Andy Karl, 2017 nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Groundhog Day, has enjoyed one of Broadway's most eclectic careers since moving from Baltimore to New York City in 1994. His trajectory on the Great White Way has included stops in Wicked, Jersey Boys, and Rocky, to name a few, and he has performed alongside costars including Allison Janney, Kristin Chenoweth, and best of all, his wife, Orfeh.

Scroll below to take a trip down memory lane with Karl through production stills and some of his own personal, behind-the-scenes photos.


Saturday Night Fever (2000)

Andy Karl and future wife Orfeh backstage at Saturday Night Fever, his Broadway debut.
Andy Karl and then-future wife Orfeh backstage at Saturday Night Fever, his Broadway debut.
(courtesy of Andy Karl)


Wicked (2010)

Andy Karl as Fiyero in Wicked.
Andy Karl as Fiyero in Wicked.
(© Joan Marcus)


Jersey Boys (2011-2013)

Andy Karl (right) with John Lloyd Young, Matt Bogart, and Quinn VanAntwerp in Jersey Boys.
Andy Karl (right) with John Lloyd Young, Matt Bogart, and Quinn VanAntwerp in Jersey Boys.
(© Joan Marcus)
Andy Karl heading to Wheel of Fortune taping with Jersey Boys costar Dominic Scaglione, Jr.
Andy Karl heading to a taping of Wheel of Fortune with Jersey Boys costar Dominic Scaglione Jr.
(courtesy of Andy Karl)


Legally Blonde (2007-2008)

Andy Karl with wife and costar Orfeh at the recording session for Broadway's Legally Blonde.
Andy Karl with wife and costar, Orfeh, at the recording session for Broadway's Legally Blonde.
(courtesy of Andy Karl)


9 to 5 (2009)

Allison Janney and Andy Karl share a scene in 9 to 5.
Allison Janney and Andy Karl share a scene in 9 to 5.
(© Joan Marcus)


The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012-2013)

Andy Karl with Jessie Mueller in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Studio 54.
Andy Karl with Jessie Mueller in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Studio 54.
(© Joan Marcus)


Rocky (2014)

Andy Karl as Rocky in Rocky on Broadway.
Andy Karl starred in the title role of Rocky on Broadway.
(© Matthew Murphy)
Andy Karl greats Doris Roberts backstage at Rocky.
Andy Karl greats Doris Roberts backstage at Rocky.
(courtesy of Andy Karl)
Larry King and Andy Karl give the camera their best Rocky poses.
Larry King and Andy Karl give the camera their best Rocky poses.
(courtesy of Andy Karl)


On the 20th Century (2015)

Andy Karl shares a scene with Kristin Chenoweth in On the 20th Century.
Andy Karl shares a scene with Kristin Chenoweth in On the 20th Century.
(© Joan Marcus)
Andy Karl looks sharp at an On the 20th Century costume fitting.
Andy Karl looks sharp at an On the 20th Century costume fitting.
(courtesy of Andy Karl)
Frankie J. Grande celebrates the opening of On the 20th Century with Orfeh and Andy Karl.
Frankie J. Grande celebrates the opening of On the 20th Century with Orfeh and Andy Karl.
(courtesy of Andy Karl)


Groundhog Day (2017)

Andy Karl and Barrett Doss share a moment in Groundhog Day.
Andy Karl and Barrett Doss share a moment in Groundhog Day.
(© Joan Marcus)
Andy Karl, with Groundhog Day costar Barrett Doss, book writer Danny Rubin, and the show's own groundhog.
Andy Karl, with Groundhog Day costar Barrett Doss, book writer Danny Rubin, and the show's own groundhog.
(© David Gordon)