Christopher Fitzgerald

Actor, Singer, Juggler
Stage actor Christopher Fitzgerald earned several Tony nominations, among other award laurels, for playing impish comic characters in Broadway productions of "Young Frankenstein," "Finian's Rainbow" and "Waitress. " ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1972 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Almost There 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2015 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

Elementary 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girl Most Likely 2013 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Dedication 2007 (Movie)

Robin (Actor)

Twins 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boiler Room 2000 (Movie)

Kid (Actor)

The Kingdom Chums: Little David's Adventure 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Stage actor Christopher Fitzgerald earned several Tony nominations, among other award laurels, for playing impish comic characters in Broadway productions of "Young Frankenstein," "Finian's Rainbow" and "Waitress. " Born November 26, 1972 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Fitzgerald was raised in South Portland, Maine, where he began acting in local theater productions and vaudeville-styled revues. He earned his degree in theater from Rollins College before gaining a master's degree from the American Conservatory in San Francisco and making his professional acting debut in a 1998 Off-Broadway production of Terrence McNally's polarizing drama "Corpus Christi." Two years later, Fitzgerald received his first Drama Desk Award nomination in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Saturday Night," and made his screen debut in the 2000 feature film "Boiler Room." His Broadway debut came in 2002 with the musical "Amour," which brought a second Drama Desk Award nomination; the following year, he played the Munchkin Boq, who became the Tin Woodman, in the original Broadway run of "Wicked." Fitzgerald left the role in 2005 for a supporting turn on the WB sitcom "Twins" (2005-06), but soon returned to Broadway as the wisecracking, hunchbacked Igor in Mel Brooks' musical version of "Young Frankenstein" (2007). Fitzgerald earned his first Tony nomination for the role, which was soon followed by a second nod for playing the leprechaun Og in a 2010 revival of "Finian's Rainbow." The following year, Fitzgerald had moved up to starring roles, playing Pseudolus in an all-male version of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2010 and P.T. Barnum in a 2013 revival of "Barnum" in England. That same year, he starred as Amos Fox in the long-running Broadway production of "Chicago": turns in "June Moon" in Williamstown and "An Act of God" on Broadway in 2014 and 2015, respectively, preceded his third Tony nomination as the eccentric Ogie in "Waitress" in 2016.

Relationships

Charlie Fitzgerald

Son
Born in 2007 mother, Jessica Stone

Jessica Stone Actor

Wife
Married August 23, 2003

EDUCATION

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, California

Milestones

2010

Joined the Broadway revival of "Finian's Rainbow" at St. James Theatre; earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical

2009

Played the title role in the Los Angeles premiere of the burlesque-rich musical "Minsky's"

2007

Cast as Igor in the Broadway production of the Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein"; earned a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical

2006

Cast in "Gutenberg! The Musical!" opposite Jeremy Shamos and directed by Alex Timbers

2003

Cast in the musical "Wicked" in the role of Boq

2002

Cast in the musical "Amour," adapted from a 1943 French short story

2000

Co-starred in "Saturday Night," the 1954 Stephen Sondheim musical produced for the first time in NYC

2000

Played the lead role in the one-man show "Fully Committed"

1999

Co-starred in the Encores! production of "Babes in Arms"

1999

Appeared in the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical "Wise Guys"

1998

Acted in the controversial Off-Broadway play "Corpus Christi" by Terrence McNally

1998

Appeared in "The Matchmaker" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

1998

Acted in the Off-Broadway staging of "The Cripple of Inishman"

1981

From age eight, worked in a traveling vaudeville show

Bonus Trivia

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Learned that he had been offered the role of Igor in "Young Frankenstein" while playing an adult version of a Cabbage Patch doll in a commercial for Geico Insurance.

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Met his wife at a performance of Rodgers and Hart songs; their first date was on the closing night of the show.

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Was the only actor contracted to play both male lead roles in a 1996 production of "Chicago."

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