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Betty Buckley

 
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Betty Buckley most recently led the national tour of Hello, Dolly! In an award-winning career that encompasses television, film, stage, and concert work around the globe, Betty Buckley is best known as the quintessential musical theatre actress. Stage roles range from the wife of an early U.S. ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: July 03, 1947 (74)

Bio:
Betty Buckley most recently led the national tour of Hello, Dolly! In an award-winning career that encompasses television, film, stage, and concert work around the globe, Betty Buckley is best known as the quintessential musical theatre actress. Stage roles range from the wife of an early U.S. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2018
Dolly Gallagher Levi
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2013
Gertrude Hayhurst Sylvester Ratliff
  [West End]
Charing Cross Theatre Production, 2013
Countess Aurelia
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer [Replacement]
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Jenny
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Rose
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Hesione
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Norma Desmond [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1993
Norma Desmond [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Margaret White
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
Edwin Drood/Alice Nutting
Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1985
Emma [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Edwin Drood (Alice Nutting)
Edwin Drood/Alice Nutting
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Grizabella
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1978
Heather [Replacement]
Heather [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Catherine [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Performer
  [West End]
London Production, 1969
Fran Kubelik
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Martha Jefferson
Martha Jefferson [Replacement]

Photos

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Jason Graae, Klea Blackhurst, Marilyn Maye, Lorna Luft, Leslie Uggams, Jeremy Jordan, Photo

Jason Graae, Klea Blackhurst, Marilyn Maye, Lorna Luft, Leslie Uggams, Jeremy Jordan, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Alice Borden, Lee Roy Reams, Jane Dorian, Michael Feinstein, Bernadette Peters, Kelli O'Hara, Sutton Foster, Betty Buckley, Ron Raines, Tyne Daly, Debbie Gravitte and John Bolton

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Date:
02/04/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2018
Dolly Gallagher Levi

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2013
Gertrude Hayhurst Sylvester Ratliff

  [West End]
Charing Cross Theatre Production, 2013
Countess Aurelia

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer [Replacement]

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Jenny

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Rose

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Hesione

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Norma Desmond [Replacement]

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1993
Norma Desmond [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Margaret White

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
Edwin Drood/Alice Nutting

Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1985
Emma [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Edwin Drood (Alice Nutting)

Edwin Drood/Alice Nutting

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Grizabella

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1978
Heather [Replacement]

Heather [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Catherine [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1971
Performer

  [West End]
London Production, 1969
Fran Kubelik

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Martha Jefferson

Martha Jefferson [Replacement]

Betty Buckley Biography

Betty Buckley most recently led the national tour of Hello, Dolly!

In an award-winning career that encompasses television, film, stage, and concert work around the globe, Betty Buckley is best known as the quintessential musical theatre actress. Stage roles range from the wife of an early U.S. President in 1776, which marked Buckley's Broadway debut, to her critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-nominated performance as the deluded, silent screen star Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, a part she re-created on Broadway to equal success. Buckley also earned a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in Cats and a Tony nomination for Triumph of Love.

Her other Broadway credits include Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Carrie. Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Horton Foote's The Old Friends (Drama Desk Award nomination), White's Lies, Elegies, The Eros Trilogy, Juno's Swans, and I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road. Regional credits include The Perfectionist, Gypsy, The Threepenny Opera, Camino Real, Buffalo Gal, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Grey Gardens at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY and The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, for which she received an Ovation Award Nomination.

In London she starred in Promises, Promises for which she was nominated for an Evening Standard Award and in the British premiere of Dear World.

In addition to her contributions to the stage, Buckley has also released an astonishing 17 solo albums, most recently Ghostlight, produced by Oscar and muti-Grammy Award-winning producer, T Bone Burnett, released in 2014, and Story Songs, released in 2017. Ms. Buckley's 18th solo album, Hope, recorded live at Joe's Pub, was released last spring by Palmetto Records.

She has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award, in 2000 for The Diaries of Adam and Eve and again in 2002 for Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar.

She tours in concert worldwide with her ensemble of musicians and in 2015 was featured in the Royal Albert Hall concert of Follies in celebration of Stephen Sondheim's 85th birthday.

Buckley's film roles include Miss Collins in Brian De Palma's classic Carrie (1976) and country singer Dixie Scott in Bruce Beresford's Tender Mercies (1983), which features her rendition of the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning song "Over You." Ms. Buckley most recently co-starred with James McAvoy in the M. Night Shyamalan film Split (2017), for which she received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Featured Actress.

Additional film credits include Frantic (1988), Another Woman (1988), Wyatt Earp (1999), and M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening (2008). On television, Ms. Buckley played Abby Bradford in the drama series "Eight is Enough" (1977-1981) and received Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work in both "Bobby and Sarah" (1984) and "Taking a Stand" (1989). She also had recurring roles on the HBO series "Oz" (2001-2003) and "Pretty Little Liars" (2012), and most recently on "Supergirl," "Chicago Med," "The Leftovers," and "Getting On."

In 2017, Buckley was honored with the prestigious Julie Harris Award by The Actor's Fund and in 2009, she received the Texas Medal of the Arts Award in Theater, following her induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, TX, in 2007. She has been awarded two honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts for her contribution to the musical theatre by Marymount College and the Boston Conservatory of Music. In 2012 she was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Betty Buckley Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Betty Buckley, The Old Friends
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Gold Star
Betty BuckleyTriumph of Love
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Betty Buckley, Triumph of Love
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Betty Buckley, Triumph of Love
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Actress in a Musical
Betty Buckley, Sunset Boulevard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Betty Buckley, Cats
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Betty Buckley, Cats

Betty Buckley News

ichmond Triangle Players' Presents A BROADWAY SPECTACULAR at Robert B. Moss Theatre Photo ichmond Triangle Players' Presents A BROADWAY SPECTACULAR at Robert B. Moss Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022

For one night only, an ensemble of Broadway performers will gather for an evening of songs and stories for Arts Ignite Richmond: A Broadway Spectacular on Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 PM at the Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre. 

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH ANITA GILLETTE & LEE ROY REAMS at Birdland Showcases Stor Photo BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH ANITA GILLETTE & LEE ROY REAMS at Birdland Showcases Storytelling, Camaraderie, and History
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 14, 2022

What started out as a casual thing could turn out to be the next big thing: the duo team of Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams.

Beth Kirkpatrick and Michele Ragusa Join Broadway's Best For Breast Cancer! Photo Beth Kirkpatrick and Michele Ragusa Join Broadway's Best For Breast Cancer!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

This June 13, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (MMJCCM) will raise the curtain on a special virtual health and wellness event-Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer! The Healing Power of Music, featuring Broadway stars Beth Kirkpatrick and Michele Ragusa along with health experts offering guidance to those experiencing health challenges or wishing to support friends and family members.

DOING TIME WITH LAVINIA: THE MUSICAL to be Presented at The Stonewall Inn Photo DOING TIME WITH LAVINIA: THE MUSICAL to be Presented at The Stonewall Inn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

New York City‚Äôs Gay Pride Week will kick off with a performance of ‚ÄúDoing Time with Lavinia: The Musical,‚ÄĚ a cautionary tale of one woman‚Äôs journey from Broadway to behind bars, written and performed by downtown diva Susan Campanaro, with an original score written and performed by Lynn Portas, directed by, and developed with Christopher Scott.

Monday Concerts & Events Series At Theatre By The Sea Begins June 13 Photo Monday Concerts & Events Series At Theatre By The Sea Begins June 13
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022

In celebration of 89 years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the 2022 summer schedule for the Monday Concerts and Events Series, which will be held on select Mondays throughout the season.

Jessica Vosk, Marissa Rosen & Rueby Wood to Star in ARTS IGNITE RICHMOND: A BROADWAY  Photo Jessica Vosk, Marissa Rosen & Rueby Wood to Star in ARTS IGNITE RICHMOND: A BROADWAY SPECTACULAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

For one night only, an ensemble of Broadway performers will gather for an evening of songs and stories for Arts Ignite Richmond: A Broadway Spectacular on Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 PM at the Richmond Triangle Players’ Robert B. Moss Theatre. 

Paper Mill Playhouse Gala Featuring Ali Stroker, Kissy Simmons & More Raises Nearly $ Photo Paper Mill Playhouse Gala Featuring Ali Stroker, Kissy Simmons & More Raises Nearly $1.2M
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse announced that the theater’s annual Gala, which was held at the Hilton Short Hills on Friday, May 20, was sold out and raised almost $1.2 million with the most successful Live Auction in Paper Mill's 84-year history.  

Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MU Photo Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.

