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Richard Easton

 
Date of Birth: March 22, 1933 (89)

Birth Place: Montreal, QC, CANADA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2013
Duncan
  [Off-Broadway]
Epic Theatre Ensemble Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Alfons Jorgensen
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Count Stanislaw Worcell
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Leonty Ibayev
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Alexander Bakunin
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Sir Anthony Absolute
  [US Tour]
World Premiere, 2004
Sound Engineer
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
King Henry IV
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Selsdon Mowbray
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
A.E. Houseman, aged 77
  [Broadway]
1971
James Bonham
  [Broadway]
1969
Claudius
  [Broadway]
1969
Messenger
  [Broadway]
1968
Alceste
  [Broadway]
1968
Policeman
  [Broadway]
1968
Trofimov, Petr Sergeyevich
  [Broadway]
1968
King Berenger
  [Broadway]
1967
Policeman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Child
  [Broadway]
1963
Charles Surface
  [Broadway]
1958
Cain
Strephon
  [Broadway]
1957
Mr. Harcourt

Photos

Richard Easton attending the Opening Night Performance of ASSASSINS at Studio 54 in N Photo

Richard Easton attending the Opening Night Performance of ASSASSINS at Studio 54 in New York City. April 22, 2004

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Date:
01/01/2020
Richard Easton, Brendan Fraser, Jennifer Coolidge, Denis O'Hare and Jeremy Shamos att Photo

Richard Easton, Brendan Fraser, Jennifer Coolidge, Denis O'Hare and Jeremy Shamos attending the Meet & Greet the cast of "ELLING" on October 19, 2010 at the Ballet Tech Rehearsal Studios in New York City. The play will open on November 21, 2010 at the Barrymore Theatre.

From: 
Date:
12/26/2019
Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call for The Opening Night Perform Photo

Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call for The Opening Night Performance of The Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City. March 16, 2006

From: 
Date:
12/26/2019
Chris Carmack, Jan Maxwell, Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call f Photo

Chris Carmack, Jan Maxwell, Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call for The Opening Night Performance of The Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City. March 16, 2006

From: 
Date:
12/26/2019
Chris Carmack, Jan Maxwell, Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call f Photo

Chris Carmack, Jan Maxwell, Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call for The Opening Night Performance of The Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City. March 16, 2006

From: 
Date:
12/26/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2013
Duncan

  [Off-Broadway]
Epic Theatre Ensemble Production, 2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Alfons Jorgensen

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Count Stanislaw Worcell

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Leonty Ibayev

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Alexander Bakunin

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Sir Anthony Absolute

  [US Tour]
World Premiere, 2004
Sound Engineer

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
King Henry IV

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Selsdon Mowbray

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
A.E. Houseman, aged 77

  [Broadway]
1971
James Bonham

  [Broadway]
1969
Claudius

  [Broadway]
1969
Messenger

  [Broadway]
1968
Alceste

  [Broadway]
1968
Policeman

  [Broadway]
1968
Trofimov, Petr Sergeyevich

  [Broadway]
1968
King Berenger

  [Broadway]
1967
Policeman

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Child

  [Broadway]
1963
Charles Surface

  [Broadway]
1958
Cain

Strephon

  [Broadway]
1957
Mr. Harcourt


Richard Easton Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Richard Easton, Entertaining Mr. Sloane
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Richard Easton, The Invention of Love
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Richard Easton, The Invention of Love
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Richard Easton, The Invention of Love
 
Theatre World Awards - 1958 - Performance Gold Star
Richard Easton, The Country Wife

Richard Easton News

André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at RE Photo André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.

AMT to Present KING LEAR Staged Reading Directed by Austin Pendleton Photo AMT to Present KING LEAR Staged Reading Directed by Austin Pendleton
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021

One of the first shows being presented at AMT's new Off Broadway house on 354 West 45th Street will be a staged reading of Shakespeare's 'KING LEAR', starring Charles E. Gerber and directed by Austin Pendleton.

BWW Feature: 18TH ANNUAL WILL-A-THON, 'WILL'S PLAYHOUSE 90' at The Workshop Theater Photo BWW Feature: 18TH ANNUAL WILL-A-THON, 'WILL'S PLAYHOUSE 90' at The Workshop Theater
by Caroline Sposto - Apr 24, 2021

When the pandemic hit, Charles E. Gerber, a NY actor, director, and acting instructor, moved his studio, Will's Playshop, online. From April 25th at 4 p.m. EST - Midnight April 29th, performances will be accessible to a worldwide audience, on a 'pay what you can' basis to benefit The Food Bank for New York City as well as The Workshop Theater.

Broadway Rewind:  Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway Photo Broadway Rewind: Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Macbeth returned to Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 60 performances.

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019 Photo Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020

2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Tony Award-Winner Richard Easton Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Tony Award-Winner Richard Easton
by Walter McBride - Dec 26, 2019

Take a look back on Richard Easton's life and career with a collection of vintage photos from our archives. 

Tony Winning Broadway Veteran Richard Easton Has Died at Age 86 Photo Tony Winning Broadway Veteran Richard Easton Has Died at Age 86
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran the Tony Award winner Richard Easton has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Easton was 86.

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors. 

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4.

Michael C. Hall Will Lead Reading of Will Eno's GNIT; John Doyle Set to Direct
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2016

Michael C. Hall will headline a one-night night only reading of Will Eno's play GNIT, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT Monday evening, June 20 at 7 pm at CSC (136 East 13th Street) as part of the theater's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL IBSEN, presented in conjunction with the company current production of PEER GYNT, directed by John Doyle and runs through this Sunday, June 19.

Richard Easton Videos

Broadway Rewind:  Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Macbeth returned to Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 60 performances.

BWW TV: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Cast 'Plays It Cool' on the Set of Episode 5
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - May 2, 2014

Take a look inside the "making of" Submissions Only: Episode 5, with guest stars Linda Lavin, Joel Grey, Tony Roberts, Chris Sarandon and Richard Easton! Filmmaker Karen Curtiss was on hand to capture the S.O. team in action, as they rubbed elbows with the theater legends and did their best to "play it cool."

BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer- with Linda Lavin, Joel Grey & More!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Apr 22, 2014

Broadway's favorite webseries, 'Submissions Only,' is back for its star-studded third season! Below, we are excited to bring you a trailer for Episode 5, which premieres on Monday, April 28.

VIDEO: MACBETH's Ethan Hawke Compares Shakespeare to Rap Music on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 31, 2013

Actor Ethan Hawke, currently starring on Broadway in MACBETH, stopped by the fourth hour of NBC's TODAY to talk with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about the production.

VIDEO: Ethan Hawke Talks Playing Dead in MACBETH on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 20, 2013

Ethan Hawke took on 'Elf' duties on this morning's TODAY on NBC as part of the show's annual toy drive. The actor spoke about his current role on Broadway in MACBETH.

Ethan Hawke-Led MACBETH Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, presentsBianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Derek Wilson, Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which features a cast of 27, is currently in previews and will open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Ethan Hawke-Led MACBETH on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, presentsBianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Derek Wilson, Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which features a cast of 27, is currently in previews and will open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/9- EXIT THE KING
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2012

Today in 1968, Exit the King opened at the Lyceum Theatre where it ran for 47 performances. The revival opened on Broadway in a limited engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, with previews starting March 7, 2009, opening March 26, and closing June 14. Directed by Armfield, the cast stars Geoffrey Rush (who won a Tony Award for his performance), Susan Sarandon, William Sadler, Andrea Martin, Lauren Ambrose and Brian Hutchison. It had previously been produced on Broadway by the APA-Phoenix Repertory Company, directed by Ellis Rabb and starred Richard Easton as the King, Patricia Conolly as Queen Marie, Eva Le Gallienne as Queen Marguerite, and Pamela Payton-Wright as Juliette.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of ELLING
by Craig Brockman - Nov 25, 2010

Brendan Fraser and Denis O'Hare star in ELLING on Broadway with Jennifer Coolidge in ELLING, new comedy from London, directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes. ELLING began performances Tuesday, November 2, opened Sunday, November 21 on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street and will play a strictly limited engagement through March 20, 2011. Broadway Beat was on hand to bring you these interviews with the star-studded cast!

BWW TV: ELLING Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 21, 2010

Brendan Fraser Crash, Gods and Monsters, and critically hailed in the West End's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Denis O'Hare Take Me Out -Tony Award-winner, HBO's 'True Blood' star in ELLING on Broadway with Jennifer Coolidge Broadway's The Women, American Pie, Best in Show Richard Easton The Invention of Love - Tony Award-winner, The Coast of Utopia, Noises Off and Jeremy Shamos The Rivals, Reckless. The critically acclaimed new comedy from London, directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes Doubt, Mrs. Warren's Profession, ELLING began performances Tuesday, November 2 and will open Sunday, November 21 on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street and will play a strictly limited engagement through March 20, 2011.


Richard Easton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard Easton been in?
Richard Easton has appeared on Broadway in 21 shows.

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

What awards has Richard Easton been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Entertaining Mr. Sloane , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Invention of Love , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Invention of Love Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Invention of Love and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Country Wife .

What awards has Richard Easton won?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Invention of Love, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Invention of Love Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Invention of Loveand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Country Wife.