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Norbert Leo Butz

 
Bio:
Butz studied at Webster University and went on to become a theatre actor, winning a Tony and Drama Desk Award for his roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. Butz also appeared in several films and television programmes, including Luce, The Amusement Park (upcoming), Dan in Real ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 30, 1967 (55)

Bio:
Butz studied at Webster University and went on to become a theatre actor, winning a Tony and Drama Desk Award for his roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. Butz also appeared in several films and television programmes, including Luce, The Amusement Park (upcoming), Dan in Real ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Alfred P. Doolittle
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group World Premiere, 2017
Michael
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Developmental Reading, 2016
Kent
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Edward Bloom
  [Broadway]
2012
Jack
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Uncle Peck
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Agent Carl Hanratty
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Jeffrey Skilling
  [Broadway]
20th Anniversary Revival, 2008
Charlie Fox [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Adam
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Adam
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Jean-François Millet
Widow Daisy Tillou
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Freddy Benson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Freddy
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2004
Freddy Benson
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Freddy
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Freddy [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Fiyero [Replacement]
Fiyero
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2003
Fiyero
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Jigger Craigin
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Jamie
Jamie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Camille Raquin
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Jerry Levine
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Roger Davis [Replacement]
Mark Cohen, Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]
Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]
Mark Cohen (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1999
Emcee
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

Photos

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Josh Hamilton and Norbert Leo Butz

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04/15/2022
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Norbert Leo Butz

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04/15/2022
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Norbert Leo Butz

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04/15/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Alfred P. Doolittle

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group World Premiere, 2017
Michael

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Developmental Reading, 2016
Kent

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Edward Bloom

  [Broadway]
2012
Jack

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Uncle Peck

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Agent Carl Hanratty

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Jeffrey Skilling

  [Broadway]
20th Anniversary Revival, 2008
Charlie Fox [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Adam

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Adam

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Jean-François Millet

Widow Daisy Tillou

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Freddy Benson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Freddy

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2004
Freddy Benson

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Freddy

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Freddy [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Fiyero [Replacement]

Fiyero

  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2003
Fiyero

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Jigger Craigin

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Jamie

Jamie

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Camille Raquin

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Jerry Levine

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Roger Davis [Replacement]

Mark Cohen, Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]

Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mark Cohen (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1999
Emcee

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

Norbert Leo Butz Biography

Butz studied at Webster University and went on to become a theatre actor, winning a Tony and Drama Desk Award for his roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can.

Butz also appeared in several films and television programmes, including Luce, The Amusement Park (upcoming), Dan in Real Life, Better Living Through Chemistry, The English Teacher, Disconnect, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Higher Ground, Fair Game, ‚ÄúMercy Street,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBloodline,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBlue Bloods,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Good Wife,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúCSI: Crime Scene Investigation,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLaw & Order: Criminal Intent,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLaw & Order: SVU.‚ÄĚ

A frequent performer onstage, Butz began as a swing in the original production of Rent. Since then, Butz has appeared in Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can (Tony Award), Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony Award), Thou Shalt Not, My Fair Lady, and Moulin Rouge. Off-Broadway credits include Edward Bond's The Whirligig, How I Learned to Drive, Fifty Words, Buicks (Drama Desk nomination), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk nomination), Juno and the Paycock.

Butz also originated the roles of Fiyero Tigelaar in Wicked (where he met and married his costar Michelle Federer).


Norbert Leo Butz Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Drama League Awards - 2005 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Norbert Leo ButzBuicks
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Norbert Leo Butz, The Last 5 Years
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Thou Shalt Not
 
The Lortels - 2002 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Norbert Leo Butz, The Last 5 Years
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Thou Shalt Not

Norbert Leo Butz News

Fred Grandy to Star in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Redhouse Arts Center Photo Fred Grandy to Star in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Redhouse Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Redhouse will close its 2021-22 season with Tony Award nominated musical comedy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which will run from June 10-19, 2022. The show will be directed by Maha McCain and star Fred Grandy (The Love Boat) along with Broadway actor Richard Barth.

Ted Nash to Present COLTRANE MEETS HARTMAN at Chelsea Table + Stage Photo Ted Nash to Present COLTRANE MEETS HARTMAN at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE¬†‚Äď New York‚Äôs newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music ‚Äď will present Grammy Award-winning musician and composer¬†Ted Nash¬†in¬†‚ÄúColtrane Meets Hartman‚Ä̬†on¬†Wednesday, June 15¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

Flamenco Artist Nélida Tirado to Return to Chelsea Table + Stage Photo Flamenco Artist Nélida Tirado to Return to Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Returning to the venue after a successful show earlier this year,¬†Tirado¬†will again present a passionate and dynamic evening of traditional¬†Flamenco¬†music and dance through a contemporary lens, melding improvisation, emotion,¬†‚Äúduende,‚ÄĚ singing, and guitar playing.¬†

Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More Ne Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Apr 16, 2022

This April, Broadway fans can spring into action with new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new Disney+ film adaption of Better Nate Than Ever to new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AMERICAN BUFFALO Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 15, 2022

Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss.

