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James Naughton

 
Date Of Birth:
December 06, 1945 (77)
Birth Place:
Middleton, CT
Bio:
James Naughton won the Theatre World Award for his performance in Long Day's Journey Into Night in 1971. He went on to star with Geneviève Bujold in Antigone which was later made into a film in 1974. He starred in the musical I Love My Wife in 1977 and in the drama Whose Life is it Anyway? ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 06, 1945 (77)

Birth Place: Middleton, CT

Bio:
James Naughton won the Theatre World Award for his performance in Long Day's Journey Into Night in 1971. He went on to star with Geneviève Bujold in Antigone which was later made into a film in 1974. He starred in the musical I Love My Wife in 1977 and in the drama Whose Life is it Anyway? ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Willy Brandt
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Avrum
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Billy Flynn
  [Broadway]
1992
Philip McKenzie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Stone
  [Broadway]
1980
Dr. David Scott
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1977
Wally
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1976
Performer
  [New York]
Workshop, 2003
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director

James Naughton Movies

The Paper Chase
 
[1973]
Kevin Brooks
Second Wind
 
[1976]
Roger
Diary of the Dead
 
[1976]
George
A Stranger Is Watching
 
[1982]
Steve Peterson
Cat's Eye
 
[1985]
Hugh
The Glass Menagerie
 
[1987]
Jim O Connor the gentleman caller
The Good Mother
 
[1988]
Brian Dunlop
First Kid
 
[1996]
President Davenport
The First Wives Club
 
[1996]
Gil Griffin
The Proprietor
 
[1996]
New York - Texans
Oxygen
 
[1999]
Clark Hannon
Labor Pains
 
[2000]
Dr. Senior
Fascination
 
[2004]
Patrick Doherty
Factory Girl
 
[2006]
Fuzzy Sedgwick
The Devil Wears Prada
 
[2006]
Stephen
Suburban Girl
 
[2007]
Robert Eisenberg
Childless
 
[2008]
Harvey
Clear Blue Tuesday
 
[2009]
Executive
The Word
 
[2013]
Mike Sheehy
Equity
 
[2016]
John
The Independents
 
[2018]
Officer Sanders

James Naughton TV Shows

Ally McBeal
 
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George McBeal
And Just Like That...
 
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Big's Brother
Brooklyn Bridge
 
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Lieutenant Monahan, Patrick Monahan
Faraday and Company
 
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Steve Faraday
Gossip Girl
 
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William van der Bilt
Hostages
 
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President Paul Kincaid
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
 
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Charlie Moss
Odd Mom Out
 
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Larry Manassian
The Cosby Mysteries
 
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Det. Sully

James Naughton Biography

James Naughton won the Theatre World Award for his performance in Long Day's Journey Into Night in 1971. He went on to star with Geneviève Bujold in Antigone which was later made into a film in 1974. He starred in the musical I Love My Wife in 1977 and in the drama Whose Life is it Anyway? opposite Mary Tyler Moore in 1980. He won his first Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1990 for City of Angels. In 1997 he won a second Tony Award with his portrayal of lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. He created the lead role of Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany, in the highly acclaimed drama Democracy in 2004. He has directed several plays in New York, including the 2002 revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, starring his close personal friend Paul Newman, which was filmed for cable TV in 2003. He also appears in cabarets in New York City, including Manhattan Theater Club and Caroline's Comedy Club.

James Naughton Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Solo Performance
James Naughton, James Naughton: Street of Dreams
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
James Naughton, Chicago
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Actor - Musical
James Naughton , Chicago
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
James Naughton, Chicago
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actor - Musical
James Naughton, City of Angels
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
James Naughton, City of Angels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
James Naughton, City of Angels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Vernon Rice Award Gold Star
Jame Naughton, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Theatre World Awards - 1971 - Performance Gold Star
James Naughton, Long Day's Journey Into Night

James Naughton News

Listen: Broadway's Lorna Courtney And Shoba Narayan Co-star In NPR Kids' Podcast CIRC Photo Listen: Broadway's Lorna Courtney And Shoba Narayan Co-star In NPR Kids' Podcast CIRCLE ROUND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2022

Listen to &JULIET star Lorna Courtney and ALADDIN star Shoba Narayan on the latest episode of children's storytelling podcast Circle Round.

CHICAGO's Re-Issue of Cast Recording on Vinyl Out Now Photo CHICAGO's Re-Issue of Cast Recording on Vinyl Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2022

Celebrate 26 years and over 10,000 Broadway performances of the 1996 revival of Kander & Ebb’s Chicago with this exclusive re-issue on elegant deep red marble vinyl with a 4-panel (folded) insert, out now.

Music Theatre of Connecticut To Present HOLIDAY ON BROADWAY Photo Music Theatre of Connecticut To Present HOLIDAY ON BROADWAY
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2022

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company continues their 36th MainStage Season with a cabaret series entitled, Holiday on Broadway.

Review: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL Still Dazzles at Bass Concert Hall Photo Review: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL Still Dazzles at Bass Concert Hall
by Joni Lorraine - Nov 3, 2022

What did our critic think of CHICAGO THE MUSICAL Still Dazzles

Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasqual Photo Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 WTF Gala in New York City at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022, which marks the return of the Late-Night Cabaret, a beloved tradition at the Festival, will be hosted by Richard Kind.

CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen Photo CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2022

Discover the story behind one of the greatest musicals in history as we dive deep into the history of Broadway's longest-running American musical, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse's, 'Chicago.'

Performance-Only Single Tickets for 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Now On Sa Photo Performance-Only Single Tickets for 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Now On Sale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

Performance-only single tickets for the 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala in New York City at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022 are now on sale.

CHICAGO Re-Issues Cast Recording on Vinyl Photo CHICAGO Re-Issues Cast Recording on Vinyl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

Celebrate 26 years and over 10,000 Broadway performances of the 1996 revival of Kander & Ebb’s Chicago with this exclusive re-issue on elegant deep red marble vinyl with a 4-panel (folded) insert.

David Sabella Will Bring 'The Razzle Dazzle Of Chicago' at 54 Below Photo David Sabella Will Bring 'The Razzle Dazzle Of Chicago' at 54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

David Sabella, original co-star of CHICAGO, the Musical, returns to 54 Below with his critically acclaimed show, ‚ÄúThe Razzle Dazzle of CHICAGO,‚ÄĚ celebrating John Kander and Fred Ebb, and Broadway's longest running American musical with a special behind-the-scenes look at the show's creation and his personal history with it, and since leaving the show.

Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo, Alex Edelman & More to Join Williamstown Theatre Festi Photo Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo, Alex Edelman & More to Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 WTF Gala in New York City will be held at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022. The evening will mark the return of the Late-Night Cabaret, a beloved tradition at the Festival.

James Naughton Videos

VIDEO: Charlotte D'Amboise Pays Tribute to Ann Reinking at CHICAGO 25th Anniversary C Videoplay
VIDEO: Charlotte D'Amboise Pays Tribute to Ann Reinking at CHICAGO 25th Anniversary Celebration

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2021

Tonight, Chicago on Broadway celebrated 25 years of Razzle Dazzle on Broadway with a special celebration.

VIDEO: Original CHICAGO Stars Return for 25th Anniversary Celebration and Mayoral Pro Videoplay
VIDEO: Original CHICAGO Stars Return for 25th Anniversary Celebration and Mayoral Proclamation

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2021

Tonight, Chicago on Broadway celebrated 25 years of Razzle Dazzle on Broadway with a special celebration. 

BWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Maureen Hamill Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Maureen Hamill

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 23, 2020

Today on Leading Ladies is Maureen Hamill-a renowned Cabaret singer, Director and Producer.

Broadway Rewind: Have Fun, Fun, Fun in Rehearsals for GOOD VIBRATIONS in 2004! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Have Fun, Fun, Fun in Rehearsals for GOOD VIBRATIONS in 2004!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge follows two shows from the 2004-2005 season on this edition of Broadway Rewind. It's a look at The Beach Boys musical Good Vibrations, but we start things off at the opening night celebration of the New York production of Michael Frayn's play Democracy which starred Richard Thomas, James Naughton and Robert Prosky. Richard talked about sharing the stage once again with his friend, James Naughton. 'We go way back. This is our fourth play we've done together. We love being onstage together. We're so different in every way, physically and vocally. It's a terrific match for us and we just love to talk to each other onstage.'

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: Chatting with Chris Coogan Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: Chatting with Chris Coogan

by Konversations with Keeme - Nov 6, 2019

Fifteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's web series here on BroadwayWorld. 'Konversations with Keeme' is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunie of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Bogaev, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more.

Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Musicals Videoplay
Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Musicals

by Alan Henry - Apr 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's THE Will Rogers FOLLIES! Telling the life story of humorist Will Rogers, the Tony-Award winning musical features a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman.THE Will Rogers FOLLIES begins performances on April 13th and will run through June 21st.

VIDEO: Cast and Creative Talk THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Videoplay
VIDEO: Cast and Creative Talk THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed

by Alan Henry - Apr 3, 2018

Goodspeed presents THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES! Telling the life story of humorist Will Rogers, the Tony-Award winning musical features a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman.THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES begins performances on April 13th and will run through June 21st.

Video Flashback: Roxie Returns as CHICAGO Makes 1996 Debut at City Center Encores! Videoplay
Video Flashback: Roxie Returns as CHICAGO Makes 1996 Debut at City Center Encores!

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2017

Today as we celebrate a landmark 21 years since the long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago landed on Broadway, let's venture way back in time to when the revival made its world premiere at City Center Encores.

Legendary Actress Mary Tyler Moore Reportedly in 'Grave Condition'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 25, 2017

Beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore is reportedly in 'grave condition' at a Connecticut hospital. Close family sources tell the site that her condition is very grim and that family members are arriving at the hospital to say goodbye.

BWW TV: Original CHICAGO Stars Pose for 20th Anniversary Campaign!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. Click here to check out out those initiatives -- plus some killer new promo shots for the show!


James Naughton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Naughton been in?
James Naughton has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has James Naughton been in?
James Naughton has not appeared in the West End

What awards has James Naughton been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for James Naughton: Street of Dreams , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Chicago , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Chicago , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chicago , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for City of Angels , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels Vernon Rice Award (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night .

What awards has James Naughton won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chicago, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for City of Angels, Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels Vernon Rice Award (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Nightand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night.