The Info List - Jerry Orbach

Jerome Bernard Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor and singer, described at the time of his death as "one of the last bona fide leading men of the Broadway
musical and global celebrity on television"[1] and a "versatile stage and film actor".[2] Orbach's professional career began on the New York stage, both on and off-Broadway, where he created roles such as El Gallo in the original off- Broadway
run of The Fantasticks
The Fantasticks
(1960) and became the first performer to sing that show's standard "Try To Remember";[3] Billy Flynn in the original Chicago (1975–1977), and Julian Marsh in the original 42nd Street (1980–1985). Nominated for multiple Tony Awards, Orbach won for his performance as Chuck Baxter in Promises, Promises (1968–1972).[4] Later in his career, Orbach played supporting roles in films such as Prince of the City (1981), Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
(1987), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
(1991).[3] He also made frequent guest appearances on television; including a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
(1985–1991) as private detective Harry McGraw. However, he gained worldwide fame for his starring role as NYPD
Detective Lennie Briscoe
Lennie Briscoe
on the long-running NBC
crime drama Law & Order (1992–2004).[5]


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Honors

5.1 From others

6 Filmography

6.1 Stage 6.2 Film 6.3 Television 6.4 Video games 6.5 Theme park attractions

7 Books 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Orbach was born on October 20, 1935, in the Bronx, the only child of Emily (née Olexy), a greeting card manufacturer and radio singer, and Leon Orbach, a restaurant manager and vaudeville performer.[6] His father was a Jewish emigrant from Hamburg, Germany. Orbach stated that his father was descended from Sephardic refugees from the Spanish Inquisition.[6][7] His mother, a native of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, was a Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
of Polish-Lithuanian descent, and Orbach was raised in her faith (a religious background later replicated in his character on Law & Order).[8][9][10] Throughout his childhood, the Orbach family moved frequently, living in Mount Vernon, New York; Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke, and Scranton, Pennsylvania; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Waukegan, Illinois. Orbach attended Waukegan High School in Illinois and graduated in 1952 (having skipped two grades in elementary school due to his high IQ[3]).[11][1] He played on the football team and began learning acting in a speech class.[12] The summer after graduating from high school, Orbach worked at the theatre of Chevy Chase Country Club of Wheeling, Illinois, and enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
in the fall. In 1953, Orbach returned to the Chicago area and enrolled at Northwestern University. Orbach left Northwestern before his senior year and moved to New York City
New York City
in 1955 to pursue acting and to study at the Actors Studio, where one of his instructors was the studio's founder, Lee Strasberg.[12] Career[edit]

Orbach (right) as Billy Flynn in the original 1975 Broadway
production of Chicago

Orbach was an accomplished Broadway
and off- Broadway
actor. His first major role was El Gallo in the original 1960 cast of the decades-running hit The Fantasticks, and Orbach became the first to perform the show's signature song and pop standard "Try To Remember".[13] He also starred in The Threepenny Opera, Carnival!, the musical version of the movie Lili
(his Broadway
debut), in a revival of Guys and Dolls (as Sky Masterson, receiving a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical), Promises, Promises (as Chuck Baxter, winning a Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Musical), the original productions of Chicago (as Billy Flynn, receiving another Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination), 42nd Street, and a revival of The Cradle Will Rock. Orbach made occasional film and TV appearances into the 1970s and appeared as a celebrity panelist on both What's My Line?
What's My Line?
and Super Password. In the 1980s, Orbach shifted to film and TV work full-time. Prominent roles included a superb performance as tough, effective, but "allegedly corrupt" NYPD
narcotics detective Gus Levy in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City; he was the 1981 runner-up for the NSFC Best Supporting Actor award. He also portrayed gangsters in both the action-thriller F/X
and the Woody Allen
Woody Allen
drama Crimes and Misdemeanors (the latter of which also featured his future Law & Order co-star Sam Waterston). In 1985, Orbach became a regular guest star on Murder, She Wrote as private detective Harry McGraw, which led to him starring in the short-lived spin-off series The Law & Harry McGraw. In 1987, he was featured in the hit film Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
as Dr. Jake Houseman, the father of Jennifer Grey's character "Baby". He made further TV appearances on popular shows such as The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
(for which he received his first Emmy nomination[3]), Who's the Boss?, and Frasier
(as a guest caller).

