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Bert Lahr

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Foxy
  [Broadway]
1962
Judge Herman J. Rinderbrust
Nelson Smedley
Milo Leotard Allardyce DuPlessis Weatherwax
Harry Hubris
Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Performer
Harry
Passenger
Monroe Fuller
"Hostility" Husband
"I Remember" Performer
"Nobody Else But You" Performer
"Too Young To Live" Performer
  [Broadway]
1957
Boniface
  [Broadway]
1956
Estragon (Gogo)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
The Clown
Mr. Murdock
Lovey
A Vaudevillian
Captain Universe
Close Friend
Him
Lefty Hogan
Performer
Specialty Performer
Siegfried
Schneider
  [Broadway]
1946
Skid
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Mr. Clarence Day
"Fragonard in Pink"
The Stagehand
"Drink" Singer
The Patient
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Louis Blore / His Most Royal Majesty, The King of France
Louis Blore
His Most Royal Majesty, The King of France
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Ronald Taylor
Mihael
A Critic
"Epilogue" Performer
Putty Nose
Bert Larrimore
"Song of the Woodman" Performer
"Woof" Performer
Performer
  [Broadway]
1935
De Leon
Professor Von Kluck
Lord Marleybone
Mr. N.B. Cee
"The Buxom Mrs. Bascom" Performer
"I'm the Fellow Who Loves You" Performer
Ambrose
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1934
Balzac
Performer
The Samaritan
Paul Naughton
Bill Leonard
Jacques
Richard
"Things" Singer
The Dictator
  [Broadway]
1933
Performer
  [Broadway]
1932
"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
Customer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1932
Alky Schmidt
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1930
Rusty Krause
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1928
Gink Schiner
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Foxy

  [Broadway]
1962
Judge Herman J. Rinderbrust

Nelson Smedley

Milo Leotard Allardyce DuPlessis Weatherwax

Harry Hubris

Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Performer

Harry

Passenger

Monroe Fuller

"Hostility" Husband

"I Remember" Performer

"Nobody Else But You" Performer

"Too Young To Live" Performer

  [Broadway]
1957
Boniface

  [Broadway]
1956
Estragon (Gogo)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
The Clown

Mr. Murdock

Lovey

A Vaudevillian

Captain Universe

Close Friend

Him

Lefty Hogan

Performer

Specialty Performer

Siegfried

Schneider

  [Broadway]
1946
Skid

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Mr. Clarence Day

"Fragonard in Pink"

The Stagehand

"Drink" Singer

The Patient

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

Louis Blore

His Most Royal Majesty, The King of France

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Ronald Taylor

Mihael

A Critic

"Epilogue" Performer

Putty Nose

Bert Larrimore

"Song of the Woodman" Performer

"Woof" Performer

Performer

  [Broadway]
1935
De Leon

Professor Von Kluck

Lord Marleybone

Mr. N.B. Cee

"The Buxom Mrs. Bascom" Performer

"I'm the Fellow Who Loves You" Performer

Ambrose

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1934
Balzac

Performer

The Samaritan

Paul Naughton

Bill Leonard

Jacques

Richard

"Things" Singer

The Dictator

  [Broadway]
1933
Performer

  [Broadway]
1932
"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

Customer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1932
Alky Schmidt

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1930
Rusty Krause

Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1928
Gink Schiner

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Performer


Bert Lahr Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Bert Lahr, Foxy
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Bert Lahr, The Beauty Part

Bert Lahr News

In Concert: THE WIZARD OF OZ FANTASY  Comes to St. John's In The Village This Month Photo In Concert: THE WIZARD OF OZ FANTASY Comes to St. John's In The Village This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

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 Photo Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Keystone Theatrics At Allenberry Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 8, 2022

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 Photo Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Broadway Palm
by Fran Thomas - Jul 9, 2022

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

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ  at Alhambra Theatre And Dining Photo Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - Jun 26, 2022

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Alhambra Theatre And Dining?The cult classic ‚ÄúWizard of Oz‚ÄĚ 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 Photo THE FUNNY MAN Premieres at The Brickhouse This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

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 ‚Äď 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 Photo BWW Interview: Vincent Hooper of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Crown Theatre
by David Bravos - Dec 27, 2021

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 Photo Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2021

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 Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/16: Tony Nominations - JAGGED LITTLE PILL, MOULIN ROUGE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020

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! Photo VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2020

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! Photo Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed History Books to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2020

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!

