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Dame Edna

 
Bio:
Since she first appeared on stage as purple-rinsed Melbourne housewife Mrs Edna Everage, Dame Edna has toured Europe, the US and the Middle East, picking up a Tony Award for the 2000 Broadway production Dame Edna, The Royal Tour and a Tony nomination in 2004 for Back with a Vengeance. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Since she first appeared on stage as purple-rinsed Melbourne housewife Mrs Edna Everage, Dame Edna has toured Europe, the US and the Middle East, picking up a Tony Award for the 2000 Broadway production Dame Edna, The Royal Tour and a Tony nomination in 2004 for Back with a Vengeance. (read complete bio)
 

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Dame Edna creator and performer Barry Humphries and Mary Melton, Los Angeles Magazine Photo

Dame Edna creator and performer Barry Humphries and Mary Melton, Los Angeles Magazine Editor-in-Chief

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Dame Edna creator and performer Barry Humphries takes his curtain call after the open Photo

Dame Edna creator and performer Barry Humphries takes his curtain call after the opening night performance of 'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye - The Farewell Tour' in LA

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01/29/2015
 Comedian Ray Jessel and Dame Edna creator and performer Barry Humphries Photo

Comedian Ray Jessel and Dame Edna creator and performer Barry Humphries

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01/29/2015
Composer Leslie Bricusse, Dame Edna creator and performer Barry Humphries and Yvonne  Photo

Composer Leslie Bricusse, Dame Edna creator and performer Barry Humphries and Yvonne Bricusse

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Dame Edna Biography

Since she first appeared on stage as purple-rinsed Melbourne housewife Mrs Edna Everage, Dame Edna has toured Europe, the US and the Middle East, picking up a Tony Award for the 2000 Broadway production Dame Edna, The Royal Tour and a Tony nomination in 2004 for Back with a Vengeance.

Dame Edna Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Special Awards Gold Star
Dame Edna, The Royal Tour
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Special Tony Award For a Live Theatrical Presentation Gold Star
Dame Edna, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour

Dame Edna News

An Increasing Amount Of Medieval Times Performers Are Voting To Unionize With America Photo An Increasing Amount Of Medieval Times Performers Are Voting To Unionize With American Guild Of Variety Artists
by Grace Cutler - Jul 23, 2022

On Friday, a supermajority of 50 employees ‚Äď knights, show cast and stable hands ‚Äď working at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Buena Park filed for a union election with the NLRB to be represented by the American Guild of Variety Artists.

'Etta Mae Mumphries: And The Rest Is History' to Give Special Juneteenth Performance  Photo 'Etta Mae Mumphries: And The Rest Is History' to Give Special Juneteenth Performance at Theatre West
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

The show is written by Karen Bankhead with additional material by Pam Trotter and performed by Karen Bankhead. It features musical performance by singer Pam Trotter, and is directed by Karen Bankhead. It is produced by Free Spirit Productions. The production will play one performance at Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, CA 90068 on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets, call (323) 851-7977 or visit http://theatrewest.org. The show runs for 80 minutes and is recommended for ages 14+.

BWW Review: BARRY HUMPHRIES - THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK, Richmond Theatre Photo BWW Review: BARRY HUMPHRIES - THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK, Richmond Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 26, 2022

Two and a half hours flies by and you're left racing to Amazon to download a biography to find out more - not bad for a man of 88.

Extra West End Date Confirmed For Barry Humphries' THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK Photo Extra West End Date Confirmed For Barry Humphries' THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

Due to overwhelming public demand, celebrated Australian and national treasure Barry Humphries is to perform his new show, Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask, for an extra night in the West End.

Barry Humphries Will Return to the West End in THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK Photo Barry Humphries Will Return to the West End in THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2021

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take British audiences on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours the UK in April & May 2022 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask.

BWW Review: LEOLA'S LADY LAND LOUNGE at The Green Room 42 is New, Cool, and Tons O' F Photo BWW Review: LEOLA'S LADY LAND LOUNGE at The Green Room 42 is New, Cool, and Tons O' Fun
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 20, 2021

The Broadway World Cabaret Award winner for Best Spoken Word show is back with a new format that is working for hostess Leola... and she is working for it, too.

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of HAIRSPRAY Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of HAIRSPRAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Hairspray!

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of MEAN GIRLS Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of MEAN GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Mean Girls!

SHOW OF TITLES Premieres Tonight, Featuring Lea Salonga, Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera,  Photo SHOW OF TITLES Premieres Tonight, Featuring Lea Salonga, Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

Broadway‚Äôs Best Shows musical extravaganza¬†‚ÄúShow of Titles‚ÄĚ will premiere on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 7pm ET and be available for four days only.¬†¬†The show features dozens of Broadway stars performing the title songs from over 20 beloved musicals.¬†

SHOW OF TITLES Premieres Tonight, Featuring Lea Salonga, Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera,  Photo SHOW OF TITLES Premieres Tonight, Featuring Lea Salonga, Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, and More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

Broadway‚Äôs Best Shows musical extravaganza¬†‚ÄúShow of Titles‚ÄĚ will premiere on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 7pm ET and be available for four days only.¬†¬†The show features dozens of Broadway stars performing the title songs from over 20 beloved musicals.¬†

Dame Edna Videos

Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT VideoVideo: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].

VIDEO: The Cast Of TOOTSIE Performs 'Unstoppable' at the 2019 TONYS VideoVIDEO: The Cast Of TOOTSIE Performs 'Unstoppable' at the 2019 TONYS
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

On the 2019 Tony Awards last night, Santino Fontana transformed from failed actor Michael to the sparkling Dorothy in the blink of an eye as he and the cast of Tootsie performed 'Unstoppable.'

Tonys TV: Best Book of a Musical, Robert Horn VideoTonys TV: Best Book of a Musical, Robert Horn
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019

Robert Horn has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Tootsie.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Robert Horn VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Robert Horn
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2019

What does Tootsie book writer Robert Horn have to say about being a first time Tony nominee? Find out!

VIDEO: TOOTSIE Performs 'Unstoppable' on Good Morning America VideoVIDEO: TOOTSIE Performs 'Unstoppable' on Good Morning America
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2019

The cast of the Tony-nominated musical Tootsie brought Dorothy Michaels to Good Morning America this morning to perform the show's number 'Unstoppable' with its Tony-nominated star, Santino Fontana! Check out the full video below!

VIDEO: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Goes Behind the Scenes of TOOTSIE VideoVIDEO: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Goes Behind the Scenes of TOOTSIE
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2019

On today's episode of 'Broadway Week' on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' Kelly Ripa goes behind the scenes of 'Tootsie.' She sits down with Santino Fontana, and even tries to take home his character's iconic red dress!

VIDEO: Santino Fontana's Dorothy Michaels in TOOTSIE Was Inspired by the Women in His VideoVIDEO: Santino Fontana's Dorothy Michaels in TOOTSIE Was Inspired by the Women in His Life
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2019

On Friday night, Santino Fontana was a guest on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to talk about the Broadway adaptation of 'Tootsie' he stars in.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TOOTSIE on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TOOTSIE on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 24, 2019

The Marquis Theatre was hoppin' last night, April 23, 2019, as Broadway welcomed one of the final musicals of the 2018-19 season. Tootsie, starring Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, John Behlmann and more, celebrated its opening night at Pier 60 and BroadwayWorld was there!

BWW TV: TOOTSIE's John Behlmann Takes Over Instagram For Opening Night! VideoBWW TV: TOOTSIE's John Behlmann Takes Over Instagram For Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2019

Last night, Dorothy Michaels officially came to Broadway with the opening of Tootsie at the Marquis Theatre, and cast member John Behlmann took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story all throughout the most important night and gave us an inside look at everything from pre-show to the after party! If you missed all the fun (or just want to relive it all again), we've compiled footage from the takeover; check it all out below!

VIDEO: TOOTSIE Takes Its Opening Night Bows On Broadway VideoVIDEO: TOOTSIE Takes Its Opening Night Bows On Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2019

Tootsie, which opens tonight at the Marquis Theatre, tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime - as the star of a new Broadway musical.


Dame Edna Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Dame Edna been nominated for?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Royal Tour and Special Tony Award For a Live Theatrical Presentation (Tony Awards) for Dame Edna: The Royal Tour .

What awards has Dame Edna won?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Royal Tourand Special Tony Award For a Live Theatrical Presentation (Tony Awards) for Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.