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David Kernan

 
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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1991
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1985
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1976
Performer
  [West End]
London Production, 1975
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm
  [West End]
London Production, 1970
Edward Rutledge
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1961
Performer
  [UK Tour]
National Tour, 1994
George Dillingham
  [Regional (UK)]
World Premiere, 1994
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director

Writing

Conceiver
Conceiver
Conceiver

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1991
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1985
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1976
Performer

  [West End]
London Production, 1975
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm

  [West End]
London Production, 1970
Edward Rutledge

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1961
Performer

  [UK Tour]
National Tour, 1994
George Dillingham

  [Regional (UK)]
World Premiere, 1994
Performer

Productions

Director

Writing
Conceiver
Conceiver
Conceiver

David Kernan Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Actor of the Year in a Musical
David KernanThe Ratepayers' Iolanthe
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
David Kernan , Side by Side by Sondheim

David Kernan News

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: 1776 se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: 1776 se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 16, 2021

Un 16 de marzo de 1969, el 46th Street Theatre, ahora conocido como Richard Rodgers, 1776 se estrenaba por primera vez en Broadway.

Theater Stories: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, PIPPIN and More About The Music Box Theatre Photo Theater Stories: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, PIPPIN and More About The Music Box Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Music Box Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including August: Osage County, the lauded revival of Pippin, Dear Evan Hansen and much more!

New Album 'Lost West End Revues' Celebrates London's Forgotten Revues Photo New Album 'Lost West End Revues' Celebrates London's Forgotten Revues
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2018

Following the critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an 'Essential New Release') and 'Lost West End Vintage 2', Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost West End Revues' to be released on November 30th 2018.

Odyssey Revives SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Photo Odyssey Revives SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2018

Dan Fishbach (last season's award-winning Jacques Brel Is Alive and Living in Paris) returns to the Odyssey Theatre to direct a revival of Side by Side by Sondheim, set to run July 21 through Sept. 16 at the Odyssey's venue in West L.A.

BWW Review: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Good Hands at Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 22, 2016

There's Sondheim music galore playing at the Lyric Stage Company as Producing Artistic Director and recognized Sondheim expert Spiro Veloudos directs an octet of Boston musical theatre performers in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. In effect, the composer/lyricist is the ninth member of the ensemble as he appears onscreen, larger than life, providing intimate commentary on his life, his process, and his words and music. The video affords the opportunity to sit through a master class with the master, and the living, breathing actors demonstrate his brilliance with their starry interpretations.

BWW Review: Impressive Young Talent on Display in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Frank Benge - Oct 20, 2015

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is a multi-media musical revue consisting entirely of the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. It was conceived by James Lapine and had a limited run on Broadway in 2010. It is based on a show produced in 2000 called Moving On that was created by David Kernan. Kernan also created another review of Sondheim material called Side By Side By Sondheim. The show featured narration recorded by Sondheim and had several performances in New York at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in 2004, under the title Opening Doors.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Premiere of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at International City Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 16, 2015

International City Theatre winds up its 30th anniversary season with an intimate portrait of musical icon Stephen Sondheim in his own words and music. DJ Gray directs and stages the Los Angeles premiere of James Lapine's award-winning Broadway hit, Sondheim on Sondheim. Previews were October 14 and 15, and opening night is tonight, October 16 at ICT's newly renovated home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!

ICT's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

International City Theatre winds up its 30th anniversary season with an intimate portrait of musical icon Stephen Sondheim in his own words and music. DJ Gray directs and stages the Los Angeles premiere of James Lapine's award-winning Broadway hit, Sondheim on Sondheim. Previews are set for October 14 and 15, and opening night is tonight, October 16 at ICT's newly renovated home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

ICT's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to Run 10/16-11/8
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 9, 2015

International City Theatre winds up its 30th anniversary season with an intimate portrait of musical icon Stephen Sondheim in his own words and music. DJ Gray directs and stages the Los Angeles premiere of James Lapine's award-winning Broadway hit, Sondheim on Sondheim. Previews are set for October 14 and 15, and opening night is October 16 at ICT's newly renovated home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

David Schmittou, Becca Ayers & More Set for Riverside Theatre's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Riverside Theatre's 2014-2015 Season continues with the delightful and enchanting musical, Side By Side By Sodhiem. Featuring the music of legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Side By Side By Sondheim plays the Waxlax Stage from tonight, March 10th through March 22nd, 2015.


David Kernan Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Kernan been in?
David Kernan has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has David Kernan been in?
David Kernan has appeared on London's West End in 6 shows.

What was David Kernan's first West End show?
David Kernan's first West End show was On the Brighter Side which opened in 1961

What awards has David Kernan been nominated for?
Actor of the Year in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Ratepayers' Iolanthe and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Side by Side by Sondheim .

How many shows has David Kernan written?
David Kernan has written 3 shows including Noel/Cole: Let's Do It! (Conceiver), Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (Conceiver), A Swell Party (Conceiver).