Billy Crystal

Birth Place: Long Beach, NY, USA

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BILLY CRYSTAL is a Tony and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, producer, writer, and director. He is known around the world as the star of such feature films as When Harry Met Sally…, City Slickers and Analyze This; as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live; and the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards®. Crystal has hosted the GRAMMY® Awards three times and earned 5 Emmys for his work as host, writer and producer on both shows. Billy won his 6th Emmy for the HBO Comedy Special “Midnight Train to Moscow.”

Crystal was the 2007 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and is a NY Times best-selling author of 5 books. In 2004, Crystal made his Broadway debut with the original production of his one-man show 700 Sundays, for which he won a Tony Award. The Broadway production was released as an HBO special, garnering 4 Emmy Nominations.

Crystal’s latest work includes the friendship comedy Standing Up, Falling Down opposite Ben Schwartz, as well as Here Today, for which Crystal co-wrote the screenplay, directed, produced, and starred opposite Tiffany Haddish. He has been married to Janice for 51 years and they have two children and four grandchildren.

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Original Broadway Production, 2022
Buddy Young Jr.

Audible Off-Broadway Reading, 2018

Return Engagement [Broadway], 2013

Original Broadway Production, 2004

Billy Crystal Productions

[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]



Billy Crystal Movies

[1978]Rabbit Test Lionel Carpenter

[1980]Animalympics Rugs Turkell, Joey Gongolong, Art Antica

[1984]This Is Spinal Tap Morty the Mime

[1986]Running Scared Danny Costanzo

[1987]The Princess Bride Miracle Max

[1987]Throw Momma from the Train Larry

[1988]Memories of Me Abbie

[1989]When Harry Met Sally... Harry Burns

[1991]City Slickers Mitch Robbins

[1992]Mr. Saturday Night Buddy Young Jr.

[1994]City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Mitch Robbins

[1995]Forget Paris Mickey

[1996]Hamlet First Gravedigger

[1997]Deconstructing Harry Larry, The Devil

[1997]Fathers' Day Jack Lawrence

[1998]My Giant SamSammyKamin

[1999]Analyze This Dr. Ben Sobel

[2001]America's Sweethearts Lee Phillips

[2001]Monsters, Inc. Mike

[2002]Analyze That Ben Sobel

[2004]Howl's Moving Castle Calcifer

[2006]Cars Mike Car

[2010]I'm Still Here Billy Crystal

[2012]Small Apartments Burt Walnut

[2012]Parental Guidance Artie Decker

[2013]Monsters University Mike

[2016]The Comedian Billy Crystal

[2018]Untogether David

[2019]Standing Up, Falling Down Marty

[2021]Here Today Charlie Burnz

Billy Crystal TV Shows

Monsters at Work Mike

Soap Jodie Dallas

Web Therapy Garreth Pink

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Alex Newell to Join Shoshana Bean For Holiday Concert at the Apollo

Shoshana Bean will be joined by Tony Award-winner and recent Grammy Award-nominee Alex Newell for Bean’s highly anticipated one-night-only holiday concert at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater. Previously announced special guests include Kristin Chenoweth and Betty Who. Get tickets to the concert now!

Video: Senator Chuck Schumer Makes Cameo in GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!

Senator Chuck Schumer recently paid a visit to Gutenberg! the Musical! and was featured on stage as a guest star in the role of 'Producer'. Check out a video here!

BroadwayHD to Present Streaming Premiere of TITANIC: THE MUSICAL 10th Anniversary UK Tour

BroadwayHD will exclusively stream the worldwide premiere of Titanic: The Musical beginning December 15.

SF Sketchfest Unveils Lineup for 2024 Comedy Festival Featuring More Than 200 Shows

SF Sketchfest has revealed the initial lineup for the 2024 Comedy Festival in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale on November 19.

Kevin Hart to Receive the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Kevin Hart on March 24, 2024 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, will be awarded at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy.

Kevin Hart to Receive the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Kevin Hart on March 24, 2024 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Betty Who to Join Shoshana Bean at Apollo Theater Holiday Concert

Currently starring in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Hadestown as ‘Persephone,’ Betty Who is best known for her chart-topping singles such as “I Love You Always Forever” and “Somebody Loves You.” With this year's concert also featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Shoshana’s Apollo holiday shows have become a magical NYC tradition.

Kennedy Center Honors Sets CBS Air Date In December

The Honorees include actor and comedian Billy Crystal; acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming; British singer-songwriter, producer, and Bee Gees member Barry Gibb; rapper, singer, and actress Queen Latifah; and singer Dionne Warwick. Additionally, former Kennedy Center Honoree (2017) Gloria Estefan returns as host,

Kristin Chenoweth to Join Shoshana Bean For Holiday Show at the Apollo

Shoshana and Kristin’s enduring friendship dates back to 2003 when their paths crossed at Broadway’s Wicked. The two have maintained an off-stage friendship since and recently connected on the green carpet for Wicked’s 20th Anniversary celebration.  In 2019, Shoshana joined Kristin as her special guest in her Broadway residency “For the Girls”.

Video: Alex Edelman Talks JUST FOR US, His Love For Mariah Carey, and More on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

Alex Edelman recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he talked about his love of Mariah Carey, hosting Norman Lear’s 100th celebration, 'Just For Us', and much more!

Two World Premiere Musicals & More Set for La Jolla Playhouse 2024/2025 Season

La Jolla Playhouse has unveiled its 2024/2025 season, featuring two world-premiere musicals. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

Concord Theatricals Recordings Re-Releases John Bucchino's ON RICHARD RODGERS' PIANO on Digital Platforms Worldwide

Concord Theatricals Recordings digitally re-released On Richard Rodgers’ Piano, award-winning songwriter John Bucchino’s solo instrumental interpretations of Richard Rodgers’ classic songs on the composer’s own Steinway.

Shoshana Bean Returning to The Apollo Theater for Annual Holiday Concert

The Broadway star will take the audience on a soul-filled musical joyride with her powerful vocals, magnetic stage presence and impeccable interpretations of holiday classics. Shoshana will be joined by her Arranger/Music Director David Cook, an extraordinary band and some very special guest stars who will be announced in the coming weeks.

Photos: Amanda Green Returns To Birdland With An All-Star Cast!

Amanda was joined by some talented Broadway pals who performed an evening of her hilarious and moving songs. Guest performers included Tony Nominee Jenn Colella, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, Alan H. Green, Kristoffer Cusack, and Jade Jones. Check out the photos here!

Word Collections To Provide Global Publishing Administration For TLC's T-Boz And The TLC Music Publishing Catalog As Well As R&B Hitmaker Allen Stone

Word Collections currently administers the publishing catalogs for Metallica, Greta Van Fleet, Jason Mraz, Grace Potter, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, The 502s, Sublime with Rome, Silversun Pickups, John Oates, Houndmouth, The Walters, Songwriters Guild Of America, Gerencia360, St. Nicholas, Baroness, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and more.

Liz Callaway, Alex Edelman, Trevor Noah & More Nominated for 2023 United Solo Special Award

Discover the nominees for the 2023 United Solo Special Award, which will be presented at the festival's closing gala on November 19. Find out who made the list and get ready to celebrate outstanding solo performances.

Wayne Brady, Chris Mann & More To Perform At The 2023 FNAM Benefit

The Foundation for New American Musicals has revealed that Wayne Brady, Anastasia Barzee, Therese Curatolo, Chris Mann and Cheeyang Ng as Guest Artists for its 2023 FNAM Benefit. Learn how to purchase tickets!

BroadwayHD Makes Deal With NBCUniversal to Stream THE PRINCE OF EGYPT: THE MUSICAL & More Live Musicals

Discover how BroadwayHD and NBCUniversal have teamed up to bring the excitement of live theater to your streaming devices. Find out how you can now enjoy the best Broadway shows from the comfort of your home, anytime and anywhere.

The 25th Anniversary Production of RIVERDANCE is Coming to Australia in April 2024

The 25th Anniversary Production of Riverdance is set to tour Australia in April 2024! Don't miss this iconic Irish dance show as it celebrates its milestone anniversary with mesmerizing performances across the country.


Billy Crystal's next show will be Mr. Saturday Night which opens on 4/27/2022 on Broadway.

Billy Crystal has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Billy Crystal has not appeared in the West End

Billy Crystal has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include the following nominations: Outstanding Actor in a Musical and Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Mr. Saturday Night," Contribution to the Theater Award and Distinguished Performance Awards at the Drama League Awards for "Mr. Saturday Night," Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Mr. Saturday Night," Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Mr. Saturday Night," Best Special Theatrical Event at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "700 Sundays," Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "700 Sundays," and Outstanding Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "700 Sundays."

Billy Crystal has won several awards for his contributions to the theater. He received the Contribution to the Theater Award from the Drama League Awards for his performance in "Mr. Saturday Night." Additionally, he won the Best Special Theatrical Event award at the BroadwayWorld Awards for his one-man show "700 Sundays." Crystal was also recognized for his outstanding solo performance in "700 Sundays" by both the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Drama Desk Awards.

Billy Crystal has written 2 shows including 700 Sundays (Playwright), Have a Nice Day (Playwright).

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