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Paxton Whitehead

 
Bio:
Roundabout: The Importance of Being Earnest. Broadway: Absurd Person Singular, My Fair Lady, Lettice and Lovage, A Little Hotel on the Side, Artist Descending a Staircase, Run For Your Wife, Noises Off, Camelot, Crucifer of Blood, Habeas Corpus, Beyond the Fringe 1964, Beyond the Fringe, Candida, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Roundabout: The Importance of Being Earnest. Broadway: Absurd Person Singular, My Fair Lady, Lettice and Lovage, A Little Hotel on the Side, Artist Descending a Staircase, Run For Your Wife, Noises Off, Camelot, Crucifer of Blood, Habeas Corpus, Beyond the Fringe 1964, Beyond the Fringe, Candida, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Original Broadway Production, 2018
Louis
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Geronte
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Reverend Canon Chasuble, D.D.
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2005
Ronald
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005
Pellinore
  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Porter
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Pantalone
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
George Hilgay/Sir Hugo Latymer
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Billy/Sidney/Dr. McMerlin
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Colonel Pickering
Henry Higgins [Replacement]
Henry Higgins (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Mathieu
  [Broadway]
1990
Mr. Bardolph
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Martello
  [Broadway]
1989
Stanley Gardner
  [Broadway]
1983
Frederick Fellowes
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1981
Sergeant
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1980
King Pellinore
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1980
King Pellinore
  [Broadway]
1978
Sherlock Holmes
  [Broadway]
1975
Canon Throbbing
  [Broadway]
1970
The Reverend Alexander Mill
The Reverend James Mavor Morell (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1964
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1963
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Torvald Helmer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1962
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1962
Gilbert Dawson-Hill, M.A., Q.C.
  [Off-Broadway]
1961
Prosecuting Counsel

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1992]
Dramaturg

Photos

Stage Managers Chrysten Peddie and Igrid Pierson and Associate Director Stephen Brown Photo

Stage Managers Chrysten Peddie and Igrid Pierson and Associate Director Stephen Brown-Fried join-Rajesh Bose, Ryan Spahn, Christian DeMarais, Christian Conn, Thom Sesma, Paxton Whitehead, Karen Ziemba, Susannah Perkins and Kate Abbruzzese

From: 
Date:
05/21/2019
Founding Artistic Director David Staller Stage Managers Chrysten Peddie and Igrid Pie Photo

Founding Artistic Director David Staller Stage Managers Chrysten Peddie and Igrid Pierson and Associate Director Stephen Brown-Fried join-Lenny Wolpe, Rajesh Bose, Ryan Spahn, Christian DeMarais, Christian Conn, Thom Sesma, Paxton Whitehead, Karen Ziemba,

From: 
Date:
05/21/2019
Founding Artistic Director David Staller Stage Managers Chrysten Peddie and Igrid Pie Photo

Founding Artistic Director David Staller Stage Managers Chrysten Peddie and Igrid Pierson and Associate Director Stephen Brown-Fried join-Lenny Wolpe, Rajesh Bose, Ryan Spahn, Christian DeMarais, Christian Conn, Thom Sesma, Paxton Whitehead, Karen Ziemba,

From: 
Date:
05/21/2019
Rajesh Bose, Ryan Spahn, Christian DeMarais, Christian Conn, Thom Sesma, Paxton White Photo

Rajesh Bose, Ryan Spahn, Christian DeMarais, Christian Conn, Thom Sesma, Paxton Whitehead, Karen Ziemba, Susannah Perkins and Kate Abbruzzese

From: 
Date:
05/21/2019
Dylan Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Paxton Whitehead, Janet McTeer and Matthew Saldivar Photo

Dylan Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Paxton Whitehead, Janet McTeer and Matthew Saldivar

From: 
Date:
09/12/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Original Broadway Production, 2018
Louis

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Geronte

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Reverend Canon Chasuble, D.D.

