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John McMartin

 
Birth Place:
Warsaw, IN, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Warsaw, IN, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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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

What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
 
[1968]
The Mayor
Sweet Charity
 
[1969]
Oscar
All the President's Men
 
[1976]
Foreign Editor
Thieves
 
[1977]
Gordon
Brubaker
 
[1980]
Senator Charles Hite
Blow Out
 
[1981]
Lawrence Henry
Pennies from Heaven
 
[1981]
Mr. Warner
Legal Eagles
 
[1986]
Forrester
Native Son
 
[1986]
Mr. Dalton
Dream Lover
 
[1986]
Martin
Who's That Girl
 
[1987]
Simon Worthington
Little Sweetheart
 
[1989]
Uncle David
A Shock to the System
 
[1990]
George Brewster
Three Businessmen
 
[1998]
Liverpool Businessman
The Dish
 
[2000]
U.S. Ambsador
Kinsey
 
[2004]
Huntington Hartford
No Reservations
 
[2007]
Mr. Peterson

John McMartin TV Shows

Beauty and the Beast
 
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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

John McMartin Biography

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.

John McMartin Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
John McMartin, All the Way
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John McMartin, Anything Goes
 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Featured Actor
John McMartin, Saturn Returns
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
John McMartin, Into the Woods
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Gold Star
John McMartin, High Society
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical
John McMartin, High Society
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Featured Actor - Musical
John McMartin , High Society
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
John McMartin, High Society
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
John McMartin , Show Boat
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
John McMartin, The Great God Brown
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
John McMartin, Don Juan
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
John McMartin, Don Juan
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
John McMartin, Sweet Charity
 
Theatre World Awards - 1960 - Performance Gold Star
John McMartin, Little Mary Sunshine

John McMartin News

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway? Photo How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?
by BWW Features - Oct 2, 2022

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 Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Hey, Old Friend
by Michael Dale - Jan 30, 2022

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  Photo Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist
by Ben Rimalower - Jul 12, 2021

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 M Photo Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021

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 D√ćA COMO HOY‚Ķ INTO THE WOODS se estrena en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY‚Ķ INTO THE WOODS se estrena en Broadway
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Nov 5, 2020

√Črase una vez‚Ķ en un teatro de Broadway llamado Martin Beck Theatre, se estrenaba el musical INTO THE WOODS en 1987 un d√≠a como hoy con un reparto de lujo, un libreto excelente de mano de James Lapine y una partitura que permanecer√≠a 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 Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Big Spender' From SWEET CHARITY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 17, 2020

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 Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Anything Goes' From ANYTHING GOES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2020

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 Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

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 G Photo BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at ALL THE WAY's Broadway Journey Before Sequel THE GREAT SOCIETY Opens
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019

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 Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SWEET CHARITY
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 12, 2019

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.

John McMartin Videos

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SWEET CHARITY Videoplay
Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SWEET CHARITY

by Ben Rimalower - Apr 12, 2019

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.

VIDEO: First Look at SWEET CHARITY at Marriott Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at SWEET CHARITY at Marriott Theatre

by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

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.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 4- The Broadway Babies of FOLLIES Open at the Winter Garden Theater
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2017

On this day in 1971, the original production of the musical theatre classic, Follies, opened on Broadway. 

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/4/16- SWEET CHARITY
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/30/16- INTO THE WOODS
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2016

Today in 2002, the first Broadway revival of Into the Woods opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, tied together by a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, most likely taken from the original story of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm.

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of ANYTHING GOES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2011. Relive the magic of ANYTHING GOES below!

VIDEO: Inside Look At GREY GARDENS On CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 13, 2015

Inside a new production of a recent Broadway cult favorite and the history behind it!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/4/15- SWEET CHARITY
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2015

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/30/15- INTO THE WOODS
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2015

Today in 2002, the first Broadway revival of Into the Woods opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, tied together by a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, most likely taken from the original story of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm.

VIDEO: ALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston Channels LBJ on Fallon
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2014

ALL THE WAY star Bryan Cranston stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to chat about playing President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway.


John McMartin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John McMartin been in?
John McMartin has appeared on Broadway in 27 shows.

How many West End shows has John McMartin been in?
John McMartin has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

What awards has John McMartin been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for All the Way , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Anything Goes , Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for Saturn Returns , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Into the Woods , Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for High Society , Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for High Society , Best Featured Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for High Society , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for High Society , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Show Boat , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Great God Brown , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Don Juan , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Don Juan Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sweet Charity and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Little Mary Sunshine .

What awards has John McMartin won?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for High Society, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Great God Brown Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Don Juanand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Little Mary Sunshine.