Adam Chanler-Berat has star quality on stage and off

Adam Chanler-Berat

Adam Chanler-Berat

It’s no secret that Adam Chanler-Berat is one of Broadway’s favorite leading actors.

Chanler-Berat has been capturing hearts and taking names on the Great White Way for years now, succeeding in both musicals and plays.

He is best known for originating the role of the laid-back stoner Henry in the rock-infused power musical Next to Normal and recently appeared as the title role in the magical Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher. Chanler-Berat also took on the essential role of an ensemble cast with poise and passion: Mark Cohen in the off-Broadway production of Rent at New World Stages.

In Wesley Taylor’s popular new web series It Could Be Worse (which just wrapped its first season) Chanler-Berat portrayed the role of Ben Farrel, an actor who had spent most of his time working in Los Angeles and decided to move to New York. His character crosses paths with old acquaintance Jacob Gordon (played by Taylor) and they find themselves dating soon after reuniting, despite Gordon’s crazy ex-boyfriend.

Chanler-Berat played Ben with humor and a bit of an edge, which was terrific to see within his wide range of acting.

In episode 14, Chanler-Berat’s character gets confrontational with Taylor’s, telling him that he “lacks balls” with a shove to his chest. During the ninth episode, he storms out of a restaurant in an exasperated huff. In all of the episodes, however, Chanler-Berat never fails to provide humor and clarity in his role. His appearance in It Could Be Worse was such a delight, and really showcased his natural acting ability.

Chanler-Berat is by far one of the sweetest and most genuinely humble performers on Broadway. At the stage door for Peter and the Starcatcher (in which he gave a simply breathtaking performance) he was so eager to meet everyone who was waiting outside for him and made sure to chat and take pictures with each and every fan.

One of the monologues Chanler-Berat performed in the play, which was about how his character Boy hates the word “sorry”, and the few seconds of silence that followed the speech was by far one of the most indescribably beautiful moments I’ve experienced in a theatre. Chanler-Berat’s performance was enthralling from beginning to end.

With an infectious personality, great charisma and incredible talent, there’s little question why Chanler-Berat is one of today’s most sought after and fan-favorite Broadway performers.


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