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Wallace Shawn

 
Date of Birth: November 12, 1943 (79)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway American Premiere, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
American Premiere, 2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
The Traveler
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2006
Sir Humphrey Wagg-Thornton
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Artie
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Father/Freddie/Jasper
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Prologue/ Siro
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Mr. Peachum

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2006]
Book Revisions
 
[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Adaptation
 
[New York, 2004]
Translation

Writing

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Wallace Shawn Awards and Nominations

 
- 2014 - Legend of Off Broadway Honorees Gold Star
Wallace Shawn
 
Obie Awards - 1991 - Best New American Play Gold Star
Wallace Shawn, The Fever
 
Obie Awards - 1986 - Distinguished Playwriting Gold Star
Wallace Shawn, Aunt Dan and Lemon
 
Obie Awards - 1975 - Playwriting Gold Star
Wallace Shawn, Our Late Night

Wallace Shawn News

Derek McLane, Eila Mell & Moisés Kaufman to Discuss DESIGNING BROADWAY at Barnes & N Photo Derek McLane, Eila Mell & Moisés Kaufman to Discuss DESIGNING BROADWAY at Barnes & Noble
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

The Barnes & Noble - Union Square announced a discussion and signing for Tony and Emmy Award-winning set designer Derek McLane and entertainment and fashion writer Eila Mell’s new book, Designing Broadway: How Derek McLane and Other Acclaimed Set Designers Create the Visual World of Theatre.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2022/23 Youngblood Members Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2022/23 Youngblood Members
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood program has announced new members for the 2022-2023 season: Lyndsey Bourne, K'yana Faulkner-Smith, Renae Jarrett, kl, Charlie Oh, Holly Settoon, Danny Tejera, and Susan Yassky.

ABC Announces 2022 Holiday Programming Schedule Photo ABC Announces 2022 Holiday Programming Schedule
by Michael Major - Oct 24, 2022

Two dazzling specials featuring some of the biggest names in music will bring melodies in December: ‚ÄúA Very Backstreet Christmas‚ÄĚ celebrates the holidays with The Backstreet Boys, and ‚ÄúFinding Harmony‚ÄĚ is an uplifting story featuring EGOT winner John Legend¬†and David Brown, founder of the Columbus-based Harmony Project in Ohio.

Mad Horse Theatre Presents STRAIGHT WHITE MEN By Young Jean Lee, November 17 - Deceme Photo Mad Horse Theatre Presents STRAIGHT WHITE MEN By Young Jean Lee, November 17 - Decemeber 11
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2022

Mad Horse Theatre Company presents Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee directed by Joshua N Hsu, November 17 - December 11.

Celeste Lecesne's POOF! (OR WHAT THE FAIRIES KNOW) to Have Workshop Production at Dix Photo Celeste Lecesne's POOF! (OR WHAT THE FAIRIES KNOW) to Have Workshop Production at Dixon Place
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Broadway actor, performer and Academy Award Winner Celeste Lecesne (formerly James Lecesne) will have a workshop production of his newest solo play POOF! (Or What the Fairies Know) on October 27, 28, and 29th at 7:30 pm.

THE VILLAGE, A DISCO MUSICAL! by Nora Burns Extended at Dixon Place Photo THE VILLAGE, A DISCO MUSICAL! by Nora Burns Extended at Dixon Place
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2022

The Village, A Disco Musical! is extending its hit engagement at Dixon Place after its first week of sell-out performances. Originally scheduled to run through Saturday, October 15, the production will add performances on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 PM.

Brenda Braxton, Marc Kudisch & More to Star in CALL ME ABIGAIL Staged Reading Photo Brenda Braxton, Marc Kudisch & More to Star in CALL ME ABIGAIL Staged Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2022

Out of the Box Theatrics and Jennifer Campos Productions will present a staged reading of CALL ME ABIGAIL by Shelli Pentimall Bookler on Monday, October 17, available for in person or livestream viewing.

THE VILLAGE, A DISCO MUSICAL! Opens Tonight at Dixon Place Photo THE VILLAGE, A DISCO MUSICAL! Opens Tonight at Dixon Place
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Dixon Place¬†will present¬†The Village, A Disco Musical!¬†for a limited run engagement opening tonight ‚ÄstThursday, October 6¬†‚Äď and running through¬†Saturday, October 15. A meta musical comedy filled with high jinx, low kinks, and go-go boys, the show features a cast of ten diverse actors and dancers.¬†

Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager & More to Star in Will Arbery's EVANSTON SALT COS Photo Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager & More to Star in Will Arbery's EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

The New Group has announced complete casting and dates for the company’s 2022-23 Season opener: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor. The New York premiere of this play about climate and change will feature Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, and Rachel Sachnoff.

SECRETOS to be Presented at Weathervane Theatre This Weekend Photo SECRETOS to be Presented at Weathervane Theatre This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Out of the Box Theatrics (2022 Drama Desk nominee for Baby) and Jennifer Campos Productions in association with Weathervane Theatre will present a staged reading of SECRETOS by Alex Carrera on Sunday, September 11 at 6pm, available for in person or livestream viewing.

Wallace Shawn Videos

VIDEO: Ethan Hawke is Prepping a Zoom Production Of WAITING FOR GODOT Videoplay
VIDEO: Ethan Hawke is Prepping a Zoom Production Of WAITING FOR GODOT

by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2021

Ethan Hawke has stayed busy in quarantine by rehearsing for a Zoom production of 'Waiting for Godot' with some talented friends.

VIDEO: Watch Adam Driver Sing 'Being Alive' From COMPANY in His Film MARRIAGE STORY Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Adam Driver Sing 'Being Alive' From COMPANY in His Film MARRIAGE STORY

by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019

Netflix has shared a clip from the film Marriage Story that features Adam Driver's character Charlie singing a piano-bar rendition of Steven Sondheim's 'Being Alive' from the 1970 musical Company.

MARRIAGE STORY Starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson Wins Four Gotham Awards Videoplay
MARRIAGE STORY Starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson Wins Four Gotham Awards

by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2019

MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. Netflix has released the trailer for MARRIAGE STORY, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

VIDEO: Adam Driver Reveals He and Noah Baumbach Considered Making a Film Version of C Videoplay
VIDEO: Adam Driver Reveals He and Noah Baumbach Considered Making a Film Version of COMPANY

by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Adam Driver appeared on last night's Late Night With Seth Meyers to talk about his new film, Marriage Story. In the film, Driver sings Being Alive from the musical Company, but he also revealed that at one point he and Noah Baumbach considered doing a film version of the musical, before Marriage Story came about.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARRIAGE STORY Starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johanss Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARRIAGE STORY Starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson

by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2019

MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. Netflix has released the trailer for MARRIAGE STORY, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

Scoop: TOY STORY OF TERROR! to Air on ABC - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Videoplay
Scoop: TOY STORY OF TERROR! to Air on ABC - Tuesday, October 22, 2019

by TV Scoop - Oct 7, 2019

Get all the scoop on TOY STORY OF TERROR! to Air, airing on ABC on Tuesday, October 22, 2019!

VIDEO: Watch the 'Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes' Sneak Peek of YOUNG SHELDON  Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the 'Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes' Sneak Peek of YOUNG SHELDON Season 3

by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2019

After Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales, on the third season premiere of Young Sheldon, Thursday, September 26.

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Talks New Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 17, 2014

Bernadette Peters stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about starring in Amazon's new series 'Mozart in the Jungle,' which chronicles the ego-fueled classical music scene in New York City.

VIDEO: First Look - Bernadette Peters & More in Amazon's MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 5, 2014

Amazon will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated dramatic comedy series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE on Tuesday, December 23 on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany.

VIDEO: Cary Elwes Talks New Book, THE PRINCESS BRIDE Anecdotes, and More
by Sally Henry Fuller - Oct 18, 2014

Cary Elwes recently sat down with Young Hollywood to discuss his new book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from THE PRINCESS BRIDE. In this interview, Elwes talks about co-writing his book with the rest of THE PRINESS BRIDE 'family,' breaking his toe on set, and more!


Wallace Shawn Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Wallace Shawn been in?
Wallace Shawn has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Wallace Shawn been in?
Wallace Shawn has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Wallace Shawn been nominated for?
Legend of Off Broadway Honorees () , Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for The Fever Distinguished Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Aunt Dan and Lemon and Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Our Late Night .

What awards has Wallace Shawn won?
Legend of Off Broadway Honorees (), Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for The Fever Distinguished Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Aunt Dan and Lemonand Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Our Late Night.

How many shows has Wallace Shawn written?
Wallace Shawn has written 7 shows including Our Late Night (Playwright), Marie and Bruce (Playwright), Aunt Dan and Lemon (Author), The Fever (Playwright), The Music Teacher (Playwright), Grasses of a Thousand Colors (Playwright), Evening at the Talk House (Playwright).