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Born: June 18, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Stage acting debut as Petruchio in "Kiss Me, Kate"
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Played principal roles in New York Shakespeare Festival productions of "Antony and Cleopatra", "As You Like It" and "Hamlet" in the 1960s
1964:
Toured in "Camelot" as Sir Dinadan
1969:
Cast as John Dickinson in the award-winning stage musical "1776"; later toured in the role
1973:
Appeared on Broadway alongside John Lithgow in the drama "The Changing Room"
1975:
Film acting debut "The Money"; bit part with then-un known Danny DeVito
1975:
TV-movie debut in the NBC drama "The Silence"
1976:
Portrayed Henry Clay in the PBS miniseries "The Adams Chronicles"
1979:
Co-starred with Liv Ullmann in the short-lived stage musical "I Remember Mama"
1979:
Replaced Len Cariou in title role of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" on Broadway, opposite Dorothy Louden; later headed touring production opposite Angela Lansbury
1980:
Nominated for Tony for his role in the Broadway revival of "Watch on the Rhine"
1983:
Garnered second Tony nomination for the ill-fated musical "A Doll's Life", a sequel to Ibsen's "A Doll's House"
1984:
Won first Tony for his portrayal of drag queen Albin in the gender-bending musical farce "La Cage aux Folles"
1985:
Starred as Ben Stone in a concert staging of teh Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical "Follies"; production taped and aired on PBS
1985:
Won Emmy for reprising his role as the demon barber of Fleet Street in Showtime production of "Sweeney Todd", again co-starring with Lansbury
1986:
Reprised role of Albin in London production of "La Cage aux Folles"
1989:
Appeared as the patriarch in the stage musical adaptation of "Meet Me in St. Louis"
1992:
Co-starred with Robert Redford and Dan Aykroyd in the high-tech caper "Sneakers"
1995:
Won second Tony for supporting performance as Max von Mayerling in "Sunset Boulevard", opposite Glenn Close's Norma Desmond
1997:
Played Otto Frank, Anne's father, in Broadway re-staging of "The Diary of Anne Frank"; original play was partially re-written by Wendy Kesselman
1997:
Played a judge sympathetic to the IRA in the drama "The Devil's Own" opposite Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt
1999:
Earned Tony nomination for performance in "Putting It Together", a Sondheim musical revue co-starring Carol Burnett and Bronson Pinchot
1999:
Reunited with Close in the TV-movie "Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End" (CBS)
2000:
Replaced an ailing Bryn Terfel in concert staging of Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd", performed in honor of the composer's 70th birthday

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