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Max Showalter

 
Max Showalter Headshot
Date of Birth: June 02, 1917
Date of Death: July 30, 2000 (83)

Birth Place: Caldwell, KS, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Dr. Morris Ritz
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Horace Vandergelder [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Performer
Blodgett
The Salesman
The Mayor
Milkman
Patient
"Anything Can Happen In New York" Singer
"Saturday Night in Central Park" Singer
  [Broadway]
1947
George Beechwood
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1946
Jake
  [Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1944
Jake
  [Broadway]
1940
Frank Lippencott [Replacement]
Frank Lippencott [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Lowell Pennyfeather

Writing

Composer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Dr. Morris Ritz

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Horace Vandergelder [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Performer

Blodgett

The Salesman

The Mayor

Milkman

Patient

"Anything Can Happen In New York" Singer

"Saturday Night in Central Park" Singer

  [Broadway]
1947
George Beechwood

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1946
Jake

  [Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1944
Jake

  [Broadway]
1940
Frank Lippencott [Replacement]

Frank Lippencott [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
Lowell Pennyfeather

Writing
Composer





Max Showalter News

Goodspeed Musicals to Produce Workshop of New Musical PRIVATE GOMER JONES Photo Goodspeed Musicals to Produce Workshop of New Musical PRIVATE GOMER JONES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals will be producing a workshop of a new musical from Marshall Pailet, Private Gomer Jones, with industry readings scheduled to take place in New York on May 2, 2022.      

Jelani Remy to Star as The Master of Ceremonies in CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals Photo Jelani Remy to Star as The Master of Ceremonies in CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals will kick¬†off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb‚Äôs dazzling and daring classic,¬†Cabaret.¬†The Kit Kat Klub comes alive for the first time on the Goodspeed stage from May 13 ‚Äď July 3 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.

Goodspeed Musicals Announces World Premiere of CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT Photo Goodspeed Musicals Announces World Premiere of CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals announced today that it will produce the world premiere of¬†Christmas in Connecticut ‚Äď A New Musical¬†this holiday season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn.

16th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals Announced Photo 16th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2022

Come in from the cold and check out what’s hot at the 16th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals. The much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works returns to the Goodspeed campus after having been canceled in 2021 due to Covid-19. 

Goodspeed Musicals Announces 2022 Season Photo Goodspeed Musicals Announces 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

In a return to producing full-scale musicals at the iconic Goodspeed Opera House, Goodspeed Musicals has announced four productions for the Tony Award-winning theatre’s 2022 season

Musical Theatre Melodies Will Broadcast THE GRASS HARP Photo Musical Theatre Melodies Will Broadcast THE GRASS HARP
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2021

The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, August 31st will mark the 50th anniversary of Claibe Richardson and Kenward Elmslie's THE GRASS HARP (based on the novel and play by Truman Capote), the 1971 Broadway musical which starred Barbara Cook, Karen Morrow, Carol Brice, Russ Thacker, Ruth Ford and Max Showalter.

Johnny Mercer Foundation and Goodspeed Announce Renaming Of Writers Residency Photo Johnny Mercer Foundation and Goodspeed Announce Renaming Of Writers Residency
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2020

Now entering their ninth year of collaboration the Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and Goodspeed Musicals have announced an official name change for their annual writers retreat.

Goodspeed Musicals Announces New Set of Concerts Featuring David Lutken and The Seat  Photo Goodspeed Musicals Announces New Set of Concerts Featuring David Lutken and The Seat Of The Pants Band
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2020

Goodspeed has announced a new fun and foot-stomping evening of live music featuring fan-favorite David Lutken and The Seat Of The Pants Band. Based on the huge success of the first set of outdoor concerts, Goodspeed Musicals has scheduled three new weekends of jubilant Americana music by the riverside!

Goodspeed Musicals Has Announced a Leadership Transition Photo Goodspeed Musicals Has Announced a Leadership Transition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

Goodspeed Musicals' Board of Trustees announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2020 season. Michael Gennaro, who has led the organization since 2015, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director in December of 2020.

2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced Photo 2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 15, 2020

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

Max Showalter Videos

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Inside MAME Dress Rehearsal with Louise Pitre!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will 'coax the blues right out ‚Äėa the horn' with its much-anticipated new production of MAME. The bold and brassy musical comedy will runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 9, 2012.] Check out a sneak peek into last night's - April 28 - dress rehearsal for MAME. Watch the video below!

BWW TV: SHOW BOAT at Goodspeed Opens Tonight! Watch Performance Highlights Here
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals, the first two time Tony Award-winning theatre in the country is presenting Show Boat through September 17, 2011 after announcing an extension. After beginning previews on July 1, the production officially opens tonight, July 27. Click below for performance highlights from the show.


Max Showalter Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Max Showalter been in?
Max Showalter has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Max Showalter been in?
Max Showalter has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Max Showalter written?
Max Showalter has written 1 shows including Harrigan 'n Hart (Composer).