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Raúl Esparza

Full / Real Name: Raúl Eduardo Esparza
Born: 24 October 1970 (53 years old)
Gender: Male

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Raúl Esparza is an American actor, singer and voice artist known for his performances in Broadway shows and for his roles on the television series Hannibal and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

He is only the second actor to receive Tony nominations in all four eligible acting categories.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, and raised in Miami, Florida, Esparza studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

He first drew attention with his performance as Riff Raff in the 2000 Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show, which won him the Theatre World Award. The following year he appeared off-Broadway in tick, tick... BOOM!, garnering a Drama Desk Award nomination as Outstanding Actor in a Musical.

Esparza is a four-time Tony Award nominee and was recognised by the Drama Desk Awards six times, including wins in 2004 (Taboo), 2007 (Sondheim's Company) and 2008 (The Homecoming).

Other Broadway credits include Cabaret, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Speed-the-Plow, Arcadia and Leap of Faith, written by SVU executive producer Warren Leight and directed by Christopher Ashley. He also starred as Iachimo in Shakespeare in the Park's Cymbeline in New York City.

Esparza made his film debut in 2006 in Sidney Lumet's Find Me Guilty. Other films include Wes Craven's My Soul to Take and Trouble in the Heights.

His television credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, A Gifted Man, Medium, 666 Park Avenue, Pushing Daisies a recurring role on NBC's critically acclaimed series Hannibal.



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