Martin Vidnovic

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Martin Vidnovic (born January 4, 1948) is an American actor and singer.

Born in Falls Church, Virginia, Vidnovic made his Broadway debut in the ill-fated Home Sweet Homer (1976) which, following a one-year tour, closed on opening night. He fared better with his next three projects, revivals of The King and I (1977), Oklahoma! (1979), and Brigadoon (1980).

Vidnovic's performance in Baby (1983) won him the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. Additional Broadway credits include Guys and Dolls (1992), A Grand Night for Singing (1993), and King David (1997). He was cast in the 1998 stage adaptation of Footloose but was replaced during previews.

Off-Broadway, Vidnovic was cast as El Gallo late in the run of the original production of The Fantasticks and appeared in the 2006 revival as Bellomy. Additional off-Broadway credits include Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin (1985), Olympus on My Mind (1986), and the 2003 Jerry Herman revue Showtune.

Family[edit]

Vidnovic was briefly married to voice teacher Linda Wonneberger in the late 1970s. The marriage produced Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti. Vidnovic is also the uncle of former Minor Threat bassist Steve Hansgen.

Additional nominations[edit]

  • 1981 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Brigadoon)
  • 1981 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Brigadoon)
  • 1980 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Oklahoma!)

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