: Played "Kenny Kendal" in "The Changing Room", a play by David Storey
on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre, New York City, New York, USA. Won 1973 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance.
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In general, my basic rule of thumb is just act in things you would want to see yourself in. I have a taste for all kinds of movies. Usually, it's a question of whether it will be fun, whether I respect the people behind it, whether I would like to work with them. I'm sure I'm a serious-minded actor, but I still value the frivolity of acting. It's a real exuberant, entertaining thing to do. I ...
The role of Frasier Craine (first on Cheers then the spin-off) was written with Lithgow in mind. He's said years later, "Kelsey [Grammer] did a fine job!".
Often plays villains or mentally unstable characters