About Wayne

Wayne has played leading roles in theatre around the world for over 30 years. Most notably appearing as Nathan in Rags at Paper Mill Playhouse, as Lt. Shrank in West Side Story at the National Theatre of Taiwan, and in Jolson at the Winter Garden!  at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles (opposite Mike Burstyn). Wayne is a two-time Carbonell Award (South Florida’s Tony) winner, and seven-time nominee, Broadway World LA nominee, and a multiple Broadway World Miami nominee.


He is also a working Film/TV actor... check out his IMDB credits here.


An accomplished Cabaret artist, Wayne has a solo show available for booking entitled “Oy Vey, It’s Broadway”  - a tribute to the Jewish Influence in American Musical Theatre.


For more on Wayne's Cabaret career, click below.

Biography

On stage, Wayne recently appeared as Col. Whittaker in Easy Virtue and Herr Shultz in Cabaret at FAU, Jeff in Brigadoon (Wick), in Newsies (Maltz Jupiter - Marcos Santana, dir), as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (Wick), Harry in Company (MNM Productions), The Mystery of Love and Sex (Arts Garage), Sondheim on Sondheim (Actors Playhouse), Frost/Nixon (Maltz Jupiter), Side by Side By Sondheim (MNM Productions), and starred as Valentina in Casa Valentina (GableStage). Wayne also appeared as George in Sunday in the Park With George (Caldwell), Tuesdays With Morrie (Boca Raton Theatre Guild), Into the Woods (Dream Catcher/Arsht), Spamalot (Actors’ Playhouse), Love...Perfect...Change (Plaza), Fiddler On the Roof (freeFall Theatre), Side by Side by Sondheim and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Florida Atlantic University), starred as George in Chapter Two (Plaza Theatre), played as Vershinin in Three Sisters (Miami Theatre Center), and appeared in Cabaret Verboten (Arts Garage-Carbonell nomination Best Supporting Actor). He has originated four world premieres including the title roles in Dr. Radio at Florida Stage, and Chaplin at the Shores Theatre. 


Film: Boat Dad, Chateau Vato, Tony Tango, Cream Pies, Chapter Zero, Michael Kael in Katango, Liberty Brief and Another Openin'. TV: “Tycoon” (Directed by Louis Leterrier), “Graceland” (USA), “Burn Notice” (USA), “The Glades” (A&E), "Sins of the City" (USA), "Body Story II" (Discovery) and scores of Industrial videos. IMDb


Wayne was classically trained at New York's National Shakespeare Conservatory and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association.

Reviews

“Wayne LeGette is the show’s versatile emcee, a guy with a powerful singing voice and the acting chops to shift from menace to manipulation to naughtiness in the blink of a heavily made-up eye.”

CABARET VERBOTEN - Miami Herald


“...It has a standout performance from Wayne LeGette as the single-minded, work-obsessed Seurat... It must be LeGette’s French heritage that makes him such a perfect Georges Seurat, and it doesn’t hurt that he bears a resemblance to the young Mandy Patinkin, who starred in the 1984 Broadway production with Bernadette Peters. LeGette effortlessly inhabits the character of a driven artist. His comedic ability and talent are evident in the musical number, The Day Off, where he takes on the personalities of the dogs in the painting, barking, ruffing, sniffing and snorting. His voice and presence carry the show and cast.”
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE - Palm Beach Arts Paper


“As Brown, LeGette paces his performance beautifully and proves the perfect foil: deadpan, truthful yet somehow respectfully condescending.”
NOVEMBER - Miami Herald


"LeGette is in fine form, offering an array of talents. He has a fine romantic singing voice and his stellar number "Dr. Bob Steinberg" gets my vote as the best performance in a musical number I've seen in South Florida this century..."
BEAU JEST THE MUSICAL- New Times


"Wayne LeGette, one of South Florida's top leading men, is a perfect focal point for an ensemble show. Like Spencer Tracy, he doesn't seem to be performing even while working very hard."
A NEW BRAIN - Sun-Sentinel


" LeGette… has the energy, movements and talents of becoming a star in his own right."
BROADWAY BOUND - Theatre Happenings


"In a Broadway quality performance, Wayne LeGette gives Chaplin an engaging, emotional vulnerability without detracting from the actor's well documented comic oeuvre. LeGette also sings with vocal clarity and an ardent naturalness. His performance is top-notch."
CHAPLIN - Miami Herald


"Wayne LeGette is one of South Florida’s distinguished actors. To the best of my knowledge he has never done drag, but his Sylvia St. Croix will make any drag queen envious. Being an actor, not a drag queen, he is able to walk that fine line between being campy and convincing."
RUTHLESS - Outlook


"Wayne LeGette devours the role of the pragmatic, cynical Benchley (former Bluntschli)... At the center of the production is a twinkle-eyed Wayne LeGette, commanding the stage as the tart-tongued scallawag Benchley. Without betraying the Civil War milieu or Shaw's intentions, LeGette turns the role into a modern anti-hero."
ARMS AND THE MAN - Palm Beach Post


"LeGette performs the drag role of the ambitious agent with a flair that only a dramatic leading man can bring to it. This is comedy by counterpoint, and the character on whom the eyebrows are arched most sharply."
RUTHLESS - Sun-Sentinel


"Wayne LeGette crackles with ambition and tension as the Americanized husband Nathan, especially in the chilling "What's Wrong With That" and the rousing "Yankee Boy" number."
RAGS - Daily Record, NJ


"LeGette turns in another great performance as Claude Frollo. LeGette is an amazingly versatile performer, with great acting skills and a fine singing voice."
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - The Digest


"Both Haig and LeGette again show why they are the two most sought after actors in Florida, each delivering an outstanding performance."
THE WOMAN IN BLACK - Entertainment News & Views


"LeGette gives a performance of restraint and passion as Harper's straitlaced, tormented husband Joe. When Joe finally gives in to the gay longings he has spent his life repressing, LeGette raises the temperature in New Theatre's tiny space."
ANGELS IN AMERICA - Miami Herald


"LeGette's voice is as golden as his performance. And when he finally creates the Little Tramp you have to be there to see the miracle. Memorable is far too weak a word."
CHAPLIN - Entertainment News & Views


"Wayne LeGette, in a show-stopping scene which tugs at every emotional string and is played by the actor with startling confidence and telling tenor. So powerful was LeGette that the entire row in front of this writer was visibly shaken by his fine performance."
(Equity Debut, 1986) DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS - The Weekly News


"LeGette… is a marvel of comedic nuance and physical energy."
THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP - Miami Herald


"LeGette plays Larry as though even his hair follicles are uptight - a full, deliciously funny performance."
ANGRY HOUSEWIVES - Miami Herald


"LeGette… has a fine voice, great stage presence, and the makings of being a major star."
CHAPLIN - The Digest