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Bobby Van

 
Bobby Van Headshot
Date of Birth: December 06, 1928
Date of Death: July 31, 1980 (51)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Steve Anderson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1971
Billy Early
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1954
Phil Dolan III (Junior)
Junior
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Milkman
George
"One Word Led to Another" Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1977
Performer


Bobby Van Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bobby Van, No, No Nanette

Bobby Van News

What to Eat in Midtown Before or After a Broadway Show: Over 100 of the Top Restauran Photo What to Eat in Midtown Before or After a Broadway Show: Over 100 of the Top Restaurants to Check Out
by Team BWW - Nov 24, 2021

Browse restaurants near Broadway shows by food type, with cuisines ranging from American to Asian, French, Italian, Mexican, and much more. Find the address, website, and relative price, as well as a brief description of what you can expect.

Photos: First Look at TOP HAT At The Mill At Sonning Photo Photos: First Look at TOP HAT At The Mill At Sonning
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2021

Jack Butterworth, who dazzled as Bobby van Husen in ‘The Boy Friend’ at The Menier Chocolate Factory will star as Jerry Travers in ‘Top Hat’, The Mill at Sonning’s now legendary annual Christmas musical.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOYFRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOYFRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Stephi Wild - Dec 4, 2019

Sandy Wilson's all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years. Set in Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the south of France, these perfect young ladies burst into song at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance with them. Since its premiere in 1953, this light-hearted soufflé of a show has delighted audiences worldwide and has become one of the most well-loved British musicals of all time.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Nov 28, 2019

THE BOY FRIEND, Sandy Wilson's all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies, returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years. Matthew White's revival runs at Menier Chocolate Factory until 7 March, 2020.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019

Menier Chocolate Factory presents their major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas. Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Further Casting For Revival Of THE BOY FRIEND Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Further Casting For Revival Of THE BOY FRIEND
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2019

With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces further casting for Matthew White's revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend as the company begin rehearsals. Joining Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst) are Tom Bales (Alphonse), Ryan Carter (Pierre), Chloe Goodliffe (Nancy), Matthew Ives (Pépé), Bethany Huckle (Lolita), Emily Langham (Fay), Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Maisie), Annie Southall (Dulcie), Peter Nash (Marcel) and Robert Portal (Percival Brown). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Initial Casting For Major Revival Of Sandy Wilson' Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Initial Casting For Major Revival Of Sandy Wilson's THE BOY FRIEND
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2019

With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces initial casting for their major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas. Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. Full casting will be announced shortly.

Casting Announced For THE BOY FRIEND At Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Casting Announced For THE BOY FRIEND At Menier Chocolate Factory
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2019

Casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer.

Shaw Davis & The Black Ties Summer 2019 'Tales From The West' Tour, Comes To JV's in  Photo Shaw Davis & The Black Ties Summer 2019 'Tales From The West' Tour, Comes To JV's in Falls Church
by Tori Hartshorn - Jul 16, 2019

Powerhouse blues-rock trio, Shaw Davis and The Black Ties, launch their 'Tales From The West' Summer 2019 Tour, supporting their recent album of the same name, with a local performance.

Shaw Davis & The Black Ties Come To JV's In Falls Church Photo Shaw Davis & The Black Ties Come To JV's In Falls Church
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2019

Powerhouse blues-rock trio, Shaw Davis and The Black Ties, launch their 'Tales From The West' Summer 2019 Tour, supporting their recent album of the same name, with a local performance at JV's Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Rd., Saturday, July 20. Showtime: 9pm. Free. Info: (703) 241-9504 or visit http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/home.html.


Bobby Van Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bobby Van been in?
Bobby Van has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Bobby Van been in?
Bobby Van has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Bobby Van been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for No, No Nanette .