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Barnard Hughes

Performer
( b. Jul 16, 1915 Bedford Hills, New York, USA - d. Jul 11, 2006 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Father of Doug Hughes
Husband of Helen Stenborg (1950 - 2006), his death

Biography: Barnard Hughes was born Bernard Aloysius Kiernan Hughes on July 16, 1915 in Bedford Hills, New York to Marcella "Madge" and Owen Hughes. He attended La Salle Academy and Manhattan College. He joined the Shakespeare Fellowship Repertory company in New York City for two years. He served in the army during World War II. He met his wife, Helen Stenborg, in 1946 while rehearsing a show called "Laugh That Off" to be performed at military hospitals. They appeared together on Broadway in Hughs's last show, Waiting in the Wings. They had two children: director Doug Hughes and actress Laura Hughes.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Lost Boys," "TRON," "Midnight Cowboy," "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit," "Doc Hollywood," "The Odd Couple II," "Sisters," "Oh, God!," and "Cradle Will Rock." Television credits include: "The Love Boat," "All in the Family," "Blossom," "As the World Turns," "Homicide: Life on the Street," and "Dark Shadows."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for "Lou Grant" in 1978.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on July 12, 2006.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Waiting in the Wings
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Osgood Meeker]
Dec 16, 1999 - May 28, 2000
Prelude to a Kiss
[Play, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Also Starring: Barnard Hughes
        Old Man (Apr 29, 1990 - Jan 17, 1991)
May 01, 1990 - May 19, 1991
The Iceman Cometh
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Harry Hope]
Sep 29, 1985 - Dec 01, 1985
End of the World
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Philip Stone]
May 06, 1984 - Jun 02, 1984
Angels Fall
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Father William Doherty]
Jan 22, 1983 - Mar 13, 1983
Da
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Da]
May 01, 1978 - Jan 01, 1980
All Over Town
[Play, Farce, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Dr. Lionel Morris]
Dec 29, 1974 - Jul 20, 1975
The Good Doctor
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Performer]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes
        Performer - Replacement
Nov 27, 1973 - May 26, 1974
Uncle Vanya
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Alexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov]
Jun 04, 1973 - Jul 28, 1973
Much Ado About Nothing
[Play, Comedy, Play with music, Revival]
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes [Dogberry]
Nov 11, 1972 - Feb 11, 1973
Abelard and Heloise
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Also Starring: Barnard Hughes [Fulbert]
Mar 10, 1971 - Apr 24, 1971
Sheep on the Runway
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [General Fitzhugh]
Jan 31, 1970 - May 02, 1970
The Wrong Way Light Bulb
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Judge Belknap]
Mar 04, 1969 - Mar 08, 1969
How Now, Dow Jones
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes
        Senator McFetridge
        Wingate - Replacement (Mar 04, 1968 - ?)
Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968
I Was Dancing
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Father Frank Feeley]
Nov 08, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964
Hamlet
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Understudy: Barnard Hughes [Claudius]
  • Also Starring: Barnard Hughes [Marcellus, Priest]
Apr 09, 1964 - Aug 08, 1964
Nobody Loves an Albatross
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Bert Howell]
  • Understudy: Barnard Hughes [Mike Harper, Victor Talsey]
Dec 19, 1963 - Jun 20, 1964
The Advocate
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [The Governor]
Oct 14, 1963 - Oct 19, 1963
Advise and Consent
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Understudy: Barnard Hughes [Orrin Knox]
  • Also Starring: Barnard Hughes [August]
Nov 17, 1960 - May 20, 1961
A Majority of One
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Captain Norcross]
  • Understudy: Barnard Hughes [Koichi Asano]
Feb 16, 1959 - Jun 25, 1960
Dinosaur Wharf
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Clancy]
Nov 08, 1951 - Nov 10, 1951
The Ivy Green
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Martin]
Apr 05, 1949 - Apr 09, 1949
Please, Mrs. Garibaldi
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Barnard Hughes [Joe Garibaldi]
Mar 16, 1939 - Mar 1939
Special EventsDate of Special Events
V.I.P. Night on Broadway
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Starring: Barnard Hughes
Apr 22, 1979 - Apr 22, 1979
2000 Drama Desk Award Special Award
winner Barnard Hughes (Lifetime Achievement) [recipient]
1978 Tony Award® Best Actor in Play
winner Da [winner]
Starring: Barnard Hughes
1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play
winner Da [winner]
Starring: Barnard Hughes
1973 Tony Award® Best Featured Actor in a Play
Much Ado About Nothing [nominee]
Starring: Barnard Hughes
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