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Jackie Gleason

 
Jackie Gleason Headshot
Date of Birth: February 26, 1916
Date of Death: June 24, 1987 (71)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Sid Davis
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Inspector Mahoney
"Vacation in the Store" Performer
"Fifth Avenue" Ensemble
Patient
Customer
The Fugitive
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Lieut. Sullivan [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Goofy Gale
  [Broadway]
1943
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Dr. Christian
The Cop
Tybalt
"The Cabby's Serenade" Singer
"The Old Park Bench" Singer
"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Assistant
Art Lover
A Salesman
The Valet

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Sid Davis

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Inspector Mahoney

"Vacation in the Store" Performer

"Fifth Avenue" Ensemble

Patient

Customer

The Fugitive

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Lieut. Sullivan [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Goofy Gale

  [Broadway]
1943
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Dr. Christian

The Cop

Tybalt

"The Cabby's Serenade" Singer

"The Old Park Bench" Singer

"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Assistant

Art Lover

A Salesman

The Valet


Jackie Gleason Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Jackie Gleason, Take Me Along

Jackie Gleason News

Carolines On Broadway Celebrates Fathers Day With The Father And Sons Comedy Tour On  Photo Carolines On Broadway Celebrates Fathers Day With The Father And Sons Comedy Tour On June 19
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy nightclub, is celebrating Fathers Day in hilarious fashion with the Father and Sons Comedy Tour, a family-friendly live stand-up show starring the Kelly family, father Gerald and his sons Hunter, Isiah and Joshua, on Sunday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m., 1626 Broadway (at 49th Street).

BWW Interview: Chatting with Daniel Franzese on musical theatre and his new play 'Ita Photo BWW Interview: Chatting with Daniel Franzese on musical theatre and his new play 'Italian Mom Loves You!'
by Jared Fessler - May 31, 2022

Best known for his roles in Larry Clark's 'Bully', and as Damian in Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls'. Danny is the creator of several live comedy shows including rock opera 'Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera!', and his one-man stand-up performances 'I've Never Really Made the Kind of Money to Become a Mess' and 'Yass! You're Amazing!'

Jackie Gleason Television Treasures: 70th Anniversary Collection to be Released Photo Jackie Gleason Television Treasures: 70th Anniversary Collection to be Released
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

This special 70th anniversary commemoration of The Jackie Gleason Show brings together all of the legend’s favorite characters in hours of rare material spanning the 1950s and 1960s when Gleason was a top ten hit on Saturday nights for millions of viewers.

Ogi Unveils New Single 'Envy' Photo Ogi Unveils New Single 'Envy'
by Michael Major - Mar 24, 2022

After introducing her debut single “I Got It,” rising singer-songwriter Ogi has announced her latest offering, “Envy,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The track is accompanied by an official live performance video shot on location at Seattle, WA’s inspirational Chihuly Garden and Glass. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

Khruangbin Adds Brooklyn, Vegas, & More Shows to 2022's Space Walk Tour Photo Khruangbin Adds Brooklyn, Vegas, & More Shows to 2022's Space Walk Tour
by Michael Major - Mar 22, 2022

Khruangbin, with Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar and Donald Johnson on drums, announce new dates for the Space Walk Tour 2022, which sees the trio traverse coasts with performances in Brooklyn, a hometown show in Houston, Las Vegas, and more, featuring support from Toro y Moi, Men I Trust, Vieux Farka Touré, Genesis Owusu and Pachyman. 

Bright Eyes Release 'St Ides Heaven' Photo Bright Eyes Release 'St Ides Heaven'
by Michael Major - Mar 22, 2022

The Elliot Smith cover is taken from Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion - part of their forthcoming Companion series releases, the first three of which are to be released. The tour will be a continuation of shows performing songs from their most recent album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, as well as selections from their catalog.

Måneskin Announce First North American Concert Tour Photo Måneskin Announce First North American Concert Tour
by Michael Major - Mar 22, 2022

Måneskin has announced details for their first world tour, which will consist of 48 dates spanning across North America and Europe. The LOUD KIDS tour dates have expanded to include the band’s very first headline tour of North America, as well as upgrades and additions to their rescheduled European indoor shows due to popular demand.

Ogi to Join Snoh Aalegra on 'Ugh, These Temporary Highs Tour' Photo Ogi to Join Snoh Aalegra on 'Ugh, These Temporary Highs Tour'
by Michael Major - Mar 2, 2022

The upcoming dates follow last month’s release of Ogi’s acclaimed debut single, “I Got It,” which was featured on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music World First Show. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner No I.D. (Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West), the track is accompanied by an official music video.

BWW Review: CHANGING CHANNELS at The Fulton Theatre Photo BWW Review: CHANGING CHANNELS at The Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Feb 6, 2022

Changing Channels, by John Reeger, is a story of 1950's television, the Red Scare, and the costs of standing your ground. Peter Bisgaier and Kate Fahrer star as Eddie Gilroy and Maggie Carlin, stars of 'For Pete's Sake' (the play's equivalent of The Honeymooners). When their show gets transferred to the CBS network, everyone involved is destined for fame and fortune, with one small hitch. Maggie is accused (inaccurately) of being a Communist sympathizer during the height of McCarthyism.

Bright Eyes Announce Catalog 'Companion' Series Photo Bright Eyes Announce Catalog 'Companion' Series
by Michael Major - Feb 1, 2022

First to receive the Companion treatment on May 27th are Bright Eyes’ first three albums - A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997, Letting Off The Happiness (initially released in 1998) and the now iconic 2000 LP Fevers and Mirrors. Watch the trailer for the companion series now! Plus, check out Bright Eyes' upcoming tour dates!

Jackie Gleason Videos

Ida Mae Announces Debut US Headlining Tour & Support Tour with Rodrigo Y Gabriela VideoIda Mae Announces Debut US Headlining Tour & Support Tour with Rodrigo Y Gabriela
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 23, 2019

Ida Mae have released a new video for their beautifully effortless track, 'Love Is Still A Long Road.' Directed by Tom Cowles, the video features footage of husband-and-wife duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean as they travel across the US on tour. Ida Mae writes that ''Love Is Still A Long Road' is in some ways about us. We've existed on the road together for so long with an almost Bonnie & Clyde lifestyle….travelling alone in the car in cities and countries we never expected to see. It is kind of about being bound to one another.” 

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at JIMMY VAN HEUSEN: SWINGIN' WITH FRANK AND BING, Airing on PBS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Celebrate the Oscar-winning composer who wrote high-flying songs for Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, such as 'Moonlight Becomes You' and 'Come Fly With Me' in PBS's JIMMY VAN HEUSEN: SWINGIN' WITH FRANK & BING special, featuring interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Harry Crosby, Tony Bennett, Shirley MacLaine and more. Go behind the scenes in the video below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at JIMMY VAN HEUSEN: SWINGIN' WITH FRANK AND BING, Coming to PBS This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Celebrate the Oscar-winning composer who wrote high-flying songs for Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, such as 'Moonlight Becomes You' and 'Come Fly With Me' in PBS's JIMMY VAN HEUSEN: SWINGIN' WITH FRANK & BING special, featuring interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Harry Crosby, Tony Bennett, Shirley MacLaine and more. Go behind the scenes in the video below!

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!

First Listen: Pet Shop Boys' New Single 'Vocal'
by Conor Sheeran - Jun 3, 2013

Pet Shop Boys have made the brand new track 'Vocal' available to download from today. The song is taken from the forthcoming Stuart Price produced album 'Electric', which is released on July 16 through Pet Shop Boys' own x2 Recordings (via Kobalt Label Services).

BWW TV: Marilyn Maye Pays Tribute to Jerry Herman in THE BEST OF TIMES IS NOW at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
by Broadway Beat - Nov 3, 2011

Feinstein's at Loews Regency continues its Fall 2011 season with the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye. Her new show, 'The Best Of Times Is Now!' - which honors the legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman on this 80th Birthday year - features songs from his shows including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and Milk and Honey. Marilyn starred in Hello, Dolly! many times and recorded a CD of all the songs from the Tony Award winning score. Her recent local appearances have been received with rave reviews and full houses. The show opened November 1 and runs through Saturday, November 12 at the Loews Regency Hotel. Broadway Beat was on hand for opening night and takes you inside the showroom below!


Jackie Gleason Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jackie Gleason been in?
Jackie Gleason has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Jackie Gleason been in?
Jackie Gleason has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jackie Gleason been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Take Me Along .

What awards has Jackie Gleason won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Take Me Along.