Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Richard Chamberlain

 
Date Of Birth:
March 31, 1935 (87)
Birth Place:
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Bio:
George Richard Chamberlain is an American actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare. He subsequently appeared in several TV mini-series, such as Shōgun and The Thorn Birds and was the first to play Jason Bourne in the 1988 made-for-TV movie The ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 31, 1935 (87)

Birth Place: Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Bio:
George Richard Chamberlain is an American actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare. He subsequently appeared in several TV mini-series, such as Shōgun and The Thorn Birds and was the first to play Jason Bourne in the 1988 made-for-TV movie The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Captain Georg von Trapp [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Henry Higgins
  [Broadway]
1987
Charles
  [Broadway]
1976
The Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1972
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Jeff Claypool

Photos

Richard Chamberlain, Bill Pullman and Holly Hunter Photo

Richard Chamberlain, Bill Pullman and Holly Hunter

From: 
Date:
10/29/2014
David Rabe, Raviv Ullman, Ben Schnetzer, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Nadia Gan, Bill Photo

David Rabe, Raviv Ullman, Ben Schnetzer, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Nadia Gan, Bill Pullman, Richard Chamberlain, Scott Elliott

From: 
Date:
09/30/2014
Raviv Ullman, Ben Schnetzer, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Nadia Gan, Bill Pullman, Ri Photo

Raviv Ullman, Ben Schnetzer, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Nadia Gan, Bill Pullman, Richard Chamberlain

From: 
Date:
09/30/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Captain Georg von Trapp [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Henry Higgins

  [Broadway]
1987
Charles

  [Broadway]
1976
The Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1972
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Jeff Claypool

Richard Chamberlain Biography

George Richard Chamberlain is an American actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare. He subsequently appeared in several TV mini-series, such as Shōgun and The Thorn Birds and was the first to play Jason Bourne in the 1988 made-for-TV movie The Bourne Identity.

Richard Chamberlain Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outsanding Actor - Play
Richard Chamberlain, Fathers and Sons
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Richard Chamberlain, The Night of the Iguana

Richard Chamberlain News

Company Of Angels And Black Boyle Heights Announce A New Partnership Project Photo Company Of Angels And Black Boyle Heights Announce A New Partnership Project
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2022

Company of Angels, LA's oldest non-profit theater company and Black Boyle Heights have launched their multi-year partnership to bring the stories of Black Boyle Heights residents to the stage. Company of Angels and Black Boyle Heights will develop and present for the stage an original play that highlights African Americans from Boyle Heights through shared stories, visuals, and history.

Laura Benanti Welcomes Second Daughter, Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown Photo Laura Benanti Welcomes Second Daughter, Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022

Laura Benanti took to Instagram to share the birth of her second daughter, Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown.

Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theate Photo Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theater Star for Our Times
by Jim Munson - Jun 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to Broadway musical star Laura Benanti about her show at the Lesher Center for the Arts on June 25th. Effortlessly engaging and chatty, Benanti also talks about her amazingly varied career, having worked with everyone from Patti LuPone to Chita Rivera, Steve Martin, Richard Chamberlain and the late Rebecca Luker.

Academy Award- Nominated Actor Sally Kellerman Dead At 84 Photo Academy Award- Nominated Actor Sally Kellerman Dead At 84
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2022

Actress-singer Sally Kellerman, who achieved worldwide movie fame for her role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman's classic 1970 film “M*A*S*H,” with Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, died early this morning (Feb. 24) in her sleep from heart failure at her home in Woodland Hills.  She was 84.  For her iconic role, she was nominated as “Best Supporting Actress” by both the Oscars and Golden Globes.  It was reported by her manager and publicist Alan Eichler.

THAT'LL BE THE DAY Comes to Bucks County Playhouse Photo THAT'LL BE THE DAY Comes to Bucks County Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Andy Christopher, who played Buddy Holly in “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” at Bucks County Playhouse, and his wife, Esther Stilwell, will bring their cabaret performance, “That'll Be the Day: A Rock 'n Roll Romance,” to New Hope for four performances, February 4 – 6. 

Stephanie J. Block, Santino Fontana & Laura Benanti Join The Seth Rudetsky Broadway C Photo Stephanie J. Block, Santino Fontana & Laura Benanti Join The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2021

The series features three Tony Award® winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) on January 7; Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on February 5; and Laura Benanti (Gypsy) on March 26.

LeAnn Rimes, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More, Announced for Lesher Center HEADLINERS S Photo LeAnn Rimes, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More, Announced for Lesher Center HEADLINERS Series
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2021

The Lesher Center for the Arts announces the stellar lineup for its Headliners series, kicking off January 7 with Grammy and multi-award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes.

The 6th Claudette Sorel Piano Competition Announced Photo The 6th Claudette Sorel Piano Competition Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2021

Now in its sixth year and named for pianist and SUNY Distinguished Professor Claudette Sorel, The Claudette Sorel Piano Competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities ages 15 - 18.

Laura Benanti to Perform at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Photo Laura Benanti to Perform at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present Tony Award winner, five-time Tony® nominee and highly celebrated stage and screen actress Laura Benanti in her debut in the Cabaret Series for three performances September 23, 24 and 25 at the Samueli Theatre.

Cris Groenendaal Headlines August 6th LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN Photo Cris Groenendaal Headlines August 6th LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 2, 2021

Carole Demas will host Broadway actor Cris Groenendaal on LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN on August 6th

Richard Chamberlain Videos

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Prepares for Cadogan Hall Show with FLOTUS VideoVIDEO: Laura Benanti Prepares for Cadogan Hall Show with FLOTUS
by Paul Smith - May 31, 2019

Tony Award Winner and current star of My Fair Lady, Laura Benanti, is hopping across the pond to perform a concert at London's Cadogan Hall. Known for her performances on Broadway in Gypsy, She Loves Me, and Meteor Shower, this concert will be her first performance in London.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 31- Happy Birthday, Brooke Shields! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 31- Happy Birthday, Brooke Shields!
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2019

Today, we're celebrating the birthday of star of stage and screen, Brooke Shields!

Photo/Video: Get A First Look At Merrimack Repertory Theatre's THE HAUNTED LIFE VideoPhoto/Video: Get A First Look At Merrimack Repertory Theatre's THE HAUNTED LIFE
by Alan Henry - Apr 8, 2019

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) 's The Haunted Life by Sean Daniels, adapted from the 'lost' novel, and directed by Daniels and christopher oscar peña, in coordination with The Estate of Jack Kerouac, from March 20 to April 14 - is now on stage!

VIDEO: Watch Laura Benanti Get Crafty in The Kitchen on THE CHEW VideoVIDEO: Watch Laura Benanti Get Crafty in The Kitchen on THE CHEW
by Macon Prickett - May 2, 2018

Broadway star Laura Benanti visits The Chew to put her baking skills to the test with Clinton Kelly. Check out the clip below!

VIDEO: Tony Winner Laura Benanti Talks NYC Parenthood & Playing Melania Trump on LATE VideoVIDEO: Tony Winner Laura Benanti Talks NYC Parenthood & Playing Melania Trump on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Macon Prickett - Mar 21, 2018

Laura Benanti talks about filming The Detour, how raising a kid in New York has changed her perception of the city and what it's like playing Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 10- A Star is Born: Laura Benanti Debuts as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2017

On this day in 1999, Richard Chamberlain and Laura Benanti joined the cast of the Broadway revival of The Sound of Music as the new Captain Von Trapp and Maria Rainer, succeeding Michael Siberry and Rebecca Luker in the roles. The two continued in the roles through the production's closing on June 20. 1999, after 533 performances.

STAGE TUBE: See Rare Footage of Mary Tyler Moore in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY's
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2017

Take a look at Mary Tyler Moore onstage in this vintage footage shot during a dress rehearsal during the Philadelphia run of Breakfast at Tiffany's the musical. Filmed by a cast member, the silent, color 8mm footage includes clips from rehearsal as well as footage of the cast traveling to the Forrest Theater for the show's out of town tryout.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/15/16- Laura Benanti
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Laura Benanti! Benanti recently starred as Candela in 2010's Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and in the title role of the Patti LuPone revival of Gypsy in 2008, for which she was honored with the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Drama League nomination. She previously starred in the Encores! production. Broadway: The Sound of Music (Maria, opposite Richard Chamberlain), Swing! (Tony nomination: Best Featured Actress), Into The Woods (Cinderella; Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, LA Ovation and Tony nominations), Nine (Claudia, opposite Antonio Banderas; Outer Critics Circle, Drama Leauge nominations), The Wedding Singer (Julia Sullivan) and much more.

Tony Awards Close-Up: Five-Time Nominee Laura Benanti Has Made the Jump from Featured to Leading Actress!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2016

Laura Benanti has been here before. The five-time Tony nominee (and one-time winner) has dazzled critics and audiences alike this season for her portrayal of 'Amalia' in the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me. Below, she explains why she's excited to be movin' on up to the 'Leading Actress' category!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/8/15- CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2015

Today in 1946, Cyrano de Bergerac opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 193 performances. Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play bears a very scant resemblance to his life. The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of 12 syllables per line, very close to the Alexandrine format, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura. Notable English-speaking Cyranos include Ralph Richardson, DeVeren Bookwalter, Derek Jacobi, Richard Chamberlain, and Christopher Plummer, who played the part in Rostand's original play and won a Tony Award for the 1973 musical adaptation. Kevin Kline played the role in a Broadway production in 2007. The play is currently in previews at the American Airlines Theatre, starring Douglas Hodge in the title role.


Richard Chamberlain Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard Chamberlain been in?
Richard Chamberlain has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Richard Chamberlain been in?
Richard Chamberlain has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Richard Chamberlain been nominated for?
Outsanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Fathers and Sons and Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Night of the Iguana .