John Lithgow On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets

John Lithgow

John Lithgow is currently starring as Bill in Hillary and Clinton at the Golden Theatre on Broadway until July 21, 2019.

John Arthur Lithgow was born on October 19, 1945, in Rochester, New York. He graduated from Harvard College in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in history and literature. He then won a Fulbright Scholarship to study acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

One of the most accomplished stage actors of our time, Lithgow made his Broadway debut in 1973 in The Changing Room by David Storey, winning his first Tony Award ("Best Featured Actor in a Play") that same year. Over the course of his career on stage, Lithgow won his second Tony Award ("Best Actor in a Musical") for Sweet Smell of Success in 2002, and picked up Tony Award nominations for Requiem for a Heavyweight (1985), M. Butterfly (1988), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005), and The Columnist (2012). His other Broadway credits include A Delicate Balance (2014-15), All My Sons (2008-9), The Retreat From Moscow (2003-4), The Front Page (1986-7), Beyond Therapy (1982), Division Street (1980), Bedroom Farce (1979), Spokesong (1979), Once in a Lifetime (1978), Anna Christie (1977), Comedians (1976-7), Secret Service (1976), A Memort of Two Mondays / 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (1976), Trelawney of the "Wells" (1975), and My Fat Friend (1974). He also directed the 1976 revival of Boy Meets Girl. Mr. Lithgow returned to Broadway with a solo show entitled Stories By Heart from December 21, 2017 through to March 4, 2018, courtesy of Roundabout Theatre Company.

Mr. Lithgow has also had several appearances Off-Broadway over the tenure of his career, including his off-Broadway debut in the Public's "Shakespeare in the Park" production of Hamlet in 1975. Most recently, he returned to "Shakespeare in the Park" to take on the title role of King Lear in 2014. Other Off-Broadway highlights include the Public Theater production of Salt Lake City Skyline in 1980 and the Second Stage Theater production of Mr. & Mrs. Fitch in 2010. He also starred as George S. Kaufman and directed Kaufman at Large in 1981.

John Lithgow is also internationally known for his work on TV & Film, most notably earning Academy Award nominations for "Terms of Endearment" (1984) and "The World According to Garp" (1983). For his TV work, he has received Golden Globe Awards for "Dexter" (2010) and "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1997), as well as Emmy Awards for "The Crown" (2017), "Dexter" (2010), "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996, 1997 & 1999), and "Amazing Stories" (1986). Other notable screen credits include "Trial & Error," "Interstellar," "How I Met Your Mother," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Twenty Good Years," "Dreamgirls," "Shrek," "My Brother's Keeper," "The Pelican Brief," "Cliffhanger," "Harry and the Hendersons," "Santa Claus: The Movie," "Footloose," "Resting Place," and "The Day After," among many others.

Mr. Lithgow's current Broadway venture is the role of Bill in Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton at Broadway's Golden Theatre from March 16 through to July 21, 2019.


John Lithgow & Laurie Metcalf in Hillary and Clinton
(Photo by Julieta Cervantes)


John Lithgow in Stories By Heart
(Photo by Joan Marcus)

 

Shows Currently Featuring John Lithgow

Hillary and Clinton
Hillary and Clinton as Bill
Golden Theatre
To Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's comedy Hillary and Clinton, starring John Lithgow and Tony-nominated Laurie Metcalf, is now our #ShowOfTheWeek!