Gary Beach

Actor
As flamboyant director Roger de Bris in "The Producers," actor Gary Beach outrageously over-the-top performance of a crucial comedic character in the Broadway musical version of Mel Brooks' enduring masterpiece - Der ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1947 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Producers 2005 (Movie)

Roger DeBris (Actor)

Queer as Folk (US) 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Man of the Century 1999 (Movie)

Jeffrey Pitzer (Actor)

Defending Your Life 1991 (Movie)

Car Salesman (Actor)

Cheers 1987 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bless This House (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As flamboyant director Roger de Bris in "The Producers," actor Gary Beach outrageously over-the-top performance of a crucial comedic character in the Broadway musical version of Mel Brooks' enduring masterpiece - Der Fuhrer in the infamous "Springtime for Hitler" production number, a role that resulted in a Tony Award for Best Actor in 2001. He reprised the part-within-a-part for the feature film version in 2005.

EDUCATION

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1970
graduated

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
attended for one year

Groveton High School

Alexandria, Virginia 1966
joined the Thespians

Milestones

2005

Reprised the role of Roger DeBris, for the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "The Producers"

2005

Earned a Tony award nomination for his performance in the broadway musical, "La Cage aux Folles"

2001

Cast as Roger De Bris, the beyond-flamboyant director who gets to go on as Hitler in Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, "The Producers"

1997

Returned once again to play Lumiére in "Beauty and the Beast"

1994

Earned his first Tony Award nomination as the candelabra, Lumiere in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

1991

Appeared as a car salesman in the Albert Brooks' comedy "Defending Your Life"

1986

Cast in the theatrical production of "Legends!" playing a young producer who cons two over-the-hill actresses who have a long-standing feud, into coming together for a new play

1983

Played the role of Uncle Duke in "Doonesbury," a Broadway musical based on the popular comic strip

1981

Left the production of "Annie" to take part in "The Moony Shapiro Songbook," a musical biography of an imaginary song-writer, Moony Shapiro

1980

Took over the role of Rooster Hannigan in the broadway musical "Annie," playing opposite Sarah Jessica Parker

1970

Began touring with the road company "1776"; later joined the Broadway cast, making his Broadway debut, when most of the original cast left to make the movie of the show

Cast in the L.A. production of "Les Misérables" as Thénardier

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