- John Le Hay
Life and career
Le Hay was born in Dublin, Ireland.
As a young actor, Le Hay traveled with a minstrel troupe, where his gift for ventriloquism was soon evident. He was engaged by
Edgar Brucein 1879 for the Royalty Theatre, where he worked as an understudy and appeared in the chorus of a revival of Stephenson and Sullivan's " The Zoo". Later that year he joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, serving in the chorus on tour. He appeared in the single copyright performance of " The Pirates of Penzance" in Paigntonon December 30, 1879, as James, a role that was included in the libretto only for that performance. During 1880 and 1881, he also appeared as Mr. Liverby in " In the Sulks", a curtain raiser that accompanied " H.M.S. Pinafore".
From 1881 to 1883, Le Hay toured as the principal comedian with a D'Oyly Carte touring company, playing J. W. Wells in "
The Sorcerer", Sir Joseph Porter in "H.M.S. Pinafore", and Major General Stanley in "Pirates". He also appeared briefly in the tenor role of Ralph Rackstraw in "Pinafore" and filled in as Frederic in "Pirates" on one occasion.
Le Hay then left the D'Oyly Carte organisation and played in
pantomime, in low comedies with Cooper Cole's Strand Company, and for several years with Edward Terry. In 1886, he created the part of Tom Strutt in Alfred Cellier's "Dorothy" at the Gaiety Theatre, London|Gaiety Theatre] and the role of Crook in Cellier's "Doris" (1889). He then played Private Smith in " The Red Hussar" (1889), Jacob in "The Red Rover" (1890), Prince Bulbo in "The Rose and the Ring" (1890), and Sir Guy of Gisborne in "Maid Marian" (1891).
, through the end of the run in June 1894.
Later in 1894 he appeared with
Lillian Russellin "The Queen of Brilliants", and then as Mats Munck in Gilbert and Carr's "His Excellency". He would later play the same part in New York, with a George Edwardestouring company. In 1896, he played Alexander McGregor in the musical comedy "My Girl". [Hollingshead (1903), p. 74] He appeared in New York as Hassan in Hood and Sullivan's " The Rose of Persia" (1900, opposite Ruth Vincentas the Sultana) and as Coquenard in "Veronique".
He toured America three times and South Africa once. His talents as a ventriloquist were in demand, and he appeared on several occasions before
King Edward VIIto perform this skill. Le Hay's stage career continued until his death in 1926. One of his last roles was in Thomas Hardy's "Tess" in 1925-1926. On November 1 1926, Le Hay was struck by a car after leaving the Lyceum Theatrein London, where he had been appearing as Florent, the butler, in "The Padre".
Le Hay died the next day at the age of 77. He was married to D'Oyly Carte performer Marian May.
*cite book|last=Ayre|first=Leslie|year=1972|title=The Gilbert & Sullivan Companion|location=London|publisher=W.H. Allen & Co Ltd Introduction by
*Hollingshead, John. "Good Old Gaiety: An Historiette & Remembrance" (1903) London:Gaity Theatre Co
* [http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/whowaswho/L/LeHayJohn.htm John Le Hay] at Who Was Who in the D'Oyly Carte
* [http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?ID=44577 IBDB list of Broadway shows]
* [http://math.boisestate.edu/GaS/newsletters/gossip/no43/gg43.doc Profile of Le Hay]
* [http://www.lib.rochester.edu/CAMELOT/cinder/cin8.htm Listing of several "Cinderalla" pantomimes in which Le Hay appeared]
* [http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/STA/search/detailp.cfm?NID=57365&EID=21120&DID=&AID= Information about Le Hay]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
См. также в других словарях:
John Milton Hay — John Hay en una fotografía de 1897. John Milton Hay (1838 1905) fue un político estadounidense, Secretario de Estado (ministro de Asuntos Exteriores) entre septiembre de 1898 y julio de 1905, durante laspresidencias de William McKinley y Theodore … Wikipedia Español
John B. Hay — John Breese Hay (January 8, 1834 June 16, 1916) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.Born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, Hay received a limited schooling. Learned the art of printing.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar in… … Wikipedia
John MacDougall Hay — (1880 1919) was a Scottish novelist, best known for his work Gillespie .He was the father of George Campbell Hay, the Scottish Gaelic poet … Wikipedia
John Milton Hay — (1838 1905):Político estadounidense, secretario de Estado (ministro de Asuntos Exteriores) entre septiembre de 1898 y julio de 1905, durante laspresidencias de William McKinley y Theodore Roosevelt. Hombre de confianza de Abraham Lincoln, fue su… … Enciclopedia Universal
John A. Hay — Professor John A. Hay AC, BA (Hons) (Western Australia Cambridge Hackett Research Scholar), MA (Cambridge), PhD (Western Australia), Hon LittD. (Deakin), Hon DLitt. (UWA), FACE, FAIMVice Chancellor and President of the University of Queensland,… … Wikipedia
Sir John Dalrymple-Hay, 3rd Baronet — Sir John Charles Dalrymple Hay, 3rd Baronet (11 February 1821 ndash; 28 January 1912) was a British Admiral and politician. He succeeded to the Baronetcy on 19 March, 1861 and was made a Privy Counsellor in 1874.Born in Edinburgh, Hay Dalrymple… … Wikipedia
Hay (surname) — Hay is a surname, and may refer to * Alexander Hay (1806–1882), Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania * Andrew Leith Hay, Scottish soldier, politician and author * Barry Hay, Dutch musician * Bill Hay, Canadian ice hockey player * Colin Hay, Scottish … Wikipedia
John Hay (disambiguation) — John Hay is the name of:*John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester (d. c1508) *John Hay of Cromlix (1691–1740), Jacobite noble *John Hay (1838 ndash;1905), American politician and Secretary of State 1898 ndash;1905 *John Hay (politician) (1816–1892),… … Wikipedia
John Hay — John Milton Hay (* 8. Oktober 1838 in Salem, Washington County, Indiana; † 1. Juli 1905 in Newbury, New Hampshire) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker (Republikanische Partei) und v … Deutsch Wikipedia
John Hay (British politician) — John Albert Hay (November 24 1919 mdash; January 27 1998) was a British Conservative politician.Hay was born in Brighton, Sussex to John Edward Hay (Mayor of Brighton 1953) and May Hollingdale. He had a brother, Peter.He was educated at Brighton… … Wikipedia