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Martin Short

 
Date Of Birth:
March 26, 1950 (72)
Birth Place:
Hamilton, ON, CANADA
Bio:
Martin appeared on Broadway in Little Me (Tony Award, OCC Award), The Goodbye Girl (Tony Award nomination, Theatre World Award, OCC Award, Jeffrey Jefferson Award) and in Promises, Promises (Encores!). In 2006, he returned to Broadway starring in his own one man show (even though it had a cast of ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 26, 1950 (72)

Birth Place: Hamilton, ON, CANADA

Bio:
Martin appeared on Broadway in Little Me (Tony Award, OCC Award), The Goodbye Girl (Tony Award nomination, Theatre World Award, OCC Award, Jeffrey Jefferson Award) and in Promises, Promises (Encores!). In 2006, he returned to Broadway starring in his own one man show (even though it had a cast of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2016
Wilbur Turnblad
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
James Wicker [Replacement]
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Staged Reading, 2008
Felix Unger
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Martin Short
Performer
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Fred Poitrine
Val du Val
The Drunk
Prince Cherney
Otto Schnitzler
Noble Eggleston
Benny Buchsbaum
Amos Pinchley
Noble Eggleston/Amos Pinchley/Benny Buchsbaum/Val du Val/Fred Poitrine/Otto Schnitzler/Prince Cherney/The Drunk
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Chuck Baxter
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Elliot
Performer

Writing

Conceiver
Bookwriter

Photos

Martin Short and Steve Martin Photo

Martin Short and Steve Martin

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04/28/2022
Martin Short, Steve Martin and Tina Fey  Photo

Martin Short, Steve Martin and Tina Fey

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04/28/2022
Martin Short, Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond Photo

Martin Short, Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

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04/28/2022
Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Martin Short Photo

Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Martin Short

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04/28/2022
Andrea Martin and Martin Short Photo

Andrea Martin and Martin Short

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03/29/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2016
Wilbur Turnblad

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
James Wicker [Replacement]

  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Staged Reading, 2008
Felix Unger

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Martin Short

Performer

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Leo Bloom [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Fred Poitrine

Val du Val

The Drunk

Prince Cherney

Otto Schnitzler

Noble Eggleston

Benny Buchsbaum

Amos Pinchley

Noble Eggleston/Amos Pinchley/Benny Buchsbaum/Val du Val/Fred Poitrine/Otto Schnitzler/Prince Cherney/The Drunk

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Chuck Baxter

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Elliot

Performer

Writing
Conceiver
Bookwriter

Martin Short Biography

Martin appeared on Broadway in Little Me (Tony Award, OCC Award), The Goodbye Girl (Tony Award nomination, Theatre World Award, OCC Award, Jeffrey Jefferson Award) and in Promises, Promises (Encores!). In 2006, he returned to Broadway starring in his own one man show (even though it had a cast of four that rarely mentioned) Fame Becomes Me. In L.A., he appeared in Lawrence Kasdan's production of Four Dogs and A Bone and The Producers. In 1982, he joined the SCTV Comedy Network, where his work garnered an Emmy Award and five Emmy nominations. On
'Saturday Night Live,' his standout performances included Ed Grimley, Jackie Rogers Jr., songwriter Irving Cohen and lawyer Nathan Thrum. He co-wrote and produced and starred in four acclaimed television comedy specials; 'Martin Short's Concert for the North America' (Ace Award); 'Martin Short, Goes Hollywood' (Ace Award); “The Show Formerly Known As the Martin Short Show (Emmy Award) and 'Martin Short Goes Home.'

He co-starred in the miniseries 'Merlin' (Emmy nomination) and “Alice in Wonderland.” He hosted the daily 'The Martin Short Show' (2 Emmy nominations) and co-wrote, produced and starred as star-interviewer extraordinaire Jiminy Glick in 'Primetime Glick' (Emmy nomination). More recently, he co-starred with Glenn Close in 'Damages' Emmy nomination), 'Cat in the Hat' (Emmy nomination) and this season's 'Mulaney'. He also won an Emmy for 'AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks.'

