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Cusick at the Henry Fonda Theater
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Cusick originated the role of Kenny as well as swing for the character Gus in the original Broadway cast of the musical Saturday Night Fever at the Minskoff Theater. It opened on October 21, 1999 and closed on December 30, 2000. Cusick was in the Off-Broadway cast of Extraordinary Ordinary, which ran November 29-December 18, 2010 at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row. Cusick was also in the American Conservatory Theater cast of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City which began previews on May 17 and closed on July 31, 2011 after three extensions. Cusick was a standby in the original Broadway cast of Hands on a Hardbody. The production began previews on February 23, 2013, opened on March 21, 2013 and closed April 13.
Cusick played Reggie/Aaron's Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy in the Broadway musical comedy First Date the Musical at the Longacre Theatre. The production began previews on July 9, 2013, opened on August 8, 2013 and closed on January 5, 2014.
He appears in the 2013 film Test.
Cusick was one of the original understudies for Fiyero in the hit 2003 musical Wicked. He performed the role of Fiyero on Broadway starting on November 25, 2003 and ending on December 22, 2003 while Norbert Leo Butz was on medical leave. Cusick was replaced by Taye Diggs, who played the role the rest of the time Butz was away. He created the role of Fiyero in the sit-down Chicago production of Wicked. He left with Elphaba's Kristy Cates and Doctor Dillamond's Timothy Britten Parker on December 10, 2006. Cusick's replacement was ensemble member and Fiyero understudy Brad Bass. Cusick recently reprised the role of Fiyero in the Los Angeles production of Wicked. Cusick was replaced by Derrick Williams on May 13, 2008. Williams was the original Fiyero in the national tour, and played in Chicago and New York twice.
While in the Los Angeles cast of Wicked, he was credited as appearing in the Ugly Betty episode "Something Wicked This Way Comes", whose plot revolved partly around two main characters attending the show on a date.
On June 3 he returned to Chicago to play Fiyero. He replaced Michael Seelbach who was an original Broadway cast ensemble member, and who also came to Chicago directly from the Broadway show. He remained with the production till its closure on January 25, 2009.
He is openly gay.
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