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Fran Weissler

 
Bio:
Barry & Fran Weissler are Tony Award-winning American theatrical producers. Barry Weissler (born 1939) and Fran Weissler (born 1928) met in 1964 during an engagement of a touring theatrical production in New Jersey. The two then started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Barry & Fran Weissler are Tony Award-winning American theatrical producers. Barry Weissler (born 1939) and Fran Weissler (born 1928) met in 1964 during an engagement of a touring theatrical production in New Jersey. The two then started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 2016]
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[Broadway, 2015]
Executive Producer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
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[Broadway, 2013]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[Broadway, 2000]
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[Broadway, 1999]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Associate Producer
 
[West End, 1997]
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[Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Broadway, 1994]
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[Broadway, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1992]
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[Broadway, 1990]
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[Broadway, 1989]
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[Broadway, 1987]
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[Broadway, 1983]
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[Off-Broadway, 1979]
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Fran Weissler Biography

Barry & Fran Weissler are Tony Award-winning American theatrical producers.

Barry Weissler (born 1939) and Fran Weissler (born 1928) met in 1964 during an engagement of a touring theatrical production in New Jersey. The two then started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, which presented classic plays to High School, College and adult audiences with professional casts After years of touring Shakespearean plays on the east coast they brought Othello and Medea to Broadway in 1982. The two plays earned them their first two Tony Award nominations As of 2014 the pair have earned 28 Tony or Drama Desk nominations. They have won 7 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards. The couple also received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production for their production of Chicago in the London West End.

Fran Weissler Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Musical
Fran WeisslerWaitress
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Revival of a Musical
Fran Weissler, Violet
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Revival
Fran Weissler, Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Revival Gold Star
Fran Weissler, Othello
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Revival
Fran Weissler, Medea

Fran Weissler News

Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight Photo Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2022

The Broadway company of Chicago¬†will welcome¬†back Lana Gordon in the role of ‚ÄúVelma Kelly‚ÄĚ beginning¬†tonight, Monday, November 21, 2022.

Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway! Photo Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrated its 26th year as a Broadway institution. Go inside tonight's curtain call as they celebrate their fabulous milestone with a cake! See video of the celebration!

Photos: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years Of Razzle Dazzle On Broadway! Photo Photos: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years Of Razzle Dazzle On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2022

On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrated its 26th year as a Broadway institution. Go inside the cast's curtain call as they celebrate their fabulous milestone with a cake! See photos here!

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Starring Billy Crystal to Premiere on BroadwayHD in December Photo MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Starring Billy Crystal to Premiere on BroadwayHD in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

¬†BroadwayHD¬†will present the¬†exclusive streaming release of Billy Crystal‚Äôs five-time Tony Award¬ģ nominated¬†Mr. Saturday Night: A New Musical Comedy. Filmed during its Broadway run,¬†Mr. Saturday Night: A New Musical Comedy¬†will be available exclusively on BroadwayHD starting December 1st.

Photos: First Look at Isaac Mizrahi as 'Amos Hart' in CHICAGO Photo Photos: First Look at Isaac Mizrahi as 'Amos Hart' in CHICAGO
by Show Highlights - Nov 11, 2022

See photos of Isaac Mizrahi as Amos Hart in Chicago on Broadway! Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her.

CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway, New Block Of Tickets On-Sale Photo CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway, New Block Of Tickets On-Sale
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2022

Broadway's longest running American musical has reached another milestone! On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrates its 26th year as a Broadway institution.

Wake Up With BWW 11/8: New Queens to Join SIX, THE MUSIC MAN Extends, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/8: New Queens to Join SIX, THE MUSIC MAN Extends, and More!
by - Nov 8, 2022

Top stories include new queens joining Six the Musical next month! Plus, The Music Man has extended its run by two weeks, Come From Away will have a re-imagined production in Gander, and more!

Video: Isaac Mizrahi Takes His First Bows In CHICAGO On Broadway Photo Video: Isaac Mizrahi Takes His First Bows In CHICAGO On Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2022

Fashion designer, media personality, and cabaret star, Isaac Mizrahi has taken his first bows as Amos Hart in CHICAGO on Broadway! Mizrahi is playing a three-week limited engagement through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre. See video of his opening night curtain call!

Photos: See New Images of Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More in TAKE ME OUT Photo Photos: See New Images of Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More in TAKE ME OUT
by Show Highlights - Nov 7, 2022

The 2022 Tony Award Winning Revival of a Play Take Me Out officially returned to Broadway on October 27. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, TAKE ME OUT, a Second Stage Theater Production, has returned for a 14-week engagement at the Schoenfeld Theatre. See new production photos here!

CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen Photo CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2022

Discover the story behind one of the greatest musicals in history as we dive deep into the history of Broadway's longest-running American musical, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse's, 'Chicago.'

Fran Weissler Videos

Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway! Videoplay
Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrated its 26th year as a Broadway institution. Go inside tonight's curtain call as they celebrate their fabulous milestone with a cake! See video of the celebration!

Video: Isaac Mizrahi Takes His First Bows In CHICAGO On Broadway Videoplay
Video: Isaac Mizrahi Takes His First Bows In CHICAGO On Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2022

Fashion designer, media personality, and cabaret star, Isaac Mizrahi has taken his first bows as Amos Hart in CHICAGO on Broadway! Mizrahi is playing a three-week limited engagement through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre. See video of his opening night curtain call!

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of TAKE ME OUT on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Go Inside Opening Night of TAKE ME OUT on Broadway

by Opening Night - Oct 29, 2022

The 2022 Tony Award Winning Revival of a Play Take Me Out officially returned to Broadway on October 27. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, TAKE ME OUT, a Second Stage Theater Production, has returned for a 14-week engagement. We're taking you inside opening night in this video.

Video: Watch Jesse Williams & Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Curtain Call Speech at TAKE ME O Videoplay
Video: Watch Jesse Williams & Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Curtain Call Speech at TAKE ME OUT

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2022

The 2022 Tony Award Winning Revival of a Play Take Me Out returned to Broadway on October 27. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, TAKE ME OUT, a Second Stage Theater Production, has returned for a 14-week engagement at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Watch Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson's speech at curtain call here!

VIDEO: Angelica Ross and Brandon Victor Dixon Take First Bows in CHICAGO Videoplay
VIDEO: Angelica Ross and Brandon Victor Dixon Take First Bows in CHICAGO

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2022

Last night, September 12, Angelica Ross ('Pose,' 'American Horror Story') made her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago.  Also joining the company on Monday were Brandon Victor Dixon in the role of 'Billy Flynn' and Amra-Faye Wright who returned to the role of 'Velma Kelly'. Check out video of their first curtain call!

VIDEO: First Look at CHICAGO in Brazil! Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at CHICAGO in Brazil!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 28, 2022

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical¬†CHICAGO¬†opened this week in Brazil for a limited engagement at Teatro Santander through May 29, 2022. This Portuguese-language production stars¬†Emanuelle Ara√ļjo¬†as Velma Kelly,¬†Carol Costa¬†as Roxie Hart and Tony Award winner¬†Paulo Szot¬†as Billy Flynn, who recently starred in the Broadway production.

VIDEO: Charlotte D'Amboise Pays Tribute to Ann Reinking at CHICAGO 25th Anniversary C Videoplay
VIDEO: Charlotte D'Amboise Pays Tribute to Ann Reinking at CHICAGO 25th Anniversary Celebration

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2021

Tonight, Chicago on Broadway celebrated 25 years of Razzle Dazzle on Broadway with a special celebration.

VIDEO: Original CHICAGO Stars Return for 25th Anniversary Celebration and Mayoral Pro Videoplay
VIDEO: Original CHICAGO Stars Return for 25th Anniversary Celebration and Mayoral Proclamation

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2021

Tonight, Chicago on Broadway celebrated 25 years of Razzle Dazzle on Broadway with a special celebration. 

CHICAGO Announces 25th Anniversary Celebration Events! Videoplay
CHICAGO Announces 25th Anniversary Celebration Events!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2021

Chicago will celebrate 25 years on Broadway tomorrow Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30PM with a very special performance. Beginning at 5PM on the TKTS Red Steps in Times Square the Brooklyn United Marching Band will march to 49th Street playing Kander & Ebb music. The Ambassador Theatre will be lit in red with a star-studded red carpet. 

VIDEO: CHICAGO Celebrates A Rosy Reopening At Curtain Call Videoplay
VIDEO: CHICAGO Celebrates A Rosy Reopening At Curtain Call

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2021

Everything came up roses tonight at the reopening of Chicago on Broadway as the company tossed handfuls of rose petals to celebrate their first curtain call back at the Ambassador! 


Fran Weissler Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Fran Weissler been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Waitress , Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Violet , Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Cabaret Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Othello and Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Medea .

What awards has Fran Weissler won?
Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Othello.