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George Hearn (born June 18, 1934) is an American actor and singer, primarily in Broadway musical theatre.

Contents

1 Early years 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Work

4.1 Filmography 4.2 Stage

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early years[edit] Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Hearn studied philosophy at Southwestern at Memphis, now Rhodes College
Rhodes College
before he embarked on a career in the theater, training for the stage with actress turned acting coach Irene Dailey. Most of Hearn's early performances were in traditional productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival
New York Shakespeare Festival
and theaters at Lincoln Center.[1] Career[edit] Hearn's career began in 1963 when he played Sir Dinidan in a national tour of Camelot with Biff McGuire and Jeannie Carson, standing by for McGuire, who played King Arthur. He first garnered a notice as John Dickinson in the acclaimed 1969 musical 1776 and as Liv Ullmann's leading man in the musical version of I Remember Mama (1979).[1] On March 4, 1980 he replaced Len Cariou
Len Cariou
in the title role of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
opposite Dorothy Loudon. Later in 1980 Hearn and the show's original star, Angela Lansbury, headed the show's touring company, then reprised their roles for a Showtime production of the musical, which won him an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his portrayal.[2][3] In 1983 Hearn created the role of Albin in the original Broadway production of La Cage aux Folles written by Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
and Jerry Herman. Hearn originated the gay anthem "I Am What I Am".[4] He won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics' Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Albin. Hearn also appeared in the West End production (which opened in May 1986). In 1985, Hearn starred as Long John Silver
Long John Silver
in an Edmonton
Edmonton
production of Pieces of Eight, a musical adaptation of Treasure Island. Despite its credentials, including composer Jule Styne, it never was staged again.[5] Hearn and Lansbury remained friends, and the actress invited him to guest star on several episodes of her long-running CBS
CBS
sleuth series Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
in the early 1990s.[6] He won a second Tony award for his role as Max Von Mayerling in the original Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard, and was nominated again for playing Otto Frank
Otto Frank
in the 2000 revival of The Diary of Anne Frank. On July 20, 2004, Hearn returned to Broadway for the first time in four years, starring as the Wizard in the Broadway musical Wicked, remaining until May 29, 2005.[7][8] Hearn later returned to the musical for a limited two-week engagement from January 17 through February 1, 2006. In 2008 he starred in a production of The Visit by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
alongside Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. The Visit opened to positive reviews on May 13, 2008 and closed June 22, 2008.[9] Hearn's recordings include Sunset Boulevard (1994 Los Angeles Cast, and later the Broadway Cast Recording), Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
Live at the New York Philharmonic, Mack & Mabel (1988 London Concert Cast), I Remember Mama (1985 Studio Cast), Follies
Follies
in Concert (1985 Live Performance), and A Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
Evening (1983 Concert Cast).[10] Hearn was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame on January 29, 2007.[11] Personal life[edit] Hearn's spouses include Susan Babel, Mary Harrell, with whom he had one son; Dixie Carter
Dixie Carter
(1977–1979), girlfriend Betsy Joslyn (1979–1984), and current wife Leslie Simons. Hearn and Simons have two sons.[1][12][13] He is currently residing in Essex, New York. Work[edit]

Filmography[edit]

The Silence (1975) Sea Marks (1976) Sanctuary of Fear (1979) A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982) Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(1982) See You in the Morning (1989) The Young Riders season 2, episode 4 "Blood Moon" (1990 - guest star "Elijah Quinn") The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
episode "Henny Penny, Straight No Chaser" (1991 - guest star) Fire in the Dark (1991) Sneakers (1992) The Vanishing (1993) The Pagemaster
The Pagemaster
(1994) Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995) All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
(1996) The Devil's Own
The Devil's Own
(1997) Barney's Great Adventure
Barney's Great Adventure
(1998) Sarah Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
in Concert (2001) Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Stage[edit]

A Time for Singing, 1966 Henry IV Part 1, 1968, Public Theater, Delacorte Theater[14] 1776, 1969 The Changing Room, 1973 Hamlet, 1975 I Remember Mama, 1979 Sweeney Todd, 1980 A Doll's Life, 1982 La Cage aux Folles, 1983 Ghetto, 1989 Meet Me in St. Louis, 1989 Sunset Boulevard, 1994 The Diary of Anne Frank, 1997 Putting It Together, 1999 Wicked, 2004 The Visit, 2008, Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA) Scandalous, 2012 The Visit, 2008, Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA)

Television - Murder She Wrote (1992) episode: The Wind Around The Tower Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result

1980 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Watch on the Rhine Nominated

1983 Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical A Doll's Life Nominated

CableACE Award Actor in a Theatrical or Musical Program Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Won

1984 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical La Cage aux Folles Won

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Won

Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Won

1985 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Won

1986 Laurence Olivier Award Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actor in a Musical La Cage aux Folles Nominated

1995 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Sunset Boulevard Won

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nominated

2000 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Putting It Together Nominated

References[edit]

^ a b c " George Hearn Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-21.  ^ "'Sweeney Todd' Listing" sondheimguide.com ^ "Hearn Listing" Internet Movie Database listing ^ Rich, Frank. "Stage: The Musical 'Cage Aux Folles'"The New York Times, August 22, 1983 ^ Q&A Ken Mandelbaum broadway.com, February 28, 2005 ^ "Hearn Listing" Internet Movie Database listing ^ Gans, Andrew."Wicked Welcomes Trio of New Stars July 20" Archived 2009-03-28 at the Wayback Machine., playbill.com, July 20, 2004 ^ Gans, Andrew."Thompson, Shelley and Hearn Depart Broadway's Wicked May 29" Archived 2009-03-27 at the Wayback Machine., playbill.com, May 29, 2005 ^ Jones, Kenneth."The Visit, With Rivera, Hearn and Jacoby, Opens May 27" Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine., playbill.com, May 27, 2008 ^ amazon.com listing ^ Gans, Andrew."LuPone, Hearn, Wilson and the Late Wasserstein and Wilson Among Theater Hall of Fame Inductees" Archived 2009-03-28 at the Wayback Machine., playbill.com, October 10, 2006 ^ Bernstein, Fred."HAVENS",New York Times, October 13, 2006 ^ Q&A with Hearn Archived 2008-12-06 at the Wayback Machine. broadway.com, September 12, 2004 ^ Henry IV, Part 1 lortel.org, accessed June 26, 2016

External links[edit]

George Hearn at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
George Hearn at the Internet Off-Broadway Database George Hearn on IMDb

Awards for George Hearn

v t e

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)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Perry Como
Perry Como
/ Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
(1959) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1960) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1961) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1962) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1963) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1964) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1967) Art Carney
Art Carney
/ Pat Paulsen
Pat Paulsen
(1968) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
/ Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1969) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1971) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1972) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1973) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
/ Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(1974) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
/ Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1975) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
/ Vicki Lawrence
Vicki Lawrence
(1976) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1977) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
(1978) Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
(1981) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
/ André De Shields
André De Shields
(1982) Leontyne Price
Leontyne Price
(1983) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1984) George Hearn (1985) Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1988) Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
(1989) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1990) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1991) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1992) Dana Carvey (1993) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1994) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1995) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1996) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1997) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1998) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(1999) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2000) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2001) Sting (2002) Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady
(2003) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2004) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2005) Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
(2006) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(2007) Don Rickles
Don Rickles
(2008)

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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)

v t e

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


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