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Sam Wanamaker

 
Sam Wanamaker Headshot
Date of Birth: June 14, 1919
Date of Death: December 18, 1993 (74)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1961
Dr. Joseph Breuer
  [Broadway]
1950
Major Sergius Saranoff
  [Broadway]
1948
Matt Cole
  [Broadway]
1946
Jimmy Masters, the Director
  [Broadway]
1946
Mac Sorrell
  [Broadway]
1943
Kirichenko
  [Broadway]
1942
Lester Freed

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1964]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1948]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1947]
Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1961
Dr. Joseph Breuer

  [Broadway]
1950
Major Sergius Saranoff

  [Broadway]
1948
Matt Cole

  [Broadway]
1946
Jimmy Masters, the Director

  [Broadway]
1946
Mac Sorrell

  [Broadway]
1943
Kirichenko

  [Broadway]
1942
Lester Freed

Productions

[Broadway, 1964]
Director

[Broadway, 1963]
Director

[Broadway, 1963]
Director

Producer

[Broadway, 1950]
Director

Producer

[Broadway, 1950]
Director

Producer

[Broadway, 1950]
Director

Producer

[Broadway, 1948]
Director

[Broadway, 1947]
Director


Sam Wanamaker Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - The Society's Special Award Gold Star
Sam Wanamaker

Sam Wanamaker News

Disney Icon Hayley Mills to Lead THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Stage Adaptation Photo Disney Icon Hayley Mills to Lead THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Stage Adaptation
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Hayley Mills, best known for her memorable performances in Disney's The Parent Trap and Pollyanna, has signed on to lead the upcoming stage adaptation of the acclaimed film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director Photo Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced that Gregory Doran will step down as Artistic Director from today after 35 years with the Company including the last ten years as Artistic Director.

Shakespeare's Globe Teams Up With BBC To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Photo Shakespeare's Globe Teams Up With BBC To Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

The BBC and Shakespeare's Globe have teamed up to celebrate the Globe's 25th Anniversary, broadcasting three films on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. The productions span across the years with Michelle Terry in Twelfth Night (2021), Emma Rice's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016) and Gemma Arterton in The Duchess of Malfi (2014).

Kiln Theatre Announces Full Cast For Marina Carr's GIRL ON AN ALTAR Photo Kiln Theatre Announces Full Cast For Marina Carr's GIRL ON AN ALTAR
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

With Chinonyerem Odimba and Ben and Max Ringham's Black Love currently running at the theatre, Kiln Theatre, in a brand-new partnership with the Abbey Theatre, today announces the full cast for Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar. Annabelle Comyn directs Nina Bowers (Cassandra), Daon Broni (Aegisthus), Jim Findley (Tyndareus), Kate Stanley Brennan (Cilissa), David Walmsley (Agamemnon) and Eileen Walsh (Clytemnestra).

Lower Depth Theatre Announces Inaugural 'Cycle Of Poverty' Commission Fellowship Coho Photo Lower Depth Theatre Announces Inaugural 'Cycle Of Poverty' Commission Fellowship Cohort
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

Los Angeles-based theatre company Lower Depth Theatre is launching the first cycle of their new Playwright Commission Fellowship with a diverse cohort of playwrights. The four selected playwrights for the 2022 Fellowship include DeLane McDuffie, Marlow Wyatt, Sage Martin, & Vasanti Saxena.

Cast Announced For PETER PAN - The 360 Adventure Australian Tour Photo Cast Announced For PETER PAN - The 360 Adventure Australian Tour
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

The producers of Peter Pan - The 360¬į Adventure are delighted to introduce Mitchell Bourke in the role of Peter Pan and Lucy-Rose Leonard who will be playing the role of Wendy in the upcoming acclaimed theatrical performance set to enchant audiences across Australia through 2022 / 2023.

Cast Announced for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Shakespeare's Globe Photo Cast Announced for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Shakespeare's Globe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the cast and company for Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Lucy Bailey. This will be performed by the Globe Ensemble who will be returning for The Tempest on 22 July.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for DIARY OF A SOMEBODY Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for DIARY OF A SOMEBODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022

Introducing George Kemp (Bridgerton, Netflix; Call My Agent, Netflix; The Trial of Christine Keeler, BBC) as Joe Orton, Diary of a Somebody will see Toby Osmond (Game of Thrones, HBO; Henry VIII and His Six Wives, BBC; Dead Souls, Monkhead Theatre) take to the stage as his mentor and partner, the actor and writer Kenneth Halliwell.

BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
by Laura Jones - Mar 3, 2022

The Merchant of Venice is vastly considered to be Shakespeare’s most controversial and problematic play and director Abigail Graham does not shy away from the tough antisemitic and racist themes covered in the bard’s text.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Mar 2, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether epic West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a much talked-about adaptation to a provocative revival and a thorny Shakespeare play, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Sam Wanamaker Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the Digital Production of AN ELEPHANT IN THE GARDEN VideoVIDEO: First Look at the Digital Production of AN ELEPHANT IN THE GARDEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2021

Poonamallee Productions in collaboration with The Barn Theatre and in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre, have released the official trailer to their production of An Elephant in the Garden, which begins performances on 2 April.

STAGE TUBE: 'Fans of London' Shakespeare App Launches Today
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016

A new smart phone app which adds a Shakespearean touch to your text messaging, has been launched today to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death and as part ofa tourism drive for the capital, called 'Fans of London'.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Joseph Marcell and More in The Globe's KING LEAR, Coming to D.C.'s Folger Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, coming to D.C. for a limited engagement of 18 performances, September 5 - 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!


Sam Wanamaker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sam Wanamaker been in?
Sam Wanamaker has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Sam Wanamaker been in?
Sam Wanamaker has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Sam Wanamaker been nominated for?
The Society's Special Award (Olivier Awards) .

What awards has Sam Wanamaker won?
The Society's Special Award (Olivier Awards).