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Michael Esper

 
Bio:
Michael Esper’s Broadway credits include the Tony®-nominated production of The Lyons, Tony award winning musical American Idiot, & Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of A Man for All Seasons. New York Theatre: The Agony and the Agony, As You Like It, The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Esper’s Broadway credits include the Tony®-nominated production of The Lyons, Tony award winning musical American Idiot, & Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of A Man for All Seasons. New York Theatre: The Agony and the Agony, As You Like It, The ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Vealtninc Husz
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons World Premiere, 2019
Guy
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Tom
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2016
Valentine [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
NYTW Off-Broadway World Premiere Production, 2015
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Gideon Fletcher
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Production, 2011
Curtis Lyons
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater & Signature Theatre Company Co-Production, 2011
Eli
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Will
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
William Roper
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
David
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Skip
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Pony
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Luke
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Silvius/Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Pete/Ball Boy/Others
Jimmy (Understudy)

Michael Esper Biography

Michael Esper’s Broadway credits include the Tony®-nominated production of The Lyons, Tony award winning musical American Idiot, & Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of A Man for All Seasons. New York Theatre: The Agony and the Agony, As You Like It, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (The Public Theatre), Big Bill (Lincoln Center Theater), Assistance, Crazy Mary, Manic Flight Reaction (Playwrights Horizons), The Four of Us (Manhattan Theatre Club), and subUrbia (Second Stage Theatre). Regional Theatre: Long Day’s Journey Info Night (The Druid Theatre Company & the Dublin Theatre Festival) and Me, Myself, and I (The McCarter Theatre Center). Michael’s work in film includes: Runner, Runner, Frances Ha, The Drop, All Good Things, A Beautiful Mind, Bittersweet Place and Loggerheads. Television: “Nurse Jackie,” “Do No Harm,” “Person of Interest,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order” and “Bunker Hill.” Michael Esper is a recipient of the Clarence Derwent Award from Actors’ Equity.

Michael Esper Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Michael Esper, Lazarus

Michael Esper News

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 31, 2022

The Public Theater presents its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT, running through Sunday, September 11 at The Delacorte Theatre. The production opened just last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big event. Check out photos from the red carpet arrivals.

Broadway Podcast Network Announces Stage Free Audio Plays Photo Broadway Podcast Network Announces Stage Free Audio Plays
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

The Broadway Podcast Network, in association with Dorset Theatre Festival, willpresent Stage Free Audio Plays, two audio dramas created by and featuring today's most anticipated and celebrated actors, writers, and directors.

BWW Review:  Contemporary American Theatre Festival's Listening Party for REDEEMED Ye Photo BWW Review: Contemporary American Theatre Festival's Listening Party for REDEEMED Yet Another Afternoon of Gripping Drama
by Andrew White - May 10, 2022

Recently, CATF supporters gathered to hear one of playwright Chisa Hutchinson's latest pieces, a radio drama that was co-produced with the Vermont's Dorset Theatre Festival. Over a fine, inventively crafted lunch at one of Shepherdstown's newest restaurants, Alma Bea (near the railroad tracks, just a couple blocks from the town's main drag), we were all given headphones and were instantly immersed in a tense, emotionally-wrenching drama 'Redeemed.'

Off-Broadway Premiere of MR. PARKER to be Presented at Theatre Row Photo Off-Broadway Premiere of MR. PARKER to be Presented at Theatre Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Penguin Rep Theatre announced today the Off-Broadway premiere of Mr. Parker, a new play written by Michael McKeever and directed by Joe Brancato. Performances will begin Wednesday, June 1, 2022, for a limited engagement through June 25, 2022, at Theatre Row – Theatre 1 (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is Monday, June 6, 2022, at 7:00PM.

Berkeley Rep's Ovation Gala Raises $500,000 Photo Berkeley Rep's Ovation Gala Raises $500,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

This past Friday evening, April 29, Bay Area arts supporters gathered at The Presidio Theatre in San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Rep’s return to live theatre. The celebration raised $500,000 for the Theatre’s artistic and educational programming.

Dorset Theatre Festival Launches Free Audio Plays with REDEEMED by Chisa Hutchinson Photo Dorset Theatre Festival Launches Free Audio Plays with REDEEMED by Chisa Hutchinson
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2021

Dorset Theatre Festival will welcome their 2021 summer season with the release of their StageFree Audio Plays Series, beginning with Redeemed by Chisa Hutshinson, directed by Dorset's resident artist, Jade King Carroll.

