Gender
Male
Born
May 05, 1944
Aberystwyth, WALES
Died
Jul 10, 2015
New York, New York, USA
Performer Director
Comments
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.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on July 15, 2015.
The Visit (Apr 23, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015)
  • Also Starring: Roger Rees [Anton Schell]
MusicalDramaOriginal
The Winslow Boy (Oct 17, 2013 - Dec 01, 2013)
  • Starring: Roger Rees [Arthur Winslow]
PlayRevival
Peter and the Starcatcher (Apr 15, 2012 - Jan 20, 2013)
  • Directed by Roger Rees
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
The Addams Family (Apr 08, 2010 - Dec 31, 2011)
  • Starring: Roger Rees
    • Gomez Addams - Replacement (Mar 22, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011)
MusicalOriginal
Uncle Vanya (Apr 30, 2000 - Jun 11, 2000)
  • Starring: Roger Rees [Mikhail lvovich Astrov]
PlayDramaRevival
The Rehearsal (Nov 21, 1996 - Jan 10, 1997)
  • Starring: Roger Rees [Hero]
PlayRevival
Indiscretions (Apr 27, 1995 - Nov 04, 1995)
  • Starring: Roger Rees [George]
PlayDramaOriginal
The Red Shoes (Dec 16, 1993 - Dec 19, 1993)
  • Starring: Roger Rees [Boris Lermontov]
MusicalOriginal
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Oct 04, 1981 - Jan 03, 1982)
  • Performer: Roger Rees [Nicholas Nickleby]
PlayOriginal
London Assurance (Dec 05, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975)
  • Performer: Roger Rees [Charles Courtly]
PlayComedyRevival
Peter and the Starcatcher (Aug 13, 2013 - May 25, 2014)
  • Directed by Roger Rees
PlayPlay with musicOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Direction of a Play

2012 | Nominee  | Peter and the Starcatcher
Directed by Roger Rees
 

Best Actor in Play

1995 | Nominee  | Indiscretions
Starring: Roger Rees

Best Actor in Play

Performer: Roger Rees

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1995 | Nominee  | Indiscretions
Starring: Roger Rees

Theater Hall of Fame

Inductee

2015 | Recipient
Roger Rees (posthumous)

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