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Gary Beach

 
Birth Place:
Alexandria, VA, USA
Bio:
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!), ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 10, 1947 (74)

Birth Place: Alexandria, VA, USA

Bio:
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!), ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Thénardier
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Albin
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Tom Keeney
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Roger De Bris [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Roger De Bris
Roger De Bris [Replacement]
Roger De Bris
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Other Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Dan Ward
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Lumiere [Replacement]
Lumiere
Lumiere
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988
Thénardier
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Duke
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1981
U.S. Immigration Officer
Sailor
Fat German
Flower Seller
Gary
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
Waiter
Rabbi Kotchinsky
Rudy Vallee
Russian Singer
Talking Picture Star
Schmuel
Bob Dylan
Performer
1st Newsboy
2nd Newsboy
Academy Awards Singer
Alvin Burns
Benedict Rickenbacker
Bob Dylan's Spokesman
Bonny's Singing Partner
British Trades Union Leader
Bum
Busby Berkley Tenor
Chuck
Dancer
Dead End Kid
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1978
Rooster Hannigan [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1978
Rooster Hannigan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1977
Rooster Hannigan [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Nigel Rancour
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1974
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 1974
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Edward Rutledge [Replacement]
Edward Rutledge (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 1986
Performer

Photos

Gary Beach with Gypsy Robe Winner Mervin Foard.Attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Photo

Gary Beach with Gypsy Robe Winner Mervin Foard.Attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for LA CAGE aux FOLLES at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. December 9, 2004.

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Date:
03/16/2020
Harvey Fierstein and Gary Beach with Gypsy Winner Merwin Foard
Attending the Opening  Photo

Harvey Fierstein and Gary Beach with Gypsy Winner Merwin Foard Attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for LA CAGE aux FOLLES at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. December 9, 2004

From: 
Date:
03/16/2020
Gary Beach and Daniel Davis with Gypsy Robe Winner Mervin Foard.Attending the Opening Photo

Gary Beach and Daniel Davis with Gypsy Robe Winner Mervin Foard.Attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for LA CAGE aux FOLLES at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. December 9, 2004.

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Date:
03/16/2020
Jason Patrick Sands, Jimmy Borstelmann, Kevin Ligon, Peter Marinos, Matthew Broderick Photo

Jason Patrick Sands, Jimmy Borstelmann, Kevin Ligon, Peter Marinos, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Gary Beach & Jimmy Borstelmann

From: 
Date:
07/20/2018
Gary Beach Photo

Gary Beach

From: 
Date:
07/20/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Thénardier


  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Albin

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Tom Keeney

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Roger De Bris

Roger De Bris [Replacement]

Roger De Bris

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

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Dan Ward

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Lumiere [Replacement]

Lumiere

Lumiere

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988
Thénardier

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Duke

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1981
U.S. Immigration Officer

Sailor

Fat German

Flower Seller

Gary

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

Waiter

Rabbi Kotchinsky

Rudy Vallee

Russian Singer

Talking Picture Star

Schmuel

Bob Dylan

Performer

1st Newsboy

2nd Newsboy

Academy Awards Singer

Alvin Burns

Benedict Rickenbacker

Bob Dylan's Spokesman

Bonny's Singing Partner

British Trades Union Leader

Bum

Busby Berkley Tenor

Chuck

Dancer

Dead End Kid

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

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1977
Rooster Hannigan [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Nigel Rancour

Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1974
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 1974
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Edward Rutledge [Replacement]

Edward Rutledge (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 1986
Performer

Gary Beach Biography

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."

Gary Beach Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Gary Beach, La Cage aux Folles
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Gold Star
Gary Beach, The Producers
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Gary Beach, The Producers
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Gary Beach, The Producers
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gary Beach, Beauty and the Beast

Gary Beach News

Broadway Veteran Calvin Remsburg (Sweeney Todd, Cats And Phantom) Passes Away In Palm Photo Broadway Veteran Calvin Remsburg (Sweeney Todd, Cats And Phantom) Passes Away In Palm Springs
by David Green - Feb 3, 2022

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 W Photo Long Beach's International City Theatre Honored With 23 Robby Award Nominations And Wins
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022

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 ‚ÄúRobby Awards for Excellence in Southern California Theatre.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Recap the Greatest Stars of FUNNY GIRL Photo VIDEO: Recap the Greatest Stars of FUNNY GIRL
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2021

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 Photo VIDEO: THE PRODUCERS Celebrates 20 Years of Scams, Songs, and Showgirls
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2021

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 D√ćA COMO HOY: LES MISERABLES se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: LES MISERABLES se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 12, 2021

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 Photo Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2020

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 Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020

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.

