Steven Pasquale

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Steven Pasquale
Born (1976-11-18) November 18, 1976 (age 40)
Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Laura Benanti
(m. 2007; div. 2013)
Partner(s) Phillipa Soo (2015–present)

Steven Pasquale (pronounced /pɑːsˈkwɑːl/; born November 18, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the New York City Firefighter/First Responder Sean Garrity in the series Rescue Me. He made his debut on the HBO series Six Feet Under, playing a love interest for David. He also starred in the film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).

Life and career[edit]

Pasquale was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He attended the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, as a theatre major for a semester, before moving to New York. He has starred in numerous theatre productions; for example, he created the role of Fabrizio in the original Seattle cast of The Light in the Piazza, but his work on Rescue Me prevented him from reprising the role on Broadway. As he has been quoted, "That was the most heartbreaking thing that I've ever experienced professionally." [1]

He played the role of Sheriff Joe Sutter in the musical The Spitfire Grill, in which he introduced the song "Forest For the Trees". He then scored the lead role of Chris in the 1998 American tour of Miss Saigon. In 2002, he played Robbie Faye in the New York production of A Man of No Importance and Archibald Craven at the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation's concert of The Secret Garden, alongside Michael Arden, Jaclyn Nedenthal, Will Chase, Max von Essen, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti, whom he later married.[2]

In April 2009, the record label PS Classics released his first album, Somethin' Like Love, a jazz album produced by Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli.[3] He launched his official website in February 2009 and starred in the Broadway play reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute.[citation needed]

In 2011, Pasquale played the lead role, Paul Keller, on the Fox Television Studios pilot Over/Under. The pilot was rejected in 2012 but was aired on the USA Network on January 4, 2013.[4] He also starred in the U.S. miniseries Coma.

He was the lead actor for the NBC series Do No Harm, which premiered on January 31, 2013 to the lowest debut rating in the history of prime-time television.[5][6]

In 2013, Pasquale starred in The Bridges of Madison County at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, alongside Elena Shaddow. He also starred in the Broadway production of the musical at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre beginning in late January 2014, with Kelli O'Hara replacing Shaddow. He had previously worked with O'Hara in 2013, in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg and Scott Frankel's musical Far from Heaven, in which he portrayed Frank Whitaker.[7]

In 2014, Pasquale guest starred in Season 6, episode 4 of the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife, as Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies)'s campaign manager Jonathan Elfman.

He recently starred in Lyric Opera of Chicago's musical Carousel, alongside Laura Osnes, which closed May 3, 2015.

In 2016, he portrayed Mark Fuhrman in the critically acclaimed FX limited series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. He received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical[8] for portraying Jamie Lockhart in the 2016 revival of The Robber Bridegroom, at the Roundabout Theater Company.

Personal life[edit]

Pasquale was married to actress Laura Benanti from 2007 to 2013. In February 2016, he became engaged to actress and singer Phillipa Soo.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Last Man Jack Manning
2005 Aurora Borealis Jacob Shorter
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Dallas
2009 The Answer Man Elizabeth's date Uncredited

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Six Feet Under Kurt 2 episodes
2003 Platinum David Ross Episode: "Love"
2004–11 Rescue Me Sean Garrity 93 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
2010 Marry Me Luke Maynard 2 episodes
2011 The Playboy Club Young Hef Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Submissions Only Reed Rozelle Episode: "The Miller/Hennigan Act"
2012 Up All Night Luke Granby 4 episodes
2012 Coma Mark Bellows 2 episodes
2013 Do No Harm Dr. Jason Cole / Ian Price 13 episodes
2013 Over/Under Paul Keller Television movie
2014 And, We're Out of Time Jackson Cooper Television movie
2014–15 The Good Wife Johnny Elfman 13 episodes
2014 White Collar Conrad Worth Episode: "Taking Stock"
2015 Bloodline Alec Wolos 6 episodes
2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Mark Fuhrman 5 episodes
2016 Billions Chase 2 episodes
2016 Almost There Steven 10 episodes
2017 Doubt Billy Brennan Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Playbill News". Playbill. February 22, 2008. Archived from the original on February 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Steven Pasquale to Woo His Wife, Laura Benanti, in Little Night Music Concert, 29 October 2008". Broadway.com. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Steven Pasquale: Somethin' Like Love". PS Classics. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 28, 2012). "USA Pilots 'Wild Card' & 'Over/Under' Not Going Forward". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  5. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (January 14, 2013). "'Do No Harm' pilot: Watch Steven Pasquale in NBC's new show now". Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  6. ^ "Do No Harm cancelled". tvseriesfinale.com. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Adam Hetrick (July 7, 2013). "Far From Heaven, With Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Concludes Off-Broadway July 7". Playbill. 
  8. ^ "Lucille Lortel Awards: ‘Guards at the Taj,’ ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ Score Big". Variety. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Khan, Jessica (16 February 2016). "Broadway's Steven Pasquale and Phillipa Soo Are Engaged!". Broadway World. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 

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