Orbach as Lennie Briscoe
Lennie Briscoe
on Law & Order

In 1991, Orbach starred in Disney's Academy Award-winning animated musical Beauty and the Beast, as the voice (both singing and speaking) of the French-accented candelabrum Lumière, which according to Orbach, he played "halfway between Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
and Pepé Le Pew".[3] At the 64th Academy Awards, Orbach performed a live-action stage rendition of the Oscar-nominated song, "Be Our Guest", that he sang in Beauty and the Beast.[14][15] He later reprised his voice role of Lumière for the film's direct-to-video sequels, multiple episodes of Disney's House of Mouse, and the previously-deleted song ("Human Again") that was added to the Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
2002 IMAX re-release.[16][17] In 1992, Orbach joined the main ensemble cast of Law & Order as the world-weary, wisecracking, streetwise NYPD homicide detective Lennie Briscoe. He had previously guest-starred as a defense attorney on the series, and was subsequently cast as the new "senior detective" following Paul Sorvino's departure.[5] Orbach's portrayal of Detective Briscoe was based on his similar role from Prince of the City years before, which Law & Order creator Dick Wolf had personally suggested to him at the time of his casting.[3] Orbach starred on Law & Order for 12 years, ultimately becoming the third longest-serving main cast member (behind S. Epatha Merkerson and Sam Waterston) in the show's 20-year-run history, as well as one of its most popular.[18] During Orbach's tenure on Law & Order, the series won the 1997 Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Drama Series among other accolades, made multiple crossover episodes with fellow NBC
series Homicide: Life on the Street, and spawned a franchise that included the TV film Exiled: A Law & Order Movie, the spin-off series Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (both of which featured Orbach in guest appearances), and three video games. Orbach himself was nominated for a 2000 Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (losing to James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
for The Sopranos). TV Guide
TV Guide
named Lennie Briscoe
Lennie Briscoe
one of their top-25 greatest television detectives of all time.[19] Also during his time on Law & Order, Orbach co-starred with Al Pacino
Al Pacino
in the independent film Chinese Coffee, which was filmed in the summer of 1997 and released three years later.[3] Personal life[edit] Orbach was married in 1958 to Marta Curro, with whom he had two sons, Anthony Nicholas and Christopher Benjamin; they divorced in 1975. Elder son Tony is a crossword puzzle constructor for The New York Times and also guest starred on the Law & Order episode "Doubles" as a reporter. Younger son Chris Orbach, who is an actor and singer, played Lennie Briscoe's nephew Ken Briscoe during the first season of Special
Victims Unit. In 1979, Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
married Broadway
dancer Elaine Cancilla, whom he met while starring in Chicago. Orbach lived in a high-rise on 53rd Street off Eighth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen and was a fixture in that neighborhood's restaurants and shops.[1] His glossy publicity photo hangs in Ms. Buffy's French Cleaners, and he was a regular at some of the Italian restaurants nearby. As of 2007, the intersection of 8th Avenue and 53rd Street was renamed in honor of Orbach. The plans met with some resistance by local planning boards, but were overcome thanks to his popularity and his love of the Big Apple.[20] Death[edit] In January 1994, less than two years into his stint on Law & Order, Orbach was diagnosed with prostate cancer.[3] He initially received radiation therapy as treatment, but by December 1994, the cancer had returned and metastasized. At that point, he went on hormone therapy, on which he remained over the next decade until the treatment ran out[clarification needed] in March 2004.[3] Following his departure from Law & Order that year, Orbach went through chemotherapy, but he ultimately succumbed to his cancer on December 28, 2004, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
