Gender
Male
Born
Jun 22, 1921
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died
Oct 31, 1991
New York, New York, USA
Director Producer Theatre Owner/Operator Stage Manager Presenter Other
Relations
Husband of
Gail Merrifield
Talk Radio (Mar 11, 2007 - Jun 24, 2007)
  • Original New York Production produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
  • This production is dedicated to the memory of Joseph Papp
PlayDramaOriginal
A Mom's Life (Oct 19, 1998 - Nov 02, 1998)
  • Original production produced by Joseph Papp
SpecialSoloOriginal
Search and Destroy (Feb 26, 1992 - Apr 05, 1992)
  • Dedicated to the memory of Joseph Papp
PlayOriginal
Two Shakespearean Actors (Jan 16, 1992 - Feb 09, 1992)
  • Dedicated to the memory of Joseph Papp
PlayOriginal
Miss Margarida's Way (Feb 15, 1990 - Feb 25, 1990)
  • Originally produced at the Public Theatre by the The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlaySoloRevival
The Secret Rapture (Oct 26, 1989 - Nov 04, 1989)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Mandy Patinkin in Concert: "Dress Casual" (Jul 25, 1989 - Sep 16, 1989)
  • Originally presented at the Public Theater by the The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
SpecialConcert SoloOriginal
Cafe Crown (Feb 18, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989)
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayComedyRevival
Serious Money (Feb 09, 1988 - Feb 20, 1988)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlaySatireOriginal
As You Like It (Nov 12, 1986 - May 31, 1987)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
PlayComedyRevival
Macbeth (Nov 12, 1986 - May 31, 1987)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
PlayTragedyRevival
Romeo and Juliet (Nov 12, 1986 - May 31, 1987)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
PlayTragedyRevival
Cuba & His Teddy Bear (Jul 16, 1986 - Sep 21, 1986)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Dec 02, 1985 - May 16, 1987)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Human Comedy (Apr 05, 1984 - Apr 15, 1984)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalOperaOriginal
Plenty (Jan 06, 1983 - Mar 27, 1983)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Pirates of Penzance (Jan 08, 1981 - Nov 28, 1982)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalOperettaRevival
Runaways (May 13, 1978 - Dec 31, 1978)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalOriginal
The Water Engine / Mr. Happiness (Feb 28, 1978 - Mar 19, 1978)
  • The Water Engine
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
  • Mr. Happiness
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Miss Margarida's Way (Sep 27, 1977 - Jan 01, 1978)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlaySoloOriginal
The Cherry Orchard (Jun 29, 1977 - Aug 07, 1977)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayComedyRevival
Agamemnon (May 18, 1977 - Jun 19, 1977)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayDramaRevival
The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (Apr 24, 1977 - Sep 03, 1977)
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayRevival
The Cherry Orchard (Feb 17, 1977 - Apr 10, 1977)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayComedyRevival
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Threepenny Opera (May 01, 1976 - Jan 23, 1977)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalDramaRevival
Streamers (Apr 21, 1976 - Jun 05, 1977)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayDramaOriginal
Mrs. Warren's Profession (Feb 18, 1976 - Apr 04, 1976)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayTragedy ComedyRevival
Hamlet (Dec 17, 1975 - Jan 25, 1976)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayTragedyRevival
The Leaf People (Oct 20, 1975 - Oct 26, 1975)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Trelawny of the "Wells" (Oct 15, 1975 - Nov 23, 1975)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayComedyRevival
A Chorus Line (Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
MusicalDramaOriginal
Little Black Sheep (May 07, 1975 - Jun 01, 1975)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
A Doll's House (Mar 05, 1975 - Apr 20, 1975)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayDramaRevival
Black Picture Show (Jan 06, 1975 - Feb 09, 1975)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Mert & Phil (Oct 30, 1974 - Dec 08, 1974)
  • Directed by Joseph Papp
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Short Eyes (May 23, 1974 - Aug 04, 1974)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Dance of Death (Apr 04, 1974 - May 05, 1974)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayDramaRevival
What the Wine-Sellers Buy (Feb 14, 1974 - Mar 17, 1974)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
The au Pair Man (Dec 27, 1973 - Jan 27, 1974)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Boom Boom Room (Nov 08, 1973 - Dec 09, 1973)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Directed by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayDramaOriginal
Much Ado About Nothing (Nov 11, 1972 - Feb 11, 1973)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayComedy Play with musicRevival
That Championship Season (Sep 14, 1972 - Apr 21, 1974)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Sticks and Bones (Mar 01, 1972 - Oct 01, 1972)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
PlayOriginal
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Dec 01, 1971 - May 20, 1973)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalComedyOriginal
No Place to Be Somebody (Dec 30, 1969 - Jan 10, 1970)
  • Originally produced by New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater (Joseph Papp: Producer; Gerald Freedman: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Associate Producer)
PlayOriginal
Comes a Day (Nov 06, 1958 - Nov 29, 1958)
  • Production Stage Manager: Joseph Papp
PlayDramaOriginal
A Chorus Line (May 04, 2008 - Jun 13, 2010)
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalDramaRevival
A Chorus Line (Sep 24, 1996 - Jun 22, 1997)
  • Original Broadway production produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalDramaRevival
A Chorus Line (Oct 02, 1990 - May 09, 1993)
  • Original Broadway production by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalDramaRevival
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Apr 05, 1988 - Sep 25, 1988)
  • Original Broadway production produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Pirates of Penzance (Jun 02, 1981 - Feb 26, 1983)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalComedyOperettaRevival
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
PlayDance PoemOriginal
A Chorus Line (May 06, 1976 - Aug 17, 1980)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Chorus Line (Apr 29, 1976 - May 29, 1983)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalDramaOriginal
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Sep 20, 1973 - Apr 27, 1974)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Jan 20, 1973 - Oct 27, 1973)
  • Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hair (Sep 20, 2004 - Sep 20, 2004)
  • Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
SpecialBenefit ConcertRevival
A Celebration of Paul Robeson (Oct 30, 1988 - Oct 30, 1988)
  • Produced by Joseph Papp
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1986 | Winner  | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Produced by Joseph Papp

