Roger Rees

Roger Rees

Director

Roger Rees, the Welsh actor who rocketed to fame as the title character in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a sprawling stage adaptation of an obscure novel by Charles Dickens, died July 10. He was 71. He worked virtually to the last weeks of his life, appearing in the Broadway musical The Visit until forced to withdraw due to his declining health.

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  • Born: May 5, 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
  • Death: Jul 10, 2015 in New York, NY

Roles (10)

The Visit Playbill - Opening Night The Visit (2015)
Opened Apr 23, 2015
  • as Anton Schell (Original)
The Visit - Opening Night
  • Departed on May 31, 2015
The Winslow Boy Playbill - Opening Night The Winslow Boy (2013)
Opened Oct 17, 2013
  • as Arthur Winslow (Original)
The Winslow Boy Playbill - Opening Night
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Peter and the Starcatcher Playbill - Opening Night Peter and the Starcatcher (2012)
Opened Apr 15, 2012
  • Director
Peter and the Starcatcher - Opening Night
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Addams Family Playbill - Opening Night The Addams Family (2010)
Opened Apr 8, 2010
  • as Gomez Addams (Replacement)
  • Mar 22, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011
Uncle Vanya Playbill - Opening Night, April 2000 Uncle Vanya (2000)
Opened Apr 30, 2000
  • as Mikhail lvovich Astrov (Original)
Uncle Vanya - Opening Night
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The Rehearsal Playbill - Preview, Oct 1996 The Rehearsal (1996)
Opened Nov 21, 1996
  • as Hero (Original)
The Rehearsal - Opening Night
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Indiscretions Playbill - Opening Night, April 1995 Indiscretions (1995)
Opened Apr 27, 1995
  • as George (Original)
Indiscretions - Opening Night
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The Red Shoes Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1993 The Red Shoes (1993)
Opened Dec 16, 1993
  • as Boris Lermontov (Replacement)
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Playbill - Dec 1981 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1981)
Opened Oct 4, 1981
  • as Nicholas Nickleby (Original)
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London Assurance Playbill - Dec 1974 London Assurance (1974)
Opened Dec 5, 1974
  • as Charles Courtly (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1995 Outstanding Actor in a Play Indiscretions Nominee
Drama League
2015 Distinguished Performance The Visit Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2003 Outstanding Actor in a Musical A Man of No Importance Nominee
1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play The Uneasy Chair Nominee
Tony Award
2012 Direction of a Play Peter and the Starcatcher Nominee
1995 Actor in a Play Indiscretions Nominee
1982 Actor in a Play The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Winner