Og, a mischievous leprechaun who arrives in America in search of his pot of gold stolen by Irishman Finian McLonergan.
A strong singer and talented comic actor, Fitzgerald has played a trio of oddly named roles in Broadway musicals: the munchkin Boq in Wicked, the hunchback Igor in Young Frankenstein and the leprechaun Og in Finian’s Rainbow.
Other Honors for This Role
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
2008: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Young Frankenstein
Fitzgerald met his wife, actress Jessica Stone, when they appeared together in the Encores! production of Babes in Arms. The couple now has two young sons.
“The music [in Finian’s Rainbow] is sublime, the lyrics are incredible, the company is amazing, it’s at the St. James Theatre, this beautiful, wonderful space, and I wear short shorts! What could be more fun?” —Fitzgerald in an interview with Broadway.com, 10/09