Eileen Heckart

Date of Death: December 31, 2001 (82)

Birth Place: Columbus, OH, USA

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Eileen Heckart STAGE CREDITS

Gladys Green



Voice of Stephen's Mother


Bella Gardner

The Woman

Original Broadway Production, 1969
Mrs. Baker

Mrs. Haber

Original Broadway Production, 1963
Mrs. Banks [Replacement]

The Nurse

Original Broadway Production, 1962
Tilly Siegal


Original Broadway Production, 1960
Deedee Grogan

Lottie Lacey

Mrs. Daigle

Rosemary Sydney

Valerie McGuire

Nell Bromley

Irene Smith

Performer (Understudy)

Olive Lashbrooke (Understudy) [Replacement]

Sally Middleton (Understudy) [Replacement]

[West End]
London Production, 1971

Eileen Heckart Movies

[1956]Miracle in the Rain Grace Ullman

[1956]Somebody Up There Likes Me Ma Barbella

[1956]The Bad Seed Mrs. Hortense Daigle

[1956]Bus Stop Vera

[1958]Hot Spell Alma's Friend

[1960]Heller in Pink Tights Mrs. Lorna Hathaway

[1963]My Six Loves Ethel

[1968]No Way to Treat a Lady Mrs. Brummel

[1969]The Tree Sally Dunning

[1972]Butterflies Are Free Mrs. Baker

[1974]Zandy's Bride Ma Allan

[1975]The Hiding Place Katje

[1976]Burnt Offerings Roz Allardyce

[1986]Heartbreak Ridge Little Mary

[1996]The First Wives Club Catherine MacDuggan

Eileen Heckart TV Shows

Annie McGuire Emma Block

Cybill Marge

Gunsmoke Athena Partridge Royce, Hattie Silks

Love & War Rose Stein

The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Mother Emma Buchanan

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Flo Meredith

Trapper John, M.D. Lydia Pearl, Thelma

Eileen Heckart News

Photos: MARILYN, MOM, & ME Opens This Weekend At International City Theatre

International City Theatre opens its 2024 season this weekend with the world premiere of “Marilyn, Mom & Me,” Luke Yankee’s deeply personal, funny and moving story about the unlikely friendship that developed between Marilyn Monroe and the playwright's mother, Broadway legend Eileen Heckart, during the filming of 'Bus Stop' in 1956. See photos from the production.

Interview: Luke Yankee's Being Me in MARILYN, MOM & ME

Luke Yankee’s Marilyn, Mom & Me world premieres February 16, 2024, at the International City Theatre. Written by Luke, he also directs the cast of Laura Gardner, Alisha Soper, Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield, Brian Rohan and Noah Wagner.

World Premiere of MARILYN, MOM & ME to Open International City Theatre 2024 Season

International City Theatre will open its 2024 season with the world premiere of Yankee’s deeply personal comic drama, Marilyn, Mom & Me.

Morgan Fairchild Headlines Judson Theatre Company's BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE in March

Judson Theatre Company continues its eleventh season with a new production of Leonard Gershe's classic Broadway comedy, 'Butterflies are Free”, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Morgan Fairchild.

Did You Know? These 10 Actors Played the Role of Nora in A DOLL'S HOUSE!

A Doll's House is officially back on Broadway! This all new revival is led by Jessica Chastain, taking on the iconic role of 'Nora Helmer' in Henrik Ibsen's landmark drama. While Chastain is the latest star to portray Nora, many have done so before her. Here is a list of 10 actors you may not have known played Nora in A Doll's House!

Wagner College To Host Ceremony And Staged Reading of 2022 Stanley Award-Winner, MARILYN, MOM, AND ME

Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of the 2022 Stanley Drama Award is Luke Yankee for his play Marilyn, Mom and Me.

70 New Shows Showcased Over 4 Weeks At Emerging Artists Theatre's NEW WORK SERIES

Seventy diverse new works including musicals, short and full length plays, dance, cabaret, and solo shows will be showcased at Emerging Artists Theatre's bi-annual New Work Series (NWS).

The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit Professional Producing Theaters

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 More!

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!


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

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 WIVES CLUB!

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

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

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

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

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

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 Returns In A New Production From Blackfriars And The Storm Theatre

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, opening April 27, 2018 in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture.

Morningside Players' HAVING OUR SAY Inaugurates North of History Performance Space

From February 16 to March 5, The Morningside Players will present Carol Carter and Edythe Jason in 'Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years' by Emily Mann, adapted from the book by Sarah H. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany. It will be the inaugural theater production at North of History, a new performance/gallery space founded by Gene Kaufman that is located at 445 Columbus Ave. (between 81st and 82nd Street). Edgar Chisholm directs.

BWW Exclusive: Celebrating the Unsung Musicals of Hal Prince

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SWEENEY TODD, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, COMPANY, CABARET, FOLLIES. Each was directed and/or produced by Broadway legend Harold Prince. Each contributed to his record-high pile of Tony awards, and has been produced and acclaimed across the world.


Eileen Heckart has appeared on Broadway in 19 shows.

Eileen Heckart has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

Eileen Heckart has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. These include the Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) nomination for her performance in "The Waverly Gallery," the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for the same play, and a Performance nomination at the Obie Awards. She was also nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "The Waverly Gallery" and received nominations for Outstanding Body of Work and Outstanding Lead Actress at The Lortels. In addition, Heckart received Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre at the Tony Awards. She was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for "Butterflies Are Free," "Invitation to a March," and "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs." Furthermore, she received a Performance nomination at the Theatre World Awards for her work in "Picnic."

Eileen Heckart has won several awards for her performances. She received the Outstanding Actress - Play award from the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "The Waverly Gallery." She also won the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards and the Performance award from the Obie Awards for the same play. Additionally, Heckart won the Outstanding Actress in a Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "The Waverly Gallery." She was recognized with the Outstanding Body of Work and Outstanding Lead Actress awards from The Lortels, both for her work in "The Waverly Gallery." Heckart also received Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre from the Tony Awards and a Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for her role in "Picnic."

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