Jon Cypher
Biographical Information
Born January 13th, 1932
New York City, New York, United States
Productions Cinderella as Prince Christopher
Purple Dust as Basil Stoke (original cast)
Man of La Mancha as Dr. Sanson Carrasco/The Duke (original Broadway cast), Don Quixote de la Mancha/Alonso Quijana/Miguel de Cervantes
Sherry! as Bert Jefferson (original Broadway cast)
Ilya Darling as Homer Thrace
Coco as Papa (original Broadway cast)
1776 as Thomas Jefferson
Prettybelle as Ray Schaeffer (original cast)
Oliver! as Bill Sykes
Evita as Juan Perón
42nd Street as Julian Marsh
Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Barber of Fleet Street as Sweeney Todd/Benjamin Barker
big: The Musical as MacMillan (original Broadway cast)
Recordings Purple Dust (studio cast recording)

Man of La Mancha (original cast recording)
Coco (original cast recording)
big: The Musical (original cast recording)

Vocal Type Tenor

Jon Cypher is an American actor.


Born in New York City, Cypher studied at the University of Vermont before making his television debut in the musical Cinderella. Soon after, he made his Broadway debut in The Disenchanted and would continue to appear in both musicals and straight plays.

As well as his stage roles, Cypher also became known for his characters in long running series such as Hill Street Blues and Major Dad, and films including Valdez is Coming and Masters of the Universe.


Cypher appeared in a large number of mostly stage musicals, (following his role as Prince Christopher in the television musical version Cinderella), notably originating the role of Dr. Sanson Carrasco in Man of La Mancha. He also appeared in the original casts of Sherry! and big: The Musical.

Cypher also played notable roles in long running musicals such as Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Juan Perón in Evita and the leading role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Barber of Fleet Street.


Cinderella (1957)Edit

  • Ten Minutes Ago (duet)
  • Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful (duet)


Purple Dust (1965)(originated the role)Edit

  • The Bosky Countrie (contains solo lines)
  • Ready for Anything (duet)

Man of La Mancha (1965)Edit

Dr. Carrasco (originated the role)Edit
  • I'm Only Thinking of Him (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Finale: Ultimo
Don Quixote/Alonso QuijanaEdit
  • Man of La Mancha (duet)
  • Dulcinea (solo)
  • Golden Helmet of Mambrino (contains solo lines)
  • The Impossible Dream (solo)
  • The Impossible Dream (reprise)(solo)
  • Man of La Mancha (reprise)(solo)
  • The Impossible Dream (second reprise)(duet)
  • Man of La Mancha (second reprise)(contains solo lines)

Sherry! (1967)(originated the role)Edit

  • Meet Mesalia (contains solo lines)
  • With This Ring (contains solo lines)

Ilya Darling (1968)Edit

  • Po, Po, Po (duet)
  • Golden Land (contains solo lines)
  • I Think She Needs Me (solo)

1776 (1969)Edit

  • But Mr. Addams (contains solo lines)
  • The Egg (contains solo lines)

Coco (1969)(originated the role)Edit

  • Gabrielle (solo)

Prettybelle (1971)(originated the role)Edit

  • You Ain't Hurtin' Your Ole Lady None (contains solo lines)

Oliver! (1973)Edit

  • My Name (solo)

Evita (1980)Edit

  • The Art of the Possible
  • Charity Concert (contains solo lines)
  • I'd be Surprisingly Good for You (duet)
  • A New Argentina (contains solo lines)
  • On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada (contains solo lines)
  • Rainbow Tour (contains solo lines)
  • She is a Diamond (contains solo lines)
  • Dice Are Rolling/Eva's Sonnet (duet)
  • Montage (contains solo lines)

42nd Street (1984)Edit

  • Lullaby of Broadway (contains solo lines)
  • Forty-Second Street (Reprise)(solo)
  • Finale Ultimo

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1990)Edit

  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (includes solo lines)
  • No Place Like London (includes solo lines)
  • My Friends (duet)
  • Pretty Women (duet)
  • Epiphany (duet)
  • A Little Priest (duet)
  • God That's Good (includes solo lines)
  • Johanna (quartet) (includes solo lines)
  • By the Sea (includes solo lines)
  • Final Scene (includes solo lines)
  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (seventh reprise)(contains solo lines)

big: the Musical (1996)(originated the role)Edit

  • Fun (contains solo lines)
  • Coffee, Black (contains solonlines)

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