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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]

Photos

Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau Photo

Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau

From: 
Date:
11/20/2012
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau Photo

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau

From: 
Date:
11/20/2012
Helo Dolly - Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau Photo

Helo Dolly - Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau

From: 
Date:
06/15/2011

 

Stage

Performances
  [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 Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Walter Matthau , The Odd Couple
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Walter Matthau, A Shot in the Dark
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Walter Matthau, Once More, With Feeling

Walter Matthau News

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.

PLAZA SUITE Extends Through July 10 Photo PLAZA SUITE Extends Through July 10
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Today, producers of Plaza Suite, the hit comedy by Neil Simon starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey, announced a third extension due to overwhelming demand.

Review Roundup: PLAZA SUITE, Starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Ope Photo Review Roundup: PLAZA SUITE, Starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Opens On Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Mar 28, 2022

On Friday night, two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker made their return to Broadway in the long-awaited first preview of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite under the direction of Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey.

PLAZA SUITE on Broadway Announces TodayTix Mobile Lottery Photo PLAZA SUITE on Broadway Announces TodayTix Mobile Lottery
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022

Find out how to get tickets and the TodayTix mobile lottery policy for the highly anticipated production of Neil Simon’s comedy Plaza Suite.

Way Off Broadway Will Say HELLO, DOLLY! This Spring Photo Way Off Broadway Will Say HELLO, DOLLY! This Spring
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

It has been a long time coming, but this spring The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will welcome the musical Hello, Dolly! to its stage. 

VIDEO: 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' From HELLO, DOLLY! Featured in New Google Ad Photo VIDEO: 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' From HELLO, DOLLY! Featured in New Google Ad
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2021

Broadway fans may hear a familiar tune when they watch the new Google ad, celebrating six months since NASA's Perseverance Rover has been on Mars.

BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents
A BENCH IN THE SUN Photo BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents A BENCH IN THE SUN
by Herbert Paine - Aug 13, 2021

Like vintage wines, veteran actors Lee Cooley and Jim Coates just get better with age in Don Bluth Front Row Theatre’s reprise of Ron Clark’s bittersweet play, A BENCH IN THE SUN, now playing through September 18th.

BWW Interview: Rob Summers of GRUMPY OLD MEN at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Rob Summers of GRUMPY OLD MEN at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jul 30, 2021

BroadwayWorld is pleased to interview Rob Summers, who is slated to return to Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Grumpy Old Men opening August 5.

Riverside Center Presents The Regional Premiere Of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL! Photo Riverside Center Presents The Regional Premiere Of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts will welcome back live theatre accompanied with meal service with the Regional Premiere of Grumpy Old Men: The Musical live onstage from July 21 through September 5!

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE At Desert Stages Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE At Desert Stages Theatre
by Herbert Paine - Apr 14, 2021

Chemistry and balance! Two key ingredients that are (oddly!) in short supply in Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre’s current production of THE ODD COUPLE, directed by Virginia Olivieri. Simon’s brilliant lines and zingers are there to be uttered, but the execution stumbles. The show runs through April 5th.

Walter Matthau Videos

VIDEO: 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' From HELLO, DOLLY! Featured in New Google Ad VideoVIDEO: 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' From HELLO, DOLLY! Featured in New Google Ad
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2021

Broadway fans may hear a familiar tune when they watch the new Google ad, celebrating six months since NASA's Perseverance Rover has been on Mars.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Sally Struthers In GRUMPY OLD MEN At Ogunquit Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Sally Struthers In GRUMPY OLD MEN At Ogunquit Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Aug 27, 2018

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a grumpy ride! The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to produce the U.S. premiere of the new musical-comedy, Grumpy Old Men the Musical on stage through September 1 - just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This hilarious new show was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin. Director for the Ogunquit production of Grumpy Old Men the Musical is Matt Lenz.

BWW TV: Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally & More Talk Bucks County Playhouse's Summer Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse's 2013 Playhouse Productions summer season is set to include the world premiere of a new play by four time Tony Award -winning playwright Terrence McNally, starring Tony and Emmy Award- winner Tyne Daly. The balance of the season is made up of acclaimed musicals and plays and a production specifically for families. The summer season kicked off on Thursday, May 23rd at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA). The cast and creative team for the 2013 Bucks County Playhouse summer season productions met the press earlier today and BraodwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the stars, including Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally, Bobby Steggert and more. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside CACTUS FLOWER Opening Night!
by Broadway Beat - Mar 16, 2011

Last Week, off-Broadway's Cactus Flower opened in New York City. Cast members include Jenni Barber (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Emily Walton (August: Osage County), Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2), Lois Robbins ('Ryan's Hope'), Anthony Reimer ('Rescue Me'), John Herrera (The Times, They are a Changin'), Robin Skye (Parade) and Jeremy Bobb (Is He Dead?). Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening and brings you coverage of the after-party below!

BWW TV Broadway Beat Meets the Cast of CACTUS FLOWER
by Robert Diamond - Feb 3, 2011

The cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Abe Burrows' classic comedy Cactus Flower met the press and Broadway Beat was there! Cast members include Jenni Barber (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Emily Walton (August: Osage County), Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2), Lois Robbins ('Ryan's Hope'), Anthony Reimer ('Rescue Me'), John Herrera (The Times, They are a Changin'), Robin Skye (Parade) and Jeremy Bobb (Is He Dead?).


Walter Matthau Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Walter Matthau been in?
Walter Matthau has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

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

What awards has Walter Matthau been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Odd Couple Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Shot in the Dark and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Once More, With Feeling .

What awards has Walter Matthau won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Odd Coupleand Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Shot in the Dark.