John Dossett Biography

Gender: Male

John Dossett made his Broadway debut in 1979 in a short-lived musical entitled the King of Schnorrers. In 1982 he joined the cast of Fifth of July, after which the bulk of his work was in off-Broadway productions and on television. He was a member of the off-Broadway Circle Repertory Company, performing in many plays between1980-1994. He later achieved success in two popular musicals, Ragtime (1998) and the 2003 revival of Gypsy, opposite Bernadette Peters. His performance in the latter garnered him both Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. His most significant screen credit is the 1990 AIDS drama, Longtime Companion. He most recently was reunited with his Gypsy co-star Peters in a one-night only benefit reading of Love Letters.

John Dossett Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John Dossett, Giant
Helen Hayes Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical
John DossettGiant
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical
John Dossett, Gypsy
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
John DossettElmer Gantry