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Eileen Heckart

 
Date of Birth: March 29, 1919
Date of Death: December 31, 2001 (82)

Birth Place: Columbus, OH, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Gladys Green
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Mair
  [Broadway]
1990
Lucille
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Voice of Stephen's Mother
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Dorothea
  [Broadway]
1977
Bella Gardner
  [Broadway]
1973
The Woman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Mrs. Baker
  [Broadway]
1969
Mrs. Haber
  [Broadway]
1965
Ruby
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Mrs. Banks [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1963
The Nurse
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Tilly Siegal
  [Broadway]
1961
Opal
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Deedee Grogan
  [Broadway]
1957
Lottie Lacey
  [Broadway]
1954
Mrs. Daigle
  [Broadway]
1953
Rosemary Sydney
  [Broadway]
1952
Valerie McGuire
  [Broadway]
1950
Nell Bromley
  [Broadway]
1947
Irene Smith
  [Broadway]
1945
Performer (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1943
Olive Lashbrooke (Understudy) [Replacement]
Sally Middleton (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1971
Performer

Photos

Eileen Heckart and Julie Harris Photo

Eileen Heckart and Julie Harris

From: 
Date:
08/26/2013
Eileen Heckart, Richard Thomas and Julie Harri Photo

Eileen Heckart, Richard Thomas and Julie Harri

From: 
Date:
08/26/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Gladys Green

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Mair

  [Broadway]
1990
Lucille

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Voice of Stephen's Mother

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Dorothea

  [Broadway]
1977
Bella Gardner

  [Broadway]
1973
The Woman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Mrs. Baker

  [Broadway]
1969
Mrs. Haber

  [Broadway]
1965
Ruby

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Mrs. Banks [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1963
The Nurse

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Tilly Siegal

  [Broadway]
1961
Opal

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Deedee Grogan

  [Broadway]
1957
Lottie Lacey

  [Broadway]
1954
Mrs. Daigle

  [Broadway]
1953
Rosemary Sydney

  [Broadway]
1952
Valerie McGuire

  [Broadway]
1950
Nell Bromley

  [Broadway]
1947
Irene Smith

  [Broadway]
1945
Performer (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1943
Olive Lashbrooke (Understudy) [Replacement]

Sally Middleton (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Production, 1971
Performer


Eileen Heckart Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Eileen Heckart, The Waverly Gallery
 
Drama League Awards - 2000 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Eileen Heckart, The Waverly Gallery
 
Obie Awards - 2000 - Performance Gold Star
Eileen Heckart, The Waverly Gallery
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Eileen Heckart, The Waverly Gallery
 
The Lortels - 2000 - Outstanding Body of Work Gold Star
Eileen Heckart
 
The Lortels - 2000 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Eileen Heckart, The Waverly Gallery
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Gold Star
Eileen Heckart
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Eileen Heckart, Butterflies Are Free
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Eileen Heckart, Invitation to a March
 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Eileen Heckart, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
 
Theatre World Awards - 1953 - Performance Gold Star
Eileen Heckart, Picnic

Eileen Heckart News

The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit P Photo The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit Professional Producing Theaters
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Burry Fredrik Foundation championing the growth and continuing health of Connecticut's non-profit professional producing theaters. Since 2012, the Foundation has granted over $3 million to a dozen Connecticut theaters with a proven track record of accomplishments. In 2022, $500,000 will be awarded. The Foundation was established by Burry Fredrik (1925-2012), a Tony Award-winning producer and noted director, who lived in Weston, CT.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, April 27- with Christine Pedi, Andrea McArdle, and Mo Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, April 27- with Christine Pedi, Andrea McArdle, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 27, 2021

Today (April 27) in live streaming: it's all about Annie and Sandy on Stars in the House, Ben Rimalower and Daniel Nolen are back with Next Year, Some Year, and more!

Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More Ab Photo Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More About The Booth Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Booth Theatre! Learn about some of the theatre's best-known shows including Sunday in the Park with George, Next to Normal, Freestyle Love Supreme, and many more!

Richard Skipper Celebrates Luke Yankee Photo Richard Skipper Celebrates Luke Yankee
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2020

It's A New Day! Richard Skipper will celebrate Luke Yankee this afternoon as they discuss his mom, Eileen Heckart, Marilyn Monroe, and so much more!

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with THE FIRST  Photo BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with THE FIRST WIVES CLUB!
by Ben Rimalower - Jul 27, 2020

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk about the 1996 hit movie 'The First Wives Club.' In addition to their in-depth analysis of the comedic talents of Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, they also discuss Eileen Heckart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Berkley, Timothy Olyphant, Victor Garber, Bronson Pinchot, Dan Hedaya, Lea Delaria, Debra Monk, J.K. Simmons, Kate Burton, Marc Shaiman, and Maggie Smith. Ben and Daniel also share personal stories of when they discovered the film and how it's stayed with them since.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Arthur Miller. Today's play, A View From the Bridge!

BWW Review: A Remote Kansas BUS STOP Takes Center Stage at Theatre 40 Photo BWW Review: A Remote Kansas BUS STOP Takes Center Stage at Theatre 40
by Shari Barrett - Nov 19, 2018

It is Bo's hard-learned lesson about romance and respect that keeps BUS STOP in the forefront as one of the great classic American romance stories. And thanks to the talented cast and director Ann Hearn Tobolowsky's attention to detail and effective use of freeze framing cast members while others speak, these well known characters will reach out and grab you by the heart, stirring your emotions as lessons are learned, partnerships are formed, and everyone gets exactly what they want by the time the road re-opens, especially a naive cowboy and a 19-year old hick singer from the Ozarks determined to make a better life for herself.

TOM & TED GO TO THE RACES Explores Gambling Addiction At Bernie Wohl Theatre Photo TOM & TED GO TO THE RACES Explores Gambling Addiction At Bernie Wohl Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2018

29th Street Playwrights Collective New Work Series presents a staged reading of TOM & TED GO TO THE RACES, written and directed by Edgar Chisholm, on Monday, November 5, at the Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave, at 7:30pm. The reading is free and open to the public.

THE RAINMAKER Begins Performances Next Week Photo THE RAINMAKER Begins Performances Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre celebrates their 20th anniversary with a new production of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, co-producing with The Storm Theatre Company.Performances begin on April 27 with opening night scheduled for May 5 in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture.

THE RAINMAKER Begins Performances Next Week Photo THE RAINMAKER Begins Performances Next Week
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2018

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre celebrates their 20th anniversary with a new production of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, co-producing with The Storm Theatre Company.Performances begin on April 27 with opening night scheduled for May 5 in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture.


Eileen Heckart Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eileen Heckart been in?
Eileen Heckart has appeared on Broadway in 19 shows.

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

What was Eileen Heckart's first West End show?
Eileen Heckart's first West End show was Butterflies Are Free which opened in

What awards has Eileen Heckart been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Waverly Gallery , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Waverly Gallery , Performance (Obie Awards) for The Waverly Gallery , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Waverly Gallery , Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for The Waverly Gallery , Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Butterflies Are Free , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Invitation to a March Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Picnic .

What awards has Eileen Heckart won?
Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Waverly Gallery, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Waverly Gallery , Performance (Obie Awards) for The Waverly Gallery, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Waverly Gallery, Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels), Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for The Waverly Gallery Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Picnic.