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Barnard Hughes
BARNARD HUGHES won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics awards for his portrayal of the title role in Hugh Leonard's Tony Award-winning play Da. He also recreated that role in the film version. He was on Broadway as the Old Man in Prelude to a Kiss; in Neil Simon's The Good Doctor; Sheep on the Runway; How Now, Dow Jones; Hamlet with Richard Burton; All Over Town; A Majority of One; Lanford Wilson's Angels Fall; Arthur Kopit's End of the World; and Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. At Circle in the Square he has appeared in Mike Nichols' production of Uncle Vanya. He has performed in a number of roles for the New York Shakespeare Festival, including Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, for which he received a Tony nomination; Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Polonius in Hamlet; and Gower in Pericles. Off-Broadway credits include A Doll's House, Romersholm, and Hogan's Goat, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music productions of The Devil's Disciple and The Three Sisters. He appeared at the Manhattan Theatre Club in Brian Friel's Translations directed by Joe Dowling, and has appeared as Orgon in the Kennedy Center's production of Tartuffe. He was also seen at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, in a production of You Can't Take It With You and also at the Olympia in Dublin in Da. Mr. Hughes is remembered for his long list of films and television appearances, including his starring-roles in the CBS series Doc, Mr. Merlin and The Cavanaughs. He won on Emmy Award for his guest star appearance as a judge on "Lou Grant." Mr. Hughes also played Grandpa Buzz on the NBC-TV series Blossom. He was seen in Paramount's feature film The Odd Couple II with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon and in Tim Robbins' feature film The Cradle Will Rock. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1991.

Bio as of February, 2008.



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