Donal Donnelly (Director) | Playbill

Donal Donnelly


Mr. Donnelly's stage presence was an amiable, slightly distracted one, often communicating a sort of dotty wisdom. He spoke in a cracked, hesitant voice full of Irish lift, and used his dark eyes, expressive eyebrows and prow-like nose to commanding effect. His was a face and voice the viewer easily latched onto.

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  • Born: Jul 06, 1931 in Bradford, ENGLAND
  • Death: Jan 04, 2010 in Chicago, IL, USA

Roles (14)

Translations Playbill - Opening Night, March 1995 Translations
Opened March 19, 1995
  • as Jimmy Jack (Original)
Dancing at Lughnasa Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1991 Dancing at Lughnasa
Opened October 24, 1991
  • as Jack (Original)
Ghetto Playbill - Opening Night, April 1989 Ghetto
Opened April 30, 1989
  • as Weiskopf (Original)
Sherlock's Last Case Playbill - Opening Night, Aug 1987 Sherlock's Last Case
Opened August 20, 1987
  • as Doctor Watson (Original)
Execution of Justice Playbill - Opening Night, March 1986 Execution of Justice
Opened March 13, 1986
  • as Coroner Stephens (Original)
  • as Dr. Blinder (Original)
  • as Harry Britt (Original)
The Elephant Man Playbill - April 1979 The Elephant Man
Opened April 19, 1979
  • as Belgian Policeman (Replacement)
  • as Frederick Treves (Replacement)
Faith Healer Playbill - April 1979 Faith Healer
Opened April 05, 1979
  • as Teddy (Original)
Sleuth Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1970 Sleuth
Opened November 12, 1970
  • as Milo Tindle (Replacement)
The Mundy Scheme Playbill - Dec 1969 The Mundy Scheme
Opened December 11, 1969
  • Director
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Playbill - Feb 1968 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Opened February 01, 1968
  • as Bri (Replacement)
    Arrived On Apr 16, 1968
Philadelphia, Here I Come! Playbill - Feb 1966 Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Opened February 16, 1966
  • as Gareth O'Donnell in Private (Original)


Drama Desk Award
1979 Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1966 Outstanding Performance Winner
Tony Award
1966 Best Actor in a Play Nominee

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