Karen Ziemba Biography

Date of Birth: November 12, 1957 (58)
Birth Place: St. Joseph, MI, USA
Gender: Female

Tony-winning actor-singer-dancer Karen Ziemba is one of Broadway's most versatile and beloved performers. Karen received the Tony Award - along with the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards - starring in Susan Stroman and John Weidman's hit musical, Contact, at Lincoln Center Theater. On and Off-Broadway, Karen has played murderers and marathoners, a daughter of the West, to the daughter of an American president. She starred as "Roxie Hart" in Kander and Ebb's Chicago, and "Rita Racine" in their Steel Pier (for which she received her first Tony award nomination as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), and starred in the new Gershwin musical, Crazy For You. Karen Ziemba made her debut at the The Old Globe earlier this year in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation as "Ouisa."

Karen Ziemba Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Karen Ziemba, Curtains
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Karen Ziemba , Curtains
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Karen Ziemba, Curtains
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Karen Ziemba, Never Gonna Dance
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Karen Ziemba, Never Gonna Dance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Karen Ziemba, Contact
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Karen Ziemba , Contact
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Karen Ziemba, Contact
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Karen Ziemba, Steel Pier
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Actress - Musical
Karen Ziemba, Steel Pier
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Karen Ziemba, Steel Pier
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Karen Ziemba, I Do! I Do!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Karen Ziemba, The World Goes Round

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