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Frances Sternhagen

 
Date of Birth: January 13, 1930 (92)

Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Nancy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Clairee
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2002
Ida Bolton
  [Broadway]
1995
Lavinia Penniman
  [Broadway]
1985
Maurine
  [Broadway]
1983
Penelope Sycamore [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1981
Helen
  [Broadway]
1981
Laura
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1979
Ethel Thayer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Ethel Thayer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Eliza Gant
  [Broadway]
1974
Dora Strang
  [Broadway]
1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
1972
Paulina
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1972
Mavis Parodus Bryson
  [Broadway]
1971
Queen Elizabeth (Understudy)
Mary Stuart (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1971
The Daughter (Standby)
The Mistress (Standby)
  [Broadway]
1971
Widow Quin
  [Broadway]
1969
Loreleen
  [Broadway]
1968
Lavinia Chamberlayne
  [Broadway]
1965
Mrs. Ashton Dilke (Maye)
  [Broadway]
1962
Alice McAnany
  [Broadway]
1960
Dee Jones
  [Broadway]
1955
Miss T. Muse
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Concert, 1982
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1978
Eliza Gant

Photos

Edie Falco, Christopher Evan Welch, Heidi Schreck, Frances Sternhagen, Seth Clayton,  Photo

Edie Falco, Christopher Evan Welch, Heidi Schreck, Frances Sternhagen, Seth Clayton, Phoebe Strole, John Ellison Conlee, Leigh Silverman & Liz Fahive attending the Opening Night After Party for the Manhattan Theatre Club''s Production of ''The Madrid'' a

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12/04/2013
Edie Falco, Christopher Evan Welch, Heidi Schreck, Frances Sternhagen, Seth Clayton,  Photo

Edie Falco, Christopher Evan Welch, Heidi Schreck, Frances Sternhagen, Seth Clayton, Phoebe Strole, John Ellison Conlee, Leigh Silverman & Liz Fahive attending the Opening Night After Party for the Manhattan Theatre Club''s Production of ''The Madrid'' a

From: 
Date:
12/04/2013
Dick Cavett and Frances Sternhagen Photo

Dick Cavett and Frances Sternhagen

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Date:
10/08/2013
Frances Sternhagen and Donald Brenner Photo

Frances Sternhagen and Donald Brenner

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Date:
10/08/2013
Dick Cavett and Frances Sternhagen Photo

Dick Cavett and Frances Sternhagen

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Date:
10/08/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Nancy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Clairee

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2002
Ida Bolton

  [Broadway]
1995
Lavinia Penniman

  [Broadway]
1985
Maurine

  [Broadway]
1983
Penelope Sycamore [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1981
Helen

  [Broadway]
1981
Laura

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1979
Ethel Thayer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Ethel Thayer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Eliza Gant

  [Broadway]
1974
Dora Strang

  [Broadway]
1973
Performer

  [Broadway]
1972
Paulina

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1972
Mavis Parodus Bryson

  [Broadway]
1971
Queen Elizabeth (Understudy)

Mary Stuart (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1971
The Daughter (Standby)

The Mistress (Standby)

  [Broadway]
1971
Widow Quin

  [Broadway]
1969
Loreleen

  [Broadway]
1968
Lavinia Chamberlayne

  [Broadway]
1965
Mrs. Ashton Dilke (Maye)

  [Broadway]
1962
Alice McAnany

  [Broadway]
1960
Dee Jones

  [Broadway]
1955
Miss T. Muse

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Concert, 1982
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1978
Eliza Gant


Frances Sternhagen Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Lifetime Achievement Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen
 
The Lortels - 2005 - Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Frances Sternhagen, Morning's at Seven
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Frances Sternhagen , Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen, The Heiress
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Frances Sternhagen, On Golden Pond
 
Drama League Awards - 1979 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Frances Sternhagen, On Golden Pond
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Frances Sternhagen , Angel
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen, Equus
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen , The Good Doctor
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
 
Obie Awards - 1965 - Performance Gold Star
Frances SternhagenThe Room
 
Obie Awards - 1965 - Performance Gold Star
Frances SternhagenA Slight Ache
 
Obie Awards - 1956 - Distinguished Performance (Actress) Gold Star
Frances Sternhagen, The Admirable Bashville

Frances Sternhagen News

BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19 Photo BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Broadway Blessing. September 19, 7 p.m. St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St.

The Washington Stage Guild Opens 37th Season With THE GOOD DOCTOR by Neil Simon and A Photo The Washington Stage Guild Opens 37th Season With THE GOOD DOCTOR by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022

The Washington Stage Guild will kick off its 2022-2023 season, a ‚ÄúSeason of Transitions,‚ÄĚ with The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, adapted from the stories of Anton Chekhov, directed by founding member Laura Giannarelli.

Olney Theatre Launches New Community Partner Program With Sandy Spring Slave Museum Photo Olney Theatre Launches New Community Partner Program With Sandy Spring Slave Museum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Olney Theatre Center¬†announced a series of events as part of its new ‚ÄúCommunity Partners‚ÄĚ program, planned in conjunction with its first partner,¬†The Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery.

Alley Mills Joins the Ensemble of MORNING'S AT SEVEN Photo Alley Mills Joins the Ensemble of MORNING'S AT SEVEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

Television and stage veteran¬†Alley Mills¬†(‚ÄúThe Wonder Years‚ÄĚ; Williamstown Theatre Festival, four seasons) will assume the role of Arry in the new production of Paul Osborn‚Äôs¬†Morning‚Äôs At Seven, currently playing¬†through January 9 at Theatre at St. Clement‚Äôs (423 W. 46th Street, NYC).¬†

Photos: Lindsay Crouse, Alma Cuervo, Judith Ivey & More Star in  MORNING'S AT SEVEN O Photo Photos: Lindsay Crouse, Alma Cuervo, Judith Ivey & More Star in MORNING'S AT SEVEN Opening at Theatre at St. Clements
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021

Morning’s At Seven, Paul Osborn’s treasured comedy classic, returns to New York this fall for the first time in 20 years featuring an all-star cast including Academy Award nominee and Obie Award winner Lindsay Crouse (The Homecoming), Obie Award winner Alma Cuervo (On Your Feet!, Uncommon Women and Others), and more!

BWW Interview: Director/Psychiatrist David W. Callander Full-Circling With A PERECT G Photo BWW Interview: Director/Psychiatrist David W. Callander Full-Circling With A PERECT GANESH
by Gil Kaan - Oct 19, 2021

Campus Cabaret’s artistic director and co-founder David W. Callander thought long and hard in considering Terrence McNally’s A PERFECT GANESH as their first production post-pandemic (opening October 29th at The Pico). David had the opportunity to see the very first production of A PERFECT GANESH back in 1993 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. “It's a play that stayed with me for many, many years.

Lindsay Crouse, Judith Ivey, Dan Lauria and More Star in MORNING'S AT SEVEN Beginning Photo Lindsay Crouse, Judith Ivey, Dan Lauria and More Star in MORNING'S AT SEVEN Beginning Performances October 20
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Morning's At Seven, Paul Osborn's treasured comedy classic, returns to New York this fall for the first time in 20 years featuring an all-star cast.

Theater Stories: COME FROM AWAY, PASSION, JEKYLL & HYDE and More About the Gerald Sch Photo Theater Stories: COME FROM AWAY, PASSION, JEKYLL & HYDE and More About the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre! Learn about the theatre's namesake, Gerald Schoenfeld; the theatre's best-known shows like The M-Fer With the Hat, the Glengarry Glen Ross revival, The Humans, Come From Away, and much more!

Photo Flashback: Cherry Jones Stars in THE HEIRESS in 1995 Photo Photo Flashback: Cherry Jones Stars in THE HEIRESS in 1995
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2020

We're taking a trip down memory lane by continuing our Photo Flashback series, featuring vintage pics from the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride.Today, check out photos of stage and screen star Cherry Jones, leaving the Cort Theatre after a performance of The Heiress on March 1, 1995. 

Chita Rivera, Hal Prince Tribute, Performances And More Announced For BROADWAY BLESSI Photo Chita Rivera, Hal Prince Tribute, Performances And More Announced For BROADWAY BLESSING At The Actor's Chapel
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2019

Designed as a program of song, dance and story to celebrate the spirit of the new theater season, BROADWAY BLESSING was founded by Retta Blaney and started in 1997.

Frances Sternhagen Videos

VIDEO: Edie Falco Talks THE MADRID on 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 9, 2013

On yesterday's THE VIEW on ABC, actress Edie Falco discussed her drama series Nurse Jackie, her new off-Broadway show The Madrid, and how her past informs her acting choices. Check out the appearance in full below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Edie Falco, John Ellison Conlee & More in MTC's THE MADRID- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 26, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Madrid, the new play by Liz Flahive, directed by Leigh Silverman began previews February 5 at 7 PM at MTC at New York City Center- Stage I (131 West 55th Street) in preparation for a Tuesday, February 26 opening night. The limited engagement has already been extended through Sunday, April 21. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!


Frances Sternhagen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Frances Sternhagen been in?
Frances Sternhagen has appeared on Broadway in 24 shows.

How many West End shows has Frances Sternhagen been in?
Frances Sternhagen has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Frances Sternhagen been nominated for?
Lifetime Achievement (Obie Awards) for , The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Morning's at Seven , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Heiress , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for On Golden Pond , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for On Golden Pond , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Angel , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Equus , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Good Doctor , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window , Performance (Obie Awards) for The Room Performance (Obie Awards) for A Slight Ache and Distinguished Performance (Actress) (Obie Awards) for The Admirable Bashville .

What awards has Frances Sternhagen won?
Lifetime Achievement (Obie Awards) for , The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Heiress, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Equus , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Good Doctor, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Performance (Obie Awards) for The Room Performance (Obie Awards) for A Slight Acheand Distinguished Performance (Actress) (Obie Awards) for The Admirable Bashville.