Tony winner ("The Producers") and popular Broadway veteran Gary Beach is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He and his partner, Jeff Barnett, live in New York City.Beach received the 2001 Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, for his performance as Roger DeBris in Mel Brooks' smash "The Producers." According to Ben Brantley writing for The New York Times, "Mr. Beach proves himself fluent in every idiom of musical comedy. Variously bringing to mind Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Robert Preston, Van Johnson, and Eddie Cantor." Beach recreated this award winning performance in the 2005 film version of the show.In 1994, Beach created the role of Lumiere in Disney's inaugural Broadway production, "Beauty and the Beast," garnering both Tony and Ovation award nominations. He received another Tony nomination for his touching and hilarious performance as Albin in the 2004 revival of "La Cage Aux Folles."Most recently, Beach co-starred in Cameron Mackintosh's revival of "Les Miserables" playing the "Master of the House", Monsieur Thenardier. Other Broadway credits include "Annie" (as "Rooster"), "Doonesbury" (as "Uncle Duke"), "The Moony Shapiro Songbook," "Broadway Bash," "Sweet Adeline" (for the Encores series), "Something's Afoot" and "1776" (as "Rutledge").Beach appeared in the original Los Angeles productions of both "Beauty and the Beast" and "Les Miserables," and toured nationally with the James Kirkwood comedy "Legends!" starring real-life legends Mary Martin and Carol Channing. Regional credits include: "Closer Than Ever" (L.A. premiere), "Lend Me a Tenor," "She Loves Me" (Comet Award) and "Of Thee I Sing" (Helen Hayes nomination).
Playing Albin in the Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles" [November 2004]
" He was also nominated in the same category in 1994 for his portrayal of Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast
Other Broadway credits include "Annie" (as "Rooster"), "Doonesbury" (as "Uncle Duke"), "The Moony Shapiro Songbook," "Broadway Bash," "Sweet Adeline" (for the Encores series), "Something's Afoot" and "1776" (as "Rutledge")