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Merwin Foard

 
Date Of Death:
March 09, 2020
Bio:
Born September 16, 1960, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan. His other Broadway credits include Show Boat, Mame, Les Miserables, Beauty, and the Beast, Jekyll & Hyde, 1776, Kiss Me, Kate, Oklahoma!, Assassins, La Cage Aux ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Death: March 09, 2020

Bio:
Born September 16, 1960, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan. His other Broadway credits include Show Boat, Mame, Les Miserables, Beauty, and the Beast, Jekyll & Hyde, 1776, Kiss Me, Kate, Oklahoma!, Assassins, La Cage Aux ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
2015 National Tour, 2015
Max Detweiler
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Sultan (Standby) [Replacement]
Jafar (Standby) [Replacement]
Sultan (Standby)
Jafar (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
F.D.R.
Oliver Warbucks (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Gomez Addams (Standby)
Mal Beineke (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Ensemble
Pilot
Grimsby (Understudy)
King Triton (Understudy)
  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Sheriff
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Judge Turpin (Standby)
Sweeney Todd (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
M. Renaud
Edouard Dindon (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Ensemble
President James Garfield
Samuel Byck (Understudy)
Proprietor (Understudy)
Leon Czolgosz (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Chalmers
Jud Fry [Replacement]
Jud Fry (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Harrison Howell [Replacement]
Fred Graham / Petruchio (Standby)
Harrison Howell (Standby)
Petruchio (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Richard Henry Lee
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Mr. Simon Stride [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Townsperson, Enchanted Object
Ensemble/Other Roles
Gaston (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Javert [Replacement]
Jean Prouvaire [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Mame's Friend
Bishop
Ensemble/Other Roles
Patrick Dennis (Understudy)
age 19-29 (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Ensemble
Men (Chorus)
  [Regional (US)]
US Premiere, 1987
Raoul
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1989
Performer

Photos

Katie Finneran & David Westphal with Merwin Foard attending the Broadway Opening Nigh Photo

Katie Finneran & David Westphal with Merwin Foard attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance Gypsy Robe Ceremony celebrating Merwin Foard recipient for 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre in New York City on 11/08/2012

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Clarke Thorell, Katie Finneran, J. Elaine Marcos with Merwin Foard & Company attendin Photo

Clarke Thorell, Katie Finneran, J. Elaine Marcos with Merwin Foard & Company attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance Gypsy Robe Ceremony celebrating Merwin Foard recipient for 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre in New York City on 11/08/2012

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Date:
03/16/2020
Clarke Thorell, Katie Finneran, J. Elaine Marcos with Merwin Foard & Company attendin Photo

Clarke Thorell, Katie Finneran, J. Elaine Marcos with Merwin Foard & Company attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance Gypsy Robe Ceremony celebrating Merwin Foard recipient for 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre in New York City on 11/08/2012

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Date:
03/16/2020
Merwin Foard attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance  Gypsy Robe Ceremony ce Photo

Merwin Foard attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance Gypsy Robe Ceremony celebrating Merwin Foard recipient for 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre in New York City on 11/08/2012

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Date:
03/16/2020
David Westphal with Merwin Foard attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance  Gy Photo

David Westphal with Merwin Foard attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance Gypsy Robe Ceremony celebrating Merwin Foard recipient for 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre in New York City on 11/08/2012

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Date:
03/16/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
2015 National Tour, 2015
Max Detweiler

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Sultan (Standby) [Replacement]

Jafar (Standby) [Replacement]

Sultan (Standby)

Jafar (Standby)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
F.D.R.

Oliver Warbucks (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Gomez Addams (Standby)

Mal Beineke (Standby)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Ensemble

Pilot

Grimsby (Understudy)

King Triton (Understudy)

  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Sheriff

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Judge Turpin (Standby)

Sweeney Todd (Standby)

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
M. Renaud

Edouard Dindon (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Ensemble

President James Garfield

Samuel Byck (Understudy)

Proprietor (Understudy)

Leon Czolgosz (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Chalmers

Jud Fry [Replacement]

Jud Fry (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Harrison Howell [Replacement]

Fred Graham / Petruchio (Standby)

Harrison Howell (Standby)

Petruchio (Standby)

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Richard Henry Lee

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Mr. Simon Stride [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Townsperson, Enchanted Object

Ensemble/Other Roles

Gaston (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Javert [Replacement]

