Two-time Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee celebrates his birthday October 15. The actor made his Broadway debut, originating the role of Bert in the Disney’s Mary Poppins. The production, which opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre November 16, 2006, would play 30 previews and 2,619 performances before closing March 3, 2013, earning seven Tony Awards including Best Actor in a Musical for Lee.
Following Mary Poppins, Lee would go on to return to Broadway in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables, assuming the role of Thénardier in 2015 and then again in 2017, originating the role of Squidward Q. Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical. Lee’s acclaimed performance earned him another Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.