Aaron Lazar (T’98)
Summer 2016: Aaron Lazar (T' 98) is currently recurring as hip, new art teacher Mr. Jackson on Disney's "Girl Meets World" and has a multi-ep arc on FX's "The Strain" Season 3 this summer. Follow @aaronlazarofficial on Instagram
Summer 2015 - Aaron Lazar recently starred in A New Brain, the autobiographical 1998 musical from Tony Award winner William Finn, presented in the Encores! Off-Center concert series, which presents three landmark Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today’s most innovative artists. He also recently starred in Sting’s Broadway musical, The Last Ship.
Summer 2014 - Aaron is currently creating the role of Arthur Millburn in the new Broadway-bound musical The Last Ship, with score by Grammy Award winner Sting, book by Oscar Award nominated John Logan, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. It opened at the Bank of America Theater in Chicago June 10 and will open at the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway Oct. 26.
Summer 2013 - Aaron Lazar (T’98) is starring as Sam in Mamma Mia on Broadway. He recently spent two weeks working with Sting, Joe Mantello and John Logan on a reading of their new musical The Last Ship. He is currently filming a WB comedy directed by Shawn Levy titled “This Is Where I Leave You,” playing Tina Fey’s husband, Barry. And he will soon star opposite Megan Hilty in a reading of the newly reworked Cole Porter musical Can-Can.
Summer 2012 - Lazar just finished a run of Michael John La Chiusa's new musical Giant based on the George Stevens' movie playing the role of Bick Benedict. He appeared at Joe's Pub in April and the Kennedy Center in May, performing his solo cabaret. He is now starring as 'Sam' in Mamma Mia on Broadway.
Spring 2011 - Lazar is in LA for pilot season and will be playing Attorney General David Wilentz in Clint Eastwood’s movie J. Edgar.
Winter 2009 - Lazar played Ben Joplin in the world premiere of Impressionism on Broadway with Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, and Marsha Mason. This summer he appeared with the late legendary maestro Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops. This fall Aaron stars as Carl-Magnus in the first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury. He will appear on USA's new series White Collar. Aaron recently started a company merging the arts & education called Integrated Arts. Their first project has been creating an educational film resource for high schools called The Americana Project. Visit www.theamericanaproject.com.
Spring 2009 - Lazar is back on Broadway in Impresssionism, a new Broadway play by American playwright Michael Jacobs, directed by Jack O’Brien and starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons. It opened March 12 for a limited 18-week run.
Summer 2008 - Lazar recently performed in concert with Marvin Hamlisch, Rachel York and Christiane Noll at the NJ State Theater annual gala. He played the role of Major Eric Fenton in a reading of Maury Yeston's Death Takes a Holiday with Brian Stokes Mitchell (dir. Doug Hughes) and the role of Terry Connor in a reading of Roundabout Theater Company's musical Sideshow (dir. Bill Condon). He will be originating the role of Charles Darnay in the new Broadway musical A Tale Of Two Cities (opens in September).
Winter 2008 - Lazar spent the fall in LA and began working with Greenlight Management. He’ll be performing with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.
Summer 2007 - Lazar was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Featured Actor for his work in Les Miserables. This summer he is playing Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel for the Boston Pops, led by Keith Lockhart. He will join Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA for Hollywood to the Great White Way. He will play Joe Cable in the concert version of South Pacific at the Hollywood Bowl opposite Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell on August 3, 4 and 5.
Winter 2007 - Aaron Lazar (T’98) is currently originating the role of Enjolras in the Broadway Revival of Les Miserables at the Broadhurst theater. He played the lead role of Prince Henry in the first reading of a new musical Ever After directed by Doug Hughes.