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Harry Groener

 
Date of Birth: September 10, 1951 (71)

Birth Place: Augsberg, GERMANY

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Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Geffen Playhouse West Coast Premiere, 2019
Elliot Isaac
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Production, 2017
Bela Zangler
  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2008
Michel Gerard
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2006
Governor
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
King Arthur [Replacement]
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2003
Featured Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
The Man
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1999
Nöel Coward
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Bobby Child
  [Broadway]
1987
Paul
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1986
Kittel
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Edward Harrigan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
George (Act I) [Replacement]
George (Act II) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Munkustrap
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Western Mousada
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1979
Will Parker
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1978
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 1983
Performer


Harry Groener Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Harry GroenerCrazy for You
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Actor - Musical
Harry Groener , Crazy for You
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Harry Groener, Crazy for You
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Harry Groener, Harrigan 'n Hart
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Harry Groener, Cats
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Harry Groener, Oklahoma!
 
Theatre World Awards - 1980 - Performance Gold Star
Harry Groener, Oklahoma!
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Harry Groener, Oklahoma!

Harry Groener News

BC/EFA Auctions Limited Edition Autographed Al Hirschfeld Prints Photo BC/EFA Auctions Limited Edition Autographed Al Hirschfeld Prints
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022

Twenty one limited-edition prints of acclaimed caricature artist Al Hirschfeld ‚Äď signed by the iconic stage and screen stars featured in the image ‚Äď are being auctioned online to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, in partnership with Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world.

John Rubenstein Celebrates Pippin's 50th Anniversary On MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES Next Photo John Rubenstein Celebrates Pippin's 50th Anniversary On MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

The next broadcast of Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's Tony Award winning musical PIPPIN, featuring interviews with Tony Award winner John Rubenstein and songs from the original Broadway cast recording with special narration by Tony Award nominee Walter Willison.

Broadway Press Agent Susan L. Schulman Passes Away Photo Broadway Press Agent Susan L. Schulman Passes Away
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the death of Broadway press agent Susan L. Schulman.

Review: EVERYBODY at Antaeus Theatre Company Photo Review: EVERYBODY at Antaeus Theatre Company
by Harker Jones - Oct 6, 2022

EVERYBODY, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ contemporary riff on a 15th-century morality play, is a creative and chaotic allegory about Christian salvation which is, in the end, an uneven production for the usually consistent Antaeus Theatre Company. 

Photos: First Look at Antaeus Theatre Company's EVERYBODY Photo Photos: First Look at Antaeus Theatre Company's EVERYBODY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2022

Antaeus Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles premiere of Everybody, a funny, provocative and very modern riff on a 15th-century morality play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Jennifer Chang. Performances take place at Glendale’s Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center from September 16 through October 17. Check out photos here!

Interview: EVERYBODY's Anne Gee Byrd Rifts On Her Long Ties To The L.A. Theatre Commu Photo Interview: EVERYBODY's Anne Gee Byrd Rifts On Her Long Ties To The L.A. Theatre Community
by Gil Kaan - Sep 6, 2022

Next up at the Antaeus Theatre Company the Los Angeles premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody September 16, 2022 (with previews beginning September 11th). Jennifer Chang directs the cast of Anne Gee Byrd, Dawn Didawick, Lisa Sanaye Dring, Cherish Monique Duke, Nicole Erb, Harry Groener, Alberto Isaac, Antonio Jaramillo and Gerard Joseph. I got the chance to finally interview Anne after all these years of seeing her wow her audiences on the Los Angeles stages.

Antaeus Sets L.A. Premiere Of EVERYBODY In Glendale, Running September 16-October 17 Photo Antaeus Sets L.A. Premiere Of EVERYBODY In Glendale, Running September 16-October 17
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

Antaeus Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles premiere of Everybody, a funny, provocative and very modern riff on a 15th-century morality play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Jennifer Chang.

Musical Theater Melodies Celebrates 120th Birthday of Legendary Composer Richard Rodg Photo Musical Theater Melodies Celebrates 120th Birthday of Legendary Composer Richard Rodgers with Broadcast and Streaming Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022

Tuesday June 28th, 2022, marks the 120th Anniversary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will commemorate the occasion with the broadcast and streaming premiere of the Museum of the City of New York's A CELEBRATION OF RICHARD RODGERS, recorded live at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, on March 26th, 1972.

New L.A. Theatre Works Season Starts Today Photo New L.A. Theatre Works Season Starts Today
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2021

L.A. Theatre Works will segue from the digital stage to in-person performance in 2021-22 with a seven-play season of audio theater.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 19- CRAZY FOR YOU Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, February 19- CRAZY FOR YOU Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2021

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.

Harry Groener Videos

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Ad-Libs When Medical Emergency Halts Performance of HENRY IV Videoplay
VIDEO: Tom Hanks Ad-Libs When Medical Emergency Halts Performance of HENRY IV

by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2018

The show must go on, as they say! During a recent performance of Henry IV at the Japanese Garden in Los Angeles, Tom Hanks tested that old phrase.

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!
by Michael Sterling - May 31, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the west coast's renowned Center Theatre Group was a thrilling evening of performances top lined by Academy Award winner and Platinum recording artist Jennifer Hudson at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday, May 20th in Los Angeles. Fresh off her acclaimed performance in NBC's "Hairspray Live!," Hudson sang the evening's closing number. BWW TV's own Michael Sterling covered the red carpet for the much anticipated event.

BWW TV: Go K-ra-zy for Them! Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes & More in CRAZY FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2017

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center.

BWW TV: They've Got Rhythm! Catch a Sneak Peek of MCP's CRAZY FOR YOU!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 17, 2017

This weekend Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) will present the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Clips and Behind the Scenes of CTG's VICUNA
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

The world premiere of¬†Jon Robin Baitz's 'Vicu√Īa,' directed by¬†Robert Egan, opened this Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at¬†Center Theatre Group's¬†Kirk Douglas¬†Theatre. Performances for 'Vicu√Īa' continue through November 20. The cast includes¬†Linda Gehringer,¬†Brian George,¬†Harry Groener,¬†Ramiz Monsef¬†and¬†Samantha Sloyan. Check out the video below of clips and behind the scenes action!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/16- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Antaeus Company's Hilarious 'Turn Off the Dark' Campaign
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2015

It's that time of year at the Antaeus Company. They need your help to keep the clothes and the lights on. Click below to watch Rob Nagle, Dawn Didawick, Ann Gee Byrd, Robert Pine, Rebekah Tripp, Kurtwood Smith, Karen Malina White, Bill Brochtrup, Kitty Swink, Ramon de Ocampo, Harry Groener, Joanna Strapp, and Daniel Bess light their way for the theatre's 'Turn Off the Dark' campaign!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Long Wharf's THE SECOND MRS. WILSON Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, concludes its 50th anniversary season with the world premiere of The Second Mrs. Wilson by Joe DiPietro. The show runs now through May 31, 2015 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage. The press opening was last night, May 13. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/15- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2015

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/19- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2014

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.


Harry Groener Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Harry Groener been in?
Harry Groener has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Harry Groener been in?
Harry Groener has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Harry Groener been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Crazy for You , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Crazy for You , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Crazy for You , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Harrigan 'n Hart , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Oklahoma! Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Oklahoma! and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Oklahoma! .

What awards has Harry Groener won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Oklahoma!.