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Bob Balaban

 
Date of Birth: August 16, 1945 (77)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Harry
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
The Prosecutor
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Henry McNeil
  [Broadway]
1988
Charlie Fox [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Nicolai Lvovich Tuzenbach
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Bruce
  [Broadway]
1978
  [Broadway]
1977
Lawrence Mumford
  [Off-Broadway]
1972
Christopher
  [Off-Broadway]
1970
Weems
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Oak Bainbridge
  [Broadway]
1968
Bellhop
Borden Eisler
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1967
Linus
Linus

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Harry

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
The Prosecutor

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Henry McNeil

  [Broadway]
1988
Charlie Fox [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Nicolai Lvovich Tuzenbach

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Bruce

  [Broadway]
1978

  [Broadway]
1977
Lawrence Mumford

  [Off-Broadway]
1972
Christopher

  [Off-Broadway]
1970
Weems

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Oak Bainbridge

  [Broadway]
1968
Bellhop

Borden Eisler

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1967
Linus

Linus

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director


Bob Balaban Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2003 - Unique Theatrical Experience Gold Star
Bob Balaban, The Exonerated
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Bob Balaban , The Inspector General

Bob Balaban News

Theatre 80 St. Marks Owners Fight to Keep Venue After Being Told to Vacate By August Photo Theatre 80 St. Marks Owners Fight to Keep Venue After Being Told to Vacate By August
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

Downtown theatre staple, Theatre 80 St. Marks, is facing an uncertain future as its owners face eviction this summer. 

Pasadena Playhouse to Present 'In Conversation: Cecile Richards & Holland Taylor' Photo Pasadena Playhouse to Present 'In Conversation: Cecile Richards & Holland Taylor'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse begins performances of the West Coast premiere of¬†Ann¬†‚Äď written by and starring Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein March 22, with performances continuing through April 24.¬†

ANN Makes its West Coast Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse in March Photo ANN Makes its West Coast Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of¬†Ann¬†‚Äď written by and starring Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein from March 22 through April 24; the press opening is Saturday, March 26.¬†

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Will Kick Off Holiday Silent Auct Photo Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Will Kick Off Holiday Silent Auction on November 21
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 5, 2021

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced its Holiday Silent Auction begins Sunday, November 21, and continues through Thursday, December 2. Items will be available for bidding 24 hours a day, each day, by visiting the auction link at baystreet.org. Registration is required. For more information, contact Director of Development, Kim Fink, at kim@baystreet.org.  

Victor Garber to be Honored at SHOW UP FOR SCIENCE Event, Featuring Jane Krakowski, T Photo Victor Garber to be Honored at SHOW UP FOR SCIENCE Event, Featuring Jane Krakowski, Tony Shalhoub, Jesse Williams & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021

The 2021 New York Stem Cell Foundation Gala & Science Fair SHOW UP FOR SCIENCE will occur virtually on Tuesday, October 5 at 7pm EST. The Gala & Science Fair will feature the latest updates and breakthroughs in stem cell research, bringing the world of the NYSCF Research Institute laboratories to life via a multi-platform digital experience.

Photos: See Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico & More at  Photo Photos: See Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico & More at STROMAN PRESENTS!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

This past weekend Guild Hall turned the theater on its head with Stroman Presents! ‚Äď a three-day Broadway lover‚Äôs delight. On Friday, Stro took the stage of the John Drew Theater with Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Brad Oscar to talk about the production and perform a couple of the beloved musical numbers.

CONDOR Season Two Premieres Nov. 7 on EPIX Photo CONDOR Season Two Premieres Nov. 7 on EPIX
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2021

In addition to Irons,¬†‚ÄĮCondor‚ÄĮ¬†season two also stars Constance Zimmer, Alexei Bondar, Isidora Goreshter, Eric Johnson, Toby Leonard Moore, Jonathan Kells Phillips and Rose Rollins, with¬†Kristen Hager and¬†Bob Balaban¬†returning from season one.‚ÄĮ¬†

Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Set For Fundraiser To Save LAB Photo Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Set For Fundraiser To Save LAByrinth Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise the needed funds and has already raised $45,000.00 of the $75,000.00 goal.

