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Charles Durning

 
Date of Birth: February 28, 1923
Date of Death: December 24, 2012 (89)

Birth Place: Highland Falls, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Ex-President Arthur Hockstader
  [Broadway]
1997
Weller Martin
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Matthew Harrison Brady
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1990
Big Daddy
  [Broadway]
1976
Cohn [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1973
Eugene Hartigan
  [Broadway]
1973
Harold
  [Broadway]
1972
George Sikowski
  [Broadway]
1969
Ned Buntline
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Louis Bonnard
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Dean Stewart
Performer
Maurice
Artie (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Pincer
  [Broadway]
1964
Charles (Understudy)
Brassac (Tallien) (Understudy)
Julien (Danton) (Understudy)
Phillippe (Jesuit Father) (Understudy)
Vulturne (Mirabeau) (Understudy)


Charles Durning Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor Gold Star
Charles Durning, Third
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Charles Durning , The Best Man
 
Drama League Awards - 1997 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Charles Durning, The Gin Game
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play Gold Star
Charles Durning, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actor - Play
Charles Durning , Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actor - Play
Charles DurningCat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actor - Play
Charles During, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Charles Durning , Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Charles Durning, That Championship Season

Charles Durning News

RISE To Present THE GIN GAME, A Special One-Weekend Engagement, November 11-13 Photo RISE To Present THE GIN GAME, A Special One-Weekend Engagement, November 11-13
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

Rhode Island Stage Ensemble has announced THE GIN GAME, a one-weekend engagement co-starring Maureen Noel and Steve Taschereau.

The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screenin Photo The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screening for 75th Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

The Actors Studio will host a 75th Anniversary benefit screening of the Academy Award-winning film Dog Day Afternoon, followed by a live interview with the film’s star and The Actors Studio co-president Al Pacino. The Gala event will take place Thursday, October 27 at 7PM, the United Palace.

BWW Review: TOOTSIE at Dolby Theatre Photo BWW Review: TOOTSIE at Dolby Theatre
by Harker Jones - May 2, 2022

Read our critic's review. TOOTSIE is a contemporary take on an old trope: a man unconvincingly passes himself off as a woman, everyone in his world buys it, and hilarity tries to ensue. It's been done countless times, going back past Shakespeare to the ancient Greeks. That doesn't mean it always works, however, and TOOTSIE is a mixed bag.

PBS AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate The Public Theatre's Joe Papp with Documentary Photo PBS AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate The Public Theatre's Joe Papp with Documentary
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022

Ahead of the 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in The Park at New York City’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park, American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts tells the story of this indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to La Mirada in April Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to La Mirada in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

La Mirada will present The Sound of Music beginning in April! The show stars Diane Phelan (Broadway:¬†The King and I¬†&¬†South Pacific¬†at Lincoln Center) as ‚ÄúMaria,‚ÄĚ Christopher Carl (Broadway:¬†South Pacific¬†at Lincoln Center,¬†Mamma Mia!)¬†as ‚ÄúCaptain von Trapp,‚ÄĚ and Grammy nominee¬†Suzanna Guzm√°n (The King and Iwith Yul Brynner, Bizet‚Äôs¬†Carmen) as ‚ÄúMother Abbess.'

Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Announces November Film Schedule Photo Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Announces November Film Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

The SHU Community Theatre will present a month of film programming in November. Thursday, Nov. 4 & Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.: The Auschwitz Report. The harrowing true story of Freddy and Walter, two young Slovak Jews deported to Auschwitz in 1942.

Jenna Elser Wins The American Prize In ‚ÄčDirecting - The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize Photo Jenna Elser Wins The American Prize In ‚ÄčDirecting - The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

Jenna Elser, artistic director of Glow Lyric Theatre in Greenville SC,¬†is the winner of¬†The¬†American¬†Prize¬†in¬†DIRECTING‚ÄĒThe Charles Nelson Reilly Prize¬†(theater/musical theater division), 2021,¬†for 'West Side Story'.¬†Jenna¬†was selected from applications reviewed recently from across the United States.

Chris Noth To Reprise Role Of Mr. Big In Max Original AND JUST LIKE THAT… Photo Chris Noth To Reprise Role Of Mr. Big In Max Original AND JUST LIKE THAT…
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 26, 2021

Chris Noth will reprise the role of 'Mr. Big' in the Max Original series AND JUST LIKE THAT... This new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series 'Sex and the City' follows 'Carrie' (Sarah Jessica Parker), 'Miranda' (Cynthia Nixon) and 'Charlotte' (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The ten-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York this summer.

Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More Ab Photo Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More About The Booth Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Booth Theatre! Learn about some of the theatre's best-known shows including Sunday in the Park with George, Next to Normal, Freestyle Love Supreme, and many more!

L.A. Theatre Works Announces Additional Audio Theater Offerings Photo L.A. Theatre Works Announces Additional Audio Theater Offerings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2020

The world's leading producer of audio theater, L.A. Theatre Works offers audiences around the globe free access to state-of-the-art recordings of both contemporary and classic plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen.

Charles Durning Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal for David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into rehearsals for the upcoming revival of In the Boom Boom Room made its debut today - check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker RICK McKAY (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart'. The never-before-seen footage can be seen below or on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/i2-wjVAqwsA

BWW TV: Matt Rodrigues Inside The Actor's Fund's West Coast Tony Party Honoring Hal Holbrook!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2011

On Sunday, June 12, BroadwayWorld.com brought you special and exclusive coverage throughout the night of the 65th Annual Tony Awards, airing on CBS live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, including backstage videos, photos, speech transcriptions, winners stories, blogs and all the latest from the after parties. The night's big winner was The Book of Mormon, which took home nine prizes, including Best Musical. War Horse and Anything Goes were also evening standouts.

BWW TV: Matt Rodrigues Goes Inside the Tony Awards West Coast Party!
by Robert Diamond - Jun 15, 2010

While the world's eyes focused on the Tony Awards in New York on Sunday June 13th, theatre patrons gathered in Los Angeles to watch the ceremony live via satellite and celebrate with Annette Bening in honoring Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell at the 14th Annual Tony Awards Benefit presented by The Actors Fund. Nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune served as the evening's host.


Charles Durning Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Charles Durning been in?
Charles Durning has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Charles Durning been in?
Charles Durning has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Charles Durning been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for Third , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Best Man , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Gin Game , Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for That Championship Season .

What awards has Charles Durning won?
Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for Third, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Gin Game , Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roofand Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for That Championship Season.