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Shuler Hensley

 
Date Of Birth:
March 06, 1967 (55)
Bio:
Shuler Hensley, Marietta native and multi-award winning Broadway, Off-Broadway, film and TV star, has been an integral part of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards‚ÄĒ Shuler Hensley Awards since the program‚Äôs inception eleven years ago. Teacher, fellow performer and inspiration, he has ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 06, 1967 (55)

Bio:
Shuler Hensley, Marietta native and multi-award winning Broadway, Off-Broadway, film and TV star, has been an integral part of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards‚ÄĒ Shuler Hensley Awards since the program‚Äôs inception eleven years ago. Teacher, fellow performer and inspiration, he has ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Boston]
2022
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Marcellus Washburn
  [Regional (US)]
Alliance Theatre Company Production, 2019
Leonardo da Vinci
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Tom Kettle [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Sir Toby Belch
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
Leon Czolgosz
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Oscar
  [International Tour]
World Premiere Production, 2015
Performer
  [US Tour]
Chicago and New York Production, 2014
The Grinch
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Briggs
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Pozzo
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Dr. Hannibal Lecter [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2012
Performer
  [West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory Production, 2010
The Baron
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
The Monster
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Kerchak
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Norbert
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Concert, 2005
Horace Giddens
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Jud Fry
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1998
Jud Fry
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Javert [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Monster

Shuler Hensley Biography

Shuler Hensley, Marietta native and multi-award winning Broadway, Off-Broadway, film and TV star, has been an integral part of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards‚ÄĒ Shuler Hensley Awards since the program‚Äôs inception eleven years ago. Teacher, fellow performer and inspiration, he has given his time, energy and talent to support and further the arts in education.
Mr. Hensley‚Äôs list of roles and awards is long and illustrious. He is currently on Broadway playing Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man. He has played Tom Kettle in Jez Butterworth's new play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, Monster in Young Frankenstein (Broadway, US Tour and West End), Javert in Les Miserables and Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, a powerful and moving performance which earned him the ‚ÄúTriple Crown‚ÄĚ: Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards.
His roles Off-Broadway include Fiorello!, The Whale, for which he was awarded ‚ÄúStage Performance of the Year‚ÄĚ by New York magazine, Silence! The Musical, Sweet and Sad and The Great American Trailer Park Musical. He starred in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at Atlanta‚Äôs Alliance Theatre, All About Us, and The Phantom of the Opera.
His work extends to television and film, and he has performed in opera and with symphony orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony and the New World Symphony. Among his TV credits are Elementary,The Americans, Deadline, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Jury. His film appearances include The Legend of Zorro; Van Helsing; The Bread, My Sweet (aka A Wedding for Bella), Odd Thomas, Cruiser, and the upcoming Into the Wilderness.
A recent film project had him playing President James Garfield in PBS's "Murder of a President", on Georgia Public Broadcasting, as well as recurring characters on Netflix series "OA", NBC‚Äôs ‚ÄúShades of Blue‚ÄĚ and Cartoon Network‚Äôs ‚ÄúNeon Joe Werewolf Hunter‚ÄĚ. Shuler recently performed On The Town with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas. He also recently performed as Leon Czolgosz in Assassins at New York City's Center and as the villanous protester in The Greatest Showman, as well as the lead in The Whale at London's Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio.
He is currently the Associate Artistic Director at City Springs Theatre Company, and on the founding advisory board for the new Musical Theatre Program at The Manhattan School of Music.

Shuler Hensley Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Shuler Hensley, Sweet Charity
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Shuler Hensley, Sweet Charity
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Shuler Hensley, The Whale
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Shuler Hensley, The Whale
 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Performance Gold Star
Shuler Hensley, The Whale
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Shuler Hensley, The Whale
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actor Gold Star
Shuler Hensley, The Whale
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Ensemble Performance Gold Star
Shuler HensleySweet and Sad
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Ensemble Performance Gold Star
Shuler HensleySweet and Sad
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Performance Gold Star
Shuler HensleySweet and Sad
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Shuler Hensley, Young Frankenstein
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Shuler Hensley, Young Frankenstein
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Shuler Hensley, Oklahoma!
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Shuler Hensley, Oklahoma!
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Supporting Performance in a Musical Gold Star
Shuler Hensley, Oklahoma!

