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George S. Irving
GEORGE S. IRVING made his Broadway debut in the original ensemble of Oklahoma! (1943). His many Broadway credits include: A Wonderful Life (2005), Me and My Girl (1986), The Pirates of Penzance (1981 revival), Once in a Lifetime (1978 revival), The Happy Time (1968), Anya (1965), Irma La Douce (1960), Bells Are Ringing (1956), Me and Juliet (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), Call Me Mister (1946), and Me And Juliet (1953). He won the 1973 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in Irene and he received another nomination in 1987 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for starring in Me and My Girl. He also recived a Drama Desk Award in 1972 for his work in An Evening With Richard Nixon. Irving was married to the late Maria Karnilova for over fifty years. They co-starred as the King and Queen in NY City Opera's live production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. One of his most famous off-Broadway roles was a voice-over for Rankin-Bass's The Year Without a Santa Claus, in which he played the embittered Heat Miser opposite Dick Shawn's Snow Miser. He also did another voice-over for Rankin-Bass as Gepetto in Pinocchio's Christmas. In 2008, he made his return to the voice of Heat Miser in ABC Family's A Miser Brothers' Christmas. Irving continues to perform at various venues, including New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse -- where he has recently appeared as Pickering in My Fair Lady (2002), Merlin/Pellinore in Camelot (2003) and Mr. Marachek in She Loves Me (2004). His delightful one man show Still Carrying On toured briefly in the summer of 2004, and he appeared in the York Theatre's 2007 concert staging of Enter Laughing - The Musical. The York Theatre Company honored Irving with the 17th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre in 2008.

Bio as of March, 2010.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
Performance - April, 1987 - Watch now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)