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Billy Crystal

 
Date Of Birth:
March 14, 1947 (75)
Birth Place:
Long Beach, NY, USA
Bio:
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‚Ķ, City Slickers and Analyze This; as a cast member of NBC‚Äôs ‚ÄúSaturday Night Live‚ÄĚ; and the acclaimed nine-time ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 14, 1947 (75)

Birth Place: Long Beach, NY, USA

Bio:
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‚Ķ, City Slickers and Analyze This; as a cast member of NBC‚Äôs ‚ÄúSaturday Night Live‚ÄĚ; and the acclaimed nine-time ... (read complete bio)

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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

Productions

 
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Writing

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Playwright

Billy Crystal Biography

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‚Ķ, City Slickers and Analyze This; as a cast member of NBC‚Äôs ‚ÄúSaturday Night Live‚ÄĚ; and the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards¬ģ. Crystal has hosted the GRAMMY¬ģ Awards three times and earned five Emmys for his work as host, writer and producer on both shows. Billy won his sixth Emmy for the HBO Comedy Special ‚ÄúMidnight Train to Moscow.‚ÄĚ Crystal was the 2007 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and is a NY Times best-selling author of five 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 four Emmy nominations. Crystal‚Äôs latest work includes the friendship comedy Standing Up, Falling Down opposite Ben Schwartz, as well as Here Today which Crystal directed, produced, and stars in opposite Tiffany Haddish. He has been married to Janice for 51 years and they have two children and four grandchildren.

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
 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Contribution to the Theater Award Gold Star
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
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Special Theatrical Event Gold Star
Billy Crystal, 7 Sundays
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Billy Crystal, 7 Sundays
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Billy Crystal, 7 Sundays

Billy Crystal News

Dael Orlandersmith & More Receive Awards at 2022 United Solo Festival Photo Dael Orlandersmith & More Receive Awards at 2022 United Solo Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

In the culmination of a seven-week run that featured over seventy one-person theatre productions from across the globe, the world’s largest solo theatre festival concluded its thirteenth season at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York on November 20, with this year’s awards gala.

Listen to the 2023 Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album Photo Listen to the 2023 Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 20, 2022

Six new recordings have earned nominations for Best Musical Theatre Album at the 2023 Grammy Awards, including Caroline, Or Change, Into The Woods, MJ The Musical, Mr. Saturday Night, Six: Live On Opening Night, and A Strange Loop. Before the 2022 winner is announced, take a listen to all six of the nominated albums.

MY APOCALYPTIC THANKSGIVING to Be Released on VOD Next Week Photo MY APOCALYPTIC THANKSGIVING to Be Released on VOD Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 19, 2022

MY APOCALYPTIC THANKSGIVING will be available to rent and own on global digital HD internet and satellite platforms on November 22, 2022, through Freestyle Digital Media.

Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings Photo Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Concord Theatricals announced the launch of its new record label, Concord Theatricals Recordings. The label will be the home to many of the finest cast albums and theater artist recordings, including Concord Theatricals’ previous releases with Concord’s Craft Recordings label.

SIX, INTO THE WOODS & More Nominated For GRAMMY For Best Musical Theatre Album Photo SIX, INTO THE WOODS & More Nominated For GRAMMY For Best Musical Theatre Album
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2022

The nominations for the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album are out! Nominees this year include Into the Woods, A Strange Loop, SIX, and more. Check out who has been nominated this year.

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Starring Billy Crystal to Premiere on BroadwayHD in December Photo MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Starring Billy Crystal to Premiere on BroadwayHD in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

¬†BroadwayHD¬†will present the¬†exclusive streaming release of Billy Crystal‚Äôs five-time Tony Award¬ģ nominated¬†Mr. Saturday Night: A New Musical Comedy. Filmed during its Broadway run,¬†Mr. Saturday Night: A New Musical Comedy¬†will be available exclusively on BroadwayHD starting December 1st.

GUNS N' ROSES Arrive in Australia for Stadium Tour Photo GUNS N' ROSES Arrive in Australia for Stadium Tour
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 13, 2022

GUNS N' ROSES have arrived in Perth on their private Boeing 777 Jet with 120 band and crew ahead of their massive STADIUM tour. The band is set to dominate Australian stages.

Kathleen Chalfant, David Strathairn, Melissa Etheridge & More Nominated for 2022 Unit Photo Kathleen Chalfant, David Strathairn, Melissa Etheridge & More Nominated for 2022 United Solo Special Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2022

United Solo has announced the nominees for their thirteenth annual Special Award, presented each year to an outstanding solo performance that takes place outside of the festival.

World Premiere of Erica Schmidt's LUCY to be Presented by Audible Theater in January  Photo World Premiere of Erica Schmidt's LUCY to be Presented by Audible Theater in January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Audible Inc. will present the world premiere of Lucy, written and directed by BAFTA Award nominee Erica Schmidt (Cyrano, MacBeth). Performances of the limited five-week-only engagement will begin Saturday, January 28, 2023 with an official opening on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

Listen: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Discusses His Early Work & More on THE DRAMATISTS GUIL Photo Listen: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Discusses His Early Work & More on THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America is presenting season four of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK. The Guild celebrates writers from a diverse array of backgrounds and how they’ve built meaningful careers within a constantly evolving industry. The first episode of the season debuts today with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Listen here!

Billy Crystal Videos

VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer

by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

The teaser trailer features a star-studded lineup of Tony nominees, including Hugh Jackman, Rachel Dratch, Sutton Foster, Billy Crystal, Uzo Aduba, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, L Morgan Lee, Jesse Williams, Rob McClure, Myles Frost, and more.

VIDEO: The Broadway Boys Join Shoshana Bean For 'Maybe It Starts With Me' From MR. SA Videoplay
VIDEO: The Broadway Boys Join Shoshana Bean For 'Maybe It Starts With Me' From MR. SATURDAY NIGHT

by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

The Broadway Boys have shared their latest collaboration, this time joining Shoshana Bean for a remix of 'Maybe It Starts With Me' from Mr. Saturday Night. The video, which features Bean's performance on the TODAY Show, features Brad Greer, Nick Cartell, Jamarice Daughtry, Jesse Nager, and Michael Williams.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: MR. SATURDAY NIGHT's Billy Crystal Videoplay
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: MR. SATURDAY NIGHT's Billy Crystal

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2022

Today we're studying up on Billy Crystal! Watch below as Billy tells us more about what this nomination means to him and how he talks about the process of bringing the film to the stage.

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Reveals Why He Prefers Broadway Opening Nights Over Film Premier Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Crystal Reveals Why He Prefers Broadway Opening Nights Over Film Premieres on LATE NIGHT

by Michael Major - May 24, 2022

Billy Crystal sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss how he had to sit through six hours of makeup every day before shooting the film version of Mr. Saturday Night, how the audiences have been receiving the show, and why he enjoys Broadway opening nights over film premieres.

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Get a First Listen H Videoplay
MR. SATURDAY NIGHT to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Get a First Listen Here!

by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals has announced that Mr. Saturday Night (Original Broadway Cast Recording), starring Billy Crystal, will be released on June 10 on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Discusses Embracing His Age in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on THE VEIW Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Crystal Discusses Embracing His Age in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on THE VEIW

by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

Billy Crystal sat down on The View this morning to discuss his Tony-Nominated performance in Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway. Crystal also discussed the importance of his four grandchildren attending the production's opening night. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Billy Crystal on How Starring in His First Broadway Musical in MR. SATURDAY NI Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Crystal on How Starring in His First Broadway Musical in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on TODAY

by Michael Major - May 2, 2022

To kick off the TODAY Show's Best of Broadway Week, Billy Crystal sat down with Hoda Kotb to discuss starring in his first-ever Broadway musical in Mr. Saturday Night. Crystal is known for his extensive films, television, and comedy career. The Tony and Emmy-winner has also hosted the Oscars nine times and is a frequent host on Saturday Night Live.

VIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Videoplay
VIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MR. SATURDAY NIGHT

by Red Carpet - Apr 28, 2022

The new comedy musical, Mr. Saturday Night officially opened on Broadway last night at the Nederlander Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there for the star-studded red carpet arrivals! Go inside the big night with stars and stage and screen below!

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Billy Crystal and More in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Billy Crystal and More in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2022

The new comedy musical, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT officially opened last night, Wednesday, April 27th and BroadwayWorld has your first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Explains Why He Never Gave Up on His MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Characte Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Crystal Explains Why He Never Gave Up on His MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Character

by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

In a segment on CBS Sunday Morning that aired this weekend, Billy Crystal talked about his latest Broadway role in Mr. Saturday Night. Watch as correspondent Tracy Smith sits down with Crystal to discuss his career and the new show.


Billy Crystal Frequently Asked Questions

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

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?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night , Contribution to the Theater Award (Drama League Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night , Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night , Best Special Theatrical Event (BroadwayWorld Awards) for 700 Sundays Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 700 Sundays and Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for 700 Sundays .

What awards has Billy Crystal won?
Contribution to the Theater Award (Drama League Awards) for Mr. Saturday Night, Best Special Theatrical Event (BroadwayWorld Awards) for 700 Sundays Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 700 Sundays and Outstanding Solo Performance (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).


Twitter Watch

@BillyCrystal - 11/29/22 01:53pm Excited to be on @JimmyKimmelLive tonight! @MrSatNightBway @BroadwayHD


@BillyCrystal - 11/25/22 01:04am Thank you.. really appreciate it


@BillyCrystal - 11/25/22 01:03am I love this.. thank you.


@BillyCrystal - 11/24/22 02:33pm Happy Thanksgiving to all.


@BillyCrystal - 11/19/22 10:35pm happy birthday my pal..what a great time we had..


@BillyCrystal - 11/16/22 04:40pm I thought it was Meg Ryan…


@BillyCrystal - 11/15/22 03:26pm So proud that our cast album was honored.


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@BillyCrystal - 11/1/22 10:40pm Nicely done.


@BillyCrystal - 10/4/22 09:28pm I was 13 when I saw Maris hit #61.Watching Aaron@TheJudge44 hit #62 tonight made me feel like I was 13 all over aga… https://t.co/mDRNd3JWoY


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