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Rex Harrison

 
Rex Harrison Headshot
Date of Birth: March 05, 1908
Date of Death: June 02, 1990 (82)

Birth Place: Huyton, Lancashire, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1989
Lord Porteous
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Lord Grenham
  [Broadway]
1983
Captain Shotover
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1981
Henry Higgins
  [Broadway]
1978
Cecil
  [Broadway]
1977
Julius Caesar
  [Broadway]
1974
Sebastian Cruttwell
  [Broadway]
1973
"Henry IV"
  [Broadway]
1959
The General
  [West End]
London Production, 1958
Henry Higgins
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Henry Higgins
  [Broadway]
1953
The Man
  [Broadway]
1952
Hereward
  [Broadway]
1950
Shepherd Henderson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Henry
  [Broadway]
1936
Tubbs Barrow

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1953]
Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1989
Lord Porteous

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Lord Grenham

  [Broadway]
1983
Captain Shotover

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1981
Henry Higgins

  [Broadway]
1978
Cecil

  [Broadway]
1977
Julius Caesar

  [Broadway]
1974
Sebastian Cruttwell

  [Broadway]
1973
"Henry IV"

  [Broadway]
1959
The General

  [West End]
London Production, 1958
Henry Higgins

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Henry Higgins

  [Broadway]
1953
The Man

  [Broadway]
1952
Hereward

  [Broadway]
1950
Shepherd Henderson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Henry

  [Broadway]
1936
Tubbs Barrow

Productions

Director


Rex Harrison Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 1990 - Unique Contribution to the Theatre Gold Star
Sir Rex Harrison
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Special Awards Gold Star
Rex Harrison
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Rex Harrison, Heartbreak House
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Rex Harrison , Heartbreak House
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actor of the Year in a Revival
Rex HarrisonHeartbreak House
 
Tony Awards - 1969 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Rex Harrison
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1960 - Best Actor Gold Star
Rex Harrison Platonov
 
Tony Awards - 1957 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady
 
Tony Awards - 1949 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Rex Harrison , Anne of the Thousand Days

Rex Harrison News

BWW Review: Lincoln Center Theatre's MY FAIR LADY at Key Bank State Theatre Photo BWW Review: Lincoln Center Theatre's MY FAIR LADY at Key Bank State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jun 9, 2022

What did our critic think of My Fair Lady at Connor Palace? What do Rogers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser and Cole Porter all have in common? Yes, they are all composers of American musicals, but they are also just some of those who attempted, and failed, to make George Bernard Shaw's classical PYGMALION into a musical.

MY FAIR LADY Comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2023 Photo MY FAIR LADY Comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

Birmingham Hippodrome have today announced that New York's Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY will play at¬†the theatre from Wednesday 8 March ‚Äď Sunday 26 March 2023 as part of a UK and Ireland tour which begins in September 2022 following a limited engagement at the London Coliseum this summer.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, THE CIRCLE & More Announced for Classical Theatre Company 202 Photo THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, THE CIRCLE & More Announced for Classical Theatre Company 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

A 2016 winner of the prestigious National Theatre Company Grant Award by the American Theatre Wing, Classical Theatre Company has announce the lineup for its 2022-2023 15th Anniversary Mainstage Season. As the only professional theatre company in the State of Texas that solely produces classical drama on a year-round basis,

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY The Licoln Center Theater Production at Proctors Photo BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY The Licoln Center Theater Production at Proctors
by Marc Savitt - May 19, 2022

Directed by Bartlett Sher this production remains true to the original, but some updates have been made including some refreshing of the book and dialogue some of which shine a brighter light on the equality of the sexes despite social norms of the time.  Much of which was notably popular with the audience.

VIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End Photo VIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

New production footage has been released today of the company of My Fair Lady. The company features Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P Doolittle, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, and Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

Photos: First Look at the Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum Photo Photos: First Look at the Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

Bartlett Sher’s glorious multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved My Fair Lady which will transfer to the London Coliseum for a limited summer engagement in what will be the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years.

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - May 4, 2022

Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is set in London in the year 1912. Read what our critic has to say.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the West End Revival of MY FAIR LADY Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the West End Revival of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

New rehearsal images have been released today of the company of My Fair Lady. The company features Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P Doolittle, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, and Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

Photos/Video: First Look at Amara Okereke and Harry Hadden-Paton in MY FAIR LADY Photo Photos/Video: First Look at Amara Okereke and Harry Hadden-Paton in MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

New images of Amara Okereke as Eliza Dootlitte and Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins have been released today along with a behind the scenes video captured at the photoshoot.

Full Cast Announced For MY FAIR LADY at The London Coliseum Photo Full Cast Announced For MY FAIR LADY at The London Coliseum
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022

Stephen K Amos will play the role of Alfred P. Doolittle. Stephen is a BAFTA award-winning comedian whose stage work includes My Night With Reg and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. Malcolm Sinclair will play the role of Colonel Pickering. Malcolm has performed in more than 50 theatrical productions and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2019 Olivier Awards for his performance in Pressure at The Ambassador's Theatre. 

Rex Harrison Videos

VIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End VideoVIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

New production footage has been released today of the company of My Fair Lady. The company features Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P Doolittle, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, and Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MY FAIR LADY in 4K Ultra HD VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MY FAIR LADY in 4K Ultra HD
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2021

The film features Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, and Theodore Bikel.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 15- MY FAIR LADY Celebrates A Loverly Opening Night On Broa VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 15- MY FAIR LADY Celebrates A Loverly Opening Night On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2019

On this day in 1956, Broadway audiences fell in love with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrisonas they opened in My Fair Lady at the Mark Hellinger Theater.

VIDEO: Tony and Oscar Winner Tony Walton Talks Directing MY FAIR LADY in Oklahoma VideoVIDEO: Tony and Oscar Winner Tony Walton Talks Directing MY FAIR LADY in Oklahoma
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2018

Tony and Oscar winner Tony Walton is directing a production of My Fair Lady in Edmond, Oklahoma. The set and costume designer sat down for an interview with NewsOK.com to talk about his experience thus far.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 15- Broadway Grows Accustomed to MY FAIR LADY VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 15- Broadway Grows Accustomed to MY FAIR LADY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2018

On this day in 1956, Broadway audiences fell in love with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison as they opened in My Fair Lady at the Mark Hellinger Theater.

VIDEO: Katharine McPhee Performs MY FAIR LADY Classic on LIVE VideoVIDEO: Katharine McPhee Performs MY FAIR LADY Classic on LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 30, 2017

Katharine McPhee stopped by this week's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN and treated the audience to the Lerner and Loewe classic 'I've Grown Accustomed to His Face,' from the 1956 musical MY FAIR LADY.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 15 - The Oh So Loverly MY FAIR LADY Opens at the Mark Hellinger Theater
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2017

On this day in 1956, Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison took to the Broadway stage for opening night of a musical retelling of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Under the tutelage of linguist, Henry Higgins, a poor Cockney flower girl is transformed into a woman of society in this Lerner and Loewe musical theatre gem aptly titled, My Fair Lady.

STAGE TUBE: Bill Maher Uses MY FAIR LADY to Show the Evolution of Gender Stereotypes Since 1950s
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

This week on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, the host used footage from the 1964 film adaptation of MY FAIR LADY to highlight the evolution of gender stereotypes since the 1950s. Check out the full clip below!

STAGE TUBE: Sally Ann Howes Chats MY FAIR LADY in Clip from THE GOLDEN AGE Film Trilogy
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

In honor of Sally Ann Howes' birthday, Rick McKay, the producer/director of THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, just unveiled a clip of Howes from the documentary film series in which she talks about Rex Harrison's frustration with young actresses playing Eliza in MY FAIR LADY, and why, at the end of his career, he wanted Howes to come back and play the role one more time. Watch below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at New Trailer for HARVEY at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2015

The new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner and starring James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, will play a limited season at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 17 March until Saturday 2 May, with a Gala Night on Monday 23 March. The production will first open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, with a national press night on Tuesday 17 February. After Birmingham, the production will play in Malvern from 24 to 28 February and Richmond from 3 to 7 March. Check out the trailer below!


Rex Harrison Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rex Harrison been in?
Rex Harrison has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

How many West End shows has Rex Harrison been in?
Rex Harrison has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Rex Harrison's first West End show?
Rex Harrison's first West End show was My Fair Lady which opened in 1958

What awards has Rex Harrison been nominated for?
Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Special Awards (Drama Desk Awards) , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Heartbreak House , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Heartbreak House , Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Heartbreak House , Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Platonov Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for My Fair Lady and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Anne of the Thousand Days .

What awards has Rex Harrison won?
Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards), Special Awards (Drama Desk Awards), Special Tony Award (Tony Awards), Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Platonov Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for My Fair Ladyand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Anne of the Thousand Days.