1. Broderick has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Brighton Beach Memoirs , but lost to his co-star Nathan Lane.
2. Broderick commented on the effects of that review in a 2004 60 Minutes II interview:
3. “Before I knew it, I was like this guy in a hot play.
4. He followed that with the role of Eugene Morris Jerome in the Neil Simon Eugene Trilogy including the plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues.
5. His first big hit film was WarGames, a summer hit in 1983, in which he played the main role of David Lightman, a Seattle teen hacker.
6. This was followed by the role of Philippe Gaston in Ladyhawke, in 1985.
7. At age 23, Broderick played a high school student who, with his girlfriend and best friend, plays hooky and explores Chicago.
8. In the 1989 film Glory, he received favorable reviews for his portrayal of the American Civil War officer Robert Gould Shaw, whom Broderick incidentally physically resembled at the time.
9. Broderick returned to Broadway as a musical star in the 1990s, most notably with his Tony Award-winning performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and his Tony Award-nominated role in the Mel Brooks 2001 stage version of The Producers.
10. In the latter production, he played Leopold “Leo” Bloom, an accountant who co-produces a musical designed to fail, but which turns out to be successful.
11. Broderick reprised the role in the 2005 film adaptation of the same name.
12. Broderick reunited with his co-star from The Lion King and The Producers, Nathan Lane, in The Odd Couple, which opened on Broadway in October 2005.
13. He appeared on Broadway as a college professor in The Philanthropist, running April 10 through June 28, 2009.