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Charlotte Rae

 
Date of Birth: April 22, 1926 (96)

Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2006
Emma
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Sadie
  [Off-Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2000
Mrs. Peachum
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2000
Berthe
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2000
Melba
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1988
Jack's Mother
  [Broadway]
1973
Helen
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1971
Mother Sweet
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Performer
Mrs. Bardell
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Mrs. Walsingham [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1962
Gloria Krumgold
Mrs. Lafcadio Mifflin
Mrs. Younghusband
Rowena Inchcape
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Mammy Yokum
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1956
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1954
Mrs. Juniper [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre de Lys Revival, 1954
Mrs. Peachum
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1952
Tirsa Shanahan
Tirsa Shanahan

Photos

Charlotte Rae and Keith McNutt Photo

Charlotte Rae and Keith McNutt

From: 
Date:
12/08/2017
Mindy Cohn and Charlotte Rae Photo

Mindy Cohn and Charlotte Rae

From: 
Date:
12/08/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2006
Emma

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Sadie

  [Off-Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2000
Mrs. Peachum

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2000
Berthe

  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2000
Melba

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

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1988
Jack's Mother

  [Broadway]
1973
Helen

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1971
Mother Sweet

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Performer

Mrs. Bardell

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Mrs. Walsingham [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1962
Gloria Krumgold

Mrs. Lafcadio Mifflin

Mrs. Younghusband

Rowena Inchcape

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Mammy Yokum

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1956
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1954
Mrs. Juniper [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre de Lys Revival, 1954
Mrs. Peachum

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1952
Tirsa Shanahan

Tirsa Shanahan


Charlotte Rae Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1969 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Charlotte RaeMorning, Noon and Night
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Charlotte Rae, Pickwick

Charlotte Rae News

BWW Interview: Ernest Thompson On The Leading Ladies He's Worked With & Reviving His  Photo BWW Interview: Ernest Thompson On The Leading Ladies He's Worked With & Reviving His THE WEST SIDE WALTZ
by Gil Kaan - Jun 13, 2022

Will Geer’s Theatricum presents the world premiere of the “all new” revival of Oscar-winning playwright Ernest Thompson’s The West Side Waltz beginning June 25, 2022. Mary Jo DuPrey directs the cast of Ellen Geer, Melora Marshall, Willow Geer, Miguel Pérez and Charles Lin. I was most fortunate to have the playwright make some time to answer my queries.

The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit Photo The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022

“For most, our mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.  Our mother’s love is unconditional and only grows stronger over a lifetime,” says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum).

The 91st Annual Waa-Mu Show Returns Home To Cahn Auditorium  Photo The 91st Annual Waa-Mu Show Returns Home To Cahn Auditorium 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

After two years of producing the Waa-Mu Show virtually, the co-chairs of Northwestern University's 91st Annual Waa-Mu Show have announced the show will move back to Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., on the Evanston campus.

Writer, Producer, Director and Actor, Ernest Thompson, Signs With Roth & Associates E Photo Writer, Producer, Director and Actor, Ernest Thompson, Signs With Roth & Associates East Inc.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2021

His work has been nominated for a Tony, an Emmy and a British Academy Award. His more than 35 plays have been seen in theatres around the world.

BWW Review: Leanne Borghesi Answers The Question, “Where The Hell Has She Been?”  Photo BWW Review: Leanne Borghesi Answers The Question, “Where The Hell Has She Been?” With BORGHESI'S BACK! At Don't Tell Mama
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 22, 2021

Though her setlist consists of very familiar hit songs from Broadway and pop repertoires, the particular selections and where they intersect with her On The Road Again act brought surprise after surprise and laughs on top of laughs. Seriously, who puts Moonraker (a James Bond Theme) in their nightclub act if their name ain’t Bassey?

New Musical THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT To Premiere As 90th Annual Waa-Mu Show Photo New Musical THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT To Premiere As 90th Annual Waa-Mu Show
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021

The 90th annual Waa-Mu Show presents THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT; to be performed virtually June 2021.

90th Annual Waa-Mu Show Will Present THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT Photo 90th Annual Waa-Mu Show Will Present THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2021

The co-chairs of Northwestern University's 90th annual Waa-Mu Show have announced the title and theme for its upcoming production. “The Secret of Camp Elliott,” a supernatural mystery musical following three friends at summer camp in 1977. The production will be filmed and available for streaming June 9-20.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 21 - MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, ESTEL Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 21 - MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, ESTELLA SCROOGE Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2020

This week's list includes the songbook to Moulin Rouge! the Musical. Also, check out the Estella Scrooge cast album featuring Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe, Lauren Patten, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and more.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 16 - Lea Salonga, Josh Groban, LES Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 16 - Lea Salonga, Josh Groban, LES MISERABLES, HADESTOWN, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes new music from Josh Groban and Lea Salonga, plus the cast recording of Les Miserables: The Staged Concert, and a holiday album from the cast of Hadestown!

Former Child Actors Mackenzie Phillips, Mindy Cohn, Glenn Scarpelli, and Jill Whelan  Photo Former Child Actors Mackenzie Phillips, Mindy Cohn, Glenn Scarpelli, and Jill Whelan Shared Their Audition Stories on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020

Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Thursday night (8pm) with the Child Stars of TV reunion featuring Mackenzie Phillips (Julie Cooper on 'One Day At A Time'), Glenn Scarpelli (Alex Handris on 'One Day At A Time'), Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green on 'The Facts of Life') and Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing on 'The Love Boat').

Charlotte Rae Videos

BWW TV: Shoshana Bean, Lorna Luft & More Party at the Actors Fund 22nd Annual Tony Aw VideoBWW TV: Shoshana Bean, Lorna Luft & More Party at the Actors Fund 22nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Gala in LA!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 15, 2018

For its 22nd consecutive year, the west coast Actors Fund celebrated Broadway's Biggest Night at their 22nd Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Party on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. This year's gala honored Tony-nominated book writer ('Wicked') and Emmy-nominated writer and producer ('My So Called Life') Winnie Holzman with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Kirsten Vangsness hosted with special appearances by Shoshana Bean, Wilson Cruz, Paul Dooley and Jessica Marie Garcia. BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling caught the action on the 'green' carpet with many of the night's celebrity guests for BWW TV Los Angeles.

BWW TV: Actors Fund of Los Angeles Raises $225K at 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley (Broadway's "Cats," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, "Song & Dance, "Pippin," "1776," "Triumph Of Love" and "Carrie"; M. Night Shyamalan's "Split"; and TV's "Eight Is Enough") was honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement on Sunday, June 11 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker RICK McKAY (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart'. The never-before-seen footage can be seen below or on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/i2-wjVAqwsA

BWW TV: The Actors Fund Celebrates the Tony Awards in LA!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 25, 2015

The Actors Fund celebrated Broadway's Biggest Night at the 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Wells Fargo and hosted by Daytime Emmy Award winner and three-time Tony Award nominee Kate Burton, this year's gala raised $250,000 and honored Tony's Leading Men Theodore Bikel ("The Sound of Music," "Fiddler On The Roof"), Tim Curry ("The Rocky Horror Show"), Alfred Molina ("Love Is Strange") and Joe Morton ("Scandal") with the Fund's Artistic Achievement Awards. BWW TV's Los Angeles on-air host and producer Michael Sterling was on hand for the festivities.

BWW TV: Christine Ebersole, Nick Jonas and More Talk BUYER & CELLAR in LA; Plus a Sneak Peek at Michael Urie
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jul 17, 2014

'Buyer & Cellar' starring Michael Urie had its official Los Angeles opening Sunday, July 13, 2014 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum, and BWW TV Los Angeles Producer and Host Michael Sterling and Co-Producer/Videographer Jordan Santacana were on hand for the star-studded festivities. Click below to hear from the show's celebrity guests and get a sneak peek at Urie onstage!

First Listen: Theme Song to New Disney Channel Series GIRL MEETS WORLD!
by Caryn Robbins - May 20, 2014

Below, get a first listen to 'Take On The World', the theme song for Disney Channel's highly anticipated new series GIRL MEETS WORLD, premiering June 27 at 9:45 p.m. ET?/PT.

VIDEO: All-New Promo for Disney Channel's GIRL MEETS WORLD
by - May 16, 2014

Today, Disney Channel shared an all-new promo for the series. Check it out below!

VIDEO: First Look - All-New Trailer for Disney Channel's GIRL MEETS WORLD
by Caryn Robbins - May 2, 2014

Today, Disney Channel shared an all-new trailer for the series. Check it out below!

VIDEO: New Trailer for LOVE SICK LOVE Released
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 16, 2013

A new trailer for LOVE SICK LOVE, set to hit limited theaters and VOD this Friday, April 19, has just been released. Check it out below!

BWW TV: ER Farewell: Soundstage Dedication Ceremony
by Craig Brockman - Apr 3, 2009

Last night the world said goodbye to the hit TV show - 'ER' which takes its place in history as one of the longest dramatic series on television.


Charlotte Rae Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Charlotte Rae been in?
Charlotte Rae has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Charlotte Rae been in?
Charlotte Rae has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Charlotte Rae been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Morning, Noon and Night and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pickwick .