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Danny Burstein

 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Burstein is a seven-time Tony Award nominee; for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), South Pacific (2008), Follies (2012), Golden Boy (2013), Cabaret (2014), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), and Moulin Rouge! (2020). He has also won two Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received three ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 16, 1964 (58)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Burstein is a seven-time Tony Award nominee; for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), South Pacific (2008), Follies (2012), Golden Boy (2013), Cabaret (2014), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), and Moulin Rouge! (2020). He has also won two Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received three ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Harold Zidler
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Staged Reading, 2018
Performer
  [Boston]
World Premiere, 2018
Harold Zidler
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Alfred P. Doolittle [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Concert Production, 2017
Van Buren
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company and Alley Theatre World Premiere, 2017
Isaac
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Nick Bottom
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Tevye
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2014
Herr Schultz
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Max Hohmann
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2013
Matt Friedman
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Buddy Plummer
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2011
Buddy Plummer
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2010
Taxi Driver
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Luther Billis
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Aldolpho
  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Aldolpho
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Priest/Dr. Sigmoid/Gardener/Motorist #1/Motorcycle Cop/Moving Man #1
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer
  [New York]
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Presentation, 2004
Aldolpho
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Ed (Standby)
Lehman (Standby)
  [New York]
Reading, 2000
Thomas
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2000
Other Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1999
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Tailor/Merchant of Ephesus
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
1st Officer William Murdoch [Replacement]
2nd Class Passenger [Replacement]
Harold Bride (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Man #2 [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
Man #2 [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Singer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1995
Paul
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Production, 1994
Ru
Ru
Floor Monitor
Pianist
  [Broadway]
1994
Japheth (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1993
Delivery Boy
The Tailor (Understudy)
Al (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1993
Page to Dunois
Gilles de Rais (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1992
Yakov
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1992
Film Director
Reporter
Technician
Paramedic
3rd Fan
Daniel
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
3rd Fan/Paramedic/Technician/Reporter/Film Director/Daniel
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Porter
Constable
Second Constable (Understudy)

Photos

Sally Wilfert, Douglas Sills and Danny Burstein Photo

Sally Wilfert, Douglas Sills and Danny Burstein

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Douglas Sills, Donna Murphy and Danny Burstein Photo

Douglas Sills, Donna Murphy and Danny Burstein

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06/12/2022
Donna Murphy, Jennifer Simard and Danny Burstein Photo

Donna Murphy, Jennifer Simard and Danny Burstein

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06/12/2022
Danny Burstein and Jennifer Simard Photo

Danny Burstein and Jennifer Simard

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Danny Burstein, Jennifer Simard and Sally Wilfert Photo

Danny Burstein, Jennifer Simard and Sally Wilfert

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Harold Zidler

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Staged Reading, 2018
Performer

  [Boston]
World Premiere, 2018
Harold Zidler

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Alfred P. Doolittle [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Concert Production, 2017
Van Buren

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company and Alley Theatre World Premiere, 2017
Isaac

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Nick Bottom

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Tevye

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2014
Herr Schultz

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Max Hohmann

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2013
Matt Friedman

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Production, 2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Buddy Plummer

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2011
Buddy Plummer

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2010
Taxi Driver

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Luther Billis

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Aldolpho

  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Aldolpho

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Priest/Dr. Sigmoid/Gardener/Motorist #1/Motorcycle Cop/Moving Man #1

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

  [New York]
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Presentation, 2004
Aldolpho

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Ed (Standby)

Lehman (Standby)

  [New York]
Reading, 2000
Thomas

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2000
Other Roles

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1999
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Tailor/Merchant of Ephesus

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
1st Officer William Murdoch [Replacement]

2nd Class Passenger [Replacement]

Harold Bride (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Man #2 [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Man #2 [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Singer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1995
Paul

  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Production, 1994
Ru

Ru

Floor Monitor

Pianist

  [Broadway]
1994
Japheth (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1993
Delivery Boy

The Tailor (Understudy)

Al (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1993
Page to Dunois

Gilles de Rais (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1992
Yakov

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1992
Film Director

Reporter

Technician

Paramedic

3rd Fan

Daniel

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
3rd Fan/Paramedic/Technician/Reporter/Film Director/Daniel

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Porter

Constable

Second Constable (Understudy)

Danny Burstein Biography

Burstein is a seven-time Tony Award nominee; for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), South Pacific (2008), Follies (2012), Golden Boy (2013), Cabaret (2014), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), and Moulin Rouge! (2020). He has also won two Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received three Grammy Award nominations. Burstein's performance as Harold Zidler in the stage adaptation of Moulin Rouge! on Broadway earned him the 2020 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. His other Broadway credits include The Seagull (1992), Saint Joan (1993), and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2010).

