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Ray Bolger

 
Ray Bolger Headshot
Date of Birth: January 10, 1904
Date of Death: January 15, 1987 (83)

Birth Place: Dorchester, MA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Professor Fodorski
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1951
Charley Wykeham
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Charley Wykeham
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Solo Act
"The Old Soft Shoe" Singer & Dancer
"If It's Love" Dancer
"A Lovely Lazy Kind of Day" Dancer
Principal
Clyde Griffiths
Salesman
The Sack
He
Jo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1942
Sapiens
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
The Tiger
"This is Winter" Dancer
"Rhett, Scarlett & Ashley" Singer
"Raffles" Dancer
"Old Jitterbug" Singer
"Old Jitterbug" Dancer
"Crazy as a Loon" Singer/Dancer
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Singer
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Dancer
Thirsty Man
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Phil Dolan III
Phil Dolan III (Junior)
Hoofer
Hoofer (Ballet)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1934
"The Elks and the Masons" Singer
"You're a Builder-Upper" Singer
"I'm Not Myself" Singer
The Window Dresser
Boccaccio
Stowaway
Pierre
Performer
  [Broadway]
1931
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1929
Georgie
  [Broadway]
1926
Performer
  [Broadway]
1926
Performer

Photos



Ray Bolger - Ray Bolger Photo: Don Hunstein / Sony Music Archives

From: 
Date:
04/14/2010

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Professor Fodorski

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1951
Charley Wykeham

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Charley Wykeham

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Solo Act

"The Old Soft Shoe" Singer & Dancer

"If It's Love" Dancer

"A Lovely Lazy Kind of Day" Dancer

Principal

Clyde Griffiths

Salesman

The Sack

He

Jo

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1942
Sapiens

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
The Tiger

"This is Winter" Dancer

"Rhett, Scarlett & Ashley" Singer

"Raffles" Dancer

"Old Jitterbug" Singer

"Old Jitterbug" Dancer

"Crazy as a Loon" Singer/Dancer

"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Singer

"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Dancer

Thirsty Man

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Phil Dolan III

Phil Dolan III (Junior)

Hoofer

Hoofer (Ballet)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1934
"The Elks and the Masons" Singer

"You're a Builder-Upper" Singer

"I'm Not Myself" Singer

The Window Dresser

Boccaccio

Stowaway

Pierre

Performer

  [Broadway]
1931
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1929
Georgie

  [Broadway]
1926
Performer

  [Broadway]
1926
Performer


Ray Bolger Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Ray Bolger, All American
 
Tony Awards - 1949 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Ray Bolger, Where's Charley?

Ray Bolger News

The Green Room 42 to Present EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BARBARA Photo The Green Room 42 to Present EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BARBARA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present¬†Everything‚Äôs Coming Up Barbara¬†‚Äď the definitive Barbara Dixon experience, packed full of songs, stories, and (if you‚Äôre lucky) a Fosse dance move or two. And in honor of the season, Barbara will share her insider scoop on St. Paddy‚Äôs Day ‚Äď Broadway-style!

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: A Broadway Dance Classic Returns To Lincoln Center Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: A Broadway Dance Classic Returns To Lincoln Center
by Michael Dale - Feb 13, 2022

New York City Ballet brings back Slaughter On Tenth Avenue, the Louis Armstrong House Museum reopens in Queens and a hat tip to the guy who keeps MJ grounded.

Carleton Carpenter, Stage and Screen Actor, Passes Away at 95 Photo Carleton Carpenter, Stage and Screen Actor, Passes Away at 95
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2022

Carleton Upham Carpenter, Jr. (95) an American film, television and stage actor, songwriter, and novelist died Monday, January 31, 2022 in Warwick, NY.  He had been in declining health for some years.

TikTok Sensation Broadway Barbara to Make Vegas Debut Photo TikTok Sensation Broadway Barbara to Make Vegas Debut
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 7, 2021

Leah Sprecher, as the fictional Barbara Dixon, satirizes the autobiographical cabaret shows of song-and-dance broads like Elaine Stritch, Liza Minnelli, and Barbara Cook in this uniquely hilarious show. You won’t believe your eyes (or ears) as Barbara over-shares her way through a whirlwind tour of her life and career.

Azusa Pacific University Theater to Present Noel Coward's WAITING IN THE WINGS Photo Azusa Pacific University Theater to Present Noel Coward's WAITING IN THE WINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2021

Azusa Pacific University Theater department will continue the season with Waiting in the Wings. Waiting in the Wings by Noel Cowards runs November 4-7 in the charming amphitheater on East Campus.

Groundlings Musical Sketch Show EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BARBARA Makes NYC Debut Photo Groundlings Musical Sketch Show EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BARBARA Makes NYC Debut
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2021

THE GREEN ROOM 42¬†presents the NYC premiere of¬†‚ÄúEverything's Coming Up Barbara‚Ä̬†-- following a successful stint in Los Angeles at the famed Groundlings Theatre.

Watch Broadway Shows Online - 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now! Photo Watch Broadway Shows Online - 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now!
by Team BWW - Apr 4, 2021

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from the comfort of your home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites.

New Musical MIDGIE & THE RHYTHM ROCKETS Set to Premiere This Fall Photo New Musical MIDGIE & THE RHYTHM ROCKETS Set to Premiere This Fall
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2021

The success of ‚ÄúRaunchy Little Musical: Belle Barth is Back‚ÄĚ prompted noted book writer Joanne Koch, award winning producer/director Jimmy Ferraro and Broadway musical theater actress Dee Etta Rowe Ferraro to come up with their new musical,‚ÄúMidgie & the Rhythm Rockets‚ÄĚ.

Holidays at Home: 40 Christmas Movies You Can Stream This Week! Photo Holidays at Home: 40 Christmas Movies You Can Stream This Week!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 21, 2020

With the holidays well underway, we bet you’re looking for ways to escape into wintery fantasy. And you’re in luck! BroadwayWorld put together a list of where you can stream all of your favorite holiday films.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 14 - THE PROM Soundtrack, Jason Ro Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 14 - THE PROM Soundtrack, Jason Robert Brown Album, CINDERELLA Track, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the CD edition of soundtrack to the Netflix film adaptation of The Prom, new album from Jason Robert Brown, a song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella, and more!

Ray Bolger Videos

VIDEO: Watch THE WIZARD OF OZ Re-Imagined as a Michael Bay Movie!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 8, 2016

There's no place like home and there's no director who knows how to helm a big budget action film than Michael Bay.

VIDEO: Trailer - THE WIZARD OF OZ in 3D for 75th Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2013

Marking the 75th anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ, Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film. Kicking off the celebration, The Wizard of Oz 3D will be presented in the immersive Imax 3D format and return to the big screen for an exclusive one-week engagement in Imax theatres across North America beginning September 20, 2013. Click below to watch the trailer!

BWW TV Exclusive: Sneak Peek of Karen Ziemba, Christine Baranski and More in Encores! ON YOUR TOES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2013

Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Jeremy Cohen, Dalton Harrod, Randy Skinner, Shonn Wiley, Karen Ziemba, New York City Ballet Principal dancer Joaquin De Luz and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko will star in Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes, the final Encores! presentation of the 2012-13 New York City Center season. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Chatting with the Cast of Encores! ON YOUR TOES - Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Performance Preview & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 1, 2013

New York City Center Encores! presents Rodgers & Hart's ON YOUR TOES, May 8-12, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge visited the cast in rehearsals and stopped to chat with Artistic Director Jack Vertel, music director Rob Fisher, director and choreographer Warren Carlyle and cast members Karen Ziemba, Randy Skinner, Walter Bobbie, Joaquin De Luz, Irina Dvorovenko, Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett and Shonn Wiley. Click below to watch the interviews, plus a sneak peek of the show!

BWW TV Broadway Beat Sneak Peek: Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY?
by Robert Diamond - Mar 9, 2011

Sebastian Arcelus, Rebecca Luker, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin, Jill Paice and Lauren Worsham will starin Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11. Where's Charley?, based on Brandon Thomas' Charley's Aunt, has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The show, running March 17 - 20, will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Alex Sanchez with music direction by Rob Berman. The cast and creative team met the press and Broadway Beat was there to capture them in rehearsal along with special interviews!

STAGE TUBE: President Obama Talks About Mel Brooks' Kennedy Center Honor
by Robert Diamond - Dec 7, 2009

The Kennedy Center Honors medallions were presented on Saturday, December 5. The Honors Gala was recorded for broadcast on the CBS Network for the 32nd consecutive year as a two-hour primetime special on Tuesday, December 29 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).


Ray Bolger Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ray Bolger been in?
Ray Bolger has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Ray Bolger been in?
Ray Bolger has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ray Bolger been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for All American and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Where's Charley? .

What awards has Ray Bolger won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Where's Charley?.