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Robert Klein

 
Date of Birth: February 08, 1942 (80)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1993
Mervyn Kant
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1988
Performer
  [Broadway]
1986
Performer
  [Broadway]
1985
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Vernon Gersch
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1971
Narrator/Dr. Pangloss/Martin [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1968
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Ensemble/Other Roles
Guard
Ensemble
Mr. Fallible

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Sketches

Photos

Jamie deRoy and Robert Klein Photo

Jamie deRoy and Robert Klein

From: 
Date:
10/03/2022
Robert Klein Photo

Robert Klein

From: 
Date:
07/14/2022
Robert Klein Photo

Robert Klein

From: 
Date:
07/14/2022
Robert Klein Photo

Robert Klein

From: 
Date:
07/14/2022
Robert Klein, Steve Doyle, Julie Gold, Jamie deRoy, Ben Jones, Daisy Jopling Photo

Robert Klein, Steve Doyle, Julie Gold, Jamie deRoy, Ben Jones, Daisy Jopling

From: 
Date:
07/14/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1993
Mervyn Kant

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1988
Performer

  [Broadway]
1986
Performer

  [Broadway]
1985
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Vernon Gersch

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1971
Narrator/Dr. Pangloss/Martin [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1968
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Ensemble/Other Roles

Guard

Ensemble

Mr. Fallible

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Sketches

Robert Klein Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play
Robert Klein, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actor - Play Gold Star
Robert Klein - , The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Robert Klein, They're Playing Our Song

Robert Klein News

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LEOPOLDSTADT Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LEOPOLDSTADT
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 3, 2022

The best of Broadway came out to celebrate the arrival of Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard's Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photo coverage from the red carpet!

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY! is Coming to Kirkland Perfo Photo MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY! is Coming to Kirkland Performance Center This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

The international comedy hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, featuring actor & comedian Peter J. Fogel, will be coming to the Kirkland Performance Center September 21-October 23.

Emelin Theatre Celebrates 50 Years Of Great Entertainment On The Sound Shore Photo Emelin Theatre Celebrates 50 Years Of Great Entertainment On The Sound Shore
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

The Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts is celebrating its 50th anniversary year with a Gala on November 3 featuring Broadway Star Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, In The Heights, Wicked).

Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents Robert Klein in November Photo Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents Robert Klein in November
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

For more than 40 years, Robert Klein has had an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television and in film.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to Present Mandy Patinkin, MEAN GIRLS, and More for 22 Photo Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to Present Mandy Patinkin, MEAN GIRLS, and More for 22/23 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 28, 2022

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will present Sarasota premieres and return engagements during the 2022-2023 season. Public on-sale is Saturday, September 10 at 10am. 

Stand-Up Comes to Bay Street Theater in September Photo Stand-Up Comes to Bay Street Theater in September
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced two evenings of side-splitting stand-up comedy on Saturday, September 17, and Saturday, September 24, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. On September 17 at 8 p.m., New York comedian Joseph Vecsey returns with an all new lineup of All Star Comedy. 

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER's JEWISH, AND I'M IN THERAPY Is Arriving at Lakewood C Photo MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER's JEWISH, AND I'M IN THERAPY Is Arriving at Lakewood Cultural Center This Summer
by Grace Cutler - Jul 16, 2022

The international comedy hit My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!, featuring actor & comedian Peter J. Fogel, will be coming to the Lakewood Cultural Center for 3 weeks only from August 3-21, 2022.

Photos: Jamie DeRoy & Friends Returns To Birdland Photo Photos: Jamie DeRoy & Friends Returns To Birdland
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was pleased to present another performance of the  multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Monday, July 11. Proceeds from the evening benefitted The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly named The Actors Fund).

Photos: Jamie deRoy Brought Her Friends Back To Birdland For Some Songs & Some Laughs Photo Photos: Jamie deRoy Brought Her Friends Back To Birdland For Some Songs & Some Laughs In JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS
by Bobby Patrick - Jul 13, 2022

Monday night’s installment of JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS at Birdland raised the roof and brought the house down with her guests Ben Jones, Daisy Jopling, Robert Klein, Lianne Marie Dobbs, and Grammy-winning songwriter Julie Gold. Check out the photos!

10 Videos That Have Us Excited About The Next JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS at Birdland July  Photo 10 Videos That Have Us Excited About The Next JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS at Birdland July 11th
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 4, 2022

Jamie deRoy & Friends always gives audiences a lively time and some swell entertainment. July 11th, Birdland brings back the series with a fine list of talented performers.

Robert Klein Videos

VIDEO: Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Reunite for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Concert; Wat VideoVIDEO: Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Reunite for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Concert; Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2019

A 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song was held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.). The show starred the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'. Check out highlights from the evening below!

STAGE TUBE: Birthday Flashback - THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG's Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Reunite in Concert
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2015

In honor of Lucie Arnaz's birthday, Rick McKay, the producer/director of Rick McKay's Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy, just unveiled never-before-seen-footage of Lucie and Robert Klein recreating their original roles from THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 31 years later at a benefit for musical director Fran Liebergall in 2010, honoring Marvin Hamlisch. Watch below!

VIDEO: First Look - Sarah Jessica Parker & More Set for New Season of COMEDIANS IN CARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 9, 2014

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the popular award-winning Web series created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld, will return to Crackle and ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee.com on June 19.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sarah Jessica Parker & More Set for New Season of Seinfeld's COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
by Caryn Robbins - May 22, 2014

Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Stewart and George Wallace join the ride for Season Four

STAGE TUBE: Tina Fey, Judd Apatow and More in Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2013

SHOWTIME presents its critically-acclaimed documentary series INSIDE COMEDY, Monday nights at 11 P.M. ET/PT. The ten, half-hour episodes from comedy forces David Steinberg and Steve Carell, will expand on last year's legendary lineup by adding Drew Carey, Robert Klein, Steve Martin, Martin Mull and Robert Schimmel to the star-studded second season. Check out the teaser below!

STAGE TUBE: Video Teaser of Peter Fogel in MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH, & I'M HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2012

Peter Fogel arrives in Phoenix for five weeks in the all new MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH, & I'M HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!, currently running through Jan. 20, 2013 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. Check out the video teaser below.

STAGE TUBE: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2012

Hamlisch, one of only eleven EGOT winners in the history of the entertainment industry, was awarded three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards for his work. On Broadway, he wrote the music for A Chorus Line - which received the Pulitzer Prize - as well as They're Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success.

Listen Now: Cy Coleman and Lillias White Sing From 'Pamela's First Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2008

BroadwayWorld is pleased to bring you this special recording of Cy Coleman and Lillias White singing 'It Started With A Dream' from 'Pamela's First Musical' which Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS will be presenting a benefit performance at Town Hall on May 18th at 3pm.


Robert Klein Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Robert Klein been in?
Robert Klein has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Robert Klein been in?
Robert Klein has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Robert Klein been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for They're Playing Our Song .

What awards has Robert Klein won?
Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig.

How many shows has Robert Klein written?
Robert Klein has written 3 shows including New Faces of 1968 (Sketches), The Robert Klein Show! (Playwright), An Evening With Robert Klein (Playwright).