Austin Pendleton

Birth Place: Warren, OH, USA

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Austin Pendleton is an American Actor, Director, and Playwright. He made his New York debut in Oh Dad, Poor Dad,... by Arthur Kopit and his Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof, both directed by Jerome Robbins. Most recently on Broadway, he was in The Minutes. Other Broadway credits include The Diary of Anne Frank with Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin, Choir Boy, Grand Hotel, Doubles, The Runner Stumbles, Goodtime Charley, An American Millionaire, Hail Scrawdyke!. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for the 1981 revival of The Little Foxes. BroadwayOff-Broadway, he won an Obie for The Last Sweet Days of Isaac. Off-Off-Broadway he played title roles in Hamlet, Richard II, Richard III and King Lear.

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Austin Pendleton STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Return Production, 2022
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2022
Doc Baugh

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Mr. Oldfield

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2019
The Professor

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2019
Mr. Pendleton

[Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2014
Ed

[Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2012
Lebedev [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Pearl Theatre Company Revival, 2010
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2007
Friar Laurence

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Chaplain

[Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1999
Senator Billboard Rawkins

[New York]
Reading, 1999
Senator Billboard Rawkins

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Mr. Dussel

[Off-Broadway]
1993
Whitey McCoy

[Off-Broadway]
1991
Harry Berlin

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Otto Kringelein [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1987
Voitski

[Off-Broadway]
1987
Frank

[Off-Broadway]
1986
Shostakovich

[Broadway]
1985
Arnie

[Off-Broadway]
1983
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1979
Jack

[Regional (US)]
Workshop, 1977
Adam

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Charley (Standby)

[Broadway]
1974
Professer Bobby Rudetsky

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1970
Isaac

Performer

[Broadway]
1967
Leo Hubbard

[Broadway]
1966
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Motel

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
Adam

[New York]
New York Concert, 1981
Adam

Austin Pendleton Productions

 
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[West End, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1988]
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[Off-Broadway, 1988]
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[Regional (US), 1986]
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[Broadway, 1981]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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[Off-Broadway, 1978]
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[Broadway, 1976]
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[Off-Broadway, 1976]
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[Broadway, 1973]
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Writing

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Austin Pendleton Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Play

Austin Pendleton, Between Riverside and Crazy

The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Director

Austin Pendleton, Between Riverside and Crazy

Obie Awards - 2011 - Directing

Austin PendletonThe Three Sisters

Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Direction of a Play

Austin Pendleton, The Little Foxes

Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Performance

Austin Pendleton, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac

Obie Awards - 1970 - Performance

Austin Pendleton , The Last Sweet Days of Isaac

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Austin Pendleton News


Brave New World Hosts AN EVENING WITH AUSTIN PENDELETON Next Week

Brooklyn’s Brave New World Repertory Theatre will host a special program, An Evening with Austin Pendleton, featuring an intimate Q & A with Pendleton, the legendary actor, director, playwright, and esteemed acting teacher (50 years at HB Studio).

Laura Benanti, Kate Baldwin & More to Join Celebration of Sheldon Harnick at 54 Below

The life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be celebrated at 54 Below. See who is starring in the concert and learn how to purchase tickets!

Industry Pro Newsletter: Roundabout Unveils the Todd Haimes, The Struggle of Toronto's Theatre Sector

Regionally, a few new leaders in high profile positions across the country - including Nicole A. Watson at Playwrights Center, Megwyn Sanders-Andrews at at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Geneé Coreno at WAM. In the UK, a new union agreement for Equity and the ITC, and in Toronto, a tale of haves and have nots in the recovery.

