18 Facts About Alex Brightman


Alexander Michael Brightman was born on February 5,1987 and is an American actor, singer, and writer.


Alex Brightman is best known for his work in musical theatre, specifically as Dewey Finn in the musical adaptation of School of Rock and the title character in Beetlejuice the Musical.


Alex Brightman's father founded Apple's Worldwide Disabilities Solutions Group, and his mother ran a kidney dialysis clinic.


Alex Brightman attended Bellarmine College Preparatory, an all-male Jesuit high school in San Jose, California, and graduated in 2005.


Thereafter, Alex Brightman was cast as the munchkin Boq and made his Broadway debut in Wicked.


Later in 2013, Alex Brightman was cast as Michael Wormwood in Matilda the Musical.


In 2014, Alex Brightman joined Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, School of Rock, adapted from the 2003 film of the same name.

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Alex Brightman was cast in the starring role of Dewey, first, in the show's concert performances, and then, in his first starring role, in the Broadway production.


Alex Brightman performed as Dewey Finn at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.


Alex Brightman played his final performance as Dewey on November 5,2016 and returned to reprise the role for a limited run in April 2017.


Alex Brightman returned to Broadway in 2019 to play the title role in Beetlejuice.


Alex Brightman was again nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical at the 73rd Tony Awards ceremony.


Alex Brightman is currently developing two new musicals entitled The Whipping Boy and It's Kind of a Funny Story, with Gasparini, for which Alex Brightman wrote the script.


Alex Brightman made an appearance on Impractical Jokers during Brian "Q" Quinn's musical punishment that's based on the latter's real-life experience as a firefighter and leaving that life behind for TV fame.


In October 2019, it was announced that Alex Brightman will be joining the cast of the Billy Crystal helmed comedy film Here Today.


Alex Brightman was revealed in 2020 to be voicing the character Fizzarolli, and his robotic doppelganger Robo Fizz, in the animated web series Helluva Boss.


Alex Brightman married casting director, Jenny Ravitz on May 21,2018 at a ceremony in Brooklyn.


Alex Brightman has revealed that he utilizes ventricular fold phonation, allowing him to create the signature gruff voice of Beetlejuice and Fizzarolli without strain on his vocal cords.