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George Hearn

 
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO, USA
Bio:
George Hearn created the role of Max von Mayerling in the Los Angeles premiere and Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard for which he received his second Tony Award. He won his first Tony Award for originating the role of Albin in La Cage aux Folles, a role that he reprised in London and earned ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 18, 1934 (87)

Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA

Bio:
George Hearn created the role of Max von Mayerling in the Los Angeles premiere and Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard for which he received his second Tony Award. He won his first Tony Award for originating the role of Albin in La Cage aux Folles, a role that he reprised in London and earned ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Brother Bob
James Kennedy
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2011
Van Helsing
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Anton Schell
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [Replacement]
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2000
Sweeney Todd
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
The Husband
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Otto Frank
  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Max von Mayerling
  [Regional (US)]
Los Angeles Production, 1993
Max von Mayerling
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1992
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Mr. Alonzo Smith
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1989
Gens
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Sid Davis
  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1988
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Reb Saunders
  [West End]
London Production, 1986
Albin
  [Canada]
World Premiere, 1986
Long John Silver
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1985
Benjamin Stone
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Albin
Albin
Albin [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1982
Andreas Capodistriou
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Torvald
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Johan
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1980
Sweeney Todd
  [Broadway]
1980
Kurt Muller
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Papa
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Sweeney Todd [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1977
Dan Michael Connally
  [Broadway]
1975
Horatio
  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Oberon
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Clarence/ Tyrrel
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
George Page
  [Broadway]
1973
Trevor
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1970
John Dickinson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
John Dickinson [Replacement]
John Dickinson [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Imagination
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Poins
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Poins
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Ianto Morgan
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1963
Sir Dinadan
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 1985
Hajj

Photos

Glenn Close and George Hearn pictured at the 61st Annual Drama League Awards for the  Photo

Glenn Close and George Hearn pictured at the 61st Annual Drama League Awards for the theatre at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 5, 1995.

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Date:
08/19/2013
Carolee Carmello, George Hearn & Carlos L. Encinias Photo

Carolee Carmello, George Hearn & Carlos L. Encinias

From: 
Date:
11/18/2012
Andrew Samonsky & George Hearn Photo

Andrew Samonsky & George Hearn

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Date:
11/18/2012
George Hearn & Carlos L. Encinias  Photo

George Hearn & Carlos L. Encinias

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Date:
11/18/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Brother Bob

James Kennedy

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2011
Van Helsing

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Anton Schell

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [Replacement]

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2000
Sweeney Todd

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
The Husband

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Otto Frank

  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Max von Mayerling

  [Regional (US)]
Los Angeles Production, 1993
Max von Mayerling

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1992
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Mr. Alonzo Smith

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1989
Gens

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Sid Davis

  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1988
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Reb Saunders

  [West End]
London Production, 1986
Albin

  [Canada]
World Premiere, 1986
Long John Silver

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1985
Benjamin Stone

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Albin

Albin

Albin [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1982
Andreas Capodistriou

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Torvald

Actor

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Johan

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1980
Sweeney Todd

  [Broadway]
1980
Kurt Muller

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Papa

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Sweeney Todd [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1977
Dan Michael Connally

  [Broadway]
1975
Horatio

  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Oberon

  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Clarence/ Tyrrel

  [Off-Broadway]
1974
George Page

  [Broadway]
1973
Trevor

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1970
John Dickinson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
John Dickinson [Replacement]

John Dickinson [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Imagination

  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Poins

  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Poins

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Ianto Morgan

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1963
Sir Dinadan

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 1985
Hajj

George Hearn Biography

George Hearn created the role of Max von Mayerling in the Los Angeles premiere and Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard for which he received his second Tony Award. He won his first Tony Award for originating the role of Albin in La Cage aux Folles, a role that he reprised in London and earned him an Olivier Award nomination.

He received Tony Award nominations for Putting It Together, A Doll's Life and Watch on the Rhine. He won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street after having played the role on Broadway and the national tour with Angela Lansbury. He returned to the role in May, 2000 with the New York Philharmonic and in the summer of 2001 with the San Francisco Symphony and the Ravinia Festival in Chicago for a concert version that co-starred Patti LuPone.

His other Broadway appearances include Wicked, The Diary of Anne Frank with Natalie Portman; Meet Me in St. Louis; I Remember Mama with Liv Ullman; Ah, Wilderness! with Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards; An Almost Perfect Person with Ms. Dewhurst; The Changing Room and A Time for Singing.

He starred in the New York City Opera's Kismet and in the all-star concert productions of Follies at Avery Fisher Hall and South Pacific at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

He appeared in many productions with the New York Shakespeare Festival and has a long association with Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. Regional productions include Promises, Promises for Ovations in Chicago; I Do, I Do; Love Letters with Rue McClanahan; and most recently The Visit at Signature Theatre with Chita Rivera.

His many television appearances include "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Law & Order," "Homicide," "Murder! She Wrote," "L.A. Law," "The Golden Girls," "Dear John," "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the television films A Fire in the Dark; False Arrest; Annie: A Royal Adventure; Durango and Sarah, Plain And Tall: Winter's End.

His motion pictures include Barney's Great Adventure, See You in the Morning, The Vanishing, Sneakers, The Devil's Own and Flags of Our Fathers.



George Hearn Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
George Hearn, Putting It Together
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
George Hearn, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
George Hearn, Sunset Boulevard
 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actor in a Musical
George Hearn, La Cage Aux Folles
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
George Hearn, La Cage aux Folles
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1984 - Best Actor Gold Star
George Hearn, La Cage aux Folles
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
George Hearn, La Cage aux Folles
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
George Hearn , A Doll's Life
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
George Hearn , Watch on the Rhine

George Hearn News

MOSSO Announces Summer Concert Series at Symphony Hall Celebrating Stephen Sondheim a Photo MOSSO Announces Summer Concert Series at Symphony Hall Celebrating Stephen Sondheim and John Williams
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, have announced details of their upcoming summer concerts at Symphony Hall. MOSSO will celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim and John Williams. These concerts mark the first time in almost twenty years that the musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have performed summer concerts in Springfield.

Kelli O'Hara and Adrienne Warren to Star in Signature Theatre & Wolf Trap's BROADWAY  Photo Kelli O'Hara and Adrienne Warren to Star in Signature Theatre & Wolf Trap's BROADWAY IN THE PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced today the cast for the second annual musical theater collaboration, Broadway In The Park (Friday, June 24 at 8PM). The show will star Tony Award-winners Kelli O’Hara and Adrienne Warren and will feature an ensemble of local talent.

New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation Photo New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke by Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney on Monday May 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony at Bond 45. T

Virginia Arts Festival Announces Complete Cast For THE SOUND OF MUSIC Photo Virginia Arts Festival Announces Complete Cast For THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

The cast is comprised of established Broadway artists and local rising stars. Part of the Virginia Arts Festival's 25th Anniversary Season, the new production is led by Conductor Rob Fisher, the Festival's Artistic Advisor of Musical Theater & American Songbook and Stage Director Matt Kunkel.

Virginia Arts Festival Announces Complete Cast For THE SOUND OF MUSIC Photo Virginia Arts Festival Announces Complete Cast For THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022

The Virginia Arts Festival has announced the complete cast for The Sound of Music, co-produced by the Festival and the Virginia Opera May 13-15 at the Harrison Opera House.

YENTL, HAIRSPRAY LIVE! & More is Coming to BroadwayHD for Women's History Month Photo YENTL, HAIRSPRAY LIVE! & More is Coming to BroadwayHD for Women's History Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

 In honor of Women’s History Month, BroadwayHD is celebrating some of Broadway’s iconic female characters with new titles coming to the platform including Yentl from Yentl, Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Tracy from Hairspray Live!.

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.

Virginia Arts Festival Announces Appointment Of Rob Fisher As The Goode Family Artist Photo Virginia Arts Festival Announces Appointment Of Rob Fisher As The Goode Family Artistic Advisor For Musical Theater and American Songbook
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2022

Virginia Arts Festival has cast one of Broadway's leading lights in the role of a new, key position at the Festival: The Goode Family Artistic Advisor for Musical Theater and American Songbook.

The Drinkwaters Brothers to Play THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54  Photo The Drinkwaters Brothers to Play THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below December 29th
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 7, 2021

A Broadway classic gets the concert treatment, led by some very classy fellas.

