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Gary Beach

Birth Place: Alexandria, VA, USA

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Gary Beach received the 2001 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for the role of Roger DeBris in the Broadway production of "The Producers." His other Broadway experiences include "Beauty and the Beast" (Tony nomination and Ovation Award nomination), "Sweet Adeline" (Encores!), "Doonesbury," "The Moony Shapiro Songbook", "Annie," "Something's Afoot," "1776", plus the national companies of: "Les Misérables," "Legends!," "Lend Me a Tenor," "Closer than Ever," and "Of Thee I Sing" (Helen Hayes nomination). On TV he has appeared in "Queer as Folk," "Kate and Allie," "Cheers," "Sisters," "Murder, She Wrote," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Jamie Foxx," "The Wayans Brothers," "Dolly Parton," "Saved By the Bell," "Arli$$." Gary's Film credits include "Defending Your Life," "Space Works," and "Man of the Century." His recordings include "Beauty and the Beast," "Doonesbury," "Symphonic Les Missérables," "Sondheim at the Movies," and of course, "The Producers."

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Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006

Broadway Revival, 2004

Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Tom Keeney

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Roger De Bris [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2001
Roger De Bris

Roger De Bris [Replacement]

Roger De Bris

[Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Other Roles

Encores! Concert, 1997
Dan Ward

Original Broadway Production, 1994
Lumiere [Replacement]



[US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988

Original Broadway Production, 1983

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983

Broadway Production, 1981
U.S. Immigration Officer


Fat German

Flower Seller


Gestapo Officer

Israeli Dancer

Johnny Bakuba

Leader of Liverpool Pop Group

U.S.O. Entertainer

Member of Big Band Vocal Group

Press Photographer

Prisoner-of-War Guard


Rabbi Kotchinsky

Rudy Vallee

Russian Singer

Talking Picture Star


Bob Dylan


1st Newsboy

2nd Newsboy

Academy Awards Singer

Alvin Burns

Benedict Rickenbacker

Bob Dylan's Spokesman

Bonny's Singing Partner

British Trades Union Leader


Busby Berkley Tenor



Dead End Kid

[US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1978
Rooster Hannigan [Replacement]

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1978
Rooster Hannigan

Original Broadway Production, 1977
Rooster Hannigan [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1976
Nigel Rancour


Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1975

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1974

Off-Broadway Production, 1974

Original Broadway Production, 1969
Edward Rutledge [Replacement]

Edward Rutledge (Understudy) [Replacement]

[New York]
Workshop, 1986

Gary Beach Movies

[1991]Defending Your Life Car Salesman

[1999]Man of the Century Jaffrey Pitzer

[2005]The Producers Roger DeBris

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Video: Celebrate 40 Years of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

40 years ago, on August 21, 1983, La Cage Aux Folles opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Watch videos from the show's journey!

Which Broadway Shows Have Received the Most Tony Nominations Ever?

While many stellar productions are poised to earn multiple nominations this season, it will take quite a few to stand up to the current record holders. Below, check out which Broadway shows hold the records for the most-Tony nominated productions of all time.

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Announces Its Cast of VIOLET, Opening October 28

Actors Theatre of Indiana has announced their next production – Violet. A moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel.

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Opens 2022-2023 Season With NUNSENSE

Actors Theatre of Indiana has announced casting for the first show in their 2022-2023 season – NUNSENSE: A musical. 

Broadway Veteran Calvin Remsburg (Sweeney Todd, Cats And Phantom) Passes Away In Palm Springs

The recent passing of the talented, versatile, dynamic Calvin Remsberg has left a very wide and deep loss to all who have known and loved him. As well as to those who have worked and studied with him. Calvin’s accomplishments are not only many but varied and fascinating. His humor and creative insights were also a major element in all he did. He was a true friend to all and fiercely loyal to the professional ethics he learned from his amazing career.

Long Beach's International City Theatre Honored With 23 Robby Award Nominations And Wins

International City Theatre has been honored with three wins and 20 additional nominations for four different productions by longtime theater reviewer Rob Stevens, who has announced his 35th annual “Robby Awards for Excellence in Southern California Theatre.”

VIDEO: Recap the Greatest Stars of FUNNY GIRL

Though Barbra Streisand remains Broadway's most beloved Fanny, plenty of legends have taken on the role over the last six decades.

VIDEO: THE PRODUCERS Celebrates 20 Years of Scams, Songs, and Showgirls

Today we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mel Brooks' The Producers, which opened to rave reviews at the St. James Theatre on this day in 2001. 

UN DÍA COMO HOY: LES MISERABLES se estrenaba en Broadway

El 12 de marzo de 1987 LES MISERABLES subía el telón por primera vez en Nueva York en el Broadway Theatre. Tras ocho semanas de previas en la Opera House del Kennedy Center en Washington D.C, el musical se estrenaba en Broadway con un presupuesto de 4,5 millones de dólares, de los que recuperó cuatro solo con la preventa.

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006

We also dropped by a rehearsal for Cameron Mackintosh's new production of the landmark musical Les Misérables, directed by John Caird. It starred Alexander Gemignani, Aaron Lazar, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gary Beach and Norm Lewis. Mackintosh told Ridge, 'I'm delighted to have the opportunity. The only thing I never expected or dreamt of was getting such a wonderful cast as this. Everybody we ever dreamt of wanted to be in it. We found some marvelously talented people that we didn't know, and I think it's one of the strongest casts of Les Miz that's ever been anywhere.'

Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Will Get Re-Designed International Production in the Coming Years

The tale as old as time will be told again soon! A source has confirmed that Disney Theatrical Productions will revive Beauty and the Beast internationally in several years. The production will  be headed by the original creative team, but will feature new designs and dance arrangements.

Everything to Know About Disney on Broadway!

Disney has officially been making magic on Broadway for 25 years! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney on Broadway is partnering with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to put on a special benefit to celebrate the momentous occasion. We're getting in on the celebration by looking back at Disney's show-stopping productions, from classics like Beauty and the Beast and Newsies to current favorites like Aladdin and Frozen. Check it all out!

2Scoops Return To Joe's Pub 8/3

Back by popular demand! 2Scoops returns to Joe's Pub with The Farewell Tour.

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees!

Over the course of each Broadway season, unexpected and unique storylines inevitably pop up. This morning, with the announcement of the 2019 Tony Award nominations, a number of new narratives have come to life.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: LES MISERABLES

Oh my god, I have literally nothing to say about Les Miz. Well, maybe not nothing... not literally! It's not gonna be hard to throw these out, I'll tell you that much. I have so many freaking Les Miz CDs and they all take up so much space at two--even three--discs a pop. The only one I ever really listened to in its entirety more than a couple of times was the Original London cast anyway.

2Scoops Return To Joe's Pub In The Farewell Tour!

The rumors R true. 2Scoops, The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group are parting ways and saying goodbye on their very first Farewell Tour.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: ANNIE

I thought throwing out my Annie CDs would be easy--I thought I only had one! Obviously that would be the indispensable Original Broadway Cast Recording with Dorothy Loudon and Andrea McArdle. How wrong I was! I knew that, as a kid, I had the tape of the 1982 movie soundtrack with Carol Burnett and Aileen Quinn (and an all-star supporting cast!), but I didn't remember buying it on CD. And when the hell did I get the CD of the 1999 TV version (with Kathy Bates and an all-star cast)? And, oh yeah... I forgot about this studio album from the 90s with studio cast queen Kim Criswell--I think I bought back in the day somehow convincing myself Ruthie Henshall was playing Annie. (Spoiler alert: She plays Grace.) Oh, and I do remember this '30thAnniversary' deluxe production with Chicago area diva (and original star of the sequel, Annie Warbucks) Alene Robertson as Miss Hannigan plus a lot of bonus material. To add insult to injury, I also have a Blu-Ray of the recent Hollywood remake with Cameron Diaz. I don't even have a Blu-Ray player! This thing is definitely going into the trash along with all the audio, but I will listen to a few tracks online for my edification.

Wake Up With BWW 1/2: 2019's Upcoming Shows, Top Stars to Watch, and More!

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Read about 2019's upcoming shows, our picks for the top stars to watch, and more!


Gary Beach has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

Gary Beach has not appeared in the West End

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Producers , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Producers Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Producers and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Beauty and the Beast .

Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Producers Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Producers and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Producers.

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