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Ed Drake

 
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  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Ensemble

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Ensemble






Ed Drake News

Firehouse Theatre Announces World Premiere Musical GABRIEL Photo Firehouse Theatre Announces World Premiere Musical GABRIEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2022

Firehouse Theatre has announced the dates, cast, and creative team for its world premiere musical GABRIEL, about the revolutionary leader of a very significant slave rebellion that history has mostly ignored.

Drake Holds Number One Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN For Seven Weeks Runn Photo Drake Holds Number One Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN For Seven Weeks Running
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 12, 2018

Drake Holds Number One Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN For Seven Weeks

Drake Holds Top Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN For Fifth Week Running Photo Drake Holds Top Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN For Fifth Week Running
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 26, 2018

Drake Holds Number One Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN For Fifth Week

Drake Holds Number One Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN Photo Drake Holds Number One Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 6, 2018

Drake Holds Number One Spot On Billboard Hot 100 With GOD'S PLAN

TrailerShelf Hooks Readers With Original Book Trailers
by Robert Diamond - May 16, 2017

Drake & The Chainsmokers Tie for All-Time Record for Most BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 10, 2017

dick clark productions and ABC today released the nominees for the "2017 Billboard Music Awards," honoring the year's most successful artists in 52 categories of music.

Prominent Soprano Roberta Peters Dies at Age 86
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 20, 2017

Roberta Peters, one of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, has passed away at the age of 86.  Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such associations between a singer and a company in opera. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998.

The Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the Story
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 4, 2016

As America celebrates its 240th Birthday today, let's talk about what is probably one of the greatest musicals ever written, and it only came about 46 years before Hamilton. 1776 dramatizes the story of how John Adams was able to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence as well as signing the Declaration of Independence. While the musical does dramatize the most important event in American history, the story behind the musical is probably just as interesting.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/30/15 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2015

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/7/15- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

Ed Drake Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/30/15 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2015

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/7/15- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2014

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/7- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2013

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/7- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2012

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/7- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Alfred Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New Web Series Comedy GREETINGS FROM HOME
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 27, 2012

Deadline has revealed an exclusive trailer for Michael Eisner's Vuguru and BermanBraun new comedy web series GREETINGS FROM HOME that premieres on AOL on October 1. The series is directed by jared Drake and written by Bill Rosenthal, Bill Masters, and Michael Davidoff. BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun executive produced. Check out the clip below!


Ed Drake Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ed Drake been in?
Ed Drake has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ed Drake been in?
Ed Drake has not appeared in the West End