Martin Vidnovic
Get Martin Vidnovic essential facts below. View Videos or join the Martin Vidnovic discussion. Add Martin Vidnovic to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Martin Vidnovic

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

Career

Born in Falls Church, Virginia, Vidnovic graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music (part of the University of Cincinnati) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.[1]

Vidnovic made his Broadway debut in the ill-fated Home Sweet Homer (1976) which, following a one-year tour, closed on opening night.[2] He fared better with his next three projects, revivals of The King and I (1977) as Lun Tha, Oklahoma! (1979) as Jud Fry,[3] and Brigadoon (1980) as Tommy Albright.[4] 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).[5]

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[6] and appeared in the 2006 revival as Bellomy.[7] Additional off-Broadway credits include Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin (1985), Olympus on My Mind (1986),[8]and the 2003 Jerry Herman revue Showtune.[9]

Family

Vidnovic was briefly married to voice teacher Linda Wonneberger in the late 1970s, and the couple have a daughter, the actress Laura Benanti.[10][11][12][1]

Vidnovic is also the uncle of former Minor Threat bassist Steve Hansgen.

Additional nominations

  • 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!)

References

  1. ^ a b Lovendusky, Eugene. "Martin Vidnovic: What Matters to Him" broadwayworld.com, July 15, 2007
  2. ^ "'Home Sweet Homer' LIsting" ibdb.com. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  3. ^ "'Oklahoma' Listing" ibdb.com. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  4. ^ "'Brigadoon Broadway" Playbill (vault). Retrieved March 29, 2016
  5. ^ "Vidnovic Broadway" Playbill (vault). Retrieved March 29, 2016
  6. ^ "'The Fantasticks' Listing" lotel.org. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Burmester, Dixon and Vidnovic to Star in Fantasticks Revival" Playbill, June 28, 2006
  8. ^ "'Olympus on My Mind' Listing" lortel.org. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  9. ^ Finkle, David. "Review" theatermania.com, February 28, 2003
  10. ^ McGee, Celia. "Sing Out, Laura. It's Your Turn." The New York Times, March 23, 2008
  11. ^ Sokol, Robert. "Cabaret singer Laura Benanti has Broadway in her blood" sfexaminer.com, May 8, 012
  12. ^ Lefkowitz, David. "PLAYBILL ON-LINE'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER with Laura Benanti" Playbill, May 11, 1999

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Martin_Vidnovic
 



 



 
Music Scenes