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Yul Brynner

Date of Death: October 10, 1985 (70)

Birth Place: Vladivostok, USSR

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Broadway Revival, 1985
The King

The King of Siam

[West End]
London Revival, 1979
The King

Broadway Revival, 1977
The King

The King of Siam

Original Broadway Production, 1976

Original Broadway Production, 1951
The King

The King of Siam

Original Broadway Production, 1946




Yul Brynner Productions

[Broadway, 1985]

Yul Brynner Movies

[1949]Port of New York Paul Vicola

[1956]The Ten Commandments Rameses

[1956]Anastasia General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine

[1956]The King and I King Mongkut of Siam

[1958]The Brothers Karamazov Dmitri Karamazov

[1958]The Buccaneer Jean Lafitte

[1959]Solomon and Sheba Solomon

[1959]The Journey Major Surov

[1960]Once More, with Feeling! Victor Fabian

[1960]The Magnificent Seven Chris Larabee Adams

[1960]Surprise Package Nico March

[1962]Escape from Zahrain Sharif

[1963]Kings of the Sun Chief Black Eagle

[1965]Morituri Captain Mueller

[1966]Return of the Seven Chris

[1966]Triple Cross Baron Von Grunen

[1967]The Double Man Dan Slater, Kalmar

[1967]The Long Duel Sultan

[1968]Villa Rides Pancho Villa

[1969]The Battle of Neretva Vlado

[1969]The File of the Golden Goose Peter Novak

[1969]The Madwoman of Chaillot The Chairman

[1970]Adiós, Sabata Sabata, Indio Black

[1971]Romance of a Horsethief Captain Stoloff

[1971]The Light at the Edge of the World Kongre

[1971]Catlow Catlow

[1972]Fuzz The Deaf Man

[1973]Westworld Gunslinger

[1975]The Ultimate Warrior Carson

[1976]Futureworld The Gunslinger

[1976]Death Rage Peter Marciani

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Video: Baayork Lee Talks A CHORUS LINE & More With Harvey Brownstone

Baayork Lee: Legendary Broadway Star, Choreographer & Director | Harvey Brownstone Interviews. Baayork Lee's illustrious career in theater, from Broadway performances to directing and choreography, is discussed in this interview with Harvey Brownstone.

New Congress for Jewish Culture Website Surpasses One Million Views

Read about the success of the Congress for Jewish Culture's revamped website, which has surpassed one million views with its translation of the LEKSIKON FUN DER NAYER YIDISHER LITERATUR (BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF MODERN YIDDISH LITERATURE).

Judy Gold, Mary Beth Peil & More to Star in THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance

Don't miss the one-night-only benefit performances of 'The Post-Roe Monologues' on November 6th. Proceeds will support the National Abortion Hotline and Choice Matters.

Zoom Party Will Be Held For The Congress for Jewish Culture's New Website

The Congress for Jewish Culture has unveiled their exciting, revamped website in honor of their 75th Anniversary. Find out how to attend a special Zoom party here!

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS Extends at El Portal Theatre

Love Among the Ruins has been extended on additional week.  Learn more about how to get tickets to the new shows here!

The Congress for Jewish Culture to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee With Website Launch

Discover the latest updates from the world of entertainment. From the digital premiere of 'The Dybbuk' and other classic plays to the launch of the Congress for Jewish Culture's new website, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Mary Beth Peil at 31st Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced Tony & Obie Award Winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Legacy Award Recipient, Obie Award Winner & Tony Award Nominee Mary Beth Peil as their 31st Anniversary Gala Honorees.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS Announced At The El Portal Theatre Begins October 6

JoBeth Williams (“Poltergeist,” “The Big Chill”) and Peter Strauss (“Rich Man, Poor Man,” “The Jericho Mile”) star in the romantic Love Among the Ruins, written by James G. Hirsch and Robert A. Papazian, from a film script by James Costigan. Love Among the Ruins is a Papazian Hirsch presentation  and is directed by Michael Arabian.

The Michael Chekhov Association Selects Gracie Gardner As 2023 International Summer Workshop Artist-In-Residence For Annual Gathering

MICHA, The Michael Chekhov Association has announced that American playwright Gracie Gardner has been selected as the first recipient of the Theater of the Future Fellowship. 

Atlantic Theater Extends CORNELIA STREET Starring George Abud, Norbert Leo Butz, Mary Beth Peil, and More

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has announced an extension for the world premiere musical Cornelia Street. The production, which will begin performances this Friday, January 20th and open on Tuesday, February 14th, will now play through Sunday, March 5th, Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2.

George Abud, Norbert Leo Butz, Mary Beth Peil & More to Star in CORNELIA STREET World Premiere

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens. Find out who is joining the cast, the performance schedule and how to get tickets.

JIMMY AND CAROLYN Sets August 29 South County Film Premiere Date 

”Jimmy and Carolyn”, James Andrew Walsh's new comedy starring two-time Tony nominee and TV/Broadway star Mary Beth Peil (Dawson's Creek, The Good Wife,  HALSTON, Broadway's Anastasia) and TV/Broadway star Gregory Harrison (911,  Chesapeake Shores, Trapper John M.D.), shot entirely on location in Westerly, Rhode  Island, sets its South County Premiere at Bill Hanney's newly renovated All South Coun ty Luxury Cinemas, co-owned with Harold Blank and William Doherty, in Wakefield on  Monday, August 29, 2022.

Mary Beth Peil, A.J. Shively & More Join Jim Parsons Led A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.

The Lark Theater to Present Screenings of Classic Movie Musicals, Including FUNNY GIRL, THE MUSIC MAN & More

The Lark Theater in Larkspur, CA is presenting movie adaptations of iconic musicals EVERY WEDNESDAY afternoon.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Minnesota Native and Former Miss America Dorothy Benham

Dorothy Benham is a Minnesota native and is a former Miss Minnesota and Miss America. Dorthy made her Broadway debut in 'Jerome Robbins Broadway.' She is a trained singer and has a book out titled 'The Bastard Queen.'

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: THE MUSIC MAN's Hugh Jackman

Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Hugh Jackman! Watch as Hugh tells us more about what this nomination and production means to him!

Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At THE SOUND OF MUSIC At La Mirada Theatre

BroadwayWorld has a first look at La Mirada's The Sound of Music starring Diane Phelan (Broadway: The King and I & South Pacific at Lincoln Center) as Maria, Christopher Carl (Broadway: South Pacific at Lincoln Center, Mamma Mia!) as Captain von Trapp, and Grammy nominee Suzanna Guzmán (The King and Iwith Yul Brynner, Bizet's Carmen) as Mother Abbess.

Photos: Inside Look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Get a first look at photos from the new production of The Sound of Music.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to La Mirada in April

La Mirada will present The Sound of Music beginning in April! The show stars Diane Phelan (Broadway: The King and I & South Pacific at Lincoln Center) as “Maria,” Christopher Carl (Broadway: South Pacific at Lincoln Center, Mamma Mia!) as “Captain von Trapp,” and Grammy nominee Suzanna Guzmán (The King and Iwith Yul Brynner, Bizet’s Carmen) as “Mother Abbess.'

Student Blog: Reflections on Selected Musicals

I was instructed to write my reflection in this format: favorite character, song, actor/actress, and production. While many of the shows my teacher told me to listen to were ones I was familiar with, it brought me great joy to explore musicals I have yet to discover then.


Yul Brynner has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

Yul Brynner has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Yul Brynner's first West End show was The King and I which opened in 1979

Yul Brynner has been nominated for several awards throughout his career in the Broadway industry. Some of his notable nominations include the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre at the Drama League Awards, the Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards for his role in "The King and I," the Outstanding Actor - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "The King and I," and the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "The King and I."

Yul Brynner has won several awards for his work in the Broadway musical "The King and I." He received the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre award from the Drama League Awards. He also won a Special Tony Award and the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Tony Award for his portrayal of the King in "The King and I."

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