Andrew Burnap ’13 debuts on Broadway

Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance
Andrew Burnap as Toby Darling in “The Inheritance”

Photo credit:Marc Brenner

URI’s Andrew Burnap ’13 is reprising his role in the award-winning, U.K. hit “The Inheritance.” The play is now in previews on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. Its official opening is Nov. 17.

Burnap, 27, originated the role of Toby Darling, a young actor developing a best-seller for the stage. Burnap won the part after appearing in playwright Matthew Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride.” Lopez also wrote “The Inheritance” and has called Burnap one of the most exciting young actors he’s ever encountered.

“The Inheritance” follows the stories of three generations of gay men living in New York City a generation after the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and ‘90s. The play earned four Laurence Olivier Awards, the United Kingdom’s version of the Tony Awards. 

The New York Times called Burnap’s London debut “a revelation in a role that is part Lucifer, part J.M. Barrie-style lost boy.”

Read more about Andrew Burnap in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.