Steven Pasquale

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Steven Pasquale
Born (1976-11-18) November 18, 1976 (age 47)
Years active1996–present
(m. 2007; div. 2013)
(m. 2017)

Steven Pasquale (pronounced /pɑːsˈkwɑːl/; born November 18, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the New York City Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Sean Garrity in the series Rescue Me. He made his television debut on the HBO series Six Feet Under, playing a love interest for David. He has also starred in the film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, and as Scott in American Son, on both stage and screen.

Life and career[edit]

Pasquale was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He attended Bishop McDevitt High School, a Roman Catholic school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He attended the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University as a theatre major for one semester before moving to New York, where he starred in numerous theatre productions. He originated the role of Fabrizio in the Seattle cast of The Light in the Piazza. However, scheduling conflicts with Rescue Me prevented him from reprising the role on Broadway, a disappointment he described as "the most heartbreaking thing that I've ever experienced professionally."[1]

He played the role of Sheriff Joe Sutter in the musical The Spitfire Grill, where he introduced the song "Forest For the Trees." He then landed the lead role of Chris in the 1998 American tour of Miss Saigon. In 2002, he played Robbie Faye in the New York production of A Man of No Importance and Archibald Craven at the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation's concert of The Secret Garden alongside Michael Arden, Jaclyn Nedenthal, Will Chase, Max von Essen, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti, whom he later married.[2]

In April 2009, the record label PS Classics released Pasquale's first album, Somethin' Like Love, a jazz record produced by Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli.[3] He launched his official website in February 2009 and starred in the Broadway play Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute. [citation needed]

In 2011, Pasquale played the lead role of Paul Keller on the Fox Television Studios pilot Over/Under. The pilot was rejected in 2012 but aired on the USA Network on January 4, 2013.[4] He also starred in the U.S. miniseries Coma.

He was the lead actor for the NBC series Do No Harm, which premiered on January 31, 2013, to the lowest debut rating in the history of prime-time television.[5][6]

In 2013, Pasquale starred in The Bridges of Madison County at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, alongside Kelli O'Hara. He also starred in the Broadway production of the musical at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre beginning in late January 2014, with Kelli O'Hara replacing Elena Shaddow. He had previously worked with O'Hara in 2013, in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg and Scott Frankel's musical Far from Heaven, in which he portrayed Frank Whitaker.[7]

In 2014, Pasquale guest starred in Season 6, episode 4 of the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife. He portrayed Jonathan Elfman, campaign manager for Alicia Florrick, who was played by Julianna Margulies.

He starred alongside Laura Osnes in Lyric Opera of Chicago's musical Carousel, which closed May 3, 2015.

In 2016, he portrayed Mark Fuhrman in the FX limited series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. He received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical[8] for portraying Jamie Lockhart in the 2016 revival of The Robber Bridegroom at the Roundabout Theater Company.

In 2022, he portrayed Sky Masterson opposite his wife Phillipa Soo as Sarah Brown in the Kennedy Center production of Guys and Dolls. He was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for his performance.[9]

In 2024, Pasquale released "Some Other Time" with Center Stage Records, featuring John Pizzarelli on jazz guitar.

Personal life[edit]

Pasquale has a daughter with his high-school sweetheart, who was born when Pasquale was twenty years old. He and Maddie's mother never married.[10]

Pasquale was married to actress and singer Laura Benanti from 2007 to 2013. In February 2016, he became engaged to actress and singer Phillipa Soo.[11] They married on September 24, 2017. They practice Transcendental Meditation.[12]



