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Dana Ivey

 
Birth Place:
Atlanta, GA, USA
Bio:
Dana is a five-time Tony Award nominee for her work on Broadway, and won the 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her work in both Sex and Longing and The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Her film appearances include The Color Purple (1985), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), The ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 12, 1941 (80)

Birth Place: Atlanta, GA, USA

Bio:
Dana is a five-time Tony Award nominee for her work on Broadway, and won the 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her work in both Sex and Longing and The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Her film appearances include The Color Purple (1985), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Roberta
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Miss Prism
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Mary
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Edna Shaft
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Mrs. Warren
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Mrs. Malaprop
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
Mistress Quickly
Lady Northumberland
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Grace
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Lady Britomart Undershaft
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Sylvia Archibald
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Mme. Pernelle
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Miss Amelia Pickles
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
1997
Boo Levy
  [Broadway]
1996
Bridget McCrea
  [Broadway]
1995
Leonie [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1994
Naomi Eisen
Yvonne
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Evelyn
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Ma-Noreen
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Nettie Cleary
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Gertrude
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Women
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Daisy Werthan
  [Broadway]
1985
Countess
  [Broadway]
1985
Helen Kroger
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Yvonne
Naomi Eisen
  [Broadway]
1983
Lady Utterword
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Nanny/Woman in the Park/Principal
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Workshop, 1983
Jules Wife
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Melanie Garth
  [Broadway]
1982
Monica Reed
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1981
Witch
Gentlewoman

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Roberta

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Miss Prism

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Mary

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Edna Shaft

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Mrs. Warren

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Mrs. Malaprop

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
Mistress Quickly

Lady Northumberland

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Grace

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Lady Britomart Undershaft

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Sylvia Archibald

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Mme. Pernelle

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Miss Amelia Pickles

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer

  [Broadway]
1997
Boo Levy

  [Broadway]
1996
Bridget McCrea

  [Broadway]
1995
Leonie [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1994
Naomi Eisen

Yvonne

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Evelyn

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Ma-Noreen

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Nettie Cleary

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Gertrude

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Women

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Daisy Werthan

  [Broadway]
1985
Countess

  [Broadway]
1985
Helen Kroger

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Yvonne

Naomi Eisen

  [Broadway]
1983
Lady Utterword

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Nanny/Woman in the Park/Principal

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Workshop, 1983
Jules Wife

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Melanie Garth

  [Broadway]
1982
Monica Reed

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1981
Witch

Gentlewoman

Dana Ivey Biography

Dana is a five-time Tony Award nominee for her work on Broadway, and won the 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her work in both Sex and Longing and The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Her film appearances include The Color Purple (1985), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), The Addams Family (1991), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Rush Hour 3 (2007) and The Help (2011).

Dana Ivey Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Dana Ivey, Butley
 
Obie Awards - 2006 - Performance Gold Star
Dana Ivey, Mrs. Warren's Profession
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play
Dana IveyCat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Dana Ivey, The Rivals
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Dana Ivey, Major Barbara
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Dana Ivey, The Last Night of Ballyhoo
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Actress - Play
Dana Ivey, The Last Night of Ballyhoo
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Dana Ivey, The Last Night of Ballyhoo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Dana Ivey, Sex and Longing
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Dana IveyWencelas Square
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1988 - Best Actress - Play Gold Star
Dana Ivey, Driving Miss Daisy
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1988 - Best Actress - Play Gold Star
Dana Ivey, Wenceslas Square
 
Obie Awards - 1987 - Performance Gold Star
Dana Ivey, Driving Miss Daisy
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Dana Ivey, Heartbreak House
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Dana Ivey, Present Laughter & Quartermaine's Terms

Dana Ivey News

André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at RE Photo André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Opens Next in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre Photo DRIVING MISS DAISY Opens Next in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021

Florida Repertory Theatre‚Äôs 2021-2022 Season continues with Alfred Uhry‚Äôs modern classic, ‚ÄúDriving Miss Daisy.‚ÄĚ The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a timeless story about the power of friendship and the endurance of human connection.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: June 5-6- with Alex Newell, Heather Headley, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: June 5-6- with Alex Newell, Heather Headley, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 5, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, June 5-6, 2021.

Jonathan Hadary Receives Equity Foundation Shakespeare Award Photo Jonathan Hadary Receives Equity Foundation Shakespeare Award
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2019

Jonathan Hadary has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation for his performance as Sicinius Velutus in The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park Coriolanus. The announcement was made by Judy Rice, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director.

Kean Stage to Host Michael Cerveris, Dana Ivey and Richard Masur in NPR's SELECTED SH Photo Kean Stage to Host Michael Cerveris, Dana Ivey and Richard Masur in NPR's SELECTED SHORTS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 24, 2019

NPR's hit public radio series Selected Shorts is coming to Kean Stage's Enlow Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 with an evening of festive stories filled with love, laughter and nostalgia. The stories will be read by actors Michael Cerveris, Dana Ivey and Richard Masur.

Red Bull Theater Announces 2019-20 Season, Including The World Premiere Of THE ALCHEM Photo Red Bull Theater Announces 2019-20 Season, Including The World Premiere Of THE ALCHEMIST
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2019

Complete Cast Announced for Starry Reading of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET Photo Complete Cast Announced for Starry Reading of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the one-night-only, all-star benefit concert performance of the Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Return to the Forbidden Planet, a musical of Shakespearean proportions by Bob Carlton. The 2019-'20 Season kick-off event will take place Monday October 21st at the Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)

Morgan Freeman and Dana Ivey to Lead Benefit Reading of DRIVING MISS DAISY Photo Morgan Freeman and Dana Ivey to Lead Benefit Reading of DRIVING MISS DAISY
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019

The Acting Company presents a one-night-only benefit reading of Driving Miss Daisy, the beloved play by Alfred Uhry, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, November 11 at 7:00 PM. The performance reunites Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and five-time Tony Award nominee Dana Ivey, who created the iconic roles of Hoke Colburn and Daisy Werthan in the original 1987 production Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons.

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Receives 2019 Richard Seff Award Photo Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Receives 2019 Richard Seff Award
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2019

Newly anointed Tony winner Andre De Shields capped off the theater award season by receiving the 2019 Richard Seff Award at Equity's Eastern Regional Board meeting on June 11th at Equity's office in New York.

Andre De Shields, Ephraim Sykes, Sarah Stiles, & Marylouise Burke Honored With Actor Photo Andre De Shields, Ephraim Sykes, Sarah Stiles, & Marylouise Burke Honored With Actors Equity Foundation Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 11, 2019

The Actors' Equity Foundation  presented its annual veteran actor award (Richard Seff Award) and breakout performer award (Clarence Derwent Award) at the Actors' Equity Association's Eastern Regional Board meeting today.

Dana Ivey Videos

VIDEO: First Look - Christopher Plummer, Benjamin Walker Star in HBO's 'MUHAMMAD ALI' Biopic
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 14, 2013

HBO Films new drama Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight from director Stephen Frears is coming to the cable network on Saturday, October 5th at 8 pm.

Angela Lansbury, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, and More Set for Acting Company's Ruby Ball, 12/3
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 13, 2012

At The Acting Company's 40th Anniversary Ruby Ball on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Capitale, James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director of the Signature Theatre and the Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard's Drama Division, will accept the John Houseman Award recognizing his profound commitment to the development of American actors and an audience for the theater. Earl Weiner, Board Chairman of both The Acting Company and the Theater Development Fund (TDF) will receive the Warburg Humanitarian Award for his outstanding philanthropic endeavor and leadership. According to Barbara Fleischman, Gala Chair, Harriet Harris(Thoroughly Modern Millie, upcoming in Cinderella) and Dr. Kate Levin, Commissioner of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, will present the awards; Jim Dale will host, Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, upcoming in Giant) will perform and tributes will be offered by Angela Lansbury, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Rainn Wilson, Dana Ivey, Hamish Linklater, Joe Dowling, Director of The Guthrie and Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of Washington's Shakespeare Theater. Four hundred guests complete an industry-filled audience of producers, directors, entertainers and other notables including The Honorable Thomas Kean, record producer Clive Davis,director/choreographer Susan Stroman, TV personality Pia Lindstrom, Juilliard President Joseph Polisi, composerMary Rodgers Guettel and The Broadway League's Charlotte St. Martin. Tickets from 212-258-3111.

STAGE TUBE: THE HELP - Coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on 12/6
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2011

THE HELP is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on December 6, 2011. The historical drama is directed by Tate Taylor and written by Taylor and Kathryn Stockett. The cast includes Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ahna O'Reilly, Allison Janney, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opening Night
by Broadway Beat - Jan 19, 2011

The Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as 'Lady Bracknell,' opened on January 13 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Broadway Beat was on hand and brings you coverage from inside the opening night party.

STAGE TUBE: Roundabout Staff Discusses The Importance of Being Earnest
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 28, 2010

Tony Award winner Brian Bedford (Tartuffe) directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about class and name-dropping. Here the staff of the Roundabout discusses the show.

STAGE TUBE: Brian Bedford Talks THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2010

Tony Award¬ģ winner Brian Bedford (Tartuffe) directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about class and name-dropping for the Roudabout Theatre Company. The cast of this glorious comedy also features Dana Ivey as Miss Prism and Paxton Whitehead as Reverend Chausible. The production runs from Dec. 17, 2010 - March 6, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Jason Alexander
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Michael York
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Kate Mulgrew
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Len Cariou
by Robert Diamond - Mar 24, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.


Dana Ivey Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dana Ivey been in?
Dana Ivey has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

How many West End shows has Dana Ivey been in?
Dana Ivey has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Dana Ivey been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Butley , Performance (Obie Awards) for Mrs. Warren's Profession , Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Rivals , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Major Barbara , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Last Night of Ballyhoo , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Last Night of Ballyhoo , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Last Night of Ballyhoo , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sex and Longing , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Wencelas Square , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Driving Miss Daisy , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wenceslas Square , Performance (Obie Awards) for Driving Miss Daisy Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Heartbreak House and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Present Laughter & Quartermaine's Terms .

What awards has Dana Ivey won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Mrs. Warren's Profession, Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Driving Miss Daisy Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wenceslas Squareand Performance (Obie Awards) for Driving Miss Daisy.