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Bette Midler

 
Birth Place:
Honolulu, HI, USA
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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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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)

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

Photos

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Photo

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson

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Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Photo

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson

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Date:
06/28/2022
Patty Smyth, Bette Midler, Amanda McBroom, Michelle Brourman Photo

Patty Smyth, Bette Midler, Amanda McBroom, Michelle Brourman

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05/05/2022
Bette Midler, Amanda McBroom Photo

Bette Midler, Amanda McBroom

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05/05/2022
Bette Midler, Amanda McBroom Photo

Bette Midler, Amanda McBroom

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05/05/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [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 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

VIDEO: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy React to HOCUS POCUS 2 Tease Photo 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: Amber Iman Sings 'Stay' From the Pre-Broadway Production of LEMPICKA Photo Listen: Amber Iman Sings 'Stay' From the Pre-Broadway Production of LEMPICKA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released its third single, ‚ÄúStay‚ÄĚ performed by Amber Iman with lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould, orchestrations by Cian McCarthy, music supervised, arranged, and conducted by Remy Kurs. Listen here!

Wake Up With BWW 6/29: First Look at HOCUS POCUS 2, Update on WICKED Movie, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/29: First Look at HOCUS POCUS 2, Update on WICKED Movie, and More!
by - Jun 29, 2022

Today's top stories include a first look at the upcoming film, Hocus Pocus 2, which is officially coming to Disney+ in September! Plus, Into the Woods has announced a digital lottery, Jimmy Awards winners announced, and more! Read more about these and other top stories here!

Photos/Video: First Look at HOCUS POCUS 2, Premiering on Disney+ in September Photo Photos/Video: First Look at HOCUS POCUS 2, Premiering on Disney+ in September
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

An all new trailer and photos have been released for for the highly anticipated Disney+ Original movie ‚ÄúHocus Pocus 2,‚ÄĚ which will reunite Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy! Learn more about the film here!

Oh Boy Records Will Present 'The Summer of Oh Boy Records' Photo Oh Boy Records Will Present 'The Summer of Oh Boy Records'
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022

Recently named Label of the Year at the 2022 A2IM Librea Awards, Oh Boy will release pressings of two of John Prine‚Äôs albums: Aimless Love (1984)‚ÄĒPrine‚Äôs first full-length album, which was completely fan-funded and launched the label‚ÄĒwill be released August 26, while the GRAMMY-nominated, German Afternoons (1986), will be available September 16.

Beanie Feldstein Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Bonnie Chance Roberts Photo Beanie Feldstein Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Bonnie Chance Roberts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Beanie Feldstein has announced her engagement to her girlfriend Bonnie Chance Roberts. See Beanie's post here!

Interview: Mark Nadler of HART'S DESIRE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Opening PRIDE Photo Interview: Mark Nadler of HART'S DESIRE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Opening PRIDE Weekend
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 21, 2022

Cabaret icon Mark Nadler has an all-new show and an all-new concept that will open on Gay Pride and celebrate two gay legends of the past with a new trajectory for their art.

Listen: George Abud Sings 'Perfection' From New Musical LEMPICKA Photo Listen: George Abud Sings 'Perfection' From New Musical LEMPICKA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released its second single, ‚ÄúPerfection‚ÄĚ performed by George Abud with lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould, and orchestrations by Cian McCarthy. Listen here!¬†

Photos: See Adam Jacobs, Kate Rockwell & More at New York Restoration Project's Sprin Photo Photos: See Adam Jacobs, Kate Rockwell & More at New York Restoration Project's Spring Picnic Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project hosted its annual Spring Picnic Gala at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Notable attendees included Sophie von Haselberg (Board Member, actor), Frank DiLella (Host, NY1), Kate Rockwell (Broadway star, Mean Girls), Adam Jacobs (Broadway star, Aladdin), and more. Check out photos!

Original Musical MARIAN Will Have Private Industry Readings This Week Photo Original Musical MARIAN Will Have Private Industry Readings This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022

Liquid Theatre Collective and Randy Donaldson, Executive Producer, will present two (2) private industry readings of MARIAN, an original musical based on the life of world-renowned contralto, Marian Anderson.

Bette Midler Videos

VIDEO: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy React to HOCUS POCUS 2 Tease VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoLISTEN: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoBWW 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 VideoVIDEOS: 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.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from RHONY's Luann de Lesseps' A VERY COUNTESS CHRISTMAS VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from RHONY's Luann de Lesseps' A VERY COUNTESS CHRISTMAS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2021

Yes, the rumors are true! Everyone's favorite Countess is back at Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening of festive glitz and glamour. If there's anything that's a guaranteed good time, it's seeing LuAnn de Lesseps, star of one of the most successful franchises in television history, 'The Real Housewives of New York.'

VIDEO: Bob Mackie Talks His Legendary Career and New Book on Backstage Live with Rich VideoVIDEO: Bob Mackie Talks His Legendary Career and New Book on Backstage Live with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 17, 2021

The Art of Bob Mackie is the first-ever comprehensive and fully authorized book showcasing Mackie's work, from his early days as a sketch artist for the legendary Edith Head at Paramount to his current, cutting-edge costumes for pop stars and line of accessible, wearable clothing for QVC. In addition to hundreds of glorious photos and dozens of dishy recollections from Mackie and his many muses, this gorgeous volume features never-before-seen sketches from throughout his prolific career. Watch as Mackie reminisces about his extensive career and reflects on the new book!


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).