Special Award

1984 | Recipient
Joseph Papp (presented with special gold Tony for "A Chorus Line" becoming the longest-running Broadway show)
 

Best Play

1983 | Nominee  | Plenty
Produced by Joseph Papp

Reproduction (Play or Musical)

1981 | Winner  | The Pirates of Penzance
Produced by Joseph Papp

Reproduction (Play or Musical)

1981 | Winner  | The Pirates of Penzance
Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
 

Best Musical

1978 | Nominee  | Runaways
Produced by Joseph Papp
 

Best Play

Produced by Joseph Papp
 

Best Play

1977 | Nominee  | Streamers
Produced by Joseph Papp
 

Most Innovative Production of a Revival

1977 | Nominee  | Threepenny Opera
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
 

Most Innovative Production of a Revival

1977 | Nominee  | The Cherry Orchard
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)

Best Musical

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Produced by Joseph Papp

Best Musical

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
 

Best Play

1975 | Nominee  | Short Eyes
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
 

Best Play

1974 | Nominee  | Boom Boom Room
Produced by Joseph Papp
 

Best Play

1974 | Nominee  | The au Pair Man
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)

Best Play

1973 | Winner  | That Championship Season
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)

Best Musical

1972 | Winner  | Two Gentlemen of Verona
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)

Best Play

1972 | Winner  | Sticks and Bones
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)

Special Award

1970 | Recipient
The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer) (for pioneering efforts on behalf of new plays)

Special Award

1958 | Recipient
The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding New Play

1990 | Nominee  | The Secret Rapture
Produced by Joseph Papp

Outstanding Musical

1986 | Winner  | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Produced by Joseph Papp

Special Award

1984 | Recipient
Joseph Papp (for the 3,389th performance of "A Chorus Line")

Outstanding Musical

1981 | Winner  | The Pirates of Penzance
Produced by Joseph Papp
 

Outstanding Musical

1978 | Nominee  | Runaways
Produced by Joseph Papp
 

Outstanding New Play

1978 | Nominee  | The Water Engine / Mr. Happiness
Produced by Joseph Papp
 

Unique Theatrical Experience

Produced by Joseph Papp
 

Outstanding Revival

1976 | Nominee  | Trelawny of the "Wells"
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
 

Unique Theatrical Experience

1976 | Nominee  | Threepenny Opera
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)

Outstanding Musical/Book

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Produced by Joseph Papp

Outstanding New Play

1976 | Winner  | Streamers
Produced by Joseph Papp

Theatre World

Special Award

1978 | Recipient
Joseph Papp (as Founder and Artistic Director of The Public Theatre)

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