Short made the jump to the big screen in 1986 with Three Amigos and Innerspace. Among the 30 films he has made are Three Fugitives, The Big Picture, Clifford, Father of the Bride (1 and 2), Mars Attacks, Jiminy Glick in La La Wood, and Inherent Vice. In 1994, he was awarded Canada's highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada. Mr. Short worships and adores his three children Katherine, Oliver and Henry.

Martin Short Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Martin Short, Fame Becomes Me
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Martin ShortLittle Me
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Martin Short, Little Me
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Martin Short, Little Me
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Martin Short, Little Me
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Martin Short, The Goodbye Girl
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actor - Musical Gold Star
Martin Short - , The Goodbye Girl
 
Theatre World Awards - 1993 - Performance Gold Star
Martin Short, The Goodbye Girl
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Martin Short , The Goodbye Girl

Martin Short News

Comedian Randy Rainbow Brings THE PINK GLASSES TOUR To The Ridgefield Playhouse Photo Comedian Randy Rainbow Brings THE PINK GLASSES TOUR To The Ridgefield Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

Grab your favorite boa - America's favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow, is taking his act on the road and returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse for two nights on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 and Thursday, October 27 at 7:30pm! 

AMANDA GREEN & HER BROADWAY FRIENDS Featuring Shoshana Bean, Javier Munox & More is C Photo AMANDA GREEN & HER BROADWAY FRIENDS Featuring Shoshana Bean, Javier Munox & More is Coming to 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present AMANDA GREEN & HER BROADWAY FRIENDS. Join two-time Tony Award Nominee Amanda Green & her Broadway friends on Monday, October 24 at 7pm for an evening of her hilarious and moving songs.

Lili Reinhart, Carey Mulligan, Dede Gardner & More Announced as Honorees for 2022 WIF Photo Lili Reinhart, Carey Mulligan, Dede Gardner & More Announced as Honorees for 2022 WIF Honors
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

They will join the women previously announced to receive Crystal Awards—”Abbott Elementary” creator Quinta Brunson, “The Woman King” director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and “Don’t Worry Darling” writer and director Katie Silberman and Olivia Wilde—as well as Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award recipient Michaela Coel.

Wake Up With BWW 9/23: Brian d'Arcy James and Andy Karl Return to INTO THE WOODS, and Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/23: Brian d'Arcy James and Andy Karl Return to INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by - Sep 23, 2022

Top stories include new casting for Into The Woods, with Brian d'Arcy James returning as The Baker and Andy Karl joining the cast as Rapunzel's Prince. Plus, check out rehearsal photos and meet the cast of the National Tour of Aladdin, and more!

Martin Short & Shania Twain in Final Talks to Join ABC's BEAUTY & THE BEAST Special Photo Martin Short & Shania Twain in Final Talks to Join ABC's BEAUTY & THE BEAST Special
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2022

Martin Short and Shania Twain may be joining ABC's upcoming Beauty and the Beast special. They are in talks for Short to play Lumière and for Twain to play Mrs. Potts. They would join previously announced H.E.R. in the role of Belle, David Alan Grier as Cogsworth, Joshua Henry as Gaston, Josh Groban as the Beast, and Rita Moreno as the Narrator.

Randy Rainbow Brings THE PINK GLASSES TOUR to the Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month Photo Randy Rainbow Brings THE PINK GLASSES TOUR to the Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Grab your favorite boa - America's favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow, is taking his act on the road and returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 and Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:30pm! 

VIDEO: Selena Gomez Shares First Look at Upcoming Apple TV+ Documentary Photo VIDEO: Selena Gomez Shares First Look at Upcoming Apple TV+ Documentary
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

Singer, songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur and activist Selena Gomez has shared a first look at her upcoming documentary on Apple TV+. Watch the new video trailer for 'Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me,' directed and produced by Alek Keshishian ('Madonna: Truth or Dare').

