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Steve Blanchard

Birth Place: York, PA, USA

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Steve is from Maryland and attended the University of Maryland. After college, he spent a couple of years performing in local dinner theatre before a friend, Wayne Duvall, told him they were searching for a Hans Christian Andersen in New York. In 1981 after booking the gig, Steve began the typical actor's journey. Regional theatre stops in Boston at the Charles Playhouse, Baltimore's Center stage, and the Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. During a run of The Robber Bridegroom at the West End in Virginia, once again Wayne Duvall called to let him know of an audition for a revival of The Three Musketeers on Broadway. After driving all night and waiting on an open call, Steve had five call-backs in six months, finally getting an understudy to Brent Spiner's "Arimus." The show closed after one week. Back to the road.



More stops followed in DC's Ford's Theatre in Hot Mikado, a Jesus Christ Superstar at Candlewood, and in 1987, a national tour of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Mickey Rooney understudying "Miles Gloriosus." As luck would have it, Steve went on during the opening night performance in Los Angeles. His reviews garnered an agent or two and he began to focus on the small and large screen. In 1989, Steve signed on to Ken Hill's original Phantom of the Opera for almost three years. In 1992, while performing Chess at the Paper Mill Playhouse, he was chosen as "Lancelot" opposite Robert Goulet's "Arthur" in the national tour of Camelot. After two years of Camelot, Steve was once again making stops in St. Louis's Rep's Esmeralda, Westbury's Annie Get Your Gun with Andrea McArdle, and Atlanta's South Pacific with Mr. Goulet. In 1995, Steve performed the role of "Fred" and the "Headless Ghost" in Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol at the Madison Square Garden.
Originally, Steve was seen for Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 1993 while on tour with Camelot. Finally, in late 1995, he was asked to standby for both "the Beast" and "Gaston." In 1997, he took over "the Beast" in the Toronto company and was then asked to come back to Broadway to become "Gaston." And in 1999, Steve was chosen to play "the Beast" yet again at the Lunt-Fontanne in the re-opening of the production.

Steve originated the title role in the new Off-Broadway musical, Johnny Guitar, which played at the Century Center Theatre in the spring of 2004. He can be heard on the original cast recording of the production. Later that year, Steve starred as Doc Holliday in the original recording of the new musical, Sundown, based on the Legend of Doc Holliday. Sundown was named one of the top 10 best theatrical albums of 2004 by Jonathan Frank of Talkin' Broadway.
On television he has been seen in Ed, Third Watch, Law and Order, Sunset Beat, Police Story, Another World, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and Rapmaster Ronnie for HBO.

On July 29, 2007, Steve completed an 8 year run as "the Beast" in Beauty and the Beast at the Lunt-Fontanne on Broadway. He has the distinction of being the actor with the longest run on Broadway in the role of the Beast.

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Steve Blanchard STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2021
Inspector Ascher [Replacement]

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2014
Joseph Pulitzer

[Off-Broadway]
2007
A condemned man / the "Creature"

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Johnny

Johnny Guitar

[New York]
Reading, 2003
Other Roles

[New York]
Workshop, 2003
Robin

[New York]
Workshop, 2002
Johnny

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Beast [Replacement]

Beast [Replacement]

Gaston [Replacement]

Gaston [Replacement]

Beast [Replacement]

Gaston [Replacement]

Beast (Understudy) [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Lancelot Du Lac

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1992
Performer

[Broadway]
1984
Ensemble

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Charles "Pa" Ingalls


Steve Blanchard Awards and Nominations


winner
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Musical Production

Stanley DonenSingin' In The Rain

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MADAME CLICQUOT: A REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL Studio Cast Recording Out Now

MADAME CLICQUOT: A Revolutionary Musical – Studio Cast Recording, which features highlights from the sweeping and romantic new stage musical, is available in streaming and digital formats now.
Exclusive: First Listen to New Single 'Life on the Edge' From CLICQUOT: A REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL

BRAINSTORM RECORDS, YELLOW SOUND LABEL and 35th PARALLEL PRODUCTIONS have announced that the second single from CLICQUOT: A Revolutionary Musical – Studio Cast Recording, which features highlights from the sweeping and romantic new stage musical, will be available on all streaming services on Monday, March 13. Get an exclusive first listen here!
Paolo Montalban, Victoria Frings & More to be Featured on CLICQUOT: A REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL Studio Cast Recording

CLICQUOT: A Revolutionary Musical – Studio Cast Recording, which features highlights from the sweeping and romantic new stage musical, will be released on Friday, April 14.
The Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Builds Management Team

The Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the not-for-profit organization known as MOSSO, have engaged a management team to assist them in producing live classical music concerts for Greater Springfield and Western Massachusetts.
Judy McLane, Paolo Montalban & More To Star In CLICQUOT: A REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL - In Concert

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and 35th Parallel Productions will present Clicquot: A Revolutionary Musical - in Concert! Music and lyrics by Lisette Glodowski and Richard C. Walter.
Kravis Center and Disney Offer Free Stream of NEWSIES to Palm Beach School District

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Disney are teaming up to offer The School District of Palm Beach County, grades 6 through 12, free access to a pre-recorded streaming performance of Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical.
PPAC And Disney To Offer Free Streaming Performance Of NEWSIES To School Districts In April

The Providence Performing Arts Center and Disney are teaming up to offer middle and high school students in grades six through 12  in the following Rhode Island school districts free access to a pre-recorded streaming performance of DISNEY'S NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL.
Shea's Performing Arts Center And Disney To Offer Free Streaming Performance Of NEWSIES

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Disney are teaming up to offer 2,205 students from the Buffalo Public Schools, Starpoint Central School District, Kenmore Union Free School District, Fillmore Central School District, Genesee Valley School District, and the Jamestown Public School District free access to a pre-recorded streaming performance of the Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical.
BWW Blog: Spooky Shows to Watch This Halloween

Ita??s finally spooky season and ita??s time to get out your best costume to get ready for Halloween!
VIDEO: Steve Blanchard, Meredith Inglesby, James Judy & More Sing 'Seasons of Love' With BMA Students

Broadway Method Academy, the resident conservatory of Westport Country Playhouse, like so many other businesses, has been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19. The organization's musicals, classes, and special events have all been canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future.
Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in 2007!

