Brian Davies
Biographical Information
Born November 15th, 1938
Rhondda Valley, Wales
Productions The Sound of Music as Rolf Gruber
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Hero (original Broadway Cast)
Man of the Century as Victor Davies
James Joyce's The Dead as Mr. Browne
Recordings The Sound of Music (original cast recording)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (original cast recording)
James Joyce's The Dead (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Tenor

Brian Davies is a Welsh actor.


Born in Rhondda Valley, Wales, Davies began as a stage actor and received his big break in the original cast of The Sound of Music. After this he made frequent guest appearances on television in series including Wonder Woman and All My Children, as well as several BBC and ITV plays For Today.

In later years, Davies made several big screen appearances, playing small roles in (among others) Mickey Blue Eyes and Age of Innocence.


Davies appeared in several musical roles, originating the roles of Rolf in The Sound of Music and Hero in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In 1999 he sang in the film Man of the Century, the same year he made his return to musicals with James Joyce's The Dead.


Man of the Century (1999)Edit

  • Look Out for the Silver Lining (solo)


The Sound of Music (1959)(originated the role)Edit

  • Sixteen Going on Seventeen (duet)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962)(originated the role)Edit

  • Love, I Hear (solo)
  • Free (duet)
  • Lovely (duet)
  • Pretty Little Picture (contains solo lines)
  • Impossible (duet)
  • Finale

James Joyce's The Dead (2000)(originated the role)Edit

  • Three Jolly Pigeons (contains solo lines)
  • Queen of Our Hearts (contains solo lines)

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