Year Title Role Theatre Notes
1996–1997 West Side Story Gee-Tar

u/s Tony

U.S. National Tour[1]
1997–1999 Miss Saigon Chris Scott
2000 The Wild Party Cop New York City Center Stage I, Off-Broadway
Spinning into Butter Greg Sullivan Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Off-Broadway
2001 The Spitfire Grill Joe The Duke on 42nd Street, Off-Broadway
2002 A Man of No Importance Robbie Fay Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Off-Broadway
2003 The Light in the Piazza Fabrizio Naccarelli Intiman Theatre, Regional
2004 Beautiful Child Isaac Vineyard Theatre, Off-Broadway
2005 Fat Pig Tom Lucille Lortel Theatre, Off-Broadway Replacement
A Soldier's Play Captain Charles Taylor Second Stage Theatre, Off-Broadway
The Secret Garden Lord Archibald Craven Manhattan Center Studios Benefit Concert
2009 Reasons to Be Pretty Kent Lyceum Theatre, Broadway
2012 Far from Heaven Frank Whitaker Williamstown Theatre Festival, Regional[13]
2013 Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway
The Bridges of Madison County Robert Williamstown Theatre Festival, Regional[14]
2014 Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway
2015 Carousel Billy Bigelow Lyric Opera of Chicago, Regional
The Wild Party Burrs New York City Center, Encores!
2016 The Robber Bridegroom Jamie Lockhart Laura Pels Theatre, Off-Broadway
2017 Assassins John Wilkes Booth New York City Center, Encores!
2017–2018 Junk Robert Merkin Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway
2018–2019 American Son Scott Booth Theatre, Broadway
2021–2022 Assassins John Wilkes Booth Classic Stage Company, Off-Broadway
2022 Guys and Dolls Sky Masterson The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2023-2024 Here We Are Raffael Santello Di Santicci The Shed, Off-Broadway
2024 Teeth Pastor Bill O'Keefe Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Last Man Jack Manning
2005 Aurora Borealis Jacob Shorter
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Dallas Howard
2009 The Answer Man Elizabeth's date Uncredited
2019 American Son Scott Connor
2022 Blue's Big City Adventure Janitor


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Six Feet Under Kurt 2 episodes
2003 Platinum David Ross Episode: "Love"
2004–2011 Rescue Me Sean Garrity 93 episodes; Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
2010 Marry Me Luke Maynard 2 episodes
2011 The Playboy Club Young Hef Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Submissions Only Reed Rozelle Episode: "The Miller/Hennigan Act"
2012 Up All Night Luke Granby 4 episodes
2012 Coma Mark Bellows 2 episodes
2013 Do No Harm Dr. Jason Cole / Ian Price 13 episodes
2013 Over/Under Paul Keller Television movie
2014 And, We're Out of Time Jackson Cooper Television movie
2014–2015 The Good Wife Johnny Elfman 13 episodes
2014 White Collar Conrad Worth Episode: "Taking Stock"
2015–2016 Bloodline Alec Wolos 8 episodes
2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Mark Fuhrman 5 episodes
2016 Billions Chase 2 episodes
2016 Almost There Steven 10 episodes
2017 Doubt Billy Brennan Main role; 13 episodes
2018 Divorce Andrew 4 episodes
2019 The Code Col. "Kit" Schuylkill Episode: "Legit Bad Day"
2020 The Comey Rule Peter Strzok Miniseries
2021 The Bite Dr. Zach 6 episodes
2022 The Good Fight Johnny Elfman Episode: "The End of Democracy"
2022 The Calling Leonard Conte 4 episodes


  1. ^ a b Buckley, Michael (July 2, 2006). "STAGE TO SCREENS: A Chat with Steven Pasquale". Playbill. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  2. ^ "Steven Pasquale to Woo His Wife, Laura Benanti, in Little Night Music Concert, 29 October 2008". 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  3. ^ "Steven Pasquale: Somethin' Like Love". PS Classics. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 28, 2012). "USA Pilots 'Wild Card' & 'Over/Under' Not Going Forward". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  5. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (January 14, 2013). "'Do No Harm' pilot: Watch Steven Pasquale in NBC's new show now". Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  6. ^ Kimball, Trevor (9 February 2013). "Do No Harm cancelled". Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  7. ^ Hetrick, Adam (July 7, 2013). "Far From Heaven, With Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Concludes Off-Broadway July 7". Playbill. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  8. ^ Cox, Gordon (2 May 2016). "Lucille Lortel Awards: 'Guards at the Taj,' 'The Robber Bridegroom' Score Big". Variety. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  9. ^ Kennedy Center GUYS AND DOLLS, Kevin Chamberlin, And More Win Helen Hayes Awards
  10. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (20 March 2014). "Can Sing and Smolder and Play Leading Man". The New York Times.
  11. ^ Khan, Jessica (16 February 2016). "Broadway's Steven Pasquale and Phillipa Soo Are Engaged!". Broadway World. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Mornings with Phillipa Soo - Watch the Interview".
  13. ^ "Far from Heaven". Williamstown Theatre Festival.
  14. ^ "The Bridges of Madison County". Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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