Bryce Pinkham

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Bryce Pinkham
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Born Bryce Allen Pinkham
(1982-10-19) October 19, 1982 (age 35)
Redding, California, U.S.
Education Boston College (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Bryce Pinkham (born October 19, 1982) is an American stage and screen actor.

Pinkham is widely known for his work on television, including Mercy Street, and on Broadway — notably his role of Monty Navarro in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, for which he received nominations for both a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical as well as a Grammy Award (Best Musical Theater Album).

He is a Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellow and co-founder of Zara Aina, a not-for-profit children’s theater company in Madagascar.

Background[edit]

Bryce Allen Pinkham was born in Redding, California on October 19, 1982[1] and was raised in the East San Francisco Bay Area.[2] He attended Campolindo High School in Moraga, California. He is a graduate of Boston College and the Yale School of Drama.[3]

In 2015, Pinkham said "I did musicals growing up as a kid, and it was always a dream to be in a Broadway musical, to play the lead in a Tony-winning musical."[4]

In 2012, Pinkham co-founded the not-for-profit children’s theater company Zara Aina (Share Life) with Broadway actor Lucas Caleb Rooney, to empower at-risk children in Madagascar.[5]

Pinkham is avid hiker and has hiked the Sierra Nevada Mountains as well as in New Zealand and Iceland.[6]

Career[edit]

Pinkham originated roles in Ghost the Musical in 2012 and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson in 2010 on Broadway.[3] In 2013 he originated the role of Monty Navarro in the Broadway production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical as well as a Grammy Award. He played the role on Broadway for more than 700 performances.

In 2014, Pinkham played Paul Revere in an introductory commercial titled Italian Invasion for the Fiat 500L, created by the Doner Company.[7][8]

Pinkham starred in the Broadway revival of The Heidi Chronicles in 2015 as Peter Patrone, for which he was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award as well as the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.[3] In 2016, he returned to Broadway leading the cast of Roundabout Theater Company's musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.

His upcoming film and television appearances include as a series regular in the second season of the TV series Mercy Street, premiering in January 2017, playing the role of Major Clayton McBurney III, head of the Union Army hospital.[9]

Other roles include performances in the comedy The Comedian (2016) which stars Robert De Niro, and Baz Luhrmann's Netflix drama The Get Down. Previously, he has appeared on The Good Wife and Person of Interest. He appeared in the PBS miniseries God in America, "A Nation Reborn Drama" (2010).[10][11]

In 2012 Pinkham was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship given to "a limited number of exceptionally talented young dancers, musicians, actors and visual artists as they complete their training and begin their professional life."[12]

Television and film[edit]

Year Production Role Network/Production
2010 The Good Wife Supporting CBS
2010 God in America Charles Briggs PBS miniseries
2012 Person of Interest Leland Raines CBS
2016 The Comedian Devon O'Connor Cinelou Films
2016 The Get Down Julien Netflix
2016 Mercy Street Maj. Clayton McBurney III PBS

Broadway[edit]

Year Production Role Theater Notes
2010 Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Clay / Black Fox Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Original Broadway Cast
2012 Ghost the Musical Carl Bruner Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Original Broadway Cast
2013 A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Monty Navaro Walter Kerr Theatre Original Broadway Cast
Nominated - Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical
Nominated - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Nominated - Outer Critics Award Circle for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
2015 The Heidi Chronicles Peter Patrone Music Box Theatre Nominated - Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nominated - Drama League Distinguished Performance Award
2016 Holiday Inn Jim Studio 54 Role originated by Bing Crosby

References[edit]

  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995 via FamilySearch database
  2. ^ Blank, Matthew. "Playbill's CUE & A: Ghost The Musical's Bryce Pinkham", Playbill, May 1, 2012
  3. ^ a b c "Bryce Pinkham Broadway" Playbill (vault), retrieved January 3, 2017
  4. ^ Bethany Rickwalk (February 23, 2015). "Why Bryce Pinkham Ditched His Lead Role in Gentleman's Guide to Join the Heidi Chronicles Cast". Theatermania.com. 
  5. ^ Jeryl Brunner (June 17, 2015). "Cool Things You Don't Know About Bryce Pinkham, Co-star of 'The Heidi Chronicles'". Huffington Post. 
  6. ^ Erik Heinila (January 6, 2017). "A Q&A With Mercy Street's Bryce Pinkham". PBS. 
  7. ^ Ella Riley-Adams (June 26, 2013). "Fiat's New Spot Shouts, 'The Italians Are Coming!'". Agency Spy. 
  8. ^ "FIAT® 500L - Italian Invasion / Revolution - (2013)". Adland.tv. 
  9. ^ Vine, Hannah. Exclusive: Patina Miller, Brian F. O’Byrne, Bryce Pinkham in PBS’ 'Mercy Street'", Playbill, November 9, 2016
  10. ^ God in America, PBS, retrieved January 4, 2017
  11. ^ " God in America Press Release", PBS, retrieved January 4, 2017
  12. ^ http://www.leonoreannenbergscholarships.org/profile/pinkham-bryce/

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