Peter Gallagher

Birth Place: Armonk, NY

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Peter Gallagher has delivered critically-acclaimed performances in film, television and theatre for over thirty years. He has starred in over fifty films, including: Sex, Lies and Videotape, American Beauty (SAG Award), The Player, Short Cuts (Golden Globe), The Idolmaker, While You Were Sleeping, The Underneath, To Gillian on her 37th Birthday, Center Stage, Mr. Deeds, Dreamchild, Adam, Conviction, Burlesque, and the upcoming Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, costarring Marcia Gay Harden, Ellen Burstyn and Lucy Liu.
On television, Gallagher currently portrays Arthur Campbell in USA's hit series "Covert Affairs," and "Vince," Whitney Cummings' father on NBC's "Whitney." Of his many other credits, some favorites include SAndy Cohen on "The OC," Father Phil on "Rescue Me" and Dean Stacy Koons on "Californication." Gallagher has worked with some of the industry's most respected directors including Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Sam Mendes, Nicholas Hytner, Jonathan Miller and Hal Prince. His theatre credits include musicals and plays, having starred in award winning Broadway productions of Guys and Dolls (receiving a Drama Desk nomination), Long Day's Journey Into Night (with Jack Lemmon, receiving a Tony Award nomination), The Real Thing (Clarence Derwent Award), The Corn Is Green (Theatre World Award), Noises Off and The Country Girl.

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Peter Gallagher STAGE CREDITS

Roundabout Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Oscar Jaffe

Broadway Revival, 2008
Bernie Dodd

Performer [Replacement]

Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Nick Arnstein

Broadway Revival, 2001
Lloyd Dallas

[West End]
Original London Production, 1996

Encores! Concert, 1995
Joey Evans

[New York]
Workshop, 1993

Broadway Revival, 1992
Sky Masterson

Broadway Revival, 1986
Edmund Tyrone


Morgan Evans

Original Broadway Production, 1982

Original Broadway Production, 1972
Danny Zuko [Replacement]

Peter Gallagher Movies

[1980]The Idolmaker Caesare

[1982]Summer Lovers Michael Papp

[1985]Dreamchild Jack Dolan

[1986]My Little Girl Kai

[1988]High Spirits Brother Tony

[1989]Sex, Lies, and Videotape John

[1990]Milena Pollak

[1990]Tune in Tomorrow... Richard Quince

[1991]The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Matt

[1991]Late for Dinner Bob Freeman

[1992]Bob Roberts Dan Riley

[1992]The Player Larry Levy

[1993]Mother's Boys Robert

[1993]Short Cuts Stormy Weathers

[1993]Malice Dennis Riley

[1993]Watch It John

[1994]Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Alan Campbell

[1994]The Hudsucker Proxy Vic Tenetta

[1995]Cafe Society Jack Kale

[1995]While You Were Sleeping Peter

[1995]The Underneath Michael

[1996]To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday David Lewis

[1996]Last Dance John Hayes

[1997]The Man Who Knew Too Little James Ritchie

[1997]Cannes Man Peter Gallagher

[1998]Johnny Skidmarks Johnny Scardino

[1999]American Beauty Buddy Kane

[1999]House on Haunted Hill Blackburn

[2000]Center Stage Jonathan

[2000]Other Voices Jordin

[2001]Perfume Guido

[2001]Protection Ted

[2002]Mr. Deeds Chuck Cedar

[2008]Center Stage: Turn It Up Jonathan Reeves

[2009]Adam Marty Buchwald

[2009]The War Boys Slater

[2010]Burlesque Vince

[2010]Conviction Barry Scheck

[2011]Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Paul

[2012]Step Up Revolution Mr. Anderson

[2015]Hello, My Name Is Doris Willy Williams

[2017]Literally, Right Before Aaron Orson Schwartzman

[2017]Submission Len, the agent

[2017]A Bad Moms Christmas Hank

[2019]After Chancellor Ken Scott

[2020]Palm Springs Howard

[2021]Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas Mitch

Peter Gallagher TV Shows

Covert Affairs Arthur Campbell

Grace and Frankie Nick Skolka

Grey's Anatomy Dr. David Hamilton

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Deputy Chief William Dodds

The Gifted Benedict Ryan

The O.C. Sandy Cohen

The Owl House Dell Clawthorn

The Secret Lives of Men Michael

Togetherness Larry

Whitney Vince

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Mitch

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Seniors Sell Out Production of GREASE After Going Viral On TikTok

For a group of senior citizens in London, Ontario - fame wasn't on their minds when they signed up for an aged 55+ production of the musical Grease. However, thanks to a now-viral TikTok video, their May 2024 production is completely sold out, with an ever-growing waitlist at the box office.

Photos: Taylor Swift & Tobin Mitnick Once Starred Together in GREASE

Social media personality and comedian Tobin Mitnick recently shared on Instagram photos found by his mom (thanks, mom!) of himself co-starring in a childhood production of Grease with none other than Taylor Swift.

Review: HIGHWAY PATROL at Goodman Theatre

HIGHWAY PATROL has refreshing bravery and honesty; it’s an intriguing exploration of online identity and the connections that might be found, or that we seek to find, on our social media profiles and in our DMs.

Full Cast and Additional Performances Revealed For GREASE UK and Ireland Tour

The full cast has been set for the UK and Ireland tour of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Additional performances have been added in Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle etc.

New York Stage and Film Launches '40 Campaign'

New York Stage and Film has successfully launched the “NYSAF 40 Campaign: The Foundation of American Storytelling” in honor of their 40th Anniversary in 2025. For nearly four decades, NYSAF has been an integral part of the arts in the U.S. and vital to the creation of thousands of new stories for the stage and screen.

Barton Cowperthwaite Completes the Cast for LONE STAR Off-Broadway

Barton Cowperthwaite joins the cast of 'LONE STAR' Off-Broadway at Theatre Row. Find out more about the upcoming premiere.

West End Production of GREASE Will Tour the UK and Ireland From April 2024

After incredibly successful summer seasons in 2022 and 2023; Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE will tour the UK and Ireland in 2024. GREASE is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

Video: Remembering Michael McGrath

Veteran actor Michael McGrath passed away at the age of 65. With these videos, we are remembering McGrath with highlights from some of his greatest onstage moments.

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?

This time, the reader question was: which actors have done multiple Broadway shows together?

Kevin Spacey Cleared of All Sexual Assault Charges in U.K. Trial

Kevin Spacey has been cleared of all sexual assault charges in his U.K. criminal trial. Learn more about the charges and the trial here.

Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Skylar Astin Join Sondheim Celebration At Hollywood Bowl

Broadway stars Skylar Astin, Norm Lewis and Brian Stokes Mitchell will complete the glittering cast of Broadway luminaries for Everybody Rise! A Sondheim Celebration on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at the Hollywood Bowl. They are joined by previously announced three-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess and Sutton Foster for this unforgettable concert program curated by Robert Longbottom and Kevin Stites and conducted by Stites.

Photos: Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton & More Attend BOOK CLUB: THE NEXT CHAPTER Premiere

BOOK CLUB: THE NEXT CHAPTER stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Don Johnson, director, co-writer and producer Bill Holderman, co-writer and producer Erin Simms and more attended last night’s New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square. Check out photos from the event now!

Irish Rep to Host Paul McCartney-Themed 2023 Gala Concert with Michael Cerveris, Melissa Errico, and More

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) have annnouced its 2023 Gala concert, All My Loving: The Lyrics of Paul McCartney, which will take place at The Town Hall on Monday June 12, 2023, at 7pm.

Jason Donovan and Peter Andre Will Return to GREASE in the West End

Australian stars Jason Donovan and Peter Andre will return to Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE at the Dominion Theatre following their highly acclaimed performances last year.


We as an audience are invited into these and other questions. Most important of all those questions remains, though: What about us is not real, and what about is THE REAL THING?

THE TEMPEST: An Immersive Experience Comes to The Shakespeare Center LA

The Shakespeare Center LA and After Hours Theatre Company announce the premiere of The Tempest: An Immersive Experience, a fully reimagined immersive performance based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.  The director is Ben Donenberg, Shakespeare Center LA Artistic Director; Graham Wetterhahn is the Producing Artistic Director at After Hours Theatre Company. 

Video: Celebrate 45 Years of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

45 years ago, on February 19, 1978, On the Twentieth Century opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre. Watch videos of the original and revival casts!


The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 10th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Awards, presented by Dyson and HASK Beauty, in 23 categories of film, television, commercials, and live theater. The gala was held on Saturday night, February 11, 2023, before a live audience at The Beverly Hilton. It was also live-streamed to an audience of millions worldwide.

Rogue Machine to Present COME GET MAGGIE Beginning Tonight

Rogue Machine is presenting the World Premiere of “COME GET MAGGIE” in Los Angeles beginning tonight. Written by Diane Frolov, with Lyrics by Diane Frolov and Susan Justin, and Music by Susan Justin, this intergalactic, joyously quirky new musical pays homage to all those with the courage to live life as their true selves. The production is directed by Michael Pressman and runs through March 26, 2023.

Louise Redknapp Will Play Teen Angel in GREASE at the Dominion Theatre

English singer, songwriter and presenter Louise Redknapp will play Teen Angel in Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, which returns to the Dominion Theatre in London's West End from 2 June 2023. Redknapp will perform from 2 June until 29 July, excluding Mondays.


Peter Gallagher has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

Peter Gallagher has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Peter Gallagher's first West End show was The Fields of Ambrosia which opened in 1996

Peter Gallagher has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "On the Twentieth Century." He was also nominated for Outstanding Actor - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "Guys and Dolls." Additionally, Gallagher received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his performance in "Long Day's Journey Into Night."

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