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She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993–1999), and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.


Drescher made her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, and later appeared in American Hot Wax (1978) and Wes Craven's horror tale Stranger in Our House (1978). In the 1980s, she gained recognition as a comedic actress in the films Gorp (1980), The Hollywood Knights (1980), Doctor Detroit (1983), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), and UHF (1989) while establishing a television career with guest appearances on several series. In 1993, she achieved wider fame as Fran Fine in her own sitcom vehicle The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series during the show's run. In the 2000s, Drescher reinforced her position as a leading sitcom star with Living with Fran and Happily Divorced. Since 2012, she has starred in the animated Hotel Transylvania trilogy.
On February 4, 2014, Drescher made her Broadway debut in Cinderella as stepmother Madame. In 2020, she starred in the NBC comedy Indebted.
A uterine cancer survivor, Drescher is an outspoken healthcare advocate and LGBT rights activist, and is noted for her work as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues for the U.S. State Department. Divorced from writer and producer Peter Marc Jacobson, she lives in Malibu, California.

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Fran Drescher STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Madame [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Lindsay

[Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

Writing


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Fantasia, Alan Cumming, & More Set to Receive Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

A new array of entertainment professionals have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the Walk of Fame Selection Panel of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. New inductees include Fantasia, Misty Copeland, Jane Fonda, and a posthumous honor for Prince.
VIOLET & ME Comes to Connecticut This Month

Locally-based Emmy-awarding winning artist Dorothy Lyman brings her heartfelt and honest solo play, Violent and Me: A Mama-logue, to Washington, CT as a special fundraiser for Connecticut Theatre Exchange (CTX). 
Photos: Danielle Brooks, Vanessa Hudgens & More Hit the Oscars Red Carpet

Check out photos of Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Florence Pugh, Lupita Nyong'o, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, America Ferrera, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Stone, Laverne Cox, and more on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Video: Watch Fran Drescher Interview Barbra Streisand for SAG/AFTRA's ACTOR TO ACTOR

SAG- AFTRA's President Fran Drescher sat down with 2024 Life Achievement Recipient Barbra Streisand to discuss her legendary career as an actor, director, and recording artist in the video here.
Jennifer Aniston to Present Barbra Streisand With SAG Life Achievement Award; Full List of Presenters Announced

Jennifer Aniston will present Barbra Streisand with the 59th SAG Life Achievement Award. A Devil Wears Prada reunion is also in the works with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt presenting together. Check out the full list, also including Idris Elba, Billie Eilish, Colman Domingo, Glen Powell and more.
Human Artistry Campaign Endorses Landmark No AI Fraud Act

HUMAN ARTISTRY CAMPAIGN endorses the landmark NO AI FRAUD ACT to protect against generative AI abuses.
Issa Rae And Kumail Nanjiani To Announce The 30th Annual SAG Awards Nominations Live

SAG Awards and SAG-AFTRA announced that Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani will unveil the nominees for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, January 10. The nominations will be announced exclusively via Instagram Live on @sagawards and @netflix beginning at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.
Danielle Brooks, Ariana DeBose & More Receive 2023 AWFJ EDA Award Nominations

Female-directed movies receive strong recognition in the 2023 AWFJ EDA Award nominations. Find out which films made the cut. Danielle Brooks was nominated for Best Actress, Supporting for her performance in The Color Purple. Ariana DeBose received a nomination for EDA Female Focus: Best Animated Female for her voice performance in Wish.
Barbra Streisand to Receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Barbra Streisand will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment in 2024. The SAG Life Achievement Award will join Streisand's numerous accolades, including being an EGOT winner. Recent honorees include Sally Field, Helen Mirren, Carol Burnett, Morgan Freeman, Lily Tomlin, and more.
Review: HANAKKAH SCHMANUKKAH at Burbage Theatre Company

What did our critic think of HANAKKAH SCHMANUKKAH at Burbage Theatre Company? If you're tired of the same old Christmas plays every year, you may just find what you are looking for in this original, world premiere engagement of Hanukkah Schmanukkah at the Burbage Theatre Company.
VIOLET AND ME: A MAMA-LOGUE to Play The Palace Theatre This Month

Gracewell Productions' third season of Table Readings at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT kicks off with Dorothy Lyman's new play, VIOLET AND ME.
Telly Leung & More to Star in HAS ANYONE SEEN MY MIND? Industry Readings

Private industry readings of 'Has Anyone Seen My Mind?' by Bill Russell, are scheduled for October 26 & 27.
Listen: HALF HOUR WITH JEFF & RICHIE Joins The Broadway Podcast Network

The Broadway Podcast Network welcomes the 'Half Hour with Jeff & Richie' podcast, featuring exclusive interviews and captivating analysis of the world of Broadway.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 2, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is October 2, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed this weekend.
Feature: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN STAGE at Westport Country Playhouse

One Acts, Music, Dorothy Lyman speaking about Hollywood's Glass Ceiling Celebrate the Accomplishments of Women Over 40 on Stage!
Two Hell's Kitchen Restaurants Invite Striking Writers & Actors to Dine for Free and Pay Later

Discover how Marseille and Nizza, two Hell's Kitchen restaurants, are offering free dining to striking writers and actors in support of the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.
Theatre By The Sea to Host 90th Anniversary BIG BARN BASH

In celebration of 90 years of Theatre By The Sea, owner and producer Bill Hanney have announced a Big Barn Bash featuring TBTS alumni, which will take place at the historic barn theatre on Monday, August 21, 2023.
SAG-AFTRA Officially Calls Strike Against Film & TV Industry; Broadway Will Not Be Affected

Contract negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP ended, failing to make a deal. An actors strike is now imminent with the union meeting to vote on an official approval of the strike. This signifies that the Wicked movie musical, which is currently in production in the U.K., could potentially be shut down.
Steve Pieters, AIDS Activist Interviewed By Tammy Faye Bakker, Dies at 70

His remarkable story of served as an inspiring example of healing and hope to many around the world, following the release of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” which won actress Jessica Chastain her Academy Award for Best Actress.  Randy Havens of TV's Stranger Things played Pieters. He was also portrayed in Elton John's 'Tammy Faye' musical.
Broadway Podcast Network Debuts Docu-Podcast FINDING FIRE ISLAND

The Broadway Podcast Network (BPN) announces the new docu-podcast, “Finding Fire Island,” which brings to life how a sleepy, 19th century beach town became a modern day queer mecca for artists and the New York City theater community. Episodes are now available on BPN.FM/FINDINGFIREISLAND or wherever you get your podcasts.

Fran Drescher FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Fran Drescher been in?

Fran Drescher has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Fran Drescher been in?

Fran Drescher has not appeared in the West End.

How many shows has Fran Drescher written?

Fran Drescher has written 1 shows including The Nanny: A New Musical (Bookwriter).

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