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Max von Essen

Max von Essen is an American musical theatre, television 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.[1] He is openly gay.

Raised in Long Island, Max von Essen is a 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. 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. In 2006, he was a soloist at the biggest Andrew Lloyd Webber musical gala to date, held in Tallinn, Estonia. He 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 New York. Currently, Von Essen plays the role of Parisian aristocrat Henri in the Broadway mounting of An American in Paris.


  • Filmography 1
  • Stage credits 2
    • Broadway 2.1
    • Off-Broadway 2.2
    • Regional 2.3
    • National and International Tours 2.4
  • Awards and Nominations 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Stage credits




National and International Tours

Awards and Nominations


  1. ^ Broadway Buzz

External links

  • Official website
  • : "Max Von Essen - High-Notes in High-Heels"BroadwayWorld
  • : interview with Max von Essen, December 7, 2007BroadwayWorld
  • Max von Essen photos
  • Max von Essen on
  • Max von Essen at the Internet Movie Database
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