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Birth Place: Houston, TX, USA

Bio:
DeLee Lively was born on 27 November 1960 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Laverne & Shirley (1976), Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller (2002) and :20 Minute Workout (1982). She has been married to Robert Torti since 24 June 1999. They have three children. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Production, 1996
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1992
Performer

DeLee Lively Biography

DeLee Lively was born on 27 November 1960 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Laverne & Shirley (1976), Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller (2002) and :20 Minute Workout (1982). She has been married to Robert Torti since 24 June 1999. They have three children.

DeLee Lively Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
DeLee Lively , Smokey Joe's Cafe

DeLee Lively News

BWW Previews: BRUNCH TO BROADWAY: BLOCKBUSTERS at Rocks Lounge At Red Rock Casino Res Photo BWW Previews: BRUNCH TO BROADWAY: BLOCKBUSTERS at Rocks Lounge At Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
by Debbie Hall - Jan 11, 2018

Broadway show tunes invokes timeless emotion and, surrounded by the beauty of Southern Nevada, Brunch To Broadway: Blockbusters brings the song-filled matinee to the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa with two performances on Jan. 14.

Vegas' Most Entertaining Couples to Appear in LOVE LETTERS at The Space 2/10 - 214
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2017

Grab your loved one and get your romance on with the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by A.R. Gurney, "Love Letters."  Featuring five couples from the Las Vegas entertainment community, "Love Letters" is the first play to debut at The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court), the new community-driven, charity-based arts complex that opened on Jan. 5 in Las Vegas.  "Love Letters" is presented as a limited, five-day engagement Feb. 10 - Feb. 14, 2017.  

Longest Running Broadway Revue to Open at Alhambra
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 21, 2016

Nominated for eight Tony¬ģ Awards, Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, including rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Original Broadway cast recording, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller, won a Grammy Award in 1996. After a Los Angeles tryout, the revue opened on Broadway in 1995, running for 2,036 performances, making it the longest -running musical revue in Broadway history. It also had a London run in 1996. The show will open at Jacksonville's Alhambra Theatre & Dining on August 3, 2016.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Showstoppers From The Original SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Michael Dale - Dec 29, 2015

A look back at Broadway's longest running musical revue, as a new production prepares for the summer.

Photo Coverage: Brenda Braxton Previews SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Reunion at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2014

On February 9, 54 Below will welcome the original company of Broadway's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE for '54 Sings Smokey Joe's Cafe'. There will be two shows, one at 7 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-$60. The show is described on 54 Below's website as: 'On March 2, 1995, a musical phenomenon opened on Broadway. Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller would go on to run 2,036 performances and continue to electrify audiences around the world. '54 Below is delighted to present a one night only reunion featuring members of the original Broadway company of this swingin' hit show, including Adrian Bailey, Brenda Braxton, DeLee Lively, Deb Lyons, Frederick Owens and Darryl Williams (more to be announced!). 'Expect hit tunes including Stand by Me, Hound Dog, Charlie Brown and more! Directed by Brenda Braxton, with Musical Direction by Louis St. Louis, this will be one night you won't soon forget because Baby, That's Rock & Roll!'

Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Sieber & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 3, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena.

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena.

Brenda Braxton, DeLee Lively, Darryl Williams and More Set for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Reunion at 54 Below, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

On February 9, 54 Below will welcome the original company of Broadway's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE for '54 Sings Smokey Joe's Cafe'.

Leslie Uggams, Beth Leavel & More to Kick Off 54 SINGS Series with MAME, 12/8
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 4, 2013

54 Below celebrates some favorite musicals with the new series, 54 Sings. Re-live the hit songs from these groundbreaking shows, performed by some of the best in the biz and, occasionally, by the very voices for whom they were written. Kicking off the series will be 54 Sings Mame (December 8 at 9:30pm), starring: Leslie Uggams, Beth Leavel, Klea Blackhurst, Donna Lynne Champlin, Eric Michael Gillett, Annie Golden, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Dee Hoty, Pamela Myers, and Lee Roy Reams.


DeLee Lively Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has DeLee Lively been in?
DeLee Lively has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has DeLee Lively been in?
DeLee Lively has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was DeLee Lively's first West End show?
DeLee Lively's first West End show was Smokey Joe's Cafe which opened in 1996

What awards has DeLee Lively been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Smokey Joe's Cafe .