Chelsea Table + Stage to Present Charu Suri in RAGA JAZZ AND SUFI MUSIC Photo Chelsea Table + Stage to Present Charu Suri in RAGA JAZZ AND SUFI MUSIC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE¬†‚Äď New York‚Äôs newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music ‚Äď will present award-winning pianist and composer¬†Charu Suri¬†in¬†‚ÄúRaga Jazz: An Evening of Raga Jazz and Sufi Music‚Ä̬†on¬†Wednesday, May 18¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

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by Team BWW - Apr 7, 2022

Norbert Leo Butz, Jessica Vosk & More to Join Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf at Chelsea Table + Photo Norbert Leo Butz, Jessica Vosk & More to Join Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE¬†‚Äď New York‚Äôs newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music ‚Äst will present acclaimed cellist¬†Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf¬†in an album release concert for¬†Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano, on¬†Monday, May 2¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

BWW Interview: Chatting With Broadway Veteran RYAN MCCARTAN Photo BWW Interview: Chatting With Broadway Veteran RYAN MCCARTAN
by Jared Fessler - Apr 3, 2022

Ryan McCartan is known for playing Jason 'J.D. Dean' in the original off-broadway production of Heathers. Brad Majors in the 2016 Fox musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ryan also played Diggie Smalls in Disney Channel's sitcom Live and Maddie. Fiyero in Wicked, and most recently Hans in Frozen.

VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas is Bringing a Little Bit of Broadway to BETTER NATE THAN EVE Photo VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas is Bringing a Little Bit of Broadway to BETTER NATE THAN EVER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

Broadway favorite and two-time Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas is starring in Disney+'s Better Nate Than Ever. Watch as Brooks chats with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge about bringing taking on the role and what he hopes audiences take away from the film.

Norbert Leo Butz Videos

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas is Bringing a Little Bit of Broadway to BETTER NATE THAN EVE VideoVIDEO: Brooks Ashmanskas is Bringing a Little Bit of Broadway to BETTER NATE THAN EVER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

Broadway favorite and two-time Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas is starring in Disney+'s Better Nate Than Ever. Watch as Brooks chats with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge about bringing taking on the role and what he hopes audiences take away from the film.

VIDEO: BETTER NATE THAN EVER Trailer on Disney+ VideoVIDEO: BETTER NATE THAN EVER Trailer on Disney+
by Team BWW - Feb 27, 2022

Based on the book by Tim Federle, 'Better Nate Than Ever' will premiere on Disney+ on April 1, 2022 and the streamer just released a full trailer for the Broadway-heavy film.

VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Talks GIVE OR TAKE on Backstage with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Talks GIVE OR TAKE on Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 13, 2022

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he catches up with Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, who stars in the new film, Give or Take.

VIDEO: Original Jamie & Cathy, Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy, Reunite to Sing T VideoVIDEO: Original Jamie & Cathy, Norbert Leo Butz and Lauren Kennedy, Reunite to Sing THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2021

Watch the original team of the world premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS recently reunited for the 20th year anniversary! The online event featured never-before-told stories and two new performances of the musical's hit songs.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Nick Cordero's Last Public Performance, 'Dear Hate'- The Single  VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Nick Cordero's Last Public Performance, 'Dear Hate'- The Single Is Available Now!
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2021

Just yesterday, Americans paused to remember the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a special ceremony at our nation's capital. One of those lives was beloved Broadway veteran Nick Cordero.  Today, Broadway Records has announced the release of Nick’s last public performance, a song with the timely message that love conquers all despite the existence of hate.

VIDEO: Former RENT Cast Members Sing 'Will I?' with Arts Workers for Federal Relief VideoVIDEO: Former RENT Cast Members Sing 'Will I?' with Arts Workers for Federal Relief
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2020

Former cast members from various productions of Rent joined forces to perform 'Will I?' as part as Be An #ArtsHero's Labor Day of Action.

Broadway Rewind: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Catches on at Bryant Park in 2011 VideoBroadway Rewind: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Catches on at Bryant Park in 2011
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2020

Today we flashback to 2011, when Catch Me If You Can performed on the Bryant Park stage. Catch Me If You Can, based on the book and hit 2002 DreamWorks film of the same name directed by Stephen Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr., played for 166 performances at the Neil Simon Theatre. It starred Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler, Tom Wopat, and Norbert Leo Butz, who won a Tony Award for his performance.

Broadway Rewind: Time Stops on Broadway for BIG FISH in 2013 VideoBroadway Rewind: Time Stops on Broadway for BIG FISH in 2013
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Big Fish arrived on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it played for 98 performances. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August, the musical is based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, and the 2003 film.

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, John Mulaney, and More Take Part in New S VideoVIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, John Mulaney, and More Take Part in New Song 'The Radius of Love' About Staying Home
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2020

A group of Broadway stars took part in 'The Radius of Love (Six Feet In Every Direction)' a song about staying at home and washing your hands by Eli Bolin & Mike Pettry.


Norbert Leo Butz Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Norbert Leo Butz been in?
Norbert Leo Butz has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

How many West End shows has Norbert Leo Butz been in?
Norbert Leo Butz has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Norbert Leo Butz been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My Fair Lady , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for My Fair Lady , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Catch Me If You Can , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catch Me If You Can , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Catch Me If You Can , Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Buicks , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Last 5 Years , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Thou Shalt Not Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for The Last 5 Years and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Thou Shalt Not .

What awards has Norbert Leo Butz won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My Fair Lady, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Catch Me If You Can, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Catch Me If You Can, Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Buicksand Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Last 5 Years.