Tyler Maynard

Tyler Maynard (born September 27, 1978) is an American stage and film actor. He is best known for playing Mark in the 2005 musical Altar Boyz, for which he won a Theatre World Award and received a nomination for a Drama Desk Award. Maynard grew up in New Carlisle, Ohio, with one older and one younger sister. His mother is a high school English teacher. He was a self-described "shy" child, whose dream was to become a marine biologist. He was part of his school choir, and by the sixth grade he landed his first professional acting role at the La Comedia Dinner Theatre. He attended Tecumseh High School. From 1993 to 1997 while in high school, Maynard joined the Muse Machine where he starred in Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, Oliver and Me and My Girl. When he was 18, Maynard was accepted at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where, among other productions, he starred as Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel, and had a lead role in Godspell. After graduating in 2001, Maynard moved to New York City where he worked as a doorman at the Hudson Hotel for four months. His Broadway debut was in 2002 in the musical Mamma Mia!.

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