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Brian Dennehy

 
Birth Place:
Bridgeport, CT, USA
Bio:
Brian has worked extensively in film, theater, and television for three decades. He has won two Tony Award for Best Actor (Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Death of a Salesman), a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy Award nomination for Showtime’s ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 09, 1938 (84)

Birth Place: Bridgeport, CT, USA

Bio:
Brian has worked extensively in film, theater, and television for three decades. He has won two Tony Award for Best Actor (Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Death of a Salesman), a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy Award nomination for Showtime’s ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Larry Slade
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Ephraim Cabot
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Matthew Harrison Brady
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
James Tyrone
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Willy Loman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Hugh

Photos

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Brian Dennehy

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01/19/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Larry Slade

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Ephraim Cabot

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Matthew Harrison Brady

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
James Tyrone

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Willy Loman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Hugh

Brian Dennehy Biography

Brian has worked extensively in film, theater, and television for three decades. He has won two Tony Award for Best Actor (Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Death of a Salesman), a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy Award nomination for Showtime’s “Death of a Salesman,” and an Olivier Award for Best Actor for his Willy Loman in London’s West End. Other notable stage work includes Love Letter on Broadway, Inherit the Wind and Translations on Broadway; Hughie at Trinity Repertory; Peter Brook’s The Cherry Orchard at Brooklyn Academy of Music; Trumbo Off-Broadway and on tour; Rat in the Skull; Says I, Says He at The Mark Taper Forum and NY’s Phoenix Theatre; The Exonerated Off-Broadway, on tour and in the Court TV film version directed by Bob Balaban. Dennehy has been associated for two decades with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, where he has starred in numerous leading roles. Dennehy’s extensive film work includes Semi-Tough, Foul Play, Blake Edwards’ 10, First Blood, Cocoon, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Tommy Boy, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet, Gorky Park, Never Cry Wolf, Silverado, Twice in a Lifetime, Best Seller, The Belly of an Architect (Best Actor Chicago Film Festival), Spike Lee’s She Hate Me, Ratatouille and the soon-to-be released 10th & Wolf. On television Dennehy receiving Emmy Award nominations for his performances in “The Burden of Proof,” “Murder in the Heartland,” “To Catch a Killer” and “Killing in a Small Town.” He anchored a successful series of telefilms as Jack Reed for NBC throughout the 1990s, and directed and starred in the “Shadow of a Doubt” and “Indefensible.”

Brian Dennehy Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Actor Gold Star
Brian DennehyDeath Of A Salesman
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Brian Dennehy, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Brian Dennehy, Long Day's Journey into Night
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Brian Dennehy, Death of a Salesman
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Brian Dennehy , Death of a Salesman
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Brian Dennehy, Death of a Salesman

Brian Dennehy News

Molière's THE MISER is Now on Stage in Stratford Photo Molière's THE MISER is Now on Stage in Stratford
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino directs Colm Feore in the title role of Molière's delightful satire, The Miser, beginning previews in the Festival Theatre on Tuesday, August 9, in the year of Molière's 400th birthday.

The Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 39th Elliot Norton Award Winners Photo The Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 39th Elliot Norton Award Winners
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

Awards were announced tonight for more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, ensembles and productions by the Boston Theater Critics Association at The 39th Elliot Norton Awards. 

Kevin Anderson, Ben Gulley & Alanis Sophia to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at  Photo Kevin Anderson, Ben Gulley & Alanis Sophia to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Skylight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre announced the full cast for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

39th Elliot Norton Awards Nominations Announced - See the Full List! Photo 39th Elliot Norton Awards Nominations Announced - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

More than 60 nominations in over two dozen categories of outstanding actors, directors, designers, choreographers, musicians, and productions were announced today by the Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 39th Elliot Norton Awards.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team for HUNCHBACK Photo Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team for HUNCHBACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the partial cast, creative team and a one-day sale for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Chicago Theater Critic Richard Christiansen Passes Away at 90 Photo Chicago Theater Critic Richard Christiansen Passes Away at 90
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022

The influential Chicago theater critic Richard Christiansen has passed away at 90. 

Bay Street Theater Six-Part Method Acting Workshop Begins March 29 Photo Bay Street Theater Six-Part Method Acting Workshop Begins March 29
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will present a six-week acting methodology workshop with screen and television star Noëlle Parker starting Tuesday, March 29, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

LOVE LETTERS Returns To CVPA Ballroom For Valentine's Day Weekend Photo LOVE LETTERS Returns To CVPA Ballroom For Valentine's Day Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

'Love Letters,' the timeless play by A.R. Gurney, will be presented for two dinner performances Saturday Feb. 12 in the ballroom at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Ind. Directed by William Pullinsi, 'Love Letters' will star Philip Potempa, noted newspaper columnist for Chicago Tribune Media Co. opposite actress and comedienne Jeannie Rapstad.

