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Chad Kimball (born September 2, 1976) is a Tony nominated American theater actor. Kimball was raised in Seattle, Washington [1] and graduated from Boston Conservatory with a BFA in acting in 1999. After moving to New York City, he was hired for the Broadway musical The Civil War, joining the show three weeks before it closed. He was in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell (2000) and the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods (2002) as Milky-White the cow. He appeared in the Broadway musicals Lennon and Good Vibrations in 2005. Kimball originated the lead role in the musical Memphis at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2008,[2] and starred in the role in the Broadway production until fall 2011.[3]

Chad Kimball
OccupationStage, television actor

In regional theatre, he has appeared as Anthony in Sweeney Todd at the Signature Theatre (1999), Baby at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey (2004), and Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish in 2007 at the Blank Theatre, Los Angeles.[4][5][6]

In July 2011, it was announced that Kimball would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from Memphis due to nerve damage sustained during a performance [7] Kimball's last performance as Huey Calhoun in Memphis took place on October 23, 2011[8] and was replaced by Adam Pascal. In the role, Kimball was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Kimball appears in the filmed version of Memphis, Memphis: Direct from Broadway by Broadway Worldwide.

As of AugustĀ 2018, he is appearing on Broadway in the Irene Sankoff and David Hein musical Come from Away.


  1. ^ Heller, Billy."Holy Cow! He's Broadway's Bovine Baby", Archived October 9, 2007, at the Wayback MachineThe New York Post, archived at, June 1, 2002
  2. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Kimball and Glover to Make Music in Memphis on Broadway." Archived 2009-08-01 at the Wayback Machine, July 29, 2009
  3. ^ "Memphis" Internet Broadway Database
  4. ^ Gutman, Les."Review: Sweeney Todd ", September 15, 1999
  5. ^ Rendell, Bob."Review:Baby at the Papermill,", April 7, 2004
  6. ^ Lipton, Brian."Jbara, Kimball, Ripley, et al. Set for Blank Theatre's Little Fish Jbara, Kimball, Ripley, et al. Set for Blank Theatre's Little Fish,", September 15, 2007
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew. "EXCLUSIVE: Tony Nominee Chad Kimball Will Take Indefinite Leave from Memphis Archived September 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, July 21, 2011
  8. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Tony Nominee Chad Kimball Departs Broadway's Memphis Oct. 23" Archived October 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, October 23, 2011

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