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  • Great Performances (1971– )
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    TV Series | 180 min | Music, Musical
Great Performances (1971– )
TV-G
TV Series | 180 min | Music, Musical

Filmed and televised versions of theater productions, such as plays, musicals, operas, ballets, and concerts from around the world.
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Seasons
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Creator
Sheldon Epps (developer)
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Status
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Updated Feb 25, 1971

Release date (First episode)
1971 (United States)

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Cast

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50 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Scott Yoo
Self / Self - Host / Self - Host & Violinist Self / Self - Host / Self - Host & Violinist   See fewer
17
Julie Andrews
Self - Host / Self / Cinderella Self - Host / Self / Cinderella   See fewer
13
Plácido Domingo
Self / Cavardossi / Francisco Goya / Juanillo / Pablo Neruda / … See more Self / Cavardossi / Francisco Goya / Juanillo / Pablo Neruda / Parsifal / Radamès / Self - interviewed   See fewer
13
Renée Fleming
Self / Blanche Dubois / Mme. de Tourvel / Self - Performer / Soprano Self / Blanche Dubois / Mme. de Tourvel / Self - Performer / Soprano   See fewer
11
Walter Cronkite
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
10
David Foster
Self / Piano Self / Piano   See fewer
9
Audra McDonald
Self - Performer / Self / Jenny Smith / Singer Self - Performer / Self / Jenny Smith / Singer   See fewer
9
Josh Groban
Self / Self - Vocalist / Anatoly Sergievsky / Pianist / Self - Guest Performer / … See more Self / Self - Vocalist / Anatoly Sergievsky / Pianist / Self - Guest Performer / Self - Host / Self - Performer / Vocalist   See fewer
9
Chita Rivera
Self / Self - Broadway Performer / Self - Performer Self / Self - Broadway Performer / Self - Performer   See fewer
9
8
Thomas Hampson
Baritone / Gabey / Host (in televised version only) / Self / Self - Contributor / … See more Baritone / Gabey / Host (in televised version only) / Self / Self - Contributor / Self in interview / Valmont   See fewer
8
Stephen Sondheim
Self / Maxie Schwartz / Self - Composer / Self - Honoree Self / Maxie Schwartz / Self - Composer / Self - Honoree   See fewer
8
Frederica von Stade
Self / Claire Huddesen / Marquise de Merteuil / Mezzo Soprano / Tina Self / Claire Huddesen / Marquise de Merteuil / Mezzo Soprano / Tina   See fewer
6
Liza Minnelli
Self / Self - Performer Self / Self - Performer   See fewer
6
Hal Holbrook
Self - Host / Theater in America Host Self - Host / Theater in America Host   See fewer
6
Bernadette Peters
Self - Performer / Libby Self - Performer / Libby   See fewer
6
Yo-Yo Ma
Self / Self (solo cellist) / Self - Soloist Self / Self (solo cellist) / Self - Soloist   See fewer
6
Patti LuPone
Self - Performer / Leocadia Begbick / Self / The Old Lady Self - Performer / Leocadia Begbick / Self / The Old Lady   See fewer
5
Betty Comden
Self / Emily Whitman / Host / Narrator Self / Emily Whitman / Host / Narrator   See fewer
5
Adolph Green
Self / Host / Narrator / Theordore Whitman Self / Host / Narrator / Theordore Whitman   See fewer
5
Nathan Lane
Self - Performer / Mouse / Self - Host / Self - Perfomer Self - Performer / Mouse / Self - Host / Self - Perfomer   See fewer
5
Lauren Bacall
Narrator / Self / Self - Hostess Narrator / Self / Self - Hostess   See fewer
5
Paul McCartney
Self / Self - Musical Guest Self / Self - Musical Guest   See fewer
5
Itzhak Perlman
Self / Self - Performer Self / Self - Performer   See fewer
5
5
Michael Tilson Thomas
Self - Conductor / Self - Host Self - Conductor / Self - Host   See fewer
5
Natalie Cole
Self / Self - Performer Self / Self - Performer   See fewer
5
Vanessa Williams
Self / Self - Host / Self - Performer Self / Self - Host / Self - Performer   See fewer
5
Eric Clapton
Self / Self - Guitarist Self / Self - Guitarist   See fewer
5
James Maddalena
Gideon March / Guglielmo / Il conte d'Almaviva / Richard Nixon Gideon March / Guglielmo / Il conte d'Almaviva / Richard Nixon   See fewer
4
Paul Gemignani
Self - Conductor / Self / Self - conducting Philharmonic Self - Conductor / Self / Self - conducting Philharmonic   See fewer
4
Tony Bennett
Self / Self - Featuring / Self - Musical Guest Self / Self - Featuring / Self - Musical Guest   See fewer
4
Frank Langella
John Buchanan / Konstantin Treplev / Narrator / The Prince of Homburg John Buchanan / Konstantin Treplev / Narrator / The Prince of Homburg   See fewer
4
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Amy Bisley / Essie Miller / Grandmother / Mrs. Atkins Amy Bisley / Essie Miller / Grandmother / Mrs. Atkins   See fewer
4
Carol Burnett
Self / Carlotta Campion Self / Carlotta Campion   See fewer
4
Richard Woods
Anthony P. Kirby / General / Henry James / Humpty-Dumpty Anthony P. Kirby / General / Henry James / Humpty-Dumpty   See fewer
4
Blythe Danner
Alma Winemiller / Narrator / Nina / Self Alma Winemiller / Narrator / Nina / Self   See fewer
4
4
Kristin Chenoweth
Self - Performer / Cunegonde Self - Performer / Cunegonde   See fewer
4
André Previn
Self / Self - Conductor Self / Self - Conductor   See fewer
4
Rebecca Luker
Self / Self - Performer Self / Self - Performer   See fewer
4
New York Philharmonic
Themselves / Themselves - with the Themselves / Themselves - with the   See fewer
4
Mandy Patinkin
Self - Performer / Buddy Plummer / Self Self - Performer / Buddy Plummer / Self   See fewer
4
Bebe Neuwirth
Self - Performer / Self - Host Self - Performer / Self - Host   See fewer
4
Marin Alsop
Conductor / Self / Self - Conducted by / Self - Conductor, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Conductor / Self / Self - Conducted by / Self - Conductor, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra   See fewer
4
Jim Walton
Bobby Child / Self / Self - Performer / Young Buddy Bobby Child / Self / Self - Performer / Young Buddy   See fewer
4
Glenn Close
Self - Performer / Neighbor / Self - Host Self - Performer / Neighbor / Self - Host   See fewer
4
Karen Ziemba
Self / Self - Performer Self / Self - Performer   See fewer
4
Angela Lansbury
Self / Miss Daisy Werthan Self / Miss Daisy Werthan   See fewer
4
Michael Feinstein
Self / Self - Host Self / Self - Host   See fewer
4
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