Marc Kudisch is the quintessential Broadway player. Since 1993, he has appeared in eleven Broadway musicals, eight of which have been original productions. He made his Broadway debut as Reuben in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s early musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat before he joined the musical, Beauty and the Beast, as a replacement for Gaston. He later took over the role of Chauvelin in Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton’s musical adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
The first featured role Kudisch originated on Broadway was that of George Kittredge in the 1998 production of Cole Porter’s High Society, a musical that was first produced as a film in 1956. In 2000, he played Jackie in Michael John LaChiusa’s musical, The Wild Party, which was based on the poem of the same name by Joseph Moncure March. His first starring role came in the 2001 Broadway revival of the classic Comden–Green –Styne musical, Bells Are Ringing.
Marc Kudisch earned his first Tony® nomination for his portrayal of Mr. Trevor Greydon in Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan’s musical adaptation of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which starred Sutton Foster in the title role. In 2004, Kudisch was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical as The Proprietor in Stephen Sondheim’s musical drama, Assassins.
He earned his second Tony® nomination in 2005 for playing Baron Bomburst in Robert Sherman’s musical adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and played the roles of the Snake, the Balladeer, and the Narrator in the 2006 revival of Bock and Harnick’s musical, The Apple Tree.
Kudisch opened on Broadway in April 2009 as Franklin J. Hart, Jr., the evil boss, in Dolly Parton’s musical adaptation of the film, 9 to 5.