Trevor Braun: Wig in a Box
Trevor Braun is a New York based performer for stage and screen. Originally from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, he has been acting since the young age of three and started working professionally at seven. On Broadway, he has appeared in "Billy Elliot: The Musical", "The Little Mermaid", and "Beauty and the Beast".
Braun can also be seen in the television series "Dash & Lily" (Netflix), "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon Prime Video) and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO), as well as the film "Arranged" (2007).
On June 20, 2016, Broadway Sings for Pride premiered its 6th anniversary benefit concert "Ovation" in New York City, at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. This milestone event was filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests, and more. The show honored Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks. Broadway Sings for Pride is a multiple award-winning, non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists, and celebrities, to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and support these young people, so that they may reach their full potential.
Braun performed the song "Wig in a Box" during the benefit concert, where Shefik served as Videographer. "Wig in a Box" is a song from the rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask and a book by John Cameron Mitchell. The musical follows Hedwig Robinson, a genderqueer East German singer of a fictional rock and roll band. The story draws on Mitchell's life as the child of a United States Army major general who once commanded the United Statest sector of occupied West Berlin.
The musical opened Off-Broadway in 1998, and won the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. The production ran for two years, and was remounted with various casts by the original creative team in other United States cities. In 2000, the musical had a West End production, and it has been produced throughout the world in hundreds of stage productions.
In 2014, the show saw its first Broadway incarnation, opening that April at the Belasco Theatre and winning the year's Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The production closed on September 13, 2015. A national tour of the show began at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre in October 2016 before closing at the Kennedy Center in July 2017.
Last Updated: October 22, 2022