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Brian Bedford

 
Date of Birth: February 16, 1935 (87)

Birth Place: Morey, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Lady Bracknell
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Jacques
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Orgon
  [Broadway]
1997
Sir Harcourt Courtly
  [Broadway]
1993
Timon
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Williams Charles Macready
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Performer
  [Broadway]
1983
Alceste
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
George
  [Broadway]
1971
Arnolphe
  [Broadway]
1969
Elyot Chase
  [Broadway]
1968
Acaste
  [Broadway]
1968
Edward Chamberlayne
  [Broadway]
1968
Lot
  [Broadway]
1967
General
  [Broadway]
1967
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Tom
  [Broadway]
1962
Derek Pengo
  [Broadway]
1959
Clive Harrington

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Director

Writing

Creator

Photos

John Slattery, Angela Lansbury, Brian Bedford, Annette Bening, Keri Russell, Joel Gre Photo

John Slattery, Angela Lansbury, Brian Bedford, Annette Bening, Keri Russell, Joel Grey & Zoe Caldwell during the Curtain Call for The Actors Fund One Night Only Benefit of ALL ABOUT EVE at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City..November 10, 2008.© Walter McBride /

From: 
Date:
02/19/2020
Brian Bedford & Joe Mantello attending the 65th Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees  Photo

Brian Bedford & Joe Mantello attending the 65th Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Reception at the Millennium Hotel in New York City on 3/5/2011

From: 
Date:
01/13/2016
First Row: actress Charlotte Parry, actor Brian Bedford, actress Dana Ivey, actress S Photo

First Row: actress Charlotte Parry, actor Brian Bedford, actress Dana Ivey, actress Sara Topham, 2nd Row: actor Paul O''Brien, actor David Furr, actress Sandra Shipley, actor Paxton Whitehead, actor Santino Fontana and actor Tim McDonaldattends the Meet &

From: 
Date:
01/13/2016
John Slattery, Angela Lansbury, Brian Bedford, Annette Bening, Keri Russell, Joel Gre Photo

John Slattery, Angela Lansbury, Brian Bedford, Annette Bening, Keri Russell, Joel Grey & Zoe Caldwell.during the Curtain Call for The Actors Fund One Night Only Benefit of ALL ABOUT EVE at the Eugene O''Neill Theatre in New York City..November 10, 2008

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Date:
01/13/2016
Brian Bedford.attends the Meet & Greet the cast of the Roundabout Theatre Company''s  Photo

Brian Bedford.attends the Meet & Greet the cast of the Roundabout Theatre Company''s Broadway Production of ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' in New York City.

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Date:
01/13/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Lady Bracknell

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Jacques

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Orgon

  [Broadway]
1997
Sir Harcourt Courtly

  [Broadway]
1993
Timon

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Williams Charles Macready

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Performer

  [Broadway]
1983
Alceste

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
George

  [Broadway]
1971
Arnolphe

  [Broadway]
1969
Elyot Chase

  [Broadway]
1968
Acaste

  [Broadway]
1968
Edward Chamberlayne

  [Broadway]
1968
Lot

  [Broadway]
1967
General

  [Broadway]
1967
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Tom

  [Broadway]
1962
Derek Pengo

  [Broadway]
1959
Clive Harrington

Productions

[Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Director

Writing
Creator

Brian Bedford Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Brian Bedford, Tartuffe
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford, Tartuffe
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford, London Assurance
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford , The Moliere Comedies
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford , Timon of Athens
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Brian Bedford, Timon of Athens
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Brian Bedford, Two Shakespearean Actors
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Actor - Play
Brian Bedford, Two Shakespearean Actors
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford, Two Shakespearean Actors
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production
Brian BedfordMerchant of Venice
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Brian Bedford, Jumpers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Brian Bedford, The School for Wives
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Brian Bedford, The School for Wives
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Brian Bedford, Private Lives
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1970 - Best Performance Gold Star
Brian Bedford, Private Lives
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Brian Bedford, The Misanthrope
 
Obie Awards - 1965 - Performance Gold Star
Brian BedfordThe Knock

Brian Bedford News

Martha Henry Passes Away at 83, Days After Closing Performance of THREE TALL WOMEN Photo Martha Henry Passes Away at 83, Days After Closing Performance of THREE TALL WOMEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021

The Stratford Festival is overcome with grief at the death of Martha Henry, just 12 days after her final tour-de-force performance in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women. The grief of her colleagues is matched only by their gratitude for her unparalleled contributions to Canadian theatre.

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 to Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Er Photo French Riviera Film Festival 2021 to Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival, will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the announcement was made today by festival founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 To Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt And Er Photo French Riviera Film Festival 2021 To Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt And Eric Roberts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: LIVE IN HD at L.A. Theatre Works Photo BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: LIVE IN HD at L.A. Theatre Works
by Tracey Paleo - Jul 5, 2021

Brian Bedford originally thought that playing Lady Bracknell in the 2011 Broadway presentation of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST was a rotten idea. Luckily, for us, he changed his mind. Now streaming Live-in-HD until July 31st.

L.A. Theatre Works Extends THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: LIVE IN HD Through July 3 Photo L.A. Theatre Works Extends THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: LIVE IN HD Through July 31
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2021

L.A. Theatre Works has announced the final extension of “The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD.”

L.A. Theatre Works' Presentation of Broadway's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: LIVE  Photo L.A. Theatre Works' Presentation of Broadway's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: LIVE IN HD Available to View
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021

L.A. Theatre Works is holding over the stream of Roundabout Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD” for an additional month, through June 30.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: LIVE IN HD Available for Home Viewing Photo THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: LIVE IN HD Available for Home Viewing
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience are bringing back Roundabout’s Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest,” directed by and starring Brian Bedford and filmed live in HD.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Zoe Caldwell Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Zoe Caldwell
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Zoe Caldwell, four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway actress, died peacefully at the age of 86 at her home in Pound Ridge, New York, on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The cause of death was complications due to Parkinson's disease, according to her son, Charlie Whitehead. Today, we remember Caldwell with a look back at photos from our archives.

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury and More in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Benefit Read Photo Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury and More in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Benefit Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) presented a one-night only Benefit Reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest starring the legendary 5-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as “Lady Bracknell.” The cast also includes Daniel Davis as “Lane,” John Glover as “Reverend Canon Chasuble,” Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell as “Miss Prism,” Simon Jones as “Merriman,” Hamish Linklater as “John Worthing,” Rebecca Night as “Cecily Cardew,” Lily Rabe as “Gwendolen Fairfax” and Tom Rhoads as “Algernon Moncrieff.”

 Photo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019

Brian Bedford Videos

VIDEO: Alan Rickman & More Honored in the 2016 TONY AWARDS In Memoriam
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

Brian Bedford, Roger Rees, Alan Rickman and more legends of Broadway were honored during the In Memoriam segment of the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS.

STAGE TUBE: Mirvish Celebrates 50 Years of Toronto Theatre
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 19, 2013

On Tuesday morning members of the press and the Toronto theatre community gathered at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre to join David Mirvish in celebrating fifty years of the Mirvish family producing theatre in Toronto. The theatre was packed with people eager to hear what new shows were being added on to the previously announced 50th Anniversary Season, but also excited to celebrate the extensive contributions Mirvish have made to the city of Toronto and to our theatre community.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Winner Andrea Martin- Part 2!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 4, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2013 Tony Award Recipient Andrea Martin moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge, and you can check out Part 2 of the discussion below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Winner Andrea Martin- Part 1!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 27, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2013 Tony Award Recipient Andrea Martin moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge, and you can check out Part 1 of the discussion below! Check back later for Part 2!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - BLITHE SPIRIT at Stratford Festival
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2013

A hilarious battle of wits plays out in one of Noel Coward's most celebrated comedies, Blithe Spirit. Directed by long-time Stratford Festival favourite Brian Bedford, the gorgeously designed production officially opens tonight, June 1, and runs until October 20 at the Avon Theatre. Watch two scenes from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: 2013 Stratford Shakespeare Festival Lineup Announced!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2012

Antoni Cimolino today announced the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's playbill for 2013, his first season as Artistic Director, and began to outline his vision for the Festival's future during his tenure.

BWW TV: Matthew Rodrigues Inside the Drama Desk Awards for BWW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2011

On Monday, May 23, Harvey Fierstein hosted the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. Matthew Rodrigues was in the winners room for the evening to catch up with the talent, and to figure out what a 'Drama Desk,' well, is. Click below for the theories (and to hear from the winners, too)!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside The 2011 Drama League Awards - Part 2
by Broadway Beat - May 25, 2011

Winners of the 2010-11 Drama League Awards were presented at the 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. Broadway Beat was on hand to speak to all of the evening's winners, nominees and attendees and takes you inside the event here. Click below for Part 2 of their event coverage!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside the 2011 Drama League Awards - Part 1
by Broadway Beat - May 25, 2011

Winners of the 2010-11 Drama League Awards were presented at the 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. Broadway Beat was on hand to speak to all of the evening's winners, nominees and attendees and takes you inside the event here. Click below for Part 1 of their event coverage!

BWW TV: Meet the Angels of ANYTHING GOES!
by Jessica Lewis - May 10, 2011

Anything Goes stars Tony Award winner - and now 2011 Tony nominee - Sutton Foster as 'Reno Sweeney' and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as 'Moonface Martin.' Anything Goes is directed & choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Recently, BroadwayWorld stopped by the Stephen Sondheim theater to meet the ladies that give Ms. Sweeney her wings. Below, meet the Angels of Anything Goes!


Brian Bedford Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brian Bedford been in?
Brian Bedford has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

How many West End shows has Brian Bedford been in?
Brian Bedford has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Brian Bedford been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tartuffe , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Tartuffe , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for London Assurance , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Moliere Comedies , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Timon of Athens , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Timon of Athens , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Two Shakespearean Actors , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Two Shakespearean Actors , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Two Shakespearean Actors , Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Merchant of Venice , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Jumpers , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The School for Wives , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The School for Wives , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Private Lives , Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Private Lives Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Misanthrope and Performance (Obie Awards) for The Knock .

What awards has Brian Bedford won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest, Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Timon of Athens, Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Two Shakespearean Actors, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Jumpers, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The School for Wives, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The School for Wives, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Private Lives, Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Private Lives Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Misanthropeand Performance (Obie Awards) for The Knock.

How many shows has Brian Bedford written?
Brian Bedford has written 1 shows including The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet (Creator).