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VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Discusses Her Love of Theatre on The TODAY Show

Laurie Metcalf appeared on The TODAY Show this morning, to talk about her career, as well as her love of theatre.

"That's the thrill of being in something live," Metcalf told interviewer Willie Geist. "It's the rush of the response, that instant gratification that you get when you're all in the room together."

Watch the full appearance below!

Metcalf most recently won a Tony Award for her unforgettable performance in last season's A Doll's House, Part 2, and received three Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Jackie Harris in the hit television series "Roseanne." At MCC Theater, she received Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards for her performance in Sharr White's The Other Place, a role she reprised for Broadway and for which she also received a Tony Award nomination. Metcalf is currently on Broadway in Three Tall Women.

Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Three Tall Women starring two-time Academy Award-winner Glenda Jackson, Tony Award winner, three-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Academy Award nominee Laurie Metcalf, and Tony Award nominee Alison Pill opened March 29 on Broadway!

The production marks Ms. Jackson's long-awaited return to Broadway after a 30-year absence. Her first Oscar came in 1970 with Ken Russell's film Women in Love. She went on to star in film classics such as Sunday Bloody Sunday and A Touch of Class, for which she was awarded her second Academy Award. In 1971, Ms. Jackson starred as Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC serial "Elizabeth R," for which she was awarded her two Emmy Awards. Ms. Jackson began her stage career as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She made her Broadway debut in 1965 in The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, and went on to star on Broadway in Rose (1981), Strange Interlude (1985), and Macbeth (1988). She has received a Tony Award nomination for every one of her Broadway performances. Most recently, she caused an international sensation in the title role in Shakespeare's King Lear at The Old Vic in 2016, for which she received an Olivier nomination and a Critics Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance. In addition to her legendary acting career, Ms. Jackson spent 23 years as a Member of Parliament, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1978.

The design team for Three Tall Women includes Miriam Buether (Scenic Design), Ann Roth (Costume Design), Paul Gallo (Lighting Design), Fitz Patton (Sound Design), and Luc Verschueren & Campbell Young Associates (Hair and Makeup Design).




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