Stephanie J. Block

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Stephanie J. Block
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Block in 2008
Born
Stephanie Janette Block

(1972-09-19) September 19, 1972 (age 47)
OccupationActress, singer
Spouse(s)
Children1
WebsiteOfficial website

Stephanie Janette Block (born September 19, 1972) is an American actress and singer, known for her work on the Broadway stage.

Block made her Broadway debut in 2003, originating the role of Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz. After reading for the role of Elphaba during the early stages of Wicked in 2000, Block became the first actress to play the role in the show's first U.S. national tour in 2005. She later reprised the role of Elphaba on Broadway from 2007 to 2008.

A three-time Tony Award nominee and six-time Drama Desk Award nominee, Block won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her lead performance in The Cher Show. She also received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her performances in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2013) and Falsettos (2016). She received Drama Desk nominations for her performances in the Off-Broadway productions of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (2011) and Little Miss Sunshine (2013), as well as in the Broadway production of 9 to 5 (2009).

Additionally, Block has appeared on numerous cast recordings and released a solo album, This Place I Know, in 2009. Her television credits include recurring roles on Madam Secretary (2017) and Rise (2018).

Early life[edit]

Block was born on September 19, 1972, in Brea, California, and has one sister, Renée. Her mother, Rosemarie (Garritano), worked for the local school district, and her father, Steven Block, was a welfare fraud investigator.[1][2] She was raised Catholic,[3] and is of German and Italian descent.[4] Block grew up in Brea, where she attended St. Angela Merici Parish School. Later she attended an all-girls Catholic private school, Rosary High School in Fullerton, California, for her secondary education. She finished up her high school years at the Orange County High School of the Arts.

Career[edit]

Block started her professional musical theater career with regional theater, appearing in many productions including Funny Girl, Crazy for You, Oliver!, James Joyce's The Dead and Bells Are Ringing. Block was additionally the original Belle in the Disneyland production of Beauty and the Beast and did voice work for numerous commercials, including the singing voice of Barbie.

In early 2000 Block read the part of Elphaba in the first reading of the new musical Wicked. After a few months of reading, she was replaced by Idina Menzel, a decision that left Block devastated, but accepting of the decision that had been made to cast a more experienced performer in the role. She was Menzel's understudy in the San Francisco world premiere in 2003 but left the show prior to opening on Broadway when she was offered a lead role in a new Broadway musical based on the life of Peter Allen, The Boy from Oz. Block debuted on Broadway in 2003, playing the role of Liza Minnelli opposite Hugh Jackman's Peter Allen in the show. The show received mixed reviews but proved to be a hit with audiences playing on Broadway for close to a year. The musical received several Tony Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Musical.[5]

Stephanie J Block with Stephen Oremus, with whom she worked in Wicked.

In spring 2005, Block originated the role of Elphaba in the first national tour of Wicked. She was awarded both the 2006 Helen Hayes Award and the 2007 Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Non-Resident Production for this role. Block received great reviews for a show-stopping performance. After performing with the tour for a year Block left the production in March 2006 and was replaced by Julia Murney.

In 2007 Block was seen in the title role of the new Broadway musical The Pirate Queen. The music was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil. Block was praised by critics, such as Ben Brantley from The New York Times, for giving a "truly felt, realistic, performance". She also received a nomination for a Drama League Award for her performance. Plagued by insufficient ticket sales and harsh reviews, the show opened in April and barely played for two months at the Hilton Theatre, closing in June.[6] Later that year Block reprised the role of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway beginning October 9, 2007, where she replaced Julia Murney. She left the production after eight months on June 15, 2008, and was succeeded by Kerry Ellis.[7]

Block starred alongside Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, and Marc Kudisch in the new musical adaptation of the 1980 film 9 to 5. The production was directed by Joe Mantello, with music written by Dolly Parton. The show opened on Broadway in April 2009 at the Marquis Theatre and closed in September 2009. Block starred as Judy Bernly, the frazzled divorcée, the role played by Jane Fonda in the film. For this role Block was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.[8]

In 2009, Block released her debut album through PS Classics entitled This Place I Know. Although the album failed to chart, it was a hit with critics with some hailing it as the best album that has come out of the Broadway community in some time.[9] More recently she has done concert work in London's West End. In February 2010 she performed live at the New Players Theatre, London.[10]

Block was seen as Grizabella in the Municipal Opera Production production of Cats, which ran from July 19–25, 2010.[11] Block also starred as Sonia Walsk alongside Jason Alexander in the Reprise Theatre Company's production of They're Playing Our Song, which played at the UCLA Freud Playhouse for two weeks from September 28–October 10, 2010.[12]

Block made her off-Broadway debut as Gloria Mitchell in the play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage alongside Karen Olivo, and David Garrison. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark played at Second Stage Theatre through June 12, 2011.[13][14] Entertainment Weekly wrote that Block's performance in the show was, "terrifically over-the-top".[15] She received a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.[16]

Block starred as Reno Sweeney in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes first playing the role for three weeks in November 2011 while Sutton Foster was away filming a pilot episode.[17][18] Block performed with co-star Colin Donnell on the 2011 CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade.[19] Block returned to the role on March 15, 2012, as Foster left the production permanently on March 11.[20] She remained with the show until its closure on July 8, 2012.[21]

Block performed the lead role in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which ran from November 13, 2012, to March 10, 2013. For this role, she was nominated for another Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.[22][23]

From November 14 to December 15, 2013, Block appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Little Miss Sunshine at Second Stage Theatre as Sheryl Hoover.[24] For this role, she received a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.[25]

Block played Trina in the 2016 Broadway revival of Falsettos directed by James Lapine. She was joined by Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells who played Marvin and Whizzer, respectively.[26] The musical began previews on September 29, 2016,[27] and opened officially on October 27, 2016. The limited run ended on January 8, 2017. For her performance, Block received rave reviews, with The New York Times writing that she is "better here than ever".[28] She received nominations for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

Block had a recurring role in the NBC series Rise, playing Patricia, a devout Catholic who ends up at odds with her husband over their son's involvement in a controversial high school play.[29]

Block plays singer Cher in the biomusical, The Cher Show. The musical played an out-of-town tryout in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre, beginning on June 12, 2018 and running through July 15. The production opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre in December 2018.[30] For this performance, she won the 2019 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.[31] She also won an Outer Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award. The Cher Show ended its run on August 18, 2019.[32]

Personal life[edit]

Block married actor, Sebastian Arcelus, on October 25, 2007. Arcelus starred alongside Block in the first national tour of Wicked as the Fiyero replacement from January to October 2006 and again on Broadway from October to December 2007.[33] They have one daughter, Vivienne Helena Arcelus, who was born January 19, 2015.[34]

Theatre credits[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre Director(s) Ref.
1994 The Will Rogers Follies Ziegfeld's Favorite Will Rogers Theatre Steven Minning
1995 Godspell U.S. National Tour
1997 Crazy for You Polly La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Damn Yankees Gloria Thorpe Sacramento Music Circus
South Pacific Nellie Forbush Cabrillo Music Theatre
1998 Guys and Dolls Sarah Brown Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities
1999 Bye Bye Birdie Rosie Sacramento Music Circus
Bells Are Ringing Gwynne Reprise Theatre Company
2000 Call Me Madam UCLA Freud Playhouse John Bowab
James Joyce's The Dead Mary Jane Morkan Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre Charles Prince
Funny Girl Fanny Brice
2001 Triumph of Love Corine Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera
Oliver! Nancy Paramount Theatre Scott Thompson and Richard Byron
Crazy for You Polly Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Alan Coats
Haven Ruth Gruber Gindi Auditorium Michael Unger
2002 The Grass Harp Baby Love Dallas Pasadena Playhouse Kay Cole
Fiddler on the Roof Tzeitel Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Glenn Casale
I Love a Piano Ginger Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre Ray Roderick
2003 Let Me Sing Molly Charlotte Repertory Theatre Michael Bush
Wicked Ensemble (u/s Elphaba) Curran Theatre Joe Mantello
2003–04 The Boy from Oz Liza Minnelli Imperial Theatre Philip Wm McKinley
2005–06 Wicked Elphaba U.S. National Tour Joe Mantello
2006 The Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley Cadillac Palace Theatre Frank Galati
2007 Hilton Theatre
2007–08 Wicked Elphaba (replacement) Gershwin Theatre Joe Mantello
2008 9 to 5 Judy Bernly Ahmanson Theatre
2009 Marquis Theatre
2010 Cats Grizabella The Muny Suzanne Viverito
They're Playing Our Song Sonia Walsk Freud Playhouse Lonny Price
2011 By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Gloria Mitchell Second Stage Theatre Jo Bonney
2011–12 Anything Goes Reno Sweeney (replacement) Stephen Sondheim Theatre Kathleen Marshall
2012–13 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Edwin Drood / Alice Nutting Studio 54 Scott Ellis
2013 Little Miss Sunshine Sheryl Hoover Second Stage Theatre James Lapine
2016–17 Falsettos Trina Walter Kerr Theatre
2017 Brigadoon Meg Brockie New York City Center Christopher Wheeldon
2018 The Cher Show Star Oriental Theatre Jason Moore
2018–19 Neil Simon Theatre

