Walter Matthau

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Walter Matthau STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Oscar Madison

[Broadway]
1963
Performer

[Broadway]
1961
Benjamin Beaurevers

[Broadway]
1961
Potemkin

[Broadway]
1958
Maxwell Archer

[Broadway]
1955
Michael Freeman

[Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1955
Nathan Detroit

[Broadway]
1955
Yancy Loper

[Broadway]
1954
Tony Lack

[Broadway]
1953
Paul Osgood

[Broadway]
1952
John Hart

[Broadway]
1952
Charlie Hill

[Broadway]
1952
George Lawrence

[Broadway]
1952
Sinclair Heybore

[Broadway]
1951
Sam Dundee

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Guard

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Royal Servant [Replacement]

Servant [Replacement]


Walter Matthau Movies

[1955]The Indian Fighter Wes Todd

[1955]The Kentuckian Stan Bodine

[1956]Bigger Than Life Wally Gibbs

[1957]Slaughter on 10th Avenue Al Dahlke

[1957]A Face in the Crowd Mel Miller

[1958]King Creole Maxie Fields

[1958]Onionhead RedWildoe

[1958]Ride a Crooked Trail Judge Kyle

[1958]Voice in the Mirror Dr. Leon Karnes

[1959]Gangster Story Jack Martin

[1960]Strangers When We Meet Felix Anders

[1962]Lonely Are the Brave Sheriff Morey Johnson

[1962]Who's Got the Action? Tony Gagouts

[1963]Charade Hamilton Bartholomew

[1964]Ensign Pulver Doc

[1964]Goodbye Charlie Sir Leopold Sartori

[1964]Fail Safe Dr. Groeteschele

[1966]The Fortune Cookie Willie Gingrich

[1967]A Guide for the Married Man Paul Manning

[1968]Candy General R.A. Smight

[1968]The Secret Life of an American Wife The Movie Star

[1968]The Odd Couple Oscar Madison

[1969]Cactus Flower Dr. Julian Winston

[1969]Hello, Dolly! Horace Vandergelder

[1971]A New Leaf Henry Graham

[1971]Kotch Joseph P. Kotcher

[1972]Pete 'n' Tillie Pete

[1973]The Laughing Policeman Jake Martin

[1973]Charley Varrick Charley Varrick

[1974]The Front Page Walter Burns

[1974]The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Lt. Garber

[1975]The Sunshine Boys Willy Clark

[1976]The Bad News Bears Coach Morris Buttermaker

[1978]California Suite Marvin Michaels

[1978]House Calls Dr. Charley Nichols

[1978]Casey's Shadow Lloyd Bourdelle

[1980]Hopscotch Miles Kendig

[1980]Little Miss Marker Sorrowful Jones

[1981]Buddy Buddy Trabucco

[1981]First Monday in October Dan Snow

[1982]I Ought to Be in Pictures Herbert Tucker

[1983]The Survivors Sonny Paluso

[1985]Movers & Shakers Joe Mulholland

[1986]Pirates Captain Thom Bartholomew Red

[1988]The Little Devil Padre Maurizio

[1988]The Couch Trip Donald Becker

[1991]JFK Senator Long

[1993]Dennis the Menace Mr. Wilson

[1993]Grumpy Old Men Max Goldman

[1994]I.Q. Albert Einstein

[1995]Grumpier Old Men Max Goldman

[1995]The Grass Harp Judge Charlie Cool

[1996]I'm Not Rappaport Nat Moyer

[1997]Out to Sea Charlie Gordon

[1998]The Odd Couple II Oscar Madison

[2000]Hanging Up Lou

Walter Matthau News


Hal Linden and Sally Struthers Will Lead World Premiere of THE JOURNALS OF ADAM AND EVE

Hal Linden and Sally Struthers will star in the world premiere of a new play – “The Journals of Adam and Eve” by Ed. Weinberger, with a little help from the authors of Genesis, John Milton, and Mark Twain, for six performances only January 18 to 21.

Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney Will Lead Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE in Melbourne and Sydney

Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney team up for Neil Simon's classic comedy, The Odd Couple. Don't miss this laugh-a-minute play at the Comedy Theatre Melbourne and Theatre Royal Sydney in 2024.

