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Faith Prince

 
Date Of Birth:
August 05, 1957 (65)
Birth Place:
Augusta, GA
Bio:
Prince was born in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she attended E.C. Glass High School, and later studied theater at the University of Cincinnati ‚Äď College-Conservatory of Music. She made her Broadway debut as the Gypsy character Tessie Tura in Jerome Robbins' Broadway ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 05, 1957 (65)

Birth Place: Augusta, GA

Bio:
Prince was born in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she attended E.C. Glass High School, and later studied theater at the University of Cincinnati ‚Äď College-Conservatory of Music. She made her Broadway debut as the Gypsy character Tessie Tura in Jerome Robbins' Broadway ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Chicago]
Lyric Opera of Chicago Production, 2020
Dorothy Brock
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Shirley
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Miss Hannigan [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2010
Mrs. Wilkinson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Aggie Hurley
  [West End]
English National Opera Production, 2007
Lalume
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005
Lorelei Lee
  [New York]
Workshop, 2003
Featured Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Belinda Blair
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Ella Peterson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Gretta Conroy [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Belle
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Anna Leonowens [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
May Daly / Mme. La Comtesse du Barry
  [Broadway]
1994
Shirley
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1994
Marie
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Miss Adelaide
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Lorraine Bixby
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1990
Trina
  [New York]
Reading, 1990
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Tessie
Ma
Dolores Dolores (Understudy)
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1988
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1988
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Girls
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1985
Flora Wiggins
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1982
Audrey [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1987
Performer
  [New York]
Workshop, 1990
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 1995
Muzzy

Faith Prince Biography

Prince was born in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she attended E.C. Glass High School, and later studied theater at the University of Cincinnati ‚Äď College-Conservatory of Music. She made her Broadway debut as the Gypsy character Tessie Tura in Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989) and followed this with a role in the ill-fated Nick & Nora.
She was established as a Broadway star with her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, for which she won both the Tony and Drama Desk Award as Best Actress in a Musical. In 2001, Prince was once again nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her portrayal of Ella Peterson in the revival of Bells Are Ringing. She was featured in the 2008 Broadway musical A Catered Affair, for which she received Tony and Drama Desk nominations.
She appeared in a concert version of Sweeney Todd with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in Orlando, Florida in March 2009. On April 7, 2009, she took over the role of Ursula from Heidi Blickenstaff in the Broadway musical The Little Mermaid.
She appeared in such films as The Last Dragon (1985), Dave (1993), Picture Perfect (1997), and Our Very Own (2005), among others. Her television credits include the short-lived High Society (1995); recurring roles on Spin City (1997‚Äď2000) and Huff (2004‚Äď2005), as well as guest appearances on such shows as Remington Steele, Law & Order, Monk, Frasier, House, Grey's Anatomy, Drop Dead Diva, Ugly Betty, and Happy Endings.
A live recording of her 2005 cabaret debut at Joe's Pub, at The Public Theater, entitled A Leap of Faith, was released on the DRG Records label. A second recording, titled Total Faith was recorded at the Royal Room, Palm Beach, Florida. She has participated in studio recordings of scores from Breakfast at Tiffany's and Jerry Herman's unproduced musical, Miss Spectacular.
She performs her cabaret act in various venues, such as the Orange County Performing Arts Center, California, in April 2010 and Caramoor, New York, in May 2010. Prince appeared in the concert version (and accompanying recording) of the revue Life Begins at 8:40 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2010. She also performed the closing show in the 2002‚Äď2003 theatre season at Eisenhower Hall at West Point.
Prince played Mrs. Wilkinson in the second United States national tour of Billy Elliot the Musical, which began performances in October 2010 and ended in August 2011. In 2012, Prince worked with long-term friend Jason Graae on The Prince and the Showboy, a show which pays tribute to composer Jerry Herman (La Cage aux Folles, Hello Dolly!) who Graae described as "a survivor of the highest degree [who] lives his life as an eternal optimist." Prince and Graae won the New York Nightlife Award for outstanding musical comedy performer in January 2013.
She returned to the Broadway stage replacing Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan in the revival of Annie beginning July 19, 2013. She then appeared as Shirley in the Broadway production of Disaster!.
She also had a recurring role in the ABC Family sitcom, Melissa & Joey, as Gloria Longo.

