For years until the time of his death, held the record for most musical stage performances of any living actor.
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[on working on Law & Order
(1990)] It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave, or have a drug problem or a drinking problem. Once in a while I get jealous of people who get to do real histrionics. But that's all right. That stuff's only about awards. It's not about people watching. People are very loyal to our show and they want to see the case resolved in an hour.
In 1969, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical) for his 1968 role of Chuck Baxter in the Burt Bacharach
musical "Promises, Promises", a stage adaptation of Billy Wilder
's The Apartment
(1960). This was preceded by a 1965 Tony nomination as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for a revival of "Guys and Dolls," and followed by a 1976 Best Actor (Musical) nomination for the...
Best known for his role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in _Law & Order (1990)_(as well as several spin-offs)