Vineyard Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season, Featuring Work by David Cale, Lucas Hnat Photo Vineyard Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season, Featuring Work by David Cale, Lucas Hnath and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021

The Vineyard has just announced its new season, which will include productions of Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter; and the Center Theatre Group, Goodman Theatre and Vineyard Theatre production of Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters. Both shows will come to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY), playing on a rotating schedule.

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces 2021 Season of Live Performances and Audio Plays Photo Dorset Theatre Festival Announces 2021 Season of Live Performances and Audio Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021

Dorset Theatre Festival has announced its 44th Season, including the inaugural StageFree Audio Plays series, featuring new commissions by playwrights Theresa Rebeck and Chisa Hutchinson, and live main stage performances at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 20- AMERICAN IDIOT Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, April 20- AMERICAN IDIOT Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2021

On this day in 2010, Green Day's musical American Idiot opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 422 performances.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 8 - Remembering David Bowie Photo VIDEO: On This Day, January 8 - Remembering David Bowie
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 8, 2021

This weekend, producers Robert Fox and RZO Entertainment Inc are exclusively releasing the filmed London production of Lazarus for three streamed performances only, January 8-10, in remembrance of David Bowie on his birthday and to mark the fifth anniversary of his untimely death.

Michael Esper Videos

Broadway Rewind: Sting Sails THE LAST SHIP to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Sting Sails THE LAST SHIP to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Sting was preparing to bring The Last Ship to Broadway. The Last Ship played for 105 performances at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it opened on October 26. 

Broadway Rewind: AMERICAN IDIOT Takes a Holiday on Broadway in 2010 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: AMERICAN IDIOT Takes a Holiday on Broadway in 2010

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2020

Today we rewind to 2010, when American Idiot opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre, where it played for 422 performances. Directed by Michael Mayer, it starred John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands, Michael Esper, Tony Vincent, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Christina Sajous. 

VIDEO: AMERICAN IDIOT Original Broadway Cast Sings '21 Guns' to Celebrate 10 Year Ann Videoplay
VIDEO: AMERICAN IDIOT Original Broadway Cast Sings '21 Guns' to Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary

by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2020

Stars John Gallagher Jr., Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stark Sands, and Michael Esper and the original Broadway company of American Idiot on Broadway reunite to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary!

VIDEO: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY at The Public Theater Videoplay
VIDEO: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY at The Public Theater

by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Take a look at video from The Public Theater's A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. This scorching new version of Kushner's first play began performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, October 29 with an official press opening on Monday, November 25. A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY was originally scheduled to close on December 8, but has now been extended twice through Sunday, December 22.

VIDEO: Official Trailer for New Danny Boyle Drama TRUST on FX Videoplay
VIDEO: Official Trailer for New Danny Boyle Drama TRUST on FX

by Caryn Robbins - Jan 10, 2018

A rich family. A wealth of problems. Watch the official trailer for TRUST, FX's new series from Academy Award winners Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. The drama premieres March 25th on FX.

VIDEO: Michael C. Hall Gives Dramatic Performance of David Bowie's 'Lazarus'; Pre-Order Cast Album Today
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 16, 2016

Last night, Michael C. Hall perfomed David Bowie's 'Lazarus' at the 2016 Mercury Prize ceremony. The song was featured on Bowie's final album Blackstar, which was nominated for a Mercury Prize.

VIDEO: LAZARUS' Cristin Milioti Performs Moving Rendition of Bowie's 'Changes'; NYTW Issues Statement
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2016

The cast and crew of the new off-Broadway musical LAZARUS were devastated to learn of yesterday's news that the production's co-writer, David Bowie, had passed away from liver cancer at the age of 69.

VIDEO: David Bowie Shares First Listen to New Single 'LAZARUS'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 14, 2015

David Bowie has shared a first listen to 'Lazarus,' the second single off his upcoming album Blackstar. The song will debut in full this Thursday, December 17th on the BBC and NPR.

VIDEO: LAZARUS' Cristin Milioti Talks Awkward Encounter with David Bowie on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 13, 2015

Cristin Milioti stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about starring on the second season of FARGO, inspired by the film and her awkward encounter with David Bowie.

BWW TV: HAMILTON Makes History at the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards; Go Inside the Big Night!
by TV - Red Carpets - Jun 4, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical! The 60th Annual Drama Desk awards took place Sunday night, Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with all of the evenng's winners and you can check out interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Fairchild, Alex Sharp, Annaleigh Ashford and more below!


Michael Esper Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Esper been in?
Michael Esper has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Esper been in?
Michael Esper has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Michael Esper's first West End show?
Michael Esper's first West End show was Lazarus which opened in 2016

What awards has Michael Esper been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lazarus .


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