Great Performances 1972 | TV Show Watchlist

Premise

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been only `reasonable performances' (as Robin Williams once quipped), but many others were distinguished, among them some 50 Emmy nominees.

Guest Stars

Jeremy Irons
King Henry IV
13 Episodes (2013-2013)
Sting
6 Episodes (2004-2014)
Yo-Yo Ma
6 Episodes (2003-2012)
Ron Wood
4 Episodes (2005-2014)
John Heffernan
Francis, Oswald
3 Episodes (2009-2013)
Julie Walters
Mistress Quickly
3 Episodes (2013-2013)
Patrick Stewart
Claudius, John of Gaunt, Macbeth
3 Episodes (2010-2013)
Shuler Hensley
Boris Thomashefsky, Jud Fry
3 Episodes (2003-2013)
Tom Hiddleston
Henry V, Prince Hal
3 Episodes (2013-2013)
Alun Armstrong
Northumberland
2 Episodes (2013-2013)
Angela Lansbury
Daisy Werthan
2 Episodes (2015-2015)
Don Henley
2 Episodes (2007-2013)
Hugh Jackman
Curley, Curly
2 Episodes (2003-2013)
Ian McKellen
King Lear
2 Episodes (2009-2014)
John Mills
Gus the Theatre Cat, Gus, the Theatre Cat
2 Episodes (2014-2014)
Kaye Ballard
Stepsister Portia, The Duchess
2 Episodes (2004-2004)
Maggie Smith
Mrs. Violet Venable
2 Episodes (2014-2014)
Patti LuPone
Joanne, Old Lady
2 Episodes (2005-2013)
Paul Simon
2 Episodes (2000-2013)
Placido Domingo
Mario Cavaradossi, Rigoletto
2 Episodes (1999-2014)
Ruggero Raimondi
Baron Scarpia, Sparafucile
2 Episodes (2011-2011)
Kenny G
2 Episodes (2007-2008)
Maxine Peake
Doll Tearsheet
2 Episodes (2013-2013)
Jeff Blumenkrantz
Maximillian, Simeon
2 Episodes (2000-2005)
Ken Page
Old Deuteronomy
2 Episodes (2014-2014)
James Barron
Bustopher Jones
2 Episodes (2014-2014)
Paula Zahn
2 Episodes (2006-2011)
Aeva May
Demeter
2 Episodes (2014-2014)
Donald McIntyre
Wanderer/Wotan, Wotan Donald
Elaine Paige
Grizabella, Grizabella the Glamour Cat
2 Episodes (2003-2014)
Jeff Beck
2 Episodes (2008-2011)
Jim Walton
Bobby Child, Larry
2 Episodes (1999-2013)
Nicolas Colicos
Harrison Howell, Reuben
2 Episodes (2000-2003)
Peter De Jersey
Horatio, Lord Ross
2 Episodes (2010-2013)
Vicki Simon
Ado Annie
2 Episodes (2003-2013)
Rory Kinnear
Henry Bolingbroke
2 Episodes (2013-2014)
Michelle Dockery
Kate Percy
2 Episodes (2013-2013)
Alec Baldwin
Luther Billis
1 Episode (2006)
Andrew McCarthy
Martin Musgrove
Austin Pendleton
The White Rabbit
Boyd Gaines
Boolie Werthan
1 Episode (2015)
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Emile de Becque
1 Episode (2006)
Chris Sarandon
Comte de Guiche
1 Episode (2009)
Christopher Plummer
John Barrymore
1 Episode (2014)
Clarke Peters
Walter de Courcy
1 Episode (2009)
Concetta Tomei
Roxane's Duenna/Sister Marthe
1 Episode (2009)
Craig Bierko
Peter
1 Episode (2013)
Donny Osmond
Joseph
1 Episode (2000)
Dylan Baker
Cdr. William Harbison
1 Episode (2006)
Edie Adams
Fairy Godmother
1 Episode (2004)
Eve Arden
The Queen of Hearts
Geoffrey Palmer
The Lord Chief Justice
1 Episode (2013)
George Harrison
Himself
1 Episode (2012)
Guy Williams
Duke of Cornwall
1 Episode (2009)
Iain Glen
Warwick
1 Episode (2013)
Ian McNeice
Potiphar
1 Episode (2000)
Ilka Chase
The Stepmother
1 Episode (2004)
James Coco
The King of Hearts
James Earl Jones
Hoke Colburn
1 Episode (2015)
James Purefoy
Thomas Mowbray
1 Episode (2013)
Joan Collins
Potiphar's Wife
1 Episode (2000)
John Hurt
The Chorus
1 Episode (2013)
John Lennon
Himself
1 Episode (2004)
Jon Cryer
David
1 Episode (2013)
Judy Blazer
Bessie Thomashefsky
1 Episode (2012)
Julie Andrews
Cinderella
1 Episode (1999)
Kevin Kline
Cyrano de Bergerac
1 Episode (2009)
Kristin Chenoweth
Cunegonde
1 Episode (2001)
Lambert Wilson
Charles, King of France
1 Episode (2013)
Maureen Stapleton
The White Queen
Nathan Lane
The Dormouse
1 Episode (2001)
Niamh Cusack
Lady Northumberland
1 Episode (2013)
Nicholas Jones
Archbiship of York
1 Episode (2013)
Owen Teale
Captain Fluelin
1 Episode (2013)
Paul Freeman
Thomas Erphingham
1 Episode (2013)
Paul McCartney
Himself
1 Episode (2004)
Rachel York
Lilli Vanessi
1 Episode (2003)
Reba McEntire
Ens. Nellie Forbush
1 Episode (2006)
Richard Bremmer
Abbot of Westminster
1 Episode (2013)
Richard Burton
The White Knight
Ringo Starr
Himself
1 Episode (2004)
Rob Lowe
Dr. Cukrowicz
Romola Garai
Cordelia
1 Episode (2009)
Stephen Fry
Humphrey Taylor
Tim Roth
Nick Finchley
Daniel Sunjata
Christian de Neuvillette
1 Episode (2009)
Josh Groban
Anatoly Sergievsky
1 Episode (2002)
William Gaunt
Earl of Gloucester
1 Episode (2009)
Idina Menzel
Florence Vassy
1 Episode (2009)
Peter Jay Fernandez
Carbon de Castel-Jaloux/Drunkard
1 Episode (2009)
Piter Marek
Marquis de Brissaille/Gascony Cadet
1 Episode (2009)
Jim Hooper
Dumbshow Queen/Priest
1 Episode (2010)
Thomas Allen
Narrator/Dr. Pangloss/Voltaire
1 Episode (2005)
Adam Pascal
Freddie Trumper
1 Episode (2001)
Bruce Adler
Bela Zangler
1 Episode (1999)
Colman Domingo
Mr. Franklin/Joop/Mr. Venus
1 Episode (2010)
David Arneil
Skimbleshanks Jr.
1 Episode (2014)
David Tennant
Hamlet
1 Episode (2010)
Euan Morton
Ligniere/Theophraste Renaudot
1 Episode (2009)
Harry Lloyd
Mortimer
1 Episode (2013)
Jeb Brown
Lank Hawkins
1 Episode (1999)
MacIntyre Dixon
Jodelet/A Capuchin/Gascony Cadet
1 Episode (2009)
Malcolm Sinclair
Archbishop of Canterbury
1 Episode (2013)