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Charles Nelson Reilly

Date of Death: May 25, 2007 (76)

Birth Place: New York, NY

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Charles Nelson Reilly STAGE CREDITS

Josias von Stein

Sidney Lipton

Original Broadway Production, 1965
Roger Summerhill

Original Broadway Production, 1964
Cornelius Hackl

Original Broadway Production, 1961
Bud Frump

Original Broadway Production, 1960
Ensemble/Other Roles

Mr. Henkel

Albert Peterson (Standby)

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960

Charles Nelson Reilly Productions

[Broadway, 1997]
[Broadway, 1987]
[Broadway, 1979]
[Broadway, 1976]
[Off-Broadway, 1968]

Charles Nelson Reilly Movies

[1958]Let's Rock Announcer

[1962]Two Tickets to Paris Claypoole

[1967]The Tiger Makes Out Registrar

[1984]Cannonball Run II Don Don Canneloni

[1986]Body Slam Vic Carson

[1989]All Dogs Go to Heaven Killer, Charles Neslon-Reilly

[1991]Rock-A-Doodle Hunch, Charles Nelson-Reilly

[1994]A Troll in Central Park Llort

[1997]Babes in Toyland Mr. Dumpty

[1999]The First of May Dinghy

Charles Nelson Reilly TV Shows

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Killer

Arnie Randy Robinson

Lidsville Horatio J. Hoodoo, Bruce Hoodoo

The Drew Carey Show Mr. Hathaway

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Claymore Gregg, The Ghost of Claymore's Former Conscious

Charles Nelson Reilly Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Charles Nelson Reilly Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly

Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Direction of a Play

Charles Nelson Reilly, The Gin Game

Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Charles Nelson Reilly, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Charles Nelson Reilly Videos

Charles Nelson Reilly News

Musical Theatre Melodies Celebrates The 60th Anniversary of HELLO, DOLLY!

The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, January 16 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly!

Interview: Paul Linke Illuminates Why IT'S not ONLY A SHOW!

A long-time collaborator with Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Linke has co-written It’s Only a Show!, performing as the popular comedian in his one-man tribute to Charles Nelson Reilly. This solo show directed by Edward Edwards opens January 13, 2024 at the Ruskin Group Theatre, 5pm curtain, in tandem with John Colella’s An Extraordinary Ordinary Man at 8pm. Paul managed to find some time before starting tech to answer a few of my queries.

BINGE FREE FESTIVAL Starts October 15 At Santa Monica Playhouse

Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 63 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Eighth Annual Binge Free Festival, five weeks of free performances, workshops, and music in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival. The BFF's primary focus is on Santa Monica and Los Angeles-based artists, but there will be exciting international artists on view as well.

Review: Lucie Arnaz I GOT THE JOB! at 54 Below Plays All Her Songs


First Off-Broadway Production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF to Open This July

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in a new production by Ruth Stage, will play The Theater at St. Clements (423 W. 46th Street) beginning previews July 15, and opening night is set for July 24. The original scheduled run of this production, which had been announced for January, 2022, was postponed due to the ongoing health crisis.

BWW Interview: Paul Hope Returns Home to Theatre Under the Stars for an Iconic Production of SOUTH PACIFIC

Theatre Under The Stars has a storied history in the Houston theatre scene. One of the cornerstones of their theatre community is long-time actor Paul Hope. Hope has the distinction of performing professionally for several decades, in more than 40 productions at Theatre Under the Stars alone. His membership in to the Actors Equity Union begun with the 1980 production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's classic, SOUTH PACIFIC.

Carbonell Awards Announces Two New Board Members And Two New Judges

Jeff Kiltie, president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence, today announced the nonprofit organization has added two new members to the board of directors and two new judges for the 2021-2022 theater season.

Jenna Elser Wins The American Prize In ​Directing - The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize

Jenna Elser, artistic director of Glow Lyric Theatre in Greenville SC, is the winner of The American Prize in DIRECTING—The 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.

Carbonell Awards Introduces New Team Of Judges For 2021-2022 Theater Season

Jeff Kiltie, president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence, today announced the nonprofit organization's new team of judges for the 2021-2022 theater season.

Registration Is Now Open For Fall Semester Of Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy

Amas Musical Theatre is accepting applications for the fall semester of The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, its award-winning pre-professional performance program for musical theatre lovers ages 12-18.

THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW YouTube Channel to Kick Off A Star-Filled Month This Weekend

​​​​​​​The Ed Sullivan Show's official YouTube channel celebrates America's Independence Day weekend with “This Is My Country” and “America The Beautiful,” performed by Pat Boone and West Point Glee Club, respectively. July 4th continues with a rousing rendition of “God Bless America Again” from trailblazing country star Loretta Lynn.

Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy Now Accepting Applicants for Summer Musical Theatre Intensive

Amas Musical Theatre is accepting a limited number of applicants for its Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy “Summer Teen Academy 2021 Musical Theatre Intensive” for students ages 12-18 to be held this summer from July 27-August 12.

Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre

Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT's newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.

Richard Skipper Celebrates Anastasia Barzee Tonight

Tonight's episode of Richard Skipper Celebrates... will feature Anastasia Barzee! Hosted by Richard Skipper, the virtual event will stream live through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Facebook and YouTube. Tune in on August 31, 5 PM ET/2PM PT.

BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal Theatre

Woodie King Jr., founder of New Federal Theatre has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing New Federal Theatre's past, present and more.


Broadway Records announced today that Robbie Rozelle: Songs From Inside My Locker - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below will be released digitally everywhere music is sold on Friday, June 26, 2020.

Fans & Famous Join Sid & Marty Krofft to Unveil Walk of Fame Star

An estimated 150 fans camped out in front of the Funco Store on Hollywood Blvd to be on hand to help celebrate the careers of SID & MARTY KROFFT with a star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Stars.

HB Studio is Celebrating its 75th Anniversary

HB Studio, one of New York's original acting studios, will celebrate its diamond jubilee year with a series of programs and special events which will not only honor its storied 75-year past, but also highlight its role in developing the talent of today and the future.

BWW Interview: LONI ANDERSON ~ Showbiz Legend Joins Animation Legend Don Bluth In Celebration Of 30th Anniversary Of ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN

Extensive and far-ranging interview with Loni Anderson. The showbiz legend joins animation legend Don Bluth in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN. November 23 at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre.

Hell in a Handbag's Announces Annual Benefit THE RIP NELSON CELEBRITY ROAST

Hell in a Handbag Productions' presents its annual benefit, THE RIP NELSON CELEBRITY ROAST on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 6 - 11 pm at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.


Charles Nelson Reilly has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Charles Nelson Reilly has not appeared in the West End

Charles Nelson Reilly has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work in "Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly". Reilly also received a nomination for Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for his work on "The Gin Game". Additionally, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for both "Hello, Dolly!" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".

Charles Nelson Reilly won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performance in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

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