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Christine Lahti

Birth Place: Birmingham, MI, USA

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Christine Lahti BIO

Christine Lahti starred on Broadway in God of Carnage, The Heidi Chronicles, Present Laughter with George C. Scott, Division Street, and Loose Ends. Recent credits include Suzan-Lori Parks’ Fucking A (Signature). Off-Broadway: Landscape of the Body; The Country Girl; The Woods (Theatre World Award, Public Theatre); Hooters (Playwrights Horizons); Three Hotels (Drama Desk nomination); and Little Murders (Obie Award). In Los Angeles: Three Hotels with Richard Dreyfus (Mark Taper Forum); Third and Love, Loss and What I Wore (Geffen Playhouse). She earned her first Oscar nomination for Swing Shift, then took the statue home 10 years later as a first-time director for her short film Lieberman in Love. Other film credits include Running on Empty; Leaving Normal; The Doctor; Housekeeping; Whose Life is it Anyway?; …and Justice for All. Television: Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for “Chicago Hope”; Golden Globe for “No Place Like Home”; “Jack & Bobby” (SAG, Golden Globe nominations); “Amerika” (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations); “Out of the Ashes”; “The Pilot’s Wife”; “Open House”; “The Book of Ruth”; “Grace and Frankie”; “Hawaii Five-O” and “Law & Order SVU,” among others. She is married to director Thomas Schlamme, and the couple have three children.

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Christine Lahti STAGE CREDITS

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Gloria Steinem

Signature Theatre Production, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2009
Veronica [Replacement]


Performer [Replacement]

Barbara Hoyle

Heidi Holland [Replacement]


Georgie Elgin


Joanna Lyppiatt



Susan [Replacement]



Diana McBride/ Freydis (Understudy)

Christine Lahti Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award

Christine Lahti, Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling

Theatre World Awards - 1979 - Performance

Christine Lahti, The Woods

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Christine Lahti News

Full Cast & Creative Team Set for The Avett Brothers' SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has revealed full cast and creative team for Swept Away. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Stephen Bogardus, Lana Gordon & More to Star in World Premiere Musical ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group

Get ready for the world premiere musical 'ON CEDAR STREET' at Berkshire Theatre Group, starring Stephen Bogardus and Lana Gordon. Experience the magic and unforgettable performances in this spectacular new production. Don't miss out on this enchanting musical event!

John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands, Adrian Blake Enscoe & Wayne Duvall to Star in SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has revealed the principal cast for its fall/winter 2023 production of Swept Away. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS Announced At The El Portal Theatre Begins October 6

JoBeth Williams (“Poltergeist,” “The Big Chill”) and Peter Strauss (“Rich Man, Poor Man,” “The Jericho Mile”) star in the romantic Love Among the Ruins, written by James G. Hirsch and Robert A. Papazian, from a film script by James Costigan. Love Among the Ruins is a Papazian Hirsch presentation  and is directed by Michael Arabian.

World Premiere Musical ON CEDAR STREET & More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group 2023 Summer Season

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced BTG’s Full 2023 Summer Season, plus select casting. See details about the productions, and how to purchase tickets!

Backyard Renaissance Announces The Cast of Yasmina Reza's GOD OF CARNAGE

In 2015, Backyard Renaissance's (BYR) first production out-of-the-gate was very much a couple-thing. Helmed by Director Lisa Berger and starring her husband Mike Sears, BYR founders, husband-and-wife team Francis Gercke and Jessica John, produced and co-starred in the production of Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song.

Mammoth Film Festival Unveils First Round Of 2023 Program Featuring Over 80 Films

The highly anticipated Mammoth Film Festival, taking place from March 2 to 6, 2023, has announced the first round of this year's robust program.

Andre De Shields To Receive GMHC's 2023 Howard Ashman Award

GMHC will honor Broadway legend and award-winning performer André De Shields with the 2023 Howard Ashman Award for his advocacy and activism for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as LGBTQ+ communities.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of BECKY NURSE OF SALEM at Lincoln Center Theater

See photos from opening night of Becky Nurse of Salem, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman, now playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. 

A World Premiere Play by Christine Lahti & More Announced for Berkshire Theatre Group Early Summer 2023 Season

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced a portion of BTG’s 2023 Summer Season. The Early Summer 2023 Season will include contact, a four-time Tony Award-winning dance musical; What The Constitution Means To Me, a boundary-breaking play co-produced with WAM Theatre, and more.

JoBeth Williams & Peter Strauss to Star in LOVE AMONG THE RUINS World Premiere at Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse has announced that JoBeth Williams (“Poltergeist,” “The Big Chill”) and Peter Strauss (“Rich Man, Poor Man,” “The Jericho Mile”) are set to star in the upcoming World Premiere production, based on the 1975 ABC Theatre Presentation that starred Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS.

Paramount+ Renews EVIL For Fourth Season

Paramount+ today announced that its critically acclaimed original series, EVIL, was renewed for a fourth season. The first four episodes of season three of EVIL are currently available to stream. EVIL stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Kurt Fuller, Andrea Martin, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, and Dalya Knapp.

Ojai Playwrights Announces Robert H. Egan Legacy Fund at 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala

Ojai Playwrights Conference announced the founding of the Robert H. Egan Legacy Fund at their 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala on June 4, 2022. Honoring the work of outgoing Artistic Director/Producer Robert Egan, the fund will support visionary OPC New Works Festival playwrights who are creating challenging new plays and imagining a better future for all. Egan leaves his role at OPC at the end of this year.

Charlayne Woodard, Jimmy Smits, Ben Feldman & More to Take Part in Ojai Playwrights Conference Benefit Gala

On June 4, 2022, the Ojai Playwrights Conference will celebrate 25 successful seasons with a Benefit Gala to be directed and produced by OPC Artistic Director/Producer Robert Egan at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles.

Center Theatre Group Presents the World Premiere of I'LL BE SEEIN' YA This Month

Tony nominee and two-time Pulitzer finalist Jon Robin Baitz's “I'll Be Seein' Ya” will have its world premiere March 31 on CTG's Digital Stage.

Spend An Evening With Rita Rudner At Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Rita Rudner on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm.  One of the country's top comedians, Rita Rudner brings her sharp wit, droll observations and genius one-liners to Samueli Theater. In her famously soft-spoken delivery, Rudner kills with hilarious and true observations about the differences between men and women, marriage, kids, aging, Botox and, of course, shopping (her favorite pastime).

Ariana DeBose, WEST SIDE STORY, and More Take Home Critics Choice Awards; Full List of Winners!

Ariana DeBose took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the recent film adaptation of West Side Story. The film also won in the Best Film Editing category.

GMHC To Honor Lea DeLaria With the 2022 Howard Ashman Award

GMHC will honor comedian, actress, and jazz musician, Lea DeLaria with the 2022 Howard Ashman Award for her contributions to the LGBTQ+ community and the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

COME FROM AWAY, OSLO, Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter and More Receive 2021 TV Critics Choice Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards were announced this afternoon and a slew of Broadway favorites are in the running at this year's ceremony.

Playwright Eduardo Machado Joins HB Studio

Playwright Eduardo Machado will join HB Studio this fall to teach a virtual playwriting class, 'Playwriting: Development & Dialogue', that is open to interested playwrights of all levels. The class will be held over Zoom on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT, Sep. 19-Nov. 21, 2020.


Christine Lahti has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Christine Lahti has not appeared in the West End

Christine Lahti has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of the notable nominations include the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling," the Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Three Hotels," and a Performance nomination at the Theatre World Awards for "The Woods." These nominations highlight her talent and contributions to the theater industry.

Christine Lahti has won the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for her role in the play "The Woods".

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