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Robert Gérard Goulet
November 26, 1933
Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||October 30, 2007
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||Victoria School of the Arts|
|Alma mater||The Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto|
|Occupation||Singer, actor, entertainer|
(m. 1956; div. 1963)
(m. 1963; div. 1981)
Vera Chochorovska Novak
|Children||3, including Nicolette and Craig Lyall|
Robert Gérard Goulet (November 26, 1933 – October 30, 2007) was an American singer and actor of French-Canadian ancestry. Goulet was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts until age 13, and then spent his formative years in Canada. Cast as Sir Lancelot and originating the role in the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot starring opposite established Broadway stars Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, he achieved instant recognition with his performance and interpretation of the song "If Ever I Would Leave You", which became his signature song. His debut in Camelot marked the beginning of a stage, screen, and recording career. A Grammy Award winner, his career spanned almost six decades. He starred in a 1966 television version of Brigadoon, a production which won five primetime Emmy Awards. In 1968, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for The Happy Time, a musical about a French-Canadian family set in Ottawa.
Goulet was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Haverhill Street, where he also lived. He was the only son of Jeanette (née Gauthier) and Joseph Georges André Goulet. Both of his parents worked in the mills, but his father was also an amateur singer and wrestler. His parents were French Canadian, and he was a descendant of French-Canadian pioneers Zacharie Cloutier and Jacques Goulet. Shortly after his father's death, 13-year-old Goulet moved with his mother and sister Claire to Girouxville, Alberta, and he spent his formative years in Canada.
After living in Girouxville for several years, they moved to the provincial capital of Edmonton to take advantage of the performance opportunities offered in the city. There, he attended the voice schools founded by Herbert G. Turner and Jean Létourneau, and later became a radio announcer for radio station CKUA. Upon graduating from Victoria Composite high school (now Victoria School of the Arts), Goulet received a scholarship to The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he studied voice with oratorio baritones George Lambert and Ernesto Vinci. Goulet performed in opera productions with other Conservatory vocal students, including Jon Vickers and James Milligan.
In 1952, he competed in CBC Television's Pick The Stars, ultimately making the semifinals. This led to other network appearances on shows like Singing Stars of Tomorrow, Opportunity Knocks, Juliette, and the Canadian version of Howdy Doody in which he starred as Trapper Pierre opposite William Shatner.
Rise to stardom
Goulet's first U.S. bookings were in summer stock theatre with the Kenley Players. He appeared in eight productions, including Pajama Game (1959), Bells Are Ringing (1959), Dream Girl (1959), South Pacific (1960), Meet Me in St. Louis (1960) and Carousel (1960). John Kenley came to his dressing room after the opening of Pajama Game and gave him a raise, saying it was "because he knew he could never afford to again", Goulet said in 2006. "He was right." Goulet repeated his role in South Pacific for Kenley in a 1995 production.
In 1959, Goulet was introduced to librettist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe, who were having difficulty casting the role of Lancelot in their stage production Camelot. Lerner and Loewe, impressed by Goulet's talent, signed the virtual newcomer to play the part, opposite Richard Burton (King Arthur) and Julie Andrews (Queen Guenevere). Camelot opened in Toronto in October 1960. It then played a four-week engagement in Boston, and finally opened on Broadway two months later. Goulet received favorable reviews, most notably for his show-stopping romantic ballad, "If Ever I Would Leave You" which would become his signature song.
After the run of Camelot, Goulet appeared on The Danny Thomas Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, which made him a household name among American audiences. On December 7, 1962, Goulet made an appearance on The Jack Paar Show with Judy Garland to promote their animated film, Gay Purr-ee. He also would win a Grammy Award as Best New Artist in 1962.
On May 25, 1965, Goulet mangled the lyrics to the U.S. national anthem at the opening of the second Muhammad Ali–Sonny Liston heavyweight championship fight in Lewiston, Maine in front of the smallest crowd in a heavyweight championship: 2500. It was actually the last fight for Cassius Clay before he chose the name Muhammad Ali. It was supposed to have been held in Boston but there was a mix-up and Lewiston was a last minute site replacement. Goulet had never sung the U.S. anthem in public before; the only anthem that he had ever done publicly was "O Canada". Goulet replaced the lyric "dawn's early light" with "dawn's early night" and also fervently intoned "gave proof through the fight." The fans booed, while Howard Cosell chortled thinking it good fun and all part of the spectacle. Now there was something to talk about besides the strange fight that ended in the first round with what has become known in the history books as the "phantom punch". The gaffes were reported in newspapers nationwide the next morning, and Goulet was criticized in opinion columns for a lack of knowledge of the lyrics. As Dorothy Kilgallen had predicted on Goulet's appearance on What's My Line? a few days before, the anthem lasted longer than the fight, which was over early in the first round. Goulet had his biggest pop hit in this year, when his single "My Love, Forgive Me" reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 22 in Canada.
In 1966, Goulet starred in the television series Blue Light, in which he played a journalist working undercover in Nazi Germany as a spy on behalf of the Allies. The series ran for 17 episodes between January 12, 1966 and May 18, 1966. In December 1966, a theatrical film starring Goulet, I Deal in Danger, was released, made up of the first four episodes of Blue Light edited together.
In 1968, Goulet was back on Broadway in the Kander and Ebb musical The Happy Time. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role. John Serry Sr. collaborated as the orchestral accordionist. In 2005, he starred in the Broadway revival of Jerry Herman's La Cage aux Folles. Goulet began a recording career with Columbia Records in 1962, which resulted in more than 60 best selling albums.
He also toured in several musicals, including Camelot as Sir Lancelot, Man of La Mancha, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, where he portrayed Billy Bigelow, a role he also played in 1967 in a made-for-television adaptation of the musical. This version aired only a year after the first television telecast of the 1956 film version.
He also starred in an award-winning 1966 television version of Brigadoon, which won five primetime Emmy Awards, and Kiss Me Kate in 1968, opposite his then-wife Carol Lawrence. All three were produced by Goulet's company Rogo Productions and aired on ABC, but none have been rebroadcast since the 1960s or released on video. All three were recorded on videotape rather than film.
Goulet guest starred on The Lucy Show in 1967 as himself and two additional characters who entered a Robert Goulet look-alike contest. In 1972, he played a lead villain in the season finale of television original Mission: Impossible. Goulet was featured in a two-part episode of the sitcom Alice during the 1981 season, again playing himself. The plot involves Mel (Vic Tayback) and the girls winning a free trip to Las Vegas, and while there, losing his diner in a gambling spree. Alice (Linda Lavin) plans to impersonate Goulet in an effort to persuade the casino owner to return the diner to Mel. The real Goulet appears and sings a duet with the (much shorter) fake Robert Goulet portrayed by Alice.
Goulet's first film performance was released in 1962: the UPA (United Productions of America) animated musical feature Gay Purr-ee, in which he provided the voice of the male lead character, 'Jaune Tom', opposite the female lead character, 'Mewsette', voiced by Judy Garland. His first non-singing role was in Honeymoon Hotel (1964), but it was not until a cameo appearance as "Himself", a singer in Louis Malle's film, Atlantic City (1980). Understandably, Goulet's performance in the "Frank Sinatra wing" was given critical acclaim. As a result of this film, he recorded the song "Atlantic City (My Old Friend)" for Applause Records in 1981.
In 1988, Tim Burton cast him as a houseguest blown through the roof by Beetlejuice and also played himself in Bill Murray's Scrooged (both 1988). He performed the Canadian national anthem to open WrestleMania VI at SkyDome in Toronto in 1990. Goulet also made several appearances on the ABC sitcom Mr. Belvedere during its five-year run.
In 1991, Goulet starred, with John Putch and Hillary Bailey Smith, in the unsold television series pilot Acting Sheriff. That same year, he appeared as Quentin Hapsburg, opposite Leslie Nielsen, in the comedy film The Naked Gun 2½. This followed a cameo as a "Special Guest Star" in the episode "The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand)" of the 1982 TV series Police Squad! in which he died by firing squad during the opening credits. The television series spawned The Naked Gun film series.
In 1992, Goulet made an uncredited appearance as the piano player who suffers agonizing injuries in the "Weird Al" Yankovic video for "You Don't Love Me Anymore". That same year, Goulet guest-starred as country music singer Eddie Larren in an episode of the TV series In the Heat of the Night, "When the Music Stopped".
He starred as King Arthur in Camelot in a 1992 National Tour and returned to Broadway in 1993 with the same production. In 1993, he played himself in The Simpsons episode "$pringfield". In that episode, Bart Simpson booked him into his own casino (actually Bart's treehouse), where he sang "Jingle Bells (Batman Smells)".
In 1995 he appeared, fronting a big band in a small sports themed nightclub, for a series of humorous 30 second ESPN ads revolving around NCAA basketball. NCAA head coaches appeared in the audience as Goulet happily, not to mention strongly and authoritatively, sang variations on popular songs, with lyrics changed to include college basketball references. He would tape 2 seasons of commercials before ending the run in 1996.
In 1996, Goulet appeared in Ellen DeGeneres's first starring movie, Mr. Wrong, as an insecure TV host; and he returned to Broadway in Moon Over Buffalo, co-starring Lynn Redgrave. He provided the singing voice of Wheezy the penguin in the big band-style finale of the 1999 Pixar film Toy Story 2, singing a new version of "You've Got a Friend in Me".
In 2000, he played himself on two episodes of the Robert Smigel series TV Funhouse; as a sort-of mentor to the show's animal puppet troupe, he was the only character who had the respect of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Goulet also appeared in the Disney animated series Recess, as the singing voice for Mikey Blumberg, and in the film Recess: School's Out.
In 2005, he appeared on the Broadway stage for the last time as a mid-run replacement in La Cage aux Folles and found critical success once again.
His last public performance was on the PBS televised special, My Music: 50's Pop Parade, broadcast on August 1, 2007, in which he sang "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If Ever I Would Leave You".
In 1978, he sang "You Light Up My Life" at the Miss Universe Pageant to the five finalists. Goulet played Don Quixote in the 1997–98 U.S. national tour of Man of La Mancha and recorded the theme song for the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2003. His commercial work included a 30-second spot for the 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, showing him in different costumes (toll collector, construction worker, meter maid, etc.), all while singing "It's Impossible"; and an Emerald Nuts television advertising campaign in 2006, which debuted during Super Bowl XL and continued until his death. In 2006, he appeared in an episode ("Sold'y Locks") of The King of Queens as himself.
Goulet and his first wife Louise Longmore had one daughter, Nicolette (died April 17, 2008), who gave birth to his two grandchildren, Solange-Louise and Jordan Gerard. He had two sons, Christopher (b. 1964) and Michael (b. 1966), by his second wife, actress and singer Carol Lawrence.
In 1982, he married artist and writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada. Novak, who was born in Bitola, Yugoslavia, was also his business partner and manager. He sang "God Bless America" on Friday, August 8, 2003, when she was sworn in as a citizen of the United States in Las Vegas. Goulet and his wife Vera resided in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
In 2006, he received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, and was inducted together with Alex Trebek and Paul Shaffer. At the induction ceremony, accompanied by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Goulet mentioned to the Prime Minister, a fellow Albertan, "This is great, but what I really want is my Canadian citizenship." Goulet had always believed that he was a Canadian citizen until late in life when he was informed otherwise. Goulet then applied for official Canadian citizenship, which was approved by the Canadian government, and became officially registered shortly after his death.
On September 30, 2007, Goulet was hospitalized in Las Vegas, where he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare but rapidly progressive and potentially fatal condition.
On October 13, 2007, he was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after it was determined he would not survive without an emergency lung transplant.
While awaiting a lung transplant, Goulet died from pulmonary fibrosis on the evening of October 30, 2007, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, less than a month before his 74th birthday. Theater marquees in New York and in cities across North America were dimmed in his memory on October 31, 2007. On November 9, 2007, the day of his funeral, Las Vegas honored Goulet by closing the Las Vegas Strip for his funeral procession. Several venues also posted his name on their marquees as a final tribute.
In the early 2000s, Goulet was often subject to parody in Saturday Night Live skits in which he was portrayed by comedian Will Ferrell. In one segment Will Ferrell, portraying Goulet, performed several songs from a farce compilation album titled Coconut Bangers Ball: It's A Rap! Ferrell performed "Big Poppa" by The Notorious B.I.G., as well as the "Thong Song" by Sisqo, in a mock crooning style similar to that of Goulet.
Ferrell portrayed Goulet on the April 7, 2001 episode of SNL in a lengthy sketch opposite fellow cast member Chris Parnell and host Alec Baldwin. A cult favorite, the sketch is ostensibly a commercial for a stage production of a new musical titled "Red Ships of Spain" in which Robert Goulet (Ferrell) is appearing in the leading role of Captain Ferdinand Poncho. Parnell and Baldwin portray Goulet's (fictitious) brothers Wes and Ken Goulet, respectively, who have supporting roles in the production. Ana Gasteyer also appears as Robert's (fictitious) daughter Shiela Goulet, who is oddly cast as her father's character's love interest.
He is also known for singing the theme song for the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which he recorded in 2003.
The musical A Chorus Line included a reference to him in "Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love".
The American Mustache Institute presents The Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award to the person who best represents or contributes to the Mustached American community during that year.
In 2016, Goulet was portrayed by Broadway star Matt Bogart in episode 4 of HBO's Vinyl as an act for American Century.
|1961||"I'm Just Taking My Time"
b/w "One Life"
b/w "Two Different Worlds" (from My Love Forgive Me)
|"What Kind of Fool Am I?"
b/w "Where Do I Go from Here" (from Two of Us)
|89||–||My Love Forgive Me|
|"Don't Be Afraid of Romance"
b/w "Young at Love"
|1963||"Two of Us"
b/w "(These Are) The Closing Credits" (Non-album track)
|132||–||Two Of Us|
|"Believe in Me"
b/w "How Very Special You Are"
|"Under the Yum Yum Tree"
b/w "If You Go"
|1964||"The Name of the Game"
b/w "Seventh Dawn" (Non-album track)
|–||–||Amore scusami|My Love Forgive Me|
|"My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, scusami)" /||16||2|
|"I'd Rather Be Rich"||131||–||Non-album track|
|1965||"Begin to Love"
b/w "I Never Got to Paris"
|110||–||Begin to Love|
b/w "The More I See of Mimi" (from Begin to Love)
|"Come Back to Me, My Love" /||118||5||On Broadway|
|"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"||119||13|
b/w "Crazy Heart of Mine"
|1966||"Why Be Ashamed" /||–||28|
|"Young Only Yesterday"||–||37||I Remember You|
|"Daydreamer" (from The Daydreamer (soundtrack))
b/w "My Best Girl"
|"Once I Had a Heart"
b/w "I Hear a Different Drummer"
|"There But for You Go I"
b/w "Fortissimo" (from Robert Goulet's Greatest Hits)
|–||–||On Broadway, Volume 2|
|1967||"World of Clowns"
b/w "Ciao Compare" (from On Broadway, Volume 2)
|"One Life, One Dream"
b/w "There's a Way"
b/w "How Can I Leave You"
|"Mon Amour, Mon Amour"
b/w "This Year"
|"If Ever I Would Leave You"
b/w "Follow Me"
|1968||"The Happy Time"
b/w "I Don't Remember You"
|–||33||The Happy Time (Soundtrack)|
|"What a Wonderful World"
b/w "I Don't Want to Hurt You Anymore" (Non-album track)
|"Thirty Days Hath September"
b/w "A Chance to Live in Camelot" (Non-album track)
|–||17||Both Sides Now|
|"Hurry Home for Christmas"
b/w "A Wonderful World of Christmas"
|–||–||Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas|
|1969||"Wait for Me"
b/w "I'll Catch the Sun"
b/w "Bon Soir Dame" (from Both Sides Now)
|–||33||I Wish You Love|
b/w "One Life to Live"
b/w "I Can't Live Without You"
|1970||"My Woman, My Woman, My Wife"
b/w "Come Saturday"
|–||–||Robert Goulet Sings Today's Greatest Hits|
b/w "One at a Time"
|1973||"God Is at Work Within You"
b/w "One Solitary Life"
|1974||"Pages of Life"
b/w "Summer Green, Autumn Gold"
|"The Little Prince"
b/w "I Won't Send Roses"
|–||–||After All Is Said and Done|
|1975||"Someone to Give My Love To"
b/w "Something to Believe In"
|1976||"After All Is Said and Done"
b/w "The Little Prince"
|1999||"You've Got a Friend In Me"||-||-||Toy Story 2: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack|
|2001||"Green Tambourine"||-||-||Recess: School's Out (Original Movie Soundtrack)|
Columbia Records (except as noted):
- Camelot, 1960 (original Broadway cast) #1 US
- Always You, 1962
- Two of Us, 1962
- Sincerely Yours, 1962 #35 US
- The Wonderful World of Love, 1963 #31 US
- Annie Get Your Gun, studio cast, with Doris Day, 1963
- Robert Goulet in Person: Recorded Live in Concert, 1963 #16 US
- This Christmas I Spend with You, 1963
- Without You, 1964 #72 US
- Manhattan Tower, 1964
- My Love, Forgive Me, 1964 #5 US (#22 Canada)
- Summer Sounds, 1965 #31 US
- Begin to Love, 1965 #69 US
- On Broadway, 1965 #33 US
- I Remember You, 1966 #73 US
- Travelin' On Tour, 1966
- On Broadway, Volume 2, 1967
- Hollywood Mon Amour, 1967
- The Happy Time, 1968 (original broadway cast)
- Woman, Woman, 1968
- Both Sides Now 1968
- Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas, 1968
- Souvenir D'Italie 1969
- Come Back to Sorrento 1969
- Robert Goulet's Greatest Hits 1969 1990
- Today's Greatest Hits, 1970
- I Wish You Love, 1970
- I Never Did as I Was Told, MGM Records, 1971
- Bridge Over Troubled Water, Harmony Label Columbia, 1971
- After All Is Said and Done, Artists of America, 1976
- Close to You, Applause Records, 1982
- 16 Most Requested Songs, Columbia, 1989
- Best of Robert Goulet, Curb Records, 1990
- In Love, Sony Music Distribution, 1995
- A Personal Christmas Collection, Columbia/Legacy, 1997
- My Love Forgive me/Sincerely Yours, Collectables, 1997
- On Broadway/On Broadway 2, 2000
- Love Songs, Sony Music Special Products, 2001
- 36 All-Time Favorites, GSC/Sony Special Products, 2001
- Always you/In Person, Collectables, 2002
- Two of Us/Begin to Love, 2003
- Robert Goulet Collection, 2004
- In a Mellow Mood, United Audio Entertainment, 2005
- Won't You Dance with This Man, Rove, 2012
- Kiss Me, Kate/Brigadoon (Original Television Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway 2014
- The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings, Real Gone Music, 2014
- Definitive Collection , Real Gone Music, 2016
- Wonderful World of Robert Goulet, Jasmine Records, 2017
|1964||Honeymoon Hotel||Ross Kingsley|
|1964||I'd Rather Be Rich||Paul Benton|
|1966||The Daydreamer||The Singer||Voice|
|1966||I Deal in Danger||David March|
|1988||Scrooged||Himself||He portrays himself in a commercial for "Robert Goulet's Cajun Christmas" on the fictional IBC television network.|
|1991||The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear||Quentin Hapsburg|
|1996||Mr. Wrong||Dick Braxton|
|1999||Toy Story 2||Wheezy the Penguin||Singing Voice, Uncredited|
|2000||The Last Producer||Henry Moore|
|2000||G-Men from Hell||The Devil|
|2001||Recess: School's Out||Mikey Blumberg||Singing voice|
|1954||Howdy Doody||Trapper Pierre|
|1954–1955||Scope||Mal Tompkins||2 episodes|
|1955–1960||Encounter||Jim Mercer / Laz / Frank Taylor||5 episodes|
|1957||On Camera||Michael||Episode: "Innocent Deception"|
|1959||The Unforeseen||Episode: "Heaven Can Wait"|
|1959–1960||Wayne and Shuster||4 episodes|
|1960||Startime||The Traveller / Prince Zorn||2 episodes|
|1960||First Person||Episode: "At the Railing"|
|1961||The Enchanted Nutcracker||Johnny||TV Movie|
|1963||The Jack Benny Program||Himself||Episode: "The Robert Goulet Show"|
|1964||Kraft Suspense Theatre||Private LeRoy Brubaker
/ James O. Vitelli
|Episode: "Operation Greif"|
|1965||The Patty Duke Show||Gregory Noble||Episode: "Don't Monkey with Mendel"|
|1965–1966||The Red Skelton Show||Nathan Nothing / Harry Handout||2 episodes|
|1966||Blue Light||David March||17 episodes|
|1966||Brigadoon||Tommy Albright||TV Movie|
|1967||The Jackie Gleason Show||Ace Fargo||Episode: "The Honeymooners: Life Upon the Wicked Stage"|
|1967||The Big Valley||Brother Love||Episode: "Brother Love"|
|1967||Carousel||Billy Bigelow||TV Movie|
|1967||The Lucy Show||Chuck Willis||Episode: "Lucy and Robert Goulet"|
|1968||Kiss Me Kate||Fred Graham / 'Petruchio'|
|1968||The Carol Burnett Show||Season 2 Episode 25|
|1968||That's Life||Episode: "The Honeymoon"|
|1968||The Pepsodent Show||Pilot||Episode dated December 19, 1968|
|1969||The Name of the Game||Dr. Claude Evenhauer||Episode: "Keep the Doctor Away"|
|1969||Muhammad Ali, The Greatest||Documentary|
|1972||Mission: Impossible||Joe Epic||Episode: "Leona"|
|1972||The Couple Takes a Wife||Randy Perkins||TV Movie|
|1973||Cannon||Capt. Mel Danvers||Episode: "A Well Remembered Terror"|
|1975||Police Woman||Eddie Diamond||Episode: "Pawns of Power"|
|1977||Police Story||Glenn Talbot||Episode: "Prime Rib"|
|1978||The Love Boat||Charlie Godwin||Episode: "A Time for Everything/The Song Is Ended/Accidental Cruise/Anoushka"|
|1978||Flying High||Reggie||Episode: "Brides and Grooms"|
|1980||The Dream Merchants||Craig Warren||2 episodes|
|1980||Alice||Himself||Episode: "Too Many Roberts"|
|1980–1983||Fantasy Island||Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin
Frank Miller / Avery Williams
|1982||Police Squad!||Executed Man||Episode: "The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand)"|
|1983||Matt Houston||Johnny Foster||Episode: "The Showgirl Murders"|
|1985||Murder, She Wrote||Willard Kaufmann||Episode: "Paint Me a Murder"|
|1985||Finder of Lost Loves||Gabe McGuire||Episode: "Haunted Memories"|
|1986–1990||Mr. Belvedere||Himself||4 episodes|
|1991||Acting Sheriff||Sheriff Brent McCord||TV Movie|
|1992||The New WKRP in Cincinnati||Prince Reynaldo||Episode: "Jennifer and the Prince"|
|1992||In the Heat of the Night||Eddy Larren||Episode: "When the Music Stopped"|
Episode: "$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"
|1993||Based on an Untrue Story||Remo||TV movie|
|1994||Boy Meets World||Himself||Episode: "The Thrilla In Phila"|
|1995||Get Smart||Agent 0 / Himself||Episode: "Casino Evil"|
|1995||Burke's Law||Earl Rankin||Episode: "Who Killed the Centerfold?"|
|1996||The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story||Documentary|
|1998–2000||Recess||Mikey Blumberg's singing voice||4 episodes|
|1999||Just Shoot Me!||Himself||Episode: "Toy Story"|
|1999||Two Guys and a Girl||Himself||Episode: "Out with the Old"
Episode: "El matrimonio Loco"
|2001||Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street||Mikey Blumberg||Direct-to-Video; Singing voice|
|2003||Broadway: The Golden Age||Himself||Documentary|
|2006||The King of Queens||Himself / Performer||Episode: "Sold-Y Locks"|
|2008||My Gym Partner's a Monkey||Asst. Coach Ferret||Voice, Episode: "Animal School Musical", Posthumous release, (final appearance)|
- Visit to a Small Planet (1951)
- Thunder Rock (1951)
- Sunshine Town (1954)
- Spring Thaw (1955–1957)
- Carousel (1956)
- The Pajama Game (1956)
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1956)
- Finian's Rainbow (1956)
- South Pacific (1956)
- The Pajama Game (1957–1958)
- The Optimist (1957)
- The Beggar's Opera (1958)
- Bells Are Ringing (1959)
- Dream Girl (1959)
- Meet Me in St. Louis (1960)
- Carousel (1960)
- Camelot (cast member from December 3, 1960 – October 8, 1962) (replaced by Robert Peterson)
- The Happy Time (January 18 – September 28, 1968)
- I Do! I Do! (1970–1971)
- Camelot (1975)
- Carousel (1979)
- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1980–1981)
- Kiss Me, Kate (1981)
- South Pacific (1986–1989)
- Camelot (1990)
- The Fantasticks (1990)
- Camelot (1992–1994)
- Man of La Mancha (1996–1997)
- Moon Over Buffalo (1996) (replacement for Philip Bosco)
- Sweet Charity (1998)
- Camelot (1998)
- South Pacific (2002)
- Camelot (2004)
- La Cage aux Folles (2005) (replacement for Daniel Davis)