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Raúl Esparza

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Raul Esparza

American stage actor, singer, and voice artist noted for his award winning performances in Broadway shows add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1970.

Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (17%), Delaware (10%)

Main connections: David Mamet, Harold Pinter, Stephen Sondheim

Linked to: Company, Tisch School of the Arts, The New York Times, NBC

 

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Raúl Esparza was born in 1970 add something


1988

Born in Wilmington, Delaware to Cuban American parents and raised in Miami, Florida, Esparza graduated from Belen Jesuit in 1988 and later received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts add something


1993

Married to Michele Esparza, his high school girlfriend, since 1993, they had been separated "off and on", the actor has said add something


1999

In 1999, Esparza portrayed Che in the national tour of "Evita", opposite Natalie Toro add something


 

Esparza first drew attention with his performance in the 2000 Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show", which won him the Theatre World award add something


2002

He appeared in two Stephen Sondheim musicals, "Sunday in the Park with George" and "Merrily We Roll Along" at the 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration add something


2004

He has received Tony nominations for his role as a vibrant and flamboyant Philip Salon in the Boy George musical "Taboo" in 2004; Robert, an empty man devoid of connection in the musical comedy "Company" in 2006; a lazy and snarky man in Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming"; and an aggressive volatile movie producer in David Mamet's "Speed the Plow" add something


2007

In 2007 he had a recurring role on the TV show "Pushing Daisies" as traveling salesman Alfredo Aldarisio, a role originally given to Paul Reubens add something

 

Beginning in November 2007, he appeared in Harold Pinter's play "The Homecoming" and was Tony-nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play add something


2008

He was involved in the workshop in 2008, the out-of-town tryout at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2010, and has opened on Broadway in April 2012 add something

 

In 2008, he played Charlie Fox in the revival of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" co-starring Jeremy Piven and Elisabeth Moss on Broadway add something


2009

In 2009, he recorded the audiobook "Under the Dome" by Stephen King add something

 

In 2009, he starred in a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at the Delacorte Theater with Anne Hathaway, from June 25 through July 12 add something


2010

Anne Hathaway (actress) - New York Shakespeare Festival - In addition to providing her voice for episodes of "The Simpsons", which garnered her an Emmy *award in 2010 for outstanding voice-over performance, and "Family Guy" in 2010, Hathaway appeared as Viola in the New York Shakespeare Festival's summer 2009 production of "Twelfth Night" at the Delacorte Theater in New York City's Central Park, opposite Audra McDonald as Olivia, Raul Esparza as Duke Orsino, and Julie White as Maria

 

Stephen Sondheim - The New York City Center birthday celebration and benefit concert on April 26, 2010 featured : Michael Cerveris, Alexander Gemignani, Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Joanna Gleason, Maria Friedman, Mark Jacoby, Len Cariou, B.D. Wong, Claybourne Elder, Alexander Hanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, Nathan Lane, Michele Pawk, the original cast of "Into the Woods"; Kim Crosby, Chip Zien, Danielle Ferland, & Ben Wright, Angela Lansbury, and Jim Walton


2011

He appeared on Broadway in a limited-engagement revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, which began previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on February 25, 2011 and opened on March 17, 2011 add something


2013

In 2013, he appeared in yet another NBC production, playing the role of Dr. Frederick Chilton in the thriller series " Hannibal" add something

 

On July 17, 2013, he was promoted to series regular for the show's 15th season add something


2016

He appeared in the 2016 film "Custody", written and directed by James Lapine, as an Administration for Children's Services agent add something


2018

Esparza married Danielle Esparza September 2018 Danielle was his co star in Leap Of Faith in which she played the part of Jessie add something

 

From October to December 2018, Esparza played the title role in Classic Stage $add something