Michael McGrath
Born (1957-09-25) September 25, 1957 (age 64)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
AwardsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (2012)

Michael McGrath (born September 25, 1957) is an American actor. Best known for his work on the Broadway stage, he received a Tony Award in 2012 for his performance in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It.

Career

McGrath played the role of Patsy in the Broadway musical Spamalot (2005), for which he received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

He played the role of Cookie McGee in the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012), for which he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for this performance.[1][2] McGrath originated the role of Mr. Simmons in Memphis (Broadway, 2009). He has been an ensemble member and understudy for many shows, including My Favorite Year (musical), Swinging on a Star and Little Me. He has appeared in the musicals Anything Goes as Moonface Martin and in Wonderful Town (2003) as Chick Clark.[3]

He starred in the play Is He Dead? on Broadway in December 2007 to February 2008 as Agamemnon Buckner.[4]

He is appearing in a new musical The Honeymooners, based on the television comedy The Honeymooners. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Milburn, New Jersey on September 28, 2017, and stars McGrath as Ralph Kramden, Michael Mastro as Ed Norton, Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden, and Laura Bell Bundy as Trixie Norton.[5] McGrath appeared in a workshop of the musical in 2014.[6]

On television, McGrath was the announcer/sidekick on The Martin Short Show.

While working in the Boston production of Forbidden Broadway, McGrath met his future wife, Toni DiBuono.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1996 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Swinging on a Star Nominated
Theatre World Award Honoree
2005 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical Spamalot Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominated
2012 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical Nice Work if You Can Get It Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Won

Personal life

McGrath is from Worcester, Massachusetts. He is married to actress Toni DiBuono.

References

  1. ^ Jones, Kenneth and Adam Hetrick. 2012 "Tony Awards Nominations Announced; Once Earns 11 Nominations" Archived 2012-05-07 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill.com, May 1, 2012
  2. ^ Jacobsen, Aileen (May 15, 2009). "Like Oil and Water, but Oscar and Felix Still Bond". NY Times. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  3. ^ "McGrath Broadway" Playbill, retrieved October 4, 2017
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Broadway's 'Is He Dead?' to Close March 9" Playbill, February 26, 2008
  5. ^ McPhee, Ryan. "Watch Footage of Leslie Kritzer, Laura Bell Bundy, and More in 'The Honeymooners' " Playbill, October 3, 2017
  6. ^ Gioia, Michael. "Michael McGrath, Hank Azaria, Leslie Kritzer and Megan Hilty Will Be "The Honeymooners" in Industry Reading" Playbill, September 22, 2014