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Loren Lester

 
Birth Place:
Woodland Hills
Bio:
Loren will soon be seen in the National Tour of The Band's Visit. A native of Los Angeles, Loren began his career as a teenager and has accumulated more than 40 years of film, stage, and television credits. In his early years he played the evil hall monitor Fritz Hansel in the cult classic film ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Woodland Hills

Bio:
Loren will soon be seen in the National Tour of The Band's Visit. A native of Los Angeles, Loren began his career as a teenager and has accumulated more than 40 years of film, stage, and television credits. In his early years he played the evil hall monitor Fritz Hansel in the cult classic film ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
US Tour, 2021
Performer (Standby)

Loren Lester Biography

Loren will soon be seen in the National Tour of The Band's Visit. A native of Los Angeles, Loren began his career as a teenager and has accumulated more than 40 years of film, stage, and television credits. In his early years he played the evil hall monitor Fritz Hansel in the cult classic film Rock n Roll High School and he recurred for five seasons as Roy on The Facts of Life. Since then Loren has guest-starred on more than 200 TV shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Orville, Scorpion, Im Dying Up Here, Parenthood, Bones, The Closer, NCIS, etc. He also recurred for three seasons on the HBO hit comedy series Hung. Other favorite motion picture roles include the Wes Craven suspense thriller Red Eye. Dozens of appearances in plays and musicals in the Los Angeles area include Fallen Angels at the Pasadena Playhouse, Around the World in 80 Days at NCRT, and A Midsummer Nights Dream at the L.A. Philharmonic (directed by Nancy Meckler.) In the world of animation, Loren has a large following for voicing the roles of Robin and Nightwing on Batman: The Animated Series and he continues to reprise those roles in video games and animated films. Loren is also an opera director and opera critic (www.schmopera.com) and has written several plays (Will & Bess) and musicals (A Green Umbrella.) He is the writer and director of the musical web series Let?s Do Lunch!, and the stage show Its Magic: The Music of Doris Day. Loren is also a book editor (There I Go Again, The memoirs of actor William Daniels, University of Nebraska Press, 2017.) Loren is married to singer/actress Kelly Lester and together they have three singer/actress daughters.




Loren Lester News

Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Alison Fraser Thrillingly Reinvents Cat On A Hot Tin Ro Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Alison Fraser Thrillingly Reinvents Cat On A Hot Tin Roof's Big Mama
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2022

A popular stage actor best known for being quirkily funny in musicals (Off-Broadway in March Of The Falsettos, on Broadway in Romance, Romance, The Secret Garden and Gypsy), Fraser reinvents a classic character and turns in a performance that thrills with its gutsy power masked by her character's well-rehearsed elegance.

THE BAND'S VISIT to Begin Performances in D.C. in July Photo THE BAND'S VISIT to Begin Performances in D.C. in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that THE BAND’S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony® and Drama Desk Award®-winner David Yazbek, will be returning to Washington, D.C. from July 5–17, 2022.

Tony Winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT to Play At Segerstrom Center, March 22 To Photo Tony Winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT to Play At Segerstrom Center, March 22 To April 3
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2022

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents THE BAND'S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner David Yazbek.  It will play in Segerstrom Hall March 22 to April 3, 2022.

Tickets Go On Sale This Month For THE BAND'S VISIT At Detroit's Fisher Theatre Photo Tickets Go On Sale This Month For THE BAND'S VISIT At Detroit's Fisher Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

Broadway In Detroit announced today that tickets for the tour of THE BAND'S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner David Yazbek, will go on sale on Friday, February 25, 2022. Starting at $35, tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.

THE BAND'S VISIT is Coming to the Paramount Theatre Photo THE BAND'S VISIT is Coming to the Paramount Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022

Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount has announced that THE BAND’S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony® and Drama Desk Award®-winner David Yazbek, will be coming to The Paramount Theatre in Seattle from March 8 - 13, 2022.

BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Keller Auditorium Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Keller Auditorium
by Krista Garver - Jan 6, 2022

THE BAND'S VISIT is a gorgeous musical about the transformative power of music.

THE BAND'S VISIT is Coming to Keller Auditorium This January Photo THE BAND'S VISIT is Coming to Keller Auditorium This January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

Broadway in Portland has announced that THE BAND’S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award-winner David Yazbek, will be coming to Keller Auditorium in Portland from January 4 – 9, 2022.

THE BAND'S VISIT to Visit the Eccles Theatre Next March Photo THE BAND'S VISIT to Visit the Eccles Theatre Next March
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 13, 2021

Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles announced today that the individual tickets for the tour of The Band's Visit, featuring music and lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner David Yazbek, went  on sale Friday, November 12 at 10am.  

Review Roundup: THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Takes the Stage; What Did the Critics  Photo Review Roundup: THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Takes the Stage; What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Oct 26, 2021

The North American tour of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk Award®-winner David Yazbek, has hit the road!

Photos: First Look at Janet Dacal and Sasson Gabay & More in THE BAND'S VISIT Nationa Photo Photos: First Look at Janet Dacal and Sasson Gabay & More in THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2021

The North American tour of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk Award®-winner David Yazbek, has hit the road, currently playing at Nashville's TPAC Andrew Jackson Hall. Upcoming stops include Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Worcester, Hartford, and Los Angeles.

Loren Lester Videos

VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Performs on Toronto's Breakfast Television Videoplay
VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Performs on Toronto's Breakfast Television

by Alan Henry - Oct 4, 2019

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is currently on stage at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre! Check out the cast performing music from the show!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour

by Alan Henry - Jul 12, 2019

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country after launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show's leads Chilina Kennedy and Sasson Gabay in action! Check out the video

BWW TV: THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Gets Ready to Hit the Road! Videoplay
BWW TV: THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Gets Ready to Hit the Road!

by TV - On the Road - Jun 12, 2019

The award-winning Israeli film actor Sasson Gabay will reprise the role of 'Tewfiq' in the upcoming North American tour of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, THE BAND'S VISIT, the role he created in the 2007 film of the same name and most recently played on Broadway.Joining him for the tour is critically acclaimed 'Beautiful' actress Chilina Kennedy in the role of 'Dina', a role which won a Tony Award for original star Katrina Lenk in 2018.

STAGE TUBE: Sam Harris in LET'S DO LUNCH!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2011

In the following videon, Broadway veteran Sam Harris teams up with Kelly Lester and her husband is Loren Lester for a hilarious tribute to musicals of the silver screen. Click below to check it out!