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Noel Coward

 
Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1899
Date Of Death:
March 26, 1973 (73)
Birth Place:
Teddington, ENGLAND
Bio:
Noel was an English playwright, composer, actor, producer and director. His plays include The Vortex (1924), Hay Fever (1925), Private Lives (1930), Blithe Spirit (1941), Present Laughter (1943) and This Happy Breed (1943). He produced, wrote, starred in and co-directed (with David Lean) the Academy ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 16, 1899
Date of Death: March 26, 1973 (73)

Birth Place: Teddington, ENGLAND

Bio:
Noel was an English playwright, composer, actor, producer and director. His plays include The Vortex (1924), Hay Fever (1925), Private Lives (1930), Blithe Spirit (1941), Present Laughter (1943) and This Happy Breed (1943). He produced, wrote, starred in and co-directed (with David Lean) the Academy ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1958
Garry Essendine
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1957
Sebastien
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1933
Leo
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Broadway Production, 1931
Elyot Chase
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Broadway Production, 1928
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1925
Nicky Lancaster

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[West End, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1939]
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Noel Coward Biography

Noel was an English playwright, composer, actor, producer and director. His plays include The Vortex (1924), Hay Fever (1925), Private Lives (1930), Blithe Spirit (1941), Present Laughter (1943) and This Happy Breed (1943). He produced, wrote, starred in and co-directed (with David Lean) the Academy Award-winning film In Which We Serve (1942) as well as writing the screenplay for one of the most beloved British films of all time, Brief Encounter (1945). He wrote many songs now considered classics, including "Mad About the Boy", "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", "I’ll See You Again" and "20th Century Blues" and in 1955 performed a sell-out cabaret season in Las Vegas. His musicals include Bitter Sweet (1929) and Sail Away (1961). As an actor he enjoyed memorable roles onstage in many of his plays as well as on film playing Hawthorne in Our Man In Havana (1959) and Mr Bridger in The Italian Job (1969). He was knighted in 1970.

Noel Coward Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Direction of a Musical
Noel Coward , High Spirits
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Musical
Noel Coward, The Girl Who Came to Supper
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1942 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Noel Coward, Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward News

Christine Ebersole to Perform With Billy Stritch at P-Town's Town Hall on New Year's  Photo Christine Ebersole to Perform With Billy Stritch at P-Town's Town Hall on New Year's Eve
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will present Christine Ebersole in her Provincetown Town Hall debut for FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 at 7:00 PM - for One Show Only - with renowned entertainer Billy Stritch at the piano.

New Musical OPERATION MINCEMEAT Gets First West End Run Photo New Musical OPERATION MINCEMEAT Gets First West End Run
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

After sold-out development runs at the New Diorama Theatre in 2019 and Southwark Playhouse in 2020, 2021 & 2022, plus an extended Riverside Studios run this summer, Operation Mincemeat transfers to the West End's Fortune Theatre for previews starting on the 29th March, followed by an 8-week run beginning on the 9th May 2023.

PRIMA FACIE, Starring Jodie Comer, Will Open at the Golden Theatre Photo PRIMA FACIE, Starring Jodie Comer, Will Open at the Golden Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 15, 2022

Jodie Comer will make her highly anticipated Broadway debut in the US premiere of Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller. Prima Facie opens on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the Golden Theatre. Previews begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Lily Allen and Steve Pemberton Will Star in West End Premiere of THE PILLOWMAN Photo Lily Allen and Steve Pemberton Will Star in West End Premiere of THE PILLOWMAN
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

With an all-star cast including Lily Allen and Steve Pemberton, Matthew Dunster directs the first major revival and West End season of Martin McDonagh's electrifying and savagely funny Olivier Award-winning play The Pillowman.

Carole J. Bufford to Present NYC Debut of VINTAGE POP! at Birdland Theater in Decembe Photo Carole J. Bufford to Present NYC Debut of VINTAGE POP! at Birdland Theater in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER¬†will present acclaimed vocalist¬†Carole J. Bufford¬†in the New York debut of her concert¬†‚ÄúVintage Pop!‚Ä̬†for a special six-show run from¬†Friday, December 9¬†through¬†Sunday, December 11, with performances each night at¬†7:00 PM¬†and¬†9:30 PM.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Center Theatre Group's 2:22 A GHOST STORY at the A Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Center Theatre Group's 2:22 A GHOST STORY at the Ahmanson Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022

The U.S. premiere of ‚Äú2:22 ‚Äď A Ghost Story‚ÄĚ opened on November 4, 2022, playing at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre through December 4. Check out photos from the evening here!

Album Review: Ball & Boe Show Why Are Headliners With Their New CD - MICHAEL BALL & A Photo Album Review: Ball & Boe Show Why Are Headliners With Their New CD - MICHAEL BALL & ALFIE BOE - TOGETHER IN VEGAS
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 30, 2022

Boe and Ball are at it again and this time they are in Vegas, and what happens in Vegas ends up on an album!

Anna-Jane Casey to Join Ian McKellen & John Bishop in the UK and Ireland Tour of MOTH Photo Anna-Jane Casey to Join Ian McKellen & John Bishop in the UK and Ireland Tour of MOTHER GOOSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

Anna-Jane Casey will be joining the UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE as Cilla The Goose with Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer also confirmed to join the company

A BILLY GILMAN CHRISTMAS is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club in December Photo A BILLY GILMAN CHRISTMAS is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club will present Billy Gilman ‚Äď the platinum-selling country music artist known for his run on NBC‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Voice‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ in ‚ÄúA Billy Gilman Christmas‚ÄĚ on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 PM.

Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Final West End Performance Photo Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Final West End Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen¬†celebrated its final London performance at the No√ęl Coward Theatre on 22 October 2022, three years after its West End premiere on 29 October 2019 and a year after its return to the West End after the covid shutdown (26 October 2021).¬†See photos from the final curtain call here!

Noel Coward Videos

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from PRIVATE LIVES with Kim Cattrall! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from PRIVATE LIVES with Kim Cattrall!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2020

Today, we rewind to 2011, when the seventh revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives arrived on Broadway starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross. The play opened at the Music Box Theatre on November 17, where it played for 53 performances.

Flashback Video: Sheridan Smith Performs 'We'll Meet Again' Videoplay
Flashback Video: Sheridan Smith Performs 'We'll Meet Again'

by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020

Sheridan Smith took to Twitter to share a flashback video of herself singing 'We'll Meet Again.'

Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch Videoplay
Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch

by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020

In an interview with 92Y, the one and only Elaine Stritch had some hilarious one-liners, that made the audience laugh and cheer.

VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks Carol Burnett, Turning 60 & THE WEST WING on JIMMY KIMMEL Videoplay
VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks Carol Burnett, Turning 60 & THE WEST WING on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020

Allison talks about loving Carol Burnett, wanting to work with her, recently turning 60, ‚ÄúThe West Wing,‚ÄĚ and her new Amazon Prime movie Troop Zero.

VIDEO: The West End Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform at Flagship Microsoft Store in L Videoplay
VIDEO: The West End Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform at Flagship Microsoft Store in London

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019

As part of the longstanding partnership between Dear Evan Hansen and Microsoft Store, the West End cast of the Tony Award-winning musical recently visited the flagship Microsoft Store on Oxford Circus to host a special surprise performance for the community. The performance took place to help celebrate the first offering of the Creating Connections with Dear Evan Hansen workshop at the flagship Microsoft Store on Oxford Circus.

VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks About Pranking Nicholas Hytner on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH Videoplay
VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks About Pranking Nicholas Hytner on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN

by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2019

James Corden asks Allison Janney about a photo he saw of her wearing a beard and mustache and learns it was part of a prank on director Sir Nicholas Hytner while they was making 'Object of My Affection.' And James confirms Sir Nicholas refers to the prank as his greatest day on a film set. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Star Mallory Bechtel Performs 'Only Us' at TED-Ed Weekend Videoplay
VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Star Mallory Bechtel Performs 'Only Us' at TED-Ed Weekend

by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen's current Zoe Murphy, Mallory Bechtel, performs a solo version the ballad 'Only Us' at TED-Ed Weekend!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's First International Evan Sings 'Waving Through a Window' Videoplay
VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's First International Evan Sings 'Waving Through a Window'

by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2019

It's time to step into the sun because Dear Evan Hansen's first international Evan, Robert Markus, is performing the show's classic song 'Waving Through the Window' in a special acoustic rendition. Check out the full video!

BWW TV: DEAR EVAN HANSEN'S Alessandro Costantini and Shakura Dickson Take Over Instag Videoplay
BWW TV: DEAR EVAN HANSEN'S Alessandro Costantini and Shakura Dickson Take Over Instagram!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2019

This past Saturday was a great day, and here's why: Alessandro Costantiniand Shakura Dickson from Toronto's production of Dear Evan Hansen took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story for a behind-the-scenes look of a two-show day at the Royal Alexandra Theatre! In case you missed all the fun (or just want to relive the adventures of these two friends on a perfect day), we're compiled footage from the takeover for you to enjoy. Check it all out below!

VIDEO: The Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Toronto Sings 'You Will Be Found' Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Toronto Sings 'You Will Be Found'

by Alan Henry - Apr 25, 2019

The Toronto company of Dear Evan Hansen celebrated their official opening night on March 28th! Check out the video below as the cast performs You Will Be Found on Breakfast Television! 


Noel Coward Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Noel Coward been in?
Noel Coward has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Noel Coward been in?
Noel Coward has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Noel Coward been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for High Spirits Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Girl Who Came to Supper and Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Blithe Spirit .

What awards has Noel Coward won?
Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Blithe Spirit.

How many shows has Noel Coward written?
Noel Coward has written 49 shows including London Calling (Composer/Lyricist), André Charlot's Revue of 1924 (Composer), On With the Dance (Composer/Lyricist), The Vortex (Playwright), Hay Fever (Playwright), Charlot Revue (Composer), Easy Virtue (Playwright), This Was a Man (Playwright), The Marquise (Playwright), Fallen Angels (Playwright), This Year of Grace (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Murray Anderson's Almanac (Bookwriter), Bitter Sweet (Bookwriter), Private Lives (Playwright), Cochran's 1931 Revue (Composer/Lyricist), Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 (Composer), Cavalcade (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Young Idea (Playwright), Words and Music (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), Conversation Piece (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Point Valaine (Playwright), Tonight at 8:30 (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Operette (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Set to Music (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Sigh No More (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), Pacific 1860 (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Ace of Clubs (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), After the Ball (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Quadrille (Playwright), Nude With Violin (Playwright), Look After Lulu (Playwright), Sail Away (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Girl Who Came to Supper (Composer/Lyricist), High Spirits (Source Material), Noel Coward's Sweet Potato (Composer/Lyricist), Cowardy Custard (Composer/Lyricist), Hay Fever (Playwright), Noel (Composer/Lyricist), Oh Coward! (Composer/Lyricist), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Composer), If Love Were All (Composer/Lyricist), Waiting in the Wings (Playwright), A Suite in Two Keys (Playwright), Design For Living (Playwright), Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Composer), A Marvelous Party (Composer/Lyricist), Blithe Spirit (Playwright), Brief Encounter (Playwright), Volcano (Playwright).