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Donna Lynne Champlin

 
Bio:
Champlin took on the title role of Very Warm for May, her Broadway debut in James Joyce's The Dead, then By Jeeves, Hollywood Arms, Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliot the Musical, and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, for which she won the 2007 Obie Award. Other credits include: No, No Nanette, Very Good ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Champlin took on the title role of Very Warm for May, her Broadway debut in James Joyce's The Dead, then By Jeeves, Hollywood Arms, Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliot the Musical, and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, for which she won the 2007 Obie Award. Other credits include: No, No Nanette, Very Good ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Concert Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2016 Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Revival, 2014
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Dead Mum [Replacement]
Lesley [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Performer
  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2006
Ann Mitchell
  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Gracie
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Pirelli
  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Production, 2005
Gracie
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Maria/Mourner/Nancy Mersch/Motorist #2/Sunshine/Moving Man #2
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 2004
Mary Gallagher
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Grandmother/Francoise
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Older Helen
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Honoria Glossop
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2001
Daisy
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Mary Jane Morkan [Replacement]
Miss Molly Ivors (Understudy)
Mary Jane Morkan (Understudy)
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

Donna Lynne Champlin Movies

My Secret Billionaire
 
[2011]
Sandra
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
 
[2014]
Broadway Lady
Downsizing
 
[2017]
Leisureland Administrator
Yes, God, Yes
 
[2019]
Mrs. Veda
Feel the Beat
 
[2020]
Miss Barb

Donna Lynne Champlin TV Shows

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
 
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Paula Proctor
Law & Order
 
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Sergeant Angelyne Robinson
Submissions Only
 
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Kim Gifford

Donna Lynne Champlin Biography

Champlin took on the title role of Very Warm for May, her Broadway debut in James Joyce's The Dead, then By Jeeves, Hollywood Arms, Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliot the Musical, and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, for which she won the 2007 Obie Award. Other credits include: No, No Nanette, Very Good Eddie, First Lady Suite, Harold and Maude, My Life With Albertine, Bloomer Girl, and Jolson. She also performed with Len Cariou in the Simply Sondheim inaugural concert which celebrated the opening of the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

Champlin's awards include the 2007 OBIE award, the Princess Grace Award, the title of National Tap Dance Champion four consecutive times, and she has received grants from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, The Anna Sosenko Trust, and has received The Charlie Willard Memorial Grant.

Champlin's film and television credits include The Dark Half, the 2000 and 2006 Annual Tony Awards, The View, Law & Order, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and Live with Regis and Kelly. From 2015 to 2019, she starred in the role of Paula Proctor in The CW comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Champlin released a solo album entitled Old Friends, performs a one-woman show entitled Finishing the Hat, and teaches acting at the Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Hartford, and New York University.

Donna Lynne Champlin Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
Donna Lynne Champlin The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
Donna Lynne ChamplinThe Dark at the Top of the Stairs

Donna Lynne Champlin News

60 Accomplished Young Artists Nominated For 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars In The Ar Photo 60 Accomplished Young Artists Nominated For 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars In The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2023

YoungArts has announced the nominees for the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students who exemplify artistic and academic excellence.

Photos: Donna Lynne Champlin, Mary Testa & More Star in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Benefit Photo Photos: Donna Lynne Champlin, Mary Testa & More Star in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2022

See photos of Transport Group's one-night-only benefit performance of the Frank Capra holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, starring Donna Lynne Champlin, Mary Testa, and more.

Interview: Donna Lynne Champlin Gets Ready to Take on a Holiday Classic Photo Interview: Donna Lynne Champlin Gets Ready to Take on a Holiday Classic
by Team BWW - Nov 30, 2022

Theater fans will have a chance to see Donna Lynne Champlin sink her teeth into a real role onstage once again for one-night-only: On December 12 she will take to the stage at The Sheen Center, starring as George Bailey in a performance of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE to benefit The Transport Group.

Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh Join Cast of One-Night-Only IT'S A WONDERFUL  Photo Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh Join Cast of One-Night-Only IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2022

Transport Group has announced casting for its one-night-only performance of the Frank Capra holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, which takes place Monday, December 12, at 8pm, at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street.

Donna Lynne Champlin to Star in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Presented by Transport Group Photo Donna Lynne Champlin to Star in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Presented by Transport Group
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

Transport Group will present a one-night-only benefit performance of the Frank Capra holiday classic¬†It‚Äôs a Wonderful Life, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, on Monday, December 12 at 8pm at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Elizabeth Street. Donna Lynne Champlin (‚ÄúCrazy Ex-Girlfriend‚ÄĚ) stars in the role of George Bailey.

Photos: Baayork Lee, Erika Henningsen, Jason Tam and More 
In Transport Group's RODG Photo Photos: Baayork Lee, Erika Henningsen, Jason Tam and More In Transport Group's RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: A BROADWAY CELEBRATION
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

Go inside Transport Group's all-star concert Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration, presented as part of the Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. 

Erika Henningsen, Donna Lynne Champlin, Rachel Bay Jones, and More Set For RODGERS &  Photo Erika Henningsen, Donna Lynne Champlin, Rachel Bay Jones, and More Set For RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: A BROADWAY CELEBRATION
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022

Transport Group has announced that Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration will be the next installment in its Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 8pm in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street.

Book Your Virtual Experience With Jelani Remy, Donna Lynne Champlin, Telly Leung & Mo Photo Book Your Virtual Experience With Jelani Remy, Donna Lynne Champlin, Telly Leung & More on BWW Stage Door
by Team BWW - May 26, 2022

BroadwayWorld Stage Door is your one-stop shop for Broadway experiences and training in the comfort of your own home.

