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Carol Lawrence

 
Date of Birth: September 05, 1934 (88)

Birth Place: Melrose Park, IL, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Edna
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2001
Signora Fioria
  [New York]
Reading, 2000
Marty's Mother
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Spider Woman / Aurora [Replacement]
Spider Woman/Aurora [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
She (Agnes) (Alternate) [Replacement]
She (Agnes) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1962
Gia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
Angela McKay
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1960
Maria
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Clio Dulaine
Clio Dulaine
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Maria
Maria
  [Broadway]
1957
Performer
Singer
Nautch Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Arana
Arana
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1955
Liat
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Dancer [Replacement]
Dancer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1952
Featured Dancer
Gussie
Moroccan Girl
Townsperson
Performer


Carol Lawrence Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 1958 - Performance Gold Star
Carol Lawrence, West Side Story
 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Carol Lawrence, West Side Story

Carol Lawrence News

West 56th Street Between 6th & 7th Avenues to be Renamed 'Wynn Handman Way' Photo West 56th Street Between 6th & 7th Avenues to be Renamed 'Wynn Handman Way'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

City Councilman Keith Powers, former Mayor Bill DeBlasio, former acting students of Wynn Handman and maybe a star or two will gather Monday, September 12 at 11:00 AM on the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and 56th Street for the naming of West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues as Wynn Handman Way.

Broadway Star Tony Yazbeck Joins A TOAST TO HARVEY! at The Triad Photo Broadway Star Tony Yazbeck Joins A TOAST TO HARVEY! at The Triad
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

Complete casting announced for the Harvey Evans Tribute includes Jim Brochu, Anita Gillette, Joel Grey, Kurt Peterson, Marianne Tatum, Penny Worth and Tony Yazbeck, directed by Lawrence Leritz. Tony nominated Broadway star Tony Yazbeck will join A Toast to Harvey - Celebrating the Life and Career of Harvey Evans on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 6 - 9 PM at The Triad Theatre.

Tony Winning Star Joel Grey Joins A TOAST TO HARVEY! At The Triad, June 22 Photo Tony Winning Star Joel Grey Joins A TOAST TO HARVEY! At The Triad, June 22
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2022

Joel Grey, the Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe winning star will join A Toast to Harvey - Celebrating the Life and Career of Harvey Evans on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 6 - 9PM at The Triad Theatre.

A TOAST TO HARVEY ‚Ä"  CELEBRATING HARVEY EVANS Comes to The Triad This Month Photo A TOAST TO HARVEY ‚Ä" CELEBRATING HARVEY EVANS Comes to The Triad This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

The evening will be hosted by his good friend and fellow hoofer, Lee Roy Reams, and features performances and remembrances by Jim Brochu, Anita Gillette, Kurt Peterson, Marianne Tatum and Penny Worth and directed by DO40 board member Lawrence Leritz, producer and choreographer of The Triad Theatre's hit show Boobs! The Musical.

THE LUCKY STAR at 59E59 Theatres Enters Final Weeks of Performances Photo THE LUCKY STAR at 59E59 Theatres Enters Final Weeks of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

The Lucky Star, produced by Douglas Denoff & Beth Goldsmith, The Directors Company, and 59E59 Theaters will conclude its limited engagement on Sunday, June 12 as originally planned. The production began previews on April 26, 2022, and opened May 5, 2022 in Theatre A. 

Photos: First Day of Rehearsals for THE LUCKY STAR at 59E59 Theaters Photo Photos: First Day of Rehearsals for THE LUCKY STAR at 59E59 Theaters
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

Producer Douglas Denoff and 59E59 Theaters have announced the full cast and creative team of The Directors Company's production of The Lucky Star by Karen Hartman, part of the inaugural VOLT Festival at 59E59. Directed by Noah Himmelstein (Rooted), The Lucky Star begins previews on April 26, 2022, in Theater A and opens May 5 for a run through June 12, 2022.

