BRIAN CHILDERS has captured hearts across the nation in concert, musical comedy and most notebly with his critically acclaimed portrayal of Danny Kaye. He received the 2002 Helen Hayes Award for "Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical" and the Mary Goldwater Award for his performance as Danny Kaye in "Danny and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story". He also received the 2005 Star-Ledger award for "Best Actor in a musical" for his portrayal of Harry Witherspoon in "Lucky Stiff" at the Forum Theater. Brian starred in the title role in the national tour of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Ken Ludwig. Most recently Brain stood by in New York's City Center production of "Lady In the Dark" at the request of Director Ted Sperling.
Other notable credits include: The Prince in the World Premiere Musical of "Becoming George" at Metrostage in Washington D.C., Jamie Lockhart in "The Robber Bridegroom", Austin Lowe in "The Second Man", Emory in "The Boys in the Band" (Glaad Nomination), Ralph Rackstraw in "Hollywood Pinafore", and as Arthur in "Detective Story" with The American Century Theater in D.C. He has performed at the Kennedy Center in the new musical "90 North", as Bobby Kennedy in "The Titans" and the 9/11 benefit entitled "Not a Day Goes By." Other Credits include: "Man of La Mancha" (Olney Theater), "Crack Between the Worlds" (Studio Theater), "Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing..." (Cumberland County Playhouse), Tony in "West Side Story", and the Balladeer in "Assassins" (Columbia Repertory Theater).
Most recently Brian has performed his one man show "An Evening with Danny Kaye" in Washington DC, created the role of Paolo the journalist in the original musical "Obama in Naple" in both New York City and Washiington DC, and is currently peparing "The Jazz Singer the Musical" to be produced Off-Broadway, completed his star turn in the Chicago production of "Kid From Brooklyn." Brian has been a soloist at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Maestro Rob Fisher, sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium and returned to the stage in "On the Town" as Gabey for the Staten Island Philharmonic.
Brian has recently performed in concert and readings with Loni Ackerman, Andrea McArdle, Tony Yazbeck, and Victoria Malloy.