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Will Geer

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1971
Scratch
  [Broadway]
1967
Lt. Ekdal (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
1966
Walt Whitman
  [Broadway]
1966
Governor (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
1966
Sir Peter Teazle (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
H. C. Curry
  [Broadway]
1956
Dorris R. Gladney
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Uncle Garvey
Uncle Garvey
  [Broadway]
1955
Bowman WiTherspoon
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1947
Mr. Mister
Mr. Mister
  [Broadway]
1946
Ed Tilden
  [Broadway]
1946
"Doc" Watterson
  [Broadway]
1944
Ernest Hopkins
  [Broadway]
1943
Uncle Yancey Sylvaine
  [Broadway]
1942
Jeeter Lester [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1942
Pa Flanders
  [Broadway]
1942
Doc Blossom
  [Broadway]
1941
Forrest Lockhart
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1938
W.S. Van Dyke
Father
First Tycoon
Hitler
Jim in "I Married a Republican"
Mr. Speaker
  [Broadway]
1938
Senator Briggs
  [Broadway]
1938
Semon Dye
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1938
Mr. Mister
Performer
  [Broadway]
1937
Slim
  [Broadway]
1937
Mr. Mooney
  [Broadway]
1936
Farley Sprinkle
  [Broadway]
1935
John Kirkland
  [Broadway]
1933
Jeeter Lester [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1928
Pistol

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1971
Scratch

  [Broadway]
1967
Lt. Ekdal (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
1966
Walt Whitman

  [Broadway]
1966
Governor (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
1966
Sir Peter Teazle (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
H. C. Curry

  [Broadway]
1956
Dorris R. Gladney

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Uncle Garvey

Uncle Garvey

  [Broadway]
1955
Bowman WiTherspoon

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1947
Mr. Mister

Mr. Mister

  [Broadway]
1946
Ed Tilden

  [Broadway]
1946
"Doc" Watterson

  [Broadway]
1944
Ernest Hopkins

  [Broadway]
1943
Uncle Yancey Sylvaine

  [Broadway]
1942
Jeeter Lester [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1942
Pa Flanders

  [Broadway]
1942
Doc Blossom

  [Broadway]
1941
Forrest Lockhart

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1938
W.S. Van Dyke

Father

First Tycoon

Hitler

Jim in "I Married a Republican"

Mr. Speaker

  [Broadway]
1938
Senator Briggs

  [Broadway]
1938
Semon Dye

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1938
Mr. Mister

Performer

  [Broadway]
1937
Slim

  [Broadway]
1937
Mr. Mooney

  [Broadway]
1936
Farley Sprinkle

  [Broadway]
1935
John Kirkland

  [Broadway]
1933
Jeeter Lester [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1928
Pistol


Will Geer Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Will Geer, 11 in the Shade

Will Geer News

New Musical DEAR MARGARET SANGER to Get Staged Reading in Fundraiser for Theatricum Photo New Musical DEAR MARGARET SANGER to Get Staged Reading in Fundraiser for Theatricum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

Dear Margaret Sanger, a new musical in development exploring the history of birth control and women’s continued struggle for reproductive freedom, will receive two staged readings in a fundraising event for Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum.

Photos: First Look At The World Premiere of TROUBLE THE WATER At Theatricum Photo Photos: First Look At The World Premiere of TROUBLE THE WATER At Theatricum
by Grace Cutler - Jul 23, 2022

 Inspired by the little-known, larger-than-life true story of Robert Smalls, the first African American hero of the Civil War, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents the world premiere of Trouble the Water, freely adapted by Ellen Geer from the 2019 award-winning historical novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff.

World Premiere Of TROUBLE THE WATER Recounts Extraordinary Story Of African American  Photo World Premiere Of TROUBLE THE WATER Recounts Extraordinary Story Of African American Hero Robert Smalls
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022

Inspired by the little-known, larger-than-life true story of Robert Smalls, the first African American hero of the Civil War, Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents the world premiere of Trouble the Water, freely adapted by Ellen Geer from the 2019 award-winning historical novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff. Longtime.

BWW Interview: Ernest Thompson On The Leading Ladies He's Worked With & Reviving His  Photo BWW Interview: Ernest Thompson On The Leading Ladies He's Worked With & Reviving His THE WEST SIDE WALTZ
by Gil Kaan - Jun 13, 2022

Will Geer‚Äôs Theatricum presents the world premiere of the ‚Äúall new‚ÄĚ revival of Oscar-winning playwright Ernest Thompson‚Äôs The West Side Waltz beginning June 25, 2022. Mary Jo DuPrey directs the cast of Ellen Geer, Melora Marshall, Willow Geer, Miguel P√©rez and Charles Lin. I was most fortunate to have the playwright make some time to answer my queries.

Frederick Shakespeare Festival Announced Photo Frederick Shakespeare Festival Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

Endangered Species (theatre) Project's Frederick Shakespeare Festival is back with two of the bard's most celebrated works: Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor, to be performed at the Hodson Outdoor Amphitheater at Hood College.

Theatricum Botanicum to Present New Revival of THE WEST SIDE WALTZ Photo Theatricum Botanicum to Present New Revival of THE WEST SIDE WALTZ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Forty-one years after its premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre,¬†Will Geer‚Äôs Theatricum Botanicum will present¬†the¬†world premiere¬†of an ‚Äúall new‚ÄĚ revival of¬†The West Side Waltz¬†by Academy Award-winning writer¬†Ernest Thompson¬†(On Golden Pond).

Theatricum Botanicum Season Preview Event to Feature THE POINT! with Kiefo Nilsson an Photo Theatricum Botanicum Season Preview Event to Feature THE POINT! with Kiefo Nilsson and Pamela Adlon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Theatricum Botanicum will present a season preview, featuring scenes from each of the four plays in the 2022 summer repertory season, sponsored by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, followed by a live performance of Harry Nilsson’s 1970 album, The Point! starring Kiefo Nilsson, Pamela Adlon and a 14-piece orchestra.

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off Outdoor Season at  Photo THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off Outdoor Season at Theatricum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Fans of Shakespeare, alfresco theater, old time rock‚Äôn roll and just plain fun‚ÄĒ pack a picnic and head up to the spectacular, one-of-a-kind outdoor venue at¬†Will Geer‚Äôs Theatricum Botanicum, where the 2022 repertory season, sponsored by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, opens with two buoyant comedies.

Celebrate Mother's Day With Annual MOMentum PLACE An Uncommon Afternoon Of Aerial And Photo Celebrate Mother's Day With Annual MOMentum PLACE An Uncommon Afternoon Of Aerial And Performance Delights
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2022

Every year on Mother's Day, ‚ÄúMOMentum Place‚ÄĚ creates a fantastical world of aerial and circus performers, dancers and musicians in the rustic outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum.

JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED Will Be Presented by Impro Theatre at the Garry Marshall Theat Photo JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED Will Be Presented by Impro Theatre at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

World famous Impro Theatre presents Jane Austen Unscripted, a delightfully humorous afternoon in the garden at Garry Marshall Theatre. Jane Austen Unscripted is a fully improvised play that brings the world of Jane Austen to life with your suggestions. Find yourself with a cup of English tea and treats amongst headstrong young women, brooding noblemen, and eccentric relatives.

Will Geer Videos

Theatricum Botanicum Announce MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE WOMAN OF LOCKERBIE & More for Summer Season - Full Programme
by James T Harding - Apr 13, 2012

Theatricum Botanicum's 2012 Summer Repertory Season will present four plays in repertory on its mainstage: Measure for Measure and A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare; Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw; and The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort. In addition, Cherry Docs by David Gow will get six performances in Theatricum's intimate second performance space.

STAGE TUBE: Artists at Play's CHING CHONG CHINAMAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2011

Artists at Play presents the Los Angeles premiere of the irreverent comedy Ching Chong Chinaman, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Peter J. Kuo.


Will Geer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Will Geer been in?
Will Geer has appeared on Broadway in 28 shows.

How many West End shows has Will Geer been in?
Will Geer has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Will Geer been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for 110 in the Shade .