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Len Cariou

 
Date of Birth: September 30, 1939 (83)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Center Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Harry Townsend
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 2004
Other Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Darius
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Robert [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Andre Bouville
  [London Fringe]
London Concert, 2000
Sweeney Todd
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Gen. St. Pe
  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Ernest Hemingway
  [Broadway]
1991
Joe
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
William O. Douglass
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Vincentio
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Stalin
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Harry Aikens
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Sweeney Todd
  [Broadway]
1977
Richard Landau
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
The Writer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Frederik Egerman
  [Broadway]
1972
John Wheeler
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Bill Sampson
  [Broadway]
1969
King Henry V
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
God
  [New York]
New York Concert, 1981
God

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director

Writing

Conceived by

Len Cariou Movies

A Little Night Music
 
[1977]
Frederick Egerman
Drying Up the Streets
 
[1978]
Larry
The Four Seasons
 
[1981]
Nick Callan
Lady in White
 
[1988]
Phil Terragrossa
Getting In
 
[1994]
Dr. Lionel Higgs, Dr. Ezekial Higgs
Never Talk to Strangers
 
[1995]
Henry Taylor
Executive Decision
 
[1996]
Secretary of Defense Charles White
Thirteen Days
 
[2000]
Dean Acheson
About Schmidt
 
[2002]
Ray Nichols
Secret Window
 
[2004]
Sheriff Dave Newsome
Boynton Beach Club
 
[2005]
Jack
The Greatest Game Ever Played
 
[2005]
Stedman Comstock
Flags of Our Fathers
 
[2006]
Mr. Beech
1408
 
[2007]
Mike's Father
The Onion Movie
 
[2008]
Norm Archer
Prisoners
 
[2013]
Father Patrick Dunn
Spotlight
 
[2015]
Cardinal Law
Death Wish
 
[2018]
Ben
Bumblebee
 
[2018]
Uncle Hank

Len Cariou TV Shows

Blue Bloods
 
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Henry Reagan
Brotherhood
 
[]
Judd Fitzgerald
Law & Order
 
[]
Edgar Beezley, Mac Geller, Captain Allard Bunker
Murder, She Wrote
 
[]
Michael Hagarty, Monsignore O'Shaugnessy
The Outer Limits
 
[]
Doc Wells, Father Anton Jonascu

Len Cariou Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Len Cariou, Harry Townsend's Last Stand
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Len CariouCopenhagen
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production
Len CariouDinner Party
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Actor - Play
Len Cariou , Speed of Darkness
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Len Cariou, Sweeney Todd
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Len Cariou, Sweeney Todd
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Len Cariou , A Little Night Music
 
Theatre World Awards - 1970 - Performance Gold Star
Len CariouHenry V
 
Theatre World Awards - 1970 - Performance Gold Star
Len Cariou, Applause
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Len Cariou, Applause

Len Cariou News

Review: Donna McKechnie in TAKE ME TO THE WORLD: THE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM at Cat Photo Review: Donna McKechnie in TAKE ME TO THE WORLD: THE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM at Catalina Jazz Club
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 20, 2023

Read BroadwayWorld's review of Donna McKechnie in Take Me To The World: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim at Catalina Jazz Club.

Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Conce Photo Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 54th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert, presenting the 2023 ‚ÄúRosie‚ÄĚ Award to Honoree Award-winning actress¬†Sheryl Lee Ralph. See how to purchase tickets!

Len Cariou to Lead ZAGLADA Staged Reading at Theatre at St. Clement's Photo Len Cariou to Lead ZAGLADA Staged Reading at Theatre at St. Clement's
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2023

Theatre at St. Clement’s to present a one night only staged reading of Zaglada, a new play by Richard Vetere, directed by Dan Wackerman at Theatre at St. Clement’s on Monday, January 23 at 7pm. Admission is free.

Len Cariou, Lee Roy Reams, and More Join 50 Key Stage Musicals Concert at 54 Below Photo Len Cariou, Lee Roy Reams, and More Join 50 Key Stage Musicals Concert at 54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2023

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčRoutledge Press' highly praised new book FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS by Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew, which rounds-up fifty musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater, is now being given a one night only concert with the artists who helped create these monumental musicals at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.

Feature: Editor's Picks For 2022 Photo Feature: Editor's Picks For 2022
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2022

This is not a ‚ÄúBest Of‚ÄĚ list because it isn‚Äôt for me to say what is best, only what resonated with me, but after a lot, a lot, a lot of shows, this New Year's Eve, these shows are still on my mind.

Video: The Best Broadway Performances from the Kennedy Center Honors Photo Video: The Best Broadway Performances from the Kennedy Center Honors
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 27, 2022

The 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming up and we are celebrating the special occasion with some of our favorite videos of past Broadway performances. Check out the full list!

AMT Theater To Present LIES By Jerry Slaff To Kick Off New Play Reading Series Photo AMT Theater To Present LIES By Jerry Slaff To Kick Off New Play Reading Series
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 23, 2022

AMT Theater, New York's newest Off Broadway house, announces the first in a series of New Play Readings.

Award-Winning Director/Composer Barry Kleinbort Joins JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS As Co- Photo Award-Winning Director/Composer Barry Kleinbort Joins JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS As Co-Host
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Barry Kleinbort, multi-award director, composer, lyricist, and librettist joins¬†‚ÄúJamie deRoy & friends‚Ä̬†as co-host.¬† He will team with Jamie deRoy, the legendary 10-time Tony Award Broadway Producer and founder of her popular long-running talk show.

