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Max von Essen

 
Birth Place:
New York, New York, USA
Bio:
Max von Essen is a Tony nominated singer and actor best known for his role as Henri Baurel in the award winning production of An American in Paris on Broadway. He recently finished a year long run in the Broadway production of Anastasia as Gleb Vaganov and then toured the United States as Marvin in ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: New York, New York, USA

Bio:
Max von Essen is a Tony nominated singer and actor best known for his role as Henri Baurel in the award winning production of An American in Paris on Broadway. He recently finished a year long run in the Broadway production of Anastasia as Gleb Vaganov and then toured the United States as Marvin in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere, 2019
Frank Gumm
  [US Tour]
US Revival Tour, 2019
Marvin
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Benefit Reading, 2017
Dr. Brad
Kris
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Gleb [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere at McCarter Theatre Center, 2017
Ratchett
Col. Arburthnot
  [Off-Broadway]
Off Broadway World Premiere at Mint Theater, 2016
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Henri
  [Paris]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Henri Baurel
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Che (Alternate) [Replacement]
Magaldi
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Corrado Montelli
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Enjolras [Replacement]
Enjolras [Replacement]
  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
Theatre Under the Stars Production, 2006
Tony
  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Johnny Blood
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Patrick Dennis
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2005
Albert
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Guy
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Dominique
  [Los Angeles]
Regional Revival, 2004
Dorian Gray
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2004
Woody Mahoney
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Woody Mahoney
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2003
Abel/Ham
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2002
Alfred
Alfred
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2002
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Disciple
Disciple
Jesus of Nazareth (Understudy)
Jesus of Nazareth (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fauchelevent [Replacement]
Drunk [Replacement]
Constable [Replacement]
Jean Prouvaire [Replacement]
Marius (Understudy) [Replacement]

Photos

Charlie Ward and Max von Essen Photo

Charlie Ward and Max von Essen

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Max von Essen

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06/24/2022
Charlie Ward and Max von Essen Photo

Charlie Ward and Max von Essen

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Date:
06/24/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere, 2019
Frank Gumm

  [US Tour]
US Revival Tour, 2019
Marvin

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Benefit Reading, 2017
Dr. Brad

Kris

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Gleb [Replacement]

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere at McCarter Theatre Center, 2017
Ratchett

Col. Arburthnot

  [Off-Broadway]
Off Broadway World Premiere at Mint Theater, 2016
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Henri

  [Paris]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Henri Baurel

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Che (Alternate) [Replacement]

Magaldi

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Corrado Montelli

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Enjolras [Replacement]

Enjolras [Replacement]

  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
Theatre Under the Stars Production, 2006
Tony

  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Johnny Blood

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Patrick Dennis

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2005
Albert

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Guy

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Dominique

  [Los Angeles]
Regional Revival, 2004
Dorian Gray

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2004
Woody Mahoney

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Woody Mahoney

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2003
Abel/Ham

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Other Roles

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2002
Alfred

Alfred

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2002
Freddy Eynsford-Hill

  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Disciple

Disciple

Jesus of Nazareth (Understudy)

Jesus of Nazareth (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fauchelevent [Replacement]

Drunk [Replacement]

Constable [Replacement]

Jean Prouvaire [Replacement]

Marius (Understudy) [Replacement]

Max von Essen Biography

Max von Essen is a Tony nominated singer and actor best known for his role as Henri Baurel in the award winning production of An American in Paris on Broadway. He recently finished a year long run in the Broadway production of Anastasia as Gleb Vaganov and then toured the United States as Marvin in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Falsettos. Other Broadway credits include Evita, the revivals of Les Misérables and Jesus Christ Superstar, Dance of the Vampires, and the closing company of the original Les Misérables. Additional New York credits include Yours Unfaithfully for the Mint Theater, Death Takes a Holiday for the Roundabout Theater Company, The Jerry Springer Opera at Carnegie Hall, Hello Again (Drama League nomination) for The Transport Group, Finian's Rainbow for the Irish Repertory Theater, The Fantasticks at the Sullivan Street Playhouse, and many others. Tours include Xanadu, Chicago and West Side Story. TV & Film include Law & Order: SVU, Elementary, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, Royal Pains, Gossip Girl, Seven Lovers, Sex and the City 2, and the webseries Submissions Only.

Max's concert work has brought him all across the country and Canada, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and a recent sold-out solo run at the famed Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. Recordings include An American in Paris (earning Max a Grammy nomination), Evita, Death Takes a Holiday, Finian's Rainbow, Love Songs of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Broadway by the Year: 1928, Broadway Unplugged and his debut solo album, Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard, now available on iTunes. @maxizpad.

Max von Essen Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Max von Essen, An American in Paris
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Max von Essen, An American in Paris
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Max von Essen, An American in Paris

Max von Essen News

Kelli O'Hara, Jessica Vosk, and More Announced for 92NY 2022/23 Tisch Music Season Photo Kelli O'Hara, Jessica Vosk, and More Announced for 92NY 2022/23 Tisch Music Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) has announced its 2022/23 Tisch Music Season, one of 92NY's largest and most diverse seasons to date.

Kelli O'Hara Will Appear in Concert at 92NY; Plus Lyrics & Lyricists  Performances An Photo Kelli O'Hara Will Appear in Concert at 92NY; Plus Lyrics & Lyricists Performances Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

92NY has announced the Lyrics & Lyricists concert season along with Kelli O'Hara's 92NY solo concert debut ‚Äď the only NYC solo engagement of the season for the Tony Award winner.

Photos: New Musical TITANIQUE Sets Sail on Opening Night! Photo Photos: New Musical TITANIQUE Sets Sail on Opening Night!
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 24, 2022

TITANIQUE, the irresistibly funny and irreverent new musical send-up of the blockbuster film Titanic, featuring the songs of pop icon Céline Dion, celebrated its opening night at The Asylum Theatre. Go inside the celebration below with photos of the cast.

Photos: Luke Hawkins Brings Jazz, Tap & Laughs To Birdland Theater With Alex Newell,  Photo Photos: Luke Hawkins Brings Jazz, Tap & Laughs To Birdland Theater With Alex Newell, Max von Essen & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Singer/tapper Luke Hawkins brought an extraordinary evening of singing, dancing and laughter to the Birdland Theater on Monday, June 20.  The show was a love letter to these art forms, as Luke paid homage to the history of tap dance greats. Check out photos here!

Photos: Check Out Recent Performances at Jim Caruso's Cast Party Photo Photos: Check Out Recent Performances at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

For the past 18 years, Jim Caruso’s Cast Party has been the place to cheer Broadway, jazz and cabaret entertainers serving impromptu performances with the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra (Billy Stritch on piano, Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums). 

See Audra McDonald, Stephanie J. Block, Christy Altomare & More in P-Town This Summer Photo See Audra McDonald, Stephanie J. Block, Christy Altomare & More in P-Town This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Hot on the heels of Audra McDonald’s sold-out show at Town Hall over Memorial Day Weekend, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale will kick-off his Provincetown Art House & Town Hall regular summer season with his largest and most ambitious lineup to-date of music and comedy superstars for summer 2022.

Photos: Go Inside the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards Photo Photos: Go Inside the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 15, 2022

Check out photos from this year's Drama Desk Awards. 

Photos: Inside the Irish Repertory Theatre Gala Concert Photo Photos: Inside the Irish Repertory Theatre Gala Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 14, 2022

For its 2022 gala, Irish Repertory Theatre presented A Celebration of the Musicals of Harold Prince, at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm. Check out photos from the concert here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Irish Repertory Theatre Gala Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Irish Repertory Theatre Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 14, 2022

For its 2022 gala, Irish Repertory Theatre presented A Celebration of the Musicals of Harold Prince,  at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm.

Broadway on Demand to Stream the 2022 Drama Desk Awards Photo Broadway on Demand to Stream the 2022 Drama Desk Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

Broadway On Demand will stream the 2022 Drama Desk Awards free of charge, it was announced today. Find out how to watch for free!

Max von Essen Videos

BWW Exclusive Flashback: Listen to Jim Caruso's Birthday Chat with Liza Minnelli! VideoBWW Exclusive Flashback: Listen to Jim Caruso's Birthday Chat with Liza Minnelli!
by Jim Caruso - Mar 12, 2021

Birdland's Jim Caruso reflects on a 15-year-old chat he had with legendary Liza Minnelli on another milestone birthday celebration!

Broadway Rewind: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dances to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dances to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when An American in Paris opened at the Palace Theatre, where it played for 623 performances. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris was inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, and starred Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz, and Max von Essen.

VIDEO: Chip Zien, Eden Espinosa, Max von Essen and More Spend 'A Day in Falsettoland' VideoVIDEO: Chip Zien, Eden Espinosa, Max von Essen and More Spend 'A Day in Falsettoland' from Quarantine!
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2020

Nick Adams, Nick Blaemire, Audrey Cardwell, Eden Espinosa, Bryonha Marie Parham, Max Von Essen, and Chip Zien join a special FALSETTOS quarantine performance to raise money for The Actor's Fund!

VIDEO: Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY Returns Tonight at 8pm - Watch Live Here! VideoVIDEO: Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY Returns Tonight at 8pm - Watch Live Here!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

The mother of all open mic night/variety shows has taken to to the web, and it's required watching for lovers of Broadway, jazz and cabaret. 

VIDEO: Watch Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party, Featuring Billy Stritch, Constantine Mar VideoVIDEO: Watch Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party, Featuring Billy Stritch, Constantine Maroulis, Max von Essen, and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

The popular open mic night Jim Caruso's Cast Party has been a weekly tradition at Birdland for 17 years. Mr. Caruso created an online version of the variety show, which was streamed live on YouTube on April 6th at 8 pm EST. The concert features appearances by Billy Stritch, Constantine Maroulis, Max von Essen, and many more!

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault with Max Von Essen! VideoBWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault with Max Von Essen!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2020

In 2005, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Unexpected Songs: The Lesser Known Tunes of Andrew Lloyd Webber- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Max von Essen belts out 'Evermore Without You' from The Woman in White.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's CHASING RAINBOWS VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's CHASING RAINBOWS
by Alan Henry - Oct 3, 2019

Don your ruby slippers and grab Toto as you take a peek inside Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, featuring a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ at Paper Mil VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2019

Performances are underway for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse! News12 New Jersey recently gave us a first look at footage from the production! Additionally, they sat down with some of the cast and creatives to talk about the show.

BWW TV: The Cast Of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ Meets The Press! VideoBWW TV: The Cast Of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ Meets The Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2019

The company just met the press and BWW correspondent Richard Ridge is taking you inside the big day below!

Broadway Fires Back At Lara Spencer For Laughing About Boys Taking Ballet On GOOD MOR VideoBroadway Fires Back At Lara Spencer For Laughing About Boys Taking Ballet On GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Alan Henry - Aug 23, 2019

Good Morning America host Lara Spencer is at the center of a controversy revolving around her laughing at Prince George (aged 6), the future King of England, for taking ballet classes.


Max von Essen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Max von Essen been in?
Max von Essen has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Max von Essen been in?
Max von Essen has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Max von Essen been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for An American in Paris Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for An American in Paris and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for An American in Paris .