Dr. Maurice Samuels
Julian Branch, a Song Writer
(as Lewis Stadlen)
He played Dr. Pangloss and Voltaire in the Harold Prince 1973 Broadway revival of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide". This was the production that finally made the show a long-running hit (it ran for two years). It featured a new libretto by Hugh Wheeler, more faithful to Voltaire's original story and style than Lillian Hellman's ...
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It takes a serious man to be a good comic.
Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1974 as Best Actor (Musical) for "Candide," and 22 years later, in 1996, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."