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Jim Dale

 
Date Of Birth:
August 15, 1935 (87)
Birth Place:
Rothwell, Northants, ENGLAND
Bio:
Jim Dale, MBE is an English actor, narrator, singer-songwriter, director, and composer. In the United Kingdom he is known as a pop singer of the 1950s who became a leading actor at the National Theatre. In the British film world he became one of the regulars in the Carry On films. He is one of the ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 15, 1935 (87)

Birth Place: Rothwell, Northants, ENGLAND

Bio:
Jim Dale, MBE is an English actor, narrator, singer-songwriter, director, and composer. In the United Kingdom he is known as a pop singer of the 1950s who became a leading actor at the National Theatre. In the British film world he became one of the regulars in the Carry On films. He is one of the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End, 2015
Jim Dale
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2014
Himself
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2012
Marius Byleveld
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Mr. Peachum
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Voice of The Playwright
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Max Eisenstein
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Eddie Waters
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Dr. Pangloss
Voltaire
Sage
Governor
Businessman
2nd Gambler
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Henry Pulling/Augusta Bertram
  [West End]
London Revival, 1994
Fagin [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Terri Dennis
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1986
Bill Snibson [Replacement]
Bill Snibson [Replacement]
Bill Snibson [Replacement]
Bill Snibson [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Bri
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Bri
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1983
Host
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1981
Phineas Taylor Barnum
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Phineas Taylor Barnum
  [Broadway]
1974
Scapino
  [Broadway]
1974
Scapino
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1973
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1964
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1974]
Composer

Photos

Julie Schafler and Jim Dale  Photo

Julie Schafler and Jim Dale

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10/28/2021
Jim Dale and Julie Schafler Photo

Jim Dale and Julie Schafler

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Date:
10/17/2019
Jim Dale and Julie Schafler Photo

Jim Dale and Julie Schafler

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Date:
10/17/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End, 2015
Jim Dale

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2014
Himself

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2012
Marius Byleveld

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Mr. Peachum

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Voice of The Playwright

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Max Eisenstein

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Eddie Waters

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Dr. Pangloss

Voltaire

Sage

Governor

Businessman

2nd Gambler

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Henry Pulling/Augusta Bertram

  [West End]
London Revival, 1994
Fagin [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Terri Dennis

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1986
Bill Snibson [Replacement]

Bill Snibson [Replacement]

Bill Snibson [Replacement]

Bill Snibson [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Bri

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Bri

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1983
Host

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1981
Phineas Taylor Barnum

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Phineas Taylor Barnum

  [Broadway]
1974
Scapino

  [Broadway]
1974
Scapino

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1973
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1964
Performer

Productions

Composer

Jim Dale Biography

Jim Dale, MBE is an English actor, narrator, singer-songwriter, director, and composer. In the United Kingdom he is known as a pop singer of the 1950s who became a leading actor at the National Theatre. In the British film world he became one of the regulars in the Carry On films. He is one of the last three surviving regular actors from the series ‚Äď the others being Leslie Phillips and Bernard Cribbins. In the United States he is most recognised as a leading actor on Broadway, where he had roles in Scapino, Barnum, Candide and Me and My Girl, as well as for narrating all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the American market (for which he received two Grammy Awards out of six nominations) and the ABC series Pushing Daisies (2007‚Äď2009); he also starred in the Disney film Pete's Dragon (1977). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for portraying a young Spike Milligan in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973).

As a lyricist, Dale was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for the song "Georgy Girl", the theme for the 1966 film of the same name.

Jim Dale Awards and Nominations

 
- 2015 - Best Solo Performance Gold Star
Jim Dale, Just Jim Dale
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jim Dale, Just Jim Dale
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Jim Dale, Just Jim Dale
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jim Dale, The Road to Mecca
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Jim Dale, The Threepenny Opera
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Jim Dale, The Threepenny Opera
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Jim Dale, The Threepenny Opera
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Jim Dale, Comedians
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Jim Dale, Comedians
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Jim Dale, Candide
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jim Dale, Candide
 
The Lortels - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actor (Play) Gold Star
Jim Dale, Travels with My Aunt
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Jim Dale, Joe Egg
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1985 - Best Actor Gold Star
Jim Dale, Joe Egg
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Jim Dale, Joe Egg
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Jim Dale, Barnum
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Jim Dale, Barnum
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Jim Dale, Scapino

Jim Dale News

Listen: JERSEY BOYS Tony Award Winner Christian Hoff & Melissa Hoff Release New Jazz  Photo Listen: JERSEY BOYS Tony Award Winner Christian Hoff & Melissa Hoff Release New Jazz Duet 'We Talk Without Words'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

The new jazz duet,‚ÄúWe Talk Without Words,‚ÄĚ recorded by Jersey Boys‚Äô TONY ¬ģAWARD Winner, Christian Hoff with his wife, Melissa Hoff has been released! A dreamy jazz waltz with a fun-filled, frenetic bridge, the husband and wife musical team prove that ‚Äúkindred spirits‚ÄĚ share a language all their own. Listen here!

Rob Evan, Donnie Kehr & More to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY for Annivers Photo Rob Evan, Donnie Kehr & More to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY for Anniversary Show at the Triad Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

The popular Broadway talk show Live with Rye & Friends on Broadway will celebrate its one-year anniversary with two celebratory shows on Monday, September 26 and October 17 at 9:30 pm at the Triad Theater.

THE CRINOLYNNS, New Girl Group Musical, Gets Private Industry Reading Photo THE CRINOLYNNS, New Girl Group Musical, Gets Private Industry Reading
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

Stage Right Greensburg and their GhostLight Initiative are presenting a private industry reading of the new musical, THE CRINOLYNNS on June 14th. The cast will feature Jeanne Kane as Ann, Eva Rainforth as Roz Lynn, and Toni Schlemmer as Maddie Lynn.

Private Industry Reading Of New Girl Group Musical THE CRINOLYNNS Set In Greensburg Photo Private Industry Reading Of New Girl Group Musical THE CRINOLYNNS Set In Greensburg
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2022

Stage Right Greensburg and their GhostLight Initiative are presenting a private industry reading of the new musical, THE CRINOLYNNS on June 14th.

THE PARTS I KEEP INSIDE: A NEW MUSICAL to be Presented at the Triad Theater Photo THE PARTS I KEEP INSIDE: A NEW MUSICAL to be Presented at the Triad Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Rye Entertainment and JES Theatrical will present The Parts I Keep Inside: A New Musical on Saturday July 9th and Monday July 11th, 2022 at 7:00pm at THE TRIAD THEATER.

Anthony Roth Costanzo to Be Honored at New-York Historical Society's Annual History Makers Gala
by Marissa Tomeo - May 22, 2022

The New-York Historical Society will present the 2022 History Makers Award to opera superstar, arts innovator, and civic leader Anthony Roth Costanzo for his achievements in the performing arts and for his activism. The gala will take place on October 6, 2022, at New-York Historical’s Central Park West home. Pam Schafler, chair emerita of New-York Historical’s Board of Trustees, will be honored with the 1804 Founders Medal for Distinguished Service. Renowned historian and Pulitzer prize-winning author Jon Meacham will deliver the keynote address.

Cast Announced For The Premiere Of Deborah McAndrew's Adaptation Of Arnold Bennett's  Photo Cast Announced For The Premiere Of Deborah McAndrew's Adaptation Of Arnold Bennett's Novel THE CARD
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Claybody Theatre have today announced the casting for the premiere of Deborah McAndrew's stage adaptation of Arnold Bennett's celebrated 1911 novel The Card.¬†¬†which opens at Fenton Town Hall from 29 June ‚Äď 9 July.

DEAD END Play to be Released as Musical Concept Album Photo DEAD END Play to be Released as Musical Concept Album
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The landmark Broadway stage play, Dead End, has been adapted as a musical and produced as a concept album available for digital download on May 1st 2022. Neil Fishman (Music), Harvey Edelman (Lyrics), and Peter C. Palame (Book), began this dream project years ago and after a saga worthy of a Broadway musical of its own, have brought it to fruition.

Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CO Photo Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CONNECTION UNSTABLE On May 21st
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 27, 2022

Musical theater composer Scott Evan Davis will have a Triad Takeover on May 21st with original songs and a few musical friends.

Claybody Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE CARD Photo Claybody Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE CARD
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

Claybody Theatre is delighted to announce that this summer it will be presenting the world premiere of Deborah McAndrew’s (A Christmas Carol, Leeds Playhouse and Pride and Prejudice, Grosvenor Open Air Theatre) new stage adaptation with music of Arnold Bennett’s celebrated 1911 novel The Card.  

Jim Dale Videos

Broadway Rewind: Cyndi Lauper Makes Her Broadway Debut in THE THREEPENNY OPERA VideoBroadway Rewind: Cyndi Lauper Makes Her Broadway Debut in THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2020

'This episode of Broadway Rewind is a look at a legend, a classic and a musical poet,' says BroadwayWorlds' own Richard Ridge. 'I got to chat with Cyndi Lauper who was making her Broadway debut in Roundabout's production of The Threepenny Opera, than I dropped by the opening of the new production of Jacques Brel starring Robert Cuccioli, but it started off downtown at the now defunct Actors Playhouse to catch up with an icon I had always wanted to meet, T.V. and cult film star Adrianne Barbeau, who was starring as the legendary Judy Garland in a one woman show 'The Property Known as Garland'  written by her husband Billy Van Sant.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Casey Nicholaw VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Casey Nicholaw
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2018

Watch below as Casey tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tony Award-winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Just Jim Dale officially opened earlier this week at the Laura PelsTheatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through August 10, 2014. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out interviews with the company below!

