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John Travolta

 
Date Of Birth:
February 18, 1954 (68)
Birth Place:
Englewood, NJ, USA
Bio:
In a career spanning four decades, Mr Travolta has been in many of Hollwood's biggest box office successes, from the global smash-hit musical Grease alongside Olivia Newton-John to the Look Who's Talking franchise. He has been honoured twice with Best Actor Oscar nominations, the latest for his ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 18, 1954 (68)

Birth Place: Englewood, NJ, USA

Bio:
In a career spanning four decades, Mr Travolta has been in many of Hollwood's biggest box office successes, from the global smash-hit musical Grease alongside Olivia Newton-John to the Look Who's Talking franchise. He has been honoured twice with Best Actor Oscar nominations, the latest for his ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
Performer
Misfit
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Doody [Replacement]

Photos

Ryan Murphy, Lady Gaga, John Travolta, Barbra Streisand, Kelly Preston, James Brolin Photo

Ryan Murphy, Lady Gaga, John Travolta, Barbra Streisand, Kelly Preston, James Brolin

From: 
Date:
08/23/2015
HAIRSPRAY: Craig Zadan, John Travolta & Neil Meron Photo

HAIRSPRAY: Craig Zadan, John Travolta & Neil Meron

From: 
Date:
06/22/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
Performer

Misfit

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Doody [Replacement]

John Travolta Biography

In a career spanning four decades, Mr Travolta has been in many of Hollwood's biggest box office successes, from the global smash-hit musical Grease alongside Olivia Newton-John to the Look Who's Talking franchise. He has been honoured twice with Best Actor Oscar nominations, the latest for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for this highly acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards.

He earned his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. His additional film credits include Brian DePalma thrillers Carrie and Blowout, as well as Nora Ephron's comic hit Michael. Travolta starred in Phenomenon and took an equally distinctive turn as an action star in John Woo's top-grossing Broken Arrow. He also starred in the classic Face/Off opposite Nicolas Cage. Travolta garnered further praise as a Mafioso-turned-movie producer in The Comedy sensation Get Shorty, wining the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. In 1998, Travolta was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with the Britanna Award: and in that same year he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Film Festival. In 2008, he received his fourth Golden Globe nomination for his role as Edna Turnblad in the big-screen, box-office hit Hairspray. As a result of this performance, the Chicago Film Critics and the Santa Barbara Film Festival decided to recognise Travolta with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role. He will next star in the action movie Killing Season with Robert De Niro and The Forger, co-starring Christopher Plummer.




John Travolta News

Feature: CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PIÙ CHE UN ADDIO Ѐ UN ARRIVEDERCI Photo Feature: CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PIÙ CHE UN ADDIO Ѐ UN ARRIVEDERCI
by Ettore Farrattini - Aug 11, 2022

CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PIÙ CHE UN ADDIO Ѐ UN ARRIVEDERCI NON SI ARRESTANO I TRIBUTI PER LA SCOMPARSA DI UNA INCONTRASTATA ICONA

Feature: JIM BAKKUM EN BETTINA HOLWERDA EENMALIG TERUG ALS DANNY EN SANDY  at Een Uni Photo Feature: JIM BAKKUM EN BETTINA HOLWERDA EENMALIG TERUG ALS DANNY EN SANDY at Een Uniek Grease-optreden Op Uitmarkt Amsterdam!
by Chantal Kunst - Aug 9, 2022

Vijftien jaar nadat Jim Bakkum en Bettina Holwerda in de musical Grease voor de laatste keer de rollen van Danny en Sandy hebben gespeeld, kruipen ze nog een keer in hun personages. Tijdens de Uitmarkt in Amsterdam geven Jim en Bettina een eenmalig en uniek optreden als Danny en Sandy. Uitmarkt 2022: Musical Awards’, The Kick-off is zondag 28 augustus live te volgen via AVROTROS om 21:22 uur op NPO1.

GREASE Star and Music Icon Olivia Newton John Passes Away At 73 Photo GREASE Star and Music Icon Olivia Newton John Passes Away At 73
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2022

Olivia Newton-John, best known to theatre fans as the star of the iconic 1978 film adaptation of the musical, Grease, has passed away at the age of 73. 

Review: THE JERSEY TENORS - PART II at Florida Studio Theatre Photo Review: THE JERSEY TENORS - PART II at Florida Studio Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Aug 8, 2022

What did our critic think of THE JERSEY TENORS - PART II at Florida Studio Theatre? Back for a triumphant return to Sarasota since 2017, Jersey Tenors are packing the house at Florida Studio Theatre with The Jersey Tenors - Part II.

Previews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW On Tour in Italia Photo Previews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW On Tour in Italia
by Ettore Farrattini - Jul 22, 2022

ROCKY HORROR SHOW IN TOUR IN ITALIA TORNA IN ITALIA LA VERSIONE ORIGINALE DEL PIU' IRRIVERENTE E CONOSCIUTO MUSICAL DEGLI ANNI '70 CON DATE A MILANO, TRIESTE E ROMA

HAIRSPRAY To Tour To Adelaide And Sydney Photo HAIRSPRAY To Tour To Adelaide And Sydney
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2022

Producers of the original Tony Award winning Broadway production of Hairspray are have announced that the beloved production, which is soon to premiere at Melbourne's Regent Theatre, will be touring to Adelaide and Sydney from late 2022.

Pantochino Teen Theatre To Present GREASE In Fairfield Photo Pantochino Teen Theatre To Present GREASE In Fairfield
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

​​​​​​​Pantochino Teen Theatre will present the fifties musical knockout, “Grease' at the SHU Community Theatre in Downtown Fairfield. Co-producers Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer have announced three performances, August 12 and 13.

Photos: Jason Donovan and Peter Andre in GREASE in the West End Photo Photos: Jason Donovan and Peter Andre in GREASE in the West End
by Grace Cutler - Jul 6, 2022

Australian star singer and actor Jason Donovan will play Teen Angel at certain performances in a new production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, which plays at the Dominion. Check out photos!

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jul 2, 2022

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

Final Cast Members Revealed For HAIRSPRAY at the Regent Theatre Photo Final Cast Members Revealed For HAIRSPRAY at the Regent Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

The final cast members have been unveiled for the highly-anticipated Australian premiere of the original Tony Award winning Broadway production of Hairspray, which is set to open at the Regent Theatre in August.

John Travolta Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Axelrod Performing Arts Center's GREASE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Axelrod Performing Arts Center's GREASE
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents the musical Grease for three weeks, June 3-19 at the Vogel Auditorium. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the musical’s Broadway opening, this production of Grease is directed and choreographed by Lisa Stevens, whose resume includes the revivals of Chicago on Broadway and the West End and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical. 

VIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE VideoVIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

All new video has been released of Olivia Moore singing 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' from GREASE. Olivia plays Sandy in the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May 2022, with previews from Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: Olivia Newton-John Talks About Her Cancer Foundation on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Olivia Newton-John Talks About Her Cancer Foundation on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2020

The Grammy Award-winning singer and actress hopes to fund new research surrounding plant medicine.

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion Flash Mob VideoVIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion Flash Mob
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2020

Go behind the scenes of the Saturday Night Fever cast reunion flash mob in Times Square!

VIDEO: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For GREASE Sing-A-Long and Q & A VideoVIDEO: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For GREASE Sing-A-Long and Q & A
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, original Grease film stars, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited yesterday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre to host the Meet n' Grease Sing-a-long!

VIDEO: The Taylor-Johnsons Talk About Working Together on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAM VideoVIDEO: The Taylor-Johnsons Talk About Working Together on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2019

James asks Sam Taylor-Johnson about the challenge of directing her husband Aaron's sex scene in 'A Million Little Pieces,' a challenge John Travolta knows well, recalling his wife Kelly Preston's steamy scene in 'Jerry Mcguire' -- which he knew nothing about until seeing it on the screen at the premiere.

VIDEO: John Travolta Teaches the PULP FICTION Dance on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES  VideoVIDEO: John Travolta Teaches the PULP FICTION Dance on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2019

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson recall a Halloween where they dressed up as John Travolta and Uma Thurman's 'Pulp Fiction' characters. And John tells them how he and Quentin Tarantino came up with the moves for the popular dance scene in the film, and gives everyone a quick lesson.

VIDEO: Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Discos Into Times Square to Celebrate 20th  VideoVIDEO: Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Discos Into Times Square to Celebrate 20th Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2019

Times Square was on disco inferno on Saturday night! Cast members from the original Broadway and First National Touring companies of Saturday Night Fever marked the 20th anniversary of the show's opening in New York by recreating a portion of the closing number from the show, the 'Mega Mix,' with the original choreography intact.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER in Sydney VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER in Sydney
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2019

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is playing at Sydney Lyric Theatre through June 2, 2019. See video of the cast in action!

VIDEO: Check Out Clip From TRADING PAINT Starring John Travolta and Shania Twain VideoVIDEO: Check Out Clip From TRADING PAINT Starring John Travolta and Shania Twain
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2019

When their winning streak begins to fail, legendary father and son racing duo Sam (John Travolta) and Cam (Toby Sebastian) have a falling out. A rival racing giant takes advantage of this rift and offers Cam a lucrative opportunity racing for the adversary. Cam accepts and the gap between father and son grows even bigger. Engines rev and sparks fly as the two are set against each other in an ultimate high stakes race and the most dangerous competition between father and son.


John Travolta Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Travolta been in?
John Travolta has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

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