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Walter Charles

 
Date Of Birth:
April 04, 1945 (77)
Birth Place:
East Strousberg, PA, USA
Bio:
Walter recently celebrated his 41st anniversary in the professional theater. He's delighted to be back at the Roundabout, where he previously appeared in The Apple Tree and The Boys from Syracuse. Other career highlights include: Broadway: The Woman in White; Big River; Kiss Me, Kate; Scrooge in A ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 04, 1945 (77)

Birth Place: East Strousberg, PA, USA

Bio:
Walter recently celebrated his 41st anniversary in the professional theater. He's delighted to be back at the Roundabout, where he previously appeared in The Apple Tree and The Boys from Syracuse. Other career highlights include: Broadway: The Woman in White; Big River; Kiss Me, Kate; Scrooge in A ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Captain
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Mr. Fallible
King Arik
Producer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006
Horace Vandergelder
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Mr. Fairlie
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Milton
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Milton Perry
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2004
Judge Turpin
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Voice of Judge
Preacher
Voice of Duke
Voice of First Man
Ensemble
Doctor
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2002
Aegon
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Larry
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Judge Turpin
  [New York]
Reading, 1999
Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Harrison Howell [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Harvey Kelekian/Mr. Bearing
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Harvey Kelekian
  [Canada]
Toronto Production, 1995
Max von Mayerling
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1995
Benjamin Stone
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Cosmo Constantine
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1990
George Dillingham [Replacement]
Other Roles
Marcel Richard
George Dillingham (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1986
Herbert Parchester [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Albin [Replacement]
Albin [Replacement]
M. Renaud
Albin [Replacement]
Albin (Understudy)
Edouard Dindon (Understudy)
Georges (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Cats Chorus
Old Deuteronomy (Understudy)
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1980
The Passerby
Member of the Company
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Member of The Company
Sweeney Todd (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1978
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1977
Caiaphas
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Singing Ensemble
Ordway (The British)
New Jersey (The Thirteen Delegates)
Ordway
New Jersey
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Vince Fontaine [Replacement]
Vince Fontaine [Replacement]
Vince Fontaine [Replacement]
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

Photos

John McMartin, Sutton Foster, Walter Charles, Jessica Walter, Adam Godley, Colin Donn Photo

John McMartin, Sutton Foster, Walter Charles, Jessica Walter, Adam Godley, Colin Donnell, Jessica Stone & Laura Osnes

From: 
Date:
07/07/2016
Elainey Bass, Trista Dollison, Liam Forde, Rhyn McLemore, James Ludwig, Walter Charle Photo

Elainey Bass, Trista Dollison, Liam Forde, Rhyn McLemore, James Ludwig, Walter Charles, Jeremy Shinder, John Tartaglia Kerry Butler, Janet Metz, Hayden Wall, Tom Lucca, Whitney Brandt and Julianna Rigoglioso

From: 
Date:
10/11/2014
Dancing on the keyboard: Walter Charles as MacMillan and John Tartaglia as Josh Photo

Dancing on the keyboard: Walter Charles as MacMillan and John Tartaglia as Josh

From: 
Date:
10/11/2014
Walter Charles as MacMillan and John Tartaglia as Josh Photo

Walter Charles as MacMillan and John Tartaglia as Josh

From: 
Date:
10/11/2014
James Ludwig, Walter Charles, Tom Lucca, Jeremy Shinder, Liam Forde and John Tartagli Photo

James Ludwig, Walter Charles, Tom Lucca, Jeremy Shinder, Liam Forde and John Tartaglia

From: 
Date:
10/07/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Captain

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Mr. Fallible

King Arik

Producer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006
Horace Vandergelder

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Mr. Fairlie

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Milton

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Milton Perry

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2004
Judge Turpin

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Voice of Judge

Preacher

Voice of Duke

Voice of First Man

Ensemble

Doctor

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2002
Aegon

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Larry

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Judge Turpin

  [New York]
Reading, 1999
Other Roles

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Harrison Howell [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Harvey Kelekian/Mr. Bearing

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Harvey Kelekian

  [Canada]
Toronto Production, 1995
Max von Mayerling

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1995
Benjamin Stone

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Cosmo Constantine

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1990
George Dillingham [Replacement]

Other Roles

Marcel Richard

George Dillingham (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1986
Herbert Parchester [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Albin [Replacement]

Albin [Replacement]

M. Renaud

Albin [Replacement]

Albin (Understudy)

Edouard Dindon (Understudy)

Georges (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Cats Chorus

Old Deuteronomy (Understudy)

