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Roger Rees

 
Date Of Death:
July 10, 2015 (???)
Birth Place:
WALES
Bio:
Off-Broadway: Lynn Nottage's Mud, River, Stone (Playwrights Horizons); Arms and the Man (Roundabout); Here Lies Jenny (Zipper Theater; Post Street Theater). UK: Associate Artistic Director, 1984-5: Julius Caesar; Turkey Time; John Bull (Bristol Old Vic). Regional: Artistic Director, 2005-7: Film ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 05, 1944
Date of Death: July 10, 2015 (71)

Birth Place: WALES

Bio:
Off-Broadway: Lynn Nottage's Mud, River, Stone (Playwrights Horizons); Arms and the Man (Roundabout); Here Lies Jenny (Zipper Theater; Post Street Theater). UK: Associate Artistic Director, 1984-5: Julius Caesar; Turkey Time; John Bull (Bristol Old Vic). Regional: Artistic Director, 2005-7: Film ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Anton Schell
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2014
Anton Schell
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2013
Arthur Winslow
  [West End]
2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Gomez Addams [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Dalton Trumbo [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Alfie Byrne
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2000
Mikhail lvovich Astrov
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Capt. Josiah Wickett
  [Broadway]
1996
Hero
  [Broadway]
1995
George
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Boris Lermontov [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Graydon Massey
  [Broadway]
1981
Nicholas Nickleby
  [Broadway]
1974
Charles Courtly

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Conceiver
Creator
Conceiver

Photos

John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording  Photo

John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording of ''The Visit'' at Avatar Recording Studio on April 27, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/13/2015
Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording of ''The Visit'' at Avatar Rec Photo

Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording of ''The Visit'' at Avatar Recording Studio on April 27, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/13/2015
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording  Photo

John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording of ''The Visit'' at Avatar Recording Studio on April 27, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/13/2015
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording  Photo

John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording of ''The Visit'' at Avatar Recording Studio on April 27, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/13/2015
David Garrison, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recordi Photo

David Garrison, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during the Original Broadway Cast Recording of ''The Visit'' at Avatar Recording Studio on April 27, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/13/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Anton Schell

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2014
Anton Schell

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2013
Arthur Winslow

  [West End]
2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Gomez Addams [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Dalton Trumbo [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Alfie Byrne

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2000
Mikhail lvovich Astrov

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Capt. Josiah Wickett

  [Broadway]
1996
Hero

  [Broadway]
1995
George

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Boris Lermontov [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Graydon Massey

  [Broadway]
1981
Nicholas Nickleby

  [Broadway]
1974
Charles Courtly

Productions

[US Tour, 2013]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2006]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director

Director

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Creator
Conceiver

Roger Rees Biography

Off-Broadway: Lynn Nottage's Mud, River, Stone (Playwrights Horizons); Arms and the Man (Roundabout); Here Lies Jenny (Zipper Theater; Post Street Theater).
UK: Associate Artistic Director, 1984-5: Julius Caesar; Turkey Time; John Bull (Bristol Old Vic).
Regional: Artistic Director, 2005-7: Film Society; Rivals; Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio opposite Bebe Neuwirth); Double Double; Simon Grey's The Late Middle Classes; Anything Goes (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Herringbone; (WTF, McCarter Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse); Red Memories (NYSF); Merry Wives of Windsor; Love's Labour's Lost (Old Globe Theatre); Treemonisha; Juniper Tree; White House Cantata; Firebrand of Florence (Collegiate Chorale, NY); "Variety," episode 'OZ' (HBO).

Roger Rees Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Roger Rees, The Visit
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Roger Rees, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Direction of a Play
Roger Rees, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Roger Rees, A Man of No Importance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Roger Rees, Indiscretions
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Roger Rees, Indiscretions
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Roger Rees, Indiscretions
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Roger Rees , Indiscretions
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Comedy Performance of the Year
Roger ReesLove's Labours Lost
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Roger Rees, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Actor of the Year in a New Play Gold Star
Roger ReesNicholas Nickleby

Roger Rees News

92 High School Students Announced as Nominees for the 2022 Jimmy Awards Photo 92 High School Students Announced as Nominees for the 2022 Jimmy Awards
by Team BWW - Jun 15, 2022

The Jimmy Awards have just announced this year’s 92 nominees, coming from 46 high school musical theatre awards competitions across the U.S. The show will feature dynamic ensemble and solo performances and will culminate with the presentation of a Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor award, as well as other honors and scholarships. Winners will be chosen by a panel of industry experts.

ALONE, A NEW MUSICAL Adds Encore Performance at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo ALONE, A NEW MUSICAL Adds Encore Performance at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Alone, a new musical by Dean Tyler K. We can pass hundreds of people in a day, and every one of them has a story that we will never know.

2021-2022 Roger Rees Awards For Excellence In Student Performance Winners Announced Photo 2021-2022 Roger Rees Awards For Excellence In Student Performance Winners Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented the 12th annual Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance yesterday at the Open Jar Studios on Broadway.

BWW Interview: Artistic Producer Peter Avery and Mateo Lizcano Talk The Shubert Found Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Producer Peter Avery and Mateo Lizcano Talk The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival
by Carian Lynée Parker - May 21, 2022

More than 100 talented young NYC public school theatre artists will make their Broadway debuts in The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival for NYC Public Schools on Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Broadway. This annual high profile and high energy theatre education experience for NYC students is presented by The Shubert Foundation and the NYC Department of Education Arts Office.

Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean and More to Present at the 2022 Drama Leag Photo Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean and More to Present at the 2022 Drama League Awards Hosted by Frank DiLella
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella will be hosting the 88th Annual Drama League Awards alongside theatrical legends and Tony Award winners, Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean, Gabby Beans and Lear deBessonet.

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents BROADWAY'S BEST FOR PARKINSON'S: THE POWE Photo The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents BROADWAY'S BEST FOR PARKINSON'S: THE POWER OF MUSIC!
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Nearly one million people in the United States are living with Parkinson's disease and about 60,000 people in this country are diagnosed each year with the brain disorder, which primarily affects motor functions.

New Original Musical ALONE by Dean Tyler K to Premiere at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo New Original Musical ALONE by Dean Tyler K to Premiere at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Alone, a new musical by Dean Tyler K. We can pass hundreds of people in a day, and every one of them has a story that we will never know.

New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation Photo New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke by Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney on Monday May 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony at Bond 45. T

Student Blog: Touring for the First Time Photo Student Blog: Touring for the First Time
by Student Blogger: Rebecca Goldfarb - Mar 31, 2022

I was cast as 'Dorothy' in Plaza Theatricals' production of The Wizard of Oz in December for four performances. Fast forward to now, the run was successful and we are now touring the show throughout NY.

45 Participating Regional Awards Programs Announced for the 13th Annual Jimmy Awards Photo 45 Participating Regional Awards Programs Announced for the 13th Annual Jimmy Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2022

The Broadway League has¬†announced¬†45 participating Regional Awards Programs¬†for the 13th¬†annual¬†Jimmy Awards¬ģ¬†which will take place on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 7:30pm at Broadway‚Äôs Minskoff Theatre.

Roger Rees Videos

VIDEO: Andrew Barth Feldman & Seth Rudetsky Rehearse For Tonight's Streaming Concert VideoVIDEO: Andrew Barth Feldman & Seth Rudetsky Rehearse For Tonight's Streaming Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2021

Andrew Barth Feldman and Seth Rudetsky are performing LIVE tonight in a streaming concert as the final show of The Seth Concert Series for 2021!

Broadway Rewind: THE VISIT Arrives on Broadway with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More! VideoBroadway Rewind: THE VISIT Arrives on Broadway with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when The Visit opened at the Lyceum Theatre, where it played for 61 performances.

YELLOW SOUND LABEL's 'Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2' Out Now VideoYELLOW SOUND LABEL's 'Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2' Out Now
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 27, 2019

YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced that Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2, featuring Chicago-based vocalist Colby Beserra and New York keyboard whiz Dan Lipton, is available in digital and streaming formats starting today, Friday, September 27. Beserra and Lipton bring their strong musicality and love of a good song to the Jukebox Saloon. Inspired by the classic Tony Bennett/Bill Evans duo records, a pair of pros strips down and re-engineers their favorite songs with a sense of musical adventure. They create unique, jazzed-out interpretations of songs you know and songs they'd like you to hear. Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2 is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and other music services.

VIDEO: Watch Jimmy Awards Winner Ekele Ukegbu Perform from AIDA on LIVE WITH KELLY AN VideoVIDEO: Watch Jimmy Awards Winner Ekele Ukegbu Perform from AIDA on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2019

Watch more from the big night and below, watch as Ekele performs a song from the musical she was nominated for- Aida- on Live with Kelly and Ryan!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Welcomes 2019 Jimmy Awards Nominees VideoVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Welcomes 2019 Jimmy Awards Nominees
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2019

This week, the 2019 Jimmy Awards nominees paid a visit to current Evan Hansen and former Jimmys winner, Andrew Barth Feldman, and the whole gang at Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway!

BWW TV: Watch HIghlights from the 2019 Jimmy Awards Ceremony! VideoBWW TV: Watch HIghlights from the 2019 Jimmy Awards Ceremony!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2019

The winners of the eleventh annual¬†JIMMY¬†AWARDS¬ģ were determined and announced last night, Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This life-changing event was hosted by Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Ben Platt¬†and presented by the Broadway League Foundation.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 31- Happy Birthday, Brooke Shields! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 31- Happy Birthday, Brooke Shields!
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2019

Today, we're celebrating the birthday of star of stage and screen, Brooke Shields!

VIDEO: Alan Rickman & More Honored in the 2016 TONY AWARDS In Memoriam
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

Brian Bedford, Roger Rees, Alan Rickman and more legends of Broadway were honored during the In Memoriam segment of the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS.

AUDIO: John Kander Chats Broadway Career, HIDDEN TREASURES Album & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

John Kander recently stopped by NPR's FRESH AIR to discuss his amazing career as one of Broadway's legendary composers. Listen to the full interview below!

STAGE TUBE: From CHEERS to THE VISIT, Celebrate the Life of Roger Rees in Videos!
by Sally Henry - Jul 11, 2015

Below, take a look back at this brilliant stage and screen actor's career with video clips from the television shows CHEERS and THE WEST WING, Broadway productions such as THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, THE VISIT, and many more!


Roger Rees Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Roger Rees been in?
Roger Rees has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

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

What was Roger Rees's first West End show?
Roger Rees's first West End show was What You Will which opened in 2012

What awards has Roger Rees been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Visit , Best Direction of a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Man of No Importance , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Indiscretions , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Indiscretions , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Indiscretions , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Indiscretions , Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Love's Labours Lost Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Nicholas Nickleby .

What awards has Roger Rees won?
Best Direction of a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nicklebyand Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Nicholas Nickleby.

How many shows has Roger Rees written?
Roger Rees has written 3 shows including Here Lies Jenny (Conceiver), Here Lies Jenny (Bookwriter), What You Will (Creator).