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Dorothy Collins

 
Dorothy Collins Headshot
Date of Birth: November 18, 1926
Date of Death: July 21, 1994 (67)

Birth Place: Windsor, ON, CANADA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1972
Sally Durant Plummer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Sally Durant Plummer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1972
Sally Durant Plummer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Sally Durant Plummer


Dorothy Collins Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Dorothy Collins, Follies

Dorothy Collins News

Broadway Veteran Kurt Peterson Will Appear in PROUD LADIES - A NYC Concert Premiere i Photo Broadway Veteran Kurt Peterson Will Appear in PROUD LADIES - A NYC Concert Premiere in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson (Dear World, Follies) will appear in the NYC concert debut of Proud Ladies at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St.) on Monday, October 10 at 7:00pm. 

BWW Interview: Sondheim Staple Teri Ralston Sings Birthday Wishes in A SONDHEIM BIRTH Photo BWW Interview: Sondheim Staple Teri Ralston Sings Birthday Wishes in A SONDHEIM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION LIVE! LAUGH! LOVE!
by Gil Kaan - Mar 6, 2022

The Musical Theatre Guild will be presenting for one-night only A Sondheim Birthday Celebration Live! Laugh! Love! on Stephen Sondheim’s birthday March 22nd at The El Portal Theatre. Jason Graae hosts the Celebration featuring Musical Theatre Guild members with special guest, Stephen Sondheim veteran Teri Ralston. I got to playfully rouse Teri to reminisce about her decades’ history with Stephen Sondheim.

Broadway Press Agent Terry M. Lilly Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers  retired member Terry M. Lilly. Terry was a Press Agent on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and across the country, who came into membership in September of 1977. He passed away peacefully at home on November 24, 2021 after a long illness, surrounded by loved ones.

BWW Previews: MILLON DOLLAR QUARTET at Delaware Theatre Company Photo BWW Previews: MILLON DOLLAR QUARTET at Delaware Theatre Company
by Greer Firestone - Nov 30, 2021

To boldly go where no 4 men ever went before: On December 4, 1956, a twist of extraterrestrial fate brought together Johnny Cash, 24, Jerry Lee Lewis, 21, Carl Perkins, 24 and Elvis Presley, 21, at the storefront studio of Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest jam sessions in Rock n Roll history. These 4 were not space pioneers, but they soon established new frontiers in the world of music.

BWW Review: The San Diego Opera Presents STEPHANIE BLYTHE IN RECITAL at the Balboa Th Photo BWW Review: The San Diego Opera Presents STEPHANIE BLYTHE IN RECITAL at the Balboa Theatre
by Ron Bierman - Oct 26, 2021

The imposing mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe is known for her roles in Wagner, Verdi and Stravinsky. Why would she begin a Balboa Theatre recital for the San Diego Opera with Johnny Mercer’s 'Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive?” Here’s what she said in a recent interview, “I’ve been a great fan of Johnny Mercer’s and I’ve been singing the music of his Great American Songbook for a very long time.” Rather than a concert-hall recital, Blythe was doing cabaret, and doing it far better than most of the opera singers who try to crossover. Her main problem had to be choosing which songs to include in her tribute to Johnny Mercer. He wrote 1500 of them, most often sticking to lyrics in collaboration with the A-list melodic composers of his era. At one point in the 40s he had five of the top ten on the popular radio show “Your Hit Parade.” (If you remember Snooky Lanson and Dorothy Collins, I wouldn’t mention it in your dating app bio.) Mercer’s honors include nineteen Oscar nominations with four wins. That got him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The  Photo Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist
by Ben Rimalower - Jul 12, 2021

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly for their favorite versions of the Follies female solos, and 'Friends of the Pod' appeared with Ben and Daniel on 'Next Year, Some Year' to weigh in on the deeper cuts.

BWW CD Review: Gabrielle Stravelli DREAM AGO Is More Like A Dream In Real Time Photo BWW CD Review: Gabrielle Stravelli DREAM AGO Is More Like A Dream In Real Time
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 17, 2021

Gabrielle Stravelli's most recent CD PICK UP MY PIECES has garnered much praise, but one writer is stuck on her last album, so Willie Nelson will have to wait.

BWW Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED by 54 Below Premieres Makes Impressive Debut Photo BWW Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED by 54 Below Premieres Makes Impressive Debut
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 3, 2021

The two-camera documentary concert film of the SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED series could lead to an all new venture for Phil Geoffrey Bond and his stable of supremely talented Sondheim singers.

The 9 Best Broadway Holiday Albums of 2019! Photo The 9 Best Broadway Holiday Albums of 2019!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 26, 2019

Tis the season for holiday tunes! From festive favorites to brand-new bops, Broadway isn't disappointing this year, with a huge variety of new holiday albums from your favorite artists to put under the tree. Check out a full list of 2019 holiday albums from Broadway best and brightest!

BWW Review: Singer Sandy Bainum Brings an Entertaining EVER BLONDEWARD to Sterling's Photo BWW Review: Singer Sandy Bainum Brings an Entertaining EVER BLONDEWARD to Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Nov 12, 2019

Actress/dancer/singer Sandy Bainum proved once again on Sunday November 10 that she can do it all. It was the premiere of her new cabaret show Ever Blondeward at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. In the show she payed tribute to great celebrity blondes like Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Mitzi Gaynor, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Hutton, among others, who left their mark on the world as great entertainers. The sold out house were enchanted by Bainum, who is not only beautiful but a glorious singer and raconteur.

Dorothy Collins Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, April 4- The Broadway Babies of FOLLIES Open at the Winter Garden Theater
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2017

On this day in 1971, the original production of the musical theatre classic, Follies, opened on Broadway. 

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lost Documentary Footage from SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2013

'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute' was the title given to a benefit staged in March 1973. American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the National Hemophilia Foundation first wanted to honor Harold Prince, but he declined, so they chose Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim thought it would be 'merely a dinner,' but it was actually a full-scale production with 33 performers and a 30-piece orchestra, staged on the set of the then-running 'A Little Night Music' at the Shubert Theatre. Below, check out footage from a short documentary that was made about the show.


Dorothy Collins Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dorothy Collins been in?
Dorothy Collins has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Dorothy Collins been in?
Dorothy Collins has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Dorothy Collins been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies .

What awards has Dorothy Collins won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies.