Who is Adam?
Adam Pascal, recently starred on Broadway in the hit musical SOMETHING ROTTEN and is currently traveling the country starring in the National Tour. In winter 2016, Adam starred in DISASTER. He also starred on Broadway in the Tony Award Winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS, followed by a stint as Billy Flynn in the Tony Winning Musical CHICAGO.
Adam was born on October 25, 1970, in the Bronx and raised in Syosset, New York. He started singing in various rock bands when he was 12, playing the local New York club scene for many years, and has been singing in bands, as a solo artist, in movies, or on the Broadway stage ever since.
In 1995, his band, Mute, recorded a self-titled album that was released in Japan by Zero Corporation. Adam tried out for the then unknown, off-Broadway production of Rent in 1996, He landed the role of Roger Davis and was nominated for a 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical), and winning a Drama League and Obie award for his performance as Roger. The Show went on to become a worldwide success and one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. In 1997 He reprised the role of Roger (the first of several times he would do so) for the West End Premiere of Rent.
«You know, sometimesI get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away.»
Adam’s career expanded to the big screen during 1998, in the independent film SLC Punk! In 2000, Adam was cast as Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice’s new Broadway musical Aida, for which he received a Drama League award. He starred in the production for over 3 years.
In May of 2000, his debut solo album, «Model Prisoner», was released on Sh-K-Boom Records. Also that same year, Adam co-produced the hit off-Broadway play Fully Committed with fellow former Rent cast member, Jesse L. Martin. The show went on to garner many awards and played to sold out houses in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and London.
Adam once again visited the Broadway stage in 2003, this time, as the final Emcee in the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall production of Cabaret at Studio 54. Also during that time Adam was cast along side Jack Black, as Theo, the lead singer of No Vacancy in 2003’s School of Rock. Finally in 2004, Adam’s second CD, «Civilian», was released in November, again on Sh-k-boom records.
Adam reprised the role of Roger in the 2005 movie version of Rent and helped bring a new generation of fans to the Broadway show and its music. Adam’s journey with Rent finally came to conclusion when in 2009, he reprised the role one last time along side Anthony Rapp, in Rent The Broadway Tour, which traveled all over the U.S. as well as Japan and South Korea.
Arriving in London in 2008, Adam played the role of Freddie Trumper in the Tim Rice/Abba Musical Chess, alongside Josh Groban, and Idina Menzel for two sold out performances at The Royal Albert Hall. The DVD is currently on sale worldwide. Adam’s recent CD release is «Blinding Light».