John Rubinstein

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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John Rubinstein is currently starring in Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground. He originated the title role in the Broadway musical Pippin, directed by Bob Fosse, and won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his performance in Children of a Lesser God. Other Broadway appearances include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (Drama Desk nomination), Getting Away with Murder, Fools, Love Letters, and the 2013 Pippin revival. He appeared off-Broadway in Counsellor-at-Law (2005 Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics' Circle and Drama League nominations), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Urban Blight, Cabaret Verboten, and Morning's at Seven. Regionally: Wicked in LA, and the international tour of the Pippin revival. He starred in the TV series, “Family” (Emmy nomination), and “Crazy Like A Fox”, and over 300 episodes. Films include “Being the Ricardos”, “Hello, I Must Be Going”, “21 Grams”, “Red Dragon”, “The Boys from Brazil”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “Daniel, Zachariah,” and “Getting Straight”. He directed the world premiere of A. R. Gurney's The Old Boy, and Counsellor-at-Law, Company, Brigadoon, Macbeth, The Three Sisters, Phantasie, Nightingale, The Rivals, A Little Night Music, Guys and Dolls, Into The Woods, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and The Rover. He composes film and TV music (“Jeremiah Johnson”, “The Candidate”, “The Dollmaker”, "China Beach", among others), hosted two classical music radio programs, played keyboards in a rock band, and has recorded over 200 audiobooks, most numerously Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series of Los Angeles crime novels.

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John Rubinstein 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

John Rubinstein Productions

 
[Broadway, 1981]
Composer

John Rubinstein Awards and Nominations

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

John Rubinstein, Children of a Lesser God

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John Rubinstein Brings EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND to the Rubicon Theatre in February

As part of the company’s 25th Anniversary Season, RUBICON THEATRE has announced its production of EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND, a riveting one-person play starring Tony Award-winner JOHN RUBINSTEIN.

World Premiere of MARILYN, MOM & ME to Open International City Theatre 2024 Season

International City Theatre will open its 2024 season with the world premiere of Yankee’s deeply personal comic drama, Marilyn, Mom & Me.

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Off-Broadway Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Los Angeles Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Off-Broadway Awards!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Los Angeles Awards; 44: THE UNOFFICIAL, UNSANCTIONED OBAMA MUSICAL, 1984, House of Bards Theatre Company & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards; TITANIQUE & More Lead

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; 44: THE UNOFFICIAL, UNSANCTIONED OBAMA MUSICAL, 1984, House of Bards Theatre Company & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards December 5th Standings; INTO THE WOODS Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Cabaret Photographers: Bobby Patrick

Broadway World Cabaret gets photographic content from some of the best shutterbugs in the business. Here's a look at some of the captures they've shared with us.

Jeff Cohen's SQUEAKY Will Receive Developmental Readings This Month

As part of its new Building the Box Developmental Reading Series, Out of the Box Theatrics will present readings of SQUEAKY, a poignant autobiographical comedy by Drama Desk Award winner Jeff Cohen.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present LIFESPAN OF A FACT, ONCE, and More in 25th Silver Anniversary Season

RUBICON THEATRE, Ventura County’s leading not-for-profit theatrical organization committed to entertaining, engaging and enriching the lives of the region’s residents and visitors through innovative live performances, has unveiled the company’s highly anticipated 25th Anniversary “Silver” Season, entitled TRULY YOURS. 

EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND Starring John Rubinstein Will Return Off-Broadway in October

This October, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (Pippin, Children of a Lesser God) will play a four-week Off-Broadway return engagement as President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground, a new American play by Richard Hellesen and directed by Peter Ellenstein. 

Feature: More About Man About Town, Charles Kirsch, Broadway's BFF - Part Two

The saga of the seemingly ubiquitous Charles Kirsch continues: He's everywhere: hosting shows on stage, all over YouTube, in the air or on the air with over 150 podcasts of 'Backstage Babble' with his interviews of show people, and maybe sitting next to you at a cabaret or Broadway theatre or just dashing around New York City.

Matthew Broderick, J. Smith-Cameron, Victor Garber, Brooke Shields & More Will Star in Encore Run of LOVE LETTERS at Irish Rep

An encore run of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly is set, following sold-out performances this past spring. The encore run will take place this fall, featuring five performances with Matthew Broderick, Talia Balsam, Victor Garbe, John Slattery & more.

EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND New Performance Schedule Starts Next Week

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (Pippin, Children of a Lesser God) returns to the New York stage starring as President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground, a new American play by Richard Hellesen and directed by Peter Ellenstein. 

Exciting Monday Night Talkback Events Coming to EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND

Join in at EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND for exciting Monday Night Talkback Events, where industry experts will dive deeper into the world of entertainment. Don't miss out on engaging discussions and thought-provoking conversations about your favorite shows.

EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND Extends Through August 20

Extended by popular demand through August 20, audiences have three more weeks to see Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (Pippin, Children of a Lesser God) in Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground, new American play by Richard Hellesen and directed by Peter Ellenstein.

John Rubinstein FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

John Rubinstein has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

John Rubinstein has not appeared in the West End.

John Rubinstein has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Counsellor-at-Law". He also received a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" and "Children of a Lesser God". Rubinstein was further recognized with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his work in "Children of a Lesser God". Additionally, he received a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for his role in "Pippin".

John Rubinstein has won several awards throughout his career. He received the Outstanding Actor in a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "Children of a Lesser God." He also won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same production. Additionally, Rubinstein received the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for his role in "Pippin."

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