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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Broadway Boys: Mr. August 2011: Julian Ovenden

Mr. Broadway August 2011
Julian Ovenden

WHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: Right now, he is the leading man of a hit off-Broadway musical, written by some of the biggest names in musical theatre and co-starring a "who's who" of contemporary American musical theatre performers.  And of all things, he is a singing and dancing man version of Death!  Yes, he is the title character in Death Takes a Holiday, a show with uptown ambitions.  But I'm not cheating, here, either.  He last appeared on Broadway in Butley, holding his own against none other than Nathan Lane.  British audiences have lone enjoyed his talents in shows like Grand Hotel: The Musical and Merrily We Roll Along.  And if you missed him onstage in the states, you may know him from TV or movies like Cashmere Mafia, The Royal, Foyle's War and the Kelsey Grammer musical version of A Christmas Carol.  Good looks, a star-making performance (that you have only a month or so to catch for sure) and a clear passion for the stage are all the best reasons why Julian Ovenden is Mr. Broadway for August 2011.

INFO:
  • Currently appearing in: Death Takes a Holiday at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre.
  • Age: He was born on May 6, 1976, which makes him 35.
  • Other credits: Broadway: Butley; Television: Cashmere Mafia, Foyle 's War, The Royal, A Christmas Carol: The Musical; West End: Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel: The Musical, Marguerite, Annie Get Your Gun; Concerts: Stephen Sondheim at 80 Concert (London), Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration (London).
  • Where to find him on the Internet: http://www.julianovenden.com/; www.roundabouttheater.com/deathtakesaholiday.

IN PICTURES: 
ABOVE: That smile, those eyes:
The Head Shots and Publicity Photos


ABOVE: Television work in shows like
Cashmere Mafia, Foyle's War, The Royal,
and Agatha Christie's Poirot


STAGE: The Baron in Grand Hotel: The Musical

ON BROADWAY: Butley
with Nathan Lane

WEST END: Marguerite with
Ruthie Henshall

Annie Get Your Gun

Julian Takes Manhattan

OFF-BROADWAY: Death Takes a Holiday
with Jill Paice and Mara Davi

FAMILY MAN: After his wedding to Kate Royal


ON VIDEO:

The Marguerite Promotional Video (Ovenden with Ruthie Henshall)


Singing "Agony" at London's Sondheim at 80 Celebration (with Daniel Evans)



Broadway.com's Show Clips: Death Takes a Holiday




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TRIVIA QUESTION #3

Ron Raines is a three time Emmy Award nominee for appearing in which television program?

A.  The Bold and the Beautiful
B.  As the World Turns
C.  Guiding Light
D.  The Young and the Restless



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