Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Andrew Keenan-Bolger (born May 16, 1985 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musical theatre actor and singer. He has performed in many national tours and Broadway productions, currently starring in “Tuck Everlasting” at the Broadhurst Theatre Broadway.

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Born May 16, 1985, he is the brother of Tony Award-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and Maggie Keenan-Bolger; both are actresses. He is a Detroit native, and attended Renaissance High School in Detroit. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007 with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.

As a teenager Keenan-Bolger was in the original 2000 cast of Seussical on Broadway, as an alternate Jojo. He has also appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast as Chip, and A Christmas Carol as Young Scrooge. The actor was featured in the first national tours of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Leaf Coneybear, Ragtime as the Little Boy, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas as Young Max. Other theatre credits include High School Musical on Stage! at North Shore Music Theatre and Perez Hilton Saves the Universe at the 2008 Fringe Festival.
In 2010, Keenan-Bolger co-created the web series Submissions Only with fellow Broadway performer Kate Wetherhead. He serves as the series’ director and editor.

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On October 12, 2010, he took over the role of Robertson Ay in the Broadway production of Disney’s Mary Poppins and later played the part on the National tour. He created the role of Omar in the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Disney’s Aladdin (July 2011) and played Crutchie in Disney’s Newsies (March 2012), a role he originally created at the Paper Mill Playhouse (September 2011). His last performance date as Crutchie was on March 11, 2013, so he could begin rehearsal for his role in the musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting. He was supposed to star as Jesse Tuck, with performances beginning on July 28, 2013, at Boston’s Colonial Theatre, but the show was delayed due to the lack of availability of a suitable theatre for its subsequent transfer to New York.[8] He next performed in A.R. Gurney’s drama Family Furniture, which ran from November 12 to December 22, 2013, at The Flea Theater in the TriBeCa section of New York City.

He recently played the part of Billy Frazier in the 2014 romantic comedy film The Rewrite, starring starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei . In 2015 Andrew joined the cast of Tuck Everlasting for its World Premiere in Atlanta and 2016 for the Broadway Production.

 

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Andrew begins rehearsal for the new Broadway musical TUCK EVERLASTING – Feb 15, 2016

Keenan-Bolger was asked by staff at North Shore Music Theatre to create a video blog to promote their production of High School Musical in which he starred. The videos pulled in a surprising amount of hits and became popular with a cult audience. After wrapping his run with NSMT, the actor decided to continue to operate the blog which he continues today after nearly two years. Each entry is posted on YouTube and attracts an average of over 7,000 views. ‘The One Where Jake Gets Kidnapped’ has been seen over 43,000 times. Keenan-Bolger was a regular on fellow web series “The Battery’s Down” created by close friend Jake Wilson. He is noted for his performance of the song ‘You’re in Vegas’ which is available for download on iTunes.

Link to Andrews Many Video’s

 

Stage Work


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Year Title Role
Ragtime Young Young Boy (Tour)
A Christmas Carol Young Scrooge
Beauty and the Beast Chip (Replace)
2000-2001 Seussical the Musical Jojo (Alt)
2009 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tour)
2010-2013 Mary Poppins Robertson Ay
2011 Newsies Crutchie (Papermill)
2012-2013 Newsies Crutchie (Broadway)
2013 Family Furniture Off/Off Broadway
2015 Ever After Gustave (Papermill)
2016 Tuck Everlasting Jesse (Broadway)

 

Film and Television


 

1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Chip (singing voice)
One Life to Live Leo 3 Episodes
1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Chip (singing voice)
2003 Marci X Chip Spinkle
2008 The Naked Brothers Band Christophe 3 Episodes
2008 – 2015 The Battery’s Down Andrew 13 Episodes
2013 Shit I Love Cinematographer Short
2014 Looking Alex 1 Episode
2014 Are You Joking? Corey
2014 The Rewrite Billy Frazier
2014 It Could Be Worse Twink Slave 1 Episode
2015 Nurse Jackie 1 Episode
2015 Broadway Draft 2015 Anchor Short
2015 Serial: The TV Show Self, filmed by, and director Short
2015 Death and Cupcakes Dale Blankenship Short
2016 The Ceiling Fan Director Short
2016 If Love Were All Director Short

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Photography Credits
Roberto Araujo “Dancing”

Tucking Everlasting.

 

Holding the Man on DVD Here