Raul Esparza has been nominated for a Tony Award on 4 separate occasions, every single category that a male actor can be nominated for: Taboo (2003; Best Featured Actor in a Musical), Company (2006; Best Actor in a Musical), The Homecoming (2007; Best Featured Actor in a Play), Speed-the-Plow (2008; Best Actor in a Play).
He originated the role of Caractacus Potts in the 2005 Broadway production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Raul plays the lead character of Robert in the 2006 revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical, Company.
Raul earn a BFA in Drama from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1992.
Raul Esparza: (on what roles he would like to play) I'd love to play the Stage Manager in Our Town when I'm 60. That's my favorite American play. I used to quote it in high school. Emily says to the Stage Manager, 'Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?' and he says, 'No. Saints and poets, maybe. They do some.' I recently found out that Jonathan [Larson] used to quote that same passage all the time. It's exactly what he's saying in Rent and tick, tick...BOOM!--live your life now, try to realize what's happening around you now. I thought it was perfect that Jonathan knew that quote.