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Zero Mostel

Date of Birth: February 28, 1915

Date of Death: September 08, 1977 (62)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Broadway Revival, 1976

Leopold Bloom

Original Broadway Production, 1964

Original Broadway Production, 1962


Prologus [Replacement]

Pseudolus [Replacement]

Prologus [Replacement]

Pseudolus [Replacement]


The Croupier [Replacement]

Leopold Bloom

Doc Penny

Shu Fu

Dan Cupid [Replacement]


Original Broadway Production, 1946
Hamilton Peachum



Patron [Replacement]

Zero Mostel Movies

[1943]Du Barry Was a Lady Rami - the Swami, Taliostra

[1950]Panic in the Streets Raymond Fitch

[1951]Sirocco Balukjiaan

[1951]The Enforcer Big Babe Lazick

[1951]The Guy Who Came Back Boots Mullins

[1951]Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Emmett

[1951]The Model and the Marriage Broker George Wixted

[1966]A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Pseudolus

[1967]The Producers Max Bialystock

[1968]Great Catherine Potemkin

[1969]The Great Bank Robbery Rev. Pious Blue

[1970]The Angel Levine Morris Mishkin

[1972]The Hot Rock Abe Greenberg

[1973]Marco Kublai Khan

[1973]Once Upon a Scoundrel Carlos del Refugio

[1974]Rhinoceros John

[1975]Journey Into Fear Kopelkin

[1976]Mastermind Inspector Hoku Ichihara

[1976]The Front Hecky Brown

[1978]Watership Down Kehaar

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All-Female Production of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Comes to Blackfriars Theatre

Join Blackfriars Theatre (795 East Main Street) for an all-female laugh-fest with this fresh and subversive take on Steven Sondheim's classic, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, running July 15th-25th.

Desert Foothills Theater to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Next Month

Considered 'Broadway's greatest farce,' the show will run March 10-19 at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N. 60th St. in Scottsdale. 'Forum' is performed by an all-adult cast including beloved veteran actors as well as up-and-coming performers who take audiences on a musical romp through ancient Rome.

Ariana DeBose, Mykal Kilgore & More to be Featured in 2023 American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced the newest American Songbook series. See who is performing, and how to purchase tickets!

The Best Movies About Plays and Backstage Stories

Whether it’s a musical, drama, horror, or comedy, BroadwayWorld is pulling back the curtain on some of the best movies about backstage stories!

Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Adobe Theater

Excellent production with all the Broadway bells and whistles. Great singing, dancing and comedy!

Review: An Old-Fashioned Sing-Off Celebrates ANGEL BLUE at Geffen Hall's 2022 Richard Tucker Gala

Award-winner Angel Blue started off the proceedings at the Richard Tucker Gala (after Barry Tucker’s usual introduction/ode to his father, the great tenor) with a bang: Puccini’s justly famous aria “Vissi d’arte” from TOSCA. For those of us who’ve only heard her as Bess in Gershwin’s PORGY & BESS at the Met, it was a revelation to hear her lush, velvety voice raise the rafters on the hall, with no warm up.

Broadway Veteran Kurt Peterson Will Appear in PROUD LADIES - A NYC Concert Premiere in October

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson (Dear World, Follies) will appear in the NYC concert debut of Proud Ladies at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St.) on Monday, October 10 at 7:00pm. 

Dancers Over 40 Joins Forces With Backstage Babble To Present A Broadway Trivia Night

On Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:30 P.M. EST, Charles Kirsch, the 14-year-old host of hit theater podcast Backstage Babble, will join forces with non-profit dance organization Dancers Over 40 to present a fun and fabulous night of Broadway trivia, available on YouTube.

Review: Young Performers Shine in LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION at the Tota Music and Theatre Conservatory

A heartbreaking and potent production featuring students who prove that the future of the performing arts is in good hands!

Lyric Stage to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM in Concert at Dallas' historic Majestic Theatre

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 Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

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

 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’t just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work—he had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Remastered Film Soundtrack Released For 50th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

BWW Interview: Neel Patrick Edwards of THE PRODUCERS at Greenville Theatre

'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 More

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!


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.

TOP 5: Los mejores momentos de GOLFUS DE ROMA

Aprovechando que quedan 8 días para su estreno en el Festival de Mérida, os traemos este recopilatorio con imágenes de las mejores versiones de este musical de Sondheim.


Zero Mostel has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

Zero Mostel has not appeared in the West End

Zero Mostel has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for his role in "Ulysses in Nighttown", and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for the same production. Mostel was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for his performances in "Fiddler on the Roof" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". Additionally, he received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Rhinoceros". Mostel's achievements were recognized with a Distinguished Performance (Actor) (Obie Awards) for his role in "Ulysses in Nighttown".

Zero Mostel has won several awards throughout his career, including Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for his role in Ulysses in Nighttown, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for his roles in Fiddler on the Roof and 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 his role in Rhinoceros, and Distinguished Performance (Actor) (Obie Awards) for his role in Ulysses in Nighttown.

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