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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater's Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Harry
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2019
Wilson Mizner
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Arturo Ui
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2018
Freddie Trumper
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater and National Theatre One-Night Reading, 2017
Senator Edward J. Markey
Senator Marco Rubio
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2015
Iachimo
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Jonas Nightingale
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Valentine Coverly
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2010
Jonas Nightingale
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Orsino
  [Broadway]
20th Anniversary Revival, 2008
Bobby Gould
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Lenny
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Robert
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Caractacus Potts
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Performer
Other Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Ned Weeks
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2003
Philip Sallon
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Arbiter
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Gethin Price
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Musical Interludes performer
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Charley Kringas
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
George (Act Two)
George (Act One)
  [New York]
Reading, 2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival [Cancelled], 2001
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Jonathan
Jonathan
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Riff Raff
  [US Tour]
20th Anniversary Tour, 1998
Che
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]

Photos

Raul Esparza Photo

Raul Esparza

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Date:
04/05/2022
Raul Esparza Photo

Raul Esparza

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Date:
04/05/2022
Sutton Foster and Raul Esparza Photo

Sutton Foster and Raul Esparza

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Date:
04/26/2021
Dori Berinstein receives the Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award fo Photo

Dori Berinstein receives the Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing" at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City. March 10, 2009 pictured: Zoe Caldwell & Raul Esparza

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Date:
02/19/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater's Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Harry

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2019
Wilson Mizner

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Arturo Ui

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2018
Performer

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2018
Freddie Trumper

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater and National Theatre One-Night Reading, 2017
Senator Edward J. Markey

Senator Marco Rubio

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2015
Iachimo

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Jonas Nightingale

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Valentine Coverly

  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2010
Jonas Nightingale

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Orsino

  [Broadway]
20th Anniversary Revival, 2008
Bobby Gould

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Lenny

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Robert

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Caractacus Potts

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Performer

Other Roles

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Ned Weeks

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2003
Philip Sallon

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Arbiter

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Gethin Price

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Performer

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Musical Interludes performer

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Charley Kringas

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
George (Act Two)

George (Act One)

  [New York]
Reading, 2002
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival [Cancelled], 2001
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Jonathan

Jonathan

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Riff Raff

  [US Tour]
20th Anniversary Tour, 1998
Che

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]

Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]

Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]

Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]


Raul Esparza Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Raul Esparza, Seared
 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ra√ļl Esparza, Seared
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Raul Esparza, Seared
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Raul Esparza, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Raul Esparza, Company
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2004 - Best Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Raul Esparza, Taboo

Raul Esparza News

World Premiere of POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN by Lynne Shankel & Crystal Skillman to be Pr Photo World Premiere of POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN by Lynne Shankel & Crystal Skillman to be Presented by SDSU
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

The newest production in SDSU‚Äôs New Musical Initiative,¬†Postcard American Town¬†will have its world premiere from April 29 ‚Äď May 5, 2022. Written by Lynne Shankel and Crystal Skillman, this world premiere production will be directed by Professor Stephen Brotebeck, and music directed by Professor Robert Meffe from the School of Theatre, Television, and Film.¬†

Photos: On The Red Carpet at MCC's MISCAST 2022 Photo Photos: On The Red Carpet at MCC's MISCAST 2022
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 5, 2022

Miscast22 took place in-person, returning to the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday April 4, 2022. The evening honored Emmy and Tony Award-winner Christine Baranski, MCC Board Chair Susan Raanan, and MCC Youth Company Alum Alexander Lambie.

Bruce Sabath's SEARCHING FOR TEVYE Will Have Special Performance in Westchester Photo Bruce Sabath's SEARCHING FOR TEVYE Will Have Special Performance in Westchester
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

Bruce Sabath's MAC Award-nominated one-man show Searching for Tevye will have a one night only performance in Bedford Hills, New York on Friday, April 8th at 7pm, as part of the Living a Creative Life Series, a program of Bedford's Creative Alliance Project. The performance will be the inaugural staged performance at the newly-renovated Bedford Hills Community House.

Raul Esparza, Janet McTeer & More Star in New Theresa Rebeck Film GLIMPSE Photo Raul Esparza, Janet McTeer & More Star in New Theresa Rebeck Film GLIMPSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

Gravitas Ventures, an Anthem Sports & Entertainment Company, will release Glimpse, a new film written and directed by Theresa Rebeck, May 6 in theaters and on-demand worldwide.

Rachel Zegler, Raul Esparza & More Star in PRINCESS OF SOUTH BEACH Scripted Podcast S Photo Rachel Zegler, Raul Esparza & More Star in PRINCESS OF SOUTH BEACH Scripted Podcast Series
by Michael Major - Jan 12, 2022

The new series tells the story of twin sisters, María del Carmen and Gloria Calderón, played by Rachel Zegler, who are separated at birth and raised in different ways. The series also stars Gina Torres, Danny Pino, Andy Bustillos, and Ivonne Coll. The podcast includes the plot twists of La Usurpadora, and the comedic tone of Jane the Virgin.

Review Roundup: Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY Opens On Broadway- See What the Critics Ar Photo Review Roundup: Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY Opens On Broadway- See What the Critics Are Saying!
by Review Roundups - Dec 9, 2021

The revival of Company, starring Tony winner Katrina Lenk and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre tonight, December 9. Read the reviews below!

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: 30/90, 30/89 & 30/13 Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: 30/90, 30/89 & 30/13
by Michael Dale - Dec 5, 2021

Jonathan Larson's posthumous success may be a unique story, but tick, tick... Boom! deals with a universal truth most artists must deal with sometime in their lives.

NY1's ON STAGE to Honor Stephen Sondheim With Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy & More Photo NY1's ON STAGE to Honor Stephen Sondheim With Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy & More
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2021

On Stage will take a look back at the incredible life and career of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including tributes from members of the Broadway community such as Nathan Lane, Josh Groban, Mandy Patinkin, Donna Murphy, Laura Benanti, Joanna Gleason, Lonny Price, Raul Esparza and Michael Cerveris.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How TICK, TICK...BOOM! Changed His Life Photo VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How TICK, TICK...BOOM! Changed His Life
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2021

After a week in theatres, the much-anticipated adaptation of tick, tick...BOOM! is officially available to stream on Netflix! We're chatting with the first-time director- the wonderful Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Bruce Sabath's SEARCHING FOR TEVYE to Have NYC Premiere at Don't Tell Mama Photo Bruce Sabath's SEARCHING FOR TEVYE to Have NYC Premiere at Don't Tell Mama
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

Bruce Sabath’s one-man show Searching for Tevye will have its New York City premiere this month with three performances at Don’t Tell Mama, November 7th, 17th and 18th.

Raul Esparza Videos

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How TICK, TICK...BOOM! Changed His Life VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How TICK, TICK...BOOM! Changed His Life
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2021

After a week in theatres, the much-anticipated adaptation of tick, tick...BOOM! is officially available to stream on Netflix! We're chatting with the first-time director- the wonderful Lin-Manuel Miranda.

VIDEO: First Look at Alice Ripley, Raul Esparza, and More in Berkeley Rep's THE WAVES VideoVIDEO: First Look at Alice Ripley, Raul Esparza, and More in Berkeley Rep's THE WAVES IN QUARANTINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2021

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will presented The Waves in Quarantine, a project consisting of six short films that meditates on friendship, loss, and the making of art in this world-changing year, inspired by Virginia Woolf's 1931 masterpiece.

VIDEO: Must Watch 'Broadway Remembers' Honors Those We Lost from June 2019 to Decembe VideoVIDEO: Must Watch 'Broadway Remembers' Honors Those We Lost from June 2019 to December 2020
by Robert Diamond - Jan 1, 2021

A moving new video has been released to¬†honor the memory of those the Broadway community has lost from June 2019 through December 2020. It was¬†Produced and Conceived by Mike Karns and Steven Tartick,¬†Directed by Ra√ļl Esparza and Music Directed by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The ¬†Music was Produced by Benedict Braxton-Smit, with¬†Vocals by Sierra Boggess and Raul Esparza.

BWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote! VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2020

Broadway favorites Lonny Price and Leigh Silverman have come together with the best of Broadway to inspire you to get out there and VOTE. We all might be feeling a little down right now, but there is reason for hope as we  inch closer to the election! 

VIDEO: Watch the Full Streamed Production of TARTUFFE, Starring Raul Esparza and Sami VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full Streamed Production of TARTUFFE, Starring Raul Esparza and Samira Wiley
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2020

Ra√ļl Esparza¬†and Samira Wiley led a live stream presentation of Richard Wilbur's translation of Moli√®re's¬†TARTUFFE, directed by Moli√®re in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Broadway Rewind: MARY POPPINS is Practically Perfect in 2006! VideoBroadway Rewind: MARY POPPINS is Practically Perfect in 2006!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 19, 2020

This episode of Broadway Rewind is a look at Disney's Mary Poppins and a behind the scenes look at director John Doyle's production of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical Company, which welcomed back to Broadway Raul Esparza as Bobby. Raul told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, 'The show is a groundbreaking piece of musical theatre, that is a masterpiece. I've seen many, many productions of it, and I've enjoyed them all, but I never knew, that it was this good and I feel like it was just written.'

VIDEO: Phylicia Rashad Reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 For the Public's Brave New Shake VideoVIDEO: Phylicia Rashad Reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 For the Public's Brave New Shakespeare Challenge
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2020

Inspired by the joyous ways the world community is responding to this challenging time by creating performance, song, conversation, and connection, The Public Theater is inviting the world to use Shakespeare's words to connect with friends, family, and communities, all from their homes. For Week 1 - Phylicia Rashad is reading Sonnet 29.

VIDEO: Raul Esparza Performs Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 For the Public's Brave New Shake VideoVIDEO: Raul Esparza Performs Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 For the Public's Brave New Shakespeare Challenge
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2020

Inspired by the joyous ways the world community is responding to this challenging time by creating performance, song, conversation, and connection, The Public Theater is inviting the world to use Shakespeare's words to connect with friends, family, and communities, all from their homes.

Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN! VideoBroadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, says of this episode of Broadway Rewind, 'It is jammed packed with Albee, Brooks and Pinter and I had one of the biggest pinch me moments of chatting with one of the greatest playwrights Edward Albee, himself. We head to Second Stage for the opening of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry but we start off at the first day of rehearsal for revival of the Harold Pinter classic, The Homecoming which featured a stellar cast including Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best and Michael McKeen. Director Daniel Sullivan told me what he loved about the play, 'When I read it now, almost 40 years after it was done, it still scares me. I had never directed Pinter, so I thought it was about time.''

VIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Sings 'Good Kisser' By Lake Street Dive at Feinstein's/54 Bel VideoVIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Sings 'Good Kisser' By Lake Street Dive at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2020

Krysta Rodriguez opened her September 2019 concert with Lake Street Dive's 'Good Kisser.'


Raul Esparza Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Raul Esparza been in?
Raul Esparza has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

How many West End shows has Raul Esparza been in?
Raul Esparza has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Raul Esparza been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Seared , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Seared , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Seared , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Company and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Taboo .

What awards has Raul Esparza won?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Seared Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Companyand Best Featured Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Taboo.