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Peter Van Norden

 
Birth Place:
N.Y., N.Y.
Bio:
PETER VAN NORDEN is a native New Yorker whose feature film credits include The Accused (as defense attorney “Ted Paulsen” opposite Kelly McGillis and Academy Award winner Jodie Foster), Police Academy 2 (as Steve Guttenberg's inept partner, “Vinnie Schtulman”), The Naked Gun 21/2 (as White ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: N.Y., N.Y.

Bio:
PETER VAN NORDEN is a native New Yorker whose feature film credits include The Accused (as defense attorney “Ted Paulsen” opposite Kelly McGillis and Academy Award winner Jodie Foster), Police Academy 2 (as Steve Guttenberg's inept partner, “Vinnie Schtulman”), The Naked Gun 21/2 (as White ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 2005
Gold
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1982
Anthony Anstey

Photos

Peter Van Norden and Ensemble  Photo

Peter Van Norden and Ensemble

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 James Everts and Bella Hicks
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Krista Feallock, Photo

James Everts and Bella Hicks Rear: Peter Van Norden, Lucas Alifano, Krista Feallock, Michael Scott Harris, Renée Wylder, Adam Wylie, Anthony Marciona

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Anthony Marciona, Peter Van Norden and Adam Wylie  Photo

Anthony Marciona, Peter Van Norden and Adam Wylie

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11/30/2021
 Steven Culp, Michelle Bonebright-Carter, Jocelyn Towne and Peter Van Norden Photo

Steven Culp, Michelle Bonebright-Carter, Jocelyn Towne and Peter Van Norden

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Peter Van Norden and Leo Marks Photo

Peter Van Norden and Leo Marks

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Stage

Performances
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 2005
Gold

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1982
Anthony Anstey

Peter Van Norden Biography

PETER VAN NORDEN is a native New Yorker whose feature film credits include The Accused (as defense attorney “Ted Paulsen” opposite Kelly McGillis and Academy Award winner Jodie Foster), Police Academy 2 (as Steve Guttenberg's inept partner, “Vinnie Schtulman”), The Naked Gun 21/2 (as White House Chief-of-Staff, “John Sununu”), An Innocent Man (as Tom Selleck's lawyer), as the lead in Don’t Call Me Frankie at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, Love Hurts (with Jeff Daniels), The Best of Times (with Robin Williams and Kurt Russell), Hard to Hold (with Rick Springfield), Roadhouse 66 (with Willem Dafoe and Judge Reinhold), The Rosary Murders (with Donald Sutherland), Hitting the Cycle, and the 1988 Academy Award winning short film Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall.
On television, he was seen as “Ralph Brentner,” one of the leads in the Stephen King 8-hour mini-series, The Stand. Among his MANY other TV credits are recurring roles on L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote and Life Goes On, and appearances on Without a Trace, Caroline in the City, Nash Bridges, In the Heat of the Night, Matlock, The Client, Tales From the Crypt, Wings, Hill St. Blues, Cheers, St. Elsewhere, Newhart, Family Ties, Three's a Crowd, Benson, Double Switch (Disney Sunday night movie), as Pierre Salinger in the mini-series Blood Feud.
In N.Y., he appeared in five Broadway shows: Saint Joan (with Lynn Redgrave), The Inspector General, and Romeo and Juliet at Circle-in-the-Square; Macbeth at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre; and as the "evil" Anthony Anstey opposite Donny Osmond in George M. Cohan's Little Johnny Jones at the Alvin Theatre (also at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in L.A., and on Showtime TV).
Off-Broadway in N.Y., he played the First Gravedigger opposite Kevin Kline in Hamlet, at Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival/ Public Theatre. Other appearances include Jungle of Cities with Al Pacino, the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival productions of Henry V (with Meryl Streep), and Hamlet (with Sam Waterston) in Central Park, and Shakespeare's Cabaret at The Colonnades Theatre Co. Most recently, he appeared as 'Henry Kissinger' in the L.A. Theatre Works production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers at the N.Y. Theatre Workshop, on NPR's The Play's The Thing, on tour across the U.S. and in three cities in China!
In L.A., Peter won the first Backstage West Garland Award for outstanding performance as “Inspector Truscott” in Joe Orton’s Loot, for the Blank Thr. Co. He has garnered Drama-Logue Awards for his performances as “Oscar Wilde” in the one-man-show, Wilde...and Wonderful, as "Archie" in William Inge's The Last Pad at the Friends and Artists Theatre, as "Jackie" in Cuba and His Teddy Bear at the Callboard Theatre, and as “Henry Kissinger” in Nixon’s Nixon at San Jose Rep. He also appeared in Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All the Luck and as 'The Lawyer' in American Tales: Bartleby the Scrivener for the Antaeus Co., of which he is a member. Other L.A. appearances include the Ovation Award winning musicals Dinah Was at the Coast Playhouse, and The Fantasticks for The Blank Thr. Co., the L.A. Weekly Award winning play The Cradle Will Rock, the Act One festival at the Met Theatre, as the title role of Eliot Rosewater in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater at the Matrix Theatre, The God of Isaac at The Pico Playhouse and appeared in the Mark Taper Forum Spring Repertory season as Pompey in Measure for Measure, and in Tom Stoppard’s Undiscovered Country. Other L.A. stage credits include Jailbirds on Broadway at the Tiffany Theatre (as the tough "female" prisoner, “Maude”); the LATC production of Chekhov's The Seagull, and the Catalina Production of The Wrong Box.
Regionally, Peter has appeared at San Diego Rep. as 'Edna Turnblad' in Hairspray, 'Scrooge' in A Christmas Carol, 'The Judge' in David Mamet's Romance, 'Earl of Kent' in King Lear, and 'Don Quixote' in The Brothers Karamazov's Don Quixote. At San Jose Rep. he appeared in Nixon’s Nixon (also at Seattle Rep.), Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Art, Major Barbara (winning the Bay Area Critics Award as Best Actor), The Matchmaker, The Odd Couple, and Groundswell. Other appearances include The Magic Fire at the Gurthrie Thr., Berkeley Rep. and The Old Globe Thr. in San Diego (directed by Jack O'Brien), and then as the title character in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline (directed by Dan Sullivan) and 'Holofernes' in Loves' Labors Lost (directed by Roger Rees) at The Old Globe. At Center Stage, Baltimore he appeared in Misalliance (directed by Irene Lewis), and in the Arizona Thr. Co. production of Steven Dietz's Inventing Van Gogh at the Intiman Thr. in Seattle in Moonlight and Magnolias, and as 'John Barrymore' in Mr. Shaw Goes to Hollywood at the Laguna Playhouse.
Peter also recently recorded the audio book The Maples Stories - 18 short stories by John Updike for BBC America.
Peter is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Colgate University, and studied with Sanford Meisner, William Esper, Richard Boone, and Peter Gennaro at the Neighborhood Playhouse in N.Y.C. His favorite role is that of husband to his lovely wife, Wendy (science teacher extraordinaire at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, Ca.), and their longest-running production to date is their son, Robert, production coordinator for many feature films.
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Peter Van Norden News

Antaeus Theatre's HAMLET Begins Performances Tomorrow Photo Antaeus Theatre's HAMLET Begins Performances Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

Actor and Stage Director, Gregg Daniel performs as 'Claudius' in the Antaeus Theatre production of Hamlet alongside his real life spouse Veralyn Jones, who plays the Queen 'Gertrude.' Directed by Shakespearean expert, Elizabeth Swain and featuring long-time company member RamĂłn de Ocampo, Hamlet is set to run May 20, 2022 and continue through June 20, 2022 at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, California.

HAMLET Announced At Antaeus Theatre Company, Running May 20- June 20 Photo HAMLET Announced At Antaeus Theatre Company, Running May 20- June 20
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2022

Antaeus Theatre Company returns to in-person performance with a new production of Hamlet, directed by Shakespearean expert Elizabeth Swain and featuring long-time company member RamĂłn de Ocampo in the title role. Performances begin May 20 and continue through June 20 at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin May 15.

BWW Review: SINGING REVOLUTION at The Broadwater Mainstage Photo BWW Review: SINGING REVOLUTION at The Broadwater Mainstage
by Tracey Paleo - Feb 4, 2022

SINGING REVOLUTION is a contemporary production designed to inspire American youth with the ideas that peaceful resistance, social justice, and acts of kindness can change the world.

Photos: Go Inside the World Premiere of SINGING REVOLUTION: THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: Go Inside the World Premiere of SINGING REVOLUTION: THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2022

“Singing Revolution: The Musical,” a thrilling new musical theater production inspired by historical events, is up and running at the  Broadwater Theatre in Hollywood through February 20.

Photos: First Look at the Inspiring Europop Musical SINGING REVOLUTION Photo Photos: First Look at the Inspiring Europop Musical SINGING REVOLUTION
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2021

“Lift it up, lift it up: we can sing our country free!” Twenty triple-threat performers and a five piece band will bring an inspirational new musical based on historical events to life this January. Presented by Dreamtone Productions in association with NewYorkRep, the world premiere of Singing Revolution: The Musical sets a tale of star-crossed lovers against the beautiful, moving and timeless true story of Estonia’s 1987 song-filled, peaceful uprising against the Soviet Union. 

World Premiere of Europop Musical SINGING REVOLUTION to be Presented in January Photo World Premiere of Europop Musical SINGING REVOLUTION to be Presented in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

The world premiere of Singing Revolution: The Musical sets a tale of star-crossed lovers against the beautiful, moving and timeless true story of Estonia's 1987 song-filled, peaceful uprising against the Soviet Union.

Season Three Of Antaeus Theatre Company's THE ZIP CODE PLAYS: LOS ANGELES Launches in Photo Season Three Of Antaeus Theatre Company's THE ZIP CODE PLAYS: LOS ANGELES Launches in December
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

Seasons One and Two of The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles podcast series are available now!

Ensemble Theatre Company Of Santa Barbara Offers Two Streaming Family Holiday Events Photo Ensemble Theatre Company Of Santa Barbara Offers Two Streaming Family Holiday Events
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2020

This December, Ensemble Theatre Company will offer two holiday events the entire family can enjoy. First, ETC welcomes back Porgy and Bess cast members Elijah Rock and Frank Lawson for a rockin' musical Christmas variety show LIVE from Las Vegas.

Harry Groener to Star in Livestream Reading of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Photo Harry Groener to Star in Livestream Reading of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2020

As part of the 'Much Ado About SOMETHING' series, The Working Actor's Journey podcast presents - in collaboration with the San Diego Shakespeare Society and the City of Coronado Public Library - an all-star cast in a FREE online Shakespeare reading of The Merry Wives of Windsor on Thursday, May 14th at 3 pm PST / 6 pm EST.

The Working Actor's Journey Presents an Online Shakespeare Reading With an All-Star C Photo The Working Actor's Journey Presents an Online Shakespeare Reading With an All-Star Cast
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2020

In these times of much ado about something, The Working Actor's Journey podcast presents-in collaboration with the San Diego Shakespeare Society and the City of Coronado Public Library-an all-star cast in a FREE online Shakespeare reading of Much Ado About Nothing.

Peter Van Norden Videos

VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya VideoVIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya
by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's So You Think You Can Dance and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch & Falsettos). The Associate Director is Cynthia Ferrer (original Kathy Selden in first National Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) with musical direction by Keith Harrison.

BWW TV: HAIRSPRAY at the San Diego Rep
by Robert Diamond - Aug 10, 2010

SAN DIEGO REPERTORY THEATRE in partnership with THE SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS (SCPA) is proud to present Southern California's first regional production of the hit musical comedy HAIRSPRAY. For the first time in local theatre history, high school students from SCPA will join professional actors on stage for this big fat, gorgeous musical. Directed by San Diego REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE with assistance from SCPA's Artistic Director RICHARD TRUJILLO, the REP's presentation of HAIRSPRAY will mark the first time the musical has been produced as a regional theatre production in Southern California. Performances continue through Sunday, August 15, 2010.

STAGE TUBE: The Pentagon Papers: NYTW's TOP SECRET Primer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2010

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) begins performances for Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers tonight, Wednesday, February 24 at 8pm. Written by Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons and directed by John Rubinstein, opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 7:00pm. The production runs through Sunday, March 28. BroadwayWorld brings you NYTW's primer for the production, detailing the events surrounding this fascinating piece of history.


Peter Van Norden Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Peter Van Norden been in?
Peter Van Norden has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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