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Carole Demas

 
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bio:
From her early days as a contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant, Carole Demas' whirlwind career has included the creation of the iconic roles of Sandy in the Broadway blockbuster Grease and the title role in Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife. Demas starred on TV's The Magic Garden, which ran for ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 26, 1940 (81)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bio:
From her early days as a contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant, Carole Demas' whirlwind career has included the creation of the iconic roles of Sandy in the Broadway blockbuster Grease and the title role in Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife. Demas starred on TV's The Magic Garden, which ran for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1976
Genevieve
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Sandy Dumbrowski
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1971
Nanette
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
April
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Festival Line Singer
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Festival Line Singer
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Festival Line Singer
  [Broadway]
1965
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Melissa
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960
Luisa [The Girl] [Replacement]
Luisa [The Girl] [Replacement]
Luisa [Replacement]

Photos

Erin Cronican and Carole Demas Photo

Erin Cronican and Carole Demas

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Date:
02/03/2017
Carole Demas and Melissa Errico Photo

Carole Demas and Melissa Errico

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Date:
07/08/2016
Roger Bart, Charles Busch, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castr Photo

Roger Bart, Charles Busch, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castree, Michael Cerveris, Kevin Chamberlin, Josh Colley, Lilla Crawford, Carmen Cusack, Darius de Haas, Carole Demas, Fran Drescher, Cynthia Erivo, Brian G Gallagher

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Date:
06/21/2016
Carole Demas & Ilene Kristen Photo

Carole Demas & Ilene Kristen

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Date:
11/12/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1976
Genevieve

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Sandy Dumbrowski

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1971
Nanette

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1968
April

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Festival Line Singer

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Festival Line Singer

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Festival Line Singer

  [Broadway]
1965
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Melissa

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960
Luisa [The Girl] [Replacement]

Luisa [The Girl] [Replacement]

Luisa [Replacement]

Carole Demas Biography

From her early days as a contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant, Carole Demas' whirlwind career has included the creation of the iconic roles of Sandy in the Broadway blockbuster Grease and the title role in Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife. Demas starred on TV's The Magic Garden, which ran for twelve years on WPIX and is considered one of the most successful shows in the history of children's television.

Demas' additional credits include the PBS special Showstoppers: The Best of Broadway, a two-year stint as Luisa in The Fantasticks, performances in the Lido Show at the Las Vegas Stardust, numerous charity events and over 200 TV commercials. She appeared on Broadway in A Race of Hairy Men and Off Broadway in How to Steal an Election, Rondelay, Morning Sun, Philemon and for three seasons with the New York Shakespeare Festival. Other television work includes As the World Turns, One Life to Live and more than a dozen other series. Film credits include The Space Works and The 300 Year Weekend. Regional and touring credits include Corrie in Barefoot in the Park, Wanda in Enter Laughing, Joanna in Absence of a Cello, Angel in Celebration, Regina in Another Part of the Forest, Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and multiple roles in Oh, What A Lovely War. Her career has been highlighted in books by Schirmer, Citadel and Applause.




Carole Demas News

Photos: Robert W. Schneider partners with Sheet Music Man Michael Lavine & A Roster O Photo Photos: Robert W. Schneider partners with Sheet Music Man Michael Lavine & A Roster Of Broadway Veterans For 10 YEARS OF MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY At 54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - May 3, 2022

In one of the best group shows of all time, Michael Lavine and Robert W. Schneider turn 54 Below into a glamorous history lesson celebrating Broadway.

A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Be Photo A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Broadway Streaming Guide: May 2022 - Where to Watch GIRLS5EVA & More New Releases! Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: May 2022 - Where to Watch GIRLS5EVA & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - May 2, 2022

This May, Broadway fans will be treated to an exciting lineup of new albums, concerts, television shows, and movies to binge. From the new Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary on HBO to new additions to Feinstein's/54 Below's concert livestream slate, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Ahrens & Flaherty, Joe Iconis & More Join Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Celeb Photo Ahrens & Flaherty, Joe Iconis & More Join Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

From reviving the jewels of the canon to concerts celebrating Broadway’s theatres, Feinstein’s/54 Below audiences have taken countless trips down a magical memory lane. Now, to celebrate their tenth year in operation, Feinstein’s/54 Below will be celebrating these wonderful musical moments that appeared on their stage.

Marilu Henner & James Canning to Present TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE: THE GREASE! 50 R Photo Marilu Henner & James Canning to Present TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE: THE GREASE! 50 REUNION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Marilu Henner and James Canning have announced that their special evening Tell Me More, Tell Me More: The Grease 50  Reunion will play two nights at Feinstein’s 54 Below, Wednesday, June 1 and Monday, June 6 with shows at 7:00 pm.

