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Michael Gruber

 
Date of Birth: November 01, 1964 (57)

Birth Place: Cincinnati, OH, USA

Bio:
Michael Gruber is an actor best known for his portrayal of Munkustrap on Broadway and in the 1998 Cats film. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Zach
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2007
Joe
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Greg [Replacement]
Zach (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2006
Billy Buck Chandler
  [Boston]
Boston Revival, 2005
Phil Davis
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Performer (Standby)
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2001
Fingers
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Hortensio [Replacement]
Hortensio (Second Suitor) [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Young Ben
  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
"Me and My Town" dancer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1994
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
Ensemble
Dragon Acrobat
Marine
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Munkustrap [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1975
Mike Costa [Replacement]

Photos

Jeannine Coulombe,  Michael Gruber, Lisa McCourt Photo

Jeannine Coulombe, Michael Gruber, Lisa McCourt

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Date:
05/11/2016


Michael Gruber, Paul McGill, Jeffrey Schecter, Bryan R. Knowlton, Natalie Cortez and Michael Berresse

From: 
Date:
11/30/2007


Michael Gruber, Paul McGill, Jeffrey Schecter, Bryan R. Knowlton and Natalie Cortez with the cast of A Chorus Line!

From: 
Date:
11/30/2007


Paul McGill, Michael Gruber, Deidre Goodwin and others read the headlines

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Date:
11/30/2007


Michael Gruber, Paul McGill, Jeffrey Schecter and Charlotte D'Amboise are all smiles!

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Date:
11/30/2007

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Zach

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2007
Joe

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Greg [Replacement]

Zach (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2006
Billy Buck Chandler

  [Boston]
Boston Revival, 2005
Phil Davis

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Performer (Standby)

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2001
Fingers

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Hortensio [Replacement]

Hortensio (Second Suitor) [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Young Ben

  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
"Me and My Town" dancer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1994
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
Ensemble

Dragon Acrobat

Marine

Ensemble/Other Roles

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Munkustrap [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1975
Mike Costa [Replacement]

Michael Gruber Biography

Michael Gruber is an actor best known for his portrayal of Munkustrap on Broadway and in the 1998 Cats film.




Michael Gruber News

BWW Interview: Michael Gruber of FOOTLOOSE at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Photo BWW Interview: Michael Gruber of FOOTLOOSE at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
by Jared F - Mar 23, 2022

I was fortunate to interview Michael Gruber who is currently playing Reverend Shaw Moore in the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres production of Footloose.

42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8 Photo 42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Jay commenced the first complete recording of the original version of the musical with the original orchestrations by Philip J. Lang at Abbey Road Studios, London on October 5 1996 and completed it at Clinton Recording Studios, New York on October 19 1996. This will be the first time it is released to the public.

BWW Feature: Stephen's Sondheim (or How a Stranger Informed Five Decades of One Life) Photo BWW Feature: Stephen's Sondheim (or How a Stranger Informed Five Decades of One Life)
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 30, 2021

Everyone has a story or stories about the ways in which their life was changed by the presence in this world of Stephen Sondheim. This is mine.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Ashland Prod Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Ashland Productions's SHREK Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Ashland's SH Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Ashland's SHREK Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Stages Theatre Teams Up With ICA Foodshelf For STONE SOUP Photo Stages Theatre Teams Up With ICA Foodshelf For STONE SOUP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021

This original musical adaptation is an encore 'Out of the Box' experience originally produced live on stage in 2017, STONE SOUP is based on the classic folktale with script written by Jeannine Coulombe, music composed by Michael Gruber and lyrics written by Jeannine Coulombe and Michael Gruber.

Stages Theatre Company Extends Journey OUT OF THE BOX Photo Stages Theatre Company Extends Journey OUT OF THE BOX
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2021

Stages Theatre Company (STC), rings in the new year and continues the journey OUT OF THE BOX! STC has adapted and journeyed OUT OF THE BOX since the start of the pandemic, providing engaging and meaningful theatre experiences for youth.

ATC Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors President and New Members Photo ATC Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors President and New Members
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2020

The American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) has announced new members joining its 2020-2021 Board of Directors.

VIDEO: Watch Charl Brown, Cady Huffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More in the 'Resilient' M Photo VIDEO: Watch Charl Brown, Cady Huffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More in the 'Resilient' Music Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2020

The 'Resilient Project' unites emergency healthcare professionals from across the country with over 60 Broadway theatre artists to virtually perform 'RESILIENT', a song of inspiration and strength created by Dave Ogrin and Jay Berkow from their new musical Mata Hari.

Must Watch: A CHORUS LINE Revival Cast Reunites In Quarantine! Photo Must Watch: A CHORUS LINE Revival Cast Reunites In Quarantine!
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2020

What started out as a fun project during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic quarantine on our private Facebook group evolved into something emotional, nostalgic, and uniquely unifying amidst a very dark and isolated period in humanity. Now, more than a decade after their closing night, 44 cast members of the Broadway revival of 'A Chorus Line' share what brought them all together 'again'. It was... 5, 6, 7, 8.

Michael Gruber Videos

Must Watch: A CHORUS LINE Revival Cast Reunites In Quarantine! VideoMust Watch: A CHORUS LINE Revival Cast Reunites In Quarantine!
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2020

What started out as a fun project during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic quarantine on our private Facebook group evolved into something emotional, nostalgic, and uniquely unifying amidst a very dark and isolated period in humanity. Now, more than a decade after their closing night, 44 cast members of the Broadway revival of 'A Chorus Line' share what brought them all together 'again'. It was... 5, 6, 7, 8.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's BYE BYE BIRDIE - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2012

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings its audiences a fresh rendition of a musical classic never before seen on the Main Stage with BYE BYE BIRDIE. It is currently running through March 30, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below.

STAGE TUBE: ROMAN HOLIDAY Releases New Promo Spot
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2012

Roman Holiday is now playing on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater, and we have a new promo spot featured on the video below. Click below to watch!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Guthrie's ROMAN HOLIDAY, Opening Tonight, 6/15!
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2012

Roman Holiday opens tonight and continues through August 19 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater. Single tickets start at $29 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. We have a first look at scenes from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Guthrie's ROMAN HOLIDAY Rehearsal!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

Roman Holiday begins preview performances on June 9, opens June 15 and continues through August 19 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater. Single tickets start at $29 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org.

BWW TV: Celebrating 'A Chorus Line' On the Road
by James Sims - Jun 6, 2008

BroadwayWorld's own James Sims went backstage at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles to chat with Michael Gruber, Nikki Snelson, Denis Lambert and Emily Fletcher about the lasting impression A Chorus Line has left on Broadway and beyond and what it is like taking this production around the country...


Michael Gruber Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Gruber been in?
Michael Gruber has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Gruber been in?
Michael Gruber has not appeared in the West End