Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Len Cariou

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Len Cariou was born Leonard Joseph Cariou in St. Boniface, Manitoba, September 30, 1939, the son of Molly Estelle (née Moore) and George Marius Cariou, a salesman. He grew up and attended schools in East Kildonan, including Holy Cross School, St Paul’s College, and Miles Macdonell Collegiate for grades ten and eleven, where he directed and starred in the school plays.

Cariou started acting in Stratford, Ontario, tackling classical roles like King Lear, Macbeth, Prospero, Coriolanus, Brutus, Petruchio, Iago, Oberon, and Henry V. He was offered a scholarship at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal but, married with a young child and financial responsibilities, he rejected it. In 1968, Cariou made his Broadway debut in The House of Atreus. Two years later he landed his first starring role in Applause, a musical adaptation of the film All About Eve. It earned him a Tony Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical and won him the Theatre World Award. In 1973 he garnered his second Tony nod for A Little Night Music. Six years later he won both the Tony and a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street in the Stephen Sondheim musical. His next projects, the Alan Jay Lerner-Charles Strouse musical Dance a Little Closer (1983), Arthur Miller’s sole musical, Up from Paradise (1983), and Teddy & Alice (1987) proved to be far less successful.

Listening Trend

1,531listeners all time
8,633scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners