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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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Original Broadway Production, 2013
Madame [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
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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.

FINDING FIRE ISLAND Docu-Podcast Featuring Joel Kim Booster, Margaret Cho, & Matt Rogers to Debut in July

“Finding Fire Island” – a docu-podcast series 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 – will debut on July 6 via Broadway Podcast Network. 

ABC to Profile Elizabeth Taylor on SUPERSTAR Series

The star-studded television event features interviews with celebrities such as Fran Drescher, Rosie O’Donnell, Camilla Belle, Melissa Rivers and Dita von Teese. The program also includes conversations with Kate Andersen Brower, who wrote Taylor’s biography; Larry Hackett, the former editor of People and an ABC News contributor.

Interview: Rosie O'Donnell on Moving 'Onward' With New Podcast

Rosie O'Donnell moved from standup to television, film and the Broadway stage before finding widespread success as a talk-show host. Now, she's moving 'Onward' into the podcast world! BroadwayWorld sat down with O'Donnell to discuss the new podcast, also taking a look back on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, her love of Broadway, and more.

Comedians Will Take It All Off For LGBTQ+ Benefit This Month

On Friday, April 14, 2023 and Saturday, April 15, 2023, comedians will bare it all for two Naked Comedy Benefit Shows!  

Rosie O'Donnell Launches New Podcast 'Onward'

O'Donnell moved from standup to television, film and the Broadway stage before finding widespread success as a talk-show host. Upcoming guests to the podcast include Sharon Gless, Jenifer Lewis, Fran Drescher, Ricki Lake, Camryn Manheim, Kathy Griffin, The TikTok Bubbie, Kristin Chenoweth, Dylan Mulvaney and Natasha Lyonne.

Review: AN EVENING OF ONE-ACTS at Ridgefield Theater Barn

The good news is that almost all the seven short pieces (averaging 10 minutes each) in RTB’s 2023 menu of theatrical hor d'oeuvres justify their place in the program well enough. Nobody will leave hungry for diverting entertainment.  

Photos: Inside the 65th GRAMMY Awards With Adele, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & More

Check out photos of Trevor Noah, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Lizzo, SZA, Adele, Bonnie Raitt, JAY-Z, First Lady Jill Biden, Camila Cabello, Harry Styles, Cardi B, Adrienne Bailon, Queen Latifah, and more on the red carpet and inside The GRAMMYS.

Movies This Christmas Season for Broadway Fans �" Old and New

Here’s our selection of brand-new, recent, and classic festive films featuring some of theater’s most iconic faces that you won’t want to miss.

Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair Discrimination & Pass CROWN Act

Among the members who signed the statement of support for the CROWN Act are Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kerry Washington, and dozens of other performers. In the letter, members assert, “Discrimination based on hair style or texture is a destructive practice that has alienated and caused irreparable harm to Black Americans.” 

Dame Angela Lansbury Passes Away at 96

Dame Angela Lansbury has passed away at 96 Read our complete obituary here. Lansbury made her Broadway debut in 1957 in Hotel Paradiso, followed by A Taste of Honey (1960), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and in Mame (1966), winning her first Tony. She was the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.

Ann Hampton Callaway Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month

Celebrated pop/jazz recording artist and multi-Platinum selling songwriter, Ann Hampton Callaway, is one America's most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, Callaway has created an exciting night in celebration of another musical icon, Linda Ronstadt.

The 4th Annual Yi Love YIDDISHFEST '22 Is Live In South Florida, August 30 - September 4

The 4th Annual YI Love YiddishFest '22 ( is a six-day extravaganza of comedy, concerts and plays with contemporary Jewish celebrity headliners such as YidLife Crisis, Kosha Dillz, Avi Hoffman and a concert version of the NY hit musical Stars of David.

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At The Launch Of The 2022 REAL TO REEL Exhibit

The Hollywood Museum has announced its 2022 salute to the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will once again present its ninth (due to the pandemic) annual 'Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ in Hollywood” exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD-13).

Full Cast Announced for Industry Reading of BELVA �" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins today announced the cast for the special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).


Fran Drescher has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Fran Drescher has not appeared in the West End

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

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