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Barbra Streisand

Date of Birth: April 24, 1942 (81)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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With a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).

Streisand began her career by performing in nightclubs and Broadway theaters in the early 1960s. Following her guest appearances on various television shows, she signed to Columbia Records, insisting that she retain full artistic control, and accepting lower pay in exchange, an arrangement that continued throughout her career, and released her debut The Barbra Streisand Album (1963), which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Throughout her recording career, Streisand has topped the US Billboard 200 chart with 11 albums—a record for a woman—including People (1964), The Way We Were (1974), Guilty (1980), and The Broadway Album (1985). She also achieved five number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100—"The Way We Were", "Evergreen", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", and "Woman in Love".

Following her established recording success in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of that decade. She starred in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl (1968), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Additional fame followed with films including the extravagant musical Hello, Dolly! (1969), the screwball comedy What's Up, Doc? (1972), and the romantic drama The Way We Were (1973). Streisand won a second Academy Award for writing the love theme from A Star Is Born (1976), the first woman to be honored as a composer. With the release of Yentl (1983), Streisand became the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major studio film. The film won an Oscar for Best Score and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical. Streisand also received the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, becoming the first (and for 37 years, the only) woman to win that award. Streisand later directed The Prince of Tides (1991) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).

With sales exceeding 150 million records worldwide, Streisand is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the highest-certified female artist in the United States, with 68.5 million certified album units tying with Mariah Carey. Billboard ranked Streisand as the greatest female artist on the Billboard 200 chart and the top Adult Contemporary female artist of all time. Her accolades include two Academy Awards, 10 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and nine Golden Globes.

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Barbra Streisand STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
London Production, 1966
Fanny Brice

Original Broadway Production, 1964
Fanny Brice

Original Broadway Production, 1962
Miss Marmelstein

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1961


Barbra Streisand Movies

[1968]Funny Girl Fanny Brice

[1969]Hello, Dolly! Dolly Levi

[1970]On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Daisy Gamble

[1970]The Owl and the Pussycat Doris

[1972]Up the Sandbox Margaret Reynolds

[1972]What's Up, Doc? Judy Maxwell

[1973]The Way We Were Katie Morosky

[1974]For Pete's Sake Henry

[1975]Funny Lady Fanny Brice

[1976]A Star Is Born Esther Hoffman

[1979]The Main Event Hillary Kramer

[1981]All Night Long Cheryl Gibbons

[1983]Yentl Yentl

[1987]Nuts Claudia Draper

[1991]The Prince of Tides Susan Lowenstein

[1996]The Mirror Has Two Faces Rose Morgan

[2004]Meet the Fockers Rozalin Focker

[2010]Little Fockers Roz Focker

[2012]The Guilt Trip Joyce Brewster

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Bernadette Robinson Returns to Australian Stages in DIVAS

Following the success of her previous, sold-out one-woman shows, PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, THE SHOW GOES ON and SONGS FOR NOBODIES (a hit in both Australia and London), Bernadette Robinson is returning to Australian stages with the World Premiere of her post-pandemic solo tour-de-force, DIVAS.

Rebecca Clark Pays Tribute To Barbra Streisand In HELLO, GORGEOUS! At 54 Below, June 27

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Rebecca Clark in Hello, Gorgeous! on June 27 at 7:00pm. Rebecca brings her uncanny vocal skills to life in this glorious tribute to Barbra Streisand. 

Review: Jessica Vosk Pure Medical Grade Magic In CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' at 92NY

It’s one thing to be a good singer.  It’s one thing to be a great singer.  But what Jessica Vosk did on the stage today went beyond good or great.

Nicole Henry to Celebrate Album TIME TO LOVE AGAIN at Birdland in July

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present powerhouse vocalist Nicole Henry on Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM.

