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Gene Nelson

Also Credited As: Eugene Leander Berg
 
Gene Nelson Headshot
Date of Birth: March 24, 1920
Date of Death: September 16, 1996 (76)

Birth Place: Seattle, WA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1974
Bill Johnson
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1972
Buddy Plummer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Buddy Plummer
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1958
Will Parker
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Performer
A Boss Who Dances
Dancer
Dancing Class Student

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1974
Bill Johnson

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1972
Buddy Plummer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Buddy Plummer

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1958
Will Parker

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Performer

A Boss Who Dances

Dancer

Dancing Class Student


Gene Nelson Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Gene Nelson, Follies
 
Theatre World Awards - 1949 - Performance Gold Star
Gene Nelson, Lend an Ear

Gene Nelson News

Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The  Photo Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist
by Ben Rimalower - Jul 12, 2021

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly for their favorite versions of the Follies female solos, and 'Friends of the Pod' appeared with Ben and Daniel on 'Next Year, Some Year' to weigh in on the deeper cuts.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! is Now Streaming on Disney Plus Photo Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! is Now Streaming on Disney Plus
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 30, 2021

When and where can you find Oklahoma! streaming? We have your answer here!

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: OKLAHOMA! se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: OKLAHOMA! se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Apr 7, 2021

La producción original de OKLAHOMA! en Broadway se estrenó el 31 de marzo de 1943 en el St. James Theatre de Nueva York. Fue dirigida por Rouben Mamoulian, coreografiada por Agnes de Mille y protagonizada por Alfred Drake.

VIDEO: Celebrate the the 65th Anniversary of the OKLAHOMA! Film Premiere Photo VIDEO: Celebrate the the 65th Anniversary of the OKLAHOMA! Film Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2020

Today, October 11th marks the 65th Anniversary of the Oklahoma! film premiere!

BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt from UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: The Winter Garden The Photo BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt from UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: The Winter Garden Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!

VIDEO: On This Day, April 4- The Broadway Babies of FOLLIES Open at the Winter Garden Theater
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2017

On this day in 1971, the original production of the musical theatre classic, Follies, opened on Broadway. 

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. 

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. 

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. 

Imelda Staunton to Star in West End Revival of FOLLIES
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2016

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has announced that Imelda Staunton will star as Sally in a London revival of Follies by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman.

Gene Nelson Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, April 4- The Broadway Babies of FOLLIES Open at the Winter Garden Theater
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2017

On this day in 1971, the original production of the musical theatre classic, Follies, opened on Broadway. 


Gene Nelson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gene Nelson been in?
Gene Nelson has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Gene Nelson been in?
Gene Nelson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Gene Nelson been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Lend an Ear .

What awards has Gene Nelson won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Folliesand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Lend an Ear.