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes Richard Ridge to the opening night of the off- Broadway musical Frankenstein, which starred Hunter Foster, Steve Blanchard and Christiane Noll. We also drop by the CD recording of the hit musical Xanadu, where Cheyenne Jackson told Ridge, 'Xanadu lifts you up. It's 90 minutes but you are onstage the entire time. I'm loving it.'
Photo Flash: A MEASURE OF DOUBT By Paul Schwartz Opens at the Hudson Guild Theater

A Measure of Doubt by award-winning playwright Paul Schwartz opened at The Winterfest Festival Of New Plays this past weekend. Starring Steve Blanchard, Kathleen Simmonds, Anna Holbrook, and James B. Kennedy and lead by indie theater director Janet Bentley, Schwartz has managed to bring together a troupe of power house veterans and promising up and coming talents to tell an impactful story that will touch audiences near and far. 
Photo Flash: Theatre Couples Teamed Up For A BROADWAY VALENTINE'S DAY at Feinstein's/54 Below

Romance was in the air at Feinstein's/54 Below this past Friday, February 14th on Valentine's Day! A Broadway Valentine's Day featured some of the theatre's favorite lovebirds for an evening of heartfelt and hilarious stories coupled with some of Broadway's greatest love songs. 
Playwright Paul Schwartz Will Premiere New Play A MEASURE OF DOUBT At the Winterfest Festival of New Plays This March

Award-winning playwright and filmmaker Paul Schwartz (Lifetime member of the Actors Studios) and his new play called 'A Measure of Doubt,' (directed by Janet Bentley) is having its world premiere at the Hudson Guild Theatre in association with The New York Theatre Festival this coming March. Loosely informed by the Kavanaugh hearings, A MEASURE OF DOUBT explores the battle between the Left and the Right. The #METOO movement, and the very nature of jurisprudence in our society. At the same time it has at its center a gripping personal story of a young woman trying to find her identity, and a man faced with the question: 'Am I defined by the worst thing I've ever done?'
Feinstein's 54 Below is Celebrating Valentine's Day

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond celebrating Valentine's Day. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
Photo Flash: See Thom Sesma, Ann Harada and More At The Lucille Lortel Theatre Presentation Of SOLANA, A NEW MUSICAL

Take an exclusive look at The Lucille Lortel Theatre presentation of  the new musical SOLANA from December 9th, 2019 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.  The cast was led by Thom Sesma (Sweeny Todd, Superhero), Ann Harada (Cinderella, Avenue Q), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia), Steve Blanchard (Beauty and the Beast), Jonah Platt (Wicked), Kay Trinidad (Hadestown), & Megumi Nakamura; and joined by Chad Burris, Jordan Grubb (Groundhog Day), Albert Guerzon (Escape to Margaritaville), Sam Hamashima, Madeline Hamlet, Kendyl Ito (Soft Power), Joanne Javien, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Rebecca Larkin (South Pacific), Jaygee Macapugay, Ryah Nixon, Lulu Picart, Geena Quintos (Soft Power), Trevor Roderick, Kevin Schuering, Fafa Schaeffer, & Lael Van Keuren (Sister Act). Directed & Choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Bright Star, Cinderella), Music Direction by David Holcenberg (Groundhog Day, Matilda), with book, music, and lyrics by Michael Heitzman & Ilene Reid. 
Alex Boniello, Alexandra Silber, Damon J. Gillespie and More Will Celebrate Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents A Broadway Valentine's Day on February 14, 2020 at 9:30 and 11:30pm.
BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT Returns To The Green Room 42

BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT returns for its third annual all-new celebration of songs from musicals with Supernatural, Horror and Sci-Fi themes. This special concert event will be held on Monday, October 28th at The Green Room 42, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. Created and hosted by New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, sixteen of New York's finest performers will pay homage to Broadway and Off-Broadway's most original, intriguing and terrifying characters.
DVR Alert: Broadway's NEWSIES To Premiere On Freeform Tomorrow!

Newsies: The Broadway Musical is set to premiere on Freeform tomorrow morning!
Photo Flash: First Look At THE LITTLE MERMAID At Westport Country Playhouse

Broadway Method Academy (BMA), the resident conservatory of Westport Country Playhouse, announced initial casting for its upcoming musical, 'Disney's The Little Mermaid.' A host of Broadway actors will be featured in the cast alongside the Academy's 40 students.

Steve Blanchard FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Steve Blanchard been in?

Steve Blanchard has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Steve Blanchard been in?

Steve Blanchard has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Steve Blanchard been nominated for?

Steve Blanchard has been nominated for Outstanding Musical Production at the Olivier Awards for Singin' In The Rain.

What awards has Steve Blanchard won?

Steve Blanchard has won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production for Singin' In The Rain.

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