Everything to Know About Disney on Broadway! Photo Everything to Know About Disney on Broadway!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 1, 2019

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!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Will Get Re-Designed International Production in the Coming Year Photo BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Will Get Re-Designed International Production in the Coming Years
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 15, 2019

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.

2Scoops Return To Joe's Pub 8/3 Photo 2Scoops Return To Joe's Pub 8/3
by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2019

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

Gary Beach Videos

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006 VideoBroadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2020

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.'

VIDEO: Watch the Late, Great Gary Beach Perform an Emotional 'I Am What I Am' in 2017 VideoVIDEO: Watch the Late, Great Gary Beach Perform an Emotional 'I Am What I Am' in 2017
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2018

Below watch as Beach performs the emotional anthem from La Cage Aux Folles, 'I Am What I Am,' just over a year ago at Michael Childers' One Night Only: Hello Jerry! A Tribute to Jerry Herman.

Theater Talk: Flashback with the Late Thomas Meehan VideoTheater Talk: Flashback with the Late Thomas Meehan
by Theater Talk - Aug 23, 2017

In this episode of THEATER TALK, the late Thomas Meehan (1929-2017) and Gary Beach chat about THE PRODUCERS (taped in 2001).

BWW TV: Chita Rivera & More Honor Producer Marty Richards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

On April 8th, producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones gathered in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they were entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out highlights from inside the concert below!

STAGE TUBE: The Hollywood Bowl's THE PRODUCERS- 'Springtime for Hitler'
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2012

The Hollywood Bowl's production of THE PRODUCERS ended its limited run last night, July 29, 2012. The cast featured Richard Kind as Max Bialystock, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom, Roger Bart as Carmen Ghia, Gary Beach as Roger De Bris, Rebecca Romijn as Ulla and Dane Cook as Franz Liebkind. Below, check out 'Springtime for Hilter' from the big production!

BWW TV LA Exclusive: Inside Rehearsal with Kind, Ferguson, Romijn, Beach, Bart, Cook & More for THE PRODUCERS at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 23, 2012

One of the biggest events in Los Angeles this summer is Mel Brooks' multiple Tony Award winning musical THE PRODUCERS in the home stretch of its much anticipated July 27th opening at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Broadway's smash hit stars Richard Kind as Max Bialystock and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom. And, Broadwayworld's own Michael Sterling (Los Angeles Correspondent for BWW TV) and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group, Inc. were on hand last Friday, July 20 at rehearsal to chat it up with all of the stars of the grandiose production.

STAGE TUBE: Florida Theater's HELLO, DOLLY! Cast Parodies 'It's Gettin' Hot in Here'
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2012

Vicki Lewis (Damn Yakees, Chicago) and Tony Winner Gary Beach (The Producers, La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast) star in 'It's Gettin' Hot in Here, Take Off Your Sunday Clothes.'

STAGE TUBE: Massey, Wise Sing 'Needle in a Haystack' from LUCKY GUY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2011

Avid Theatricals presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Lucky Guy, a new musical comedy, written and directed by Willard Beckham. Performances will begin on Thursday, April 28, 2011 and continue through Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th & Dyer Avenues). Opening night is set for Thursday, May 19, 2011. Lucky Guy will play a 12-week limited engagement. Check out stars Kyle Dean Massey and Savannah Wise singing 'Needle in a Haystack' from the show!

STAGE TUBE: 'Broadway Backwards 5' Promo Released
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2010

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 5, an annual benefit concert presented by Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, is a starry one night only event that will hit the stage at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Monday, February 22nd at 8pm.

STAGE TUBE: The Kennedy Center Honors - Tribute to Mel Brooks, Full Performance
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 31, 2009

Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen were the honorees for this year's Kennedy Center Honors and eminent artist friends and peers of this year's five honorees converged in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6 to present entertaining and heartfelt tributes at THE 32ND ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special that was broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, with Caroline Kennedy as host for the seventh consecutive year.


Gary Beach Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gary Beach been in?
Gary Beach has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Gary Beach been in?
Gary Beach has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Gary Beach been nominated for?
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 .

What awards has Gary Beach won?
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.