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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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Billy Crystal STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Buddy Young Jr.

[Off-Broadway]
Audible Off-Broadway Reading, 2018
Performer

[Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2013
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Performer

Billy Crystal Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Book[Replacement]

Writing

Playwright
Playwright

Billy Crystal Movies

Rabbit Test
[ 1978 ] Lionel Carpenter
Animalympics
[ 1980 ] Rugs Turkell, Joey Gongolong, Art Antica
This Is Spinal Tap
[ 1984 ] Morty the Mime
Running Scared
[ 1986 ] Danny Costanzo
The Princess Bride
[ 1987 ] Miracle Max
Throw Momma from the Train
[ 1987 ] Larry
Memories of Me
[ 1988 ] Abbie
When Harry Met Sally...
[ 1989 ] Harry Burns
City Slickers
[ 1991 ] Mitch Robbins
Mr. Saturday Night
[ 1992 ] Buddy Young Jr.
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
[ 1994 ] Mitch Robbins
Forget Paris
[ 1995 ] Mickey
Hamlet
[ 1996 ] First Gravedigger
Deconstructing Harry
[ 1997 ] Larry, The Devil
Fathers' Day
[ 1997 ] Jack Lawrence
My Giant
[ 1998 ] SamSammyKamin
Analyze This
[ 1999 ] Dr. Ben Sobel
America's Sweethearts
[ 2001 ] Lee Phillips
Monsters, Inc.
[ 2001 ] Mike
Analyze That
[ 2002 ] Ben Sobel
Howl's Moving Castle
[ 2004 ] Calcifer
Cars
[ 2006 ] Mike Car
I'm Still Here
[ 2010 ] Billy Crystal
Small Apartments
[ 2012 ] Burt Walnut
Parental Guidance
[ 2012 ] Artie Decker
Monsters University
[ 2013 ] Mike
The Comedian
[ 2016 ] Billy Crystal
Untogether
[ 2018 ] David
Standing Up, Falling Down
[ 2019 ] Marty
Here Today
[ 2021 ] Charlie Burnz

Billy Crystal TV Shows

Monsters at Work
Mike
Soap
Jodie Dallas
Web Therapy
Garreth Pink

Billy Crystal Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night

Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night


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Drama League Awards - 2022 - Contribution to the Theater Award

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night

Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Book of a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Special Theatrical Event

Billy Crystal, 7 Sundays


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Billy Crystal, 7 Sundays


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Billy Crystal, 7 Sundays

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Cast Recording Will Be Released For I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE Starring Santino Fontana

A cast recording will be released this fall for the Classic Stage Company’s acclaimed 2023 revisal of I Can Get It For You Wholesale, starring Tony Award® winner Santino Fontana, alongside Rebecca Naomi Jones and Tony nominees Judy Kuhn and Julia Lester, among others.
Tribeca to Feature 'DeNiro Con' With Guests Martin Scorsese, Whoopi Goldberg, & More

De Niro Con​, a celebration of 80 years of Robert De Niro, has unveiled its programming lineup. Coinciding with the 2024 Tribeca Festival, this three-day tribute takes place at Spring Studios in New York City from June 14-16. De Niro Con is powered by Webex Events, allowing fans to download an exclusive app to make the most of their Con experience. See the full lineup here!
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer for Kevin Hart's Mark Twain Prize

Netflix has released a trailer for the 25th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoring Kevin Hart, which will premiere on Netflix on May 11th during Netflix is a Joke Fest. The ceremony, which was filmed at the Kennedy Center on March 24th, featured a star-studded list of talent including Dave Burd AKA “Lil Dicky,” Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, J.B. Smoove, Robin Thicke and more. 
Video: Marc Shaiman Will Premiere Variety Concert in San Diego This Summer

This variety show-style concert will include stories about his work with such superstars as Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal and more!
Listen: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Cast Album is Now Available Digitally

The Original Broadway Cast Album of Gutenberg! The Musical! featuring GRAMMY® Award winners and Tony Award® nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells has been released digitally on Friday, May 3. Listen to the album here!
Christopher Ryan Grant, Patti Murin & More to Lead THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY AND JUNE Premiere

