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Gavin Lee

 
Date Of Birth:
October 15, 1971 (51)
Birth Place:
Woodbridge, ENGLAND
Bio:
Broadway: Thenadier in Les Miserables, Bert in Disney's Mary Poppins (Tony and Olivier nominations, Drama Desk and Theater World Awards). Other theater: Showboat (Carnegie Hall), Holiday Inn (World Premiere, Goodspeed), Mary Poppins (1st national tour). London's West End: Top Hat, Mary Poppins, ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: October 15, 1971 (51)

Birth Place: Woodbridge, ENGLAND

Bio:
Broadway: Thenadier in Les Miserables, Bert in Disney's Mary Poppins (Tony and Olivier nominations, Drama Desk and Theater World Awards). Other theater: Showboat (Carnegie Hall), Holiday Inn (World Premiere, Goodspeed), Mary Poppins (1st national tour). London's West End: Top Hat, Mary Poppins, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2020
Butler
  [Off-Broadway]
Madison Square Garden Production, 2018
The Grinch
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Squidward
  [Chicago]
World Premiere Chicago Production, 2016
Squidward Tentacles
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2012
Jerry Travers [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2009
Bert
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Bert
Bert [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2004
Bert
  [West End]
Lost Musicals Concert, 2001
Harry/Captain of the Guard
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2001
Richard
  [London Fringe]
World Premiere, 1997
Fantasy Man/Male Vocalist/Clune

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
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Gavin Lee Biography

Broadway: Thenadier in Les Miserables, Bert in Disney's Mary Poppins (Tony and Olivier nominations, Drama Desk and Theater World Awards). Other theater: Showboat (Carnegie Hall), Holiday Inn (World Premiere, Goodspeed), Mary Poppins (1st national tour). London's West End: Top Hat, Mary Poppins, Crazy For You, Peggy Sue Got Married, A Saint She Ain't, Me And My Girl, Oklahoma! and Contact. TV: Woodford in "White Collar" (season six), "Law and Order SVU," "The Good Wife."

Gavin Lee Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Gavin LeeMary Poppins
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Gavin Lee, Poppins
 
Theatre World Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Actor in a Musical
Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins

Gavin Lee News

Wake Up With BWW 10/20: Meet the Cast of SOME LIKE IT HOT, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/20: Meet the Cast of SOME LIKE IT HOT, and More!
by - Oct 20, 2022

Top stories include an update on Patti LuPone giving up her Equity Card, plus meet the cast of Some Like It Hot, casting announced for the North American premiere of Life of Pi, and more!

Ashley Blanchet, Graham Rowat, Analise Scarpaci, Gavin Lee & More to Star in THE SOUN Photo Ashley Blanchet, Graham Rowat, Analise Scarpaci, Gavin Lee & More to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Sound of Music, directed by Mark S. Hoebee. The production will feature Ashley Blanchet (Paper Mill’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Broadway’s Waitress) as Maria Rainer, and Graham Rowat (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, Sunset Boulevard) as Captain Georg von Trapp.

Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, The London Palladium Photo Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, The London Palladium
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 1, 2022

The tale as old as time returns to the West End. The 1991 animated film is doubtlessly one of the most beloved out of the Disney catalogue and saw a number of live-action films of varied quality developed over the years. Now, its musical adaptation takes over the Palladium in a grand spectacle directed and choreographed by Matt West. It’s big, it’s theatrical, it’s magical.

BWW Exclusive: Gavin Lee Discusses Creating His Squidward Costume on 'SpongeBob Binge Photo BWW Exclusive: Gavin Lee Discusses Creating His Squidward Costume on 'SpongeBob BingePants' Podcast
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

Gavin LeeGavin Lee and Danny Skinner joined Frankie Grande and Hector Navarro on a new episode of their SpongeBob BingePants podcast to discuss their time in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive snippet of Lee discussing his fake Squidward legs that he wore in the production.

VIDEO: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK & Ireland Tour Photo VIDEO: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK & Ireland Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Disney’s beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast - re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team - will come to London in Summer 2022, as part of its UK & Ireland Tour.

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Coming To The London Palladium This Summer Photo Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Coming To The London Palladium This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

Disney's beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast - re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team - will come to London in Summer 2022, as part of its UK & Ireland Tour.

Shaq Taylor to Join Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK Tour for Summer Season Photo Shaq Taylor to Join Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK Tour for Summer Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022

Disney's beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical¬†Beauty and the¬†Beast¬†- re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team ‚Äď will come to Birmingham in 2022, as part of the recently opened UK & Ireland Tour.

BroadwayWorld Stage Door Announces Expanded Services Including Meet & Greets, Classes Photo BroadwayWorld Stage Door Announces Expanded Services Including Meet & Greets, Classes, Career Advice & More!
by BWW Special - Jan 10, 2022

BroadwayWorld Stage Door, your one-stop shop for Broadway experiences and training in the comfort of your own home, announced today a lineup of new expanded services from our ensemble of Broadway talent.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for COMPANY's Opening Night! Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for COMPANY's Opening Night!
by Bruce Glikas - Dec 10, 2021

In comes Company! Just last night, the much anticipated revival of Company, starring Tony winner Katrina Lenk and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet!

Emmanuel Kojo Departs BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tour Following Allegations of 'Inappropria Photo Emmanuel Kojo Departs BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tour Following Allegations of 'Inappropriate Comments'
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021

Emmanuel Kojo has departed the touring production of Beauty and the Beast and is no longer represented by his agent.

Gavin Lee Videos

BWW Exclusive: Gavin Lee Discusses Creating His Squidward Costume on 'SpongeBob Binge Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Gavin Lee Discusses Creating His Squidward Costume on 'SpongeBob BingePants' Podcast

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

Gavin LeeGavin Lee and Danny Skinner joined Frankie Grande and Hector Navarro on a new episode of their SpongeBob BingePants podcast to discuss their time in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive snippet of Lee discussing his fake Squidward legs that he wore in the production.

VIDEO: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK & Ireland Tour Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK & Ireland Tour

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Disney’s beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast - re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team - will come to London in Summer 2022, as part of its UK & Ireland Tour.

Broadway Rewind: Welcome Christmas with DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Welcome Christmas with DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 24, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018, when Gavin Lee was stepping into the role of the Grinch on its 2018 tour, where it played the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Chicago Theatre, and more.

BWW TV: Kerry Butler, Gavin Lee, and More Gear Up for A VERY BRADY MUSICAL Benefit Re Videoplay
BWW TV: Kerry Butler, Gavin Lee, and More Gear Up for A VERY BRADY MUSICAL Benefit Reading

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2020

The musical will star Broadway performers Gavin Lee and Kerry Butler, along with a host of other stars.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MCP's Star-Studded JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR D Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MCP's Star-Studded JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Concert!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2020

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions presented a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Michael Arden (Stage Director) and Stephen Oremus (Music Director) lead this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 300 singers from across the United States, professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of MCP's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of MCP's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!

by TV - Press Previews - Feb 15, 2020

On Monday night, Manhattan Concert Productions will present a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Michael Arden (Stage Director) and Stephen Oremus (Music Director) lead this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 300 singers from across the United States, professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee, and More Perform at Epcot for International Fes Videoplay
VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee, and More Perform at Epcot for International Festival of the Arts

by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2020

On Saturday, January 25th, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida featured a special livestream presentation of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring performances by Broadway stars Alton Fitzgerald ('The Lion King'), Kissy Simmons ('The Lion King'), Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid') and Gavin Lee ('Mary Poppins').

VIDEO: Gavin Lee and Heidi Blickenstaff Perform at Epcot International Festival of th Videoplay
VIDEO: Gavin Lee and Heidi Blickenstaff Perform at Epcot International Festival of the Arts

by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2020

Disney World is presenting a Disney on Broadway concert series during Epcot International Festival of the Arts this month. The series kicked off this weekend and you can check out a video from Gavin Lee and Heidi Blickenstaff's performance!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Gavin Lee, Sierra Boggess & More in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Gavin Lee, Sierra Boggess & More in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit Concert

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2019

Earlier this week, The Actors Fund in association with Universal Theatrical Group and Margaret Styne presented a one-night only concert¬†of the holiday classic Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. The evening was directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Nathan Peck, based on original choreography by Marcos Santana. Grammy Award¬ģ and Emmy Award¬ģ-winner John McDaniel wrote new orchestrations for the score and served at the evening's music director, conducting a 28 piece on stage orchestra.

BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Goes Back to Bikini Bottom with  Ethan Slater and the Cast  Videoplay
BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Goes Back to Bikini Bottom with Ethan Slater and the Cast of SPONGEBOB!

by Ben Cameron - Dec 10, 2019

This past Thursday at Broadway Sessions we took a trip down memory lane to Bikini Bottom at our Spongebob Cast Reunion Show! It was a joy to have the gang all back together as we all reminisced and naturally, hilarity ensued. Our wonderful lineup included Lauralyn McClelland, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Danny Skinner & Ethan Slater, Robert Taylor Jr., Gavin Lee, Kelvin Moon Loh, Tina Landau, with special guests Marty Thomas, Finn Douglas, and Rising Star Catie Pires Fernandes. What a fun way to gear up for the HIGHLY anticipated Spongebob broadcast on Nickelodeon last week! 


Gavin Lee Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gavin Lee been in?
Gavin Lee has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Gavin Lee been in?
Gavin Lee has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Gavin Lee's first West End show?
Gavin Lee's first West End show was Peggy Sue Got Married which opened in 2001

What awards has Gavin Lee been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Mary Poppins , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Poppins , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mary Poppins , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mary Poppins Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mary Poppins and Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Mary Poppins .

What awards has Gavin Lee won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mary Poppinsand Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mary Poppins.