The Man in the Glass Booth

Play - Original

Royale Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: September 26, 1968
  • Closing Date: May 17, 1969
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 264

Playwright: Robert Shaw


A Jewish multimillionaire poses as a Nazi war criminal so that he may be put on trial in Israel and give the Jewish people a face on which to project their fantasies of the most vicious, unrepentant Nazi imaginable.


Opening Night Cast

Graham Brown Sam
Michael Ebert Durer
Ronnie L. Gilbert Mrs. Rosen
Tresa Hughes Mrs. Lehmann
Michael Glaser Steiger
Donald Pleasence Arthur Goldman
Lawrence Pressman Charlie Cohn
Florence Tarlow Mrs. Levi
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Robert Shaw Writer
Harold Pinter Harold Pinter Director
  Ed Wittstein Scenic Design
  Joseph G. Aulisi Costume Design
  Jules Fisher Lighting Design
  Michael Alpert Press Representative
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Outstanding Performance Donald Pleasence Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Actor in a Play Donald Pleasence Nominee
1969 Direction of a Play Harold Pinter Nominee
1969 Play   Nominee
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