Faith Prince Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Faith Prince, Bells Are Ringing
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Faith PrinceJames Joyce's The Dead
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Faith Prince, Bells Are Ringing
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Faith Prince, Bells Are Ringing
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Faith PrinceJames Joyce's The Dead
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Faith Prince, Guys and Dolls
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Actress - Musical Gold Star
Faith Prince, Guys and Dolls
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Actress - Musical Gold Star
Faith Prince, Nick & Nora
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Faith Prince, Guys and Dolls
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Faith Prince , Jerome Robbins' Broadway
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Faith Prince, Jerome Robbins' Broadway

Faith Prince News

Vintage Theatre Productions Presents The Return Of WHO'S HOLIDAY Next Month Photo Vintage Theatre Productions Presents The Return Of WHO'S HOLIDAY Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Vintage Theatre Productions presents the return of the hilarious (and very adult) ‚ÄúWho's Holiday‚ÄĚ December 5 - 31.

ARI AXELROD'S ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT Will Play Chelsea Table + Stage November 28th Photo ARI AXELROD'S ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT Will Play Chelsea Table + Stage November 28th
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 17, 2022

Award winning cabaret star Ari Axelrod will launch his debut album with a party and a show at Chelsea Table + Stage.

Photos: St. Louis Cabaret Conference in New York 2022 Photo Photos: St. Louis Cabaret Conference in New York 2022
by Kevin Alvey - Nov 9, 2022

St. Louis Cabaret Conference's Producer/Host Tim Schall helms a week of Master Classes and Workshops for Cabaret performers featuring a faculty of the Cabaret and Nightclub world's most respected professionals.

Photos: Original Cast Member Faith Prince Visits A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Photos: Original Cast Member Faith Prince Visits A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Faith Prince, who played Lily in the original production of A Man of No Importance, attended the show at CSC this weekend. See the photos here!

Photos: Carole J. Bufford Celebrates Halloween at Birdland Photo Photos: Carole J. Bufford Celebrates Halloween at Birdland
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

Carole J. Bufford returned to Birdland on Monday, October 31 with a brand-new show celebrating all things Halloween. Ms. Bufford and company (Ian Herman, Howie Gordon, Tom Hubbard) brought eerie music like 'Every Breath You Take,' 'Bad Moon Rising,‚ÄĚ 'I Want To Be Evil,' 'Witchy Woman,' 'Cruella de Ville,' 'St. James Infirmary,' 'Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair,' and more to the stage of the historic music room.

BC/EFA Auctions Limited Edition Autographed Al Hirschfeld Prints Photo BC/EFA Auctions Limited Edition Autographed Al Hirschfeld Prints
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022

Twenty one limited-edition prints of acclaimed caricature artist Al Hirschfeld ‚Äď signed by the iconic stage and screen stars featured in the image ‚Äď are being auctioned online to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, in partnership with Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world.

Eden Casteel to Present KAHN ARTIST: MADELINE AND ME at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cab Photo Eden Casteel to Present KAHN ARTIST: MADELINE AND ME at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2022

Eden Casteel brings Kahn Artist: Madeline And Me to Chicago on Friday, November 4, 8pm at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret. In thirty seconds of comic, high-note humor, Kahn inspired Casteel to want to be just like her: 'wealthy, glamorous, with an unbelieveable singing voice.' (Well, two out of three ain't bad).

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of MONARCH on FOX - Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of MONARCH on FOX - Tuesday, October 11, 2022
by TV Scoop - Oct 6, 2022

Get all the scoop on MONARCH, airing on FOX on Tuesday, October 11, 2022! New episode Guest-Starring Faith Prince. The Romans move forward with their traditional Family Christmas special. Watch a video preview of the upcoming episode now!

Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Conv Photo Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Convention in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Ann Kittredge will return to¬†The Laurie Beechman Theatre¬†(407 West 42nd Street ‚Äď between 9th & 10th Avenues) on¬†Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm¬†with her Musical Director¬†Christopher Denny¬†(piano),¬†Sean Harkness¬†(guitar),¬†Mary Ann McSweeney¬†(bass),¬†Rex Benincasa(drums) and special guests¬†Robbie Kondor¬†and¬†Steve Ross.

WHO'S HOLIDAY! to Return to Theater Wit in November Photo WHO'S HOLIDAY! to Return to Theater Wit in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Christmas Day is in our grasp. Why the vodka? Glad you asked! Theater Wit has announced the return of Who’s Holiday!, a hilarious night out with a booze-guzzling, cigarette-smoking, 40-year-old Cindy Lou Who as she recalls the fateful night she met The Grinch, and the sordid events that happened after, November 25-December 30, 2022. 

Faith Prince Videos

VIDEO: Watch Brandon Uranowitz, Isabelle McCalla and More in Episode 7 of GALLERY VIE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Brandon Uranowitz, Isabelle McCalla and More in Episode 7 of GALLERY VIEW

by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2020

GALLERY VIEW finds White Star, the '11th largest toilet paper company...in New England', struggling to keep up with demand, production and competence in the age of COVID-19. Made up of a quirky cast of earnest hard-workers and entitled hangers-on, can the White Star team get its (ahem) act together to distribute toilet paper when it's most needed?

BWW TV: Cabaret Corner with Faith Prince! Videoplay
BWW TV: Cabaret Corner with Faith Prince!

by Ari Axelrod - May 8, 2020

Welcome to 'Cabaret Corner', a series devoted to having meaningful conversations with change-making cabaret artists.

Broadway Rewind: A CATERED AFFAIR Walks Down the Aisle to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: A CATERED AFFAIR Walks Down the Aisle to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2020

This episode of Broadway Rewind has BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge dropping by Kleinfeld Bridal to meet the cast of one of Ridge's favorite musicals, A Catered Affair, which featured a book by Harvey Fierstein and a beautiful score by John Bucchino. The musical welcomed back to Broadway Faith Prince and Harvey Fierstein, and the guests were treated to a number from the show by co-stars Leslie Kritzer and Matt Cavanaugh. Fierstein told Ridge, 'The whole experience has been joyful. You bring in these actors who have so easily taken over these roles. Between you and me, you know when you have a show that has a breakout performance, it's unbelievable. We've got three in the show. You've got Faith Prince, who is playing a role she was born to play. No one has seen her do anything like this. Tom Wopat, who has never created a role on Broadway, he has only done revivals, so you are going to see Tom do something he has never done before. Then, Leslie Kritzer, everyone thinks of her as the funny girl, who stole Legally Blonde, and she is just heartbreaking in this.' 

Broadway Rewind: ROCK OF AGES Strikes a Chord on Broadway! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: ROCK OF AGES Strikes a Chord on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2020

We close out at the opening of the Broadway run of Rock of Ages, which features some of the greatest rock songs of the 80's. It had a sensational cast including Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger, James Carpinello, Wesley Taylor.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 8: Broadway Preps for DISASTER! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 8: Broadway Preps for DISASTER!

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2019

On this day in 2016, the Broadway production of Seth Rudetsky's hilarious disco dilemma, DISASTER, opened at the Nederlander Theater.

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Feb 28, 2019

Broadway Sessions recently held its 3rd annual Black History Month celebration. We invited an all star roster of Broadway talent to share songs and stories reflecting the influence, impact and legacy of black artists on Broadway and beyond. HOLY MOLY! This was one of the most incredible nights of music we have enjoyed. Beyond that it was moving, hilarious and profound. Enjoy these highlights from Broadway vets Antoine  L Smith, Soarer-Joye Ross, Storm Lever, Brennyn Lark, Judith Franklin, Phoenix Best, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Tiana Okoye, Michel Demby Cain, Imari Hardon, Avery Smith, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Quentin Earl Darrington, Jennie Harney Fleming, John Edwards, Laurissa 'Lala' Romain, Shonica Gooden and Emme Kemp. We also enjoyed performances from 'Rising Stars' Richard Baskin Jr. and Aneesa Folds. OH, and maybe just an impromptu pre show performance by Tony-winning legend FAITH PRINCE! It was a good night.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 26- JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY Opens At The Imperial Theatr Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, February 26- JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY Opens At The Imperial Theatre

by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019

On this day in 1990, the Broadway production of Jerome Robbins Broadway opened at the Imperial Theatre. 

VIDEO: Highlights From MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Highlights From MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre

by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018.

VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre

by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Recap of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch a Recap of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp

by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth recently held her 4th annual Broadway Bootcamp, followed by the 2nd annual Kristi Awards. BroadwayWorld is giving you a look at the video that introduced the awards ceremony.


Faith Prince Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Faith Prince been in?
Faith Prince has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

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

What was Faith Prince's first West End show?
Faith Prince's first West End show was Kismet which opened in 2007

What awards has Faith Prince been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Catered Affair , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Catered Affair , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Catered Affair , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bells Are Ringing , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for James Joyce's The Dead , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bells Are Ringing , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Bells Are Ringing , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for James Joyce's The Dead , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Guys and Dolls , Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Guys and Dolls , Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nick & Nora , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jerome Robbins' Broadway .

What awards has Faith Prince won?
Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bells Are Ringing, Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Guys and Dolls, Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Guys and Dolls Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nick & Nora and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls.