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Christine Baranski

 
Birth Place:
Buffalo, NY, USA
Bio:
Baranski became a major player on the television landscape with her role as Maryanne Thorpe on the 1990's sitcom CYBILL. Maryanne was the hard-drinking best friend of Cybill Shepherd's character. For the role, Christine was nominated for four Emmys, including a win in 1995 for Best Supporting ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 02, 1952 (70)

Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA

Bio:
Baranski became a major player on the television landscape with her role as Maryanne Thorpe on the 1990's sitcom CYBILL. Maryanne was the hard-drinking best friend of Cybill Shepherd's character. For the role, Christine was nominated for four Emmys, including a win in 1995 for Best Supporting ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Berthe
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Mame Dennis
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Marie
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Mrs. Lovett
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Mrs. Lovett
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Marge MacDougall
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Performer
Tracy Gardner
  [New York]
Reading, 1989
Performer
  [Broadway]
1988
Chris Gorman
  [Broadway]
1986
Bunny Flingus [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1984
Bonnie [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1984
Charlotte
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Workshop, 1983
Clarisse (Act One)
Blair Daniels (Act Two)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
  [Broadway]
1980
Elly Bart
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1980
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Mrs. Peachum

Photos

Will Cantler, Blake West, Susan Raanan, Christine Baranski, Bernie Telsey, Robert LuP Photo

Will Cantler, Blake West, Susan Raanan, Christine Baranski, Bernie Telsey, Robert LuPone

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04/05/2022
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Christine Baranski

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Date:
04/05/2022
Will Cantler, Blake West, Christine Baranski, Bernie Telsey, Robert LuPone Photo

Will Cantler, Blake West, Christine Baranski, Bernie Telsey, Robert LuPone

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04/05/2022
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Christine Baranski

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12/10/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Berthe

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Mame Dennis

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Marie

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Mrs. Lovett

  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Mrs. Lovett

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Marge MacDougall

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Performer

Tracy Gardner

  [New York]
Reading, 1989
Performer

  [Broadway]
1988
Chris Gorman

  [Broadway]
1986
Bunny Flingus [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1984
Bonnie [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1984
Charlotte

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Workshop, 1983
Clarisse (Act One)

Blair Daniels (Act Two)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer

  [Broadway]
1980
Elly Bart

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1980
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Mrs. Peachum

Christine Baranski Biography

Baranski became a major player on the television landscape with her role as Maryanne Thorpe on the 1990's sitcom CYBILL. Maryanne was the hard-drinking best friend of Cybill Shepherd's character. For the role, Christine was nominated for four Emmys, including a win in 1995 for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. The year after CYBILL ended its run on TV, Christine was nominated for another Emmy for guest-starring on FRASIER as Dr. Nora Fairchild. Ten years later, in 2009, she was nominated for the same award for playing Beverly Hofstadter on THE BIG BANG THEORY. She was again nominated for the role the following year, which overlapped the beginning of her current six-year run of nominations for Supporting Actress in a Drama for playing Diane Lockhart on THE GOOD WIFE. Baranski has gone on to reprise her role as Diane Lockhart in the CBS ALL ACCESS series THE GOOD FIGHT.

Despite her exceptional television career, Christine has been a regular on the New York stage for the past three decades. After making her Broadway debut in 1980's short-lived HIDE AND SEEK, Christine won her first Tony Award as part of the star-studded cast of Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING. Directed by the legendary Mike Nichols, the cast included Cynthia Nixon, Peter Gallagher, Jeremy Irons, and Glenn Close. Stoppard, Nichols, Irons, Close, and Baranski all took home Tonys for the show. After replacing in the original productions of HURLYBURLY and THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Christine earned her second Tony as a member of the original cast of Neil Simon's RUMORS. After being a part of legendary flop NICK & NORA in 1991, it was over 16 years before Christine returned to the Broadway stage. In 2008 she starred in the Tony-winning revival of BOEING-BOEING. Additionally, Christine won Drama Desk Awards for THE REAL THING and LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART. She has also been a regular Off-Broadway, in concert performances, and in Washington D.C.

Despite staying busy on stage and TV, Christine has appeared in over 40 films, including adaptations of some beloved plays and musicals. Christine appeared alongside Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in THE BIRDCAGE, as Mary Sunshine in the Academy Award-winning CHICAGO, and alongside Meryl Streep in the adaptation of MAMMA MIA. Christine again joined Streep in a movie-musical when she appeared as Cinderella's Stepmother in the film version of INTO THE WOODS and in the sequel MAMA MIA HERE I GO AGAIN.

Christine Baranski Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical Gold Star
Christine BaranskiSweeney Todd
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Christine Baranski, Lips Together, Teeth Apart
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Christine Baranski, Rumors
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Christine Baranski, The Real Thing

Christine Baranski News

FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Line Photo FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

BroadwayHD is delivering a variety of titles this June for viewers at home to stream. Additionally, they offer an extensive list of titles and documentaries worth viewing in honor of Pride month!

Caitlin Kinnunen & Isabelle McCalla and More to Perform at The Green Room 42 in June Photo Caitlin Kinnunen & Isabelle McCalla and More to Perform at The Green Room 42 in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their June line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

MCC Theater's MISCAST22 Digital Broadcast, Featuring Audra McDonald, Lea Michele, Aar Photo MCC Theater's MISCAST22 Digital Broadcast, Featuring Audra McDonald, Lea Michele, Aaron Tveit & More Now Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

MCC Theater announced today an extension for the digital broadcast of Miscast22. Originally scheduled to conclude streaming tomorrow, May 25, the broadcast will now be available via Broadway Unlocked through Saturday May 28, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.  

Wake Up With BWW 5/17: Meet the Tony Nominees, THE MUSIC MAN Standing Room Policy, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/17: Meet the Tony Nominees, THE MUSIC MAN Standing Room Policy, and More!
by - May 17, 2022

Today's top stories include all new photos of this year's Tony Nominees! Plus, The Music Man has announced a standing room policy, check out rehearsal photos from Broadway-bound 1776, and more!

HBO Begins Production on THE GILDED AGE Season Two Photo HBO Begins Production on THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

The series stars Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Kelli O'Hara, Donna Murphy, Patrick Page, Laura Benannte, Audra McDonald, Robert Sean Leonard, and more.

Broadway Streaming Guide: May 2022 - Where to Watch GIRLS5EVA & More New Releases! Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: May 2022 - Where to Watch GIRLS5EVA & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - May 2, 2022

This May, Broadway fans will be treated to an exciting lineup of new albums, concerts, television shows, and movies to binge. From the new Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary on HBO to new additions to Feinstein's/54 Below's concert livestream slate, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May Photo Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two Photo Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 22, 2022

Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard have joined the second season of The Gilded Age as recurring characters. Newly-confirmed guest stars include Dakin Mathews (Waitress), Christopher Denham (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), David Furr (Burn This), Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), Michael Braugher (To Kill a Mockingbird), and more.

Ry Armstrong Announces Residence Show THEY // SHE // HE at The Green Room 42 Photo Ry Armstrong Announces Residence Show THEY // SHE // HE at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Thursday, April 21st, 2022 - Ry Armstrong is debuting their show ‚ÄėTHEY // SHE // HE‚Äô at The Green Room 42. The concert will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, May 9th, 2022, at The Green Room 42 at 570 Tenth Avenue, 4th Floor inside YOTEL in New York City, New York.

Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara & More Upped to Series Regulars For THE GILDED AGE Season  Photo Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara & More Upped to Series Regulars For THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 15, 2022

Kelli O’Hara, Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Ben Ahlers, Kelley Curran, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Patrick Page, and Sullivan Jones will appear in the second season as regulars. Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane, Denee Benton, and more will also appear in the new season.

Christine Baranski Videos

BWW Interview: DONNA MURPHY on MRS. ASTOR at The Mark Twain House & Museum VideoBWW Interview: DONNA MURPHY on MRS. ASTOR at The Mark Twain House & Museum
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 1, 2022

Money, prestige, power, social status. These are things we can't get enough of, if only on on television. And theatre lovers can't get enough of acclaimed talents such as Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Donna Murphy, and others who are on the hit HBO show, The Gilded Age.

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Discusses Starring in MAME in Unaired CBS SUNDAY MORNING Cl VideoVIDEO: Christine Baranski Discusses Starring in MAME in Unaired CBS SUNDAY MORNING Clip
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022

Christine Baranski stopped by CBS Sunday Morning today and talked with Mo Rocca about her new show on HBO, The Gilded Age, her childhood, love of the performing arts, family, and more. In this unaired clip, she talks about performing Mame at the Kennedy Center with a broken leg. Watch it below!

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Stops By CBS Sunday Morning VideoVIDEO: Christine Baranski Stops By CBS Sunday Morning
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022

Actress Christine Baranski appeared on CBS Sunday Morning today, interviewed by Mo Rocca. She discusses her new show on HBO, The Gilded Age, her childhood, love of the performing arts, family, and more. Baranski is a 15-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee.

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Talks Her Dream About Stephen Sondheim, and More! VideoVIDEO: Christine Baranski Talks Her Dream About Stephen Sondheim, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

Last night, Christine Baranski appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During the interview, the actress paid tribute to her late friend Stephen Sondheim and talked about sharing her 'actor's dream' with him during one of their final conversations before he passed.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

The star-studded cast of the new series includes Carrie Coon, Denée Benton, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, and Douglas Sills.

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane VideoVIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

Seth hilariously explained his new idea for 'Cicada, Cicada: the Musical' to Nathan Lane, which also features Christine Baranski and Harvey Fierstein.

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Launches 'Healing Breath' Series to Help COVID-19 Survivors VideoVIDEO: Renee Fleming Launches 'Healing Breath' Series to Help COVID-19 Survivors
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2021

Soprano and Arts/Health Advocate Renée Fleming has launched Healing Breath: a series of breathing exercises shared by opera singers, actors and Broadway stars for anyone trying to regain breath after illness.

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Shares Her Favorite Tony Awards Memories VideoVIDEO: Christine Baranski Shares Her Favorite Tony Awards Memories
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2021

Christine Baranski discusses working in film and television during a pandemic and shares her most memorable Tony Awards moments.

BWW Exclusive: 'Matilda' Star Mia Sinclair Jenness Sings 'The Fanciest Midnight' on D VideoBWW Exclusive: 'Matilda' Star Mia Sinclair Jenness Sings 'The Fanciest Midnight' on Disney Channel's FANCY NANCY
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2020

Nancy wants to stay up until midnight on New Year's, and she breaks into song to plead her case!


Christine Baranski Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Christine Baranski been in?
Christine Baranski has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Christine Baranski been in?
Christine Baranski has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Christine Baranski been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sweeney Todd , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lips Together, Teeth Apart Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rumors and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Real Thing .

What awards has Christine Baranski won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sweeney Todd Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rumorsand Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Real Thing.