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Brad Oscar

Brad Oscar (born September 22, 1964) is an American musical theatre actor known for his Broadway performances in musicals such as The Producers and Jekyll and Hyde. The former garnered him a Tony Award nomination.

 

Career


 

Oscar’s Broadway debut was in the 1990 musical Aspects of Love as a swing. His next roles were in Jekyll and Hyde as Sir Peter, Archibald Proops, Barrow Boy, and Second Gentleman.

His performance, however, in The Producers garnered him the most acclaim. Oscar started out as Franz Liebkind, and was also understudy for Max Bialystock (one of the lead roles) and Roger De Bris. The role of Franz earned Oscar a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. After this success, he replaced Nathan Lane as Bialystock.[1] In 2007, he originated the Bialystock role in the Las Vegas production at the Paris Casino.

He has appeared in several productions at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. In 2005 he played “The Devil” (Mr. Applegate) in Damn Yankees, and in October 2006 he played “The Master of Ceremonies” in Cabaret.[2] He played multiple roles, including “Lady Enid”, in The Mystery of Irma Vep from June 2008 through July 13, 2008.[3]

Other regional work includes the title role in the musical Barnum, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre (Florida), from November 12, 2008 through December 20.[4] In recent years, Brad and his sister, Victoria Oscar, have served as the official Santa and Mrs. Claus for the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Program.

Oscar took over the role of “Uncle Fester” (from Kevin Chamberlin) in The Addams Family on Broadway starting March 8, 2011.[5]

Oscar and Diego Prieto, an actor, were married on April 16, 2012 in a ceremony at the Arena Stage, where they met during the 2005 production of Damn Yankees, with Molly Smith officiating.[6]

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Broadway


 

Productions Date of Productions
Something Rotten!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Starring: Brad Oscar [Nostradamus]
Apr 22, 2015 – Present
Big Fish
[Musical, Drama, Original]

  • Also Starring: Brad Oscar [Amos Calloway]
Oct 06, 2013 – Dec 29, 2013
Nice Work If You Can Get It
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Performer: Brad Oscar
    • Cookie McGee – Replacement (Jan 08, 2013 – Mar 03, 2013)
Apr 24, 2012 – Jun 15, 2013
The Addams Family
[Musical, Original]

  • Performer: Brad Oscar
    • Uncle Fester – Replacement (Mar 08, 2011 – ?)
Apr 08, 2010 – Dec 31, 2011
Spamalot
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Performer: Brad Oscar
    • Sir Bedevere – Replacement (Dec 18, 2007 – ?)
    • Dennis’s Mother – Replacement (Dec 18, 2007 – ?)
    • Concorde – Replacement (Dec 18, 2007 – ?)
Mar 17, 2005 – Jan 11, 2009
The Producers
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Understudy: Brad Oscar [Max Bialystock, Roger De Bris]
  • Also Starring: Brad Oscar [Franz Liebkind]
  • Performer: Brad Oscar
    • Max Bialystock – Replacement (Apr 06, 2004 – Dec 12, 2004)
    • Max Bialystock – Replacement (Apr 16, 2002 – Apr 27, 2003)
  • Standby: Brad Oscar
    • Max Bialystock – Replacement (Jul 05, 2005 – ?)
    • Max Bialystock – Replacement (Dec 30, 2003 – Apr 04, 2004)
Apr 19, 2001 – Apr 22, 2007
Jekyll & Hyde
[Musical, Drama, Original]

  • Performer: Brad Oscar [Right Honourable Archibald Proops, Second Gentleman, Sir Peter, Barrow Boy]
  • Understudy: Brad Oscar [Poole]
Apr 28, 1997 – Jan 07, 2001
Aspects of Love
[Musical, Original]

  • Swing: Brad Oscar
Apr 08, 1990 – Mar 02, 1991

 

Off Broadway


 

Shows     Theater Name
Forbidden Broadway 1994 Actor N/A Theater East
Forbidden Broadway 1993 Actor N/A Theater East
Forbidden Broadway Featuring Forbidden Christmas Actor N/A Theater East

 

References


 

  1.  “The Producers” playbill.com August 31, 2005
  2.  Brad Oscar playbill.com September 8, 2006
  3.  Arena Stage listing, “The Mystery of Irma Vep” arenastage.org
  4.  Jones, Kenneth.“Braga, Kraft, Cotton, Walton, Brna and More Will Join Brad Oscar in Asolo’s Barnum”, playbill.com, October 29, 2008
  5.  Healy, Patrick.Roger Rees to Replace Nathan Lane in ‘The Addams Family’” The New York Times, October 28, 2010
  6.  “Diego Prieto and Brad Oscar” The New York Times, April 22, 2012

 

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