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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

John Larroquette — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

John Larroquette

Show:
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Role:
J.B. Biggley, the pompous president of World Wide Wicket Company and boss of rising exec J. Pierrepont Finch.

Bio Brief:
A TV star for three decades, Larroquette is the winner of five Emmy Awards for his work in Night Court and The Practice.

Other Honors for This Role

—Broadway.com AudienceChoice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Funny Performance
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Onstage Pair (with Daniel Radcliffe)
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut

Tony History:
This is Larroquette’s first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
Larroquette began his career as a musician but was moved to become an actor after seeing Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carre in his hometown of New Orleans.

Quotable Quote:
“Most of my career has been in front of a live audience, but certainly not on this level. To be accepted by the theater community at this point in my career is quite humbling, and I feel a lot of gratitude.” —Larroquette in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/11

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical