Dick Latessa

Richard Robert "Dick" Latessa (born September 15, 1930) is an American actor. Latessa was born in Cleveland, Ohio to a mother who was an automotive upholstery maker. Latessa made his Broadway debut in The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N in 1968. Additional theatre credits include Follies, Rags, The Cherry Orchard, Damn Yankees, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Awake and Sing!, Cabaret, The Will Rogers Follies and Hairspray, for which he won both the Tony- and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Latessa currently stars in Nicky Silver's new Broadway play, "The Lyons." Throughout the years he also has been featured in several Neil Simon plays, including Chapter Two, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Rumors, and Proposals. Recently he was featured in the 2010 revival of the Burt Bacharach and Hal David musical Promises, Promises, for which Neil Simon wrote the book. He played the role of Dr. Dreyfuss. Latessa's screen credits include The Substance of Fire, Alfie, and Stigmata.


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