He has been nominated for the Tony Award for his roles in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2005) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002), as well as the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama Desk Award. Kudisch has also appeared in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, opposite Juliet Stevenson and Jeremy Irons, in a 2003 production at the New York City Opera, and with Victor Garber and Judith Ivey in a 2004 staging by the Los Angeles Opera. In regional theatre, he originated the role of Vincent Van Gogh in The Highest Yellow, also by LaChiusa. He received a Drama Desk nomination for his performance in another Michael John LaChiusa musical, See What I Wanna See (2005), in a production that also featured Idinz Menzel at the Public Theatre. Once more using his stock in trade roles of playing villains, Kudisch most recently starred in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of The Apple Tree with his former fiancee, Kristin Chenoweth as Eve and Brian D'Arcy James as Adam. In late 2008, Kudisch will join Emmy-winning and Tony-nominee Allison Janney and Wicked stars Megan Hilty and Stephanie J. Block in the new musical, 9 to 5 (musical).
Based on the film of the same name, the production will be directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello (Wicked, Assassins) and will have its pre-broadway run at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles beginning September 21st. Kudisch will play sexist, egotistical boss Franklin Hart Jr., a part played by Dabney Coleman. Dolly Parton, seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician, who appeared in the original film has written the music and lyrics for the new musical. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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