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Peter Scolari

 
Date Of Birth:
September 12, 1954 (67)
Birth Place:
New Rochelle, NY, USA
Bio:
TV: Emmy Award winner for "Newhart," also "Bosom Buddies," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "ER," "Family Ties," "King of Queens," "The Nanny," "Reba," "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO), "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" (Showtime), recurring role as Lena Durham's father on HBO's ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 12, 1954 (67)

Birth Place: New Rochelle, NY, USA

Bio:
TV: Emmy Award winner for "Newhart," also "Bosom Buddies," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "ER," "Family Ties," "King of Queens," "The Nanny," "Reba," "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO), "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" (Showtime), recurring role as Lena Durham's father on HBO's ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group World Premiere, 2018
Peter Noonan
  [Off-Broadway]
Women's Project Theater Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Robert [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2014
Yogi
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Michael Daly
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Alan
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Bernardo
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
The Chief of Police
Lawyer Craven (Understudy)
Abner Truckle (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Wilbur Turnblad [Replacement]
Wilbur Turnblad [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Bob Hope
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Mercury
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Herald/ Boy/ Milo/ Groom/ Jesus

Photos

Tracy Shayne, Peter Scolari Photo

Tracy Shayne, Peter Scolari

From: 
Date:
05/17/2019
Tracy Shayne, Peter Scolari Photo

Tracy Shayne, Peter Scolari

From: 
Date:
05/17/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group World Premiere, 2018
Peter Noonan

  [Off-Broadway]
Women's Project Theater Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Robert [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2014
Yogi

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Michael Daly

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Alan

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Bernardo

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
The Chief of Police

Lawyer Craven (Understudy)

Abner Truckle (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Wilbur Turnblad [Replacement]

Wilbur Turnblad [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Bob Hope

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Mercury

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Herald/ Boy/ Milo/ Groom/ Jesus

Peter Scolari Biography

TV: Emmy Award winner for "Newhart," also "Bosom Buddies," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "ER," "Family Ties," "King of Queens," "The Nanny," "Reba," "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO), "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" (Showtime), recurring role as Lena Durham's father on HBO's series "Girls." Film: The Polar Express, That Thing You Do, Camp Nowhere, A Plumm Summer. Broadway/NY: Magic/Bird, Hairspray, Sly Fox, Out of this World and Ziegfeld Follies of 1937 (City Center Encores!). World premieres of Daniel Sullivan's Inspecting Carol and Ken Ludwig's Fox on the Fairway. Winner, Berkshire Theatre Festival Best Actor Award for The Foreigner.




Peter Scolari News

Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Opens on Broadway Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 5, 2021

Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical comedy, officially opened on Broadway tonight, December 5, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Check out what the critics are saying!

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Opens Up About Peter Scolari's Passing on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Photo VIDEO: Tom Hanks Opens Up About Peter Scolari's Passing on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2021

Tom Hanks appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night discuss is new film The Finch. In the interview, he opened up about his friendship with the late Peter Scolari, discussing the beginning of their friendship while filming 'Bosom Buddies', revealing that they were 'molecularly connected' on set.

Emmy-Winner Peter Scolari Passes Away at 66 Photo Emmy-Winner Peter Scolari Passes Away at 66
by Michael Major - Oct 22, 2021

Peter Scolari's Broadway credits included The Wizard in Wicked, Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray, Yogi in Bronx Bombers, and Michael Daly in Lucky Guy. He was also seen in Magic/Bird, Sly Fox, and Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 at Encores! City Center. He is also known for his Emmy winning performance in Girls,  Newhart, Bosom Buddies, and Fosse/Verdon.

Susan Derry Will Bring INGENUE YOU WHEN to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month Photo Susan Derry Will Bring INGENUE YOU WHEN to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2021

Susan Derry of Broadway's¬†Wonderful Town,¬†The Phantom of the Opera, and more¬†Encores!¬†than you can count, makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut with ‚ÄúIngenue You When,‚ÄĚ an evening of sparkling classics remixed for the daring, dazzling woman she's become.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK Photo VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

BWW Feature: THE SHOW MUST GO ON(LINE)! at Penguin Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Feature: THE SHOW MUST GO ON(LINE)! at Penguin Repertory Theatre
by Peter Danish - Nov 19, 2020

STONY POINT, NY - NOVEMBER 16, 2020 - 'As theatres remain dark, Penguin Rep remains committed to making art and to connecting with our community,' says founding artistic director Joe Brancato. 'As we grapple with a way to tell stories given the continued closure of theatres, we are inspired by other challenging periods in history when Americans were distant but connected, and excited by the idea of working with different medium.'

Brian Cranston, Laurie Metcalf, Andre De Shields and More Join Penguin Rep's KEEPING  Photo Brian Cranston, Laurie Metcalf, Andre De Shields and More Join Penguin Rep's KEEPING LIVE THEATRE ALIVE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2020

Tony and Emmy Award-winners Brian Cranston (Breaking Bad, Trumbo) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk, The Band's Visit) are among the stellar performers being brought to you by Penguin Rep Theatre as part of the exciting, innovative Keeping Live Theatre Alive! initiative. 

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, August 24- with Mandy Gonzalez, Sutton Foster, and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, August 24- with Mandy Gonzalez, Sutton Foster, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 24, 2020

Today (August 24) in live streaming: Broadway orchestrators unite, Rachel Bay Jones sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

New Jersey Local and Regional Theaters Form #Theatre5Alliance Photo New Jersey Local and Regional Theaters Form #Theatre5Alliance
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2020

Five theater organizations today announced the formation of the #theatre5alliance to bring the arts to people's homes and to highlight the importance of keeping local theater alive and thriving. 

Judith Light, Bryan Cranston, Laurie Metcalf and More Join #theatre5alliance Project Photo Judith Light, Bryan Cranston, Laurie Metcalf and More Join #theatre5alliance Project
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 13, 2020

Five theater organizations today announced the formation of the #theatre5alliance to bring the arts to people's homes and to highlight the importance of keeping local theater alive and thriving.   

Peter Scolari Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Peter Scolari Guests on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Peter Scolari Guests on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 26, 2017

Broadway vets Peter Scolari and Christiane Noll guest star as Dr. Dennis Barkley on this week's episode of LAW & ORDER: SVU titled 'Unintended Consequences.' In the episode, when a teenaged girl is found dead, Rollins (Kelli Giddish) goes undercover at a high-end rehab center where the victim was last seen alive.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Full Disclosure' Episode of GIRLS on HBO
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 13, 2017

On the next episode of GIRLS on HBO titled 'Full Disclosure', Marnie (Allison Williams) tries to convince a resistant Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) to follow through with their planned gig at her mom's birthday party in New Jersey.

STAGE TUBE: Get a Bird's-Eye View as 'Glinda' with Kara Lindsay at WICKED
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

The New York Times just unveiled its daily 360-degree video featuring a bird's-eye view of Broadway's Wicked from the perspective of current 'Glinda', Kara Lindsay. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Peter Scolari Talks CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY & More on NEW YORK LIVE
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Star of Broadway's WICKED and HBO's GIRLS, Peter Scolari, will soon take part in the June performances of Celebrity Biography. In anticipation, the actor stopped by NEW YORK LIVE! - check out his appearance below!

VIDEO: First Look - Richard Dreyfuss is World's Greatest Con Man in ABC's MADOFF
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 11, 2015

Get a look into the mind of the man who pulled off one of the greatest cons in history in the primetime miniseries ‚ÄúMADOFF, airing FEBRUARY 3-4, 2016 (8:00 ‚Äď 10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

VIDEO: Tom Hanks LUCKY GUY Cabbie Surprises NBC's 'Today' Show
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 29, 2014

Yesterday, BWW told you about the New York cab driver who picked up Tom Hanks and in return received free tickets to the actor's then Broadway show 'Lucky Guy.' Today, the cabbie surprised TODAY's Hoda Kotb, another one of his recent passengers.

VIDEO: Broadway's Peter Scolari Competes on CHOPPED Tournament of Stars, 3/30
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2014

Star of stage and screen, Peter Scolari, most recently seen on Broadway in Bronx Bombers, will vie for the final spot in the finale of CHOPPED's Tournament of Stars, airing this Sunday on Food Network.

BWW TV: BRONX BOMBERS Opening Night Red Carpet With Eric Simonson, Kate Baldwin, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened on February 6 at Circle in the Square Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with celebrities on the red carpet before the show, including Simonson, Kirmser and Ponturo, Broadway's Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat, plus Dan Grimaldi, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba, Natalie Roy and Rebecca Faulkenberry and Josh Segarra. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of BRONX BOMBERS on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened last night, February 6, at Circle in the Square Theatre and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company about the big night. Check out what they had to say below!


Peter Scolari Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Peter Scolari been in?
Peter Scolari has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Peter Scolari been in?
Peter Scolari has not appeared in the West End