Eddie Korbich

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Eddie Korbich
Born (1960-11-06) November 6, 1960 (age 53)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer
Years active 1985–present

Eddie Korbich (born November 6, 1960) is an actor, singer, dancer. He was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in Shamokin, Pennsylvania.

Career[edit]

1980s[edit]

He graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A. in acting in 1983.[1]

In 1985 he appeared in A Little Night Music at the Equity Library Theatre in New York, New York.

In 1987 he was in both the Off-Broadway production of Flora the Red Menace (Vineyard Theatre) and Off-Off-Broadway The No-Frills Revue (Musical Theatre Works)

His first listed show on Broadway was in Singin' in the Rain at the Gershwin Theatre, then in the Sweeney Todd revival in 1989 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. He starred as Tobias Ragg, with Bob Gunton as Sweeney and Beth Fowler as Mrs. Lovett. He starred in Godspell at Lamb's Theatre in 1988.

1990s[edit]

In the role he is probably most well known for, he starred as assassin Giuseppe Zangara in the 1990 Off-Broadway production of Assassins at the Playwrights Horizons. He also was in the original production of Casino Paradise at the Plays and Players Theatre and the Alley Theatre premiere of Jekyll & Hyde playing Bisset the apothecary.

The Fields of Ambrosia was his next endeavor in the original production at the George Street Playhouse in 1993.

He then starred in the original Off-Broadway Eating Raoul at the Union Square Theatre and played Paul Bland. He starred in the 1994 revival of Carousel at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. He starred as Enoch Snow.

He starred in Redhead at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut as George Poppett.[2]

2000s[edit]

He was in the original cast of Taking a Chance on Love at the York Theatre in 2000, which he won an Obie Award.He was also in Seussical in 2000 as Ensemble/Grandpa Who. This was after his 12-minute number The Lorax in which he played The Onceler was cut after the Boston tryout.

Then in 2001, he was in the concert version of Bloomer Girl as Ebenezer Mimms/Ensemble put on by Encores!

He was next seen at North Shore Music Theatre in their 2002 production of Dracula: A Chamber Musical, where he starred as R.M. Renfield.[3]

He was then cast in the original production Wicked as a swing and then an understudy for Doctor Dillamond and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 2003.

Then in 2004 he was in The Irish Curse at the Fringe Festival.[4]

In 2005 he starred in the original play After the Night and the Music at the Manhattan Theatre Club as Keith.

2006 saw Korbich in the original production of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone as George, earning him a Drama Desk Award nomination for best featured actor. He would go on to be in the limited run of The Most Happy Fella at the State Theatre at Lincoln Center as the Doctor. (Fella was between The Ahmanson tryout and the Broadway run of Drowsy.)

He then appeared in the Face the Music revival in 2007 at the New York City Center. In 2008 he was the original Scuttle in the musical The Little Mermaid.

In the fall of 2010, Korbich performed at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California in the world premiere of Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin, a musical detailing the life of Charlie Chaplin. In February 2011 he was Gus/Growltiger and Bustopher Jones in Cats at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach, California.

Filmography[edit]

Film/TV
Year Film/TV Role Notes
1991 Doug Al and Moo Sleech Regular characters, 1991–1994, 1996–1999
1992 Law & Order O'Malley Episode "The Fertile Field"
Flodders in Amerika! Hot Dog Salesman
Jennifer Eight Myopic Janitor
1994 Quiz Show Lighting Director
1995 New York Undercover Antoine Episode "You Get No Respect"
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Additional Voices
1998 PB&J Otter Flick Duck, Edouard Snooty, Ootsie & Bootsie Snooty Regular characters
2000 Mary and Rhoda Photographer
Wonderland Ronald Pulitz Episode "Pilot"
2002 Benjamin Franklin Jared Ruggles
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nick Petracho Episode "Control"
2009 Nurse Jackie Tap Instructor Episodes "Pill-O-Matix" and "Ring Finger"

Discography[edit]

Recordings
Year Production
1987 Flora the Red Menace
1990 Girl Crazy
Casino Paradise
1991 Assassins
1992 Eating Raoul
1993 The Fields of Ambrosia
The Gift of the Magi
2000 Taking a Chance on Love
2006 The Drowsy Chaperone
2008 The Little Mermaid

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