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Carolee Carmello

 
Birth Place:
Albany, NY, USA
Bio:
Carmello earned her first Tony nomination, as well as a Drama Desk Award, for her portrayal of Lucille Frank in the original Broadway production of PARADE. She was subsequently nominated for her roles in LESTAT and SCANDALOUS as well. She also originated roles in the Broadway runs of CITY OF ANGELS, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 01, 1962 (59)

Birth Place: Albany, NY, USA

Bio:
Carmello earned her first Tony nomination, as well as a Drama Desk Award, for her portrayal of Lucille Frank in the original Broadway production of PARADE. She was subsequently nominated for her roles in LESTAT and SCANDALOUS as well. She also originated roles in the Broadway runs of CITY OF ANGELS, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2018
Dolly Gallagher Levi [Replacement]
  [New York]
Two River Theater World Premiere, 2018
Aunt Louise
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Production, 2018
Wildy
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer from London Production, 2016
Mrs. Lovett [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Mae Tuck
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Madame du Maurier
Madame du Maurier [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Aimee Semple McPherson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Mother Superior [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Alice Beineke
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Rebecca
  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Gabrielle
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2005
Aimee Semple McPherson
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Aimee Semple McPherson
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2004
Arlene
  [New York]
Workshop (i), 2004
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2002
Anna Leonowens
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Donna Sheridan [Replacement]
Donna Sheridan [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Penelope Pennywise [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000
Lucy
Lucy
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production (Version 3.0), 1999
Marguerite St. Just
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Ella Peterson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Lucille Frank
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Marguerite St. Just [Replacement]
Marguerite St. Just [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Abigail Adams [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Jen
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 1995
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1995
Jen
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Gutrune
Freia
Ensemble
Gutrune/Freia/et al
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
The Young Wife
  [New York]
Reading, 1992
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Cordelia
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1991
Ruthie Rifkin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Margaret
Stand-In
Oolie [Replacement]
Donna [Replacement]
Alaura Kingsley (Understudy)
Bobbi (Understudy)
Carla Haywood (Understudy)
Gabby (Understudy)
  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1991
Performer

Photos

Carolee Carmello Photo

Carolee Carmello

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Date:
04/25/2022
Carolee Carmello Photo

Carolee Carmello

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Date:
04/25/2022
Carolee Carmello, Roman Banks, Andrew Kober, and Mia Pinero Photo

Carolee Carmello, Roman Banks, Andrew Kober, and Mia Pinero

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Date:
10/15/2021
Carolee  Carmello, Roman Banks, Andrew Kober, and Mia Pinero Photo

Carolee Carmello, Roman Banks, Andrew Kober, and Mia Pinero

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Date:
10/15/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2018
Dolly Gallagher Levi [Replacement]

  [New York]
Two River Theater World Premiere, 2018
Aunt Louise

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Production, 2018
Wildy

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer from London Production, 2016
Mrs. Lovett [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Mae Tuck

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Madame du Maurier

Madame du Maurier [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Aimee Semple McPherson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Mother Superior [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Alice Beineke

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Rebecca

  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Gabrielle

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2005
Aimee Semple McPherson

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Aimee Semple McPherson

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2004
Arlene

  [New York]
Workshop (i), 2004
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2002
Anna Leonowens

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Donna Sheridan [Replacement]

Donna Sheridan [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Penelope Pennywise [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000
Lucy

Lucy

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production (Version 3.0), 1999
Marguerite St. Just

  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Ella Peterson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Lucille Frank

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Marguerite St. Just [Replacement]

Marguerite St. Just [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Abigail Adams [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Jen

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 1995
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1995
Jen

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Gutrune

Freia

Ensemble

Gutrune/Freia/et al

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
The Young Wife

  [New York]
Reading, 1992
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Cordelia

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1991
Ruthie Rifkin

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Margaret

Stand-In

Oolie [Replacement]

Donna [Replacement]

Alaura Kingsley (Understudy)

Bobbi (Understudy)

Carla Haywood (Understudy)

Gabby (Understudy)

  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1991
Performer

Carolee Carmello Biography

Carmello earned her first Tony nomination, as well as a Drama Desk Award, for her portrayal of Lucille Frank in the original Broadway production of PARADE. She was subsequently nominated for her roles in LESTAT and SCANDALOUS as well. She also originated roles in the Broadway runs of CITY OF ANGELS, FALSETTOS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, FINDING NEVERLAND, and TUCK EVERLASTING.

Carmello also has been seen assuming leading roles in the 1997 revival of "1776," THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, the 1999 revival of KISS ME, KATE, URINETOWN, MAMMA MIA!, and SISTER ACT. Other notable credits include Michael John LaChuisa's musical HELLO AGAIN, SWEENEY TODD, ELEGIES, and much more.

Carolee Carmello Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Carolee Carmello, Finding Neverland
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Carolee Carmello, Scandalous
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Carolee Carmello, Scandalous
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Carolee Carmello, The Addams Family
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Carolee Carmello, The Addams Family
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Carolee Carmello, Lestat
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Carolee Carmello, Parade
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Carolee Carmello, Parade
 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Performance Gold Star
Carolee Carmello, Hello Again

Carolee Carmello News

ESTELLA SCROOGE Is Now Available for Licensing through MTI Photo ESTELLA SCROOGE Is Now Available for Licensing through MTI
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has just announced that the musical Estella Scrooge (A Christmas Carol with a Twist) is now available for licensing.

Tony Danza, Tom Wopat & More to Star in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: From The Ziegfeld Folli Photo Tony Danza, Tom Wopat & More to Star in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: From The Ziegfeld Follies to Moulin Rouge
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year: From The Ziegfeld Follies To Moulin Rouge on Monday, May 23 at 8pm. Created, written, directed and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will continue Broadway By The Year’s 21st landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 25, 2022

FUNNY GIRL opened last night, Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the star-studded red carpet arrivals. Check out the photos below!

Danny Burstein to Host CELEBRATING SONDHEIM: SONGS FROM A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Symph Photo Danny Burstein to Host CELEBRATING SONDHEIM: SONGS FROM A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Symphony Space
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

Symphony Space (Executive Director: Kathy Landau), the NYC cultural institution that produces unforgettable one-night-only events, presents a quintessentially Symphony Space concert, Celebrating Sondheim: Songs from A Little Night Music, on Monday, April 25. Hosted by 2020 Tony Award winner and seven-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, the event raises funds for Symphony Space’s year-round, multi-disciplinary programming and education programs.

Wake Up With BWW 4/1: MRS. DOUBTFIRE New Cast Members, Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL, Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/1: MRS. DOUBTFIRE New Cast Members, Adam Pascal in NEXT TO NORMAL, and More!
by - Apr 1, 2022

Today's top stories include new cast members for Mrs. Doubtfire, the Broadway community singing Les Miserables in support of Ukraine, and more! Adam Pascal has joined the cast of the upcoming immersive production of Next to Normal set to open this summer in Barcelona. Plus, get a behind the scenes look as Ben Levi Ross returns to Dear Evan Hansen, and more!

Carolee Carmello and Javier Mu√Īoz to Star in LOS OTROS New York Premiere Photo Carolee Carmello and Javier Mu√Īoz to Star in LOS OTROS New York Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

PREMIERES NYC has announced the expansion of its bi-annual commissioning series INNER VOICES with the New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant). 

Quentin Earl Darrington & More Join BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE NEW WAVE Photo Quentin Earl Darrington & More Join BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: THE NEW WAVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year: The New Wave on Monday, March 21 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will launch Broadway By The Year’s 21st landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).

Opera Saratoga Announces Updated Casting And Ticket Information For 2022 Summer Festi Photo Opera Saratoga Announces Updated Casting And Ticket Information For 2022 Summer Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022

Opera Saratoga announces updated casting and ticket information for its innovative new festival model that embraces partnerships with multiple venues across the region.

LISTEN: Kevin Chamberlin Talks TikTok & More on TAKE A BOW Photo LISTEN: Kevin Chamberlin Talks TikTok & More on TAKE A BOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

This episode has it all! In this episode he takes us through his career, life journey, and inside scoop from his favorite productions.

