John McMartin

Birth Place: Warsaw, IN, USA

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John McMartin is a 2009 inductee to the Theatre Hall of Fame. McMartin received Tony Award nominations for Into the Woods, High Society, Show Boat, Sweet Charity and Don Juan (Drama Desk Award). Other Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color at LCT, Is He Dead?, Grey Gardens (Drama Desk nomination), Follies (original company), The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award), Pleasures and Palaces and Artist Descending a Staircase among others. Off Broadway includes Saturn Returns (Lucille Lortel nomination), Indian Blood, The Visit (with Chita Rivera), Little Mary Sunshine (Theatre World Award), Julius Caesar, The Misanthrope (The Public), High Spirits, The Little Foxes, A Little Night Music, Absurd Person Singular and others. Film credits include No Reservations, Kinsey, The Dish, Who's that Girl, A Thousand Clowns, All the President's Men, Legal Eagles, Blow Out, Sweet Charity, Pennies From Heaven, Native Son to mention a few. Television credits include Law & Order, Oz, Tales of the City, Frasier, Sisters, Murrow, Separate but Equal, Coach, Murder She Wrote, Citizen Cohn, The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show among many others.

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John McMartin STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Richard Russell

[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Performer

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Elisha Whitney

[Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2010
Thomas Jefferson

[West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory Production, 2010
Shah

[Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Papa Leroux

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
J.V. "Major" Bouvier

Norman Vincent Peale

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Eddie's Grandfather

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
J.V. "Major" Bouvier/Norman Vincent Peale

[New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Parole Board (pre-recorded)

[Off-Broadway]
2005
Parole Board (voice over)

[Broadway]
10th Anniversary Concert, 2004
Doctor Tambourri

[New York]
Workshop, 2003
Gilles

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Narrator

Mysterious Man

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival (Pre-Broadway), 2002
Narrator/Mysterious Man

[Chicago (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2001
Anton Schell

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Uncle Willie

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Cap'n Andy [Replacement]

Cap'n Andy

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Donner

[Off-Broadway]
1988
Julius Caesar

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Ben

[Broadway]
1982
Allan

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
The Narrator

[Off-Broadway]
1977
Alceste

[Broadway]
1974
Leone Gala

[Broadway]
1974
Foresight

[Broadway]
1973
Fedot

[Broadway]
1973
Anton Schill

[Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer

[Broadway]
1972
Sganarelle

[Broadway]
1972
Dion Anthony

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1972
Benjamin Stone

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Benjamin Stone

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Oscar

[Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1965
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1964
Mr. Billings

[Broadway]
1963
Edward L. Voorhees

[Broadway]
1963
Sidney Balzer

[Broadway]
1961
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
Forrest Noble

[Off-Broadway]
1959
Cpl.

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1959
Performer


John McMartin Movies

[1968]What's So Bad About Feeling Good? The Mayor

[1969]Sweet Charity Oscar

[1976]All the President's Men Foreign Editor

[1977]Thieves Gordon

[1980]Brubaker Senator Charles Hite

[1981]Blow Out Lawrence Henry

[1981]Pennies from Heaven Mr. Warner

[1986]Legal Eagles Forrester

[1986]Native Son Mr. Dalton

[1986]Dream Lover Martin

[1987]Who's That Girl Simon Worthington

[1989]Little Sweetheart Uncle David

[1990]A Shock to the System George Brewster

[1998]Three Businessmen Liverpool Businessman

[2000]The Dish U.S. Ambsador

[2004]Kinsey Huntington Hartford

[2007]No Reservations Mr. Peterson


John McMartin TV Shows

Beauty and the Beast Charles Chandler

Coach Judge R.J. Watkins

Falcon Crest Julian J. Roberts

Law & Order Larry Webber, Julian Hayworth, Ron Grayson

Magnum, P.I. Jason Bryan, Bill Campbell

Murder, She Wrote Winston Devermore, Hudson Blackthorn, Jason Bryan

Phyllis Jerome Patterson

Touched by an Angel Earl Gray, Ed Greeley

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The Girls Upstairs: Stories of 1998's Ill-Fated FOLLIES

What is it about juicy backstage drama that so intrigues audiences? For decades, people have flocked to films and plays portraying the exciting events that happen behind the curtain. Arguably, the most famous musical on this topic was written by the God of musical theatre: Stephen Sondheim. It’s title: Follies.

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Hey, Old Friend

Like Sweeney Todd's right arm, I haven't thought of the Theatre District as being complete again until the reopening of that historic watering hole and bistro on 44th Street, Sardi's.

Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly for their favorite versions of the Follies female solos, and 'Friends of the Pod' appeared with Ben and Daniel on 'Next Year, Some Year' to weigh in on the deeper cuts.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

UN DÍA COMO HOY… INTO THE WOODS se estrena en Broadway

Érase una vez… en un teatro de Broadway llamado Martin Beck Theatre, se estrenaba el musical INTO THE WOODS en 1987 un día como hoy con un reparto de lujo, un libreto excelente de mano de James Lapine y una partitura que permanecería en el imaginario colectivo desde entonces como una de las grandes obras maestras de Stephen Sondheim.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Big Spender' From SWEET CHARITY

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history! Today's number, 'Big Spender' from Sweet Charity!

