Bransen Gates is an NYC-based actor, singer, dancer, and model.
He got his start at the age of 7 at a local community theater in Scottsdale, Arizona playing John in Peter Pan. He received RAVE reviews from both Ben Brantley of the New York Times, and also his mother Lisa. It was then that he thought to himself, “Okay! This is cool!”
Throughout his childhood and into his late teens, he performed at numerous community and professional theaters in Arizona, including the acclaimed Valley Youth Theatre, whose alumni include Emma Stone (La La Land, Easy A), Kimiko Glenn (“Orange is the New Black,” Waitress), Jordin Sparks (“American Idol”), Max Crumm (Disaster!, NBC’s “Grease: You’re the One That I Want!”), Chelsea Kane (“Jonas”), Columbus Short (Stomp the Yard, Accepted), and more.
After graduating high school from Arizona School for the Arts, Bransen went on to pursue a B.F.A. in Musical Theater at The Boston Conservatory. During his time in Boston, he performed at local regional theaters such as Reagle Music Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Greater Boston Stage Company, and Moonbox Productions.
Upon graduation from the Conservatory, he worked at the Huntington Theatre Company in a production of Merrily We Roll Along directed by Maria Friedman.
In addition to his theatrical endeavors, he has performed back-up for Alan Cumming at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, sung in concert with Jason Robert Brown, and opened for Donna Summer at the Phoenix Symphony Hall.
Bransen is now just one of 250,000+ other actors living in New York City trying to “make it” — whatever the hell that means — and is loving the journey along the way!
Bransen is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.