Andrew Keenan-Bolger – Newsies Crutchie 2012

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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.

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 thePaper 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.