Aaron Lazar

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Aaron Lazar
Born c. 1976/1977 (age 40–41)[1]
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2000–present
Website www.aaronlazar.com

Aaron Lazar (born c. 1976/1977) is an American stage, film and television actor and singer.

Early life and education[edit]

Lazar was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey to a Jewish family.[2][3] He graduated from Cherry Hill High School West in 1994.[1] Lazar attended Duke University where he earned a BA in music in 1998,[4] while completing the prerequisite classes for medical school and taking the MCAT. He then studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he earned an MFA in musical theater in 2000.[5]


After landing the role of understudy to the lead in the Broadway National Tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel only months after moving to New York City, Lazar abandoned his aspirations of being a medical doctor. He received a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Enjolras in Les Misérables.[6]






  1. ^ a b "That's their boy on Broadway". The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 14, 2002. Lazar, 25 
  2. ^ "The New York Pops". Carnegie Hall. Retrieved April 28, 2008. native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Elkin, Michael (July 15, 2010). "More Than a Little Night Music". Philadelphia: The Jewish Exponent. Retrieved March 2, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Alumni News from Winter/Spring '11". Duke University. 2011. 
  5. ^ "UC alumni currently or recently on Broadway". UC Magazine. University of Cincinnati. 
  6. ^ 2006 - Drama Desk Awards - Press Releases
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Aaron Lazar on Internet Movie Database

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