Brad Oscar

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Brad Oscar
Born (1964-09-24) September 24, 1964 (age 51)
Washington, D.C.

Brad Oscar (born September 22, 1964) is an American musical theatre actor known for his Broadway performances in musicals such as The Producers and Jekyll and Hyde. He earned two Tony Award nominations for The Producers as Franz Liebkind, and Something Rotten! as Nostradamus.


Oscar graduated with a BFA from the Boston University College of Fine Arts in 1986, and was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award, (School of Theatre Distinguished Alumni Award) in 2006.[1]

Oscar's Broadway debut was in the 1990 musical Aspects of Love as a swing. His next roles were in Jekyll and Hyde as Sir Peter, Archibald Proops, Barrow Boy, and Second Gentleman.

His performance, however, in The Producers garnered him the most acclaim. Oscar started out as Franz Liebkind, and was also understudy for Max Bialystock (one of the lead roles) and Roger De Bris. The role of Franz earned Oscar a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, but lost to his co-star Gary Beach . After this success, he replaced Nathan Lane as Bialystock.[2] In 2007, he originated the Bialystock role in the Las Vegas production at the Paris Casino.

He has appeared in several productions at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. In 2005 he played "The Devil" (Mr. Applegate) in Damn Yankees, and in October 2006 he played "The Master of Ceremonies" in Cabaret.[3] He played multiple roles, including "Lady Enid", in The Mystery of Irma Vep from June 2008 through July 13, 2008.[4]

Other regional work includes the title role in the musical Barnum, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre (Florida), from November 12, 2008 through December 20.[5] In recent years, Brad and his sister, Victoria Oscar, have served as the official Santa and Mrs. Claus for the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Program.

Oscar took over the role of "Uncle Fester" (from Kevin Chamberlin) in The Addams Family on Broadway starting March 8, 2011.[6]

He is playing the role of Nostradamus in the musical Something Rotten!, which opened on Broadway in April 2015, for which he earned a 2015 Tony Award nomination,[7] which went to his co-star Christian Borle.

Personal life[edit]

Oscar and Diego Prieto, an actor, were married on April 16, 2012 in a ceremony at the Arena Stage, where they met during the 2005 production of Damn Yankees, with Molly Smith officiating.[8]



Year Show Role Notes
1990 Aspects of Love Swing Broadway, Apr. 8, 1990 - Mar. 2, 1991
1997 Jekyll & Hyde Second Gentleman/Sir Peter/Barrow Boy/Right Honorable Archibald Proops/Poole (u/s) Broadway, Apr. 28, 1997 - Jan. 7, 2001
2001 The Producers Franz Liebkind/Max Bialystock (u/s)/Roger de Bris (u/s) Broadway, Apr. 19, 2001 - Apr. 15, 2002
2002 Max Bialystock Broadway, Apr. 16, 2002 - Apr. 27, 2003
2004 Broadway, Apr. 6, 2004 - Dec. 12, 2004
2005 Damn Yankees Mr. Applegate Arena Stage
2006 Cabaret Master of Ceremonies Arena Stage, Oct. 2006
2007 The Producers Max Bialystock Paris Casino
Spamalot Sir Bedevere/Concorde/Dennis's Mother Broadway, Dec. 18, 2007 - Jan. 11, 2009
2008 The Mystery of Irma Vep Lady Enid Arena Stage, June/July 2008
Barnum Barnum Asolo Repertory Theatre, Nov. 12 - Dec. 20, 2008
2011 The Addams Family Uncle Fester Broadway, Mar. 7 - Dec. 31, 2011
2013 Nice Work If You Can Get It Cookie McGee Broadway, Jan. 8 - Mar. 3, 2013
Big Fish Amos Calloway Broadway, Oct. 6 - Dec. 29, 2013
2015 Something Rotten! Nostradamus Broadway, Apr. 22, 2015 - present


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Producers Cab Driver
2008 Old Days Louis short
Ghost Town Day Doorman
2014 Russian Broadway Shutdown Russian IOC Representative short


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Law & Order Paul 1 episode
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Mitch 1 episode
2011 The Good Wife Eric Atkins 1 episode
Submissions Only Bill Hobbs 1 episode
Outside the Box Norman Bates short
2012 Smash Peter 1 episode

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2001 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical The Producers Nominated
2015 Something Rotten! Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominated


  1. ^ "Boston University College of Fine Arts Presents 2006 Distinguished Alumni Awards", accessed September 30, 2015
  2. ^ "The Producers" August 31, 2005
  3. ^ Brad Oscar September 8, 2006
  4. ^ Arena Stage listing, "The Mystery of Irma Vep"
  5. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Braga, Kraft, Cotton, Walton, Brna and More Will Join Brad Oscar in Asolo's Barnum",, October 29, 2008
  6. ^ Healy, Patrick.Roger Rees to Replace Nathan Lane in ‘The Addams Family’" The New York Times, October 28, 2010
  7. ^ Hetrick, Adam. " 'Something Rotten!' Puts a Shakespearean Twist On Broadway Musical Comedy, Starting Tonight", March 23, 2015
  8. ^ "Diego Prieto and Brad Oscar" The New York Times, April 22, 2012

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