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Roger Rees

Performer, Director
( b. May 05, 1944 Aberystwyth, WALES - d. Jul 10, 2015 New York, New York, USA ) Male

Biography: Roger Rees was born on May 5, 1944, in Aberystwyth, Wales to William and Doris Rees. He attended Camberwell College of Arts and the Slade School of Fine Art. He painted scenery at the Wimbledon Theater in south London before becoming an actor there in 1965. He performed in various shows with the Royal Shakespeare Company, spending over two decades there. He played the title character in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" in London and on Broadway. He served as an associate artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic from 1985 to 1987. He served as the artistic director of the Williamstown Theater Festival from 2004 to 2007.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Prestige," "Frida," "Survivor," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "The New World," "The Scorpion King," "The Pink Panther," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Invasion," and "Star 80." Television credits include: "Grey's Anatomy," "Elementary," "The Good Wife," "The West Wing," "The Middle," "Cheers," and "Oz."

Other Awards: Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2015.

The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on July 15, 2015.

ProductionsDate of Productions
The Visit
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Also Starring: Roger Rees [Anton Schell]
Apr 23, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
The Winslow Boy
[Play, Revival]
  • Starring: Roger Rees [Arthur Winslow]
Oct 17, 2013 - Dec 01, 2013
Peter and the Starcatcher
[Play, Play with music, Original]
  • Directed by Roger Rees
Apr 15, 2012 - Jan 20, 2013
The Addams Family
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Roger Rees
        Gomez Addams - Replacement (Mar 22, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011)
Apr 08, 2010 - Dec 31, 2011
Uncle Vanya
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Roger Rees [Mikhail lvovich Astrov]
Apr 30, 2000 - Jun 11, 2000
The Rehearsal
[Play, Revival]
  • Starring: Roger Rees [Hero]
Nov 21, 1996 - Jan 10, 1997
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Roger Rees [George]
Apr 27, 1995 - Nov 04, 1995
The Red Shoes
[Musical, Original]
  • Starring: Roger Rees [Boris Lermontov]
Dec 16, 1993 - Dec 19, 1993
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Roger Rees [Nicholas Nickleby]
Oct 04, 1981 - Jan 03, 1982
London Assurance
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Roger Rees [Charles Courtly]
Dec 05, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Peter and the Starcatcher
[Play, Play with music, Original]
  • Directed by Roger Rees
Aug 13, 2013 - May 25, 2014
2015 Theater Hall of Fame Inductee
winner Roger Rees (posthumous) [recipient]
2012 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
Peter and the Starcatcher [nominee]
Directed by Roger Rees
1995 Tony Award® Best Actor in Play
Indiscretions [nominee]
Starring: Roger Rees
1995 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play
Indiscretions [nominee]
Starring: Roger Rees
1982 Tony Award® Best Actor in Play
winner The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby [winner]
Performer: Roger Rees
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