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Ron Holgate

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(b. 1937), actor and singer. The rich‐voiced baritone was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and educated at Northwestern before studying for an opera career at the New England ...

Holgate, Ron

Holgate, Ron (1937)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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123 words

..., Ron (b. 1937 ), actor and singer . The rich‐voiced baritone was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and educated at Northwestern before studying for an opera career at the New England Conservatory and the Music Academy of the West. Holgate made his opera debut in Boston in 1958 but soon switched to the theatre, making his Broadway bow three years later. He first aroused interest as the pompous Roman officer Miles Gloriosus in the original A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ( 1962 ), followed by such delightful performances as the...

Holgate, Ron[ald]

Holgate, Ron[ald] (1937– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
237 words

..., Ron[ald] ( 1937–  ). Stage performer . The rich-voiced baritone was a reliable leading man in both new musicals and revivals for many years and then became a seasoned character actor. Holgate was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and educated at Northwestern before studying for an opera career at the New England Conservatory and the Music Academy of the West. He made his opera debut in Boston in 1958 , but soon switched to musical theatre, making his Broadway bow in 1961 . After appearing in the ensemble of Milk and Honey ( 1962 ), Holgate gained...

Ron Holgate

Ron Holgate  

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(b. 1937), actor and singer.The rich‐voiced baritone was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and educated at Northwestern before studying for an opera career at the New England Conservatory and ...
Lend Me a Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor  

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(1989),a farce by Ken Ludwig. [Royale Theatre, 481 perf.] World‐renowned opera tenor Tito Merelli (Ron Holgate) has agreed to perform Otello for the Cleveland Grand Opera as their 1934 ...
Grand Tour

Grand Tour  

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(Palace Theatre 1979). One of songwriter Jerry Herman's more ambitious shows, it was not one of his many hits, although it was highly commendable. In Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart's ...
Grand Tour, The

Grand Tour, The   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
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151 words

... Jerry Herman 's more ambitious shows, it was not one of his many hits, although it was highly commendable. In Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart 's libretto, the Jewish refugee S. L. Jacobowsky ( Joel Grey ) travels across war-torn Europe with the Polish Col. Stjerbinsky ( Ron Holgate ), the two slowly becoming friends despite their very different backgrounds and beliefs. This musical version of the popular play Jacobowsky and the Colonel ( 1944 ) retained much of the whimsy and charm of the original, and several of the songs were first rate, such as “I'll...

Lend Me a Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor (1989)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
215 words

...Me a Tenor ( 1989 ) , a farce by Ken Ludwig . [ Royale Theatre , 481 perf.] World‐renowned opera tenor Tito Merelli (Ron Holgate ) has agreed to perform Otello for the Cleveland Grand Opera as their 1934 season gala opening, but when he accidentally takes too many tranquilizers before the performance and passes out cold, the high‐strung general manager Saunders (Philip Bosco ) and his assistant Max (Victor Garber ) try to keep it quiet and set off a string of shenanigans that include Max donning blackface and playing the Moor in his place. Jerry ...

1776

1776   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
414 words

...Da Silva Pat Hingle Thomas Jefferson Ken Howard Ken Howard Paul Michael Valley Abigail Adams Virginia Vestoff Virginia Vestoff Linda Emond Martha Jefferson Betty Buckley Blythe Danner Lauren Ward Edward Rutledge Clifford David John Cullum Gregg Edelman Richard Henry Lee Ron Holgate Ron Holgate Merwin Foard John Dickinson Paul Hecht John Madden Michael Cumpsty Courier Scott Jarvis Stephen Nathan Erik J. McCormack received by the press and the public that after three months Off Broadway it moved to the larger Gershwin Theatre on Broadway and remained for a total...

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
991 words
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...Buffalo Bill Cody 1946 Broadway Ethel Merman Ray Middleton William O'Neal 1950 film Betty Hutton Howard Keel Louis Calhern 1957 television Mary Martin John Raitt William O'Neal 1966 Broadway Ethel Merman Bruce Yarnell Rufus Smith 2000 Broadway Bernadette Peters Tom Wopat Ron Holgate Annie Get Your Gun (stage) Musical Numbers “Buffalo Bill” “I'm a Bad, Bad Man” “Doin' What Comes Natur'lly” “The Girl That I Marry” “You Can't Get a Man With a Gun” “There's No Business Like Show Business” “They Say It's Wonderful” “Moonshine Lullaby” “I'll Share It All With...

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
729 words
Illustration(s):
1

...Mark Linn-Baker Senex David Burns Michael Hordern Lew Parker Lewis J. Stadlen Domina Ruth Kobart Patricia Jessel Lizbeth Pritchett Mary Testa Lycus John Carradine Phil Silvers Carl Ballantine Ernie Sabella Philia Preshy Marker Annette Andre Pamela Hall Jessica Boevers Miles Ron Holgate Leon Greene Carl Lindstrom Cris Groenendaal Erronius Raymond Walburn Buster Keaton Reginald Owen William...

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