Review: An Eye-Opening STRAIGHT WHITE MEN by Young Jean Lee Premieres at Tamparep

Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men is a 2014 Dramatic Comedy that premiered off-Broadway at the Public Theatre in New York City on November 7, 2014. Directed by the playwright Lee, and featuring Austin Pendleton as “Ed”, Pete Simpson, James Stanely, and Gary Wilmes. Following its run off Broadway, the play was then produced by Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, opening in February 2017 and running until March 26, 2017. Young Jean Lee’s play made its transfer to Broadway with Previews beginning at the Hayes Theatre June 29,2018, with its official opening night on July 23. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, and featuring a cast of Armie Hammer as Drew, Josh Charles as Jake, Paul Schneider as Matt, Kate Bornstein and Ty Defoe as “Stagehands-in-Charge,” and Stephen Payne as Ed. Both Tom Skerritt and Denis Arndt had ties to the production but left before opening and during previews.

What Did Chita Rivera Think Was the Best Musical Number She Performed?

It’s been almost a week, but I’m still having trouble processing the loss of Chita Rivera. I expected to see her onstage again. What always struck me about Rivera, the ultimate gypsy (a term she clung to after others eschewed it in the name of political correctness), is, even in later years, she still seemed like a dancer first, a star second.

HIROSHI-ME-ME-ME by Natalie Menna to be Presented at Theater for the New City This Month

HIROSHI-ME-ME-ME, written by Natalie Menna, is coming to Theater for the New City this month. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW New Jersey Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Cabaret Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

Tennessee Williams's timeless masterpiece, The Night of the Iguana is back onstage in NYC! BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking you inside the big day in this video.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of La Femme Theatre's THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

La Femme Theatre Productions just celebrated opening night of Tennessee Williams's timeless masterpiece, The Night of the Iguana. Check out photos from the big night!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW New Jersey Awards; YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, MEDEA, NENAproductions Theater Project & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Cabaret Awards; Current Live Standings

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Review Roundup: Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and More!

An all new production of Tennessee Williams's timeless masterpiece The Night of the Iguana, directed by Tony Award nominee Emily Mann, has officially opened Off-Broadway! Read the reviews for The Night of the Iguana here!

Exclusive Photos: Go Inside Red Bull Theater's THE COUNTRY WIFE Gala Celebration

Red Bull Theater and Art Lab Productions presented the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife. See photos!

Exclusive Photos: Inside Red Bull Theater's Presentation of Maltby and Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE

Red Bull Theater and Art Lab Productions presented the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife on Monday December 11th at the Peter Norton Symphony Space. This concert event was a celebratory fundraiser for Red Bull Theater. Proceeds help to make all of its programs possible. Check out photos from the event here!

BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; THE PROM, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, Surflight Theatre & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Voting Update

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards December 5th Standings; THE PROM Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Cabaret Photographers: Bobby Patrick

Broadway World Cabaret gets photographic content from some of the best shutterbugs in the business. Here's a look at some of the captures they've shared with us.

Austin Pendleton FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Austin Pendleton's next show will be This Beautiful Future which opens on 9/20/2022 on Off-Broadway.

Austin Pendleton has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

Austin Pendleton has not appeared in the West End.

Austin Pendleton has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He received Special Citations from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play by the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work in "The Minutes." Pendleton was also honored as a Legend of off-Broadway by an undisclosed organization. He received nominations for Outstanding Director of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards and The Lortels for his work on "Between Riverside and Crazy." Pendleton was recognized for his directing skills at the Obie Awards for "The Three Sisters." Additionally, he was nominated for Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Little Foxes." Pendleton's performances in "The Last Sweet Days of Isaac" earned him an Outstanding Performance nomination at the Drama Desk Awards and a Performance nomination at the Obie Awards.

Austin Pendleton has won several awards throughout his career. He has received Special Citations from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and is recognized as a Legend of off-Broadway Honoree. Pendleton has also won an Obie Award for Directing for his work on The Three Sisters. Additionally, he has been honored with an Outstanding Performance award from the Drama Desk Awards for his role in The Last Sweet Days of Isaac. Pendleton's performance in the same production also earned him a Performance award from the Obie Awards.

Austin Pendleton has written 6 shows including Booth is Back in Town (Bookwriter), The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Bookwriter), Booth (Playwright), Uncle Bob (Playwright), Orson's Shadow (Playwright), A Minister's Wife (Bookwriter).

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