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Diana Rigg

 
Bio:
Rigg is making her LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Medea (Tony Award), The Misanthrope (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Abelard and Heloise (Tony nom.). Off-Broadway: Britannicus and Phaedra (BAM).

Previous national tour is include Colette, King Lear. London theater ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 20, 1938 (83)

Bio:
Rigg is making her LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Medea (Tony Award), The Misanthrope (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Abelard and Heloise (Tony nom.). Off-Broadway: Britannicus and Phaedra (BAM).

Previous national tour is include Colette, King Lear. London theater ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Mrs. Higgins
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Medea
  [Regional (UK)]
World Premiere, 1992
Performer
  [West End]
London Revival, 1987
Phyllis Rogers Stone
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1982
Colette
  [Broadway]
1975
  [Broadway]
1971
Heloise

Photos

Linda Mufleston, Jordan Donica, Norbert Leo Butz, Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Photo

Linda Mufleston, Jordan Donica, Norbert Leo Butz, Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg, Allan Corduner, Clarke Thorell and the Cast of My Fair Lady

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Date:
07/14/2018
Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg and Allan Corduner  Photo

Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg and Allan Corduner

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07/14/2018
Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg, Allan Corduner and Clarke Thorell Photo

Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg, Allan Corduner and Clarke Thorell

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Date:
07/14/2018
Diana Rigg and Allan Corduner Photo

Diana Rigg and Allan Corduner

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07/14/2018
Norbert Leo Butz, Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg, Allan Corduner and  Photo

Norbert Leo Butz, Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg, Allan Corduner and Clarke Thorell

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Mrs. Higgins

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Medea

  [Regional (UK)]
World Premiere, 1992
Performer

  [West End]
London Revival, 1987
Phyllis Rogers Stone

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1982
Colette

  [Broadway]
1975

  [Broadway]
1971
Heloise

Diana Rigg Biography

Rigg is making her LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Medea (Tony Award), The Misanthrope (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Abelard and Heloise (Tony nom.). Off-Broadway: Britannicus and Phaedra (BAM).

Previous national tour is include Colette, King Lear. London theater credits include West End: Pygmalion (Mrs. Higgins, 2011/Eliza Doolittle, 1974), Honour, Suddenly, Last Summer, Follies, Heartbreak House, Night and Day, Macbeth, Abelard and Heloise; National Theatre: Macbeth, Phaedra, Humble Boy, Mother Courage and her Children, The Misanthrope, Jumpers; Almeida Theatre: Britannicus, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (also West End), Medea (also West End), Phaedra; and RSC: Twelfth Night, King Lear.

In film, Breathe, The Honourable Rebel, The Hospital, The Painted Veil, Heidi, Parting Shots, A Good Man in Africa, Snow White, Evil Under the Sun, The Great Muppet Caper, A Little Night Music, Theatre of Blood, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Assassination Bureau, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Extensive TV credits include PBS Masterpiece's "Victoria" (currently), "Game of Thrones" (three Emmy noms.), "Extras," "Victoria & Albert" (Emmy nom.), "The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries," "Rebecca" (Emmy Award), "Screen Two" (Cable Ace Award), "Mother Love" (BAFTA Award), "Bleak House," "Diana," "The Avengers." Author: "No Turn Unstoned," "So to the Land."

Rigg owns a chateau in France and is a dry-fly fisherwoman who has caught a 24.5-pound salmon, which she considers her greatest achievement to date. Chancellor of Stirling University (1997-2007). Named a Commander of the British Empire in 1988 and a Dame of the British Empire in 1994.

Diana Rigg Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Actress
Diana RiggBritannicus and Phedre
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Actress
Diana RiggWho's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1996 - Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress Gold Star
Diana RiggWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1996 - Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress Gold Star
Diana RiggMother Courage
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Actress
Diana RiggMother Courage And Her Children
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Diana Rigg , Medea
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Actress
Diana RiggMedea
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Diana Rigg , Medea
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1992 - Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress Gold Star
Diana RiggMedea
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Diana Rigg, The Misanthrope
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Diana Rigg, Abelard and Heloise

Diana Rigg News

BWW Review: THE CHAIRS, Almeida Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE CHAIRS, Almeida Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 11, 2022

Kathryn Hunter shines in this updated version of a classic exemplar of the Theatre of the Absurd

BWW Interview: Ryan O'Connor Always Bringing A LITTLE Humor into His NIGHT MUSIC & Ot Photo BWW Interview: Ryan O'Connor Always Bringing A LITTLE Humor into His NIGHT MUSIC & Other Projects
by Gil Kaan - Feb 1, 2022

A Los Angeles theatre community favorite Ryan O'Connor dons his directorial hat for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, opening at Greenway Court Theatre February 4th. I had the chance to question Ryan on A LITTLE behind-the-scenes of NIGHT MUSIC, his pandemic past times and his various ties with the L.A. theatre scene.

Adjoa Andoh Appointed Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor Of Contemporary Theatre 2 Photo Adjoa Andoh Appointed Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor Of Contemporary Theatre 2022-2023
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2021

The Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship, attached to St Catherine's College, was inaugurated by Stephen Sondheim in 1990, followed by a distinguished list of professors including Arthur Miller, Diana Rigg, Richard Eyre, Phyllida Lloyd, Ian McKellen, Nick Hytner, Deborah Warner, Stephen Daldry and Tom Stoppard.

Riverside Studios Announces Full Programme Of Theatre, Exhibitions, Workshops and Tal Photo Riverside Studios Announces Full Programme Of Theatre, Exhibitions, Workshops and Talks
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2021

This high-energy show from Onyx Productions, already booking fast, will be a dynamic change from panto season

VIDEO: Watch Anya Taylor-Joy Sing 'Downtown' from the LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Soundtrack Photo VIDEO: Watch Anya Taylor-Joy Sing 'Downtown' from the LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Soundtrack
by Michael Major - Oct 20, 2021

Ahead of the soundtrack's release on Friday, the music video for 'Downtown' from Last Night in Soho has been released! Sung by Anya Taylor-Joy, the video is accompanied by two versions of the single, an uptempo and downtempo. Listen to both versions and watch the trailer for the new film now!

WEST SIDE STORY, YENTL & More Join BroadwayHD October Slate Photo WEST SIDE STORY, YENTL & More Join BroadwayHD October Slate
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021

Discover the magic of movie musicals this month as BroadwayHD delivers an unforgettable lineup of some of the most beloved and well-known productions in history. Starting October 1, West Side Story will make its way to the platform along with Academy Award-winning musical, along with Academy Award-winning film Yentl, starring Barbra Streisand. 

VIDEO: Official Trailer for LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Photo VIDEO: Official Trailer for LAST NIGHT IN SOHO
by Michael Major - Sep 8, 2021

The film features¬†Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Diana Rigg, Rita¬†Tushingham, Michael Ajao, and Synn√łve Karlsen.¬†

Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald & André De Shields to be Honored by The Theatre World A Photo Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald & André De Shields to be Honored by The Theatre World Awards, Hosted Online by BroadwayWorld
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors announced today, as a departure from the annual awards ceremony, will present a one-night only virtual event to honor Broadways best with a Special Gala Award Benefit to help raise funds for the prestigious Theatre World Awards.

Video Roundup: Watch Trailers For COBRA KAI, THE FLASH, THE TOMORROW WAR, and More! Photo Video Roundup: Watch Trailers For COBRA KAI, THE FLASH, THE TOMORROW WAR, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 30, 2021

Some trailers were for new episodes of longrunning shows, and others showed teasers of what fans can expect from completely new films and series from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more. Watch them all here!

Patti LuPone, Pasek & Paul, Chita Rivera and More Join The Broadway Teachers Podcast Photo Patti LuPone, Pasek & Paul, Chita Rivera and More Join The Broadway Teachers Podcast
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2021

Broadway Teachers Workshop, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the release of the Broadway Teachers Podcast, a series of conversations recorded live over the past twenty-one years at the Broadway Teachers Workshop in Manhattan.

Diana Rigg Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, July 20- Happy Birthday, Diana Rigg! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 20- Happy Birthday, Diana Rigg!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of My Fair Lady star, veteran actor Diana Rigg!

VIDEO: Watch Lauren Ambrose & Company Sing 'The Rain in Spain' from MY FAIR LADY! VideoVIDEO: Watch Lauren Ambrose & Company Sing 'The Rain in Spain' from MY FAIR LADY!
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

On a hot summer day, when New Yorkers are hoping for a little bit of rain, Lincoln Center Theater  just released a video from the recording session of "The Rain in Spain.' Watch below as Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Allan Corduner sing the famous tune!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Renee Fleming VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Renee Fleming
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2018

Watch below as Renee tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Lindsay Mendez VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Lindsay Mendez
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2018

Watch below as Lindsay tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

VIDEO: Diana Rigg Talks MY FAIR LADY, Game of Thrones, and More on CBS Sunday Morning VideoVIDEO: Diana Rigg Talks MY FAIR LADY, Game of Thrones, and More on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2018

In the rousing revival of the musical 'My Fair Lady' at New York's Lincoln Center, one of Britain's most acclaimed actresses, Dame Diana Rigg, makes her return to Broadway as Mrs. Higgins.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ariana DeBose VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ariana DeBose
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2018

Watch below as Ariana tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

VIDEO: MY FAIR LADY's Lauren Ambrose Talks Playing Eliza Doolittle on LATE NIGHT WITH VideoVIDEO: MY FAIR LADY's Lauren Ambrose Talks Playing Eliza Doolittle on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Macon Prickett - May 1, 2018

Lauren Ambrose talks about the responsibility she feels playing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, why she's become a bit of a hypochondriac and her childhood audition on Star Search on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

BWW TV: They Did It! Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton and Company Celebrate Opening VideoBWW TV: They Did It! Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton and Company Celebrate Opening Night of MY FAIR LADY!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 20, 2018

'Somehow it gets to your heart and your core and it effects everything. You just have shivers. You're trying to act, but you're dealing with the most beautiful score ever written.' That's what leading man Harry Hadden-Paton thinks about the score to Lincoln Center Theatre's revival of My Fair Lady, which just opened last night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. 

BWW TV: Get Me to the Theater On Time! Check Out a Preview of MY FAIR LADY VideoBWW TV: Get Me to the Theater On Time! Check Out a Preview of MY FAIR LADY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater presents its new production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Check out the new video of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for MY FAIR LADY on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2018

The lovely cast of My Fair Lady is officially in rehearsals -- and they've posted video to let you in on the fun! 'Our main goal is to get people talking about how this piece relates to what's happening in our society and culture right now,' Hamilton alum Jordan Donica, who plays Freddy, said. Norbert Leo Butz, who plays Mr. Doolittle, added, 'It's kind of a miraculous thing that something that is so entertaining sounds so beautiful and is so funny is about something so deep.


Diana Rigg Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Diana Rigg been in?
Diana Rigg has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

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

What was Diana Rigg's first West End show?
Diana Rigg's first West End show was Follies which opened in 1987

What awards has Diana Rigg been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for My Fair Lady , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for My Fair Lady , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Britannicus and Phedre , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? , Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Mother Courage , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Mother Courage And Her Children , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Medea , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Medea , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Medea , Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Medea Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Misanthrope and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Abelard and Heloise .

What awards has Diana Rigg won?
Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Mother Courage Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Medeaand Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Medea.