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Bette Midler

 
Date Of Birth:
December 01, 1945 (76)
Birth Place:
Honolulu, HI, USA
Bio:
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her starring role in Hello, Dolly!, Bette Midler made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof, and even then, she understood the importance of doing matinees. Her remarkable career started while singing in New York bathhouses, where ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 01, 1945 (76)

Birth Place: Honolulu, HI, USA

Bio:
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her starring role in Hello, Dolly!, Bette Midler made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof, and even then, she understood the importance of doing matinees. Her remarkable career started while singing in New York bathhouses, where ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Dolly Gallagher Levi
Dolly Gallagher Levi [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Sue Mengers
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Nora
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1979
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1975
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1969
Performer [Replacement]
Betty Lou [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Tzeitel [Replacement]
Rivka [Replacement]
Fruma-Sarah (Understudy) [Replacement]
Tzeitel (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2011]
Producer
 
[Toronto, 2010]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Director

Writing

Lyricist
Additional Material
Playwright

Bette Midler Movies

The Thorn
 
[1971]
Virgin Mary
Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers
 
[1972]
Lullabye Singer
The Rose
 
[1979]
Rose
Jinxed!
 
[1982]
Bonita Friml
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
 
[1986]
Barbara Whiteman
Ruthless People
 
[1986]
Barbara Stone
Outrageous Fortune
 
[1987]
Sandy
Beaches
 
[1988]
CC Bloom
Oliver & Company
 
[1988]
Georgette
Big Business
 
[1988]
Sadie Shelton, Sadie Ratliff
Stella
 
[1990]
Stella Claire
Scenes from a Mall
 
[1991]
Deborah
For the Boys
 
[1991]
Dixie Leonard
Hocus Pocus
 
[1993]
Winifred
The First Wives Club
 
[1996]
Brenda Morelli Cushman
That Old Feeling
 
[1997]
Lilly Leonard
Isn't She Great
 
[2000]
Jacqueline Susann
Drowning Mona
 
[2000]
Mona Dearly
The Stepford Wives
 
[2004]
Bobbie Markowitz
Then She Found Me
 
[2007]
Bernice Graves
The Women
 
[2008]
Leah Miller
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
 
[2010]
Kitty Galore
Parental Guidance
 
[2012]
Diane Decker
Freak Show
 
[2017]
Muv
The Addams Family
 
[2019]
Grandma
The Glorias
 
[2020]
Bella Abzug
The Addams Family 2
 
[2021]
Grandma
Hocus Pocus 2
 
[2022]
Winifred Sanderson

Bette Midler TV Shows

Vegetable Soup
 
[1975]
Woody The Spoon voice
The Earth Day Special
 
[1990]
Mother Earth
The Simpsons
 
[1993]
Bette Midler
Gypsy
 
[1993]
Mama Rose
Seinfeld
 
[1995]
Bette Midler
The Nanny
 
[1997]
Bette Midler
Jackie's Back!
 
[1999]
Bette Midler
Bette
 
[2000-2001]
Bette
Murphy Brown
 
[1998-2018]
Caprice Feldman - Secretary #93
The Politician
 
[2019-2020]
Hadassah Gold

Bette Midler Biography

Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her starring role in Hello, Dolly!, Bette Midler made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof, and even then, she understood the importance of doing matinees. Her remarkable career started while singing in New York bathhouses, where she was given the name, "The Divine Miss M."
Her record debut, "The Divine Miss M," earned her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. In 1979, Bette made her film debut in portraying a doomed and self-destructive rock & roll singer in The Rose, for which she earned the Golden Globe for Best Actress, Academy Award nomination, and Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal performance.

In 1988 Bette starred in Beaches, and received her third Grammy Award, Record of the Year, for the film's title song, "Wind Beneath My Wings." Midler garnered her second Best Actress Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for Mark Rydell's For The Boys.
Additional film credits include: Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, Big Business, Scene's From a Mall, Hocus Pocus, The First Wives Club, The Stepford Wives, Then She Found Me and The Women.

She concluded her critically acclaimed Vegas extravaganza The Showgirl Must Go On at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with over 200 performances that were seen by over a half-million people in two years.

Forty years, four Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys, a Tony Award and tons of record-breaking performances since she hit the scene, the "Divine Miss M" is still going strong.

