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Elaine Stritch

 
Date Of Birth:
February 02, 1925 (97)
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Bio:
Elaine Stritch was an American actress and singer, known for her work on Broadway. She made her professional stage debut in 1944 and appeared in numerous stage plays, musicals, feature films and television series. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995. Stritch made her ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 02, 1925 (97)

Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA

Bio:
Elaine Stritch was an American actress and singer, known for her work on Broadway. She made her professional stage debut in 1944 and appeared in numerous stage plays, musicals, feature films and television series. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995. Stritch made her ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Madame Armfeldt [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2001
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1999
Mimi Paragon
  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Lillian
Lillian
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Claire
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Parthy Ann Hawks
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1993
Joanne
  [Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1985
Hattie Walker
  [West End]
London Revival, 1973
Rose [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1972
Joanne
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1971
Joanne
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Joanne
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Performer
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1968
Vera Charles
  [Broadway]
1962
Martha (Alternate) [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1962
Mimi Paragon
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
Mimi Paragon
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1958
Maggie Harris
  [Broadway]
1957
Gertrude Muldoon
  [Broadway]
1955
Grace Hoylard
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1954
Peggy Porterfield
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1952
Melba Snyder
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1951
Mrs. Sally Adams
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Mrs. Sally Adams (Standby)
  [Broadway]
1949
June Farrell
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1947
Ingabord
Singer
Milly
Lula Belle
Performer
Little Nettie
  [Broadway]
1946
Pamela Brewster

Writing

Bookwriter

Elaine Stritch Movies

The Scarlet Hour
 
[1956]
Phyllis Rycker
A Farewell to Arms
 
[1957]
Helen Ferguson
The Perfect Furlough
 
[1958]
Liz Baker
Kiss Her Goodbye
 
[1959]
Marge Carson
Who Killed Teddy Bear
 
[1965]
Marian Freeman
Too Many Thieves
 
[1966]
Miss G
The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker
 
[1970]
Tough Lady
The Spiral Staircase
 
[1975]
Nurse
Providence
 
[1977]
Helen Wiener
September
 
[1987]
Diane
Cocoon: The Return
 
[1988]
Ruby
Cadillac Man
 
[1990]
Widow
Out to Sea
 
[1997]
Mavis LaBreche
Krippendorf's Tribe
 
[1998]
Irene Hargrove
Screwed
 
[2000]
Miss Crock
Autumn in New York
 
[2000]
Dolly
Small Time Crooks
 
[2000]
Chi Chi Potter
Monster-in-Law
 
[2005]
Gertrude
Romance & Cigarettes
 
[2005]
Nick's Mother
ParaNorman
 
[2012]
Grandma
River of Fundament
 
[2014]
Eulogist

Elaine Stritch TV Shows

30 Rock
 
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Colleen Donaghy
3rd Rock from the Sun
 
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Martha Albright
Jackanory
 
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Storyteller
Law & Order
 
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Lanie Stieglitz
Nobody's Perfect
 
[]
Bill Hooper
Soul Man
 
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Mrs. Foster
Tales of the Unexpected
 
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Pamela Beauchamp, Mary Pearl
The Cosby Show
 
[]
Mrs. McGee
The Edge of Night
 
[]
Mrs. DeGroot
The Ellen Burstyn Show
 
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Sydney Brewer
The Trials of O'Brien
 
[]
Miss G
Two's Company
 
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Dorothy McNab

Elaine Stritch Biography

Elaine Stritch was an American actress and singer, known for her work on Broadway. She made her professional stage debut in 1944 and appeared in numerous stage plays, musicals, feature films and television series. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995.
Stritch made her Broadway debut in the 1946 comedy Loco and went on to receive four Tony Award nominations: for the William Inge play Bus Stop (1956); the No√ɬęl Coward musical Sail Away (1962); the Stephen Sondheim musical Company (1971), which included her performance of the song "The Ladies Who Lunch"; and for the revival of the Edward Albee play A Delicate Balance (1996). Her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty, won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.

