Headlines
'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Bryan Cranston to play Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway

Bryan Cranston to play Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Bryan Cranston is to play U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's new play, "All the Way," producers said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
By United Press International
Shepherd, Stamos taking over 'Best Man' roles

Shepherd, Stamos taking over 'Best Man' roles

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Cybill Shepherd, John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Elizabeth Ashley are taking over roles from outgoing cast members in the Broadway revival of "The Best Man."
Blum replaces McKean in 'Best Man'

Blum replaces McKean in 'Best Man'

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Mark Blum has permanently replaced Michael McKean in the Broadway revival of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," producers announced Monday.
People in the news

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
By United Press International
Michael McKean out of hospital

Michael McKean out of hospital

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- Actor Michael McKean, who was hit by a car last week while walking in New York, says he has been discharged from St. Luke's Hospital.
People in the news

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
By United Press International
Michael McKean grateful for family, docs

Michael McKean grateful for family, docs

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Actor Michael McKean, who was hit by a car while walking in New York this week, is maintaining a positive attitude, saying via Twitter he is a "lucky man."

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
By United Press International
Injured McKean replaced in B'way show

Injured McKean replaced in B'way show

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Michael McKean has officially dropped out of the Broadway revival of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" after he was hit by a car in New York, producers said.
People in the news

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
By United Press International
Michael McKean hit by car, breaks leg

Michael McKean hit by car, breaks leg

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Michael McKean's publicist says the actor is hospitalized in stable condition after he was hit by a car and broke his leg Tuesday in New York.
People in the news

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
By United Press International
Prev
Page 1 of 4
Photos
1 of 8
Wiki

Michael John McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, composer and musician, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Squiggy's friend, Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap; and for his work in the Christopher Guest ensemble films.

McKean was born in New York City, New York, the son of Ruth and Gilbert McKean. He began his career (as well as the characters of Lenny and Squiggy) in Pittsburgh while a student at Carnegie Mellon University; David Lander was a fellow student at CMU. Their partnership grew after graduation as part of the comedy group The Credibility Gap with Harry Shearer in Los Angeles, but McKean's breakthrough came in 1976 when he joined the cast of Laverne and Shirley. McKean directed one episode, and the characters became something of a phenomenon, even releasing an album as Lenny and the Squigtones in 1979, which featured a young Christopher Guest on guitar (credited as Nigel Tufnel; the name Guest would use a few years later as part of the spoof rock band, Spinal Tap). "Foreign Legion of Love" was a big hit for the Squigtones, with frequent play on the Dr Demento Show. McKean also played his character in an episode of Happy Days. After leaving Laverne and Shirley in 1982, McKean played David St. Hubbins in the cult spoof documentary movie This Is Spinal Tap with both Guest and Shearer, and appeared in the soap opera spoof Young Doctors in Love.

McKean quickly became a recognizable name in film and television, with appearances in films such as Used Cars (1980), Clue (1985), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), the film adaptation of Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Coneheads (1993), and Radioland Murders (1994). He also had guest roles on such shows as Murder, She Wrote, Murphy Brown, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Caroline in the City. McKean was part of an ensemble cast in the short-lived television series Grand on NBC which aired in 1990.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Michael McKean."
x
Feedback