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Christopher Plummer

 
Birth Place:
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Bio:
The Canadian-born Christopher Plummer acted for over 60 years of his life. He won almost every possible acting award including an Oscar, two Emmys, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA. Known for his distinctive performances in many films (The Sound of ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Toronto, ON, CANADA

Bio:
The Canadian-born Christopher Plummer acted for over 60 years of his life. He won almost every possible acting award including an Oscar, two Emmys, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA. Known for his distinctive performances in many films (The Sound of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Henry Drummond
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
King Lear of Britain
  [Broadway]
1997
John Barrymore
  [Broadway]
1994
Spooner
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Macbeth
  [Broadway]
1982
Iago
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Edgar
  [Broadway]
1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Cyrano de Bergerac
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Francisco Pizarro
  [Broadway]
1963
Arturo Ui
  [Broadway]
1958
Nickles
  [Broadway]
1956
Lewis Rohmen
  [Broadway]
1955
Warwick
  [Broadway]
1955
Count Peter Zichy
  [Broadway]
1954
Manchester Monagham
  [Broadway]
1954
George Phillips

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Sound Designer

Photos

Maureen Stapleton, Christopher Plummer and Glynnis Johns attend a Press junket for 'L Photo

Maureen Stapleton, Christopher Plummer and Glynnis Johns attend a Press junket for 'Little Gloria... Happy at Last" at the Plaza Hotel on September 11, 1982 in New York City.

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01/03/2019
Christopher Plummer & Kelley Vickery Photo

Christopher Plummer & Kelley Vickery

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06/04/2017
Christopher Plummer & Eda Sorokoff Photo

Christopher Plummer & Eda Sorokoff

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06/04/2017
Christopher Plummer & David Edelstein Photo

Christopher Plummer & David Edelstein

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06/04/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Henry Drummond

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
King Lear of Britain

  [Broadway]
1997
John Barrymore

  [Broadway]
1994
Spooner

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Macbeth

  [Broadway]
1982
Iago

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Edgar

  [Broadway]
1973
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Cyrano de Bergerac

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Francisco Pizarro

  [Broadway]
1963
Arturo Ui

  [Broadway]
1958
Nickles

  [Broadway]
1956
Lewis Rohmen

  [Broadway]
1955
Warwick

  [Broadway]
1955
Count Peter Zichy

  [Broadway]
1954
Manchester Monagham

  [Broadway]
1954
George Phillips

Productions

Sound Designer

Christopher Plummer Biography

The Canadian-born Christopher Plummer acted for over 60 years of his life. He won almost every possible acting award including an Oscar, two Emmys, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA.

Known for his distinctive performances in many films (The Sound of Music, Battle of Britain, The Night of The Generals, Somewhere in Time, Nicholas Nickleby, A Beautiful Mind, and, most recently, Knives Out and All The Money in the World), he is also known for his command of Shakespearean roles.

Mr. Plummer has portrayed nearly all of the Bard's lead characters on stages around the world. He made his debut at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 1956 playing the title role in Henry V.

Plummer most recently appeared on Broadway in a 2007 production of "Inherit the Wind." In total, he appeared in 16 Broadway productions, including "King Lear," "Barrymore," "No Man's Land," "Macbeth," "Othello," "The Good Doctor," "Cyrano," "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," "Arturo Ui," "J.B.," "Night of the Auk," "The Lark," "The Dark is Light Enough," and "Home Is The Hero."

His Broadway debut came in the 1954 production of "The Starcross Story" by Diana Morgan. He won Tony Awards for his roles in "Cyrano" and "Barrymore," and was nominated five more times.

Though Plummer appeared in over 100 films, he said his first and primary love was the theater. "The theatre has given me the most joy professionally, because of the live audience. I think it's desperately important to form a communion with your audience. That's your partner. Though I admire and take pleasure in movies, they can't replace the stage," he told The Globe and Mail in 2010.

