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Cyril Ritchard

 
Cyril Ritchard Headshot
Date of Birth: December 01, 1897
Date of Death: December 18, 1977 (80)

Birth Place: Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Stage Credits

  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 1977
Narrator
  [Broadway]
1977
Narrator
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Osgood Fielding, Jr.
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Sir
  [Broadway]
1963
Felix Rankin
  [Broadway]
1963
Colonel Tallboys
  [Broadway]
1962
Romulus
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
An Ambassador
Chief of State
Pluto
A Playwright
A Gay Blade
A Wine Smuggler
A Heckler
  [Broadway]
1958
Biddeford Poole
  [Broadway]
1957
Kreton
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1954
Mr. Darling
Captain Hook/Mr. Darling
Captain Hook
  [Broadway]
1952
Adrian Blenderbland
  [Broadway]
1950
Lord Foppington
  [Broadway]
1948
Georgie Pillson
  [Broadway]
1947
Tattle
  [West End]
London Revival, 1945
Performer
  [Broadway]
1925
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1957]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1956]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1955]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1953]
Director
Director
 
[Broadway, 1953]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1952]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1951]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 1977
Narrator

  [Broadway]
1977
Narrator

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Osgood Fielding, Jr.

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Sir

  [Broadway]
1963
Felix Rankin

  [Broadway]
1963
Colonel Tallboys

  [Broadway]
1962
Romulus

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
The Pied Piper of Hamelin

An Ambassador

Chief of State

Pluto

A Playwright

A Gay Blade

A Wine Smuggler

A Heckler

  [Broadway]
1958
Biddeford Poole

  [Broadway]
1957
Kreton

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1954
Mr. Darling

Captain Hook/Mr. Darling

Captain Hook

  [Broadway]
1952
Adrian Blenderbland

  [Broadway]
1950
Lord Foppington

  [Broadway]
1948
Georgie Pillson

  [Broadway]
1947
Tattle

  [West End]
London Revival, 1945
Performer

  [Broadway]
1925
Performer

Productions

[Broadway, 1973]
Director

[Broadway, 1964]
Director

[Broadway, 1963]
Director

[Broadway, 1961]
Director

[Broadway, 1961]
Director

[Broadway, 1959]
Director

[Broadway, 1958]
Director

[Broadway, 1957]
Director

[Broadway, 1956]
Director

[Broadway, 1955]
Director

[Broadway, 1953]
Director

Director

[Broadway, 1953]
Director

[Broadway, 1952]
Director

[Broadway, 1951]
Director

[Broadway, 1950]
Director


Cyril Ritchard Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Cyril Ritchard, The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd
 
Drama League Awards - 1959 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Cyril Ritchard
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Direction
Cyril Richard, The Pleasure of His Company
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Cyril Ritchard, The Pleasure of His Company
 
Tony Awards - 1957 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Cyril Ritchard , A Visit To A Small Planet
 
Tony Awards - 1955 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Cyril Ritchard, Peter Pan

Cyril Ritchard News

The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit P Photo The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit Professional Producing Theaters
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Burry Fredrik Foundation championing the growth and continuing health of Connecticut's non-profit professional producing theaters. Since 2012, the Foundation has granted over $3 million to a dozen Connecticut theaters with a proven track record of accomplishments. In 2022, $500,000 will be awarded. The Foundation was established by Burry Fredrik (1925-2012), a Tony Award-winning producer and noted director, who lived in Weston, CT.

Eric Michael Gillett & Carole Demas to Present JOYFUL SPIRITS This December Photo Eric Michael Gillett & Carole Demas to Present JOYFUL SPIRITS This December
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

Legendary Broadway/TV star Carole Demas and fellow Broadway and TV star Eric Michael Gillett are together at last, performing a variety of their favorite songs, lifting your holiday heart with their festive cabaret/concert, Joyful Spirits, Live and On Demand. 

LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN Begins Second Season with Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Show Octob Photo LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN Begins Second Season with Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Show October 22
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 20, 2021

After a successful year providing streaming shows for lucky fans worldwide, LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN returns for year two.

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 to Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Er Photo French Riviera Film Festival 2021 to Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival, will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the announcement was made today by festival founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 To Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt And Er Photo French Riviera Film Festival 2021 To Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt And Eric Roberts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: SUGAR se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: SUGAR se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Apr 9, 2021

Producida por David Merrick y dirigida y coreografiada por Gower Champion, SUGAR se estrenó en Broadway en el Majestic Theatre el 9 de abril de 1972 tras 14 preestrenos y se cerró el 23 de junio de 1973 tras 505 representaciones.

BWW Previews: Live From Skylight Run Reunites Concert Colleagues Carole Demas and Sar Photo BWW Previews: Live From Skylight Run Reunites Concert Colleagues Carole Demas and Sarah Rice
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 18, 2020

Live From Skylight Run continues its online programming for fans of the Broadway musical.

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fred Kavli Theatre Photo BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fred Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Jan 18, 2020

American Theatre Guild's national tour of 'Finding Neverland' is a marvel of imaginative production values, excellent acting, and quirky-jerky choreography, making this 'making of Peter Pan' fantasy a joy from start to finish.

BWW Review: PETER PAN Soars at Candlelight Photo BWW Review: PETER PAN Soars at Candlelight
by Don Grigware - Jul 22, 2019

Peter Pan is an enchanting tale that delights children of all ages. Children dream of being able to fly and to live freely, without attachments or responsibilities. With the right casting, the show is pure magic. Now onstage through August 18 at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Peter Pan will never grow up, thank heavens! In this case there is not a famous star attached to the role....and director John LaLonde has cast a male in the lead. A refreshing change...and, let's face it, it must work. Peter is a boy, after all. Gavin Juckette is an immmensely talented triple threat who has played the role previously on the East coast. La Londe has cast this Peter Pan very well, making it soar.

Stage Door Records Launch 'Lost Broadway' Album Series Photo Stage Door Records Launch 'Lost Broadway' Album Series
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2019

Following the critically acclaimed 'Lost West End' album series, Stage Door Records present the launch of 'Lost Broadway', a new series of albums that will focus on celebrating Broadway's forgotten and obscure musicals. With each album dedicated to specific years in Broadway history, the 'Lost Broadway' series launches with 'Lost Broadway 1961', a particularly abundant year in the Broadway calendar for musicals whose residencies were short lived but deserve not to be forgotten.

Cyril Ritchard Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/12/15- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2015

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/26/15- PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2015

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/12- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2014

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/26- PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2014

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

VIDEO: He Can Fly! Bill Murray 'Auditions' for NBC's PETER PAN LIVE on LETTERMAN
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Following NBC's announcement of PETER PAN as its next live, mega-TV musical, set to air December 4, 2014, Bill Murray showed us his best singing -- and flying -- chops on LETTERMAN. Check out his 'audition' for the lead role in PETER PAN below!

VIDEO: NBC Poll Favors Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris & Daniel Radcliffe for PETER PAN
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 20, 2014

On the heels of an announcement yesterday by NBC that their next live musical would be PETER PAN, speculation has already started on who will play the leads.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/12- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2013

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/26- PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2013

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/12- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2012

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/26- PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2012

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.


Cyril Ritchard Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Cyril Ritchard been in?
Cyril Ritchard has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

How many West End shows has Cyril Ritchard been in?
Cyril Ritchard has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Cyril Ritchard's first West End show?
Cyril Ritchard's first West End show was Gay Rosalinda which opened in 1945

What awards has Cyril Ritchard been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) , Best Direction (Tony Awards) for The Pleasure of His Company , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Pleasure of His Company Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Visit To A Small Planet and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Peter Pan .

What awards has Cyril Ritchard won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards)and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Peter Pan.