A native of Alexandria, Virginia, and a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Beach received 2001 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his performance as Roger DeBris in Mel Brooks' smash The Producers. He also created the role of Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, winning both Tony and Ovation award nominations.
Other Broadway credits include Annie, Doonesbury, The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Broadway Bash and Sweet Adeline (Encores!), Something's Afoot and 1776.
Beach appeared in the original Los Angeles productions of both Beauty and the Beast and Les Mis?rables and toured nationally with the James Kirkwood comedy Legends! starring real-life legends Mary Martin and Carol Channing. Regionally, Beach appeared in Closer Than Ever (LA premiere), Lend Me a Tenor, She Loves Me (Comet Award) and Of Thee I Sing (Helen Hayes nomination).
Television credits include 2003 Kennedy Center Honors (where he portrayed Mrs. Wiggins honoring his friend, Carol Burnett); Recording The Producers; Queer as Folk; The Jamie Foxx Show; Murder, She Wrote; Cheers; Sisters and so on. His film work includes Defending Your Life and Man of the Century.
Recordings include The Producers, Beauty and the Beast, Home for the Holidays, Les Mis?rables (symphonic version) and Sondheim at the Movies.
Currently, Beach has returned to The Producers on Broadway, where he is reprising his role as Roger.
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Gary Beach Facts
|Birthday||October 10, 1947 (73)|
|Birthplace||Alexandria, Virginia, USA|