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Chameleonic actor Erik Liberman is known for originating roles in several productions on Broadway and off, including War Paint with Patti LuPone; The Band's Visit with Tony Shalhoub; Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz's The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Disney; and Harold Prince and Alfred Uhry's LoveMusik. Television work includes roles in Modern Family, Martin Scorsese Vinyl, as well as Unforgettable. Liberman has also performed with Tyne Daly in an concert of Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms, portrayed Groucho Marx at the Obama White House, and appeared opposite Harvey Fierstein in the Broadway tour of Fiddler on the Roof, later leading the show's all-star 50th anniversary concert at New York City's Town Hall.

Born in Coconut Grove, Florida, he made his television debut at age six. Mentored by Maureen Stapleton, Liberman became a YoungArts winner while a senior at New World School of the Arts. After high school, he trained at London's Complicité and National Theatre, where he came under the wing of Judi Dench. He received a grant to study physical theatre with master clown teacher Philippe Gaulier in Paris, and in Los Angeles, was the face of noted improv-and-sketch-comedy school The Groundlings. As a member of the Sundance Theatre Lab, he worked with actors including Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage, and Sally Field.

Liberman has received accolades including Helen Hayes, Ovation, and Garland Awards, in addition to winning the Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers. He has contributed to numerous books including a biography of Jayne Mansfield and, with his father, co-authored Wisdom From an Empty Mind and the just released Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living.

Legendary director-producer Harold Prince has said of him, "Erik is the real deal. Once you've seen him, you can't forget him," and Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue, described his work as "multifaceted, irreducible, and astonishing."

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Erik Liberman STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Charles Revson

Sailor

Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2016
Telephone Guy

[Chicago]
Goodman Theatre World Premiere Production, 2016
Charles Revson

Ensemble

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
U.S. Premiere La Jolla Playhouse Production, 2014
Clopin

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Motel

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2007
Handyman

Interviewer

Bertolt Brecht (Understudy)


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Singing Actors Awarded Three-Way Tie For First Place In Unprecedented Lenya Competition Result

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music announced the unprecedented awarding of three First Prizes in the 25th annual Lenya Competition.

LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION Celebrates 25th Anniversary, April 29

A gathering of stars and notables from the Broadway world will join together on Saturday 29 April to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Lotte Lenya Competition, the internationally renowned theatrical singing contest.

10 Videos That Have Us Ready For MUSEMATCH XIII: A TIME TO REVIVE at The Green Room 42

The Green Room 42 welcomes the MuseMatch organization to their stage for the thirteenth charity concert with a unique twist in creation.

BWW Review: IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE CELEBRATES THE UNDERAPPRECIATED MUSICALS OF HAL PRINCE at Feinstein's/54 Below Scores High Marks

The long-running series played two performances with a special focus on Hal Prince, and the theatrical legend would have been pleased.

PRONOUN SHOWDOWN Featuring Christy Altomare, Amber Ardolino & More at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week

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.

Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack & More Announced for October at Feinstein's/54 Below

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

Nik Walker, George Abud and Erik Liberman to Lead Online Broadway Intensive: The Leading Man

On  Saturday June 5th from 1pm-4pm EST, Hamilton, Motown and Ain’t Too Proud’s star Nik Walker, Daytime Emmy Award winner and Drama Desk nominee George Abud and award-winning actor, writer, and director Erik Liberman, will lead an online Broadway intensive for up-and-coming leading men.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 4- with Eva Noblezada, Christine Ebersole and More!

Today (March 4) in live streaming: Eva Noblezada visits Backstage Live, a Sophisticated Ladies Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

The Kurt Weill Foundation Responds To Pandemic With The Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook

The hardships COVID-19 have caused for songwriters and performers has prompted The Kurt Weill Foundation to provide financial support to participants chosen for the Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook, a new collection of sixteen contemporary theater songs by nineteen emerging writers.

Joel Grey to Appear as a Guest on BRIDGE TO BROADWAY

On Wednesday, October 21st at 1PM EST, Bridge To Broadway will return for a one-time live interview and interactive Q & A with Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe winner Joel Grey, with a percentage of net proceeds benefitting St. Jude's Research Hospital.

Broadway Rewind: Michael Arden and Company Bring THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME to the Stage!

Today we rewind to 2015, when the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame transferred to Paper Mill Playhouse. Featuring a score by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the production was directed by Scott Schwartz and starred Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renée, Andrew Samonsky and Erik Liberman.

Lea Salonga, Michael Cerveris, Jason Robert Brown, and More Join Bridge To Broadway

Joining Erik Liberman's Bridge to Broadway online training platform are Tony winners Lea Salonga, Michael Cerveris, Jason Robert Brown, and Ann Reinking, Emmy winner Ron Cephas Jones, casting director Bernard Telsey, showrunner Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl, Smash), and Wicked star Alexandra Billings.

Andrea Martin, Ben Vereen, Christine Ebersole and More Join BRIDGE TO BROADWAY

Adding to the starry line-up of master teachers on Erik Liberman's Bridge to Broadway online training platform are Tony winning actors Andrea Martin, Ben Vereen, and Christine Ebersole.

Alan Menken, Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein, and More Join BRIDGE TO BROADWAY Online Training Platform

On Monday, April 6th, the latest installment of Erik Liberman's Bridge to Broadway online training platform launches. Bridge matches theatre students and emerging artists around the world with Broadway luminaries, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting The Actors Fund.   

Stephanie J. Block, Donna Murphy, Laura Osnes, and More Build BRIDGE TO BROADWAY

Bridge to Broadway, an online training platform matches musical theatre up-and-comers with seasoned Broadway professionals. 

Brandon Uranowitz, Lilli Cooper, George Abud and More to Star in IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at Feinstein's/54 Below

If It Only Even Runs A Minute Celebrates The Underappreciated Musicals of Hal Prince is the 18th edition of the Bistro Award-winning series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated Broadway and off-Broadway musicals-and its first with a theme!

Broadway Stars To Sing SONGS FOR SOPHIE November 15

On Friday, November 15th, Marissa Lynn Studios and Paramus's Terrace at Biagios will present Songs for Sophie: A Broadway Gala for Autism in honor of soprano Sophie Karp. 

Photo Flash: George Salazar, Mj Rodriguez, Amber Riley & More Celebrate Opening Night of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Opening night of Little Shop of Horrors was celebrated last night at the Pasadena Playhouse. The production stars George Salazar as “Seymour Krelborn;” Mj Rodriguez as “Audrey;” Kevin Chamberlin, as “Mr. Mushnik;” Matthew Wilkas as “Orin Scrivello;” and Amber Riley as “Audrey ll.” 

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Bonnie Milligan and More to Perform in BENEFIT OF BROADWAY

On Monday, July 15th, EMC Fine Arts Studios and Teaneck's Debonair Music Hall will present a star-studded Benefit of Broadway to create scholarships for New Jersey students in need of support for performing arts training.

Broadway at the Cabaret: The Skivvies, Christine Ebersole, Natalie Weiss & More This Week!

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include:

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