in New York at age 69.[2] Despite being diagnosed with the cancer more than a decade before his death, Orbach's illness was not revealed to the general public until just weeks before he died.[21] Prior to his death, Orbach was signed to continue in the role of Lennie Briscoe
Lennie Briscoe
on the new spin-off Law & Order: Trial by Jury, which was to accommodate his illness by giving him a lighter schedule than he had on the original series, but he was only featured in the first two episodes, both of which aired following his death.[3] The day after Orbach's death, the marquees on Broadway
were dimmed in mourning, one of the highest honors of the American theatre world,[3] while NBC
re-aired the Law & Order episode "C.O.D." (the last episode of the original series to feature Orbach) in honor of him. The Criminal Intent episode "View from Up Here" and the Trial by Jury episode "Baby Boom"[3] were dedicated to Orbach, and the Law & Order episode "Mammon" featured a pictorial memorial of him. In addition to his sons, wife, and former wife, Orbach was survived by his mother and two grandchildren, Peter and Sarah Kate Orbach, children of his older son Tony. His mother died on July 28, 2012, at the age of 101.[22] His wife Elaine died in 2009 at age 69, and his former wife Marta died in 2012 at age 79. Having had perfect 20/20 vision his whole life, Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
requested that his eyes be donated after his death.[3] His wish was granted when two individuals – one who needed correction for a nearsighted eye and another who needed correction for a farsighted eye – received Orbach's corneas. His likeness has been used in an ad campaign for Eye Bank for Sight Restoration in Manhattan. The interment of his remains was at Trinity Church Cemetery.[3] Honors[edit] In addition to his Tony Award
Tony Award
and nominations, Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
is also a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1999.[23] In 2002, Orbach was named a "Living Landmark" by the New York Landmarks Conservancy, along with his Law & Order co-star Sam Waterston.[24] Orbach quipped that the honor meant "that they can't tear me down."[9] On February 5, 2005, he was posthumously awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his longtime role on Law & Order.[25] His wife Elaine accepted the award on his behalf. On September 18, 2007, a portion of New York City's 53rd Street near Eighth Avenue was renamed ' Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Way' in his honor.[26] Also in 2007, the Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Theatre was named for him in the Snapple Theater Center
Snapple Theater Center
at 50th Street and Broadway
in New York City. The naming occurred as a tribute to him during a revival of The Fantasticks at the theatre. From others[edit] After Law & Order was cancelled in 2010, executive producer René Balcer was quoted by The Wall Street Journal: "I always think about the show as before Jerry and after Jerry... You saw the weariness of 25 years of crime-fighting in New York written on his face."[27] Author Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
was a fan of Orbach, and during an Australian radio interview in 2005, he said, "People have asked me, you know, 'Who would you rather be, than yourself?'," and he replied "Jerry Orbach, without a question... I talked to him one time, and he's adorable."[28] New York Times writers Ben Brantley and Richard Servero analyzed the breadth and scope of Orbach's career:

