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Fionnula Flanagan

 
Bio:
Trained at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, she came to prominence in An Trial, the Dublin Theatre Festival's 1965 Gaelic production. The Playboy of the Western World and The Taming of the Shrew at Bristol's Old Vic followed. She originated Maggie in Brian Friel's Lovers which took her to Broadway in 1968. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Trained at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, she came to prominence in An Trial, the Dublin Theatre Festival's 1965 Gaelic production. The Playboy of the Western World and The Taming of the Shrew at Bristol's Old Vic followed. She originated Maggie in Brian Friel's Lovers which took her to Broadway in 1968. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Aunt Maggie Faraway
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Mrs. Alving

Fionnula Flanagan Biography

Trained at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, she came to prominence in An Trial, the Dublin Theatre Festival's 1965 Gaelic production. The Playboy of the Western World and The Taming of the Shrew at Bristol's Old Vic followed. She originated Maggie in Brian Friel's Lovers which took her to Broadway in 1968. She created Molly Bloom (Tony nom.) in Burgess Meredith's 1973 Broadway production Ulysses in Nighttown, subsequently writing/starring in her award-winning production James Joyce's Women (dir. Meredith). Films: The Others, The Guard, Four Brothers, Some Mother's Son, the forthcoming Supervized. Emmy, three IFTAs, Saturn, Golden Satellite Awards.

Fionnula Flanagan Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Fionnula Flanagan, Ulysses in Nighttown

Fionnula Flanagan News

L.A. Theatre Works Highlights 12½-Hour, Star-Studded, Unabridged Recording Of BABBIT Photo L.A. Theatre Works Highlights 12½-Hour, Star-Studded, Unabridged Recording Of BABBITT
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022

In 1987, L.A. Theatre Works took the audio world by storm with a word-by-word recording of “Babbitt,” the seminal novel by Sinclair Lewis, starring Edward Asner in the title role and with a 33-member star-studded ensemble playing all the remaining parts.

David Mamet's THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION is Streaming Now on BBC Radio 4 Photo David Mamet's THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION is Streaming Now on BBC Radio 4
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021

Joan (Rebecca Pidgeon) is a devout Catholic and a mother, whose son Michael has mutilated the body of his nice Jewish girlfriend. He awaits trial in prison. Joan will stop at nothing to free him, even blackening the dead girl’s character.

BWW Interview: Clark Gregg Navigating From the Marvel Universe Back to David Mamet's Photo BWW Interview: Clark Gregg Navigating From the Marvel Universe Back to David Mamet's
by Gil Kaan - Feb 10, 2020

An enduring member of the Marvel universe (both cinematic and TV) as Agent Phil Coulson, Clark Gregg will be making his Los Angeles stage acting debut in his long-time friend David Mamet's new play THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION. Slated for an eleven-performance run at the Odyssey beginning February 13, 2020; this cast includes: Fionnula Flanagan, Dominic Hoffman, William H. Macy, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon and John Pirrucello. I managed to catch Clark for a quick phoner.

David Mamet's THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION Will Be Staged For the First Time Starr Photo David Mamet's THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION Will Be Staged For the First Time Starring William H. Macy and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020

David Mamet's new play, THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION, will be staged for the first time, for a limited time only. Featuring a cast, that includes Rebecca Pidgeon, William H. Macy, Clark Gregg and recent Tony Award nominated Fionnula Flanagan, the story follows a grisly murder that has taken place in Central Park. It runs February 13 - 23, 2020 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, for 10 performances only.

THE FERRYMAN Recoups on Broadway Photo THE FERRYMAN Recoups on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019

It was announced today that Tony Award winning The Ferryman has recouped its investment on Broadway!

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Smallest Stars on Broadway- The Four Babies of THE FERRYMAN! Photo BWW Exclusive: Meet the Smallest Stars on Broadway- The Four Babies of THE FERRYMAN!
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 28, 2019

The Ferryman Casts Broadway's Youngest Stars! Meet Jackson, Alex, Jack & Noelle!

BWW Interview: Now Holley Fain Does the Dazzling in THE FERRYMAN Photo BWW Interview: Now Holley Fain Does the Dazzling in THE FERRYMAN
by Naomi Serviss - Jun 12, 2019

Fain finds a home as the vibrant, glowing center of a large Irish family in Jez Butterworth's fast-moving three-hour play set in the thick of The Troubles.

Photo Coverage: The Company of THE FERRYMAN Celebrates Their Tony Victory! Photo Photo Coverage: The Company of THE FERRYMAN Celebrates Their Tony Victory!
by Monroe George - Jun 11, 2019

The cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Play, The Ferryman celebrated their four Tony wins today with a celebratory cake! See the cast, babies and bunnies included, living it up below!

2019 TONY AWARDS: Full Winners List for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards Photo 2019 TONY AWARDS: Full Winners List for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 9, 2019

This is the moment! The American Theatre Wing's 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network tonight, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

Photo Coverage: Stars Shine on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards Photo Photo Coverage: Stars Shine on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 9, 2019

The big day is finally here! The stars are shining on the Tony Awards red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the first batch of arrivals below, including Camille A. Brown, Robert Horn, and more!

Fionnula Flanagan Videos

Tonys Talk: Fionnula Flanagan on How She Got Closer to Aunt Maggie Far Away Videoplay
Tonys Talk: Fionnula Flanagan on How She Got Closer to Aunt Maggie Far Away

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2019

It's been over five decades since the first time that 2019 Tony nominee Fionnula Flanagan first graced a Broadway stage. The star of The Ferryman (nominated for nine Tony Awards) made her debut in 1968's Lovers. Now she's back on the stage eight times a week at the the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where she is giving the performance of a lifetime as Aunt Maggie Far Away.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Celia Keenan-Bolger Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Celia Keenan-Bolger

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2019

Today we check in with a Tony nominee from To Kill a Mockingbird, the great Celia Keenan-Bolger!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Kristine Nielsen Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Kristine Nielsen

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2019

The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Kristine Nielsen!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Julie White Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Julie White

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2019

Could Julie White take home her second Tony Award for her hilarious performance in Gary? She's telling us all about what the nomination means to her!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Fionnula Flanagan Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Fionnula Flanagan

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2019

The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Fionnula Flanagan!

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: THE FERRYMAN Arrives on Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: THE FERRYMAN Arrives on Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 22, 2018

The best of Broadway gathered last night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where the epic tale of The Ferryman opened officially on Broadway. 

BWW TV: Get a First Look at THE FERRYMAN on Broadway Videoplay
BWW TV: Get a First Look at THE FERRYMAN on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2018

The Ferryman opens tomorrow, Sunday, October 21, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Broadway. Get a first look at the cast in action in the clips below!

BWW TV: What's THE FERRYMAN All About? The Broadway Cast Explains! Videoplay
BWW TV: What's THE FERRYMAN All About? The Broadway Cast Explains!

by TV - Press Previews - Oct 4, 2018

The Broadway engagement of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, the critically acclaimed, wildly popular play directed by Sam Mendes, is currently in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street). The production will celebrate opening night on Sunday, October 21.


Fionnula Flanagan Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Fionnula Flanagan been in?
Fionnula Flanagan has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Fionnula Flanagan been in?
Fionnula Flanagan has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Fionnula Flanagan been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Ulysses in Nighttown .