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Buzz has been in show business for nearly 40 years. Though usually found in the theatre, sculpting in snow, he is at home on screens both big and small. Part of the burgeoning theatre scene in Washington, DC in the late 1970s-early 1980s, he was an original member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. New ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2021
W. Harrison Brent [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Smiednik/Male Translator (Understudy)

Buzz Roddy Biography

Buzz has been in show business for nearly 40 years. Though usually found in the theatre, sculpting in snow, he is at home on screens both big and small. Part of the burgeoning theatre scene in Washington, DC in the late 1970s-early 1980s, he was an original member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. New Playwrights Theatre Of Washington and myriad theatres extant and departed. Films and voice-overs for the US Government and Military were part of an actor's life in DC, and Buzz did thousands, achieving the fake rank of Naval Lt. Cmdr. He has been a magician, juggler and mime. (Don't ask) He even did performance art with Yoko Ono. Just when the DC scene was getting hot, he went back to NYC. You can't teach timing.

He's a frequent face in the New York theatre and in regional theatres across the US. He has played most of the European continent. Unclassifiable, his myriad roles range from blue collar to aristocrat; American to European; classical theatre to musical theatre; drama to farce. Yale to jail; Park Avenue to park bench. He has worked with actors famous, anonymous and ignominious. He's also a classically-trained tenor.

While in Europe with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, he met his wife, Laurie Dawn, who was playing the title role. She is his favorite co-star. They make their home in a peaceful village called The Bronx. (One of only 3 cities in the world, including The Hague and The Vatican that begin with the letter, "The") He is a proud member of Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA and a committed trade unionist.





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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Tickets On Sale At Arkansas Repertory Theatre Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Tickets On Sale At Arkansas Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2023

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre has announced that tickets on sale to its production of ‚ÄúLittle Shop of Horrors.‚ÄĚ The production will run for four weeks at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

Quintessence Theatre Group Presents Clifford Odets' WAITING FOR LEFTY, January 18- Fe Photo Quintessence Theatre Group Presents Clifford Odets' WAITING FOR LEFTY, January 18- February 18
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2023

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic theatre, continues Season XIII: Celebrating the Extraordinary with Clifford Odets' American classic Waiting For Lefty. Directed by Kyle Haden, Waiting For Lefty remains an incendiary and revolutionary play about the growing pains of labor in capitalist America, and starts previews January 18, with an Opening Night Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Review: JERSEY BOYS at Capital Repertory Theatre Photo Review: JERSEY BOYS at Capital Repertory Theatre
by Jared West - Jul 20, 2022

Last night’s opening performance of JERSEY BOYS played to a packed house. Audience members sang along and danced in their seats, ultimately giving this cast a standing ovation. Not a bad way to wrap up the very first season for Capital Repertory Theatre (aka theREP) in their new home!

Video: Get A Sneak Peek Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Hartford Stage Photo Video: Get A Sneak Peek Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Hartford Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2019

Connecticut's beloved holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas, returns to thrill and delight Hartford Stage audiences for its 22nd season. This heartwarming adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale runs Friday, November 29, through Saturday, December 28.

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Rings In The Holidays At Hartford Stage Photo Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Rings In The Holidays At Hartford Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2019

Connecticut's beloved holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas, returns to thrill and delight Hartford Stage audiences for its 22nd season. This heartwarming adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale runs Friday, November 29, through Saturday, December 28.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns To Hartford Stage On November 29 Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns To Hartford Stage On November 29
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2019

Connecticut's beloved holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas, returns to thrill and delight Hartford Stage audiences for its 22nd season. This heartwarming adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale runs Friday, November 29, through Saturday, December 28.

the american vicarious Presents the World Premiere of (A)LOFT MODULATION Photo the american vicarious Presents the World Premiere of (A)LOFT MODULATION
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a?? the american vicarious proudly presents the World Premiere of (A)loft Modulation by NYC-based playwright Jaymes Jorsling. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Avenue from 1957 - 1965,  (A)loft Modulation will feature a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly. Opening Night is tonight, Thursday October 3rd. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through Sunday, October 27th.

The World Premiere Of (A)LOFT MODULATION Begins Tonight Photo The World Premiere Of (A)LOFT MODULATION Begins Tonight
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a?? the american vicarious proudly presents the World Premiere of (A)loft Modulation by NYC-based playwright Jaymes Jorsling. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Avenue from 1957 - 1965,  (A)loft Modulation will feature a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly. Previews begin tonight, Thursday September 26th, with Opening Night set for Thursday, October 3rd. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through Sunday, October 27th.

the american vicarious Presents the World Premiere of (A)LOFT MODULATION Photo the american vicarious Presents the World Premiere of (A)LOFT MODULATION
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 21, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??the american vicarious proudly presents the World Premiere of (A)loft Modulation by NYC-based playwright Jaymes Jorsling. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Avenue from 1957 - 1965,  (A)loft Modulation will feature a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly. Previews begin Thursday September 26th with Opening Night set for Thursday, October 3rd. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through Sunday, October 27th.

EVE OF BELTANE Will Premiere At Broadway Bound Festival Photo EVE OF BELTANE Will Premiere At Broadway Bound Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2019

Izen and Koepfinger's 'Eve of Beltane' tells the oh so familiar tale of forbidden love and examines the very fabric of its nature. Beyond time, beyond space, we find that divine love can penetrate all boundaries - race, nation, and class. This timeless drama features the music and lyrics of Joe Izen with Henry Aronson as Musical Director. Cailin Heffernan will direct. Production Stage Management is by Byron C. Saunders.