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Elizabeth Franz

 
Date of Birth: June 18, 1941 (80)

Birth Place: Akron, OH, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2015
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Aunt Ev
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Mrs. K
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Ellie
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2002
Aaronetta Gibbs
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Linda
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Kate
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Maria Vasilyevna Voinitskaya
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Abbess
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1992
Performer
  [Broadway]
1991
Mrs. Bridgenorth
  [Broadway]
1990
Ida
  [Broadway]
1986
Kate [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Yelena
  [Broadway]
1985
Nora
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Kate Jerome
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Sister Mary Ignatius/ Sarah Siddons
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Sister Mary Ignatius/ Sarah Siddons
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Sister Mary Ignatius
  [Broadway]
1977
Sharlotta Ivanovna
  [Broadway]
1977
Sharlotta Ivanovna (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1967
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Ruth Ann Chenier
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Performer

Photos

Honoree Rich Costabile and Tony Award Winning Actress Elizabeth Franz Photo

Honoree Rich Costabile and Tony Award Winning Actress Elizabeth Franz

From: 
Date:
10/07/2019
Roger Forbes as Wilfred Bond and Elizabeth Franz as Jean Horton Photo

Roger Forbes as Wilfred Bond and Elizabeth Franz as Jean Horton

From: 
Date:
07/29/2014
Roger Forbes as Wilfred Bond, Jill Tanner as Cecily Robson, and Elizabeth Franz as Je Photo

Roger Forbes as Wilfred Bond, Jill Tanner as Cecily Robson, and Elizabeth Franz as Jean Horton

From: 
Date:
07/29/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2015
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Aunt Ev

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Mrs. K

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Ellie

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2002
Aaronetta Gibbs

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Linda

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Kate

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Maria Vasilyevna Voinitskaya

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Abbess

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1992
Performer

  [Broadway]
1991
Mrs. Bridgenorth

  [Broadway]
1990
Ida

  [Broadway]
1986
Kate [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Yelena

  [Broadway]
1985
Nora

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Kate Jerome

  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Sister Mary Ignatius/ Sarah Siddons

  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Sister Mary Ignatius/ Sarah Siddons

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Sister Mary Ignatius

  [Broadway]
1977
Sharlotta Ivanovna

  [Broadway]
1977
Sharlotta Ivanovna (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1967
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant

  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Ruth Ann Chenier

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Performer


Elizabeth Franz Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2008 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Elizabeth Franz, The Piano Teacher
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Elizabeth FranzMorning's at Seven
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Elizabeth Franz, Morning's at Seven
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Elizabeth Franz, Death of a Salesman
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Elizabeth Franz, Death of a Salesman
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Elizabeth Franz, Death of a Salesman
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Elizabeth Franz, Brighton Beach Memoirs
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Elizabeth Franz, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You
 
Obie Awards - 1980 - Performance Gold Star
Elizabeth Franz, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You

Elizabeth Franz News

BWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Orange Park Community Theatre Photo BWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Orange Park Community Theatre
by Jordan Higginbotham - Apr 4, 2022

Brighton Beach Memoirs began its run at Orange Park Community Theatre on April 1st. Make no mistake, this is no April Fools prank, the cast and crew have put on a lovely performance for Orange Park and the surrounding areas.

Alley Mills Joins the Ensemble of MORNING'S AT SEVEN Photo Alley Mills Joins the Ensemble of MORNING'S AT SEVEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

Television and stage veteran¬†Alley Mills¬†(‚ÄúThe Wonder Years‚ÄĚ; Williamstown Theatre Festival, four seasons) will assume the role of Arry in the new production of Paul Osborn‚Äôs¬†Morning‚Äôs At Seven, currently playing¬†through January 9 at Theatre at St. Clement‚Äôs (423 W. 46th Street, NYC).¬†

Photos: Lindsay Crouse, Alma Cuervo, Judith Ivey & More Star in  MORNING'S AT SEVEN O Photo Photos: Lindsay Crouse, Alma Cuervo, Judith Ivey & More Star in MORNING'S AT SEVEN Opening at Theatre at St. Clements
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021

Morning’s At Seven, Paul Osborn’s treasured comedy classic, returns to New York this fall for the first time in 20 years featuring an all-star cast including Academy Award nominee and Obie Award winner Lindsay Crouse (The Homecoming), Obie Award winner Alma Cuervo (On Your Feet!, Uncommon Women and Others), and more!

Lindsay Crouse, Judith Ivey, Dan Lauria and More Star in MORNING'S AT SEVEN Beginning Photo Lindsay Crouse, Judith Ivey, Dan Lauria and More Star in MORNING'S AT SEVEN Beginning Performances October 20
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Morning's At Seven, Paul Osborn's treasured comedy classic, returns to New York this fall for the first time in 20 years featuring an all-star cast.

Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+ Photo Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

Over the past year, more than 150,000 people consumed Goodman's 12 online streaming productions, beginning with Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown.

Goodman Theatre Streams Famed DEATH OF A SALESMAN In Collaboration With Showtime And  Photo Goodman Theatre Streams Famed DEATH OF A SALESMAN In Collaboration With Showtime And The Actors Fund
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2020

In an unprecedented collaboration with Showtime and The Actors Fund, Goodman Theatre is proud to present the stream of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman, starring two-time Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy and directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director and Tony Award winner Robert Falls.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS by Neil Simon Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS by Neil Simon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 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 Neil Simon. Today's play, Brighton Beach Memoirs!

Photo Flash: Inside the Stage Managers' Association Del Hughes Awards Photo Photo Flash: Inside the Stage Managers' Association Del Hughes Awards
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019

The Stage Managers' Association (SMA) presented its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management to three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring, Regional Theatre, and Opera - Rich Costabile, Barbara Donner, and Mary K Klinger. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA recognized Janet Friedman with The Founders Award, a special recognition for her many years of service to the SMA and for embodying the values expressed by the Founders of the SMA. The event was celebrated at Connelly's Times Square on September 23rd, 2019. The SMA thanks Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids for their leading sponsorship of the event.

Tickets Available For Stage Managers' Association Del Hughes Awards 2019; Plus Speake Photo Tickets Available For Stage Managers' Association Del Hughes Awards 2019; Plus Speakers Announced
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2019

On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Stage Managers' Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management to three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring, Regional Theatre, and Opera - Rich Costabile, Barbara Donner, and Mary K Klinger. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA will recognize Janet Friedman with The Founders Award, a special recognition for her many years of service to the SMA and for embodying the values expressed by the Founders of the SMA.

Industry Reading Set for New Play FOR BETTER FOR WORSE Starring Andrew Chappelle & Al Photo Industry Reading Set for New Play FOR BETTER FOR WORSE Starring Andrew Chappelle & Alison Luff
by Julie Musbach - Apr 29, 2019

Producers Hunt Lowry announced today that an industry reading of Arnold's play For Better For Worse will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at District Social (252 W 37th St.). 

Elizabeth Franz Videos

STAGE TUBE: THE MIRACLE WORKER's Abigail Breslin On Good Day NY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2010

Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), now making her Broadway debut as Helen Keller in THE MIRACLE WORKER, visited FOX 5's 'Good Day New York' live this morning.

STAGE TUBE: THE MIRACLE WORKER's Jennifer Morrison On Wendy Williams
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2010

Television and film star Jennifer Morrison ('Dr. Allison Cameron' on Fox series 'House,' feature film Star Trek), now making her Broadway debut as Kate Keller in THE MIRACLE WORKER, visited host Wendy Williams on the set of her nationally syndicated daytime talk show 'The Wendy Williams Show' last week.

STAGE TUBE: Matthew Modine on 'Fox & Friends'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2010

Star of Broadway's 'The Miracle Worker' Matthew Modine appeared on 'Fox and Friends' live this morning, Tuesday, March 9, to discuss his Broadway debut and the production which also stars Alison Pill and Abigail Breslin.

STAGE TUBE: MIRACLE WORKER's Abigail Breslin & FELA! Cast Visit 'The View'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2010

Broadway dominated The View yesterday, March 3. Following an interview with The Miracle Worker's Abigail Breslin, the Fela! cast took the stage to perform 'Zombie' for viewers. Valerie Bertinelli filled in for Whoopi Goldberg, alongside View regulars Barbra Walters, Joy Behar, Sherri Sheperd and Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Audience members were sent home from the taping with a pair of tickets to see the Fela!. The View airs weekdays at 11:00am EST on ABC.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek of THE MIRACLE WORKER Opening Night
by Robert Diamond - Mar 5, 2010

The 50th Anniversary production and first Broadway revival of William Gibson's Tony Award¬ģ winning play THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined), opened last night, Wednesday, March 3rd at Circle in the Square Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of Broadway Beat's Opening Night Coverage!

STAGE TUBE: THE MIRACLE WORKER on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2010

The 50th Anniversary production and first Broadway revival of William Gibson's Tony Award¬ģ winning play THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined), opens Tonight, Wednesday, March 3rd at Circle in the Square Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you the just-released production highlights!

STAGE TUBE: Matthew Modine On CW 11 Morning News
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2010

Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Matthew Modine (the film Short Cuts, 'And the Band Played On'), now making his Broadway debut in THE MIRACLE WORKER, sat down with 'CW 11 Morning News' host Tamsen Fadal live in the studio this morning.

STAGE TUBE: Cast Interviews and a Behind the Scenes Look at THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2010

Be the first to get a special behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the new Broadway production of THE MIRACLER WORKER before performances begin Friday, February 12 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Watch the video featuring interviews with the stars and director and get a bird's eye view into the New York press rehearsal below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of THE MIRACLE WORKER's First Rehearsal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 18, 2010

The starry cast of THE MIRACLE WORKER have recently got to work on the production, which begins performances on Friday, February 12 at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway. The show, starring Abigail Breslin, Allison Pill, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Morrison and Elizabeth Franz officially opens on March 3, 2010.


Elizabeth Franz Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Elizabeth Franz been in?
Elizabeth Franz has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Elizabeth Franz been in?
Elizabeth Franz has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Elizabeth Franz been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for The Piano Teacher , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Morning's at Seven , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Morning's at Seven , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Death of a Salesman , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Death of a Salesman , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Death of a Salesman , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Brighton Beach Memoirs Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and Performance (Obie Awards) for Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You .

What awards has Elizabeth Franz won?
Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for The Piano Teacher, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Death of a Salesman Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Death of a Salesmanand Performance (Obie Awards) for Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You.