Brent Thiessen is an actor, currently preparing for his upcoming role in the Stephen Sondheim review, Putting It Together, for director/choreographer Gerry McIntyre and the Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City. Prior to this, he starred in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella as Prince Topher for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia under the direction of Glenn Casale.
A lover of language and relationship-centered storytelling, Brent trained in the acting techniques of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, and Ivana Chubbuck, and has studied intensively with renowned teachers Larry Moss and Bob Krakower.
Born into a family of 8 boys in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Brent has performed starring roles across Canada, highlights including Dr. Neville Craven in The Secret Garden, directed by Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima, Buddy in Elf The Musical, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk nominee Michael Lichtefeld, and over 150 performances as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, delighting audiences and critics alike. In 2019, Brent immigrated to the United States and made his American stage debut in North Shore Music Theatre’s hit production of The Bodyguard.
In 2020, he was cast by David Yazbek and Robert Horn to lead the Broadway touring company of their Tony Award-winning comedy musical Tootsie as Max Van Horn - reality tv show winner turned Broadway star. More recently, he worked with Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell as an original touring cast member of Broadway’s Pretty Woman - Gary Marshall and Bryan Adams' musical adaptation of the hit film.
Brent was nominated for two 2019 Toronto BroadwayWorld Awards. His performance as Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie, starring alongside Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley fame, earned him a nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Musical. For his work as Buddy in Elf, he received a nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, in addition to it being named one of the "Top 10 Theatre Performances of 2018" by The Hamilton Spectator.
Brent is represented by Peter Kaiser and The Talent House. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jennifer.