- John Cullum
name = John Cullum
birthdate = birth date and age|1930|03|02
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
occupation = Actor
spouse = Emily Frankel (1959-present)
tonyawards = Best Leading Actor in a Musical
On the Twentieth Century"
John Cullum (born
2 March 1930) is an American actorand singer.
Cullum was born in
Knoxville, Tennesseewhere he attended the University of Tennessee. He played there on the school's Southeastern Conferencechampionship tennis team, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.
He has been married to Emily Frankel since 1959. They have one son, JD Cullum, who is also an actor.
He made his Broadway debut as Sir Dinadan in
Alan Jay Lerner's and Frederick Loewe's "Camelot" in 1960. He also understudied Richard Burton(King Arthur) and Roddy McDowell(Arthur's son Mordred), going on four times when Burton became ill and succeeding McDowell. He would go on to play Laertes opposite Burton's 1964 Broadway performance as Hamlet(and in the film version of the production) and in Burton's final Broadway appearance in Noel Coward's " Private Lives" in 1983.
In 1965, he was called in to replace
Louis Jourdanduring the Boston tryout of the musical " On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. " It would be his first starring role on Broadway, netting him a Theatre World Award and his first Tony Awardnomination. The original cast album received a Grammy Award(presented to lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Burton Lane).
Edward Rutledgeof South Carolina in the Broadway musical "1776," providing a dramatic highlight with his performance of "Molasses to Rum to Slaves," a tirade against the hypocrisy of some Northerners over the slave trade ("They don't keep slaves, but they are willing to be considerable carriers of slaves to others. They're willing – for the shilling.") Cullum had been the third Rutledge on Broadway, but played the role the longest and repeated it for the 1972 film.
He is perhaps most famous for premiering the role of Charlie Anderson in the musical "Shenandoah," which began at
Goodspeed Opera Housein Connecticut in 1974. Cullum won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Awards when the show moved to New York. He also played the role at Wolf Trap, opened the national tour in Chicago, and starred in the limited run Broadway revival fifteen years after the original.
He followed "Shenandoah" by playing the maniacal Broadway producer Oscar Jaffee in the musical "
On the Twentieth Century", opposite Madeline Kahnand later Judy Kaye, earning his second Tony Award.
He netted his fourth Tony nomination in 2002 for originating the role of corporate bad guy Caldwell B. Cladwell in "
Urinetown The Musical" and his fifth Tony nomination in the 2007 revival of " 110 in the Shade." His most recent Broadway appearance was in the title role of William Shakespeare's seldom-performed " Cymbeline."
In addition to enjoying a long theatrical career, he is well known to television audiences for his regular role as
Holling Vincoeuron the quirky CBSseries " Northern Exposure" and his extended appearances on the NBCmedical drama "ER" as Mark Greene's father, and on "" as Barry Moredock.
Infidel Caesar" (1962)
The Rehearsal" (1963)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (1965)
Man of La Mancha" (1967)
Vivat! Vivat Regina!" (1972)
The Trip Back Down" (1977)
On the Twentieth Century" (1978)
Private Lives" (1983)
The Boys in Autumn" (1986)
*"You Never Can Tell" (1986)
*"Shenandoah" (revival) (1989)
Aspects of Love" (1990)
Show Boat" (1994)
*"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" (2006)
110 in the Shade" (2007)
*"All the Way Home" (1963)
They Call Me Trinity" (1971)
The Prodigal" (1983)
Sweet Country" (1986)
The Secret Life of Algernon" (1997)
Ricochet River" (1998)
Held Up" (1999)
Blackwater Elegy" (2003)
The Notorious Bettie Page" (2006)
The Night Listener" (2006)
The Edge of Night" (1966-67)
One Life to Live" (1969)
The Day After" (1983)
Buck James" (1987)
Northern Exposure" (1990-95)
To Have and To Hold" (1998)
Mad Men" (2007)
Awards and nominations
Theatre World Award- " On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"
Drama Desk Award- "Shenandoah"
Outer Critics Circle Award- "Shenandoah"
Tony AwardBest Actor in a Musical - "Shenandoah"
Tony AwardBest Actor in a Musical - " On the Twentieth Century"
Drama Desk Awardfor Unique Theatrical Experience for the one-man show " Whistler"
*1998 Founders Day Medal,
University of Tennessee
*2004 Clarence Brown Theatre Company Lifetime Achievement Award
American Theatre Hall of Fame
Tony AwardBest Actor in a Musical - " On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"
Emmy AwardBest Supporting Actor in a Drama - " Northern Exposure"
Outer Critics Circle AwardBest Actor in a Musical - " Urinetown"
Tony AwardBest Actor in a Musical - " Urinetown"
Drama Desk Awardfor Outstanding Actor in a Play - "Sin (A Cardinal Deposed)"
* [http://www.aboutjohncullum.com/home.htm John Cullum fansite]
* [http://www.broadway.com/gen/Buzz_Star_File.aspx?ci=537000 Star File: John Cullum] at [http://www.broadway.com Broadway.com]
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