Raúl Esparza is a Cuban-American stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as singer. Considered one of Broadway’s leading men since the 2000s, he is best known for his Tony Award-nominated performance as Bobby in the 2006 Broadway revival of Company and for his television role as New York Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Rafael Barba in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. His performance in both films and Theatre has won him many nominations and Awards.
Raúl Esparza Bio
Raúl Esparza was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to María Elena Cecilia García y Gutiérrez and Raúl Esparza y Rues. His parents were Cubans who had fled Fidel Castro’s regime. In 1966, his father and grandmother escaped to the U.S. by boat, while his grandfather defected through Spain.
Esparza was raised in Miami, Florida where he graduated from Belen Jesuit in 1988 and won a Silver Knight Award in Drama that same year. Esparza received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and a Bachelor’s degree in English from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1992.
Esparza first drew attention with his performance in the 2000 Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show, which won him the Theatre World Award. He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for his performance in Taboo. In April 2020, he was a host, executive producer, and performer in Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Celebration, a virtual concert in honor of the 90th birthday of composer Stephen Sondheim benefiting the charity organization ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty). Esparza was a guest narrator at Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in December 2022.
In 2006, Esparza revealed to the world that he was bisexual.
Raúl Esparza’s Age, Birthday and Zodiac sign
Mr. Esparza being born in 1970 is currently 52years. He celebrates his birthday on October 24. His zodiac sign is the Scorpio.
Raúl Esparza’s Height
Raul Esparza stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.74m tall.
Raúl Esparza’s Wife
Raul Esparza got married to Michele Marie Perez, his high-school girlfriend, in 1994. They got divorced in 2007. Some reports say that his sexuality preference led to the divorce. It is unclear whether he is currently in a relationship or still single.
Raúl Esparza’s Siblings
Raul Esparza doesn’t have on record any brother or sister as a sibling. Neither was it revealed whether his parents had other children.
Does Raúl Esparza have children?
There are no records or information about Raul Esparza having biological children or even adopted ones.
Raúl Esparza’s Net Worth
Raul Esparza is an American actor, singer, and voice artist who has a net worth of $9 million.
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