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Lonny Price is an American actor, writer, and director, primarily in theater. He is perhaps best known for his creation of the role of Charley Kringas in the Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along.

Early life[]

Born in New York City, Price grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey. He attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. His early career was spent performing in off-Broadway productions. His first major Broadway credit was the ill-fated Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along (1981), which underwent constant changes during an unusually long preview period and closed after only sixteen performances.

He had better luck with his next project - the Athol Fugard play MASTER HAROLD...and the Boys, in which he portrayed a South African student opposite Danny Glover and Zakes Mokae as the family servants - which ran for eight months. In 1989, he appeared as Jimmy Durante in the musical bio DURANTE. It was playing in San Francisco during the earthquake. Excellent in the role but Durante's life was uneventful and the musical closed on the road.



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2 Broke Girls 2012-2013 2 Episodes
Desperate Housewives 2010-2011 5 Episoded
Company 2011 Movie

Sondheim! The Birthday


2010 TV Movie
'Master Harold' ... And the Boys 2010 Movie
Live from Lincolin 2005-2008 2 Episodes
Great Performances 2005-2007 2 Episodes

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert

2011 TV Movie
One Life to Live 1994 1 Episode


  • Co-wrote the book to, directed, and starred in the musical "A Class Act". The show is about the life of Edward Kleban, who Mr. Price plays. Kleban was the lyricist of "A Chorus Line" who wanted very much to write the music and lyrics to a Broadway show. Kleban never achieved his dream and died of lung cancer.
  • Linda Kline and Lonny Price were both nominated for the 2001 Tony Award (New York City) for the Author (Book) of the Musical for "A Class Act".