Gender
Male
Born
Feb 20, 1893
Findlay, Ohio, USA
Died
Apr 03, 1966
New York, New York, USA
Producer Theatre Owner/Operator Performer Writer Source Material
Relations
Father of
Lindsay Crouse
Father of
Timothy Crouse
Husband of
Anna Crouse (June 28, 1945 - April 3, 1966) his death
  • CREDITS
    Anything Goes (Apr 07, 2011 - Jul 08, 2012)
    • Original book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Sound of Music (Mar 12, 1998 - Jun 20, 1999)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Anything Goes (Oct 19, 1987 - Sep 03, 1989)
    • Original Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Arsenic and Old Lace (Jun 26, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987)
    • Original N.Y. Production by Russel Crouse
    PlayComedyRevival
    Mr. President (Oct 20, 1962 - Jun 08, 1963)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Sound of Music (Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 15, 1963)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Tall Story (Jan 29, 1959 - May 02, 1959)
    • Written by Russel Crouse
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Happy Hunting (Dec 06, 1956 - Nov 30, 1957)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Great Sebastians (Jan 04, 1956 - Jun 02, 1956)
    • Produced by Russel Crouse
    • Written by Russel Crouse
    PlayMelodrama ComedyOriginal
    The Prescott Proposals (Dec 16, 1953 - Apr 03, 1954)
    • Written by Russel Crouse
    PlayComedyOriginal
    One Bright Day (Mar 19, 1952 - Apr 12, 1952)
    • Produced by Russel Crouse
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Remains to Be Seen (Oct 03, 1951 - Mar 22, 1952)
    • Written by Russel Crouse
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Call Me Madam (Oct 12, 1950 - May 03, 1952)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Detective Story (Mar 23, 1949 - Aug 12, 1950)
    • Produced by Russel Crouse
    PlayDrama MelodramaOriginal
    Life With Mother (Oct 20, 1948 - Jun 04, 1949)
    • Written by Russel Crouse
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Man and Superman (Oct 08, 1947 - Jun 19, 1948)
    • Theatre Owned / Operated by Russel Crouse
    PlayComedyRevival
    State of the Union (Nov 14, 1945 - Sep 13, 1947)
    • Theatre Owned / Operated by Russel Crouse
    • Written by Russel Crouse
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Hasty Heart (Jan 03, 1945 - Jun 30, 1945)
    • Produced by Russel Crouse
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Voice of the Turtle (Dec 08, 1943 - Jan 03, 1948)
    • Theatre Owned / Operated by Russel Crouse
      • Replacement
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Strip for Action (Sep 30, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943)
    • Produced by Russel Crouse
    • Written by Russel Crouse
    PlayOriginal
    Arsenic and Old Lace (Jan 10, 1941 - Jun 17, 1944)
    • Produced by Russel Crouse
    • Theatre Owned / Operated by Russel Crouse
      • Replacement
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Life With Father (Nov 08, 1939 - Jul 12, 1947)
    • Dramatized by Russel Crouse
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Hooray For What! (Dec 01, 1937 - May 21, 1938)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Red, Hot and Blue (Oct 29, 1936 - Apr 10, 1937)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Anything Goes (Nov 21, 1934 - Nov 16, 1935)
    • Book revised by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hold Your Horses (Sep 25, 1933 - Dec 09, 1933)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    • from a play by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Gang's All Here (Feb 18, 1931 - Mar 09, 1931)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
    Gentlemen of the Press (Aug 27, 1928 - Dec 1928)
    • Performer: Russel Crouse [Bellflower]
    PlayOriginal
    The Sound of Music (Sep 14, 2015 - Jul 23, 2017)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Anything Goes (Oct 02, 2012 - Nov 17, 2013)
    • Original Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Sound of Music (Aug 24, 1999 - Jun 25, 2000)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalDramaRevival
    The Sound of Music (Nov 27, 1993 - May 21, 1995)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Anything Goes (Sep 08, 1989 - Jun 24, 1990)
    • Original Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Anything Goes (Oct 18, 1988 - Jan 15, 1989)
    • Original Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Sound of Music (Jun 28, 1977 - Sep 04, 1977)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalDramaRevival
    The Sound of Music (Feb 27, 1961 - Nov 23, 1963)
    • Book by Russel Crouse
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Anything Goes (Apr 01, 2002 - Apr 01, 2002)
    • Original Book by Russel Crouse
    SpecialBenefitRevival
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Best Musical

    1960 | Winner  | The Sound of Music
    Book by Russel Crouse

    Special Awards

    1959 | Recipient
    Russel Crouse (for a collaboration that lasted longer than Gilbert and Sullivan)