ACW-TV's JayWatch to Celebrate CHARADE At 60

ACW-TV celebrates the 60th anniversary of the comedic thriller CHARADE with a special showing on JAY WATCH.

Review: GOLDIE HAWN at Bank Of America Performing Arts Center

What did our critic think of GOLDIE HAWN at Bank Of American Performing Arts Center?

GRUMPY OLD MEN is Now Playing at Surflight Theatre

Surflight Theatre will be continuing their 2023 Season with the romantic musical comedy, Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics Nick Meglin. Performances are already underway, find out more here!

THE ODD COUPLE is Now Playing at Riverbank Theatre

The Odd Couple, a hilarious story about friendship, marriage, and unexpected roommates opened on Sunday, September 3rd at Riverbank Theatre. Learn more about the production here!

Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN Reels in the Laughs at Beef & Boards

GRUMPY OLD MEN split guts and warmed hearts when it first hit theaters as a movie in 1993, and its musical adaptation is no different. The musical on stage now at Beef & Boards maintains all of the charms and chortles of the original and incorporates new, reimagined moments for many of the characters. The musical provides an extra dose of reflection on the importance of living in the moment and recognizing the relationships you have, the relationships you neglect, and the relationships you may be missing out on.

PURLIE VICTORIOUS Starring Leslie Odom, Jr. Sets September Opening Night Date on Broadway

The first Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by legendary Ossie Davis will officially open in September. Learn how to purchase tickets!

The Actors Studio to Present AREYTO Celebration of Latine Scene Work, Poetry, Song & Dance

This weekend, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.

ON THE FLY 2023: THEN & NOW to be Presented at The Actors Studio This Weekend

This weekend, The Actors Studio continues its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.

Previews: STARRING BUFFALO presents HELLO, DOLLY! AT SHEA'S 710 THEATRE

Some of Broadway's great talents will once again be merging with the best of Buffalo's own actors to present a beloved hit from 1964--Jerry Herman's HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Buffalo, led by Artistic Director Drew Fornarola, has assembled a cast of nearly 50 for it's concert presentation of the classic show.

The Actors Studio to Host Events Featuring Lois Smith & Celebrations of BIPOC Membership in May

In May, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.

The Actors Studio to Present Three Day Celebration of Estelle Parsons

The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration with a three-day celebration of one of its most influential members, Academy Award winner and Co-Associate Artistic Director of The Actors Studio, Estelle Parsons.

Female Spin on THE ODD COUPLE Comes to Roleystone Theatre at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre

Olive is a slob and Florence is a snob – the classic play The Odd Couple is being brought to life with a female twist. 

The Actors Studio to Present THE PLAYWRIGHT: TALES FROM THE COLOR LINE This Spring

Continuing  its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights The Actors Studio will open its doors to the public for a special event, free and open to the public: The Playwright: Tales From The Color Line on Saturday, March 25 at 7PM.

The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public to Free Events, Including Play Readings & More

This Spring, The Actors Studio continues its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.

The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS

 The Actors Studio will open its doors to the public to observe “Actors Studio In Process” on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 7PM.

Leslie Odom, Jr. Will Return to Broadway in PURLIE VICTORIOUS: A NON-CONFEDERATE ROMP THROUGH THE COTTON PATCH, Directed by Kenny Leon

Tony & Grammy Award winner and Academy & Emmy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. will star in the new Broadway production of the classic American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by the legendary Ossie Davis.

Chazz Palminteri, Bobby Moresco & More to be Featured in The Actors Studio February Events

In February, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.

Film Producer Edie Landau Dies at 95

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Edie Landau, film producer, and mother of Broadway's Tina Landau, has died at 95 years old.

Walter Matthau FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Walter Matthau has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

Walter Matthau has not appeared in the West End.

Walter Matthau has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role in "The Odd Couple". Additionally, he received nominations for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his performances in "A Shot in the Dark" and "Once More, With Feeling". These nominations highlight Matthau's talent and recognition in the Broadway community.

Walter Matthau has won several awards throughout his career. He won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in "The Odd Couple." He also won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role in "A Shot in the Dark." These awards recognize his exceptional talent and contribution to the theater industry.

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