Burstein's television work includes a feature-length episode of the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (2002) and a Staten Island father in the first season of Louie (2010). He appeared as different characters in six episodes of the original NBC drama series Law & Order (1995‚Äď2015), and also recurred as Lolly Steinman on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010‚Äď11). Burstein currently recurs as D.A. Lewis Cormier on the series Evil. His film appearances include Transamerica (2005), Deception (2008), The Family Fang (2015), and Indignation (2016).

Danny Burstein Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Danny Burstein, Talley's Folly
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Danny Burstein, Talley's Folly
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Follies
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Follies
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, South Pacific
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, The Drowsy Chaperone

Danny Burstein News

LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Release Star-Studded 'Album', Featuring Lin-Manuel Mirand Photo LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Release Star-Studded 'Album', Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aaron Tveit & More
by Michael Major - Jun 17, 2022

The album features over 70 members of Iconis’ vast family of collaborators including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Ranells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Danny Burstein, Annie Golden, George Salazar, Will Roland, and many more. Plus, check out upcoming concert dates!

Photos: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bernadette Peters & More Walk the Red Carpet for 'Broa Photo Photos: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bernadette Peters & More Walk the Red Carpet for 'Broadway Rising' Premiere
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022

Broadway flocked to the 2022 Tribeca Festival or the premiere of BROADWAY RISING, which tells the inspiring journey back to the stage and the toll of the pandemic on the Broadway community after a historic closure. Check out photos from the special evening!

Photos: Jennifer Simard Receives Her Portrait at Sardi's Photo Photos: Jennifer Simard Receives Her Portrait at Sardi's
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 13, 2022

Just recently, Jennifer Simard celebrated receiving a coveted portrait at Sardi's. During the unveiling, Simard was surrounded by her friends, including her castmates from Company.

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Share New Song 'Tightrope Walker / Mountain Climber / Me' Photo LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Share New Song 'Tightrope Walker / Mountain Climber / Me' Performed by Molly Hager
by Michael Major - Jun 10, 2022

It’s the fifth and final single from Iconis’ sprawling new 44-track album, simply titled Album, which features over 70 members of Iconis’ vast family of collaborators including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Ranells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Danny Burstein, Annie Golden, George Salazar, Will Roland, and more.

Performances Announced For The 75th Annual Tony Awards Photo Performances Announced For The 75th Annual Tony Awards
by Michael Major - Jun 9, 2022

Find out what shows and stars are performing at this year's 2022 Tony Awards!

Andrew Rannells, George Salazar & More to Join Joe Iconis at The Bourbon Room for ALB Photo Andrew Rannells, George Salazar & More to Join Joe Iconis at The Bourbon Room for ALBUM Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced that composer, songwriter, and playwright Joe Iconis will welcome a star-studded list of guest performers for his Wednesday, June 22 show at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of Album.

Presenters Announced for the 75th Annual Tony Awards Photo Presenters Announced for the 75th Annual Tony Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2022

The biggest stars from stage and screen are set to take the stage at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. Find out who will appear on the broadcast including past-winners and more.

BWW Interview: Joe Iconis Whittling Down to 44 Songs on His 'Album' Photo BWW Interview: Joe Iconis Whittling Down to 44 Songs on His 'Album'
by Gil Kaan - Jun 7, 2022

Broadway cabaret staple Joe Iconis will be previewing songs from his new ‚ÄėAlbum‚Äô (to be released June 17th) at the Bourbon Room June 22, 2022, joined by some of the ‚ÄėAlbum‚Äô artists who are also members of Joe Iconis & Family. Joe took a moment to answer a few of my musical queries.

Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael R, Jackson, Matt Doyle and More Hit the Stage for  Photo Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael R, Jackson, Matt Doyle and More Hit the Stage for BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2022
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022

The best of Broadway came together to salute love in all forms on May 23, 2022, singing and dancing in celebration of LGBTQ+ stories and musical theater at the first live performance of Broadway Backwards since 2019. View photos from Broadway Backwards here.

Danny Burstein Videos

VIDEO: Tom Kitt & Brian D'Arcy James Honor Rebecca Luker With New Music Video VideoVIDEO: Tom Kitt & Brian D'Arcy James Honor Rebecca Luker With New Music Video
by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2021

A video for ‚ÄúShe Has Hope‚ÄĚ performed by Brian d‚ÄôArcy James and composer Tom Kitt. Produced alongside Project ALS, the video is a beautiful tribute to late Broadway star Rebecca Luker, who passed away from ALS. The video features never-before-seen footage of the Tony-nominated actress as well as videos of other women diagnosed with the disease.

VIDEO: Ten-Time Tony-Winning MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates a Spectacular Re-Opening Night VideoVIDEO: Ten-Time Tony-Winning MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates a Spectacular Re-Opening Night
by Team BWW - Sep 27, 2021

It's so exciting! Moulin Rouge! The Musical, which won a whopping ten Tony Awards last night, has officially returned to Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St). We're taking you inside the big night!

VIDEO: Stars Eva Noblezada and Aaron Tveit Talk Broadway's Return on TODAY VideoVIDEO: Stars Eva Noblezada and Aaron Tveit Talk Broadway's Return on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2021

Two of Broadway's brightest stars, Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rouge!) and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), joined NBC News Now anchor Joe Fryer for a segment celebrating Broadway's return!

VIDEO: Alex Timbers Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Alex Timbers Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2021

Watch as he chats with Broadway director extraordinaire Alex Timbers, who is currently nominated for a Tony Award for his incredible work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Exclusive: See Betsy Wolfe, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and More in an All New T VideoExclusive: See Betsy Wolfe, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and More in an All New Trailer For ESTELLA SCROOGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2020

The new musical, Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, is now available to stream at EstellaScrooge.com.

VIDEO: Watch Ali Ewoldt, Nic Rouleau & More Unite to Sing FOLLIES! VideoVIDEO: Watch Ali Ewoldt, Nic Rouleau & More Unite to Sing FOLLIES!
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2020

Broadway stars are uniting yet again to sing in separation- this time to Follies. Watch below as Ali Ewoldt (Young Sally), Shoba Narayan (Young Phyllis), Zach Piser (Young Buddy), and Nic Rouleau (Young Ben) sing 'You're Gonna Love Tomorrow.'

VIDEO: Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More in Trailer for ESTELLA SCROOGE; Ticke VideoVIDEO: Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More in Trailer for ESTELLA SCROOGE; Tickets Available Tomorrow!
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2020

Producers Michael Jackowitz of Witzend Productions, David Bryant and Michael Alden, in partnership with Streaming Musicals, herald the arrival of a new holiday musical tradition with the World Premiere of Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist.

Broadway Rewind: Bernadette Peters Sings 'Losing My Mind' and More from FOLLIES VideoBroadway Rewind: Bernadette Peters Sings 'Losing My Mind' and More from FOLLIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2020

Today we rewind to the 2011 revival of Follies, which opened at the Marquis Theatre and played for 152 performances.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peak of the Season Finale of CENTRAL PARK VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peak of the Season Finale of CENTRAL PARK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2020

Apple TV+ has shared a clip from the season one finale episode of Central Park, entitled 'A Fish Called Snakehead' premiering Friday, July 24.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Bernadette Peters & More in the 2011 Revival of FOLLIES VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Bernadette Peters & More in the 2011 Revival of FOLLIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2020

Today we flashback to 2011, when the second Broadway revival of Follies arrived at the  Marquis Theatre, where it played for 152 performances.


Danny Burstein Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Danny Burstein been in?
Danny Burstein has appeared on Broadway in 18 shows.

How many West End shows has Danny Burstein been in?
Danny Burstein has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Danny Burstein been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cabaret , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cabaret , Best Featured Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Golden Boy , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Talley's Folly , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Golden Boy , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Talley's Folly , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Golden Boy , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Follies , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Follies , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for South Pacific , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for South Pacific Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone .

What awards has Danny Burstein won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Moulin Rouge!, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Moulin Rouge!, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Moulin Rouge!, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof, Best Featured Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Golden Boy, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Follies Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Folliesand Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for South Pacific.