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Cynthia Nixon

 
Bio:
Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon made her film debut in Little Darlings at the age of 12 and her Broadway debut at 14 in The Philadelphia Story. Since then she has appeared in over 40 plays and countless films and television shows. She has been directed by Sidney Lumet, Louis Malle, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 09, 1966 (56)

Bio:
Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon made her film debut in Little Darlings at the age of 12 and her Broadway debut at 14 in The Philadelphia Story. Since then she has appeared in over 40 plays and countless films and television shows. She has been directed by Sidney Lumet, Louis Malle, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Birdie (Alternate)
Regina (Alternate)
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2014
Charlotte
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Vivian Bearing
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Mama
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Jean Brodie
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2006
Becca
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Mary
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
1997
Lala Levy [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer
  [Broadway]
1995
Madeleine
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Hester Prynne
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Harper Pitt [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Martin Heller [Replacement]
Harper Pitt [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Eleanor James
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Karen
  [Broadway]
1989
Becky
Clara
Denise
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Juliet
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Kathy
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Sharon (Tiny Mommy)/ Stephanie Eckert (Sparks)
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Performer
  [Broadway]
1984
Donna
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Donna
  [Broadway]
1984
Debbie
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Lydie Hickman
  [Broadway]
1980
Dinah Lord

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Birdie (Alternate)

Regina (Alternate)

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

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2014
Charlotte

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Vivian Bearing

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Mama

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Jean Brodie

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2006
Becca

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Mary

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

Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer

  [Broadway]
1997
Lala Levy [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer

  [Broadway]
1995
Madeleine

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Hester Prynne

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Harper Pitt [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Martin Heller [Replacement]

Harper Pitt [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Eleanor James

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Karen

  [Broadway]
1989
Becky

Clara

Denise

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Juliet

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Kathy

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Sharon (Tiny Mommy)/ Stephanie Eckert (Sparks)

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Performer

  [Broadway]
1984
Donna

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Donna

  [Broadway]
1984
Debbie

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Lydie Hickman

  [Broadway]
1980
Dinah Lord

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

Cynthia Nixon Biography

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon made her film debut in Little Darlings at the age of 12 and her Broadway debut at 14 in The Philadelphia Story. Since then she has appeared in over 40 plays and countless films and television shows.
She has been directed by Sidney Lumet, Louis Malle, Milos Forman, Mike Nichols and Robert Altman. Perhaps best known for her role as Miranda in the HBO series Sex and the City, Nixon will appear in upcoming projects including Richard Loncraine's Life Itself opposite Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, as well as James White, an indie film written and directed by Josh Mond. She can currently be see in Amazon's Alpha House, and in the second season of NBC's Hannibal in a recurring role. She recently wrapped Nikole Beckwith's drama Stockholm, Pennsylvania, opposite Saoirse Ronan.
In real life Cynthia has played an important role in fighting for NYC's public schools, marriage equality and most recently to elect progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio for NYC Mayor.
She lives in downtown Manhattan with her wife Christine Marinoni and their three children Samantha, Charlie, and Max.

Cynthia Nixon Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2017 - Best Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Cynthia Nixon, Wit
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, Wit
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, Rabbit Hole
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Cynthia Nixon, Rabbit Hole
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Cynthia Nixon , Indiscretions
 
Theatre World Awards - 1981 - Performance Gold Star
Cynthia Nixon, The Philadelphia Story

Cynthia Nixon News

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.  

Photos: Chris Colfer, Peppermint, André de Shields & More Take Part in PBS' TRUE COL Photo Photos: Chris Colfer, Peppermint, André de Shields & More Take Part in PBS' TRUE COLORS: LGBTQ+ OUR STORIES, OUR SONGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Nouveau Productions and PBS present a new collaboration, just in time for Pride Month. TRUE COLORS: LGBTQ+ OUR STORIES, OUR SONGS celebrates the stories and music that make us who we are. Offering a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States, the special shares real-life stories of hope, resilience and triumph.

Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MU Photo Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.

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.

