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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 October 1970The Bronx, New York, USA
Birth NameAdam Jay Pascal
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adam Pascal was born on October 25, 1970 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Adam Jay Pascal. He is an actor, known for School of Rock (2003), Rent (2005) and SLC Punk! (1998). He has been married to Cybele Chivian since December 19, 1998. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Cybele Chivian (19 December 1998 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Rock-and-roll voice

Trivia (23)

His son, Lennon Jay Pascal, was born on October 19, 2001.
Solo album, "Model Prisoner", released on Sh-K-Boom Records in 2000.
Was on the cover of Newsweek with his "Rent" co-star Daphne Rubin Vega, who played opposite him as 'Mimi Marquez' in the original Broadway cast.
His second son, Montgomery Lovell Pascal, was born on February 6, 2004.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Rent," but lost to Nathan Lane in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."
Released his second solo album on Sh-K-boom records, "Civilian", on November 2nd 2004, the day of the presidential election
Received the 1996 Theatre World and Obie Awards, as well as nominations for the 1996 Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Actor in a Musical. [1996]
When he was first cast in Rent, producers had just one problem: he always sang with his eyes closed. They brought it to his attention; he's never done it since.
His character from Rent, Roger, is modeled after the poet Rodolfo, from Puccini's La Boheme.
Graduated from Syosset High School, along with Natalie Portman, Idina Menzel, and Judd Apatow.
CD released with collaborator Larry Edoff, on BlindingLightLLC. Titled Blinding Light, Adam sings lead on 11 out of the 12 tracks. [May 2008]
Adam and Larry are currently working on a new CD of Broadway songs set to be released some time 2010. [2010]
On tour across the Northeast with Larry Edoff. [2006]
Is touring with piano player Larry Edoff to promote new CD "Blinding Light" on Sh-K-Boom Records, set to release on April 30, 2008. [February 2008]
Playing music from his new album, Civilian, around New York City. [October 2004]
School of Rock (2003) with Jack Black, as Theo [October 2003]
About to start filming "Rent" movie in San Francisco as Roger Davis. [2005]
He created the role of Radames in the 2000 Original Broadway Cast of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida with Heather Headley. He later returned June 28, 2004 to reprise the role through, September 5, 2004 when Aida played its final performance, ending its triumphant four and a half year run. [2000]
His new CD, working title of Me And Larry, is still in production and should be releasing in January 2008. [September 2007]
Extended his return to Rent with Anthony Rapp for an extra four weeks (through September). New CD to be released October 2007. [September 2007]
Getting ready to record his new album and reprise his role of Roger in Rent on Broadway for six weeks (beginning July 2007). [May 2007]
Playing the role of the Emcee in the current Broadway revival of Cabaret from October, 2003 up to the show's closing date in January of 2004. [November 2003]
His parents were both from Jewish families (from Romania, Russia, Austria, and Poland).

Personal Quotes (7)

I am definitely less green than I was back then. What I meant by that was that I wasn't an actor and really at that point had no intention of continuing to pursue acting. What I did in "Rent" was just very natural. From day one I just connected to the role and the music and I think that's why I was successful in it.
Rent'll allow me to get my own apartment. I've always mooched off of girlfriends.
"When I was doing the play, it was hard for me to understand why people reacted so strongly to it. I thought it was great, but I didn't understand until I left why it had such a visceral impact. Now I know that when you watch it, whatever your individual issues are, you feel like a little bit of something has been lifted off your shoulders. And that's so rare." (About his experiences in Rent)
Ignorance is bliss. I wish I still had some.
Of course, I was like most people saying, 'Oh, that's crazy,' and to a certain extent it is crazy. But where it's true is that music effects you on a spiritual level. You're either going to convey positively or negatively when it comes to that. If your message is a dark message, no, you're not responsible for somebody killing themselves, that's ridiculous, but you should take responsibility for the spiritual connection that your music is going to make with somebody and whether it's going to make a positive or dark spiritual connection. [on whether Marilyn Manson's music has a dark influence on teenagers' lives]
Billy Joel is one of my hugest idols.
I always wanted to play music and have my music be the focus of my career. The only thing that's changed is the direction my career and life took, into the musical theater world. It's an added huge bonus into my life. I'm so lucky and honored to be able to do it. But I'm not a big fan of it.I would never want to be in a traditional revival. Rocky Horror is one thing, but I'd never want to do The Music Man or Kiss Me, Kate. That's not the kind of musical theater I enjoy. That's not my thing.

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