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Christopher McDonald

 
Date Of Birth:
February 15, 1955 (67)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Christopher McDonald has previously appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Other theatre credits include Nightclub Cantina, Hay Fever, Bounders and The Los Angeles Theatre Center's productions of Hamlet, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He is also the recipient of a Drama-logue Award ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 15, 1955 (67)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Christopher McDonald has previously appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Other theatre credits include Nightclub Cantina, Hay Fever, Bounders and The Los Angeles Theatre Center's productions of Hamlet, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He is also the recipient of a Drama-logue Award ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Murphy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Eddie Hayes
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Photos

Christopher McDonald, John Goodman, Halley Feiffer,  Patricia Conolly, Dylan Baker, J Photo

Christopher McDonald, John Goodman, Halley Feiffer, Patricia Conolly, Dylan Baker, John Slattery, Nathan Lane, Robert Morse, Jack O’Brien, Holland Taylor, Lewis J. Stadlen, Clark Thorell, John Magaro and David Pittu

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01/11/2017
Christopher McDonald, John Goodman, Halley Feiffer,  Patricia Conolly, Dylan Baker, J Photo

Christopher McDonald, John Goodman, Halley Feiffer, Patricia Conolly, Dylan Baker, John Slattery, Nathan Lane, Robert Morse, Jack Oâ€Brien, Holland Taylor

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Date:
01/11/2017
Christopher McDonald, John Goodman, Halley Feiffer,  Patricia Conolly, Dylan Baker, J Photo

Christopher McDonald, John Goodman, Halley Feiffer, Patricia Conolly, Dylan Baker, John Slattery, Nathan Lane, Robert Morse, Jack Oâ€Brien, Holland Taylor, Lewis J. Stadlen, Clark Thorell, John Magaro and David Pittu

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Date:
01/11/2017
Holland Taylor, David Pittu, Danny Mastrogiorgio and Christopher McDonald Photo

Holland Taylor, David Pittu, Danny Mastrogiorgio and Christopher McDonald

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Date:
10/21/2016
 Danny Mastrogiorgio and Christopher McDonald Photo

Danny Mastrogiorgio and Christopher McDonald

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Date:
10/21/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Murphy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Eddie Hayes

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Christopher McDonald Biography

Christopher McDonald has previously appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Other theatre credits include Nightclub Cantina, Hay Fever, Bounders and The Los Angeles Theatre Center's productions of Hamlet, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He is also the recipient of a Drama-logue Award for Best Actor for Final Touches. He first caught Hollywood's attention when he played Goose McKenzie in Grease 2. Beloved for his comedic roles as Mr. Stifler in American Pie and Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, he also made a mark with memorable performances in Thelma and Louise and Quiz Show. Other film roles include: The Boys Next Door, Outrageous Fortune, Chances Are, Dutch, Wild Orchids 2, Grumpy Old Men, Fatal Instinct, Terminal Velocity, Cover Story, Rich Man's Wife, Leave it to Beaver, Flubber, The Iron Giant, The Perfect Storm, Spy Kids: 2, Grind, Takedown, Rumor Has It, Kickin' It Old Skool, Mad Money, Superhero Movie, Fanboys, House Bunny , among others. TV: HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" as Harry Daugherty, "Harry's Law," "Family Law," "Veronica's Closet," "North Shore," "Cracking Up," "The Sopranos," "The Bronx is Burning," "61," "SGU Stargate Universe," "Numb3rs," "Law & Order," "My Boys" and "Psych." His voice work includes a recurring role in Disney Channel's "Kim Possible." McDonald currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lupe, son and three daughters.




Christopher McDonald News

VIDEO: Jennifer Coolidge Stars in THE WATCHER Netflix Limited Series Teaser Photo VIDEO: Jennifer Coolidge Stars in THE WATCHER Netflix Limited Series Teaser
by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

The star-studded cast includes Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge, Mia Farrow, Margo Martindale, Terry Kinney, Joe Mantello, Richard Kind, Noma Dumezweni, Christopher McDonald, Michael Nouri, Isabel Gravitt, Henry Hunter Hall, Luke David Blumm. Watch Jennifer Hudson give a house tour in a new video teaser now!

HBO/HBO Max Receive 140 Emmy Nominations Photo HBO/HBO Max Receive 140 Emmy Nominations
by Michael Major - Jul 12, 2022

HBO/HBO Max earned the most nominations for a single network or platform this year, marking the 20th time in history that the HBO brand has received the most Primetime Emmy® nominations of any network/platform in a single year. This bests HBO’s previous record of 137 nominations in 2019.

Andrew Garfield, Jodie Comer, Steve Martin & More Earn 2022 Emmy Nominations - See th Photo Andrew Garfield, Jodie Comer, Steve Martin & More Earn 2022 Emmy Nominations - See the Full List!
by Michael Major - Jul 12, 2022

Check out the complete list of Emmy nominations, which include Andrew Garfield, Steve Martin, Jodie Comer, Tony Awards Presents: Broadways Back!, Annie LIVE!, Jane Lynch, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nathan Lane, Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalom, Mare Winningham, Laurie Metcalf, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and more!

HBO Max Renews HACKS For A Third Season Photo HBO Max Renews HACKS For A Third Season
by Michael Major - Jun 16, 2022

HACKS stars Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Jane Adams, who were all nominated for Emmys® for the first season. Cast members Christopher McDonald, Kaitlin Olson, Paul W. Downs, Poppy Liu, Rose Abdoo, Mark Indelicato, Meg Stalter, Angela E. Gibbs, Luenell, Johnny Sibilly, Joe Mande, Ally Maki and Lorenza Izzo also star.

VIDEO: Watch Laurie Metcalf & More in HACKS Season Two Trailer Photo VIDEO: Watch Laurie Metcalf & More in HACKS Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Apr 14, 2022

Jean Smart, Emmy, SAG Awards and Critics Choice Awards winner for her performance in season one of the series, will return along with Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Jane Adams. Laurie Metclafe, Christopher McDonald, Kaitlin Olson, Paul W. Downs, Poppy Liu, Rose Abdoo, Mark Indelicato, Meg Stalter, and Angela E. Gibbs will also appear.

HBO Max Renews Acclaimed Comedy Series HACKS For A Second Season Photo HBO Max Renews Acclaimed Comedy Series HACKS For A Second Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2021

New Yorker hailed the series as “bracingly fresh and wholly original” while Variety noted it was “destined to be a zeitgeist hit.” 

VIDEO: HBO Max Unveils Trailer And Key Art For HACKS Photo VIDEO: HBO Max Unveils Trailer And Key Art For HACKS
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2021

The series is created and showrun by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK Photo VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

Princeton University Students Participate In The Creation Of A Virtual Opera: Frances Photo Princeton University Students Participate In The Creation Of A Virtual Opera: Francesco Cavalli's LA CALISTO
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 19, 2021

The students who signed up to participate in the Department of Music's Fall 2020 course MPP/MTD 219: Opera Performance expected to perform a staged version of La Calisto, Francesco Cavalli's 17th-century opera, in Richardson Auditorium at the end of the term. The arrival of the pandemic quickly necessitated a change in plans as students returned home for a semester of virtual learning.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Clip of Christopher McDonald Guest Starring on WGN America's G Photo BWW Exclusive: Watch a Clip of Christopher McDonald Guest Starring on WGN America's GONE
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2019

When a cyclist along the riverfront goes missing, the search for answers leads Kick (Leven Rambin) and Frank (Chris Noth) to discover a link to her own kidnapping case 15 years prior. In order to confirm if the man's abduction is related to the same heinous kidnapping ring from many years before, Kick makes the bold decision to finally come face to face with her kidnapper. The penultimate episode, “Demons,” airs Wednesday, May 8 at 9/8c on WGN America.