Bette Midler Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2017 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Leading Actress in a Play Gold Star
Bette Midler, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Bette Midler, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Bette Midler, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Bette Midler

Bette Midler News

THE ILENE GRAFF HOLIDAY SHOW! is Coming to 54 Below in December Photo THE ILENE GRAFF HOLIDAY SHOW! is Coming to 54 Below in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Ilene Graff in THE ILENE GRAFF HOLIDAY SHOW! on Wednesday, December 28th at 9:30 PM. Ilene and her very special guests will perform a host of holiday favorites inspired by the iconic Holiday specials of the ’60’s and ’70’s.

Seattle Men's Chorus Presents Holiday Concerts Next Month Photo Seattle Men's Chorus Presents Holiday Concerts Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

Seattle's holiday tradition is back with glitter, lights and carols. Deck the halls with more fa-la-la than ever and join Seattle Men's Chorus for nostalgia, hilarity, a Christmas conga and an unforgettable sing-along at three Puget Sound area locations Dec. 2-23.

Review: Jessica Vosk is Beguiling in Solo Cabaret Debut at OC's Segerstrom Center Photo Review: Jessica Vosk is Beguiling in Solo Cabaret Debut at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Nov 21, 2022

Broadway fan favorite Jessica Vosk's solo cabaret debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts---which opened Thursday, November 17, 2022 and continues for two additional shows through Saturday, November 19---is, quite possibly, the most enjoyable cabaret concert this reviewer has experienced at the Center's lovely and intimate Samueli Theatre.

Video: Watch a Clip of Idina Menzel on CELEBRITY IOU - Airing Tonight! Photo Video: Watch a Clip of Idina Menzel on CELEBRITY IOU - Airing Tonight!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Watch a clip of Idina Menzel with “Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott on HGTV's Celebrity IOU!

Christine Ebersole to Perform With Billy Stritch at P-Town's Town Hall on New Year's  Photo Christine Ebersole to Perform With Billy Stritch at P-Town's Town Hall on New Year's Eve
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will present Christine Ebersole in her Provincetown Town Hall debut for FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 at 7:00 PM - for One Show Only - with renowned entertainer Billy Stritch at the piano.

Photos: Inside the Recording Studio With the Cast of ALMOST FAMOUS Photo Photos: Inside the Recording Studio With the Cast of ALMOST FAMOUS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

See behind-the-scenes photos from this week’s making of the forthcoming release of Almost Famous – Original Broadway Cast Recording on Sony Masterworks Broadway. Available now for preorder on CD and 2-LP vinyl, the album is produced by Scott M. Riesett, Tom Kitt and Cameron Crowe, and features original music by Kitt with lyrics by Crowe and Kitt.

Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years Photo Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Rubicon Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder Karyl Lynn Burns retired from the company on Sunday, November 13, following the acclaimed sold-out run of In the Heights.

Original Musical MARIAN Starring Emilie Kouatchou & More to Have Additional Invite-On Photo Original Musical MARIAN Starring Emilie Kouatchou & More to Have Additional Invite-Only Readings This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Liquid Theatre Collective and Randy Donaldson, Executive Producer, will present two additional private, invitation only readings of MARIAN, an original musical based on the life of world-renowned contralto, Marian Anderson.

Tyler Houchins to Reprise DOWN A YELLOW BRICK ROAD at Don't Tell Mama NYC in December Photo Tyler Houchins to Reprise DOWN A YELLOW BRICK ROAD at Don't Tell Mama NYC in December
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

Philadelphia cabaret performer Tyler Houchins has announced a reprise of his NYC debut solo performance, Down A Yellow Brick Road, celebrating the legendary actress and vocalist Judy Garland in her centennial year, Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 7:00 p.m at Don't Tell Mama NYC.

Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Z Photo Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Pictures From Home. Three of the theatre’s most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists will return to the stage, bringing to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives.

Bette Midler Videos

Interview: Doug Jones & Sam Richardson Talk Honoring HOCUS POCUS Fans Through New Seq Videoplay
Interview: Doug Jones & Sam Richardson Talk Honoring HOCUS POCUS Fans Through New Sequel

by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022

Doug Jones has returned as Billy Butcherson for Hocus Pocus 2 and joining him in the film is Sam Richardson, who plays the new character of Gilbert. Watch BroadwayWorld's new video interview with Jones and Richardson as they discuss what to expect from the new and returning characters, Hocus Pocus' die-hard fans, the film's legacy, and more.

VIDEO: The Sanderson Sisters Take Flight in New HOCUS POCUS 2 Clip Videoplay
VIDEO: The Sanderson Sisters Take Flight in New HOCUS POCUS 2 Clip

by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022

Disney+ has shared the first official video clip from the highly-anticipated Hocus Pocus 2. Watch below as the Sanderson Sisters, played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, take flight for the first time in 29 years. The new film will also feature Hannah Waddingham, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Whitney Peak, and more.

VIDEO: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy React to HOCUS POCUS 2 Tease Videoplay
VIDEO: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy React to HOCUS POCUS 2 Teaser Trailer

by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Disney+ has shared a video of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reacting to the new teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2. In the highly-anticipated sequel, it's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge.

LISTEN: Eden Espinosa Sings 'Woman Is' From the Original Cast Recording of LEMPICKA Videoplay
LISTEN: Eden Espinosa Sings 'Woman Is' From the Original Cast Recording of LEMPICKA

by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

The first song from the upcoming Original Cast Recording of the musical Lempicka has been released. Listen as Eden Espinosa sings 'Woman Is'!

VIDEO: John Benjamin Hickey Reveals His Theatrical Pet Peeves on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS L Videoplay
VIDEO: John Benjamin Hickey Reveals His Theatrical Pet Peeves on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE

by Michael Major - May 4, 2022

In a round of 'Plaza Beef,' John Benjamin Hickey looked back on his experiences on Broadway to reveal his theatrical pet peeves. Scenarios included Madonna braiding her hair in the audience of Cabaret, the most demanding show he had acted in, and more. The episode also featured Elizabeth Moss and the cast of Off-Broadway's That Golden Girls Show.

VIDEO: See Gina Naomi Baez, Alyse Alan Louis & More in the RATTLESNAKE KATE World Pre Videoplay
VIDEO: See Gina Naomi Baez, Alyse Alan Louis & More in the RATTLESNAKE KATE World Premiere At Denver Center

by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

The DCPA Theatre Company is now presenting the world premiere of Rattlesnake Kate in the Wolf Theatre running through March 13, 2022.

VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Cent Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors

by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021

Billy Porter honored Bette Midler as she received the Kennedy Center Honor with a performance of 'From A Distance.' Melissa Manchester will present Midler with the honor. The tribute will also feature Kelli O'Hara singing 'Wind Beneath My Wings'. Beanie Feldstein and Kate Baldwin will also appear in the tribute.

VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Opera Stars Honor Justino Díaz On The 44th Kennedy Center Hono Videoplay
VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Opera Stars Honor Justino Díaz On The 44th Kennedy Center Honors

by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2021

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is proud to celebrate the 44th Honorees for lifetime artistic achievements: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz, Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler, and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

BWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center Honors

by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2021

The cast of Ain't Too Proud took to the stage at the Kennedy Center Honors to honor Berry Gordy. The cast, consisting of Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Matt Manuel, and Jelani Remy, performed 'I'm Gonna Make You Love Me' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg'. Watch an exclusive clip of the performance now!

VIDEOS: President Joe Biden and Beanie Feldstein Talk Bette Midler at the Kennedy Cen Videoplay
VIDEOS: President Joe Biden and Beanie Feldstein Talk Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors

by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2021

The 44th Kennedy Center Honorees, Justino Díaz, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler, and Joni Mitchell were celebrated in Washington, D.C., at the Honors Gala on December 5, 2021 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.


Bette Midler Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bette Midler been in?
Bette Midler has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Bette Midler been in?
Bette Midler has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Bette Midler been nominated for?
Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) .

What awards has Bette Midler won?
Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Hello, Dolly!, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hello, Dolly!, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly!, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly! Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengersand Special Tony Award (Tony Awards).

How many shows has Bette Midler written?
Bette Midler has written 2 shows including Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue (Lyricist), Bette! Divine Madness (Additional Material).


Twitter Watch

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