Martin Sheen

Also Credited As: Ramon Estevez

Birth Place: Dayton, OH, USA

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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.”

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Broadway Revival, 2014
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1991
John Proctor


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Timmy Cleary

Martin Sheen Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1986 - Actor of the Year

Martin SheenThe Normal Heart

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21 Theater Books for Your Fall 2023 Reading List

We're falling into fall with a great Broadway read! This season, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 21 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's fall reading list.

Martin Sheen and Melissa Fitzgerald to Star in LOVE LETTERS at the Kennedy Center

Don't miss Martin Sheen and Melissa Fitzgerald in the heartwarming play LOVE LETTERS at the Kennedy Center. Catch this limited engagement for a memorable theater experience.

RENT Comes to the Chance Theater in July

Chance Theater, Anaheim’s official resident theater company,  has announced the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Rent” as the fourth show in its 25th Anniversary Season.

Santino Fontana & Judy Kuhn to Star in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company has announced complete programming for their 2023-2024 Season. See what shows are in the lineup, who is starring, how to purchase tickets, and more!

The Irish Tenors to Launch 25th Anniversary Tour Of North America

The Irish Tenors officially announced their 25th anniversary tour of North America, which includes U.S. tour dates for February and March 2023.

Review: THE PRICE OF POWER at Abbey Theater Of Dublin

What did our critic think of THE PRICE OF POWER at Abbey Theater Of Dublin? As the director of THE PRICE OF POWER, Abbey Theater of Dublin director Joe Bishara is up against an interesting challenge. How does one present a show about John F. Kennedy, one of the most famous faces in the history of American politics?

Jeff Howell Leads Masterclass With Performers Theatre Workshop

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 Upcoming Residency Lab

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

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

CNN Originals Hub Launches On Discovery+

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

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.


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.

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

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.

Joe Papp, Founder of The Public Theater and Free Shakespeare in the Park, Believed Great Art is for All

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

The Road Theatre Company Stages World Premiere Production of BELOVED

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

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.


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.

AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on PBS to Focus on the Career, Social Vision & Impact of The Public Theater's Joe Papp

A cultural change agent for more than fifty years, Papp’s stages held up a mirror to society with work that reflected the reality of people’s lives. Directed, produced and written by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen, American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts premieres nationwide Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

PBS AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate The Public Theatre's Joe Papp with Documentary

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: Netflix Shares Inside Look at GRACE AND FRANKIE Final Season

Celebrate the end of an era with 'A Farewell to 7 Seasons,' a never-before-seen trip down memory lane featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, and more. Watch the new featurette now!


Martin Sheen has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Martin Sheen has not appeared in the West End.

Martin Sheen has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. He received a nomination for Actor of the Year at the Olivier Awards for his performance in "The Normal Heart." Additionally, Sheen was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his work in "The Subject Was Roses." These nominations highlight Sheen's talent and recognition in the theater industry.

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