Jack Viertel Retires as Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters Photo Jack Viertel Retires as Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022

After 34 years serving as the Creative Director and then Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jack Viertel has announced his retirement as of the end of 2021. Mr. Viertel came to the company in 1987 and was involved in the production of many award-winning plays and musicals, including six of August Wilson’s legendary ten–play Century Cycle.

VIDEO: BITTER HOMES & GARDENS Season 2 Now Streaming on YouTube Photo VIDEO: BITTER HOMES & GARDENS Season 2 Now Streaming on YouTube
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2021

The series stars real-life, viciously sparring married couple, actor Larry Clarke (Twin Peaks) and comedian Fielding Edlow (BoJack Horseman) who say the things couples only think. Season 2 features zoom couples therapy with (John Michael Higgins), retroactive pre-nups with their quirky attorney, and aggressive owl-beating Q-Anon neighbors.

Brian Dennehy Videos

VIDEO: Laurissa Romain Covers 'Change Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke VideoVIDEO: Laurissa Romain Covers 'Change Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2020

Singer/Songwriter, Laurissa Romain's has released a cover of Sam Cooke's 'Change Gonna Come.'

VIDEO: The Goodman Theatre Tributes Brian Dennehy VideoVIDEO: The Goodman Theatre Tributes Brian Dennehy
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Brian Dennehy recently passed away at 81 from natural causes. Dennehy has been associated for two decades with Chicago's Goodman Theatre, where he has starred in numerous leading roles. The Goodman has released a tribute video to Dennehy.

VIDEO: Watch Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll & More Take on Chekhov in New Trailer For THE VideoVIDEO: Watch Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll & More Take on Chekhov in New Trailer For THE SEAGULL
by Macon Prickett - Mar 7, 2018

Check out the official trailer for Sony Pictures Classics' film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, set to be released in May 2018. The film is directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer and adapted for the screen by Tony winner Stephen Karam. The Seagull is fresh and modern and as relevant now as when it was first produced in 1903 Russia. It is the story of eight people, all of whom are fatally in love with the wrong person.

BWW TV: She's a Shining Light! O'Neill Theatre Center Honors Judith Light with Monte Cristo Award!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2017

It was a night full of Broadway and TV reunions for beloved stage and screen star Judith Light at the 2017 Monte Cristo Award ceremony earlier this week, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and held for the first time at 583 Park Avenue. Light's LOMBARDI co-star Dan Lauria and 'Ugly Betty' co-star Michael Urie joined in on the celebrations, and Director Thomas Kail presented Light with her honor. 

STAGE TUBE: Brian Dennehy, Laura Linney & More Mark 99 Years of The Drama Book Shop
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2015

In honor of their rapidly approaching Centennial Anniversary, the shop has reached out to some of its most beloved fans and asked them to share why they keep coming back for more. Legendary actors Brian Dennehy and Laura Linney are featured in the shop's new video series, along with Leslie Kritzer, Neil LaBute, Anne Reid and more. Watch the first video in the series below and find out why they all love The Drama Book Shop!

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Chats New Children's Book; Reveals Bald Head on ELLEN
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 6, 2015

On yesterday's ELLEN, Tony winning actor Nathan Lane stopped by to talk about his new children's book 'Naught Mable' and shared some other titles that you might not have heard of.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy Talk THE ICEMAN COMETH on 'Charlie Rose'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 13, 2015

On this week's CHARLIE ROSE, Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, stars of Eugene O'Neill's 'The Iceman Cometh' stopped by to talk about appearing in the iconic play

VIDEO: New Trailer for KNIGHT OF CUPS, Starring Christian Bale
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

FilmNation just unveiled a new trailer for Terrence Malick's upcoming film KNIGHT OF CUPS, starring Christian Bale. Check it out below!

VIDEO: Candice Bergen and Alan Alda Talk Broadway's LOVE LETTERS on 'The Talk'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 10, 2014

Legendary actors Candice Bergen and Alan Alda stopped by CBS's THE TALK to discuss working together for the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS.

BWW TV: Alan Alda and Candice Bergen Join the Cast of Broadway's LOVE LETTERS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2014

Love Letters began performances on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and officially opened Thursday, September 18, 2014 to critical acclaim, starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, and now stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen in a strictly limited engagement through Thursday, December 18, at theBrooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). The Alda/Bergen cast of Love Letters will be followed by limited engagements of award winning stars of the stage and screen that will include Stacy Keach&Diana Rigg and Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen. Diana Rigg is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. BroadwayWorld was there for Alda and Bergen's first official night, and you can check out interviews with the show's new stars below!


Brian Dennehy Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brian Dennehy been in?
Brian Dennehy has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

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

What awards has Brian Dennehy been nominated for?
Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Death Of A Salesman , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Long Day's Journey into Night , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Death of a Salesman Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Death of a Salesman and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Death of a Salesman .

What awards has Brian Dennehy won?
Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Death Of A Salesman, Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Long Day's Journey into Night Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Death of a Salesmanand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Death of a Salesman.