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Sands in 2007
|Born||Stark Bunker Sands
September 30, 1978
Dallas, Texas, United States
|Spouse(s)||Gemma Clarke (m. 9 July 2011)|
Early life and education
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In 2002, Sands played Toby, a recurring love interest to the angst-ridden teen, Claire Fischer (played by Lauren Ambrose), on the HBO television series Six Feet Under (2001–2005) and co-starred in Me and Daphne (2002), a short film directed by Rebecca Gayheart and produced by Brett Ratner. He has also co-starred in the independent film Pack of Dogs (2002), directed by Ian Kessner.
Sands made his feature-film debut opposite Natasha Lyonne and Jason Priestley in Die, Mommie, Die! (2003), an adaptation of Charles Busch's play of the same name. He also appeared in the film Shall We Dance (2004), with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.
Sands also participated in the seven-episode HBO miniseries Generation Kill about the 2003 Iraq invasion, airing during the summer of 2008. In the miniseries he played Marine Lt. Nathaniel Fick. Sands had previously played a U.S. Marine, Walter Gust, in Flags of Our Fathers.
Additional theater credits include the 2009 musical adaptation of Bonnie & Clyde at the La Jolla Playhouse, The Classic Stage Company's production of The Tempest which earned him the Actors' Equity Foundation's St. Clair Bayfield Award, which honors the best performance by an actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area. From June 25 to July 12, 2009, Sands appeared in the Shakespeare in the Park's production of Twelfth Night, featuring Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald and Raul Esparza.
Sands was in the 2010 HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, which was not picked up by HBO. He was part of the main cast of the CBS television series Rookies. The show was picked up for mid-season, under the new name NYC 22, but was canceled after airing 13 episodes due to inadequate ratings.
Sands plays one of the lead characters, Charlie Price, in the musical Kinky Boots which opened at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, for a four-week run in October 2012. He reprised his role when the show premiered on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013, with previews beginning on March 3, 2013. For his role as Charlie, Sands was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, but lost to his co-star Billy Porter. He played his final performance on January 26, 2014.
Filmography and television
- Six Feet Under (television series) (2002, recurring) as Toby
- Pack of Dogs (short film) (2002) as David
- Twins (television series) (2003)
- Die, Mommie, Die! (2003) as Lance Sussman
- Lost at Home (television series) (2003) as Will Davis
- 11:14 (2003) as Tim
- Chasing Liberty (2004) as Grant Hillman
- Catch That Kid (2004) as Chad
- Shall We Dance (2004) as Evan Clark
- Hope & Faith (television series) (2004–2005, recurring) as Henry
- Pretty Persuasion (2005) as Troy
- Nip/Tuck (2006) as Connor McNamara - 2026
- Flags of Our Fathers (2006) as Walter Gust
- Primal Scream (2007) as Connor
- Day of the Dead (2008) as Bud Crain/Bub
- Generation Kill (television series) (2008) as Lt. Nathaniel Fick
- My Sassy Girl (2008) as Army Boy
- NYC 22 (2012) as Kenny McLaren
- Broadway Idiot (2013) as himself
- Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) as Troy Nelson
|2007||Journey's End (1928)||drama||2nd Lieut. Raleigh||–||Belasco Theatre (Broadway)||New York City, New York||revival|
|2008||A Seagull in the Hamptons||Alex||McCarter Theatre||Princeton, New Jersey|
|2009||Bonnie & Clyde (2009)||musical||Clyde||La Jolla Playhouse||San Diego, California|
|2009||Twelfth Night (circa 1602)||comedy||Sebastian||Shakespeare in the Park||Delacorte Theatre||New York City, New York|
|2010–2011||American Idiot (2009)||musical||Tunny||–||St. James Theatre (Broadway)||New York City, New York|
|2013||Kinky Boots (2012)||musical||Charlie Price||–||Al Hirschfeld Theatre (Broadway)||New York City, New York|
|2007||Tony Award||Best Featured Actor in a Play||Nominated||Journey's End|
|2007||Theatre World Award||Outstanding New York City Stage Debut Performance||Won||Journey's End|
|2009||Bayfield Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Shakespearean Play in the New York Metropolitan Area||Won||The Tempest|
|2010||Broadway.com Audience Award||Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Musical||Nominated||American Idiot|
|2013||Tony Award||Best Actor in a Musical||Nominated||Kinky Boots|
|2013||Grammy Award||Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album||Won||Kinky Boots|
On July 9, 2011, Sands married Gemma Clarke.
- "Stark Sands and Gemma Clarke Wedding". So 80s.co.uk. July 9, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
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- "Joshua Henry Returns to American Idiot; David Larsen and P.J. Griffith Also Join Cast". Broadway.com. March 15, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
- Eng, Joyce (July 9, 2010). "Pushing Daisies and Law & Order Alums Join The Miraculous Year". TV Guide. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 18, 2011). "Five Broadcast Pilots Add to Casts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
- "Stark Sands Joins Coen Bros' Inside Llewyn Davis". Cinemablend.com. February 10, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
- "Broadway World Stark Sands Billy Porter to Lead Broadway-Bound KINKY-BOOTS". BroadwayWorld.com. June 30, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
- "Tony Award Nominee Stark Sands Exits Broadway's Kinky Boots Jan. 26". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- Sands Filmography" The New York Times, accessed December 9, 2013
- "Stark Sands Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed December 9, 2013
- "Wedding Channel". Wedding Channel. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
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