Developmental Readings of IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST to be Presented by Amas Musical The Photo Developmental Readings of IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST to be Presented by Amas Musical Theatre This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Amas Musical Theatre and the Amas Musical Theatre Lab, in association with Jeremiah James and Rashad V. Chambers, will present developmental lab readings of It Happened In Key West in the Elaine Castilla Orbach Studio at The Theater Center. There will be two performances: Thursday, October 27th at 2:00 and Friday, October 28th at 1:00pm.

Broadway Community Reacts to Angela Lansbury's Passing Photo Broadway Community Reacts to Angela Lansbury's Passing
by HaleyJane Rose - Oct 12, 2022

The Broadway community has shared their grief, praise, and cherished memories of Angela Lansbury in the wake of her passing. Read them here. Read touching tributes and stories from Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Audra McDonald, and more here.

Len Cariou Videos

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale!

by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

‚ÄúYou Will Be Found‚ÄĚ by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is performed by Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Cast Amy Adams, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND at New York City Center Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND at New York City Center

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2019

Harry Townsend's Last Stand¬†(www.HarryTownsendsLastStand.com)¬†a new play written by¬†George Eastman¬†(The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange)¬†and directed by¬†Karen Carpenter¬†(Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care), is currently playing at¬†New York¬†City Center Stage II¬†(131 West 55th¬†Street between 6th¬†and 7th¬†Avenues) and is produced¬† by¬†Dennis Grimaldi¬†(A Gentlemen's Guide...; Love Letters,¬†Angels in America, Other People's Money). Starring¬†Three time¬†Tony¬ģ Award Nominee and¬†Tony¬ģ Award winner,¬†Len Cariou¬† (title role in¬†Sweeney Todd;¬†A Little Night Music¬†with Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold;¬†Applause¬†starring Lauren Bacall; 'Blue Bloods') and¬†Craig Bierko¬†(Tony¬ģ Award¬† and Drama Desk Award nominee,¬†Music Man; 'The Long Kiss Goodnight, 'UnREAL,' 'Blue Bloods'),¬†Harry Townsend's Last Stand¬†opens¬†Tomorrow,¬†Wednesday,¬†December 4.

BWW TV: Len Cariou, Craig Bierko & More Explain What HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND Is A Videoplay
BWW TV: Len Cariou, Craig Bierko & More Explain What HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND Is All About

by TV - Press Previews - Nov 11, 2019

Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter will premiere at New York City Center Stage II.

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Sings 'Not While I'm Around' From SWEENEY TODD Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Salonga Sings 'Not While I'm Around' From SWEENEY TODD

by Alan Henry - Oct 2, 2019

The touring production (Philippines, Singapore) of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony winner Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan, will launch in Manila October 11th, 2019. In the video, check out Lea Salonga performing 'Not While I'm Around' at a press preview.

VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Jett Pangan Preview 'A Little Priest' from SWEENEY TODD Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Jett Pangan Preview 'A Little Priest' from SWEENEY TODD

by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 25, 2019

The touring production (Philippines, Singapore) of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony winner Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan, will launch in Manila, Philippines, 11-27 October 2019.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 1- Broadway Attends The Tale Of SWEENEY TODD Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 1- Broadway Attends The Tale Of SWEENEY TODD

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2019

Forty years ago, the legendary Stephen Sondheim musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' terrorized audiences for the first time on Broadway in Hal Prince's landmark production starring Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury.

#TBT: SWEENEY TODD Attends The Tale on Broadway! Videoplay
#TBT: SWEENEY TODD Attends The Tale on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2019

Forty years ago, the legendary Stephen Sondheim musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' attended the tale for the first time on Broadway starring Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. In honor of the occasion, we're throwing it back to the opening night of show's 2005 Broadway revival starring Michael Cerveris and Patti LuPone. Take a trip to Fleet Street by checking out the footage below!

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2018 Raises Over A Half A Million Dollars Videoplay
BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2018 Raises Over A Half A Million Dollars

by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2018

Fundraising records and gender norms alike were smashed by stars of stage, screen and pop music on April 2, 2018, at this year's inclusive, dynamic and loving Broadway Backwards.

BWW TV: What Went on Backstage at Broadway Backwards? Go Behind the Scenes! Videoplay
BWW TV: What Went on Backstage at Broadway Backwards? Go Behind the Scenes!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2018

Broadway Backwards (#BroadwayBackwards) took the stage last night, April 2, 2018, at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC), currently home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. The evening was produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. 

VIDEO: On This Day, March 1- SWEENEY TODD Slashes His Way to Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 1- SWEENEY TODD Slashes His Way to Broadway

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2018

On this day in 1979, the murderous barber, Sweeney Todd slashed his way into Broadway's Uris Theater (now the Gershwin).


Len Cariou Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Len Cariou been in?
Len Cariou has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

How many West End shows has Len Cariou been in?
Len Cariou has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Len Cariou been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Harry Townsend's Last Stand , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Copenhagen , Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Dinner Party , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Speed of Darkness , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sweeney Todd , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sweeney Todd , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Little Night Music , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Henry V Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Applause and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Applause .

What awards has Len Cariou won?
Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sweeney Todd Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Henry Vand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Applause.

How many shows has Len Cariou written?
Len Cariou has written 1 shows including Broadway and the Bard (Conceived by).