Brent Thiessen is an actor, currently starring in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella as Prince Topher for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, working with acclaimed director Glenn Casale and choreographer Gerry McIntyre.
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 leading roles for many of Canada’s finest theatres, working with Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima at Theatre Calgary and Drama Desk-nominated director/ choreographer Michael Lichtefeld at Theatre Aquarius, before immigrating to the United States in 2019. That year, he made his American stage debut in North Shore Music Theatre’s hugely successful production of The Bodyguard.
In 2020, he was cast to lead the Broadway touring company of David Yazbek and Robert Horn’s 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 Adam’s 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', earned him a nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Musical. For his work as Buddy in Elf The Musical, he received a nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. That performance was also named one of the "Top 10 Theatre Performances of 2018" by The Hamilton Spectator, with Glenda Jackson and Ian McKellen.
Brent is represented by Peter Kaiser at The Talent House. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jennifer.