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Ana Gasteyer

 
Date Of Birth:
May 04, 1967 (55)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Bio:
Gasteyer developed comedy experience with the Los Angeles improv – sketch comedy group The Groundlings. She played small roles on Seinfeld (as a doomed customer of The Soup Nazi), as well as on the shows Party of Five, Frasier, Hope & Gloria and NYPD Blue. In 1996, Gasteyer joined the cast of ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 04, 1967 (55)

Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA

Bio:
Gasteyer developed comedy experience with the Los Angeles improv – sketch comedy group The Groundlings. She played small roles on Seinfeld (as a doomed customer of The Soup Nazi), as well as on the shows Party of Five, Frasier, Hope & Gloria and NYPD Blue. In 1996, Gasteyer joined the cast of ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Production, 2018
Miss Hannigan
  [Motion Picture]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2017
Mrs. Schwartz
  [Motion Picture]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2016
Principal McGee
  [New York]
City Center Encores! Off-Center Production, 2015
Mimi Schwinn
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2009
Kitty Dean
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Mrs. Peachum
  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2005
Elphaba
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 2004
Portia
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Performer
Other Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Virginia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Debra
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Usherette [Replacement]
Columbia [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]

Ana Gasteyer Biography

Gasteyer developed comedy experience with the Los Angeles improv – sketch comedy group The Groundlings. She played small roles on Seinfeld (as a doomed customer of The Soup Nazi), as well as on the shows Party of Five, Frasier, Hope & Gloria and NYPD Blue. In 1996, Gasteyer joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Among her most popular characters were high school music teacher Bobbie Mohan-Culp, National Public Radio Delicious Dish host Margaret Jo McCullen, Lilith Festival feminist singer Cinder Calhoun, and her impressions of Martha Stewart and Celine Dion. In 2000, she and Chris Parnell auditioned to succeed Colin Quinn as co-anchors of the news parody segment Weekend Update, but the positions ultimately went to Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon.

After six seasons, Gasteyer left SNL in 2002. Subsequently, she appeared in various television programs, films and stage productions. In 2004, Gasteyer played the mother of the main character Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) in the feature film Mean Girls, written by SNL castmate Tina Fey. The film also featured other former SNL castmates, including Fey, Tim Meadows, and Amy Poehler. She also appeared in the 2005 Showtime movie musical Reefer Madness as Mae, the doomed girlfriend of Jack and owner of the Reefer Den.

Gasteyer starred in a revival of The Threepenny Opera on Broadway as Mrs. Peachum, along with Jim Dale, Alan Cumming, and Cyndi Lauper. The production ran from March 24 through June 25, 2006.

On June 24, 2005, Gasteyer originated the role of Elphaba in the Chicago sit-down production of the musical Wicked. The production opened July 13, 2005. Gasteyer was nominated for a Jefferson Award for her performance. She played her final performance on January 22, 2006, replaced by her standby Kristy Cates. She later reprised the role in the Broadway production from October 10, 2006, through January 7, 2007.

On April 12, 2007, the media announced that Gasteyer had joined the cast of the then new musical, Writing Arthur, for the 2007 New Works Festival for TheatreWorks in California, which ran from April 14 to April 22. Gasteyer performed in Chicago in the Stephen Sondheim musical Passion at Chicago Shakespeare Theater from October 2, 2007 to November 11, 2007.

She was originally cast as Gloria in the Encores! Summer Series production of Damn Yankees, but due to injury during rehearsals, she was replaced by Megan Lawrence. Gasteyer took part in the reading of the Broadway musical version of "The First Wives Club."

She starred as Kitty Dean in the Broadway play, The Royal Family which began performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on September 15, 2009 and officially opened on October 8, 2009. The show concluded its run on December 13, 2009. Gasteyer also starred as Frisco Kate Fothergill in the City Centers Encores! production of Girl Crazy, running from November 19 to November 22, 2009.

She returned to Saturday Night Live for a special Mother's Day episode on May 8, 2010, and for another Mother's Day episode on May 11, 2012.

Gasteyer appeared in season eight of Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's girlfriend.

From 2011 to 2014, Gasteyer co-starred as Sheila Shay on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory, and as of March 2013, she was a spokeswoman for the Weight Watchers diet plan.

In 2014, taking advantage of her training as a singer, Gasteyer recorded and released I'm Hip, an album of jazz standards. "One Mint Julep" was one of the selections it included.




