Hollywood's Leading Man & Star of Syfy/Showcase's (Canada) "THE MAGICIANS"
Audiences are going to be instantly addicted to broodingly handsome Hale Appleman for his breakout role and undeniable standout performance in Syfy/Showcase's (Canada) dark and gritty, new fantasy drama, "The Magicians," which premiered on Monday, January 25th in the United States and Canada and has already been renewed for a second season. His commanding and brilliant performance as the complex and deceptive magician 'Eliot Waugh' steals the show and proves that he is Hollywood's next great leading man. As unofficial ring leader to the students at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic, Eliot calls all the shots and no one dares to second guess him. He is a massive series of contradictions: both masculine and feminine, nurturing and harsh, confident and vulnerable.
View the official trailer for Syfy's "The Magicians" and see why they say magic, and Hale, are described as a drug: http://www.syfy.com/themagicians/videos/the-magicians-trailer
Described as "hotly anticipated" by Variety and "terrific" by Forbes, the series is based on the New York Times best-selling trilogy of the same name by Lev Grossman, looking at magic through a dark lens and following a group of oddballs and misfits on their unpredictable adventures. The show opens with Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), a brilliant graduate student who enrolls in the secret magic university. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the fantasy world they read about as children is all too real. But unlike the fairytales, magic can pose a grave danger to humanity.
Born and raised in New York City, Appleman has had some of the most elite professional training to master his acting craft. He graduated from the famed LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and studied at Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious School of Drama. He made his film debut in Chad Lowe's feature BEAUTIFUL OHIO opposite, Willian Hurt. Additionally, Appleman played "Tobey" in the 2007 film TEETH. On stage, Appleman starred in Jeff Buckley's The Last Goodbye, directed by Alex Timbers' at the Old Globe in San Diego, the New York premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play as Jesus and the revival of David Rabe's Streamers on Broadway.