Aaron Zebede

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Aaron Zebede
Aaron Zebede as 'Tevye' in Fiddler on the Roof (Panama, October 15, 2012)
OccupationActor / Producer / Director

Aaron Zebede is a Panamanian stage actor, director, and producer.[1] As a stage actor his work includes the roles of 'Alfred P. Doolitle' in My Fair Lady (2003), 'Perón' in "Evita" (2004), 'Tevye' in Fiddler on the Roof (a role he played in two different productions),[2] 'Otto Frank' in The Diary of Anne Frank, 'Toddy' in the musical Victor Victoria.[3][4] and 'Max Bialystock' in "The Producers".[5]

In 2013 Zebede starred in Andrew Goffman's Off-Broadway show The Accidental Pervert (Spanish version) at Panama's famed Teatro La Quadra.[6] He then went to play the role of 'Georges' in the musical La Cage aux Folles and did a one-week run as 'Shrek' in Shrek the Musical.[7] In 2017 he played the role of 'Edna Turnblad' in the Panamanian revival of Hairspray (musical).[8]

As director, Zebede directed Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida at the National Theatre of Panama[9] as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights at the Teatro El Círculo[10][11] (both in 2013), Schönberg & Boublil's Les Misérables in 2014,[12][13] Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar in 2015,[14] Larry Kramer's AIDS drama The Normal Heart,[15] the ABBA inspired hit Mamma Mia! at the Teatro Anayansi,[16] the rock musical Rock of Ages,[17] The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical),[18] and Grease (musical).[19]

On the big screen Zebede worked in Escobar: Paradise Lost, with Benicio del Toro and Josh Hutcherson, directed by Andrea Di Stefano,[20][21] and in the 2015 biopic Hands of Stone as Roberto Durán's father in law, directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz.[22]

He is also the author, director and star of a brand new one-hour comedy show, 'Turning 50'[23] and recently directed Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues,[24] and the Spanish musical "Pegados".[25]



  1. ^ "Webpage Aaron Zebede". aaronzebede.com.
  2. ^ "L'Chaim! 50 Facts About Fiddler on the Roof on the Musical's 50th Anniversary". Broadway.com.
  3. ^ Crítica en Línea, Panama Archived April 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ El Panamá América, Panama Archived 2010-08-13 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ La Prensa, Panama Archived 2010-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "The Accidental Pervert Will Open in Panama City With Aaron Zebede in Title Role". Playbill.
  7. ^ "'Shrek' o el respeto a la unicidad del ser". Panamá América.
  8. ^ "De vuelta a los 60s con 'Hairspray'". Día a Día.
  9. ^ "Un musical de valía". La Prensa.
  10. ^ "Sobre el sentimiento de pertenencia". La Prensa.
  11. ^ "Zebede le toma el gusto a dirigir". La Prensa.
  12. ^ La Crítica, Panama Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Aplausos a la puesta de 'Los miserables'". La Prensa.
  14. ^ "Jesus Christ Superstar llenó de música el Teatro Nacional". Periódico El Venezolano. Archived from the original on 2015-06-07. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  15. ^ "Un corazón normal es un grito de ¡alerta!". Critica.
  16. ^ "El musical 'Mamma Mia!' al ritmo de la alegría". La Prensa.
  17. ^ "Primeras fotos de 'Rock of Ages' en Panamá". Chotin.com. Archived from the original on 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  18. ^ "Un clásico del teatro musical en Panamá, El Fantasma de la Opera". La Prensa.
  19. ^ "Un clásico se apodera de Panamá, ven a ver Grease". Claroblog.
  20. ^ "Aaron Zebede: "No hay nada más divertido que hacer de uno mismo"". Periódico El Venezolano.
  21. ^ "Elogió a extranjeros y panameños". Panamá América.
  22. ^ Strambotix.com, Panama
  23. ^ "Una noche de risoterapia fue 'Turning 50'". Crítica, Panamá.
  24. ^ "Una denuncia abierta". La Prensa, Panamá.
  25. ^ "Para no tomar decisiones abiertas". La Prensa, Panamá.

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