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Jim Stanek

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Jim Stanek
James Stanek

(1971-08-05) August 5, 1971 (age 52)
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University
Years active1996-present

James Stanek (born August 5, 1971) is an American theatre, film, and television actor.

Early life[edit]

Stanek was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland and raised in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He attended the Seneca Valley School District where he performed in such musicals as Grease and Little Shop of Horrors, among others. In Stanek's senior year of high school he auditioned for, and was accepted, into the Mini Stars musical theatre program at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. [citation needed]

He attended and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.

Personal life[edit]

Stanek and his wife, Beth, currently reside in Manhattan, where they raise their three sons.

Theatre credits[edit]

Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Tour Theatre[edit]

Year Production Role Category
1996 Indiscretions Michael (standby) Broadway
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Hero Broadway
1999 Captain Courageous Dan Off-Broadway
2000 Saturday Night u/s Campbell, McDonald, Sorge Off-Broadway
2001 The Good Companions Performer Off-Broadway
Cyrano de Bergerac Performer Off-Broadway
2003 Oh, Boy! Jim Off-Broadway
2004 Best Foot Forward Performer Off-Broadway
The Rivals Footman; u/s Bob Acres, David, Fag Broadway
2005 Little Women (standby) Braxton, Laurie, Mr. Brooke, Rodrigo Broadway
Slut Dan Off-Broadway
2006 Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Performer Off-Broadway
Lestat Louis Broadway
2007 Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Performer Off-Broadway
Frankenstein, A New Musical Henry Clerval; u/s Victor Off-Broadway
2009 The Story of My Life Ensemble Broadway
Night Sky Performer Off-Broadway
2010 Jacques Brel Returns Performer Off-Broadway
2011 Freud's Last Season C.S. Lewis Off-Broadway
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Johnny Off-Broadway
Desperate Writers Performer Off-Broadway
2013 A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Swing Broadway
2015 Fun Home Bruce (standby) Broadway
2022-2023 Into the Woods Steward;
u/s Baker
u/s Baker
u/s Narrator/Mysterious Man
National Tour

Regional theatre[edit]


Year Title Role Type Notes
1998 Law & Order Arraignment Clerk Television one episode
1998 The Adversaries Series Regular TV movie as "James Stanek"
2000 Mary and Rhoda Official Tour Guide TV movie
2000 Brooklyn Sonnet Jimmy O'Conner TV movie as "James Stanek"
2001 MisGuiding Light Floyd Boyd TV mini-series
2006 Bella Henri Film
2008 Olive Garden Olive Garden Enthusiast Commercial
2010 As the World Turns Nathan Randall Television one episode
2011 No Matter What Berkeley Film
2013 The Good Wife Todd Koopman Television one episode
2019 Mr Robot Jason Television


The Lestat original Broadway cast recording was recorded by Mercury Records on May 22, 2006, at Sony Studios in New York City. Planned release was July 11, 2006 but has been postponed indefinitely. In August 2006 after numerous rumors of an August release date, Elton John's website released this statement:

"We have received many messages asking when the Lestat cast album will be released. According to Elton's management, there are no plans to release the album at present."[1]

The cast album has still yet to be released.


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