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Bio:
Frank Oz is an American actor, puppeteer, and filmmaker. He began his career as a puppeteer, performing the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. He is also famously known for the role of Yoda ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Frank Oz is an American actor, puppeteer, and filmmaker. He began his career as a puppeteer, performing the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. He is also famously known for the role of Yoda ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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Frank Oz Biography

Frank Oz is an American actor, puppeteer, and filmmaker. He began his career as a puppeteer, performing the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street.

He is also famously known for the role of Yoda in the Star Wars series, providing the voice for the character in several films and television series.

His work as a director includes The Dark Crystal (1982), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), What About Bob? (1991), In & Out (1997), Bowfinger (1999), The Score (2001), Death at a Funeral (2007), and an episode of the US TV series Leverage (2011).




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Photos: First Look at Matt Doyle as 'Seymour' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Photos: First Look at Matt Doyle as 'Seymour' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

See production photos of Tony Award winner Matt Doyle as Seymour in the three-time Best Revival Award-winning LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, now in its third year of performances at the Westside Theatre.

Video: Watch Rob McClure, Lena Hall & Company Perform 'Skid Row (Downtown)' in LITTLE Photo Video: Watch Rob McClure, Lena Hall & Company Perform 'Skid Row (Downtown)' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Show Highlights - Nov 10, 2022

In an exclusive video, watch Tony Award nominee Rob McClure as Seymour, Tony Award-winning actress Lena Hall as Audrey, and the cast of Little Shop of Horrors perform  'Skid Row (Downtown)'! Check out the clip here!

Matt Doyle to Join LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as 'Seymour' in November Photo Matt Doyle to Join LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as 'Seymour' in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

Little Shop of Horrors,¬†now in its third¬†florid¬†year Off-Broadway, will welcome Tony Award Winner¬†Matt Doyle¬†(Company, The Book of Mormon)¬†to Skid Row as ‚ÄėSeymour‚Äô beginning¬†November 15.¬†

OnTheRoad Rep Pays Tribute To Late Founder And Acting Mentor Alice Spivak With Festiv Photo OnTheRoad Rep Pays Tribute To Late Founder And Acting Mentor Alice Spivak With Festival Of Work In Her Honor
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2022

From October 11th-16th, we will be presenting multiple performances of four different plays, both new and from our repertory, in festival style with weekly all-access tickets available as well as tickets to individual performances. The works we are presenting were developed with our late Founder and Artistic Director Alice Spivak and continued in her honor by the ensemble she built.‚Äč

Theatre Tulsa Announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Set For This Month Photo Theatre Tulsa Announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Set For This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022

Theatre Tulsa will launch its second Broadway Series musical of its 100th season with the beloved musical ‚ÄúLittle Shop of Horrors.‚ÄĚ

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Khadija Sankoh Takes Over Our Instagram Today! Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Khadija Sankoh Takes Over Our Instagram Today!
by Social Watch - Sep 21, 2022

Today is the day it all began in Little Shop of Horrors! To celebrate, tune into our Instagram story today as Khadija Sankoh takes you behind the scenes of her day at Little Shop of Horrors!

Photos: First Look at Lena Hall as Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Photos: First Look at Lena Hall as Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Show Highlights - Sep 13, 2022

Production photos have been released of Tony Award winner Lena Hall as Audrey, in the three-time Best Revival Award-winning LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, now in its third year of performances at the Westside Theatre. Check out photos here!

Brad Oscar, Bryce Pinkham & Tiffany Renee Thompson to Join LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Brad Oscar, Bryce Pinkham & Tiffany Renee Thompson to Join LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

Tony-nominated Broadway veterans¬†Brad Oscar¬†(Something Rotten!, The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde) and¬†Bryce Pinkham¬†(A Gentleman's¬†Guide to Love and Murder,¬†The Heidi Chronicles,¬†‚ÄúMercy Street‚ÄĚ) will join the cast of¬†Little Shop of Horrors Off-Broadway this month.¬†

Words From the Wings: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Khalifa White on How She Bonds With Her Photo Words From the Wings: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Khalifa White on How She Bonds With Her Castmates Backstage, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

We're chatting with Khalifa White of Little Shop of Horrors, who told us about how she bonds with the others in the girls' dressing room, and more! Check out her answers here!