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2005
Ronald

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005
Pellinore

  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Porter

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Pantalone

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
George Hilgay/Sir Hugo Latymer

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Billy/Sidney/Dr. McMerlin

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Colonel Pickering

Henry Higgins [Replacement]

Henry Higgins (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Mathieu

  [Broadway]
1990
Mr. Bardolph

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Martello

  [Broadway]
1989
Stanley Gardner

  [Broadway]
1983
Frederick Fellowes

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1981
Sergeant

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1980
King Pellinore

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1980
King Pellinore

  [Broadway]
1978
Sherlock Holmes

  [Broadway]
1975
Canon Throbbing

  [Broadway]
1970
The Reverend Alexander Mill

The Reverend James Mavor Morell (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1964
Performer

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1963
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Torvald Helmer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1962
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1962
Gilbert Dawson-Hill, M.A., Q.C.

  [Off-Broadway]
1961
Prosecuting Counsel

Productions

Dramaturg

Paxton Whitehead Biography

Roundabout: The Importance of Being Earnest. Broadway: Absurd Person Singular, My Fair Lady, Lettice and Lovage, A Little Hotel on the Side, Artist Descending a Staircase, Run For Your Wife, Noises Off, Camelot, Crucifer of Blood, Habeas Corpus, Beyond the Fringe 1964, Beyond the Fringe, Candida, The Affair. Off Broadway: The Heir Apparent, The Harlequin Studies, London Suite, Suite in Two Keys, One Way Pendulum, Gallows Humour. London's West End: Heartbreak House. Associate Artist Old Globe San Diego: roles include The Miser, Sir Anthony Absolute. Richard III, Sir Peter Teazle, Benedict, Malvolio. Artistic Director The Shaw Festival, Canada 1967- 1977: Sergius, Lord Summerhays, King Magnus, Adolphus Cousins, Hector Hushabye, The Philanderer, General Burgoyne, Charley's Aunt and Ronnie Gamble in Thark. Directed: The Circle, Misalliance, Getting Married, Forty Years On etc. Regional: Many Ayckbourn plays in Westport. Los Angeles: How the Other Half Loves, What the Bulter Saw, Woman in Mind, Pirates of Penzance. Also Chicago, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Costa Mesa among others, not to mention most of Florida. Film: Kate and Leopold, Back to School, Boris and Natasha, Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Television: "West Wing," "Friends," "Frasier," "Mad About You," "Ellen," "Dinosaurs," the series "Marblehead Manor" and the films Tales from the Hollywood Hills, An Inconvenient Woman, Hale the Hero, Trick of the Eye.

Paxton Whitehead Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - The James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play
Paxton WhiteheadAlls Well That Ends Well
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production
Paxton WhiteheadMy Fair Lady
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Paxton Whitehead, Camelot
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Paxton Whitehead, Camelot

Paxton Whitehead News

Westport Country Playhouse Partners With WSHU For A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Westport Country Playhouse Partners With WSHU For A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2021

In the spirit of the holiday season, Westport Country Playhouse Radio Theater, a free-of-charge broadcast series, will reprise from last year the inventive audio play, ‚ÄúA Merry Little Christmas Carol,‚ÄĚ airing on WSHU Radio on Saturday, December 25, at 3:06 p.m. (following the national news), with a rebroadcast on Sunday, December 26, at 3:06 p.m.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2020

Westport Country Playhouse, in partnership with WSHU Public Radio, will present a free-of-charge audio play, ‚ÄúA Merry Little Christmas Carol,‚ÄĚ on Saturday, December 19, at noon, followed by a rebroadcast on Saturday, December 26, at 8 p.m. WSHU frequencies and locations are listed at wshu.org in the About Us drop-down menu.

Actor Tom Lacy Dies at 87 Photo Actor Tom Lacy Dies at 87
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of actor Tom Lacy. The news was confirmed by The Old Globe on Twitter.

Gingold Theatrical Group Continues Project Shaw with THE PLAY'S THE THING Photo Gingold Theatrical Group Continues Project Shaw with THE PLAY'S THE THING
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents MAN AND SUPERMAN Photo Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents MAN AND SUPERMAN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 21, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.

