Kevin Anderson

Birth Place: Gurnee, IL, USA

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He is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, which has also featured John Malkovich, Gary Sinise and Laurie Metcalf. He has won a Theatre World Award and Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in Lyle Kessler's play Orphans (he later reappeared in the role for the 1987 film).

In 1989, he originated the dual roles of The Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald in the staged reading of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins.

In 1993, Anderson created the role of Joe Gillis in the original London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard opposite Patti LuPone who originated the role of Norma Desmond. LuPone was not given the role in the musical in New York, and the situation became a "very nasty, public affair. 'I was caught in the middle of all that,' Anderson said. LuPone went public with her rage; her co-star quietly took himself out of the loop... 'I fired everybody and jumped on my motorcycle.' "

Anderson won the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the revival of Death of a Salesman.

He appeared on Broadway in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Come Back, Little Sheba as Doc from January 24, 2008, to March 16, 2008. Anderson starred as Andy Dufresne in the stage version of the film The Shawshank Redemption which premiered at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in May 2009. The play transferred to the West End at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, from September 4, 2009, to November 29, 2009.

He appeared in A Guide for the Perplexed at the Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago in July–August 2010.

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Kevin Anderson STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Mr. Breeding

[Chicago]
World Premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre, 2017
Mr. Breeding

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2008
Doc

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Taylor Collins

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Biff

[West End]
Original London Production, 1993
Joe Gillis

[Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [NYCO Revival], 1991
Henrik Egerman

[Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 1990
Henrik Egerman

[New York]
Reading, 1989
Performer

[Broadway]
1989
Val Xavier


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Wright State Theatre Presents Marina Carr's Irish Drama BY THE BOG OF CATS, February 2 �" February 11

Wright State Theatre will present Marina Carr's Irish Drama, BY THE BOG OF CATS, a furious, uncompromising tale of greed and betrayal, of murder and profound self-sacrifice. Loosely based on Euripides' tragedy Medea, and set on the bleak, ghostly Irish landscape of the Bog of Cats, this provocative drama discloses one woman's courageous attempts to lay claim to that which is hers, as her world is torn in two. This area premiere opens Spring offerings to the public on the Festival Stage.

What We Know So Far About the Return of SUNSET BOULEVARD

Jamie Lloyd’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard is set to return to Broadway later this year. What do we know so far...? We have the details!

2022 Princess Grace Award Winners Announced

The Princess Grace Foundation has announced the 2022 Princess Grace Award winners, along with the recipients of the Princess Grace Foundation’s Advancement grants and the Grace Kelly Scholarship recipients.

BWW Review: Epic HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Stuns with Song at SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE

This HUNCHBACK is staggering, extraordinary, and masterfully staged. The Skylight has outdone themselves with this season finale.

Kevin Anderson, Ben Gulley & Alanis Sophia to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre announced the full cast for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team for HUNCHBACK

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the partial cast, creative team and a one-day sale for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

BWW REVIEW: WONDER OF THE WORLD - Hilarious Dark Comedy

Austin’s City Theatre and newcomer Beyond August Productions have joined forces to produce this darker than black comedy at the Trinity Street Theatre this fall.

THE WALK-A-BOUT Release New Music Video 'TALE OF THE VIBE RIDER'

Aussie-American alternative rock quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. On June 5, 2020, THE WALK-A-BOUT released their first full-length LP 20/20 worldwide in stores and online.

The Walk-A-About to Release New Full-Length Album '20/20'

Aussie-American alternative rock quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. On June 5th, 2020 THE WALK-A-BOUT will release their full-length LP 20/20 worldwide in stores and online.

BWW Review: TRUE WEST at the Seattle Rep Bares the Teeth of a Classic

Most theatergoing people know of Sam Shepard's a?oeTrue Westa??. It's considered a classic of American Theatre. But I have a question for you, a?oeHave you seen it?a?? It's revived every few years on Broadway but not so much locally. And I will admit, I knew it but never had the opportunity to see a production. So, when the Seattle Rep announced it as part of their season, I was thrilled to fill in that gap in my theatrical knowledge. And then when they announced a stellar cast including Kevin Anderson who killed it in last season's a?oeLast of the Boysa??, I was even more thrilled. And now after seeing it (finally) I can see why it's a classic with its superb dialog and storytelling and why actors, such as Anderson, clamor to be able to sink their teeth into these meaty characters when they come around.

Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE WEST at Seattle Rep

Seattle Rep presents Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated story of sibling rivalry, True West. Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham directs the play, which is set to star Kevin Anderson (Seattle Rep's Last Of The Boys) and Zachary Ray Sherman (Seattle Rep debut) on the Bagley Wright stage.

Full Cast Announced for TRUE WEST at Seattle Rep

Seattle Rep today announced complete casting for its revival of beloved playwright Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated story of sibling rivalry, True West. Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham directs the play, which is set to star Kevin Anderson (Seattle Rep's Last Of The Boys) and Zachary Ray Sherman (Seattle Rep debut) on the Bagley Wright stage. Single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and available through the Seattle Rep Patron Services Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org.

