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Joe Sears STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Bertha Bumiller

Elmer Watkins

Ike Thompson

Inita Goodwin

Joe Bob Lipsey

Leonard Childers

Pearl Burras

Phoebe Burkhalter

R. R. Snavely

Sheriff Givens

Thurston Wheelis

Writing


Joe Sears Awards and Nominations

Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Joe SearsRed, White and Tuna

Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Joe SearsRed, White, and Tuna

Helen Hayes Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Joe SearsA Tuna Christmas

Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Joe SearsThe Foreigner

Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Joe Sears , A Tuna Christmas

Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Joe SearsA Tuna Christmas

Olivier Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Joe SearsA Tuna Christmas

Helen Hayes Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Joe SearsGreater Tuna

Joe Sears News


44 �" THE (un)OFFICIAL, (un)SANCTIONED OBAMA MUSICAL To Have Invited New York Premiere Showcase

44 – THE (un)OFFICIAL, (un)SANCTIONED OBAMA MUSICAL will have its New York premiere showcase on June 24, 25, and 26, offering a unique theatrical experience centered around the former President.
Cape May Stage Sets 2023 Season Featuring SHIRLEY VALENTINE, Carole J. Bufford & More

Cape May Stage has announced its 34th season as Cape May's premier professional theater. They invite you to join them as they present the 2023 season filled with award- winning plays that will entertain you, make you feel, and make you think, all while enjoying an intimate theatrical experience in the historic Robert Shackleton Playhouse.
Hill Country Community Theatre To Present A TUNA CHRISTMAS This Holiday Season

Hill Country Community Theatre present A TUNA CHRISTMAS to ring in the holiday season!
Portland Stage Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE This Weekend

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz, adapted from the original 1899 play by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette, opens at Portland Stage Friday, October 28 at 7:30 pm.
Hill Country Community Theatre Announces Cast for A TUNA CHRISTMAS

Hill Country Community Theatre is already planning for Christmas entertainment on stage; this holiday season will feature a small-town Texas favorite with big laughs: A TUNA CHRISTMAS. The two-actor farce will run over three December weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
GREATER TUNA to Open at The TADA Theatre in August

The hilarious comedy Greater Tuna will open at The TADA Theatre August 11th. Broadcasting from radio station OKKK, its two broadcasters, Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie, introduce us to Texas' third smallest town, Tuna, Texas and its eclectic band of Tuna citizens - men, women, children and animals alike - all portrayed by only two actors.
Hendersonville Theatre Serves Up Laughs With RED, WHITE, AND TUNA

Hendersonville Theatre is ready to celebrate the 4th of July with their production of Red, White and Tuna. This comedic spoof of life in rural America runs on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from June 17 to July 3.
The Ritz Partners With Camden County College To Present GREATER TUNA

The Ritz Theatre Company will partner with Camden County College for the first time ever to present Greater Tuna, a hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores that features just two actors creating the entire population of Tuna (Texas' third-smallest town) in a 'tour de farce' of quick change artistry. The show runs at The Ritz from February 11th through February 27th.
GREATER TUNA to Open at Hatbox Theatre

The comic play Greater Tuna opens at Hatbox Theatre on October 23rd and runs through November 8th. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for members, seniors, and students and $12 for senior members.
Actors' Repertory Theatre of Idaho Presents GREATER TUNA

The long-running Off Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour de farce of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characterizations faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. Two actors, twenty characters, and a barrel of laughs, y’all.
Tulsa Spotlight Theatre Presents THE DRUNKARD AND OLIO

Tulsa Spotlight Theatre will present The Drunkard and Olio, beginning October 24.
BWW Interview: Jon Peterson of P3 Theatre Company on Presenting Streaming Performances of Tour-de-Farce Comedy GREATER TUNA

The long-running Off-Broadway hit a?oeGreater Tunaa?? by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard is a tour-de-farce comedy of quick-change artistry, with non-stop costume and character changes that run by faster than a jack rabbit from a coyote in the third smallest town in Texas, named Tuna. Now fans (and those who are destined to become one) can experience the towna??s zany denizens during two streaming performances presented by P3 Theatre Company under the direction of Jon Peterson, who performs all the characters with Philip McBride, on Monday, August 3 and Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00pm.
Newport Playhouse Presents GREATER TUNA

On Friday, February 21 Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant opens Greater Tuna, directed by: Harland Meltzer, written by: Ed Howard, Jaston Williams and Joe Sears
Casa Mañana Continues its 2019-20 Broadway Season with TUNA DOES VEGAS

Casa Mañana continues its 2019-20 Broadway Season, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with those hilariously eccentric characters from the a?oethird smallest town in Texasa?? in Tuna Does Vegas, sponsored by Bank of Texas. The show runs February 29-March 8. Tickets are on sale now.
Photo Flash: City Theatre Austin Presents A TUNA CHRISTMAS

Continuing all the fun of the 2019 holiday season, the City Theatre Austin is thrilled to present the hilarious comedy A TUNA CHRISTMAS by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. 
Holiday Hit Comedy A TUNA CHRISTMAS Returns To The Roxy Regional Theatre

A holiday treat chock full of quick changes, outrageous costumes and funny-bone-tickling delights is returning to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville this season.
A TUNA CHRISTMAS Comes to City Theatre Austin

Keep your 2019 holiday season going strong with lots of la a?" la a?" la a?" laughter as City Theatre Austin brings back the hit southern comedy A Tuna Christmas, the show with two actors, twenty-two characters and so much holiday small-town fun you don't want to miss.
Peterborough Players Announces A TUNA CHRISTMAS

Peterborough Players raise the curtain on their 2019/2020 Winter Season with A Tuna Christmas, a boisterous comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, running from December 5th-15th. As part of the season, the Players announce Players Gives, a program to reach ever deeper into the community.
Photo Flash: GET Brings Holiday Hilarity with A TUNA CHRISTMAS

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), the professional North Fulton theatre company, will return to the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University this December to bring holiday laughs and cheer with the much-loved comedy A Tuna Christmas. The production will be directed by Atlanta favorite Topher Payne and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays December 13th through 29th, 2019.
Peterborough Players Announces 2019-2020 Winter Season

The Peterborough Players celebrates the return of their on-stage Winter Season with three selections sure to delight audiences during this cold time of year. A boisterous comedy, a return of a country music legend, and an encounter with one of America's most revered poets come to life in A Tuna Christmas, Alwaysa??Patsy Cline, and This Verse Business December 2019 a?" February 2020.

Joe Sears FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Joe Sears been in?

Joe Sears has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Joe Sears been in?

Joe Sears has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Joe Sears been nominated for?

Joe Sears has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Red, White and Tuna," "Red, White, and Tuna," "A Tuna Christmas," and "The Foreigner." He was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "A Tuna Christmas." Additionally, Sears received nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Non-Resident Production at the Olivier Awards for "A Tuna Christmas" and at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Greater Tuna."

How many shows has Joe Sears written?

Joe Sears has written 1 shows including A Tuna Christmas (Playwright).

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