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John Davidson

 
Bio:
John has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years, starting when he made his Broadway debut in Foxy, starring Burt Lahr. He would later win a Theatre Guild Award for playing Curly in the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! and would also star as Able Frake in State Fair. He has toured the US in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
John has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years, starting when he made his Broadway debut in Foxy, starring Burt Lahr. He would later win a Theatre Guild Award for playing Curly in the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! and would also star as Able Frake in State Fair. He has toured the US in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First US National Tour, 2016
Charles Frohman [Replacement]
Captain Hook [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Bellomy [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
The Wizard [Replacement]
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Curly
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Clergyman
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1963
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1961
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1960
Train Man
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1984
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
First US National Tour, 2016
Charles Frohman [Replacement]

Captain Hook [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Bellomy [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
The Wizard [Replacement]

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Curly

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Clergyman

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1963
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1961
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1960
Train Man

Ensemble

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1984
Performer

John Davidson Biography

John has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years, starting when he made his Broadway debut in Foxy, starring Burt Lahr. He would later win a Theatre Guild Award for playing Curly in the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! and would also star as Able Frake in State Fair. He has toured the US in multiple Broadway musicals (more than he can remember!) most recently playing The Wizard in Wicked and Captain Hook in Finding Neverland. In between musicals, his performances in the major showrooms of Las Vegas solidified him as one of America's foremost entertainers.


John made his TV debut playing The Boy in The Fantasticks and co-starred with Sally Field in the TV series The Girl With Something Extra. From there he went on to host The Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible! and served as guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (80 evenings, more than any other singer). In the movies, audiences remember him from the Disney films The Happiest Millionaire and The One And Only Genuine Original Family Band. He also appeared in Airport 80, Edward Scissorhands and The Squeeze.

Along the way John wrote a book, a play and with his wife Rhonda created the geography card game BORDERLINE USA. Most recently, John travels America as a traveling troubadour, singer, songwriter and storyteller with his stories, his original songs and his guitar. His intimate, up close performances are one-of-a-kind. CRT Downtown's in-the-round, cabaret-style venue is the perfect environment to seeing this legendary performer live.


Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown presents a "one night only" evening with Hollywood and Broadway legend John Davidson, on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 PM.

John Davidson Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 1966 - Performance Gold Star
John Davidson, Oklahoma!

John Davidson News

Magician BJ Hickman Will Be a Guest Performer at John Davidson's Club Sandwich Photo Magician BJ Hickman Will Be a Guest Performer at John Davidson's Club Sandwich
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

New Hampshire magician BJ Hickman will be opening this summer's guest series of performers Thursday night, June 30 at veteran TV host, movie actor, and recording artist John Davidson's New Hampshire performance venue, “Club Sandwich”, in Sandwich, NH.

Arts Garage Launches New Comedy Series with Jimmie 'JJ' Walker Photo Arts Garage Launches New Comedy Series with Jimmie 'JJ' Walker
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

On Thursday, January 6, Arts Garage launches an hysterical new comedy series The Art of Laughter, kicking off with TV, Film and Comedy Club superstar Jimmie “JJ” Walker. The new series will run quarterly on First Thursdays and will feature some of the best touring comedians from South Florida and beyond.

Arts Garage to Launch THE ART OF LAUGHTER Comedy Series Photo Arts Garage to Launch THE ART OF LAUGHTER Comedy Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021

Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today announced an hysterical new comedy series, The Art of Laughter, launching on January 6 with TV, Film and Comedy Club superstar Jimmie “JJ” Walker. The new series will run quarterly on First Thursdays and will feature some of the best touring comedians from South Florida and beyond.

Arts Garage To Launch 'Art Of Laughter' Comedy Series With Jimmy 'JJ' Walker Next Mon Photo Arts Garage To Launch 'Art Of Laughter' Comedy Series With Jimmy 'JJ' Walker Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2021

Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today announced an hysterical new comedy series, The Art of Laughter, launching on January 6 with TV, Film and Comedy Club superstar Jimmy “JJ” Walker.

BWW Interview: Donelle Dadigan Re-Opening Her Hollywood Museum TO THE FUTURE Photo BWW Interview: Donelle Dadigan Re-Opening Her Hollywood Museum TO THE FUTURE
by Gil Kaan - Aug 6, 2021

Hollywood Museum founder Donelle Dadigan headed a re-opening ceremony of her Hollywood Museum August 4, 2021; commemorating the donated additional props from Bill and Patrick Shea to the Back to the Future Part I, II, III exhibit. On behalf of the Museum and the Shea father and son, Donelle presented a $5,000 check to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which Michael accepted via video.

Sharon Playhouse Welcomes Broadway Star Hugh Panaro for One Night Only Cabaret Photo Sharon Playhouse Welcomes Broadway Star Hugh Panaro for One Night Only Cabaret
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021

Broadway leading man Hugh Panaro (Phantom Of The Opera, Show Boat, Lestat, Side Show) will appear on Friday night August 4th in a one performance only concert on the Patio Cabaret Stage at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT.

Writer, Producer, Director and Actor, Ernest Thompson, Signs With Roth & Associates E Photo Writer, Producer, Director and Actor, Ernest Thompson, Signs With Roth & Associates East Inc.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2021

His work has been nominated for a Tony, an Emmy and a British Academy Award. His more than 35 plays have been seen in theatres around the world.

THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES Extends Run Through August 10th Photo THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES Extends Run Through August 10th
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

The proceeds will benefit the museum, which is currently the most recognized venue in the city as the 'Official Museum of Hollywood' and the go to for authentic Hollywood and entertainment history!

HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES All Star Benefit Announced Photo HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES All Star Benefit Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2021

On behalf of Donelle Dadigan, the staff at The Hollywood Museum and the entire production team for The Hollywood Museum Squares.

YI LOVE YIDDISHFEST " PURIM EDITION Announced Photo YI LOVE YIDDISHFEST " PURIM EDITION Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021

The holiday of Purim has often been called “the Jewish Carnavale,” with the joys of song, laughter and drama folded into one, like tangy, fruit-filled hamantashen. That’s just the recipe for a Yiddishe Taam that the Yiddishkayt Initiative will be serving up at its first annual International VIRTUAL YI Love Yiddishfest – Purim Edition, Feb 25-28.

John Davidson Videos

Video Flashback: Bernadette Peters, Cher, and Bob Mackie on The John Davidson Show in VideoVideo Flashback: Bernadette Peters, Cher, and Bob Mackie on The John Davidson Show in 1981
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2019

We all know and love these three icons, but who knew that Bernadette Peters, Cher, and Bob Mackie all appeared on the same episode of The John Davidson Show in 1981?

Eve Marie, Former Child Star, Plays The Green Room 42 in November VideoEve Marie, Former Child Star, Plays The Green Room 42 in November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Eve Marie, a singing prodigy who performed on such iconic national television programs as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Mike Douglas Show as a young child and now is creating music industry buzz with a recent contemporary album, Believe, brings her extraordinary singing and songwriting talents to The Green Room 42 in New York City for a 7 p.m.concert today, Nov. 16.

Eve Marie, Former Child Star, Plays The Green Room 42 in November VideoEve Marie, Former Child Star, Plays The Green Room 42 in November
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2018

Eve Marie, a singing prodigy who performed on such iconic national television programs as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Mike Douglas Show as a young child and now is creating music industry buzz with a recent contemporary album, Believe, brings her extraordinary singing and songwriting talents to The Green Room 42 in New York City for a 7 p.m.concert on Friday, Nov. 16.

STAGE TUBE: Tom Andersen Sings 'Derek,' His Salute to Yankees Shortstop
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2014

Tom Andersen , the 5-time MAC Award winner, sings 'Derek,' his musical salute to legendary Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, in'My Favorite Sings' on Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9 and 16 at 7 p.m . at Don't Tell Mama , 343 W. 46th St., NYC. In his first solo act in nearly a decade, he also will perform tunes from Tony-winning musicals and introduce a few numbers from 'Simply Sinclair,' a new show he's written with his musical director, James Followell. Cover is $15 with a two-drink minimum. Reservations: (212) 757-0788.

BWW TV: Paper Mill Playhouse's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by Eddie Varley - Nov 13, 2008

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) presents Paper Mill's premiere of Disney High School Musical. Paper Mill's Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee directs and Denis Jones (Associate Choreographer of Legally Blonde) choreographs. Disney High School Musical is based on the Emmy Award® winning Disney Channel hit musical and triple-platinum selling soundtrack. Disney High School Musical will run at the Millburn theatre from November 5 through December 7, 2008. Disney High School Musical is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management. BWW TV joined in on the school spirit as Bailey Hanks, Chase Peacock and the rest of the dynamic young cast got ready to bring this successful favorite to the Paper Mill stage!


John Davidson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Davidson been in?
John Davidson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has John Davidson been in?
John Davidson has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was John Davidson's first West End show?
John Davidson's first West End show was Follow That Girl which opened in 1960

What awards has John Davidson been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Oklahoma! .

What awards has John Davidson won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Oklahoma!.