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Photo 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.

Ben Stiller, Christine Baranski, Kristen Bell, and Many More Join STARS IN THE HOUSE  Photo Ben Stiller, Christine Baranski, Kristen Bell, and Many More Join STARS IN THE HOUSE 10-Hour Telethon For Ukraine
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

More celebrity guests have been added to Stars in the House For Ukraine ‚Äď the 10-hour telethon to raise money and awareness for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the show will air live on Saturday, March 26th from 12:00pm ET ‚Äď 10:00pm ET.

Donna Lynne Champlin 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.

Listen to a Sneak Peek of Beth Leavel's Fiction Podcast Debut on IN STRANGE WOODS Videoplay
Listen to a Sneak Peek of Beth Leavel's Fiction Podcast Debut on IN STRANGE WOODS

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2020

Beth Leavel makes her fiction podcast debut as the focus of next Monday’s episode of In Strange Woods. Known primarily for her comedic roles, here Leavel makes a fierce dramatic turn with her tour-de-force performance as Sandra Howland-Pierce, estranged cousin to Howl, played by Tony Award nominee Patrick Page.

Broadway Rewind: Lights Up on IN THE HEIGHTS Opening Night! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Lights Up on IN THE HEIGHTS Opening Night!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2020

This episode is for all the Lin-Manuel Miranda fans. Broadway World's own Richard Ridge takes us to the opening night of the Broadway run of his landmark musical In the Heights, where Lin told Ridge, why the musical touches such a diverse audience of every age. 'Tonight, I feel a real sense of accomplishment. I think the immigrant and universal things that happen are, we do the jobs that no one else wants to do. Our parents sacrifice and they do things that they don't want to do, so we can do better than they did. I think everyone responds to that and it strikes a universal chord.'

Exclusive: Joshua Colley Sings 'She Used to Be Mine' At Feinstein's/54 Below Videoplay
Exclusive: Joshua Colley Sings 'She Used to Be Mine' At Feinstein's/54 Below

by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2020

It's time to head to the diner for a look at Joshua Colley performing Waitress's show-stopping song 'She Used to Be Mine' at Feinstein's/54 Below as part of 'Tuesdays at 54... with Robbie Rozelle!' accompanied by Luke Williams on the piano. Check out the video to see the Newsies and Les Miserables star perform this iconic number!

Exclusive: Eden Espinosa Sings Holding to the Ground at Tuesdays at 54 Videoplay
Exclusive: Eden Espinosa Sings Holding to the Ground at Tuesdays at 54

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive video from this week's Tuesdays at 54 Below, created and hosted by Robbie Rozelle! In the clip, watch as Eden Espinosa sings 'Holding to the Ground' from Falsettos, accompanied by Luke Williams on the piano.

Exclusive: Melissa Errico Sings Randy Newman at 54 Below Videoplay
Exclusive: Melissa Errico Sings Randy Newman at 54 Below

by Alan Henry - Jan 15, 2020

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive video from this week's Tuesdays at 54 Below, created and hosted by Robbie Rozelle! In the clip, watch as Melissa Errico sings a Randy Newman medley, accompanied by Luke Williams on the piano.

Exclusive: Kate Baldwin Sings 'Back To Before' at Tuesday at 54 Below Videoplay
Exclusive: Kate Baldwin Sings 'Back To Before' at Tuesday at 54 Below

by Alan Henry - Jan 9, 2020

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive video from this week's Tuesdays at 54 Below, created and hosted by Robbie Rozelle! In the clip, watch as Kate Baldwin sings a stunning rendition of 'Back to Before' from Ragtime, accompanied by Luke Williams on the piano.

VIDEO: Watch Donna Lynne Champlin Sing New Song 'I've Always Never Believed In You' F Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Donna Lynne Champlin Sing New Song 'I've Always Never Believed In You' From CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2018

A new song has been released from the hit TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The song, titled 'I've Always Never Believed In You' is sung by Donna Lynne Champlin's character, Paula.

VIDEO: 'Meet Rebecca' in the New Theme Song for CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Videoplay
VIDEO: 'Meet Rebecca' in the New Theme Song for CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2018

Rachel Bloom shared the newest theme song for 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' on her YouTube page!

VIDEO: Santino Fontana, Ali Stroker & More Sing PROMISES, PROMISES for Transport Grou Videoplay
VIDEO: Santino Fontana, Ali Stroker & More Sing PROMISES, PROMISES for Transport Group!

by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2018

Earlier this week, Transport Group presented Promises, Promises- its second musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series- featuring John Cariani (The Band's Visit; Tony nominee Fiddler on the Roof), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; Sweeney Todd; Obie Award for TG's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs), Jessica Fontanta (Cinderella; TG's Once Upon a Mattress), Santino Fontana (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; Tootsie ; Tony nominee Cinderella), Stanley Bahorek (Amazing Grace, Queen of the Mist), Lauren Blackman (Anastasia), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Marc Kudisch(Finding Neverland, Hand to God), Sean McLaughlin (Hello Dolly), Bruce Sabath(Cagney), Tally Sessions (War Paint), and Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening).


Donna Lynne Champlin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Donna Lynne Champlin been in?
Donna Lynne Champlin has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Donna Lynne Champlin been in?
Donna Lynne Champlin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Donna Lynne Champlin been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Performance (Obie Awards) for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs .

What awards has Donna Lynne Champlin won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The Dark at the Top of the Stairsand Performance (Obie Awards) for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.