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Brent Carver

 
Date Of Birth:
November 17, 1951 (70)
Birth Place:
Cranbrook, BC, CANADA
Bio:
Born in 1951, the Canadian actor Brent Carver was a star of both stage and screen. He began studies at the University of British Columbia but left in 1972 to pursue a career in theater, performing in the Vancouver Arts Club's production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 17, 1951 (70)

Birth Place: Cranbrook, BC, CANADA

Bio:
Born in 1951, the Canadian actor Brent Carver was a star of both stage and screen. He began studies at the University of British Columbia but left in 1972 to pursue a career in theater, performing in the Vancouver Arts Club's production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Friar Laurence
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Pontius Pilate
  [Toronto]
World Premiere, 2006
Gandalf
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Edgar
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
The Narrator
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Leo Frank
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Molina
  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Molina
  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 1992
Performer
  [Canada]
World Premiere, 1974
Performer

Photos

Christian Camargo, Jayne Houdyshell, Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Brent Carver, Chu Photo

Christian Camargo, Jayne Houdyshell, Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Brent Carver, Chuck Cooper

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09/20/2013
Corey Hawkins, Roslyn Ruff, Christian Camargo, Jayne Houdyshell, Orlando Bloom, Condo Photo

Corey Hawkins, Roslyn Ruff, Christian Camargo, Jayne Houdyshell, Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Brent Carver, Chuck Cooper, Conrad Kemp, Justin Guarini and Tracy Sallows

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09/20/2013
Corey Hawkins, Roslyn Ruff, Christian Camargo, Jayne Houdyshell, Orlando Bloom, Condo Photo

Corey Hawkins, Roslyn Ruff, Christian Camargo, Jayne Houdyshell, Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Brent Carver, Chuck Cooper, Conrad Kemp and Justin Guarini

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09/20/2013
Christian Camargo, Jayne Houdyshell, Brent Carver and Chuck Cooper  Photo

Christian Camargo, Jayne Houdyshell, Brent Carver and Chuck Cooper

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09/20/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Friar Laurence

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Pontius Pilate

  [Toronto]
World Premiere, 2006
Gandalf

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Edgar

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
The Narrator

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Leo Frank

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Molina

  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Molina

  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 1992
Performer

  [Canada]
World Premiere, 1974
Performer

Brent Carver Biography

Born in 1951, the Canadian actor Brent Carver was a star of both stage and screen. He began studies at the University of British Columbia but left in 1972 to pursue a career in theater, performing in the Vancouver Arts Club's production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.



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In 1976 he played Leo in the CBC television sitcom Leo and Me, which also starred a young Michael J. Fox in his first television show. Though taped in the mid-1970s, the program did not air till 1981. Other television work in the 1970s included Inside Canada (1973) and the TV movies One Night Stand (1978), for which he earned an Etrog Award, and Crossbar (1979), in which he starred with Kim Cattrall.

In 1979, Carver made his first appearance on a U.S. stage, playing Ariel to Anthony Hopkins's Prospero in The Tempest at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angles. Carver won his first Dora Award for his portrayal of Horst in Martin Sherman's Bent (1981), a play about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, at the Bathurst Street Theatre in Toronto. His stage work involved an extended association with Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival in the 1980s, where he performed in many of the classic repertory pieces, including Hamlet (title role). In the 1980s he also appeared in a number of films, TV movies and dramatic productions, and television shows, including The Wars (1983), Cross Country (1983), Anne's Story (1984), Love and Larceny (1985), The Pirates of Penzance (1985), All for One (1985), Much Ado About Nothing (1987), Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988), The Twilight Zone (1989), War of the Worlds (1989), and Millennium (1989).


For all his stage and screen work, Carver became an international star with his stellar performance as Molina - in Toronto, New York, and London - in Kander and Ebb's musical The Kiss of the Spider Woman. In that role, Carver won the Tony Award¬ģ for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993, as well as a New York Drama Desk Award, a Dora Award, and an Olivier Award nomination. He can be heard on the original London cast recording.

In 1996, at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre and Vancouver's Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, Carver offered his own cabaret show, Brent Carver in Concert. He returned to New York in 1998, playing Leo Frank in the original cast of Parade, a musical by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown, at Lincoln Center. The musical won two Tony Awards¬ģ and several nominations, and Carver, who can be heard on the original Broadway cast recording, won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.


