Gender
Male
Born
Nov 18, 1929
Warsaw, Indiana, USA
Died
Jul 06, 2016
New York, New York, USA
Performer
Comments
Biography: John Francis McMartin was born on August 21, 1929 in Warsaw, Indiana. He joined the United States Army after graduating from high school. He was a member of the New Phoenix Repertory Company in the 1970s. He originated the role of Oscar in "Sweet Charity" on Broadway. He married Cynthia Baer, with whom he had two children. His long-time partner was actress and artistic director of the Irish Repertory Theatre, Charlotte Moore.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Brubaker," "All the President's Men," "No Reservations," "Kinsey," "Blow Out," "Sweet Charity," "The Dish," and "Who's That Girl." Television credits include: "Mary Tyler Moore," "Frasier," "Law & Order," "Cheers," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "The Golden Girls," and "Murder, She Wrote."

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on July 13, 2016.
All The Way (Mar 06, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Sen. Richard Russell, D-GA]
PlayDramaOriginal
Anything Goes (Apr 07, 2011 - Jul 08, 2012)
  • Also Starring: John McMartin
    • Elisha J. Whitney - (Mar 10, 2011 - Apr 29, 2012)
MusicalComedyRevival
A Free Man of Color (Nov 18, 2010 - Jan 09, 2011)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Thomas Jefferson]
PlayDramaOriginal
Is He Dead? (Dec 09, 2007 - Mar 09, 2008)
  • Also Starring: John McMartin [Papa Leroux]
PlayComedyOriginal
Grey Gardens (Nov 02, 2006 - Jul 29, 2007)
  • Performer: John McMartin [J.V. "Major" Bouvier, Norman Vincent Peale]
MusicalDramaOriginal
Into the Woods (Apr 30, 2002 - Dec 29, 2002)
  • Starring: John McMartin [Narrator, Mysterious Man]
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
High Society (Apr 27, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998)
  • Starring: John McMartin [Uncle Willie]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Show Boat (Oct 02, 1994 - Jan 05, 1997)
  • Starring: John McMartin [Cap'n Andy]
  • Performer: John McMartin
    • Cap'n Andy - Replacement (Nov 05, 1996 - Jan 05, 1997)
MusicalDramaRevival
Artist Descending a Staircase (Nov 30, 1989 - Dec 31, 1989)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Donner]
PlayOriginal
A Little Family Business (Dec 15, 1982 - Dec 26, 1982)
  • Also Starring: John McMartin [Ben]
PlayComedyOriginal
Solomon's Child (Apr 08, 1982 - Apr 10, 1982)
  • Starring: John McMartin [Allan]
PlayOriginal
Happy New Year (Apr 27, 1980 - May 10, 1980)
  • Performer: John McMartin [The Narrator]
MusicalOriginal
The Rules of the Game (Dec 12, 1974 - Dec 21, 1974)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Leone Gala]
PlayRevival
Love for Love (Nov 11, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Foresight]
PlayRevival
Chemin de Fer (Nov 26, 1973 - Feb 16, 1974)
  • Starring: John McMartin [Fedot]
PlayRevival
The Visit (Nov 25, 1973 - Feb 16, 1974)
  • Starring: John McMartin [Anton Schill]
PlayDramaRevival
Don Juan (Dec 11, 1972 - Jan 14, 1973)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Sganarelle]
PlayComedyRevival
The Great God Brown (Dec 10, 1972 - Jan 14, 1973)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Dion Anthony]
PlayRevival
Follies (Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972)
  • Starring: John McMartin [Benjamin Stone]
MusicalDramaOriginal
Sweet Charity (Jan 29, 1966 - Jul 15, 1967)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Oscar]
MusicalComedyOriginal
A Rainy Day in Newark (Oct 22, 1963 - Oct 26, 1963)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Edward L. Voorhees]
PlayFarceOriginal
Children From Their Games (Apr 11, 1963 - Apr 13, 1963)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Sidney Balzer]
PlayOriginal
Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (Oct 05, 1961 - Dec 16, 1961)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Cpt. Mal Malcolm]
PlayOriginal
The Conquering Hero (Jan 16, 1961 - Jan 21, 1961)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Forrest Noble]
MusicalOriginal
Show Boat (Mar 14, 1996 - Jan 11, 1998)
  • Starring: John McMartin [Cap'n Andy]
MusicalDramaRevival
Chance & Chemistry (Oct 26, 2009 - Oct 26, 2009)
  • Performer: John McMartin
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Passion (Oct 20, 2004 - Oct 20, 2004)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Doctor Tambourri]
SpecialBenefit ConcertRevival
Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (Mar 11, 1973 - Mar 11, 1973)
  • Performer: John McMartin [Performer]
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in a Musical

2002 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
Starring: John McMartin
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1998 | Nominee  | High Society
Starring: John McMartin
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1995 | Nominee  | Show Boat
Starring: John McMartin
 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1973 | Nominee  | Don Juan
Performer: John McMartin
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1966 | Nominee  | Sweet Charity
Performer: John McMartin

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

2006 | Nominee
John McMartin (for "Grey Gardens" (Off-Broadway))
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1998 | Nominee  | High Society
Starring: John McMartin

Outstanding Performance

1973 | Winner  | The Great God Brown
Performer: John McMartin

Outstanding Performance

1973 | Winner  | Don Juan
Performer: John McMartin

Theatre World

Award

1960 | Recipient
John McMartin (for "Little Mary Sunshine")

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