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Alfred Drake

 
Date of Birth: October 07, 1914
Date of Death: July 25, 1992 (77)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1975
Mr. Antrobus
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Honore Lachailles
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1968
Performer
  [Broadway]
1967
Aristobulo
  [Broadway]
1966
Performer
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1965
Performer
  [Broadway]
1964
Claudius
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1963
Richard Rassendyl
King Rudolph V
  [Broadway]
1963
Performer
  [US Tour]
Civic Light Opera Tour, 1962
Public Poet, Hajj
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
Edmund Kean
  [West End]
London Production, 1955
Hajj
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
Hajj
Public Poet, later called Hajj
  [Broadway]
1952
David Petri
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
The King of Siam [Replacement]
The King [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Fred Graham / Petruchio
  [Broadway]
1948
Alexander Soren
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1947
Larry Foreman
Larry Foreman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
MacHeath
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Performer
Barnaby Goodchild
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1943
Curly
  [Broadway]
1942
Robert
  [Broadway]
1941
Orlando
  [Broadway]
1941
Norman Reese
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Visitor
Clifton Sharp
Piano Player
Tony
Rich Man
"At Last It's Love" Dancer
Performer
"Good Night, Miss Astor" Singer
"The All-Girl Band" Singer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Singer
The Brother
The Groom
Reporter
The Manager
Mr. Fuller
Orson Welles
  [Broadway]
1938
Albert Porter
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1937
Marshall Blackstone
The High Priest
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1936
Singing Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1935
Chorus
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1935
First Citizen
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1935
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1935
Ensemble

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1960]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1951]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Photos



Alfred Drake - Photo: Jerry Dantzic

From: 
Date:
04/14/2010

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1975
Mr. Antrobus

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Honore Lachailles

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1968
Performer

  [Broadway]
1967
Aristobulo

  [Broadway]
1966
Performer

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1965
Performer

  [Broadway]
1964
Claudius

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1963
Richard Rassendyl

King Rudolph V

  [Broadway]
1963
Performer

  [US Tour]
Civic Light Opera Tour, 1962
Public Poet, Hajj

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
Edmund Kean

  [West End]
London Production, 1955
Hajj

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
Hajj

Public Poet, later called Hajj

  [Broadway]
1952
David Petri

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
The King of Siam [Replacement]

The King [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Fred Graham / Petruchio

  [Broadway]
1948
Alexander Soren

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1947
Larry Foreman

Larry Foreman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
MacHeath

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Performer

Barnaby Goodchild

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1943
Curly

  [Broadway]
1942
Robert

  [Broadway]
1941
Orlando

  [Broadway]
1941
Norman Reese

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Visitor

Clifton Sharp

Piano Player

Tony

Rich Man

"At Last It's Love" Dancer

Performer

"Good Night, Miss Astor" Singer

"The All-Girl Band" Singer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Singer

The Brother

The Groom

Reporter

The Manager

Mr. Fuller

Orson Welles

  [Broadway]
1938
Albert Porter

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1937
Marshall Blackstone

The High Priest

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1936
Singing Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1935
Chorus

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1935
First Citizen

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1935
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1935
Ensemble

Productions

[Broadway, 1960]
Director

[Broadway, 1958]
Director

[Broadway, 1951]
Director

[Broadway, 1950]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Alfred Drake Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Gold Star
Alfred Drake
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Alfred Drake , Kean
 
Tony Awards - 1954 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Alfred Drake, Kismet

Alfred Drake News

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jul 2, 2022

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

T. Oliver Reid Will Take Over the Role of Hermes in HADESTOWN Photo T. Oliver Reid Will Take Over the Role of Hermes in HADESTOWN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

Original Broadway cast member and one of the show's celebrated understudies T. Oliver Reid will assume the role of Hermes at the Walter Kerr Theatre starting Tuesday, June 14.