Ana Gasteyer News

Amanda Seyfried Would 'Kill' to Do MEAN GIRLS on Broadway With Lindsay Lohan Photo Amanda Seyfried Would 'Kill' to Do MEAN GIRLS on Broadway With Lindsay Lohan
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2022

Amanda Seyfried has revealed that she would 'kill' to do Mean Girls on Broadway with Lindsay Lohan and the original film's cast. While they both agreed that a sequel film does not seem likely in the near future, Seyfried offered an alternative plan in which the cast would reunite to play their roles in the musical.

Joe's Pub to Present Justin Vivian Bond, Murray Hill & More This Holiday Season Photo Joe's Pub to Present Justin Vivian Bond, Murray Hill & More This Holiday Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Get in the holiday spirit at Joe's Pub with Murray Hill, Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett, Justin Hicks and more!

Broadway Watch Guide: Holidays 2022 - Where to Watch Jeremy Jordan, Amanda Kloots & M Photo Broadway Watch Guide: Holidays 2022 - Where to Watch Jeremy Jordan, Amanda Kloots & More on TV This Holiday Season
by Michael Major - Nov 25, 2022

Broadway fans will have much to be joyful about as dozens of Broadway stars appear in holiday programs throughout the season. From ABC's Beauty & the Beast special to holiday films starring Jeremy Jordan, Derek Klena, Amanda Kloots, Dolly Parton, the Rockettes, Kyle Dean Massey, and more, check out what you should tune into this holiday season!

VIDEO: First Look at Dolly Parton's New Holiday Musical Movie DOLLY PARTON'S MAGIC MO Photo VIDEO: First Look at Dolly Parton's New Holiday Musical Movie DOLLY PARTON'S MAGIC MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
by Michael Major - Nov 25, 2022

NBC has released a first look video trailer for Dolly Parton's new movie musical, Dolly's Magic Mountain Christmas. The new film features Ana Gasteyer, Bryan Batt, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, and more starring alongside Parton.

Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch & More Join THAT'S MY JAM Holiday Special Photo Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch & More Join THAT'S MY JAM Holiday Special
by Michael Major - Nov 2, 2022

The hour-long special holiday episode brings together former “Saturday Night Live” cast members Fred Armisen and Ana Gasteyer, who compete against fellow late-night alums Rachel Dratch and Melissa Villaseñor in a night of festive music-based games, performances and musical impressions.

DOLLY PARTON'S MOUNTAIN MAGIC CHRISTMAS to Premiere on December 1 Photo DOLLY PARTON'S MOUNTAIN MAGIC CHRISTMAS to Premiere on December 1
by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2022

Tom Everett Scott, Angel Parker and Ana Gasteyer also star. Mary Lane Haskell, Bryan Batt, Brendan Bradley, John Newberg, Rachel Parton George, Cassie Parton Griffith, Rhoda Griffis, Kathryn Burns, Liam Rauhoff and Steve Summers round out the cast. Musical guests include Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, and Miley Cyrus.

Lillias White to Perform With Seth Rudetsky at The Wallis This Month Photo Lillias White to Perform With Seth Rudetsky at The Wallis This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts & Mark Cortale will present the return the Broadway @ The Wallis concert series with internationally acclaimed Tony®, Obie®, and Emmy® Award-winner Lillias White, hosted and music-directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7 PM, in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Broadway Streaming Guide: October 2022 - Where to Watch THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL &  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: October 2022 - Where to Watch THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Oct 1, 2022

Fall into October with a brand new lineup of Broadway-themed titles coming to streaming services. From the Original Broadway Cast Recording of & Juliet to the return of Seth Rudetsky's streaming concert series, check out what's streaming this month!

Audible and Broadway Video to Present New Slate of Star-Studded Scripted Comedy Podca Photo Audible and Broadway Video to Present New Slate of Star-Studded Scripted Comedy Podcasts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced a new slate of original comedy podcasts with longtime collaborators, Broadway Video Enterprises. In addition to new originals, Audible greenlit the second season of the hit Audible Original, Hot White Heist.

