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Fred Astaire

 
Fred Astaire Headshot
Date of Birth: May 10, 1899
Date of Death: June 22, 1987 (88)

Birth Place: Omaha, NE, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1932
Guy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1931
Performer
"The Beggar Waltz"
The Demonstrator
Simpson Cater
"Hoops"
"I Love Louisa"
"New Sun in the Sky"
"Sweet Music"
"White Heat"
For Good Old Nectar
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1930
Bob Hastings
  [West End]
London Production, 1928
Jimmy Reeve
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Jimmy Reeve
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1924
Performer
Dick Trevor
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1922
Gerald Lane
Antonio
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1922
Teddy Lawrence
  [Broadway]
1921
Richard Kolnar
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1919
Johnny
  [Broadway]
1918
Performer
  [Broadway]
1917
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1925]
Choreographer

Photos

Eloise Kropp and Luke Hawkins performing a classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers tap Photo

Eloise Kropp and Luke Hawkins performing a classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers tap dance at the Dancers For Good Benefit 2019. Photo by Shin Kurokawa.

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Date:
07/28/2019
Fred Astaire School of Dance Photo

Fred Astaire School of Dance

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Date:
05/17/2016
Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton Photo

Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton

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Date:
08/14/2015
Jeremy Benton and Darien Crago Photo

Jeremy Benton and Darien Crago

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Date:
08/14/2015
Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton Photo

Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton

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Date:
08/14/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1932
Guy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1931
Performer

"The Beggar Waltz"

The Demonstrator

Simpson Cater

"Hoops"

"I Love Louisa"

"New Sun in the Sky"

"Sweet Music"

"White Heat"

For Good Old Nectar

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1930
Bob Hastings

  [West End]
London Production, 1928
Jimmy Reeve

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Jimmy Reeve

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1924
Performer

Dick Trevor

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1922
Gerald Lane

Antonio

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1922
Teddy Lawrence

  [Broadway]
1921
Richard Kolnar

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1919
Johnny

  [Broadway]
1918
Performer

  [Broadway]
1917
Performer

Productions

Choreographer






Fred Astaire News

HOLLYWOOD BOWL: THE FIRST 100 YEARS Limited Edition Book, Vinyl Box Set and New Podca Photo HOLLYWOOD BOWL: THE FIRST 100 YEARS Limited Edition Book, Vinyl Box Set and New Podcast Series Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

The¬†Los Angeles Philharmonic¬†will release¬†Hollywood Bowl: The First 100 Years‚ÄĒa new book, vinyl box set and podcast series celebrating the 100th season of the iconic venue‚ÄĒon Friday, June 3, to coincide with the opening night of the 2022 season.

Actress and Producer Alice Krige to Star in Psychological Thriller, 'SHE WILL' Photo Actress and Producer Alice Krige to Star in Psychological Thriller, 'SHE WILL'
by Marissa Tomeo - May 12, 2022

Esteemed actress and producer¬†Alice Krige¬†is a respected force in the film and theatre world amassing a career that covers over 40 years in entertainment. From her first theatrical role in the ‚ÄėBest Picture‚Äô Academy Award-winning film¬†CHARIOTS OF FIRE, to starring opposite film legends Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in¬†GHOST STORY, to her iconic role as the ‚ÄúBorg Queen‚ÄĚ in¬†STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT¬†which also won her the Saturn Award, Krige has established herself with an admired resume of work. Next up, Krige is set to star as the lead in the IFC Midnight psychological thriller¬†SHE WILL, slated for a July 15th¬†theatrical and digital release.

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by Stephen Mosher - May 6, 2022

BWW Dance Review: The New BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Dazzles and Delivers in A Glistening Ho Photo BWW Dance Review: The New BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Dazzles and Delivers in A Glistening Homage at The Old Globe Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 5, 2022

Forty-four years ago, in 1978, the original Bob Fosse's 'Dancin'' opened on Broadway. It was the quintessential culmination of the collection of Bob Fosse's choreography up to that point in time. He won a Tony award that year for Best Choreography for 'Dancin'.'

ANASTASIA, THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Announced for The Grand's 2022-2023 Broadway in  Photo ANASTASIA, THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Announced for The Grand's 2022-2023 Broadway in Wilmington Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

The Grand Opera House has unveiled its highly anticipated 2022-2023 Broadway in Wilmington season at The Playhouse on Rodney Square. Three Broadway shows will make their Playhouse debut this season, along with the return of three favorites, plus a holiday spectacle for the entire family.

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Opens At San Diego's Old Globe Photo Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Opens At San Diego's Old Globe
by Alan Henry - May 3, 2022

The Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse's Dancin' has released the first production images of the cast made up of 16 principals, featuring direction by Wayne Cilento. Bob Fosse's Dancin' is currently playing on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego's Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way) through May 29, 2022.

BroadwayHD to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, EASTER PARADE & More! Photo BroadwayHD to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, EASTER PARADE & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

This April, BroadwayHD will bring some of Broadway's most iconic and lavish productions into the homes of theatre fans and families globally.

