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Carolyn Downing is an accomplished actress with an impressive resume in both theater and television. Born and raised in New York City, Carolyn developed a passion for acting at a young age and went on to study theater at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
After graduating, Carolyn began her career in theater, making her Broadway debut in the 2001 production of "The Producers." She went on to appear in several other Broadway productions, including "Hairspray," "Legally Blonde," and "The Little Mermaid."
In addition to her work on stage, Carolyn has also made a name for herself on television. She has appeared in a number of popular TV shows, including "Law & Order: SVU," "The Good Wife," and "Orange is the New Black." Her film credits include "The Devil Wears Prada" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Despite her success in other mediums, Carolyn remains committed to the theater. In 2018, she returned to Broadway in the revival of "My Fair Lady," playing the role of Mrs. Higgins. Her performance was praised by critics and audiences alike, with many noting her impeccable comedic timing and effortless stage presence.
Offstage, Carolyn is known for her philanthropic work. She is a longtime supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and has been involved with several other charitable organizations throughout her career.

Carolyn Downing Productions

 
[Broadway, 2023]
Sound Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2022]
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[West End, 2021]
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[West End, 2019]
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[West End, 2019]
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[West End, 2019]
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[West End, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2016]
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[West End, 2016]
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[West End, 2015]
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[West End, 2013]
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[Broadway, 2008]
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Casting Announced for RSC'S BEN AND IMO, written by Mark Ravenhill

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Hit Pop Musical FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD Has Landed In Greater Manchester For Christmas

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Photos: First Look At FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD On Tour

See photos of the UK tour of award-winning musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World. This empowering pop musical, from one of the  producers of the worldwide sensation SIX, is based on the popular book by Suffragette relative  Kate Pankhurst.

LIFE OF PI Will Embark On Worldwide Tour Following UK and Ireland Tour

LIFE OF PI embarks on a worldwide tour after a successful UK and Ireland run. The production will visit four continents, including Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Stay tuned for further details.

Photos: First Look at THE ENFIELD HAUNTING, Starring Catherine Tate and David Threlfall

New production photos have been released from The Enfield Haunting. Written by Paul Unwin, and directed by Angus Jackson, The Enfield Haunting is currently playing at Richmond Theatre and moves to The Ambassadors Theatre in London for a limited West End season from 30 November 2023 until 2 March 2024.

Photos: Inside Rehearsals For THE ENFIELD HAUNTING With Catherine Tate, David Threlfall, and More

Written by Paul Unwin, and directed by Angus Jackson, The Enfield Haunting will play at Brighton Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre, before moving to The Ambassadors Theatre in London for a limited West End season from 30 November 2023 until 2 March 2024. Check out all new rehearsal photos here!

Cast Set For UK Tour of FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

The incredible cast has been announced for the UK tour of award-winning musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.  Learn more about who is starring in the show here!

Full Cast Revealed to Join Catherine Tate and David Threlfall in THE ENFIELD HAUNTING

The full cast has been announced to join Catherine Tate and David Threlfall in The Enfield Haunting. Performances begin 30 November at The Ambassadors Theatre, London. Learn more about the upcoming production here!

LIFE OF PI Will Play Extended Run at Chichester Festival Theatre This Autumn

Lolita Chakrabarti’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Life of Pi, will play an extended run at the celebrated Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn where it plays from Thursday 16 November – Saturday 2 December 2023. 

FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD Will Embark on UK Tour

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, winner of the UK Theatre Award, is heading out on a major UK tour. 

LIFE OF PI Announces Broadway Closing Date

Lolita Chakrabarti’s LIFE OF PI will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Video: Carolyn Downing Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Sound Design of a Play'

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Carolyn Downing took home a Tony Award for 'Best Sound Design of a Play' for her outstanding work on Life of Pi (currently running at the Shoenfeld Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Carolyn checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Photos: Backstage with the Winners at the 2023 Tony Awards

This morning they were just nominees, but tonight... they're winners! BroadwayWorld is backstage at the United Palace for the 76th Annual Tony Awards and we're bringing you live photos of tonight's winners. Check out photos from backstage!

KIMBERLY AKIMBO & More Win 2023 Tony Awards - Full List of Winners!

Tonight's the night! The best of Broadway gathers today, June 11, at the United Palace to celebrate the 76th Annual Tony Awards. Kimberly Akimbo, Leopoldstadt, Some Like It Hot, Alex Newell, Sean Hayes, and more took home trophies. Check out the full list of winners now!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2023 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!

In just days, on June 11, The 76th Annual Tony Awards make their debut at the United Palace to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2022/23 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Photos: Broadway's Brightest Stars Hit the Red Carpet at the 2023 Tony Awards

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at the 2023 Tony Awards!

Recap the 2023 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches

The 76th Annual Tony Awards have officially begun! As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.

Video Roundup: 2023 Tony Winners Share Their First Impressions

How does it feel to win a Tony Award? Only a handful of the 2023 nominees will get to find out! As the 76th Annual Tony Awards continue at the United Palace, winners will be sharing their reactions at the First Impressions Cam, hosted by Erich Bergen and presented by City National Bank. Watch here!

Carolyn Downing FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Carolyn Downing has been nominated for several prestigious awards in the field of sound design. She was nominated for Best Sound Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for her work on "Life of Pi." Additionally, she received a nomination for Best Sound Design at the Olivier Awards for her contribution to "Chimerica." These nominations highlight Downing's talent and recognition in the industry.

Carolyn Downing has won the following awards for her work in sound design: - Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for "Life of Pi" - Olivier Award for Best Sound Design for "Chimerica"

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