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George Abud

 
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI
Bio:
George Abud is a Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Nerd Face in EMOJILAND (The Duke on 42nd; OOBC Recording). He is currently starring as Marinetti in the new musical LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse directed by Rachel Chavkin. Broadway: THE BAND'S ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Detroit, MI

Bio:
George Abud is a Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Nerd Face in EMOJILAND (The Duke on 42nd; OOBC Recording). He is currently starring as Marinetti in the new musical LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse directed by Rachel Chavkin. Broadway: THE BAND'S ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2020
Nerd Face
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Musicals in Mufti Revival, 2019
Clare Quilty
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Clark
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Camal
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2016
Camal
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Karl
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2014
Charlie Townsend

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2017]
Violin
Oud
Darbuka

George Abud Biography

George Abud is a Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Nerd Face in EMOJILAND (The Duke on 42nd; OOBC Recording). He is currently starring as Marinetti in the new musical LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse directed by Rachel Chavkin. Broadway: THE BAND'S VISIT starring Katrina Lenk & Tony Shalhoub (Daytime Emmy Award, OBC Recording); THE VISIT starring Chita Rivera & Roger Rees (OBC Recording). Off-Broadway: THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI opposite Raúl Esparza, NATHAN THE WISE opposite F. Murray Abraham, PEER GYNT alongside Gabriel Ebert, and ALLEGRO directed by John Doyle (all for Classic Stage Company); THE BAND'S VISIT directed by David Cromer (Atlantic Theater Company); LOLITA, MY LOVE opposite Robert Sella (York Theatre Company). Regional: Lewis Chapman in AUGUST RUSH (Paramount Theatre); Charlie Davenport in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN directed by Sarna Lapine (Bay Street Theater); Puck in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Geva Theatre Center); Young Scrooge/Fred in EBENEZER SCROOGE'S CHRISTMAS SHOW directed by Gordon Greenberg (The Old Globe). International: THE NEW PRINCE alongside Barbara Walsh, Marc Kudisch, and Paulo Szot at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. He is a proud Arab-American artist.

George Abud Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
George Abud, Emojiland

George Abud News

Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh Join Cast of One-Night-Only IT'S A WONDERFUL  Photo Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh Join Cast of One-Night-Only IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2022

Transport Group has announced casting for its one-night-only performance of the Frank Capra holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, which takes place Monday, December 12, at 8pm, at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street.

Industry Reading of New Musical SHANGHAI SONATAS to Take Place This Week Photo Industry Reading of New Musical SHANGHAI SONATAS to Take Place This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

Memor NYC, Inc. will present a development reading of Shanghai Sonatas, a new musical with music by Sean (Xiang) Gao, lyrics by Joyce Hill Stoner and book by Alan Goodson. Chongren Fan will direct the by-invitation only development reading on Friday, October 28 at 3PM at Theater 555.

Review: LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse Is a Bold and Compelling Musical Portrait Photo Review: LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse Is a Bold and Compelling Musical Portrait
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 30, 2022

What did our critic think? LEMPICKA, the musical about artist Tamara de Lempicka is bold, dynamic, contemporary, and offers a compelling look at a unique artist as she learns about herself, art, and love.

Photos: First Look at Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman & More in the Pre-Broadway Production Photo Photos: First Look at Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman & More in the Pre-Broadway Production of LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

On the heels of its West Coast premiere, the pre-Broadway production of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released the very first production photos for the highly anticipated production. See the photos here!

Listen: George Abud Sings 'Perfection' From New Musical LEMPICKA Photo Listen: George Abud Sings 'Perfection' From New Musical LEMPICKA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released its second single, “Perfection” performed by George Abud with lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould, and orchestrations by Cian McCarthy. Listen here! 

George Abud, Victor E. Chan, Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman & More to Star in LEMPICKA at  Photo George Abud, Victor E. Chan, Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman & More to Star in LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its 2022/2023 season opener: Lempicka, book, lyrics and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Broadway’s Hadestown), running June 14 – July 24.

Bluegrass Musical JOHNNY & The DEVIL'S BOX Releases Concept Album Photo Bluegrass Musical JOHNNY & The DEVIL'S BOX Releases Concept Album
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022

After the Broadway shutdown in 2020, NYC based composer Douglas Waterbury-Tieman returned to Nashville, TN to dig into his musical roots. JOHNNY & the DEVIL'S BOX: The Concept Album is an exciting first look into the real and rustic world of his Broadway bound musical bearing the same name.

BWW Review: EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW at The Old Globe Photo BWW Review: EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 28, 2021

EBENEZER SCROOGE’S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW is the show for people that love the holidays but are looking for a more fizzy and fun take on a standard holiday classic.  This one-act gets a San Diego twist on Dicken’s classic story, playing through December 16th at The Old Glob

Photos: Check Out EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW Photo Photos: Check Out EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

It’s back! San Diego has another show in its Christmas stocking with this fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. All the traditional elements of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future—but with a comic local twist.

BWW Interview: Bill Buell talks about bringing EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRIS Photo BWW Interview: Bill Buell talks about bringing EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW to life at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 20, 2021

EBENEZER SCROOGE’S BIG SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS SHOW is back in town bringing a fast-paced, fun, and infused with local inspiration version of Dicken’s holiday tale to life.  Bill Buell who plays Scrooge talks about his history with the story, and the fun of bringing this reimagined story to the stage of The Old Globe through December 26th.

George Abud Videos

BWW TV: Check Out New Video Footage From EMOJILAND Videoplay
BWW TV: Check Out New Video Footage From EMOJILAND

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2020

Emojiland has released new video footage! Check it out below!

BWW TV: EMOJILAND Cast Smizes Through the Latest Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV: EMOJILAND Cast Smizes Through the Latest Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Jan 29, 2020

This past Thursday at Broadway Sessions we were joined by cast & band members from Emojiland and just had an absolute blast! Performers included Heather Makalani (Aladdin), George Abud (The Band's Visit), Lena Gabrielle (Emojiland Music Director), Jacob Dickey (Aladdin), Tanisha Moore (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory), Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line), Ann Harada (Avenue Q), Laura Schein (Co-Writer and Star of Emojiland) with guest performers Isabel Stein and Zach Herman.  

BWW TV: Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon & More Celebrate Opening Night of EMOJILAND! Videoplay
BWW TV: Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon & More Celebrate Opening Night of EMOJILAND!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 21, 2020

Emojiland has officially opened off-Broadway! The new musical will run through Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). What's the new show all about? 'We know what people are saying. We know that people hear 'Emojiland the Musical' and go... huh? We're kind of counting on that,' explains star Leslie Margherita. 'We want people to come and have their minds changed. I loved the message of this musical about being inclusive, and that people aren't what they are at their face value.'

VIDEO: Get A First Look at 1776 at The Muny! Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look at 1776 at The Muny!

by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of 1776, the third show of its second century - not on stage through July 3. Check out the video!

VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Begins Its Broadway Stay! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Begins Its Broadway Stay!

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2018

On this day in 2017, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, opened on Broadway!

VIDEO: Watch Tony Nominees Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub & the Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Tony Nominees Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub & the Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Perform for NPR's Tiny Desk Series!

by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018

The Band's Visit recently made a visit of their own to NPR's Tiny Desk series. Watch below as the cast and company perform music from the Tony-Award Nominated new musical!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of the Tony Nominated Hit THE BAND'S VISIT Perform On THE TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of the Tony Nominated Hit THE BAND'S VISIT Perform On THE TODAY SHOW

by Macon Prickett - May 1, 2018

Kicking The Today's Show 'Best of Broadway' week, actors Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk get the news live on TODAY that they have been Tony-nominated for the musical 'The Band's Visit,' along with the show itself. Watch the cast perform a song from the production, 'Answer Me.'

VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Stars Sing for Artists For World Peace Videoplay
VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Stars Sing for Artists For World Peace

by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2018

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, recently hosted its 7th annual Broadway event at The Cutting Room. The show was produced by Broadway's own Sharone Sayegh and Wendy Black-Nasta, the founder of AFWP. Among the performers were stars of the Broadway hit THE BAND'S VISIT. Watch below to see the cast sing for world peace!

VIDEO: David Yazbek Performs A Song From THE BAND'S VISIT at TEDxBroadway Videoplay
VIDEO: David Yazbek Performs A Song From THE BAND'S VISIT at TEDxBroadway

by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2018

This afternoon at TEDxBroadway, composer David Yazbek took to the stage to perform a number from his current hit Broadway musical, The Band's Visit. Check out the video below to see David put his own spin on 'Haled's Song About Love' for an excited crowd.

BWW TV Exclusive: David Yazbek and George Abud Bring the Sounds of THE BAND'S VISIT t Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: David Yazbek and George Abud Bring the Sounds of THE BAND'S VISIT to 54 Below!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2018

Watch below as Yazbeck and Abud bring the sounds of The Band's Visit to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage!


George Abud Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has George Abud been in?
George Abud has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has George Abud been in?
George Abud has not appeared in the West End

What awards has George Abud been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Emojiland .