Philip Hoffman
Biographical Information
Born May 12th, 1954
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Productions The Moony Shapiro Songbook as Back-up Singer/Announcer (original Broadway cast)
Is There Life After High School? (original Broadway cast)
Baby as Mr Weiss/Ensemble, Nick Sakarian (understudy)(original Broadway cast)
Into the Woods as Steward, Baker/Cinderella's Father (original Broadway cast)
Jekyll & Hyde as John Utterson (original cast)
Falsettos as Marvin/Mendel (original Broadway cast)
Falsettos as Marvin/Mendel
Merrily We Roll Along as Jerome
Yiddle With a Fiddle as Arye
The Scarlet Pimpernel as Tussaud (original Broadway cast)
Ring Round the Moon as Footman, Patrice Bombelles/Romainville (understudy) (original Broadway cast)
Fiddler on the Roof as Mordcha, Tevye/Lazar Wolf (understudy)
A Catered Affair as Sam/Mr O'Halloran, Tom Hurley (understudy)(original Broadway cast)
Cabaret as Herr Schultz (understudy)
Recordings Is There Life After High School? (original cast recording)
Baby (original cast recording)
Into the Woods (original cast recording)
Jekyll & Hyde: The Complete Works Album
The Scarlet Pimpernel (original cast recording)
Fiddler on the Roof (2004 revival cast)
A Catered Affair (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Baritone

Philip Hoffman is an American actor.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Hoffman's first theatrical role came with The Moony Shapiro Songbook, which unfortunately closed after the first night. He had performed as well as serving a number of backstage roles in this production. Despite the inauspicious beginning he went on to have a widely successful theatrical career, originating several roles in major productions.


Hoffman has a large amount of musical credits to his name, with Broadway, regional and national credits. He originated the role of Mr. Weiss in Baby followed by an appearance as the Steward in the original cast of Into the Woods during which time he understudied the roles of the Baker and Cinderella's Father.

In 1990, Hoffman became the first actor to play the role of John Utterson in the musical of Jekyll & Hyde on stage. Over the next few years he appeared in regional productions such as Merrily We Roll Along, before returning to Broadway with The Scarlet Pimpernel. He also appeared in the 2004 production of Fiddler on the Roof as Mordcha, yet he also understudied the roles of both Tevye and Lazar Wolf.


The Moony Shapiro Songbook (1981)(originated the role)Edit

Is There Life After High School? (1982)(originated the role)Edit

Baby (1983)Edit

Mr. Weiss (originated the role)Edit
  • We Start Today
  • Fatherhood Blues (contains solo lines)
  • We Start Today (reprise)
  • The Story Goes On
Nick Sakarian (understudy)Edit
  • We Start Today (contains solo lines)
  • Baby, Baby, Baby (contains solo lines)
  • At Night She Comes Home To Me (duet)
  • Fatherhood Blues (contains solo lines)
  • Romance (duet)
  • Romance (reprise)(duet)
  • With You (duet)
  • We Start Today (second reprise)

Into the Woods (1987)Edit

Steward (originated the role)Edit
  • Act One Finale
  • Act Two Finale
Baker (understudy)Edit
  • Act One Prologue (contains solo lines)
  • The Cow as White as Milk/The Spell is On My House (duet)
  • Maybe They're Magic (duet)
  • Maybe They're Magic (reprise)(solo)
  • It Takes Two (duet)
  • Act Two Prologue (contains solo lines)
  • Your Fault (contains solo lines)
  • No More (duet)
  • No One Is Alone (Part 2)(contains solo lines)
  • Act Two Finale (contains solo lines)
Cinderella's Father (understudy)Edit
  • Act Two Finale

Jekyll & Hyde (1990)(originated the role)Edit

  • How Can I Continue On (duet)
  • Your Work and Nothing More (contains solo lines)

Falsettos (1992)Edit


Merrily We Roll Along (1994)Edit

Yiddle With a Fiddle (1997)Edit

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1997)(originated the role)Edit

Ring Round the Moon (1999)Edit

Footman (originated the role)Edit
Patrice Bombelles (understudy)Edit
Romainville (understudy)Edit

Fiddler on the Roof (2004)Edit

  • Tradition
  • To Life
  • Sunrise, Sunset
  • Anatevka
Tevye (understudy)Edit
  • Tradition
  • Sabbath Prayer
  • If I Were a Rich Man (solo)
  • To Life (contains solo lines)
  • Tevye's Monologue (solo)
  • Tevye's Dream (contains solo lines)
  • Sunrise, Sunset (contains solo lines)
  • Tevye's Rebuttal (solo)
  • Chavaleh (solo)
  • Anatevka
Lazar Wolf (understudy)Edit
  • Tradition
  • To Life (contains solo lines)
  • Sunrise, Sunset
  • Anatevka

A Catered Affair (2008)Edit

Sam (originated the role)Edit
  • Partners (contains solo lines)
  • Condy Island (reprise)
Mr. O'Halloran (originated the role)Edit
  • Your Childrens' Happiness (duet)
Tom Hurley (understudy)Edit
  • Partners (contains solo lines)
  • I Stayed (solo)
  • Don't Ever Stop Saying I Love You (contains solo lines)
  • Coney Island (reprise)

Cabaret (2014)(understudy)Edit

  • It Couldn't Please Me More (duet)
  • Married (duet)
  • Meeskite (solo)
  • Married (reprise)(solo)

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