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Alice Ripley

 
Bio:
Alice Ripley, who The New York Times called ‚Äúsimply astonishing,‚ÄĚ is a consummate Broadway star in addition to a versatile actor in film and television and a distinguished singer-songwriter. Her work as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal garnered her a Tony Award for ‚ÄúBest ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: December 14, 1963 (58)

Bio:
Alice Ripley, who The New York Times called ‚Äúsimply astonishing,‚ÄĚ is a consummate Broadway star in addition to a versatile actor in film and television and a distinguished singer-songwriter. Her work as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal garnered her a Tony Award for ‚ÄúBest ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Out of the Box Theatrics Return Engagement, 2021
Arlene
  [Immersive]
Out of the Box Theatrics Site Specific Production, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Off-Broadway Engagement, 2019
Trisha Lee
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Trisha Lee
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Mrs. Wolfe
Patrick's Mother
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2011
Marsha
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2010
Diana
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Diana
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Diana
Diana
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2006
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Genevieve
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Audrey [Replacement]
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Amy
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
One of "The Sweethearts"
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Janet Weiss
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 2000
Miss Molly Ivors
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Miss Molly Ivors
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Miss Molly Ivors
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1998
Performer
  [New York]
New York Concert, 1998
Svetlana
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Violet Hilton
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1997
Bathsheba
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Betty Schaefer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble
Local Lass
Specialist's Assistant
Mrs. Walker (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 1996
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Out of the Box Theatrics Return Engagement, 2021
Arlene

  [Immersive]
Out of the Box Theatrics Site Specific Production, 2019
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Return Off-Broadway Engagement, 2019
Trisha Lee

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Trisha Lee

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Mrs. Wolfe

Patrick's Mother

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2011
Marsha

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2010
Diana

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Diana

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Diana

Diana

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2006
Performer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Genevieve

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Audrey [Replacement]

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Amy

  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
One of "The Sweethearts"

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Janet Weiss

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 2000
Miss Molly Ivors

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Miss Molly Ivors

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Miss Molly Ivors

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1998
Performer

  [New York]
New York Concert, 1998
Svetlana

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Violet Hilton

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1997
Bathsheba

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Betty Schaefer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble

Local Lass

Specialist's Assistant

Mrs. Walker (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 1996
Performer

Alice Ripley Biography

Alice Ripley, who The New York Times called ‚Äúsimply astonishing,‚ÄĚ is a consummate Broadway star in addition to a versatile actor in film and television and a distinguished singer-songwriter. Her work as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal garnered her a Tony Award for ‚ÄúBest Actress in a Musical.‚ÄĚ She was nominated for both a Drama Desk and a Tony for her brilliant work in the short lived but legendary Side Show, and she‚Äôs created unforgettable original performances in such Broadway hits as The Who‚Äôs Tommy, Sunset Boulevard, The Rocky Horror Show, and American Psycho.

Ripley has won accolades and awards for her work in the feature films Bear With Us and Sugar! and has made guest appearances on such popular TV series as ‚ÄúBlue Bloods,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúRoyal Pains,‚ÄĚ ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ (as herself) and the Netflix series ‚ÄúGirlboss.‚ÄĚ Along with four original Broadway cast recordings, two musical theatre duet albums, and countless guest tracks on compilation CDs and demos, Ms. Ripley is an accomplished songwriter/musician who has released three albums of her own music.


Alice Ripley Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Alice Ripley, Next to Normal
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Alice RipleyNext to Normal
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Alice Ripley, Next to Normal
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Alice Ripley, Next to Normal
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play
Alice RipleyShakespeare In Hollywood
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Alice RipleyTell Me on a Sunday
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical
Alice RipleyCompany
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Alice Ripley, Side Show
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Alice Ripley, Side Show

Alice Ripley News

Exclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain Photo Exclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new immersive production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal in Barcelona.

VIDEO: NEXT TO NORMAL IMMERSIVE se presenta en Barcelona Photo VIDEO: NEXT TO NORMAL IMMERSIVE se presenta en Barcelona
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 22, 2022

La producción protagonizada por Alice Ripley, ganadora del Tony por este mismo musical, se estrena este verano en el Festival Grec.

Phillip Taratola to Star in FULLY COMMITTED at Forestburgh Playhouse Photo Phillip Taratola to Star in FULLY COMMITTED at Forestburgh Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Directed by Michael Jablonski (Forestburgh’s The Producers), Fully Committed, this side-splitting satire of oversize egos reserving bite-size portions at the hottest restaurant in town stars Phillip Taratola (Broadway: LCT The Skin of Our Teeth), and plays the Playhouse Mainstage, June 21-26.

TV: Alice Ripley protagoniza NEXT TO NORMAL en Barcelona Photo TV: Alice Ripley protagoniza NEXT TO NORMAL en Barcelona
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 20, 2022

A partir del 1 de julio en la sala Ideal dentro del Festival Grec.

Caitlin Kinnunen & Isabelle McCalla and More Announced for 2022 Pride Week Line-Up at Photo Caitlin Kinnunen & Isabelle McCalla and More Announced for 2022 Pride Week Line-Up at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their 2022 Pride Week line-up for in-person performances.  As previously announced, The Green Room 42 has launched $5 tickets in celebration of their 5th Anniversary: five $5 tickets will be available for every show through February 14, 2023.

Graffiti Artist Drama HIT THE WALL Premieres Photo Graffiti Artist Drama HIT THE WALL Premieres
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

Spin Cycle, Frigid & JCS Theater Company present the World Premiere of HIT THE WALL, a new play by Jake Shore, directed by Timothy Haskell.

