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Ian Knauer

 
Bio:
Broadway: Dames at Sea; Mamma Mia!; By Jeeves; State Fair. West End: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre). Six shows at Encores! Ten national/international tours. Film: The Program, Kon-Tiki, D'Ora, Coincidence, By Jeeves. More than 60 roles Off-Broadway and regionally. Numerous concerts and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Dames at Sea; Mamma Mia!; By Jeeves; State Fair. West End: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre). Six shows at Encores! Ten national/international tours. Film: The Program, Kon-Tiki, D'Ora, Coincidence, By Jeeves. More than 60 roles Off-Broadway and regionally. Numerous concerts and ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer (Swing)
  [West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2014
Ensemble
  [Pittsburgh, PA (Regional)]
Pittsburgh CLO Revival, 2006
Billy Lawlor
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Benefit Concert, 2005
Ensemble
Performer
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2005
Policeman
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2004
Ensemble
Psychoanalyst
Policeman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Harold "Stinker" Pinker
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Singing Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Prof. Plum
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1996
A Fairtone
Ensemble
Wayne Frake (Understudy)
  [College/University (US)]
World Premiere, 1989
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2001]
Dance Captain

Ian Knauer Biography

Broadway: Dames at Sea; Mamma Mia!; By Jeeves; State Fair. West End: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre). Six shows at Encores! Ten national/international tours. Film: The Program, Kon-Tiki, D'Ora, Coincidence, By Jeeves. More than 60 roles Off-Broadway and regionally. Numerous concerts and recordings. Graduate of the University of Michigan. @TheIanKnauer





Ian Knauer News

Reimagined KINKY BOOTS to Feature New Cyndi Lauper Song at Buck's County Playhouse Photo Reimagined KINKY BOOTS to Feature New Cyndi Lauper Song at Buck's County Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Bucks County Playhouse continues its homecoming season with an all-new production of the high-energy, Tony-winning musical sensation, ‚ÄúKinky Boots.‚ÄĚ

BWW Review: BWW Critic's Choices: Best in Maine 2019 Photo BWW Review: BWW Critic's Choices: Best in Maine 2019
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Nov 26, 2019

As evidenced by the breadth of nominations for Broadway World's Annual Audience Choice Awards, Maine's theatrical landscape seems to grow and flourish with each new season. For a state as remote as we are, we boast two prestigious regional theatres now in their second half centuries a?" Maine State Music Theatre and Ogunquit Playhouse a?" which are leaders on the national regional scene and which have become destinations for travellers from far flung places. Add to these an array of countless other companies of every size and philosophic bent, and you have a colorful, rich artistic arena that grows more interesting each year. I am privileged to get to sample these performances as Broadway World's Maine editor and to be able to compare many of them favorably with shows I see across the country, in New York and London. These are my personal choices of the best in Maine for 2019, grouped by theatre company and show.

Antoine L. Smith, Ian Knauer, Shonica Gooden Join BAC Benefit For Matsiko World Orpha Photo Antoine L. Smith, Ian Knauer, Shonica Gooden Join BAC Benefit For Matsiko World Orphan Choir
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2019

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents the 2019 Cabaret Benefit for the Matsiko World Orphan Choir hosted by Broadway's Bronson Norris Murphy (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm).

Bronson Norris Murphy Hosts Broadway Artists Connection Benefit For Matsiko World Orp Photo Bronson Norris Murphy Hosts Broadway Artists Connection Benefit For Matsiko World Orphan Choir
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2019

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents the 2019 Cabaret Benefit for the Matsiko World Orphan Choir hosted by Broadway's Bronson Norris Murphy (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm).

BWW Interview: Enchanting the Young at Heart: MSMT Panel Examines the Enduring Appeal Photo BWW Interview: Enchanting the Young at Heart: MSMT Panel Examines the Enduring Appeal of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Aug 15, 2019

a?oeFor nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young in Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashiona??..a?? These words from L. Frank Baum dance across the screen during the overture of MSMT's stunning new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, reminding the audience of the perennial appeal of this beloved story. And as the curtain goes up, the audience is treated to arguably the largest, most lavish production in MSMT history with a cast of fifty (that includes twenty children and a dog), dazzling technical elements, staging and choreography to blow one away, and performances to melt the heart. a?oea??When I saw Marc Robin's production at the Fulton in 2016, I said, a?oeWe have to do this at MSMT. THE WIZARD OF OZ had not been on this stage since 1961, and it was time to give it a new life,a?? says Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. Clark is one of the large panel, which also includes Marc Robin, Travis M. Grant, Carolyn Anne Miller, Susan Cella, Ian Knauer, and David Girolmo, who have come together in conversation with BWW's Maine Editor Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold in MSMT and BWW's final season collaboration of PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN at the Curtis Memorial Library on August 14th.