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Anything Goes' From ANYTHING GOES

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at ALL THE WAY's Broadway Journey Before Sequel THE GREAT SOCIETY Opens

The Great Society is currently in previews, ahead of its October 1 opening night. The play, written by Robert Schenkkan, is the sequel to the play All The Way, which played on Broadway in 2014. These plays work together to celebrate Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy. In honor of LBJ's return to Broadway, we're looking back on All The Way's Broadway journey in 2014.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SWEET CHARITY

Like the rest of you, I've spent this week obsessing over 'Fosse Verdon' on FX and especially Gwen Verdon, played brilliantly on the series by Michelle Williams, in a performance that makes you want to reinvestigate what made Gwen so great. Sweet Charity is the perfect place to start. Gwen became a star and won her first Tony in a featured role in Can Can and she gained worldwide acclaim (and number 2 in a total of four Tonys) as Lola in Damn Yankees on stage and screen and of course there were many other shows and movies and TV appearances, but Sweet Charity was the show Bob Fosse (and Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon) created just for her. She may have lost the Tony to Angela Lansbury in Mame, but Gwen got that iconic poster and all those songs.

Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre Presents SWEET CHARITY

From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre's sensational 2018 season, running September 5 through October 28 with a press opening on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for "Nights of Cabiria", SWEET CHARITY features a captivating, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon. 

VIDEO: First Look at SWEET CHARITY at Marriott Theatre

From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre's sensational 2018 season, running September 5 through October 28 with a press opening on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

Photo Flash: Anne Horak Leads SWEET CHARITY at Marriott Theatre

From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre's sensational 2018 season, running September 5 through October 28 with a press opening on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

11th Hour Theatre Company To Present Concert Of GREY GARDENS

11th Hour Theatre Company brings its consistently sold out concert series back home and as the series begins its 2018-2019 season it has grown. 11th Hour's Next Step Concert Series is now set to run over two weekends. They begin their season with a concert performance of Grey Gardens. Grey Gardens features Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie and a Book by Doug Wright. 11th Hour Theatre Company Associate Artistic Director and Co-Founder Steve Pacek directs.  Amanda Morton is the Music Director. Grey Gardens runs October 6-14. The official Media Opening is Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m.  Tickets cost $36 (which includes a $4 service fee). $19 tickets are available online for Students and Industry. Tickets are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone 267-987-9865. All performances will take place at The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 South Hicks Street.

Anne Horak Stars in Marriott Theatre's SWEET CHARITY

From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre's sensational 2018 season, running September 5 through October 28 with a press opening on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

Kevin Winkler To Introduce The Film SWEET CHARITY At The Quad Cinema as Part of Bob Fosse Film Series

This coming Saturday, August 4 that 1:00pm, Kevin Winkler, the author of the recently acclaimed book, BIG DEAL: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical, will introduce the film "SWEET CHARITY" at the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th St NYC 10011. The film is part of the current Bob Fosse film series. This screening will be the uncut, original roadshow version of the film, that starred Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, John McMartin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Stubby Kaye, Paula Kelly, Ben Vereen. This was Fosse's first film that he directed. The film received three Academy Award nominations.

Original Version of SWEET CHARITY to air this Saturday at Quad Cinema

This coming Saturday, August 4that 1;oopm, Kevin Winkler, the author of the recently acclaimed book - . BIG DEAL: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical, will introduce the film "SWEET CHARITY" at the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13thSt NYC 10011.  The film is part of the current Bob Fosse film series.  This screening will be the uncut, original roadshow version of the film, that starred Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, John McMartin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Stubby Kaye, Paula Kelly, Ben Vereen.  This was Fosse's first film that he directed. The film received three Academy Award nominations.

Len Cariou to Star in Peter Scolari Directed Readings of HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND

Dennis Grimaldi will present Tony®Award-winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd) in two staged readings ofHarry Townsend's Last Stand, a new play by George Eastman.  Directed by two-time Emmy®Award-winner Peter Scolari (Wicked) and featuring Warren Bub ('Gotham'), the readings will be held on Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22 at 3pm at Nola Studios (250 West 54th Street - 10th Floor/Studio 1).

John McMartin FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

John McMartin has appeared on Broadway in 27 shows.

John McMartin has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

John McMartin's first West End show was Paradise Found which opened in 2010

John McMartin has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He received nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "All the Way." He was also nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Anything Goes." McMartin received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor at The Lortels for "Saturn Returns." Additionally, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Into the Woods." McMartin received nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "High Society." He was also nominated for Best Featured Actor - Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "High Society." Furthermore, McMartin received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "High Society." He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Show Boat." McMartin received nominations for Outstanding Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Great God Brown" and "Don Juan." He was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Don Juan." McMartin received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Sweet Charity." Lastly, he received a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for "Little Mary Sunshine."

John McMartin has won several awards throughout his career. He received the Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "High Society." He also won the Outstanding Performance award from the Drama Desk Awards for his roles in "The Great God Brown" and "Don Juan." Additionally, McMartin was honored with a Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his work in "Little Mary Sunshine."

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