Roger Bart (born September 29, 1962) is an American actor and singer who has received Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Bart was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of a teacher and a chemical engineer, and grew up in Bernardsville, New Jersey. His uncle is journalist Peter Bart.
He made his Broadway debut in Big River as Tom Sawyer in 1987. Additional theater credits include Jonathan in the Alan Menken/Tim Rice musical King David, Harlequin in Triumph of Love, Snoopy in the Broadway revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (for which he won the Drama Desk Award and a Tony), Carmen Ghia and later Leo Bloom in The Producers (earning Drama Desk and Tony nominations), and The Frogs at Lincoln Center, which reunited him with fellow Producers star Nathan Lane and director Susan Stroman.
In 1996 and 1997, Bart appeared as Bud Frump in the USA national tour of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. On television, Bart played George Carlin's son on The George Carlin Show (1994), and on Bram and Alice (2002), he portrayed Bram's assistant Paul Newman. He became widely known to viewers with his portrayal of George Williams, the murderous pharmacist in love with Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross), on Desperate Housewives, which earned him a SAG Award.
Bart provided the singing voice for Hercules in Disney's Hercules, as well as the singing voice of Scamp in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. He was featured in the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, and Glenn Close, and in The Producers (2005), in which he reprised his role of "common-law assistant" Carmen Ghia.
In December 2006, Bart played Howard "The Weasel" Montague in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room. In June 2007, he starred as Stuart in Hostel: Part II, the sequel to 2006's Hostel. In 2007, he had supporting roles in American Gangster and Spy School. In 2008, he appeared in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, the sequel to 2004's Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Midnight Meat Train.
Bart also originated the lead role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in the musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened on Broadway in November 2007, following a run in Seattle. He reprised the role alongside former Broadway co-stars Shuler Hensley and Cory English in the United States national tour that launched in September 2009. He ended his run on August 8, 2010, and was succeeded by Christopher Ryan. Bart originally portrayed the role of Igor in the first workshop table read.
Brad Oscar and Bart reprised their roles as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, respectively, in a production of The Producers at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. The show ran from August 23–29, 2010.
|1987||Big River||Tom Sawyer (replacement)||Eugene O'Neill Theatre|
|1989||Up Against It||Christopher Low||Joseph Papp Public Theater|
|1991||Henry IV Part I||Thomas/Francis||Joseph Papp Public Theater|
|1991||Henry IV Part II||Thomas/Francis||Joseph Papp Public Theater|
|1999||Fully Committed||Performer||Cherry Lane Theatre|
|1997||King David||Jonathan||New Amsterdam Theatre|
|1997–1998||Triumph of Love||Harlequin||Royale Theatre|
|1999||You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown||Snoopy||Ambassador Theatre|| Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical|
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
|2001–2007||The Producers|| Carmen Ghia (original)|
Leo Bloom (replacement)
|The New Mel Brooks Musical|| Nominated – Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (2001)|
Nominated – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (2001)
|2004||The Frogs||Xanthias||Vivian Beaumont Theater|
|2007–2009||Young Frankenstein||Dr. Frankenstein||The New Mel Brooks Musical|
|1997||Hercules||Young Hercules||Singing voice|
|1999||The Insider||Seelbach Hotel Manager|
|2001||Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure||Scamp|| Singing voice|
DVD Exclusive Awards for Best Original Song
|2004||The Stepford Wives||Roger Bannister|
|2005||The Producers||Carmen Ghia|
|2006||I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With||Burl Cannalo|
|2007||Hostel: Part II||Stuart|
|2007||American Gangster||US Attorney|
|2008||Spy School||Principal Hampton|
|2008||Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Dr. Beecher|
|2008||The Midnight Meat Train||Jurgis|
|2009||Law Abiding Citizen||Brian Bringham|
|2012||A Green Story||Johnson|
|1994||The George Carlin Show||George's son||Episode: "George Gets a Big Surprise"|
|2000||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Benjy Dowe||Episode: "Closure"|
|2000||Law & Order||Alec Hughes||Episode: "Surrender Dorothy"|
|2001||Great Performances||Himself||Episode: "Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks"|
|2002||Bram and Alice||Paul||8 episodes|
|2005||Out of Practice||Lou Pimsky||Episode: "Losing Patients"|
|2006||My Ex Life|
|2005–2012||Desperate Housewives||George Williams]|| 16 episodes|
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|2006||The Lost Room||Howard "The Weasel" Montague||2 episodes|
|2009||30 Rock||Brad Halster||Episode: "Cutbacks"|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Bob Starling||2 episodes|
|2010||Human Target||John Doe||Episode: "Dead Head"|
|2011||Medium||Dennis Caruso||Episode: "Me Without You"|
|2011||Traffic Light||Marty||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2011||The Event||Richard Peel||10 episodes|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jeffrey Fitzgerald||Episode: "Tressed to Kill"|
|2012||Revenge||Mason "Leo" Treadwell||4 episodes|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||Jimmy||Episode: "Claus, Tails & High-Pitched Males: Birthdates 3"|
|2012||Political Animals||Barry Harris|
|2012||Grimm||Konstantin Brinkerhoff||Episode: "Big Feet"|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Adam Cain||Episode: "Twenty-Five Acts"|
|Season 1 Appearances|