Dance Lab New York Celebrates 10 Years Of Providing Crucial Resources To Choreographe Photo Dance Lab New York Celebrates 10 Years Of Providing Crucial Resources To Choreographers
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2022

Dance Lab New York (DLNY), the unique artist-centered and artist-led choreography incubator founded by Broadway veteran and choreographer Josh Prince, celebrates the launch of its 10th anniversary season with eight different Lab Cycles this fall, providing a launching pad to 21 choreographers.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Amanda Seyfried & More Win 2022 Emmy Awards - See the Full List of  Photo Sheryl Lee Ralph, Amanda Seyfried & More Win 2022 Emmy Awards - See the Full List of Winners!
by Michael Major - Sep 12, 2022

Kenan Thompson hosted the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12 on NBC. Notable winners included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jean Smart, Zendaya, Amanda Seyfried, Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus, Succession, and more. Check out the complete list of winners below!

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Munoz Will Perform in Scottsdale This Month Photo HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Munoz Will Perform in Scottsdale This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

Javier Muñoz and Mandy Gonzalez, the Broadway stars of “Hamilton” and “In the Heights,” will join voices on Sept. 24 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in a special performance.

Martin Short Videos

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Wants to 'Lock Him Up Yesterday' in Latest Song Parody VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Wants to 'Lock Him Up Yesterday' in Latest Song Parody
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his latest song parody, called 'Lock Him Up Yesterday', based on the song 'Yesterday' by The Beatles. Check out the video here!

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his favorite response to gun violence. Watch as he gives A Chorus Line's 'Dance Ten, Looks Three' a clever re-do in his latest spoof- 'Thoughts and Prayers'.

VIDEO: Hulu Debuts ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Two Trailer VideoVIDEO: Hulu Debuts ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 14, 2022

Hulu has debuted the trailer for the second season of Only Murders in the Building. The new season will see the return of stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. Season two is also slated to featuren Shirley MacLaine, Amy Schumer, Nathan Lane, Jackie Hoffman, and Da'Vine Joy Randolph.

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane VideoVIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

Seth hilariously explained his new idea for 'Cicada, Cicada: the Musical' to Nathan Lane, which also features Christine Baranski and Harvey Fierstein.

VIDEO: Will SCHMIGADOON Elect a New Mayor? Check Out This Clip From the Season Finale VideoVIDEO: Will SCHMIGADOON Elect a New Mayor? Check Out This Clip From the Season Finale!
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2021

In “How We Change,” with the election looming, Mildred (Kristin Chenoweth) relentlessly ramps up her campaign. Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) face their true feelings for each other.

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Channels Harold Hill in an Impressive New Musical Clip from  VideoVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Channels Harold Hill in an Impressive New Musical Clip from SCHMIGADOON!
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2021

The first two episodes of “Schmigadoon!” premiered globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, July 16. The series continues with one new episode weekly, every Friday through August 13.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING on Hulu! VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING on Hulu!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2021

When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth.

VIDEO: Jaime Camil Romances Cecily Strong in a New Sneak Peek at Friday's SCHMIGADOON VideoVIDEO: Jaime Camil Romances Cecily Strong in a New Sneak Peek at Friday's SCHMIGADOON!
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2021

In “Suddenly,” Melissa (Cecily Strong) grapples with her conflicted feelings for Doc Lopez (Jaime Camil), rebelling against his archaic ideas, while Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) tries to court Emma (Ariana DeBose) the schoolmarm.

VIDEO: Find That Bridge With Keegan-Michael Key in a New Musical Clip From SCHMIGADOO VideoVIDEO: Find That Bridge With Keegan-Michael Key in a New Musical Clip From SCHMIGADOON!
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2021

In “Cross That Bridge,” when their first flings end in regret, Melissa and Josh agree to a new plan — which he immediately casts aside, prompting her to make a fresh start.


Martin Short Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Martin Short been in?
Martin Short has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

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

What awards has Martin Short been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Fame Becomes Me , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Me , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Me , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Little Me , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Me , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Goodbye Girl , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Goodbye Girl Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Goodbye Girl and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Goodbye Girl .

What awards has Martin Short won?
Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Me, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Me , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Little Me, Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Me Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Goodbye Girland Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Goodbye Girl.

How many shows has Martin Short written?
Martin Short has written 1 shows including Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Conceiver).