BRET SHUFORD
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BRET SHUFORD
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WHO I AM

 
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I was bitten by the theatre bug at a very young age. The fact that I've spent the last 20 years working on Broadway would come as no surprise to the people who knew me as a child.  

I started my YouTube channel out of a need to be creative and also to show people like the young person I once was, that fulfillment in this career is possible. That's also why I became a certified Life Coach. I've discovered a passion for being a content creator, director, producer, and am currently finding ways to continue collaboration with other artists.

After starring as Robbie in Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour on Broadway in 2017, I got to reprise my role of Bert in Mary Poppins at the Alabama Shakespeare festival which was followed by the honor of singing for Richard Sherman at OCSA in Orange County California. Being the Disney nerd that I am, the Sherman brothers have always been an influence on my life, also because I made my Broadway debut in their show Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Disney Theatrical took me under their wing when I was cast in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast, and subsequently, The Little Mermaid. Both shows were dreams come true, and continue to have been gifts in my life. During that time, I met my husband, ballet dancer and actor Stephen Hanna. 

In 2011 Stephen and I were married. 

In between Broadway shows I've done some amazing theatre around the country including Next to Normal, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Anything Goes (Carbonell Nomination), Hairspray the musical, and many others.

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Working as an actor in Film and Television was always a final dream for me, and after starring in several independent features, and shorts including the successful Bedfellows, I was lucky to work with Martin Scorsese in the film The Wolf of Wall Street. 

Before arriving to NYC in 1999 and graduating from Wagner College. I spent two years attending the University of Oklahoma because it was closer to my hometown of Orange Texas. My childhood was filled with performing at every opportunity I could, community theatre, regional commercials, and even local films. 

I may have left Texas a long time ago, but much of my heart is still there, including my parents, my twin brother, and my two older brothers. It was through my oldest brother's autism that I learned the magic of fantasy and how it can lift people up. That is my goal in life to lift people up and show them a new perspective. 

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