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Ben Gazzara

 
Date of Birth: August 28, 1930
Date of Death: February 03, 2012 (81)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Jacob Berger
  [Broadway]
1992
Eric Dawson
  [Broadway]
1976
George
  [Broadway]
1964
Gaston
  [Broadway]
1963
Edmund Darrell
  [Broadway]
1958
Joy
  [Broadway]
1955
Johnny Pope
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Brick
  [Broadway]
1953
Jocko de Paris


Ben Gazzara Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Ben Gazzara, Nobody Don't Like Yogi
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Ben Gazzara, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Ben Gazzara, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Ben Gazzara, Hughie and Duet
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Ben Gazzara, A Hatful of Rain
 
Theatre World Awards - 1954 - Performance Gold Star
Ben Gazzara, End as a Man

Ben Gazzara News

The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December Photo The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

This December, The Actors Studio continues its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world's most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights. The legendary studio, located at 432 West 44th Street, will open its doors to the public for with three special events, each free and open to the public.

The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS Photo The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

The Actors Studio, now celebrating 75 years as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors & playwrights, will open its doors to the public to observe “Actors Studio In Process” on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 7PM.

The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screenin Photo The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screening for 75th Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

The Actors Studio will host a 75th Anniversary benefit screening of the Academy Award-winning film Dog Day Afternoon, followed by a live interview with the film’s star and The Actors Studio co-president Al Pacino. The Gala event will take place Thursday, October 27 at 7PM, the United Palace.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces Passing of Founding Member Ernest Abuba Photo Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces Passing of Founding Member Ernest Abuba
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre announced today the passing of founding member and company senior artist Ernest Abuba, the award-winning actor, playwright, screenwriter, and director on stage, film, and television, following a brief illness.

USED AND BORROWED TIME to Premiere at Quad Cinema in May Photo USED AND BORROWED TIME to Premiere at Quad Cinema in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2021

With live audience events finally able to return to New York art houses, 'Used and Borrowed Time,' written and directed by Sophia Romma, will have its red carpet world premiere May 7 at 7:00 PM at Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street in Greenwich Village.

Introducing PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF By Tennessee William Photo Introducing PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF By Tennessee Williams
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history.

Giant Pictures Acquires CABARET MAXIME, Starring Michael Imperioli Photo Giant Pictures Acquires CABARET MAXIME, Starring Michael Imperioli
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 13, 2019

Giant Pictures has acquired the US rights for Bruno de Almeida's new movie, Cabaret Maxime, starring Michael Imperioli. It will open theatrically at the Metrograph in NYC on February 21st, ahead of a national, multi-platform rollout on March 3rd.

ABC News' 20/20 Presents Two-Hour TV Event on Dorothy Stratten, Friday, Oct. 18 Photo ABC News' 20/20 Presents Two-Hour TV Event on Dorothy Stratten, Friday, Oct. 18
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 14, 2019

At age 18, Dorothy Stratten left her job at a Dairy Queen and moved to Hollywood, soon becoming famous as the 1980 Playboy ”Playmate of the Year.” In Los Angeles, Dorothy captivated the attention of legendary Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, who had big plans for her in the Playboy empire, and powerful movie director Peter Bogdanovich, who cast her in a breakthrough role in his film “They All Laughed,” alongside iconic actors Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter and Ben Gazzara. But Paul Snider, who discovered Dorothy at the Dairy Queen and married her after they moved to Hollywood, grappled with jealousy and anger when she filed for divorce, viewing her as his ticket to success. Dorothy's modeling and acting career came to a tragic end when Paul shot and killed her before he died by suicide. Now, almost 40 years after Dorothy's death, a two-hour “20/20” takes a look at her life and career through the eyes of those who knew her best and explores what drove Paul to murder. “20/20” airs Friday, Oct. 18 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday Photo The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2019

The Players announces its next Pipe Night, honoring Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill). A favorite Players tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century, the Pipe Night for Mr. Iconis will be held on Monday, September 9th starting at 6:30 pm at The Players, located at 16 Gramercy Park South. 

Clark Warren Sings THE BEST OF At Don't Tell Mama In April & May Photo Clark Warren Sings THE BEST OF At Don't Tell Mama In April & May
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

'Lucky so & so' Clark Warren swings The Best of ... at Don't Tell Mama on Monday, April 8th, Thursday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 15th, all at 7:00 pm. He is joined by Takaaki Otomo on piano, Noriko Ueda on bass and Tim Horner on drums. Musical direction is by the 'Marvelous' Marilyn Maye.

Ben Gazzara Videos

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker RICK McKAY (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart'. The never-before-seen footage can be seen below or on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/i2-wjVAqwsA

VIDEO: Marian Seldes Shares Performance Memories on Rick McKay's THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015

Rick McKay has shared another video from his trilogy, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE. In his words, 'Here is a tribute to my pal Marian Seldes, one of the great actresses of the stage of the last century and well into this one. Marian passed away yesterday, leaving many of us devastated. However, she lived a long, full life and touched many, many people with her work. In her later career she was known variously as "Broadway's Quiet Lioness," "The First Lady of Broadway," or as theater critic Clive Barnes called her, 'America's theatrical diva for our time.' Check out the tribute video below!


Ben Gazzara Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ben Gazzara been in?
Ben Gazzara has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Ben Gazzara been in?
Ben Gazzara has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ben Gazzara been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Nobody Don't Like Yogi , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Hughie and Duet Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Hatful of Rain and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for End as a Man .

What awards has Ben Gazzara won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Nobody Don't Like Yogiand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for End as a Man.