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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.

PRETTY WOMAN

1ST NATIONAL TOUR  | 2021 - 22 SEASON
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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

1ST NATIONAL TOUR  | 2021 - 22 SEASON
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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

NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE | 2019 SEASON
The Stalker
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

HURON COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE | 2019 SEASON
Trevor Graydon
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."  

Thoroughly Modern Millie Archival Photos

ELF THE MUSICAL

THEATRE AQUARIUS | 2018 - 19 SEASON
Buddy
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

HAMILTON FAMILY THEATRE | 2018 SEASON
Pedro
Director: David Hogan
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"One of the best ensembles presented by Drayton Entertainment. 
Each member of the cast is a star."  

THE LITTLE MERMAID

DRAYTON ENTERTAINMENT | 2018 SEASON
Jetsam
Director: Jayme Armstrong
Choreographer: Robin Calvert
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"The electric eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, played by
Anthony MacPherson and Brent Thiessen, are creepy, slimy fun." 

THE SECRET GARDEN

THEATRE CALGARY | 2017 - 18 SEASON
Dr. Neville Craven
Director: Stafford Arima
Choreographer: Marc Kimelman

"Thiessen and Craig enlivened the audience, eliciting cheers and
thunderous applause with their duet, 'Lily's Eyes.' "

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ROCK OF AGES

FALLSVIEW CASINO RESORT | 2017 - 18 SEASON
Ensemble
Director: Alex Mustakas
Choreographer: Robin Calvert
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"As good as anything audiences can see on Broadway." "

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

DRAYTON ENTERTAINMENT | 2017 SEASON
Gaston
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."

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

ST. JACOBS COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE | 2017 SEASON
Trevor Graydon
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

THEATRE AQUARIUS | 2016 - 17 SEASON
Gaston
Director: Alex Mustakas
 Choreographer: Robin Calvert
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"Whoever cast him deserves an award because Brent Thiessen WAS Gaston.
Cocky. Arrogant. Perfection."

SHREK THE MUSICAL

NEPTUNE THEATRE | 2015 - 16 SEASON
Thelonius
Director: George Pothitos
 Choreographer: Stephen Roberts
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"There's no getting ogre Neptune's charming spring musical."

 
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LEGIT REPRESENTATION
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New York: Peter Kaiser
212-957-5220
pete@tthnyc.com


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