Musical Theatre Melodies to Celebrate Robert Wright & George Forrest's KEAN 60th Anni Photo Musical Theatre Melodies to Celebrate Robert Wright & George Forrest's KEAN 60th Anniversary This Week
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 31, 2021

The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, November 2 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Robert Wright and George Forrest musical KEAN (from a play by Jean-Paul Sartre and the comedy by Alexandre Dumas).

BWW Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap Photo BWW Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 14, 2021

While Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer it also marked Signature Theatre’s return to presenting LIVE entertainment. In this case, it was not in the cozy confines of their home in Shirlington but at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. The concert entitled Broadway in the Park marked the first of what we hope to be many collaborations between these two giants of the arts organizations.

Tonya Pinkins' Socio-Political Horror Film RED PILL to Have NYC Premiere at 19th Annu Photo Tonya Pinkins' Socio-Political Horror Film RED PILL to Have NYC Premiere at 19th Annual Image Nation Outdoor Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Tonya Pinkins, Kampfire Films, One Race Media, Mother Films and Paul Hsu have announced that the socio-political horror film RED PILL will have its NYC premiere as part of the 19th Annual Image Nation Outdoor Festival.

Douglas Carter Beane Pens New Book and Directs BABES IN ARMS at Forestburgh Playhouse Photo Douglas Carter Beane Pens New Book and Directs BABES IN ARMS at Forestburgh Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2021

Rodgers & Hart's Babes in Arms, with a fresh, witty and relevant script by acclaimed playwright, Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, is the quintessential 'Hey, kids, let's put on a show' musical.

Tonya Pinkins, Ali Stroker, and Larry Owens Joins CABARET IN THE ROBARDS at Westport  Photo Tonya Pinkins, Ali Stroker, and Larry Owens Joins CABARET IN THE ROBARDS at Westport Country Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse will present ‚ÄúCabaret in the Robards,‚ÄĚ a series of live, in-person, on-stage performances headlined by Broadway musical talents, beginning in June.

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Wins Best Director at Micheaux Film Festival Photo Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Wins Best Director at Micheaux Film Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 12, 2021

TONYA PINKINS is the Tony Award-winning veteran of nine Broadway shows, numerous Off-Broadway shows, daytime dramas: As The World Turns and All My Children; primetime series: Army Wives, Scandal, Gotham, Fear The Walking Dead and Madame Secretary.

Mario Frangoulis Will Stream 'Blue Skies' An American Songbook Concert Photo Mario Frangoulis Will Stream 'Blue Skies' An American Songbook Concert
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021

Mario Frangoulis, international classical crossover tenor, hosts the premiere streaming of his sold-out concert 'Blue Skies, An American Songbook' from the ancient theatre of the Herod Atticus Odeon at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens on May 7th.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: OKLAHOMA! se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: OKLAHOMA! se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Apr 7, 2021

La producción original de OKLAHOMA! en Broadway se estrenó el 31 de marzo de 1943 en el St. James Theatre de Nueva York. Fue dirigida por Rouben Mamoulian, coreografiada por Agnes de Mille y protagonizada por Alfred Drake.

Alfred Drake Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/30/15 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2015

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/7/15- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2014

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

WHITE CHRISTMAS Cast Celebrates 100th Year of New Haven's Shubert Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 23, 2014

What better way to commemorate the 100th birthday of one of the nation's most storied theaters - The Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut - than with a special video starring the national company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the first show to take the stage in the theater's centennial year?

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/7- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2013

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/7- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2012

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/7- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2011

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.


Alfred Drake Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alfred Drake been in?
Alfred Drake has appeared on Broadway in 31 shows.

How many West End shows has Alfred Drake been in?
Alfred Drake has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Alfred Drake's first West End show?
Alfred Drake's first West End show was Kismet which opened in 1955

What awards has Alfred Drake been nominated for?
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kean and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kismet .

What awards has Alfred Drake won?
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kismet.

How many shows has Alfred Drake written?
Alfred Drake has written 2 shows including The Liar (Bookwriter), Rugantino (Bookwriter).