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Debra Monk

 
Date Of Birth:
February 27, 1949 (73)
Birth Place:
Middletown, OH, USA
Bio:
Debra Monk has appeared in 11 Broadway show and has been nominated four times for the Tony Award, winning for Featured Actress in a Play for Redwood Curtain. She is co-author of the classic Tony-nominated musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, and has been featured in the television series Grey's Anatomy, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 27, 1949 (73)

Birth Place: Middletown, OH, USA

Bio:
Debra Monk has appeared in 11 Broadway show and has been nominated four times for the Tony Award, winning for Featured Actress in a Play for Redwood Curtain. She is co-author of the classic Tony-nominated musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, and has been featured in the television series Grey's Anatomy, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Maggie
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
World Premiere at the Signature Theatre, 2017
Elva Miller
  [Broadway]
2013
Big Mama
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Carmen Bernstein
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2006
Carmen Bernstein
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performers
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Doctor
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Madame Raquin
  [New York]
Workshop, 1998
Gabrielle
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1998
Essie Miller
  [New York]
Workshop, 1998
Maggie Antrobus
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Couple #32
Shelby Stevens
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Matron "Mama" Morton [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 1996
Maggie Antrobus
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1995
Joanne
  [Broadway]
1994
Rosemary Sydney
  [Broadway]
1993
Geneva
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Lily Connors
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Mrs. Boyle
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1987
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1982
Prudie Cupp
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Prudie Cupp
  [New York]
Workshop, 2003
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book, Music, and Lyrics

Writing

Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist

Debra Monk Biography

Debra Monk has appeared in 11 Broadway show and has been nominated four times for the Tony Award, winning for Featured Actress in a Play for Redwood Curtain. She is co-author of the classic Tony-nominated musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, and has been featured in the television series Grey's Anatomy, Damages, Glee, and NYPD Blue, earning an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Katie Sipowicz. Monk's film credits include One for the Money, The Other Woman, and The Bridges of Madison County.

Debra Monk Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Debra Monk, Curtains
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Debra Monk, Curtains
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Debra Monk, Steel Pier
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Featured Actress - Musical
Debra Monk, Steel Pier
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Debra Monk , Steel Pier
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Debra Monk3 Hotels
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Debra Monk, Picnic
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Debra Monk, Redwood Curtain
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actress - Play
Debra Monk, Redwood Curtain
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Debra Monk, Redwood Curtain

Debra Monk News

Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award Photo Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eighteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Julia Riew.

Photos:  Cynthia Nixon, Denee Benton, and the Cast of THE GILDED AGE Walks the Red Ca Photo Photos: Cynthia Nixon, Denee Benton, and the Cast of THE GILDED AGE Walks the Red Carpet at PaleyFest
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 10, 2022

The cast of The Gilded Age, starring Cynthia Nixon, Denee Benton, and more, appeared at PaleyFest this weekend. BroadwayWorld was there and snapped some photos of the cast on the red carpet. Check them out here!

Broadway Watch Guide: Fall 2022 - Where to Watch Skylar Astin, Sheryl Lee Ralph & Mor Photo Broadway Watch Guide: Fall 2022 - Where to Watch Skylar Astin, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More on TV This Fall
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022

The upcoming fall television season features an exciting lineup of Broadway stars starring in new and returning television series. From Skylar Astin's new CBS series So Help Me Todd to newly-minted Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph returning for the second season of Abbott Elementary, check out where and when you can watch Broadway stars on TV!

Debra Monk and David Loud to Discuss FACING THE MUSIC; A BROADWAY MEMOIR at Barnes &  Photo Debra Monk and David Loud to Discuss FACING THE MUSIC; A BROADWAY MEMOIR at Barnes & Noble - Union Square
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

An interview and book-signing event with Broadway music director and actor David Loud, and Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Debra Monk will take place at Barnes & Noble - Union Square on August 24 at 7pm

Wake Up With BWW 8/12: Weezer Cancels Broadway Residency, New LEGALLY BLONDE Tour, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/12: Weezer Cancels Broadway Residency, New LEGALLY BLONDE Tour, and More!
by - Aug 12, 2022

Top stories include the cancellation of Weezer's Broadway residency. The band's lead singer shared that the previously announced residency has been cancelled due to 'low ticket sales' and 'high expenses'. Plus, a new production of Legally Blonde will embark on North American tour, new queens announced for a second touring company of Six, and more! 

