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Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA

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Return Engagement [Broadway], 2005
Mark Twain

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Senator Alan Hughes

Mark Twain

Mr. Winters

Gene Garrison

Original Broadway Production, 1966
Adam [Replacement]

Captain Sanjar [Replacement]

Flip, the Prince, Charming [Replacement]

Mark Twain

Original Broadway Production, 1965
Don Quixote (Cervantes) [Replacement]

The Twentieth Anniversary Production, 1965
The Gentleman Caller [Replacement]

M. Loyal


Marco Polo

Quentin (Alternate) [Replacement]

Quentin [Replacement]

Reverend Haley Barnes


Hal Holbrook Productions

[Broadway, 1966]

Hal Holbrook Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1959 - Best Performance

Hal HolbrookMark Twain Tonight

Obie Awards - 1959 - Special Citation

Hal HolbrookMark Twain Tonight!

Hal Holbrook Videos

Hal Holbrook News

Review: CHARLOTTESVILLE at Capital Fringe Festival

Based on many, many interviews with residents of Charlottesville, court transcripts and news reports, the very timely and relevant show Charlottesville was presented with theatrical integrity and complex layers/themes as part of the 2023 Capital Fringe Festival.

World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's MORIARTY: A NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE is Coming to Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House will bring its 2022-2023 season to a close with the world premiere production of Ken Ludwig's Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure. Running April 29 through May 21 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.

Cast Set For Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Shakespeare & Company

Casting has been announced for the Berkshires premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig's Dear Jack, Dear Louise at Shakespeare & Company.

LEND ME A TENOR to Close Out International City Theatre 2022 Season

International City Theatre will present Lend Me A Tenor, the Tony-nominated screwball comedy by Ken Ludwig that’s guaranteed to leave audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter. The production runs October 21 through November 6.

JIMMY AND CAROLYN Sets August 29 South County Film Premiere Date 

”Jimmy and Carolyn”, James Andrew Walsh's new comedy starring two-time Tony nominee and TV/Broadway star Mary Beth Peil (Dawson's Creek, The Good Wife,  HALSTON, Broadway's Anastasia) and TV/Broadway star Gregory Harrison (911,  Chesapeake Shores, Trapper John M.D.), shot entirely on location in Westerly, Rhode  Island, sets its South County Premiere at Bill Hanney's newly renovated All South Coun ty Luxury Cinemas, co-owned with Harold Blank and William Doherty, in Wakefield on  Monday, August 29, 2022.

The Duplex's Cabaret Theater Suffers Mild Damage Following Fire

The Duplex, New York City's world famous cabaret and piano bar, recently reopened its cafe and piano bar following a building fire and power outage last weekend. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the venue's cabaret theater 'suffered a little damage,' but  the owner hopes for the space to reopen by the end of the month.

The Duplex Reopens Cafe and Piano Bar Following Fire and Power Outage

The Duplex, New York City's world famous cabaret and piano bar, has officially reopened its cafe and piano bar following a building fire and power outage earlier this week. According to a recent Facebook post, the venue's upstairs and cabaret areas remain closed.

PLAZA SUITE Extends Through July 10

Today, producers of Plaza Suite, the hit comedy by Neil Simon starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey, announced a third extension due to overwhelming demand.

Hugo Armstrong, Anne Gee Byrd & More to Star in UNCLE VANYA at Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse has announced casting and creative team for the Los Angeles premiere of the Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky translation of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov coming to the Playhouse June 1 through June 26; the press opening is Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m. 

The Lambs to Host A Discussion Of the Play CONSTELLATIONS This Week

Constellations: Fate, Love, and the Power of Theatre. The Lambs hosts a discussion of the play 'Constellations' by Nick Payne, the Tony nominated Broadway romantic comedy. A revival of the show will run from April 6 through April 24 at The Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, New York NY 10012).

BWW Interview: Roger Guenveur Smith of OTTO FRANK at Campo Santo & Magic Theatre Explores the Enduring Relevance of the Holocaust Survivor

BroadwayWorld talks to Obie, Peabody and Bessie Award winning actor and writer Roger Guenveur Smith about 'Otto Frank' his new solo piece running as a Campo Santo production at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Guenveur Smith finds enduring relevance in the story of the Holocaust survivor.

PLAZA SUITE on Broadway Announces TodayTix Mobile Lottery

Find out how to get tickets and the TodayTix mobile lottery policy for the highly anticipated production of Neil Simon’s comedy Plaza Suite.

Broadway Producer Leonard Soloway Passes Away

The Broadway League sadly just announced the passing of Leonard Soloway. Soloway was a 3-time Tony Award winning Producer, General Manager, and Company Manager on Broadway from 1961-2011.

Ronald Rand Stars in LET IT BE ART! At Greece's International Festival

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, during his 20th year touring around the world to 25 countries will perform at the Theatre of Changes' 17th International Festival of Making Theater in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, 'the Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' on August 2nd at Theatre of Change, 19a Tritus Septemuriou Street in Athens, Greece.

The Royal Alexandra Theatre to Dim Lights in Honor of Actor Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook, the stage and film actor who is best known for playing Mark Twain in a solo stage production, died on January 23 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 95.

Wake Up With BWW 2/3: COME FROM AWAY to Be Filmed, and More!

Today's top stories: Come From Away to be filmed for release, Jon M. Chu will direct the Wicked movie, and more!

Stage and Screen Actor Hal Holbrook Dies at 95

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Hal Holbrook has died at 95 years old.

Leslie Anderson, Matt Berman, Elaine Brier and More Join PIANO BAR LIVE!

Featuring new performers with every show, Piano Bar Live! A Night at Rose's Turn, Part 3, streams tomorrow Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:15 pm ET, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Mark Alan celebrating the now iconic club, Roses Turn.

VIDEO: Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang Perform in a Cabaret at The Duplex on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Last night's episode of Saturday Night Live featured a venue that fans of the New York City cabaret scene may recognize! One sketch on the weekly comedy show was set at The Duplex, the iconic West Village cabaret, piano bar, and cafe.

Playwright Eduardo Machado Joins HB Studio

Playwright Eduardo Machado will join HB Studio this fall to teach a virtual playwriting class, 'Playwriting: Development & Dialogue', that is open to interested playwrights of all levels. The class will be held over Zoom on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT, Sep. 19-Nov. 21, 2020.


Hal Holbrook has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

Hal Holbrook has not appeared in the West End

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Mark Twain Tonight! , Best Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark Twain Tonight Special Citation (Obie Awards) for Mark Twain Tonight! and Special Citation (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mark Twain Tonight! .

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Mark Twain Tonight!, Best Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark Twain Tonight Special Citation (Obie Awards) for Mark Twain Tonight!and Special Citation (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mark Twain Tonight!.

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