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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)

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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]

Max von Essen Movies

Brooklyn Lobster
 
[2005]
Piano Player
Sex and the City 2
 
[2010]
Wedding Chorus
Seven Lovers
 
[2014]
Dan
The Intern
 
[2015]
Businessman at Starbucks

Max von Essen TV Shows

Submissions Only
 
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Cameron Dante
The Good Wife
 
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Stephen Delaney

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

Over 60 Participants From New York Pops Educational Programs Featured In The Organiza Photo Over 60 Participants From New York Pops Educational Programs Featured In The Organization's 40th Birthday Gala Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2023

The New York Pops 40th Birthday Gala concert, This One's For You: The Music of Barry Manilow, on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall will feature 26 participants from the orchestra's Kids on Stage program.

Audra McDonald, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Jordan & More to Perform in P-Town This Summer Photo Audra McDonald, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Jordan & More to Perform in P-Town This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2023

Mark Cortale, the Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown’s Art House Theatre, has announced a glittering season of music and comedy superstars for this summer of 2023. See the full lineup and how to purchase tickets!

MAX VON ESSEN WITH BILLY STRITCH AT THE PIANO! at The Legacy Theatre Photo MAX VON ESSEN WITH BILLY STRITCH AT THE PIANO! at The Legacy Theatre
by BWW Special Offer - Feb 27, 2023

Special Offer: Max von Essen and Billy Stritch Live at Legacy Theatre!

Lyrics & Lyricists Presents WHAT'S GOING ON: SONGS OF CHANGE This March Photo Lyrics & Lyricists Presents WHAT'S GOING ON: SONGS OF CHANGE This March
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2023

Lyrics and Lyricists presents What's Going On?: Songs of Change on March 25, 26 and 27. What's Going On was created and conceived by Warren Adams (Motown: The Musical) and Michael O. Mitchell (MJ: The Musical ) as a theatrical concert exploring the work of Black songwriters and artists whose music is an essential part of the American Songbook and has played an integral role in the country's culture.

NIKKI M. JAMES LIVE at Legacy Theatre Photo NIKKI M. JAMES LIVE at Legacy Theatre
by BWW Special Offer - Feb 13, 2023

Special Offer: Tony Winner Nikki M. James Live at Legacy Theatre!

Tony-Winner Nikki M. James, Jenn Colella, Hugh Panaro and More Join Legacy Theatre 20 Photo Tony-Winner Nikki M. James, Jenn Colella, Hugh Panaro and More Join Legacy Theatre 2023 Sunday Broadway Concert Series
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2023

Broadway comes to Branford! The full lineup of Broadway stars has been announced for Legacy Theatre's 2023 Sunday Broadway Concert Series - an intimate afternoon concert experience featuring names from the biggest shows on stage - and the impressive slate of performers does not disappoint.

Betty Buckley, Charo, Deborah Cox & More to Perform at New York Pops Gala Honoring Ba Photo Betty Buckley, Charo, Deborah Cox & More to Perform at New York Pops Gala Honoring Barry Manilow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2023

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, has announced an initial line-up of guest artists for its 40th Birthday Gala, This One's For You: The Music of Barry Manilow.

Review: Luke Hawkins Makes Tap Happy Return To Birdland With LUKE HAWKINS AND HIS MIN Photo Review: Luke Hawkins Makes Tap Happy Return To Birdland With LUKE HAWKINS AND HIS MINI BIG BAND
by Grace Jordan - Jan 26, 2023

'Luke Hawkins and His Mini Big Band' had everyone on their feet before the show had even begun.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: Broadway World Didn't Miss MISS As Lyrics & Lyricists Presented MISS: BROADWA Photo Review: Broadway World Didn't Miss MISS As Lyrics & Lyricists Presented MISS: BROADWAY'S WOMEN SONGWRITERS At The 92nd Street Y
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 17, 2022

It is our sincere hope that this is not the last MISS we will see. The ladies have something here and this 92nd Street Y evening could very well serve as a workshop for something really magical.

Max von Essen Videos

Video: Watch Max von Essen Perform 'Lullaby of Broadway' in 42ND STREET at Goodspeed Videoplay
Video: Watch Max von Essen Perform 'Lullaby of Broadway' in 42ND STREET at Goodspeed

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

42nd Street is now playing at Goodspeed Musicals through November 6. Watch Max von Essen and more Perform 'Lullaby of Broadway' here!

VIDEO: Kate Baldwin Sings 'I Only Have Eyes For You' in the Goodspeed's 42ND STREET Videoplay
VIDEO: Kate Baldwin Sings 'I Only Have Eyes For You' in the Goodspeed's 42ND STREET

by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals has released footage of Broadway's Kate Baldwin singing 'I Only Have Eyes for You' from 42nd Street. The musical runs through November 6 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Watch the video here!

VIDEO: First Look at Lisa Howard and the Cast of Goodspeed's 42ND STREET Singing 'Go  Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Lisa Howard and the Cast of Goodspeed's 42ND STREET Singing 'Go Into Your Dance'

by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 14, 2022

Get a sneak peek video of Lisa Howard and the cast of Goodspeed's 42ND STREET performing 'Go Into Your Dance.'

VIDEO: Watch Kate Baldwin Sing 'I Only Have Eyes For You' from Goodspeed's 42ND STREE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Kate Baldwin Sing 'I Only Have Eyes For You' from Goodspeed's 42ND STREET

by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 9, 2022

Watch a clip of Kate Baldwin Singing 'I Only Have Eyes For You' from Goodspeed's production of 42ND STREET.

BWW Exclusive Flashback: Listen to Jim Caruso's Birthday Chat with Liza Minnelli! Videoplay
BWW 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 Videoplay
Broadway 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' Videoplay
VIDEO: 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! Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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! Videoplay
BWW 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.


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 .


Twitter Watch

@MaxizPad - 3/1/23 04:43pm Can’t wait to return to the @ptownarthouse this summer!!!


@MaxizPad - 2/28/23 03:43pm Sunday March 5th 2pm @LegacyTheatreCT Join me & Billy Stritch LIVE or LIVE STREAMING! https://t.co/kWgZ4u1Oz0 https://t.co/7NhZoyqCMq


@MaxizPad - 2/12/23 06:55pm Grab me a glaze!!! ???


@MaxizPad - 1/7/23 12:31am Finally. After 15 ballots. Gosh, what a victory.


@MaxizPad - 12/22/22 07:04pm Going live on my insta in an hour to sing some holiday songs to the cheesiest karaoke tracks I could find. 8pm New… https://t.co/eOErwO2Lai


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@MaxizPad - 12/1/22 09:22am Happy 46th Birthday, Matthew Shepard. You are always remembered. You are always in our hearts. @MattShepardFDN


@MaxizPad - 11/20/22 01:46pm Please read this thread. Thank you, Dan.


@MaxizPad - 11/8/22 11:12am Thank you @keithedwards. Well said. https://t.co/QBchh4L5pQ


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