Mother’s Younger Brother, a soft-spoken young outsider whose newfound passion for social justice leads him to become a revolutionary radical.
Steggert has built an impressive stage career in only three years, jumping from 110 in the Shade and the quirky Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island to Ragtime and the Broadway-bound Yank!. In June, he’ll play a fictional version of playwright A.R. Gurney in The Grand Manner at Lincoln Center Theater.
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
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
This is Steggert’s first Tony nomination.
Steggert’s first paying job as an actor, at age 13, was in the MSG holiday musical A Christmas Carol, featuring lyrics by Ragtime’s Lynn Ahrens—and he still has the handwritten note she sent to everyone in the company.
“I remember being in high school and hearing the [Ragtime] album on my car CD player for the first time, and I was so shocked by the power of that opening number…. For me, [the Tony] means a validation of the dream I had when I was 13 and listening to cast recordings. It’s a validation that I’ve worked hard and been lucky enough to achieve something tangible.” —Steggert in interviews with Broadway.com, 11/09