Hunter Bell

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Hunter Bell

Hunter Houston Bell is an American book author and a Broadway star.

Early life[edit]

Bell was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama,[1] and was raised in Wilson, North Carolina until the seventh grade, when he moved to Atlanta, Georgia.[2] He moved to New York City in 1993, and currently resides there.

Hunter is a 1993 musical theatre B.F.A. graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Like many actors, Hunter Bell began his career with smaller regional theater productions. Some notable credits include his appearance in the Ensemble of the 1999 Paper Mill Production of Rags, as a Performer in the Chester, Connecticut 2002 World Premiere production of Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief, and as George in a 2003 Musicals in Mufti Concert production of Oh, Boy!.[4]

Hunter Bell rose to stardom because of his work on, and appearance in, the musical [title of show], for which he wrote the book, alongside Jeff Bowen, who wrote the music and lyrics. The project first appeared in the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004. It opened at The Lyceum Theatre on Broadway on July 17, 2008 and closed on October 12, 2008 at a financial loss.

Prior to the Broadway opening of [title of show], Hunter Bell appeared in two other Broadway productions. The first was as a Dogette in a 2006 benefit concert of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and the second as a citizen of Whoville in the 2007 staging of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas![5]

Writing Credits[edit]

Original Material for:

Awards and nominations[edit]

For work on [title of show]:


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  6. ^ "Who's in Show". Retrieved 2008-07-20.
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  8. ^ "Tony Nominee Hunter Bell is Living a Dream". Archived from the original on 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2009-05-13.