Michael Jeter (Performer) | Playbill

Michael Jeter


When Jeter won the Tony for playing Otto Kringelein, a dying Jewish-German bookkeeper, his acceptance speech was tearful and passionate. He spoke feelingly of overcoming addiction and offered words of encouragement to people who were watching the telecast and battling the same obstacles. That same night he knocked out the crowd singing and dancing "We'll Take a Glass" from the show. His vocal work in the Wright-Forrest-Yeston musical is preserved on the cast album of the show.

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  • Born: Aug 26, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, TN, USA
  • Death: Mar 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Roles (5)

Grand Hotel Playbill - Nov 1989 Grand Hotel
Opened November 12, 1989
  • as Otto Kringelein (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 G.R. Point
Opened April 16, 1979
  • as Straw (Original)
Once in a Lifetime Playbill - June 1978 Once in a Lifetime
Opened June 15, 1978
  • as Bellboy (Original)
  • as Jolson (Original)
  • as Page (Original)


Drama Desk Award
1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Winner
Theatre World Awards
1979 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1990 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Winner

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