Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann has won a Tony, an Emmy, an OBIE, an Audi for recorded books, the rare Theater Guild Medal, and a host of other awards in a career that spans nearly fifty years. He has starred on Broadway in such plays as Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Plenty, and Moonchildren. Off Broadway he has appeared in plays ranging from Not About Heroes to Julius Caesar to Love Letters. His regional theatre appearances have been many and include Long Wharf Theatre, Arena Stage, The Guthrie Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Dallas Theater Center, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. In London, he has starred in the West End and at the Royal Court Theatre. He is a familiar face to movie and television audiences for his work in such productions as Overboard, The Lost Boys, Intolerable Cruelty, Annie, Reds, The Day of the Dolphin, The Six Wives of Henry LeFay, Concealed Enemies, A Foreign Field, Eleanor and Franklin, “M*A*S*H,” “Law & Order,” “Hallmark Hall Of Fame,” as the long-time voice of the History Channel, and seven seasons as the patriarch Richard Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls.” He also continues to record books, of which he has narrated over one hundred. Mr. Herrmann was educated at Bucknell University which awarded him an honorary doctorate, and on a Fulbright Scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His theatrical archive is kept here at Boston University’s Gotlieb Center.

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