Stritch relocated to London in the 1970s and starred in several West End productions, including Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings (1973) and Neil Simon's The Gingerbread Lady (1974). She also starred with Donald Sinden in the ITV sitcom Two's Company (1975-79), which earned her a 1979 BAFTA TV Award nomination. She won an Emmy Award in 1993 for her guest role on Law & Order and another for the 2004 television documentary of her one-woman show. From 2007 to 2012, she had a recurring role as Colleen Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, a role that won her a third Emmy in 2007.

Elaine Stritch Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment
Elaine StritchElaine Stritch At Liberty
 
Drama League Awards - 2002 - Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Elaine Stritch
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Special Citation Gold Star
Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch at Liberty
 
Obie Awards - 2002 - Special Citations Gold Star
Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch at Liberty
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch at Liberty
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch at Liberty
 
The Lortels - 2002 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch At Liberty
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Elaine Stritch , A Delicate Balance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Elaine StritchShowboat
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Elaine Stritch , Company
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Elaine Stritch, Sail Away
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Elaine Stritch, Bus Stop

Elaine Stritch News

Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins Will Join in Q&A at Food For Thought Productions Photo Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins Will Join in Q&A at Food For Thought Productions
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2023

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a unique production set for its 2023 Season Opener on January 23rd.

Broadway Buying Guide: January 17, 2023 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: January 17, 2023
by Team BWW - Jan 17, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, January 17, 2023.

Ruview Roundup: The Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Reflect on Their Lives in the Theatr Photo Ruview Roundup: The Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Reflect on Their Lives in the Theatre and Broadway Dreams
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 6, 2023

Which RuPaul's Drag Race stars have been on Broadway? Which drag queens have dreams of making in big in musical theatre? BroadwayWorld chatted with many of them about their big Broadway dreams!

Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max Photo Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max
by Michael Major - Dec 31, 2022

HBO Max offers a collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia's catalog and a roster of new Max Originals. Among those include an impressive lineup of muscials, plays, and films that theater lovers will enjoy. From Dear Evan Hansen to West Side Story to Cats, check out what Broadway lovers can stream on HBO Max now!

Video: The Best Broadway Performances from the Kennedy Center Honors Photo Video: The Best Broadway Performances from the Kennedy Center Honors
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 27, 2022

The 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming up and we are celebrating the special occasion with some of our favorite videos of past Broadway performances. Check out the full list!

DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Extends at TFANA Photo DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Extends at TFANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the extension of the Off-Broadway premiere of Denis Johnson’s Des Moines. The final play from the late author now runs through January 8, 2023 (extended from an original closing date of January 1).

DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Announces New Preview & Opening Dates Photo DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Announces New Preview & Opening Dates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced new preview, press, and opening dates for¬†Denis Johnson‚Äôs¬†Des Moines. Due to the detection of Covid within the¬†Des Moines¬†company, performances November 29 ‚Äď December 3 have been canceled, with the production now beginning December 4.

Preview Performances of DES MOINES at Theatre for a New Audience Rescheduled to Due C Photo Preview Performances of DES MOINES at Theatre for a New Audience Rescheduled to Due Covid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Due to Covid cases within the company, Theatre for a New Audience is canceling five preview performances of the Off-Broadway premiere of iconic American writer Denis Johnson's Des Moines, directed by Arin Arbus and featuring Johanna Day, Arliss Howard, Hari Nef, Michael Shannon, and Heather Alicia Simms.

Alexis Cole, Peter Cincotti, and More to Play Birdland Jazz in November Photo Alexis Cole, Peter Cincotti, and More to Play Birdland Jazz in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 29, 2022

From November 1 through 13, Birdland Jazz Club will present a variety of programming including Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Nicole Zuraitis, Alexis Cole, Peter Cincotti and The Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra Directed by David DeJesus. 

Michael Shannon, Johanna Day, Hari Nef & More to Star in DES MOINES Off-Broadway Prem Photo Michael Shannon, Johanna Day, Hari Nef & More to Star in DES MOINES Off-Broadway Premiere at TFANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience will present Denis Johnson‚Äôs¬†Des Moines, the final play from the late author, and the first play by Johnson TFANA has staged, November 29, 2022‚ÄďJanuary 1, 2023, at¬†Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

Elaine Stritch Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from¬†Steven Spielberg‚Äôs ‚ÄúWest Side Story‚Ä̬†featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Emmy Award¬ģ¬†winning costume designer,¬†Paul Tazewell,¬†has been released.

