elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Timothy Meyers (August 31, 1945 - March 14, 1989)

Timothy Meyers (August 31, 1945 - March 14, 1989) was an American actor famous for originating the role of Kenickie in Grease and was a 1972 nominee for Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His first stage role was in 1970 as Crookfinger Jake in Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. (Picture: Barry Bostwick (Danny Zuko) and Timothy Meyers (Kenickie))

His other stage roles include the 1980s musical Sidewalkin (Oscar), HotGrog (Blackbeard), The Foursome (Tim), No Place to be Somebody (Shanty), Rock Island (Wally), The Sugar Bowl (Pinky), Romeo and Jeanette (Lucien), Jack the Ripper (Lusk), Wait Until Dark (Harry Roat), Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig), The Fantasticks (Henry), Terra Nova (Bowers), The Dresser (Geoffrey Thornton), True West (Saul Kimmer), Curse of the Starving Class (Weston), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Scanlon), Lady of the Diamond (Sportscaster), Write Me a Murder (Charles Sturrock), She Stoops to Conquer (Stingo), Ah, Wilderness! (David McComber), Loot (Meadows), Tartuffe (Damis), The Caretaker (Mick), Steambath (Morty), Comedians (Phil Murray), King Lear (Oswald), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), Measure for Measure (Pompey), and The Greeks (Odysseus).

His film appearances include The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Night of the Juggler, I, the Jury, and To Smithereens. His television credit is the Kojak episode "Kojak's Days". He also produced a play at the Lincoln Center Library in 1980 entitled Little Tips.

He was also a drama coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

On March 14, 1989, he died from complications of AIDS.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Meyers

Further Readings:

Who Sang What On Broadway, 1866-1996. Two Volume Set (v. 1 & 2) by Ruth Benjamin and Arthur Rosenblatt
Paperback: 980 pages
Publisher: McFarland & Company (November 1, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786415061
ISBN-13: 978-0786415069
Amazon: Who Sang What On Broadway, 1866-1996

Hours of lost sleep with a tune running around one's head-and that voice. Whose is it, and from which Broadway production? Debates over a performer's repertoire devolving into acid arguments, blows traded, friendships torn asunder. Must the maddening question of exactly who sang just what continue? It cannot-and thanks to this book, it shall not. This massive compendium lists alphabetically every performer who sang on Broadway in the role of a named character, earning mention in the program of a musical or revue. Covering the period of 1866 to 1996, it is an invaluable guide to performances by the well known and the obscure, the career stage performers as well as the one-timers whose names never again graced a playbill. Performers' entries include date and place of birth, date of death, marital status, names of performing relatives or partners appearing in the book, and brief career highlights. Details of specific performances follow: the musical, the venue or venues at which it played, the character and the dates of portrayal, the title of the songs performed, the lyricists and composers of each song and more. Indexes, one of show and song titles, the other of composers and lyricists, allow for easy cross-referencing. A select bibliography is included. Replacement volumes can be obtained individually under ISBN 9780786421893 (for Volume 1: A-L) and ISBN 9780786421909 (for Volume 2: M-Z).

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