John Lithgow Biography

Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1945 (69)
Birth Place:
Rochester, NY, USA

@JohnLithgow - 9/29/14 11:18am James Earl Jones and #YCTIWY cast glorious on Broadway in last night's opening. So funny and sweet. Bravo!

@JohnLithgow - 9/14/14 05:44pm Mind blown at 8AM, secret IMAX screening of #Interstellar in NY. So proud to be in it.


John Lithgow's roots are in the theater. In 1973, he won a Tony Award three weeks after his Broadway debut, in David Storey's The Changing Room. Since then, he has appeared on Broadway 19 more times, earning another Tony, three more Tony nominations, four Drama Desk Awards, and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Ensuing stage performances have included major roles in My Fat Friend, Trelawney of the "Wells" Comedians, Anna Christie, Bedroom Farce, Beyond Therapy, M. Butterfly, The Front Page, Retreat from Moscow, All My Sons, the Off-Broadway premieres of Mrs. Farnsworth and Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, and the musicals Sweet Smell of Success (his second Tony), and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.