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for THE LUCKY STAR Photo Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for THE LUCKY STAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

The full cast & creative team has been announced for the Directors Company’s production of The Lucky Star by Karen Hartman, part of the inaugural VOLT Festival at 59E59. Directed by Noah Himmelstein (Rooted), The Lucky Star begins previews on April 26, 2022, in Theater A and opens May 5 for a run through June 12, 2022.

CHURCH & STATE Comes to Stage West This Month Photo CHURCH & STATE Comes to Stage West This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky business, in Jason Odell Willliams’ timely political comedy-with-a-twist Church & State, which begins a 4-week regional premiere run on Thursday, January 27 in the Jerry Russell Theatre at Stage West.

Video Roundup: Remembering Harvey Evans With Interviews, Performances, and More! Photo Video Roundup: Remembering Harvey Evans With Interviews, Performances, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2021

This weekend, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the passing of beloved Broadway veteran Harvey Evans, who passed away at 80 years old. We're rounding up some of Evans' interviews and performances over the span of his extensive career.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere of WEST SIDE STORY Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere of WEST SIDE STORY
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2021

The red carpet attendees at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater included cast members Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Rita Moreno (also executive Producer), director/producer Steven Spielberg, producer Kristie Macosko Krieger, producer Kevin McCollum and choreographer Justin Peck.

Carol Lawrence Videos

Broadway Rewind: WEST SIDE STORY Rumbles Back to Broadway in 2009! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: WEST SIDE STORY Rumbles Back to Broadway in 2009!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2020

Just last month, Broadway celebrated the return of West Side Story- a daring new interpretation from director Ivo van Hove. In 2009, Broadway was celebrating the opening of a different West Side Story. This version, which opened March 19 at the Palace Theatre, starred Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione, and Tony winner Karen Olivo, and new Spanish lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The revival would go on to play 748 performances, running just under two years.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Get a First Look at Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Videoplay
PHOTOS/VIDEO: Get a First Look at Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has your first look at Signature Theatre's A Chorus Line! Check out the photos and video!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE

by Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's rehearsals for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).

VIDEO: On This Day, September 5- Happy Birthday, Carol Lawrence! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, September 5- Happy Birthday, Carol Lawrence!

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2018

On this day we celebrate, Tony nominated actress, Carol Lawrence!

VIDEO: Watch Scenes from WEST SIDE STORY in Honor of Its 60th Anniversary! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Scenes from WEST SIDE STORY in Honor of Its 60th Anniversary!

by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Sixty years ago today, on September 26th, 1957, WEST SIDE STORY opened on Broadway and went on to become one of the best-loved musicals of all time. In honor of its 60th anniversary, watch a selection of scenes from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch NOW! CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Available to Stream in its Entirety
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career -featuring interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed numbers from Rivera's concert including such numbers as 'A Boy Like That,' 'America,' 'A Lot of Livin' to Do,' 'All That Jazz,' and 'Nowadays' -- aired on Great Performances. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the WHOLE performance! Enjoy!

BWW TV Exclusive: Travel Back in Time to WEST SIDE STORY in Chita Rivera's PBS Special; Airs 11/6!
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2015

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago - to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage and new concert performances, her co-stars and collaborators Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence, Ben Vereen, and other luminaries pay tribute. Below, we are excited to give you a special sneak peek of the special, which highlights her time in WEST SIDE STORY.

STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Previews PBS Special - A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2015

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago - to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage and new concert performances, her co-stars and collaborators Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence, Ben Vereen, and other luminaries pay tribute. Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do sizzles onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, November 6 at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings).

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of HANDLE WITH CARE on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast on opening night and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Exclusive Look at the Winner and Contestants of LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2013 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

BWW TV's Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were on hand to produce exclusive television coverage for Broadway World at the Finale of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2013 which broke all previous years attendance records during its six week run at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts district of North Hollywood, CA January 6 through February 10. Check out the video below!


Carol Lawrence Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Carol Lawrence been in?
Carol Lawrence has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Carol Lawrence been in?
Carol Lawrence has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Carol Lawrence been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for West Side Story and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for West Side Story .

What awards has Carol Lawrence won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for West Side Story.