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Robert Preston

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1978
Performer
  [Broadway]
1976
Foxwell J. Sly [Replacement]
The Judge [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
Mack Sennett
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
He (Michael)
  [Broadway]
1966
Henry II
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Benjamin Franklin
  [Broadway]
1963
Nat Bentley
  [Broadway]
1963
The Burglar
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1962
Pancho Villa
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Harold Hill
  [Broadway]
1957
Jean Monnerie
  [Broadway]
1955
Gil
  [Broadway]
1954
Joe McCall
  [Broadway]
1954
George Wilson
  [Broadway]
1954
Clem Scott
  [Broadway]
1953
Peter Hogarth
  [Broadway]
1952
Joe Ferguson
  [Broadway]
1952
Joe Ferguson

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1978
Performer

  [Broadway]
1976
Foxwell J. Sly [Replacement]

The Judge [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
Mack Sennett

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
He (Michael)

  [Broadway]
1966
Henry II

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Benjamin Franklin

  [Broadway]
1963
Nat Bentley

  [Broadway]
1963
The Burglar

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1962
Pancho Villa

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Harold Hill

  [Broadway]
1957
Jean Monnerie

  [Broadway]
1955
Gil

  [Broadway]
1954
Joe McCall

  [Broadway]
1954
George Wilson

  [Broadway]
1954
Clem Scott

  [Broadway]
1953
Peter Hogarth

  [Broadway]
1952
Joe Ferguson

  [Broadway]
1952
Joe Ferguson


Robert Preston Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Robert Preston, Mack and Mabel
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Robert Preston, Do! I Do!
 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Robert Preston, The Music Man

Robert Preston News

Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents THE MUSIC MAN in October Photo Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents THE MUSIC MAN in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The Music Man, a co-production with the Clay Center, will play at the Maier Performance Hall on October 28-30 and November 4-6, 2022.

The Lark Theater to Present Screenings of Classic Movie Musicals, Including FUNNY GIR Photo The Lark Theater to Present Screenings of Classic Movie Musicals, Including FUNNY GIRL, THE MUSIC MAN & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Lark Theater in Larkspur, CA is presenting movie adaptations of iconic musicals EVERY WEDNESDAY afternoon.

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90 Photo HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning sole surviving co-creator of the ground-breaking Broadway musical HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, died peacefully Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022 in New York City surrounded by his loving family. 

Legacy Theatre to Open 2022 Season With I DO! I DO! Photo Legacy Theatre to Open 2022 Season With I DO! I DO!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

The Legacy Theatre, Branford's own regional, professional theatre on the shoreline, is back with its opening Mainstage Production of the 2022 season! 'I Do! I Do!,' a charming musical about marriage, will play Thursdays through Saturdays at the theatre from April 28-May 14.

Legacy Theatre Announces 15% Off Tickets to Opening Musical I DO! I DO! Photo Legacy Theatre Announces 15% Off Tickets to Opening Musical I DO! I DO!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

The Easter Bunny is coming to town early this Easter weekend! Beginning Friday, April 15th, and running until midnight on Easter, the Legacy Theatre in Branford, CT will run a special 15% off sale for tickets to 'I Do! I Do!,' the opening production of Legacy's 2022 season.

THE MUSIC MAN Will Be Performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild in October Photo THE MUSIC MAN Will Be Performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild in October
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2022

Featuring classic songs such as Till There Was You, Gary Indiana, Lida Rose, Goodnight My Someone, Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little, Shipoopi and Seventy Six Trombones, the show is an All-American salute to music, romance and fast-talking flim flam.

Who Was Meredith Willson? Photo Who Was Meredith Willson?
by Team BWW - Feb 5, 2022

In just under a week, The Music Man officially opens at the Winter Garden Theatre. Created in a time dominated by the works of musical theatre luminaries like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe and Leonard Bernstein, the musical is considered one of the greatest works of Broadway's Golden Age, though it was written by a lesser-known genius.

Legacy Theatre Announces Valentine's Ticket Deal For I DO! I DO! Photo Legacy Theatre Announces Valentine's Ticket Deal For I DO! I DO!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022

Looking for a gift for that special someone in your life this Valentine's Day? Beginning Saturday, February 12th and running until midnight on Valentine's Day, the Legacy Theatre in Branford, CT will run a special Buy 1, Get 1 50% off sale for tickets to I Do! I Do!, the opening production of Legacy's 2022 season.

BWW Interview: Robert Yacko - Singing With Kritzerland & Many, Many Others Photo BWW Interview: Robert Yacko - Singing With Kritzerland & Many, Many Others
by Gil Kaan - Sep 1, 2021

Kritzerland celebrates their eleventh anniversary of producing monthly shows with KRITZERLAND’s 115th September 12, 2021 at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s. Had the chance to talk to Robert Yacko, a Kritzerland staple on his long relationship with Kritzerland, as well as on fun stuff on his resume.

BWW Review: A BROADWAY CELEBRATION Brings the Music Back at Heinz Field Photo BWW Review: A BROADWAY CELEBRATION Brings the Music Back at Heinz Field
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 24, 2021

It's hard to argue with the line-up for Pittsburgh CLO's star-studded concert anniversary.

Robert Preston Videos

VIDEO: Asolo Repertory to Present New Ahrens & Flaherty Musical KNOXVILLE VideoVIDEO: Asolo Repertory to Present New Ahrens & Flaherty Musical KNOXVILLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2019

Asolo Repertory Theatre will proudly present the world premiere of KNOXVILLE in spring 2020. This moving and innovative musical will feature lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty and will be adapted and directed by Frank Galati, reuniting the dynamic Tony Award-winning creative team behind Ragtime, one of the most beloved musicals of all time. KNOXVILLE is based on James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel A Death in the Family and based, in part, on the play All The Way Home by Tad Mosel.  

BWW Flashback: Harvey Schmidt Reminisces on His Legendary Career in the Theatre VideoBWW Flashback: Harvey Schmidt Reminisces on His Legendary Career in the Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier today, legendary composer Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!) passed away last night in Texas at 88 years of age. A family only funeral will take place in Texas next week, with a New York memorial to come at a future date.

BWW TV: Try to Remember... Broadway Legends Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Recall Caree VideoBWW TV: Try to Remember... Broadway Legends Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Recall Career Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2017

Just last night, the York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/16- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/15- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert Preston
by - Jun 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside.

STAGE TUBE: Westchester Broadway Theatre's I DO! I DO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2011

Based on the Jan De Hartog play, The Fourposter, the story spans fifty years, from 1895 to 1945, as it focuses on the trials and tribulations, laughters and sorrows, and hopes and disappointments experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage. I DO! I DO! is a remarkably intimate, romantic piece. We are invited into the bedroom of newlyweds Michael & Agnes who anticipate a wonderful blissful life...'Together Forever' as one of the early musical selections would have us believe. As we all know, reality sets in as the young couple struggle to maintain their happiness, passion, devotion and yes even a sense of humor, through all the joys, pains, trials and tribulations that they share in their 50 years of marriage. Check out a preview from the production below!


Robert Preston Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Robert Preston been in?
Robert Preston has appeared on Broadway in 18 shows.

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

What awards has Robert Preston been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mack and Mabel Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Do! I Do! and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Music Man .

What awards has Robert Preston won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Do! I Do!and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Music Man.