Bob Martin, who plays '20s musical aficionado Man in Chair in the Broadway hit The Drowsy Chaperone, was present for the recent unveiling of his caricature at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant.
Martin, in addition to co-starring in the musical, co-wrote the book of The Drowsy Chaperone with Don McKellar.
In addition to his Best Book of a Musical Tony for The Drowsy Chaperone, Martin won a Drama Desk Award in the same category. A native of Canada, his theatre credits there include An Awkward Evening with Martin and Johnson, The Good Life and Old Wine, New Bottles. He served as writer and creative producer for the Canadian TV series "Slings and Arrows." Other TV appearances include "Burnt Toast" and "Puppets Who Kill." He also recently appeared in the Actors' Fund benefit concert of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Also starring Sutton Foster and Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel, among others, The Drowsy Chaperone continues its hit run at the Marquis Theatre, where it opened on May 1st, 2006. "To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage," state press notes.
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Bob Martin and Max Klimavicius
Bob Martin and wife Janet Van De Graaff
Bob Martin and Janet Van De Graaff
Producer Kevin McCollum and Bob Martin
Bob Martin reacts to the unveiling
Producer Kevin McCollum, Bob Martin and producer Roy Miller
Company members of The Drowsy Chaperone with producers Kevin McCollum and Roy Miller, and Tony-winning composer/lyricist Lisa Lambert
Brothers Garth Kravits and Jason Kravits
Bob Martin and Janet Van de Graaff
Bob Martin and Lisa Lambert