: Plays Lawrence Jameson in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" musical by Jeffrey Lane
and David Yazbek
on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, New York City, New York, USA. Nominated for the 2005 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
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[from a 1984 interview] My career just happened to me. I didn't manage it. My plate is full all the time, but I never have the opportunity to choose from ten parts. I do turn down junk. I've played important parts in movies but I haven't yet played the person the story is about. The joy is in the work. You can get too hung up on where you are. I'm not preoccupied with the desire to be top banana,...
He has won two Tony Awards: in 1973, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for David Storey
's "The Changing Room"; and in 2002, as Best Actor (Musical) for "Sweet Smell of Success." He has also been nominated on three occasions for Tonys -- two for Best Actor (Play): for "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1985) and "M. Butterfly." (1988), and once for Best Actor (Musical): for "Dirty Rotten ...
Distinctive dramatic voice