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Encyclopedia > Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block
Birth name Stephanie Janette Block
Born September 19, 1972 (age 34)
California, Flag of United States United States
Spouse(s) Engaged to Sebastian Arcelus [citation needed] ("Fiyero" in Wicked)
Official site stephaniejblock.com
Notable roles Grace O'Malley, The Pirate Queen,

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Stephanie J. Block (born Stephanie Janette Block on September 19, 1972) is an American stage actress and member of Actors Equity and the Los Angeles Musical Theater Guild. Her most recent role was that of Grania in the Chicago World Premiere of the Broadway show The Pirate Queen. September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1290. ... Gráinne Ní Mháille, also known as Granuaile or Gráinne Mhaol, known in English as Grace O’Malley (c. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The Pirate Queen is a musical based on the life of the 16th century Irish chieftain, adventuress and pirate Grace OMalley. ...

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Biography

Block debuted on Broadway in 2003, playing the role of Liza Minnelli opposite Hugh Jackman's Peter Allen in the acclaimed musical The Boy from Oz. Immediately prior to this, she served as the understudy for Idina Menzel as Elphaba and was part of the ensemble in Wicked while the show was in its pre-Broadway tryout at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Block had been composer Stephen Schwartz 's original choice for the part and worked with him while the musical was still in early development, before Menzel became involved. In the spring of 2005, Block originated the role in the First National Tour of Wicked and completed her run on March 5, 2006, after which she was replaced by Julia Murney. Block was awarded the 2006 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production for this role. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian film producer, film and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and his Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy from Oz. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... The Boy From Oz is a musical featuring the life of singer/songwriter Peter Allen. ... An understudy is a theatrical term for someone who learns the lines and moves of a leading actor or actress in a theatrical play. ... Idina Menzel (born Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971 in New York City) is a Jewish American actress, singer and songwriter who is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance in Wicked and her Tony-nominated performance in Rent. ... The Curran Theatre is located in San Francisco. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Stephen Schwartz Stephen Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Julia Murney is an American actress and singer, primarily featured in theatre and television commercial voice-overs. ... A Helen Hayes Award is a theater award named for the famed actress Helen Hayes to recognize excellence in the professional theater in the Washington, D.C./Potomac (USA) area since 1983. ...


Her many regional stage credits include Funny Girl, Crazy for You, Oliver!, James Joyce's The Dead, The Grass Harp, Bells Are Ringing (Reprise!) and I Love a Piano. Block was the original Belle in the Disneyland production of Beauty and the Beast and has done voice work for numerous commercial jingles, including the singing voice of Barbie. Original cast album Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. ... Playbill cover and advertising poster. ... Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... James Joyce James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish Seamus Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... The Dead is the name adopted by American rock band the Grateful Dead after the death of Jerry Garcia. ... Bells Are Ringing was a romantic comedy film was released in 1960 and was directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Disneyland (since 1998 officially Disneyland Park, to distinguish it from the Disneyland Resort complex of which it is a part), is a theme park in Anaheim, California, USA (28 miles from Downtown Los Angeles). ... Illustration by Warwick Goble Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale (type 425AD -- search for a lost husband -- in the Aarne-Thompson classification). ... Barbie is a best-selling doll launched at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. ...


Block is currently working on the new Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil musical The Pirate Queen, in which she stars in the title role of Grania (also known as Grace O'Malley). The Pirate Queen premiered with a Chicago run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre October 3, 2006November 26, 2006. It opens at Broadway's Hilton Theatre for preview performances beginning March 6, 2007 and officially opens on April 5, 2007. Claude-Michel Schönberg (born 1944) is a Jewish-French record producer, actor, singer, popular songwriter, and musical theatre composer, best known for his collaborations with the librettist Alain Boublil. ... Alain Boublil is a librettist, best known for his collaborations with the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg. ... The Pirate Queen is a musical based on the life of the 16th century Irish chieftain, adventuress and pirate Grace OMalley. ... Gráinne Ní Mháille, also known as Granuaile or Gráinne Mhaol, known in English as Grace O’Malley (c. ... The Cadillac Palace Theatre (formerly the The New Palace Theatre) is a Chicago theatre. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Hilton Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 213 West 42nd Street. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Ms. Block appeared in a benefit performance celebrating Andrew Lippa, and the 25th Anniversary of the internationally renowned performing troupe 'The Kids Next Door' at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA in Dec. 2006 (appearing alongside other 'KND' alumni Matthew Morrison, Terron Brooks, Kamilah Martin, Jessica Burrows and others). The performance benefited The California Conservatory of the Arts, a non-profit arts education organization providing pre-professional training for young performers, selected by audition, in southern California. Matthew James Morrison (b. ... Terron Brooks is an American singer, song writer/actor. ...


Musical fact: Stephanie J. Block is a mezzo-soprano who attests to having a three-octave range with a low note of E3 (the lowest note in "I'm Not That Girl," one of the songs for Wicked). A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that...



She is engaged to Wicked tour costar Sebastian Arcelus. Wicked can be: Look up wicked in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sebastian Arcelus is an American voice actor who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment. ...


Roles

Theatre

  • The Pirate Queen…as Grace (Grania) O'Malley...2006
  • How the Nurse Feels…reading of the new musical, in concert with the California Conservatory of the Arts...2006
  • In This House…reading of the new musical...2006
  • Wicked…as Elphaba Thropp...2003, 2005-2006
  • The Boy From Oz…as Liza Minnelli...2003
  • Godspell…as Robin/Dance Captain...2002
  • Crazy For You…as Polly...1998, 2002
  • Oliver…as Nancy...2001
  • Fiddler on the Roof…as Tzietle...2001
  • Funny Girl…as Fanny Brice...2000
  • James Joyce’s “The Dead”…as Mary Jane...2000
  • Bells Are Ringing…as Gwynne...1999
  • Bye Bye Birdie…as Rosie...1999
  • Damn Yankees…as Gloria Thorpe...1997
  • Grease…as Rizzo
  • Haven...as Ruth Gruber
  • Mary Poppins...as Mary Poppins
  • Let Me Sing…as Molly
  • I Love a Piano…as Ginger
  • The Grass Harp…as Baby Love
  • Triumph of Love…as Corine
  • Call Me Madam…as ensemble/Sally Adams (u/s)
  • Joseph…as the Narrator
  • Pygmalion: the True Story…as Aphrodite
  • Guys & Dolls…as Sarah Brown
  • Will Rogers Follies…as Ziegfeld’s Fav (u/s Betty Blake)
  • South Pacific…as Nellie Forbush

Concerts

  • An Evening with Andrew Lippa (December 2006)
  • Block Party…at Birdland (June 2006)
  • Valentine…at Birdland (February 2005)
  • All Smiles…at Birdland (August 2004)

Film/Television

  • 2004 Tony Awards…Performer
  • Three’s Company: Behind the Scenes…Documentary Interviewer
  • General Hospital…Featured
  • Port Charles…Featured
  • Life Goes On…Sarah
  • American Teacher Awards…Lead Singer/Dancer
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much…Too Late…Lead

Discography

Cast Recordings/Collaborative Projects

  • The Boy From Oz – Original Broadway Cast
  • The Broadway Musicals of 1925
  • The Broadway Musicals Cut-Outs
  • Broadway Unplugged 2004
  • Thankful (Kids Next Door's 2005 Holiday CD)

Albums

Stephanie is currently working on her first solo album (title unknown).


Awards and Nominations

Wicked

  • 2006 Helen Hayes Award (Best Actress in a Non-Resident Production) WINNER

Crazy For You

  • 2002 L.A. Ovation Award (Best Actress) Nominee

Triumph of Love

  • 2002 L.A. Robby Award (Best Supporting Actress) WINNER

Oliver!

  • 2001 Critics' Table Award (Best Actress) WINNER

Funny Girl

  • 2000 L.A. Robby Award (Best Actress) WINNER

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