Club Cumming Releases New Lineup of Performers for March CAST OFFS Shows Photo Club Cumming Releases New Lineup of Performers for March CAST OFFS Shows
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 5, 2022

Club Cumming (Alan Cumming, Darren Dryden and Benjamin Maisani) will present ‚ÄúCast Offs‚ÄĚ with Ben Rimalower and Daniel Nolen ‚Äď the new variety and game show from Broadwayworld/Broadway Podcast Network's 'Next Year, Some Year' and 'Broken Records' co-hosts ‚Äď in a new time slot every Monday evening at 8:00 PM. ‚ÄúCast Offs‚ÄĚ is proudly presented free of charge with no cover or minimum. Club Cumming is located at 505 East 6th Street in New York.

Carolee Carmello Videos

VIDEO: See Highlights From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Paper Mill Playhouse! VideoVIDEO: See Highlights From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2021

See highlights from Paper Mill Playhouse opening production of the 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Starring Carolee Carmello, Roma VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Starring Carolee Carmello, Roman Banks & More at Paper Mill
by Alan Henry - Oct 13, 2021

Paper Mill Playhouse begins performances tonight, October 13, 2021, for the opening production of the company's 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee. Get a first look at the cast in rehearsal!

Exclusive: See Betsy Wolfe, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and More in an All New T VideoExclusive: See Betsy Wolfe, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and More in an All New Trailer For ESTELLA SCROOGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2020

The new musical, Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, is now available to stream at EstellaScrooge.com.

VIDEO: Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More in Trailer for ESTELLA SCROOGE; Ticke VideoVIDEO: Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More in Trailer for ESTELLA SCROOGE; Tickets Available Tomorrow!
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2020

Producers Michael Jackowitz of Witzend Productions, David Bryant and Michael Alden, in partnership with Streaming Musicals, herald the arrival of a new holiday musical tradition with the World Premiere of Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 1- Happy Birthday, Carolee Carmello! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 1- Happy Birthday, Carolee Carmello!
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2020

Today we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to the great Carolee Carmello!

Broadway Rewind: Carolee Carmello Makes a Joyful Noise in SCANDALOUS in 2012 VideoBroadway Rewind: Carolee Carmello Makes a Joyful Noise in SCANDALOUS in 2012
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when Scandalous opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it played for 29 performances. Led by Carolee Carmello, the musical featured a book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman. It also starred Edward Watts, Andrew Samonsky, Roz Ryan and George Hearn.

Living Room Concerts: Carolee Carmello Sings From HELLO, DOLLY! VideoLiving Room Concerts: Carolee Carmello Sings From HELLO, DOLLY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2020

For today's performance we've got Carolee Carmello bringing a little HELLO, DOLLY! into our living room. Carmello was set to conclude the tour of the Broadway revival in Buffalo, NY but never got to have her last performance because of the COVID-19 shutdown.

VIDEO: See Carolee Carmello Make Her HELLO, DOLLY! Transformation VideoVIDEO: See Carolee Carmello Make Her HELLO, DOLLY! Transformation
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2020

Check out Hello, Dolly! tour star, Tony-nominee Carolee Carmello as she transforms into the iconic Dolly Gallagher Levi!

VIDEO: Jason Robert Brown and Carolee Carmello Revisit PARADE In Honor of Hal Prince VideoVIDEO: Jason Robert Brown and Carolee Carmello Revisit PARADE In Honor of Hal Prince
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019

Jason Robert Brown and Carolee Carmello reunite to perform 'All the Wasted Time' from the Hal Prince-directed musical, Parade

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Takes Her Final Bows In HELLO, DOLLY! VideoVIDEO: Betty Buckley Takes Her Final Bows In HELLO, DOLLY!
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2019

Betty Buckley completed her run in the national tour of Hello, Dolly! this weekend! See the star take her final bow as Dolly Gallagher-Levi at the Opera House in Boston below!


Carolee Carmello Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Carolee Carmello been in?
Carolee Carmello has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

How many West End shows has Carolee Carmello been in?
Carolee Carmello has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Carolee Carmello been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Finding Neverland , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scandalous , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Scandalous , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Addams Family , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Addams Family , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Lestat , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Parade Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Parade and Performance (Obie Awards) for Hello Again .

What awards has Carolee Carmello won?
Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Paradeand Performance (Obie Awards) for Hello Again.