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Derek Klena

 
Bio:
Derek Klena was most recently in Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill on Broadway. Prior to that, he played the same role in the world premiere production at A.R.T in Cambridge, MA. Previously, he starred as Dmitry in the stage adaptation of the animated movie Anastasia. Derek first broke onto the ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Derek Klena was most recently in Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill on Broadway. Prior to that, he played the same role in the world premiere production at A.R.T in Cambridge, MA. Previously, he starred as Dmitry in the stage adaptation of the animated movie Anastasia. Derek first broke onto the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Nick Healy
  [Boston]
World Premiere Production at American Repertory Theater, 2018
Nick Healy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Dmitry
  [Regional (US)]
Hartford Stage World Premiere Production, 2016
Dmitry
  [Regional (US)]
Delaware Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2015
Boogie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Michael Johnson
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2012
Tommy Ross
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Fiyero [Replacement]

Photos

Derek Klena and Ashley Loren Photo

Derek Klena and Ashley Loren

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05/12/2022
Derek Klena and Ashley Loren Photo

Derek Klena and Ashley Loren

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05/12/2022
Ian Stuart and Derek Klena Photo

Ian Stuart and Derek Klena

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04/25/2022
Derek Klena Photo

Derek Klena

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04/25/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Nick Healy

  [Boston]
World Premiere Production at American Repertory Theater, 2018
Nick Healy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Dmitry

  [Regional (US)]
Hartford Stage World Premiere Production, 2016
Dmitry

  [Regional (US)]
Delaware Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2015
Boogie

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Michael Johnson

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2012
Tommy Ross

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Fiyero [Replacement]

Derek Klena Biography

Derek Klena was most recently in Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill on Broadway. Prior to that, he played the same role in the world premiere production at A.R.T in Cambridge, MA. Previously, he starred as Dmitry in the stage adaptation of the animated movie Anastasia. Derek first broke onto the NYC theatre scene in the 2012 Off-Broadway revival of Carrie, where he was quickly noticed and scooped up by Oscar and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to originate the lead role of Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight. He then made his Broadway debut as Fiyero in 10th Anniversary Company of Wicked and followed that up by originating the role of Michael in Jason Robert Brown's The Bridges of Madison County. Derek has also made appearances on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Quantico," "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," "Blue Bloods," "Law and Order: SVU," and "Carrie Diaries."

Derek Klena Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill
 
- 2012 - Theatre Finalists
Derek Klena

Derek Klena News

WATCH: Lizzo Recreates Aaron Tveit's Viral 'El Tango De Roxanne' on TikTok Photo WATCH: Lizzo Recreates Aaron Tveit's Viral 'El Tango De Roxanne' on TikTok
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2022

Lizzo has taken to TikTok to recreate the viral clip of Aaron Tveit singing 'El Tango De Roxanne' in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. 

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Cancels May 14th and 15th Performances Due to Covid Within  Photo MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Cancels May 14th and 15th Performances Due to Covid Within Cast
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

Today and tomorrow's performances of Broadway's smash hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical have been cancelled. An Instagram story post from the show's official account broke the news. The notice reads, 'Due to positive COVID cases in the company, performances today and tomorrow of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway are cancelled.' 

Wake Up With BWW 5/13: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Sets Closing, FOR COLORED GIRLS... Extends, and Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/13: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Sets Closing, FOR COLORED GIRLS... Extends, and More
by - May 13, 2022

Today's top stories include Mrs. Doubtfire setting a closing date, which was announced last night. The show will play its final performance on May 29. In happier news, for colored girls... which was set to close May 22, has now been extended through June 5. Plus, a cast recording for A Strange Loop will be released next month, and more!

Photos: Derek Klena, Ashley Loren, and More Take Bows in MOULIN ROUGE! Photo Photos: Derek Klena, Ashley Loren, and More Take Bows in MOULIN ROUGE!
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Last night, Moulin Rouge! The Musical officially welcomed Ashley Loren as Satine, Derek Klena as Christian, Declan Bennett as The Duke of Monroth and Caleb Marshall-Villarreal as Santiago.

Jeremy Jordan Will Perform At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In August Photo Jeremy Jordan Will Perform At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In August
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Broadway star Jeremy Jordan will be performing a solo show live in London at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 29 August 2022.

Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CO Photo Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CONNECTION UNSTABLE On May 21st
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 27, 2022

Musical theater composer Scott Evan Davis will have a Triad Takeover on May 21st with original songs and a few musical friends.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 25, 2022

FUNNY GIRL opened last night, Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the star-studded red carpet arrivals. Check out the photos below!

See Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Tom Kitt & More at  Photo See Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Tom Kitt & More at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & Justin Guarini to Take Part in Fundraiser for Oscar H Photo Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & Justin Guarini to Take Part in Fundraiser for Oscar Hammerstein II's Historic Farm & Legacy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) is raising funds to purchase, restore, and preserve Highland Farm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Oscar Hammerstein II's former home and creative epicenter.

Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett & Caleb Marshall-Villarreal to Lead MOULIN  Photo Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett & Caleb Marshall-Villarreal to Lead MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2022

Ashley Loren, Tony Award nominee Derek Klena, Declan Bennett and Caleb Marshall-Villarreal will lead the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical beginning Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Derek Klena Videos

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Performs a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert VideoVIDEO: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Performs a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021

The cast recently assembled at the D’Angelico Guitars showroom in Manhattan to record a Tiny Desk (home) concert, to celebrate their long-awaited return to the stage.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

New cast members Heidi Blickenstaff and Morgan Dudley joined the cast of Jagged Little Pill on Good Morning America to perform a mashup of 'Thank U' and 'You Learn'.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop! VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2021

In celebration of the¬†R&H Goes Pop!¬†album drop this coming¬†Friday, March 26,¬†the video of¬†Ariana DeBose‚Äôs¬†pop-fueled reimagination of ‚ÄúShall We Dance?‚ÄĚ has been released.

VIDEO: Celia Rose Gooding, Elizabeth Stanley, and the Cast of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Perf VideoVIDEO: Celia Rose Gooding, Elizabeth Stanley, and the Cast of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Perform 'All I Really Want - Democracy Remix'
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2020

Cast members from Jagged Little Pill on Broadway reunited virtually to sing 'All I Really Want' in a performance they're calling the 'Democracy Remix.'

VIDEO: Dyllón Burnside to Sing 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' for R&H GOES POP VideoVIDEO: Dyllón Burnside to Sing 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' for R&H GOES POP!
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2020

Today The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization announced the next video in their YouTube series R&H Goes Pop! - At Home. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harta??s first professional collaboration, upcoming R&H Goes Pop! episodes will feature new performances from across the legendary duoa??s catalog.

Broadway Rewind: CARRIE Raises Her Blood-Curdling Voice Off-Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: CARRIE Raises Her Blood-Curdling Voice Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011, when Carrie returned to the off-Broadway stage with MCC. The reworked production opened March 1, 2011, with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Academy Award winning composer Michael Gore, and lyrics by Academy Award winning lyricist Dean Pitchford.

Broadway Rewind: DOGFIGHT Has Some Kinda Time Off-Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: DOGFIGHT Has Some Kinda Time Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when Dogfight opened off-Broadway. Dogfight is a musical with music and lyrics by Pasek & Paul and a book by Peter Duchan. It is an adaptation of Nancy Savoca's 1991 film Dogfight. The Second Stage Theatre production was directed by Joe Mantello, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, and starred Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez, Annaleigh Ashford, Josh Segarra and more.

Broadway Rewind: Journey to the Past with ANASTASIA at Broadway in Bryant Park! VideoBroadway Rewind: Journey to the Past with ANASTASIA at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 9, 2020

Today we flashback to 2017, when Anastasia took the stage at Bryant Park for the first time. Anastasia ran for 808 performances at the Broadhurst Theatre before closing in 2019. The cast included Christy Altomare in the title role, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Caroline O'Connor, Mary Beth Peil, and Ramin Karimloo.

Broadway Rewind: Fall Into Scenes from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in 2014 VideoBroadway Rewind: Fall Into Scenes from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in 2014
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, when The Bridges of Madison County was preparing for Broadway. The musical, written by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, played for 100 performances at the Gerald Schoennfeld Theatre. 


Derek Klena Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Derek Klena been in?
Derek Klena has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Derek Klena been in?
Derek Klena has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Derek Klena been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jagged Little Pill and Theatre Finalists () for .