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Tony nominated star talks Beetlejuice The Musical

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! A new musical has brought the beloved character to Broadway — and in a play about death and the afterlife, Tony-nominated star Alex Brightman told us how the role helped him understand the deaths of loved ones.

Alex Brightman is the Tony nominated star of Beetlejuice The Musical

Alex Brightman is nominated for a Tony award for his portrayal of Beetlejuice: The Musical. Directed by Alex Timbers, the musical earned a total of eight Tony nominations: including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Scott Brown and Anthony King, Best Score for Eddie Perfect, and Best Lead Actor in a Musical for Brightman.

Brightman grew up in Saratoga, California. His father founded Apple's Worldwide Disabilities Solutions Group, and his mother worked at a dialysis clinic. His brother, Jesse Brightman, is a startup executive. He attended Bellarmine College Preparatory, an all-male Jesuit high school in San Jose, California, and graduated in 2005.

Brightman first worked on Broadway entertainment in 2008, as an understudy in the ill-fated production of Glory Days, which ended after its first non-preview performance. Brightman never performed in the show. Thereafter, Brightman was cast as the munchkin Boq and made his Broadway debut in Wicked. He stayed with the show for two years. He obtained his next Broadway role in 2013 in Big Fish as an ensemble member and an understudy for a main role. Later in 2013, Brightman was cast as Michael Wormwood in Matilda the Musical.

The show is about death — a subject he doesn't shy away from. The stage adaptation of the Tim Burton film opened April 25 at the Winter Garden Theatre, home of Brightman’s previous show, School of Rock — The Musical, which earned him his first Tony nomination.

“Our show is a really good way into being able to have this conversation with people's kids with, you know people that may not feel comfortable bringing it up to their loved ones. We offer them a way into sort of leave our show and say, hey wasn't that crazy and also while I'm at it lets continue chatting about this subject that people have deemed taboo for so long.” Brightman concludes.

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05/20/2019 10:22 AMupdated: 06/14/2019 8:58 PM
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19 comments

  • Brittany R.
    05/20/2019 10:30

    dude, this needs to come to Australia

  • Brittany R.
    05/20/2019 10:30

    Bro, how cool would this be?

  • Brut
    05/20/2019 13:40

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  • Samara A.
    05/20/2019 21:54

    LOVE U ALEX 💚🖤💚🖤💜 #legitcrying

  • Daniel D.
    05/21/2019 17:08

    my fave movie now on Broadway

  • Nataly M.
    05/22/2019 15:42

    hay musical de esta bellezaaaaaa 🤩

  • Evel G.
    05/22/2019 17:19

    me hubiese gustado que le pusieran un maquillaje mas grotesco como con Michael Keaton

  • Zaira R.
    05/22/2019 22:34

    Alex has really grown since "School of Rock", WAY TO GO ALEX!!!

  • Arturo D.
    05/24/2019 04:29

    ahora esperamos a que llegue aca

  • Adam F.
    05/27/2019 05:00

    Who is the girl?

  • Vero A.
    05/27/2019 07:19

    vee que hermosoo😍😍😍

  • Mildred H.
    05/28/2019 00:39

    have u seen this?

  • Ray Z.
    05/28/2019 12:26

    Well, People die. That"s why we mexicans celebrate Día de muertos

  • Juan O.
    05/28/2019 15:36

    Wow... Millenials found out that people die... How original

  • Youssef E.
    05/30/2019 06:34

    God I hate this video

  • Pryssila P.
    05/30/2019 08:32

    Ámalo

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  • Dan B.
    06/03/2019 22:51

    😢❤️