Bobby Steggert

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Bobby Steggert
Born (1981-03-02) March 2, 1981 (age 33)
Frederick, Maryland, United States
Alma mater Tisch School of the Arts
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor

Bobby Steggert (born March 2, 1981) is an American actor of theatre, musical theatre, television and film.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Frederick, Maryland. Steggart attended Frederick High School, and graduated in 1999 as valedictorian of his class.[1]

Steggert graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in New York City,[2] and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.[3]

Career[edit]

Steggert joined the cast of the television soap opera All My Children, appearing as Sam Grey from March 2005 until his final appearance on December 20, 2005.

After appearing in, among other Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, "Master Harold"...and the Boys, A Christmas Carol, The New Group's The Music Teacher and columbinus at the New York Theatre Workshop, Steggert starred as Jimmy Curry in the 2007 Broadway revival of the musical 110 in the Shade, a role which garnered him an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination.

Steggert then appeared at the Vineyard Theatre in Manhattan as the male lead in the 2008 musical The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Or, the Friends of Dr. Rushower), with libretto and drawings by Ben Katchor, music by Mark Mulcahy and directed by Bob McGrath.[4] For his role, he was nominated for both the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.[5]

He has appeared in numerous roles around the country. Highlights include the Dauphin in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan and Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and "Master Harold"...and the Boys and Speech and Debate at L.A. Theatre Works.

His film credits include For Richer or Poorer (1997), directed by Bryan Spicer; Kinsey (2004), directed by Bill Condon; Game 6 (2005), directed by Michael Hoffman; and The Namesake (2006), directed by Mira Nair.

He appeared in a production of Ragtime at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., in April 2009.[6] He later starred in the short-lived Broadway revival of the Kennedy Center's production of Ragtime in the role of Mother's Younger Brother.

He then starred in the Off-Broadway production of Yank: A WWII Love Story at the York Theatre Company in the spring of 2010.

He starred in A. R. Gurney's The Grand Manner at Lincoln Center Theater in the summer of 2010, opposite Kate Burton, Boyd Gaines and Brenda Wehle.

Steggert starred as Will Bloom in the musical version of Big Fish alongside Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin. It ran for 98 performance from September 5 through December 29, 2013. Ben Brantley's New York Times review (October 6, 2013) said, "Mr. Steggert's singing exudes a radiant sincerity that transcends corn."[citation needed]

He co-starred (as Will Ogden) with Tyne Daly in the premiere of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. It had a limited run of 14 performances from June 13 to June 23, 2013. The cast was interviewed by Theatre Sensation's Kelli Curtin: "Bobby Steggert plays the character of Will in this play. Steggert describes his character as, "a modern gay man where being a husband to a man and having children is a viable option. My character represents the progress that has been made in society. My character is strong willed, steadfast in point of view and I admire that about him." According to Steggert, this play is important because it is about relationships and families. He states, "Twenty years ago a play like this would be classified as a 'gay drama.' Now a play that addresses issues faced by gay people is mainstream. The characters in this play are interesting because they are people and not because of their sexuality." Steggert is hopeful that people that see this play will "broaden their definition of family after seeing Mothers and Sons through observing the family on stage." [7] Mothers and Sons ran on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre from February 23, 2014 to June 22, 2014, with Steggert and Daly, joined by Fred Weller, and original director Sheryl Kaller.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Steggert was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award in 2007 for his portrayal of Jimmy Curry in the Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade.

His starring role in The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island garnered him both Drama League Award and Drama Desk Award nominations in 2008.[8]

He also earned a nomination for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role in Yank! in 2008.

Steggert was nominated for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Drama League Award in 2010 for his role in Ragtime.

He was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards in 2010: one for Yank! and one for Ragtime.

Discography[edit]

  • What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up by Scott Alan, sings the song Over The Mountains (2010)[9]
  • Big Fish: Original Broadway Cast Recording as Will Bloom. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (2014)

Personal life[edit]

Steggert resides in New York City.

In September 2013, Out magazine reported that Steggert is gay.[10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrence, Adrienne. "Bobby Steggart" Frederick News Post, May 14, 2010
  2. ^ Healy, Patrick. "Show Strives to Live Down Web-Driven Rumor Mill" The New York Times, December 25, 2009
  3. ^ Horwitz, Simi. "Asking and Telling" backstage.com, March 3, 2010
  4. ^ (registration required) Brantley, Ben (February 13, 2008). "The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Or, the Friends of Dr. Rushower)". The New York Times. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  5. ^ Database (undated). "Bobby Steggert". Internet Off-Broadway Database. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  6. ^ Database (undated). "Ragtime". John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  7. ^ Curtin, Kelly. "An Interview with Cast Members of Terrence McNally’s 'Mothers And Sons' " theatresensation.com, June 13, 2013
  8. ^ [dead link] "Bobby Steggert, Star File". Broadway.com.
  9. ^ Keddy, Genevieve Rafter (December 4, 2010). "Photo Coverage: The Songs of Scott Alan at Barnes & Noble". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  10. ^ Portwood, Jerry (August 29, 2013). "Deep Waters". Out. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ Rudolph, Christopher (September 6, 2013). "Bobby Steggert, Star of Broadway's Big Fish, Comes Out as Gay in New Interview". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

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