See HANDS ON A HARDBODY Reunion Concert, Jenn Colella, Shaun Cassidy & More at 54 Below in June

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Christopher Riddle To Celebrate Nelson Riddle and Musical Memories at Special Talk Event

An exceptionally sentimental and very special rare event, Remembering Nelson Riddle: A Conversation/Talk Featuring Christopher Riddle, is being presented by producer Karen Morris of Sand Castle Communications, and will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 2:30pm to 4pm, at the Avon Marina Building, 2 Main Street, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ.

David Foster and Katharine McPhee Come to the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts in February

Sixteen-time Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer DAVID FOSTER and acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star, KATHARINE MCPHEE are returning by popular demand, to the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts, on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Natalie Douglas to Preset A 60's SONGS JUNETEENTH JUBILEE at Birdland This Summer

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of Natalie Douglas – thirteen-time MAC Award, two-time Bistro Award and Nightlife Award winner – with “A 60’s Songs Juneteenth Jubilee” on Monday, June 19 at 7:00 PM.

The Stratford Festival Celebrates Pride This June

2SLGBTQ+ stories take centre stage at the Stratford Festival for Pride Month and throughout the 2023 season. The month begins with the world première of Casey and Diana by Nick Green and directed by Andrew Kushnir, as well as the openings of Rent, directed by Thom Allison, and Richard II, adapted by Brad Fraser, and conceived and directed by Jillian Keiley.

Upcoming Performances to Celebrate Pride at 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards® Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, has announced special programming throughout the month of June. From Clint Holmes’ dazzling tribute to Peter Allen to the return engagement of Jenn Colella’s sold out show to Rebecca Clark’s uncanny Barbra Streisand concert, the PRIDE month events will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Review: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND'S NOSE GAYS Birthday Bash at Joe's Pub Celebrates With Memories, Diversity and Anger

When someone as regal (and bawdy) as Justin Vivian Bond turns 60 years old, it might be time to give whatever equivalent nobility of a Dame we New Yorkers can bestow on this downtown icon.

Broadway Buying Guide: May 22, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, May 22, 2023.

Mount Wilson Observatory to Present First Classical Concert of Season in June

Mount Wilson Observatory, the scientific marvel where humankind discovered its place in the universe, has announced the second date in its Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome six-month series, to take place on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The concert series is curated by Artistic Director Cécilia Tsan, and the performances are presented inside the spectacular vaulted dome of the 100-inch telescope.

Kurt Cobain's Smashed & Signed By Nirvana Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Sold For $595,900

Julien's Auctions, the acclaimed auction house to the stars, held on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th the industry's premiere music auction event 'MUSIC ICONS,' featuring a spectacular line-up of over 1,200 pieces of music history from rock royalty owned and used by the likes of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, and more.

Marieann Meringolo Residency Extends at Chelsea Table and Stage

After a very successful 3 month residency in March, April & May, 2023 at Chelsea Table + Stage, Marieann Meringolo will extend her monthly residency through August, 2023.

Billy Stritch, Carole J. Bufford, and Liam Forde to Star in HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! at Birdland

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the New York debut of the musical revue “Hooray for Hollywood!” on Thursday, June 15 at 8:30 PM.

Original Cast Album For SOPHIE SUCKS FACE is Available Now

The original cast album for Sophie Zucker's one woman musical 'Sophie Sucks Face' is currently available to listen on Spotify. Music and lyrics are written by Sophie Zucker ('The Daily Show', Apple TV's 'Dickinson') and produced by James Lambros a.k.a. Jimmy Lit.

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello And Her 17-Piece Orchestra Come To Des Plaines Theatre, June 11

The legendary Denise Tomasello returns for her first one-woman concert since her triumphant debut at the Des Plaines Theatre in Judy, Liza, Barbra & Me, a musical celebration of these female musical legends, Denise returns in her new one woman show called The Songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett and Me, with her 17-piece orchestra.

Broadway Buying Guide: May 15, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, May 15, 2023.


Barbra Streisand has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Barbra Streisand has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Barbra Streisand's first West End show was Funny Girl which opened in 1966

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Funny Girl and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for I Can Get It for You Wholesale .

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