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Catherine Russell

 
Bio:
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. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Production, 2021
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2021
Margaret Thorne Brent
  [West End]
Closed on the road, 1980
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Producer

Photos

Catherine Russell, Marilyn Maye Photo

Catherine Russell, Marilyn Maye

From: 
Date:
04/21/2022
Gabrielle Stravelli, Marilyn Maye, Catherine Russell Photo

Gabrielle Stravelli, Marilyn Maye, Catherine Russell

From: 
Date:
01/07/2020
Carla Cook, Catherine Russell Photo

Carla Cook, Catherine Russell

From: 
Date:
12/13/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
London Production, 2021

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2021
Margaret Thorne Brent

  [West End]
Closed on the road, 1980
Performer

Productions

Producer

Catherine Russell Biography

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.

Catherine Russell Awards and Nominations

 
- 2012 - Legend of Off Broadway Award Gold Star
Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell News

Eddie Palmieri, Bria Skonberg & Jesse Cook Come To SOPAC Photo Eddie Palmieri, Bria Skonberg & Jesse Cook Come To SOPAC
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

In May and June, experience Latin music pianist Eddie Palmieri, trailblazing trumpeter Bria Skonberg and global guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

Twice Grammy Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell's New Album, Send For Me, Is Out No Photo Twice Grammy Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell's New Album, Send For Me, Is Out Now
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022

Twice GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Catherine Russell, when asked to characterize her new album, replied, 'I love romance that swings.'

Photos: Marilyn Maye: 94, Of Course There's More! at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Photos: Marilyn Maye: 94, Of Course There's More! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Kevin Alvey - Apr 21, 2022

'Marilyn Maye: 94, Of Course There's More!' at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC. Marilyn Maye celebrated her 94th birthday with a run of 10 shows in the NYC Nightclub. Featuring songs from the Great American Songbook and from the Broadway stage, Marilyn brought her special brand of energetic positivity to the Manhattan crowd and shows no signs of slowing down!

BWW Review: Standard Time with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer A Photo BWW Review: Standard Time with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 10, 2022

Michael Feinstein recently played Carnegie Hall and Andrew Poretz joined Broadway World Cabaret (on loan from Sandi Durell's Theater Pizzazz) to report on the elegant evening.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO & ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Lead Nominations for 2022 Lucille Lortel Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO & ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Lead Nominations for 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2022

Nominations for the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Lilli Cooper and Lea DeLaria, stars of Broadway’s POTUS. With COVID safety in mind, rather than having one host and multiple presenters, this year the Awards will be handed out by a few Host/Presenter pairs on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre, with additional support provided by TDF.

Chandler Center for the Arts Announces Initial Shows for 2022/23 Season Photo Chandler Center for the Arts Announces Initial Shows for 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

Chandler Center for the Arts has announced its initial shows for the 2022/23 Season. Advanced tickets are on sale to Members of the Chandler Center for the Arts ($50 and above) through April 28, with individual tickets going on sale on various dates in April and May.

An Evening of Love Songs with Michael Feinstein Photo An Evening of Love Songs with Michael Feinstein
by - Mar 28, 2022

Special Offer - An Evening of Love Songs with Michael Feinstein

The Lucille Lortel Awards to Make Live Return May 1; Honorees Announced Photo The Lucille Lortel Awards to Make Live Return May 1; Honorees Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Awards, the preeminent honor presented exclusively to recognize Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, have confirmed their return to a LIVE in-person celebration on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 7:00PM at NYU Skirball. All New York University.

Michael Leonhart Orchestra To Release THE NORMYN SUITES Photo Michael Leonhart Orchestra To Release THE NORMYN SUITES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Sunnyside Records has announced the March 25, 2022 release of The Normyn Suites by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra. The Normyn Suites is both a requiem and celebration, inspired by the life and death of the bandleader's 15-year-old dog, a female mini dachshund named Normyn.

PERFECT CRIME Will Celebrate its 35th Anniversary Next Month Photo PERFECT CRIME Will Celebrate its 35th Anniversary Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

Perfect Crime, the longest running play in NYC history, will celebrate its 35th anniversary off-Broadway on Monday, April 18th in the Anne Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center.

Catherine Russell Videos

VIDEO: LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Presents Michael Feinstein, Featuring Storm Large and  VideoVIDEO: LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Presents Michael Feinstein, Featuring Storm Large and Catherine Russell
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2020

Live with Carnegie Hall presents Michael Feinstein, celebrating the songs of Cole Porter. 

BWW TV: Off-Broadway Unites for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2015

The Off-Broadway League just announced winners in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld a there for the big night, and below, you can check out interviews straight from the red carpet! Click here for the full list of winners.

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance in New York City on 9/15- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate a record breaking 20,000th New York performance, on Sunday, September 15, 2013, announced producers Catherine Russell and Al Parinello. The milestone will mark the first time a production (on Broadway or Off-Broadway) has ever reached 20,000 performances and will be commemorated in a month long celebration that includes performing at Broadway in Bryant Park and Little Italy, and with The Museum of The City of New York's future cyber gallery highlighting the history of the production. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the current cast in action!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at the 2013 Lortel Awards- Chatting with the Nominees!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2013

The 2013 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed on Sunday night to recipients in 14 categories and 4 special honors were bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by acclaimed stage and screen actors Aasif Mandvi and Maura Tierney. This year's event once again benefited The Actors Fund. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners.


Catherine Russell Frequently Asked Questions

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?
Legend of Off Broadway Award () .

What awards has Catherine Russell won?
Legend of Off Broadway Award ().