THE SCREENING ROOM: Raśl Esparza's Musical Highlights

By Playbill Staff
April 5, 2012

Four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza is raising the roof at the St. James Theatre in the new gospel-infused musical Leap of Faith.



The new musical by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater is set to officially open on Broadway April 26, with Esparza giving what promises to be one of the most exciting performances of the season.

Playbill.com now takes a look at some videos from Esparza's career. Visit the Playbill Vault to learn more about Esparza's Broadway career.

Early training for Leap of Faith perhaps? "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute" from Barnum.

"Simple Joys" from Pippin.

"Marry Me a Little" from John Doyle's Tony Award-winning 2006 actor-musician revival of Company.

"Being Alive" from Company at the 2006 Tony Awards, performed here with full orchestrations rather than the new arrangements for the Doyle revival.

Recording Michael Friedman's "This Little World" for "Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project."

Here's "Being Alive" as it was staged in the 2006 revival.

A performance of "In The Bleak Midwinter" and "Winter Wonderland" at Joe's Pub last holiday season.

Playbill Video's coverage of the Leap of Faith media day, including Esparza performing "Step Into the Light."