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Karl Warden

 
Birth Place:
Ohio
Bio:
Karl is a former champion diver who competed for the University of Tennessee. He is the son of 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series Champion relief pitcher Jon Warden and National Champion Synchronized Swimmer Karol Warden. Now successfully working in the fields of Broadway, Film, TV and Choreography. ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Ohio

Bio:
Karl is a former champion diver who competed for the University of Tennessee. He is the son of 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series Champion relief pitcher Jon Warden and National Champion Synchronized Swimmer Karol Warden. Now successfully working in the fields of Broadway, Film, TV and Choreography. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2014
Performer (Understudy)
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2012
Performer
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2010
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2007
Daniel
  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2005
Frank

Karl Warden Biography

Karl is a former champion diver who competed for the University of Tennessee. He is the son of 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series Champion relief pitcher Jon Warden and National Champion Synchronized Swimmer Karol Warden. Now successfully working in the fields of Broadway, Film, TV and Choreography. He won the 2014 Craig Noel San Diego Critics Circle award for outstanding choreography for his all new production of Catch Me If You Can the Musical. As a performer he has performed in two award winning revivals of La Cage Aux Folles as Hanna and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying starring Nick Jonas as well as the star studded Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. His national tour credits include CATS (Macavity), CHICAGO, FOSSE starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Daniel) and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Karl also got to share the small screen with Carrie Underwood in NBC's The Sound Of Music LIVE and with Allison Williams and Christopher Walken in NBC's Peter Pan LIVE. On the big screen he's been in The Producers Movie alongside Uma Thurman and TED2's Fred & Ginger inspired opening spectale.




Karl Warden News

SAMSON THE WRESTLING MUSICAL Streams For Free Photo SAMSON THE WRESTLING MUSICAL Streams For Free
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2020

This new musical with book, lyrics and music by Dustin Ceithamer, set in the eccentric world of 1980's Wrestling, features Nick Rashad Burroughs, Blaine Alden Krauss, AJ Rafael, Correy West, Jamari Johnson Williams,  Adrianna Rose Lyons, Dexter McKinney Jr., Karl Warden, Matthew Ballestero and more!

Musical Theatre West Presents Jerry Herman's MAME Photo Musical Theatre West Presents Jerry Herman's MAME
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2020

Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.

BWW Review: The Lawrence Welk Theatre Brings Everyone's Favorite Spooky Family To Lif Photo BWW Review: The Lawrence Welk Theatre Brings Everyone's Favorite Spooky Family To Life With THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 16, 2019

THE ADDAMS FAMILY playing at the Lawrence Welk Theatre through November 10th is the perfect fun, spooky, and kooky musical to get you feeling like it's fall in San Diego.

BWW Review: 5 Star Theatricals Produces a Lovely Traditional WEST SIDE STORY Photo BWW Review: 5 Star Theatricals Produces a Lovely Traditional WEST SIDE STORY
by Don Grigware - Jul 28, 2019

West Side Story/book by Arthur Laurents/music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim/directed by Larry Raben/choreographed by Karl Warden/music director:Jeff Rizzo/ 5 Star Theatricals at Thousand Oaks Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre/ through August 4 Ask actors/actresses to name their favorite Broadway musical of all time and they most often concur, West Side Story. Why? It has phenomenal music by Leonard Bernstein, with concise poetic lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a tight and gripping book by Arthur Laurents ... and ... brilliant choreography established in 1957 by Jerome Robbins. It is one of the most powerful love stories ever penned, next to Romeo and Juliet. With all these elements complementing one another, from the first downbeat of the orchestra and the appearance of the Jets creeping in one by one on a half-lit stage, the show pulls you in and doesn't let go for its almostr three hours ... and its message and images of love linger long after.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at 5-Star Theatricals Photo BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at 5-Star Theatricals
by Cary Ginell - Jul 27, 2019

Led by stars Brandon Keith Rogers (Tony) and Giselle Torres (Maria), 5-Star Theatricals' production of 'West Side Story' features scintillating new choreography by Karl Warden, including some stunningly visual interpretations of the story. Dynamic performances all around, this is a MUST-SEE production! Plays through August 4 at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks.

Photo Flash: 5-Star Theatricals Presents WEST SIDE STORY Photo Photo Flash: 5-Star Theatricals Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2019

5-STAR THEATRICALS concludes its 2018-2019 season with one of the legendary love stories of the musical theatre, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Karl Warden and directed by Larry Raben. 

BWW Interview: Larry Raben of WEST SIDE STORY at 5-Star Theatricals Photo BWW Interview: Larry Raben of WEST SIDE STORY at 5-Star Theatricals
by Cary Ginell - Jul 17, 2019

An interview with director Larry Raben, who is utilizing new choreography (Karl Warden), ethnic-accurate casting, and a more athletic approach to the look of 'West Side Story' to bring it into the 21st century. 60 years after its debut, the Bernstein/Sondheim classic still packs relevant punch in today's gun and immigrant-conscious society.

BWW Review: LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2019 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Presents It Photo BWW Review: LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2019 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Presents Its Finale with Winners
by Don Grigware - Jul 2, 2019

On Sunday, June 30 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2019 Presented by Princess Cruises came to a conclusion on the Debbie Reynolds Mainstage of the El Portal Theatre in NoHo. After a 90-minute program in which this year's 12 contestants* gave 150% to their monologues and songs from Broadway shows, eight contestants were eliminated and the top four finalists were selected. There was a problem in that in collecting the ballots, there was only a majority for 2 contestants. Audience and judges were alerted, time was alloted and ballots were collected once more to pick the other 2 contestants. This added a good half hour to the proceedings. Then each of the four proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of judges made the final decision. Musical director par excellenc

5-Star Theatricals Presents WEST SIDE STORY Photo 5-Star Theatricals Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2019

5- STAR THEATRICALS concludes its 2018-2019 season with one of the legendary love stories of the musical theatre, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Karl Warden and directed by Larry Raben.  WEST SIDE STORY opens on Friday, July 26, 2019 and runs through Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE PRODUCERS Photo Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE PRODUCERS
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2019

Moonlight Stage Productions opens its 39th summer season with the hit show that has won more Tony Awards than any other musical. Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' comes to the Moonlight Amphitheatre for the first time June 12 to June 29 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring the Broadway national tour sets and costumes, this comedic masterpiece is based on Mel Brooks' 1968 film of the same name.

Karl Warden Videos

Video: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Be Videoplay
Video: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Believer'

by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS opens its 2018-2019 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Producer Corky Hale's I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, features lyrics by Al Dubin, most music by Harry Warren, a book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.  The production is directed and choreographed by  Kay Cole.  BroadwayWorld TV's own LA on-air Host Michael Sterling was invited to take a sneak peek at rehearsals last week and interview some of the show's stars and creative team.  

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of MSMT's FOOTLOOSE
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT)'s 2014 season is 'still rockin' with their remarkable season closing production of the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, running August 6 - 23. Check out a first look at highlights below!

BWW TV: Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Plays Final Performance Today
by Robert Diamond - Feb 19, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season, plays its final performance today at New York City Center, and features Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Stanley, Betsy Wolfe and Adam Grupper. Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, is directed by James Lapine with music direction by Rob Berman and musical staging by Dan Knechtges. Check out performance highlights from the production below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season, opens tonight, February 8 at New York City Center, and features Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Stanley, Betsy Wolfe and Adam Grupper. Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, is directed by James Lapine with music direction by Rob Berman and musical staging by Dan Knechtges. Merrily has been extended for a two-week run and will play for 15 performances, February 8-19, 2012. Check out performance highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: Inside Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Rehearsal with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Colin Donnell!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2012

Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Betsy Wolfe (in photos) play four friends at different points in their lives, in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season. Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, will be directed by James Lapine with music direction by Rob Berman and musical staging by Dan Knechtges. Merrily has been extended for a two-week run and will play for 15 performances, February 8-19, 2012, at New York City Center 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the meet and greet this morning and got a sneak peek of Miranda, Keenan-Bolger and Donnell in rehearsal!

STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein Visits THE TODAY SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2011

Four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein was featured today, Wednesday, March 16 on 'The Today Show' during the 10:00-11:00 AM hour. Fierstein won a 1984 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for the original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Now, 28 years later, he is starring as Albin in the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). In the New York area, 'Today' airs on WNBC Channel 4. Check local listings.

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Virginia Stage Co.'s SKSBTD; Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2011

A New Musical by Bruce Hornsby officially opens at The Wells Theatre tonight, Friday, January 21. This world premiere production features music and lyrics by Williamsburg native and Grammy Winner Bruce Hornsby, lyrics by Chip deMatteo and book by Clay McLeod Chapman. The show is based on an original story by Bruce Hornsby.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Of 'Live In Living Color' From 'CATCH ME'!
by Charlie Piane - Aug 5, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to bring you this first-look at Aaron Tveit and the company performing 'Live In Living Color' from CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Of 'Breaking All The Rules' From 'CATCH ME'!
by Charlie Piane - Aug 5, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to bring you this first-look at Norbert Leo Butz and the company performing 'Breaking All The Rules' from CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!