BRADLEY DEAN is an actor/singer/director/composer/playwright/vocal coach/acting teacher from Pottsville, PA. which is precisely an hour from anywhere you have ever heard of. He went to Carnegie Mellon for Drama and moved to New York City upon graduation. After traveling the country and the world for several years and performing in over 40 states and 14 countries, Bradley was cast in his first Broadway show, Jane Eyre, in 2000 and since then has added a dozen Broadway shows to his resume.
Most recently, he was seen on Broadway as Larry Murphy in the 2017 Tony Award winning best musical, Dear, Evan Hansen. Broadway audiences have seen him opposite Bernadette Peters as Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music , Juan Peron* in Evita starring Ricky Martin, Sir Galahad in Spamalot, Arthur Millburn* in Sting's The Last Ship and as the title role in Doctor Zhivago*. Mr. Dean starred as Bobby* in the Broadway revival of Company and Anselmo in the revival of Man of La Mancha where he also played Don Quixote*. Bradley will be appearing this fall in the world premiere of King Kong at the Broadway Theater. Bradley has performed Off-Broadway as El Gallo in The Fantasticks and was wearing the red scarf when it closed in June 2017 after a 57 year run. He played Zeb in Walmartopia at The Minetta Lane, and Big Apple in The Big Time at NYMF. Other New York City stages saw him as Giuseppe in The Most Happy Fella, Dr. Jafar in A New Brain both at City Center Encores and in Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson and the New York Philharmonic.
Brad has toured nationally as Che in Evita (IRNE Nomination) directed by Hal Prince and as Sir Galahad et al in Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols. and has toured internationally as the title roles in Jekyll and Hyde in Korea and as Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show performing that role in over a dozen countries.
Regional theater highlights include Molykov in Chess at The Kennedy Center directed by Michael Mayer, Captain Hook (Column Award Nomination) in the world premiere of the musical, Fly, at The Dallas Theater Center, Tito/Beppo in the world premiere of A Comedy of Tenors at The McCarter Theater, Arthur in Camelot at the Goodspeed Opera House, Mr Andrews in Titanic and John Dickinson in 1776 at Pittsburgh CLO, Marvin in Falsettos at Barrington Stage, Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (IRNE Nomination) at Ogunquit Playhouse, Ben Stone in Follies at St Louis Repertory Theater, Nicky Arnstein in Funny Girl at North Shore, Arthur in Camelot and the title roles in Jekyll and Hyde at Casa Mañana, and the title roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Phantom, and Macbeth at such theaters as La Jolla Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse, and Atlanta’s Alliance Theater. Bradley has appeared on television in The Good Wife, A Person of Interest, Guiding Light, All my Children, One Life to Live, and on PBS in Sweeney Todd.
As a director/composer/playwright, Bradley directed, wrote, and composed a new musical, SEXTET which was presented at The Physics Theater in Manhattan and at Midtown Direct Rep. in South Orange, NJ where he also directed the musical, HELEN OF TROY. He recorded an album, BACK HOME, of original country songs with his band, The Chillbillys. As a teacher, he has taught vocal technique in New York for 15 years years and serves on the faculty at Tisch School of the Arts and The New Studio on Broadway at NYU where he also taught Acting at CAP 21. But when all is said and done and all his songs are sung, Bradley is most proud of being father to Ana, Emma, and Oliver. The rest is merely theory.
* denotes understudy