Theatre - Acting (Details)


WVLO Erma Award, Best Actor (2013-2014) Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof

"...the fine acting (and singing) of Doug Brook, as Tevye... took Tevye to his heart and really let us have a look at his soul!" -- Campbell Express

"...brings an energy and gusto to his part..." -- Palo Alto Daily News

"...has the role down to a T, including the accent." -- Santa Cruz Sentinel

"...was excellent... and carries his part with skill and color." -- Triviana

" clever, quick-witted, and comical." -- The Argus

"...provides a nice bit of everyman grout to keep all the crazy tiles together." -- Palo Alto Weekly

" so convincing, both in gestures and vocal quality..." -- San Mateo County Times

"...tendered his talents to the fray with a solid performance." -- Milpitas Post

Musicals | Plays (Non-Musicals)


Sheriff Reynolds Bat Boy Los Altos Stage Company
Baptista/Harry Trevor Kiss Me Kate Broadway by the Bay
  • Nominated for three Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards (Entire Production - Bay Area, Entire Production South/Peninsula, Choreography)
  • "Doug Brook is always credible as both Harry Trevor and, later, Baptista..." --
Tevye Fiddler on the Roof West Valley Light Opera
  • WVLO Erma Award, Best Actor (2013-2014)
  • "I was impressed with the absolutely topnotch voices I heard and of the fine acting (and singing) of Doug Brook, as Tevye... this man took Tevye to his heart and really let us have a look at his soul!" -- Campbell Express
J.P. Morgan Ragtime Saratoga Drama Group
  • Sold out entire run.
  • Closing Party Skit:
    Script | Video
Greylag, Father Swan Honk! West Valley Light Opera
  • WVLOA 2006-2007 Best Musical
  • Review -- Campbell Express
Doug Tomfoolery Studio Theatre of California & Stagelight Productions
Del Dacosta,
City of Angels Sunnyvale Community Players
  • Also set designer, technical director
Sheriff, Chisum, Judge Young Billy Bus Barn Stage Company
  • Initial workshop of new musical
Hucklebee The Fantasticks Stage One Community Theatre
  • "Jami Wallace and Doug Brook, who play neighbors Bellomy and Hucklebee, provide the backbone of the play." -- Tri-City Voice
  • "The parents, Brook and Wallace, as Hucklebee and Bellomy, enjoyed their parts and brought us along for the cruise." -- Milpitas Post
Marcus Lycus A Funny Thing... Forum Stage One Repertory Theatre
  • Nominee, 2002 Best Charactor Actor, Musical
  • Production Photos
  • Rehearsal Photos
  • "Doug Brook's Marcus Lycus, the show's brass, smooth-talking pimp, and his posse of scantily clad courtesans create quite a stir onstage." -- The Argus (Fremont)
  • "Doug Brook (Lycus, the courtesan merchant)... tendered (his) talents to the fray with (a) solid performance." -- Milpitas Post and Fremont Bulletin
President Roosevelt,
Bert Healy
Annie Coastal Repertory Theatre
(formerly This Side of the Hill Players)
According to the San Mateo County Times:
  • Peninsula community production of the year (1999)
  • "Doug Brook's turn as President Franklin D. Roosevelt is so convincing, both in gestures and vocal quality, that one must be reminded that this is not the real McCoy."
  • About Bert Healy: "Several scenes are simply hilarious and ooze with satire, particularly the re-creation of a 1930s radio studio show..."
Pat Denning
(understudy: Julian Marsh)
42nd Street West Valley Light Opera
  • WVLOA 2001-2002 Best Musical
Joseph Sunnyvale Community Players
Mr. Lyons Blood Brothers Palo Alto Players According to the critics:
  • "Doug Brook is believable as the absent father, Mr. Lyons."
  • "McKenna and Doug Brook as Eddie's parents are a drawling blue-blood bore, but Russell sketches them so one-dimensionally, the actors haven't much to work with."
Mendel Fiddler on the Roof Foothill Music Theatre
  • Dean Goodman's Choice Award - Outstanding Musical, 1998
Wiley Post
(understudy: Will Rogers, Clem Rogers)
The Will Rogers Follies West Valley Light Opera
Miss Turnstiles Announcer,
Workmen quartet
On the Town Foothill Music Theatre
  • 1 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award
  • 8 BATCC nominations, including Best Musical Production and Best Ensemble Performance
  • 2 Dean Goodman's Choice Awards, including Outstanding Production, 2002
Judah Joseph West Valley Light Opera
  • WVLOA 1998-1999 Best Musical
Major Holmes The Secret Garden Sunnyvale Community Players
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Foothill Music Theatre
  • Dean Goodman's Choice Award - Outstanding Production, 1999
Otto Von Bismark On the Twentieth Century Foothill Music Theatre
  • Six Bay Area Critic Circle award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Ensemble Performance
  • Two Dean Goodman's Choice Awards, 2003
Hugo She Loves Me Foothill Music Theatre
  • 6 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards, including Best Musical Production, Best Ensemble
  • 11 BATCC nominations
  • 11 Dean Goodman's Choice Awards, including Outstanding Production, 2002
  • According to the San Mateo County Times:
    "The walk-on roles of shoppers, carolers and cafe customers are perfectly cast with an obviously talented group of actors willing to take on smaller roles to be part of such a winning production. This is a sparkling gem of a show."
Protean #1 A Funny Thing... Forum Indian Springs Theatre
  • Also assistant directed
Sir Luce Once Upon a Mattress Indian Springs Theatre