    Pulitzer Prize

    for Drama

    1946 | Winner  | State of the Union
    Written by Russel Crouse
Anything Goes (Apr 07, 2011 - Jul 08, 2012)
  • Original book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyRevival
The Sound of Music (Mar 12, 1998 - Jun 20, 1999)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalDramaRevival
Anything Goes (Oct 19, 1987 - Sep 03, 1989)
  • Original Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyRevival
Arsenic and Old Lace (Jun 26, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987)
  • Original N.Y. Production by Russel Crouse
PlayComedyRevival
Mr. President (Oct 20, 1962 - Jun 08, 1963)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Sound of Music (Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 15, 1963)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalDramaOriginal
Tall Story (Jan 29, 1959 - May 02, 1959)
  • Written by Russel Crouse
PlayComedyOriginal
Happy Hunting (Dec 06, 1956 - Nov 30, 1957)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Great Sebastians (Jan 04, 1956 - Jun 02, 1956)
  • Produced by Russel Crouse
  • Written by Russel Crouse
PlayMelodrama ComedyOriginal
The Prescott Proposals (Dec 16, 1953 - Apr 03, 1954)
  • Written by Russel Crouse
PlayComedyOriginal
One Bright Day (Mar 19, 1952 - Apr 12, 1952)
  • Produced by Russel Crouse
PlayDramaOriginal
Remains to Be Seen (Oct 03, 1951 - Mar 22, 1952)
  • Written by Russel Crouse
PlayComedyOriginal
Call Me Madam (Oct 12, 1950 - May 03, 1952)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyOriginal
Detective Story (Mar 23, 1949 - Aug 12, 1950)
  • Produced by Russel Crouse
PlayDrama MelodramaOriginal
Life With Mother (Oct 20, 1948 - Jun 04, 1949)
  • Written by Russel Crouse
PlayComedyOriginal
Man and Superman (Oct 08, 1947 - Jun 19, 1948)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Russel Crouse
PlayComedyRevival
State of the Union (Nov 14, 1945 - Sep 13, 1947)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Russel Crouse
  • Written by Russel Crouse
PlayComedyOriginal
The Hasty Heart (Jan 03, 1945 - Jun 30, 1945)
  • Produced by Russel Crouse
PlayDramaOriginal
The Voice of the Turtle (Dec 08, 1943 - Jan 03, 1948)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Russel Crouse
    • Replacement
PlayComedyOriginal
Strip for Action (Sep 30, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943)
  • Produced by Russel Crouse
  • Written by Russel Crouse
PlayOriginal
Arsenic and Old Lace (Jan 10, 1941 - Jun 17, 1944)
  • Produced by Russel Crouse
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Russel Crouse
    • Replacement
PlayComedyOriginal
Life With Father (Nov 08, 1939 - Jul 12, 1947)
  • Dramatized by Russel Crouse
PlayComedyOriginal
Hooray For What! (Dec 01, 1937 - May 21, 1938)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyOriginal
Red, Hot and Blue (Oct 29, 1936 - Apr 10, 1937)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyOriginal
Anything Goes (Nov 21, 1934 - Nov 16, 1935)
  • Book revised by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hold Your Horses (Sep 25, 1933 - Dec 09, 1933)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
  • from a play by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Gang's All Here (Feb 18, 1931 - Mar 09, 1931)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
Gentlemen of the Press (Aug 27, 1928 - Dec 1928)
  • Performer: Russel Crouse [Bellflower]
PlayOriginal
The Sound of Music (Sep 14, 2015 - Jul 23, 2017)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalDramaRevival
Anything Goes (Oct 02, 2012 - Nov 17, 2013)
  • Original Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyRevival
The Sound of Music (Aug 24, 1999 - Jun 25, 2000)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalDramaRevival
The Sound of Music (Nov 27, 1993 - May 21, 1995)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalDramaRevival
Anything Goes (Sep 08, 1989 - Jun 24, 1990)
  • Original Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyRevival
Anything Goes (Oct 18, 1988 - Jan 15, 1989)
  • Original Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalComedyRevival
The Sound of Music (Jun 28, 1977 - Sep 04, 1977)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalDramaRevival
The Sound of Music (Feb 27, 1961 - Nov 23, 1963)
  • Book by Russel Crouse
MusicalDramaOriginal
Anything Goes (Apr 01, 2002 - Apr 01, 2002)
  • Original Book by Russel Crouse
SpecialBenefitRevival

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1960 | Winner  | The Sound of Music
Book by Russel Crouse

Special Awards

1959 | Recipient
Russel Crouse (for a collaboration that lasted longer than Gilbert and Sullivan)

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1946 | Winner  | State of the Union
Written by Russel Crouse

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