Since then, Sean has performed off-Broadway in Ike Holter’s Hit the Wall at Barrow Street Theatre, and also in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas at New York Theatre Workshop and Academy Award-winning author Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays at the Public Theatre, both directed by renowned author and theatre director, Tina Landau. In 2013 he originated the role of Jack in Sideways: The Play at La Jolla Playhouse, written by Rex Pickett and directed by Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff.  On Broadway, he was the offstage standby for both Harry Connick Jr. in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever and Tony Danza in Honeymoon in Vegas.

Sean was nominated for a 2015 Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance as Colonel Brandon in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s world premiere production of Sense and Sensibility, a new musical written by Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon, and after reprising the role at the Old Globe Theatre, was the recipient of the 2016 Craig Noel Award. That year he appeared as Kevin in Season 2.0 of USA’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama Mr. Robot

In the last two years, Sean has originated roles in four world premiere musicals: Bishop Cauchon in The Public Theatre’s Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, written by David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads, and directed by Golden Globe-winner Alex Timbers, Kevin Serling in Deathless, written by Zack Zadek and directed by Tina Landau, Walter de Courcey in the Kennedy Center’s semi-staged limited engagement of Chess, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer, with a new book by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Danny Strong, and Steve Healy in Jagged Little Pill, with music from the iconic album and more by Alanis Morissette, directed by Diane Paulus, with a book by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody.

Sean lives in New York City, and is a Carbonell Award and Leon Rabin Award nominee and a Joseph Jefferson Award and Craig Noel Award recipient. 

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A boy and his trombone 
in a birch tree, naturally.
With Stacey Stoltz & Suzie Mikiel in 
Hot L Baltimore at Wayne State University.
A 19 year-old Sean as Billy Flynn in Chicago at WSU. Hysterical.
The Chicago Plaids (Scot Fedderly, Sean, Fred Goudy 
& Greg Walter) hailing a taxi on Halsted Street, 1994.
As Gratiano (in the Carol Channing wig over on the right) 
in The Merchant of Venice at WSU.
As Orlando with Suzie Mikiel as Rosalind  in As You Like It at WSU.

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In 2003, Sean originated the role of Trevor Graydon III in the first national tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and was nominated for both Carbonell and Leon Rabin Awards. In 2006, he toured the continent once again in Mamma Mia!, playing American architect and potential pappa Sam Carmichael, and was named Oustanding Leading Actor by On September 24th, 2008 he reprised the role and made his Broadway debut at the Winter Garden Theatre.

His professional career began in his junior year in college, when he was cast as Sparky in the Detroit company of Forever PlaidPlaid would eventually lead him to Chicago, where he played Sparky in the original Chicago company at the Royal George Theatre.  After getting over 800 performances under his cummerbund, Sean began working in Chicago’s various regional theatres. Over the next fifteen years, he performed in many productions at theatres throughout the city, including Marriott Lincolnshire, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Apple Tree, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Northlight, Chicago Shakespeare, Court, Steppenwolf, Shubert, Rosemont, Oriental, Palace and the Chicago Theater. 

                                                                                                          began his acting career at the age of 15 in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.  He played the offstage role of ‘Voice of Teacher’ - using his trombone to provide the unintelligible ‘wah-wah’ - in his high school production of Snoopy!. At the age of 16 he finally dared step onstage as Sir Harry in Once Upon A Mattress.

Sean went on to study acting at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he received the Lily Tomlin Scholarship for Theatre in 1993.  Throughout college, he performed in plays and musicals, as well as cabarets which showcased the music of great composers and lyricists like George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, and his personal favorite, Cole Porter.  One of his great joys at WSU, a school well-respected for its productions of classical theatre, was performing in various Shakespeare plays such as Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merchant of Venice and As You LIke It.

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