RITA HAYWORTH THE HEAT IS ON! Starring Quinn Lemley Returns to Don't Tell Mama Photo RITA HAYWORTH THE HEAT IS ON! Starring Quinn Lemley Returns to Don't Tell Mama
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022

Rita Hayworth The Heat Is On! starring Quinn Lemley, directed by Carter Inskeep, returns to the legendary NYC club, Don't Tell Mama for 3 more dates. Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 W 46TH St, NYC 10036. There is a cover charge of $25 (cash only), and a two drink minimum.

Birdland to Present Debbie Gravitte in Residency, Featuring Stephen Schwartz, Marc Sh Photo Birdland to Present Debbie Gravitte in Residency, Featuring Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman & Harvey Fierstein
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB¬†will present Tony Award-winner¬†Debbie Gravitte¬†in a special residency¬†‚ÄúDebbie Plus One‚Ä̬†starting¬†Monday, April 11¬†at¬†7:00 PM. Gravitte has been in theater long enough to have made some very special friends, and she welcomes¬†Stephen Schwartz¬†(April 11),¬†Marc Shaiman¬†(May 9), and¬†Harvey Fierstein¬†(September 12).

Birdland Announces April 2022 Schedule Photo Birdland Announces April 2022 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! 

Fred Astaire Videos

VIDEO: Learn Some Dance Moves From Home With Fred Astaire Dance Studios VideoVIDEO: Learn Some Dance Moves From Home With Fred Astaire Dance Studios
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020

Fred Astaire Dance Studios are offering free virtual lessons during virus outbreak to keep people moving while practicing social distancing.

VIDEO: Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen Discuss Co-Starring In Their First Film Together on VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen Discuss Co-Starring In Their First Film Together on CBS THIS MORNING
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 12, 2019

Two icons of British acting,¬†Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, are appearing together for the first time in the new big-screen mystery, ‚ÄúThe Good Liar‚ÄĚ.¬†They have won or been nominated for every major acting award for stage and screen. CBS THIS MORNING co-host Anthony Mason spoke to Mirren and McKellen¬†in New York's Central Park.

Photo/Video: Get A First Look At The Broadway-Bound CAGNEY at Pioneer Theatre Company VideoPhoto/Video: Get A First Look At The Broadway-Bound CAGNEY at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-bound production of Cagney, based on the life of Academy Award¬ģ winner James Cagney, launches Pioneer Theatre Company's (Artistic Director, Karen Azenberg & Managing Director, Chris Massimine) season this Fall. Opening Friday, September 20, the limited engagement runs ¬†through October 5. Tickets are available as part of a season subscription package by calling (801) 581-6961 or by visiting pioneertheatre.org.

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interv VideoBWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interviews With the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2019

Michael Sterling, BroadwayWorld's LA On Air Host and Co-Producer for BWW TV and Jerry Evans of JLE Media in Los Angeles spent the day at rehearsal for Hollywood Bowl's upcoming, new production of Into the Woods.

VIDEO: Kirstie Davis and Gregor Donnelly Talk DADDY LONG LEGS at the Barn Theatre VideoVIDEO: Kirstie Davis and Gregor Donnelly Talk DADDY LONG LEGS at the Barn Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2019

The Barn Theatre recently announced its production of Daddy Long Legs! Watch Kirstie Davis (Director) and Gregor Donnelly (Designer) discuss the production!

VIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell VideoVIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2019

Jan Maxwell, a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner, was last seen on stage in City of Conversation at Lincoln Center, for which she wBas nominated for 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and Scenes From an Execution in the Potomac Theatre Project revival at Atlantic Theater's Stage II.

VIDEO: HOLIDAY INN Dances Into Paper Mill Playhouse! VideoVIDEO: HOLIDAY INN Dances Into Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the film from Universal Pictures, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Performances Wednesday, November 21, 2018, and will continue through Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ).

BWW TV: Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Rehearsal with Paper Mill Playhouse's HOLIDAY  VideoBWW TV: Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Rehearsal with Paper Mill Playhouse's HOLIDAY INN!
by TV - On the Road - Nov 17, 2018

Meet the cast of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the film from Universal Pictures, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Performances Wednesday, November 21, 2018, and will continue through Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ).

VIDEO: Time-Lapse Video of Paper Mill Playhouse Renovation VideoVIDEO: Time-Lapse Video of Paper Mill Playhouse Renovation
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce that interior renovations to the historic theater are complete in time for the 80th anniversary season.  The interior of the theater was renovated over the summer of 2018, including replacement of all the theater's seating. Theater supporters are invited to contribute to the seat campaign by purchasing a name plaque as part of the theater's "Name a Seat" fundraiser. This lays the foundation for a greater capital campaign for the Millburn theater.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Canadian Premiere Of HOLIDAY INN at Drayton! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Canadian Premiere Of HOLIDAY INN at Drayton!
by Alan Henry - May 23, 2018

Shake the winter blues away! Check in to the biggest holiday party of the year as the new Irving Berlin musical Holiday Inn makes its triumphant Canadian premiere in Drayton. Don't be fooled - this spectacular musical comedy is not just about the traditional 'holiday season' - it spans a full year of celebrations from Thanksgiving and Christmas to Valentine's Day, Easter and more. Step into spring with this festive musical on stage from May 16 to June 3 at the Drayton Festival Theatre.


Fred Astaire Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Fred Astaire been in?
Fred Astaire has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

How many West End shows has Fred Astaire been in?
Fred Astaire has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Fred Astaire's first West End show?
Fred Astaire's first West End show was Funny Face which opened in 1928