Shuler Hensley News

VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Bids $100k For Hugh Jackman's Hat at THE MUSIC MAN Photo VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Bids $100k For Hugh Jackman's Hat at THE MUSIC MAN
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 27, 2022

Watch Nicole Kidman bid $100k for Hugh Jackman's hat at The Music Man. Proceeds from the auction go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

Video: Hugh Jackman Returns to THE MUSIC MAN Today Photo Video: Hugh Jackman Returns to THE MUSIC MAN Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022

Watch a video of Hugh Jackman, as he returns to The Music Man at the Winter Garden Theatre!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 22, 2022

Jefferson Mays' universally celebrated, one man virtuoso, tour-de-force performance in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol officially opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photos from the red carpet here!

Participating Schools And Updates Announced For 2022-23 Shuler Awards Competition Photo Participating Schools And Updates Announced For 2022-23 Shuler Awards Competition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

ArtsBridge Foundation has announced the statewide list of high schools that will participate in the 15th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards for the 2022-23 school year.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For THE WHALE Film Adaption Starring Brendan Fraser & Sadie  Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For THE WHALE Film Adaption Starring Brendan Fraser & Sadie Sink
by Michael Major - Nov 8, 2022

From Darren Aronofsky comes The Whale, the story of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. The film stars Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink and is based on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter. Watch the new video trailer now!

THE MUSIC MAN Extends Broadway Run By Two Weeks Photo THE MUSIC MAN Extends Broadway Run By Two Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

The Music Man has extended its Broadway run by popular demand.¬† Originally announced to close on January 1, the revival of Meredith Willson‚Äôs¬†musical,¬†starring two-time Tony Award¬ģ, Grammy Award¬ģ, and Emmy Award¬ģ-winning star¬†Hugh Jackman¬†as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner¬†Sutton Foster¬†as Marian Paroo, will now play its positively final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Wake Up With BWW 11/1: SOME LIKE IT HOT Begins Previews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/1: SOME LIKE IT HOT Begins Previews, and More!
by - Nov 1, 2022

Top stories include Some Like It Hot beginning previews tonight! Plus check out reviews and red carpet photos from opening night of A Man of No Importance!

Bradley Gibson, Isabelle McCalla, Shuler Hensley & James Monroe Iglehart to Lead HERC Photo Bradley Gibson, Isabelle McCalla, Shuler Hensley & James Monroe Iglehart to Lead HERCULES at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022

Paper Mill has announced initial casting for the all-new musical production of Disney’s Hercules. See who is in the cast and how to get tickets to Disney's newest stage musical.

Album Review: THE MUSIC MAN (THE 2022 BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) Is A New Kind Of MUSIC Photo Album Review: THE MUSIC MAN (THE 2022 BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) Is A New Kind Of MUSIC MAN For A New Generation… Kind Of
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 6, 2022

The additional track of the cut barbershop quartet song, IT’S YOU is a real bonus and so is the extra extended cut of Jackman and Shuler Hensley’s clowning fun on THE SADDER BUT WISER GIRL FOR ME.

Mark Linn-Baker to Join THE MUSIC MAN as Mayor Shinn Beginning This Month Photo Mark Linn-Baker to Join THE MUSIC MAN as Mayor Shinn Beginning This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Tony Award nominee Mark Linn-Baker, will join the company of the revival of The Music Man on Broadway as Mayor Shinn, beginning October 25. As previously announced, Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays will depart the production on October 23, 2022.

Shuler Hensley Videos

VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Bids $100k For Hugh Jackman's Hat at THE MUSIC MAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Bids $100k For Hugh Jackman's Hat at THE MUSIC MAN

by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 27, 2022

Watch Nicole Kidman bid $100k for Hugh Jackman's hat at The Music Man. Proceeds from the auction go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For THE WHALE Film Adaption Starring Brendan Fraser & Sadie  Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For THE WHALE Film Adaption Starring Brendan Fraser & Sadie Sink

by Michael Major - Nov 8, 2022

From Darren Aronofsky comes The Whale, the story of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. The film stars Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink and is based on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter. Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN Pre-Show Ritual With Hugh Jackman on LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN Pre-Show Ritual With Hugh Jackman on LIVE

by Michael Major - Jul 11, 2022

Watch Sutton Foster on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan discussing her current Broadway run in The Music Man. She discussed her pre-show ritual with Hugh Jackman, which they call 'carpet chats,' in which they sit down and talk before every performance. Foster also touched on her love of crafting and why she considers herself to be a 'pro-crocheter.'

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain C Videoplay
VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain Call Speech

by Marissa Tomeo - May 22, 2022

On Friday night, May 20th, Hugh Jackman made a curtain call speech at The Music Man in honor of Sutton Foster's recent Drama League win. Foster, who currently stars as Marian Paroo alongside Jackman's Harold Hill, was awarded the 2022 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Hugh Jackman Reveal They Were 'Intimidated' to Work Together i Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Hugh Jackman Reveal They Were 'Intimidated' to Work Together in MUSIC MAN on MEYERS

by Michael Major - May 6, 2022

Music Man stars Sutton Foster and Hugh Jackman sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss their return to Broadway in the Music Man after the pandemic, troublesome audience members, and why they were initially intimidated to work with each other. They also praised swings and understudies, with Foster detailing her experiences working as one.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Discusses Performing For Her Daughter in MUSIC MAN on CBS MORNIN Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Discusses Performing For Her Daughter in MUSIC MAN on CBS MORNINGS

by Michael Major - Apr 29, 2022

Sutton Foster dished on her pre-show ritual with Hugh Jackman, returning to the stage after the pandemic, and more. Foster also discussed that she sings 'Goodnight, My Someone' from the show every night to her daughter, Emily. Foster spoke on what it was like to have her daughter in the audience while she sang the song during the show.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT

by Michael Major - Apr 7, 2022

On a new episode of Stephen Colbert's 'Dream Role Goals,' Sutton Foster revealed her musical theatre dream roles. Foster discusses which Broadway roles she'd like to take one, including parts in Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, and Funny Girl.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN & Returning to ANYTHING GOES on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN & Returning to ANYTHING GOES on TODAY

by Michael Major - Mar 4, 2022

Sutton Foster appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss starring on Broadway alongside Hugh Jackman in The Music Man. In the new interview, Foster also discusses returning to the role of 'Reno Sweeney' in Anything Goes, her crocheting skills, and more. Watch the full segment now!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway

by Opening Night - Feb 11, 2022

Last night, the hugely anticipated revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo opened triumphantly on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you to the curtain call and after party below!

VIDEO: Watch Hugh Jackman Perform 'Ya Got Trouble' in THE MUSIC MAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Hugh Jackman Perform 'Ya Got Trouble' in THE MUSIC MAN

by Show Highlights - Feb 11, 2022

Last night, the Broadway revival of The Music Man opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, starring Tony-winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Watch a clip of Hugh Jackman performing 'Ya Got Trouble.'


Shuler Hensley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Shuler Hensley been in?
Shuler Hensley has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

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

What was Shuler Hensley's first West End show?
Shuler Hensley's first West End show was Oklahoma! which opened in 1998

What awards has Shuler Hensley been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sweet Charity , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (The Lortels) for Sweet Charity , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Whale , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Whale , Performance (Obie Awards) for The Whale , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Whale , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for The Whale , Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Sweet and Sad , Ensemble Performance (Obie Awards) for Sweet and Sad , Performance (Obie Awards) for Sweet and Sad , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Young Frankenstein , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Young Frankenstein , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Oklahoma! Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Oklahoma! and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Oklahoma! .

What awards has Shuler Hensley won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The Whale, Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for The Whale, Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Sweet and Sad, Ensemble Performance (Obie Awards) for Sweet and Sad, Performance (Obie Awards) for Sweet and Sad, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Oklahoma! Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Oklahoma!and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Oklahoma!.


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