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Roger Bart

 
Birth Place:
Norwalk, CT, USA
Bio:
Roger Bart’s presence extends to both the small and big screens, as well as to the stage. He is perhaps best known in the theatre for originating the role of 'Carmen Ghia' in Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, The Producers, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. He recreated ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 29, 1962 (59)

Birth Place: Norwalk, CT, USA

Bio:
Roger Bart’s presence extends to both the small and big screens, as well as to the stage. He is perhaps best known in the theatre for originating the role of 'Carmen Ghia' in Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, The Producers, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. He recreated ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2021
Dr. Emmett Brown
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Works Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2019
Hades
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Tony [Replacement]
Tony
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Xanthias
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Carmen Ghia
Carmen Ghia
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Carmen Ghia [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Warren Smith
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Snoopy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Harlequin
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1997
Jonathan
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Thomas/Francis
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Thomas/Francis
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Christopher Low
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1986
Tom Sawyer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Tom Sawyer [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Igor

Photos

Will Haswell, Bob Gale, Huey Lewis, Roger Bart Photo

Will Haswell, Bob Gale, Huey Lewis, Roger Bart

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Date:
10/22/2021
Roger Bart, Huey Lewis Photo

Roger Bart, Huey Lewis

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Date:
10/22/2021
Roger Bart, Will Haswell Photo

Roger Bart, Will Haswell

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Date:
10/22/2021
Roger Bart, Will Haswell, and the company Photo

Roger Bart, Will Haswell, and the company

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Date:
10/22/2021
Roger Bart Photo

Roger Bart

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Date:
09/13/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2021
Dr. Emmett Brown

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Works Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2019
Hades

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Tony [Replacement]

Tony

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Xanthias

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Carmen Ghia

Carmen Ghia

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Carmen Ghia [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Warren Smith

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Snoopy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Harlequin

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1997
Jonathan

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Thomas/Francis

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Thomas/Francis

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Christopher Low

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1986
Tom Sawyer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Tom Sawyer [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Igor

Roger Bart Biography

Roger Bart’s presence extends to both the small and big screens, as well as to the stage.

He is perhaps best known in the theatre for originating the role of 'Carmen Ghia' in Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, The Producers, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. He recreated this memorable character for Universal's film adaptation of the musical.

Bart has worked extensively in television and was seen most recently in the series regular role of "Judge Wilson" in the Freeform series, Good Trouble. He has been seen on a number of television series including Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Epix's Graves, Netflix's Grace and Frankie, as well as Showtime's Episodes. Other popular television appearances include Revenge, Desperate Housewives and 30 Rock.

Bart starred in the independent films, Ghost Light, Speech & Debate, and Jay Roach's adaptation of Trumbo. Other film credits include Last Vegas (CBS Films), Law Abiding Citizen (Overture), Harold & Kumar 2 (New Line), The Producers (Universal), American Gangster (Universal) and The Stepford Wives (Paramount).

In addition to his Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for his role in The Producers, Bart also won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance as "Snoopy" in the revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He also starred in the musical, Young Frankenstein, originating the title character, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein," Based on the smash hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein which paired him again with his Producers' creator, Mel Brooks. His other notable stage appearances include Disaster! (Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination), The Frogs, Triumph Of Love, King David, and Big River. He was last seen on stage as "Hades," in the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre production of Hercules, revisiting the piece that he first brought life to as the singing voice of "Young Hercules" in Disney's animated feature film singing the Oscar nominated song Go The Distance.

Roger Bart Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Roger Bart, Disaster
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Roger Bart, Young Frankenstein
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Gold Star
Roger Bart, The Producers
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Roger Bart, The Producers
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Roger Bart, You're a Good Man
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Roger Bart, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Roger Bart News

VIDEO: BACK TO THE FUTURE Teases 2023 Broadway Run Photo VIDEO: BACK TO THE FUTURE Teases 2023 Broadway Run
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Back to the Future the Musical has released an all new teaser trailer for the show's upcoming Broadway run, set for 2023. No further information has been released at this time regarding dates, a theater, or casting. Learn more about how to be among the first to get tickets!

Guy Ritchie to Direct Live Action HERCULES for Disney Photo Guy Ritchie to Direct Live Action HERCULES for Disney
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

Disney's live-action remake of Hercules has found its director! Get the scoop on the upcoming film!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The cast of Back to the Future The Musical led by Roger Bart took the stage last night on Britain's Got Talent! Check out the full performance video here!

BACK TO THE FUTURE Booking Extends to February 2023 Photo BACK TO THE FUTURE Booking Extends to February 2023
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

Due to overwhelming demand, BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical’s performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End will extend to 12 February 2023. Tickets on sale now. The critically acclaimed Olivier, WhatsOnStage and Broadway World Award-winning Best New Musical had its opening night in London on Monday 13 September 2021.  

Show of the Week: Exclusive Prices for BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL Photo Show of the Week: Exclusive Prices for BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Mar 28, 2022

Back to the Future: The Musical is set to rewrite theatre history! The hit show is now playing at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End.

BACK TO THE FUTURE Original Cast Recording Hits Top 5 of Official UK Compilation Char Photo BACK TO THE FUTURE Original Cast Recording Hits Top 5 of Official UK Compilation Chart
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

The producers of the award-winning Back to the Future the Musical have announced that the original cast recording has stormed into the top 5 of the Official UK Compilation Chart in the first week of release.

BACK TO THE FUTURE Cast Recording Now Available Photo BACK TO THE FUTURE Cast Recording Now Available
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 11, 2022

Sony Masterworks Broadway today releases the Original Cast Recording to BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE MUSICAL. The award-winning musical is currently running at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End and features new music by multi-Grammy winners Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard alongside classic songs from the movie.  

Book Exclusively Priced Tickets For BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE MUSICAL Photo Book Exclusively Priced Tickets For BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2022

Back to the Future: The Musical has rewritten theatre history, having opened to five-star reviews at London's Adelphi Theatre. And you can get exclusively priced tickets to this West End hit if you book during London Theatre Week!

Hosts, Presenters & Performances Announced for 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Photo Hosts, Presenters & Performances Announced for 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022

WhatsOnStage today announced that Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson will host the 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. They are joined by presenters Chris Bush, Graziano Di Prima, Omari Douglas, James Graham, David Harewood, Frances Mayli McCann, Stephanie McKeon, Drew McOnie, Daniel Monks, Tracy Ann Oberman, Johannes Radebe, and more.

Cast Changes Announced for Nicholas Kaminski in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Cast Changes Announced for Nicholas Kaminski in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Nicholas Kaminski on January 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Nicholas Kaminski is a rising musical theatre composer/lyricist whose songs are profoundly funny, witty, and poignant.

Roger Bart Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The cast of Back to the Future The Musical led by Roger Bart took the stage last night on Britain's Got Talent! Check out the full performance video here!

BWW Exclusive: Watch Roger Bart in an All New Scene From THE BLACKLIST VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Roger Bart in an All New Scene From THE BLACKLIST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2021

Bart plays a lawyer who recently helped get nefarious blacklister The Freelancer released from prison, who runs up against Spader’s Red Reddington in his effort to find Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).

Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN! VideoBroadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, says of this episode of Broadway Rewind, 'It is jammed packed with Albee, Brooks and Pinter and I had one of the biggest pinch me moments of chatting with one of the greatest playwrights Edward Albee, himself. We head to Second Stage for the opening of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry but we start off at the first day of rehearsal for revival of the Harold Pinter classic, The Homecoming which featured a stellar cast including Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best and Michael McKeen. Director Daniel Sullivan told me what he loved about the play, 'When I read it now, almost 40 years after it was done, it still scares me. I had never directed Pinter, so I thought it was about time.''

VIDEO: Christopher Lloyd Meets Roger Bart as Dr. Emmett L. Brown in New BACK TO THE F VideoVIDEO: Christopher Lloyd Meets Roger Bart as Dr. Emmett L. Brown in New BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Trailer
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2020

Back to the Future the Musical will open at Manchester Opera House on 20 February for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May. The first official trailer has been released for the show! In the trailer, original Doctor Emmett Brown, Christopher Lloyd meets the musical's Roger Bart!

BWW  Exclusive: Seth Rudetsky Celebrates 20 Years of Broadway Chatterbox with Roger B VideoBWW Exclusive: Seth Rudetsky Celebrates 20 Years of Broadway Chatterbox with Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 4, 2019

Long before he had audiences cheering 'Brava' as the Broadway host on SiriusXM radio, Seth Rudetsky was interviewing stars every Thursday night at Don't Tell Mama. On Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, which Seth launched in 1999, the best of Broadway would join Seth for an hour of intimate behind-the-scenes stories, prompted by Rudetsky's funny, insightful and revealing questions - and the music from the stars' stellar Broadway career. 

VIDEO: First Look At HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, James Monroe VideoVIDEO: First Look At HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, James Monroe Iglehart And More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2019

The Public Theater's Public Works is putting the 'glad' in 'gladiator' with its glorious story of HERCULES! See footage from the show!

VIDEO: On This Day, March 8: Broadway Preps for DISASTER! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 8: Broadway Preps for DISASTER!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2019

On this day in 2016, the Broadway production of Seth Rudetsky's hilarious disco dilemma, DISASTER, opened at the Nederlander Theater.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 4- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Opens On Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, February 4- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Opens On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2019

On this day in 1999, the Broadway revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown opened at the Ambassador Theater on Broadway.

VIDEO: Trailer Debut For A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Returns for Its Final (Most D VideoVIDEO: Trailer Debut For A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Returns for Its Final (Most Dreadful) Season
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2018

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler), the third and final season of the Peabody award-winning Netflix original premieres worldwide January 1, 2019. Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny - whose evil uncle Count Olaf (Harris) will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. After foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young siblings might finally discover the truth about their parents' mysterious death, while unraveling the layers of a clandestine organization, and revealing the secrets of the coveted, missing sugar bowl.

VIDEO: Watch the First Film Clip of GHOST LIGHT Starring Roger Bart, Carol Kane and C VideoVIDEO: Watch the First Film Clip of GHOST LIGHT Starring Roger Bart, Carol Kane and Cary Elwes
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

From writer/director John Stimpson, discover the mystery of Ghost Light, which makes its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30pm PST at Arclight Culver City.


Roger Bart Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Roger Bart been in?
Roger Bart has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Roger Bart been in?
Roger Bart has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Roger Bart's first West End show?
Roger Bart's first West End show was Back to the Future which opened in 2021

What awards has Roger Bart been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Disaster , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Young Frankenstein , Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Producers , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Producers Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for You're a Good Man and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown .

What awards has Roger Bart won?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Producersand Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.