Julie Andrews Will Direct Debra Monk, Howard McGillan, and More in Reading of THE GRE Photo Julie Andrews Will Direct Debra Monk, Howard McGillan, and More in Reading of THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL at Bay Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

Julie Andrews will direct an upcoming staged reading of The Great American Mousical, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The reading will star Debra Monk as Adelaide; Howard McGillin as Henry/Father; and more.

Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces 70th Anniversary Season Photo Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces 70th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

 Virginia Repertory Theatre announces its 70th Anniversary Season with a robust roster of dramatic and comedic plays and musicals for the Signature Season at the November Theatre and the Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - May 22, 2022

Somewhere on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna sits a little diner across from a service station where the pie is fresh, the beer is cold, and the gas is cheap (if that’s even possible these days). Such is the setting for the Off-Broadway hit musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. And in its latest production of this feel-good musical, The Winter Park Playhouse delivers a toe-tapping, knee slapping good time.

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.

Debra Monk Videos

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: 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: Debra Monk Talks Memories of PICNIC For Roundabout's Off-Script Series Videoplay
VIDEO: Debra Monk Talks Memories of PICNIC For Roundabout's Off-Script Series

by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2020

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Debra Monk is sharing a memory from working on Picnic in 1994!

Broadway Rewind: It's Just Another Day on Opening Night of NEXT TO NORMAL Off-Broadwa Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: It's Just Another Day on Opening Night of NEXT TO NORMAL Off-Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge said of this 2008 episode of Broadway Rewind, 'I loved looking back at the musical Next to Normal and realizing the impact it has had on the musical theatre genre. We start off high a top Rockefeller Center to the Rainbow Room for The Drama League's Gala where they honored beloved producer Roger Berlind. It featured many of the stars and shows that he produced over his illustrious career.  Look for David Hyde Pierce, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Donna Murphy, Karen Ziemba and Debra Monk.' 

VIDEO: Turn Things Around with Highlights from Record Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS Videoplay
VIDEO: Turn Things Around with Highlights from Record Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS

by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2019

A bevy of Broadway's brightest stars joined a sold-out audience on March 11, 2019, to celebrate and motivate the LGBTQ community and its allies through gender-reversed renditions of beloved show tunes, spectacular choreography and a record-breaking fundraising total at Broadway Backwards. Check out highlights from the evening below!

VIDEO: First Look -  Bernadette Peters & More in MOZART IN THE JUNGLE's Season 4 Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - Bernadette Peters & More in MOZART IN THE JUNGLE's Season 4

by Caryn Robbins - Dec 11, 2017

Amazon has shared the official trailer for Season Four of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, featuring HELLO, DOLLY's Bernadette Peters.

BWW TV: Go Behind the Camera at Roundabout's AMY AND THE ORPHANS Photo Shoot with Jam Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Behind the Camera at Roundabout's AMY AND THE ORPHANS Photo Shoot with Jamie Brewer and More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company just announced the complete cast of the world-premiere production Amy and the Orphans, by Roundabout Underground alumna Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone), with direction by eight-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century). Below, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast at the show's official photo shoot!

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Signature Theatre's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs now through March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, and More Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell at Transport Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Monday, Transport Group's annual gala took place honoring Mary-Mitchell Campbell, who was Musical Director for First Lady Suite and Orchestrator for Hello Again (for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination).

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Theatre at the Center
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

Five Chicago actor-musicians made their Theatre at the Center debut in this production. Christine Mild as Rhetta Cupp, Shaun Whitley as Jim, Matt Holzfeind as Jackson, Matt Edmonds as L.M. and Cody Siragusa as Eddie are joined by Veronica Garza, who returns to the TATC stage to play Rhetta's sister Prudie Cupp. Directed by Brian Russell with musical direction by William Underwood, Pump Boys and Dinettes will continue through October 16.  Check out some songs from the show below!


Debra Monk Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Debra Monk been in?
Debra Monk has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

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

What awards has Debra Monk been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Curtains , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Curtains , Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Steel Pier , Best Featured Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Steel Pier , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Steel Pier , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for 3 Hotels , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Picnic , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Redwood Curtain Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Redwood Curtain and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Redwood Curtain .

What awards has Debra Monk won?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Curtains Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for 3 Hotelsand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Redwood Curtain.

How many shows has Debra Monk written?
Debra Monk has written 2 shows including Pump Boys and Dinettes (Composer/Lyricist), Oil City Symphony (Composer).