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Colleen Dewhurst

 
Date of Birth: June 03, 1924
Date of Death: August 22, 1991 (67)

Birth Place: Montreal, QC, CANADA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Essie Miller
  [Broadway]
1988
Mary Cavan Tyrone
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Carlotta Monterey O'Neill
  [Broadway]
1983
Olga
  [Broadway]
1982
Argia
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Ruth Chandler
  [Broadway]
1977
Irene Porter
  [Broadway]
1976
Martha
  [Broadway]
1973
Josie Hogan
  [Broadway]
1972
Christine Mannon
  [Off-Broadway]
1972
Gertrude
  [Broadway]
1971
The Mistress
  [Broadway]
1970
Shen Teh
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Hester
  [Broadway]
1967
Sara
  [Broadway]
1963
Miss Amelia Evans
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Abbie Putnam
  [Broadway]
1962
Phoebe Flaherty
  [Broadway]
1960
Mary Follet
  [Broadway]
1960
Caesonia
  [Off-Broadway]
1958
Laetitia
  [Broadway]
1957
Mrs. Squeamish
  [Broadway]
1956
Turkish Concubine
Virgin of Memphis
  [Broadway]
1952
Neighbor

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1981]
Director

Photos

 Colleen Dewhurst at Tavern On The Green in NYC. 1990 Photo

Colleen Dewhurst at Tavern On The Green in NYC. 1990

From: 
Date:
10/21/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Essie Miller

  [Broadway]
1988
Mary Cavan Tyrone

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Carlotta Monterey O'Neill

  [Broadway]
1983
Olga

  [Broadway]
1982
Argia

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Ruth Chandler

  [Broadway]
1977
Irene Porter

  [Broadway]
1976
Martha

  [Broadway]
1973
Josie Hogan

  [Broadway]
1972
Christine Mannon

  [Off-Broadway]
1972
Gertrude

  [Broadway]
1971
The Mistress

  [Broadway]
1970
Shen Teh

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Hester

  [Broadway]
1967
Sara

  [Broadway]
1963
Miss Amelia Evans

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Abbie Putnam

  [Broadway]
1962
Phoebe Flaherty

  [Broadway]
1960
Mary Follet

  [Broadway]
1960
Caesonia

  [Off-Broadway]
1958
Laetitia

  [Broadway]
1957
Mrs. Squeamish

  [Broadway]
1956
Turkish Concubine

Virgin of Memphis

  [Broadway]
1952
Neighbor

Productions

Director


Colleen Dewhurst Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Colleen DewhurstLove Letters
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Colleen Dewhurst, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Colleen DewhurstMy Gene
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Colleen Dewhurst, The Queen and the Rebels
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Colleen Dewhurst , Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, A Moon for the Misbegotten
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, A Moon for the Misbegotten
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, Mourning Becomes Electra
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst , Mourning Becomes Electra
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst , All Over
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, All Over
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, Hello and Goodbye
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Colleen Dewhurst, More Stately Mansions
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Colleen Dewhurst, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
 
Obie Awards - 1963 - Best Actress Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, Desire Under the Elms
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Colleen Dewhurst, Great Day in the Morning
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, All the Way Home
 
Theatre World Awards - 1958 - Performance Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, Children of Darkness
 
Obie Awards - 1957 - Best Actress Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, The Eagle Has Two Heads
 
Obie Awards - 1957 - Best Actress Gold Star
Colleen DewhurstCamille
 
Obie Awards - 1957 - Best Actress Gold Star
Colleen Dewhurst, The Taming of the Shrew

Colleen Dewhurst News

The Ensemble Company celebrates 60 years of Edward Albee's VIRGINIA WOOL Photo The Ensemble Company celebrates 60 years of Edward Albee's VIRGINIA WOOL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season—their fourth--with Edward Albee’s acclaimed masterwork, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opening September 9th.

The Lost Colony Makes History While Honoring The Past for 85th Anniversary Photo The Lost Colony Makes History While Honoring The Past for 85th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

Under direction of Jeff Whiting and Executive Director Chuck Still, the 85th Season of The Lost Colony will feature brand new theatrical technology (3D projections, dynamic lighting) to transform the experience for audiences attending the longest-running outdoor symphonic drama of the Tony Award recipient, beginning performances on May 27th.

LOVE LETTERS Comes to the Hatbox This Month Photo LOVE LETTERS Comes to the Hatbox This Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney was nominated in 1990 for a Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It follows the ever-changing relationship of Andrew and Melissa through 50-plus years of correspondence, starting at age 6 in first grade.

Kathleen Stuart Releases Music Video for 'Next Year's New Year's Eve' Photo Kathleen Stuart Releases Music Video for 'Next Year's New Year's Eve'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2021

Ring in 2022 with 'Next Year's New Year's Eve,' a new music video from Hawaiʻi/New York-based singer/actress (and Kāneʻohe-born) Kathleen Stuart, with the assistance of local artists, including accompanist Darcie Yoshinaga and the video production company Pop! Creative Media.

Broadway Producer Leonard Soloway Passes Away Photo Broadway Producer Leonard Soloway Passes Away
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

The Broadway League sadly just announced the passing of Leonard Soloway. Soloway was a 3-time Tony Award winning Producer, General Manager, and Company Manager on Broadway from 1961-2011.

Haunted Houses: The Untold Ghost Stories of Broadway with Jennifer Ashley Tepper! Photo Haunted Houses: The Untold Ghost Stories of Broadway with Jennifer Ashley Tepper!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2021

When you think 'haunted houses' you probably don't picture the inside of a theatre. But with an over 100 year history, many of Broadway's most famous houses are positively teeming with reports of the supernatural.

IDEA Speaker Series Launches at Fulton Theatre Photo IDEA Speaker Series Launches at Fulton Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre in partnership with Greenfield is proud to announce the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Speaker Series. The Series of four events throughout the season kicks off Sunday, October 10, with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola. Tickets are FREE to the community, but reservations are required.

Celebrate Halloween with Five Movies From the Written Works of Stephen King Photo Celebrate Halloween with Five Movies From the Written Works of Stephen King
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 28, 2020

Prepare for terrifying suspense and bone-chilling thrills with this new 5-Movie Collection arriving on Blu-ray September 15, 2020.

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Annie Golden Photo Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Annie Golden
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 22, 2020

Today's episode features stage and screen star Annie Golden! Annie considers herself the illegitimate child of the legitimate theatre, having been discovered on the Bowery fronting a rock band, and cast by Milos Forman as Jeannie in Hair, the 1978 film.

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Su Photo Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

Colleen Dewhurst Videos

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Literally Leaving Blood, Sweat & Tears on Stage in THE RIVER
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 8, 2014

Hugh Jackman stopped by ABC's THE VIEW and spoke about literally leaving blood, sweat and tears on the stage every night in his new Broadway play THE RIVER.

BWW TV: Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally & More Talk Bucks County Playhouse's Summer Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse's 2013 Playhouse Productions summer season is set to include the world premiere of a new play by four time Tony Award -winning playwright Terrence McNally, starring Tony and Emmy Award- winner Tyne Daly. The balance of the season is made up of acclaimed musicals and plays and a production specifically for families. The summer season kicked off on Thursday, May 23rd at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA). The cast and creative team for the 2013 Bucks County Playhouse summer season productions met the press earlier today and BraodwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the stars, including Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally, Bobby Steggert and more. Check out what they had to say below!


Colleen Dewhurst Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Colleen Dewhurst been in?
Colleen Dewhurst has appeared on Broadway in 19 shows.

How many West End shows has Colleen Dewhurst been in?
Colleen Dewhurst has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Colleen Dewhurst been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Love Letters , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for My Gene , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Queen and the Rebels , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Mourning Becomes Electra , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Mourning Becomes Electra , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for All Over , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for All Over , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Hello and Goodbye , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for More Stately Mansions , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Ballad of the Sad Cafe , Best Actress (Obie Awards) for Desire Under the Elms , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Great Day in the Morning , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for All the Way Home , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Children of Darkness , Best Actress (Obie Awards) for The Eagle Has Two Heads Best Actress (Obie Awards) for Camille and Best Actress (Obie Awards) for The Taming of the Shrew .

What awards has Colleen Dewhurst won?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Mourning Becomes Electra, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Mourning Becomes Electra, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for All Over, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for All Over, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Hello and Goodbye, Best Actress (Obie Awards) for Desire Under the Elms, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for All the Way Home, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Children of Darkness, Best Actress (Obie Awards) for The Taming of the Shrew Best Actress (Obie Awards) for The Eagle Has Two Headsand Best Actress (Obie Awards) for Camille.