Next PROJECT SHAW Announced: MAN & SUPERMAN With Lenny Wolpe, Karen Ziemba & More Photo Next PROJECT SHAW Announced: MAN & SUPERMAN With Lenny Wolpe, Karen Ziemba & More
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.

Red Bull Theater Presents One-Night-Only Reading Of Schiller's DON CARLOS Photo Red Bull Theater Presents One-Night-Only Reading Of Schiller's DON CARLOS
by Julie Musbach - Feb 11, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the next REVELATION READING, Mike Poulton's (Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall) Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Mr. Berger: Ron Canada, Helen Cespedes, Celeste Ciulla, Kelley Curran, Sanjit De Silva, Ezra Knight, Sam Lilja, Ismenia Mendes, Patrick Page, Rod Singleton, and Paxton Whitehead.  This will take place on Monday February 25 at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).

Wagnerian Comedy MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR Premieres Off-Broadway Today Photo Wagnerian Comedy MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR Premieres Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA

Brief 9/18: Watch the New Trailer For MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More! Photo Brief 9/18: Watch the New Trailer For MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Watch the new trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt, and more!

Tony Carlin Joins BERNHARDT/HAMLET on Broadway, Replacing Paxton Whitehead Photo Tony Carlin Joins BERNHARDT/HAMLET on Broadway, Replacing Paxton Whitehead
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 17, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announced today that Tony Carlin (Junk) has stepped into the role of "Louis" in the world premiere of the Roundabout-commissioned play Bernhardt/Hamlet by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Mr. Carlin replaces Paxton Whitehead, who has departed the production for health reasons.

Paxton Whitehead Videos

BWW TV: What Is BERNHARDT/HAMLET All About? Janet McTeer & Company Explain! VideoBWW TV: What Is BERNHARDT/HAMLET All About? Janet McTeer & Company Explain!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 11, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the world premiere of Bernhardt/Hamlet by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe, Tony & Olivier Award winner Janet McTeer as 'Sarah Bernhardt.' The play will begin preview performances on September 1, 2018 and opens officially on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. This is a limited engagement through November 18, 2018 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Alexandra Silber & More in MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by TV - On the Road - Jun 16, 2015

My Fair Lady opened last night, June 15 where it will run through June 21 as the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season. Check out highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CTG's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opened last weekend on November 23 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' continues through December 21. Click below to watch a fun montage of scenes from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Old Globe's PYGMALION
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of its 100th anniversary production of the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion. Starring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love, Born Yesterday) as Professor Henry Higgins and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Real Thing) as Eliza Doolittle, the production coincides with the 100th anniversary of Pygmalion's 1913 premiere in Vienna, Austria. Directed by Nicholas Martin (Butley, Present Laughter), Pygmalion will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Jan. 12 - Feb. 17, 2013. Preview performances run Jan. 12 - Jan. 16. Opening night is Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8:00 p.m. Meet the cast in the video below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opening Night
by Broadway Beat - Jan 19, 2011

The Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' opened on January 13 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Broadway Beat was on hand and brings you coverage from inside the opening night party.

STAGE TUBE: Roundabout Staff Discusses The Importance of Being Earnest
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 28, 2010

Tony Award winner Brian Bedford (Tartuffe) directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about class and name-dropping. Here the staff of the Roundabout discusses the show.

STAGE TUBE: Brian Bedford Talks THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2010

Tony Award¬ģ winner Brian Bedford (Tartuffe) directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about class and name-dropping for the Roudabout Theatre Company. The cast of this glorious comedy also features Dana Ivey as Miss Prism and Paxton Whitehead as Reverend Chausible. The production runs from Dec. 17, 2010 - March 6, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre.


Paxton Whitehead Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Paxton Whitehead been in?
Paxton Whitehead has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

How many West End shows has Paxton Whitehead been in?
Paxton Whitehead has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Paxton Whitehead been nominated for?
The James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Alls Well That Ends Well , Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for My Fair Lady Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Camelot and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Camelot .