Lenny Wolpe Theater Actor

Lenny Wolpe is an American musical theatre actor who has appeared in Broadway musicals including Wicked and The Drowsy Chaperone. Wolpe majored in American history at George Washington University and was active in the university's theatre department. Upon graduation, Wolpe attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota to teach theatre. Wolpe made his Broadway debut in Onward Victoria, which closed on opening night. Other Broadway appearances include Copperfield (Mr. Dick), Into the Light (Peter Vonn), and The Sound of Music (replacement for Max Dettweiler). While in a national tour of Little Shop of Horrors, Wolpe was asked to audition for The Drowsy Chaperone by producer Roy Miller, with whom he had worked at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. Wolpe was cast as Feltzeig, a producer. Wolpe created the role of the Wizard in Wicked's original workshops in Los Angeles. Beginning July 10, 2007, he played the Wizard on Broadway. Wolpe played his final performance as the Wizard in the Broadway company on July 27, 2008 and was replaced by P.J. Benjamin. Wolpe recently reprised the role as The Wizard in the first US National Tour of Wicked, where he replaced Lee Wilkof.

Personal details

Nationality
United States of America

Education

1. University of Minnesota Colleges/University

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 52,557 students in 2011–2012.

Institution info

Type Flagship university
Endowment
2013. 1.78 bil. $
2006. 2.22 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1851
Headquarters
231 Pillsbury Drive S.E., 55455 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Undergraduates
2013. 5,544
2010. 33,607
2009. 33,236
Postgraduates
2013. 45,982
2010. 18,114
Acceptance rate
2012. 49.5 %
2011. 47.8 %
2010. 47.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 13.6 K $
2011. 13 K $
2010. 12.3 K $
2009. 11.5 K $
2008. 10.8 K $
Official web page www.umn.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Minnesota connected by profession and/or age

b. 1918., Theater Actor
b. 1941., Theater Actor
b. 1949., Actor
b. 1882., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1977., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1919., Politician
b. 1981., Olympic athlete
b. 1923., Academic

2. George Washington University Colleges/University

The George Washington University (GW, GWU, or George Washington) is a private, coeducational comprehensive university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 9, 1821, as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 1.38 bil. $
2011. 1.58 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
February 9th, 1821
Headquarters
2121 Eye Street, NW, 20052 - Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
Undergraduates
2012. 10,464
2010. 10,358
2009. 10,505
Postgraduates
2012. 15,189
2010. 14,777
Acceptance rate
2011. 33.0 %
2010. 33.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 47.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.gwu.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended George Washington University connected by profession and/or age

Theater Actor
b. 1922., Military Person
b. 1936., Military Person
b. 1924., Military Person
b. 1948., Organization leader
b. 1964., Politician
b. 1967., Politician
b. 1972., Politician

Starring TV roles

1. Baby Talk

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
March 8th, 1991 May 8th, 1992 2
Francesca P. Roberts
English

2. You're the One

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
The WB 100+ Station Group
April 19th, 1998 May 3rd, 1998 1
Dori Brenner
Elon Gold

Guest TV appearances

Beverly Hills, 90210

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama
Teen drama

Official site

External resources

Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American drama series that originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox and was produced by Spelling Television in the United States, and subsequently on numerous networks around the world. It is the first series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The show followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California University after graduation. The show was created by Darren Star and executive producers Charles Rosin followed in later seasons by Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, Paul Waigner, Steve Wasserman, and Jessica Klein. The 90210 in the title refers to one of the city's five ZIP codes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E12 May 10th, 2000
Kevin Inch

Blossom

Program genre

Comedy-drama
Sitcom
Comedy
Drama

External resources

Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from July 5, 1990 to May 22, 1995. Don Reo created the series which starred Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo, a teenager living with her father and two brothers. It was produced by Reo's Impact Zone Productions and Witt/Thomas Productions in association with Touchstone Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 November 9th, 1992

Boy Meets World

Program genre

Children's television series
Teen drama
Comedy-drama
Sitcom
Comedy
Drama

External resources

Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius Cory Matthews.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 December 9th, 1994

Chappelle's Show

Program genre

Satire
Sketch comedy
Variety show
Comedy

Official site

External resources

Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in various sketches. Chappelle, Brennan and Michele Armour were the show's executive producers. The series premiered on January 22, 2003, on the American cable television network Comedy Central. The show ran for two complete seasons and a third, truncated season.nAfter numerous delays, production of the third season of the show was abruptly ended when Chappelle left the show. Three episodes were compiled from the completed work and these episodes aired from July 9 to July 23, 2006. Re-runs have frequently aired on Comedy Central and around the world, with episodes airing on MTV in Germany, Comedy Central in Brazil, MuchMusic in Canada, The Comedy Channel and 7mate in Australia, and FX in the United Kingdom.nChappelle's Show was also shown on WGN America and was syndicated to various television stations across the U.S. including MyNetworkTV. TV Guide ranked it #31 on their list of TV's Top 100 Shows.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 March 24th, 2004

