Gender
Male
Born
Jan 31, 1914
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died
Jan 28, 2003
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Producer Theatre Owner/Operator Manager
Also Known As
Lester Osterman
Relations
Husband of
Marjorie Osterman (? - ?)
Execution of Justice (Mar 13, 1986 - Mar 22, 1986)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
PlayDramaOriginal
I Won't Dance (May 10, 1981 - May 10, 1981)
  • Theatre Operated by Lester Osterman
PlayOriginal
The Moony Shapiro Songbook (May 03, 1981 - May 03, 1981)
  • Theatre Leased and Operated by Lester Osterman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Survivor (Mar 03, 1981 - Mar 08, 1981)
  • Theatre Leased and Operated by Lester Osterman
PlayDramaOriginal
The Five O'Clock Girl (Jan 28, 1981 - Feb 08, 1981)
  • Operated by Lester Osterman
MusicalComedyRevival
Perfectly Frank (Nov 30, 1980 - Dec 13, 1980)
  • Theatre Operated by Lester Osterman
MusicalRevueOriginal
A Life (Nov 02, 1980 - Jan 03, 1981)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
  • Theatre Operated by L-O Management Corporation (Lester Osterman, Managing Dir.; Richard Horner, Gen. Mgr.; Allan Francis, Comptroller)
  • Theatre Leased by Lester Osterman
PlayOriginal
One Night Stand (Never Officially Opened - Oct 25, 1980)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
MusicalOriginal
Passione (Sep 23, 1980 - Oct 05, 1980)
  • Theatre Leased and Operated by Lester Osterman, Jr.
PlayComedyOriginal
Charlie and Algernon (Sep 14, 1980 - Sep 28, 1980)
  • Theatre Operated by Lester Osterman
MusicalOriginal
Happy New Year (Apr 27, 1980 - May 10, 1980)
  • Theatre Owned by Lester Osterman
  • Theatre Operated by L-O Management Corporation (Lester Osterman, Managing Dir.; Richard Horner, Gen. Mgr.; Allan Francis, Comptroller)
MusicalOriginal
Mister Lincoln (Feb 25, 1980 - Mar 09, 1980)
  • Theatre Owned by Lester Osterman
  • Theatre Operated by L-O Management Corporation (Lester Osterman, Managing Dir.; Richard Horner, Gen. Mgr.; Allan Francis, Comptroller)
PlaySoloOriginal
The Lady from Dubuque (Jan 31, 1980 - Feb 09, 1980)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
  • Theatre Owned by Lester Osterman
  • Theatre Operated by L-O Management Corporation (Lester Osterman, Managing Dir.; Richard Horner, Gen. Mgr.; Allan Francis, Comptroller)
PlayOriginal
Watch on the Rhine (Jan 03, 1980 - Feb 03, 1980)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
PlayDramaRevival
Strider (Nov 14, 1979 - May 18, 1980)
  • Theatre Operated by Lester Osterman
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
Once a Catholic (Oct 10, 1979 - Oct 14, 1979)
  • Helen Hayes Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
PlayComedyOriginal
Knockout (May 06, 1979 - Sep 16, 1979)
  • Theatre Operated by Lester Osterman
PlayOriginal
The Crucifer of Blood (Sep 28, 1978 - Apr 22, 1979)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
  • Theatre Operated by Lester Osterman
PlayOriginal
Working (May 14, 1978 - Jun 04, 1978)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman; Lester Osterman)
MusicalOriginal
Da (May 01, 1978 - Jan 01, 1980)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
  • Theatre Operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman; Lester Osterman)
PlayComedyOriginal
A Touch of the Poet (Dec 28, 1977 - Apr 30, 1978)
  • The Helen Hayes Theatre is operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman; Lester Osterman)
PlayDramaRevival
Golda (Nov 14, 1977 - Feb 16, 1978)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman; Lester Osterman)
PlayDramaOriginal
Bully (Nov 01, 1977 - Nov 05, 1977)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman; Lester Osterman)
PlaySoloOriginal
The Night of the Tribades (Oct 13, 1977 - Oct 22, 1977)
  • Theatre Operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman; Lester Osterman)
PlayOriginal
The Shadow Box (Mar 31, 1977 - Dec 31, 1977)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by L-O Management Corporation (Lester Osterman, Managing Dir.; Richard Horner, Gen. Mgr.; Allan Francis, Comptroller)
PlayDramaOriginal
A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green (Feb 10, 1977 - Apr 30, 1977)
  • Morosco Theatre Owned/Operated by L-O Management Corporation (Lester Osterman, Managing Dir.; Richard Horner, Gen. Mgr.; Allan Francis, Comptroller)
MusicalRevue ComedyRevival
Something Old, Something New (Jan 01, 1977 - Jan 01, 1977)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Nov 23, 1976 - Dec 12, 1976)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Innocents (Oct 21, 1976 - Oct 30, 1976)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
PlayRevival
Let My People Come (Never Officially Opened - Oct 02, 1976)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
MusicalRevueOriginal
Rockabye Hamlet (Feb 17, 1976 - Feb 21, 1976)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
MusicalOriginal
The Royal Family (Dec 30, 1975 - Jul 18, 1976)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
PlayComedyRevival
The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden (Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 19, 1976)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Norman Conquests: Table Manners (Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 18, 1976)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Norman Conquests: Living Together (Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 19, 1976)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
PlayComedyOriginal
Chicago (Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Rodgers & Hart (May 13, 1975 - Aug 16, 1975)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Island (Nov 24, 1974 - May 18, 1975)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
PlayOriginal
Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (Nov 13, 1974 - May 18, 1975)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
PlayOriginal
Equus (Oct 24, 1974 - Oct 02, 1977)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by L-O Management Corporation (Lester Osterman, Managing Dir.; Richard Horner, Gen. Mgr.; Allan Francis, Comptroller)
    • Replacement
PlayDramaOriginal