Ana Gasteyer, Miley Cyrus & More Join New Dolly Parton Musical Film DOLLY PARTON'S MO Photo Ana Gasteyer, Miley Cyrus & More Join New Dolly Parton Musical Film DOLLY PARTON'S MOUNTAIN MAGIC CHRISTMAS
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2022

Gearing up for the holiday season, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams and Miley Cyrus have been cast as guest stars in NBC’s “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.” In addition to the legendary Dolly Parton in the lead role, the film will star Tom Everett Scott, Ana Gasteyer and Angel Parker.

Ana Gasteyer Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Dolly Parton's New Holiday Musical Movie DOLLY PARTON'S MAGIC MO Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Dolly Parton's New Holiday Musical Movie DOLLY PARTON'S MAGIC MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

by Michael Major - Nov 25, 2022

NBC has released a first look video trailer for Dolly Parton's new movie musical, Dolly's Magic Mountain Christmas. The new film features Ana Gasteyer, Bryan Batt, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, and more starring alongside Parton.

VIDEO: Cher Sings 'Thank You For Being a Friend' in Betty White Tribute Special Videoplay
VIDEO: Cher Sings 'Thank You For Being a Friend' in Betty White Tribute Special

by Michael Major - Jan 31, 2022

Ahead of tonight's Betty White tribute special, NBC has shared a first look at Cher singing 'Thank You For Being a Friend,' the theme song from the Golden Girls. The special will also feature President Joe Biden, Drew Barrymore, Bryan Cranston, Ted Danson, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Goldie Hawn, and more.

LISTEN: Hear the Audio Trailer for HIT JOB, Premiering April 22 on Audible Videoplay
LISTEN: Hear the Audio Trailer for HIT JOB, Premiering April 22 on Audible

by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2021

Hit Job premieres with 12 half-hour episodes on Thursday, April 22 exclusively on Audible. 

VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSI Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!

by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2021

Just last night, The York Theatre Company presented an All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!, available to view on demand through April 21, 2021.

Broadway Rewind: Encores! Brings Back the Heart and Music of A NEW BRAIN Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Encores! Brings Back the Heart and Music of A NEW BRAIN

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when Encores! Off Center presented William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, starring Jonathan Groff, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar and Rema Webb.

VIDEO: Andrea McArdle, Kerry Butler, Christopher Jackson & More Unite to Sing 'Tomorr Videoplay
VIDEO: Andrea McArdle, Kerry Butler, Christopher Jackson & More Unite to Sing 'Tomorrow'

by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2020

When you're stuck with a day that's gray and lonely, just stick up your chin, grin, and sing 'Tomorrow'! Watch below as stars of stage, screen and more unite to sing the beloved anthem in celebration of our incredible health care providers.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek from THE GOLDBERGS Upcoming Musical Episode Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek from THE GOLDBERGS Upcoming Musical Episode

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2020

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming musical episode of ABC's The Goldbergs! The episode features the return of Ana Gasteyer, who plays Ms. Cinoman, the drama teacher.

Broadway Rewind: Cyndi Lauper Makes Her Broadway Debut in THE THREEPENNY OPERA Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Cyndi Lauper Makes Her Broadway Debut in THE THREEPENNY OPERA

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2020

'This episode of Broadway Rewind is a look at a legend, a classic and a musical poet,' says BroadwayWorlds' own Richard Ridge. 'I got to chat with Cyndi Lauper who was making her Broadway debut in Roundabout's production of The Threepenny Opera, than I dropped by the opening of the new production of Jacques Brel starring Robert Cuccioli, but it started off downtown at the now defunct Actors Playhouse to catch up with an icon I had always wanted to meet, T.V. and cult film star Adrianne Barbeau, who was starring as the legendary Judy Garland in a one woman show 'The Property Known as Garland'  written by her husband Billy Van Sant.

VIDEO: See Ana Gasteyer Perform 'Sugar and Booze' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Videoplay
VIDEO: See Ana Gasteyer Perform 'Sugar and Booze' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Ana Gasteyer performs 'Sugar and Booze' for Late Night with Seth Meyers.

VIDEO: Ana Gasteyer Talks Schweddy Balls on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Ana Gasteyer Talks Schweddy Balls on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2019

Ana talks about her infamous Schweddy Balls sketch, why her kids still believe in Santa, rumors that she's the Christmas tree on 'The Masked Singer,' and recording her new holiday album 'Sugar & Booze.'


Ana Gasteyer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ana Gasteyer been in?
Ana Gasteyer has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Ana Gasteyer been in?
Ana Gasteyer has not appeared in the West End


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