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Sam Waterston

 
Date of Birth: November 15, 1940 (82)

Birth Place: Cambridge, MA, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2015
Prospero
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2011
King Lear
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Polonius
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2004
Leonato
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Abe Lincoln
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
John Honeyman
  [Broadway]
1985
David
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Alexander Ignatevich Vershinin
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Joshua Hickman
  [Broadway]
1980
Oliver
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Phil
  [Off-Broadway]
1976
Vincentio
  [Broadway]
1975
Hamlet
  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Hamlet/ Ghost
  [Broadway]
1975
Torvald Helmer
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Prospero
  [Broadway]
1972
Signior Benedick of Padua
  [Off-Broadway]
1972
Benedick
  [Off-Broadway]
1972
Laertes
  [Off-Broadway]
1971
Cloten
  [Broadway]
1971
Thomas Lewis
  [Broadway]
1970
Simon Bliss
  [Broadway]
1969
John Grass
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Gary Rogers
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Prince Hal
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Prince Hal
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Jack Argue (Muzeeka)
Jim (Red Cross)
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Aslan
  [Broadway]
1967
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Aburbio
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Kent
  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Woodfin (Fitz)
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Colin [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Wessy
  [Broadway]
1963
Jonathan


Sam Waterston Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 1994 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Sam Waterston, Abe Lincoln in Illinois
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Best Actor - Play Gold Star
Sam Waterston, Abe Lincoln in Illinois
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Sam Waterston , Abe Lincoln in Illinois
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Sam Waterston, Abe Lincoln in Illinois
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Sam Waterston, Much Ado About Nothing
 
Obie Awards - 1973 - Distinguished Performances Gold Star
Sam Waterston, Much Ado About Nothing

Sam Waterston News

NOoSPHERE Arts to Present WE ARE NATURE 2022: PATTERNS OF CONNECTION | EARTH ETHICS N Photo NOoSPHERE Arts to Present WE ARE NATURE 2022: PATTERNS OF CONNECTION | EARTH ETHICS Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2022

NOoSPHERE Arts will present WE ARE NATURE 2022: Patterns of Connection | Earth Ethics on September 24, 2022 at 5:30pm at the NOoSPHERE Arts Stage Roof, NYC and Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, Brooklyn.

NOoSPHERE Arts to Present WE ARE NATURE 2022: Patterns Of Connection This Month Photo NOoSPHERE Arts to Present WE ARE NATURE 2022: Patterns Of Connection This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

NOoSPHERE Arts will present WE ARE NATURE 2022: Patterns of Connection on September 2 & 24, 2022 at the NOoSPHERE Arts Stage Roof, NYC and Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, Brooklyn.

NOoSPHERE Arts Presents WE ARE NATURE 2022: Patterns Of Connection Photo NOoSPHERE Arts Presents WE ARE NATURE 2022: Patterns Of Connection
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

NOoSPHERE Arts presents WE ARE NATURE 2022: Patterns of Connection on July 23, August 27, and September 24, 2022 at the NOoSPHERE Arts Stage Roof, NYC and Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, Brooklyn.

Photos: Julie Garnye & Michael Kostroff Celebrate New Book At The Drama Book Shop Photo Photos: Julie Garnye & Michael Kostroff Celebrate New Book At The Drama Book Shop
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

Authors Julie Garnye and Michael Kostroff celebrated the release of their new book The Stage Actor’s Handbook at Drama Book Shop in New York City on Sunday, July 17. See photos from the event!

Michael Kostroff And Julie Garnyé Release THE STAGE ACTOR'S HANDBOOK Photo Michael Kostroff And Julie Garnyé Release THE STAGE ACTOR'S HANDBOOK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

In The Stage Actor's Handbook: Traditions, Protocols, and Etiquette for the Working and Aspiring Professional written by theatre pros Michael Kostroff and Julie Garnyé, the multitude of unwritten yet well-established protocols have finally been assembled into one volume, allowing theatre artists to know in advance what is expected of them.

Dan Lauria to Star in Staged Reading of LAST DAY by Richard Vetere Photo Dan Lauria to Star in Staged Reading of LAST DAY by Richard Vetere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Eric Krebs & THEATER555 will present a staged reading of Last Day by Richard Vetere. Inspired by the William Butler Yeats quote, 'The beautiful and innocent have no enemy but time.' Last Day is a vigorous exploration of love & friendship at the end of the 20th Century.

From the Winner's Circle: TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks LGBTQ+ Visibili Photo From the Winner's Circle: TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks LGBTQ+ Visibility and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for TAKE ME OUT.

TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Ac Photo TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for TAKE ME OUT. 

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party Photo VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been a treasured member of the Broadway community since his debut in the 1998 revival on On the Town. This season he returns to the stage as 'Mason' in Second Stage's revival of Take Me Out, in a performance which has earned him a career first- a Tony nomination!

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Talks THE DROPOUT, MEAN GIRLS, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW Photo VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Talks THE DROPOUT, MEAN GIRLS, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Amanda Seyfried stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON last night to talk about her performance in the new miniseries drama, The Dropout, which is now available to watch on Hulu.

Sam Waterston Videos

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been a treasured member of the Broadway community since his debut in the 1998 revival on On the Town. This season he returns to the stage as 'Mason' in Second Stage's revival of Take Me Out, in a performance which has earned him a career first- a Tony nomination!

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Talks THE DROPOUT, MEAN GIRLS, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Talks THE DROPOUT, MEAN GIRLS, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Amanda Seyfried stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON last night to talk about her performance in the new miniseries drama, The Dropout, which is now available to watch on Hulu.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, BROADWAY RISING, and More on THE TONIG Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, BROADWAY RISING, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

Award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his starring role in Broadway's revival of TAKE ME OUT and more. Ferguson also shares details about fatherhood, including footage of his son. He shares a story with Fallon's special guest co-host, singer Shawn Mendes, about attending the Oscars party.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC

by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Public Theater's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC, a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public, will take place on Monday, June 1. A new video has been released of host Jesse Tyler Ferguson hilariously making his rounds of phone calls to the stars who will appear in the event.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita Are Having a Baby! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita Are Having a Baby!

by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2020

On Thursday night's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, guest Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced that he and his husband are having a baby!

VIDEO: Watch the Season Six Trailer for GRACE AND FRANKIE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Season Six Trailer for GRACE AND FRANKIE

by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2020

Rising up and making a splash. Grace and Frankie returns January 15, only on Netflix.

BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA! Videoplay
BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA!

by Michael Sterling - Jun 13, 2019

The Actors Fund in Los Angeles celebrated Broadway's Biggest Night at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards¬ģ Viewing Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.¬†Hosted by¬†Leslie Jordan, this year's star-studded gala honored¬†Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Lily Tomlin¬†with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement.¬†BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling and Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions were on hand for the festivities which included coverage of the evening's red-carpet arrivals, cocktail hour, gala dinner, live performances, silent auction, and the West Coast's exclusive live feed of the 2019 Tony Awards¬ģ¬†broadcast from New York City.¬†

Photos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award Videoplay
Photos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2019

This weekend, Glenda Jackson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lillys, an organization that honors women in the theater. Jackson was honored onstage following a performance of King Lear, by her costar Elizabeth Marvel.

VIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience  Videoplay
VIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience Member Fainted

by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

'King Lear' star Ruth Wilson was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During the interview, Wilson recalled when she was in the show 'Header' at the National Theatre and she had to think fast during a live performance when someone from the audience called out, 'Is there a doctor in the house?'

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He Videoplay
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He Turned Down!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 15, 2018

Many Broadway fans came to know stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson for his iconic portrayal of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. But in an alternate universe, a very different Broadway show might have been his big break. Below, Ferguson tells Richard Ridge all about that big decision that he had to make in 2005, and discusses his many other roles that have built his career. Watch the full interview below!


Sam Waterston Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sam Waterston been in?
Sam Waterston has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

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

What awards has Sam Waterston been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Abe Lincoln in Illinois , Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Abe Lincoln in Illinois , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Abe Lincoln in Illinois , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Abe Lincoln in Illinois Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing and Distinguished Performances (Obie Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing .

What awards has Sam Waterston won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Abe Lincoln in Illinois Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Much Ado About Nothingand Distinguished Performances (Obie Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing.