Denis Lawson
Biographical Information
Born September 27th, 1947
Crieff, Scotland
Productions Pal Joey as Joey
Mr. Cinders as Jim Lancaster
Lust as Horner (original London cast)
La Cage Aux Folles as Georges
Recordings Pal Joey (1980 revival cast)
Mr. Cinders (1983 revival cast)
Selected Highlights from Lust
Vocal Type Tenor

Denis Lawson is a Scottish actor.


Born in Crieff, Perthshire, Lawson studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and made his stage debut in a production of Metamorphosis in 1969. He later gained recognition onscreen as Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Lawson frequently appeared on television, notably as John Jarndyce in Bleak House, Hornblower and Jekyll. He also starred in a number of stage plays, and directed a 1999 production of Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs.


Lawson performed in a number of stage musicals, portraying Joey in the 1980 London revival of Pal Joey and Jim Lancaster in the later revival of Mr. Cinders.

Lawson also originated the role of Horner in Lust and portrayed Georges in La Cage Aux Folles.


Pal Joey (1980)Edit

  • You Mustn't Kick It Around (contains solo lines)
  • I Could Write a Book (duet)
  • Happy Hunting Horn (contains solo lines)
  • Pal Joey (What Do I Care For A Dame?)(solo)
  • In Our Little Den (of Iniquity)(duet)
  • Take Him (contains solo lines)
  • I Could Write A Book (Reprise)(solo)

Mr. Cinders (1983)Edit

  • One-Man Girl (duet)
  • At the Ball (contains solo lines)
  • Spread a Little Happiness (solo)
  • On the Amazon (solo)
  • Eighteenth Century Drag (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • She's My Lovely (solo)
  • I've Got You, You've Got Me (duet)
  • Finale

Lust (1993)(originated the role)Edit

  • The Art of Deceiving (duet)
  • Serve The Dog Right (contains solo lines)
  • I Live For Love (solo)
  • A Pox On Love And Wenching (contains solo lines)
  • I Live For Love (reprise)(solo)
  • Husbands Beware (contains solo lines)
  • What a Handsome Little Fellow (contains solo lines)
  • The Captain's Jig
  • Wait and See/Lust
  • Lust (reprise)
  • Ode To The One I Love (solo)
  • China (contains solo lines)
  • A Little Time in the Country (duet)
  • The Master Class (duet)
  • One Of You (contains solo lines)
  • Vengeance
  • The Master Class (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • We Thank You/Lust (reprise)

La Cage Aux Folles (2008)Edit

  • We Are What We Are (contains solo lines)
  • With Anne on My Arm (duet)
  • With You on My Arm (duet)
  • Song on the Sand (solo)
  • Song on the Sand (Reprise)(duet)
  • Masculinity (contains solo lines)
  • Look Over There (solo)
  • Cocktail Counterpoint (contains solo lines)
  • La Cage aux Folles (Reprise)(solo)
  • Finale

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