Meet Garen Scribner of 'An American in Paris'

A Garen Scribner 800. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Jerry Mulligan in An American in Paris

Garen comes directly from the Broadway company, where he also played Jerry Mulligan. A former soloist with the San Francisco Ballet and an artist of Nederlands Dans Theater I, Garen believes art has the capability of changing lives, and he is grateful for the opportunity to share his passion with the audience. Follow Jerry, Garen and his dog, Pilot, behind-the-scenes at @GarenScribner5.

  • Garen ScribnerHometown: Brooklyn
  • Your Twitter-sized bio: I love to laugh, have fun, be on stage with my colleagues, love design, music, art, dance and the people who create such things.
  • What was the role that changed your life? This role. It taught me how to be a leading man, onstage and off. Being a star is not a gift. It is a huge responsibility and humbling honor.
  • Why are you a performer? It’s where life brought me.
  • What would you be doing if you weren’t a dancer? I have an obligation to help guide others and cultivate talent, nurture developing projects, stay involved in the form without performing myself.
  • Sara EstyIdeal scene partner: Sara Esty, who I have the privilege of performing with every day. She and I have a special bond that can’t be described. (Pictured right.)
  • Tell us about the particular challenge of playing Jerry in An American in Paris. Jerry is an artist, he’s optimistic and brave to a fault. He believes in the power of true love and that both art and love are transformative and intrinsic to one another. I’m right there with him.
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of this musical? Inspiration, hope and joy.
  • What is one thing many people might not know about you? I can name almost every kind of hook-billed bird. Had a parrot obsession as a kid.
  • What’s one thing you want to get off your chest? To all you AirBnB hosts, here’s what most of you are missing: Hooks, colanders, cheese graters, garlic presses, chests of drawers, large pots, aluminum foil and last but most importantly, a new, clean sponge. We’ve stayed in a lot of AirBnB’s on this tour!
  • Finish this sentence: “All I want is …”
    ” … to be happy and spread love.”
  • Twitter and Instagram handle: @GarenScribner5
  • Web site:

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Nick Spangler, Garen Scribner and Etai Benson. Photo by Matthew Murphy

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Three men, one object of their affection. From left: Nick Spangler, Garen Scribner and Etai Benson in ‘An American in Paris,’ playing in Denver through March 19. Photo by Matthew Murphy.


An American in Paris
: Ticket information
An American In ParisAn American in Paris brings the magic and romance of Paris into harmony with unforgettable works from George and Ira Gershwin. This new hit musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war, earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-15 Broadway season.
Through March 19
Buell Theatre
ASL, audio-described and open-captioned performance 2 p.m. March 19
303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE

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