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Jerry Orbach

 
Date of Birth: October 20, 1935
Date of Death: December 28, 2004 (69)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Julian Marsh
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Billy Flynn
  [Broadway]
1972
Paul Friedman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Chuck Baxter [Replacement]
Chuck Baxter
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Harold Wonder
  [Broadway]
1967
Performer
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1966
Charlie Davenport
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1966
Charlie Davenport
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1965
Jigger Craigin
  [Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Sky Masterson
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1964
Larry Foreman
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Larry Foreman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
Horrible Henry
Margueritte
Paul Berthalet
Carrot Top
Renardo
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960
El Gallo
El Gallo [The Narrator]
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1955
Smith [Replacement]
Streetsinger [Replacement]


Jerry Orbach Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 1999 - Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence Gold Star
Jerry Orbach
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Jerry Orbach, Chicago
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jerry Orbach, Chicago
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Jerry Orbach, Promises, Promises
 
Tony Awards - 1969 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Jerry Orbach, Promises, Promises
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jerry Orbach , Guys and Dolls

Jerry Orbach News

Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Twenty-Eight - The Classics Photo Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Twenty-Eight - The Classics
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 28, 2022

Broadway World Cabaret is looking at the work of some artists who are, most definitely, THE CLASSICS.

Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award Photo Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eighteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Julia Riew.

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

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.'

Anessa Marie to Present A FIRST GLIMPSE OF LIGHT at 54 Below This Month Photo Anessa Marie to Present A FIRST GLIMPSE OF LIGHT at 54 Below This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway‚Äôs Supper Club, will present Anessa Marie in ‚ÄúA First Glimpse of Light‚ÄĚ on October 30, 2022 at 9:30pm. Anessa Marie presents an evening of music from ‚ÄúA First Glimpse of Light,‚ÄĚ a semi-autobiographical new musical telling the story of a 32-year-old trans actress as she prepares for gender confirmation surgery in New York City.

TFANA Extends REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI Starring David Strathairn Photo TFANA Extends REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI Starring David Strathairn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the one-week extension of Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Goldman, and starring David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley; Nomadland; Good Night, and Good Luck).

Previews: THE FANTASTICKS at The Cape Playhouse Photo Previews: THE FANTASTICKS at The Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Sep 3, 2022

The Cape Playhouse, the country’s longest running professional summer theater, will end its exciting 2022 summer season with its upcoming production of 'The Fantasticks'. What better way to round out a fantastic repertoire of shows, and who better than the Playhouse to bring the longest running musical in world history to a Cape Cod stage? Undoubted to leave as lasting an impression on Cape audiences, 'The Fantasticks' is set to run from September 7th -17th at the iconic Dennis, MA theater.

David Strathairn to Star in New York Premiere of REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KAR Photo David Strathairn to Star in New York Premiere of REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI at TFANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience will present Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Goldman, and starring David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley; Nomadland; Good Night, and Good Luck), September 10 ‚Äď October 9, 2022.

SEX, GRIFT AND DEATH & REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION, BETWEEN THE LINES & More Lead off-Broad Photo SEX, GRIFT AND DEATH & REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION, BETWEEN THE LINES & More Lead off-Broadway's July Top 10
by BWW Staff - Jul 1, 2022

Off-Broadway is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

Jimmy Nicholas, Tamara Torres & More to Star in Industry Reading of New Musical FOOD  Photo Jimmy Nicholas, Tamara Torres & More to Star in Industry Reading of New Musical FOOD FIGHTERS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

On May 26, 2022, AR Productions will present an industry reading of ‚ÄúFood Fighters‚ÄĚ, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Aaron Morrill. The reading will be directed by Joe Barros (Gigi, The Evolution of Mann) and will take place at The Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center located at 210 W 50th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Jerry Orbach Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's OLIVER! Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's OLIVER!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's production of OLIVER! Check out video highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: Marissa Jaret Winokur to Perform Cut Song in Hollywood Bowl's BEAUTY & THE BE Videoplay
BWW TV: Marissa Jaret Winokur to Perform Cut Song in Hollywood Bowl's BEAUTY & THE BEAST

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2018

The animated classic Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' will be given new life for two special evenings at the Hollywood Bowl. Marissa Jaret Winokur joins the all-star cast as The Wardrobe, get a sneak peek at her performance of a cut song below!

VIDEO: See Max Crumm and More in Scenes from HOT MESS Off-Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: See Max Crumm and More in Scenes from HOT MESS Off-Broadway

by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

A romantic comedy...that goes both ways. Hot Mess by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (Heavy Phones; Regretrosexual), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), is currently playing at The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) opening on November 16. Hot Mess is produced by Jay Alix and Una Jackman. Watch several scenes from the show below!

How Many Times Did They Break Into Song and Other Things We Learned from Will Roland' Videoplay
How Many Times Did They Break Into Song and Other Things We Learned from Will Roland's Visit to BACKSTAGE BITE

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2017

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking!In this latest episode, Katie is joined by very special guest from Dear Evan Hansen- Jared Kleinman himself, Will Roland!

STAGE TUBE: Yahoo Movies Shares Exclusive Footage of DIRTY DANCING Rehearsal
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2017

Yahoo Movies shares exclusive, rare footage of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a Dirty Dancing screen test, marking the 30th anniversary of the show.

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker RICK McKAY (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart'. The never-before-seen footage can be seen below or on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/i2-wjVAqwsA

VIDEO: Robbie Benson, Paige O'Hara & More Recite Favorite BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Lines
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 20, 2016

In a new video shared on USA TODAY, original BEAUTY AND THE BEAST voice cast members Robby Benson (Beast), Paige O'Hara (Belle) and Richard White (Gaston) shared some of their favorite lines from the animated movie!

VIDEO: Miranda, Menken, Schwartz & Lopez Pay Tribute to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 16, 2016

On this morning's GMA, Award winning composers Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert and Kristine-Anderson Lopez celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and reflected on the impact of the timeless animated movie.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/3/16- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2016

Today in 1975, Chicago opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre), where it ran for 936 performances. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the 'celebrity criminal'. The original cast starred Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly, Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart, Jerry Orbach as Billy Flynn and Barney Martin as Amos Hart.

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Reunite for BEAUTY & THE BEAST 25th Anniversary
by BWW Special Coverage - May 10, 2016

Actresses Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara, Jo Anne Worley and more attended the Academy's 25th Anniversary Screening of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A Marc Davis Celebration of Animation at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.


Jerry Orbach Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jerry Orbach been in?
Jerry Orbach has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Jerry Orbach been in?
Jerry Orbach has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jerry Orbach been nominated for?
Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels) , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Chicago , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chicago , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Promises, Promises Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Promises, Promises and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls .

What awards has Jerry Orbach won?
Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels) Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Promises, Promisesand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Promises, Promises.