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Patrick Cassidy

Date of Birth: January 04, 1962 (61)

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Patrick Cassidy BIO

Patrick Cassidy was born January 4, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy. His brothers are Ryan and Shaun Cassidy, and his half-brother is David Cassidy. He is married to actress, Melissa Hurley, and is the father of two sons, Cole Patrick and Jack Gordon.
Cassidy grew up in an Irish-American family and decided to enter his high school's drama program after breaking his collarbone while playing as the quarterback for his high school football team. His first starring television role was in 1981 in the cautionary NBC movie Angel Dusted. Cassidy first appeared on Broadway in 1982 when he took over the role of Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance (having played the role in the national tour in 1981). In 1983, he starred in Bay City Blues as a baseball player in the minor leagues. The show was cancelled after just four episodes. In 1986, he played a West Point cadet in Dress Gray (for which he received an Emmy Award nomination) and appeared in the holiday TV movie Christmas Eve with Loretta Young.
Cassidy's next Broadway role was Jeff Barry in the Ellie Greenwich jukebox musical Leader of the Pack. In 1988, he starred in the television series Dirty Dancing, based on the film. Two years later, he starred in Longtime Companion about an actor battling AIDS, which was the first film to tackle the subject. In 1990, he originated the role of The Balladeer in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Playwrights Horizons, an off-Broadway theater.
In 1993, Cassidy starred as Bobby opposite Carol Burnett in a Los Angeles production of Sondheim's musical Company. (He later was passed over for a role in another Sondheim musical, Passion). In 1994, he appeared in the film I'll Do Anything and "How the West Was Fun" with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. In 1995, he portrayed John Wilkes Booth in the Los Angeles Repertory staging of Assassins. In 1997, he had a recurring role on TV's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, only to have another Superman related recurring role a few years later as the biological father of Lana Lang in Smallville. In 1998, he was Macheath in an L.A. production of The Threepenny Opera (for which he received the Garland Award for Best Actor). In 1999, he played the title character in a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In 2000, Cassidy co-starred with Cheryl Ladd in Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway. In 2001 he played Radames in the national tour of the musical Aida (for which he won the 2002 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Touring Musical) and then appeared in the role on Broadway in 2002. In 2004-05 he was back on Broadway in 42nd Street as Julian Marsh (opposite his mother as Dorothy Brock).

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Patrick Cassidy STAGE CREDITS

[Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2007

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2005

Broadway Revival, 2001
Julian Marsh [Replacement]

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2001

Original Broadway Production, 2000
Radames [Replacement]

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1999

Broadway Revival, 1999
Frank Butler [Replacement]

Encores! Concert, 1994
Randy Curtis

Original Broadway Production, 1985
Jeff Barry

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1981
Frederic [Replacement]

Broadway Transfer, 1981
Frederic [Replacement]

Frederic [Replacement]

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1993

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Patrick Cassidy News

CINDERELLA to be Presented by 5-Star Theatricals This Summer

5-STAR THEATRICALS has announced the second show of its 2023-2024 season, the nine-time Tony nominated, revised 2013 Broadway version of the impossibly magical musical, CINDERELLA.

Interview: Ever Busy Music Wiz Dan Redfeld On His LITTLE WOMEN & Countless Other Projects

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Dan Redfeld on Little Women, and more!

Broadway Choreographer Peggy Hickey Passes Away

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that director and choreographer Peggy Hickey has passed away following a long battle with cancer.

Interview: Theatre Life with Lissa DeGuzman

Today's subject Lissa DeGuzman is currently living her theatre life on tour as the belting green faced witch Elphaba in Wicked. The show runs through January 22nd in the Opera House at Kennedy Center.

Video: Watch Jennifer Holliday & Morgan James' Performances at Broadway Dreams Gala

Watch Morgan James’ performance of “Dream On” and Jennifer Holliday’s “And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15th Annual Gala!

Photos: See Alex Newell, Jennifer Holliday & More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15th Anniversary Gala

See photos from Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15th anniversary gala honoring Ryan Stana, founder and CEO of RWS Entertainment Group, and Adam Sansiveri, arts philanthropist, SVP and senior managing director of AllianceBernstein.

Jennifer Holliday, Jackie Burns & More to Join Broadway Dreams Foundation's 15th Anniversary Gala Honoring its Founders

Broadway Dreams Foundation ('Broadway Dreams') will be honoring Ryan Stana, founder and CEO of RWS Entertainment Group, and Adam Sansiveri, arts philanthropist, SVP and senior managing director of AllianceBernstein, at its 15th Annual Gala.

Possum Point Players Add Additional Matinee Performance of WHITE CHRISTMAS

Starting a year of favorite plays from 50 years of community theatre, Possum Point Players will open the holidays with a reprised production of “Irving Berlin's White Christmas.” Overwhelming ticket sales have led to an added Saturday, December 10th matinee at 2PM.

