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Zero Mostel

 
Zero Mostel Headshot
Date of Birth: February 28, 1915
Date of Death: September 08, 1977 (62)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1976
Tevye
  [Broadway]
1974
Leopold Bloom
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Tevye
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Pseudolus
Prologus
Prologus [Replacement]
Pseudolus [Replacement]
Prologus [Replacement]
Pseudolus [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1961
John
  [Broadway]
1960
The Croupier [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1958
Leopold Bloom
  [Broadway]
1957
Doc Penny
  [Off-Broadway]
1956
Shu Fu
  [Broadway]
1954
Dan Cupid [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1952
Glubb
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Hamilton Peachum
  [Broadway]
1942
Performer
  [Broadway]
1942
Performer
  [Broadway]
1942
Patron [Replacement]

Photos

Dean Martin, Zero Mostel, Tommy Tune Photo

Dean Martin, Zero Mostel, Tommy Tune

From: 
Date:
06/08/2017
Zero Mostel, Liza Minnelli and Carol Channing Photo

Zero Mostel, Liza Minnelli and Carol Channing

From: 
Date:
06/15/2011


Jim Brochu's Zero Hour, a one-man show about the life of the late Zero Mostel

From: 
Date:
03/27/2007

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1976
Tevye

  [Broadway]
1974
Leopold Bloom

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Tevye

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Pseudolus

Prologus

Prologus [Replacement]

Pseudolus [Replacement]

Prologus [Replacement]

Pseudolus [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1961
John

  [Broadway]
1960
The Croupier [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1958
Leopold Bloom

  [Broadway]
1957
Doc Penny

  [Off-Broadway]
1956
Shu Fu

  [Broadway]
1954
Dan Cupid [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1952
Glubb

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Hamilton Peachum

  [Broadway]
1942
Performer

  [Broadway]
1942
Performer

  [Broadway]
1942
Patron [Replacement]


Zero Mostel Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Zero Mostel, Ulysses in Nighttown
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Zero Mostel , Ulysses in Nighttown
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Zero Mostel , Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Zero Mostel, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Zero Mostel , Rhinoceros
 
Obie Awards - 1959 - Distinguished Performance (Actor) Gold Star
Zero Mostel, Ulysses in Nighttown

Zero Mostel News

Lyric Stage to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in Concert at D Photo Lyric Stage to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in Concert at Dallas' historic Majestic Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

Lyric Stage will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in concert May 12-15, 2022 at Dallas' historic Majestic Theatre.

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Desert Theatricals At R Photo BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Desert Theatricals At Rancho Mirage Amphitheater
by Kay Kudukis - Apr 19, 2022

Ah, the old musicals, when PC didn't exist and, as the Cole Porter song says, Anything Goes. And so it went with the final production (with presenting partner The City of Rancho Mirage) of Desert Theatrical's 2021/2022 season A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, a tale about a slave named Pseudolus (Gilmore Rizzo) trying to win his freedom by helping his young master Hero (Matthew Tucker) be with the young woman he loves, Philia (Emily Unnasch), who he has only seen through the window of the brothel next door. Yes, she is a courtesan, but she's a virgin (of course she is).

Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image Photo Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

¬†Museum of the Moving Image has announced¬†See It Big: Sondheim, a ten-film series devoted to the celebrated composer, lyricist, author, artist, and all-around innovator Stephen Sondheim. When Sondheim died last November, he didn‚Äôt just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work‚ÄĒhe had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Remastered Film Soundtrack Released For 50th Anniversary Photo FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Remastered Film Soundtrack Released For 50th Anniversary
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 3, 2021

The enduring film version of Fiddler on the Roof premiered in November 1971 and became one of the year's biggest hits, earning Academy Awards for Cinematography, Sound and Best Adapted Score. The winner in the latter category was the legendary John Wiliams, soon after to become the world's most famous film composer and win Oscars for his own now-classic music for Jaws, Star Wars, E.T. and Schindler's List.

LYRIC STAGE'S 2021/2022 SEASON: BACK WITH THE BEST at Majestic Theatre Photo LYRIC STAGE'S 2021/2022 SEASON: BACK WITH THE BEST at Majestic Theatre
by Lorens Portalatin - Oct 21, 2021

Lyric Stage Reopens & Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary of Majestic Theatre The 28th season will kick off with a Best of Broadway concert this October.

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Desert Theatreworks Photo BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Desert Theatreworks
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 18, 2021

THE PRODUCERS, the first post-lockdown Desert Theatreworks (DTW) show, is perfect to welcome eager audiences back - a true winner. Ron and Lance Phillips, the married couple that operates DTW, took the opportunity of the hiatus to completely rework the Indio Performing Arts Center, adding a new 250-seat main stage for musicals. As most people know, the Mel Brooks show is loaded with bad taste, but is hilarious nonetheless.

BWW INTERVIEWS: Carlos Latre nos habla de GOLFUS DE ROMA Photo BWW INTERVIEWS: Carlos Latre nos habla de GOLFUS DE ROMA
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 14, 2021

El famoso cómico da vida a Pseudolus en este musical de Stephen Sondheim.