Marc Kudisch, Jessica Hecht, LaTanya Richardson and More to Star in Virtual Reading o Photo Marc Kudisch, Jessica Hecht, LaTanya Richardson and More to Star in Virtual Reading of SQUEAKY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2021

The production, which will premiere on Guild Hall's YouTube channel on Sunday, March 28 at 7:30pm EST, is directed by Bob Balaban and features a multi-award-winning cast including Jessica Hecht, Marc Kudisch, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Ben Shenkman, and Harris Yulin.

Theater Stories: COME FROM AWAY, PASSION, JEKYLL & HYDE and More About the Gerald Sch Photo Theater Stories: COME FROM AWAY, PASSION, JEKYLL & HYDE and More About the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre! Learn about the theatre's namesake, Gerald Schoenfeld; the theatre's best-known shows like The M-Fer With the Hat, the Glengarry Glen Ross revival, The Humans, Come From Away, and much more!

Bob Balaban Videos

VIDEO: The Goodman Theatre Tributes Brian Dennehy VideoVIDEO: The Goodman Theatre Tributes Brian Dennehy
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Brian Dennehy recently passed away at 81 from natural causes. Dennehy has been associated for two decades with Chicago's Goodman Theatre, where he has starred in numerous leading roles. The Goodman has released a tribute video to Dennehy.

THE POLITICIAN is Now Streaming on Netflix VideoTHE POLITICIAN is Now Streaming on Netflix
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 27, 2019

The Netflix original series from Ryan Murphy, The Politician is now streaming!

VIDEO: See Ben Platt in the First Trailer for THE POLITICIAN on Netflix VideoVIDEO: See Ben Platt in the First Trailer for THE POLITICIAN on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2019

Netflix has released the first trailer and key art for its upcoming series, The Politician, starring Ben Platt! 

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Get A Look At CLEO At The Alley Theatre VideoVIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Get A Look At CLEO At The Alley Theatre
by Alan Henry - Apr 23, 2018

Set during the filming of the disastrous 1963 movie Cleopatra, Cleo is the story of the scandalous romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Now Through Aproil 29 . Tickets at alleytheatre.org

VIDEO: Judy Kuhn Performs 'Miseria Trumpianis' For Variety Show and Podcast In Your F VideoVIDEO: Judy Kuhn Performs 'Miseria Trumpianis' For Variety Show and Podcast In Your Face-New York
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2017

Broadway talent Judy Kuhn recently shared her classical training and comedic chops performing an aria adapted for the current political climate for the live variety show and podcast, In Your Face-New York.

VIDEO: BROAD CITY Stars Prepare to Survive Trump's America
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 20, 2017

In an all-new video, BROAD CITY's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer check in to make sure that they have everything they'll need to survive in Tr**p's America. Check it out below!

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer & Key Art for Christopher Guest's MASCOTS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 1, 2016

Check out the trailer and key art for MASCOTS, premiering on October 13 in select theaters and everywhere Netflix is available.

VIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key & Bob Balaban Help John Oliver Explain Crooked Auto Lenders on LAST WEEK
by - Aug 15, 2016

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban helped John Oliver show exactly how!

VIDEO: Watch Hillary Clinton's Full Guest Appearance in Last Night's BROAD CITY
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 17, 2016

Last night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on all-new BROAD CITY. In the episode, the girls have a freakout-worthy run-in as Ilana prepares to leave Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters.

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Makes Appearance on Tonight's BROAD CITY
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears on all-new BROAD CITY, airing tonight, March 16th at 10pm/ET on Comedy Central. In the preview clip below, the girls have a freakout-worthy run-in as Ilana prepares to leave Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters.


Bob Balaban Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bob Balaban been in?
Bob Balaban has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Bob Balaban been in?
Bob Balaban has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Bob Balaban been nominated for?
Unique Theatrical Experience (The Lortels) for The Exonerated and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Inspector General .

What awards has Bob Balaban won?
Unique Theatrical Experience (The Lortels) for The Exonerated.