Theodore Bikel (Performer) | Playbill

Theodore Bikel


Though he took on dozens of roles throughout his long career, Georg Von Trapp remained his best-known credit. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of the head of a large Austrian brood who defy and escape the Nazis. Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the song "Edelweiss" specifically for him. (Mr. Bikel was himself Austrian, having been born in Vienna on May 2, 1924.)

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  • Born: May 02, 1924 in Vienna, Austria
  • Death: Jul 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

Roles (7)

The Inspector General Playbill - Sept 1978 The Inspector General
Opened September 21, 1978
  • as Antón Antónovich Skvozník-Dmukhanóvsky (Original)
Pousse-Café Playbill - March 1966 Pousse-Café
Opened March 18, 1966
  • as Professor George Ritter (Original)
Cafe Crown Playbill - April 1964 Cafe Crown
Opened April 17, 1964
  • as Samuel Cole (Original)
The Sound of Music Playbill - Dec 1959 The Sound of Music
Opened November 16, 1959
  • as Captain Georg von Trapp (Original)
The Rope Dancers Playbill - Jan 1958 The Rope Dancers
Opened November 20, 1957
  • as Dr. Jacobson (Original)
The Lark Playbill - Nov 1955 The Lark
Opened November 17, 1955
  • as Robert de Beaudricourt (Original)
Tonight in Samarkand Playbill - Feb 1955 Tonight in Samarkand
Opened February 16, 1955
  • as Inspector Massoubre (Original)


Drama Desk Award
2010 Outstanding Solo Performance Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears Nominee
Tony Award
1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
1958 Best Featured Actor in a Play Nominee

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