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David Wayne

Date of Death: February 09, 1995 (81)

Birth Place: Traverse City, MI, USA

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David Wayne STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1972
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Grandpere Bonnard

[Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1966
Captain Andy

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Ezra (Penny) Baxter

[Broadway]
1964
Von Berg

[Broadway]
1964
Brock Dunaway

[Broadway]
1964
Kublai Khan

[Broadway]
1964
Chairman

[Broadway]
1963
Private Meek

[Broadway]
1962
Sonny Stone

[Broadway]
1960
George Kimball

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1958
Jack Jordan

Jack Jordan

[Broadway]
1956
Mr. Finnigan

[Broadway]
1956
Uncle Daniel Ponder

[Broadway]
1953
Sakini

[Broadway]
1948
Ensign Pulver

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1947
Og

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Performer

Mr. Meachem

[Broadway]
1944
His Conscience

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1943
Other Roles

Nish

[Broadway]
1940
Jimmy Hanley

[Broadway]
1939
Karl Gunther

[Broadway]
1939
Karl Gunther

[Broadway]
1938
Harvey Bodine

[Broadway]
1938
Ensemble

David Wayne Productions

 
[Broadway, 1956]
Producer

David Wayne Movies

Portrait of Jennie
[ 1948 ] Gus O Toole
Adam's Rib
[ 1949 ] Kip Lurie
My Blue Heaven
[ 1950 ] Walter Pringle
Stella
[ 1950 ] Carl Granger
The Reformer and the Redhead
[ 1950 ] Arthur Colner Maxwell
As Young as You Feel
[ 1951 ] Joe Elliott
M
[ 1951 ] Martin W. Harrow
Up Front
[ 1951 ] Joe
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
[ 1952 ] Ben Halper
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
[ 1952 ] Lt. Carl G. Schmidt
We're Not Married!
[ 1952 ] Jeff Norris
With a Song in My Heart
[ 1952 ] Don Ross
The I Don't Care Girl
[ 1953 ] Ed McCoy
Tonight We Sing
[ 1953 ] Sol Hurok
How to Marry a Millionaire
[ 1953 ] Freddie Denmark
Hell and High Water
[ 1954 ] Tugboat Walker
The Tender Trap
[ 1955 ] Joe McCall
The Naked Hills
[ 1956 ] Tracy Powell
The Sad Sack
[ 1957 ] Corporal Larry Dolan
The Three Faces of Eve
[ 1957 ] Ralph White
The Big Gamble
[ 1961 ] Samuel
The Andromeda Strain
[ 1971 ] Dr. Charles Dutton
The Front Page
[ 1974 ] Bensinger
Huckleberry Finn
[ 1974 ] The Duke
The Apple Dumpling Gang
[ 1975 ] Col. T.R. Clydesdale
Tubby the Tuba
[ 1975 ] Pee-Wee the Piccolo
The Prize Fighter
[ 1979 ] Pop Morgan
Finders Keepers
[ 1984 ] Stapleton
The Survivalist
[ 1987 ] Dub Daniels

David Wayne TV Shows

Batman
The Mad Hatter
Ellery Queen
Inspector Richard Queen
Gunsmoke
Rev. Arthur Byrne, Judge Warfield
House Calls
Dr. Amos Weatherby
Matt Houston
Bill Houston
St. Elsewhere
Dr. George Wyler
The Good Life
Charles Dutton
The Love Boat
Max Marshall, Dwight Scoffield

David Wayne Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

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Drama League Awards - 1956 - Distinguished Performance Award

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Tony Awards - 1954 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

David Wayne, The Teahouse of the August Moon


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Theatre World Awards - 1947 - Performance

David Wayne, Finian's Rainbow


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Tony Awards - 1947 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

David Wayne, Finian's Rainbow

David Wayne News


Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at White Theatre At The JCC

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” is a very funny idea and the 2014 Tony winner for best new Musical.  It is currently playing at the White Theatre inside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park through March 24.
Photos: The Comedian Harmonists of HARMONY Judge HADESTOWN Holiday Dressing Room Door Contest

The Harmonists from Harmony on Broadway, Danny Kornfeld, Sean Bell, Eddie Grey, Eric Peters and Blake Roman, were invited between shows on Wednesday by the company of “Hadestown” to be their special judges at their annual Holiday Dressing Room Door Decorating Contest.
Interview: Writer/Performer Romy Nordlinger on GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story at Theatre West

During the Roaring 1920s until its closing on July 27, 1959, West Hollywood’s landmark Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Blvd. hosted the Hollywood elite looking to have a great time socializing and mingling without the prying eyes of the media or autograph seekers in their faces, or their beds for that matter. I decided to speak with Romy Nordlinger, the playwright and performer of Garden of Alla in which she shares the life of Alla Nazimova, a Jewish immigrant from Tsarist Russia who became a Broadway and silent film superstar, visionary Hollywood director and producer, LGBTQIA trailblazer, and creator of the hotel which became world famous on many levels, both famous and infamous.
See Andrew Barth Feldman, Lillias White & More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
See AN OFFICER AND A SHOWCASE Featuring AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Tour Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present the cast of the North American Tour of An Officer and a Gentleman in “An Officer and a Showcase” on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00PM. 
Actionplay To Present A New Musical THE SURFACE (OR, THAT ONE TIME ATLANTIS WASHED UP ON THE BEACH)

Actionplay, a theatre company dedicated to providing autistic, neurodivergent, and disabled teens and young adults equal access to the theatre-making process, is pleased to announce their next production, the new musical comedy The Surface (or, That One Time Atlantis Washed Up On the Beach).
Encore Performance of GARDEN OF ALLA - THE ALLA NAZIMOVA STORY to be Presented at The Cutting Room

A special one-night encore performance of GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story will be presented at THE CUTTING ROOM. March 30, 2021, 8pm (6:45 doors + live jazz cocktail hour) at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St., New York, NY 10016).
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is Coming to the Van Wezel

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, a new musical based on the Oscar-winning film and original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart, is set to perform at the Van Wezel on Wednesday, Apr. 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, Apr. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
BWW Review: An Officer and a Gentleman at Providence Performing Arts Center

The movie An Officer and a Gentleman came out in 1982 to both critical and popular acclaim, but turning this story into a jukebox musical many years later seems like a strange choice.  The cast in this touring production are across the board excellent, but some of the musical choices seem forced, and the plot seems torn between conveying the serious themes of the movie and wanting to lean into the more cheesy aspects of the 80s.  The result is an odd hodgepodge that suffers from an identity crisis, but is still entertaining thanks to the efforts and talents of the cast.
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Comes to Midland Center For The Arts

A new musical based on the Oscar-winning film and original screenplay, An Officer and a Gentleman, is making its way around the country with two upcoming performances at Midland Center for the Arts, January 25-26 as part of the Huntington Bank Broadway & Beyond Series.
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is Coming to PPAC This February

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, a new musical based on the Oscar-winning film and original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart, will play the Providence Performing Arts Center Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 20, 2022. The musical production is set at the U.S. Naval Station in Newport, RI. 
BWW Review: AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Lifts Us Up at Thalia Mara Hall

Another jukebox musical, this one based on a romantic movie from the 80’s? You might be wondering if that is really a good idea.  Rest assured, the An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical tour does not disappoint in the slightest! 
Photos & Video: First Look at the National Tour of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Opening Tonight

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, a new musical based on the Oscar-winning film and original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart, premieres tonight, Thursday, October 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.
GARDEN OF ALLA: THE ALLA NAZIMOVA STORY to be Presented at The Cutting Room

Join in for a special one-night performance of GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story. Formerly known as PLACES, this multimedia solo show about one of Broadway's biggest stars, silent film legend and trailblazing LGBTQ+ iconoclast Alla Nazimova, is written and performed by Romy Nordlinger.
Wes Williams, Mia Massaro & More to Star 2021-22 North American Tour of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN; Get a First Look!

The producers of the new musical AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, announced today that the world premiere will take place in Las Vegas at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on October 26-31, 2021 followed by a multi-season tour that will visit more than 50 cities in the 2021-2022 season.
Neil LaBute and More Featured in Online Benefit for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Artists Relief Fund

On Wednesday, October 21st, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Romy Nordlinger will present NYSEEING 2020: a benefit to raise funds for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe & The Artists Relief Fund.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Romy Nordlinger Present NYSEEING 2020

Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Romy Nordlinger present NYSEEING 2020: a livestreamed benefit to raise funds for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe & The Artists Relief Fund.
PLACES, A Multimedia Solo Show Opens At Dixon Place This Month

Following a sold out run at 59E59, Dixon Place presents Places, a multimedia solo show about one of Broadway's biggest stars, silent film legend and trailblazing lesbian iconoclast, Alla Nazimova, written and performed by Romy Nordlinger (Places, 59East59/Edinburgh Fringe).  Cailin Heffernan* directs.  One performance will be staged at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street in NYC on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:30pm.
TV: Ann Hampton Callaway and Billy Stritch Celebrate the Music of Linda Ronstadt at Birdland

Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading pop/jazz singers of our time, has created an exciting night of songs and stories in celebration of one of America's most beloved artists: Linda Ronstadt.
Planet Connections 10th Annual Theatre Festivity Announces 2018 Nominees

TenthPlanet: Planet Connections 10th Annual Theatre Festivity played to packed houses and great acclaim for each production. Another sold out house was achieved for the company's annual 'Playwrights for a Cause' event, this year, benefiting the Ali Forney Center. The banner season culminates with the Planet Awards. This year, the gala event will be Today, September 21, at the Abrons Arts Center at 466 Grand St, New York City. Tickets and further info: planetconnections.org/

David Wayne FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has David Wayne been in?

David Wayne has appeared on Broadway in 25 shows.

How many West End shows has David Wayne been in?

David Wayne has not appeared in the West End

What awards has David Wayne been nominated for?

David Wayne has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for his role in "The Happy Time". He also received a Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards. In addition, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for his performance in "The Teahouse of the August Moon". Wayne's talent was recognized with a Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his role in "Finian's Rainbow". Lastly, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for his contribution to "Finian's Rainbow".

What awards has David Wayne won?

David Wayne has won several awards throughout his career. He received the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards. He also won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in "The Teahouse of the August Moon." In addition, Wayne received the Theatre World Award for his performance in "Finian's Rainbow" and won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for the same production.

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