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Charles Shaughnessy

 
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Bio:
Charles Shaughnessy, born and raised in London, England, came from a show business family. His father was the principal writer and script editor on "Upstairs, Downstairs" and his mother was an actress. He started acting in school plays while in grade school but, after graduating from Eton College, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 09, 1955 (67)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Bio:
Charles Shaughnessy, born and raised in London, England, came from a show business family. His father was the principal writer and script editor on "Upstairs, Downstairs" and his mother was an actress. He started acting in school plays while in grade school but, after graduating from Eton College, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Caldwell B. Cladwell [Replacement]

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KATHLEEN GATI, KIN SHRINER, MAURA WEST, TRISTAN ROGERS, KRISTINA WAGNER, JOHN YORK, JACKLYN ZEMAN, BROOK KERR, JOHN LINDSTROM, CHARLES SHAUGHNESSY, GENIE FRANCIS, CHAD DUELL, MAURICE BENARD, FRANK VALENTINI (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), LAURA WRIGHT, NANCY LEE GRAHN, DONNELL TURNER, FINOLA HUGHES, WALLY KURTH, LISA LOCICERO, JEFF KOBER, SONYA EDDY, CYNTHIA WATROS NICHOLAS CHAVEZ, MARCUS COLOMA, KELLY MONACO, JOSH SWICKARD, AMANDA SETTON, REBECCA HERBST, MICHAEL EASTON, JOPHIELLE LOVE, KELLY THIEBAUD, LYNN HERRING, SOFIA MATTSSON, LYDIA LOOK, KATELYN MACMULLEN

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Actor Charles Shaughnessy arrives for the opening night performance of ?Hadestown? at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on April 27, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture

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Charles Shaughnessy arrives for the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol?  Photo

Charles Shaughnessy arrives for the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol? at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Dec. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Nicholas Gingold/Ca

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Charles Shaughnessy

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Actor Charles Shaughnessy

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Caldwell B. Cladwell [Replacement]

Charles Shaughnessy Biography

Charles Shaughnessy, born and raised in London, England, came from a show business family. His father was the principal writer and script editor on "Upstairs, Downstairs" and his mother was an actress. He started acting in school plays while in grade school but, after graduating from Eton College, got his BA in Law at the Magdalene College of Cambridge University. "Despite a lifelong love of the theater, I thought it was about time someone in my family did something sensible," he said.

While at Cambridge he joined the famous "Footlights Revue" comedy group. Upon graduation, Shaughnessy returned to his first love, acting, and enrolled in drama school in London. After a year touring in repertory, he was cast in the Agatha Christie television series "Partners in Crime." He then won the lead role in the BBC drama series "Jury."

Romance brought the actor to America and he moved to Hollywood to marry Susan Fallender, an actress he had met in drama school. Shaughnessy first covered the Los Angeles Theatre scene, appearing at The Mark Taper Forum, the LAAT, and the Ahmanson (the latter opposite Alan Bates in "A Patriot for Me".) He was then cast in the role of Shane Donovan in the daytime series "Days of Our Lives." He stayed with the series for eight years and won three Soap Opera Digest Awards.

He later starred in the successful CBS show "The Nanny" opposite Fran Drescher. After a six year run on "The Nanny" he has since appeared in the feature film "Denial" with Jason Alexander and Patrick Dempsey and on several TV Movies, including "A Kiss So Deadly" with Charlotte Ross, "Dayo" with Elijah Wood and for Disney, "Moms Got A Date With A Vampire" with Caroline Rhea and "Get A Clue" with Lindsay Lohan.

Charles has done many animated series, but most recently, was proud to receive an EMMY for his voice-work in the animated Disney cartoon, "Stanley."




Charles Shaughnessy News

Laguna Playhouse Raises More Than $25,000 For Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen Photo Laguna Playhouse Raises More Than $25,000 For Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

Playhouse has raised over $25,000 to donate to Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen. The Playhouse started collecting the donations following the performances of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, “What A Fool Believes - Tribute to The Doobie Brothers” and its most recent production of A Chorus Line.

Photos: GENERAL HOSPITAL Celebrates 15,000th Episode Milestone Photo Photos: GENERAL HOSPITAL Celebrates 15,000th Episode Milestone
by Marissa Tomeo - May 12, 2022

View pictures as the cast, crew and creative team of “General Hospital” celebrated the 15,000th episode milestone of TV’s longest-running scripted television drama currently in production with a cake-cutting ceremony on the Prospect Studios lot in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 12, 2022. 

Photos: HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Group Photo Photos: HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Group
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2022

The Los Angeles engagement of 'Hadestown' opened this week at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre.

World Premiere of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS & More Announced for Laguna Playhouse 2022-202 Photo World Premiere of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS & More Announced for Laguna Playhouse 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2022-2023 Season of Shows! Their season begins with the most successful new Canadian play of the last decade, the hilariously heartwarming KIM’S CONVENIENCE.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Center Theatre Group Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Center Theatre Group
by Robert Diamond - Dec 2, 2021

Performances of five-time Tony Award-winning production of 'A Christmas Carol' began this week at the Ahmanson Theatre. Get a look inside the show's star-studded opening night!

Road To Reopening: Ogunquit Playhouse Looks To 'The Bright Side Of Life' With SPAMALO Photo Road To Reopening: Ogunquit Playhouse Looks To 'The Bright Side Of Life' With SPAMALOT
by Alan Henry - Jul 9, 2021

BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with Ogunquit Playhouse's Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney.

Review Roundup: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail in Ogunquit Playhouse's New Leary Pavilion Photo Review Roundup: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail in Ogunquit Playhouse's New Leary Pavilion
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 1, 2021

From the comedic brilliance of the mighty Pythons, this new take on Eric Idle’s already hysterically inaccurate version of King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail — directed by BT MacNicholl, who helmed the show’s 1st National Tour, and starring Charles Shaughnessy, Mariand Torres, Jen Cody, Marc Ginsburg, Josh Grisetti, Daniel A. Lopez, Dwelvan David, and Nic Rouleau — SPAMALOT has been thrilling New England audiences in a brand new 25,000 square foot, steel structured outdoor venue. Performances run through July 10.

Photo Rewind: Charles Shaughnessy Stars in 2010 Production of SPAMALOT at Ogunquit Pl Photo Photo Rewind: Charles Shaughnessy Stars in 2010 Production of SPAMALOT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021

Ogunquit Playhouse kicked off their very first Outdoor Season with Spamalot. Returning to the role of King Arthur that he originated for Ogunquit Playhouse in 2010 is the charismatic Charles Shaughnessy, best known to TV fans as Mr. Sheffield on CBS' 'The Nanny' and Shane Donovan on NBC's 'Days of Our Lives.'

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - Jun 19, 2021

After being shuttered from its 2020 theater season, the Ogunquit Playhouse enters 2021 in royal fashion with Monty Python's spoof of the King Arthur legend in Spamalot

BWW Interview: Just Whistle: Charles Shaughnessy Returns to Ogunquit in SPAMALOT Photo BWW Interview: Just Whistle: Charles Shaughnessy Returns to Ogunquit in SPAMALOT
by Carla Maria Verdino-SĂŒllwold - Jun 13, 2021

“Arthur [in CAMELOT] is a man with strong hopes and plans that blow up in his face. SPAMALOT has a much happier ending because Arthur learns that life is too important to be taken seriously. Just whistle -that’s the thing. In CAMELOT Arthur doesn’t quite get there.” Award-winning actor Charles Shaughnessy is talking about his experience playing Arthur, King of the Britains, in two different musicals. Shaughnessy is poised to reprise his role as the monarch in the Ogunquit Playhouse’s SPAMALOT, which opens at the theatre’s new Leary Pavilion on June 16 and runs through July 10, 2021. He first appeared there in the Monty Python musical comedy in 2011 and also played Arthur in Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT at North Shore Music Theatre in 2005.

Charles Shaughnessy Videos

VIDEO: Charles Shaughnessy Talks Returning to SPAMALOT at the Ogunquit Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Charles Shaughnessy Talks Returning to SPAMALOT at the Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2021

Returning to the role of King Arthur that he originated for Ogunquit Playhouse in 2010 is the charismatic Charles Shaughnessy, best known to TV fans as Mr. Sheffield on CBS' 'The Nanny' and Shane Donovan on NBC's 'Days of Our Lives.'

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Jenn Colella in PETER PAN at Pittsburgh CLO VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Jenn Colella in PETER PAN at Pittsburgh CLO
by Alan Henry - Jul 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pittsburgh CLO's Peter Pan starring Jenn Colella, star of Tony-winning Come From Away and Charles Shaughnessy, best known as Maxwell Sheffield on TV's The Nanny. Check out the video!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Starry World Premiere of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After began performances last night, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. Below, check out highlights from the production!

BWW TV: Get Enchanted- Meet the Company of EVER AFTER- Plus a Performance Sneak Peek!
by TV - On the Road - May 15, 2015

Rehearsals for the world premiere of EVER AFTER at The Paper Mill Playhouse are officially underway! Ever After will star two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street) as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Leonardo da Vinci, Emmy Award winner Shaughnessy (Urinetown, 'The Nanny') as King Francis, James Synder (If/Then) as Prince Henry and Drama Desk Award nominee Margo Seibert (Rocky) as Danielle de Barbarac. The company just met the press and you can go inside the big day below!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Paper Mill's EVER AFTER- Watch a Performance Sneak Peek!
by TV - Press Previews - May 8, 2015

Rehearsals for the world premiere of EVER AFTER at The Paper Mill Playhouse are officially underway! Ever After will star two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street) as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Leonardo da Vinci, Emmy Award winnerShaughnessy (Urinetown, 'The Nanny') as King Francis, James Synder (If/Then) as Prince Henry and Drama Desk Award nominee Margo Seibert (Rocky) as Danielle de Barbarac. The company just met the press and you can check out a sneak peek of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside First Day of EVER AFTER Rehearsals with Charles Shaughnessy
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2015

Rehearsals for the world premiere of EVER AFTER at The Paper Mill Playhouse are officially underway! In celebation, cast member Charles Shaughnessy continues his web series HERE'S A THOUGHT with 'a day in the life of a theatre actor, on first day of rehearsals in New York.' Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CTG's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opened last weekend on November 23 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' continues through December 21. Click below to watch a fun montage of scenes from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Charles Shaughnessy & Rachel York in Ogunquit's SPAMALOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 26, 2010

Charles Shaughnessy headlines Monty Python's Spamalot as King Arthur alongside Broadway veteran Rachel York as the Lady of the Lake at Ogunquit Playhouse. The production opened on August 18 and runs through September 11, 2010.


Charles Shaughnessy Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Charles Shaughnessy been in?
Charles Shaughnessy has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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