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Original Broadway Production, 1964

Judge Herman J. Rinderbrust

Nelson Smedley

Milo Leotard Allardyce DuPlessis Weatherwax

Harry Hubris

Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon

Original Broadway Production, 1959



Monroe Fuller

"Hostility" Husband

"I Remember" Performer

"Nobody Else But You" Performer

"Too Young To Live" Performer


Estragon (Gogo)

Original Broadway Production, 1951
The Clown

Mr. Murdock


A Vaudevillian

Captain Universe

Close Friend


Lefty Hogan


Specialty Performer




Original Broadway Production, 1944
Mr. Clarence Day

"Fragonard in Pink"

The Stagehand

"Drink" Singer

The Patient

Original Broadway Production, 1939
Louis Blore / His Most Royal Majesty, The King of France

Louis Blore

His Most Royal Majesty, The King of France

Original Broadway Production, 1936
Ronald Taylor


A Critic

"Epilogue" Performer

Putty Nose

Bert Larrimore

"Song of the Woodman" Performer

"Woof" Performer


De Leon

Professor Von Kluck

Lord Marleybone

Mr. N.B. Cee

"The Buxom Mrs. Bascom" Performer

"I'm the Fellow Who Loves You" Performer


Original Broadway Production, 1934


The Samaritan

Paul Naughton

Bill Leonard



"Things" Singer

The Dictator

"Cabin in the Cotton" Singer

"Two Feet in Two-Four Time" Singer

"Turn Out The Lights And Go To Bed" Singer

"A Bottle and a Bird" Singer

A Suspect

A Fellow

The Other Fellow

Mr. Smyler


Original Broadway Production, 1932
Alky Schmidt

Original Broadway Production, 1930
Rusty Krause


Original Broadway Production, 1928
Gink Schiner

Original Broadway Production, 1927

Bert Lahr Movies

[1931]Flying High Rusty Krause

[1933]Mr. Broadway Bert Lahr

[1937]Love and Hisses SugarBoles

[1937]Merry-Go-Round of 1938 Bert Lahr

[1938]Josette Barney Barnaby

[1938]Just Around the Corner Gus

[1939]The Wizard of Oz Zeke, The Cowardly Lion

[1942]Ship Ahoy SkipOwens

[1942]Sing Your Worries Away ClarenceChowBrewster

[1944]Meet the People The Commander

[1949]Always Leave Them Laughing Eddie Eagen

[1954]Rose Marie Barney McCorkle

[1955]The Second Greatest Sex Job McClure

[1968]The Night They Raided Minsky's Professor Spats

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Review Roundup: WAITING FOR GODOT Opens Off-Broadway at Theatre For a New Audience

The second production in TFANA’s 2023-24 season is Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, staged by Arin Arbus and starring Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks and more. Read the reviews for Waiting For Godot here!

Review: THE WIZ (THE TOURING COMPANY) at Connor Palace

What did our critic think of THE WIZ (THE TOURING COMPANY) at Connor Palace?

Review Roundup: Pre-Broadway THE WIZ Tour Launches; What Are the Critics Saying?

The all-new production of the Tony Award-winning hit musical The Wiz will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre. The pre-Broadway tour has launched and is now underway. Read the reviews here!

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Arizona Broadway Theatre

Cassandra and Kiel Klaphake, the visionary forces behind Arizona Broadway Theatre, have delivered a winner with their refreshingly revisited production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by Ken Urso and featuring Jasmine Bassham as Dorothy. Runs through July 11.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at CM Performing Arts Center

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at CM Performing Arts Center? As soon as CM Performing Arts Center's live orchestra struck up the first few chords of 'The Wizard of Oz's' iconic overture, a wave of nostalgia hummed throughout the Noel S Ruiz Theatre. Multiple generations filled the house at the opening weekend matinee. Children, parents, grandparents, and children at heart visibly delighted in the stellar stagecraft, vibrant costumery, and charming performances featured in CM's Season 49 finale.

In Concert: THE WIZARD OF OZ FANTASY Comes to St. John's In The Village This Month

Renowned concert pianists Donna Weng Friedman and David Oei are celebrating the 83rd anniversary of The Wizard of Oz world premiere and official release by performing a toe-tapping, hum-inducing virtuoso piano duet called The Wizard of Oz Fantasy, written by William Hirtz.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Keystone Theatrics At Allenberry Playhouse

When Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg put THE WIZARD OF OZ together, they knew they had a good thing. So did the studio. And audiences knew it, too. There's still a crowd that will show for any public performance of the movie, especially if it's a sing-along. It's this popularity that turned the movie into a stage musical, to keep the magic going.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Broadway Palm

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Broadway Palm?

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining?The cult classic “Wizard of Oz” opened at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining on Friday night, and if you are looking for a sweet and nostalgic performance to distract you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is the show to attend.

THE FUNNY MAN Premieres at The Brickhouse This Month

Write Act Repertory Co. will present the world premiere of THE FUNNY MAN, a solo play about America's greatest comic writer, S.J. Perelman,  June 19 – July 17, 2022, at the Brickhouse Theatre in N. Hollywood.  Performances are Sat. nights at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 1.30 pm.

BWW Interview: Vincent Hooper of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Crown Theatre

It seems almost unavoidable to grow up without having exposure to the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It’s one of those movies that seems to find home in every collection, and the storyline is familiar to many. Starring as the Cowardly Lion is Perth born Vincent Hooper, who sat down to chat about the character, the show, and his other projects.

Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre

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!

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: Tony Nominations - JAGGED LITTLE PILL, MOULIN ROUGE, and More!

Yesterday, the nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards were announced! Jagged Little Pill leads with 15 noms. Did your favorite get nominated? Check out the full list below, as well as reactions from some of the nominees! 

VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!

Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent. Her professional career spans more than half-a-century, during which she has flourished, first as a star of motion pictures, then as a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star, and most recently as the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed History Books to Read While Staying Inside!

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite theatre-themed history books to fill the void!

BWW Interview: John Davidson Takes Canceled Birdland Mother's Day Concert To Facebook And Begins Weekly Shows

The unstoppable John Davidson goes live online for the first time ever on Mother's Day via his Facebook page and it promises to be a helluva show.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Review: SONGWRITER TRIBUTES Glow Affectionately at 92nd Street Y

Two prolific writers who put the a?oeGreata?? in a?oeThe Great American Songbooka?? were celebrated and explored in the same week at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y. In different presentations, there were embraces of the legacies of lyricist E.Y. (a?oeYipa??) Harburg and composer/lyricist Cole Porter.

Charlotte Moore Will Interview Angela Lansbury for LPTW Oral History Project at Bruno Walter Auditorium

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm) in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the FREE event is currently sold out.

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens, and More!

Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief officially opens tonight, and more!


Bert Lahr has appeared on Broadway in 18 shows.

Bert Lahr has not appeared in the West End

Bert Lahr has been nominated for the following awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Foxy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Beauty Part.

Bert Lahr has won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performance in the show "Foxy".

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