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Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor and singer. He has won an Academy Award
Academy Award
and three Tony Awards and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.[1] Kline began his career on stage in 1972 with The Acting Company. He has gone on to win three Tony Awards
Tony Awards
for his work on Broadway, winning Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the 1978 original production of On the Twentieth Century, Best Actor in a Musical for the 1981 revival of The Pirates of Penzance, and Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Play for the 2017 revival of Present Laughter.[2] He made his film debut opposite Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
in Sophie's Choice (1982). For his role in the 1988 comedy hit A Fish Called Wanda, he won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor. In 2003, he starred as Falstaff
Falstaff
in the Broadway production of Henry IV, for which he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play. He has been nominated for 2 Emmy Awards, two BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Awards
and five Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards. His other films include The Big Chill (1983), Silverado (1985), Cry Freedom
Cry Freedom
(1987), Dave (1993), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), The Ice Storm (1997), In & Out (1997), The Road to El Dorado (2000), De-Lovely
De-Lovely
(2004), The Conspirator
The Conspirator
(2010), My Old Lady (2014), and Beauty and the Beast (2017).[3] Since 2011, Kline has had a recurring role on the animated comedy series Bob's Burgers.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret Agnes Kirk and Robert Joseph Kline (1909-1996).[4][5] His father was a classical music lover and an amateur opera singer who owned and operated The Record Bar, a record store in St. Louis
St. Louis
that opened in the early 1940s, and sold toys during the 1960s and 1970s;[4][6] his father's family also owned Kline's Inc., a department store chain. Kline has described his mother as the "dramatic theatrical character in our family".[7] Kline's father was Jewish, from a family that had emigrated from Germany, and had become an agnostic. Kline's mother was a Roman Catholic of Irish descent, the daughter of an emigrant from County Louth. Kline was raised in his mother's Catholic faith.[8] He has three siblings, Alex, Christopher, and Kate.[5] He graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School
Saint Louis Priory School
in 1965.[9] In 1997, the school named its new auditorium as the Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
Theater in his honor. Kline performed selections from Shakespeare as a benefit at the dedication. He attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was a classmate of actor Jonathan Banks. He began studying composing and conducting music, but switched to a theater and speech major for his last two years, graduating in 1970. Kline remembers: "When I switched to the Theater Department, all I did was theater...I could barely make it to class because this was my passion."[10] While an undergraduate, he was a co-founder of the Vest Pocket Players, an off-campus theatrical troupe.[11] Career[edit]

