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Brenda Pressley

 

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Audible Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Constance
  [Off-Broadway]
Keen Company Original Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Production, 2011
A Nurse
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2009
Olivia Shaw
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Aunt Edna
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Louise
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Dolly
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1991
Performer
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1988
Cynia
Cynia
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1988
Woman of the World
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Cats Chorus [Replacement]
Grizabella (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
The Stepp Sisters
Michelle Morris [Replacement]
One of "Les Style"
One of "The Stepp Sisters"
Ensemble
Ensemble [Replacement]
Les Style [Replacement]
The Stepp Sisters [Replacement]
Ensemble
Les Style
Michelle Morris (Understudy) [Replacement]
Effie Melody White (Understudy) [Replacement]
Deena Jones (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1981
Back-up Singer
Performer (Understudy)
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1979
Performer






Brenda Pressley News

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by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2022

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage C Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; at Barrington Sta Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; at Barrington Stage Company Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW Staff - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington St Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW Staff - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage's A LI Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Sierra Boggess, Jeffrey L. Page, Clint Ramos & More Nominated for 6th Berkie Awards - Photo Sierra Boggess, Jeffrey L. Page, Clint Ramos & More Nominated for 6th Berkie Awards - See the Full List of Nominees Here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association has announced the nominees for the 6th Berkshire Theatre Awards, known colloquially as The Berkies. This year’s awards recognize shows that opened in the greater Berkshire region between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.

Review: WE ARE CONTINUOUS at Williamstown Theatre Festival Photo Review: WE ARE CONTINUOUS at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Marc Savitt - Aug 7, 2022

Simon and his mother, Ora, have always been close. She’s been his champion, his defender, and his friend. But when a life-changing secret comes to light, can their bond survive? 2020 Foeller Fellow Tyler Thomas directs this exquisitely wrought WTF-commissioned play by Harrison David Rivers that explores how people can change and how love can evolve

Williamstown Theatre Festival's World Premiere of WE ARE CONTINUOUS Begins Performanc Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival's World Premiere of WE ARE CONTINUOUS Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival will celebrate a bustling week of programming at WTF including tonight’s first performance of we are continuous, tomorrow’s first performance of Just For Us, and Sunday’s one-time-only benefit performance of Jimmy Naughton & Friends, and announces casting for tiny father, the final reading in the Fridays@3 series.

Williamstown Theatre Festival's MOST HAPPY IN CONCERT Starring Mary Testa & More Begi Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival's MOST HAPPY IN CONCERT Starring Mary Testa & More Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival is celebrating tonight’s first performance of Most Happy in Concert, Tony Award-nominated director Daniel Fish’s reimagining of Frank Loesser’s critically adored score to the musical The Most Happy Fella, choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, playing through Sunday, July 31 on the Main Stage.

Additional Cast Members Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 Summer Sea Photo Additional Cast Members Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival announced today additional casting and creative team members for the 2022 Summer Season, the final two Fridays@3 readings, and fellowships.

Brenda Pressley Videos

VIDEO: Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2018 Season with FLYIN' WEST Videoplay
VIDEO: Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2018 Season with FLYIN' WEST

by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2018 Season with an uplifting tale of bravery, pride, and sisterhood, "Flyin' West," written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Seret Scott, playing May 29 through June 16.  This year marks the historic theater's 88th season.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from ALMOST HOME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2014

The world premiere of Walter Anderson's play Almost Home, directed by Michael Parva and produced by The Directors Company, opened last tonight, September 18, at the Acorn theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Almost Home stars Joe Lisi (Take Me Out), James McCaffrey (FX's 'Rescue Me'),Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Brenda Pressley (The Lyons), and Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba (Contact). BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you exclusive highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of THE LYONS with Linda Lavin & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2012

THE LYONS, which debuted last fall at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre, officially opened on April 23 at the Cort Theatre. Previews began on April 5. THE LYONS comes to Broadway with its entire original cast: Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa along with Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. Mark Brokaw directs. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night, and was on the red carpet inside the after party to chat with the cast and company!

BWW TV: First Look at Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & More in THE LYONS on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 23, 2012

THE LYONS, which debuted last fall at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre, officially opens tonight, April 23, at the Cort Theatre. Previews began on April 5. THE LYONS comes to Broadway with its entire original cast: Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa along with Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. Mark Brokaw directs. The opening night curtain has just come up and below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production footage below!

BWW TV: THE LYONS- Rita on Motherhood
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2012

THE LYONS debuted last fall at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre and just began previews on April 5, with an official opening night set for April 23. THE LYONS comes to Broadway with its entire original cast: Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa along with Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. The Vineyard Theatre production of THE LYONS will be presented on Broadway by producer Kathleen K. Johnson. Mark Brokaw directs. In the video below, Rita (played by Linda Lavin) shares her thoughts on motherhood. Click below to check it out!

BWW TV: THE LYONS- Rita on Relationships
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2012

THE LYONS debuted last fall at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre and just began previews on April 5, with an official opening night set for April 23. THE LYONS comes to Broadway with its entire original cast: Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa along with Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. The Vineyard Theatre production of THE LYONS will be presented on Broadway by producer Kathleen K. Johnson. Mark Brokaw directs. In the video below, Rita (played by Linda Lavin) shares her thoughts on relationships. Click below to check it out!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of THE LYONS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2012

THE LYONS debuted last fall at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre and now begins previews on April 5, with an official opening night set for April 23. THE LYONS comes to Broadway with its entire original cast: Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa along with Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. The Vineyard Theatre production of THE LYONS will be presented on Broadway by producer Kathleen K. Johnson. Mark Brokaw directs. The cast and creative team met the press today, March 28, and BroadwayWorld brings you interviews from the big event below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek at The American Plan
by Craig Brockman - Jan 24, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were there to capture all the excitement od Opening Night!

BWW TV: Creating THE AMERICAN PLAN
by Eddie Varley - Dec 22, 2008

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce full casting for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN which will be directed by Tony? nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). BWW TV brings you an exclusive look behind the scenes at emotional story of The American Plan.

BWW TV: Yaya DaCosta's 'Summer' on Stage
by Eddie Varley - Aug 8, 2008

Yaya Dacosta is a formidable young actress who is making her mark in film with stand out performances in Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Honeydripper where she co-starred along with Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton. On television she was last seen in a breakout performance in the Lifetime motion picture Racing for Time, as well as a recent featured role on All My Children. Fans of America's Next Top Model will remember her as a favorite contestant in the popular series third season. In the Signature Theatre Company's The First Breeze Of Summer, Miss Dacosta essays the pivotal role of 'Lucretia'. BroadwayWorld.com spoke with Yaya about winning the emotional role and bringing the powerful drama to life on stage.


Brenda Pressley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brenda Pressley been in?
Brenda Pressley has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Brenda Pressley been in?
Brenda Pressley has not appeared in the West End