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Date Of Birth:
October 10, 1947 (72)
Birth Place:
Alexandria, VA, USA
Bio:
Gary Beach received the 2001 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for the role of Roger DeBris in the Broadway production of "The Producers." His other Broadway experiences include "Beauty and the Beast" (Tony nomination and Ovation Award nomination), "Sweet Adeline" (Encores!), ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 10, 1947 (72)

Birth Place: Alexandria, VA, USA

Bio:
Gary Beach received the 2001 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for the role of Roger DeBris in the Broadway production of "The Producers." His other Broadway experiences include "Beauty and the Beast" (Tony nomination and Ovation Award nomination), "Sweet Adeline" (Encores!), ... (read complete bio)
Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006 Photo Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2020

We also dropped by a rehearsal for Cameron Mackintosh's new production of the landmark musical Les Misérables, directed by John Caird. It starred Alexander Gemignani, Aaron Lazar, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gary Beach and Norm Lewis. Mackintosh told Ridge, 'I'm delighted to have the opportunity. The only thing I never expected or dreamt of was getting such a wonderful cast as this. Everybody we ever dreamt of wanted to be in it. We found some marvelously talented people that we didn't know, and I think it's one of the strongest casts of Les Miz that's ever been anywhere.'

Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.

Everything to Know About Disney on Broadway! Photo Everything to Know About Disney on Broadway!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 1, 2019

Disney has officially been making magic on Broadway for 25 years! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney on Broadway is partnering with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to put on a special benefit to celebrate the momentous occasion. We're getting in on the celebration by looking back at Disney's show-stopping productions, from classics like Beauty and the Beast and Newsies to current favorites like Aladdin and Frozen. Check it all out!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Will Get Re-Designed International Production in the Coming Year Photo BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Will Get Re-Designed International Production in the Coming Years
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

The tale as old as time will be told again soon! A source has confirmed that Disney Theatrical Productions will revive Beauty and the Beast internationally in several years. The production will  be headed by the original creative team, but will feature new designs and dance arrangements.

2Scoops Return To Joe's Pub 8/3 Photo 2Scoops Return To Joe's Pub 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Back by popular demand! 2Scoops returns to Joe's Pub with The Farewell Tour.

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees! Photo Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Over the course of each Broadway season, unexpected and unique storylines inevitably pop up. This morning, with the announcement of the 2019 Tony Award nominations, a number of new narratives have come to life.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: LES MISERABLES Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: LES MISERABLES
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 5, 2019

Oh my god, I have literally nothing to say about Les Miz. Well, maybe not nothing... not literally! It's not gonna be hard to throw these out, I'll tell you that much. I have so many freaking Les Miz CDs and they all take up so much space at two--even three--discs a pop. The only one I ever really listened to in its entirety more than a couple of times was the Original London cast anyway.

2Scoops Return To Joe's Pub In The Farewell Tour! Photo 2Scoops Return To Joe's Pub In The Farewell Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

The rumors R true. 2Scoops, The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group are parting ways and saying goodbye on their very first Farewell Tour.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: ANNIE Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: ANNIE
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 8, 2019

I thought throwing out my Annie CDs would be easy--I thought I only had one! Obviously that would be the indispensable Original Broadway Cast Recording with Dorothy Loudon and Andrea McArdle. How wrong I was! I knew that, as a kid, I had the tape of the 1982 movie soundtrack with Carol Burnett and Aileen Quinn (and an all-star supporting cast!), but I didn't remember buying it on CD. And when the hell did I get the CD of the 1999 TV version (with Kathy Bates and an all-star cast)? And, oh yeah... I forgot about this studio album from the 90s with studio cast queen Kim Criswell--I think I bought back in the day somehow convincing myself Ruthie Henshall was playing Annie. (Spoiler alert: She plays Grace.) Oh, and I do remember this '30thAnniversary' deluxe production with Chicago area diva (and original star of the sequel, Annie Warbucks) Alene Robertson as Miss Hannigan plus a lot of bonus material. To add insult to injury, I also have a Blu-Ray of the recent Hollywood remake with Cameron Diaz. I don't even have a Blu-Ray player! This thing is definitely going into the trash along with all the audio, but I will listen to a few tracks online for my edification.

Wake Up With BWW 1/2: 2019's Upcoming Shows, Top Stars to Watch, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/2: 2019's Upcoming Shows, Top Stars to Watch, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2019

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Read about 2019's upcoming shows, our picks for the top stars to watch, and more!

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Lee Roy Reams Remembering the Legends Photo Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Lee Roy Reams Remembering the Legends we Lost in 2018
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 1, 2019

This year we lost so many legends from Marin Mazzie to Gary Beach, Neil Simon to William Goldman, Rick McKay to Craig Zadan. We end our year celebrating their life and legacy with a legend who called many of these artists friends, colleagues, and companions: the incomparable Lee Roy Reams.

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018 Photo Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

BWW Flashback: The Tale as Old as Time BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Nears 25th Anniversary Photo BWW Flashback: The Tale as Old as Time BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Nears 25th Anniversary
by Paul Smith - Nov 13, 2018

As BroadwayWorld recently reported, with the 25th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast rapidly approaching, Theatre Under The Stars just announced its cast for the Disney classic. Twenty-five years ago, the Houston venue helped usher in a new musical era by hosting the show's out-of-town tryout. The show became an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. 

BWW Interview: Six Degrees of Gavin Creel on the road to the Venetian Room in San Fra Photo BWW Interview: Six Degrees of Gavin Creel on the road to the Venetian Room in San Francisco.
by Robert Sokol - Oct 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld-San Francisco Senior Editor Robert Sokol takes Creel on a trip down memory lane to revisit his Main Stem alter egos in advance of his debut at Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel as part of producer Marilyn Levinson's fifteenth anniversary season of Bay Area Cabaret in San Francisco.

BWW Review: ANNIE, the First Broadway Musical We Never Forget Photo BWW Review: ANNIE, the First Broadway Musical We Never Forget
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 6, 2018

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including 'Tomorrow.'

VIDEO: Watch the Late, Great Gary Beach Perform an Emotional 'I Am What I Am' in 2017 Photo VIDEO: Watch the Late, Great Gary Beach Perform an Emotional 'I Am What I Am' in 2017
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2018

Below watch as Beach performs the emotional anthem from La Cage Aux Folles, 'I Am What I Am,' just over a year ago at Michael Childers' One Night Only: Hello Jerry! A Tribute to Jerry Herman.

BWW Review: Susan Egan Returns Triumphantly to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo BWW Review: Susan Egan Returns Triumphantly to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Don Grigware - Jul 23, 2018

Disney's Beauty and the Beast/book by Linda Woolverton/music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice/originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions/directed by Yvette Lawrence/choreographed by Cheryl Baxter/musical director: Dan Redfeld/5-Star Theatricals at the Kavli Theatre of  Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza/through July 29 only Without question, 'Tale as old as time' fits the message of Beauty and the Beast, a story of true love, the most difficult to encounter. And once it's found, will it endure? Disney's adaptation of the fairy tale with its sweepingly imaginative spectacle won over even the hardest of hearts. The ani

Photo Coverage: Remembering Tony Award-Winner Gary Beach Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Tony Award-Winner Gary Beach
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported, Tony Award Winner Gary Beach passed away this week at age 70. He is survived by his husband Jeffrey Barnett.

New Amsterdam Theatre Marquee Will Tribute the Late Gary Beach Photo New Amsterdam Theatre Marquee Will Tribute the Late Gary Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony winning actor Gary Beach passed away at the age of 70. Disney Theatrical Productions will celebrate the life of Tony Award®-winning actor Gary Beach on the New Amsterdam Theatre marquee this evening.

Brief 7/20: PRETTY WOMAN Begins Previews Tonight, and More! Photo Brief 7/20: PRETTY WOMAN Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Pretty Woman begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more!

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