Thursday, June 9, 2011
June 11, 2011
THE Tony Awards are less than 36 hours away, and John Larroquette stands a good chance of taking home the prize for outstanding featured actor in a musical.
He sings. He dances. He runs a giant midcentury corporation. He gets corporate-ladder-screwed by cute Daniel Radcliffe (with him, left). Larroquette won the Drama Desk Award in the same category just a few weeks ago. But what does he care? He has a house full of acting awards already.
CURRENT GIG Rob Ashford's joyous Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," as J. B. Biggley, the C.E.O. of World Wide Wickets.
BORN AND RAISED New Orleans.
ALMA MATER Rather than going to college, he went to work as a disc jockey.
AVAILABILITY Married (since 1975), with children.
BEST KNOWN AS The adorably despicable, egotistical, womanizing Assistant D. A. Dan Fielding on the 1980s sitcom "Night Court." He won four consecutive Emmy Awards for the role, then asked that his name be removed from consideration.
BROADWAY DEBUT "How to Succeed" is it.
FILM ROLE OF HIS YOU PROBABLY DON'T REMEMBER Narrator of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974).
CUTE QUOTE "Dan Fielding could not exist in the real world," he told The Times-Picayune of New Orleans in 1988. "He would have been killed a long time ago."
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," by Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, directed by Rob Ashford, Al Hirschfeld Theater, 302 West 45th Street, (212) 239-6200, telecharge.com. Opening night: March 27, 2011.
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