Peter Bartlett

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Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett (born August 28, 1942) is an American-born actor.




With appearances on shows such as Law & Order and films such as Meet the Parents, Bartlett portrayed Nigel Bartholomew-Smythe on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. He had portrayed this role from 1991 until the soap’s cancellation in 2012. In 2009, he began portraying Nigel’s English cousin Neville. In 2004 he appeared on Broadway playing the role of Pluto in The Frogs, the Stephen SondheimBurt SheveloveNathan Lane adaptation which played at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. His lively performance was well received by critics and audiences, and Stephen Sondheim has stated that Mr. Bartlett’s delivery of the line, “Get out of town!” (preserved on the original cast recording by PS Classics) was a highlight of the show, and starred in the 2009 Disney film The Princess and the Frog as a valet named Lawrence. He recently starred on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone as Underling, the butler. He opened to highly favorable reviews in the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” on March 3, 2013 playing the Prince’s calculating Regent, Sebastian.

Since 1993, the openly gay Bartlett has been frequently associated with the plays of gay playwright Paul Rudnick, beginning with the latter’s off-Broadway success Jeffrey, and continuing through The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, and The Naked Truth.[1] 2015 Peter joined the cast of the musical “Something Rotten” by Book Karey Kirkpatrick, Music and Lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick at the St James Theatre New York.




Productions Date of Productions
Something Rotten!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Starring: Peter Bartlett [Lord Clapham, Master of the Justice]
Apr 22, 2015 – Present
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
[Musical, Original]

  • Also Starring: Peter Bartlett [Sebastian]
Mar 03, 2013 – Jan 03, 2015
A Free Man of Color
[Play, Drama, Original]

  • Performer: Peter Bartlett [Mercure, Count Achille Creux]
Nov 18, 2010 – Jan 09, 2011
The Drowsy Chaperone
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Performer: Peter Bartlett
    • Underling – Replacement (Jan 16, 2007 – ?)
May 01, 2006 – Dec 30, 2007
The Frogs
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Performer: Peter Bartlett [Pluto]
Jul 22, 2004 – Oct 10, 2004
Never Gonna Dance
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Also Starring: Peter Bartlett [Mr. Pangborn]
Dec 04, 2003 – Feb 15, 2004
Voices in the Dark
[Play, Mystery, Original]

  • Performer: Peter Bartlett [Hack]
Aug 12, 1999 – Oct 10, 1999
Beauty and the Beast
[Musical, Comedy, Original]

  • Performer: Peter Bartlett
    • Cogsworth – Replacement
Apr 18, 1994 – Jul 29, 2007
Boom Boom Room
[Play, Drama, Original]

  • Performer: Peter Bartlett [Guy]
Nov 08, 1973 – Dec 09, 1973
Gloria and Esperanza
[Play, Original]

  • Performer: Peter Bartlett [Ensemble]
Feb 04, 1970 – Feb 14, 1970
A Patriot for Me
[Play, Drama, Original]

  • Performer: Peter Bartlett [Officer, Hofburg Guest, Shepherdess]
  • Understudy: Peter Bartlett [Ferdy, Marie Antoinette, Lady of Fashion, Boy]
Oct 06, 1969 – Nov 15, 1969


Off Broadway


Show(s) (listed chronologically,
most recent first)
Position(s) Role(s) Theater Name
The Illusion Actor Matamore Peter Norton Space
What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling Actor Leonard New World Stages Stage V
The New Century Actor Mr. Charles Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Rude Entertainment Actor Mr. Charles/Trent/Paul Greenwich House
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told Actor Shreve Pomfret/Peter/Dad #1/Pharoh/Trey Pomfret New York Theatre Workshop
Don Juan in Chicago Actor Mephistoheles Primary Stages
The Naked Truth Actor Dan Barstow/Messenger/Fr. Middlebury WPA Theatre
Jeffrey Actor Sterling/Man in Bed Minetta Lane Theatre
The Learned Ladies Actor Vadius/Judge East 13th Street/CSC Theatre
Buzzsaw Berkeley Actor Mr. Krupps/ James Looney/ Zack Fleece/ Ace WPA Theatre
The Crazy Locomotive Actor Valery Bean Theatre Four
I Remember the House Where I Was Born Actor N/A Playwrights Horizons