Direct from starring as “Corny Collins” in the Las Vegas Production of HAIRSPRAY,
In September 2003, selected over hundreds of actors, Spirtas made a huge ripple in the Broadway community when he was cast to be Hugh Jackman’s standby in the smash hit musical, “The Boy From Oz”.
Before that, for 7 1/2 years, Spirtas played the dashing and frolicking Dr. Craig Wesley on NBC’s: “Days of Our Lives”. In 1999 Soap Opera Digest nominated Spirtas for Best Villain and TV Guide (12/25/99) touted him for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy. Not only achieving critical acclaim for his acting but also became a huge fan favorite in the process. In February 2000, Spirtas had the delightful opportunity to play his “Days” role of ‘Dr. Craig Wesley’ opposite Matt Leblanc’s ‘Dr. Drake Ramoray’ on NBC’s, Friends.
At age 18, Spirtas landed his first professional job on Broadway: the role of Mike (“I Can Do That”) Costa, in A CHORUS LINE. Spirtas also appeared on Broadway in the role of Warren Sheffield in MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, Other stage credits include: CHESS (ANATOLY), COMPANY (Robert), DAMN YANKEES (Joe Hardy), No. 9 RUE D’ANTIN… THE LEGEND OF CAMILLE (Baron de Varville), 3 GUYS NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN (Phil Kunin), INTO THE WOODS (Rapunzel’s Prince), BYE-BYE BIRDIE (Conrad Birdie), LITTLE ME (George Musgrove) GYPSY (Tulsa), TO SIR WITH LOVE (Denim).
Spirtas has guest starred on numerous television shows: including L.A. Heat, V.I.P., Fired Up, Silk Stalkings, and Quantum Leap. In 1996 Spirtas received a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award (Best Actor) for the role of Nick Brenner in Chuck Ranberg’s critically acclaimed comedy, END OF THE WORLD PARTY.
Spirtas has starred in the films: Embrace the Darkness, Striking Resemblance, and Green Plaid Shirt. Spirtas has been featured opposite Sir Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro in Bryan Singer’s, Apt Pupil, Ben Affleck in Mark Steven Johnson’s director’s cut of DAREDEVIL, and Olympia Dukakis in the movie made for television, A Match Made in Heaven. Spirtas can also be seen in those fantastic cult classic slasher sequels: Friday the 13th VII, Subspecies II, and Subspecies III, Wes Craven’s, The Hills Have Eyes II, and ALBINO FARM.
On September 12, 2005, television audiences worldwide heard Spirtas introduce the song: The Sweetest Of Nights And The Finest Of Days, as he sang it at Chloe & Brady’s wedding on Days of Our Lives. On the same day he released a CD single of the song and contributes a portion of each CD sold to the RED CROSS for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Spirtas can also be seen touring the country and seven seas performing his hit musical one man show: “Night & Days”.