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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.

CINDERELLA

Prince Topher
Walnut Street Theatre 2022/23 Season
Director: Glenn Casale
Choreographer: Gerry McIntyre
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"Director Glenn Casale has brought together an impressively talented ensemble that fills the stage with stunning vocals and big laughs."

"Brent Thiessen is adorably sweet as the valiant, if insecure, Prince Topher."

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"Brent Thiessen as Topher not only has command of a masterful voice but is tall, dark and handsome — and can dance!"

PRESS

PRETTY WOMAN

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1st National Tour 2021/22 Season
Director/Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
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"Perfectly walked the line between sophisticated and uptight."

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"In the lead roles, Valli and Thiessen are a great match. In fact, their chemistry and bubbly banter make it hard to believe that Thiessen is an understudy. He creates an Edward that is believably bemused, bewitched, and so utterly smitten with Vivian that he’s impossible not to love."

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"Brent Thiessen proved to be a great scene partner for Valli. He played Edward with just the right mixture of Big Apple bravado and a dawning awareness that as one of the most ruthless and ever-acquisitive wolves of Wall Street, he might be missing out on the most important things in life."

PRETTY WOMAN

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1st National Tour 2021/22 Season
Director/Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
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"Brent Thiessen is more of what film director Gary Marshall originally had in mind for Stuckey's intimidating, slimy, and snarky persona - imagine if Bradley Cooper took this role."

THE BODYGUARD

The Stalker
North Shore Music Theatre 2019 Season
Director/Choreographer: Nick Kenkel
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"Brent Thiessen makes such a realistic Stalker, you could almost feel folks all around tense in anticipation of the action sure to follow"

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"Brent Thiessen is chilling, mesmerizing and frightening as The Stalker.
He captures the intelligent and psychotic behavior perfectly"

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Trevor Graydon
Huron Country Playhouse 2019 Season
Director/Choreographer: Michael Lichtefeld
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"Thiessen impresses as Trevor, Millie’s boss and initial love interest,
a demanding, ambitious, yet playful boss."  

ELF THE MUSICAL

Buddy
Theatre Aquarius 2018/19 Season
Director/Choreographer: Michael Lichtefeld
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"Thiessen is the stand-out... He makes you want to take
him home and hang him on your Christmas tree."  

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"Thiessen's presentation is seamless. He transcends us in every way."

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MAN OF LA MANCHA

Pedro
Hamilton Family Theatre 2018 Season
Director: David Hogan
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"Each member of the cast is a star in his or her own right.  The singing, with expert harmonies, fills the theatre.  This is also a very physical show with compelling fight scenes."

THE SECRET GARDEN

Dr. Neville Craven
Theatre Calgary 2017/18 Season
Director: Stafford Arima
Choreographer: Marc Kimelman
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"Thiessen and Craig enlivened the audience, eliciting cheers and thunderous applause with their duet, 'Lily's Eyes.' "

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Gaston
Drayton Entertainment 2017 Season
Director: Jayme Armstrong
Choreographer: Robin Calvert
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"Hilarious, show-stealing performance by Brent Thiessen as Gaston"

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"Thiessen's Gaston creates countless laugh-out-loud moments."

ROCK OF AGES

Ensemble
Fallsview Casino 2017/18 Season
Director: Alex Mustakas
Choreographer: Robin Calvert
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"As good as anything audiences can see on Broadway. The musical abilities of the cast elevate this show to something spectacular."

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Trevor Graydon
St.Jacobs Country Playhouse 2017 Season
Director/Choreographer: Michael Lichtefeld
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"Brent Thiessen is an expressive actor, talented tap dancer and a superb singer."

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Gaston
Theatre Aquarius 2016/17 Season
Director: Alex Mustakas
Choreographer: Robin Calvert
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"Whoever cast him deserves an award because Brent Thiessen WAS Gaston.
Cocky. Arrogant. Perfection."

VOICE OVER
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CONTACT
REPRESENTATION
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New York: Peter Kaiser
212-957-5220
pete@tthnyc.com


Toronto: Bruce Dean
416-960-9686
bruce@talenthouse.ca
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