Crossing Jordan

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Legal
Drama
Crime

Official site

External resources

Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001 to May 16, 2007. It stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The show used an ensemble cast approach that featured a group of Jordan's co-workers and police detectives assigned to the various cases. Its roster of central characters was created by Tim Kring, who also developed its core format.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 March 14th, 2004

Diagnosis: Murder

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

Diagnosis: Murder is a mystery/medical/crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son, a homicide detective played by his real-life son Barry Van Dyke. The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman, became a series of three TV movies, and then a weekly television series that debuted on CBS on October 29, 1993. The series struggled at first and was almost canceled at the end of the second season, it returned as a midseason replacement in the third season, and was regularly renewed thereafter. 178 episodes were made and aired in the show's eight seasons on the CBS network in the United States and two more TV movies aired after the series' cancellation on May 11, 2001. Since 1997, the show aired in reruns on ABC Family, ION Television and on the Hallmark Channel in America, weekdays on the Hallmark Channel, Alibi and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom and weekdays on Foxtel's TV1 channel in Australia.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E10 November 18th, 1994 ,

ER

Program genre

Drama

Official site

External resources

ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994 to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E13 February 10th, 2000

Jake and the Fatman

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural
Legal drama

External resources

Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. Fatman McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles.nThe series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987 to 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of this series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E17 March 18th, 1992

L.A. Law

Program genre

Drama
Legal drama
Legal

External resources

L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994.nCreated by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including an ensemble cast, large number of parallel storylines, social drama, and off-the-wall humor. It reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, and many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence. The series often also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff.nThe show was popular with audiences and critics, and won 15 Emmy Awards throughout its run, four of which were for Outstanding Drama Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E08 December 13th, 1990
S04-E09 January 11th, 1990 ,
Win Phelps

Mad About You

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999. The show stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E12 January 6th, 1994

Major Dad

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Major Dad is an American sitcom created by Richard C. Okie and John G. Stephens, developed by Earl Pomerantz, that originally ran from 1989 to 1993 on CBS, starring Gerald McRaney as Major John D. MacGillis and Shanna Reed as his wife Polly. The cast also includes Beverly Archer, Matt Mulhern, Jon Cypher, Marisa Ryan, Nicole Dubuc and Chelsea Hertford.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E14 January 1st, 1989

Martin

Program genre

Comedy-drama
Comedy
Drama
Sitcom

External resources

Martin is an American sitcom that aired for five seasons on the FOX network, from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997. Reflecting the rising popularity of the FOX network throughout the 1990s, Martin was one of the network's highest-rated shows during the sitcom's five-season run.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E14 February 13th, 1997

Matlock

Program genre

Drama
Legal
Legal drama
Police procedural
Comedy-drama

External resources

Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal-defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions, and Paramount Television, originally aired from September 23, 1986, to May 8, 1992, on NBC; and from November 5, 1992, until May 7, 1995, on ABC.nThe show's format is similar to that of CBS's Perry Mason, with Matlock identifying the perpetrators and then confronting them in dramatic courtroom scenes. One difference, however, was that whereas Mason usually exculpated his clients at a pretrial hearing, Matlock usually secured an acquittal at trial, from the jury.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E17 March 6th, 1992

Murder One

Program genre

Thriller
Legal
Crime Fiction
Legal drama
Police procedural
Drama

External resources

Murder One is an American legal drama television series that first aired on the ABC network in the United States in 1995. The series was created by Steven Bochco, Charles H. Eglee, and Channing Gibson.nTV Guide included the series in their 2013 list of 60 shows that were Cancelled Too Soon.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 April 23rd, 1996
Geoffrey Neigher
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Murphy Brown

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor for FYI, a fictional CBS television newsmagazine.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E15 January 18th, 1993

Pacific Palisades

Program genre

Drama
Soap opera

External resources

Pacific Palisades is an American soap opera that aired on Fox during prime time from April to July 1997. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show was cancelled after just thirteen episodes despite a last-minute attempt to increase ratings by casting Joan Collins.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 April 23rd, 1997
S01-E05 May 7th, 1997
Les Sheldon
S01-E04 April 30th, 1997

