Derek Anthony Klena (born October 3, 1991) is an American actor and singer. He originated the role of Eddie Birdlace in the stage adaptation of Dogfight, and played Fiyero Tigelaar in the 10th anniversary company of Wicked on Broadway. He had made appearances on television series such as Law & Order: SVU, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Blue Bloods.
Klena as Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight
Derek Anthony Klena
October 3, 1991
San Dimas, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Elycia Scriven (m. 2018)|
Derek was born in San Dimas, California, where he began performing locally at the age of 6. He also had a passion for baseball, playing in high school for [South Hills High School] as a pitcher. He now resides in New York City, where he continues to perform on Broadway.
On October 1, 2017, Klena announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Elycia Scriven, and they married in September 2018.
|2014||The Bridges of Madison County||Michael Johnson||Broadway|
|2014-2015||Diner||Boogie||DC Signature Theatre|
|2015||Unknown Soldier||Francis Grand||Williamstown Theatre Festival|
|2015-2016||Diner||Boogie||Delaware Theatre Company|
|2016–2018||Anastasia||Dmitry||Hartford, Connecticut and Broadway|
|2018-present||Jagged Little Pill||Nick Healy||American Repertory Theater|
|2013||The Tomorrow People||Dylan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2014||The Carrie Diaries||Pvt. Robert Watson||Episode: "Date Expectations"|
|2015||Law & Order: SVU||Connor Howell||Episode: "Devastating Story"|
|One Bad Choice||Drew||Episode: "Stephan Perez"|
|2016–2018||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Douglas Fingablast / DJ Fingablast||3 episodes|
|2016||Blue Bloods||Cormac Phillips||Episode: "Down the Rabbit Hole"|
|Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Brandon Schmidt||Episode: "Doping"|
|Quantico||Eric Boyer||Episode: "Kubark"|
|2019||The Code||Adam Turnbull / Lt. Adam Turnbull||5 Episodes|
- "Derek Klena - Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
- "From Wicked to Anastasia: Take a Look at Derek Klena on the Stage - Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
- "Dogfight". Broadway.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
- Gioia, Michael (October 31, 2013). ""Wonderful": Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, Alli Mauzey and Cast of Wicked Soar at Musical's Tenth Anniversary on Broadway". Retrieved March 30, 2017.
- McPhee, Ryan (Mar 20, 2018). "Anastasia's Derek Klena, Fun Home Alum Lauren Patten, More Join Alanis Morissette Musical Jagged Little Pill". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
- "Anastasia's Derek Klena Is Engaged". Playbill. Retrieved December 1, 2017.