Max von Essen
Actor, vocalist
Max von Essen
Max von Essen is an American musical theatre actor and vocalist. A son of Rita and Thomas Von Essen, who was the New York City Fire Commissioner during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, he is the youngest of four children. Von Essen is a 1992 graduate of South Side High School, in Rockville Centre, New York. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and after graduation, began touring with Liza Minnelli.
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Between The Ideal And Reality With 'Yours Unfaithfully'
Huffington Post - 9 days
Yours Unfaithfully Mint Theatre, Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street, NYC Through February 18 + "Sometimes it seems drama is such a passing business. A performance is given, a picture screened then probably forgotten. Only occasionally do you hear that something is remembered, and then you feel you may have added a little to the knowledge about the stuff of life." How prescient for British playwright Miles Malleson to have penned this thought decades ago and for the Mint's artistic director Jonathan Bank to prove him true. More than 80 years after Malleson wrote "Yours Unfaithfully," it finally enjoyed its world premiere at the Mint Theatre in New York last Thursday night. This compelling, finely-tuned drama, beautifully acted, begs the question: why did it take so long to see the light of stage? After attending performances of short pieces of Malleson's in London, Mr. Bank, whose agenda over the past 20 years has been to discover lost plays, started sifting through other ...
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<center>'There's No Such Thing As Closure'<br> <small>The Story Of A Holocaust Survivor Who Testified In The 'Accountant Of Auschwitz' Trial</small></center>
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Max Eisen (Photo by Emily Kassie, The Huffington Post) Max Eisen, an 86-year-old survivor of Auschwitz, entered a courtroom in Lüneburg, Germany, last Thursday to give his testimony in the trial of Oskar Groening, a 93-year-old former Nazi death camp worker infamously monikered "The Accountant of Auschwitz." Groening stands accused of complicity in the murder of 300,000 people at the Nazi camp, where he was responsible for sorting through the belongings of the camp's detainees -- specifically, counting the money and valuables confiscated from new prisoners. Eisen was one of those prisoners. When asked to participate in Groening's trial, he told The Huffington Post, he was initially hesitant. During the time that the trial was to take place, Eisen had planned to travel to Israel with the March of The Living, an organization focused on Holocaust education, and planed to visit his granddaughter there as well. He was also set to participate in a commemorative march through Au ...
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First Nighter: Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon Sparks the Gershwins' 'An American in Paris'
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Christopher Wheeldon's choreography for An American in Paris, at the Palace, is so spectacular that you have to forgive anything else wrong with the production--and believe you me, there's plenty to forgive--and I mean plenty. But before I get to that, the first thing most George Gershwin lovers will want to know is whether the "American in Paris" ballet succeeds. Like gangbusters. Featuring New York City Ballet soloist Robert Fairchild--playing the Army veteran/aspiring artist Jerry Mulligan--and the Royal Ballet's Leanne Cope--as the aspiring ballerina Lise Dassin--in a thrilling pas de deux that you wish could go on forever, it's one of the highest lights of a 2014-2015 season notable for more and better dancing than has been seen for years. From his opening gambit, Wheeldon, who also directs, signals he's intent on this being perceived as ballet on Broadway--with a bow to George Balanchine and his "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet in On Your Toes. It's a depiction of Paris ...
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Jamie McGonnigal: Broadway Siblings Launch Broadway For Obama
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The Broadway community is one that holds a very special place in my heart. For 12 years I lived in New York and had the unique opportunity of working with hundreds of the most talented people who've ever grapevined across a stage. What always amazed me, though, was that these people, who work harder than most people I know, were always willing to give more to help people who needed it. I produced over 200 Broadway concerts while I lived there, and members of the community were always willing to go the extra mile, sparing precious time off and much-needed rest when it came to helping Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, the National AIDS Fund, marriage-equality fights, hurricane victims, and whoever else needed their help. The presidential election is no different for those who believe in social justice. Sister-and-brother Broadway team Celia and Andrew Keenan-Bolger have activated the Broadway community to take part in an election that stan ...
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Michael Giltz: Theater: Do Cry for Evita
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
EVITA * 1/2 out of **** MARQUIS THEATRE Broadway fans can go see Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita back to back and appreciate anew how the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice were growing by leaps and bounds even as their collaboration was coming to an end. (They reunited over the years, including writing some songs for a London production of The Wizard Of Oz that opened last year.) Compared to Superstar, this musical about the life of Eva Peron is the height of sophistication, though Rice's lyrics remain blunt and banal. Lloyd Webber has remained cursed with poor lyrics his entire career (not counting T.S. Eliot, mind you). Taken on its own terms, however, my first brush with the show on stage (I saw the film version with Madonna) leaves little impression. Most of the numbers blend together and the strongest melody is reprised throughout beginning with "What A Circus," the famed peak "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" and the finale. This unfolding of a melody throughou ...
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Se edita el álbum del elenco original del Off-Broadway de DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY - todoMUSICALES
Google News - over 5 years
Junto a Kevin Early, forman el elenco de DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Linda Balgord, Matt Cavenaugh, Mara Davi, Joy Hermalyn, Jay Jaski, Simon Jones, Rebecca Luker, Patricia Noonan, Jill Paice, Michael Siberry, Alexandra Socha, Don Stephenson y Max Von Essen
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Death Takes a Holiday Cast Album Will Get October Release; Track Listing Announced - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Jill Paice (Grazia), Michael Siberry (Duke Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele) and Max Von Essen (Corrado Montelli)
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Review: 'Death Takes a Holiday' is radiantly beautiful - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
Taking place at an Italian villa in 1921 Grazia (Jill Paice) and her fiancé, the handsome but stuffy Corrado (Max Von Essen), are riding along in a car with others when suddenly they crash, resulting in Grazia being flung out of the vehicle
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Pirating Porgy and Bess - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Grazia is engaged to the driver of the vehicle, Corrado Montelli (a coolly dignified Max von Essen), but we never see any moments of love or passion between them, suggesting their marriage is rooted more in social expectations than romance,
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BroadwayWorld.com Announces Exclusive Launch of Its First Scripted Web TV ... - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Series regulars include leading Broadway veterans Colin Hanlon, Stephen Bienskie, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Annaleigh Ashford, Anne L. Nathan, Santino Fontana, Patrick Heusinger, and Max Von Essen
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Earley shines in breakout role - Irish Echo
Google News - over 5 years
Among them, in addition to Earley, are Matt Cavenaugh, the male lead in last season&#39;s revival of “West Side Story,” Max Von Essen, recently seen off-Broadway in “Hello Again,” and Michael Siberry, one of the stars of the long-running musical hit,
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Falling in Love With Death Takes A Holiday - Times Square Chronicles
Google News - over 5 years
Grazia breaks off with her fiancé (Max Von Essen) as Death woos her. Others in the household are also attracted. Alice Lamberti (Mara Davi), the widow of Grazia&#39;s brother, Roberto, who died in the war, comes onto Death, while Roberto&#39;s best friend,
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Autumn Hurlbert, Megan Sikora, Max von Essen Set for Gatsby Concert - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Max von Essen, Autumn Hurlbert, and Megan Sikora will star in the musical concert presentation of Gatsby, to be presented by Unsung Musicals at Signature Theatre&#39;s Peter Norton Space on Friday, September 30 at 7pm and 10pm as part of the 2011 New York
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Reading of Wesley Taylor's What's So Funny? to Feature Max Von Essen, Rachel ... - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
The reading will feature the talents of Max von Essen (Death Takes a Holiday, Hello Again!), Mike Wartella (Rent) and Matthew Gumley (Elf) with Christy Pusz (Talk Radio), Alexandra Socha (Death Takes a Holiday, Spring Awakening), Logan Rowland (The
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Death Takes a Holiday - Off-Broadway - Broadway.com
Google News - over 5 years
... the cast of Death Takes a Holiday features Linda Balgord, Matt Cavenaugh, Mara Davi, Joy Hermalyn, Jay Jaski, Simon Jones, Rebecca Luker, Patricia Noonan, Jill Paice, Michael Siberry, Alexandra Socha, Don Stephenson and Max Von Essen
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Theater review: 'Death Takes a Holiday' - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
With Julian Ovenden, Jill Paice, Rebecca Luker, Max von Essen and Michael Siberry. Schedule: 7:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7:30 pm Wednesday and Saturday; 2 pm Sunday. Tickets: $76 to $86. Roundabout Ticket Services: 212-719-1300,
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Wagner set for 'Warehouse' return - UPI.com
Google News - over 5 years
19 (UPI) - Cast members Rene Auberjonois, Mandy Gonzalez, Michael Crawford and Max Von Essen (left to right) pose after a Sept. 18, 2002 press dress rehearsal for the upcoming Broadway musical &quot;Dance of the Vampires&quot; ep/Ezio Petersen UPI NEW YORK,
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Death Becomes a Soaring Tenor
NYTimes - over 5 years
''I WAS looking for Cary Grant with high notes,'' the director Doug Hughes said, describing the job requirements for the role of the not-so-Grim Reaper in his Roundabout Theater Company production of ''Death Takes a Holiday.'' ''A gift for light comedy, a gift for sincerity -- gifts that don't often coexist -- and a great singer. It's a combination
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Max von Essen
    THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 32
    In 2006, he was a soloist at the biggest Andrew Lloyd Webber musical gala to date, held in Tallinn, Estonia.
    More Details Hide Details He last worked on the national tour of Xanadu as "Sonny", and in the Roundabout Off-Broadway production of Maury Yeston's "Death Takes a Holiday" at the Laura Pels Theatre in NYC.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 18
    Von Essen is a 1992 graduate of South Side High School, in Rockville Centre, New York.
    More Details Hide Details He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and after graduation, began touring with Liza Minnelli. He toured Europe in West Side Story and was a cast member of the U.S. national tour of Chicago. He made his Broadway debut in Jesus Christ Superstar, and also starred in Dance of the Vampires alongside Michael Crawford. He also played the role of student revolutionary leader "Enjolras" in Les Misérables at the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 0
    Born in 1974.
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