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Steve Blanchard

 
Birth Place:
York, PA, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: York, PA, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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

Photos

James B. Kennedy and Steve Blanchard Photo

James B. Kennedy and Steve Blanchard

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03/06/2020
Kathleen Simmonds and Steve Blanchard  Photo

Kathleen Simmonds and Steve Blanchard

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03/06/2020
Kathleen Simmonds and Steve Blanchard  Photo

Kathleen Simmonds and Steve Blanchard

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Kathleen Simmonds and Steve Blanchard  Photo

Kathleen Simmonds and Steve Blanchard

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Kathleen Simmonds, Steve Blanchard, and Anna Holbrook Photo

Kathleen Simmonds, Steve Blanchard, and Anna Holbrook

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Stage

Performances
  [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 Biography

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.

Steve Blanchard Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Musical Production Gold Star
Stanley DonenSingin' In The Rain

Steve Blanchard News

The Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Builds Management Team
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

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 Photo Judy McLane, Paolo Montalban & More To Star In CLICQUOT: A REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL - In Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021

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 Photo Kravis Center and Disney Offer Free Stream of NEWSIES to Palm Beach School District
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021

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 Photo PPAC And Disney To Offer Free Streaming Performance Of NEWSIES To School Districts In April
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2021

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 NEWSI Photo Shea's Performing Arts Center And Disney To Offer Free Streaming Performance Of NEWSIES
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

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 Photo BWW Blog: Spooky Shows to Watch This Halloween
by Student Blogger: Maya Mehrara - Oct 5, 2020

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' W Photo VIDEO: Steve Blanchard, Meredith Inglesby, James Judy & More Sing 'Seasons of Love' With BMA Students
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2020

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! Photo Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in 2007!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2020

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 Photo Photo Flash: A MEASURE OF DOUBT By Paul Schwartz Opens at the Hudson Guild Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020

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/ Photo Photo Flash: Theatre Couples Teamed Up For A BROADWAY VALENTINE'S DAY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2020

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. 

Steve Blanchard Videos

Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in  2007! VideoBroadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in 2007!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2020

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.'

VIDEO: Broadway Method Academy Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID VideoVIDEO: Broadway Method Academy Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2019

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.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Rachel York and Sally Struthers in Ogunquit's 42ND STREET VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Rachel York and Sally Struthers in Ogunquit's 42ND STREET
by Alan Henry - Jul 11, 2019

Come and meet those dancing feet! The ultimate tap-dancing, show-biz musical sensation, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make magical musical theatre hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage now through July 13. Check out video of the production!

VIDEO: Get a Glimpse of the Cast of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at Fox Cities PAC! VideoVIDEO: Get a Glimpse of the Cast of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at Fox Cities PAC!
by Alan Henry - Nov 1, 2017

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID runs through November 5 at Fox Cities PAC! See the cast in action in this video!

VIDEO: Newsies Forever! NEWSIES Movie Gets Digital Release Date
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Newsies forever, second to none! Disney Theatrical Productions, along with former Newsies cast members Jack Sippel, Tommy Bracco, Iain Young, and Jordan Samuels, have just announced that the live Fathom production of Newsies will be released digitally on May 23 in a special video below!

STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Hits the Big Screen- In Theatres Today!
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,' plays in U.S. movie theaters for three days only today, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, reprising the role he created as 'Jack Kelly.' Joining Jordan are original Broadway cast members Kara Lindsay as 'Katherine,' Ben Fankhauser as 'Davey' and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as 'Crutchie,' and NEWSIES North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as 'Joseph Pulitzer,' Aisha de Haas as 'Medda Larkin,' and Ethan Steiner as 'Les.'

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Talks Return to NEWSIES on Today 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 13, 2017

Broadway's Jeremy Jordan stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to discuss NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, hitting movie theaters this week.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes - Original 'Spot' Tommy Bracco Remembers Recording the NEWSIES Cast Album
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - tickets are now available for 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,' playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Leading up to the movie event, the team is giving fans tons of behind-the-scenes moments. Below, check out Tommy Bracco - the original 'Spot Conlon' - re-living his experience in the recording studio with the company of NEWSIES!

VIDEO: NEWSIES Cast Returns to Rehearsals + First Listen to New Song
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 30, 2017

Below, check out a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the show entitled 'Making of the NEWSIES Movie Event: Return to Rehearsals' and check out a first listen to an all-new song performed by 'Crutchie's Andrew Kennan-Bolger!

STAGE TUBE: Watch What Happens in the Brand-New Trailer for NEWSIES in Theatres!
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - tickets are now available for 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,' playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, who currently stars in the television series 'Supergirl,' reprising the role he created as 'Jack Kelly.' Fathom Events partners with Disney Theatrical Productions to bring this spectacular stage show to the big screen, including special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.


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?
Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Singin' In The Rain .

What awards has Steve Blanchard won?
Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Singin' In The Rain.