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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

 
[Broadway, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 0]
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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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[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, 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]
Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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Artistic Director
 
[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]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Austin Pendleton Awards and Nominations


winner
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Special Citations

Austin Pendleton

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Austin Pendleton, The Minutes


winner
- 2015 - Legend of off-Broadway Honoree

Austin Pendleton

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


winner
Obie Awards - 2011 - Directing

Austin PendletonThe Three Sisters

Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Direction of a Play

Austin Pendleton, The Little Foxes


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Performance

Austin Pendleton, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac


winner
Obie Awards - 1970 - Performance

Austin Pendleton , The Last Sweet Days of Isaac

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Interview: Anything Goes at THE BENNETT & BARTON SONG SALON at Pangea

Elena Bennett and Fred Barton will perform from their vast repertoire encompassing Hollywood, Broadway, and the Golden Age of swing. They’ll be joined, as always, by some of New York’s brightest stars who typically drop in to hear the show, and contribute to it with some songs of their own. The next show is this Thursday, July 11th at 7 pm.
Tony-Nominee Geneva Carr To Celebrate The Release Of New Novel THERE'S NO MURDER LIKE SHOW MURDER At The Drama Book Shop

Geneva Carr and playwright Matthew Greene will discuss their theater-themed murder mystery novel, There's No Murder Like Show Murder, at The Drama Book Shop on July 30, 2024.
The Drama Book Shop Unveils Summer Reading Events In July And August

The Drama Book Shop will host a series of live events featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway guests. Learn more and see how to attend!
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS 2024 Cohort Announced

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS has announced this year's cohort for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, which will return this summer for their 13th year. A weeklong professional development initiative for early-career theater artists, The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2024 will take place July 15-22, 2024 at the Pace University Lower Manhattan campus. 
Review: TRIBUTE TO MALTBY & SHIRE Is a Triumph at The Cutting Room

A 'Big' salute to songwriters Maltby & Shire, hosted and music-directed by Michael Lavine, brings us 'Closer Than Ever' to perfection. As tributes go, the one filled with the songs of Maltby and Shire, as they were bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award, was tops. Filled with theatre and cabaret performers, it was a great night.
Hedgerow Theatre Partners With Mauckingbird Theatre Company On Reimagined A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Shakespeare’s whimsical tale of young love and mischievous fairies gets a reimagined look this summer in Delaware County as Hedgerow Theatre partners with Mauckingbird Theatre Company.
Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl Join Dramatists Guild Council

Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl have joined The Dramatists Guild Council, the leadership team of the Guild.
Theatre for the New City to Present August Strindberg Rep in MISS JULIE 1925

From June 27 to July 7, Theater for the New City will present August Strindberg Rep in a production, translated from the Swedish and adapted by Robert Greer, that transplants Strindberg's story to a Long Island country estate in 1925. 
Review: WHAT KEEPS US GOING at The Schoolhouse Theater

Tony winner Karen Ziemba (for 'Contact') leads a stellar cast directed cannily, as usual, by iconic theater maven Austin Pendleton
Marilyn Maye Will Open the American Popular Song Society 3rd Annual Gala Benefit

Marilyn Maye will perform at the American Popular Song Society 3rd Annual Gala Benefit on Monday, June 17, 2024 at The Cutting Room.
Kate Hamill, Austin Pendleton & More to Star in DRESS OF FIRE Industry Reading

Nina Kethevan’s Dress of Fire will get an invite-only industry reading on May 30, 2024. See who is starring and learn more about the show!
Spotlight: WHAT KEEPS US GOING at Schoolhouse Theater

World Premiere of What Keeps Us Going: A New Romantic Comedy at the Schoolhouse Theater!
Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards From the American Popular Song Society

Monday, June 17, 2024 will be the American Popular Song Society 3rd Annual Gala Benefit. It will honor the award winning Richard Maltby, Jr.  and David Shire with a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Cutting Room.
Karen Ziemba to Star in Austin Pendleton-Helmed WHAT KEEPS US GOING at The Schoolhouse Theater

The Schoolhouse Theater will debut Barbara Dana's comedy WHAT KEEPS US GOING, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Review: TO LIFE: A CELEBRATION OF SHELDON HARNICK'S LEGACY ON HIS 100TH at 54 Below

54 Below honored legendary lyricist and composer Sheldon Harnick on Tuesday April 30th with two touching tribute shows. To Life: A Celebration of Sheldon Harnick’s Legacy on His 100th Birthday featured a 7 pm and 9:30 pm show, each with a completely different lineup of celebrated singers who were touched in some way by Harnick’s work.
Photo Exclusive: First Look at Pascale Roger-McKeever In FINGERS & SPOONS At the SoHo Playhouse In NYC

Fingers & Spoons invites you to take an exclusive first look at its newly released production photos by Jeremy Varner ahead of opening night. See photos from the production.
Leslie Uggams And Liz Callaway Join The Honorary Board Of The York Theatre Company

The York Theatre Company has announced that Broadway leading ladies Leslie Uggams and Liz Callaway have been added to the starry list of the company's Honorary Board of Directors.
Beck Center Reveals 2024/25 Season Lineup; WAITRESS, A CHORUS LINE, and More!

Beck Center for the Arts has announced its 2024-2025 Professional Theater Season, the 91st season which includes Tony Award Winners, comedies, dramas, musicals, and another collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University Musical Theatre program.   Learn more about the lineup here!
Ife Olujobi, Warren Leight & 2023 WGA Strike Captains Receive Dramatists Guild Advocacy Award

The Dramatists Guild of America revealed the recipients of the inaugural Dramatists Guild Advocacy Award. Learn more about the award!
Leslie Ayvazian Will Kick Off Pangea Residency In May

Theater artist Leslie Ayvazian will bring her latest experiments in mercurial minimalism to Pangea next month. Starting Tue May 7, and running through Tue July 23, she alternates two of her popular chamber shows – “Porcupine Girl” and “Mention My Beauty”.

Austin Pendleton FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Austin Pendleton been in?

Austin Pendleton has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Austin Pendleton been in?

Austin Pendleton has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Austin Pendleton been nominated for?

Austin Pendleton has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including Special Citations from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Minutes," Legend of off-Broadway Honoree, Outstanding Director of a Play from the Drama Desk Awards for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Outstanding Director from The Lortels for "Between Riverside and Crazy," Directing from the Obie Awards for "The Three Sisters," Best Direction of a Play from the Tony Awards for "The Little Foxes," Outstanding Performance from the Drama Desk Awards for "The Last Sweet Days of Isaac," and Performance from the Obie Awards for "The Last Sweet Days of Isaac."

What awards has Austin Pendleton won?

Austin Pendleton has won several awards throughout his career, including Special Citations from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, a Legend of off-Broadway Honoree recognition, Directing at the Obie Awards for "The Three Sisters," Outstanding Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Last Sweet Days of Isaac," and Performance at the Obie Awards for "The Last Sweet Days of Isaac."

How many shows has Austin Pendleton written?

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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