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Robert Morse

 
Date Of Birth:
May 18, 1931 (91)
Birth Place:
Newton, MA, USA
Bio:
Morse may be best known to Broadway fans as the original J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a role for which he won a Tony Award. He also went on to play Finch in the film adaptation of the musical in 1967. Morse won a second Tony Award for playing Truman ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 18, 1931 (91)

Birth Place: Newton, MA, USA

Bio:
Morse may be best known to Broadway fans as the original J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a role for which he won a Tony Award. He also went on to play Finch in the film adaptation of the musical in 1967. Morse won a second Tony Award for playing Truman ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Mr. Pincus
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2003
The Wizard
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Louis Blore / His Most Royal Majesty, The King of France
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Cap'n Andy [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1989
Truman Capote
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1988
Scooter Molloy
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1980
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Performer
David
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Jerry
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
Finch
J. Pierrepont Finch
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Richard Miller
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1958
Ted Snow
Ted Snow
  [Broadway]
1955
Barnaby Tucker
  [Broadway]
1944
Councillor
  [Regional (US)]
West Coast Revival, 1974
Performer

Robert Morse Movies

The Matchmaker
 
[1958]
Barnaby Tucker
Honeymoon Hotel
 
[1964]
Jay Menlow
Quick, Before It Melts
 
[1964]
Oliver Cromwell Cannon
The Loved One
 
[1965]
Dennis Barlow
A Guide for the Married Man
 
[1967]
Ed Stander
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
[1967]
J. Pierpont Finch
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
 
[1967]
Jonathan
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
 
[1968]
Waldo Zane
The Boatniks
 
[1970]
Ensign Garland
Hunk
 
[1987]
Garrison Gaylord
The Emperor's New Clothes
 
[1987]
The Tailor
It's All About You
 
[2002]
Dr. Flowers
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez
 
[2012]
Burt

Robert Morse TV Shows

Mad Men
 
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Bertram Cooper
Pound Puppies
 
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Howler, Mrs. Gugenfeller, Howler's Ancestor
Sofia the First
 
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Gnuckles, Marshak
That's Life
 
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Robert Dickson

Robert Morse Biography


Morse may be best known to Broadway fans as the original J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a role for which he won a Tony Award. He also went on to play Finch in the film adaptation of the musical in 1967.


Morse won a second Tony Award for playing Truman Capote in the 1989 production of the one-man play Tru. He went on to also win a Primetime Emmy Award for the role, in an airing of the play for American Playhouse in 1992.


Morse made his Broadway debut in Catherine Was Great in 1944. His subsequent Broadway credits include The Matchmaker; Say, Darling (Tony nomination); Take Me Along (Tony nomination); Sugar; So Long, 174th Street; Show Boat; and The Front Page.

He appeared on the US tour of Sugar Babies in 1980, and appeared in the world premiere production of Wicked as The Wizard in San Francisco in 2003.


In addition to his stage roles, Morse may be best known to television fans for playing Bert Cooper on TV's Mad Men.


Among his many other television and film roles, Morse also appeared in the 1968 musical series That's Life, as well as Night Gallery, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Dukes of Hazard, City of Angels, Murder She Wrote, and many more.


Robert Morse Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
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Drama League Awards - 1990 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actor - Play Gold Star
Robert Morse , Tru
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actor - Play Gold Star
Robert Morse, Tru
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Robert Morse, Tru
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding One Person Show Gold Star
Robert Morse, Tru
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Robert Morse, Sugar
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Robert Morse, Sugar
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1972 - Best Actor Gold Star
Robert Morse, Sugar
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Robert Morse , How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Robert Morse , Take Me Along
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Robert Morse, Say, Darling
 
Theatre World Awards - 1958 - Performance Gold Star
Robert Morse, Say, Darling

Robert Morse News

Review Roundup: SOME LIKE IT HOT Opens on Broadway! Photo Review Roundup: SOME LIKE IT HOT Opens on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Dec 11, 2022

Critics are weighing in on SOME LIKE IT HOT, the brand-new Broadway musical comedy featuring a book by Matthew López & Amber Ruffin, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw, which opened on Broadway Sunday, December 11th at the Shubert Theatre.

A BILLY GILMAN CHRISTMAS is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club in December Photo A BILLY GILMAN CHRISTMAS is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club will present Billy Gilman – the platinum-selling country music artist known for his run on NBC’s “The Voice” — in “A Billy Gilman Christmas” on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 PM.

Maddie Baillio to Make NYC Concert Debut at Birdland Jazz Club in November Photo Maddie Baillio to Make NYC Concert Debut at Birdland Jazz Club in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club will present the New York concert debut of actress and vocalist Maddie Baillio – best known for her appearances in the Amazon film Cinderella and NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” – on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM.

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform Six-Show Engagement at Birdland Theater in Novembe Photo THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform Six-Show Engagement at Birdland Theater in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

Birdland Theater will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in an exclusive six-show concert engagement from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 with performances at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM each night.

Christian Holder to Present DREAMS AND INSPIRATION With Special Guest Donna McKechnie Photo Christian Holder to Present DREAMS AND INSPIRATION With Special Guest Donna McKechnie at Birdland Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present vocalist Christian Holder in his new show “Dreams and Inspiration” – featuring a special appearance by Donna McKechnie – on Monday, November 7 at 8:30 PM.

Birdland Theater to Present Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU Cel Photo Birdland Theater to Present Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU Celebrating Frank Sinatra & Peggy Lee
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present singers Stacy Sullivan and Todd Murray in the new show “I’m Glad There Is You – The Musical Romance of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee” on Monday, October 31 at 8:30 PM.

Steve Ross to Present AUTUMN SERENADES at Birdland in October Photo Steve Ross to Present AUTUMN SERENADES at Birdland in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present vocalist and pianist Steve Ross in a special new show “Autumn Serenades” on Monday, October 24 at 7:00 PM. Ross will sing a few mellow seasonal ballads, including “September in the Rain,” “Autumn Leaves,” “September Song,” and “When October Goes.”

Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman & Peter Cincotti to Present THREE FRIENDS, ONE PIANO at B Photo Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman & Peter Cincotti to Present THREE FRIENDS, ONE PIANO at Birdland in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a special musical evening with three great musical talents Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman, and Peter Cincotti, in “Three Friends, One Piano” on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.

Tony Winner Julie Halston to Present New Show DECLASSIFIED! at Birdland in October Photo Tony Winner Julie Halston to Present New Show DECLASSIFIED! at Birdland in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Julie Halston – the brilliant Tony Award-winning comedic actress – on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Halston returns to the Birdland stage – live and in person – after two-and-a-half years of global pandemic Zoom meetings and green screens.

How Many Musicals Have Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? See the List Here! Photo How Many Musicals Have Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? See the List Here!
by BWW Features - Apr 30, 2022

Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, the most recent musical to take home the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has just opened on Broadway! Only 10 musicals in history have been honored with the coveted award and we've got the full list.

Robert Morse Videos

VIDEO: Micah Stock Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Micah Stock Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 27, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with Tony Award-nominated stage and screen actor Micah Stock, who currently stars on Netflix's cult favorite, Bonding and Disney+/Nat Geo's The Right Stuff, in which he plays real-life NASA astronaut Deke Slayton.

VIDEO: See a First Look at BAD HOMBRES on Showtime Videoplay
VIDEO: See a First Look at BAD HOMBRES on Showtime

by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2020

SHOWTIME has released a first look at its upcoming documentary BAD HOMBRES, premiering on Friday, October 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BAD HOMBRES on Showtime Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BAD HOMBRES on Showtime

by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2020

Showtime Sports Documentary Films has released the trailer and poster art for the upcoming documentary BAD HOMBRES.

VIDEO: Norm Lewis, Holland Taylor Guest Star As Actors in a Play on FX's BETTER THING Videoplay
VIDEO: Norm Lewis, Holland Taylor Guest Star As Actors in a Play on FX's BETTER THINGS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2019

Norm Lewis and Holland Taylor guest starred on last week's episode of BETTER THINGS on FX. In the episode, the main character Sam goes to New York City to read for a play titled 'Skewered' alongside Lewis, Taylor, and other actors Mark Feuerstein, Gabrielle Ruiz, and Jon Jon Briones.

VIDEO: Johnny Depp Channels Donald Trump in All-New 'Art of the Deal' FUNNY OR DIE
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 10, 2016

Below, check out Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art Of The Deal: The Movie Trailer, featuring Johnny Depp as the Republican presidential candidate

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Watch Michele Lee Transform Into Madame Morrible!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen legend Michele Lee. In Part 2, watch as Lee takes us into her dressing room at the Gershwin Theatre and transforms into Madam Morrible before our eyes! Click here to watch Part 1!

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Stage and Screen Star Michele Lee- Part 1!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen legend Michele Lee. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Gershwin Theatre, chat about her career highlights, and so much more!

BWW TV: Leslie Bibb, Christopher Gattelli & More Preview Powerhouse Summer Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, will soon present their upcoming Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 atVassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Members of the casts gave a special press preview yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang about the season!

VIDEO: Tony Winner Robert Morse Sings 'Best Things In Life' on MAD MEN
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner Robert Morse showed off his vocal chops on the May 25th episode of AMC's MAD MEN.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Midseason Finale of AMC's MAD MEN
by - May 19, 2014

Don't miss MAD MEN's final episode of 2014, airing Sun., May 25th at 10/9c. Get a sneak peek below!


Robert Morse Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Robert Morse been in?
Robert Morse has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

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

What awards has Robert Morse been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for TRU , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tru , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tru , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tru , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Tru , Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Tru , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sugar , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Sugar , Best Actor (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sugar , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Take Me Along Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Say, Darling and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Say, Darling .

What awards has Robert Morse won?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for TRU, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tru, Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tru, Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tru, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Tru, Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Tru, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Sugar, Best Actor (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sugar Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Tryingand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Say, Darling.