Broadway NewsMax von Essen to Succeed Ramin Karimloo in Broadway’s AnastasiaKarimloo, who originated the role of Gleb in the Broadway adaptation of the animated film, will play his final performance December 3.
November 07, 2017
Tony Award nominee Max von Essen will succeed Ramin Karimloo in the Broadway stage adaptation of Anastasia. The An American in Paris alum will assume the role of Russian military general Gleb beginning December 5 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Karimloo, a Tony nominee for the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Misérables, will play his final performance December 3. He created the role—a new character written by playwright/book writer Terrence McNally for the Broadway incarnation of the 1997 Fox animated film.
Von Essen received his first Tony Award nomination for creating the role of Henri Baurel in An American in Paris. He appeared as Magaldi in the 2012 Broadway revival of Evita, and played Enjorlas in the 2006 Broadway revival of Les Misérables.