Henderson Forsythe

Henderson Forsythe

Director

Henderson Forsythe, the character actor who won a Tony Award playing the Texas sheriff conflicted about closing down a brothel in Broadway's The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, died April 17, 2006, in Williamsburg, VA, where he had lived for the past 10 years. Mr. Forsythe, 88, won a 1979 Tony in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Musical. As Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, he sang the resigned Carol Hall ballad "Good Old Gal," and is heard on the original cast album. (He also played the Sheriff in London.)

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  • Born: Sep 11, 1917 in Macon, Missouri
  • Death: Apr 17, 2006 in Williamsburg, Virginia

Roles (17)

Some Americans Abroad Playbill - May 1990 Some Americans Abroad (1990)
Opened May 2, 1990
  • as Orson Baldwin (Original)
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Playbill - July 1980 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978)
Opened Jun 19, 1978
  • as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (Original)
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PB.Listing.Placeholder.BROADWAY.V4.jpg A Texas Trilogy: The Oldest Living Graduate (1976)
Opened Sep 23, 1976
  • as Clarence Sickenger (Original)
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A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia Playbill - September 1976 A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia (1976)
Opened Sep 22, 1976
  • as L. D. Alexander (Original)
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The Freedom of the City Playbill - Feb 1974 The Freedom of the City (1974)
Opened Feb 17, 1974
  • as Priest (Original)
The Freedom of the City - Opening Night
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The Engagement Baby Playbill - May 1970 The Engagement Baby (1970)
Opened May 21, 1970
  • as Nelson Longhurst (Original)
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Harvey Playbill - March 1970 Harvey (1970)
Opened Feb 24, 1970
  • as William R. Chumley, M.D. (Original)
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The Birthday Party Playbill - Oct 1967 The Birthday Party (1967)
Opened Oct 3, 1967
  • as Petey (Original)
The Birthday Party - Opening Night
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A Delicate Balance Playbill - Sept 1966 A Delicate Balance (1966)
Opened Sep 22, 1966
  • as Harry (Original)
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Malcolm Playbill - Jan 1966 Malcolm (1966)
Opened Jan 11, 1966
  • as Cox (Original)
  • as A park attendant, Miles, a policeman, and a doctor (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1978 Outstanding Actor in a Musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Nominee
Tony Award
1979 Best Featured Actor in a Musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Winner
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