Roseanne

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Roseanne is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. The series reached #1 in the Nielsen ratings becoming the most watched television show in the United States from 1989 to 1990, and remained in the top four for six of its nine seasons, and in the top twenty for eight seasons, TV Guide rated Roseanne as one of the greatest shows of all time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E16 February 9th, 1993

Sisters

Program genre

Comedy
Soap opera
Drama

External resources

Sisters is a television drama which aired on NBC for six seasons, from 1991 to 1996. The series was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who were also the executive producers and showrunners. The show debuted on May 11, 1991 for a seven-episode test run and was subsequently renewed for the 1991 fall schedule. Sisters was the first primetime network television series to focus specifically on the lives of women, and the issues relating to them. It was also one of the first 'demographic' hits because of its strong female viewership. Other series about women would eventually follow, but at the time it was regarded as being groundbreaking.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 November 16th, 1991
Jan Eliasberg
S01-E07 June 22nd, 1991

Six Feet Under

Program genre

Comedy-drama
Black comedy
Drama

Official site

External resources

Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August 21, 2005, spanning five seasons and 63 episodes. The show was produced by Actual Size Films and The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio and was shot on location in Los Angeles and in Hollywood studios. The show depicts members of the Fisher family, who run their funeral home in Los Angeles, and their friends and lovers. The series traces these characters' lives over the course of five years. The ensemble drama stars Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, and Rachel Griffiths as the show's seven central characters.nSix Feet Under received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its writing and acting, and consistently drew high ratings for the HBO network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E10 May 4th, 2003

Strong Medicine

Program genre

Medical fiction
Medical drama
Drama

External resources

Strong Medicine is a medical drama with a focus on feminist politics, health issues and class conflict, that aired on the Lifetime network from 2000 to 2006. The series was created and produced in part by comedian and activist Whoopi Goldberg, who made a couple of cameos in the series, and Tammy Ader. The series starring Janine Turner, Rosa Blasi, and Patricia Richardson. Strong Medicine was highest-rated original drama on basic cable in 2001.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E19 January 20th, 2002
Allison Liddi

The Golden Girls

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, the show centers on four older women sharing a home in Miami, Florida. It was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions, in association with Touchstone Television, and Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas, and Harris served as the original executive producers.nThe Golden Girls received critical acclaim throughout most of its run and won several awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice. It also won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Each of the four stars received an Emmy Award, making it one of only three sitcoms in the award's history to achieve this. The series also ranked among the top ten highest-rated programs for six out of its seven seasons. In 2014, the Writers Guild Of America placed the sitcom at #69 in their list of the 101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E07 November 2nd, 1991

The Jamie Foxx Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E17 February 25th, 2000

The John Larroquette Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series takes place in a seedy bus terminal in St. Louis, Missouri and originally focused on the somewhat broken people who worked the night shift, and in particular, the lead character's battle with alcoholism. The series was produced by Reo's Impact Zone Productions and Witt/Thomas Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 December 19th, 1995

The King of Queens

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

Official site

External resources

The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. The show was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions, CBS Paramount Television, in association with Columbia TriStar Television, and Sony Pictures Television. It was filmed at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, USA.nAfter the series finale broadcast on May 14, 2007, The King of Queens became the last American live action sitcom that premiered in the 1990s to end its run.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E07 November 5th, 2001

The Norm Show

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Norm Show is an American television sitcom that ran from 1999 through 2001 on the ABC television network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E14 January 19th, 2000

The Torkelsons

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Torkelsons is an American sitcom which aired on the NBC television network from September 21, 1991 to June 6, 1993. Produced by Walt Disney Television, the series starred Connie Ray, Olivia Burnette, and William Schallert. For the second and final season, the series was retooled and renamed Almost Home. The series lasted a total of two seasons, consisting of 33 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E06 October 26th, 1991

Who's the Boss?

Program genre

Comedy
Family
Sitcom

External resources

Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Produced by Embassy Television, in association with Hunter-Cohan Productions, and Columbia Pictures Television, the series starred Tony Danza as a retired major league baseball player who relocates to Fairfield, Connecticut to work as a live-in housekeeper for a divorced advertising executive, played by Judith Light. Also featured were Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro, and Katherine Helmond.nThe show received positive reviews throughout most of its run, becoming one of the most popular sitcoms of the mid-to-late-1980s. The series was nominated for more than forty awards, including ten Primetime Emmy Award and five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning each one. Also very successful in the ratings, Who's the Boss? consistently ranked in the top ten in the final primetime ratings between the years of 1985 and 1989, and has since continued in syndication worldwide.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E11 December 7th, 1991

Working

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

Working is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1997 to 1999. The series was created and executive produced by Michael Davidoff and Bill Rosenthal.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 May 6th, 1998

Wikipedia

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