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Howard McGillin

 
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bio:
Having most recently appeared in “Grey Gardens” with Betty Buckley at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre, Howard is best known for his record-setting performance in the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway. He has appeared extensively in leading roles on Broadway and ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 05, 1953 (68)

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bio:
Having most recently appeared in “Grey Gardens” with Betty Buckley at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre, Howard is best known for his record-setting performance in the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway. He has appeared extensively in leading roles on Broadway and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2022
Performer [Replacement]
  [New York]
Two River Theater World Premiere, 2018
Father
  [Off-Broadway]
Theater for the New City World Premiere, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Honore Lachaille
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Production, 2015
Honore Lachaille
  [Off-Broadway]
The Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2011
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Revival, 2011
Sir Francis Chesney
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2004
Captain Hook
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2003
Wilson Mizner
  [Broadway]
Richard Rodgers 100th Birthday Celebration, 2002
"Younger Than Springtime" Performer
Performer
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2002
Billy Crocker
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Rodney McLennan
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1998
Performer
  [West End]
London Revival, 1995
Mack
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1994
Alex
Soldier
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Steven Kodaly
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Molina [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Archibald Craven [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1989
Billy Crocker
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
The Phantom [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1987
Billy Crocker
  [New York]
Concert Reading, 1987
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget
John Jasper/Clive Paget
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1985
Young Ben
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
John Jasper/Clive Paget
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Alex (Act Two) [Replacement]
Soldier (Act One) [Replacement]

Photos

Howard McGillin Photo

Howard McGillin

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Date:
06/14/2022
Howard McGillin Photo

Howard McGillin

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06/14/2022
Chita Rivera and Howard McGillin Photo

Chita Rivera and Howard McGillin

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Date:
06/14/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2022
Performer [Replacement]

  [New York]
Two River Theater World Premiere, 2018
Father

  [Off-Broadway]
Theater for the New City World Premiere, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Honore Lachaille

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Production, 2015
Honore Lachaille

  [Off-Broadway]
The Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2011
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Revival, 2011
Sir Francis Chesney

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2004
Captain Hook

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2003
Wilson Mizner

  [Broadway]
Richard Rodgers 100th Birthday Celebration, 2002
"Younger Than Springtime" Performer

Performer

  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2002
Billy Crocker

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Rodney McLennan

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1998
Performer

  [West End]
London Revival, 1995
Mack

  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1994
Alex

Soldier

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Steven Kodaly

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Molina [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Archibald Craven [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Production, 1989
Billy Crocker

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

The Phantom [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1987
Billy Crocker

  [New York]
Concert Reading, 1987
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget

John Jasper/Clive Paget

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1985
Young Ben

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
John Jasper/Clive Paget

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Alex (Act Two) [Replacement]

Soldier (Act One) [Replacement]

Howard McGillin Biography

Having most recently appeared in “Grey Gardens” with Betty Buckley at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre, Howard is best known for his record-setting performance in the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway. He has appeared extensively in leading roles on Broadway and London’s West End in addition to appearances in film and television.

Having played the title role in “Phantom” on Broadway more times than any other actor in the show’s history, he most recently appeared on Broadway in “Gigi” with Vanessa Hudgens. Howard’s other leading roles on Broadway include “The Kiss Of The Spider Woman”, “She Loves Me”, “The Secret Garden”, “Anything Goes” (with Patti LuPone, for which he earned Tony and Drama Desk nominations), “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and a Theatre World Award), and “Sunday in the Park with George”. On London’s West End, Howard starred in “Mack and Mabel” and in “Anything Goes”. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his New York theatrical debut in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of “La Bohème” with Linda Ronstadt. Howard has appeared at the Irish Repertory Theatre as George Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and in “A Child’s Christmas In Wales”. Regionally, he appeared in the George Street Playhouse of “It Shoulda Been You” (with Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce) and “The 39 Steps”. Howard also appeared as Mr. Applegate in “Damn Yankees” at the Paper Mill Playhouse. He starred in the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical “Bounce” directed by Harold Prince in its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and later at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Howard has sung on concert stages around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center to the Israel Philharmonic Hall in Tel Aviv. He has appeared in New York’s famed Cafe Carlyle, 54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Regency, and the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room.

