The oldest and first dedicated online New York Theater Guide Read news on over 150 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows
Steven Pasquale was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on November 18, 1976. He studied as a theatre major at Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University but left after one semester in order to move to New York.
Pasquale's first notable stage roles came in the late 1990s, appearing in the national tours of West Side Story and Miss Saigon. From 2000 to 2005, he scored a number of Off-Broadway roles in productions such as Manhattan Theatre Club's The Wild Party, Lincoln Center Theater's Spinning Into Butter and A Man of No Importance, MCC Theater's Fat Pig, Second Stage Theater's A Soldier's Play, The Spitfire Grill at The Duke on 42nd Street, and Beautiful Child at Vineyard Theatre.
His Broadway debut finally came in March 2009, when he played the role of Kent in Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty at the Lyceum Theatre. After his Playwrights Horizons debut in Far From Heaven from May to July 2013, he would return to Broadway in January 2014. He reprised his performance as Robert in The Bridges of Madison County — the role he previously originated at the Williamstown Theatre Festival — and earned a Drama Desk Award nomination.
In 2015, he starred in Carousel at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, and the following year, he took on the leading role of Jamie Lockhart in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of The Robber Bridegroom, ultimately winning his first Lucille Lortel Award for his performance.
Early on in his career, Pasquale created the iconic role of Fabrizio in the original Seattle company of The Light in the Piazza; however, his commitments to his TV role as Sean Garrity in Rescue Me prevented him from transferring with the production to Broadway.
While he is perhaps best known outside of the theatre industry for his TV role as Sean Garrity on FX's Rescue Me, appearing in 93 episodes from 2004 to 2011, he has also appeared in many other high-profile TV series, including Six Feet Under (2001), Do No Harm (2013), The Good Wife (2014-15), Bloodline (2015-16), American Crime Story (2016), Doubt (2017), and, most recently, Divorce (2018). On film, he also notably portrayed Dallas in 2007's Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.
Pasquale returned to Broadway in October 2017 to take on the lead role of Robert Merkin in Ayad Akhtar's Junk at Lincoln Center Theater and played his final performance on January 7, 2018. He was then seen starring as Scott Connor in the Broadway premiere of American Son at the Booth Theatre from October 6, 2018 through January 27, 2019.