Whether singing "Try to Remember" as the dashing narrator of "The Fantasticks" in 1960 or trading barbs with fellow detectives and reluctant witnesses on television in recent years, Mr. Orbach exuded a wry, ragged masculinity that was all his own. As a star of musicals, he created a new kind of hero who was leagues away from suave, swaggering Adonises like John Raitt, Howard Keel, and Alfred Drake... And he flourished at a time when the Broadway
musical hero was fast becoming an endangered species... His rough-edged individuality may account for his endurance on the Broadway
stage in an era when other promising musical actors - including Larry Kert, Robert Goulet, and Robert Morse
Robert Morse
- proved unable to follow through on their breakthrough successes. Mr. Orbach may have been the last of a breed: no male star since has matched the breadth and continuity of his career in musicals... It wasn't until the 1990s, when he started appearing as Lennie Briscoe
Lennie Briscoe
in "Law & Order," that Mr. Orbach became a familiar name throughout the country. The rough edge that distinguished him on Broadway
eased his transition to character roles like Briscoe, the recovered alcoholic who seemed to greet the discovery of each episode's crime with a world-weary shrug.[1]

Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
co-star Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze
memorialized Orbach after his death:

Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
has been one of the most successful actors who ever lived to make that transition from musical theatre into real, organic, break-your-heart kinds of reality in his work as a film actor, but transition back and forth seamlessly... it was a very interesting time for me, when I was shooting Dirty Dancing, I think probably the eyes I trusted if I was real, and it worked, and I had nailed it, [were] Jerry Orbach's eyes. I would go over to him and under my breath "What did you think?" and he goes "No, go there further, I think there's more you can get." He would say little things like "courage", and it gives me goosebumps to say that. I really, really respected that man. I watched his career from the time I was little. I think it was a great loss when he passed.[29]

Filmography[edit] Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1955–1961 The Threepenny Opera Streetsinger, Smith and Macheath

1960 The Fantasticks El Gallo

1961–1963 Carnival! Paul the Puppeteer

1964 The Cradle Will Rock Larry Foreman

1965 Guys and Dolls Sky Masterson Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1965 Carousel Jigger Craigin

1966 Annie Get Your Gun Charlie Davenport

1967 The Natural Look Malcolm

1967 Scuba Duba Harold Wonder

1968–1972 Promises, Promises Chuck Baxter Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Musical

1972–1973 6 Rms Riv Vu Paul Friedman

1975–1977 Chicago Billy Flynn Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Musical

1980–1985 42nd Street Julian Marsh Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Musical


Year Title Role Notes

1955 Guys and Dolls Barbershop extra Uncredited

1955 Marty Ballroom extra Uncredited

1958 Cop Hater Gang Leader- "Mumzer"

1961 Mad Dog Coll Joe Clegg

1964 Ensign Pulver Unknown

1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Pinkerton

1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight Kid Sally

1972 A Fan's Notes Fred

1975 Fore Play Jerry Lorsey

1977 The Sentinel Michael Dayton

1981 Underground Aces Herbert Penlittle

1981 Prince of the City Det. Gus Levy Nominated— National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (2nd place) Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (3rd place)

1985 Brewster's Millions Charlie Pegler

1986 The Imagemaker Byron Caine

1986 F/X Nicolas DeFranco

1987 Dirty Dancing Dr. Jake Houseman

1987 Someone to Watch Over Me Lt. Garber

1987 I Love N.Y. Leo

1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn Boyce

1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Jack Rosenthal

1991 Dead Women in Lingerie Bartoli

1991 California Casanova Constantin Rominoffski

1991 Out for Justice Capt. Ronnie Dozinger

1991 Toy Soldiers Albert Trotta Uncredited

1991 Delusion Larry

1991 Delirious Lou Sherwood

1991 Beauty and the Beast Lumière (voice)

1992 A Gnome Named Gnorm Stan Walton

1992 Straight Talk Milo Jacoby

1992 Universal Soldier Dr. Christopher Gregor

1992 Mr. Saturday Night Phil Gussman

1993 The Cemetery Club Unknown Uncredited

1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Sa'luk (voice) Direct-to-video

1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Lumière (voice) Direct-to-video

1998 Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World Lumière (voice) Direct-to-video

1999 Temps Announcer

2000 The Acting Class Unknown

2000 Chinese Coffee Jake Manheim

2000 Prince of Central Park Businessmes

2002 Beauty and the Beast: Special
Edition Lumière (voice) IMAX

2002 Manna from Heaven Waltz Contest Announcer

2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself

2003 Try to Remember: The Fantasticks Himself

2004 Protesters Police Investigator


Year Title Role Notes

1961 Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life Cristoff Television film

