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Stage Credits

  [Toronto]
Developmental Production, 2001
Aldolpho
  [Toronto]
La Passe Muraille Production, 1999
Aldolpho
  [Toronto]
Toronto Fringe Festival Production, 1999
Aldolpho

Writing

Bookwriter

Don McKellar Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Best Musical Gold Star
Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone

Don McKellar News

Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is Anything but Drowsy at MAD Theatre of Tampa Photo Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is Anything but Drowsy at MAD Theatre of Tampa
by Drew Eberhard - Oct 29, 2022

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical comedy, about a musical within a comedy, featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. With a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, this musical tells the story of a fictional 1928 musical. The story itself centers around a character, 'Man in Chair,' as he describes to the audience his trepidations in life and this overwhelming feeling of sadness and foreboding which he calls 'Blue.' So over the course of two hours the 'Man in Chair,' takes the audience on a journey using the only thing he knows that will cheer him up, his love of Musical Theatre tunes, specifically classics such as The Drowsy Chaperone.

The Adobe Theater Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE  in December Photo The Adobe Theater Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE in December
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

The Drowsy Chaperone is a totally enchanting parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. music by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

Previews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II PAC, Concert Hall Photo Previews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II PAC, Concert Hall
by Paula Makar - Aug 15, 2022

Wayne Bryan reluctantly leaves his role as Man in Chair in MTWichita's season finale, The Drowsy Chaperone due to medical reasons. Replacing him for the show will be John Scherer.

Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Hale Center Theater Orem is Showy but Intimate Photo Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Hale Center Theater Orem is Showy but Intimate
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 9, 2022

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Hale Center Theater Orem is a splendidly showy but also intimately heartfelt love letter to musical theatre and its fans.

The Hopeful Theatre Project Announces Their Cast For THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Photo The Hopeful Theatre Project Announces Their Cast For THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Grace Cutler - Jul 3, 2022

The Hopeful Theatre Project proudly announces the cast of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE!

Vintage Theatre Announces 2022- 2023 Season Photo Vintage Theatre Announces 2022- 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2022

Vintage Theatre Productions announces 10 shows and two special events for the 2022-2023 season. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Early bird season tickets are currently on sale.

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Ce Photo BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 4, 2022

The Tony Award winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, the current offering from The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC), is indeed a fascinating piece. I say fascinating because at its entertaining core, it is a show within a show spoofing old musicals. The plot includes mistaken identities, dream sequences, an unexcitable English butler, a Broadway producer going crazy over his Follies production, comical gangsters, a ditzy chorine, a harried best man, and an alcoholic, er, ‚Äúdrowsy‚ÄĚ, chaperone amongst other stereotypes. The enjoyable Jordan Hue directed incarnation runs through March 12th at the charming Oakdale, Long Island, venue.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Comes to the Court Theatre This Month Photo THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Comes to the Court Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021

Let Ara Institute of Canterbury’s National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) transport you back to the heady Prohibition days of late 1920s America in this loving send-up of the era’s frivolous musicals. A story within a story, The Drowsy Chaperone pokes fun at the many common tropes of old-fashioned musicals.

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem Announces 2021-22 Season Photo The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2021

Learn more about the upcoming season, which includes Sylvia, Murder on the Orient Express, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly, The Drowsy Chaperone, Out of Order, and The Sound of Music!

VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2021

On this day in 2006, the hilarious new musical The Drowsy Chaperone opened at Broadway's Marquis Theatre!

Don McKellar Videos

#TBT: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens on Broadway! Videoplay
#TBT: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2019

This week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the opening night of the Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone at Broadway's Marquis Theatre! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night featuring Broadway favorites including Sutton Foster and 2019 Tony Award nominee Beth Leavel. Check out all the footage below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

by Alan Henry - Sep 28, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out the video montage below!

VIDEO: Get A Sneak Peek At Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A Sneak Peek At Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

by Alan Henry - Sep 25, 2018

Go inside rehearsals for Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out footage from rehearsals below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/1/16- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2016

Today in 2002, The Drowsy Chaperone opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 674 performances. The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, antisocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The show won the Tony Award for Best Book and Best Score. The show has had major productions in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Japan, as well as two North American tours.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/1/15- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2015

Today in 2002, The Drowsy Chaperone opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 674 performances. The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, antisocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The show won the Tony Award for Best Book and Best Score. The show has had major productions in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Japan, as well as two North American tours.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/1- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2014

Today in 2002, The Drowsy Chaperone opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 674 performances. The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, antisocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The show won the Tony Award for Best Book and Best Score. The show has had major productions in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Japan, as well as two North American tours.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Broadway Rose Theatre's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2012

Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents The Drowsy Chaperone, tomorrow, August 2 through August 19, 2012 at the Deb Fennell Auditorium in Tigard, Oregon. Check out highlights from the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/1- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2012

Today in 2002, The Drowsy Chaperone opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 674 performances. The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, antisocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The show won the Tony Award for Best Book and Best Score. The show has had major productions in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Japan, as well as two North American tours.

BWW TV: Joining 'The Drowsy Chaperone's' National Tour
by James Sims - Jul 16, 2008

BroadwayWorld's own James Sims recently sat down with two of The Drowsy Chaperone's stars at the Ahmanson Theatre, Jonathan Crombie, reprising his role from the Broadway production as Man in Chair and Nancy Opel as the title character, making her touring debut...

BWW Video Show Preview: The Drowsy Chaperone
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2006

Catch scenes from The Drowsy Chaperone right now on BroadwayWorld.com!


Don McKellar Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Don McKellar written?
Don McKellar has written 1 shows including The Drowsy Chaperone (Bookwriter).

What awards has Don McKellar been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone .

What awards has Don McKellar won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperoneand Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone.