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Encyclopedia > Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play is awarded to the actor who was voted as the best actor in a play, whether a new production or a revival. This Tony Award has been announced since 1947. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A play is a common form of literature, usually consisting chiefly of dialog between characters, and usually intended for performance rather than reading. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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1948-1959

Ben Gazzara (A Hatful of Rain)
Boris Karloff (The Lark)
Michael Redgrave (Tiger at the Gates)
Edward G. Robinson (Middle of the Night)
Maurice Evans (The Apple Cart)
Wilfred Hyde-White (The Reluctant Debutante)
Eric Portman (Separate Table)
Ralph Richardson (The Waltz Of The Toreadors)
Cyril Ritchard (A Visit To A Small Planet)
Richard Burton (Time Remembered)
Hugh Griffith (Look Homeward, Angel)
Laurence Olivier (The Entertainer)
Anthony Perkins (Look Homeward, Angel)
Peter Ustinov (Romanoff and Juliet)
Emlyn Williams (A Boy Growing Up)
Cedric Hardwicke (A Majority of One)
Alfred Lunt (The Visit)
Christopher Plummer (J. B.)
Cyril Ritchard (The Pleasure of His Company)
Robert Stephens (Epitaph for George Dillon)

José Ferrer José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 - January 26, 1992), was an actor and film director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac (March 6, 1619 – July 28, 1655) was a French dramatist born in Paris, who is now best remembered for the many works of fiction which have been woven around his life story. ... Fredric March photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Fredric March (Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel) (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an Academy Award winning American actor. ... Fonda in the 1957 classic, 12 Angry Men. ... Movie poster of 1955s Mister Roberts. ... Paul Kelly (Fear in the Night) American actor born Paul Michael Kelly on August 9, 1899. ... Command Decision is an episode in the British comedy series Dads Army. ... Basil Rathbone Basil Rathbone (June 13, 1892 – July 21, 1967) was an English actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and swashbuckler film villain roles. ... The Heiress is a 1949 film which tells the story of two young people who want to marry despite the girls fathers objections. ... Rex Harrison Sir Reginald Carey Rex Harrison (March 5, 1908–June 2, 1990) was a British theatre and film actor. ... Anne of the Thousand Days is an Academy Award-winning 1969 costume drama, directed by Charles Jarrot. ... Sidney Blackmer (July 13, 1895–October 6, 1973) was an American actor. ... Come Back, Little Sheba can refer to two things: Come Back, Little Sheba is a play written by American playwright William Inge. ... Claude Rains in Casablanca (1942) Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 - May 30, 1967) was an English actor. ... José Ferrer José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 - January 26, 1992), was an actor and film director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... Tom Ewell ( April 29, 1909 – September 12, 1994) was an American actor. ... The Seven Year Itch is a Classic Comedy from 1955, starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. ... Metal Church is an American heavy metal band from Seattle. ... The Teahouse of the August Moon is a 1956 motion picture comedy satirising the US occupation of Japan following the end of World War II. John Patrick adapted the screenplay from his own Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Broadway play of 1953. ... Alfred Lunt photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932 Alfred Lunt (August 12, 1892–August 3, 1977) was an American actor. ... Quadrille is an historic dance performed by four couples in a square formation, a precursor to traditional square dancing. ... Paul Muni photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932 Paul Muni (September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was a versatile actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood, nominated for five Academy Awards. ... Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. ... The Killing of a Chinese Bookie DVD cover featuring Gazzara Ben Gazzara (born Biagio Anthony Gazzara on August 28, 1930, in New York City), is an actor in television and motion pictures. ... A Hatful of Rain is a 1957 dramatic film. ... Boris Karloff Boris Karloff (November 23, 1887 – February 2, 1969), born William Henry Pratt, was a famous actor in horror films. ... Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood in The Lady Vanishes (1938) Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave, KBE (March 20, 1908 — March 21, 1985) was an English actor and the son of the Australian silent film star Roy Redgrave and the actress Margaret Scudamore. ... Edward G. Robinson (December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was a American actor of stage and film. ... Fredric March photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Fredric March (Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel) (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an Academy Award winning American actor. ... Long Days Journey into Night is a dramatic play in four acts by Eugene ONeill, generally considered to be his masterwork. ... Maurice Evans (born June 3, 1901 in Dorset; died March 12, 1989 in East Sussex) was an English actor. ... The Apple Cart A Political Extravaganza is a 1929 play by George Bernard Shaw. ... Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, on July 13th, 1903. ... Sir Ralph David Richardson (19 December 1902 - 10 October 1983) was an English actor, one of a group of theatrical knights of the mid-20th century who, though more closely associated with the stage, did their best to make the transition to film. ... Cyril Ritchard was born December 1, 1897 in Sydney, Australia and died December 18, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy (June 17, 1904 - November 29, 1991) was an American actor. ... Sunrise at Campobello is a 1960 film which tells the story of the struggle by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt against polio. ... Richard Burton (November 10, 1925 – August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor from the late 1940s through the 1980s. ... Hugh Emrys Griffith (May 30, 1912 – May 14, 1980) was a film actor. ... Laurence Olivier, as photographed in 1939 by Carl Van Vechten Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, KBE (May 22, 1907 – July 11, 1989) was an Oscar winning English actor and director, esteemed by many as the greatest actor of the 20th century. ... The Entertainer was a 1960 film which told the story of a failing stage performer who tried to keep his career going even as his personal life fell apart. ... Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932–September 12, 1992) was an American actor best known for his role as the serial killer Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho. ... Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov (born Peter Alexander von Ustinow) (April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004) was a British-born and raised actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur. ... Emlyn Williams (Agust, 1994 - August 6, 1987) was a Welsh dramatist and actor. ... Robards in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Jason Robards, Jr. ... Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke (February 19, 1893 - August 6, 1964) was a British actor. ... Alfred Lunt photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932 Alfred Lunt (August 12, 1892–August 3, 1977) was an American actor. ... The Visit is the title of various English translations of Friedrich Dürrenmatts play Der Besuch der alten Dame (literally, The Visit of the Old Lady). It is probably the most well-known of his work, at least in the English-speaking world. ... Christopher Plummer photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1959 Christopher Plummer (born Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer on December 13, 1927) is a Canadian theatrical, film and television actor. ... Cyril Ritchard was born December 1, 1897 in Sydney, Australia and died December 18, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Sir Robert Stephens (July 14, 1931 – November 12, 1995) was a leading actor in the early years of Britains Royal National Theatre. ... Poster for the 2005 production of Epitaph for George Dillon Epitaph for George Dillon is an early John Osborne play, one of two he wrote in collaboration with Anthony Creighton (the other is Personal Enemy). ...

1960-1969

Lee Tracy (The Best Man)
Jason Robards, Jr., (Toys in the Attic)
Sidney Poitier (A Raisin in the Sun)
George C. Scott (The Andersonville Trial)
Hume Cronyn (Big Fish, Little Fish)
Sam Levene (The Devil's Advocate)
Anthony Quinn (Beckett)
Fredric March (Gideon)
John Mills (Ross)
Donald Pleasence (The Caretaker)
Charles Boyer (Lord Pengo)
Paul Ford (Never Too Late)
Bert Lahr (The Beauty Part)
Richard Burton (Hamlet)
Albert Finney (Luther)
Jason Robards, Jr. (After the Fall)
John Gielgud (Tiny Alice)
Donald Pleasence (Poor Bitos)
Jason Robards (Hughie)
Roland Culber (Ivanov)
Donal Donnelly and Patrick Bedford (Philadelphia, Here I Come!)
Nicol Williamson (Inadmissible Evidence)
Hume Cronyn (A Delicate Balance)
Donald Madden (Black Comedy)
Donald Moffat (Right You Are and The Wild Duck)
  • 1968 - Martin Balsam (You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running)
Albert Finney (Joe Egg)
Milo O'Shea (Staircase)
Alan Webb (I Never Sang for My Father)
Art Carney (Lovers)
Alec McGowen (Hadrian VII)
Donald Pleasance (The Man in the Glass Booth)