Interview: Marissa Jaret Winokur on Channeling Tracy Turnblad From HAIRSPRAY in SANTA BOOTCAMP

20 years after Hairspray opened on Broadway, Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur is once again channeling Tracy Turnblad in Santa Bootcamp. BroadwayWorld caught up with Winokur to discuss working with Rita Moreno in the new film, how they 'doubled down on Christmas,' Hairspray's 20th anniversary, and more.

Movies This Christmas Season for Broadway Fans " Old and New

Here’s our selection of brand-new, recent, and classic festive films featuring some of theater’s most iconic faces that you won’t want to miss.

Ashley Blanchet, Graham Rowat, Analise Scarpaci, Gavin Lee & More to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Sound of Music, directed by Mark S. Hoebee. The production will feature Ashley Blanchet (Paper Mill’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Broadway’s Waitress) as Maria Rainer, and Graham Rowat (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, Sunset Boulevard) as Captain Georg von Trapp.

Review: Studio Tenn Collaborates with TPAC for 2022-23 Season Opener of AIDA IN CONCERT at Polk Theatre

Studio Tenn – the Franklin-based professional theater company – launches its 2022-23 season in collaboration with Tennessee Performing Arts Center for a concert staging of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, playing for just two nights at TPAC’s James K. Polk Theatre September 30 and October 1. Under the direction of Studio Tenn artistic director Patrick Cassidy (who shares duties with co-director and choreographer Gerry McIntyre), Aida features a starry cast of actors with Broadway pedigrees (Jackie Burns and Rex Smith), along with some of Music City’s most beloved stage veterans (Bakari Jamal King and Mark Cabus) and featuring the stunning triumph of a young woman who audiences have watched grow up on Nashville stages (Maya Riley) in the title role.

Rikki Lee Travolta Set To Star In Chicagoland's I HATE HAMLET

Rikki Lee Travolta will head the cast of Elgin Theatre Company's mounting of Paul Rudnick's iconic comedy I Hate Hamlet opening September 30, 2022, at the Elgin Arts Showcase just north of Chicago. Under the direction of Regina Belt-Daniels, Travolta will play the role of Andrew Rally – a famous but not terribly talented TV star who is cast in the title role of Shakespeare in the Park's Hamlet.

Kyiv City Ballet Makes First Chicago Visit At Auditorium Theatre, September 24-25

The Auditorium Theatre (Chicago's landmark stage at 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive)  launches its 2022-23 Season with the Chicago debut of the Kyiv City Ballet of Ukraine in two powerful performances only, Saturday September 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 25 at 3pm.

Interview: Liz Callaway Promises 'A Great Evening' As She Reunites with Jason Graae in Nashville

It’s been a while since Liz Callaway last performed on a Nashville stage – it was a performance of “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra – and longer still since the time she auditioned for Opryland USA while still a high school student (she wasn’t cast, but more about that later…), so sharing the stage of Andrew Jackson Hall with her longtime pal and confidant Jason Graae on Saturday, August 20, is something she eagerly anticipates.

BWW Review: David Lee's 'Sparkling and Winning' Adaptation of LERNER AND LOEWE'S CAMELOT at Studio Tenn

Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot, the 1960 musical based on the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table and adapted from the T.H. White novel The Once and Future King, is now onstage in Franklin, in an entertaining, sparkling and winningly fast-paced rendition from Studio Tenn. Under the direction of Broadway veteran Phillip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark) who, with his creative team, brings to life the show’s 2010 update by multiple Emmy Award-winning, multi-hyphenate television producer David Lee (Frasier, Wings, The Jeffersons).

Ginger Thatcher Will Be on the Faculty of Ballet Arts, Inc.'s Summer Intensive

GINGER THATCHER will be on the faculty of Ballet Arts, Inc.’s Summer Intensive which will be taking place from June 13-17, 2022 in Jackson, Tennessee. Ms. Thatcher will be teaching musical theater, jazz, and modern dance classes for the participants in this year’s Summer Intensive.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to La Mirada in April

La Mirada will present The Sound of Music beginning in April! The show stars Diane Phelan (Broadway: The King and I & South Pacific at Lincoln Center) as “Maria,” Christopher Carl (Broadway: South Pacific at Lincoln Center, Mamma Mia!) as “Captain von Trapp,” and Grammy nominee Suzanna Guzmán (The King and Iwith Yul Brynner, Bizet’s Carmen) as “Mother Abbess.'


Arranger and conductor Pablo Rossil turns his attention to the jazzing up of Mr. Sondheim's canon

Shoba Narayan, Tyce Green, Lee Roy Reams & More This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.


Patrick Cassidy has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Patrick Cassidy has not appeared in the West End

Patrick Cassidy has been nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical award at the Helen Hayes Awards for his role in Conrack.

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