Lena Hall to Play Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Beginning in September Photo Lena Hall to Play Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Beginning in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

Tony Award-winning actress¬†Lena Hall¬†(Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots,¬†‚ÄúSnowpiercer‚ÄĚ) will take on the role of Audrey in the three-time Best Musical Revival Award-winning production of¬†LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS¬†this fall, beginning¬†Tuesday, September 6, 2022¬†at the¬†Westside Theatre.

Frank Oz Videos

Video: Watch Rob McClure, Lena Hall & Company Perform 'Skid Row (Downtown)' in LITTLE Videoplay
Video: Watch Rob McClure, Lena Hall & Company Perform 'Skid Row (Downtown)' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

by Show Highlights - Nov 10, 2022

In an exclusive video, watch Tony Award nominee Rob McClure as Seymour, Tony Award-winning actress Lena Hall as Audrey, and the cast of Little Shop of Horrors perform  'Skid Row (Downtown)'! Check out the clip here!

VIDEO: Derek DelGaudio & Frank Oz Want You To Experience The Mystery And Intrigue Of  Videoplay
VIDEO: Derek DelGaudio & Frank Oz Want You To Experience The Mystery And Intrigue Of IN AND OF ITSELF

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2021

Derek DelGaudio and Frank Oz do their best to explain their new film 'In And Of Itself,' and how it explores complex themes of identity, without giving away any spoilers. 'In And Of Itself' is a passion project for executive producers Stephen and Evie Colbert, who hope you will head over to Hulu and stream it right now!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Derek DelGaudio's IN & OF ITSELF on Hulu Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Derek DelGaudio's IN & OF ITSELF on Hulu

by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2021

A new trailer has been released for the Frank Oz-helmed film transfer of illusionist Derek DelGaudio's stage show, 'In & Of Itself.'

BWW TV: Come-a, Come-a, Come and Check Out Highlights from Opening Night of LITTLE SH Videoplay
BWW TV: Come-a, Come-a, Come and Check Out Highlights from Opening Night of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 18, 2019

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle, opened just last night, October 17 at The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd St, NYC), where it plays through January 19, 2020. We're taking you inside opening night below!

VIDEO: Derek DelGaudio's off-Broadway Show IN & OF ITSELF Leaves Stephen Colbert Spee Videoplay
VIDEO: Derek DelGaudio's off-Broadway Show IN & OF ITSELF Leaves Stephen Colbert Speechless

by Caryn Robbins - Nov 9, 2017

Derek DelGaudio appeared on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on Monday, to discuss his hit Off-Broadway show IN & OF ITSELF, which has just extended for the third time, through May of 2018

VIDEO: IN & OF ITSELF's Derek DelGaudio Unveils New Video on Being a Magician in Our  Videoplay
VIDEO: IN & OF ITSELF's Derek DelGaudio Unveils New Video on Being a Magician in Our Times

by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Derek DelGaudio, the mind behind the incredible In & Of Itself currently running at the Daryl Roth Theatre, has just released a brand new video with Future of StoryTelling about what it means to be a magician in our times. Check it out below!

BWW Exclusive Sneak Peek: ABC's 'The Goldbergs' Salutes LITTLE SHOP with 'Suddenly Seymour'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 26, 2016

Tonight's Halloween episode of THE GOLDBERGS on ABC pays tribute to the Broadway's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. In the episode titled 'Stefan King', Eric and Geoff Schwartz sing the musical's iconic number 'Suddenly Seymour.'

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams Reveals How Yoda and Obi-Wan Play into STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
by Sally Henry Fuller - Dec 20, 2015

Below, watch as Abrams shares how the team posthumously added the voice of Alex Guinness as Obi Wan, how Ewan McGregor proved to be the 'coolest voice over actor ever,' and more!

STAGE TUBE: Danny DeVito, Beth Leavel, Tony Roberts & More Celebrate 99 Years of The Drama Book Shop
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2015

It's the holiday season at New York's legendary Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 99th year of business. Since 1917, The Drama Book Shop has been the number one source for actors, directors, designers and dramatists to share, explore and discover new works of theatre. In 2017, The Tony Award-winning book shop will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. In honor of their rapidly approaching Centennial, the shop has reached out to some of its most beloved fans and asked them to share why they keep coming back for more.

STAGE TUBE: The Muppets Take Broadway? Watch Performances with Minnelli, Vereen, Merman & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney might bring the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports that the Walt Disney Company, which has had the rights to the Muppets since 2004, is 'exploring the possibility' of a Muppet musical coming to one of Jujamcyn's five theaters. Over the years, the Muppets welcomed plenty of Broadway guests and featured many Broadway tunes. In honor of today's news, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorites!