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Catherine Russell originated the role of Margaret Brent in Perfect Crime and has played every performance but four since the play opened in April of 1987, which recently earned her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records and the nickname the “Cal Ripken of Broadway” from People Magazine. She debuted Off-Broadway in 1980 in Stephen Poliakoff’s City Sugar and has also appeared Off-Broadway in Miss Schumann’s Quartet, A Resounding Tinkle, The Award And Other Plays, Creeps, Three Sisters, Incommunicado, The Lunch Girls, Home On The Range, and Inserts. She teaches undergraduate acting at New York University and was one of the lead producers of The Fantasticks, which closed on June 4th, 2017 after playing 4,390 performances at the the Jerry Orbach Theater. She built and manages The Theater Center and is currently raising capital for a new 5-theater Off-Broadway complex in Times Square.

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Catherine Russell STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
London Production, 2021

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2021
Margaret Thorne Brent

[West End]
Closed on the road, 1980

Catherine Russell Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2013]

Catherine Russell Awards and Nominations

- 2012 - Legend of Off Broadway Award

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Catherine Russell News

Allyson Briggs Sings Bacharach on New Album 'PROMISES, PRAYERS, AND RAINDROPS'

Algos Music has announced that vintage vocalist extraordinaire ALLYSON BRIGGS will release her new album Promises, Prayers, and Raindrops: Allyson Briggs Sings Burt Bacharach on Friday, July 12. It will be available on CD and in digital and streaming platforms.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Unveils 2024-25 Jazz Season

Discover the 2024-25 jazz season at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Learn about who is performing and see how to purchase tickets!
Aaron Ramey Joins PERFECT CRIME Off-Broadway

Beginning Friday, Aaron Ramey will star as Detective James Ascher in NYC’s Longest Running Play, Perfect Crime, now playing Off-Broadway at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater. 
(PRAY), THE COMEUPPANCE, and More Take Home 2024 Lucille Lortel Awards - Full List of Winners!

The 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be presented at the annual ceremony which will take place tonight, Sunday, May 5, 2024, at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm. See the winners as they come in here!
Randolph Curtis Rand Joins Cast PERFECT CRIME Off-Broadway

Broadway veteran Randolph Curtis Rand has joined the cast of NYC's longest running show, PERFECT CRIME.
Alexis Cole Comes to 54 Below Next Month

Experience the captivating performance of Alexis Cole at 54 Below on May 21. Dive into an evening of enchanting jazz music by this renowned artist.
GOTHAM JAZZ FEST NYC Returns This Sunday With An All-Star Lineup

Prohibition Productions and New York Hot Jazz Camp will once again co-present the GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL, an annual all-day all ages music and dance festival featuring New York City's best classic jazz musicians at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded-Age, The DTA.
WET BRAIN, STEREOPHONIC & More Nominated for 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - See the Full List!

Nominations for the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced by Amber Iman and George Abud. Check out the full list of nominees!
Review: Catherine Russell Is Cheery & Charming at Jazz At Lincoln Center

Singer Catherine Russell's joy is a joy to behold. Get a new appreciation for old songs with pep that swings. She won't let songs from a bygone era be gone. She brings 'em back with a breezy swinging style that proves there's life and juice in the oldies. And she's got a gem of a band backing her up to bring them back to life.
See Alice Ripley and John McDaniel, JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY & More at Birdland in April

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.
Matt Monaco Joins the Cast of PERFECT CRIME Off-Broadway

Matt Monaco is now starring in Perfect Crime Off-Broadway. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
BroadwayWorld Cabaret Upcoming Show Roundup �" March 25 to March 31, 2024

Looking for some fun cabaret shows and other unique events to see this week in NYC and not sure where to start? Whether you’re looking for jazz, some classic fun and showtunes, comedy, or something that defies genre, we have you covered! There’s an overwhelming amount of live events in NYC, but we’ve narrowed it down to a few top picks.
Photos: Jazz legend CATHERINE RUSSELL Brings Her Annual Show Back to Birdland

The inimitable jazz singer Catherine Russell is back at Birdland February 13th to 17th, with two more shows tonight and tomorrow at 8:30 and 10:30 pm, where she'll be playing Valentine’s Celebration, Love Songs and more, an annual tradition. Photographer Conor Weiss snapped some shots of her Tuesday night performance on February 13, 2024.
Applications Open For Songbook Academy 2024

Applications are now open for Songbook Academy 2024, a national summer music intensive for high school vocalists. This transformative program offers professional mentoring and lifetime connections in America's musical heritage. Apply now!
Feature: The Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Eleven - The Publicity Machine

Today, we return to The Days Of Cabaret Gratitude with THE PUBLICITY MACHINE.
Allyson Briggs Brings Her Haunting Hollywood Glamour Repertoire To The Triad Theater This Halloween

The Triad Theater has announced a haunting Halloween night of live music on Friday, October 29, 2023, with Allyson Briggs and her jazz band Fleur Seule. Learn more about the concert and how to get tickets here!
GRAMMY Award Winning Jazz And Blues Vocalist Catherine Russell to Perform in California This September

GRAMMY-award winning vocalist Catherine Russell is set to embark on another musical journey through the West Coast as she continues to tour her latest album Send For Me.
A Night Of Halloween Glamour Comes to the Triad Theater

Celebrate the spooky season by haunting The Triad Theater for a night of incredible live music with Manhattan's hottest jazz band, Fleur Seule.
Photos: John Minnock Performs at 54 Below

See photos of John Minnock performing at 54 Below!
Ken Peplowski Quartet & Orchestra with Terell Stafford, Yardbird Big Band, and More to Play Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running August 21 - September 3rd.


How many Broadway shows has Catherine Russell been in?

Catherine Russell has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Catherine Russell been in?

Catherine Russell has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Catherine Russell's first West End show?

Catherine Russell's first West End show was Tallulah Who? which opened in

What awards has Catherine Russell been nominated for?

Catherine Russell has been nominated for the Legend of Off Broadway Award.

What awards has Catherine Russell won?

Catherine Russell has won the Legend of Off Broadway Award.

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