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Carole Shelley

 
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Bio:
Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Billy Elliot (Tony nom), Wicked, Cabaret, Show Boat, The Odd Couple, The Miser, Stepping Out (Tony nom), Noises Off, The Elephant Man (Tony Award), Hay Fever, The Norman Conquests (LADCC Award), Absurd Person Singular (Tony nom), Loot. National ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 16, 1939 (82)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Bio:
Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Billy Elliot (Tony nom), Wicked, Cabaret, Show Boat, The Odd Couple, The Miser, Stepping Out (Tony nom), Noises Off, The Elephant Man (Tony Award), Hay Fever, The Norman Conquests (LADCC Award), Absurd Person Singular (Tony nom), Loot. National ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory 2016 Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Aunt Kate
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Miss Shingle [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Grandma
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Madame Morrible [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible
Madame Morrible [Replacement]
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2003
Madame Morrible
  [West End]
London Production, 1998
Parthy Ann Hawks
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]
Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]
Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]
Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1997
Boo Levy [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Parthy Ann Hawks [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1994
Maggie Grant
  [Broadway]
1990
Frosine
  [Broadway]
1987
Maxine
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Concert, 1986
Performer
  [Broadway]
1983
Dotty Otley [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1983
Arsinoe
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Performer
  [Broadway]
1979
Mrs. Kendal
Pinhead
  [Broadway]
1975
Ruth
  [Broadway]
1975
Ruth
  [Broadway]
1975
Ruth
  [Broadway]
1974
Jane
  [Broadway]
1970
Jackie Coryton
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Performer
  [Broadway]
1968
Fay
  [Broadway]
1967
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Gwendolyn Pigeon
  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1960
Performer

Photos

Carole Shelley arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Photo

Carole Shelley arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.

From: 
Date:
09/11/2018
Leah Hocking, Trent Kowalik, Hadyn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, Santino Fon Photo

Leah Hocking, Trent Kowalik, Hadyn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, Santino Fontana & the ensemble cast during the "Billy Elliot - The Musical" Opening Night Performance Curtain Call at the Imperial Theatre in New york City. November 13, 2008.

From: 
Date:
09/11/2018
Leah Hocking, Trent Kowalik, Hadyn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, Santino Fon Photo

Leah Hocking, Trent Kowalik, Hadyn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, Santino Fontana & the ensemble cast.during the "Billy Elliot - The Musical" Opening Night Performance Curtain Call at the Imperial Theatre in New york City..November 13, 2008.

From: 
Date:
09/11/2018
Kisha Howard ( Gypsy Robe Winner ) 
with Carole Shelley and Cast Members Attending th Photo

Kisha Howard ( Gypsy Robe Winner ) with Carole Shelley and Cast Members Attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for the New Broadway Musical, WICKED ( The Untold Story of the Witches Of Oz ), at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City. October 30,

From: 
Date:
09/11/2018
Carole Shelley arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Photo

Carole Shelley arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.

From: 
Date:
09/11/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory 2016 Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Aunt Kate

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Miss Shingle [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Grandma

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Madame Morrible [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible

Madame Morrible [Replacement]

  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2003
Madame Morrible

  [West End]
London Production, 1998
Parthy Ann Hawks

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]

Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]

Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]

Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1997
Boo Levy [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Parthy Ann Hawks [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1994
Maggie Grant

  [Broadway]
1990
Frosine

  [Broadway]
1987
Maxine

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Concert, 1986
Performer

  [Broadway]
1983
Dotty Otley [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1983
Arsinoe

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Performer

  [Broadway]
1979
Mrs. Kendal

Pinhead

  [Broadway]
1975
Ruth

  [Broadway]
1975
Ruth

  [Broadway]
1975
Ruth

  [Broadway]
1974
Jane

  [Broadway]
1970
Jackie Coryton

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Performer

  [Broadway]
1968
Fay

  [Broadway]
1967
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Gwendolyn Pigeon

  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1960
Performer

Carole Shelley Biography

Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Billy Elliot (Tony nom), Wicked, Cabaret, Show Boat, The Odd Couple, The Miser, Stepping Out (Tony nom), Noises Off, The Elephant Man (Tony Award), Hay Fever, The Norman Conquests (LADCC Award), Absurd Person Singular (Tony nom), Loot. National tours: Broadway Bound, The Royal Family, Noises Off. Off-Broadway: The Film Society, London Suite, The Destiny of Me, Richard II (NYSF), Later Life (Drama Desk nom), Cabaret Verboten, What the Butler Saw, Little Murders, Twelve Dreams (Obie Award), Tartuffe. West End: Lettice and Lovage, Show Boat. TV/Film: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďFrasier,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě √Ę‚ā¨ŇďGabby,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě √Ę‚ā¨ŇďCoconut Downs,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě The Cosby Show,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě √Ę‚ā¨ŇďThe Odd Couple,√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě Road to Wellville, Devlin, The Super, Quiz Show, Bewitched. Disney animated: Hercules, The Aristocats, Robin Hood.

Carole Shelley Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Carole Shelley , Billy Elliot the Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Carole Shelley, Billy Elliot, The Musical
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Carole Shelley , Wicked
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Carole Shelley, Stepping Out
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Carole Shelley, The Elephant Man
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1979 - Best Performance Gold Star
Carole Shelley, The Elephant Man
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Carole Shelley, The Elephant Man
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Carole Shelley, Absurd Peson Singular
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Carole Shelley, Absurd Person Singular

Carole Shelley News

Blythe Danner & Bob Dishy to Star in Food For Thought Productions Plays Photo Blythe Danner & Bob Dishy to Star in Food For Thought Productions Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, will continue celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun production set for its 2022 Season Opener on March 28th.

Food for Thought Productions Opens 2022 Season Photo Food for Thought Productions Opens 2022 Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, continues to celebrate the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with award-winning actors, writers and directors in tremendously fun productions set for their 2022 Season Opener on March 28th.

Food For Thought Productions Finishes 2021 Season With I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING Photo Food For Thought Productions Finishes 2021 Season With I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 21st year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun production on December 6th, 2021.

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of WICKED Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of WICKED
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Wicked! Find out what everyone's been up to since they starred in the hit show.

Food For Thought Productions Presents Arthur Miller's I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING Photo Food For Thought Productions Presents Arthur Miller's I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2021

Food For Thought Productions, now in its 21st year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun second production on April 19th, 2021.

Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More Ab Photo Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More About The Booth Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Booth Theatre! Learn about some of the theatre's best-known shows including Sunday in the Park with George, Next to Normal, Freestyle Love Supreme, and many more!

Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame &  Photo Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!

Food for Thought Productions Announces  2021 Season Photo Food for Thought Productions Announces 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 21st year, will continue celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun opening on March 8th, 2021.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: BILLY ELLIOT cierra en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: BILLY ELLIOT cierra en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Jan 8, 2021

Un ocho de enero de 2012, el ni√Īo que quer√≠a bailar lo hac√≠a por √ļltima vez en Broadway. Tras cuatro a√Īos en cartel, 1.312 funciones y 40 previas, BILLY ELLIOT bajaba el tel√≥n definitivamente.

Food For Thought Productions and National Action Network Present WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH by by Susan Charlotte
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

The award-wining theatre company, Food For Thought Productions, and the National Action Network, a not-for-profit civil rights organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton are presenting WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH, a compelling play about voter suppression. 

Carole Shelley Videos

Broadway Rewind: A Very WICKED Backstage Special with Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth VideoBroadway Rewind: A Very WICKED Backstage Special with Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2020

'This is a very special edition of Broadway Rewind,' says BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, 'because it is a look at the musical Wicked, which has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon. It's with the show's original stars, just six months after the show opened. I was invited by the shows original publicist, the beloved Bob Fennel, who passed away way to young, to sit in the dressings rooms of Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Joel Grey, Michelle Federer and the late great Carole Shelley and chat about their individual journeys with Wicked.'

Broadway Rewind: BILLY ELLIOT Pirouettes to Broadway in 2008! VideoBroadway Rewind: BILLY ELLIOT Pirouettes to Broadway in 2008!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2020

Billy Elliot made a huge splash in London in 2005 before it crossed the Atlantic. The Broadway production opened at the Imperial Theatre on November 13, 2008, where it remained for over three years and 1312 performances. The show made Tony winners of its three pint-sized leading men (David √Ālvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish) and picked up nine other Tonys that season. The production also notabley starred Haydn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara and a young, future Tony-winner, Santino Fontana.

Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway! VideoSummer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2019

We're feeling electricity because we're looking back at the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot! Take a look at the show's opening night at Broadway's Imperial Theatre with the show's stars David Alvarez, Gregory Jbara, Santino Fontana, and more! Be sure to check out all the footage!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Paul Alexander Nolan, Kelli Barrett and More in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2016

Bay Street Theater has just announced that MY FAIR LADY will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. The classic musical has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It is based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture. The production is directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Through Monty's View! Bryce Pinkham Films First-Person Perspective of Broadway Performance
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2015

Ever wonder what Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre looks like as Monty Navarro in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER? A recent performance of the production was filmed from Bryce Pinkham's perspective on stage, debuting on the show's Facebook page - check it out below!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LOVE LETTERS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2014

Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy began performances in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre this past weekend on Saturday, September 13 and opened last night. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with all of the guests as they made their way into the theatre, and you can check out interviews with Tony Danza, Carole Shelley and more below!

BWW TV: Leslie Bibb, Christopher Gattelli & More Preview Powerhouse Summer Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, will soon present their upcoming Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 atVassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Members of the casts gave a special press preview yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang about the season!

BWW TV: Inside the Drama League Gala with Kristin Chenoweth, Nick Jonas, Elmo & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 9, 2012

On Monday, February 6, The Drama League honored Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth at the famed Pierre Hotel. BroadwayWorld was on hand to speak with Chenoweth and all of the evening's stars and takes you inside the event below!

BWW TV: The Drama League Honors Kristin Chenoweth With Performances From Joel Grey, Nick Jonas & Many More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2012

This year The Drama League's Gala featured Academy and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, Elaine Paige, Tony Award-winner Donna Murphy, pop sensation Nick Jonas, Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Award-winner Debra Monk, Andrew Lippa, Marlo Thomas, Brent Barrett, Tony Award-winner Carole Shelley, Josh Young, David Elder, Marni Nixon, Jason Graae, Eden Espinosa, Kevin Clash from 'Sesame Street,' plus original and current cast members from the Broadway musical Wicked and more - view the performances from the special event below!

BWW TV: BILLY ELLIOT Honors Dougherty as 1.5Mth Audience Member!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2011

Yesterday, June 22, Billy Elliot welcomed their 1,500,000th audience member at matinee performance. As patrons entered the theatre, tickets were scanned and the lucky, 1.5Mth audience member was revealed during the curtain call. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and brings you the curtain call speech below!


Carole Shelley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Carole Shelley been in?
Carole Shelley has appeared on Broadway in 20 shows.

How many West End shows has Carole Shelley been in?
Carole Shelley has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Carole Shelley's first West End show?
Carole Shelley's first West End show was Show Boat which opened in 1998

What awards has Carole Shelley been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot the Musical , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wicked , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Stepping Out , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Elephant Man , Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Elephant Man , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Elephant Man Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Absurd Peson Singular and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Absurd Person Singular .

What awards has Carole Shelley won?
Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Elephant Manand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Elephant Man.