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Fast Facts

  • Aspired to be a percussionist and a drummer as a teen.
  • Studied to be a conductor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
  • Best known for his work in Broadway musicals, including Rent, Miss Saigon, The Fully Monty, Lennon and Aida.
  • Started dating Debra Messing while playing on-screen lovers on the NBC drama Smash.
  • In 2013, nominated for his first Tony for his role as John Jasper in the revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.


  • 2013, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee


  • Betty J. Chase — Mother
  • Debra Messing — Ex-significant Other
  • Gracie Chase — Daughter
  • Jerald L. Chase — Father
  • Brad Chase — Brother
  • Stephanie Gibson — Ex-wife
  • Lori Chase — Ex-wife
  • Daisy Chase — Daughter
  • Tim Chase — Brother


  • Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, United States (1992)

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  • Birth Place: Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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