Credits in bold indicate Broadway production(s)

Concerts[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2006 James Marshall's Cinderella Narrator

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
Life Goes On Bekka
2005 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Elphaba Episode: July 18, 2005
2013 Homeland Patricia Cooper Episode: "Game On"
2014 It Could Be Worse Jenny 3 episodes
2016 Orange Is the New Black CO Francine Dennis 3 episodes
2017 Madam Secretary Abby Whitman 4 episodes
Falsettos: Live from Lincoln Center Trina Filmed stage production
2018 Rise Patricia Saunders Recurring role, 8 episodes

Discography[edit]

Cast recordings[edit]

  • The Boy from Oz – Original Broadway Cast (2003)[76]
  • The Pirate Queen – Original Broadway Cast Recording (2007)[77]
  • 9 to 5 –The Musical – Original Broadway Cast Recording (2009)[78]
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood – The 2013 New Broadway Cast Recording (2013)[79]
  • Falsettos – 2016 New Broadway Cast Recording (2016)[80]
  • Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon – New York City Center 2017 Cast Recording (2018)[81]
  • The Cher Show – Original Broadway Cast Recording (2019)[82]

Collaborative projects[edit]

  • The Broadway Musicals of 1925 (2003)
  • Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 5 (2003)
  • Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 6 (2004)
  • Broadway Unplugged 2004 (2004)
  • A Joyful Christmas (2004)
  • Thankful (2004)
  • The Broadway Musicals Cut-Outs (2007)
  • Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan (2007)
  • Wicked: 5th Anniversary Cast Recording (2008)
  • Chasing the Day: The Music of Will Van Dyke (2010)
  • Sorta Love Songs: The Songs of Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel (2010)
  • Wicked: Deluxe Edition (2013)
  • Ahrens & Flaherty: Nice Fighting You (2014)

Solo albums[edit]

  • This Place I Know (2009)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Show Result Ref.
2000 Robby Award Best Actress Funny Girl Won
2001 Austin Critics Table Award Best Actress Oliver! Won
2002 Ovation Award Best Actress Crazy for You Nominated
Robby Award Best Supporting Actress Triumph of Love Won
2006 Helen Hayes Award Best Leading Actress – Non-Resident Production Wicked Won
2007 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance The Pirate Queen Nominated
Broadway.com Audience Awards Favorite Diva Performance Nominated
Carbonell Award Best Actress in a Non-Resident Production Wicked Won
2008 Broadway.com Audience Awards Favorite Replacement – Female Nominated
2009 Favorite Diva Performance 9 to 5 Nominated
Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
2011 Kevin Kline Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Cats Nominated
Ovation Award Best Actress They're Playing Our Song Nominated
2012 Broadway.com Audience Awards Favorite Replacement Anything Goes Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Nominated
2013 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
Broadway.com Audience Awards Favorite Diva Performance Won
Favorite Actress in a Musical Nominated
2014 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Little Miss Sunshine Nominated
2017 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical Falsettos Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominated
Broadway.com Audience Awards Favorite Diva Performance Nominated
Favorite Funny Performance Nominated
Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical Nominated
2019 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical The Cher Show Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Won
Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Won
Broadway.com Audience Awards Favorite Diva Performance Nominated
Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical Nominated

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