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John Rubinstein

 
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bio:
Broadway: originated title role in Pippin (1972), Children of a Lesser God (Tony Award & Drama Desk), Caine Mutiny, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, Fools, Love Letters, Pippin (2014). Off-B'way/regional: Counsellor-at-Law (Lortel Award), Wicked (L.A.). 30 films; two TV series: "Family,""Crazy ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 08, 1946 (75)

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bio:
Broadway: originated title role in Pippin (1972), Children of a Lesser God (Tony Award & Drama Desk), Caine Mutiny, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, Fools, Love Letters, Pippin (2014). Off-B'way/regional: Counsellor-at-Law (Lortel Award), Wicked (L.A.). 30 films; two TV series: "Family,""Crazy ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2021
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Grandpa Joe
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Charles
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Charles [Replacement]
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 2007
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Tateh [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1996
Martin Chisholm
  [Broadway]
1989
Andrew Makepiece Ladd III [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1988
Rene Gallimard [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Guildenstern
  [Broadway]
1984
Eddie [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Lt. Barney Greenwald
  [Broadway]
1981
Leon Tolchinsky
  [Broadway]
1980
James Leeds
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Pippin

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1981]
Composer

Photos

Emma Pfaeffle, Jackie Hoffman, John Rubinstein, Christian Borle, Jake Ryan Flynn, Rya Photo

Emma Pfaeffle, Jackie Hoffman, John Rubinstein, Christian Borle, Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Sell, Ryan Foust, Emily Padgett, Michael Wartella and cast during the Broadway Opening Performance Curtain Call of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Lunt-Fonta

From: 
Date:
12/30/2017
Ryan Sell, Jake Ryan Flynn, John Rubinstein, Michael Vartella, Alan H. Green, Trista  Photo

Ryan Sell, Jake Ryan Flynn, John Rubinstein, Michael Vartella, Alan H. Green, Trista Dollison, Ben Crawford, Ryan Foust

From: 
Date:
10/16/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2021
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Grandpa Joe

  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Charles

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Charles [Replacement]

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 2007
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Tateh [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1996
Martin Chisholm

  [Broadway]
1989
Andrew Makepiece Ladd III [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1988
Rene Gallimard [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Guildenstern

  [Broadway]
1984
Eddie [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Lt. Barney Greenwald

  [Broadway]
1981
Leon Tolchinsky

  [Broadway]
1980
James Leeds

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Pippin

Productions

Composer

John Rubinstein Biography

Broadway: originated title role in Pippin (1972), Children of a Lesser God (Tony Award & Drama Desk), Caine Mutiny, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, Fools, Love Letters, Pippin (2014). Off-B'way/regional: Counsellor-at-Law (Lortel Award), Wicked (L.A.). 30 films; two TV series: "Family,""Crazy Like a Fox," 300 TV episodes. Stage and TV director; film composer and conductor; college professor (USC); audiobook narrator; married to Bonnie Burgess; father of Jessica, Michael, Peter, Jacob, and Max.

John Rubinstein Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
John Rubinstein, Counsellor-at-Law
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
John Rubinstein, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
John Rubinstein, Children of a Lesser God
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
John Rubinstein, Children of a Lesser God
 
Theatre World Awards - 1973 - Performance Gold Star
John Rubinstein, Pippin

John Rubinstein News

This Weekend At Music Mountain: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players And Tabea Debus,  Photo This Weekend At Music Mountain: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players And Tabea Debus, Recorder & Adam Cockerham
by Grace Cutler - Jul 8, 2022

Now in its forty-seventh year of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble.

Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamp Photo Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamptons This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) will return to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen Aug 10-28 at Southampton Cultural Center.

LOVE LETTERS Returns To CVPA Ballroom For Valentine's Day Weekend Photo LOVE LETTERS Returns To CVPA Ballroom For Valentine's Day Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

'Love Letters,' the timeless play by A.R. Gurney, will be presented for two dinner performances Saturday Feb. 12 in the ballroom at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Ind. Directed by William Pullinsi, 'Love Letters' will star Philip Potempa, noted newspaper columnist for Chicago Tribune Media Co. opposite actress and comedienne Jeannie Rapstad.

Broadway Streaming Guide: December 2021- Where to Watch AND JUST LIKE THAT... & More  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: December 2021- Where to Watch AND JUST LIKE THAT... & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

2021 closes with new soundtracks, including West Side Story and Annie LIVE!, and new musical films, including Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas and Encanto, hitting streaming services. This month also features new livestream concerts from Seth Rudetsky and Jessica Vosk, with RHONY's Countess Luann streaming from 54 Below.

See MORNING'S AT SEVEN Through Dec 5 Only! Photo See MORNING'S AT SEVEN Through Dec 5 Only!
by - Nov 29, 2021

Special Offer - See Morning’s at Seven Thru Dec 5 Only!

MORNING'S AT SEVEN to Close Off-Broadway Photo MORNING'S AT SEVEN to Close Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2021

Morning's At Seven, Paul Osborn's treasured comedy classic, which was set to play a strictly limited 12-week engagement, October 20 - January 9 at Theatre at St. Clements, will now close on December 5. 

Save on Morning's at Seven  ‚ÄúA Must-See!‚ÄĚ ‚Ä" NBC Photo Save on Morning's at Seven ‚ÄúA Must-See!‚ÄĚ ‚Ä" NBC
by - Nov 23, 2021

Special Offer - Save on Morning‚Äôs at Seven ‚ÄúA Must-See!‚ÄĚ ‚Äď NBC

Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - MORNINGS AT SEVEN Photo Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - MORNINGS AT SEVEN
by Ken Fallin - Nov 22, 2021

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his illustration of the cast of Mornings at Seven (Alma Cuervo, Jonathan Spivey, John Rubinstein, Keri Safran, Patty McCormack, Dan Lauria, Tony Roberts, Alley Mills and Lindsay Crouse), currently playing off-Broadway at the Theatre at Saint Clement’s.

Review Roundup: MORNING'S AT SEVEN Opens Off-Broadway Photo Review Roundup: MORNING'S AT SEVEN Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Nov 16, 2021

Morning's At Seven, Paul Osborn's treasured comedy classic, returned to New York this fall for the first time in 20 years. Directed by Obie Award winner Dan Wackerman, Morning's At Seven will play a strictly limited 12-week engagement, October 20 - January 9 at Theatre at St. Clements, 423 W. 46th Street, NYC).

Alley Mills Joins the Ensemble of MORNING'S AT SEVEN Photo Alley Mills Joins the Ensemble of MORNING'S AT SEVEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

Television and stage veteran¬†Alley Mills¬†(‚ÄúThe Wonder Years‚ÄĚ; Williamstown Theatre Festival, four seasons) will assume the role of Arry in the new production of Paul Osborn‚Äôs¬†Morning‚Äôs At Seven, currently playing¬†through January 9 at Theatre at St. Clement‚Äôs (423 W. 46th Street, NYC).¬†

John Rubinstein Videos

BWW Video Exclusive: Judith Ivey, Lindsay Crouse, and More Talk MORNING'S AT SEVEN Of VideoBWW Video Exclusive: Judith Ivey, Lindsay Crouse, and More Talk MORNING'S AT SEVEN Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2021

Directed by Obie Award winner Dan Wackerman, Morning's At Seven will play a strictly limited 12-week engagement, October 20 - January 9 at Theatre at St. Clements.

VIDEO: Fran Drescher and Priscilla Lopez Visit Marti Cummings' LGBTQ Talk Show STAGE  VideoVIDEO: Fran Drescher and Priscilla Lopez Visit Marti Cummings' LGBTQ Talk Show STAGE FRIGHT
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2018

Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher was joined by Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at NYC drag star Marti Gould Cummings weekly talk show Stage Fright.

VIDEO: Christian Borle & CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cast Perform Medley on THE V VideoVIDEO: Christian Borle & CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cast Perform Medley on THE VIEW
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 31, 2017

On today's THE VIEW, Tony Award winner Christine Borle and the cast of Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY performed a medley of songs, including 'The Candy Man.' Check out the appearance below!

VIDEO: Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Perform on 'WENDY WILLIAMS' VideoVIDEO: Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Perform on 'WENDY WILLIAMS'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 25, 2017

On today's WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, the cast of Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY performs the high-energy number 'Queen of Pop,' featuring Trista Dollison as Violet Beauregarde, Alan Green, as her indulgent daddy

BWW TV Exclusive: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Takes Over Broadway Sessions! VideoBWW TV Exclusive: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Takes Over Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Sep 11, 2017

Broadway Sessions had a very sweet season premiere this last week as we welcomed cast members from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We danced Oompa Loompa-style, enjoyed heartfelt performances, and watched a couple 11 year old boys SING THEIR FACES OFF. Jackie Hoffman was unable to attend, but never fear- the cast celebrated her through dramatic readings of some of her finer TWEETS! Enjoy these performances by legendary John Rubinstein, Emma Plaeffle, Cory Lingner, Elliot Mattox, Ryan Sell, Jake Flynn and our sensational diva "Rising Stars" Nikisha Williams (bound for The Color Purple tour) and Brittany Dorazio.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sweet first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Enter a World of Pure Imagination with the Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 10, 2017

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Willy Wonka),  begins performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/16- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2016

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/23/15- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2015

Today in 1972, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/15- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2015

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein.


John Rubinstein Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Rubinstein been in?
John Rubinstein has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

How many West End shows has John Rubinstein been in?
John Rubinstein has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Rubinstein been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Counsellor-at-Law , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Children of a Lesser God Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Children of a Lesser God and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Pippin .

What awards has John Rubinstein won?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Children of a Lesser God Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Children of a Lesser Godand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Pippin.