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Martin Sheen

 
Date Of Birth:
August 03, 1940 (82)
Birth Place:
Dayton, OH, USA
Bio:
Martin made his New York stage debut in The Connection in 1959, followed by his Broadway debut in Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory. In 1964 he starred in The Subject was Roses for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He later played Hamlet in Joseph Papp’s rock version of the play, as ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 03, 1940 (82)

Birth Place: Dayton, OH, USA

Bio:
Martin made his New York stage debut in The Connection in 1959, followed by his Broadway debut in Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory. In 1964 he starred in The Subject was Roses for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He later played Hamlet in Joseph Papp’s rock version of the play, as ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1991
John Proctor
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Brutus
  [Broadway]
1975
Happy [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Johnny
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Romeo
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Hamlet
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Vasco
  [Broadway]
1964
Timmy Cleary
  [Broadway]
1964
Mike

Martin Sheen Biography

Martin made his New York stage debut in The Connection in 1959, followed by his Broadway debut in Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory. In 1964 he starred in The Subject was Roses for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He later played Hamlet in Joseph Papp’s rock version of the play, as well as the NY Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet. Other Broadway credits include Death of a Salesman with George C. Scott, and The Crucible. His feature film credits include Apocalypse Now, Catch 22, Badlands, Cassandra Crossing, The Subject was Roses, Catch Me If You Can, Rage, The Little Girl Who Live Down the Lane, Wall Street, That Championship Season, Man, Woman and Child, The Dead Zone, Eagle’s Wing, Loophole, The Final Countdown Enigma, The Amazing Spider-man, The King of Prussia, Gandhi, Firestarter, The Believers, Da, and Judgment in Berlin. For television, Mr. Sheen has starred as John F. Kennedy in the mini-series “Kennedy,” Robert Kennedy in “Missiles in October,” Watergate principal John Dean in “Blind Ambition,” and played President Jed Bartlet for seven season on “The West Wing” (Golden Globe Award, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards). Other TV includes starring roles in “The Execution of Private Slovik,” “The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd,” “That Certain Summer,” “California Kid,” “Catholics,” “Sweet Hostage,” “The Guardian,” “Choices of the Heart,” “Out of the Darkness,” “Consenting Adults,” “Shattered Spirits,” “The Atlanta Child Murderers,” “News at Eleven” and “Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story.”

Martin Sheen Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Actor of the Year
Martin SheenThe Normal Heart
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Martin Sheen, The Subject Was Roses

Martin Sheen News

Jeff Howell Leads Masterclass With Performers Theatre Workshop Photo Jeff Howell Leads Masterclass With Performers Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

As part of the Performers Theatre Workshop's Professional Track, designed for students who are currently working professionally or who aspire to work professionally - Jeff Howell led a masterclass! The ProTrack students learned so much!

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upco Photo Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upcoming Residency Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Director of the Ground Floor Madeleine Oldham announced the Residency Lab participants and the return to full capacity of the Residency Lab portion of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

WHEN CHURCHYARDS YAWN World Premiere to be Presented at Bruka Theatre in March 2023 Photo WHEN CHURCHYARDS YAWN World Premiere to be Presented at Bruka Theatre in March 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

The newest celebrated Hamlet sequel is slated for a world premiere at Bruka Theatre in Reno next March.

CNN Originals Hub Launches On Discovery+ Photo CNN Originals Hub Launches On Discovery+
by Michael Major - Aug 19, 2022

The CNN Originals hub on discovery+ has debuted in the United States allowing discovery+ subscribers to access a large, curated selection of library CNN content from the network’s prestige brands: CNN Original Series, CNN Films, and HLN Original Series. Subscribers will be able to enjoy over 800 episodes of current and legacy programming.

Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 5, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Today's episode features Neil Pepe! Pepe talked about his career, including American Buffalo, which is currently running on Broadway. Listen to the full episode here.

WHO'S WHO IN HAMLET SEQUEL Photo WHO'S WHO IN HAMLET SEQUEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

When Churchyards Yawn, a fast-paced, witty, and deeply felt 'divine comedy,' is the story of all the dead Hamlet characters' travails in Purgatory. The reading is free and takes place on July 16, 2022, at the Desert View High School black box theatre.

Joe Papp, Founder of The Public Theater and Free Shakespeare in the Park, Believed Gr Photo Joe Papp, Founder of The Public Theater and Free Shakespeare in the Park, Believed Great Art is for All
by - Jun 2, 2022

Special Offer - Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater and Free Shakespeare in the Park, believed great art is for all.

BWW Exclusive: Creation of the Public Theater Explored in JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS Photo BWW Exclusive: Creation of the Public Theater Explored in JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022

In an exclusive clip, watch how Joe Papp, the founder of The Public Theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park and producer of groundbreaking plays like Hair, A Chorus Line and for colored girls…, turned a dilapidated building into what the Public Theater is today.

The Road Theatre Company Stages World Premiere Production of BELOVED
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, announce the third and final show of its 30th Anniversary Repertory Season, Sam Anderson & Taylor Gilbert starring in the world premiere of BELOVED, written by Arthur Holden and directed by Cameron Watson.  BELOVED will begin previews on Tuesday, May 10; will open on Friday, May 20 at 8pm and run through Saturday, June 25 at the Road Theatre, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.

Who Was Joe Papp? Watch Career Highlights of the Theatre Legend Photo Who Was Joe Papp? Watch Career Highlights of the Theatre Legend
by Team BWW - May 25, 2022

Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park and producer of groundbreaking plays like Hair, A Chorus Line and for colored girls, created a 'theater of inclusion' based on the belief that great art is for everyone.

Martin Sheen Videos

BWW Exclusive: Creation of the Public Theater Explored in JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Creation of the Public Theater Explored in JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS

by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022

In an exclusive clip, watch how Joe Papp, the founder of The Public Theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park and producer of groundbreaking plays like Hair, A Chorus Line and for colored girls…, turned a dilapidated building into what the Public Theater is today.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN MASTERS: JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS on PBS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN MASTERS: JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS on PBS

by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Ahead of the 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in The Park at New York City's Delacorte Theater in Central Park, American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts tells the story of this indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts.

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer Announcement for THE MIDNIGHT SKY Starring George Clooney Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Trailer Announcement for THE MIDNIGHT SKY Starring George Clooney

by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2020

Is anyone out there?

VIDEO: The Cast of THE WEST WING Talk About Their Favorite Episodes on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of THE WEST WING Talk About Their Favorite Episodes on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2020

Stephen asks the cast of 'The West Wing' to name their favorite episodes of the series and talk about what qualities they most wanted to bring to their characters. Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, and Bradley Whitford join the show's creator Aaron Sorkin in 'A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote' premieres October 15th on HBO Max.

VIDEO: The Cast of THE WEST WING Reunites for HBO Stage Special Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of THE WEST WING Reunites for HBO Stage Special

by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2020

With less than a month remaining until the general election, HBO Max has revealed the trailer for A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, which will premiere on the platform on October 15.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Upcoming Film JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Upcoming Film JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2020

The official trailer has been released for the upcoming film Judas and the Black Messiah, coming to theatres in 2021.

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Chats With Healthcare Workers in the Philippines During THE CALL T Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Salonga Chats With Healthcare Workers in the Philippines During THE CALL TO UNITE Stream

by Stage Tube - May 2, 2020

Lea Salonga appeared in conversation with healthcare workers in the Philippines during The Call to Unite's global stream-a-thon.

VIDEO: Watch the Season Six Trailer for GRACE AND FRANKIE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Season Six Trailer for GRACE AND FRANKIE

by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2020

Rising up and making a splash. Grace and Frankie returns January 15, only on Netflix.

VIDEO: Netflix Unveils the Trailer For Upcoming Film COME SUNDAY Starring Chiwetel Ej Videoplay
VIDEO: Netflix Unveils the Trailer For Upcoming Film COME SUNDAY Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

by Macon Prickett - Mar 21, 2018

From director Joshua Marston, Come Sunday stars Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lakeith Stanfield, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, and Martin Sheen. It's the moving story of Bishop Carlton Pearson's personal journey from leading a religious congregation to being labeled a heretic.

VIDEO: Let the Good Vibes Roll! Netflix Debuts Trailer for GRACE AND FRANKIE Season 3
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 2, 2017

GRACE AND FRANKIE  will bring good vibrations to new heights in Season 3! Enjoy your first look at the acclaimed Netflix comedy with a trailer sure to drum up some buzz. Grace and Frankie Season 3 launches Friday, March 24th


Martin Sheen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Martin Sheen been in?
Martin Sheen has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Martin Sheen been in?
Martin Sheen has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Martin Sheen been nominated for?
Actor of the Year (Olivier Awards) for The Normal Heart and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Subject Was Roses .