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John Houseman

 
John Houseman Headshot
Date of Birth: September 22, 1902
Date of Death: October 31, 1988 (86)

Birth Place: Bucharest, ROMANIA

Stage Credits

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[Off-Broadway, 1978]
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[Broadway, 1968]
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[Off-Broadway, 1987]
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[Off-Broadway, 1987]
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[Off-Broadway, 1986]
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[Off-Broadway, 1984]
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[Off-Broadway, 1983]
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[Off-Broadway, 1982]
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[Off-Broadway, 1982]
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[Broadway, 1982]
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[Off-Broadway, 1981]
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[Off-Broadway, 1981]
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[Off-Broadway, 1980]
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[Off-Broadway, 1978]
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[Off-Broadway, 1978]
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[Broadway, 1976]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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John Houseman Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1972 - Special Awards Gold Star
John Houseman

John Houseman News

Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean and More to Present at the 2022 Drama Leag Photo Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean and More to Present at the 2022 Drama League Awards Hosted by Frank DiLella
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella will be hosting the 88th Annual Drama League Awards alongside theatrical legends and Tony Award winners, Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean, Gabby Beans and Lear deBessonet.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG Starring Drew Droege to Return Off-Broadway for Special Pride Wee Photo HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG Starring Drew Droege to Return Off-Broadway for Special Pride Weekend Engagement
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Producer¬†Michael Urie¬†has announced that¬†Happy Birthday Doug¬†‚Äď the comedy written and performed by¬†Drew Droege¬†(the Internet‚Äôs ‚ÄúChlo√ę,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúDrunk History,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBob‚Äôs Burgers,‚ÄĚ RuPaul‚Äôs ‚ÄúAJ and the Queen‚ÄĚ on Netflix) ‚Äď will return Off-Broadway for a special¬†Pride weekend¬†engagement for four shows only from¬†June 23-26¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

The Acting Company Announces Actors' Career Stability Initiative Awarding Student Loa Photo The Acting Company Announces Actors' Career Stability Initiative Awarding Student Loan Debt Grants
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

 The Acting Company has announced the Actors’ Career Stability Initiative program for the 2022-23 season. With support from the Booth Ferris Foundation, all actors who accept a casting offer to join the 2022-23 national touring season and have a minimum of $10,000 in student loan debt will be eligible to apply for student loan debt relief.

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Photo Westport Country Playhouse to Stage STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by Marissa Tomeo - May 3, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the comic satire, ‚ÄúStraight White Men,‚Ä̬†by¬†Young Jean Lee, from May 24 through June 5, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.¬†The show‚Äôs 2018 Broadway run made Lee the first Asian American female playwright to have a work produced there.¬†The cast includes Richard Kline, who was a series regular on television‚Äôs ‚ÄúThree‚Äôs Company‚ÄĚ as Larry Dallas. The production reunites Kline and Lamos, who were classmates at Northwestern University. Others in the ensemble are Bill Army, Denver Milord, Nick Westrate,¬†Akiko Akita, and Ashton Mu√Īiz.

The Acting Company Announces 50th Anniversary Gala Honoring Peter Darrow Photo The Acting Company Announces 50th Anniversary Gala Honoring Peter Darrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

The Acting Company has announced a celebration of the company’s half century of impact across America with a 50th Anniversary Gala to take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale (130 Bowery).

The Acting Company Announces Reading of SAM'S COMING By Kia Corthron Photo The Acting Company Announces Reading of SAM'S COMING By Kia Corthron
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

The Acting Company has announced the return of The Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series with Kia Corthron’s Sam’s Coming, which will receive a public reading on Monday, April 18 at 7:30 PM at The Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2022-2023 season. The new Ordway Presents Series features four concerts, including Broadway titan Patti LuPone and multi-genre recording artist and instrumentalist Damien Sneed.

BWW Interview: Gregory Erbach in DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Hudson Theatre Works 2/9 to Photo BWW Interview: Gregory Erbach in DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Hudson Theatre Works 2/9 to 2/27
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 3, 2022

We interviewed Gregory Erbach who plays the role of Cabot in Eugene O'Neill's 'Desire Under the Elms' at Hudson Theatre Works.