Kline at the film premiere of No Strings Attached in January 2011

In 1970, Kline was awarded a scholarship to the newly formed Drama Division at the Juilliard School
Juilliard School
in New York. In 1972, he joined with fellow Juilliard graduates, including Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
and David Ogden Stiers, and formed the City Center Acting Company (now The Acting Company), under the aegis of John Houseman.[12][citation needed] The Company traveled across the U.S. performing Shakespeare's plays, other classical works, and the musical The Robber Bridegroom, founding one of the most widely praised groups in American repertory theatre. At Juilliard, he studied singing with Beverley Peck Johnson.[13] In 1976, Kline left The Acting Company
The Acting Company
and settled in New York City, doing a brief appearance as the character "Woody Reed" in the now-defunct soap opera Search for Tomorrow. He followed this with a return to the stage in 1977 to play Clym Yeobright opposite Donna Theodore as Eustacia Vye in The Hudson Guild Theater production of Dance on a Country Grave, Kelly Hamilton's musical version of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native.[2] In 1978, he played the role of Bruce Granit, a matinée idol caricature, in Harold Prince's On the Twentieth Century, for which he won his first Tony Award. In 1981, Kline appeared with rock diva Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
and singer Rex Smith
Rex Smith
in the New York Shakespeare Festival's Central Park production of The Pirates of Penzance, winning another Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, for his comically dashing portrayal of the Pirate King.[2] In 1983, he played the role in a film version of the musical, also with Ronstadt, Smith and Angela Lansbury, which had a limited theatrical release.[14] In the ensuing years, Kline appeared many times in New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Shakespeare plays, including starring roles in Richard III (1983),[15] Much Ado About Nothing (1988),[16] Henry V (1984),[17] and two productions of Hamlet, in 1986[18] and 1990 (which he also directed).[19] He also appeared in a Lincoln Center production that combined the two parts of Henry IV on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
in 2003 as Falstaff. Kline was nominated for the 2004 Tony Award, Actor in a Play.[20][21] Dubbed "the American Olivier" by New York Times
New York Times
theater critic Frank Rich for his stage acting,[22] Kline finally ventured into film in 1982 in Sophie's Choice. He won the coveted role of the tormented and mercurial Nathan opposite Meryl Streep. Streep won an Academy Award for her performance in the film. Kline was nominated for a 1983 Golden Globe award (New Star of the Year)[23] and BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Most Outstanding Newcomer To Film.[24] During the 1980s and early 1990s, Kline made several films with director Lawrence Kasdan, including The Big Chill, Silverado, Grand Canyon, I Love You to Death, and French Kiss. He played Donald Woods in Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom
Cry Freedom
opposite Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
about the friendship between Activist Stephen Biko
Stephen Biko
and editor Donald Woods. In 1989, Kline won an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the British comedy A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played a painfully inept American ex-CIA thug opposite John Cleese's genteel British barrister and Jamie Lee Curtis' femme fatale/con woman. In 2000, the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
ranked the film twenty-first on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs.[25] Other awards have included Drama Desk Awards, Golden Globe
Golden Globe
awards, a Gotham Award, a Hasty Pudding Theatricals
Hasty Pudding Theatricals
Man of the Year Award, and a St. Louis
St. Louis
International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. He was inducted in the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003.[26] He has a star on the St. Louis
St. Louis
Walk of Fame.[27] Film reviewers have praised Kline. Newsday
Newsday
critic Lynn Darling wrote on July 13, 1988, that Kline "has proved himself to be one of the most talented and versatile American actors of his generation." Kline played the title role in King Lear
King Lear
at the Public Theater
Public Theater
and took the lead role in a Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Jennifer Garner. That production was forced to close temporarily after only 11 performances as a result of the Broadway stagehands' strike,[28] but subsequently reopened. Cyrano was filmed in 2008 and aired as part of PBS's Great Performances series in January 2009. In January 2008, Kline won a Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
award for his portrayal of Jaques in Kenneth Branagh's film As You Like It, adapted from Shakespeare's play. The film premiered theatrically in 2006 in Europe. It bypassed theatres and was sent straight to HBO
HBO
in the U.S. Kline's film The Conspirator
The Conspirator
premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 and was described as an "old-fashioned historical thriller". It was well received by most critics. Kline also starred in the 2012 comedy Darling Companion alongside Diane Keaton. In 2017, Kline returned to Broadway in a revival of the play Present Laughter, for which he received his third Tony Award. In December 2004, Kline became the 2,272nd recipient of a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame,[29] for his contributions to the motion picture industry, located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.[30] Personal life[edit]

Kline and his wife Phoebe Cates
Phoebe Cates
at the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
Governor's Ball party, 1989

Kline met actress Phoebe Cates
Phoebe Cates
in 1983 and they were married in 1989. The couple lived in New York City
New York City
and they have two children, Owen (born 1991) and Greta. [31] After his son, Owen, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, Kline became active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In November 2004, he was presented with the JDRF's Humanitarian of the Year award by Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
for his volunteer efforts on behalf of the organization.[citation needed] The Kevin Kline Awards honor theatre professionals in St. Louis
St. Louis
in an array of categories, which include best actor and actress, set design, choreography, and new play or musical.[32][33][34] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Title Year Role Notes

Sophie's Choice 1982 Nathan Landau

Pirates of Penzance, TheThe Pirates of Penzance 1983 Pirate King, TheThe Pirate King

Big Chill, TheThe Big Chill 1983 Harold Cooper

Silverado 1985 Paden

Violets Are Blue 1986 Henry Squires

Cry Freedom 1987 Donald Woods

Fish Called Wanda, AA Fish Called Wanda 1988 Otto West Won - Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

January Man, TheThe January Man 1989 Nick Starkey

I Love You to Death 1990 Joey Boca

Soapdish 1991 Jeffery Anderson / Dr. Rod Randall

Grand Canyon 1991 Mack

Consenting Adults 1992 Richard Parker

Chaplin 1992 Douglas Fairbanks

Dave 1993 Dave Kovic / President William Harrison Mitchell

The Nutcracker 1993 Narrator Voice role

Princess Caraboo 1994 Frixos

French Kiss 1995 Luc Teyssier

Hunchback of Notre Dame, TheThe Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 Captain Phoebus Voice role

Ice Storm, TheThe Ice Storm 1997 Ben Hood

Fierce Creatures 1997 Vince McCain / Rod McCain

In & Out 1997 Howard Brackett

Midsummer Night's Dream, AA Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 Nick Bottom

Wild Wild West 1999 U.S. Marshal Artemus "Artie" Gordon / President Ulysses S. Grant

