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Joe Grifasi

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2015
Mushnik
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Syrus
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Max Kane
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Mario
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Mr. Eichelberger
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Tokio
  [Broadway]
1995
Mansky
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Man 2 (Break)/ Man (Eulogy for Mister Hamm)/ Jerry (Lucky Nurse)
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Arnold Wiggins
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
Bazzard/Philip Bax
Servant (Philip Bax)
Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax
Servant / Mr. Philip Bax
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Bazzard/Phillip Bax
Bazzard (Phillip Bax)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Captain Pisani
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Clov [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Trumpet
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Neal Tilden
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Mick Phelan
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1977
Captain Hannibal Jackson
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1977
Captain Hannibal Jackson
  [Broadway]
1976
Premiere Announcer
Green
Robert Law (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1976
Corporal Matson
Lieutenant Foray (Understudy)

Photos

Joe Grifasi, Mary Beth Peil, Richard Maltby Jr., Jamie deRoy Photo

Joe Grifasi, Mary Beth Peil, Richard Maltby Jr., Jamie deRoy

From: 
Date:
10/17/2017
Lynn Cohen and Joe Grifasi Photo

Lynn Cohen and Joe Grifasi

From: 
Date:
01/19/2017
Joe Grifasi and Lee Wilkof Photo

Joe Grifasi and Lee Wilkof

From: 
Date:
07/02/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2015
Mushnik

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Syrus

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Max Kane

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Mario

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Mr. Eichelberger

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Tokio

  [Broadway]
1995
Mansky

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Man 2 (Break)/ Man (Eulogy for Mister Hamm)/ Jerry (Lucky Nurse)

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Arnold Wiggins

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
Bazzard/Philip Bax

Servant (Philip Bax)

Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax

Servant / Mr. Philip Bax

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Bazzard/Phillip Bax

Bazzard (Phillip Bax)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Captain Pisani

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Clov [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Trumpet

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Neal Tilden

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Mick Phelan

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1977
Captain Hannibal Jackson

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1977
Captain Hannibal Jackson

  [Broadway]
1976
Premiere Announcer

Green

Robert Law (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1976
Corporal Matson

Lieutenant Foray (Understudy)


Joe Grifasi Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play
Joe Grifasi, Boys Next Door
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Joe Grifasi, The 194's Radio Hour

Joe Grifasi News

Haunted Houses: The Untold Ghost Stories of Broadway with Jennifer Ashley Tepper! Photo Haunted Houses: The Untold Ghost Stories of Broadway with Jennifer Ashley Tepper!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2021

When you think 'haunted houses' you probably don't picture the inside of a theatre. But with an over 100 year history, many of Broadway's most famous houses are positively teeming with reports of the supernatural.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF  Photo VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At City Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2021

On this day in 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and original 'Audrey', Ellen Greene took the stage at City Center in a concert production of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 1- Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF H Photo VIDEO: On This Day, July 1- Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At City Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2020

On this day in 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and original 'Audrey', Ellen Greene took the stage at City Center in a concert production of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

BWW Recap: THE GOOD FIGHT Season Four Opener Asks 'What if Hillary Won?' Photo BWW Recap: THE GOOD FIGHT Season Four Opener Asks 'What if Hillary Won?'
by Abigail Charpentier - Apr 9, 2020

Warning: This post contains spoilers. Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election, Merrick Garland and Elizabeth Warren are on the Supreme Court, a cure for cancer has been found, there's a rise in the polar bear population, the rain forests being saved and Harriet Tubman is on the $20 bill. Doesn't sound so bad, right?

New Musical LAUGH WHILE YOU CAN Comes to Torn Page This Weekend Photo New Musical LAUGH WHILE YOU CAN Comes to Torn Page This Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2020

A studio presentation of a?oeLaugh While You Can,a?? a new musical by Celine Carroll and Fiona Looney directed by the internationally celebrated director Ray Yeates, will be seen as part of the 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival in three performances this weekend.  Music direction is by veteran Broadway music director Jeffrey Saver.  

Jake Gyllenhaal Returns to Broadway! Take a Look Back on the Actor's Accomplished Car Photo Jake Gyllenhaal Returns to Broadway! Take a Look Back on the Actor's Accomplished Career on the New York Stage
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal is currently making his Broadway return in Sea Wall/A Life!

VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF  Photo VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At City Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2019

On this day in 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and original 'Audrey', Ellen Greene took the stage at City Center in a concert production of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

BWW Review: Brian Dennehy Inhabits Lives Remembered in HUGHIE and KRAPP'S LAST TAPE a Photo BWW Review: Brian Dennehy Inhabits Lives Remembered in HUGHIE and KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at the Geffen Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Nov 20, 2018

Both one-acts in this masterful and memorable double-billing, directed by Steven Robman, are reflective and confessional in nature, with each of the main characters portrayed by masterful actor Brian Dennehy sharing tales of their lives in an attempt to make sense of the way it has turned out for them, especially since the present does not seem to have lived up to the excitement of the past. Perhaps that universal truth is what united these two one acts, with O'Neill and Beckett asking audiences to take a look back at our own lives and realize that even when things seem hopeless and/or meaningless, memories of times past may be the thing to break your downward spiral.

BWW Interview: HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE's Steven Robman Back to Directing His First Photo BWW Interview: HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE's Steven Robman Back to Directing His First Love - Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Nov 9, 2018

Already in previews at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater of the Geffen Playhouse, HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Eugene O'Neill & Samuel Beckett, respectively), a double bill starring Brian Dennehy, will open November 14, 2018. I had the chance to chat with director Steven Robman, a frequent collaborator of Brian, as he was driving to a mid-day appointment.

Pocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access Theatre Photo Pocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Pocket Universe, producer of last summer's acclaimed Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced a new production of Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, set in present-day Hollywood. Conceived by Alyssa May Gold (Julius Caesar, Brilliant Traces) and directed by Lucy Gram, it will play from June 13-30, 2018 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway) in TriBeCa.  Tickets are on-sale now here.

Joe Grifasi Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF  VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At City Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2019

On this day in 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and original 'Audrey', Ellen Greene took the stage at City Center in a concert production of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2015

Suddenly, footage! BroadwayWorld has procured part of a recording from this summer's ENCORES! production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Below, watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene sing the sweet duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour.'

STAGE TUBE: An Audrey for the Ages- Watch Ellen Greene Sing from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

Just last month, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, and more took the stage with original Little Shop of Horrors star Ellen Greene to perform in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic musical. Below, check out a clip of Greene as she performs Audrey's classic Act 1 ballad, 'Somewhere That's Green.'


Joe Grifasi Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joe Grifasi been in?
Joe Grifasi has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Joe Grifasi been in?
Joe Grifasi has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Joe Grifasi been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Boys Next Door and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The 1940's Radio Hour .