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Bob Martin

 
Bio:
Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer for over three decades. He has received many awards in both Canada and the U.S., including a Tony for The Drowsy Chaperone. Recent TV projects include "Slings & Arrows" I, II & III (TMN, Sundance), "Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays" (CBC), "Michael: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer for over three decades. He has received many awards in both Canada and the U.S., including a Tony for The Drowsy Chaperone. Recent TV projects include "Slings & Arrows" I, II & III (TMN, Sundance), "Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays" (CBC), "Michael: ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Production, 2018
Man in Chair
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2007
Man in Chair
  [West End]
London Production, 2007
Man in Chair
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2006
Melvin P. Thorpe
Melvin P. Thorpe
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Man in Chair
  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Man in Chair
  [New York]
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Presentation, 2004
Man in Chair
  [Toronto]
Developmental Production, 2001
Man in Chair
  [Toronto]
La Passe Muraille Production, 1999
Man in Chair
  [Toronto]
Toronto Fringe Festival Production, 1999
Man in Chair

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Book
 
[US Tour, 2021]
Book
 
[Broadway, 1947]
Vocal Music Arranger

Writing

Bookwriter
Book
Book
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Production, 2018
Man in Chair

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2007
Man in Chair

  [West End]
London Production, 2007
Man in Chair

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2006
Melvin P. Thorpe

Melvin P. Thorpe

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Man in Chair

  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Man in Chair

  [New York]
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Presentation, 2004
Man in Chair

  [Toronto]
Developmental Production, 2001
Man in Chair

  [Toronto]
La Passe Muraille Production, 1999
Man in Chair

  [Toronto]
Toronto Fringe Festival Production, 1999
Man in Chair

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Book

[US Tour, 2021]
Book

[Broadway, 1947]
Vocal Music Arranger

Writing
Bookwriter
Book
Book
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Bob Martin Biography

Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer for over three decades. He has received many awards in both Canada and the U.S., including a Tony for The Drowsy Chaperone. Recent TV projects include "Slings & Arrows" I, II & III (TMN, Sundance), "Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays" (CBC), "Michael: Everyday" (CBC), "Sensitive Skin" I & II (HBO) and "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" (NBC). Recent theatre projects include Encores! Hey, Look Me Over (NY); The Sting (Paper Mill); Half Time (Chicago, Paper Mill); The Prom (Atlanta); Elf (Broadway, Dublin, London); The Drowsy Chaperone (Toronto, Broadway, London); and Second City Toronto (Performer, Director, Artistic Director). In development: Millions (Platt/Rudin), A Night at the Museum (Fox) and The Princess Bride (Disney).

Bob Martin Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Bob Martin, The Prom
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Book of a Musical
Bob Martin, The Prom
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Best Musical Gold Star
Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance Gold Star
Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone

Bob Martin News

Previews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II PAC, Concert Hall Photo Previews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II PAC, Concert Hall
by Paula Makar - Aug 15, 2022

Wayne Bryan reluctantly leaves his role as Man in Chair in MTWichita's season finale, The Drowsy Chaperone due to medical reasons. Replacing him for the show will be John Scherer.

Review: THE PROM at Center Theatre Group Photo Review: THE PROM at Center Theatre Group
by Andrew Child - Aug 12, 2022

Though fused with the pop sounds of the latest Broadway grab toward tween-friendly franchises, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin’s score has a heart that leans more toward the unabashed sincerity of The Pajama Game or The Music Man than the more saccharine offerings from the current scene.

Rufus Wainwright Composes Score for HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Starring Colin Moch Photo Rufus Wainwright Composes Score for HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Starring Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Rufus Wainwright has created an original score for¬†HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis¬†starring Improv and Comedy Legend¬†Colin Mochrie¬†(‚ÄúWhose Line Is It Anyway?‚ÄĚ) and Hypnotist Extraordinaire¬†Asad Mecci.¬†

THE PROM National Tour is Coming to Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in August Photo THE PROM National Tour is Coming to Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

The national tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical ‚ÄúThe Prom‚Ä̬†will play at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre from August 9 through September 11, 2022 and will open August 10, 2022.

PHX Theatre Adds New Show, Single Tickets For 2022-23 Line Up On Sale Now Photo PHX Theatre Adds New Show, Single Tickets For 2022-23 Line Up On Sale Now
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

Theatre and live performance lovers across the Valley will be thrilled by The Phoenix Theatre Company's 103rd season that kicks off Aug. 31. Tickets are on sale now for a line-up that includes nine shows ranging from classic musicals like A Chorus Line, family favorites like Cinderella and exciting new productions like The Prom.

Storybrook Theatre Announces 46th Season Of Inspiration Photo Storybrook Theatre Announces 46th Season Of Inspiration
by Grace Cutler - Jul 25, 2022

StoryBook Theatre is back for another magical season full of inspiration with productions that are fun, dynamic and enchanted!