BWW Review: The Magic of OZ; The Miracle of MSMT Photo BWW Review: The Magic of OZ; The Miracle of MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Aug 9, 2019

To stage the beloved cultural icon that is THE WIZARD OF OZ offers any theatre company a herculean challenge: one which requires stretching the imagination to the limits to create a universe where reality is redefined and fantasy is fulfilled. In short, it demands stunning stagecraft and brilliant artistic vision. And it is just that kind of theatrical magic which Maine State Music Theatre's new production co- directed by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark boldly and beautifully realizes.

BWW Interview: The Courage Within: David Girolmo in OZ Photo BWW Interview: The Courage Within: David Girolmo in OZ
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Aug 5, 2019

a?oeIn the musical they all learn that the thing they believe is missing is already inside of them. We all have within us everything we think we are deficient in a?" everything we need to become the person we are supposed to be.a?? Actor David Girolmo is speaking of the lesson his character, the Cowardly Lion, learns in the stage version of L. Frank Baum's iconic classic THE WIZARD OF OZ, which runs from August 7-24 in a spectacularly fantastical production co-directed by narc Robin and Curt Dale Clark at Maine State Music Theatre.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE Returns Monday March 4th Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE Returns Monday March 4th
by Julie Musbach - Feb 26, 2019

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to be held on Monday, March 4th at The Green Room 42.

Understudies From KINKY BOOTS, WAITRESS and More Announced for AT THIS PERFORMANCE..  Photo Understudies From KINKY BOOTS, WAITRESS and More Announced for AT THIS PERFORMANCE.. At The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, December 17th at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. 

Photo Coverage: Inside the 10th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES, Hosted By Danny Burstein, Wi Photo Photo Coverage: Inside the 10th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES, Hosted By Danny Burstein, With Performance by Nicolette Robinson
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2018

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) presented the tenth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St).

Ian Knauer Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: ANASTASIA Cast Takes a Journey to Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: ANASTASIA Cast Takes a Journey to Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Nov 28, 2017

Home. Love. Family. These words resonant loudly as we all awaken from our Thanksgiving food comas. Home, love, family also ANASTASIA!

BWW TV: DAME SAT SEA Enters Final Three Weeks of Performances; Watch New Clip of 'Choo Choo Honeymoon'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2015

DAMES AT SEA will play its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street), Sunday January 3, 2016, at 3pm. DAMES AT SEA will have played 32 preview and 85 regular performances, having opened Thursday, October 22, 2015. Below, check out a new clip of Danny Gardner and Mara Davi performing 'Choo Choo Honeymoon.'

BWW TV: Can All Broadway Stars Tap? Find Out on the DAMES AT SEA Red Carpet!
by TV - Red Carpets - Oct 23, 2015

The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), just last night, October 22, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. We asked last night's celebrities if they could ever make it in a tap musical.  Find out who knows the difference between a time step and a buffalo below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Six Show-Stoppers of DAMES AT SEA on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 26, 2015

The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), just last week, on October 22, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out interviews with the full company below!

BWW TV: Broadway Star Tar! Watch a New Clip from DAMES AT SEA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 22, 2015

The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opens at Broadway's Helen HayesTheater (240 W 44th Street), tonight, October 22, 2015, at 6:30pm. In celebration of the big night, we're bringing you a new clip of the cast performing the big 11 o'clock number- 'Star Tar.'

BWW TV: Good Times Are Here to Stay! Watch Highlights from DAMES AT SEA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2015

DAMES AT SEA set sail at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street), on September 24, 2015, and opens tomorrow, October 22, 2015. Below, check out a first look at the cast in action!


Ian Knauer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ian Knauer been in?
Ian Knauer has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Ian Knauer been in?
Ian Knauer has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Ian Knauer's first West End show?
Ian Knauer's first West End show was Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which opened in 2014