Alex was the first replacement for the role of Connor Murphy in the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen beginning Spring 2018. He starred as the Voice of Moritz in Deaf West's Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. He received an Astaire Award nomination and a Broadway.com Audience Choice nomination for his performance. Other Credits: Cruel Intentions: The Musical (le Poisson Rouge), Deaf West’s Spring Awakening (Wallis Annenberg Center/Ovation Award winner), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre), Here's Hoover! (Abrons Art Center), I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center), Lin-Manuel Miranda and This American Life's 21 Chump Street (BAM), and the National Tour of Green Day’s American Idiot. Select TV: Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” “Happyish,” “Welcome to Greenpoint,” “SNL.” Film: Alt-Space, Contest, Detachment.
“Wagner gave me the freedom to discover what kind of performer I wanted to be. When I entered the program, I had no formal acting training, a scrappy voice, and years of guitar playing under my belt. I didn’t know much about what life in the theatre would be like, and I left with the tools to navigate the ups and downs of the business, while remaining my truest self. Wagner never tried to change me into something that I wasn’t, but rather focused on helping me find what made me special. Now, I am hired for the skills that make me special and for being myself, and I am forever grateful to Wagner for that.” -Alex Boniello ’13