BWW Interview: Neel Patrick Edwards of THE PRODUCERS at Greenville Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Neel Patrick Edwards of THE PRODUCERS at Greenville Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Sep 2, 2021

'Both longtime fans of the musical and new audiences alike will have a blast!'

Audra McDonald Talks Broadway's Return, Diversity and Inclusion in the Industry, and  Photo Audra McDonald Talks Broadway's Return, Diversity and Inclusion in the Industry, and More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2021

Audra McDonald appeared as part of a keynote for Series Mania, where she talked Broadway's return, diversity in the industry, 'The Good Fight', and much more!

Jim Brochu Presents WATCHING FROM THE WINGS AND MORE TALES OF THE THEATRE Photo Jim Brochu Presents WATCHING FROM THE WINGS AND MORE TALES OF THE THEATRE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2021

Award-winning actor/playwright Jim Brochu has traveled the world presenting enthralling programs about the legendary, the famous, and the near famous of show business. On August 9, he will be gracing the Guild Hall Zoom with his latest program based on his insightful and funny new memoir, Watching From the Wings.

Zero Mostel Videos

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Reflects on a Year Without Broadway on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEY VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Reflects on a Year Without Broadway on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2021

Audra McDonald discusses a year without Broadway, gushes about the star-studded cast of The Good Fight and shares her experience meeting Aretha Franklin.

Broadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009 VideoBroadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'That this episode of Broadway Rewind features something Toxic, something Royal and something Academic.' We drop by New World Stages for a look at the David Bryan and Joe DePietro musical, The Toxic Avenger. We also visit with two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and the cast of Roundabout's production of The Philanthropist, but we kick it off at the opening night of director Neil Armfield's production of Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King, which starred Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, Tony Award winner Andrea Martin and Lauren Ambrose. Geoffrey Rush told Ridge, 'I just phoned my wife and said, 'Darling I just made my Broadway debut and it's a marker. It's not what I aimed for. I had never really, seriously ever thought about it... I used to listen to a lot of Broadway musical theatre back in the mid 60's when I was in high school. Next to the Beatles, I was listening to Angela Lansbury in Mame or Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence or Zero Mostel in Fiddler. I'm pretty well seasoned in that kind of energy, and to be able to bring a weird and wonderful play like Exit the King into that arena, has been just so special.'

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Performs 'Somewhere' And 'Some Other Time' to Honor Michael Til VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Performs 'Somewhere' And 'Some Other Time' to Honor Michael Tilson Thomas
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Last night, CBS aired the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which paid tribute to conductor and composer Michael Tilson Thomas, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Sesame Street, and Linda Ronstadt.

VIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary VideoVIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters on Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

BWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary VideoBWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters next Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

VIDEO: On This Day, May 8- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens On Br VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 8- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2019

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SWEET CHARITY VideoThrowing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SWEET CHARITY
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 12, 2019

Like the rest of you, I've spent this week obsessing over 'Fosse Verdon' on FX and especially Gwen Verdon, played brilliantly on the series by Michelle Williams, in a performance that makes you want to reinvestigate what made Gwen so great. Sweet Charity is the perfect place to start. Gwen became a star and won her first Tony in a featured role in Can Can and she gained worldwide acclaim (and number 2 in a total of four Tonys) as Lola in Damn Yankees on stage and screen and of course there were many other shows and movies and TV appearances, but Sweet Charity was the show Bob Fosse (and Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon) created just for her. She may have lost the Tony to Angela Lansbury in Mame, but Gwen got that iconic poster and all those songs.

The Neon Lights Are Bright on Audra McDonald Way! Broadway Star Honored by the City o VideoThe Neon Lights Are Bright on Audra McDonald Way! Broadway Star Honored by the City of Fresno
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2018

Audra McDonald has 'no words' for the latest in a long line of honors for the record-breaking Tony winner. This week, the city of Fresno honored the stage icon with her very own street naming ceremony! Check out the unveiling below!

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Chats THE GOOD FIGHT, Working with Christine Baranksi, & More o VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Chats THE GOOD FIGHT, Working with Christine Baranksi, & More on THE TALK
by Macon Prickett - May 22, 2018

Actress and singer Audra McDonald stopped by The Talk to discuss what she loves about CBS All Access Original Series The Good Fight, as well as her admiration for co-star Christine Baranski, who plays Diane Lockhart on the show. Watch all-new episodes of The Talk Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Her First Broadway Show and More on The Late Late Show VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Her First Broadway Show and More on The Late Late Show
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2018

After Audra McDonald and Billy Eichner share their experiences of watching 'Starlight Express' as their first Broadway show, James asks Billy Eichner about meeting one of Barbra Streisand's dogs and learns why Audra would never consider cloning her own dog.


Zero Mostel Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Zero Mostel been in?
Zero Mostel has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Zero Mostel been in?
Zero Mostel has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Zero Mostel been nominated for?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ulysses in Nighttown , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Ulysses in Nighttown , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rhinoceros and Distinguished Performance (Actor) (Obie Awards) for Ulysses in Nighttown .

What awards has Zero Mostel won?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ulysses in Nighttown, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rhinocerosand Distinguished Performance (Actor) (Obie Awards) for Ulysses in Nighttown.