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I Just did it this way (HEHEHEHEHEHE) ... George C. Scott George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was a film/stage actor, director, and producer. ... Zero Mostel in Ulysses in Nighttown, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1958 Zero Mostel (February 25, 1915 – September 8, 1977) was a Tony Award-winning stage actor. ... Hume Blake Cronyn, OC (July 18, 1911 – June 15, 2003) was a stage and film actor. ... Levene in The Killers Russian-born Sam Levene (August 28, 1905 - December 28, 1980) was a Broadway and movie actor. ... This page is about the movie. ... Anthony Quinn Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001) was an Mexican-American actor, painter, and writer. ... Quantum Leap A scene from Waiting for Godot, Becketts breakthrough play which was first performed in 1953. ... David Paul Scofield (born January 21, 1922) is an English actor who was born in Sussex. ... A Man for All Seasons is a play by Robert Bolt, first performed in London on July 1, 1960. ... Fredric March photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Fredric March (Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel) (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an Academy Award winning American actor. ... Gideon (גִּדְעוֹן, Standard Hebrew Gidʿon, Tiberian Hebrew Giḏʿôn) is a character who appears in the Bibles Book of Judges. ... John Mills as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the Thames Television science-fiction serial Quatermass (1979). ... ross is by far the coolest name you can have. ... Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence (October 5, 1919 - February 2, 1995) was an English actor. ... Arthur Hill (born August 1, 1922 in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada) is an actor in British and American theater, movies and TV. He attended the University of British Columbia and continued his acting studies in Seattle, Washington. ... Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a play by Edward Albee that opened on Broadway at the Billy Rose Theater on October 13, 1962. ... Charles Boyer in Love Affair Charles Boyer (August 28, 1899 – August 26, 1978) was a French actor. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Never Too Late was a single released from singer Kylie Minogues second album Enjoy Yourself. ... Bert Lahr, born Irving Lahrheim, (August 13, 1895 - December 4, 1967) was a United States comic actor, best remembered today for his role as the Cowardly Lion in the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, but known during his life for a career in burlesque, vaudeville and Broadway. ... Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Sir Alec Guinness, KBE, CH (April 2, 1914 – August 5, 2000) was an Oscar winning English actor who became one of the most versatile and best-loved performers of his generation. ... The name Dylan is a Welsh name, from the Welsh elements dy great and llanw sea. A given name in Wales, where the first syllable is pronounced closer to dull than to dill (IPA: /É™/), it is now also a surname in other parts of the world. ... Richard Burton (November 10, 1925 – August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor from the late 1940s through the 1980s. ... The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare and one of his best-known and most oft-quoted plays. ... Albert Finney Albert Finney (born 9 May 1936) is a British actor. ... For other people named Martin Luther see: Martin Luther (disambiguation), or here for Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Robards in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Jason Robards, Jr. ... After The Fall After The Fall is a rock band from the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was a Jewish American comedy actor. ... See Odd Couple (disambiguation) for other works with the same title The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon. ... John Gielgud as photographed in 1936 by Carl Van Vechten Sir Arthur John Gielgud OM CH (April 14, 1904–May 21, 2000) was an English theatre and film actor, regarded by many as one of the greatest of his time. ... Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence (October 5, 1919 - February 2, 1995) was an English actor. ... Robards in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Jason Robards, Jr. ... Holbrook as Twain, 1957. ... Several individuals have the surname Ivanov: Alexander Ivanov, Russian artist (the chess player of the same name is described on the same page) Georgi Ivanov, Bulgarian cosmonaut Igor Ivanov, Russian foreign minister Porfiry Ivanov, Russian mystic who promoted a health system called Detka. Sergei Ivanov, Russian defence minister Sergei Ivanov... Bradford, England-born, Irish-raised theater and movie actor currentrly resident in New York. ... Hamilton, Scotland-born actor (on September 14, 1938), Nicol Williamson was described by British playwright John Osborne as the greatest actor since Marlon Brando. Nicol was born to a struggling working-class Scottish family, but managed to attend the Birmingham School of Speech & Drama. ... The Honorable Paul Rogers is a former member of the US House of Representatives, where he served the citizens of Floridas eleventh Congressional District for 24 years. ... Hume Blake Cronyn, OC (July 18, 1911 – June 15, 2003) was a stage and film actor. ... A Delicate Balance is a play by Edward Albee was first produced in New York at the Martin Beck Theatre on September 12, 1966, and was revived at the Plymouth Theatre on April 21, 1996. ... Black comedy, also known as black humor, is a subgenre of comedy and satire where topics and events normally treated seriously – death, mass murder, sickness, madness, terror, drug abuse, rape, etc. ... Martin Balsam. ... Albert Finney Albert Finney (born 9 May 1936) is a British actor. ... Milo OShea (born June 2, 1926 in Dublin, Ireland) is a character actor, recognizable for his bushy eyebrows, resounding voice and impish smile. ... Stairs, staircase, stairway, flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ... Alan Webb (born January 13, 1983 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American track athlete. ... I Never Sang for My Father is a 1970 film which tells the story of a college professor who wants to get out from under the thumb of his aging father by marrying a younger woman and moving to California. ... James Earl Jones James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is a well-known African American-actor who was born in Arkabutla, Tate County, Mississippi, the son of Robert Earl Jones, and raised in Dublin, Michigan, by his maternal grandparents. ... 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1970-1979

