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Debra Messing

 
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Debra Messing is best known for her role on NBC's Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series "Will & Grace." This January, NBC ordered ten episodes of a "Will & Grace" revival with the entire original creative team, which is scheduled to air during the 2017-18 television season. ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Bio:
Debra Messing is best known for her role on NBC's Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series "Will & Grace." This January, NBC ordered ten episodes of a "Will & Grace" revival with the entire original creative team, which is scheduled to air during the 2017-18 television season. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ernestine Ashworth
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2014
Rosemary
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Lisa Morrison
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Lynette Marshall
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Brenda/ Collette (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Brenda/ Collette (Understudy)

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Peter Hermann, Eli Golden and Debra Messing Photo

Peter Hermann, Eli Golden and Debra Messing

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Debra Messing

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Rhea Perlman as Ruth, Debra Messing as Jessica, Eli Golden as Evan in 13 The Musical Photo

Rhea Perlman as Ruth, Debra Messing as Jessica, Eli Golden as Evan in 13 The Musical

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Rhea Perlman as Ruth, Debra Messing as Jessica, Eli Golden as Evan, Peter Hermann as Joel, Josh Peck as the Rabbi in 13 The Musical

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Rhea Perlman as Ruth, Debra Messing as Jessica in 13 The Musical Photo

Rhea Perlman as Ruth, Debra Messing as Jessica in 13 The Musical

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ernestine Ashworth

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2014
Rosemary

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Lisa Morrison

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Lynette Marshall

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Brenda/ Collette (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Brenda/ Collette (Understudy)

Debra Messing Biography

Debra Messing is best known for her role on NBC's Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series "Will & Grace." This January, NBC ordered ten episodes of a "Will & Grace" revival with the entire original creative team, which is scheduled to air during the 2017-18 television season.

Messing starred in the NBC series "The Mysteries of Laura," which premiered in 2014. In 2012 and 2013, Messing starred as Julia Houston in NBC's "Smash," a musical drama about the creation of a new Broadway show.

In 2014, Messing made her own Broadway debut in the Tony Award-nominated production of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar.

Other theater credits include Donald Marguiles' Pulitzer Prize finalist Collected Stories, and Paul Rudnick's Off-Broadway play The Naked Truth.

Messing's film work includes the box office hit Along Came Polly and The Wedding Date. Messing starred in The Women and the family comedy, Nothing Like The Holidays. She also co-starred in Woody Allen's Hollywood Ending, and The Mothman Prophecies. Messing won a Best Featured Actress Award for her work in the 2015 Indie drama Like Sunday Like Rain. In 2017, Messing will star as Marjorie Houseman in ABC's three-hour remake of Dirty Dancing, premiering May 24th. Messing is the Global Health Ambassador for Population Services International (PSI) focusing on HIV/AIDS. She has traveled extensively in Africa in this role and in 2010 testified before the House Foreign Affairs sub-committee on Africa and Global Health. She was also a key speaker at the 2012 AIDS conference in DC. Other charities Messing supports include HRC (Human Rights Campaign), Everytown for Gun Safety, and Joyful Heart Foundation. She was honored with The Trevor Life Award for her contributions to the LGBT community.

Messing attended Brandeis University and received her MFA from NYU. She resides in New York.

Debra Messing Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Debra Messing, Birthday Candles

Debra Messing News

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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

Grab your favorite boa - America's favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow, is taking his act on the road and returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse for two nights on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 and Thursday, October 27 at 7:30pm! 

Randy Rainbow Brings THE PINK GLASSES TOUR to the Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month Photo Randy Rainbow Brings THE PINK GLASSES TOUR to the Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Grab your favorite boa - America's favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow, is taking his act on the road and returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 and Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:30pm! 

Pittsburgh Premiere of Ronnie Marmo In I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE Runs Oct Photo Pittsburgh Premiere of Ronnie Marmo In I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE Runs October 21-22
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 12, 2022

Critically-acclaimed actor Ronnie Marmo, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, present ‚ÄúI'M NOT A COMEDIAN‚Ķ I'M LENNY BRUCE.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Wants to 'Lock Him Up Yesterday' in Latest Song Parody Photo VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Wants to 'Lock Him Up Yesterday' in Latest Song Parody
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his latest song parody, called 'Lock Him Up Yesterday', based on the song 'Yesterday' by The Beatles. Check out the video here!

VIDEO: Gabriella Uhl & Jonathan Lengel Talk 13: THE MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: Gabriella Uhl & Jonathan Lengel Talk 13: THE MUSICAL
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 14, 2022

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sat down with Gabriella Uhl and Jonathan Lengel ahead of the premiere of 13: the Musical to discuss landing their dream roles in the new movie musical. The duo also discussed their favorite moments on set, the importance of representation in the film, and more. Watch the new video interview now!

Album Review: 13 THE MUSICAL Soundtrack Represents Melodic Musical Theatre Teenage An Photo Album Review: 13 THE MUSICAL Soundtrack Represents Melodic Musical Theatre Teenage Angst
by Bobby Patrick - Aug 13, 2022

Teenage angst and musical theater make for a very specific buying demographic.

VIDEO: Debra Messing & Eli Golden Reveal Their Favorite Moments Filming 13: THE MUSIC Photo VIDEO: Debra Messing & Eli Golden Reveal Their Favorite Moments Filming 13: THE MUSICAL
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 13, 2022

Debra Messing and Eli Golden sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to discuss the movie musical. During the interview, the pair disucssed their favorite moments filming the new movie, why Golden was originally 'intimidated' to film with Messing, and why 13: the Musical is the 'perfect movie' right now. Watch the new video interview now!

Review Roundup: 13 THE MUSICAL, Now Streaming on Netflix Photo Review Roundup: 13 THE MUSICAL, Now Streaming on Netflix
by Review Roundups - Aug 12, 2022

13: the Musical is now streaming on Netflix! The cast of 13: the Musical includes Debra Messing, Josh Peck, Rhea Perlman, Peter Hermann, Eli Golden, Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo, Willow Moss, and Khiyla Aynne. Read all of the reviews for 13 the Musical here!

Exclusive: Listen to 'Bad Bad News' From Netflix's 13 THE MUSICAL Photo Exclusive: Listen to 'Bad Bad News' From Netflix's 13 THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen to ‚ÄúBad Bad News‚ÄĚ from the upcoming Netflix adaptation of 13 The Musical. The song¬†is performed by¬†Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Liam Wignall, and the film's ensemble. Listen to the song in the video here!

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Debra Messing Videos

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Wants to 'Lock Him Up Yesterday' in Latest Song Parody VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Wants to 'Lock Him Up Yesterday' in Latest Song Parody
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his latest song parody, called 'Lock Him Up Yesterday', based on the song 'Yesterday' by The Beatles. Check out the video here!

Exclusive: Listen to 'Bad Bad News' From Netflix's 13 THE MUSICAL VideoExclusive: Listen to 'Bad Bad News' From Netflix's 13 THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen to ‚ÄúBad Bad News‚ÄĚ from the upcoming Netflix adaptation of 13 The Musical. The song¬†is performed by¬†Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Liam Wignall, and the film's ensemble. Listen to the song in the video here!

VIDEO: Gabriella Uhl & Jonathan Lengel Talk 13: THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Gabriella Uhl & Jonathan Lengel Talk 13: THE MUSICAL
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 14, 2022

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sat down with Gabriella Uhl and Jonathan Lengel ahead of the premiere of 13: the Musical to discuss landing their dream roles in the new movie musical. The duo also discussed their favorite moments on set, the importance of representation in the film, and more. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Debra Messing & Eli Golden Reveal Their Favorite Moments Filming 13: THE MUSIC VideoVIDEO: Debra Messing & Eli Golden Reveal Their Favorite Moments Filming 13: THE MUSICAL
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 13, 2022

Debra Messing and Eli Golden sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to discuss the movie musical. During the interview, the pair disucssed their favorite moments filming the new movie, why Golden was originally 'intimidated' to film with Messing, and why 13: the Musical is the 'perfect movie' right now. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Watch 'The Lamest Place in the World' From 13: THE MUSICAL Movie VideoVIDEO: Watch 'The Lamest Place in the World' From 13: THE MUSICAL Movie
by Michael Major - Aug 10, 2022

Netflix has shared a new music video of Gabriella Uhl performing 'The Lamest Place in the World' in the new film adaption of 13: the Musical. The cast of 13: the Musical also includes Debra Messing, Josh Peck, Rhea Perlman, Peter Hermann, Eli Golden, JD McCrary, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, and more.

VIDEO: Watch 'Bad Bad News' From 13: THE MUSICAL on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch 'Bad Bad News' From 13: THE MUSICAL on Netflix
by Michael Major - Aug 8, 2022

Netflix has shared the music video for 'Bad Bad News' from the upcoming film adaption of 13: the Musical. The new music video features Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Liam Wignall, Frankie McNellis, and more. The cast of 13: the Musical also includes Debra Messing, Josh Peck, Rhea Perlman, Peter Hermann, Eli Golden, and more.

VIDEO: Josh Peck Looks Back on His Broadway-Themed Bar Mitzvah Ahead of 13: THE MUSIC VideoVIDEO: Josh Peck Looks Back on His Broadway-Themed Bar Mitzvah Ahead of 13: THE MUSICAL
by Michael Major - Aug 8, 2022

Josh Peck appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss his role in the upcoming film adaption of 13: the Musical. Peck described how he prepared for his role as a rabbi in the upcoming film and looked back on his Broadway-themed bar mativah. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his favorite response to gun violence. Watch as he gives A Chorus Line's 'Dance Ten, Looks Three' a clever re-do in his latest spoof- 'Thoughts and Prayers'.

VIDEO: Watch New Song 'I've Been Waiting' From 13: THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Watch New Song 'I've Been Waiting' From 13: THE MUSICAL
by Michael Major - Aug 3, 2022

Watch a new video of the cast of 13: the Musical performing 'I've Been Waiting.' The song is one of three new songs that Jason Robert Brown wrote for the new film. The cast of the new film includes Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, Peter Hermann, Eli Golden, Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, and more.

VIDEO: Watch the Title Number From 13: THE MUSICAL on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch the Title Number From 13: THE MUSICAL on Netflix
by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

In the new clip, 12-year-old Evan Goldman (Eli Golden) prepares to move from New York City with his mother Jessica (Debra Messing). With his Bar Mitzvah fast approaching, Evan is devastated that he must leave all his friends, his father (Peter Hermann) and his rabbi (Josh Peck) behind. Watch a video of '13' from 13: The Musical on Netflix now!


Debra Messing Frequently Asked Questions

What is Debra Messing next theatre project?
Debra Messing's next show will be Birthday Candles which opens on 4/10/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Debra Messing been in?
Debra Messing has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Debra Messing been in?
Debra Messing has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Debra Messing been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Birthday Candles .