Jean Prouvaire [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Mame's Friend

Bishop

Ensemble/Other Roles

Patrick Dennis (Understudy)

age 19-29 (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Ensemble

Men (Chorus)

  [Regional (US)]
US Premiere, 1987
Raoul

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1989
Performer

Merwin Foard Biography

Born September 16, 1960, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan. His other Broadway credits include Show Boat, Mame, Les Miserables, Beauty, and the Beast, Jekyll & Hyde, 1776, Kiss Me, Kate, Oklahoma!, Assassins, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweeney Todd, The Little Mermaid, The Addams Family, and Annie. Foard also lent his voice to Disney's Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aladdin King of Thieves, and Mulan.




Merwin Foard News

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  to Return to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to Return to The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond Photo BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2021

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 1, 2021

¬†Stephen DeAngelis¬†continues his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†At This Performance‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday,¬†December 13th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Un Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Stephen DeAngelis is resuming¬†his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, September 27th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spo Photo BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spotlight on The Imperial Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 17, 2021

On Tuesday, March 9, Dress Circle Publishing will release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? Let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about The Imperial Theatre.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in M Photo Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Disney's ALADDIN Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Disney's ALADDIN Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2020

On this day in 2014, Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.

Broadway Veteran Merwin Foard Passes Away at 59 Photo Broadway Veteran Merwin Foard Passes Away at 59
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard has passed away. He was 59 years old.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Card Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Cardoza, Jordan Dobson and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... will return to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from Jagged Little Pill; West Side Story; Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of the Temptations; Emojiland and Fiddler on the Roof [Fiddler Afn Dakh] on MONDAY, MARCH 9TH at 7 PM.

Merwin Foard Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Are You Gonna Love This Guy! ALADDIN Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Are You Gonna Love This Guy! ALADDIN Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2019

On this day in 2014, Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

VIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the magical opening night festivities, and Richard Ridge was on hand for the special purple carpet to chat with the evening's guests. Below, check out interviews with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead, Michael Arden, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Josh Strickland, Alan Menken, Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Benanti and more!

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2018

The Little Mermaid, based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, opened on this day in 2008 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Trevor Dion Nicholas Wishes Fans a Merry Christmas!
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2015

Trevor Dion Nicholas, who will soon star as The Genie in ALADDIN in London, takes a stroll through Times Square for a new video wishing fans a Merry Christmas. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN Stars Whip Up Christmas Medley to Warm Your Heart
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2015

Broadway's ALADDIN stars Courtney Reed, Nathan Lucrezio, Jaz Sealey and Angelo Soriano put together a medley of all your favorite Christmas songs. Warm your heart for the holidays and watch the clever video below!

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed Cover Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud'
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2015

Watch Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed, stars of Broadway's Aladdin, bring their own twist to Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' for Disney Sessions. Click below to hear their duet, and follow this link to see ALADDIN co-star Jonathan Freeman's Disney villains medley!

STAGE TUBE: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Stars Kerstin Anderson and Ashley Brown Perform 'My Favorite Things'
by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2015

A brand new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC launched its national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre on September 30. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the production closes in Los Angeles on October 31, 2015, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. Click below to watch stars Kerstin Anderson and Ashley Brown perform 'My Favorite Things' on Good Day LA!

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Jonathan Freeman Channels Jafar, Ursula, Cruella and Oogie Boogie in Disney Villains Medley
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2015

Watch Jonathan Freeman, star of Broadway's ALADDIN and Disney's original 'Jafar', perform a special Disney Villains Medley for Oh My Disney. Click below to hear him channel the Sultan's evil advisor, Ursula from THE LITTLE MERMAID, 101 DALMATIANS' Cruella de Vil, and Oogie Boogie from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

STAGE TUBE: Kerstin Anderson of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Performs Live on KTLA
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2015

The cast of the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, will soon hit the road.  Check out Kerstin Anderson performing on KTLA below!

BWW TV: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Hits the Road- Meet the Company of the National Tour!
by TV - On the Road - Sep 8, 2015

The cast of the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, which will soon hit the road, has just met the press - and BroadwayWorld was on hand. Below, go inide the rehearsal room with Ashley Brown, Ben Davis, Kerstin Anderson and more!


Merwin Foard Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Merwin Foard been in?
Merwin Foard has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

How many West End shows has Merwin Foard been in?
Merwin Foard has not appeared in the West End