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Jim Dale

Birth Place: Rothwell, Northants, ENGLAND

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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 – 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 (2007–2009); 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.

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Jim Dale 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

Jim Dale Productions

 
[Broadway, 1974]
Composer

Jim Dale Awards and Nominations


winner
- 2015 - Best Solo Performance

Jim Dale, Just Jim Dale

Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award

Jim Dale, Just Jim Dale


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Jim Dale, Just Jim Dale

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Jim Dale, The Road to Mecca


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Jim Dale, The Threepenny Opera


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

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


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play

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


winner
The Lortels - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actor (Play)

Jim Dale, Travels with My Aunt

Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Jim Dale, Joe Egg


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1985 - Best Actor

Jim Dale, Joe Egg

Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Jim Dale, Joe Egg


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Jim Dale, Barnum


winner
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Jim Dale, Barnum


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Performance

Jim Dale, Scapino

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Interview: Elisabeth Yancey of CLUE at Ohio Theatre

When Elisabeth Yancey grew up playing the Hasbro game Clue, she didn’t realize she was preparing for her career. Yancey plays the role of Yvette the Maid in the national tour of CLUE, which will have an extended stay from April 9-14 at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State Street in downtown Columbus).

Ford And Campbell Join Workshop Of New Edward Kleban Musical GALLERY

Join the Weathervane Theatre for a workshop presentation of the new Edward Kleban musical, GALLERY, starring Sara Jean Ford and Ta’Rea Campbell.

Sara Jean Ford and Ta'Rea Campbell Join Workshop of Ed Kleban's GALLERY

The Weathervane Theatre will offer a workshop presentation of GALLERY by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Kleban. We have all the details!

Mary Testa to Star in GALLERY Workshop Presentation at The Weathervane Theatre

The Weathervane Theatre will offer a Workshop presentation of GALLERY by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Kleban (A Chorus Line). Learn more about Gallery and see who is starring!

Lesli Margherita to Join Tony Danza & More in RADIO GALAXY Industry Readings

Radio Galaxy, a new play by Michele Aldin Kushner, will be performed at invitation-only readings on Friday, February 2 at 11:00am and 2:00pm at the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Tony Danza Will Lead Industry Reading of New Play RADIO GALAXY

Tony Danza will star in an industry reading of new play, Radio Galaxy, next month! Learn more about the reading here!

Andy Grotelueschen & Nicholas Edwards to Join New Maltby & Shire Musical THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater

Andy Grotelueschen will replace the previously announced Jacob Ming-Trent for the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife at Red Bull Theater.

Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, Christina Sajous & More to Star in in THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater

Get the latest news on Red Bull Theater's upcoming production of THE COUNTRY WIFE, featuring an incredible cast including Nicholas Christopher, Carson Elrod, Eddie Korbich, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jacob Ming-Trent, Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, and Lauren Worsham. Don't miss this one-night-only event.

Donna Lynne Champlin, Sally Mayes, and Valerie Wright Star In Presentation Of New Musical, THE CRINOLYNNS

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 1st for Broadway/Television/Film Stars Donna Lynne Champlin, Sally Mayes, and Valerie Wright in the world premiere concert of the new musical, THE CRINOLYNNS. The concert will take place on September 30th in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Champlin, Mayes, And Wright Will Lead Concert Premiere Of New Girl Group Musical, THE CRINOLYNNS

Donna Lynne Champlin, Sally Mayes, and Valerie Wright will headline the world premiere concert of the new musical, THE CRINOLYNNS. Greensburg's Stage Right! and their GhostLight Initiative will present the show at the Carey Performing Arts Center on the campus of Saint Vincent's College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 30th.

Off Broadway Cast Recording Of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER To Be Released On JAY Records

Raise Your Hands! The Off Broadway cast recording of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. will be released on JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of the Off Broadway production who gathered this week at Manhattan Studios to lay down the tracks.

Barbara Bleier & Austin Pendleton Welcome Some OLD FRIENDS! To Pangea May 2nd and 9th

Cabaret Darlings Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton return to Pangea with some OLD FRIENDS!

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Open Ebony Repertory Theatre 15th Anniversary Season

Ebony Repertory Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ as its 15th Anniversary Season Opening Production. 

Theatre-Maker George Plautz to be Honored in Theatre Memorial

George Plautz, who spent a majority of his life contributing to the theatre as a performer, director, playwright, and producer, will be honored at a memorial on April 23rd called “Sunday in the Theatre with George.”  The event will start at 6 pm and will feature performances by local artists, as well as refreshments.  Wasatch Theatre Company, George’s home for the last 23 years, hosts.  

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Magical

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID on Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy is an oceanic paradise of possibilities--you never know what new visual delight might be in store.

Robert Bannon & Alyssa Wray to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY at the Triad Theatre

Live with Rye & Friends on Broadway will continue its one-year celebration on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the Triad Theatre at 8:00 pm. Joining the continuing anniversary show as special guests are musical theater singing sensation Robert Bannon and American Idol Season 19 Top 10 finalist Alyssa Wray.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Open at Ensemble Theatre Company This Holiday Season

Ensemble Theatre Company will present the second show of its 2022-23 Season, an all-new take on the holiday favorite, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Patrick Barlow (The 39 Steps) and directed by Jamie Torcellini. 

Broadway Press Agent Susan L. Schulman Passes Away

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the death of Broadway press agent Susan L. Schulman.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upcoming Residency Lab

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Director of the Ground Floor Madeleine Oldham announced the Residency Lab participants and the return to full capacity of the Residency Lab portion of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Listen: JERSEY BOYS Tony Award Winner Christian Hoff & Melissa Hoff Release New Jazz Duet 'We Talk Without Words'

The new jazz duet,“We Talk Without Words,” recorded by Jersey Boys’ TONY ®AWARD 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 “kindred spirits” share a language all their own. Listen here!

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?

Jim Dale has been nominated for various awards throughout his career, including Best Solo Performance for "Just Jim Dale," Distinguished Performance Award for "Just Jim Dale," Outstanding Solo Performance for "Just Jim Dale," Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for "The Road to Mecca," Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for "The Threepenny Opera," Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for "The Threepenny Opera," Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for "The Threepenny Opera," Outstanding Actor - Play for "Comedians," Outstanding Lead Actor for "Comedians," Outstanding Actor - Musical for "Candide," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for "Candide," Outstanding Lead Actor (Play) for "Travels with My Aunt," Outstanding Actor in a Play for "Joe Egg," Best Actor for "Joe Egg," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for "Joe Egg," Outstanding Actor in a Musical for "Barnum," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for "Barnum," and Outstanding Performance for "Scapino."

What awards has Jim Dale won?

Jim Dale has won several awards throughout his career, including Best Solo Performance for Just Jim Dale, Outstanding Solo Performance from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Just Jim Dale, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for The Threepenny Opera, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Threepenny Opera, Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Comedians, Outstanding Lead Actor (Play) at The Lortels for Travels with My Aunt, Best Actor at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Joe Egg, Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Barnum, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for Barnum, and Outstanding Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for Scapino.

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