Bert Lahr Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2018

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.

VIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! VideoVIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2017

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the stage's greatest legends, Angela Lansbury!

VIDEO: Watch THE WIZARD OF OZ Re-Imagined as a Michael Bay Movie!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 8, 2016

There's no place like home and there's no director who knows how to helm a big budget action film than Michael Bay.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/16/15- Angela Lansbury
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury! Lansbury - who returned to Broadway in this year's revival of THE BEST MAN - has enjoyed an unprecedented career, first as a star of motion pictures, and then as an award-winning stage actor in New York and London. She appeared as Madame Armfeldt in the 2009 revival of A Little Night Music, and before that as Madame Arcati in the 2009 revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, for which she won her fifth Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She performed in 2006 in Terrence McNally's Deuce, for which she was also nominated for a Tony Award. She made her Broadway debut in 1957 as Bert Lahr's wife in Hotel Paradiso. In 1960, she returned to Broadway as Joan Plowright's mother in the season's most acclaimed drama, A Taste of Honey, by Shelagh Delaney. A year later, she starred in her first musical, Anyone Can Whistle. Lansbury returned to Broadway in triumph in 1966 in Mame, for which she won her first Tony Award.

VIDEO: Watch Dame Angela Lansbury Accept Olivier Award for BLITHE SPIRIT!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2015

Dame Angela Lansbury won her first Olivier at the age of 89 at last night's Olivier Awards for best actress in a supporting role, as Madame Arcati in the West End's BLITHE SPIRIT at last night's Olivier Awards.

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz & More Appear in Trailer for New Documentary THE SOUND OF OZ
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 2, 2015

Aaron Harburg, great-grandson of The Wizard of Oz lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg has begun production on The Sound of Oz. The feature-length documentary honors both his great-grandfather and Oz composer Harold Arlen.

STAGE TUBE: Angela Lansbury Talks BLITHE SPIRIT, Her Career & More on TAVIS SMILEY
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2014

Angela Lansbury recently stopped by PBS' TAVIS SMILEY to talk with the host on her career and returning, at age 89, to the role that won her a Tony in BLITHE SPIRIT. Check out her interview below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/16- Angela Lansbury
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury! Lansbury - who returned to Broadway in this year's revival of THE BEST MAN - has enjoyed an unprecedented career, first as a star of motion pictures, and then as an award-winning stage actor in New York and London. She appeared as Madame Armfeldt in the 2009 revival of A Little Night Music, and before that as Madame Arcati in the 2009 revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, for which she won her fifth Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She performed in 2006 in Terrence McNally's Deuce, for which she was also nominated for a Tony Award. She made her Broadway debut in 1957 as Bert Lahr's wife in Hotel Paradiso. In 1960, she returned to Broadway as Joan Plowright's mother in the season's most acclaimed drama, A Taste of Honey, by Shelagh Delaney. A year later, she starred in her first musical, Anyone Can Whistle. Lansbury returned to Broadway in triumph in 1966 in Mame, for which she won her first Tony Award.

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance in New York City on 9/15- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate a record breaking 20,000th New York performance, on Sunday, September 15, 2013, announced producers Catherine Russell and Al Parinello. The milestone will mark the first time a production (on Broadway or Off-Broadway) has ever reached 20,000 performances and will be commemorated in a month long celebration that includes performing at Broadway in Bryant Park and Little Italy, and with The Museum of The City of New York's future cyber gallery highlighting the history of the production. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the current cast in action!

VIDEO: Trailer - THE WIZARD OF OZ in 3D for 75th Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2013

Marking the 75th anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ, Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film. Kicking off the celebration, The Wizard of Oz 3D will be presented in the immersive Imax 3D format and return to the big screen for an exclusive one-week engagement in Imax theatres across North America beginning September 20, 2013. Click below to watch the trailer!


Bert Lahr Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bert Lahr been in?
Bert Lahr has appeared on Broadway in 18 shows.

How many West End shows has Bert Lahr been in?
Bert Lahr has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Bert Lahr been nominated for?
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 .

What awards has Bert Lahr won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Foxy.