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Phil Silvers

 
Date of Birth: May 11, 1911
Date of Death: November 01, 1985 (74)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1972
Prologus
Pseudolus
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1971
Prologus/Pseudolus
  [Broadway]
1971
Frank Foster
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1962
Hubert Cram
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Hubert Cram
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
Jerry Biffle
Jerry Biffle
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1947
Harrison Floy
Harrison Floy
Harrison Floy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
"Punko" Parks


Phil Silvers Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Phil Silvers, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Phil Silvers , Do Re Mi
 
Tony Awards - 1952 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Phil Silvers, Top Banana

Phil Silvers News

Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Ma Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Matched) Lovers (or Maybe Not) in Reality-Based Musical Straight Forward
by Michael Dale - Jun 12, 2022

Billy Aberle and Chris Sabol's Straight Forward is an original musical inspired by an article by Mike Iamele that went viral on social media in 2014, explaining how he began developing romantic and sexual feelings for his male best friend Garrett Lech, despite them both identifying as straight.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Daniel Franzese on musical theatre and his new play 'Ita Photo BWW Interview: Chatting with Daniel Franzese on musical theatre and his new play 'Italian Mom Loves You!'
by Jared Fessler - May 31, 2022

Best known for his roles in Larry Clark's 'Bully', and as Damian in Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls'. Danny is the creator of several live comedy shows including rock opera 'Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera!', and his one-man stand-up performances 'I've Never Really Made the Kind of Money to Become a Mess' and 'Yass! You're Amazing!'

New Line Theatre Announces 31st Season Photo New Line Theatre Announces 31st Season
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

New Line Theatre, ‚Äúthe bad boy of musical theatre,‚ÄĚ has announced its 31st season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the wild musical comedy¬†SOMETHING ROTTEN,¬†running Sept. 22-Oct. 15, 2022; followed by the electrifying concept musical,¬†NINE, based on Federico Fellini's iconic film 8 1/2, running March 2-25, 2023; and the season closes with one of the great Stephen Sondheim's earliest works, the hilarious farce,¬†A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, based on the Roman comedies of Plautus, running June 1-24, 2023.

BWW Review: SOUTH PACIFIC at Fred Kavli Theatre Photo BWW Review: SOUTH PACIFIC at Fred Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Mar 25, 2022

American Theatre Guild's current national tour of the venerable Pulitzer-Prize winning 'South Pacific' cleans up some potentially objectionable language and characterizations to retain its essential love story and message of racial tolerance.

BWW Interview: Guy Noland of SOUTH PACIFIC at Fred Kavli Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Guy Noland of SOUTH PACIFIC at Fred Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Mar 21, 2022

Guy Noland is currently in a second career as an actor and having the time of his life. During his early years, Guy found himself looking like 'a million other' young stage actors, but the 9/11 tragedy sent his career in a new direction as he became an award-winning documentary director for the Salvation Army's media department.

Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image Photo Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

¬†Museum of the Moving Image has announced¬†See It Big: Sondheim, a ten-film series devoted to the celebrated composer, lyricist, author, artist, and all-around innovator Stephen Sondheim. When Sondheim died last November, he didn‚Äôt just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work‚ÄĒhe had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

Austin Pendleton to Star in BROADWAY BOUND at Beck Center for the Arts Photo Austin Pendleton to Star in BROADWAY BOUND at Beck Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021

Beck Center for the Arts has announced Broadway Bound, featuring Austin Pendleton in its first production of the 2021-2022 Professional Theater Season. Mr. Pendleton returns from New York City after having performed in a Beck Center prior production, Glen Garry, Glen Ross.    

TOP 5: Los mejores momentos de GOLFUS DE ROMA Photo TOP 5: Los mejores momentos de GOLFUS DE ROMA
by Ainhoa Hornero - Jul 21, 2021

Aprovechando que quedan 8 días para su estreno en el Festival de Mérida, os traemos este recopilatorio con imágenes de las mejores versiones de este musical de Sondheim.

Student Blog: 18 Songs for 18 Sondheim Shows (Part 1 of 3) Photo Student Blog: 18 Songs for 18 Sondheim Shows (Part 1 of 3)
by Student Blogger: Michael Scuotto - Mar 9, 2021

When I was about 7, I saw the West Side Story movie for the first time, and I loved it. I memorized the entire script, snapped my way around the school yard during recess, you know, normal kid stuff. Even then, I remember thinking ‚Äúhey, this Sondheim guy is pretty cool‚ÄĚ.

BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE‚Ä"CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSY Photo BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE‚Ä"CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSYCHOLOGY, MUSICAL STYLE AND CREATIVITY OF HAMILTON, PROJECT SING OUT!, and more
by Roy Berko - Aug 4, 2020

On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit https://cvlt.org/events/visiting-mr-green

Phil Silvers Videos

VIDEO: THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Now Available on iTunes; New Trailer!
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

For the first time ever, four volumes of the legendary television series 'THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW' are available in a digital format, Time Life announced today. Click below to watch a promo, featuring interviews with Betty White, Amy Poehler and more, for the collection!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Linda Lavin Guest Stars on Next Week's THE GOOD WIFE
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 29, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's THE GOOD WIFE titled ‚ÄúDear God‚ÄĚ, Cary's freedom lies in the hands of his pretrial service officer, Joy Grubick, as she interviews his colleagues to determine whether or not he should remain behind bars.


Phil Silvers Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Phil Silvers been in?
Phil Silvers has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Phil Silvers been in?
Phil Silvers has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Phil Silvers been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Do Re Mi and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Top Banana .

What awards has Phil Silvers won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forumand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Top Banana.