TRU to Present '50 Years Of Leadership: A Conversation With Producer/Theater Owner Er Photo TRU to Present '50 Years Of Leadership: A Conversation With Producer/Theater Owner Eric Krebs'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 80 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.

Kent Gash Appointed as new Artistic Director at The Acting Company Photo Kent Gash Appointed as new Artistic Director at The Acting Company
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2021

The Acting Company has announced the appointment of Kent Gash as its new Artistic Director. Gash joins The Acting Company following a distinguished 20-plus-year career as an award winning director, actor, educator and author. 

John Houseman Videos

VIDEO: Amazon Echo Gets an Upgrade, Patti LuPone-Style VideoVIDEO: Amazon Echo Gets an Upgrade, Patti LuPone-Style
by Paul Smith - Nov 27, 2018

Patti LuPone is a two time Tony Award winner, a star on Broadway and the West End, and now she can check Alexa voice off her list... well, sort of. Check out a hilarious new parody commercial, in which  Amazon Echo's voice is replaced with iconic quotes from LuPone!

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA VideoVIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages "Man of La Mancha," the Tony Award-winning musical about Don Quixote's quest for "The Impossible Dream," now playing through October 14. Directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director, the story of Quixote's battle for good and the love of his fair maiden is written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion.

Video: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR VideoVideo: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages the lavish, large-cast comedy, "A Flea in Her Ear," newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director.  Fresh from a sold-out run by Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP), a professional theater located at the University of Delaware, the co-production with the REP runs in Westport July 10 - 28.  

VIDEO: Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET Opens at Westport Country Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET Opens at Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's classic love story, with a cast of 20, period costuming, sword fights, and scenic design by a Tony Award winner, will be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Mark Lamos at Westport Country Playhouse, from October 31 through November 19. This is the first time the beloved play has been produced in the history of the Playhouse's 87 seasons.

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Corey Hawkins Recalls Nightmarish Juilliard Audition on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - May 19, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION star Corey Hawkins discussed his nightmarish audition for Juilliard Drama when he forgot all his lines. 

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/3/16- THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2016

Today in 1938, The Cradle Will Rock opened at the Windsor Theatre. Originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, it was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by John Houseman. The show was recorded and released on seven 78-rpm discs in 1938, making it the first cast album recording. Following the impromptu opening and a brief run at the Venice Theatre (later renamed the New Century Theatre) in July 1937, the production reopened on January 3, 1938, at the Windsor Theatre under the auspices of the new Mercury Theatre Company. It played a total of 108 performances.

STAGE TUBE: Garth Kravits Releases Oscar Voting Parody
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2015

Broadway actor Garth Kravits has released a new parody video on the pitfalls of Oscar voting. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/3/15- THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2015

Today in 1938, The Cradle Will Rock opened at the Windsor Theatre. Originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, it was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by John Houseman. The show was recorded and released on seven 78-rpm discs in 1938, making it the first cast album recording. Following the impromptu opening and a brief run at the Venice Theatre (later renamed the New Century Theatre) in July 1937, the production reopened on January 3, 1938, at the Windsor Theatre under the auspices of the new Mercury Theatre Company. It played a total of 108 performances.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/3- THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2014

Today in 1938, The Cradle Will Rock opened at the Windsor Theatre. Originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, it was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by John Houseman. The show was recorded and released on seven 78-rpm discs in 1938, making it the first cast album recording. Following the impromptu opening and a brief run at the Venice Theatre (later renamed the New Century Theatre) in July 1937, the production reopened on January 3, 1938, at the Windsor Theatre under the auspices of the new Mercury Theatre Company. It played a total of 108 performances.

BWW TV: In Rehearsal for Encores! THE CRADLE WILL ROCK with Raul Esparza, Anika Noni Rose, Judy Kuhn & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 2, 2013

Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the inaugural show of New York City Center's new Encores! Off-Center series, will play for five performances, July 10-13 at City Center- starring Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Ra√ļl Esparza, Peter Friedman, Aidan Gemme, Judy Kuhn, David Margulies, Martin Moran, Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose, Matthew Saldivar and Henry Stram. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richie Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say and catch a special performance preview below!


John Houseman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Houseman written?
John Houseman has written 1 shows including And Be My Love (Playwright).

What awards has John Houseman been nominated for?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) .

What awards has John Houseman won?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards).