Roger Bart

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Roger Bart
Born (1962-09-29) September 29, 1962 (age 51)
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1987–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]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1987 Big River Tom Sawyer (replacement) Eugene O'Neill Theatre
1989 Up Against It Christopher Low Joseph Papp Public Theater
1991 Henry IV Part I Thomas/Francis Joseph Papp Public Theater
1991 Henry IV Part II Thomas/Francis Joseph Papp Public Theater
1999 Fully Committed Performer Cherry Lane Theatre
1997 King David Jonathan New Amsterdam Theatre
1997–1998 Triumph of Love Harlequin Royale Theatre
1999 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Snoopy Ambassador Theatre Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
2001–2007 The Producers Carmen Ghia (original)
Leo Bloom (replacement)
St. James Theatre Nominated – Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (2001)
Nominated – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (2001)
2004 The Frogs Xanthias Vivian Beaumont Theater
2007–2009 Young Frankenstein Dr. Frankenstein Hilton Theatre

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Hercules Young Hercules Singing voice
1999 The Insider Seelbach Hotel Manager
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Scamp Singing voice
DVD Exclusive Awards for Best Original Song
2004 The Stepford Wives Roger Bannister
2005 The Producers Carmen Ghia
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Burl Cannalo
2007 Hostel: Part II Stuart
2007 American Gangster US Attorney
2008 Spy School Principal Hampton
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Dr. Beecher
2008 The Midnight Meat Train Jurgis
2009 Law Abiding Citizen Brian Bringham
2012 Excision Bob
2012 April Apocalypse Jack
2012 Freaky Deaky Gerry
2012 A Green Story Johnson
2012 Smiley Professor Clayton
2013 Last Vegas Maurice
2014 How to Build a Better Boy James Hartley Mae and Bart's father who works for the government.

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The George Carlin Show George's son Episode: "George Gets a Big Surprise"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Benjy Dowe Episode: "Closure"
2000 Law & Order Alec Hughes Episode: "Surrender Dorothy"
2001 Great Performances Himself Episode: "Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks"
2002 Bram and Alice Paul 8 episodes
2005 Out of Practice Lou Pimsky Episode: "Losing Patients"
2006 My Ex Life
2005–2012 Desperate Housewives George Williams 16 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2006 The Lost Room Howard "The Weasel" Montague 2 episodes
2009 30 Rock Brad Halster Episode: "Cutbacks"
2010 CSI: Miami Bob Starling 2 episodes
2010 Human Target John Doe Episode: "Dead Head"
2011 Medium Dennis Caruso Episode: "Me Without You"
2011 Traffic Light Marty Episode: "Pilot"
2011 The Event Richard Peel 10 episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jeffrey Fitzgerald Episode: "Tressed to Kill"
2012 Revenge Mason "Leo" Treadwell 8 episodes
2012 Hot in Cleveland Jimmy Episode: "Claus, Tails & High-Pitched Males: Birthdates 3"
2012 Political Animals Barry Harris
2012 Grimm Konstantin Brinkerhoff Episode: "Big Feet"
2012 Perception Episode: "Messenger"
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Adam Cain Episode: "Twenty-Five Acts"
2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Rep Episode: "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award"
2013 How I Met Your Mother Curtis Episodes: "Coming Back", "The Lighthouse", "How Your Mother Met Me", "Sunrise", "Vesuvius"
2014 Jessie Dance Teacher Episode: Krumping and Crushing
2014 Episodes Matt's Agent Episode: Episode 4
2014 How to Build a Better Boy James Hartley Disney Channel Original Movie
2014 The Exes Sam 1 episode

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