BWW TV: Highlights from Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tony Award-winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Just Jim Dale officially opens tomorrow night, June 3, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through August 10, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Roundabout's Full 2012-13 Season- Abridged!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has presented a grand total of six plays and one musical since last June, starting with the Jim Parsons-led Harvey and concluding with The Big Knife, which just opened on Tuesday night at the American Airlines Theatre. Miss any of the shows from the 2012-13 season? Catch up by watching abridged versions of every show below!

STAGE TUBE: Gene Weygandt and More at Mercury Theater's BARNUM Opening
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport, welcomes an all-star cast of award-winning actors for the circus-themed musical BARNUM, running now through June 16, 2013. Click below to watch opening night interviews with the cast and creative team!

Angela Lansbury, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, and More Set for Acting Company's Ruby Ball, 12/3
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 13, 2012

At The Acting Company's 40th Anniversary Ruby Ball on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Capitale, James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director of the Signature Theatre and the Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard's Drama Division, will accept the John Houseman Award recognizing his profound commitment to the development of American actors and an audience for the theater. Earl Weiner, Board Chairman of both The Acting Company and the Theater Development Fund (TDF) will receive the Warburg Humanitarian Award for his outstanding philanthropic endeavor and leadership. According to Barbara Fleischman, Gala Chair, Harriet Harris(Thoroughly Modern Millie, upcoming in Cinderella) and Dr. Kate Levin, Commissioner of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, will present the awards; Jim Dale will host, Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, upcoming in Giant) will perform and tributes will be offered by Angela Lansbury, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Rainn Wilson, Dana Ivey, Hamish Linklater, Joe Dowling, Director of The Guthrie and Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of Washington's Shakespeare Theater. Four hundred guests complete an industry-filled audience of producers, directors, entertainers and other notables including The Honorable Thomas Kean, record producer Clive Davis,director/choreographer Susan Stroman, TV personality Pia Lindstrom, Juilliard President Joseph Polisi, composerMary Rodgers Guettel and The Broadway League's Charlotte St. Martin. Tickets from 212-258-3111.

BWW TV: Inside Roundabout's Starry Tribute to Rob Marshall; Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Andrews & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2012

On Monday, March 12th, 2012 Roundabout celebrated Rob Marshall with the 2012 Spring Gala: From Screen to Stage. Rob Marshall began his career with Roundabout working on celebrated musicals such as She Loves Me, Company, Little Me and the Tony Award¬ģ-winning Cabaret. When Hollywood beckoned, he directed and choreographed the biggest film musical in years, the Academy Award¬ģ winning Chicago, the summer blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the star studded NINE among others. BroadwayWorld was inside the event to chat with the star-studded guests. Click below for the action!

BWW TV: THE ROAD TO MECCA Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris as 'Miss Helen,' Carla Gugino as 'Elsa Barlow' and Tony Award winner Jim Dale as 'Marius Byleveld' in the Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard's play The Road To Mecca, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Production highlights have been released and appear below!

STAGE TUBE: Rosemary Harris, Jim Dale, et al. on Roundabout's 2012 Season
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 6, 2012

In the following video, cast members, directors, playwrights, and Roundabout Theatre Company staff members discuss each show for the new season in-depth and give fans a good idea about what exactly the new season will look like.


Jim Dale Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jim Dale been in?
Jim Dale has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Jim Dale been in?
Jim Dale has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Jim Dale's first West End show?
Jim Dale's first West End show was The Wayward Way which opened in 1964

What awards has Jim Dale been nominated for?
Best Solo Performance () for Just Jim Dale , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Just Jim Dale , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Just Jim Dale , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Road to Mecca , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Threepenny Opera , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Threepenny Opera , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Threepenny Opera , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Comedians , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Comedians , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Candide , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Candide , Outstanding Lead Actor (Play) (The Lortels) for Travels with My Aunt , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Egg , Best Actor (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Joe Egg , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Joe Egg , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Barnum Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Barnum and Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Scapino .

What awards has Jim Dale won?
Best Solo Performance () for Just Jim Dale, Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Just Jim Dale, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Threepenny Opera, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Threepenny Opera , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Comedians, Outstanding Lead Actor (Play) (The Lortels) for Travels with My Aunt, Best Actor (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Joe Egg, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Barnum Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Barnumand Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Scapino.