Musicals | Plays (Non-Musicals)

Plays (Non-Musical)

Sir Lawrence Wargrave And Then There Were None Agatha Christie Broadway West
  • "The role of the entitled authority Sir Lawrence Wargrave is effectively rendered by Doug Brook. His performance of the detached, legal mind is dead-accurate and convincing. And was it just me who noticed his resemblance to Raymond Burr's Perry Mason?" -- Tri-City Voice
Max Tarasov Superior Donuts Tracy Letts The Pear Avenue Theatre
  • "Brook brings an energy and gusto to his part, and he does an impressive job of speaking a few lines of Russian later in the show. Max also provides a lot of the humor..." -- Palo Alto Daily News
  • "Doug Brook was excellent as Max Tarasov, and carries his part with skill and color." --Triviana
Boolie Werthan Driving Miss Daisy Alfred Uhry Santa Cruz Jewish Theatre
  • "Doug Brook, a native of Alabama, has the role of Daisy's son Boolie down to a T, including the accent." -- Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Preview: Promo Video
John Birt Frost/Nixon Peter Bergman Douglas Morrisson Theatre
  • Preview: Mercury News
  • Preview: Tri-City Voice
  • "A well-cast prize fight of almost epic proportions. The small but talented ensemble cast effectively portrayed a well-paced and intriguing look back..." -- Tri-City Voice
  • "Other strong cast members are... Doug Brook as John Birt, Frost's producer." -- Contra Costa Times
  • Review --
Bishop Wilberforce Darwin in Malibu Crispin Whittell Northside Theatre Company
Jerry Sloan Squabbles Marshall Karp Santa Clara Players
  • Review: " Brook's amusement with his mother and father-in-law's budding romance, there is not a disappointing cast member in this play." -- Santa Clara Weekly
Lloyd Dallas Noises Off  Michael Frayn Coastal Repertory Theatre
  • Preview: Half Moon Bay Review
  • Review: "...performed flawlessly with sterling acting by an experienced cast. The actors sketch a delightful palette of characters" -- Half Moon Bay Review
  • "plenty of praise for their current production of Noises Off!... incredible comic timing and alacrity that has left audiences and reviewers rolling in the aisles." -- Visit Half Moon Bay
  • Half Moon Bay Patch
Dave Chicken Pat Pfeiffer City Lights Theatre Company staged reading
Inspector Thomas The Unexpected Guest Agatha Christie Northside Theatre Company "Strong ensemble cast..." - Milpitas Post
Mitch Tuesdays With Morrie Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom Center Stage Productions  
Roy The Odd Couple Neil Simon Actors Theatre Center  
Victor Prynne Private Lives  Noel Coward Northside Theatre Company
  • "...and Doug Brook as Victor were a solid ensemble... Gularte and Brook were very well placed foils to the madness of spouses run amuck." -- Milpitas Post
  • "Doug Brook's plump and dowdy Victor threw into relief Amanda's unquenched thirst for a challenge." -- Metro Silicon Valley
Mr. Myers (prosecutor) Witness for the Prosection Agatha Christie Stage One Repertory Theatre
  • Nominee, 2002 Best Supporting Actor, Non-Musical
  • "(Doug Brook), as prosecuting attorney (Mr. Myers), is clever, quick-witted and comical. But his talents are not limited to his way with words..." -- The Argus (Fremont)
  • Full Review Excerpt
  • Photo Gallery (Dress Rehearsal)
Freddy Picasso at the Lapin Agile Steve Martin Palo Alto Players
  • "Brooks's Freddy provides a nice bit of everyman grout to keep all the crazy tiles together..." -- Palo Alto Weekly
  • "... barkeep Freddy played wryly by Doug Brook." -- The Independent
  • "...everyone inhabits as much character as the script provides them. This is good ensemble acting." --The Almanac
  • "...'You can picture Steve Martin sitting there snickering every time you catch something,' Brook said. 'It's that kind of script.'" -- Palo Alto Weekly preview
  • Full Preview & Review Excerpts
Wesley (pianist) The Time of Your Life William Saroyan Northside Theatre Company
  • Created all piano music for play (dances and underscoring)
Prang Particle Flow Javier Grillo-Marjuax Scotch 'n' Soda Theatre (CMU)
  • World premiere
  • Two mad(?) scientists make a breakthrough in their cosmic search
John The Man in the Bowler Hat A. A. Milne Indian Springs Theatre
  • A very boring man and his wife suddenly face intrigue as several criminals suddenly intrude in their quiet home
The Man at the Opera Sorrows of Stephen Peter Parnell Indian Springs Theatre
  • A dignified opera patron who tries to enjoy Cosi Fan Tutte despite his wife and the three romantic leads in the row behind them
Henry Gow Fumed Oak Noel Coward Indian Springs Theatre
  • A middle-aged, lower-class man suffers through life with his wife, daughter, and mother-in-law
Juror #12 12 Angry Men Reginald Rose Indian Springs Theatre
  • The ad agent juror who often breaks the ice and suggests things like "throw it on the stoop and see if the cat licks it up"
Paul Cunningham The Typists Murray Schisgal Indian Springs Theatre
  • A man, a woman, an office, over the course of fifty years, in about 80 minute

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