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Gene Wilder

 
Gene Wilder Headshot
Date of Birth: June 11, 1933 (89)

Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1964
Harry Berlin [Replacement]
Harry Berlin [Replacement]
Harry Berlin [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1964
John Quincy Adams
John Tyler
John Van Buren
Robert Lincoln
Rutherford B. Hayes
Vernon
  [Broadway]
1963
Billy Bibbit
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1963
Chaplain
  [Broadway]
1961
Hotel Valet

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1964
Harry Berlin [Replacement]

Harry Berlin [Replacement]

Harry Berlin [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1964
John Quincy Adams

John Tyler

John Van Buren

Robert Lincoln

Rutherford B. Hayes

Vernon

  [Broadway]
1963
Billy Bibbit

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1963
Chaplain

  [Broadway]
1961
Hotel Valet






Gene Wilder News

ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA to Open at The Scottish Rite Theater This Week Photo ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA to Open at The Scottish Rite Theater This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka will open at The Scottish Rite Theater July 22 and run through July 31. Based off of the 1971 version of the movie with Gene Wilder, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka features a cast of young performers from the McGuigan Arts Academy ands supported by a cast of award winning actors and musicians from Omaha.

BIG HAIR: A RAD AND WILD LOVE AFFAIR to Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Photo BIG HAIR: A RAD AND WILD LOVE AFFAIR to Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

BIG HAIR. the musical-comedy and one-woman show about two of the silver screen’s most dynamic performers, Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder, will premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Friday, 6/10 for two shows at The Broadwater Second Stage.

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces 2022 Arts Academy Programming Photo Ogunquit Playhouse Announces 2022 Arts Academy Programming
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

Ogunquit Playhouse is growing its educational initiatives by launching the Arts Academy. Already an integral component of the Playhouse's mission, the educational initiatives currently in place will be greatly expanded to build upon the legacy left by founder Walter Hartwig, a strong proponent of community theater with a passion for teaching theater craft to aspiring professionals.

Ogunquit Playhouse Launches the Arts Academy Photo Ogunquit Playhouse Launches the Arts Academy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Ogunquit Playhouse is launching the Arts Academy program with the belief that theater is a profound tool for students to not only exercise their imagination but to discover their innate skill set.

Dick Cavett to Receive WGAE's Evelyn F. Burkey Award at 2022 Writers Guild Awards Photo Dick Cavett to Receive WGAE's Evelyn F. Burkey Award at 2022 Writers Guild Awards
by Michael Major - Mar 14, 2022

In 1966, Cavett wrote and hosted the special, WHERE IT’S AT, produced by Bud Yorkin and Norman Lear. In 1968, Cavett was hired by ABC to host THIS MORNING, which was renamed THE DICK CAVETT SHOW and moved to prime time and then to late night, where it ran opposite THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at Benedum Center Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON at Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 28, 2022

At this point, writing a review of Lin-Manuel Miranda's almost infamously popular hip-hop musical feels redudant. It's Hamilton, people. Go see it.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Comes to ABT in March Photo CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Comes to ABT in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

As part of its Broadway Series sponsored by U.S. Bank, Alberta Bair Theater presents the everlasting showstopper Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

SF Sketchfest Announces Postponement of 2022 Festival Photo SF Sketchfest Announces Postponement of 2022 Festival
by Michael Major - Dec 30, 2021

SF Sketchfest, co-founded and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, the longest-running comedy festival in the U.S. The event mixes major comedy stars and up-and-coming comedians from around the world for sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops, and panel discussions.

Detour Company Theatre Serves Up Chocolate-Coated Accessibility Photo Detour Company Theatre Serves Up Chocolate-Coated Accessibility
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021

Detour Company Theatre¬†is bringing¬†the chocolate factory to Scottsdale with their production of¬†‚ÄúRoald Dahl's Willy Wonka‚Ä̬†from¬†January¬†7‚Äď9 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, Arizona.¬†

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Th√©√Ętre Du Gymnase Photo BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Th√©√Ętre Du Gymnase
by Patrick Honoré - Nov 20, 2021

West End Hit Comes to Paris.

Gene Wilder Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: Chatting with Chris Coogan VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: Chatting with Chris Coogan
by Konversations with Keeme - Nov 6, 2019

Fifteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's web series here on BroadwayWorld. 'Konversations with Keeme' is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunie of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Bogaev, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more.

VIDEO: Watch a Sweet New Teaser for WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Starring Joh VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sweet New Teaser for WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Starring John Stamos at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Warner Bros. Pictures' classic, 'WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY' starring Gene Wilder, will be brought to life this November for a special two-night cinematic event featuring John Stamos, Elle King, Finn Wolfhard, and 'Weird Al' Yankovic, alongside an all-star cast singing iconic songs throughout a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Check out the teaser for the event below!

VIDEO: Debbie Reynolds & More Honored in TONY AWARDS In Memoriam Segment
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 11, 2017

Debbie Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson, James Nederlander more legends of Broadway were honored during the In Memoriam segment of the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the video below.

VIDEO: Christian Borle Talks Shocking Demise of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Character on 'Late Show'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 18, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY star Christian Borle explained how former Willy Wonkas Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp have set the chocolate bar very high!

BWW Interview: Roger Bart Hopes SPEECH & DEBATE Full Of Broadway References Resonates With His Daughter
by Leigh Scheps - Mar 31, 2017

While Roger Bart is known for his comedic chops in shows like Disaster!, Young Frankenstein and The Producers, he knows how to make people laugh even in some of his more serious roles.

VIDEO: Alan Rickman, Jon Polito & More Honored in Emmy Awards 'In Memoriam'
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 19, 2016

Recording artist Tori Kelly performed a moving tribute to those lost this year in the television industry on last night's 68th ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS.

VIDEO: Mel Brooks Remembers Good Friend Gene Wilder on TONIGHT SHOW
by - Aug 31, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, legendary comedian Mel Brooks talked about working with his good friend Gene Wilder over the years, including the origin of Young Frankenstein.

VIDEO: James Corden Delivers Emotional Tribute to the Late Gene Wilder
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 30, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden fondly recalled his experiences with the late Gene Wilder, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/8/15- YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2015

Today in 2007, Young Frankenstein opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the Lyric Theatre), where it ran for 485 performances. Young Frankenstein is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

VIDEO: Josh Groban is Miss Piggy's Overprotective Boyfriend on Last Night's THE MUPPETS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 30, 2015

In the scene from last night's episode of ABC's THE MUPPETS, titled 'Hostile Makeover', when Kermit sets Miss Piggy up with Josh Groban in an attempt to make her happy, he may get more than he bargained for!


Gene Wilder Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gene Wilder been in?
Gene Wilder has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

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