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Fran Drescher

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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

Bookwriter

 

Stage

Performances
  [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
Bookwriter

Fran Drescher Biography

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.




Fran Drescher News

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At Photo Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At The Launch Of The 2022 REAL TO REEL Exhibit
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

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 â€" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACL Photo Full Cast Announced for Industry Reading of BELVA â€" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

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).

Wake Up With BWW 5/19: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Announces Broadway Transfer, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/19: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Announces Broadway Transfer, and More!
by - May 19, 2022

Today's top stories include the Broadway transfer of A  Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. The musical will open on Broadway this fall, playing at the Broadhurst Theatre. Plus, Fran Drescher dishes on The Nanny musical, first look at Skylar Astin in Little Shop of Horrors, and more!

New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading Photo New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins will present 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).

Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MU Photo Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.

Fran Drescher Reveals Details About Upcoming Musical Adaptation of THE NANNY Photo Fran Drescher Reveals Details About Upcoming Musical Adaptation of THE NANNY
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

Fran Drescher dished on the upcoming musical adaptation of The Nanny, that has been in the works for over two years.

Take a Sneak Peek at This Week's TAMRON HALL Guests Photo Take a Sneak Peek at This Week's TAMRON HALL Guests
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

Tamron Hall's self-titled talk show has released the guests that will appear on the show in the coming week. Below is the programming for May 16, 2022. Please note: Lineup is subject to change.

DOROTHY LYMAN'S 2ND ACT Rescheduled at the Palace Theatre Photo DOROTHY LYMAN'S 2ND ACT Rescheduled at the Palace Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Dorothy Lyman is most known for her work as Opal Sue Gardner on All My Children, and as Naomi Harper on the sitcom Mama's Family. On April 27 at 3pm as part of the Palace Theater's 2ND ACT series she'll share her unique and entertaining story about life during and after television fame.  

Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Raises $8.6 Million Photo Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Raises $8.6 Million
by Michael Major - Mar 28, 2022

The 30th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party was hosted by 12-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter/actress Lady Gaga, Emmy, Tony, and GRAMMY Award-winner Billy Porter and Emmy Award-winning actor Eric McCormack, alongside CEO of Rocket Entertainment and chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation David Furnish.

New April Date Announced for Dorothy Lyman at the Palace Theater Photo New April Date Announced for Dorothy Lyman at the Palace Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

Dorothy Lyman is most known for her work as Opal Sue Gardner on All My Children, and as Naomi Harper on the sitcom Mama’s Family. On April 27 at 3pm as part of the Palace Theater’s 2ND ACT series she’ll share her unique and entertaining story about life during and after television fame.  

Fran Drescher Videos

VIDEO: Fran Drescher Chats About THE NANNY Broadway Musical on THE VIEW! VideoVIDEO: Fran Drescher Chats About THE NANNY Broadway Musical on THE VIEW!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

The musical will feature a book co-written by Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Drescher and Jacobson, with lyrics by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom and music by Bloom and three-time Emmy winner and the late Tony Award nominee Adam Schlesinger.

VIDEO: Watch Bette Midler, Patti LuPone & More Sing with Fran Drescher for Cancer Ben VideoVIDEO: Watch Bette Midler, Patti LuPone & More Sing with Fran Drescher for Cancer Benefit!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2020

Stage and screen star Fran Drescher just celebrated twenty years of being cancer-free with a virtual cabaret benefit for Cancer Schmancer. The special event will feature appearances by Broadway favorites Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, and many more!

VIDEO: Watch a Look Into the Making of INDEBTED on NBC VideoVIDEO: Watch a Look Into the Making of INDEBTED on NBC
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2020

Indebted creator Dan Levy and castmates Fran Drescher, Abby Elliott, Adam Pally, Steven Weber, Jessy Hodges and more talk about their commute and giant water bottles as they take you behind the scenes of NBC's Indebted.

VIDEO: Fran Drescher and Priscilla Lopez Visit Marti Cummings' LGBTQ Talk Show STAGE  VideoVIDEO: Fran Drescher and Priscilla Lopez Visit Marti Cummings' LGBTQ Talk Show STAGE FRIGHT
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2018

Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher was joined by Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at NYC drag star Marti Gould Cummings weekly talk show Stage Fright.

VIDEO: Check Out the New Trailer For HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION VideoVIDEO: Check Out the New Trailer For HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION
by Macon Prickett - Mar 21, 2018

In Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

VIDEO: Check Out All-New Trailer for TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION VideoVIDEO: Check Out All-New Trailer for TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 16, 2017

Even monsters need a vacation! Below, check out the all new trailer or HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION, hitting theaters on July 13, 2018.

VIDEO: Fran Drescher Pays Tribute to Lucille Ball in New AMERICAN MASTER's Podcast
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 4, 2016

Late comedian, actress, producer and television legend Lucille Ball would have turned 105 years old this year on August 6. Celebrate her birthday with episode four of the American Masters Podcast featuring actresses Doris Singleton, Fran Drescher and Carol Burnett

VIDEO: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley Explain How They Pulled Off Broadway for Orlando Project
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 23, 2016

On last night's CBS News, producer James Wesley, and his husband, Broadway's Seth Rudetsky, spoke to Dr. Jon LaPook about how they put together the Broadway for Orlando project to benefit Orlando's LGBT community.

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando 'What the World Needs Now' on MAYA & MARTY
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 22, 2016

All-star members of the Broadway community came together as Broadway for Orlando to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' on television for the first time on last night's MAYA AND MARTY on NBC

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando Records 'What the World Needs Now'; Available Now
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 20, 2016

The charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando features an all-star roster of theater artists. Below, watch their recording of the new benefit single "What the World Needs Now is Love.'


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).