James Coco (Last of the Red Hot Lovers)
Frank Grimes (Borstal Boy)
Stacy Keach (Indians)
John Gielgud (Home)
Alec McGowen (The Philanthropist)
Ralph Richardson (Home)
  • 1972 - Cliff Gorman (Lenny)
Tom Aldredge (Sticks and Bones)
Donald Pleasence (Wise Child)
Jason Robards (The Country Girl)
Jack Albertson (The Sunshine Boys)
Wilfrid Hyde-White (The Jockey Club Stakes)
Paul Sorvino (That Championship Season)
Zero Mostel (Ulysses in Nighttown)
Jason Robards (A Moon for the Misbegotten)
George C. Scott (Uncle Vanya)
Nicol Williamson (Uncle Vanya)
James Dale (Scapino)
Peter Firth (Equus)
Henry Fonda (Clarence Darrow)
Ben Gazzara (Hughie and Duet)
John Wood (Sherlock Holmes)
Moses Gunn (The Poison Tree)
George C. Scott(Death of a Salesman)
Donald Sinden (Habeas Corpus)
  • 1977 - Al Pacino (The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel)
Tom Courtenay (Otherwise Engaged)
Ben Gazzara (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Ralph Richardson (No Man's Land)
  • 1978 - Barnard Hughes (Da)
Hume Cronyn (The Gin Game)
Frank Langella (Dracula)
Jason Robards (A Touch of the Poet)
  • 1979 - Tom Conti (Who's Life Is It Anyway?)
Philip Anglim (The Elephant Man)
Jack Lemmon (Tribute)
Alec McCowen (St. Mark's Gospel)

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Scott George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was a film/stage actor, director, and producer. ... Uncle Vanya is a tragicomic play by the Russian writer Anton Chekhov. ... Hamilton, Scotland-born actor (on September 14, 1938), Nicol Williamson was described by British playwright John Osborne as the greatest actor since Marlon Brando. Nicol was born to a struggling working-class Scottish family, but managed to attend the Birmingham School of Speech & Drama. ... Uncle Vanya is a tragicomic play by the Russian writer Anton Chekhov. ... John Kani (1943 -) is a South African actor, director and playwright. ... Winston Ntshona (born 6 October 1941 in Port Elizabeth ) is a South African actor. ... The Island (2005) is a science fiction film planned for release by DreamWorks SKG. Directed by Michael Bay, it stars Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. ... James Dale was an Eagle Scout who served as an assistant scoutmaster to a Boy Scout troop in New Jersey. ... 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1980-1989

Charles Brown (Home)
Gerald Hiken (Strider)
Judd Hirsch (Talley's Folly)
Tim Curry (Amadeus)
Roy Dotrice (A Life)
Jack Weston (The Floating Light Bulb)
Tom Courtenay (The Dresser)
Milo O'Shea (Mass Appeal)
Christopher Plummer (Othello)
Jeffrey DeMunn (K2)
Edward Herrmann (Plenty)
Tony Lo Bianco (A View from the Bridge)
Calvin Levels (Open Admissions)
Rex Harrison (Heartbreak House)
Ian McKellen (Ian McKellen Acting Shakespeare)
Jim Dale (Joe Egg)
Jonathan Hogan (As Is)
John Lithgow (Requiem for a Heavyweight)
Hume Cronyn (The Petition)
Ed Harris (Precious Sons)
Jack Lemmon (Long Day's Journey Into Night)
Philip Bosco (You Never Can Tell)
Richard Kiley (All My Sons)
Alan Rickman (Les Liaisons Dangereuses)
Derek Jacobi (Breaking the Code)
John Lithgow (M. Butterfly)
Robert Prosky (A Walk in the Woods)
Mikhail Baryshnikov (Metamorphosis)
Victor Garber (Lend Me a Tenor)
Bill Irwin (Largely New York)