Road to El Dorado, TheThe Road to El Dorado 2000 Tulio Voice role

Anniversary Party, TheThe Anniversary Party 2001 Cal Gold

Life as a House 2001 George Monroe

Orange County 2002 Marcus Skinner Uncredited[citation needed]

Hunchback of Notre Dame II, TheThe Hunchback of Notre Dame II 2002 Captain Phoebus Voice role

Emperor's Club, TheThe Emperor's Club 2002 William Hundert

De-Lovely 2004 Cole Porter

Pink Panther, TheThe Pink Panther 2006 Chief Inspector Dreyfus

Prairie Home Companion, AA Prairie Home Companion 2006 Guy Noir

As You Like It 2006 Jaques

Trade 2007 Ray Sheridan

Definitely, Maybe 2008 Hampton Roth

Tale of Despereaux, TheThe Tale of Despereaux 2008 Andre Voice role

Queen to Play 2009 Docteur Kröger

Extra Man, TheThe Extra Man 2010 Henry Harrison

No Strings Attached 2011 Alvin Franklin

Conspirator, TheThe Conspirator 2011 Edwin Stanton

Darling Companion 2012 Dr. Joseph Winter

Last Vegas 2013 Sam Harris

The Last of Robin Hood 2013 Errol Flynn

My Old Lady 2014 Mathias Gold

Ricki and the Flash 2015 Pete

Dean 2016 Robert

Beauty and the Beast 2017 Maurice

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Notes

Search for Tomorrow 1976 Woody Reed

The Time of Your Life 1976 McCarthy TV movie

The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People 1977 Petruchio Episode: "Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare"

The Pirates of Penzance 1980 The Pirate King TV movie

Hamlet 1990 Hamlet TV movie

Merlin and the Dragons 1991 Narrator TV movie

Freedom: A History of Us 2003 Various Voice role; 7 episodes

Cyrano de Bergerac 2008 Cyrano de Bergerac TV movie

Bob's Burgers 2011–present Mr. Calvin Fischoeder Voice role; 28 episodes

Maya & Marty 2016 Husband Episode: "Will Forte, Amy Poehler and Jerry Seinfeld"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result

1978 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical On the Twentieth Century Won

Tony Awards Best Featured Actor in a Musical Won

1981 Best Actor in a Musical The Pirates of Penzance Won

Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Won

1982 BAFTA Awards Best Newcomer Sophie's Choice Nominated

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards New Star of the Year - Actor Nominated

1988 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor A Fish Called Wanda Won

BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated

1991 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Soapdish Nominated

1993 Dave Nominated

1997 In & Out Nominated

MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss (shared with Tom Selleck) Nominated

Satellite Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated

2001 Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Life as a House Nominated

2004 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Henry IV Won

Tony Awards Best Actor in a Play Nominated

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy De-Lovely Nominated

Satellite Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated

2006 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie As You Like It Won

2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Cyrano de Bergerac Nominated

2009 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Nominated

2017 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Present Laughter Nominated

Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Won

Tony Awards Best Actor in a Play Won

Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance Bob's Burgers Nominated

References[edit]

^ "Theater honors put women in the spotlight". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 22, 2015.  ^ a b c Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
at the Internet Broadway Database ^ "Review: Live-action 'Beauty and the Beast' is lifeless". freep.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.  ^ a b "Robert J. Kline, 87; Was Opera Buff, Owner of Record Stores". St. Louis
St. Louis
Post-Dispatch. September 7, 1996. Retrieved June 7, 2008.  ^ a b "Peggy Kirk Kline profile". St. Louis
St. Louis
Post-Dispatch. June 8, 2000.  ^ " Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
biography". filmreference.com. 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008.  ^ " Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
star bio". Tribute. 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008.  ^ "Herald-Journal - Google News Archive Search". google.com.  ^ " Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
Biography" The New York Times, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ Lindquist, David. " Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
returns to IU, where his acting began" indystar.com, September 12, 2014 ^ "Kevin Kline" tribute.ca, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ Klein, Alvin. "Theater. From Juilliard to Shakespeare at a Pond" The New York Times, July 12, 1992 ^ Anthony Tommasini (January 22, 2001). "Beverley Peck Johnson, 96, Voice Teacher". The New York Times.  ^ Maslin, Janet. "'The Pirates of Penzance' OvervieW" The New York Times, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ "'King Richard III', Delacort Theater" lortel.org, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ "'Much Ado About Nothing', Delacort Theater" lortel.org, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ "'Henry V', Delacort Theater" lortel.org, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ "'Hamlet' 1986, Delacort Theater" lortel.org, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ "'Hamlet' 1990, Delacort Theater" lortel.org, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ "'Henry 1V Broadway" Archived September 14, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. playbillvault.com, accessed February 12, 2016 ^ Simonson, Robert. "Lincoln Center Hears the Chimes at Midnight as Ambitious 'Henry IV' Opens" Playbill, November 20, 2003 ^ Charles Isherwood, "This King, This Courtier, These Kevin Klines", nytimes.com, January 1, 2008. ^ "'Sophie's Choice' Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards
and Nominations" goldenglobes.com, accessed February 11, 2016 ^ "'Sophie's Choice' Awards and Nominations" hollywood.com, accessed February 11, 2016 ^ "100 Years, 100 Laughs". American Film Institute. 2000. Archived from the original on June 3, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008.  ^ "American Theatre Critics Association". Americantheatrecritics.org. 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2015-02-07.  ^ St. Louis
St. Louis
Walk of Fame. " St. Louis
St. Louis
Walk of Fame Inductees". stlouiswalkoffame.org. Retrieved April 25, 2013.  ^ Hetrick, Adam (September 25, 2007). "Morton, Sarandon and Baker Will Join Kline in Broadway's Cyrano; Casting Complete". Playbill. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2007.  ^ "Kline gets Hollywood star", TheAge.com.au, December 4, 2004. ^ "Kevin Kline". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-06-12.  ^ Pelly, Jenn. "Frankie Cosmos". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 5, 2014.  ^ Brown, Dennis. "Great Expectations" Riverfront Times, December 14, 2005 ^ "Official website" kevinklineawards.org, accessed February 11, 2016 ^ Jones, Kenneth. "St. Louis' Kevin Kline Awards Go to Steven Woolf, 'Red', Curtis Holbrook, 'Awake and Sing!', 'Immigrant' and More" playbill.com, April 4, 2012

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Awards for Kevin Kline

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

1936–1950

Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1936) Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
(1937) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1938) Thomas Mitchell (1939) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1940) Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
(1941) Van Heflin
Van Heflin
(1942) Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) James Dunn (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Dean Jagger
Dean Jagger
(1949) George Sanders
George Sanders
(1950)

1951–1975

Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1951) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1955) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1964) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1965) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1966) George Kennedy
George Kennedy
(1967) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1974) George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(1985) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) James Coburn
James Coburn
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000)

2001–present

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Philip Anglim (1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1984) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1985) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1990) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1991) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1996) David Morse / Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2003) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2004) Brían F. O'Byrne (2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2010) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

John Cullum (1975) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1976) Lenny Baker (1977) Ken Page
Ken Page
(1978) Len Cariou
Len Cariou
(1979) Jim Dale (1980) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1981) George Hearn (1984) Ron Richardson
Ron Richardson
(1985) George Rose (1986) Robert Lindsay (1987) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1988) Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1989) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1990) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1991) Gregory Hines / Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1992) Brent Carver (1993) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1994) Vernel Bagneris (1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) Robert Cuccioli (1997) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1998) Brent Carver (1999) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2000) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2002) Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
/ Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
(2006) Raúl Esparza
Raúl Esparza
(2007) Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(2008) Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James
(2009) Douglas Hodge (2010) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2011) Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein
(2012) Billy Porter (2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
/ Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2014) Robert Fairchild (2015) Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein
(2016) Andy Karl
Andy Karl
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Ted Ross
Ted Ross
(1975) George Rose (1976) Ken Bichel / Michael Mark / John Miller / Joseph Saulter (1977) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1978) Ken Jennings (1979) Bob Gunton (1980) Tony Azito (1981) Cleavant Derricks (1982) Charles Coles (1983) Martin Vidnovic (1984) René Auberjonois
René Auberjonois
(1985) Michael Rupert (1986) Michael Maguire (1987) Robert Westenberg (1988) Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
(1990) Bruce Adler (1991) Scott Waara (1992) Mark Michael Hutchinson (1993) Jarrod Emick (1994) Wilson Jermaine Heredia (1996) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1997) Gregg Edelman (1998) Roger Bart (1999) Stephen Spinella (2000) Gary Beach (2001) Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley
(2002) Dick Latessa
Dick Latessa
(2003) Raúl Esparza
Raúl Esparza
(2004) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2005) Jim Dale (2006) Gavin Lee
Gavin Lee
(2007) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2008) Gregory Jbara
Gregory Jbara
(2009) Christopher Fitzgerald (2010) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(2011) Michael McGrath (2012) Bertie Carvel (2013) James Monroe Iglehart (2014) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2015) Christopher Fitzgerald (2016) Gavin Creel
Gavin Creel
(2017)