Christopher Plummer Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 2014 - John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Gold Star
Christopher Plummer
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Christopher Plummer, King Lear
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Christopher Plummer, King Lear
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Christopher Plummer, Barrymore
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Actor - Play Gold Star
Christopher Plummer, Barrymore
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Christopher Plummer, Barrymore
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Christopher Plummer, No Man's Land
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Christopher Plummer , No Man's Land
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Christopher Plummer, Othello
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Actor in a Play
Christopher Plummer, Othello
 
Drama League Awards - 1974 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Christopher Plummer
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Christopher Plummer, Cyrano
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Christopher Plummer, Cyrano
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Christopher PlummerPlay
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Christopher Plummer, J. B.
 
Theatre World Awards - 1955 - Performance Gold Star
Christopher Plummer, The Dark is Light Enough

Christopher Plummer News

Len Cariou Will Receive Stratford Festival Legacy Award On Monday Photo Len Cariou Will Receive Stratford Festival Legacy Award On Monday
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Actor Len Cariou will be this year's recipient of the Stratford Festival's Legacy Award. It will be given at a gala in Toronto's Four Season's Hotel on Monday, September 12.

The Washington Stage Guild Opens 37th Season With THE GOOD DOCTOR by Neil Simon and A Photo The Washington Stage Guild Opens 37th Season With THE GOOD DOCTOR by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022

The Washington Stage Guild will kick off its 2022-2023 season, a ‚ÄúSeason of Transitions,‚ÄĚ with The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, adapted from the stories of Anton Chekhov, directed by founding member Laura Giannarelli.

The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION Photo The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador world-acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand, and author of 'SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE: A Journey into the Organic Process of the Art of Transformation' will give an in-person Reading and Signing on September 19th @ 5:30 pm at The Drama Book Shop. Special guests scheduled include Stephen Lang & Anita Hollander.

Playwrights Horizons to Present New Season of SOUNDSTAGE Fiction Podcast - Listen to  Photo Playwrights Horizons to Present New Season of SOUNDSTAGE Fiction Podcast - Listen to the Season 2 Intro Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Playwrights Horizons will present the second season of Soundstage, its scripted fiction podcast. With plays written specifically for the audio format, not translated or recorded live from the stage, Soundstage has established itself as a singular, adventurous presence in both the podcasting and theater worlds. Listen to the Season 2 intro here!

David Wood to Release Memoir ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S KISS Photo David Wood to Release Memoir ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S KISS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

David Wood OBE will release his memoir Elizabeth Taylor’s Kiss and Other Brushes with Hollywood on 8th July, 2022.

Review: The stage is alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at ZACH Theatre Photo Review: The stage is alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at ZACH Theatre
by Sabrina Wallace - Jul 9, 2022

Despite the minor tweaks and modern aspects of the production, this is still the same classic musical that is suitable and enjoyable for the entire family. If you want to make the experience more unique and try that old acting bug, you can purchase table seats and learn how to Waltz with Max, Liesl, and the rest of the von Trapp children.

The Hills Are Alive! Danbury's Musicals At Richter Highlights Its 38th Season Under T Photo The Hills Are Alive! Danbury's Musicals At Richter Highlights Its 38th Season Under The Stars With THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

Musicals at Richter (MAR), Connecticut's longest-running outdoor theater, will celebrate its 38th season with the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Cent Photo World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Center Theatre Group 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 

BWW Interview: Ernest Thompson On The Leading Ladies He's Worked With & Reviving His  Photo BWW Interview: Ernest Thompson On The Leading Ladies He's Worked With & Reviving His THE WEST SIDE WALTZ
by Gil Kaan - Jun 13, 2022

Will Geer‚Äôs Theatricum presents the world premiere of the ‚Äúall new‚ÄĚ revival of Oscar-winning playwright Ernest Thompson‚Äôs The West Side Waltz beginning June 25, 2022. Mary Jo DuPrey directs the cast of Ellen Geer, Melora Marshall, Willow Geer, Miguel P√©rez and Charles Lin. I was most fortunate to have the playwright make some time to answer my queries.