Casting Announced For THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Casting Announced For THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

The leading male roles of the identical twin Antipholus brothers will be played by real-life identical twins John and Matthew Drinkwater, the young musical duo who have become stars of the internet and have performed at major New York venues including Birdland, Feinstein's/54 Below, The Green Room 42, The Town Hall, and Don't Tell Mama.

George Hearn Videos

Broadway Rewind: Carolee Carmello Makes a Joyful Noise in SCANDALOUS in 2012 VideoBroadway Rewind: Carolee Carmello Makes a Joyful Noise in SCANDALOUS in 2012
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when Scandalous opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it played for 29 performances. Led by Carolee Carmello, the musical featured a book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman. It also starred Edward Watts, Andrew Samonsky, Roz Ryan and George Hearn.

Video Flashback: Broadway Stars Sing 'Sunday' From SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE VideoVideo Flashback: Broadway Stars Sing 'Sunday' From SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2020

In honor of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday today, we're flashing back to his 80th birthday concert!

VIDEO: On This Day, November 6- Happy Birthday, Michael Cerveris! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, November 6- Happy Birthday, Michael Cerveris!
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2017

Today we celebrated the birthday of Broadway favorite, Michael Cerveris!

STAGE TUBE: Blu-ray Clips from GYPSY, CANDIDE and SWEENEY TODD, Out Next Month via Shout Broadway
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2016

Continuing its commitment to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory recently announced the launch of its new home entertainment series, Shout Broadway. Spotlighting musicals and performances that deserve a place on your shelf, Shout Broadway features some of the greatest stage and screen productions ever captured, now headed to Blu-ray. From recent hits to all-time favorites and Hollywood gems, Shout Broadway celebrates the best in theater and beyond. Click below to watch clips from next month's releases!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/18- DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2013

Today in 1965, Do I hear a Waltz? opened at the 46th St. Thetare (Now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 220 performances. Do I Hear a Waltz? is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Richard Rodgers, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was adapted from Laurents' 1952 play The Time of the Cuckoo, which was the basis for the 1955 film Summertime starring Katharine Hepburn. The Broadway cast included Elizabeth Allen, Sergio Franchi, Carol Bruce, Madeleine Sherwood, Julienne Marie, Stuart Damon, Fleury D'Antonakis, and Jack Manning. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Scenic Design, but lost in all three categories.

VIDEO: Kathie Lee Discusses SCANDALOUS Closing on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2012

Kathie Lee Gifford discussed the closing of her new Broadway musical SCANDALOUS on the Today show on NBC. 'So many of the brand new shows this fall really, really have struggled and are posting closings,' she lamented. 'Hurricane Sandy was just devastating to everyone in the tri-state area but Broadway was badly hit.' Check out more of Gifford's comments below.

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes for Opening Night of SCANDALOUS - Carolee Carmello, George Hearn, Kathie Lee Gifford and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2012

Featuring book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, Scandalousbegan performances at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre on October 13, 2012 and opened last night, Thursday, November 15. BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of SCANDALOUS' opening night - hear what the stars had to say below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Carlolee Carmello, George Hearn and More in SCANDALOUS- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2012

Featuring book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, Scandalous began performances at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd St.) on October 13, 2012. Opening Night is set for Thursday, November 15 (6:30 p.m.). BroadwayWorld brings you just-released performance highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: SCANDALOUS' Roz Ryan Sings for Kathie Lee Gifford on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2012

Featuring book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, SCANDALOUS began performances at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd St.) on October 13, 2012, with opening Night set for November 15. In the video below, Roz Ryan gives Kathie Lee a special surprise at 'The Today Show' by singing 'Natural Woman.' Check out her performance below!

STAGE TUBE: New Clip from Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES at the Duplex
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2012

When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort-like so many gay boys before him and after-in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. Get a preview of Rimalower's show PATTI ISSUES in this new clip below!


George Hearn Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has George Hearn been in?
George Hearn has appeared on Broadway in 21 shows.

How many West End shows has George Hearn been in?
George Hearn has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was George Hearn's first West End show?
George Hearn's first West End show was La Cage aux Folles which opened in 1986

What awards has George Hearn been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Putting It Together , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for La Cage Aux Folles , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Best Actor (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Doll's Life and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Watch on the Rhine .

What awards has George Hearn won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage aux Folles Best Actor (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for La Cage aux Follesand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles.