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Yul Brynner

 
Yul Brynner Headshot
Date of Birth: July 11, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985 (70)

Birth Place: Vladivostok, USSR

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
The King
The King of Siam
  [West End]
London Revival, 1979
The King
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1977
The King
The King of Siam
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Odysseus
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
The King
The King of Siam
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Tsai-Yong
Tsai-Yong
  [Broadway]
1943
Andre
  [Broadway]
1941
Fabian

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1985]
THE KING OF SIAM


Yul Brynner Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 1985 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Yul Brynner
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Yul Brynner, The King and I
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Yul Brynner, The King and I
 
Tony Awards - 1952 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Yul Brynner, The King and I

Yul Brynner News

JIMMY AND CAROLYN Sets August 29 South County Film Premiere Date  Photo JIMMY AND CAROLYN Sets August 29 South County Film Premiere Date 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022

‚ÄĚJimmy and Carolyn‚ÄĚ, 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 Cl Photo Mary Beth Peil, A.J. Shively & More Join Jim Parsons Led A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Classic Stage Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

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 GIR Photo The Lark Theater to Present Screenings of Classic Movie Musicals, Including FUNNY GIRL, THE MUSIC MAN & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

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 Photo BWW Interview: Chatting with Minnesota Native and Former Miss America Dorothy Benham
by Jared Fessler - Jun 10, 2022

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 Photo Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: THE MUSIC MAN's Hugh Jackman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2022

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 Photo Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At THE SOUND OF MUSIC At La Mirada Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2022

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 Art Photo Photos: Inside Look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022

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 Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to La Mirada in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

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 ‚ÄúMaria,‚ÄĚ Christopher Carl (Broadway:¬†South Pacific¬†at Lincoln Center,¬†Mamma Mia!)¬†as ‚ÄúCaptain von Trapp,‚ÄĚ and Grammy nominee¬†Suzanna Guzm√°n (The King and Iwith Yul Brynner, Bizet‚Äôs¬†Carmen) as ‚ÄúMother Abbess.'

Student Blog: Reflections on Selected Musicals Photo Student Blog: Reflections on Selected Musicals
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Boccone - Sep 24, 2021

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.

Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90 Photo Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90
by Robert Diamond - Sep 9, 2021

ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, the iconoclastic Broadway producer who won nine Tony Awards during a 60-year career in theater, died after a bout with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, according to her longtime associate and friend, Kristen Luciani.  She was 90 years old. 

Yul Brynner Videos

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

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2022

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

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2022

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.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 7 - Yul Brynner Returns To His Broadway Throne in THE KIN Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, January 7 - Yul Brynner Returns To His Broadway Throne in THE KING AND I

by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2019

On this day in 1985 legendary actor Yul Brynner returns to Broadway for the final time in a revival of The King and I starring Mary Beth Peil at the Broadway Theatre.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 13- Yul Brynner Plays 4,000 Performances in THE KING AN Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, September 13- Yul Brynner Plays 4,000 Performances in THE KING AND I

by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2017

Today marks Yul Brynner's 4,000th performance of the title role in The King and I which played at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. Brynner also did the film version of the musical.

VIDEO: Viola Davis Pays Tribute to August Wilson in Moving Acceptance Speech
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 27, 2017

Last night, Viola Davis picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for FENCES. Watch her moving acceptance speech below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/11/16- Yul Brynner
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Yul Brynner! His best-known role remains that of King Mongkut of Siam in the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical The King and I which he played 4,525 times on stage over the span of his career. He appeared in the original production and later touring productions as well as a 1977 Broadway revival, London Production in 1979 and another Broadway revival in 1985. He also appeared in the film version for which he won an Academy Award as Best Actor and in a short-lived TV version (Anna and the King) on CBS in 1972. Brynner is one of only nine people who have won both a Tony Award and an Academy Award for the same role.

VIDEO: First Look - Denzel Washington Stars in MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Reboot
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 20, 2016

Sony Pictures and MGM have released the first trailer for the upcoming remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, hitting theaters on September 23, 2016.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/29/16- THE KING AND I
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2016

Today in 1951, The King and I opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 1246 performances. The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The work is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon and derives from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The story deals with the experiences of the British schoolteacher, who is hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the play, as well as by a love that neither is able to express.

VIDEO: 100-Year-Old Broadway Star Patricia Morison Sings 'Shall We Dance' in Honor of Kelli O'Hara
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2015

100-year-old actress Patricia Morison, who originated the role of 'Kate' in Broadway's KISS ME KATE, and took over the role of Anna in the 1954 Rodgers and Hammerstein production of THE KING AND I, shared a special performance of 'Shall We Dance' in honor of her fellow Anna, Kelli O'Hara.

STAGE TUBE: From One Anna to Another- 100 Year-Old Patricia Morison Sings for Kelli O'Hara
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2015

Kelli O'Hara might be the reigning queen of Broadway, but another Anna Leonowens might give her a run for her money. Below, watch as 100 year-old Patricia Morison, who played the role opposite Yul Brynner in the original 1954 production, sends a special greeting to O'Hara!


Yul Brynner Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Yul Brynner been in?
Yul Brynner has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Yul Brynner been in?
Yul Brynner has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

What awards has Yul Brynner been nominated for?
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for The King and I Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The King and I and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The King and I .

What awards has Yul Brynner won?
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for The King and Iand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The King and I.