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Boyd Gaines

 
Date Of Birth:
May 11, 1953 (69)
Birth Place:
Atlanta, GA, USA
Bio:
Boyd Gaines most recently starred opposite James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in the Broadway and West End productions of Driving Miss Daisy. Gaines was seen previously at Lincoln Center with Kate Burton in The Grand Manner (Drama Desk nomination), and on Broadway with Patti LuPone in Gypsy for ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 11, 1953 (69)

Birth Place: Atlanta, GA, USA

Bio:
Boyd Gaines most recently starred opposite James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in the Broadway and West End productions of Driving Miss Daisy. Gaines was seen previously at Lincoln Center with Kate Burton in The Grand Manner (Drama Desk nomination), and on Broadway with Patti LuPone in Gypsy for ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
World Premiere at the Signature Theatre, 2017
John Miller
  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory 2016 Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Gabriel Conroy
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Dr. Thomas Stockmann
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Stewart Alsop
  [West End]
London Production, 2011
Boolie Werthan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Boolie Werthan
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Herbie
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Colonel Pickering
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2007
Herbie
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Lieut. Osborne
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Johann Friedrich Fasch
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Juror #8
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Sam
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2002
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Michael Wiley
Michael Wiley [Part III]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Michael Wiley
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Michael Wiley
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Clifford Bradshaw [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Garner Globalis
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1995
Robert
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Georg Nowack
  [Broadway]
1992
Aubrey Piper
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Antipholus of Ephesus
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Keith
  [Broadway]
1989
Peter Patrone
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Peter Patrone
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Chuck deButts
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Gunnar Larsen
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Aleksei Belyayev
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Melchoir Gabor

Boyd Gaines Biography

Boyd Gaines most recently starred opposite James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in the Broadway and West End productions of Driving Miss Daisy. Gaines was seen previously at Lincoln Center with Kate Burton in The Grand Manner (Drama Desk nomination), and on Broadway with Patti LuPone in Gypsy for which he received his fourth Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination. Other credits include: Broadway: Pygmalion, Gypsy (City Centers Encores!), Journey’s End (Tony Nominee, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Twelve Angry Men, Contact (Tony Award, Lucille Lortel Awards), Cabaret, The Show Off, She Loves Me (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Company, The Heidi Chronicles (Tony Award).

Boyd Gaines Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Boyd Gaines, The Grand Manner
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Boyd Gaines , Gypsy
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, Journey's End
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, Journey's End
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Boyd Gaines, Journey's End
 
The Lortels - 2000 - Outstanding Lead Actor Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, Contact
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, Contact
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, She Loves Me
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Best Actor - Musical Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, She Loves Me
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, She Loves Me
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, The Heidi Chronicles
 
Theatre World Awards - 1980 - Performance Gold Star
Boyd Gaines, A Month in the Country

Boyd Gaines News

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents Broadway's Best For Parkinson's Photo The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents Broadway's Best For Parkinson's
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

On Wednesday, October 19, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (MMJCCM) will present a free virtual event, Broadway's Best for Parkinson's: Using Theater and Improvisation Skills for Managing Parkinson's, which will explore how theater and improvisation can be helpful tools in managing Parkinson's.

BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19 Photo BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Broadway Blessing. September 19, 7 p.m. St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St.

The Chain NYC Film Festival to Present CALL ME BACK With Linda Lavin & More Photo The Chain NYC Film Festival to Present CALL ME BACK With Linda Lavin & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Chain breaks down the walls between these mediums and showcases the work of writers, actors and directors both onstage and onscreen. This year at the Chain NYC Film Festival, see that in action with short films featuring your favorite theatre actors!

Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theate Photo Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theater Star for Our Times
by Jim Munson - Jun 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to Broadway musical star Laura Benanti about her show at the Lesher Center for the Arts on June 25th. Effortlessly engaging and chatty, Benanti also talks about her amazingly varied career, having worked with everyone from Patti LuPone to Chita Rivera, Steve Martin, Richard Chamberlain and the late Rebecca Luker.

Kelli O'Hara and Adrienne Warren to Star in Signature Theatre & Wolf Trap's BROADWAY  Photo Kelli O'Hara and Adrienne Warren to Star in Signature Theatre & Wolf Trap's BROADWAY IN THE PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced today the cast for the second annual musical theater collaboration, Broadway In The Park (Friday, June 24 at 8PM). The show will star Tony Award-winners Kelli O’Hara and Adrienne Warren and will feature an ensemble of local talent.

Broadway Podcast Network Announces RADIO PLAY REVIVAL Photo Broadway Podcast Network Announces RADIO PLAY REVIVAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

The Broadway Podcast Network (Dori Berinstein, Co-Founder & CEO; Alan Seales, Co-Founder & CTO) is pleased to announce that Radio Play Revival, a new podcast celebrating the golden age of radio plays in this now-second golden age of audio featuring great American actors performing works by a wide range of American authors, has joined the Broadway Podcast Network family.

Radio and Podcast Series SELECTED SHORTS: TALES AFTER DARK Comes To Kean This Saturda Photo Radio and Podcast Series SELECTED SHORTS: TALES AFTER DARK Comes To Kean This Saturday
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

Just in time for Halloween, the hit public radio and podcast series Selected Shorts returns to Kean Stage on Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave, Hillside, NJ 07205 for  Selected Shorts: Tales After Dark.

Kean Stage to Celebrate its Return to Indoor Performances this Fall Photo Kean Stage to Celebrate its Return to Indoor Performances this Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021

Kean Stage has  announced its return to in-person, indoor performances this fall for its 12th season.

Meet the Stars of Stage Door: Jared Gertner Wants to See THE BOOK OF MORMON on Re-Ope Photo Meet the Stars of Stage Door: Jared Gertner Wants to See THE BOOK OF MORMON on Re-Opening Night
by Team BWW - Jul 15, 2021

Today, we're getting to know The Book of Mormon veteran Jared Gertner, with whom you can book a shoutout today!

Student Blog: Letters from a Nobody in New York #6: Meet a Professor, Dean Liza Genna Photo Student Blog: Letters from a Nobody in New York #6: Meet a Professor, Dean Liza Gennaro!
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Apr 26, 2021

There is something really exciting about a Brand New Musical Theatre Program in New York City - Welcome to the Manhattan School of Music's New Musical Theatre Degree! I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza Gennaro, the Associate Dean and Director of the Musical Theatre Program at MSM. MSM has produced several quarantine musicals over the last year, including Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood!

Boyd Gaines Videos

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Claire Danes' Broadway Debut in PYGMALION Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Claire Danes' Broadway Debut in PYGMALION

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2020

Today we rewind to 2007, when Claire Danes made her Broadway debut in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Danes starred opposite Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays and Jay O. Sanders in the revival, which played at the American Airlines Theatre for just over two months in the fall season.

Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in  2007! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in 2007!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2020

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes Richard Ridge to the opening night of the off- Broadway musical Frankenstein, which starred Hunter Foster, Steve Blanchard and Christiane Noll. We also drop by the CD recording of the hit musical Xanadu, where Cheyenne Jackson told Ridge, 'Xanadu lifts you up. It's 90 minutes but you are onstage the entire time. I'm loving it.'

VIDEO: See Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman in the Second Trailer for THE GOLDFINCH Videoplay
VIDEO: See Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman in the Second Trailer for THE GOLDFINCH

by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2019

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios, a?oeThe Goldfincha?? is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt's globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

VIDEO: Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman Star in THE GOLDFINCH Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman Star in THE GOLDFINCH Trailer

by Stage Tube - May 29, 2019

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios, ‚ÄúThe Goldfinch‚ÄĚ is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt's globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

TBT: Patti LuPone Celebrates Opening of GYPSY on Broadway! Videoplay
TBT: Patti LuPone Celebrates Opening of GYPSY on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2019

Everything's coming up roses this week because the original production of the legendary musical GYPSY is celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of its opening night! To celebrate, we're looking back at the opening night of Broadway's most recent revival in 2008 starring Patti LuPone in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Check out the video to see our chat with LuPone, Laura Benanti, Boyd Gaines, and more!

VIDEO: Hear Sierra Boggess Sing in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford Stage Videoplay
VIDEO: Hear Sierra Boggess Sing in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford Stage

by Alan Henry - Apr 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Age of Innocence at Hartford Stage! Check out the video below!

VIDEO: On This Day, March 27: Light the Lights! Patti LuPone Stars in GYPSY on Broadw Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 27: Light the Lights! Patti LuPone Stars in GYPSY on Broadway!

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 27, 2018

On this day in 2008, Patti LuPone opened as the greatest stage mother in history, 'Mama' Rose Hovick, in Arthur Laurents' Broadway revival of Gypsy!

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 22: Everything's Coming Up Patti!
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees!

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Signature Theatre's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs now through March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/10/16- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2016

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande.


Boyd Gaines Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Boyd Gaines been in?
Boyd Gaines has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

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

What was Boyd Gaines's first West End show?
Boyd Gaines's first West End show was Driving Miss Daisy which opened in 2011

What awards has Boyd Gaines been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Grand Manner , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Gypsy , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gypsy , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Gypsy , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Journey's End , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Journey's End , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Journey's End , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Contact , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Contact , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for She Loves Me , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for She Loves Me , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for She Loves Me Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Heidi Chronicles and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Month in the Country .

What awards has Boyd Gaines won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Gypsy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Gypsy, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Journey's End, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Journey's End, Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Contact, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Contact, Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for She Loves Me, Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for She Loves Me , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for She Loves Me Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Heidi Chroniclesand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Month in the Country.