Philip HernÁndez


Philip Hernández is the only man in Broadway history to have played both Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables. He made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast of the Tony Award-winning Kander and Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Harold Prince. In Kiss, he created the role of Esteban and later went on to play the impassioned revolutionary Valentin in London's West End and on Broadway. Philip also created the role of the Reverend Gonzalez opposite Marc Anthony and Ruben Blades in the Original Cast of Paul Simon's The Capeman. He starred as Don Quixote in the acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse revival of Man of La Mancha and as Rico (yes, he wore a diamond) in the National Tour of Barry Manilow's Copacabana. Most recently, Philip completed a 15-month run as Juan Peron in Harold Prince’s 25th Anniversary North American Tour of EVITA.

Philip played attorney Enrico Alvarez on ABC's All My Children and has also appeared in featured roles on the daytime dramas One Life To Live, Loving and Another World. He has worked in concert with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw and Zubin Mehta, and with Symphony orchestras throughout the United States. Jazz Review called the release of his Latin-Jazz CD, The beat of my heart, “A gift from the heart from one of America’s great voices.” Mr. Hernandez was also co-founder and Executive Producer of New York’s award-winning classical ensemble Judith Shakespeare Company.

As a private coach in NYC, Philip helps students develop an individual, healthy, flexible vocal technique, and prepares them for auditioning and working in today’s professional musical theatre. Mr. Hernández is a faculty member at New York’s American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), and teaches master classes and workshops at theatres and universities across North America. He holds a degree in Theatre and Educational Psychology from the State University of New York and studied acting under the tutelage of legendary teachers Stella Adler and Larry Moss.
His favorite role is being “daddy” to his eleven-year-old daughter, Mariah.

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