Feinstein's/54 Below Will Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GREASE Photo Feinstein's/54 Below Will Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GREASE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome cast members from Grease to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit musical in Tell Me More, Tell Me More: The Grease 50th Reunion on  June 1 and 6 at 7:00pm.

Skylight Run Productions to Host Benefit Concert for Ukraine Photo Skylight Run Productions to Host Benefit Concert for Ukraine
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022

SING FOR UKRAINE, a benefit concert, takes place live From Skylight Run on Friday, April 29th, 7:30 PM ED. In dark times we come together. Ukraine needs our help. We want to do our part. All of us at Skylight Run Productions offer our heartfelt music to shift your mood and lift your spirits. Let this group of original Broadway Stars alter your state of mind and help Ukraine at the same time. All profits will be donated to International Rescue Committee, a trusted, effective organization with infrastructure in place providing shelter, first aid and protective kits, food, medicine, and other aid to Ukrainians. The first $1,000 of ticket sales before April 30, will be matched with an equal contribution. 

Three Original GREASE Stars & Original Producer Now Taking Part in WE GO TOGETHER Photo Three Original GREASE Stars & Original Producer Now Taking Part in WE GO TOGETHER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

THIS YEAR to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the show’s Broadway Opening, and their friendship, JAMES CANNING joins Ilene and Carole for a fun get-together, bringing music of the season plus stories, laughs and songs saluting the iconic GREASE they originated.  PLUS, Broadway GREASE Producer, KEN WAISSMAN,  joins us with insider tales to tell.

Se cumplen 50 a√Īos del estreno de GREASE en Broadway Photo Se cumplen 50 a√Īos del estreno de GREASE en Broadway
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Feb 15, 2022

El 14 de febrero de 1972 se estrenó el musical en el Majestic Theatre de Nueva York.

Original Stars of GREASE on Broadway to Join WE GO TOGETHER Photo Original Stars of GREASE on Broadway to Join WE GO TOGETHER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

THIS YEAR to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the show’s Broadway Opening, and their friendship, JAMES CANNING joins Ilene and Carole for a fun get-together, bringing music of the season plus stories, laughs and songs saluting the iconic GREASE they originated.  Music Direction by Ian Herman. Engineered by Stuart Allyn.

Carole Demas Videos

BWW TV: Liz Callaway, Lesli Margherita & More Preview Their Upcoming Shows at Feinste VideoBWW TV: Liz Callaway, Lesli Margherita & More Preview Their Upcoming Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2017

Earlier this week, a new group of artists headed to Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming engagements. Michael Feinstein (Showstoppers- August 8-September 3), Liz Callaway (The Beat Goes On- July 25, 28-29, September 10), Lesli Margherita (Rule Your Kingdom-August 24-26), Tovah Feldshuh (Aging is Optional- August 1 & 3), and Carole Demas (The Broadhurst at 100!- August 16) are giving you a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando 'What the World Needs Now' on MAYA & MARTY
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 22, 2016

All-star members of the Broadway community came together as Broadway for Orlando to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' on television for the first time on last night's MAYA AND MARTY on NBC

BWW TV Exclusive: Original Casts of GREASE, NINE & GRAND HOTEL Reunite for RAMA-LAMA-DING DONG Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 16, 2013

A once in a lifetime event took place on January 14th, when original Broadway cast members and creators from the landmark musicals GREASE, NINE and GRAND HOTEL reunited to help one of their own in Kathi Moss' RAMA-LAMA-DING DONG REUNION! The Actor's Fund Benefit was held at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the special concert below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Original Cast of GREASE Highlights
by Robert Diamond - Dec 6, 2011

The opening number featured the original Broadway cast of Grease reuniting for a special 40-year anniversary tribute. Among the stars returning to the stage from one of the most popular musicals in Broadway history are Barry Bostwick (Danny), Carole Demas (Sandy), Adrienne Barbeau (Betty Rizzo), Alan Paul (Teen Angel/Johnny Casino) and Walter Bobbie (Roger). Also joining the opening number reunion are original cast members Don Billett (Vince Fontaine), James Canning (Doody), Daniel Douglas (Burger Palace Boy), Katie Hanley (Marty), Tom Harris (Eugene Florczyk ), Ilene Kristen (Patty Simcox), Joy Rinaldi (Pink Lady) and Mews Small (Frenchy). Grease, with book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and WarRen Casey, garnered seven Tony Award nominations and played 3,388 Broadway performances before closing April 13, 1980.


Carole Demas Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Carole Demas been in?
Carole Demas has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Carole Demas been in?
Carole Demas has not appeared in the West End