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Emily Bergl

 
Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1975 (47)
Birth Place:
Milton Keynes, England
Bio:
Emily Bergl is one of a few young actresses today who has managed to create a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work already includes diverse roles in comedy and drama, and characters from many different centuries. She has worked with award-winning directors on film and ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 25, 1975 (47)

Birth Place: Milton Keynes, England

Bio:
Emily Bergl is one of a few young actresses today who has managed to create a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work already includes diverse roles in comedy and drama, and characters from many different centuries. She has worked with award-winning directors on film and ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2023
June Levant
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Mary Carney [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Alice Park
  [Broadway]
2013
Mae
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Suzanna
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Betty McNeil
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2005
Sara Melody
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Lydia Lanquish
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Abby
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Patricia
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Mary Gallagher/Caroline Nercessian
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1999
Alais
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1998
Norah (Understudy)
Muriel McComber (Understudy)
Mildred Miller (Understudy)
Belle (Understudy)

Emily Bergl Biography

Emily Bergl is one of a few young actresses today who has managed to create a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work already includes diverse roles in comedy and drama, and characters from many different centuries. She has worked with award-winning directors on film and television including James Mangold, Antoine Fuqua, Steven Shainberg, and Jonathan Kaplan, and on stage with Doug Hughes, Daniel Sullivan, Michael Greif, Michael Mayer, and Mark Brokaw.
Emily was born in Milton Keynes, England to a British father and Irish mother. The family moved to the States when she was six, eventually settling in Chicago. Emily soon began acting in local theatre productions, all of which she produced, directed, designed and catered in her backyard. The reviews, also written by Emily, were glowing. After she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College, Emily quickly moved to New York to pursue a stage career, where she lived in a studio apartment above a strip club along with another actor and a tap dancer. She supported herself by understudying on Broadway in the evening, and then working the graveyard shift at various law firms. After only a few months, she was chosen from a nationwide casting call to play the lead in "The Rage: Carrie 2," her first job on camera. The film earned rave reviews for the novice film actress' performance, and lead to starring roles in independent films such as "Happy Campers" and "Chasing Sleep," opposite Jeff Daniels.
Emily soon returned to the theatre, starring in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Old Globe, and on Broadway in "The Lion in Winter" opposite Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing, for which she won the FANY award for Best Broadway Debut. Many guest star roles on television soon followed, including "ER," "NYPD Blue," "Providence," "CSI: Miami," "Star Trek Enterprise," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and two seasons as the malevolent Francie on "Gilmore Girls." Emily also starred in "Steven Spielberg Presents Taken," a historic 20-hour mini-series, as Lisa, the mother to Dakota Fanning.
While maintaining a career in film and television, Emily has worked throughout the country at regional theatres such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, and The Globe Theatres, playing lead roles in "Proof" and "Our Town." She starred on Broadway in "The Rivals" at Lincoln Center (a performance the New York Times described as "infinitely nuanced"), and originated roles off-Broadway in new plays by Christopher Shinn and Steven Dietz. Emily is also a company member of Antaeus, a theatre company in Los Angeles that produces classic works.
This past year Emily returned to Broadway to star opposite Gabriel Byrne in Eugene O'Neill's "A Touch of the Poet." In the fall she can be seen in the Diane Arbus biopic "Fur," opposite Nicole Kidman. She will also appear as 'Annie' on the ABC series "Men in Trees," a comedy starring Anne Heche as a relationship expert who moves to Alaska. During the summer, Emily traveled to Alaska to research the show, which she is documenting on TVguide.com. Emily spends her free time volunteering for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.




Emily Bergl News

Debra Messing And John Turturro To Star in PLAYING ON AIR 10th Anniversary Benefit Ce Photo Debra Messing And John Turturro To Star in PLAYING ON AIR 10th Anniversary Benefit Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022

On Sunday, December 4, 2022, theater podcast Playing on Air invites you to join acclaimed actors Debra Messing ('Will & Grace') and John Turturro ('Severance,' 'The Night Of') in a live afternoon performance at Playing on Air's 10th Anniversary Benefit Celebration at 54 Below!

Sean Hayes Will Lead GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR on Broadway in Spring 2023 Photo Sean Hayes Will Lead GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR on Broadway in Spring 2023
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Sean Hayes will return to Broadway this spring starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright’s new play, Good Night, Oscar, directed by Lisa Peterson, at the Belasco Theatre. In Good Night, Oscar, Sean Hayes plays Oscar Levant: Hollywood actor, concert pianist, and the most subversive wit ever to appear on television during its Golden Age.

Nominees Announced for 2022 Jeff Awards In Chicago; Drury Lane & Goodman Theatre Lead Photo Nominees Announced for 2022 Jeff Awards In Chicago; Drury Lane & Goodman Theatre Lead Nominations
by Team BWW - Aug 24, 2022

Recognizing a strong return to the spotlight over the 2021-2022 Equity theater season, the Joseph Jefferson Awards in Chicago announced its nominations for theater excellence. This year’s nominees include 201 theater artists across 38 categories of excellence in theater production among shows from 43 companies.

Equity Jeff Awards Announce 2022 Nominations Photo Equity Jeff Awards Announce 2022 Nominations
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

The Joseph Jefferson Awards have announced this year's Equity nominations, including 201 theater artists across 38 categories.  The 54th anniversary Equity Jeff Awards will take place October 17, 2022, at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL. 

Sean Hayes Reveals GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Will Come To Broadway Photo Sean Hayes Reveals GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Will Come To Broadway
by Joshua Wright - Jun 7, 2022

On the latest episode of his podcast, Smartless, co-hosted by Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, Sean Hayes revealed that following a run at Chicago's Goodman Theatre - Good Night, Oscar will come to Broadway.

