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Evan Ruggiero

 
Bio:
Evan Ruggiero began dancing at the age of five in his hometown studio and by age ten, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Upon entering his sophomore year at Montclair State University while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Evan was suddenly diagnosed with ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Evan Ruggiero began dancing at the age of five in his hometown studio and by age ten, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Upon entering his sophomore year at Montclair State University while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Evan was suddenly diagnosed with ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Out of the Box Theatrics Return Engagement, 2021
Danny
  [Immersive]
Out of the Box Theatrics Site Specific Production, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
The Cell Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Barn Production, 2017
Performer

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Jade Jones and Evan Ruggiero  Photo

Jade Jones and Evan Ruggiero

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Evan Ruggiero

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11/16/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Out of the Box Theatrics Return Engagement, 2021
Danny

  [Immersive]
Out of the Box Theatrics Site Specific Production, 2019
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
The Cell Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Barn Production, 2017
Performer

Evan Ruggiero Biography

Evan Ruggiero began dancing at the age of five in his hometown studio and by age ten, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Upon entering his sophomore year at Montclair State University while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Evan was suddenly diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer of the right leg. Enduring nine surgeries in a six-month period in an effort to save the leg, the cancer returned more aggressively than the original diagnosis. He was faced with the ultimate decision of amputation in order to stop the cancer and save his life, as well as undergoing chemotherapy for sixteen months. Eighteen months after the amputation, and only two days after receiving his "peg-leg," Evan was tapping again. In 2018 he received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Actor, a Chita Rivera Award Nomination for Best Dancer, and was awarded a Clive Barnes Award in Theatre for his portrayal of Tom Jones in NYC's off-Broadway hit Bastard Jones.

Evan Ruggiero Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Evan Ruggiero, Bastard Jones

Evan Ruggiero News

Interview: BroadwayCon 2022 Promises Stars, Shows, and Safety Standards- Go Inside th Photo Interview: BroadwayCon 2022 Promises Stars, Shows, and Safety Standards- Go Inside the Con's Live, In-Person Return!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 3, 2022

BroadwayCon, the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway returns July 8-10, 2022 at the Manhattan Center & The New Yorker Hotel, this year's BroadwayCon marks the convention's first in-person gathering in two years, bringing theatre fans closer than ever to some of Broadway's newest and most exciting shows.

Hillary Clinton to Moderate BroadwayCon Panel Featuring Vanessa Williams, Julie White Photo Hillary Clinton to Moderate BroadwayCon Panel Featuring Vanessa Williams, Julie White & LaChanze
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2022

Hillary Clinton will be moderating a BroadwayCon panel with legendary women of Broadway! The panel will feature LaChanze, Julie White, and Vanessa Williams, and take place on Friday, July 8 at 1 PM. 

CAMELOT Star Shereen Pimentel Takes Over Instagram Today! Photo CAMELOT Star Shereen Pimentel Takes Over Instagram Today!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2022

The Muny is presenting Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, running through June 28. Tomorrow afternoon, the show's star Shereen Pimentel, who plays the role of Guenevere in the musical will take you on a journey back in time and behind the scenes of the production!

Exclusive: First Look at Shereen Pimentel, Robert Petkoff & More in The Muny's CAMELO Photo Exclusive: First Look at Shereen Pimentel, Robert Petkoff & More in The Muny's CAMELOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2022

The Muny is presenting Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, running through June 28. The cast features Robert Petkoff (Arthur/Reveler), Ta'Nika Gibson (Guenevere/Reveler), Brandon Chu (Lancelot/Reveler), Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), and more. Get a first look at photos and video here!

Shereen Pimentel and More Join CAMELOT at the Muny Photo Shereen Pimentel and More Join CAMELOT at the Muny
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022

Joining the previously announced principal cast is Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), Daryl Tofa (Sir Lionel/Reveler), Sarah Quinn Taylor (Sir Sagramore/Reveler), Riley Carter Adams (Tom of Warwick/Reveler), and Barrett Riggins (Mordred/Squire Dap/Reveler).

BroadwayCon Unveils Lineup Featuring BEETLEJUICE, SIX, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More! Photo BroadwayCon Unveils Lineup Featuring BEETLEJUICE, SIX, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022

BroadwayCon, the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway, today announced the programming lineup, featuring performances and appearances from some of Broadway's biggest shows and influential names in theater. 

Return Engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Jade Jones & Evan Ruggiero Announced f Photo Return Engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Jade Jones & Evan Ruggiero Announced for Olney Theatre 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Olney Theatre Center announced its 84th season today, unveiling plans for seven theatrical productions that will serve as the tentpoles for an increasingly diverse slate of cultural offerings.

JCC of Metro Detroit's Opening the Doors Program Presents CHANGING THE NORM: CELEBRAT Photo JCC of Metro Detroit's Opening the Doors Program Presents CHANGING THE NORM: CELEBRATING THE BEAUTY OF DIFFERENT ABILITIES
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2022

As part of JDAIM 2022 programming (Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month) The Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit's Opening the Doors Program will present the virtual event Changing The Norm ‚Äď Celebrating the Beauty of Different Abilities on Monday, February 28th at 7:00pm ET.

Marcia Milgrom Dodge & Evan Ruggiero to Take Part in CHANGING THE NORM Photo Marcia Milgrom Dodge & Evan Ruggiero to Take Part in CHANGING THE NORM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022

As part of JDAIM 2022 programming (Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month)¬†The Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit's Opening the Doors Program¬†will present the virtual event¬†Changing The Norm ‚Äď Celebrating the Beauty of Different Abilities¬†on Monday, February 28th at 7:00pm ET.

Video: Jade Jones Performs 'Home' in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Onley Theatre Center Photo Video: Jade Jones Performs 'Home' in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Onley Theatre Center
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2021

Resuming its tradition of big, family musicals for the holidays, Olney Theatre Center is presenting Disney's Beauty and the Beast. See the show's star Jade Jones below performing the song, 'Home.'

Evan Ruggiero Videos

Exclusive: First Look at Shereen Pimentel, Robert Petkoff & More in The Muny's CAMELO VideoExclusive: First Look at Shereen Pimentel, Robert Petkoff & More in The Muny's CAMELOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2022

The Muny is presenting Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, running through June 28. The cast features Robert Petkoff (Arthur/Reveler), Ta'Nika Gibson (Guenevere/Reveler), Brandon Chu (Lancelot/Reveler), Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), and more. Get a first look at photos and video here!

BWW Exclusive: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Olney Theatre Center VideoBWW Exclusive: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Olney Theatre Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2021

Get a first look at Olney Theatre Center's Beauty and the Beast (November 5, 2021 - January 2, 2022). Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who wowed Olney audiences with her Helen Hayes Award-nominated production of Once, this Broadway hit gets a fresh perspective with two performers who challenge our expectations of a Disney Princess and her Prince.

Living Room Concerts: Evan Ruggiero Sings BABY! VideoLiving Room Concerts: Evan Ruggiero Sings BABY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020

For today's performance we've got  Evan Ruggiero!

BWW Exclusive: Ali Stroker Talks OKLAHOMA! in the New Series ABLE VideoBWW Exclusive: Ali Stroker Talks OKLAHOMA! in the New Series ABLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2019

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive video of Oklahoma! star Ali Stroker talking about what its like to play Ado Annie in a wheelchair in ABLE: a series!


Evan Ruggiero Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Evan Ruggiero been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bastard Jones .