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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Live at Beacon Theatre

Alex Brightman — Nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical

School of Rock

Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.

Bio Brief:
Brightman's Broadway credits include Big Fish, Matilda, Wicked and Glory Days. As a writer, he has penned Make Me Bad (music & lyrics by Drew Gasparini), Everything In Its Place: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers and The Whipping Boy (music & co-lyrics by Drew Gasparini).

Other Honors For This Role:
— Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination 

Tony History:
This is Brightman's first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:
Afraid he would be too thin to play Dewey Finn, Brightman worked to put and keep on weight while he was playing the role in pre-Broadway workshops.

Quotable Quote:
"I'm not one of those actors. I feel I am one of those different people. I didn't do this for the recognition. I didn't do it for the money. I'm known as the guy who would do it for half. I'm thrilled to have a job."—Brightman to, 5/16

Other Nominees for Best Leading Actor in a Musical