Simon Lipkin and Georgia Castle Will Lead ELF at The Dominion Theatre Photo Simon Lipkin and Georgia Castle Will Lead ELF at The Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

Simon Lipkin and Georgina Castle will be playing the much loved characters Buddy and Jovie in ELF, the smash hit musical, which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 

DPAC Will Present ELF The Musical This Holiday Season Photo DPAC Will Present ELF The Musical This Holiday Season
by Grace Cutler - Jul 12, 2022

NETworks Presentations, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, and Unique Features, bring the hit Broadway musical ELF to DPAC November 29 ‚Äď December 4, 2022, as part of WRAL‚Äôs Greatest Hits of Broadway.¬†

 Photo
by Grace Cutler - Jul 11, 2022

Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Hale Center Theater Orem is Showy but Intimate Photo Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Hale Center Theater Orem is Showy but Intimate
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 9, 2022

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Hale Center Theater Orem is a splendidly showy but also intimately heartfelt love letter to musical theatre and its fans.

Bob Martin Videos

VIDEO: David Foster Shares an Update on the BETTY BOOP Musical VideoVIDEO: David Foster Shares an Update on the BETTY BOOP Musical
by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022

The musical new musical based on Betty Boop will feature music from David Foster, a book by Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam, High Society). Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) will direct and choreograph.

VIDEO: Watch an All New Clip From THE PROM in Mexico VideoVIDEO: Watch an All New Clip From THE PROM in Mexico
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

An all new clip has been released from the Spanish-language production of the hit musical The Prom currently playing at Centro Cultural Teatro II in México City.

VIDEO: Jo Ellen Pellman Talks to James Corden About THE PROM VideoVIDEO: Jo Ellen Pellman Talks to James Corden About THE PROM
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2021

James Corden connects with his co-star from 'The Prom' Jo Ellen Pellman who has been quarantined with loved ones since the start of the pandemic, causing her to miss the fanfare of her first film being released. James asks Jo Ellen about her nerves working with stars like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman in her first film, and Jo Ellen tells James about her work creating the Unruly Hearts Initiative to help connect LGBTQ+ with resources to help.

Broadway Rewind: Get Sparklejollytwinklejingley with Scenes from ELF! VideoBroadway Rewind: Get Sparklejollytwinklejingley with Scenes from ELF!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2020

Today we rewind to 2010, when Elf opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it played for 57 performances.

VIDEO: James Corden Reconnects With THE PROM Co-Stars Nicole Kidman & Kerry Washingto VideoVIDEO: James Corden Reconnects With THE PROM Co-Stars Nicole Kidman & Kerry Washington
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2020

James Corden connects with his co-stars of 'The Prom,' Nicole Kidman and Kerry Washington, and James asks them about making the most out of 2020, with Kerry being named one of EW's entertainers of the year and Nicole sweeping the globe with her hit show 'The Undoing.' After Kerry talks about her family's obsession with the show, including having a pool to predict who was the killer, James asks Nicole about her first role as a child in 'Bush Christmas.'

VIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key Says He Wooed Meryl Streep on the Set of THE PROM VideoVIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key Says He Wooed Meryl Streep on the Set of THE PROM
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2020

James Corden connects with friend and 'The Prom' co-star Keegan-Michael Key who tells James about he and his wife's holiday bush/tree complete with COVID-themed ornaments. And James asks Keegan-Michael about his days in rock bands before wooing Meryl Streep on the set of 'The Prom' channeling his wife for his character, Principal Hawkins.

VIDEO: Costumes & Sets Take Center Stage in This Featurette From Behind-the-Scenes of VideoVIDEO: Costumes & Sets Take Center Stage in This Featurette From Behind-the-Scenes of THE PROM!
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2020

What's a musical without the glamorous costumes and stunning sets? Learn more about the stylish look of The Prom starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Kerry Washington, and Andrew Rannells.

VIDEO: Kerry Washington Talks About Playing the Villain in THE PROM on LIVE WITH KELL VideoVIDEO: Kerry Washington Talks About Playing the Villain in THE PROM on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

Kerry Washington talks about her role in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical 'The Prom.'

VIDEO: Watch the Full Performance of 'You Happened' From THE PROM on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full Performance of 'You Happened' From THE PROM on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

IT'S PROMPOSAL DAY!! Check out this exclusive performance from the Netflix Film, THE PROM available NOW on Netflix; starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannels, Ariana Debose + Jo Ellen Pellman!

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells & James Corden Talk About Their THE PROM Co-Stars on THE LATE  VideoVIDEO: Andrew Rannells & James Corden Talk About Their THE PROM Co-Stars on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

'The Prom' co-stars recall keeping it blue on set with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. After Andrew tells James about his first meeting with director Ryan Murphy long ago.


Bob Martin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bob Martin been in?
Bob Martin has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Bob Martin been in?
Bob Martin has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Bob Martin's first West End show?
Bob Martin's first West End show was The Drowsy Chaperone which opened in 2007

What awards has Bob Martin been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Prom , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Prom , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone .

What awards has Bob Martin won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperoneand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone.

How many shows has Bob Martin written?
Bob Martin has written 6 shows including The Drowsy Chaperone (Bookwriter), Half Time (Bookwriter), Elf - The Musical (Bookwriter), Gotta Dance (Book), The Prom (Book), The Sting (Bookwriter).