Roger Bart

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Roger Bart
Born(1962-09-29) September 29, 1962 (age 52)
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1987–present
 
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Roger Bart
Born(1962-09-29) September 29, 1962 (age 52)
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1987–present

Roger Bart (born September 29, 1962) is an American actor and singer who has received Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Early life[edit]

Bart was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of a teacher and a chemical engineer, and grew up in Bernardsville, New Jersey.[1][2] His uncle is journalist Peter Bart.[2]

Career[edit]

He made his Broadway debut in Big River as Tom Sawyer in 1987. Additional theatre credits include Jonathan in the Alan Menken/Tim Rice musical King David, Harlequin in Triumph of Love, Snoopy in the Broadway revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (for which he won the Drama Desk Award and a Tony), Carmen Ghia and later Leo Bloom in The Producers (earning Drama Desk and Tony nominations), and The Frogs at Lincoln Center, which reunited him with fellow Producers star Nathan Lane and Susan Stroman.

In 1996 and 1997, Bart appeared as Bud Frump in the USA national tour of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.[3][4][5] On television, Bart played George Carlin's son on The George Carlin Show (1994), and on Bram and Alice (2002) he portrayed Bram's assistant Paul Newman. He became widely known to viewers with his portrayal of George Williams, the murderous pharmacist in love with Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross), on Desperate Housewives, which earned him a SAG Award.

Bart provided the singing voice for Hercules in Disney's Hercules, as well as the singing voice of Scamp in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. He was featured in the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close, and in The Producers (2005), in which he reprised his role of "common-law assistant" Carmen Ghia.

In December 2006, Bart played Howard "The Weasel" Montague in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room. In June 2007, he starred as Stuart in Hostel: Part II, the sequel to 2006's Hostel. In 2007 he had supporting roles in American Gangster and Spy School. In 2008, he appeared in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, the sequel to 2004's Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Midnight Meat Train.

Bart also originated the lead role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in the musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened on Broadway in November 2007, following a run in Seattle. He recently reprised the role alongside former Broadway co-stars Shuler Hensley and Cory English in the United States national tour which launched in September 2009.[6] He ended his run on August 8, 2010 and was succeeded by Christopher Ryan. Bart originally portrayed the role of Igor in the original workshop read through.

Brad Oscar and Bart reprised their roles as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, respectively, in a production of The Producers at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. The show ran from August 23–29, 2010.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Theater[edit]

YearTitleRoleVenueNotes
1987Big RiverTom Sawyer (replacement)Eugene O'Neill Theatre
1989Up Against ItChristopher LowJoseph Papp Public Theater
1991Henry IV Part IThomas/FrancisJoseph Papp Public Theater
1991Henry IV Part IIThomas/FrancisJoseph Papp Public Theater
1999Fully CommittedPerformerCherry Lane Theatre
1997King DavidJonathanNew Amsterdam Theatre
1997–1998Triumph of LoveHarlequinRoyale Theatre
1999You're a Good Man, Charlie BrownSnoopyAmbassador TheatreTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
2001–2007The ProducersCarmen Ghia (original)
Leo Bloom (replacement)
St. James TheatreNominated – Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (2001)
Nominated – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (2001)
2004The FrogsXanthiasVivian Beaumont Theater
2007–2009Young FrankensteinDr. FrankensteinHilton Theatre

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997HerculesYoung HerculesSinging voice
1999The InsiderSeelbach Hotel Manager
2001Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's AdventureScampSinging voice
DVD Exclusive Awards for Best Original Song
2004The Stepford WivesRoger Bannister
2005The ProducersCarmen Ghia
2006I Want Someone to Eat Cheese WithBurl Cannalo
2007Hostel: Part IIStuart
2007American GangsterUS Attorney
2008Spy SchoolPrincipal Hampton
2008Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo BayDr. Beecher
2008The Midnight Meat TrainJurgis
2009Law Abiding CitizenBrian Bringham
2012ExcisionBob
2012April ApocalypseJack
2012Freaky DeakyGerry
2012A Green StoryJohnson
2012SmileyProfessor Clayton
2013Last VegasMaurice
2014How to Build a Better BoyJames HartleyMae and Bart's father who works for the government

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994The George Carlin ShowGeorge's sonEpisode: "George Gets a Big Surprise"
2000Law & Order: Special Victims UnitBenjy DoweEpisode: "Closure"
2000Law & OrderAlec HughesEpisode: "Surrender Dorothy"
2001Great PerformancesHimselfEpisode: "Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks"
2002Bram and AlicePaul8 episodes
2005Out of PracticeLou PimskyEpisode: "Losing Patients"
2006My Ex Life
2005–2012Desperate HousewivesGeorge Williams16 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2006The Lost RoomHoward "The Weasel" Montague2 episodes
200930 RockBrad HalsterEpisode: "Cutbacks"
2010CSI: MiamiBob Starling2 episodes
2010Human TargetJohn DoeEpisode: "Dead Head"
2011MediumDennis CarusoEpisode: "Me Without You"
2011Traffic LightMartyEpisode: "Pilot"
2011The EventRichard Peel10 episodes
2012CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJeffrey FitzgeraldEpisode: "Tressed to Kill"
2012RevengeMason "Leo" Treadwell8 episodes
2012Hot in ClevelandJimmyEpisode: "Claus, Tails & High-Pitched Males: Birthdates 3"
2012Political AnimalsBarry Harris
2012GrimmKonstantin BrinkerhoffEpisode: "Big Feet"
2012PerceptionEpisode: "Messenger"
2012Law & Order: Special Victims UnitAdam CainEpisode: "Twenty-Five Acts"
2013It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaRepEpisode: "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award"
2013How I Met Your MotherCurtisEpisodes: "Coming Back", "The Lighthouse", "How Your Mother Met Me", "Sunrise", "Vesuvius"
2014JessieDance TeacherEpisode: Krumping and Crushing
2014EpisodesMatt's AgentEpisode: Episode 4
2014How to Build a Better BoyJames HartleyDisney Channel Original Movie
2014The ExesSam1 episode

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