Charles Nelson Reilly (Director) | Playbill

Charles Nelson Reilly

Director

Mr. Reilly — who often sported ascots and oversized glasses — also appeared on "The Tonight Show" (with Johnny Carson) nearly 100 times. In an interview for The Advocate in 2001 Mr. Reilly discussed the effect game shows had on his career: "You can't do anything else once you do game shows. You have no career."

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  • Born: Jan 12, 1931 in The Bronx, NY
  • Death: May 24, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2002 Outstanding Solo Performance Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2002 Outstanding Solo Performance Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly Nominee
Tony Award
1997 Best Direction of a Play Nominee
1964 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
1962 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Winner
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