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Antony Sher

 

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
US Premiere Production, 2016
Flastaff
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2011
Phillip Gellburg
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Primo Levi
  [Broadway]
1997
Stanley

Writing

Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
London Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
US Premiere Production, 2016
Flastaff

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2011
Phillip Gellburg

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Primo Levi

  [Broadway]
1997
Stanley

Writing
Playwright

Antony Sher Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Antony Sher, Primo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Antony Sher, Primo
 
Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Actor
Antony SherThe Winter's Tale
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Actor Gold Star
Antony SherStanley
 
Theatre World Awards - 1997 - Performance Gold Star
Antony Sher, Stanley
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Antony Sher, Stanley
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Actor of the Year in a Revival
Antony SherThe Merchant Of Venice
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Actor of the Year in a Revival
Antony SherHello And Goodbye
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Actor of the Year Gold Star
Antony SherRichard III
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role
Antony Sher, King Lear, RSC

Antony Sher News

Shortlist Announced For the STR Theatre Book Prize 2022 Photo Shortlist Announced For the STR Theatre Book Prize 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Judged by director Jatinder Verma, National Theatre archivist Erin Lee and theatre critic Paul Vale on a panel chaired by STR Committee Member Howard Loxton, the shortlist includes six titles ranging from the history of Sheffield's Crucible Theatre to the candid account of the early career of actress Eileen Atkins.

Outgoing RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran Says Only Disabled Actors Should Play Ri Photo Outgoing RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran Says Only Disabled Actors Should Play Richard III
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Gregory Doran, who recently announced that he was stepping down as Artistic Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), stated that the role of Richard III should only be played by disabled actors. 

Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director Photo Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced that Gregory Doran will step down as Artistic Director from today after 35 years with the Company including the last ten years as Artistic Director.

Olivier-Winning Hit HYSTERIA To Open At The Ensemble Company Photo Olivier-Winning Hit HYSTERIA To Open At The Ensemble Company
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2022

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season—its fourth--with Terry Johnson's Olivier Award-winning modern classic, Hysteria, opening March 4th.

Digital Theatre Adds PRIMO to its Streaming Platform Photo Digital Theatre Adds PRIMO to its Streaming Platform
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

Digital Theatre – the original and largest digital platform for the arts, specialising in world-class theatre productions, is delighted to announce that, the 2004 National Theatre/Heritage Theatre performance of Primo is now available to all its subscribers.  

VIDEO: The Shows Must Go On Streams MACBETH Starring Antony Sher Photo VIDEO: The Shows Must Go On Streams MACBETH Starring Antony Sher
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2021

This 2003 performance of Macbeth is the acclaimed RSC production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about tyranny and ambition, starring Antony Sher and Harriet Walter as the Scottish king and his ambitious wife, directed by Gregory Doran.

West End Theatres Will Dim Lights In Memory Of Sir Antony Sher Photo West End Theatres Will Dim Lights In Memory Of Sir Antony Sher
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2021

West End theatres will dim their lights for two minutes at 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 8 December), in memory of renowned actor Sir Antony Sher, whose death was announced on Friday.  

Shakespearean Actor Antony Sher Passes Away at 72 Photo Shakespearean Actor Antony Sher Passes Away at 72
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021

Today the RSC announced the death of Sir Antony Sher, Honorary Associate Artist and husband of Artistic Director, Gregory Doran. Antony was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year with Gregory taking compassionate leave from his role in September to care for Antony.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PEGGY FOR YOU at Hampstead Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PEGGY FOR YOU at Hampstead Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2021

Rehearsal images have been released for Hampstead Theatre’s production of Alan Plater’s Peggy For You, directed by Richard Wilson and starring Tamsin Greig in the title role, from 10 December until 29 January 2022.  

Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team For Alan Plater's PEGGY FOR Y Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team For Alan Plater's PEGGY FOR YOU
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021

Tamsin Greig will be joined in the cast by Josh Finan (The Responder, BBC One; Shook, Papatango Theatre Co - Southwark Playhouse/UK tour), Trevor Fox (My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre; The Jungle, New York/San Francisco/Playhouse Theatre/Young Vic), Danusia Samal (Maryland, Royal Court; The Great, Hula) and Jos Vantyler (King Lear, Old Vic; Love's Labour's Lost, Shakespeare's Globe).

Antony Sher Videos

VIDEO: The Shows Must Go On Streams MACBETH Starring Antony Sher VideoVIDEO: The Shows Must Go On Streams MACBETH Starring Antony Sher
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2021

This 2003 performance of Macbeth is the acclaimed RSC production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about tyranny and ambition, starring Antony Sher and Harriet Walter as the Scottish king and his ambitious wife, directed by Gregory Doran.

VIDEO: Watch the Season Three Trailer of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Featuring Helen Hunt,  VideoVIDEO: Watch the Season Three Trailer of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Featuring Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Brian Cox and More
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2018

The fascinating history behind Shakespeare's greatest plays continues with a third series of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering Fridays, October 12-26 on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day at pbs.org/shakespeareuncovered and on PBS apps. The ambitious series concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher, who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's famous works. The final season investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter's Tale” and “Richard III.” 

STAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic Line
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

David Tennant, who just hosted the two-hour TV special Shakespeare Live! At The RSC, was joined by a 'line of Hamlets,' including Paapa Essiedu, Tim Minchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Rory Kinnear, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench to debate how to perfectly deliver one of the most iconic lines in Shakespeare: 'To be, or not to be.' Watch the full skit below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from Royal Shakespeare Company's HENRY IV PART 2; Hits US Cinemas on 7/5!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 2, 2014

Earlier this year, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part 2 was filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. It can be seen in US cinemas from July 5 - August 4, 2014 BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for RSC's HENRY IV Parts I & II, Screening in the U.S. July-Aug 2014
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2014

Below, watch the trailer for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part I & II! Henry IV Part I can currently be seen in cinemas across the U.S. through July 3. Henry IV Part II can be seen from July 5 - August 4. They were filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from Royal Shakespeare Company's HENRY IV PART 1; Hits US Cinemas on 6/3!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2014

Earlier this year, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part I was filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. It can be seen in US cinemas from June 3 - July 3. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip of the Tavern Scene in Act IV. Check out the full scene below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at West End's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2013

Laurence Fox, Jack Huston, ChristIan McKay, Miranda Raison, Imogen Stubbs and MyAnna Buring will star in Strangers on a Train by Craig Warner, which will be presented at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End by Barbara Broccoli, Colleen Camp, Michael G Wilson, Lucky VIII/Lou Spisto, Frederick Zollo and Michael Rose Limited for Strangers (UK) Limited. The production, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, will preview from Saturday 2 November. This gripping thriller is based on Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed novel, which was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's legendary movie. Check out a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: National Theatre Live - TRAVELLING LIGHT Preview!
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2012

How had a 22-year-old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?

STAGE TUBE: National Theatre Live - Preview!
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2012

The National Theatre presents the third season of National Theatre Live (NT Live), a successful initiative to broadcast live performances from the National's stages to cinemas worldwide. In addition to the previously scheduled broadcasts of The Comedy of Errors (March 1), the season will include Travelling Light (February 9) and She Stoops to Conquer (March 29). Check out a preview of the season below!

STAGE TUBE: National Theatre Live to Screen TRAVELLING LIGHT
by Kelsey Denette - Jan 19, 2012

How had a 22-year-old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?


Antony Sher Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Antony Sher been in?
Antony Sher has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Antony Sher been in?
Antony Sher has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Antony Sher's first West End show?
Antony Sher's first West End show was Broken Glass which opened in 2011

What awards has Antony Sher been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Primo , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Primo , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for The Winter's Tale , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Stanley , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Stanley , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Stanley , Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for The Merchant Of Venice , Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Hello And Goodbye Actor of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Richard III and Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for King Lear, RSC .

What awards has Antony Sher won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Primo , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Primo, Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Stanley Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Stanleyand Actor of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Richard III.

How many shows has Antony Sher written?
Antony Sher has written 1 shows including Primo (Playwright).