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Bibi Osterwald

 
Bibi Osterwald Headshot
Date of Birth: February 03, 1920
Date of Death: January 07, 2002 (81)

Birth Place: New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi [Replacement]
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Miss Lumpe
  [Broadway]
1957
Madame Elizabeth
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Bessie Bisco
Bessie Bisco
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1954
Lovey Mars
Lovey Mars
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Lorelei Lee (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1949
Maybelle
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1948
Performer
Lily Bedlington
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Principal
"Hot December" Singer
Auntie Plum
Lucy
Mrs. Wattrous
Wardrobe Mistress
Milkmaid
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Maxie
Mrs. Casey Jones
Farm Woman
Performer
  [US Tour]
West Coast Revival, 1977
Dolly Tate

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi [Replacement]

Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Miss Lumpe

  [Broadway]
1957
Madame Elizabeth

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Bessie Bisco

Bessie Bisco

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1954
Lovey Mars

Lovey Mars

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Lorelei Lee (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1949
Maybelle

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1948
Performer

Lily Bedlington

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Principal

"Hot December" Singer

Auntie Plum

Lucy

Mrs. Wattrous

Wardrobe Mistress

Milkmaid

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Maxie

Mrs. Casey Jones

Farm Woman

Performer

  [US Tour]
West Coast Revival, 1977
Dolly Tate


Bibi Osterwald Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1954 - Best Supporting Performance - Musical Gold Star
Bibi Osterwald, The Golden Apple
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1954 - Best Supporting Performance - Musical Gold Star
Bibi Osterwald, The Golden Apple

Bibi Osterwald News

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2021

This week's list includes a new limited edition orange vinyl of the 2017 revival cast recording of Once on This Island, as well as a purple vinyl edition of the 1964 cast recording of My Fair Lady. Plus, the latest volume of The Untold Stories of Broadway by Jennifer Ashley Tepper is now available!

West Coast Premiere Of SING, BIBI, SING Opens March 30 at Write Act Rep Brickhouse Th Photo West Coast Premiere Of SING, BIBI, SING Opens March 30 at Write Act Rep Brickhouse Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2018

Producers John Lant and Tamra Pica with Write Act Repertory are pleased to present the West Coast premiere of Elise Arndt's award-winning one-woman show SING BIBI SING! The Untold Tales of Bibi Osterwald. Opening at Write Act Repertory's home, the Brickhouse Theatre, in North Hollywood on March 30th, at 8 p.m. for seven performances, after a sold out run in New York. The musical is written by and stars Elise Arndt, the granddaughter of the late Bibi Osterwald. The show is directed by Christine O'Grady, (HAIR, tick, tick…BOOM!), with musical direction by Doug Peck and The Doug Peck Trio. (Winner: six Joseph Jefferson Awards for his musical direction, two After Dark Awards, The Guy Adkins Award, and the Sarah Siddons Award). Tickets will go on sale next week with Brown Paper Tickets.

No Longer Standing By, Bibi Osterwald Takes Center Stage in Granddaughter's Solo Musi Photo No Longer Standing By, Bibi Osterwald Takes Center Stage in Granddaughter's Solo Musical
by Julie Musbach - Oct 11, 2017

Elise Arndt debuts her solo show SING, BIBI, SING! The Untold Tales of Bibi Osterwald at the United Solo Festival on Theatre Row October 27th at 9pm. The show is directed by Christine O'Grady (HAIR, tick, tick BOOM!) with music direction by Ted Arthur (Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Miss Saigon).


Bibi Osterwald Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bibi Osterwald been in?
Bibi Osterwald has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Bibi Osterwald been in?
Bibi Osterwald has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Bibi Osterwald been nominated for?
Best Supporting Performance - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Golden Apple and Best Supporting Performance - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Golden Apple .

What awards has Bibi Osterwald won?
Best Supporting Performance - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Golden Appleand Best Supporting Performance - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Golden Apple.