See Kirsten & Matthew Scott and Cady Huffman & Mary Ann McSweeney This Weekend at FOR Photo See Kirsten & Matthew Scott and Cady Huffman & Mary Ann McSweeney This Weekend at FORESTBURGH UNDER THE STARS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

Forestburgh Playhouse, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, will wrap its third Forestburgh Under the Stars Concert Series this weekend with Broadway Couple Kirtsen & Matthew Scott: We Didn't Sleep Last Night on June 17 and Tony Winner Cady Huffman with Mary Ann McSweeney: It Was a Very Good Year on June 18.

Photos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain Photo Photos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2022

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal has been adapted in a new, live immersive musical theater format, and will receive its worldwide premiere at the Festival Grec de Barcelona this July. Get a first look at photos!

See Jackie Burns & Ken Page This Weekend at FORESTBURGH UNDER THE STARS Photo See Jackie Burns & Ken Page This Weekend at FORESTBURGH UNDER THE STARS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Forestburgh Playhouse, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, is continuing its Forestburgh Under the Stars Concert Series this weekend with Jackie Burns (Wicked) June 10 and Broadway Legend Ken Page June 11.

Photos: ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Celebrates Album Release with Constantine Maroulis, Gerar Photo Photos: ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Celebrates Album Release with Constantine Maroulis, Gerard Canonico, and More
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2022

Go inside the release party for Rockers On Broadway: Live (Vol. 1)! On hand to celebrate the album release were notable names like Constantine Maroulis, Gerard Canonico, and more!  

Alice Ripley Videos

Exclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain VideoExclusive: Watch Performances from Alice Ripley Led Immersive NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new immersive production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal in Barcelona.

Photos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain VideoPhotos & Video: First Look at Alice Ripley and Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL in Spain
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2022

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical Next To Normal has been adapted in a new, live immersive musical theater format, and will receive its worldwide premiere at the Festival Grec de Barcelona this July. Get a first look at photos!

VIDEO: First Look at Alice Ripley, Raul Esparza, and More in Berkeley Rep's THE WAVES VideoVIDEO: First Look at Alice Ripley, Raul Esparza, and More in Berkeley Rep's THE WAVES IN QUARANTINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2021

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will presented The Waves in Quarantine, a project consisting of six short films that meditates on friendship, loss, and the making of art in this world-changing year, inspired by Virginia Woolf's 1931 masterpiece.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Nick Cordero's Last Public Performance, 'Dear Hate'- The Single  VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Nick Cordero's Last Public Performance, 'Dear Hate'- The Single Is Available Now!
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2021

Just yesterday, Americans paused to remember the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a special ceremony at our nation's capital. One of those lives was beloved Broadway veteran Nick Cordero.  Today, Broadway Records has announced the release of Nick’s last public performance, a song with the timely message that love conquers all despite the existence of hate.

VIDEO: The Skivvies Release New Music Video, SUPER HEROES, Ahead of Upcoming Album Re VideoVIDEO: The Skivvies Release New Music Video, SUPER HEROES, Ahead of Upcoming Album Release
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020

In anticipation of the debut of their digital album, The Rocky Horror Skivvies Show, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley), Rob Morrison, and Michael Kushner have released a new music video, Super Heroes. The album is set to be released in the last week of October.

VIDEO: Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley Sing 'You Learn to Live Without' From IF/THEN VideoVIDEO: Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley Sing 'You Learn to Live Without' From IF/THEN
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2020

On Monday, September 21st, Second Stage Theater's Virtual Benefit Celebration honored Trustee Angela Sun and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt for their extraordinary work, commitment to Second Stage and remarkable impact on American theater.

VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff Performs 'I Need Them to See Me' by Tom Kitt VideoVIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff Performs 'I Need Them to See Me' by Tom Kitt
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2020

On Monday, September 21st, Second Stage Theater's Virtual Benefit Celebration honored Trustee Angela Sun and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt for their extraordinary work, commitment to Second Stage and remarkable impact on American theater.

VIDEO: Lauren Patten and a Global Chorus Perform 'Light' From NEXT TO NORMAL VideoVIDEO: Lauren Patten and a Global Chorus Perform 'Light' From NEXT TO NORMAL
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2020

On Monday, September 21st, Second Stage Theater's Virtual Benefit Celebration honored Trustee Angela Sun and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt for their extraordinary work, commitment to Second Stage and remarkable impact on American theater.

Broadway Rewind: NEXT TO NORMAL Brings Family Drama to Bryant Park in 2010 VideoBroadway Rewind: NEXT TO NORMAL Brings Family Drama to Bryant Park in 2010
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2020

Today we flashback to 2010, when Next to Normal performed on the Bryant Park stage. Next to Normal opened on April 15, 2009 at the Booth Theatre, where it played for 733 performances. Directed by Michael Greif, the musical starred Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit and Louis Hobson.

VIDEO: Watch Christina Bianco Take on Hollywood Classics as Julie Andrews, Patti LuPo VideoVIDEO: Watch Christina Bianco Take on Hollywood Classics as Julie Andrews, Patti LuPone & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2020

What happens when Patti LuPone meets Lady Gaga? Watch as your favorite Broadway stars put their stamp on songs from the movie musicals you haven't seen on stage yet! Christina Bianco sings as Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Alice Ripley, Bebe Neuwirth, Bette Midler, Christine Baranski, Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Andrews & Liza Minnelli.


Alice Ripley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alice Ripley been in?
Alice Ripley has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Alice Ripley been in?
Alice Ripley has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Alice Ripley been nominated for?
Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Next to Normal , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Next to Normal , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Next to Normal , Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Shakespeare In Hollywood , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Tell Me on a Sunday , Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Company Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Side Show and Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Side Show .

What awards has Alice Ripley won?
Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Next to Normal Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Next to Normal and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal.