Asa Somers
American actor
Asa Somers
Asa Somers is an American stage, film, and television actor. He is an alumnus of the Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at Yale University.
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NEXT TO NORMAL Tour, Starring Alice Ripley, Ends 7/30 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
The tour cast also features Asa Somers (GREY GARDENS, TABOO) as Dan, Emma Hunton (SPRING AWAKENING) as Natalie, Curt Hansen (HAIRSPRAY) as Gabe, Preston K. Sadleir (ME, MYSELF AND I) as Henry and Jeremy Kushnier (FOOTLOOSE, RENT) as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine
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Theatre Review: Next to Normal - National Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Asa Somers' Dan is initially bland, but purposefully so; as he gradually discovers that even being ultra-supportive isn't always enough, he becomes moving. Natalie is a schematic character: a music major who seeks escape from the pressures at home in
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Next to Normal - NOW Toronto
Google News - over 5 years
Preston Sadler as Henry, Natalie's boyfriend, and Asa Somers as Diana's husband are also strong, as is Jeremy Kushnier playing various psychiatrists. Curt Hansen, as Diana's son, is the weak link; he makes Gabe a seducer for reasons that don't make
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'next to normal' - Dearborn Press and Guide
Google News - over 5 years
While the story centers on Diana and her husband Dan (Asa Somers), another couple is also at its heart. The budding relationship between the 16-year old daughter, Natalie, and her year-older boyfriend, Henry, is vitally important to the play,
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Good to be next to normal - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Alice may have the disease, but clearly her loving husband Dan, played by Asa Somers, her spirited son Gabe (Curt Hansen) and her troubled daughter Natalie (Emma Hunton) suffer from it as well — each in ways far different than her but no less painful,
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Brutally honest 'Next to Normal' has abnormal power - Charlotte Observer
Google News - over 5 years
A son (Curt Hansen, left) and a father (Asa Somers) struggle for the attention of a bipolar mother (Alice Ripley) in "Next to Normal." (Craig Schwartz) National tour of the drama about a family where the mother's psychological
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Theater review: Next to Normal - Creative Loafing (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dan (played by Asa Somers) and Gabe (played by Curt Hansen) were strongest together in a heartfelt scene of that touched on the acknowledgment of suppressed grief. But the shiniest gem of the performance was Emma Hunton who had a stronghold on the
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Playing through this weekend at the Kennedy Center, 'Next to Normal' is a ... - Metro Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Dan (Asa Somers) and Diana (Alice Ripley) are the 40-ish husband and wife who fell in love and started a family young. Fate has not been kind to them, and as the 18th birthday of their firstborn, Gabe (Curt Hansen), approaches, the couple's bond has
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Answers come hard, on stage as in life | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-06-23 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - almost 6 years
However, if Ripley recedes, Emma Hunton, as Natalie, the neglected 16-year-old daughter of Diana and husband Dan (Asa Somers), eagerly steps in as perhaps the cast's strongest member, and certainly its strongest singer
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'Next to Normal' surprises with much that's familiar - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - almost 6 years
But it also explores how her resistance to being medicated keeps her family, including husband Dan (Asa Somers) and son Gabe (Curt Hansen), in a constant state of restless anxiety and even exasperation, as they see-saw from crisis to crisis
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'Next to Normal' star believes in 'powerful' musical - Gloucester County Times - NJ.com
Google News - almost 6 years
But, what you will get, according to actor Asa Somers, is something special — something entirely unexpected. “First of all, this is not like any other musical that's come before,” said Somers, who plays Dan in “Next to Normal
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'Next to Normal': Outstanding cast dives deep into questions of sanity - Plain Dealer
Google News - almost 6 years
By Tony Brown, The Plain Dealer View full sizeCraig SchwartzA mentally ill suburban mom named Diana Goodman (actress Alice Ripley) is cared for, in different ways, by her doctor (Jeremy Kushnier, left) and her husband (Asa Somers) in "Next to Normal
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Next to Normal Rocks PlayhouseSquare - Examiner.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Husband Dan (played by Asa Somers) is steadfast in his support of Diana's ups and downs, doing whatever it takes to find a way to help her finally be “happy”. Daughter Natalie (played by Emma Hunton) struggles with feeling invisible in a world that
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'Next to Normal' at PlayhouseSquare: An unblinking, rock-musical look at ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - almost 6 years
By Tony Brown, The Plain Dealer View full sizeCraig SchwartzA mentally ill suburban mom named Diana Goodman (actress Alice Ripley) is cared for, in different ways, by her doctor (Jeremy Kushnier, left) and her husband (Asa Somers) in "Next to Normal
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Tony Award Winner Returns Home to Cleveland in Next to Normal tour - Examiner.com
Google News - almost 6 years
NEXT TO NORMAL also features Asa Somers (Dan), Curt Hansen (Gabe), Emma Hunton (Natalie), Michael McElroy (Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine) and Preston Sadleir (Henry). An interview with star Alice Ripley was provided to PlayhouseSquare by aleman public relations
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THEATER | At the Ordway, "Next to Normal" is a musical full of unusual surprises - Twin Cities Planet
Google News - almost 6 years
Curt Hansen, Alice Ripley, and Asa Somers in Next to Normal. Photo by Craig Schwartz, courtesy Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. By Matthew A. Everett, TC Daily Planet It takes a lot for a piece of theater to genuinely surprise me any more
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'Next to Normal' Brings the Broadway Experience to the Chicago Stage. - ChicagoNow (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Jeremy Kushnier, Alice Ripley & Asa Somers in the National Tour of Next to Normal. Photo by Craig Schwartz. Next to Normal, the unlikely rock musical about a family dealing with bipolar disease, addiction, and electroconvulsive therapy is currently
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OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'Next to Normal' a compelling and important stage experience - nwitimes.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Photo by Joan Marcus Actress Alice Ripley plays Diana, whose mental struggles are managed by husband Dan, played by Asa Somers, as their concerned son Gabe, played by actor Curt Hansen keeps close watch in Broadway's "Next to Normal
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY'; A Post-9/11 Pop Musical
NYTimes - over 6 years
''Clear Blue Tuesday,'' a pop musical about living in New York post-9/11, is earnest and well meaning and, while dangerously sentimental at times, never quite crosses the line into maudlin. It also has an attractive cast of actors and singers culled from New York stages and clubs. The good vibes are palpable, despite the sadness of much of the
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THEATER REVIEW | 'THE BURNT PART BOYS'; Mining Families Must Pick Up Life's Pieces in a Disaster's Tuneful Aftermath
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Titles are not everything, but they are not nothing, either. ''A Streetcar Named Desire'' would be a great play even if Tennessee Williams had stuck with the original handle, but ''The Poker Night'' doesn't really sing, does it? Neither does ''The Burnt Part Boys,'' the clunky downer of a name affixed to the new musical that opened on Tuesday night
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Asa Somers
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Somers co-stars as Kyle Cassimer in the 2009 independent film Clear Blue Tuesday, a rock musical revolving around the September 11 attacks, which opened at the Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    He is featured in the independent films Never Forever as Rich, which was shown at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and Ira & Abby as Gus.
    More Details Hide Details Somers also appears in the shorts A Change of Climate as Eddie, When Stars Fall as Capella, and No, No Now as Adrian Lanes.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    In 2003, he played the paramedic in Whoopi in the episode "Once Bitten."
    More Details Hide Details He appears as Chaz in the pilot episode of The Wedding Album. In 2007, Somers plays Mike Conneally in the Law & Order episode "Over Here." He has appeared twice in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Craig Vattic in the episode "Game" and as Colin Andrews in the episode "Smut." Somers is also a restaurant customer in the 2009 Ugly Betty episode "Blue on Blue" and plays Mr. Harper in The Good Wife episode "Heart." He recently appeared in Royal Pains and in Gossip Girl as Richard Wellings in the episode "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born in 1969.
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