Alice Ripley Headshot

Alice Ripley

Get Alice Ripley Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Alice Ripley BIO

Alice Ripley, who The New York Times called “simply astonishing,” 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 “Best Actress in a Musical.” 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’s created unforgettable original performances in such Broadway hits as The Who’s 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 “Blue Bloods,” “Royal Pains,” “30 Rock” (as herself) and the Netflix series “Girlboss.” 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 Photos

Alice Ripley 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


Alice Ripley Movies

The Adulterer
[ 2000 ] Kim
Temptation
[ 2004 ] Sabrina
Isn't It Delicious
[ 2013 ] Caroline Weldon
Sugar!
[ 2016 ] Leslie
Bear with Us
[ 2016 ] Melanie Carter
The Pink Unicorn
[ 2022 ] Trisha

Alice Ripley Awards and Nominations


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Alice Ripley, Next to Normal


winner
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

Alice RipleyNext to Normal


winner
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

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 Videos

Alice Ripley News


Morgan Anita Wood Will Make Her Broadway Debut as 'Eliza' in HAMILTON

Indianapolis native Morgan Anita Wood will make her Broadway debut as ‘Eliza’ in HAMILTON beginning this month.
New Musical BIMBO SUMMIT Will Be Streaming Next Month

Billboard charting Composer/lyricist Billy Recce (Little Black Book, Five: The Parody Musical) and comedian Shannon Constantine have unveiled that the opening number to their new musical “Bimbo Summit” is availble for spotify pre-save.
BOOM Summer Charity Showcase Welcomes Holli Conway Fields & Mary Page Nance

Broadway Official Online Masterclass will present its 2024 charity showcase at The Green Room 42, with ticket sales benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Boston Summer 2024 Arts Offerings Include Musicals, Plays, Concerts and More!

Helping keep that moniker as accurate today as ever are a vibrant theater district presenting pre-Broadway productions and national tours, award-winning regional theaters, and a host of other theater companies focused on everything from Shakespeare to contemporary plays and musicals. Boston audiences have much to look forward to this summer.
VILLAIN FLAIR: A NIGHT OF RAGE RELIEF Announced At The Green Room 42

The Green Room 42 will present the debut of the new producing company 'Muy Muy Productions' in 'Villain Flair: A Night of Rage Relief' on July 1st at 9:30 p.m.
Interview: John McDaniel and Betty Buckley Talk Playing Provincetown in JOHN MCDANIEL'S BROADWAY SERIES

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will headline the opening night of this year’s John McDaniel’s Broadway Series, at Provincetown Town Hall on June 23, and McDaniel, the Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning music director, composer, arranger, and producer wouldn’t have it any other way.
Sally Wilfert and Steve Marzullo to Present STOP THIS TRAIN at The Green Room 42

Broadway songstress Sally Wilfert and music director/composer Steve Marzullo will debut their new show 'Stop This Train' at THE GREEN ROOM 42 in June. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Photos: Norm Lewis Concludes SUMMERTIME (Special Tony Edition) at 54 Below

Each night of Norm Lewis's SUMMERTIME show at 54 Below was a different kind of magic and, lucky me, living so nearby, I was able to capture all the award-winning guests and high-profile friends. So, here for Norm Lewis, who brought summer early to all of us at 54 Below, is a scrapbook of his seven nights and special guests, both on stage and off.
Free Performance and Q&A With Alice Ripley and John McDaniel Announced At at the Boston Public Library

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley and Grammy Award winner John McDaniel will perform a free event at the Boston Public Library this Friday.
Review: Norm Lewis Brings a Touch of Broadway to 54 Below

This reviewer left the theater this night with the phenomenal music still humming in my head. The show continues its run on June 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 54 Below with different guests each night, including Marc Shaiman, Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, Seth Rudetsky, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Nova Payton and Kimberly Akimbo’s Olivia Hardy.
See Norm Lewis Ft. Will Swenson & More Next Week at 54 Below

Next week 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.
Stephen Schwartz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, And More To Join Norm Lewis' Summer Show

Join Norm Lewis for a spectacular summer show featuring special guests Melba Moore, Stephen Schwartz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and more at 54 Below.
Review: Tampa Repertory Theatre's Astonishing NEXT TO NORMAL

It's a show that's all aces, where the stellar cast, crew, music, and important storyline all come together to earn every standing ovation it will receive.
Natalie Joy Johnson Joins NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub

Natalie Joy Johnson joins the cast of NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub on June 3. Learn how to purchase tickets.
GOTTA SING Comes to the Green Room 42 in June

The Green Room 42 will present “Gotta Sing with Kenneth Gartman” on Monday, June 17th at 9:30 pm.  Host and Music Director Kenneth Gartman shines a light on some of NYC's best musical theatre talent each month in a new cabaret series - Gotta Sing.
Review: Alice Ripley with John McDaniel at Blue Strawberry Showroom and Lounge

McDaniel’s vision for their collaboration, his music direction, and accompaniment brought an award-winning musical theatre actor back to the stage after a lengthy hiatus. Their show played directly into the strengths of Ripley’s vocal stylings with her massive voice. Ripley belted for two hours while these two artists graciously gave more of themselves than most artists do with a 90-minute cabaret set.
Previews: NEXT TO NORMAL at TampaRep

Alexis Carra's Diana battles with bipolar disorder and the effects of her illness on her husband Dan, portrayed by Jim Sorensen, and their daughter Natalie, played by Mariela Zeno, bring to light the complexities of mental health and the challenges it poses to familial relationships. The cast also includes Nicholas Perez-Hoop as Dr. Madden, Ben Sutherland as Gabe, and Max Dalton as Henry, all contributing to the powerful story.
Graham, Henson, Zuraitis, and More to Headline NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub

The 12th annual “Night of a Thousand Judys,” the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre, will play at Joe's Pub on Monday, June 3.
West End CABARET Star Mason Alexander Park to Celebrate Pride at The Green Room 42 in June

THE GREEN ROOM 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – will present the return of Mason Alexander Park, direct from playing the Emcee in the West End production of Cabaret, on Friday, June 14 at 9:30 PM.
BROADWAY SINGS: HEROES FORGED IN THE FLAME to be Presented at The Green Room 42

Join Broadway's brightest stars at The Green Room 42 on June 8th, 2024, for a night of musical theater excellence in BROADWAY SINGS: HEROES FORGED IN THE FLAME. Learn how to purchase tickets.

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?

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

What awards has Alice Ripley won?

Alice Ripley has won several awards for her performance in the musical "Next to Normal," including Best Leading Actress in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards.

Get Alice Ripley Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Videos