Phil Silvers

Date of Death: November 01, 1985 (74)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Broadway Revival, 1972


[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1971

Frank Foster

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1962
Hubert Cram

Original Broadway Production, 1960
Hubert Cram

Original Broadway Production, 1951
Jerry Biffle

Jerry Biffle

Original Broadway Production, 1947
Harrison Floy

Harrison Floy

Harrison Floy

Original Broadway Production, 1939
"Punko" Parks

Phil Silvers Movies

[1940]Hit Parade of 1941 Charlie Moore

[1941]Ice-Capades Larry Herman

[1941]The Wild Man of Borneo Murdock

[1941]You're in the Army Now Breezy Jones

[1941]Tom, Dick and Harry Ice Cream Man

[1941]The Penalty Hobo

[1942]Roxie Hart Babe

[1942]All Through the Night Waiter

[1942]My Gal Sal Wiley

[1942]Footlight Serenade Slap

[1942]Just Off Broadway Roy Higgins

[1943]Coney Island Frankie

[1943]A Lady Takes a Chance Smiley Lambert

[1944]Take It or Leave It Phil Silvers

[1944]Something for the Boys Harry Hart

[1944]Cover Girl Genius

[1944]Four Jills in a Jeep Eddie

[1945]Don Juan Quilligan MacDenny

[1945]Diamond Horseshoe Blinkie Miller

[1945]A Thousand and One Nights Abdullah

[1946]If I'm Lucky Wallingham M.WallyJones

[1950]Summer Stock Herb Blake

[1954]Top Banana Jerry Biffle

[1954]Lucky Me Hap Schneider

[1962]40 Pounds of Trouble Bernie Friedman

[1963]It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Otto Meyer

[1966]A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Marcus Lycus

[1967]Carry on Follow That Camel Sgt. Nocker

[1968]Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Phil Newman

[1970]The Boatniks Harry Simmons

[1975]The Strongest Man in the World Kirwood Krinkle

[1976]Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Murray Fromberg

[1977]The Chicken Chronicles Max Ober

[1978]The Cheap Detective Hoppy

[1979]Racquet Arthur Sargent

[1980]There Goes the Bride Psychiatrist

[1980]The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood William B. Warkoff

Phil Silvers TV Shows

The Beverly Hillbillies Shifty Shafer

Phil Silvers News

Ford Gresham Collection of American Theater Will Be Highlight of Swann Auction in September

Rare Nest Gallery will present a highly important archive of American theatrical history spanning 1840-1970. The Ford Gresham archive was collected by and passed down through four generations, beginning with impresario John T. Ford, owner of the landmark Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., and ending with a direct descendant.

Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Kent State University Porthouse Theatre

What did our critic think of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Porthouse (Kent State University)?

Photos: Hannah Waddingham & the TED LASSO Cast Attend Season Three Premiere

The award-winning Apple Original comedy stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Anthony Head, Toheeb Jimoh, Cristo Fernández, Kola Bokinni, Billy Harris, James Lance and Juno Temple. Check out photos from the season premiere!

Desert Foothills Theater to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Next Month

Considered 'Broadway's greatest farce,' the show will run March 10-19 at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N. 60th St. in Scottsdale. 'Forum' is performed by an all-adult cast including beloved veteran actors as well as up-and-coming performers who take audiences on a musical romp through ancient Rome.

VIDEO: Apple Drops TED LASSO Season Three Trailer & Release Date

In the new season of “Ted Lasso,” the AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them as last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. The series stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and more. Watch the video teaser now!

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Matched) Lovers (or Maybe Not) in Reality-Based Musical Straight Forward

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 'Italian Mom Loves You!'

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

New Line Theatre, “the bad boy of musical theatre,” 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

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

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

 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’t just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work—he had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

Austin Pendleton to Star in BROADWAY BOUND at Beck Center for the Arts

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

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)

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 “hey, this Sondheim guy is pretty cool”.

BroadwayHD Announces August Lineup, Including TRUE WEST, A DOLL'S HOUSE, and More

BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, today announced its hot new August lineup with popular comedy and musical titles to watch all month long! Leading the way this month is Summer Stock, the 1950's movie directed by Charles Walters, which stars Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and Eddie Bracken, on August 1st.


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

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Musical Theatre Characters (1940-2020)

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites are on our list of the best characters from Broadway musicals.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Television Episodes of All Time - from I LOVE LUCY to BETTER CALL SAUL

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best TV episodes from the 1950's to 2020; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Review: Clutch Your Pearls, THE BOOK OF MORMON Has Returned to Town

After three successful runs in Los Angeles in 2012, 2014, and 2017 at the Pantages, that smut-mouthed, but endearing musical comedy The Book Of Mormon has squatted downtown at the Ahmanson, and third time around, it has lost none of its luster, or its smut.


Phil Silvers has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Phil Silvers has not appeared in the West End

Phil Silvers has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for his performances in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Do Re Mi," and "Top Banana."

Phil Silvers has won the following awards: - 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 "Top Banana"

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