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Edward Hibbert is an American-Born British actor.


Born in Long Island, New York, Hibbert grew up in Britain and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the 1980s he returned to American and appeared on television on a number of occasions, notably as Gil Chesterton in Frasier and as Sterling in Jeffrey, for which he won an Obie Award. He also took over the role of Zazu in Disney's The Lion King, one of several voice roles, which included Evil the Cat in Earthworm Jim.

Hibbert also made a number of appearances on Broadway in both straight plays and musicals, including Noises Off and Mrs. Warren's Profession, for which he received excellent reviews, and films such as The Prestige and Seven Psychopaths.


Hibbert has a wide list of singing credits, most prominently on the Broadway stage, first appearing as Bolingbroke in Me and My Girl and playing Dr. Pangloss in Candide. He also sang briefly in the film Everyone Says I Love You alongside Edward Norton, and the television movie Once Upon a Mattress as The Wizard.

Along with a number of more obscure productions, Hibbert later performed in the original productions of Curtains as Christopher Belling, and It Shoulda Been You, where he played Albert.


Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

  • My Baby Just Cares For Me (contains solo lines)

Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

  • Sensitivity (duet)
  • Nightingale Lullaby (solo)


Me and My Girl (1986)

  • Thinking of No One But Me (duet)
  • The Sun Has Got His Hat On (contains solo lines)

Privates on Parade (1989)

Candide (1992)

  • The Best of All Possible Worlds (contains solo lines)
  • Lisbon Fair/The Prediction/Dear Boy/The Inquisition: Auto-da-Fé (contains solo lines)
  • What's the Use? (contains solo lines)

Lady in the Dark (1994)

  • It Looks Like Liza
  • This Woman at the Altar
  • Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians)(contains solo lines)

The Green Bird (2000)

The Drowsy Chaperone (2006)

  • I Remember Love (duet)(cut)
  • Love is Always Lovely in the End (duet)

Curtains (2006)(originated the role)

  • The Woman's Dead
  • He Did It - Company
  • She Did It (reprise)
  • A Tough Act to Follow (Reprise)

The Sound of Music (2014)

  • How Can Love Survive (duet)
  • No Way to Stop It (solo)

It Shoulda Been You (2015)(originated the role)

  • Albert's Turn (contains solo lines)
  • A Perfect Ending
  • Finale