BWW Review: GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 22, 2022

Doug Wright’s GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR, now in its world premiere production at Goodman Theatre, is an engaging play that brings the story of one infamous night in the life of Oscar Levant to the stage. Read our critic's review.

Extension Announced for GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Starring Sean Hayes Photo Extension Announced for GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Starring Sean Hayes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

Chicago loves Oscar Levant! Six performances have been added of the world premiere of Good Night, Oscar by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (War Paint, I Am My Own Wife), directed by Lisa Peterson.

Photo/Video: First Look at Sean Hayes, Ben Rappaport & More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Photo Photo/Video: First Look at Sean Hayes, Ben Rappaport & More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Over the course of a four-hour release from a mental ward, and in front of thousands on live TV, the irrepressible and witty Oscar Levant, played by Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor Sean Hayes, lays bare the necessity of insanity in the making of brilliant work and the cost he is willing to pay to entertain the masses.

Photos: Sean Hayes, Ethan Slater and More Prep for GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR at Goodman Theat Photo Photos: Sean Hayes, Ethan Slater and More Prep for GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR at Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

This spring, the¬†nostalgia of 1950s late-night talk-shows takes the¬†stage¬†in the world premiere of¬†Good Night, Oscar‚ÄĒPulitzer Prize-winning playwright¬†Doug Wright‚Äôs¬†exploration of¬†the nexus of humor and heartbreak, the ever-dwindling distinction between exploitation and entertainment, and the high cost of baring one‚Äôs soul for public consumption.¬†

Mark Brokaw Directs Ken Urban's DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY for Kane Rep Photo Mark Brokaw Directs Ken Urban's DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY for Kane Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2020

Ken Barnett (Off-Broadway's Too Much Sun, Amazon's Mozart in The Jungle), Kyle Beltran (Broadway's The Cherry Orchard and In the Heights), and Emily Bergl (Dirty John, Shameless) will star in a virtual workshop of Ken Urban's new play Danger and Opportunity on October 28, 2020 as part of Kane Repertory Theatre's New Play Lab.

Emily Bergl Videos

Photo/Video: First Look at Sean Hayes, Ben Rappaport & More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Videoplay
Photo/Video: First Look at Sean Hayes, Ben Rappaport & More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Over the course of a four-hour release from a mental ward, and in front of thousands on live TV, the irrepressible and witty Oscar Levant, played by Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor Sean Hayes, lays bare the necessity of insanity in the making of brilliant work and the cost he is willing to pay to entertain the masses.

BWW TV: Brian d'Arcy James, Holley Fain & Emily Bergl Reveal Backstage Secrets of THE Videoplay
BWW TV: Brian d'Arcy James, Holley Fain & Emily Bergl Reveal Backstage Secrets of THE FERRYMAN!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 27, 2019

There's a new Carney family in town. Earlier this month, a whopping fourteen new cast members joined the 35-member ensemble of The Ferryman, now performing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Amongst them are three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James as Quinn Carney, Holley Fain as Caitlin Carney, and Emily Bergl as Mary Carney.

BWW TV: Brian d'Arcy James, Holley Fain, Emily Bergl  & Company Get Ready to Join THE Videoplay
BWW TV: Brian d'Arcy James, Holley Fain, Emily Bergl & Company Get Ready to Join THE FERRYMAN!

by TV - Press Previews - Jan 18, 2019

Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman - the critically-acclaimed new play recently named to an industry-leading 25 Best-Of-The-Year lists - will welcome many new cast members beginning Tuesday, February 19, with Brian d'Arcy James leading as Quinn Carney.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More in Public Theater's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) began previews on May 28 for THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, the first show of The Public's 2013 season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will feature Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater as Dromio and Antipholus respectively and will run through Sunday, June 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2013

Broadway's Julie Halston hosted the Third Annual Broadway Belts for PFF!to benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Monday night, February 25 at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) as part of Broadway at Birdland series. All proceeds will benefit The Michael Kuchwara Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, Education, and Advocacy. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert and you can check out highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Scarlett Johansson, Benjamin Walker and More Talk Broadway's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2012

Watch stars Scarlett Johansson, Ciar√°n Hinds, Benjamin Walker, Debra Monk and director Rob Ashford talk about bringing Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF to Broadway. Click below to watch!

STAGE TUBE: New Promo Released for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF!
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2012

The Richard Rodgers Theatre box office (226 West 46th Street) is now open for tickets to Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson as Maggie, Ciaran Hinds as Big Daddy, Benjamin Walker as Brick and Debra Monk as Big Mama, directed by Rob Ashford. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens Thursday, January 17, 2013. Previews begin Tuesday, December 18. This limited engagement runs for 15 weeks only, through March 30, 2013. Check out a just-released television spot for the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Bergl's KIDDING ON THE SQUARE Opens at Algonquin Oak Room
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 3, 2011

Actress Emily Bergl opened the fall season of the Oak Room at the historic Algonquin Hotel with her cabaret, 'Kidding on the Square.' Click below to watch an interview with Bergl, KT Sullivan, and more from opening night.

STAGE TUBE: Commercial for Emily Bergl's Upcoming Show at the Oak Room
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 28, 2011

Emily Bergl, who will open the fall season of the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, has released a commercial for her cabaret show, produced by Sarah Rebell.


Emily Bergl Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Emily Bergl been in?
Emily Bergl has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Emily Bergl been in?
Emily Bergl has not appeared in the West End

What is Emily Bergl next theatre project?
Emily Bergl's next show will be Good Night, Oscar which opens on 4/24/2023 on Broadway.


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