Will Rogers' USA (May 06, 1974 - May 11, 1974)
  • Produced in association with Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
PlaySoloOriginal
A Moon for the Misbegotten (Dec 29, 1973 - Nov 17, 1974)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
PlayDramaRevival
Crown Matrimonial (Oct 02, 1973 - Dec 09, 1973)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
PlayOriginal
The Women (Apr 25, 1973 - Jun 17, 1973)
  • Produced by arrangement with Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
PlayComedyRevival
The Changing Room (Mar 06, 1973 - Aug 18, 1973)
  • Morosco Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
PlayOriginal
Butley (Oct 31, 1972 - Feb 24, 1973)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
PlayOriginal
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Feb 25, 1971 - May 29, 1971)
  • Managing Director for the Morosco Theatre: Lester Osterman
PlayDramaOriginal
No, No, Nanette (Jan 19, 1971 - Feb 03, 1973)
  • Managing Director for the 46th Street Theatre: Lester Osterman
MusicalComedyRevival
Home (Nov 17, 1970 - Feb 20, 1971)
  • Managing Director for Morosco Theatre: Lester Osterman
PlayDramaOriginal
Hay Fever (Nov 09, 1970 - Nov 28, 1970)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Lester Osterman
PlayComedyRevival
The Rothschilds (Oct 19, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
  • For Lester Osterman Productions: Lester Osterman
MusicalOriginal
1776 (Mar 16, 1969 - Feb 13, 1972)
  • 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
MusicalComedy HistoryOriginal
Hadrian VII (Jan 08, 1969 - Nov 15, 1969)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Lester Osterman
  • Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner, Lawrence Kasha)
PlayOriginal
Forty Carats (Dec 26, 1968 - Nov 07, 1970)
  • Morosco Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
PlayComedyOriginal
Weekend (Mar 13, 1968 - Mar 30, 1968)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
PlayComedyOriginal
I Do! I Do! (Dec 05, 1966 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dinner at Eight (Sep 27, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
PlayComedyRevival
"It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman" (Mar 29, 1966 - Jul 17, 1966)
  • Alvin Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Yearling (Dec 10, 1965 - Dec 11, 1965)
  • Managing Director of Alvin Theatre: Lester Osterman
MusicalOriginal
Do I Hear a Waltz? (Mar 18, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965)
  • 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
MusicalOriginal
Something More! (Nov 10, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
MusicalOriginal
Fade Out - Fade In (May 26, 1964 - Apr 17, 1965)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
MusicalComedyOriginal
High Spirits (Apr 07, 1964 - Feb 27, 1965)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
  • Managing Director of Alvin Theatre: Lester Osterman
MusicalComedyOriginal
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (May 08, 1962 - Aug 29, 1964)
  • Alvin Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
MusicalComedy FarceOriginal
Isle of Children (Mar 16, 1962 - Mar 24, 1962)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
PlayOriginal
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Oct 14, 1961 - Mar 06, 1965)
  • 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Show Girl (Jan 12, 1961 - Apr 08, 1961)
  • Eugene O'Neill Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
Face of a Hero (Oct 20, 1960 - Nov 19, 1960)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
PlayOriginal
Tenderloin (Oct 17, 1960 - Apr 23, 1961)
  • 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Cool World (Feb 22, 1960 - Feb 23, 1960)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
PlayOriginal
A Loss of Roses (Nov 28, 1959 - Dec 19, 1959)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
  • Managing Director for the Eugene O'Neill Theatre: Lester Osterman
PlayOriginal
The Great God Brown (Oct 06, 1959 - Nov 01, 1959)
  • Managing Director of the Coronet Theatre: Lester Osterman
PlayRevival
Say, Darling (Apr 03, 1958 - Jan 17, 1959)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
PlayComedy Play with musicOriginal
Miss Lonelyhearts (Oct 03, 1957 - Oct 12, 1957)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
PlayOriginal
Candide (Dec 01, 1956 - Feb 02, 1957)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.
MusicalComedyOriginal
Mr. Wonderful (Mar 22, 1956 - Feb 23, 1957)
  • Produced in association with Lester Osterman, Jr.
MusicalComedyOriginal
Da (Sep 10, 1979 - Jun 28, 1980)
  • Produced by Lester Osterman
PlayComedyOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1981 | Nominee  | A Life
Produced by Lester Osterman

Best Play

1978 | Winner  | Da
Produced by Lester Osterman

Best Play

1977 | Winner  | The Shadow Box
Produced by Lester Osterman
 

Best Play

1975 | Nominee  | Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
 

Best Play

1975 | Nominee  | The Island
Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)

Special Award

1974 | Recipient  | A Moon for the Misbegotten
Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
 

Best Play

1973 | Nominee  | Butley
Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
 

Best Musical

1971 | Nominee  | The Rothschilds
Produced by Lester Osterman
 

Best Play

1969 | Nominee  | Hadrian VII
Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner, Lawrence Kasha)
 

Best Musical

1964 | Nominee  | High Spirits
Produced by Lester Osterman
 

Best Musical

1957 | Nominee  | Candide
Produced by Lester Osterman, Jr.

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding New Play

1986 | Nominee  | Execution of Justice
Produced by Lester Osterman

Outstanding New Play

1978 | Winner  | Da
Produced by Lester Osterman
 

Outstanding New Play (American)

1977 | Nominee  | The Shadow Box
Produced by Lester Osterman
 

Outstanding New Play (Foreign)

1975 | Nominee  | Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)
 

Outstanding New Play (Foreign)

1975 | Nominee  | The Island
Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner)

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