Chad Burris, Nathan Salstone & Troy Iwata Join WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at The Green Roo Photo Chad Burris, Nathan Salstone & Troy Iwata Join WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

We Will Not Be Silent, a benefit concert to honor and support those courageously resisting oppression today, featuring songs from White Rose: The Musical, with book & lyrics by Brian Belding and music by Natalie Brice, will be presented at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue) on Thursday, May 19 at 7pm.

Mauricio Martínez, Wren Rivera & Nic Rouleau to Lead WE WILL NOT BE SILENT Benefit C Photo Mauricio Martínez, Wren Rivera & Nic Rouleau to Lead WE WILL NOT BE SILENT Benefit Concert at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

We Will Not Be Silent, a benefit concert to honor and support those courageously resisting oppression today, featuring songs from White Rose: The Musical, with book & lyrics by Brian Belding and music by Natalie Brice, will be presented at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue) on Thursday, May 19 at 7pm.

Betty Buckley Videos

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard VideoVIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard Ridge
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2022

Today Tony Award-winning stage icon Betty Buckley sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to for a chat about the release of her latest album, Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim!

VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSI VideoVIDEO: 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.

VIDEO: On This Day, August 4 - THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Debuts at the Delacorte VideoVIDEO: On This Day, August 4 - THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Debuts at the Delacorte
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2020

On this day in 1985, The Mystery of Edwin Drood debuted at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park!

VIDEO: Watch the Full 1999 Betty Buckley Documentary on Bravo Profiles VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full 1999 Betty Buckley Documentary on Bravo Profiles
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2020

Betty Buckley took to YouTube to share a flashback video - the full documentary 'Betty Buckley in Concert and in Person' from Bravo Profiles.

BWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry He VideoBWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry Herman!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2020

Michael Feinstein produced a memorial event at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, featuring performances by: Feinstein ('I Won't Send Roses'), Kristin Chenoweth ('If He Walked Into My Life'), Sutton Foster ('I Don't Want to Know'), Kelli O'Hara ('Before the Parade Passes By'), Leslie Uggams ('I Am What I Am'), Bernadette Peters ('Time Heals Everything'), Betty Buckley ('Hello, Dolly!'), Klea Blackhurst and Tyne Daly ('Bosom Buddies'), John Bolton ('It Takes a Woman'), Lorna Luft ('Gooch's Song'), Ron Raines ('Mame'), Jason Graae ('You I Like'), Marilyn Maye ('It's Today'), Jeremy Jordan ('It Only Takes a Moment'), Lee Roy Reams ('The Best of Times'), and Debbie Gravitte ('Wherever He Ain't'), with Alice Borden, Jane Dorian, and Harvey Fierstein, and special video tributes from Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney. Marc Bruni directed the event with Larry Blank serving as music director, and Don Pippin (guest conductor).

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Takes Her Final Bows In HELLO, DOLLY! VideoVIDEO: Betty Buckley Takes Her Final Bows In HELLO, DOLLY!
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2019

Betty Buckley completed her run in the national tour of Hello, Dolly! this weekend! See the star take her final bow as Dolly Gallagher-Levi at the Opera House in Boston below!

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Discusses the Current Political Climate VideoVIDEO: Betty Buckley Discusses the Current Political Climate
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2019

During the Dallas tour stop of Hello, Dolly!, Betty Buckley sat down with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for an interview. Hear the Broadway legend talk about the current political climate.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 3- Happy Birthday Audra McDonald and Betty Buckley! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 3- Happy Birthday Audra McDonald and Betty Buckley!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 3, 2019

It's a double bill Happy Birthday on this day for Broadway legends Audra McDonald and Betty Buckley!

VIDEO: HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Trailer Featuring Betty Buckley! VideoVIDEO: HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Trailer Featuring Betty Buckley!
by Alan Henry - Feb 15, 2019

Here she comes, world! The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, launched last year from the Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York. Get a first look at new footage of the production!


Betty Buckley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Betty Buckley been in?
Betty Buckley has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Betty Buckley been in?
Betty Buckley has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Betty Buckley's first West End show?
Betty Buckley's first West End show was Promises, Promises which opened in 1969

What awards has Betty Buckley been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Old Friends , Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Triumph of Love , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Triumph of Love , Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Triumph of Love , Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Sunset Boulevard Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cats and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats .

What awards has Betty Buckley won?
Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Triumph of Loveand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats.