Darren Ritchie (actor)

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Darren Ritchie
Born 1977 (age 38–39)
South Carolina, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, singer
Notable work Dracula, the Musical (2004)
Little Shop of Horrors (2003)
Bells are Ringing (2001)

Darren Ritchie (born 1977) is an American actor and singer, originally from Florida.


He is perhaps best known for originating the role of Jonathan Harker in Frank Wildhorn's Broadway production of Dracula, the Musical in 2004. He has also appeared in featured roles in the Broadway revivals of Little Shop of Horrors, 2003, and Bells are Ringing, 2001, (as Blake Barton). He appeared in the world premiere of Wildhorn's Camille Claudel, at the Goodspeed Opera House, Norma Terris Theatre, in 2003, understudying the role of Paul Claudel.[1]

He appeared in the regional premiere of Ace at the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California, in January 2007.[2] He has also appeared in several films and television shows, most notably Stroller Wars.

In 2009, he originated the role of the White Knight/Jack in Wildhorn's Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure for its Tampa, Florida world premiere production.[3] He reprised the role for the show's Broadway run in spring 2011.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Darren Ritchie got engaged to NBC's Telemundo News Reporter and anchor Denny Alfonso. They later broke their engagement and never got married.[5]


  1. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Wildhorn and Knighton's Camille Claudel, the Musical, Ends Sept. 7 at Goodspeed" September 7, 2003
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew and Hernandez, Ernio.New Musical Ace, With Michael Arden, Begins Old Globe Run Jan. 13" playbill.com, January 13, 2007
  3. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Boyd, Murphy and Wildhorn's Wonderland Musical Opens, Mason, Llana Go Down Rabbit Hole" playbill.com, December 5, 2009
  4. ^ The Broadway League. ""Wonderland"". ibdb.com. Internet Broadway Database.com. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Twitter Watch: Darren Ritchie and Denny Alfonso Announce Engagement!". BroadwayWorld.com. Wisdom Digital Media. August 21, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 

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