Playing alongside Christopher Plummer as Lear, Carver portrayed Edgar in Shakespeare's King Lear at Lincoln Center in 2004.

His later film and television work include the roles of Leonardo da Vinci in Leonardo: A Dream of Flight (1998), Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999), and Philip in Ararat (2002).

He last appeared on Broadway as Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet in 2013.

Brent Carver Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brent Carver, Parade
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brent Carver, Parade
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Brent Carver, Parade
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Actor - Musicall Gold Star
Brent Carver, Kiss of the Spider Woman
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Actor in a Musical
Brent Carver, Kiss Of The Spider Woman
 
Theatre World Awards - 1993 - Performance Gold Star
Brent Carver, Kiss of the Spider Woman
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Brent Carver, Kiss of the Spider Woman

Brent Carver News

The York Theatre Company Presents The New York Premiere of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUS Photo The York Theatre Company Presents The New York Premiere of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD Starting In November
by Grace Cutler - Jul 11, 2022

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, in association with Hoagy Bix Carmichael, will present the New York premiere of HOAGY CARMICHAEL'S STARDUST ROAD.

HAMLET, Starring Amaka Umeh, Begins Previews at the Stratford Festival Today Photo HAMLET, Starring Amaka Umeh, Begins Previews at the Stratford Festival Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

A royal family crisis unfolds on stage at the Festival Theatre as Hamlet begins its run today. Making Festival history is Amaka Umeh, the first Black actor to play Hamlet at Stratford.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 3- KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 3- KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2021

On this day in 1993, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Terrence McNally's Kiss of the Spider Woman, opened at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Stratford Festival Marks Anniversary of First Free Viewing Party With Encore Streamin Photo Stratford Festival Marks Anniversary of First Free Viewing Party With Encore Streaming of KING LEAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2021

The Stratford Festival is continuing to expand its online offerings as it marks the first anniversary of its Thursday night viewing parties this week with an encore screening of King Lear, and with a specially curated selection of theatrical content newly added to Stratfest@Home, the Festival’s $10-a-month streaming service.

ACTRA Toronto Names Jani Lauzon Its 2021 Award Of Excellence Recipient Photo ACTRA Toronto Names Jani Lauzon Its 2021 Award Of Excellence Recipient
by Stephi Wild - Dec 21, 2020

ACTRA Toronto has announced Jani Lauzon as its 2021 Award of Excellence recipient.

VIDEO: On This Day. December 17- Jason Robert Brown's PARADE Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day. December 17- Jason Robert Brown's PARADE Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2020

On this day in 1998, Jason Robert Brown's Parade opened on Broadway, in a production directed by Hal Prince.

Stratford Festival Launches STRATFEST@HOME, a New Digital Subscription Series Photo Stratford Festival Launches STRATFEST@HOME, a New Digital Subscription Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2020

The Stratford Festival is following up on the success of its recent Shakespeare Film Festival with a $10-a-month digital content subscription, Stratfest@Home, offering more Shakespeare and more films, along with new commissions, music, conversation, cooking and comedy.

Broadway Rewind: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad Bring ROMEO AND JULIET Back to Broa Photo Broadway Rewind: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad Bring ROMEO AND JULIET Back to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 3, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013 for the latest revival of Romeo and Juliet. The classic play opened on September 19 the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 93 performances.

Jason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, Chita Rivera & More Pay Tribute to Brent Carver Photo Jason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, Chita Rivera & More Pay Tribute to Brent Carver
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award winning actor Brent Carver has passed away at age 68. This evening, Carver's Broadway colleagues took to social media to celebrate his life and legacy.

Mirvish Productions To Dim Marquee Lights for Brent Carver Photo Mirvish Productions To Dim Marquee Lights for Brent Carver
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2020

Mirvish Productions will mark the life of Brent Carver by dimming the marquee lights of two theatres on Friday August 7 at 8PM - the Royal Alexandra, in which he performed his solo show of stories and songs in 1995; and the Princess of Wales, in which he starred as Gandalf in the world premiere production of The Lord of the Rings in 2006.

