on the Late Late Show With James Corden to discuss her Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award-nominated performance in West Side Story. In the interview, DeBose discusses Audra McDonald stopping her in the airport after finding out about her award nominations. Watch the segment, also featuring RuPaul, now!

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks Mike Faist as Riff In WEST SIDE STORY Videoplay
VIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks Mike Faist as Riff In WEST SIDE STORY

by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

Steven Spielberg spoke on casting Mike First as Riff in this new adaption of West Side Story in the new 'Steven on Mike' featurette. The film also stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, Brian D'Arcy James, and more.


David Alvarez Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Alvarez been in?
David Alvarez has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has David Alvarez been in?
David Alvarez has not appeared in the West End

What awards has David Alvarez been nominated for?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Billy Elliot Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Billy Elliot and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical .

What awards has David Alvarez won?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Billy Elliot Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Billy Elliotand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical.