Fred Applegate (actor)

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Fred Applegate
Born (1953-02-20) February 20, 1953 (age 64)
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer

Frederick Applegate (born February 20, 1953)[1] is an American actor, singer and dancer.

Early life and education[edit]

He grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey and South Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from Northwestern University.[2]

Career[edit]

Stage[edit]

Applegate originated the roles of Inspector Kemp and The Blind Hermit in the Broadway musical Young Frankenstein (2007).[3] He originated the role of the Monsignor in the Broadway production of Sister Act (2011)[4] and the role of Father Jack O'Brien in the The Last Ship, which premiered on Broadway in October 2014.[3]

Other Broadway credits include M. Dindon/M. Renaud in La Cage aux Folles (2010),[5] Max Bialystock in The Producers (replacement, 2003; in the West End production in 2005[6]) and as Franz Leibkind in the first national tour. He also played Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music. (1998).[3]

He appeared Off-Broadway at the Lincoln Center Mitzi Newhouse Theatre in the musical Happiness in 2009, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.[7] Applegate played the role of "Panisse" in the Encores! staged concert of Fanny in February 2010.[8] He participated in a reading of a new musical, Presto Change-O in December 2014, directed by Marc Bruni, as a presentation of the Barrington Stage Company Musical Theatre Lab.[9] He appeared in the national tour of Anything Goes, as "Moonface Martin", which started in October 2012.[10]

He has played the role of the Wizard in the Broadway production Wicked[11][3] and most recently played Constable Joe in the Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting.[12][3]

Applegate was a member of the Resident Acting Company of the Guthrie Theatre for three years.[5]

Voice, television and film[edit]

His voice can be recognized as the narrator of documentaries for PBS, National Geographic, Disney, Bravo, and A&E. Applegate has guest starred in over 150 episodes of television including Seinfeld, Cosby, Growing Pains, FM, Malcolm in the Middle, ER, Murphy Brown, Newhart and many others.[5] His film credits include Georgia Rule,[13] Stuart Saves His Family (1995),[14] and The Producers.[15][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fred Applegate at the Internet Broadway Database
  2. ^ Official website; accessed September 18, 2015
  3. ^ a b c d e "Fred Applegate Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed September 18, 2015
  4. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Victoria Clark, Fred Applegate, Chester Gregory Will Be Part of Broadway's 'Sister Act'" Playbill, February 1, 2011
  5. ^ a b c "Fred Applegate Joins Cast of 'La Cage Aux Folles'", nymetroparents.com, accessed September 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Inverne, James. "Fred Applegate Named New Max for London Producers", Playbill, April 7, 2005
  7. ^ Happiness, lortel.org, accessed September 18, 2015
  8. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Encores! 'Fanny' Plays City Center Beginning Feb. 4", Playbill, February 4, 2010
  9. ^ Gioia, Michael. "Kerry Butler, Jeremy Jordan, Judy McLane, Brad Oscar Say 'Presto Change-O' in Today's Musical Reading" Playbill, December 19, 2014
  10. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "National Tour of 'Anything Goes' Has Fred Applegate, Erich Bergen, Alex Finke, Joyce Chittick On Board", Playbill, August 7, 2012.
  11. ^ Lloyd Webber, Imogen. "Welcome New Ozians! Michele Lee & Fred Applegate Will Join Cast of Wicked on Broadway", Broadway.com, June 23, 2015.
  12. ^ Gioia, Michael. "Carolee Carmello and Andrew Keenan-Bolger Will Return to Broadway as Mother and Son in 'Tuck Everlasting'", Playbill, September 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "'Georgia Rule' Cast and Overview", TCM.com, accessed September 18, 2015.
  14. ^ "'Stuart Saves His Family' Cast and Overview", TCM.com, accessed September 18, 2015
  15. ^ Fred Applegate at the Internet Movie Database

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