La Jolla Playhouse has revealed the cast and creative team for its world-premiere musical, The Ballad of Johnny and June. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Original Broadway Cast Album to be Released in May

The Original Broadway Cast Album of Gutenberg! The Musical! featuring GRAMMY Award winners and Tony Award nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells will be released in May.
Ben Schwartz Comes to the Orpheum in October

Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer Ben Schwartz will return to Minneapolis by popular demand at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave.) on Friday, Oct. 25, 2024 at 8 p.m.
PRINCESS BRIDE IN CONCERT and PACO PEÑA Announced for Adelaide Guitar Festival 2024

Adelaide Festival Centre has announced that The Princess Bride in Concert and legendary flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña's Requiem for the Earth will be two highlights at this year's Adelaide Guitar Festival.
Sondheim's HERE WE ARE Will Release Cast Recording Next Month

The original cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's final musical, Here We Are, will be released next month. The musical, also by David Ives, will release an album on CD and digital platforms worldwide on Friday, May 17. Preorder the album here!
LAURA BENANTI: NOBODY CARES to Play Encore Engagement at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Audible will present an encore engagement of Laura Benanti: Nobody Cares, starring Tony Award winner Laura Benanti. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
New York Based Director and Palmetto High Alumni Will Premiere at Miami Film Festival

Adios Abuelita, Director Anthony Romaguera’s second short film, follows a young Cuban-American man coming to terms with the fact that he is the broken link in a cultural chain while sending his Abuela's ashes out to sea in Miami Beach.
Meet the Cast of HELL'S KITCHEN, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

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Ghee, Hewitt & Boggess to Star in MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre has revealed the initial cast for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Kennedy Center Teams Up With Netflix To Stream Mark Twain Prize

The Kennedy Center collaborates with Netflix to stream the Mark Twain Prize, and sets the cast. Get the latest updates on this exciting partnership and the star-studded cast lineup. This year's program will feature a cast of leading performers, including Dave Burd aka “Lil Dicky,” Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon, Tiffany Haddish, and more.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld March 14, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is March 14, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Andrew Barth Feldman Joins SNL 1975 Origin Movie

Andrew Barth Feldman has joined the cast of SNL 1975, an origin film about the beginning of Saturday Night Live. Jason Reitman's behind-the-scenes film based on the start of the iconic comedy series. The film will have up-and-coming talent playing roles like Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, Jane Curtin, Jim Henson, Lorne Michaels, and more.
Spend AN EVENING WITH HENRY WINKLER At The Carpenter Center This April

Join Hollywood legend Henry Winkler for an unforgettable evening at the Carpenter Center on April 6.
Bowen Yang, Paula Pell & More Join Disney's MONSTERS AT WORK Season Two

Season two guest stars reprising their roles from the “Monsters, Inc.” franchise include Aubrey Plaza, Nathan Fillion, and Bobby Moynihan, along with Jennifer Coolidge, Rhys Darby, Janelle James, Jenifer Lewis, Ali Wong, Bowen Yang, Paula Pell, Danny Pudi, Cody Rigsby, Jimmy Tatro, Danny Trejo, Joe Lo Truglio and Alan Tudyk.
Exclusive: Freestyle Digital Media Acquires Mel Harris-Led QUEEN OF KNIVES Film

Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen's Allen Media Group, has acquired North American VOD rights to QUEEN OF KNIVES. BroadwayWorld can exclusively report that the comedy feature film will be available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms worldwide, as well as on DVD.

Billy Crystal FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Billy Crystal been in?

Billy Crystal has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Billy Crystal been in?

Billy Crystal has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Billy Crystal been nominated for?

Billy Crystal has been nominated for several awards throughout his Broadway career. These include 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."

What awards has Billy Crystal won?

Billy Crystal has won several awards for his contributions to Broadway, including the Contribution to the Theater Award at the Drama League 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."

How many shows has Billy Crystal written?

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

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