"Stage Notes" Welcomes Back Broadway Super Star Adam Pascal

"Stage Notes" Welcomes Back Broadway Super Star Adam Pascal

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Adam Pascal

Photo: Broadway.com

In recognition of Black History Month, host Robert Hammond welcomes back Broadway super star Adam Pascal. He's on the program to talk about the trajectory of his Broadway career.   

Adam Pascal became part of theatrical history by creating the role of Roger Davis in RENT, earning a Best Actor Tony nomination and reprising his performance in the 2005 movie adaptation.

Pascal in the Broadway production of RENT

Pascal has since juggled a career as a concert and recording artist with leading roles on Broadway, including Radames in Aida. As Captian of the Egyptian army, son of Zoser, and fiance of Amneris, he is expected to succeed the Egyptian throne after Pharoaoh's death, but he finds himself intrigued by a Nubian slave, Aida. 


Pascal with Heather Headley in the Broadway production of Aida


Pascal as the Emcee in the Broadway revival of Cabaret

Replacing chad Kimball as Huey Calhoun, Pascal was in the closing company of Memphis on Broadway.  Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for best musical, Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones, they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world unable to accept their love.

 Adam Pascal with Montego Glover in the Broadway Company of Memphis 

Other career  highlights  include co-producing the Off Broadway hit Fully Committed, co-starring with Jack Black in School of Rock, performing alongside Queen's Brian May, and starring as Freddy Trumper in Chess alongside Josh Groban and Idina Menzel. Adam has three solo recordings Model Prisoner, Civilian and Blinding Light.