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Hasty Pudding Men of the Year

Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1971) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1972) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1973) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1974) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Robert Blake (1976) Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1979) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1980) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1981) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1982) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1983) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1984) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1985) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1986) Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
(1987) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1988) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1991) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1992) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
(1993) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1994) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1995) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(1996) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1997) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1998) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1999) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2000) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(2001) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(2002) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2003) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2004) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2005) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2006) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2007) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2008) James Franco
James Franco
(2009) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2010) Jay Leno
Jay Leno
(2011) Jason Segel
Jason Segel
(2012) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
(2015) Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(2016) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2017) Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
(2018)

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Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1994) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1997) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
(1998) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1999) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2002) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2003) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2015) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

1948–1975

Paul Hartman
Paul Hartman
(1948) Ray Bolger
Ray Bolger
(1949) Ezio Pinza
Ezio Pinza
(1950) Robert Alda
Robert Alda
(1951) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1952) Thomas Mitchell (1953) Alfred Drake
Alfred Drake
(1954) Walter Slezak
Walter Slezak
(1955) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1956) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1957) Robert Preston (1958) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1959) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1960) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1961) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1962) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1963) Bert Lahr
Bert Lahr
(1964) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Robert Preston (1967) Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
(1968) Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
(1969) Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little
(1970) Hal Linden
Hal Linden
(1971) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1972) Ben Vereen
Ben Vereen
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Cullum (1975)

1976–2000

George Rose (1976) Barry Bostwick
Barry Bostwick
(1977) John Cullum (1978) Len Cariou
Len Cariou
(1979) Jim Dale (1980) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1981) Ben Harney (1982) Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune
(1983) George Hearn (1984) No award (1985) George Rose (1986) Robert Lindsay (1987) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1988) Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1989) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1990) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1991) Gregory Hines (1992) Brent Carver (1993) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1994) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1997) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1998) Martin Short
Martin Short
(1999) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2000)

2001–present

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
(2006) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(2007) Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(2008) David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik
Trent Kowalik
and Kiril Kulish (2009) Douglas Hodge (2010) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2011) Steve Kazee
Steve Kazee
(2012) Billy Porter (2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
(2015) Leslie Odom Jr. (2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

David Wayne
David Wayne
(1947) Myron McCormick
Myron McCormick
(1950) Russell Nype (1951) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1952) Hiram Sherman
Hiram Sherman
(1953) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1954) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1955) Russ Brown (1956) Sydney Chaplin (1957) David Burns (1958) Russell Nype (1959) Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
(1960) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(1961) Charles Nelson Reilly
Charles Nelson Reilly
(1962) David Burns (1963) Jack Cassidy
Jack Cassidy
(1964) Victor Spinetti
Victor Spinetti
(1965) Frankie Michaels (1966) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1967) Hiram Sherman
Hiram Sherman
(1968) Ron Holgate (1969) René Auberjonois
René Auberjonois
(1970) Keene Curtis (1971) Larry Blyden
Larry Blyden
(1972) George S. Irving (1973) Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune
(1974) Ted Ross
Ted Ross
(1975) Sammy Williams (1976) Lenny Baker (1977) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1978) Henderson Forsythe (1979) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1980) Hinton Battle (1981) Cleavant Derricks (1982) Charles Coles (1983) Hinton Battle (1984) Ron Richardson
Ron Richardson
(1985) Michael Rupert (1986) Michael Maguire (1987) Bill McCutcheon (1988) Scott Wise (1989) Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
(1990) Hinton Battle (1991) Scott Waara (1992) Anthony Crivello (1993) Jarrod Emick (1994) George Hearn (1995) Wilson Jermaine Heredia (1996) Chuck Cooper (1997) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1998) Roger Bart (1999) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2000) Gary Beach (2001) Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley
(2002) Dick Latessa
Dick Latessa
(2003) Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
(2004) Dan Fogler
Dan Fogler
(2005) Christian Hoff
Christian Hoff
(2006) John Gallagher Jr.
John Gallagher Jr.
(2007) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2008) Gregory Jbara
Gregory Jbara
(2009) Levi Kreis (2010) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(2011) Michael McGrath (2012) Gabriel Ebert (2013) James Monroe Iglehart (2014) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2015) Daveed Diggs (2016) Gavin Creel
Gavin Creel
(2017)

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

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

Authority control

WorldCat
WorldCat
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