Seen recently on the CBS series “Elementary”, Howard has also narrated numerous episodes of “Nature” for PBS, and recorded numerous audio books in addition to providing voices for the animated feature films “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” and “The Swan Princess”. His solo CD “Howard McGillin: Where Time Stands Still” is available online at cdbaby.com.

Howard McGillin Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Howard McGillinBounce
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Howard McGillin, Anything Goes
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Howard McGillin , Anything Goes
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Howard McGillin, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Howard McGillin, La Boheme

Howard McGillin News

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from the 2022 Jimmy Awards Photo VIDEO: Watch Highlights from the 2022 Jimmy Awards
by Team BWW - Jun 28, 2022

The JImmy Awards returned for its 13th annual ceremony, which included four iconic character medleys, a tribute to female composers, a tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim, and performances from eight finalists. We've got the highlights video!

Nicholas BarrĂłn and Kendall Becerra Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Jimmy Awards Photo Nicholas BarrĂłn and Kendall Becerra Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Jimmy Awards
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

The 2022 Jimmy® Award for Best Performance by an Actor was presented to Nicholas Barrón representing Las Casas Foundation's Joci Awards. The 2022 Jimmy® Award for Best Performance by an Actress was presented to Kendall Becerra representing The Broadway San Diego Awards.

Photos: On the Jimmy Awards 2022 Red Carpet with Montego Glover, Andrew Barth Feldman Photo Photos: On the Jimmy Awards 2022 Red Carpet with Montego Glover, Andrew Barth Feldman and More!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 27, 2022

The Jimmy Awards are back! For the first time in three years, high school theatre's biggest night returned in-person at the Minskoff Theatre, tonight, June 27.

VIDEO: Watch the 2022 Jimmy Awards Opening Number! Photo VIDEO: Watch the 2022 Jimmy Awards Opening Number!
by Team BWW - Jun 27, 2022

The Jimmy Awards are back! For the first time in three years, high school theatre's biggest night returns in-person at the Minskoff Theatre tonight! Watch the opening number. 

VIDEO: Go Inside the 2022 Jimmy Awards! Photo VIDEO: Go Inside the 2022 Jimmy Awards!
by Team BWW - Jun 27, 2022

The Jimmy Awards are back! For the first time in three years, high school theatre's biggest night returns in-person at the Minskoff Theatre. Tune in at 6:30pm as BroadwayWorld takes you to the red carpet, then watch the ceremony in full starting at 7:30pm.

VIDEO: Talented Teens From Across the U.S. Prepare for The Jimmy Awards! Photo VIDEO: Talented Teens From Across the U.S. Prepare for The Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2022

Go inside rehearsal for the 2022 Jimmy Awards! Student performers have been chosen for the national program from 46 regional high school musical theatre awards ceremonies presented by Broadway League-member performance arts centers.

Kate Reinders Will Host the 2022 Jimmy Awards; Stream Live Monday at 7:30pm Photo Kate Reinders Will Host the 2022 Jimmy Awards; Stream Live Monday at 7:30pm
by Team BWW - Jun 21, 2022

High School Musical the Musical the Series star and Broadway veteran Kate Reinders will return to the stage on Monday, June 27 to host the 2022 Jimmy Awards. 92 student nominees will perform for a chance to win the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress.

Photos: Inside the Irish Repertory Theatre Gala Concert Photo Photos: Inside the Irish Repertory Theatre Gala Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 14, 2022

For its 2022 gala, Irish Repertory Theatre presented A Celebration of the Musicals of Harold Prince, at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm. Check out photos from the concert here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Irish Repertory Theatre Gala Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Irish Repertory Theatre Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 14, 2022

For its 2022 gala, Irish Repertory Theatre presented A Celebration of the Musicals of Harold Prince,  at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm.

World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre C Photo World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.

Howard McGillin Videos

VIDEO: Talented Teens From Across the U.S. Prepare for The Jimmy Awards! VideoVIDEO: Talented Teens From Across the U.S. Prepare for The Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2022

Go inside rehearsal for the 2022 Jimmy Awards! Student performers have been chosen for the national program from 46 regional high school musical theatre awards ceremonies presented by Broadway League-member performance arts centers.

VIDEO: Tariq Trotter Talks BLACK NO MORE Off-Broadway on FALLON VideoVIDEO: Tariq Trotter Talks BLACK NO MORE Off-Broadway on FALLON
by Michael Major - Feb 1, 2022

Tariq TrotterTariq Trotter returned to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss the new Off-Broadway adaption of Black No More, which he stars in and wrote the music and lyrics for with the Roots. The cast also features Brandon Victor Dixon, Jennifer Damiano, Tamika Lawrence, Ephraim Sykes, Lillias White, and more.

#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway Histor Video#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway History
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 9, 2020

The legendary musical The Phantom of the Opera has been bringing the music of the night to Broadway audiences for over 31 years, and 14 years ago today, the production surpassed Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to become the longest-running musical in Broadway history! To celebrate the history-making anniversary, we're throwing it back to that special night with the Tony-winning original Phantom Michael Crawford and Howard McGillin commemorating the special occasion!

VIDEO: Howard McGillin Talks About the 25th Anniversary of THE SWAN PRINCESS on TODAY VideoVIDEO: Howard McGillin Talks About the 25th Anniversary of THE SWAN PRINCESS on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2019

Howard McGillin and Sandy Duncan, who voiced Prince Derek and Queen Uberta, share why the beloved film still connects with viewers after all these years.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 8- Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut In GIGI VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 8- Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut In GIGI
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

On this day in 2015, Vanessa Hudgens made her Broadway debut in the title role of Gigi!

BWW TV: Charles Busch Gets Ready to Ring in the New Year at Feinstein's/54 Below! VideoBWW TV: Charles Busch Gets Ready to Ring in the New Year at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2018

Ring in the new year with the legendary Charles Busch. Actor/playwright/award-winning cabaret artist, Charles Busch (Die Mommie Die, Psycho Beach Party, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on December 31 for his third delightful New Year's Eve show with his dashing longtime musical director Tom Judson and special guests Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Andrea Burns (On Your Feet!, In the Heights), Peter Flynn (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Beauty and the Beast), and Ashley Austin Morris ("Murphy Brown," "The Good Wife"). Join them for a warm, outrageous, fun-filled early evening of music and storytelling.

BWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards! VideoBWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Jimmy Awards celebrating outstanding achievement in high school theatre around the nation are well underway and BroadwayWorld was on hand to bring you all the action from rehearsals! Check out BWW Correspondent, Katie Lynch, get all the behind the scenes scoop in the video below!

BWW TV: See Mitchell, Osnes, Fontana, Headley, Malone, and More Sing at the American  VideoBWW TV: See Mitchell, Osnes, Fontana, Headley, Malone, and More Sing at the American Theatre Wing's Centennial Concert Streaming Now on BroadwayHD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2018

Broadway favorites Santino Fontana, Heather Headley, Rebecca Luker, Norm Lewis, Beth Malone, Howard McGillin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, Taylor Trensch and more, perform as part of the celebration of the centennial of the American Theatre Wing.

VIDEO: See Live Wins from the 2017 Jimmy Awards, Hosted by Tony Winner, Ben Platt!
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS were held on Monday, June 26th at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The awards were live streamed on Facebook, check out video of the event here!

BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held tonight, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. BroadwayWorld stopped by rehearsals today and is excited to bring you footage from the studio and interviews with the students and their mentors!


Howard McGillin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Howard McGillin been in?
Howard McGillin has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

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

What was Howard McGillin's first West End show?
Howard McGillin's first West End show was Anything Goes which opened in 1989

What awards has Howard McGillin been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Bounce , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Anything Goes , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Anything Goes Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for La Boheme .