Brent Carver Videos

Broadway Rewind: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad Bring ROMEO AND JULIET Back to Broa VideoBroadway Rewind: Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad Bring ROMEO AND JULIET Back to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 3, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013 for the latest revival of Romeo and Juliet. The classic play opened on September 19 the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 93 performances.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/17/15- PARADE
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2015

Today in 1998, Parade opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 85 performances. Parade is a musical with a book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The production was directed by Harold Prince and starred Brent Carver as Leo Frank, Carolee Carmello as Lucille Frank, and Christy Carlson Romano as Mary Phagan. The musical won Tony Awards for best book and best score (out of nine nominations) and six Drama Desk Awards. The show has enjoyed a U.S. national tour and numerous professional and amateur productions in both the U.S. and abroad.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/17/15- Brent Carver
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Brent Carver! Carver is best known for his performances on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993, Fiddler on the Roof, and Parade as Leo Frank. Carver originated the role of Gandalf in the Toronto stage production of The Lord of the Rings and has appeared in several Soulpepper Theatre Company productions such as The Wild Duck, Don Carlos and the Pirate King in the 1985 production of The Pirates of Penzance.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/17- PARADE
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2014

Today in 1998, Parade opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 85 performances. Parade is a musical with a book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The production was directed by Harold Prince and starred Brent Carver as Leo Frank, Carolee Carmello as Lucille Frank, and Christy Carlson Romano as Mary Phagan. The musical won Tony Awards for best book and best score (out of nine nominations) and six Drama Desk Awards. The show has enjoyed a U.S. national tour and numerous professional and amateur productions in both the U.S. and abroad.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/17- Brent Carver
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Brent Carver! Carver is best known for his performances on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993, Fiddler on the Roof, and Parade as Leo Frank. Carver originated the role of Gandalf in the Toronto stage production of The Lord of the Rings and has appeared in several Soulpepper Theatre Company productions such as The Wild Duck, Don Carlos and the Pirate King in the 1985 production of The Pirates of Penzance.

STAGE TUBE: David Byrne, Boy George & More Sing 'Summer Nights' from GREASE
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2014

On Saturday June 14th, pop, jazz, and musical theatre stars from all over the world joined forces at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto to perform in 'If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway,' a concert showcasing and redefining love songs from classic Broadway musicals. For the finale, the cast, which included David Byrne, Boy George, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Josh Groban, Brent Carver, Steven Page, Brennan Hall and concert organizer Rufus Wainwright, sang their own rendition of 'Summer Nights' from Grease.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet with Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad & More for ROMEO AND JULIET's Big Screen Premiere!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2014

The film just made its NYC premiere and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with stars Bloom, Rashad and more about the big event along with Broadway HD founders Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley. Check out what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/17- PARADE
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2013

Today in 1998, Parade opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 85 performances. Parade is a musical with a book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The production was directed by Harold Prince and starred Brent Carver as Leo Frank, Carolee Carmello as Lucille Frank, and Christy Carlson Romano as Mary Phagan. The musical won Tony Awards for best book and best score (out of nine nominations) and six Drama Desk Awards. The show has enjoyed a U.S. national tour and numerous professional and amateur productions in both the U.S. and abroad.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/17- Brent Carver
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Brent Carver! Carver is best known for his performances on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993, Fiddler on the Roof, and Parade as Leo Frank. Carver originated the role of Gandalf in the Toronto stage production of The Lord of the Rings and has appeared in several Soulpepper Theatre Company productions such as The Wild Duck, Don Carlos and the Pirate King in the 1985 production of The Pirates of Penzance.

STAGE TUBE: Orlando Bloom Talks ROMEO AND JULIET on Jimmy Fallon
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2013

Orlando Bloom visits Jimmy Fallon and talks about THE HOBBIT, ROMEO AND JULIET, and his first time doing Broadway and Shakespeare.


Brent Carver Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brent Carver been in?
Brent Carver has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

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

What was Brent Carver's first West End show?
Brent Carver's first West End show was Kiss of the Spider Woman which opened in 1992

What awards has Brent Carver been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Parade , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Parade , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Parade , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Parade , Outstanding Actor - Musicall (Drama Desk Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman , Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Kiss Of The Spider Woman Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman .

What awards has Brent Carver won?
Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Parade, Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Parade, Outstanding Actor - Musicall (Drama Desk Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Womanand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman.