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Steve Martin

 
Birth Place:
Waco, TX, USA
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As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician- Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history-appearing in ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: August 14, 1945 (76)

Birth Place: Waco, TX, USA

Bio:
As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician- Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history-appearing in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Vladimir

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2002]
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Book and Music
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Steve Martin and Tina Fey Photo

Steve Martin and Tina Fey

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Martin Short, Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond Photo

Martin Short, Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

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Martin Short, Steve Martin and Tina Fey

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Martin Short and Steve Martin

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Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Martin Short

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Vladimir

Productions

Producer

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Book and Music
Playwright

Steve Martin Biography

As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician- Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history-appearing in more than 50 films over the course of his career. With titles such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Parenthood; Father of the Bride and Cheaper by the Dozen franchises;Baby Mama; and It's Complicated, Martin's films are the kind that are viewed again and again. Martin wrote the screenplays for some of his most celebrated films includingThe Jerk, Roxanne, Bowfinger, L.A. Story and Shopgirl. Martin's first film was a seven-minute short he wrote and starred in, The Absent-Minded Waiter. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action in 1977. Martin recently received The 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. He's also received The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Honorary Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards. He has also hosted the Academy Awards√ā¬ģ three times. As an author, Martin has written several books including his most recent, An Object of Beauty which is being developing into a feature film. He has also written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, as well as plays including Picasso at the Lapin Agile, children's books and an art collection book. Martin wrote his first memoir Born Standing Up in 2007. His work frequently appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Martin began his career as a writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," made appearances on HBO's "On Location" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live," and became the first comedian to sell out an arena performance. As one of the world's most celebrated comedians, Martin's comedy album Let's Get Small (1978) went platinum in the United States and won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. His second album, Wild and Crazy Guy, was a comedy album that featured his first music single "King Tut." This album reached double platinum status in the U.S and earned Martin his second Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Martin's third comedy album, Comedy is Not Pretty, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1979. Ever evolving his body of work Martin is also a Grammy√ā¬ģ Award winning musician who found his love for the banjo at the age of 17. Martin originally used his passion for the banjo as part of his standup comedy routine, but in 2010, he released his first album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-Strong Banjo. Since then, Martin has played many prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Martin released his second full length bluegrass album Rare Bird Alertin 2011. The album featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. Additionally, Martin co-wrote two of the CD's songs with the Grammy√ā¬ģ-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers. That year, Martin won the International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Martin also created the Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass for those who exemplify outstanding bluegrass performance. In 2013, Steve Martin released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You won a Grammy√ā¬ģ for "Best American Roots Song" for the title track and inspired the Broadway musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, and won the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score. Martin and Brickell's second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable new songs that bought the acclaimed duo's musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Born in Waco, TX, in 1945, Martin was raised in Southern California and began working as a comedian and magician at area amusement parks, including The Magic Shop at Disneyland. Martin went on to Santa Ana College, and then earned his Theater Arts degree from UCLA.

Steve Martin Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Steve Martin, Meteor Shower
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Steve Martin, Bright Star
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway)
Steve Martin, Bright Star
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway) Gold Star
Steve Martin, Bright Star
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Book of a Musical
Steve Martin, Bright Star
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Steve Martin, Bright Star
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Music in a Play
Steve MartinAs You Like It
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1996 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Steve Martin, Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Steve Martin News

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof Photo VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his favorite response to gun violence. Watch as he gives A Chorus Line's 'Dance Ten, Looks Three' a clever re-do in his latest spoof- 'Thoughts and Prayers'.

Previews for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT to Begin Next Week Photo Previews for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT to Begin Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Public Theater will begin previews for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT on Wednesday, August 10. Continuing the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater, Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT will run through Sunday, September 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 30.

Steve Martin & Martin Short, THE COLOR PURPLE, AMERICAN PROPHET & More Lead Washingto Photo Steve Martin & Martin Short, THE COLOR PURPLE, AMERICAN PROPHET & More Lead Washington DC's August Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Aug 3, 2022

Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out our selections for August including Steve Martin and Martin Short, The Color Purple American Prophet, No Place To Go and more!

Randy Rainbow Announces 21-City THE PINK GLASSES TOUR Photo Randy Rainbow Announces 21-City THE PINK GLASSES TOUR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Four-time Emmy nominated comedian, actor, singer, writer, and satirist Randy Rainbow has announced The Pink Glasses Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city tour kicks off on September 17th at The Paramount in Huntington, New York making stops across North America in San Antonio, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Baltimore and more.

Lena Hall to Play Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Beginning in September Photo Lena Hall to Play Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Beginning in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

Tony Award-winning actress¬†Lena Hall¬†(Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots,¬†‚ÄúSnowpiercer‚ÄĚ) will take on the role of Audrey in the three-time Best Musical Revival Award-winning production of¬†LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS¬†this fall, beginning¬†Tuesday, September 6, 2022¬†at the¬†Westside Theatre.

Cast Announced for Toronto Premiere of BRIGHT STAR Photo Cast Announced for Toronto Premiere of BRIGHT STAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

Garner Theatre Productions released its cast list for the Actor-Musician workshop of Bright Star, the Tony nominated bluegrass musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. This will be the first Toronto production of the Broadway musical. Bright Star's public presentations of the workshop will take place August 25 & 26.

VIDEO: Steve Martin Shares Music Video Inspired by ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Chara Photo VIDEO: Steve Martin Shares Music Video Inspired by ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Character
by Michael Major - Jul 22, 2022

Watch the music video for 'Angel In Flip-Flops,‚ÄĚ written by Steve Martin and ‚ÄúOnly Murders in the Building‚ÄĚ co-executive producer Kirker Butler. The new episode opens with Charles-Haden Savage (played by Steve Martin) in his kitchen performing ‚ÄúAngel in Flip-Flops,‚ÄĚ a song that he recorded back in the ‚Äė90s for his hit TV crime series, Brazzos.

Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman Photo Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman & More at Berkeley Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.

EDINBURGH 2022: Jordan Gray Guest Blog Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Jordan Gray Guest Blog
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2022

Guest Blog: Jordan Gray brings effervescent new comedy show to the Fringe

Rover Dramawerks Presents THE UNDERPANTS Photo Rover Dramawerks Presents THE UNDERPANTS
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

Rover Dramawerks continues their 22nd Season with the comedy The Underpants by Steve Martin. Performances will be at the Cox Playhouse, 1517 H Avenue in Plano, running August 4-20 on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Steve Martin Videos

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his favorite response to gun violence. Watch as he gives A Chorus Line's 'Dance Ten, Looks Three' a clever re-do in his latest spoof- 'Thoughts and Prayers'.

VIDEO: Steve Martin Shares Music Video Inspired by ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Chara VideoVIDEO: Steve Martin Shares Music Video Inspired by ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Character
by Michael Major - Jul 22, 2022

Watch the music video for 'Angel In Flip-Flops,‚ÄĚ written by Steve Martin and ‚ÄúOnly Murders in the Building‚ÄĚ co-executive producer Kirker Butler. The new episode opens with Charles-Haden Savage (played by Steve Martin) in his kitchen performing ‚ÄúAngel in Flip-Flops,‚ÄĚ a song that he recorded back in the ‚Äė90s for his hit TV crime series, Brazzos.

VIDEO: Hulu Debuts ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Two Trailer VideoVIDEO: Hulu Debuts ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 14, 2022

Hulu has debuted the trailer for the second season of Only Murders in the Building. The new season will see the return of stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. Season two is also slated to featuren Shirley MacLaine, Amy Schumer, Nathan Lane, Jackie Hoffman, and Da'Vine Joy Randolph.

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

Josh Young and Emily Padgett Will Bring VALJEAN, COSETTE AND A STRING QUARTET to the  VideoJosh Young and Emily Padgett Will Bring VALJEAN, COSETTE AND A STRING QUARTET to the Green Room 42
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2022

On April 9 (7pm), join Tony Award Nominee Josh Young and his wife, Broadway Star Emily Padgett at the Green Room 42, as they celebrate the decade that gave us Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera and Cats - the decade where Stephen Sondheim and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber reached the pinnacle of their creative mastery: the 1980’s.

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane VideoVIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

Seth hilariously explained his new idea for 'Cicada, Cicada: the Musical' to Nathan Lane, which also features Christine Baranski and Harvey Fierstein.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING on Hulu! VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING on Hulu!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2021

When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth.

VIDEO: Emma Stone Recites Steve Martin's Monologue From PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES VideoVIDEO: Emma Stone Recites Steve Martin's Monologue From PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2021

After she revealed how much she loves Steve Martin and that she watched Planes, Trains & Automobiles repeatedly as a kid, she perfectly recited his entire F**K monologue from the rental car scene.

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as Melania Trump to Sing a Parody of 'Belle' From BEAUTY VideoVIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as Melania Trump to Sing a Parody of 'Belle' From BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2021

Laura Benanti reprised her role as First Lady Melania Trump one last time on lastnight's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

VIDEO: Laura Benanti's Melania Trump Drops Hints About Her Post-White House Plans on  VideoVIDEO: Laura Benanti's Melania Trump Drops Hints About Her Post-White House Plans on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2020

The incredible Laura Benanti reprises her role as First Lady Melania Trump for a satellite interview from the White House, where she confides in Stephen Colbert her real feelings about America's holiday traditions and drops hints at what she might do after her husband leaves office.


Steve Martin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Steve Martin written?
Steve Martin has written 6 shows including Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Playwright), WASPs and Other Plays (Playwright), The Underpants (Playwright), Short Talks on the Universe (Playwright), Bright Star (Book and Music), Meteor Shower (Playwright).

What awards has Steve Martin been nominated for?
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Meteor Shower , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Bright Star , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bright Star , Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bright Star , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Bright Star , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Bright Star Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for As You Like It and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Picasso at the Lapin Agile .

What awards has Steve Martin won?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Bright Star Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bright Starand John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Picasso at the Lapin Agile.