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JACK DOYLE

Character Actor

ABOUT

Jack Doyle has had the honor of working with many of the celebrated talents of musical theatre, film, and television, including Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Tommy Tune, Sandy Duncan, Shirley Jones, Larry Kert, Cy Coleman, Comden & Green, George Hearn, Leslie Uggams, Priscilla Lopez, Helen Gallagher, Harve Presnell, Charles Strouse, Peter Gennaro, Kaye Ballard, Dorothy Louden, Bob Fitch, John Raitt, Keith Carradine, Eartha Kitt, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Andrea Martin, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelly O'Hara, Sutton Foster, Bobby Canavale, Judy Kaye, Marni Nixon, Garrison Keillor, Tom Wopat, Marcia Lewis, Marian Seldes, Jerry Zaks, Kathleen Marshall, and Susan Stroman.

 

He created the role of Ewart Dunlop, singing lead in the barbershop quartet in the much-acclaimed Broadway revival of The Music Man. Additional Broadway credits include the original companies of Young Frankenstein and The Will Rogers Follies

Traveling the country in many national tours, he understudied Tommy Tune in the title role of Doctor Dolittle, played Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, sang in the Rhythm King Trio as Mingo in Crazy for You, and played the Ziegfeld tenor in Funny Girl

Additional New York credits include City Center Encores! productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Face the Music, Music in the Air, Girl Crazy,  Fanny, Bells Are Ringing, and Pipe Dream, Off-Broadway productions of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Destry Rides Again, Tomfoolery, and New Faces of 1952, a Radio City Music Hall spectacular, and many Lyrics & Lyricists concerts at the 92nd Street Y. 

At the start of his career, Jack played many of the “song and dance man” roles: Billy Lawlor in 4nd Street, Billy Buck Chandler in My One And Only, Dick in Dames At Sea, and Constantine in Hollywood/Ukraine. Moving into character work, regionally Jack has played  Henry Ford twice in Ragtime, Scuttle and Grimsby in separate productions of The Little Mermaid, Bert Barry in 42nd Street, Rooster in Annie, Enoch Snow in Carousel, Claude Upson in Mame, Rudolph twice in Hello, Dolly!, Amos Bellomy in The Fantasticks and Ewart Dunlop in many productions of The Music Man - a role he has played close to 800 times. 

Recordings include Pipe Dream, Girl Crazy, Strike Up the Band, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Face the Music, and his first solo CD, This Heart of Mine.

 
 

NEWS

THE SOUND OF MUSIC  Jack plays Franz, the von Trapp butler who betrays them in service to the Nazi Party, in the 70th anniversary season of the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, NY. The Sound Of Music, with book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, also features Brandi Burkardt, Ryan K. Bailer, Tracy Bidleman, Tom Souhrada, Jenny Hill, Nick Zioboro, Erin Kelly, and Melody Wolford. With direction and choreography by Mitzi Hamilton, and musical direction by Hosun Moon, The Sound Of Music runs from July 31 through August 17, 2019.

 

A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS Jack will reunite with his Asolo Repertory Theatre Music Man quartet-mates - Mel Johnson, Jr, Joseph Torello, and Branch Woodman - for a gala benefiting the Covenant House. They will be joined by Laura Osnes for Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You? Hosted by 60 Minutes’ John Dickerson, with additional appearances by Audra McDonald, Darius de Haas, Caissie Levy, and Rachel Brosnahan, the evening will be directed by Jeff Calhoun. June 3, 2019 at 6pm at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in Lincoln Center.

 

THE MUSIC MAN Jack once again revisits the role of Ewart Dunlop in The Music Man, a role he has played on Broadway and many times since, at the historic Asolo theatre in Sarasota, FL. The Music Man, with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson and based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, stars Noah Racey as Professor Harold Hill. Also featured are Britney Coleman, Danny Gardner, Matthew McGee, and Lenny Wolpe. Under the direction of Jeff Calhoun, with choreography by Paul McGill and musical direction by Steve Orich, The Music Man runs from November 13 through December 29, 2018.

FRONT PAGE FLO Jack makes his debut at the Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, NY as Brett Buckles, the owner of the New York News in the world premiere of Front Page Flo, a Golden-Era style tap musical. Front Page Flo, with book by George Pinney, Larry Kass, and Sara Kass and music and lyrics by Larry Kass, also features Natalie Storrs, Josh Israel, Christianne Tisdale, Lana Gordon, Caleb Novell, and Janie Johnson. The production is directed and choreographed by George Pinney with musical direction by Terry L. LaBolt. Front Page Flo runs from August 3 through August 9, 2018 at the Charles R. Woods Theatre.

 

RAGTIME Jack revisits the role of Henry Ford in Ragtime at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley, PA on the campus of DeSalles University. Ragtime, with book by Terrance McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is based on the 1975 best-selling novel by E.L. Doctorow, and also features Nkrumah Gatling, Destinee Rea, Brandi Burkhardt, Samuel Druhora, Bryant Martin, Richard White, Carly Amburn, Freddie Kimmel, Rod Singleton and Michele Ragusa. Under the direction of Dennis Razze, with choreography by Steven Casey and musical direction by J. Bennett Durham, Ragtime will be conducted by Nathan Diehl and runs from June 13 through July 1, 2018.

 

THE BERGEN LETTERS Jack makes his second appearance with the Unsung Musicals Company as Professor McDowell in an exploratory reading of The Bergen Letters. The new musical, with book by TC Lind, music by Derek Gregor and lyrics by Phoebe Kreutz also features Traci Blair, Rachel de Benedet, Becky Gulsvig, Aaron Ramey, Danny Rutigliano, and Morgan Weed. Produced by Ben West, The Bergen Letters will be presented on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 6pm at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.      

 

BROADWAY WATCHES THE OSCARS Jack reunites with barbershop quartet-mates from four previous Music Man productions: Ric Ryder (Broadway, North Carolina Theatre), Liam Mulligan (The Cape Playhouse), and Joe Torello (Sacramento Music Circus) to honor Rebecca Luker at the 8th Annual Broadway Watches The Oscars. Produced by Jeff Calhoun, the evening also included performances by Karen Ziemba, Laura Osnes, Danny Gardiner, and Daniel Jenkins. March 4th, 2018.

RAGTIME After 33 years, Jack returns to the historic Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine to play Henry Ford in RagtimeRagtime, with book by Terrance McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is based on the 1975 best-selling novel by E.L. Doctorow, and also features Darnell Abraham, Kirsten Scott, Lindsay Roberts, Josh Young, Jamie Laverdiere, Julian Decker, Freddie Kimmel, and Klea Blackhurst. Under the direction of Seth Sklar-Heyn, with choreography by Jesse Robb and musical direction by Jeffrey Campos, Ragtime runs from August 2 through August 26, 2017.

 

THE MUSIC MAN Jack revisits the role of Ewart Dunlop in The Music Man, a role he played on Broadway and many times since, at the historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. The Music Man, with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson and based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, also features James Clow, Kaitlyn Davidson, Justin Robertson, Barbara Tirrell, Brad Bellamy, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Patrick Moran, and William Mulligan. Under the direction of James Brennan, with choreography by Peggy Hickey and musical direction by Don Kot, The Music Man runs from July 5 through July 23, 2016. 

 

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Jack plays Underling in the Annual Broadway Benefit Gala production of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Riverdale YM-YWHA. The Drowsy Chaperone, with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, also features Jim Hindman, Laurie Walton, Emily Walton, Joey Sorge, Nancy Johnston, and Bill Nolte. Featuring a 21 piece orchestra under the direction of Justin Fischer and staged by Bob Walton, The Drowsy Chaperone Gala Performance is on Sunday, March 20 2016 at 7:30PM.

 

 

 

 

reviews

RESUME

 

THE MUSIC MAN - Asolo Repertory Theatre

Jack Doyle, Mel Johnson Jr., Joseph Torello and Branch Woodman combine voices beautifully as the bickering school board members who find real harmony as a newly formed barbershop quartet.

 

                                Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

FRONT PAGE FLO - Adirondack Theatre Festival

A charming performance by Jack Doyle as Brett, the owner of the newspaper.

                                Bob Geopfert, WAMC Public Radio

 

RAGTIME - Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Numerous actors impress: Rod Singleton (Booker T. Washington), Samuel Druhora (Tateh), Freddie Kimmel (Harry Houdini), and Jack Doyle (Henry Ford).

                                Paul Willistein, The Lehigh Valley Press

THE LITTLE MERMAID - Arkansas Rep

I wanted more of Jack Doyle as the sweetly stuffy Grimsby…

                            Jess Ardrey, Little Rock Soiree

HELLO, DOLLY! - Goodspeed Opera House
Jack Doyle deserves special credit for his excellent dual role performances as the Judge and especially as Head Waiter Rudolph Reisenweber.

                                Walt Haggerty, In The Spotlight

 

The showstopper is the “Waiters’ Galop,” as the waiters at Harmonia Gardens, led by Jack Doyle’s Head Waiter, leap and tumble and careen and juggle and fly about the stage in ecstatic anticipation of Dolly’s arrival. The applause lasted almost as long as the number. These guys could have their own show.

                            Don Bourret, Reminder News

 

THE LITTLE MERMAID - Sacramento Music Circus
A fantastic supporting cast also shines throughout. Jack Doyle provides plenty of laughs as Scuttle, the brainless, but loveable seagull.

                            Harmony Wheeler, BroadwayWorld.com

 

GIRL CRAZY - City Center Encores!

Employing orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett, Mr. Fisher delivers a beautifully textured reading of the music, savoring the easy swing of “Bidin’ My Time”, (sweetly sung by a quartet of harmonizing cowboys, Glenn Seven Allen, Benjamin Howes, Jack Doyle and Carson Church, in extra-wide chaps).

                            Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

 

FANNY—City Center Encores!
Supporting the central performances are several deliciously conceived turns, particularly from Priscilla Lopez, who plays Fanny's spitfire mother with aplomb… Equally enjoyable are turns from David Patrick Kelly, Michael McCormick, and Jack Doyle, all of whom bring humor and color to this exceptionally satisfying production.

                            Andy Propst, Theatermania

 

42ND STREET - Pioneer Theatre
Jack Doyle as Bert Barry in Shuffle Off to Buffalo heralds the lanky antics of Tommy Tune or Danny Kaye. It was a riot to watch his vaudevillian performance.

                            Dave Mortensen, Utah Theatre Bloggers

THE FANTASTICKS - Music Theatre of Connecticut

That it could be otherwise is proved by the performance of Jack Doyle as Bellomy, the girl’s father. The actor has an innate feel for pure showmanship, a presence and believability that, along with vocal chops, has him dominating his every scene.

                        David A. Rosenberg, The Stamford Times

ANNIE - Kansas City Starlight Theatre

…and the limber-limbed Doyle, as Rooster, adds sparkle and pizzazz to Mimi B. Wallace’s imaginative choreography.

                            Robert Eisele, Kansas City Star

 

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - National Tour

The castle servants account for much of the show’s heart, especially Jack Doyle’s Gallic charm as Lumiere… Human Again is a highlight. The storybook romanticism peaks in Be Our Guest.

                            Michael Greenberg, The Columbus Dispatch

 

THE MUSIC MAN - Broadway

Mr. Bierko has a gleaming impishness of his own, never so evident as when he is hoodwinking a group of officious councilmen by turning them into a mellifluous barbershop quartet ( charmingly embodied by Michael-Leon Wooley, Jack Doyle, John Sloman and Blake Hammond ).

                            Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

As the barbershop quartet formed by Hill, Jack Doyle, Blake Hammond, John Sloman, and Michael-Leon Wooley sing and mug with irresistible verve.

                            Elysa Gardner, USA Today

 

Then there’s that barbershop quartet – here called the Hawkeye Four – Jack Doyle, Blake Hammond, John Sloman, and Michael-Leon Wooley. These guys can lift a show all by themselves, just by harmonizing their way through “Goodnight, Ladies” or “Lida Rose”.

                            Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

 

Shinn enlists four deliciously inept heads of the school board ( the enchanting Jack Doyle, Blake Hammond, John Sloman, and Michael-Leon Wooley ) a honey-voiced Barbershop quartet that keep distracting themselves with their own vocal abilities.

                            Sam Whitehead, Time Out New York

 

Who’s missing? The honey-voiced barbershop quartet from The Music Man. They may never get their hands on Harold Hill’s credentials, but they should at least have been nominated.

                            Sam Whitehead, Time Out New York

                            The Tony Award Predictions

                            

With a few exceptions, most everything in Meredith Wilson’s variegated score is sung by the stars, the quartet or the chorus (on the CD). The quartet is a major presence, and they do a wonderful job. They seem to be a touch more human than the Buffalo Bills, who originated the roles. Rather than using a professional barbershop quartet, this production assembled their own – “The Hawkeye Four” – using actors with a sense of humor.

                            Steven Suskin, Playbill On-Line

                        

 

Special kudos to Jack Doyle, Blake Hammond, John Sloman and Michael-Leon Wooley, four veteran musical comedians who play the barbershop quartet with so much wit and dexterity that they come perilously close to stealing the show. Go guys!

                            John Kenrick, Musicals 101.com

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GIRL CRAZY

Cowboy Quartet City Center Encores!