André de Shields, Cynthia Nixon & More Join TRUE COLORS Special on PBS Photo André de Shields, Cynthia Nixon & More Join TRUE COLORS Special on PBS
by Michael Major - May 13, 2022

The new special will feature Andr√© De Shields performing ‚ÄúThe Colors of My Life‚ÄĚ from Barnum, drag artists Peppermint, Alexis Michelle and Jujubee performing ‚Äú(A Little More) Mascara‚ÄĚ from La Cage Aux Folles, trans opera singer Breanna Sinclair√© singing ‚ÄúSomewhere‚ÄĚ from West Side Story, and appearances by Cynthia Nixon, Chris Colfer, and more.

Photos: See Cynthia Nixon, Tituss Burgess & More at ALISON LEIBY: OH GOD, A SHOW ABOU Photo Photos: See Cynthia Nixon, Tituss Burgess & More at ALISON LEIBY: OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Opening Night
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Presenter Ilana Glazer has brought Alison Leiby's critically acclaimed comedy about no one's favorite subject to the stage. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (The Wolves, The Waverly Gallery), Alison Leiby: Oh God, A Show About Abortion plays the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan for six weeks only, now through June 4, 2022.

New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York St Photo New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York Stage and Film Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film, will return July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season. 

New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Anna Deavere Smith, and More
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film returns July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season.  For 38 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that continue across the country and around the world.  All tickets are $25 and go on sale June 1.

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.

Cynthia Nixon 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: Rehearsal Footage of David Mamet's THE WOODS at Southwark Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Rehearsal Footage of David Mamet's THE WOODS at Southwark Playhouse
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 19, 2022

David Mamet‚Äôs extraordinary 1977 ‚Äėbattle of the sexes‚Äô play gets its 1st UK revival after 25 years, directed by Russell Bolam, at Southwark Playhouse from Thursday 24 February to Saturday 26 March, 2022.

VIDEO: Watch Stars Hit the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Watch Stars Hit the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2022

Last night, the hugely anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo opened triumphantly on Broadway.

VIDEO: Watch Jonathan Groff in a New AND JUST LIKE THAT... Preview VideoVIDEO: Watch Jonathan Groff in a New AND JUST LIKE THAT... Preview
by Michael Major - Jan 3, 2022

Jonathan Groff plays a plastic surgery doctor who meets with Anthony (Mario Cantone) and Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in the new episode. The new series has also featured Broadway names like Sara Ramírez, Ali Stroker, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Isabelle McCalla, Julie Halston, and more. Watch the new preview now!

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: 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.

VIDEO: Watch Kelli O'Hara Talk Audition Stories & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BA VideoVIDEO: Watch Kelli O'Hara Talk Audition Stories & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2021

This week on 32 Bar Cut: The Show features Kelli O'Hara! Kelli chats with Adrienne about hitting the pavement for her first auditions, her role as Katie in The Accidental Wolf, and how she's kept balance in her life as a Broadway star! Tune in at 1pm to watch the full episode!

VIDEO: Kelly & Blake Shelton Play GOLDEN GIRLS Trivia on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Kelly & Blake Shelton Play GOLDEN GIRLS Trivia on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2020

Cynthia Nixon hosts a game of 'Golden Girls' trivia with Blake Shelton and Kelly. Will Blake win a spot on his Wall of Champions or will he face defeat? Watch and find out!

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks RATCHED on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks RATCHED on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2020

Cynthia Nixon calls in to the show to talk about her exciting role on the Netflix series 'Ratched,' how she's been trying to walk her cat during quarantine, and the creepy costumes that she and her kids have worn for Halloween.


Cynthia Nixon Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Cynthia Nixon been in?
Cynthia Nixon has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

How many West End shows has Cynthia Nixon been in?
Cynthia Nixon has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Cynthia Nixon been nominated for?
Best Featured Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for The Little Foxes , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Little Foxes , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Little Foxes , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Little Foxes , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Wit , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Wit , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rabbit Hole , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rabbit Hole Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Indiscretions and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Philadelphia Story .

What awards has Cynthia Nixon won?
Best Featured Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for The Little Foxes, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Little Foxes, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Little Foxes, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rabbit Holeand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Philadelphia Story.