Famous for most of the roles that he has played as an actor, Raul Esparza has won the hearts of many audiences and gained huge fan-following. Stage actor and singer Raul Esparza is well-known for his extraordinary Broadway performances. Four times Tony Award-nominee, Esparza is known to be one of the brightest stars on Broadway right now.
Esparza was born on October 24, 1970, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. His ethnicity is Cuban American. He was raised in Miami by his parents.
He studied at Belen Jesuit in Miami, Florida. He later studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in drama. He was involved in many theatre productions while he was in university.
We’ll let you imagine his appearance here. Esparza is a tall and good-looking guy. Esparza’s height is just 5 ft. 3 inches. He is very handsome and looks a little bit like Gerard Butler, the Hollywood actor. His fan following is also huge. His shirtless pictures are available and most sought.
We’ll come to his success story later but let’s talk about his love life first.
In the year 1993, Esparza married his high-school girlfriend. His wife’s name is Michelle. They have no children together. Today, Raul has reached 46 years of age and he is single.
The break-up happened for a reason. The two were very close to each other. However, rumors started piling up that Esparza was involved in romantic relationships with men. He and his wife had an on and off relationship for a while. But everything was cleared up leaving everyone shocked when he confessed that he was gay.
In a New York Times profile, Esparza revealed that he was bisexual and that he has had same-sex relationships. This led to his and Michelle’s divorce in 2008. After his divorce, Esparza was known for dating and having affairs with a few men.
There is a rumor that he is dating Nick Mayo.
Esparza portrayed his real life situation in the production Company.
Esparza first gained audience attention and got noticed through his performance in the Broadway show, The Rocky Horror Show. This performance was so great that it won him a Theatre World Award.
With the success of this Broadway play, he then performed in many other productions including Cabaret, Taboo, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Company, Arcadia, and musical Leap of Faith. He starred opposite Anne Hathaway in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Best known for: He is best known for his exceptional performance in the musical Taboo, the musical comedy Company, The Homecoming, Speed the Plow and The Rocky Horror Show to name a few. Apart from these shows, he had a special role in Evita tour. He appeared in the musicals Sunday in the Park with George and Merrily We Roll Along. Furthermore, he also appeared in The Actors Fund of America concert.
With these Broadway productions, he has accumulated a pretty good net worth. But he is not interested in letting the world know.
Besides Broadway, Raul has done a few TV shows including Pushing Daisies, Hannibal, and NBC’s Law & Order. Adding to his additional TV work, he has also appeared in movies like My Soul to Taking. He is also a voice actor and has done the narration for The House of the Scorpion and The Book of Unholy Mischief.
For his performances, he has received many awards, nominations and even won a few of those. He frequently gets good reviews from the critics.
He won an award for Lead Actor in a Musical role for the production Leap of Faith. He has been nominated four times for the prestigious Tony Award. Moreover, he has also had Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in Musical for tick, tick… BOOM.
Just 46 years of age, he has achieved so much in theatre, movies, and TV shows. He is of American and Cuban nationality.
Raul Esparza has an official account on Twitter. He can be followed @RaulEEsparza. He doesn’t have official accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
— Raúl E. Esparza (@RaulEEsparza) November 13, 2016
For more information on Esparza, you can look through his Wikipedia and IMDB pages. His biography can be read at www.broadway.com. He also has his website, www.raulesparza.com.