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Ward Billeisen

Also Credited As: Stephen Ward Billeisen
 
Bio:
Broadway: Curtains, Fiddler on the Roof, Girl Crazy, Encores Bash! 2004, Plain and Fancy. National: Chicago. Regional: West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun (Pittsburgh CLO), Forever Plaid (West Virginia Public), Singin' in the Rain (Westchester Broadway), Funny Girl (Gateway Playhouse). Television: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Curtains, Fiddler on the Roof, Girl Crazy, Encores Bash! 2004, Plain and Fancy. National: Chicago. Regional: West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun (Pittsburgh CLO), Forever Plaid (West Virginia Public), Singin' in the Rain (Westchester Broadway), Funny Girl (Gateway Playhouse). Television: ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2019
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018
Ensemble
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
Muny Centennial Season Production, 2018
Ensemble
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Featured Artist
  [New York]
New York City Center Gala Concert, 2015
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Ensemble
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Crew
Ship's Passenger
Quartet Member
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Performer (Swing)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Brick Hawvermale
Bobby Pepper (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2006
Ensemble
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2006
Brick Hawvermale
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

Photos

Darren Criss, Ward Billeisen Photo

Darren Criss, Ward Billeisen

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Date:
03/13/2019
Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Kevin Mu Photo

Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall & Anthony Wayne

From: 
Date:
01/27/2017
Ward Billeisen, Peter Nelson, Joshua Buscher-West and Ricky Ubeda Photo

Ward Billeisen, Peter Nelson, Joshua Buscher-West and Ricky Ubeda

From: 
Date:
03/22/2016
Peter Nelson, Ward Billeisen and Seth Danner Photo

Peter Nelson, Ward Billeisen and Seth Danner

From: 
Date:
03/22/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2019
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018
Ensemble

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
Muny Centennial Season Production, 2018
Ensemble

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Featured Artist

  [New York]
New York City Center Gala Concert, 2015
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Ensemble

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Crew

Ship's Passenger

Quartet Member

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Performer (Swing)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Brick Hawvermale

Bobby Pepper (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2006
Ensemble

  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2006
Brick Hawvermale

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

Ward Billeisen Biography

Broadway: Curtains, Fiddler on the Roof, Girl Crazy, Encores Bash! 2004, Plain and Fancy. National: Chicago. Regional: West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun (Pittsburgh CLO), Forever Plaid (West Virginia Public), Singin' in the Rain (Westchester Broadway), Funny Girl (Gateway Playhouse). Television: "Sondheim: The Birthday Celebration at Lincoln Center," "Kennedy Center Honors" (Honoree, Andrew Lloyd Webber).




Ward Billeisen News

VIDEO: Broadway's Best Unite for Emotional, Gender-Bending, BROADWAY BACKWARDS- Watch Photo VIDEO: Broadway's Best Unite for Emotional, Gender-Bending, BROADWAY BACKWARDS- Watch Now!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 3, 2021

Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn't matter but love does, made its virtual premiere earlier this week with special appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen. The stream will be available on demand through 11:59pm tonight, April 3.

Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Breaks Record, Raising $749,555 for BC/EFA and The Center Photo Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Breaks Record, Raising $749,555 for BC/EFA and The Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021

The virtual edition of Broadway Backwards delivered an emotional and exuberant evening of performances and raised a record $749,555 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Rannells, Tituss Burgess and More Join Virtual BROADWAY BACKWAR Photo Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Rannells, Tituss Burgess and More Join Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Full Cast Announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn’t matter but love does, is set to make its virtual premiere this Tuesday, March 30, 2021, with special appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen.

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Urie & More in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Urie & More in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by Nicole Rosky - May 10, 2019

This week, New York City Center presents the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production features Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie & Company in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES! Photo BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie & Company in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2019

This week, New York City Center presents the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES Photo BWW TV: Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by TV - Press Previews - May 4, 2019

Next week, New York City Center will present the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Watch Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOE Photo BWW TV: Watch Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 29, 2019

New York City Center will soon present the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

Betsy Wolfe, Michael Urie Lead Encores' HIGH BUTTON SHOES Photo Betsy Wolfe, Michael Urie Lead Encores' HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019

New York City Center today announced casting for High Button Shoes, the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins),Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 3/11 - 3/18/2019 Photo This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 3/11 - 3/18/2019
by - Mar 18, 2019

Hottest Videos on BroadwayWorld.com 3/11 - 3/18/2019.

Wake Up With BWW 3/18: Shoshana Bean Begins Performances in WAITRESS, Second Stage's  Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/18: Shoshana Bean Begins Performances in WAITRESS, Second Stage's DOGFIGHT, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Another Monday means another week full of Broadway news! Catch up on the latest below!

Ward Billeisen Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie & Company in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie & Company in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2019

This week, New York City Center presents the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES VideoBWW TV: Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by TV - Press Previews - May 4, 2019

Next week, New York City Center will present the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Watch Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOE VideoBWW TV: Watch Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 29, 2019

New York City Center will soon present the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

VIDEO: Darren Criss Performs 'Getting Married Today' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS VideoVIDEO: Darren Criss Performs 'Getting Married Today' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2019

Among the performers was Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Darren Criss who performed the rapid-fire patter of Stephen Sondheim's "Getting Married Today" from Company. Criss was joined by Ward Billeisen, Michael James Scott and the Broadway Backwards ensemble.

VIDEO: Turn Things Around with Highlights from Record Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS VideoVIDEO: Turn Things Around with Highlights from Record Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2019

A bevy of Broadway's brightest stars joined a sold-out audience on March 11, 2019, to celebrate and motivate the LGBTQ community and its allies through gender-reversed renditions of beloved show tunes, spectacular choreography and a record-breaking fundraising total at Broadway Backwards. Check out highlights from the evening below!

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of the BRIGADOON Cast Recording With Kelli O'Hara and Pat VideoVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of the BRIGADOON Cast Recording With Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2019

Check out some behind the scenes footage of the making of a new cast recording of Brigadoon, starring Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson! See the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award¬ģ-winning new musical comedy¬†Nice Work If You Can Get It.¬†Matthew Broderick¬†and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and¬†Ira Gershwin¬†in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.' ¬†BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Lynne Wintersteller, Stuart Marland, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and More in Music Circus's HELLO, DOLLY
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduing musical Hello, Dolly!, Jerry Herman's award-winning tale of vivacious matchmaker Dolly Levi. Performances began June 28 through Sunday, July 3 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Ward Billeisen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ward Billeisen been in?
Ward Billeisen has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Ward Billeisen been in?
Ward Billeisen has not appeared in the West End