Artist Bio

John McMartin

(Bio as of September 2001)

John McMartin most recently appeared at the Goodman in The Visit during the 2001/2002 Season. He was last seen by Chicago audiences as Cap’n Andy Hawks in Show Boat, for which he received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination. Mr. McMartin also appeared as Cap’n Andy on Broad­way, for which he received a Tony nomination. His most recent Broadway credit is Uncle Willy in High Society, for which he also received a Tony nom­ination. Other Broadway credits include (the original) Follies, The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award), Sweet Charity opposite Gwen Verdon (Tony nomination), Don Juan (Drama Desk and Tony nomination), Love for Love and Artist Descending a Staircase. Off-Broadway credits include Lit­tle Mary Sunshine (Theatre World Award). His television credits include appearances on Further Tales from the City on Showtime, Oz on HBO, Frasi­er, Cheers, Coach and the Emmy Award-winning specials Fear on Trial, Concealed Enemies, Murrow, Citizen Cohn and Separate But Equal. His many film credits include Sweet Charity, All the President’s Men, Legal Eagles, Pennies from Heav­en, Brubaker, Blow Out, A Shock to the System, and Native Son. He was most recently featured in the Australian film The Dish as the U.S. Ambassador.

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