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Sir Ian McKellen at the premiere of The Return of the King in Wellington, New Zealand, December 1, 2003 Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CBE (born May 25, 1939) is a highly acclaimed English actor on both stage and screen, regarded by many as the greatest living British actor. ... Amadeus is the title of both a stage play and a film written in 1979 by Peter Shaffer, both loosely based on the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. ... Tim Curry 2005 Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, a district of Warrington, England) is a British actor, vocalist and composer perhaps best known for his role as mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). ... Amadeus is the title of both a stage play and a film written in 1979 by Peter Shaffer, both loosely based on the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. ... Roy Dotrice (born 26 May 1923) is a British actor. ... Weston as Pig in The Cincinnati Kid Jack Weston (August 21, 1924- May 3, 1996), born Jack Weinstein, was an American movie and television actor. ... Roger Rees (born on May 4, 1944) is a British-American actor. ... The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, (or Nicholas Nickleby for short) is a comic novel of Charles Dickens. ... Tom Courtenay (pronounced Courtney) (born February 25, 1937) is a British actor who came to prominence in the early 1960s with a succession of critically-acclaimed films including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), Billy Liar (1963) and Dr. Zhivago (1965). ... The Dresser is a 1983 film which tells the story of an aging actors personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charges life together. ... Milo OShea (born June 2, 1926 in Dublin, Ireland) is a character actor, recognizable for his bushy eyebrows, resounding voice and impish smile. ... Christopher Plummer photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1959 Christopher Plummer (born Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer on December 13, 1927) is a Canadian theatrical, film and television actor. ... Othello and Desdemona in Venice by Théodore Chassériau (1819–1856) Othello: The Moor of Venice is a tragedy by Shakespeare written around 1603. ... Harvey Fierstein (born June 6, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Jewish homosexual American actor best known for his semi-autobiographical play and film Torch Song Trilogy, which he wrote (play and screenplay), directed, and in which he starred. ... Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein, running in New York City from June 10, 1982, to May 19, 1985 at the Little Theatre (now the Helen Hayes Theatre on West 44th Street). ... Jeffrey DeMunn (born April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York) is an American theatre, film and television actor. ... K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. ... Edward Herrmann Edward Herrmann, (born July 21, 1943 in Washington, D.C.), is one of the most recognizable character actors in American television and movies. ... For Plenty, the play and film, see: Plenty (play) Plenty (movie) Plenty is also a place name: Plenty, Melbourne, Australia Plenty is also a magazine: Plenty (magazine) It is also the translated name of surat al-Kawthar in the Quran. ... Spoiler warning: A View from the Bridge is a play by Arthur Miller originally produced as a verse drama on Broadway in 1955. ... Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Oscar winning British actor. ... The Real Thing is: A music album by Faith No More -- see The Real Thing (album); A play by Tom Stoppard. ... Rex Harrison Sir Reginald Carey Rex Harrison (March 5, 1908–June 2, 1990) was a British theatre and film actor. ... In the words of AC Ward in his introduction to Bernard Shaw’s play Heartbreak House ‘the prime theme… was, that cultured, leisured Europe (words used at the beginning of the Preface) was drifting to destruction because those in a position to guide it to safety had failed to learn... Sir Ian McKellen at the premiere of The Return of the King in Wellington, New Zealand, December 1, 2003 Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CBE (born May 25, 1939) is a highly acclaimed English actor on both stage and screen, regarded by many as the greatest living British actor. ... Sir Derek George Jacobi Kt, (born October 22, 1938), is a British actor, knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre. ... Jim Dale MBE (born James Smith on August 15, 1935) is a British singer, songwriter, and actor. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... John Lithgow John Lithgow (pronounced lith-go) was born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York. ... Summary Originally a 1956 teleplay by Rod Serling(Twilight Zone creator) written for the live television show Playhouse 90, Requiem for a Heavyweight was turned into a movie with Anthony Quinn in the role originated by Jack Palance. ... Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch (born March 15, 1935 in The Bronx, New York) is an American actor, best known for playing the character Alex Reiger on the acclaimed television comedy series Taxi. ... Im Not Rappaport is a movie about two old men on a bench experiencing everyday life in central park and the challenges that senior life brings, avoiding their worriful children, and staying out of a rest home. ... Hume Blake Cronyn, OC (July 18, 1911 – June 15, 2003) was a stage and film actor. ... Ed Harris Edward Allen Ed Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor. ... Jack Lemmon Jack Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was a Hollywood movie star. ... Long Days Journey into Night is a dramatic play in four acts by Eugene ONeill, generally considered to be his masterwork. ... James Earl Jones James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is a well-known African American-actor who was born in Arkabutla, Tate County, Mississippi, the son of Robert Earl Jones, and raised in Dublin, Michigan, by his maternal grandparents. ... This article is about the structure. ... Philip Michael Bosco (born September 26, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American actor. ... You Never Can Tell is an 1899 play by George Bernard Shaw. ... Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. ... All My Sons is the name of a 1947 play by Arthur Miller, a 1948 movie based on the play, and a 1986 made-for-TV movie, also based on the play. ... Alan Rickman Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born on February 21, 1946) is an English stage and screen actor. ... Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) is a famous French epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in 1782. ... Ron Silver Ron Silver (born July 2, 1946 in New York City, New York) is an American movie and television actor. ... Sir Derek George Jacobi Kt, (born October 22, 1938), is a British actor, knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre. ... John Lithgow John Lithgow (pronounced lith-go) was born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York. ... M. Butterfly is a 1988 play by David Henry Hwang, which deals with themes about cultural stereotypes of East vs West (see Orientalism), and is loosely based on the real life relationship between Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu. ... Robert Prosky (born on 13 December 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American character actor who has appeared in such films as Christine, The Natural, Broadcast News, Green Card, Hoffa, Rudy and Dead Man Walking. ... A Walk in the Woods is a book by Bill Bryson describing his attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail with his childhood friend Katz. ... Philip Michael Bosco (born September 26, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American actor. ... Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov (in Russian Михаил Николаевич Барышников) (born January 28, 1948) is a famous Russian dancer and actor. ... Metamorphosis has several meanings: Look up Metamorphosis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For metamorphosis as it applies to animals (biology) see Metamorphosis (biology) In geology, metamorphosis refers to the changes undergone by metamorphic rock due to geological processes. ... Victor Garber Victor Joseph Garber, born March 16, 1949, in London, Ontario, Canada, is a film, stage, and television actor of Russian Jewish descent. ... Bill Irwin (born April 11, 1950, Santa Monica, California) is an American clown and actor noted for his contribution to the renaissance of American circus during the 1970s. ...

1990-1999

Charles S. Dutton (The Piano Lesson)
Dustin Hoffman (The Merchant of Venice)
Tom Hulce (A Few Good Men)
Peter Frechette (Our Country's Good)
Tom McGowan (La Bête)
Courtney B. Vance (Six Degrees of Separation)
Alan Alda (Jake's Women)
Alec Baldwin (A Streetcar Named Desire)
Brian Bedford (Two Shakespearean Actors)
  • 1993 - Ron Leibman (Angels in America: Millennium Approaches)
K. Todd Freeman (The Song of Jacob Zulu)
Liam Neeson (Anna Christie)
Stephen Rea (Someone Who'll Watch Over Me)
  • 1994 - Stephen Spinella (Angels in America: Perestroika)
Brian Bedford (Timon of Athens)
Christopher Plummer (No Man's Land)
Sam Waterston (Abe Lincoln in Illinois)
Brian Bedford (The Moliere Comedies)
Roger Rees (Indiscretions)
Joe Sears (A Tuna Christmas)
Philip Bosco (Moon Over Buffalo)
George C. Scott (Inherit the Wind)
Martin Shaw (An Ideal Husband)
Brian Bedford (London Assurance)
Michael Gambon (Skylight)
Antony Sher (Stanley)
Richard Briers (The Chairs)
John Leguizamo (Freak)
Alfred Molina (Art)
Brian F. O'Byrne (The Lonesome West)
Corin Redgrave (Not About Nightingales)
Kevin Spacey (The Iceman Cometh)

Robert Morse, (born May 18, 1931) is an American actor. ... Charles Dutton (born January 30, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American actor/director. ... August Wilsons The Piano Lesson was the 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, and concerned a brother and a sister arguing about whether or not they should sell their family piano. ... Dustin Hoffman Hoffman with Ben Stiller in 2004s Meet the Fockers. ... Shylock and Jessica by Maurycy Gottlieb (1856-1879) The Merchant of Venice is one of William Shakespeares best-known plays, written at an uncertain date between 1594 and 1597. ... Tom Hulce starring as Mozart in Amadeus. ... A Few Good Men, written by Aaron Sorkin, was a Broadway play and subsequently a 1992 film drama that tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who encounter a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, United States Marines accused of murder. ... Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929–26 December 2001) was a renowned British actor. ... For other uses of the name Shadowland, see Shadowland. ... Peter Frechette is a television actor. ... Courtney B. Vance as Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver in Law & Order: Criminal Intent Courtney B. Vance (born March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actor. ... Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. ... Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch (born March 15, 1935 in The Bronx, New York) is an American actor, best known for playing the character Alex Reiger on the acclaimed television comedy series Taxi. ... Alan Alda as Benjamin Franklin Hawkeye Pierce Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936 as Alphonso Joseph DAbruzzo) is an American actor, writer, director and sometime political activist. ... Jakes Women is a play by Neil Simon. ... Alec Baldwin in the 1980s Alec Baldwin in The Hunt For The Red October 1990 Alexander Rae Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958, in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA) is an American actor who is the oldest and best known of the Baldwin brothers, with brothers Daniel, Stephen... A Streetcar Named Desire is a play by Tennessee Williams describing a culture clash between Blanche DuBois—a pretentious, fading relic of the Old South—and Stanley Kowalski, a rising member of the industrial, inner-city immigrant class. ... Wide eyed actor Ron Leibman was born in 1937. ... Liam Neeson Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Irish Oscar-nominated actor. ... Anna Christie is a play by Eugene ONeill. ... Stephen Rea (born October 31, 1946) is a Irish actor with an extensive stage and film career, both in Ireland and abroad. ... Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare written around 1607. ... Christopher Plummer photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1959 Christopher Plummer (born Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer on December 13, 1927) is a Canadian theatrical, film and television actor. ... No Mans Land may refer to the following: No Mans Land is an island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Sam Waterston as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in Law & Order Sam Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor noted particularly for his portrayal of Executive Assistant District Attorney John Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series Law & Order, as well as for his many... Abe Lincoln in Illinois is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln from his early days as a lawyer up until his election as President of the United States. ... Ralph Fiennes in Spider Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes (pronounced Raif Nathaniel Fines, born December 22, 1962) is an Oscar nominated English actor. ... The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare and one of his best-known and most oft-quoted plays. ... Roger Rees (born on May 4, 1944) is a British-American actor. ... George Grizzard (b. ... A Delicate Balance is a play by Edward Albee was first produced in New York at the Martin Beck Theatre on September 12, 1966, and was revived at the Plymouth Theatre on April 21, 1996. ... Philip Michael Bosco (born September 26, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American actor. ... Moon Over Buffalo is a comedy by Ken Ludwig set in Buffalo, New York in 1953. ... George C. Scott George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was a film/stage actor, director, and producer. ... Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. ... Martin Shaw - Actor, Pilot and Animal Welfare Campaigner Martin Shaw (born January 21, 1945) is an English actor. ... An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. ... Christopher Plummer photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1959 Christopher Plummer (born Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer on December 13, 1927) is a Canadian theatrical, film and television actor. ... The Barrymore family is a famous theatrical and movie family in the United States. ... Michael Gambon Sir Michael Gambon (born October 19, 1940) is an actor perhaps best known worldwide for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films; he is also a Beckett scholar. ... The word skylight, when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language. ... Sir Anthony Sher (born June 14, 1949) is an actor, and novelist. ... Stanley is an old masculine name from the 11th and 12th century English contraction of Stoney Meadow. Stanley refers to: Persons named Stanley Aileen Stanley (1897–1982), American popular singer Allan Stanley (1926–), Canadian professional ice hockey player Arthur P. Stanley (1815–1881), English churchman, dean of Westminster Barney Stanley... Anthony LaPaglia (born January 31, 1959) is an Australian actor. ... Richard Briers CBE (born on January 14, 1934 in Merton Park, London, England), is a British actor whose career encompasses the theatre, television, film and radio. ... John Leguizamo (born July 22, 1964) in Bogotá, Colombia), is a Colombian-Puerto Rican comedian, actor and producer working in the Hollywood, film industry. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Alfred Molina (born May 24, 1953) is an English actor of Spanish-Italian parentage, born in London. ... Resources ArtLex. ... Brian Dennehy (born July 9, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA) is an Irish-American actor who has appeared in movies, television shows, and stage productions. ... Cover to the Penguin Group book. ... Corin Redgrave (born July 16, 1939) is a British actor. ... Kevin Spacey as Verbal in The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959 in South Orange, New Jersey), better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of Welsh descent. ... The Iceman Cometh is a play by Eugene ONeill, which was later made into a TV movie in 1960 as well as a big screen motion picture in 1973, both by the same name. ...

2000-2009

Gabriel Byrne (A Moon for the Misbegotten)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (True West)
John C. Reilly (True West)
David Suchet (Amadeus)
  • 2001 - Richard Easton (The Invention of Love)
Seán Campion (Stones in His Pockets)
Conleth Hill (Stones in His Pockets)
Brian Stokes Mitchell (King Hedley II)
Gary Sinise (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Billy Crudup, The Elephant Man
Liam Neeson, The Crucible
Alan Rickman, Private Lives
Jeffrey Wright, Topdog/Underdog
Brian Bedford, Tartuffe
Eddie Izzard, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Paul Newman, Our Town
Stanley Tucci, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Simon Russell Beale, Jumpers
Kevin Kline, Henry IV
Frank Langella, Match
Christopher Plummer, King Lear
Philip Bosco, Twelve Angry Men
Billy Crudup, The Pillowman
James Earl Jones, On Golden Pond
Brian F. O'Byrne, Doubt

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