1967 Annie Get Your Gun Charles Davenport Television film

1973 Love, American Style Homer Episode: "Love and the Hoodwinked Honey"

1975 Medical Center Josh Episode: "The Captives"

1975 Kojak Brubaker Episode: "A Question of Answers"

1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Lars Mangros Episode: "Space Rockers"

1983 The Magic of Herself the Elf King Thorn (voice) Television film

1983 An Invasion of Privacy Sam Bianchi Television film

1985 Our Family Honor Brian Merrick 2 episodes

1985–1991 Murder, She Wrote Harry McGraw 6 episodes

1986 Dream West Capt. John Stutter Television film

1986 The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Zachary Foxx (voice) 7 episodes

1987 Tales from the Darkside Robert Episode: "Everybody Needs a Little Love"

1987 Out on a Limb Mort Viner Television film

1987 Love Among Thieves Spicer Television film

1987–1988 The Law & Harry McGraw Harry McGraw 16 episodes

1988 Simon & Simon Harrison/Malcolm Stanley III Episode: "Ain't Gonna Get It From Me, Jack"

1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder Blaine Counter Television film

1989 The Flamingo Kid Phil Brody

1990 Hunter Sal Scarlatti Episode: "Son and Heir"

1990 The Golden Girls Glen O'Brien Episode: "Cheaters" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

1990 Who's the Boss? Nick Episode: "Starlight Memories"

1990 Kojak: None So Blind Tony Salducci Television film

1990 In Defense of a Married Man Alan Michaelson Television film

1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter Vic St. John Television film

1991 Law & Order Frank Lehrmann Episode: "The Wages of Love"

1992 Empty Nest Arthur 2 episodes

1992 Neil Simon's Broadway
Bound Jack Jerome Television film Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1992 Quiet Killer Dr. Vincent Califano Television film

1992 Mastergate Clifton Byers Television film

1992–2004 Law & Order Detective Leonard W. "Lennie" Briscoe 273 episodes Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (posthumously) Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1995–2004) Nominated— Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series (1998–2000)

1996 Frasier Mitch Episode: "High Crane Drifter"

1996–1999 Homicide: Life on the Street Det. Lennie Briscoe 3 episodes

1998 Exiled: A Law & Order Movie Det. Lennie Briscoe Television film

1999–2000 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Det. Lennie Briscoe 3 episodes

2000-2002 Encounters with the Unexplained Himself, Host TV Documentary

2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Det. Lennie Briscoe Episode: "Poison"

2001–2002 Disney's House of Mouse Lumière (voice) 9 episodes

2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury D.A. Investigator Lennie Briscoe 2 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role

2000 Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Magical Ballroom Lumière

2002 Law & Order: Dead on the Money Det. Lennie Briscoe

2003 Law & Order: Double or Nothing Det. Lennie Briscoe

2004 Law & Order: Justice Is Served Det. Lennie Briscoe

Theme park attractions[edit]

Year Title Role

2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic Lumière

Books[edit] His love poems to his wife Elaine were published in Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage (Touchstone, 2009).[30] Another biography, Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City: His Way from the Fantasticks to Law & Order by John Anthony Gilvey, was published on May 1, 2011.[3] References[edit]

^ a b c d Brantley, Ben; Severo, Richard (December 29, 2004). "Jerry Orbach, Star of 'Law & Order', Dies at 69". The New York Times. Retrieved April 12, 2013.  ^ a b Bernstein, Adam (December 30, 2004). "'Law & Order' Star Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Dies at 69". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 12, 2014.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Gilvey, John Anthony (May 1, 2011). Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City - His Way From The Fantastiks to Law & Order. Milwaukee, Wisc.: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. ISBN 978-1-42348-845-3.  ^ Jones, Kenneth (2004), Tony-Winner Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Is Dead at 69, Playbill, retrieved July 12, 2014  ^ a b "'Law & Order' Star Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Dies". Today - Pop Culture newsletter. Associated Press. December 29, 2004. Retrieved 14 November 2016.  ^ a b " Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
- Biography". filmreference.com. Advameg. Retrieved 14 November 2016.  ^ Brady, James (February 27, 1994), "In Step With...Jerry Orbach", Parade Magazine, p. 26.  ^ Horwitz, Simi (February 28, 1993). "Jerry Orbach; His `Law & Order' Role Fits Him Like a Glove". The Washington Post.  Reprinted in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
on April 7, 1993 as "Orbach Gives `Law & Order` Seedy Side" and Bangor Daily News
Bangor Daily News
on March 6, 1993 as "Orbach likes new role as cynical cop." ^ a b Hiltbrand, David (January 4, 2004). " Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Gets His Due on the Sidewalks of New York". The Boston Globe. Knight Ridder. Retrieved April 12, 2013.  ^ Gilvey (2011), p. 4. ^ Thompson, Lorraine (December 31, 2004). "Local Woman Went to School With Actor". St. Augustine Record. Retrieved April 12, 2013.  ^ a b "Jerry Orbach". biography.com. A&E Networks. Retrieved April 12, 2013.  ^ McLellan, Dennis (December 30, 2004). "Jerry Orbach, 69; Actor Portrayed Det. Briscoe on TV's "Law & Order"". Los Angeles Times.  ^ "The 64th Annual Academy Awards". Hollywood.com. Hollywood.com, L.L.C. Retrieved April 22, 2014.  ^ " Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
— Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2014.  ^ Ghez, Didier (May 1, 2010). "Walt's People: Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him". ISBN 9781450087476.  ^ Tracy, Joe. "Digital Media FX Review of Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Special Edition (IMAX)". digitalmediafx.com. Digital Media FX Review of Beauty and the Beast Special
Edition. Retrieved 14 November 2016.  ^ Missing You Already, Punk. Sydney Morning Herald. October 7, 2004. ^ TV Guide
TV Guide
Book of Lists. Running Press. 2007. p. 218. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9.  ^ McGeehan, Patrick (March 7, 2007). " Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Was a Marquee Name, but a Street Sign's Another Story". The New York Times. p. B1. Retrieved 14 November 2016.  ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (December 2, 2004). " Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Battling Prostate Cancer". People. Time. Retrieved 14 November 2016.  ^ Obituary for Emily Orbach, The New York Times; accessed January 16, 2014 at legacy.com archive online. ^ "On Stage: New Class of Theater Hall of Famers". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 13, 2014.  ^ "Living Landmarks Celebration - Living Landmarks Honoree List". nylandmarks.org. New York Landmarks Conservancy. Retrieved 14 November 2016.  ^ "Press Release — Screen Actors Guild Honors Outstanding Film and Television Performances in 13 Categories at the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". sagawards.org/. Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved 14 November 2016.  ^ McGeehan, Patrick (September 18, 2007). "Manhattan: Street Naming". The New York Times. p. B8. Retrieved 14 November 2016.  ^ Chosick, Amy and Gamerman, Ellen."'Law & Order' School of Drama". The Wall Street Journal. May 21, 2010. ^ October 6, 2005. Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
interviewed on ABC Radio National Audio by Phillip Adams. Available on the Slaughterhouse-Five Region 4 DVD, released by Umbrella Entertainment Pty Ltd in 2007. ^ You Tube video. Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze
Talks About Working With Jerry Orbach. American Film Institute.  ^ Orbach, Jerry; Orbach, Elaine (November 3, 2009). Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage. New York, N.Y.: Touchstone. ISBN 978-1-4391-4988-1. 

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Dennis Franz
(1994) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2001) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2002) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2003) Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
(2004) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2007) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2011) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
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Kevin Spacey
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Kevin Spacey
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John Lithgow
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Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical


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Paul Hartman
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Ray Bolger
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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)


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


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Nathan Lane
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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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