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Louis Zorich

 
Date of Birth: February 12, 1924 (98)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2012
Lebedev
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Revival, 2011
Chebutykin
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Revival, 2009
Telegin / Ilya Ilyich
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Gentleman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Sturdyvant
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Bernie
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Dimitri Weismann
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Themistocles Kriakos
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Stan Merkle
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Mr. Maraczek
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Falstaff
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Falstaff
  [Broadway]
1985
Dr. Bartholo
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Major Paul Petkoff
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement, 1984
Uncle Ben
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1984
Uncle Ben
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Stephano
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Saul Kimmer
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Blackbeard (Edward Teach)
  [Broadway]
1976
Moritz Benedikt
  [Broadway]
1976
Tony
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
General George de La Tremouille
  [Broadway]
1972
Bream
  [Broadway]
1972
Mr. Ziroka
  [Broadway]
1969
Cardinal Ragna
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Ludovico Nota
  [Broadway]
1966
Performer
  [Broadway]
1965
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
1965
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Oscar Madison (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Police Commisioner
  [Broadway]
1962
Middle-aged Actor, later Tashtego
An Old "Pro," later the Carpenter (Understudy)
Cynical Actor (Understudy)
later Flask (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1961
Gabor Peter / Imre Nagy
  [Off-Broadway]
1961
Heracles
  [Broadway]
1961
First English Baron
An Old Footsoldier
  [Broadway]
1960
First English Baron
An Old Footsoldier

Photos

 Louis Zorich and Olympia Dukakis  Photo

Louis Zorich and Olympia Dukakis

From: 
Date:
04/14/2014
Jim Stanek, Louis Zorich, George Morfogen and Olympia Dukakis Photo

Jim Stanek, Louis Zorich, George Morfogen and Olympia Dukakis

From: 
Date:
04/30/2012
 Louis Zorich at opening night of Classic Stage Company's production of Anton Chekhov Photo

Louis Zorich at opening night of Classic Stage Company's production of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters"

From: 
Date:
02/04/2011

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2012
Lebedev

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Revival, 2011
Chebutykin

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Revival, 2009
Telegin / Ilya Ilyich

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Gentleman

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Sturdyvant

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Bernie

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Dimitri Weismann

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Themistocles Kriakos

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Stan Merkle

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Mr. Maraczek

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Falstaff

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Falstaff

  [Broadway]
1985
Dr. Bartholo

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Major Paul Petkoff

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement, 1984
Uncle Ben

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1984
Uncle Ben

  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Stephano

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Saul Kimmer

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Blackbeard (Edward Teach)

  [Broadway]
1976
Moritz Benedikt

  [Broadway]
1976
Tony

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
General George de La Tremouille

  [Broadway]
1972
Bream

  [Broadway]
1972
Mr. Ziroka

  [Broadway]
1969
Cardinal Ragna

  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Ludovico Nota

  [Broadway]
1966
Performer

  [Broadway]
1965
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
1965
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Oscar Madison (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Police Commisioner

  [Broadway]
1962
Middle-aged Actor, later Tashtego

An Old "Pro," later the Carpenter (Understudy)

Cynical Actor (Understudy)

later Flask (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1961
Gabor Peter / Imre Nagy

  [Off-Broadway]
1961
Heracles

  [Broadway]
1961
First English Baron

An Old Footsoldier

  [Broadway]
1960
First English Baron

An Old Footsoldier


Louis Zorich Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Louis Zorich , They Knew What They Wanted
 
Tony Awards - 1969 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Louis Zorich, Hadrian VII

Louis Zorich News

Austin Pendleton Will Direct KING LEAR Reading at AMT Theater Photo Austin Pendleton Will Direct KING LEAR Reading at AMT Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 24, 2022

Austin Pendleton, the award winning actor/writer/director currently starring in 'The Minutes' on Broadway, will direct a reading of 'King Lear' at the AMT Theater May 1st, 6pm.  The reading stars Charles E. Gerber as Lear and is produced by the Workshop Theater Company as part of its annual 'Will-A-Thon' celebrating the week of Shakespeare's birthday.  It will be presented at AMT, 354 West 45th Street.

Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and More Star in CHRISTMAS EVE 1953 Online Reading t Photo Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and More Star in CHRISTMAS EVE 1953 Online Reading to Benefit Shadowland Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2020

SHADOWLAND STAGES today announced that the theatre will present a special online benefit reading of CHRISTMAS EVE 1953, a short story by Tom Hanks that has been adapted for the stage by SHADOWLAND STAGES' artistic associate, James Glossman.

BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Li Photo BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Lights up Stage and (Small) Screen
by Jim Munson - Jul 21, 2020

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba and Tony Award nominee Patrick Page head the dynamic cast of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's benefit online reading of Shakespeare in Vegas, a rollicking comedy by Suzanne Bradbeer. Presented by TheatreWorks' New Works from Home program in partnership with Vegas Theatre Company, this fizzy comedy features the unlikely pairing of a Vegas impresario with a dream and a despondent New York actor who join forces to bring the Bard of Avon to Sin City. Directed by Las Vegas native and TheatreWorks' Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli, Shakespeare in Vegas will be offered via video streaming from Thursday, July 23rd at 6PM (PT) until Monday, July 27th at 6PM (PT). A link to stream the show will be available at TheatreWorks.org for no charge, although donations are encouraged to support the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony-winning TheatreWorks Silicon ValleyBroadwayWorld recently caught up with Karen Ziemba from her home in New York. Her remarkable career includes 11 Broadways shows, countless Off-Broadway and regional theater appearances, and a few national tours for good measure.

#BWWPrompts: What is Your Favorite Tech Week Memory? Photo #BWWPrompts: What is Your Favorite Tech Week Memory?
by BWW Prompts - May 14, 2020

We want to hear from you! We're starting #BwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.

Olympia Dukakis Teaches Series Of 3 Master Classes At United Solo Photo Olympia Dukakis Teaches Series Of 3 Master Classes At United Solo
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019

After the immense success of her previous classes, United Solo is bringing back Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis to teach a series of 3 Master Classes on consecutive Fridays starting August 30, 2019 in New York City. This is a rare opportunity to work with Ms. Dukakis over the course of three weeks, developing one's acting skills and receiving her direct feedback. The class series, 'The Importance of Craft,' will teach students to identify and develop what is important to them as performers. Ms. Dukakis will explain how to approach the craft of acting as a personal connection to thoughts, actions, circumstances, and character, as expressed and defined by the text. 'My most important tools when I teach are my own sensibility, my personal perceptions, my knowledge of the craft, and the excitement and satisfaction I always feel with students,' said Ms. Dukakis.

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018 Photo Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

Olympia Dukakis To Give Master Class At United Solo Photo Olympia Dukakis To Give Master Class At United Solo
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2018

Due to popular demand, United Solo brings back Olympia Dukakis to teach in the Master Class Series on September 16, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. The class, "The Importance of Craft," will teach students to identify and develop what is important to them as performers. Ms. Dukakis will explain how to approach the craft of acting as a personal connection to the thoughts, actions, circumstances, and character, as expressed and defined by the text. "My most important tools when I teach are my own sensibility, my personal perceptions, my knowledge of the craft, and the excitement and satisfaction I always feel with students," said Ms. Dukakis.

United Solo to Host Master Class With Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis Photo United Solo to Host Master Class With Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis
by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2018

United Solo is proud to host Oscar winner and critically acclaimed actress Olympia Dukakis, who will teach a Master Class as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City.

Tony Nominee Louis Zorich Passes Away at 93 Photo Tony Nominee Louis Zorich Passes Away at 93
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 1, 2018

According to the Daily News, stage and screen star Louis Zorich passed away earlier this week. He was 93 years old.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/10/16- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2016

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande.

Louis Zorich Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/10/16- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2016

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/10/15- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/10- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2014

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/10- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2013

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/10- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2012

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varèse Sarabande.

STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Olympia Dukakis
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group! This week actress Olympia Dukakis shares pivotal moments in her theatre career and why the arts matter to her!

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Jason Alexander
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Michael York
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Kate Mulgrew
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Len Cariou
by Robert Diamond - Mar 24, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.


Louis Zorich Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Louis Zorich been in?
Louis Zorich has appeared on Broadway in 21 shows.

How many West End shows has Louis Zorich been in?
Louis Zorich has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Louis Zorich been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for They Knew What They Wanted and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Hadrian VII .