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Jack Gilford

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1982
Bontche Schweig
Sholom Aleichem
Aaron Katz
The Melamed
  [Broadway]
1981
Arnold
  [Broadway]
1976
Jethro Crouch
  [Broadway]
1972
Willie Clark [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1971
Jimmy Smith
  [Broadway]
1969
Erwin Trowbridge
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Herr Schultz
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Hysterium
  [Broadway]
1959
Zitorsky
  [Broadway]
1959
Herr Van Putzeboum
  [Broadway]
1958
Dr. Peter Ullman
  [Broadway]
1957
Second Soldier
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Mr. Dussel
  [Broadway]
1950
Sol Margolis
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Madrigal Trio
Floogelman
Barney
  [Broadway]
1942
Barney Snedeker
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Performer
Performer
  [New York]
New York Concert, 1987
Performer
  [New York]
New York Concert, 1987
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1982
Bontche Schweig

Sholom Aleichem

Aaron Katz

The Melamed

  [Broadway]
1981
Arnold

  [Broadway]
1976
Jethro Crouch

  [Broadway]
1972
Willie Clark [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1971
Jimmy Smith

  [Broadway]
1969
Erwin Trowbridge

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Herr Schultz

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Hysterium

  [Broadway]
1959
Zitorsky

  [Broadway]
1959
Herr Van Putzeboum

  [Broadway]
1958
Dr. Peter Ullman

  [Broadway]
1957
Second Soldier

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Mr. Dussel

  [Broadway]
1950
Sol Margolis

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Madrigal Trio

Floogelman

Barney

  [Broadway]
1942
Barney Snedeker

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Performer

Performer

  [New York]
New York Concert, 1987
Performer

  [New York]
New York Concert, 1987
Performer


Jack Gilford Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jack Gilford , Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jack Gilford, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Jack Gilford News

TOP 5: Los mejores momentos de GOLFUS DE ROMA Photo TOP 5: Los mejores momentos de GOLFUS DE ROMA
by Ainhoa Hornero - Jul 21, 2021

Aprovechando que quedan 8 días para su estreno en el Festival de Mérida, os traemos este recopilatorio con imágenes de las mejores versiones de este musical de Sondheim.

Theater Stories: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC and More About The Photo Theater Stories: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC and More About The Majestic Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Majestic Theatre! Learn about some of the best-known shows to grace the stage of the Majestic Theatre, including Carousel, South Pacific, Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, and many more!

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Nov 25, 2020

al día como hoy en 1959 el, entonces conocido como, Alvin Theatre (hoy el Neil Simon Theatre), subía el telón por primera vez para escenificar ONCE UPON A MATRESS.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: CABARET se estrena en Broadway en 1966 Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: CABARET se estrena en Broadway en 1966
by Cristina Martinez - Nov 20, 2020

La obra con libreto de Joe Masteroff que cambió la forma de hacer musicales.

BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE‚Ä"CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSY Photo BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE‚Ä"CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSYCHOLOGY, MUSICAL STYLE AND CREATIVITY OF HAMILTON, PROJECT SING OUT!, and more
by Roy Berko - Aug 4, 2020

On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit https://cvlt.org/events/visiting-mr-green

STAGE TUBE: On This Day, May 11 - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens On Broadway Photo STAGE TUBE: On This Day, May 11 - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2020

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Mein Herr' From CABARET Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Mein Herr' From CABARET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history!

Photo Coverage: Christine Pedi Hosts REMEMBERING THE BLACKLIST at Friars Club Photo Photo Coverage: Christine Pedi Hosts REMEMBERING THE BLACKLIST at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 14, 2019

The Friars Club remembered a dark time in American history yesterday afternoon with a panel discussion led by Christine Pedi exploring the Hollywood Blacklist and McCarthyism in America.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: CABARET Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: CABARET
by Ben Rimalower - May 10, 2019

Cabaret is one of the most successful, popular and influential musicals ever written. You can call it's Kander and Ebb's masterpiece or a defining triumph for Hal Prince or Bob Fosse and in any case, you'll be right on the money. So it's no wonder I have so many damn recordings of the score. The good news is they are all available for streaming on various platforms and so I can throw out all these CDs without having to do any uploading.

Actress Fay McKenzie Has Passed Away at 101 Photo Actress Fay McKenzie Has Passed Away at 101
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 23, 2019

Actress Fay McKenzie Waldman passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of April 16th at the age of 101. She was born February 19, 1918 into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in "Station Content" (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Eva & Bob "Pops" McKenzie were already veteran performers and apparently wanted their daughter to get an early start in films. She nearly stole the show from Oliver Hardy as "the baby" in the Alice Howell short "Distilled Love" (filmed in 1918 but released two years later). By the time she was six, Fay was considered an old hand, having played diverse parts in her father's stock company. Among her early films was the 1924 Photoplay Medal Winner, "The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln." 

Jack Gilford Videos

VIDEO: THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Now Available on iTunes; New Trailer!
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

For the first time ever, four volumes of the legendary television series 'THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW' are available in a digital format, Time Life announced today. Click below to watch a promo, featuring interviews with Betty White, Amy Poehler and more, for the collection!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/16- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2016

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/11- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2014

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir just opened Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out what the cast had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/11- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2012

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company Inside the Rehearsal Room of THREE MEN ON A HORSE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2011

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' presents Three Men on a Horse, by John Cecil Holm & George Abbott as the final production of the company's 2010/11 season. Directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans, performances began at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre March 14th, 2011. The show will open on March 24th. Click below to meet the company and go inside the rehearsal room...and stay tuned for more!


Jack Gilford Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jack Gilford been in?
Jack Gilford has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

How many West End shows has Jack Gilford been in?
Jack Gilford has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jack Gilford been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cabaret and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum .