Daniel Reichard

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Daniel Reichard (born June 20, 1978) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for playing the role of Bob Gaudio in the original cast of Broadway musical Jersey Boys' (2005).

Early life

Reichard was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the 8th of 9 children. He is a graduate of Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland), Ohio[1], and of University of Michigan's University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.



Reichard originated the role of Bob Gaudio in the Tony Award for Best Best Musical-winning hit Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theater on Broadway.[2]

In 2008, he starred as the title role in the New York City Opera's production of Candide (operetta),[3] alongside Richard Kind.

Off-Broadway / Regional

Reichard's career began with his appearance as Ted in the Weston Playhouse's 2000 production of Stephen Sondheim's Saturday Night.

In 2001, Reichard appeared as Charley in the Off-Broadway revival showcase of Goodtime Charley at the ArcLight Theater.[4]

He starred in Forbidden Broadway's 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Douglas Fairbanks Theater, alongside Donna English.[5]

Reichard appeared as Charlie in Goodspeed Musicals Opera House's 2001 production of Brigadoon.[6]

In 2003, Reichard starred as Keith Haring in The Public Theater's 2003 production of Radiant Baby, [7] directed by George C. Wolfe|George .C Wolf.

He appeared in the 2003 production of The Thing About Men in New York City at the Promenade Theater in New York City.[8]

Reichard played the role of Motel the Tailor at the North Shore Theater's 2003 production of Fiddler on the Roof in Beverly, MA.

In 2004, he debuted at the St. Louis MUNY as Lon in their production of Meet Me in St. Louis (musical).

He starred in Blood Drive: A Musical Triptych its 2005 production at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT.[9]

Reichard originated the role of Emmet Otter in the 2008 stage production of Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas at the Goodspeed Opera House, which included four new original songs from composer Paul Williams (songwriter).[10]

In 2008, Reichard returned to the St. Louis MUNY as Freddy in their production of My Fair Lady.[11]

He starred in the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2009 production of The Happy Embalmer, with Tituss Burgess.[12]

Reichard appeared as Ted Casablanca in The Valley of the Dolls for the Casablanca Actor's Fund, alongside Charles Busch.


In 2008, Reichard appeared as Francis in Forever Plaid: The Movie, a filmed adaptation revival of the Off-Broadway musical review Forever Plaid. [13]



Year Show Role Production
2005 Jersey Boys Bob Gaudio August Wilson Theater

October 2005 - leave date

2008 Candide Candide Lincoln Center for the Performing Art's New York City Opera

April 2008


Year Show Role Production
2001 Forbidden Broadway Various / Lead Douglas Fairbanks Theater
2001 Goodtime Charley Charley ArcLight Theater
2003 Radiant Baby Keith Haring The Public Theater
2003 The Thing About Men Lead Promenade Theater
2009 The Happy Embalmer Edward Acorn Theater
2010 Valley of the Dolls Ted Casablanca Actors Fund


Year Show Role Production
2000 Saturday Night Ted Casablanca Weston Playhouse
2001 Brigadoon Charlie Goodspeed Opera House
2003 FIlddler on the Roof Motel North Shore Music Theater
2004 Meet Me in St. Louis Lon St. Louis MUNY
2005 Blood Drive: A Musical Triptych Lead Eugene O'Neill Center
2008 Emmett Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Emmett Goodspeed Opera House
2008 My Fair Lady Freddy St. Louis MUNY


  1. "Stage actor and concert singer brings his talent home for holiday concerts". wkyc.com. Retrieved 2022-11-30.
  2. Haun, Harry (November 7, 2005). "PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Jersey Boys: A Musical for All Seasons".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Kozinn, Allan (2008-04-10). "'Candide' the Opera (or Is It a Musical?) Returns". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-12-27.
  4. Kenneth, Jones (September 6, 2001). "Revised Goodtime Charley Sings in NYC Showcase, Sept. 6-22".
  5. "Forbidden Broadway 20th Anniversary Celebration". www.iobdb.com. Retrieved 2022-12-27.
  6. Kenneth, Jones (March 30, 2001). "New Musical Comedy Affair The Thing About Men Begins Off-Broadway, Aug. 6".
  7. Jones, Kenneth; Simonson, Robert (December 23, 2002). "Billy Porter, Daniel Reichard, Kate Jennings Grant Coddle Radiant Baby". playbill.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Hernandez, Ernio (August 6, 2003). "New Musical Comedy Affair The Thing About Men Begins Off-Broadway, Aug. 6".
  9. Ernio, Hernandez (July 8, 2005). "Bundy, Pen and Reichard Star in New Musical Blood Drive at O'Neill Center, July 17".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (stage show)". Muppet Wiki. Retrieved 2022-12-27.
  11. Andrew, Gans (July 7, 2008). "Muny's Fair Lady, with Reichard, Westenberg and Brunell, Begins July 7".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. Hetrick, Adam (September 10, 2009). "Reichard, Burgess, Sikora and More Set for NYMF's Happy Embalmer".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. Ross, Stuart (2009-07-09), Forever Plaid (Comedy, Musical), Hudson Pictures, Stray Angel Films, The Company Pictures, retrieved 2022-11-30

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