BWW TV: Eden Espinosa, Karen Olivo, Ramona Keller Will Star in BKLYN 15th Anniversary Concert

Today, producers Eden Espinosa, Bridget Elise Yingling, Scott Prisand, Doug Feurring and Jana Shea announced a one-night-only 15th Anniversary reunion concert of BKLYN: The Musical featuring Original Broadway stars Drama League nominee Eden Espinosa (RENT, Wicked) as Brooklyn, Tony Award winner Karen Olivo (Moulin Rouge, In the Heights) as Faith, and stage star Ramona Keller (The Public Theatre's Hercules, City Center's Little Shop of Horrors) as Paradice. The concert, which benefits Covenant House Foundation (www.covenanthouse.org), will be presented on the 15th anniversary of the show's Broadway opening night, Monday, October 21 at 7:30 PM, at Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222). Tickets can be purchased HERE. 

HBO Max Gains Exclusive Streaming Rights to the Current 'Doctor Who' Series in New Deal with BBC Studios

HBO Max adds to its arsenal of strategic, fan-favorite acquisitions by securing the exclusive streaming rights to BBC's longest running global franchise, 'Doctor Who.' All 11 seasons of the British sci-fi hit drama will be available on WarnerMedia's streaming service at launch in spring 2020, marking the SVOD premiere of season 11. As part of HBO Max's new long-term deal with BBC Studios, the streamer will also be the exclusive SVOD home for future seasons after they air on BBC AMERICA.

HBO Max Announces Executive Team

The key creative and business operations and strategy teams responsible for the original programming and acquisitions for HBO Max were announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. Rolling up to Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment & Direct-To-Consumer, this group of veteran executives has been involved in developing and producing popular award-winning film and television content for the past 30 years.

FRIENDS to Move From Netflix to WarnerMedia Upcoming Direct-to-Consumer Service HBO Max

WarnerMedia today unveiled HBO Max as the name of its new streaming service, which will offer an impressive direct-to-consumer experience for everyone ranging from families with young children to adults of all ages. Anchored with and inspired by the legacy of HBO's excellence and award-winning storytelling, the new service will be 'Maximized' with an extensive collection of exclusive original programming (Max Originals) and the best-of-the-best from WarnerMedia's enormous portfolio of beloved brands and libraries.

Photo Flash: First Look at Creative Co-Lab's World Premiere Of Bryan-Keyth Wilson's FOR COLORED BOYZ

On March 29th The Creative Collab had their world premiere of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain't enuff, a choreopoem by Bryan-Keyth Wilson (Hood Boy Chronicles, Pamlet, The Subway Series) inspired by Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. FOR COLORED BOYZ first hit the Houston Theatre scene 4 years ago during the workshop phase. ! On February 21, 2015 a workshop was presented in Galveston at Old Central sponsored by The Nia Cultural Center then following the next year Kevin Anderson and the T.R.U.T.H. produced the 2nd phase of the script workshop. After two script workshops and staged readings Wilson and his creative team are ready to release this theatrical gem to the theatre community.

BWW Interview: Owen O'Neill of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre At The Warwick Theatre

The Shawshank Redemption performs at the Warwick Theatre on Main Street in Kansas City, MO from April 4-21, 2019 The show runs close to 2 hours and has an intermission between the two acts. There are some scenes of brief nudity and simulated assault. Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre is located at 3927 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111. There is ample parking behind the building. For tickets, call 816-569-3226. Visit www.metkc.org for more information or to purchase tickets online. Owen O'Neill interview

The Creative Co-lab Announces World Premiere Of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain't enuff

The Creative Co-Lab is proud to announce the world premiere of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain't enuff, a choreopoem by Bryan-Keyth Wilson (Hood Boy Chronicles, Pamlet, The Subway Series) inspired by Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. FOR COLORED BOYZ first hit the Houston Theatre scene 4 years ago during the workshop phase. On February 21, 2015 a  workshop was presented in Galveston at Old Central sponsored by The Nia Cultural Center then following the next year Kevin Anderson and the T.R.U.T.H. produced the 2nd phase of the script workshop. After two script workshops and staged readings Wilson and his creative team are ready to release this theatrical gem to the theatre community.

Zonin Prosecco Joins Citi Taste of Tennis as Official Sparkling Wine Sponsor

Zonin Prosecco, of ZONIN1821, the largest private winemaking company in Italy, is partnering with Citi Taste of Tennis to build excitement ahead of the BNP Paribas Open, the largest WTA and ATP World Tour combined two-week event in the world. The event has grown rapidly over the years, and this will be Zonin Prosecco's second year as a sponsoring partner.

Kevin Anderson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Kevin Anderson's next show will be The Minutes which opens on 4/17/2022 on Broadway.

Kevin Anderson has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Kevin Anderson has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Kevin Anderson's first West End show was Sunset Boulevard which opened in 1993

Kevin Anderson has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "Come Back, Little Sheba." He also received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Death of a Salesman." Additionally, Anderson was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his performance in "Death of a Salesman."

Kevin Anderson has won the Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "Death of a Salesman".

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