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Alvin Epstein

 
Date of Birth: May 14, 1925 (97)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2011
Fiers
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Polonius
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Jo
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Firs
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Nagg
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Old Man
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1989
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Dr. Bonfant
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Hamm
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1979
Performer
Performer
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [College/University (US)]
World Premiere, 1974
Aeakos
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Theseus/ Oberon
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Sergeant
  [Broadway]
1965
Performer
  [Broadway]
1964
Trotsky
Alexander Lomov
Constable Kentinov
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Luc Delbert
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Colonel Spicer
Boy
Child
Performer
Sergeant
Narrator
  [Off-Broadway]
1958
Clov
  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Vicomte Octave de Clerambard
  [Off-Broadway]
1956
O'Killigain
  [Broadway]
1956
Lucky
  [Broadway]
1955
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 1971]
Director

Photos

Members of ASP RAC, Yo-Yo Ma and Alvin Epstein Photo

Members of ASP RAC, Yo-Yo Ma and Alvin Epstein

From: 
Date:
12/04/2013
Lauren Culpepper, Alvin Epstein, Michael Rosen Photo

Lauren Culpepper, Alvin Epstein, Michael Rosen

From: 
Date:
05/06/2013
Stephen Spinella, Alvin Epstein, and Cameron Folmar Photo

Stephen Spinella, Alvin Epstein, and Cameron Folmar

From: 
Date:
11/26/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2011
Fiers

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Polonius

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Jo

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Firs

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Nagg

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Old Man

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1989
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Dr. Bonfant

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Hamm

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1979
Performer

Performer

Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [College/University (US)]
World Premiere, 1974
Aeakos

  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Theseus/ Oberon

  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Sergeant

  [Broadway]
1965
Performer

  [Broadway]
1964
Trotsky

Alexander Lomov

Constable Kentinov

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Luc Delbert

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Colonel Spicer

Boy

Child

Performer

Sergeant

Narrator

  [Off-Broadway]
1958
Clov

  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Vicomte Octave de Clerambard

  [Off-Broadway]
1956
O'Killigain

  [Broadway]
1956
Lucky

  [Broadway]
1955
Performer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Director

[Regional (US), 1971]
Director


Alvin Epstein Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor
Alvin Epstein, The Cherry Orchard
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Lifetime Achievement Gold Star
Alvin Epstein
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Lifetime Achievement Award Gold Star
Alvin Epstein
 
Obie Awards - 1967 - Performance Gold Star
Alvin EpsteinDynamite Tonight

Alvin Epstein News

Listen: Michael R. Jackson and Rona Siddiqui Talk A STRANGE LOOP on THE DRAMATISTS GU Photo Listen: Michael R. Jackson and Rona Siddiqui Talk A STRANGE LOOP on THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Listen now to the special A Strange Loop episode of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK, available today. This special episode features Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award nominated A Strange Loop composer, lyricist and writer Michael R. Jackson and music director Rona Siddiqui in conversation with host Christine Toy Johnson.

Christine Toy Johnson's A LITTLE MORE BLUE to be Presented at Abingdon Theatre Compan Photo Christine Toy Johnson's A LITTLE MORE BLUE to be Presented at Abingdon Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company will¬†present¬†the solo audio play ‚ÄúA Little More Blue‚ÄĚ by Christine Toy Johnson Tuesday, June 7th on their website, followed by a talkback with Johnson hosted by Reggie Lee.

HARMONY, ASSASSINS & More Win 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Photo HARMONY, ASSASSINS & More Win 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HARMONY & More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HARMONY & More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2022

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season. 

Kathryn Posin Adds Second Performance and New Work at the Gene Frankel Theater Photo Kathryn Posin Adds Second Performance and New Work at the Gene Frankel Theater
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2021

Added to the program will be the premiere of Posin's 'Postlude,' conceived when, according to Posin, 'the company gathered together to restage an earlier work, and late-stage pandemic ghosts came to haunt us in the Gene Frankel Theatre.'

Kathryn Posin Receives Major Grant and Gives Free NoHo Performance Photo Kathryn Posin Receives Major Grant and Gives Free NoHo Performance
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021

Company member Daniel White will perform Touch Me by Gerald Arpino. Company members Claire Mazza and Alejandro Ulloa will present their duet Through You, and Posin will present an excerpt from her latest work Triple Sextet to Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet.  

Finalists Announced for The 2nd Annual HEAR ME OUT MONOLOGUE COMPETITION Photo Finalists Announced for The 2nd Annual HEAR ME OUT MONOLOGUE COMPETITION
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2021

With over 400 submissions from around the world, this year's Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition's founder Roland Tec has announced this year's 13 finalists.

Austin Pendleton, Gretchen Cryer, Christine Toy Johnson & Charlayne Woodard to Judge  Photo Austin Pendleton, Gretchen Cryer, Christine Toy Johnson & Charlayne Woodard to Judge HEAR ME OUT Monologue Competition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021

Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition’s founder Roland Tec has announced this year’s Finalist Judges Gretchen Cryer, Christine Toy Johnson, Austin Pendleton, and Charlayne Woodard: all award-winning playwrights with equally masterful careers as performers.

'HEAR ME OUT' NEW AMERICAN MONOLOGUE COMPETITION Now Seeking Submissions Photo 'HEAR ME OUT' NEW AMERICAN MONOLOGUE COMPETITION Now Seeking Submissions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Following the success of last year's competition, the Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition will return for a second season with twice the amount of cash prizes, totaling over $10,000. Submissions are FREE and can be made through July 22, 2021, at noon.

Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre Photo Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the John Golden Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre including, The Normal Heart, A Doll's House, Part 2, Eclipsed, Slave Play, and many more!

Alvin Epstein Videos

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater presents Betsy Aidem, Blair Brown, Michael Cerveris, Anthony Cochrane, Lauren Culpepper, Alvin Epstein, Kathryn Erbe, John Glover, Jennifer B. Grace, Katie Kreisler, Stephen Kunken, Haviland Morris, Dale Place, John Procaccino, Gareth Saxe and Alan Schmuckler in the 18-member cast of its world premiere production of NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS, a new play by Richard Nelson. The play, which was commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, is directed by David Cromer. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: The Bridge Project, In Conversation
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 7, 2010

Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, theatre and Academy Award-winning film director Sam Mendes will again direct a transatlantic company of actors for the second season of The Bridge Project, a unique three-year series of co-productions by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street devoted to producing large-scale, classical theatre for international audiences.

BWW TV STAGE TUBE: 'WE PEDAL UPHILL' Trailer
by Eddie Varley - Feb 25, 2009

Writer/Director Roland Tec's (All The Rage) latest film, WE PEDAL UPHILL: Stories From The States 2001-2008, will open its theatrical engagement in New York at the Cinema Village on March 20, 2009.


Alvin Epstein Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alvin Epstein been in?
Alvin Epstein has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Alvin Epstein been in?
Alvin Epstein has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Alvin Epstein been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for The Cherry Orchard , Lifetime Achievement (Obie Awards) Lifetime Achievement Award (Obie Awards) and Performance (Obie Awards) for Dynamite Tonight .

What awards has Alvin Epstein won?
Lifetime Achievement (Obie Awards) Lifetime Achievement Award (Obie Awards)and Performance (Obie Awards) for Dynamite Tonight.