Raúl EsparzaRaúl Eduardo Esparza (born October 24, 1970) is an American stage, screen, and voice actor & singer. Considered one of Broadway's leading men since the 2000s, he is best known for his Tony Award-nominated performance as Bobby in the 2006 Broadway revival of ''Company'' and for his television role as New York Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Rafael Barba in ''Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'', where he had a recurring role in Season 14 and was promoted to a series regular in Seasons 15 to 19.
He made his Broadway debut in 2000 as Riff Raff in the revival of ''The Rocky Horror Show.'' Subsequently, he starred as Jonathon in the original Off-Broadway production of ''Tick, Tick... Boom!'' and Caractacus Potts in the original Broadway production of ''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'' in 2005. He received Tony nominations for his roles as Philip Salon in the Boy George musical ''Taboo'' in 2004; Bobby in the musical comedy ''Company'' in 2006; Lenny in Harold Pinter's play ''The Homecoming'' in 2008; and Charlie Fox in David Mamet's play ''Speed-the-Plow'' in 2009. Most recently, he starred in the Off-Broadway production ''Seared'' in 2019.
Esparza has been nominated in all Tony categories for which an actor is eligible. He is widely regarded for his versatility on stage, having performed musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Boy George, the Sherman Brothers and in plays by Mamet, Pinter, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, and more. His film work includes Sidney Lumet's ''Find Me Guilty'' and Wes Craven's ''My Soul to Take'', and his television credits include roles on ''The Path'', ''Medium'', ''Hannibal'' and ''Pushing Daisies''. He narrated the audiobook for Stephen King's ''Under the Dome'' as well as several others, and he sings in concerts across the country. Provided by Wikipedia