VIDEO: Leading Ladies of Broadway Tribute Stephen Sondheim Videoplay
VIDEO: Leading Ladies of Broadway Tribute Stephen Sondheim

by Nicole Rosky - Nov 29, 2021

Today we are flashing back to one of our favorite Sondheim tributes- his 80th Birthday concert, performed with the New York Philharmonic in 2010. Watch performances from David Hyde Piece, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Bernadette Peters, and Elaine Stritch.

VIDEO: Andréa Burns Sings from THE FULL MONTY in Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Ser Videoplay
VIDEO: Andréa Burns Sings from THE FULL MONTY in Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Series

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2021

Andréa Burns is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series! Watch her sing 'Life with Harold' from The Full Monty ahead of her virtual concert with Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, November 21.

Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch Videoplay
Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch

by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020

In an interview with 92Y, the one and only Elaine Stritch had some hilarious one-liners, that made the audience laugh and cheer.

BWW TV: George C. Wolfe Explains How He Brought the Bloody Tale of GARY to Life on Br Videoplay
BWW TV: George C. Wolfe Explains How He Brought the Bloody Tale of GARY to Life on Broadway

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2019

When it comes to directors of live theatre, they don't get much bigger than George C. Wolfe, who has a whopping seventeen Broadway credits on his resume. This season, Wolfe was back at the helm of the ship at the Booth Theatre, where he brought Taylor Mac's zany, 'batshit crazy' (-the Hollywood Reporter) and ingenious new play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus to life.

VIDEO: COMPANY Gets Parodied in New Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!- Watch Sneak Peek Videoplay
VIDEO: COMPANY Gets Parodied in New Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!- Watch Sneak Peek

by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2019

A Stephen Sondheim-themed episode of Documentary Now!, parodying D.A. Pennebaker's classic making-of Company documentary, is coming to IFC! The episode, titled 'Original Cast Album: Co-Op,' airs Wednesday, February 27, at 11pm.

VIDEO: John Mulaney Discusses the Sondheim-Themed Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW! Videoplay
VIDEO: John Mulaney Discusses the Sondheim-Themed Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!

by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2019

On last night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' John Mulaney stops by to talk about the Stephen Sondheim-themed episode of Documentary Now!, his lifelong love of musicals, and why he wasn't allowed to perform in his high school's theater productions.

VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series Videoplay
VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series

by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2018

On June 21, Susan Fales-Hill sat down for an intimate conversation with George C. Wolfe, the award-winning director and playwright who returned to Broadway this year with the new production of The Iceman Cometh.

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFL Videoplay
VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFLE ALONG

by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018

On Day 14 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate another Best Direction of A Play nominee, legendary artist George C. Wolfe.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE Featuring Ela Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE Featuring Elaine Stritch, Kelli O'Hara, & More

by Macon Prickett - Apr 5, 2018

Check out the trailer for upcoming documentary Always At The Carlyle.


Elaine Stritch Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Elaine Stritch been in?
Elaine Stritch has appeared on Broadway in 19 shows.

How many West End shows has Elaine Stritch been in?
Elaine Stritch has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Elaine Stritch's first West End show?
Elaine Stritch's first West End show was Sail Away which opened in 1962

What awards has Elaine Stritch been nominated for?
Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Elaine Stritch At Liberty , Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Elaine Stritch at Liberty , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Elaine Stritch at Liberty , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Elaine Stritch at Liberty , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Elaine Stritch at Liberty , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Elaine Stritch At Liberty , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Delicate Balance , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Showboat , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Company Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sail Away and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Bus Stop .

What awards has Elaine Stritch won?
Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Elaine Stritch at Liberty Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Elaine Stritch at Libertyand Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Elaine Stritch at Liberty.

How many shows has Elaine Stritch written?
Elaine Stritch has written 1 shows including Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Bookwriter).