Gender
Male
Born
Jul 24, 1920
New York, New York, USA
Died
Apr 22, 2000
New York, New York, USA
Producer Director General Manager Performer Manager
Also Known As
Alex Cohen
Relations
Father of
Christopher Cohen
Father of
Barbara Cohen
Father of
Gerry P. Cohen
Husband of
Hildy Parks
Comments
In 1967, he conceived and originated the national Tony Awards telecast
Waiting in the Wings (Dec 16, 1999 - May 28, 2000)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
The Herbal Bed (Apr 16, 1998 - Apr 26, 1998)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Taking Sides (Oct 17, 1996 - Dec 29, 1996)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Sacrilege (Nov 02, 1995 - Nov 19, 1995)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Comedy Tonight (Dec 18, 1994 - Dec 25, 1994)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Directed by Alexander H. Cohen
SpecialVariety ComedyOriginal
Accomplice (Apr 26, 1990 - Jun 10, 1990)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedy ThrillerOriginal
Ah, Wilderness! (Jun 23, 1988 - Jul 23, 1988)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyRevival
Long Day's Journey Into Night (Jun 14, 1988 - Jul 23, 1988)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayDramaRevival
Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Nov 15, 1984 - Dec 01, 1984)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Play Memory (Apr 26, 1984 - Apr 29, 1984)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
La Tragedie de Carmen (Nov 17, 1983 - Apr 28, 1984)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalOperaOriginal
Edmund Kean (Sep 27, 1983 - Oct 29, 1983)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlaySoloOriginal
84 Charing Cross Road (Dec 07, 1982 - Feb 27, 1983)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (May 01, 1980 - Sep 27, 1981)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
I Remember Mama (May 31, 1979 - Sep 02, 1979)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalOriginal
Anna Christie (Apr 14, 1977 - Jul 30, 1977)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayDramaRevival
Comedians (Nov 28, 1976 - Apr 03, 1977)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
We Interrupt This Program... (Apr 01, 1975 - Apr 05, 1975)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayMystery ThrillerOriginal
Who's Who in Hell (Dec 09, 1974 - Dec 14, 1974)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
Words & Music (Apr 16, 1974 - Aug 03, 1974)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalRevueOriginal
Ulysses in Nighttown (Mar 10, 1974 - May 11, 1974)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Good Evening (Nov 14, 1973 - Nov 30, 1974)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayRevueOriginal
6 Rms Riv Vu (Oct 17, 1972 - May 19, 1973)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
Fun City (Jan 02, 1972 - Jan 08, 1972)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
Home (Nov 17, 1970 - Feb 20, 1971)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayDramaOriginal
Dear World (Feb 06, 1969 - May 31, 1969)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalOriginal
Marlene Dietrich (Oct 03, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Originally produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
SpecialConcertOriginal
Halfway Up the Tree (Nov 07, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
Marlene Dietrich (Oct 09, 1967 - Nov 18, 1967)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Originally produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
SpecialConcertOriginal
The Unknown Soldier and His Wife (Jul 06, 1967 - Nov 12, 1967)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Little Murders (Apr 25, 1967 - Apr 29, 1967)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Black Comedy / White Lies (Feb 12, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967)
  • Black Comedy
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayFarce ComedyOriginal
  • White Lies
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
The Homecoming (Jan 05, 1967 - Oct 14, 1967)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
At the Drop of Another Hat (Dec 27, 1966 - Apr 09, 1967)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Originally produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
MusicalRevueOriginal
A Time for Singing (May 21, 1966 - Jun 25, 1966)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalOriginal
Ivanov (May 03, 1966 - Jun 11, 1966)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayRevival
The Devils (Nov 16, 1965 - Jan 08, 1966)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayDramaOriginal
Ken Murray's Hollywood (May 10, 1965 - May 22, 1965)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Originally produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
SpecialOriginal
Maurice Chevalier at 77 (Apr 01, 1965 - May 01, 1965)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
SpecialOriginal
Baker Street (Feb 16, 1965 - Nov 14, 1965)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalOriginal
Beyond the Fringe '65 (Dec 15, 1964 - Jan 09, 1965)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Directed by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Originally produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
PlayRevueOriginal
Comedy in Music Opus 2 (Nov 09, 1964 - Apr 24, 1965)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Originally produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
SpecialSolo Comedy ConcertOriginal
Hamlet (Apr 09, 1964 - Aug 08, 1964)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayTragedyRevival
Rugantino (Feb 06, 1964 - Feb 29, 1964)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalOriginal
Man and Boy (Nov 12, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Karmon Israeli Dancers (May 20, 1963 - Jun 08, 1963)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
SpecialOriginal
Ages of Man (Apr 14, 1963 - Apr 21, 1963)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlaySolo DramaRevival
Lorenzo (Feb 14, 1963 - Feb 16, 1963)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
An Evening with Maurice Chevalier (Jan 28, 1963 - Feb 23, 1963)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
SpecialConcertOriginal
The School for Scandal (Jan 24, 1963 - Mar 16, 1963)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyRevival
Beyond the Fringe (Oct 27, 1962 - May 30, 1964)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Staged by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Originally produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
PlayRevueOriginal
An Evening With Yves Montand (Oct 24, 1961 - Dec 16, 1961)
  • Produced in association with Alexander H. Cohen
SpecialSoloOriginal
An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May (Oct 08, 1960 - Jul 01, 1961)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
  • Originally produced by Nine O'Clock Theatre
SpecialComedyOriginal
The Littlest Circus (Dec 25, 1959 - Jan 03, 1960)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalPantomimeOriginal
At the Drop of a Hat (Oct 08, 1959 - May 14, 1960)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalRevueOriginal
Love Me Little (Apr 14, 1958 - Apr 19, 1958)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
The First Gentleman (Apr 25, 1957 - May 18, 1957)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
The Magic and The Loss (Apr 09, 1954 - May 01, 1954)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
My 3 Angels (Mar 11, 1953 - Jan 02, 1954)
  • General Manager: Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
Be Your Age (Jan 14, 1953 - Jan 17, 1953)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
Courtin' Time (Jun 13, 1951 - Jul 14, 1951)
  • Produced in association with Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalComedyOriginal
Make a Wish (Apr 18, 1951 - Jul 14, 1951)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalOriginal
King Lear (Dec 25, 1950 - Feb 03, 1951)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayTragedyRevival
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Dec 08, 1949 - Sep 15, 1951)
  • Company Manager: Alex Cohen
MusicalComedyOriginal
Jenny Kissed Me (Dec 23, 1948 - Jan 08, 1949)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayComedyOriginal
The Duke in Darkness (Jan 24, 1944 - Feb 12, 1944)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Bright Lights of 1944 (Sep 16, 1943 - Sep 18, 1943)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalRevueOriginal
They Should Have Stood in Bed (Feb 13, 1942 - Feb 21, 1942)
  • Produced in association with Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
Of V We Sing (Feb 11, 1942 - Apr 25, 1942)
  • Produced in association with Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalRevueOriginal
Angel Street (Dec 05, 1941 - Dec 30, 1944)
  • Produced in association with Alexander H. Cohen
PlayThrillerOriginal
Ghost for Sale (Sep 29, 1941 - Oct 04, 1941)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
PlayOriginal
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (Nov 20, 1981 - May 23, 1982)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
Parade of Stars Playing the Palace (May 02, 1983 - May 02, 1983)
  • Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Jule's Friends at the Palace (May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974)
  • Performer: Alexander H. Cohen [Introduction]
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Revival

1989 | Nominee  | Ah, Wilderness!
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
 

Best Play

1984 | Nominee  | Play Memory
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen

Special Award

1984 | Recipient  | La Tragedie de Carmen
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen (for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre)
 

Best Musical

Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
 

Best Play

1974 | Nominee  | Ulysses in Nighttown
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
 

Best Play

1971 | Nominee  | Home
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen

Best Play

1967 | Winner  | The Homecoming
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
 

Best Play

1967 | Nominee  | Black Comedy / White Lies
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen

Drama Desk Award

Special Award

2000 | Recipient
Alexander H. Cohen (Lifetime Achievement (posthumously))
 

Outstanding Solo Performance

1999 | Nominee
Alexander H. Cohen (for "Star Billing")
 

Outstanding Revival

1989 | Nominee  | Long Day's Journey Into Night
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen

Unique Theatrical Experience

1984 | Winner  | La Tragedie de Carmen
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
 

Outstanding New Play (Foreign)

1977 | Nominee  | Comedians
Produced by Alexander H. Cohen

Theatre World

Special Award

1973 | Recipient
Alexander H. Cohen (for his contribution to cultivating theater audiences by extending Broadway, not only nationally, but internationally, with his exemplary television productions)

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