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actor , theatrical manager

John W. Albaugh, American actor, theatrical manager.


Albaugh, John W. was born on September 30, 1837 in Baltimore. Son of John W. and Elizabeth (Peters) Albaugh.


First stage appearance at Baltimore Museum, February 1, 1855 (Joseph Jefferson being stage manager) as Brutus in “Brutus, or the Fall of Tarquin”. Afterward in many companies as walking gentleman, heavy man, leading support and star.


Co-manager Olympic, St. Louis, 1868-1869. Manager Trimble Opera House, Albany New York, 1870. Partner of Ben De Bar in St. Charles Theatre, New Orleans, 1870-1871.

Manager Leland Opera House, Albany, 1873-1881. Manager and sole lessee Holliday St. Theatre, 1878-1890. And sole property New Lyceum, Baltimore.

Built and was half owner, and manager for 3 years Lafayette Square Opera House, Washington, 1895-1898. Lessee and manager Albaugh’s Grand Opera House, Washington, 1884-1894. Lessee and manager National Theatre, Washington, 1879-1884.

Retired. Last appearance on the stage as Shylock, Lyceum Theatre, Baltimore, December 1899. Home: Long Branch, New Jersey.


Married Mary Mitchell.

John W. Albaugh

Elizabeth (Peters) Albaugh

Mary Mitchell