Christopher McDonald Videos

VIDEO: Jennifer Coolidge Stars in THE WATCHER Netflix Limited Series Teaser VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Coolidge Stars in THE WATCHER Netflix Limited Series Teaser
by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

The star-studded cast includes Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge, Mia Farrow, Margo Martindale, Terry Kinney, Joe Mantello, Richard Kind, Noma Dumezweni, Christopher McDonald, Michael Nouri, Isabel Gravitt, Henry Hunter Hall, Luke David Blumm. Watch Jennifer Hudson give a house tour in a new video teaser now!

VIDEO: HBO Max Unveils Trailer And Key Art For HACKS VideoVIDEO: HBO Max Unveils Trailer And Key Art For HACKS
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2021

The series is created and showrun by Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Clip of Christopher McDonald Guest Starring on WGN America's G VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch a Clip of Christopher McDonald Guest Starring on WGN America's GONE
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2019

When a cyclist along the riverfront goes missing, the search for answers leads Kick (Leven Rambin) and Frank (Chris Noth) to discover a link to her own kidnapping case 15 years prior. In order to confirm if the man's abduction is related to the same heinous kidnapping ring from many years before, Kick makes the bold decision to finally come face to face with her kidnapper. The penultimate episode, “Demons,” airs Wednesday, May 8 at 9/8c on WGN America.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

VIDEO: YouTube Releases Official Trailer for New Dating Comedy SIDESWIPED VideoVIDEO: YouTube Releases Official Trailer for New Dating Comedy SIDESWIPED
by Macon Prickett - Jun 28, 2018

YouTube Premium premieres the official trailer for its new original dating comedy series, SIDESWIPED, a multi-generational comedy about relationships - both romantic and familial. Based on a true story from Carly Craig, this eight-episode comedy series about dating in the digital age will debut on YouTube Premium July 25, 2018.?

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Christopher McDonald Guests on 'Ripped from the Headlines' Episode of LAW & ORDER
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 6, 2017

Star of stage and screen, Christopher McDonald will portray the head of a network who is accused of raping a female news anchor in the April 26th episode of LAW & ORDER: SVU titled 'The Newsroom.'  

VIDEO: CBS Announces Series Finale of THE GOOD WIFE with Dramatic Super Bowl Spot
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 8, 2016

Last night, CBS announced the series finale of THE GOOD WIFE in dramatic fashion with a special promotional spot broadcast during Super Bowl 50 touting the show's final nine episodes.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet with PIPPIN Opening Night in LA - Martin Short, Sean Hayes, Bo Derek & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Oct 31, 2014

The all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin had it's L.A. Premiere direct from Broadway at the Hollywood Pantages Theater October 22 and Broadway World TV's own red carpet Los Angeles Co-Producer and on-air Host Michael Sterling and Co-Producer Jordan Santacana were there to get up close and personal with the stars. Among those attending the opening were Martin Short, Nia Vardalos, Sean Hayes, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Bucatinsky, Jai Rodriguez, Christopher McDonald, Oscar Nunez, Bo Derek, Cloris Leachman, Patrick Cassidy, Obba Babatunde, Maisela Lusha, Kevin Chamberlin, Anne Jeffries, JoAnne Worley and Scott Hoying (Pentatonix)... to name but a few.

VIDEO: Tom Hanks LUCKY GUY Cabbie Surprises NBC's 'Today' Show
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 29, 2014

Yesterday, BWW told you about the New York cab driver who picked up Tom Hanks and in return received free tickets to the actor's then Broadway show 'Lucky Guy.' Today, the cabbie surprised TODAY's Hoda Kotb, another one of his recent passengers.

VIDEO: Kevin Hart Introduces New Trailer for ABOUT LAST NIGHT
by - Sep 20, 2013

A new trailer has been released for director Steve Pink's ABOUT LAST NIGHT. Below, the film's star Kevin Hart introduces the first look.


Christopher McDonald Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Christopher McDonald been in?
Christopher McDonald has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Christopher McDonald been in?
Christopher McDonald has not appeared in the West End