Gavin Creel and Nikki M. James to Perform at Long Wharf Theatre Photo Gavin Creel and Nikki M. James to Perform at Long Wharf Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Tony Award-winning artists Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Hair; La Cage Aux Folles; She Loves Me; The Book of Mormon; Waitress) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon original cast member) will be performing at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven next Monday, June 13 as part of Long Wharf's Big Tent Party benefit.

Christopher Plummer Videos

Flashback Video: Christopher Plummer Talks THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Julie Andrews, and Mor VideoFlashback Video: Christopher Plummer Talks THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Julie Andrews, and More
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2021

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, stage and screen star Christopher Plummer has passed away at the age of 91. The Paley Center has released a flashback video from PaleyAfterDark from 2012, featuring a conversation with Plummer.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2020

After a fan gave his religious mother a picture of Ewan in his Jedi robes, she displayed it in their home thinking it was a picture of Jesus.

Photos/Video: First Look at Playhouse on the Square's ON GOLDEN POND VideoPhotos/Video: First Look at Playhouse on the Square's ON GOLDEN POND
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with An Anonymous Company and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, present the theatre classic originally produced in the New Apollo Theatre and the Century Theatre in 1979, running for 382 performances.

VIDEO: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans Star in New Trailer for KNIVES OUT VideoVIDEO: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans Star in New Trailer for KNIVES OUT
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2019

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick,Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. 

VIDEO: See Chris Evans, Daniel Craig the Trailer for Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT VideoVIDEO: See Chris Evans, Daniel Craig the Trailer for Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2019

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. 

VIDEO: Patti LuPone and Christopher Plummer Star in the CLIFFS OF FREEDOM Trailer VideoVIDEO: Patti LuPone and Christopher Plummer Star in the CLIFFS OF FREEDOM Trailer
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2019

'Cliffs of Freedom' is the story of an ill-fated romance between young Greek village girl Anna Christina and a conflicted Turkish officer named Tariq during the dawn of the Greek War for Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821.

VIDEO: Christopher Plummer Chats Replacing Kevin Spacey in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD VideoVIDEO: Christopher Plummer Chats Replacing Kevin Spacey in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD & More on THE VIEW
by Macon Prickett - Jun 12, 2018

Christopher Plummer sat down with the women of The View to discuss his political family, his upcoming film Boundaries, and replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World. Check out the clip below! 

VIDEO: First Look - Chenoweth & More Lend Voices to New Holiday Film THE STAR VideoVIDEO: First Look - Chenoweth & More Lend Voices to New Holiday Film THE STAR
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 4, 2017

Witness the story of the first Christmas through a whole new set of eyes! Sony Animation has released the official trailer for THE STAR, Get a first look below!

VIDEO: First Look - Dan Stevens Stars as Charles Dickens in THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRI VideoVIDEO: First Look - Dan Stevens Stars as Charles Dickens in THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 5, 2017

Discover the true story of how Charles Dickens wrote ‚ÄúA Christmas Carol‚ÄĚ and created a holiday tradition. THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS, starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce, opens in theaters November 22.

VIDEO: First Look - Zachary Levi & More in New Animated Holiday Film THE STAR VideoVIDEO: First Look - Zachary Levi & More in New Animated Holiday Film THE STAR
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 26, 2017

This holiday season, you're invited to discover the story of the first Christmas… from an entirely new perspective. Check out the first teaser trailer for Sony Picture's THE STAR, hitting theaters on November 10, 2017


Christopher Plummer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Christopher Plummer been in?
Christopher Plummer has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

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

What awards has Christopher Plummer been nominated for?
John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Theatre World Awards) , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Inherit the Wind , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Inherit the Wind , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Inherit the Wind , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for King Lear , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for King Lear , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Barrymore , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Barrymore , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Barrymore , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for No Man's Land , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for No Man's Land , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Othello , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Actor in a Play (Tony Awards) for Othello , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cyrano , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Cyrano , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Play Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for J. B. and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Dark is Light Enough .

What awards has Christopher Plummer won?
John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Theatre World Awards), Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for King Lear, Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Barrymore, Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Barrymore, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Barrymore, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cyrano, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Cyrano Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Playand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Dark is Light Enough.