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1980
The Passerby

Member of the Company

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Member of The Company

Sweeney Todd (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1978
Performer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1977
Caiaphas

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Singing Ensemble

Ordway (The British)

New Jersey (The Thirteen Delegates)

Ordway

New Jersey

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Vince Fontaine [Replacement]

Vince Fontaine [Replacement]

Vince Fontaine [Replacement]

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

Walter Charles Biography

Walter recently celebrated his 41st anniversary in the professional theater. He's delighted to be back at the Roundabout, where he previously appeared in The Apple Tree and The Boys from Syracuse. Other career highlights include: Broadway: The Woman in White; Big River; Kiss Me, Kate; Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (world premiere); Albin in La Cage Aux Folles; Aspects of Love; Me & My Girl; Cats; Grease; Anna Karenina; Sweeney Todd. Encores!: Music in the Air, and Call Me Madam with Tyne Daly. Tours: My Fair Lady, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Sunset Boulevard, co-starring with Diahann Carroll (original Canadian company). NYC Opera: Sweeney Todd, 110 in the Shade. Off-Broadway: Wit, The Immigrant. Carnegie Hall: Kristina. LA: Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury, La Cage Aux Folles. Regional: Hello, Dolly! opposite Leslie Uggams; Cleveland Playhouse: Lincolnesque; Arden Theater: Sunday in the Park With George, Something Intangible (world premiere); Arena Stage: Cabaret; PaperMill: Hello, Dolly!; Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration: Sweeney Todd, Company; Hartford Stage: Martin Guerre (world premiere); Denver Center; Long Wharf; Missouri Rep; Fords Theater; St. Louis MUNY; Sacramento Music Circus; Pittsburgh CLO. Film/Television: A Fine Mess, Fletch Lives, Prancer, Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie, Sweeney Todd (Great Performances), Law & Order.

Walter Charles Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
Walter CharlesCabaret

Walter Charles News

Wreaths Across America Remembers The 78th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The U.S.A.T.  Photo Wreaths Across America Remembers The 78th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The U.S.A.T. Dorchester
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 2021, Wreaths Across America will honor the American heroes known as ‚ÄúThe Four Chaplains‚ÄĚ with a special Facebook live event at 12pm EST, from the Balsam Valley Chapel and tip lands located in Downeast Maine.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Anything Goes' From ANYTHING GOES Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Anything Goes' From ANYTHING GOES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2020

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can!

BWW CLOSE UP: LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS Photo BWW CLOSE UP: LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jun 22, 2018

El proximo 14 septiembre llega al Teatre Tivoli de Barcelona la nueva produccion de LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS, dirigida y protagonizada por Àngel Llacer, que comparte cartel con Ivan Labanda, y que mejor motivo para hacer un repaso por la historia de este clasico de Broadway que tantas barreras ha roto.

Workshop Reading of New Musical GO GENTLY FORWARD by Rob Cardazone
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2017

Playwright, Rob Cardazone Presents Go Gently Forward, a developmental reading for the book of a new musical, written by Rob Cardazone; directed by Guy Stroman. With George Abud, Jennifer Blood, Kendall Lloyd, John Pasha, Brittany N. Williams, Patrick McCarthy, Chuck Bradley, Katherine Wessling and Sam Kahler. The reading will take place on February 6th @ 8:00 pm. RSVP for location at http://bit.ly/2jHIKks

Photo Flash: Remembering John McMartin
by Walter McBride - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES. 

BWW Feature: A Brief History of Musicals Performing at the Grammy Awards
by Allison Pichowicz - Feb 14, 2016

On February 15, 2016 HAMILTON will perform its opening number live at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Only eight musicals (nine, if you count RIVERDANCE) have had this honor since the first Grammy Award ceremony in 1959. HAMILTON will make history, yet again, as the first show to perform via satellite during the ceremony; while the ceremony is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the cast will be performing on their set at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

Tony Bennett, Savion Glover & More Celebrate Frank Sinatra's ON THE TOWN, Screening Tonight at Tribeca Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, recently announced 'Sinatra at 100: Film & Music in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company,' a centennial celebration to honor Frank Sinatra's legendary film career at the Festival's 14th edition.

Tony Bennett, Savion Glover & More to Celebrate Frank Sinatra's ON THE TOWN at Tribeca Film Fest
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 31, 2015

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced "Sinatra at 100: Film & Music in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company," a centennial celebration to honor Frank Sinatra's legendary film career at the Festival's 14th edition.

BWW Special: The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum Shines with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES & More
by Robert Diamond - Jan 19, 2015

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is the ninth show to be presented by Florida's newest venue, The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton. The production, featuring live musicians, has opened to rave reviews and stars Lee Roy Reams (who stops the show cold), Walter Charles and an equally skillful cast.

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's BIG Opens as Part of Musicals in Mufti
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 13, 2014

The production just opened, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below!

Walter Charles Videos

STAGE TUBE: Liz Callaway and More in Pittsburgh CLO's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO presents the debut production of Sunset Boulevard, now playing through July 29 at the Benedum Center. Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway, critically-acclaimed star of Love Changes Everything, returns to the Pittsburgh CLOstage as eccentric Hollywood actress Norma Desmond. Check out the video we have of the production below.

STAGE TUBE: Men of ANYTHING GOES Watch 'You're the Tap' Winner!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2011

ANYTHING GOES has officially announced the winner of the 'You're the Tap' contest, who will receive an Anything Goes spree in NYC. The prize package for two includes airfare provided by American Airlines, hotel accommodations at Flatotel, dinner at Aureole, and tickets to Anything Goes with a backstage meet and greet. Check out a video of the guys from the cast watching Katie's video below!

BWW TV: Welcome Aboard Stephanie J. Block; First Look at the Star in ANYTHING GOES
by Jessica Lewis - Nov 4, 2011

As previously reported, Stephanie J. Block will join the Tony Award winning company of Anything Goes performing the role of 'Reno Sweeney' while Sutton Foster is filming the television pilot, Bunheads, for 3 weeks beginning tonight, November 4. Block will fill the famed tap shoes though November 22. BroadwayWorld caught up with Block this week and was treated to a sneak peek of the star in costume as 'Reno'. Below, we give you glimpse!

BWW TV: All Aboard - Sutton Foster, Joel Grey & More Celebrate New ANYTHING GOES Cast Album
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2011

On September 27, Roundabout Theatre Company celebrated their new cast album with an in-store performance and CD signing. Director Kathleen Marshall was on hand to introducer performers and stars Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Colin Donnell, Adam Godley and Laura Osnes, who performed classics from the show and greet fans. Want to see the live performances? Click below!

BWW TV: All Aboard Backstage at ANYTHING GOES - Adam Godley Shows You How the Company Preps for Curtain!
by Audra Stafford - Oct 2, 2011

As previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced a new block of tickets now on-sale through April 29th, 2012 for their Tony-winning production of Anything Goes. It was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, July 31st, 2011. The production currently stars 2011 Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as 'Reno Sweeney' and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as 'Moonface Martin,' and is directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Recently, BroadwayWorld checked in with the production to scope out the backstage scene. Click below for a tour of Anything Goes, guided by the show's resident funnyman, Adam Godley, as the company preps for curtain!

STAGE TUBE: Colin Donnell Sings 'I Get a Kick Out of You' on Early Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2011

ANYHING GOES' Colin Donnell recently performed 'I Get a Kick Out of You' on CBS' 'The Early Show' on channel 2 in New York. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: ANYTHING GOES' Osnes & Donnell Perform on EARLY SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2011

On Saturday, July 16th, Colin Donnell and Laura Osnes performed 'It's De-lovely' on CBS' 'The Early Show' on channel 2 in New York. Colin Donnell also performed a special arrangement of 'I Get A Kick Out of You.' Click below to watch Donnell and Osnes' performance!

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Kathleen Marshall Featured on EARLY SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2011

Anything Goes stars Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as 'Reno Sweeney' and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as 'Moonface Martin.' Anything Goes is directed & choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. In the video below, CBS News' Marysol Castro talks to Joel Grey and Sutton Foster, and gets a tap lesson from director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall.

BWW TV: Meet the Angels of ANYTHING GOES!
by Jessica Lewis - May 10, 2011

Anything Goes stars Tony Award winner - and now 2011 Tony nominee - Sutton Foster as 'Reno Sweeney' and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as 'Moonface Martin.' Anything Goes is directed & choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Recently, BroadwayWorld stopped by the Stephen Sondheim theater to meet the ladies that give Ms. Sweeney her wings. Below, meet the Angels of Anything Goes!

STAGE TUBE: Talking With the Stars of ANYTHING GOES on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2011

Directed & choreographed by Tony¬ģ Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes began performances March 10th, 2011 and officially opened on April 7th, 2011 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). Check out opening night footage below!


Walter Charles Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Walter Charles been in?
Walter Charles has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

How many West End shows has Walter Charles been in?
Walter Charles has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Walter Charles been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cabaret .