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Georgia Engel

Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA

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Georgia's Broadway roles included Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone; Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! with Ethel Merman, The Boys From Syracuse, and My One and Only with Tommy Tune.
Off-Broadway she was seen in Annie Baker's John at Signature Theatre for which she won an Obie Award, Uncle Vanya at Soho Rep, and, Will Eno's Middletown at Vineyard Theatre.
Her most recent stage role of note was appearing opposite Lillias White, Donna McKechnie, and Andre de Shields in the musical Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse.
She was best known for her work as Georgette Franklin Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, on which she appeared from 1972 until the show ended in 1977. The role won her two Emmy nominations.

After that series ended, she teamed up with former Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Betty White for The Betty White Show during its first and only (1977-1978) season.
Engel received consecutive Emmy nominations as outstanding guest actress in a comedy series in 2003, 2004, and 2005 for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's mother-in-law, Pat MacDougall.

Her other television credits include Rhoda, Hot in Cleveland, Coach, One Day At A Time, Two And A Half Men, The Office, Neighbours, Passions, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Mork & Mindy, and many more.

Miss Engel also appeared in made for television movies as well as big screen features including Grown Ups 2, Open Season, The Sweetest Thing, and Doctor Doolittle 2.

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[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018

[San Francisco (Regional)]
Pre-Broadway World Premiere at SHN Golden Gate Theatre, 2017

Ellis Island Developmental Concert Production, 2016
Houdini's Mother

Chicago Pre-Broadway Production, 2015

Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2015

Vineyard Theatre Production, 2010

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Mrs. Tottendale

[Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Mrs. Tottendale

[New York]
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Presentation, 2004
Mrs. Tottendale

Roundabout Revival, 2002

[Chester, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2000


Original Broadway Production, 1983
Mickey [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1964
Minnie Fay [Replacement]

Georgia Engel Movies

Taking Off
[ 1971 ] Margot
The Outside Man
[ 1972 ] Mrs. Barnes
A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
[ 1977 ] Claire Ruth
America vs. the World: Circus Challenge
[ 1979 ]
The Day the Women Got Even
[ 1980 ] Kathy Scott
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf
[ 1983 ] Willow Song - Voice
Papa Was a Preacher
[ 1985 ] Mama' Porter
The Care Bears Movie
[ 1985 ] Love-a-Lot Bear - Voice
Signs of Life
[ 1989 ] Betty
Dr. Dolittle 2
[ 2001 ] Giraffe - Voice
The Sweetest Thing
[ 2002 ] Vera
Open Season
[ 2006 ] Bobbie - Voice
The Beast
[ 2007 ] Doris
Family Album
[ 2011 ] Ricki
Grown Ups 2
[ 2013 ] Mrs. Lamonsoff
[ 2018 ] Grandma Gigi

Georgia Engel TV Shows

Georgette Franklin
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
[ 1972-1977 ] Georgette Franklin, Georgette Baxter
The Betty White Show
[ 1977-1978 ] Mitzi Maloney
Mork & Mindy
Ambrosia Malspar
Goodtime Girls
Loretta Smoot
The Associates
Wendy Turner
CBS Library
The Love Boat
[ 1977-1982 ] Kathy Dolan, Karen Hughes, Sheila Lawrence
Fantasy Island
[ 1978-1983 ] Susan Henderson, Sally Harris, Cathy Wilton
Jennifer Slept Here
[ 1983-1984 ] Susan Elliot
Hi Honey, I'm Home
Georgette Franklin Baxter
[ 1991-1997 ] Shirley Burleigh, Shirley
Joan Cosgrove
Hey Arnold!
Old Woman
Everybody Loves Raymond
[ 2003-2005 ] Pat MacDougall
Cassie Wilson
The Office
Two and a Half Men
Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland
[ 2012-2015 ] Mamie
One Day at a Time
Sister Barbara

Georgia Engel Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Play

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Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award

Georgia Engel, John

The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

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Kevin Kline Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical

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Barry Bostwick to Join Debbie Wileman at Carnegie Hall Concert

Peabody and Tony Award winner, Barry Bostwick will join Debbie Wileman’s “Judy Garland” We Need a Little Christmas one night only concert on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Carnegie Hall. 

Debbie Wileman Will Bring 'Judy Garland' We Need a Little Christmas to Carnegie Hall With Chita Rivera and Margaret O'Brien

Debbie Wileman, the singing sensation who captured world-wide attention during the global pandemic with her uncanny recreation of Judy Garland’s legendary voice, will make her return to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 10, 2023 as the star of “Judy Garland” We Need a Little Christmas.”

National Asian Artists Project To Hold 2023 Gala Benefit in Chinatown in June

 National Asian Artists Project will hold its 2023 Gala Benefit on Friday, June 2nd at The Golden Unicorn. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is Anything but Drowsy at MAD Theatre of Tampa

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical comedy, about a musical within a comedy, featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. With a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, this musical tells the story of a fictional 1928 musical. The story itself centers around a character, 'Man in Chair,' as he describes to the audience his trepidations in life and this overwhelming feeling of sadness and foreboding which he calls 'Blue.' So over the course of two hours the 'Man in Chair,' takes the audience on a journey using the only thing he knows that will cheer him up, his love of Musical Theatre tunes, specifically classics such as The Drowsy Chaperone.

Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage

Johnny Berchtold will join the cast of the New York Premiere production of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL (2ST’s Grand Horizons and Make Believe), directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER (The Band’s Visit, 2ST’s Man from Nebraska) at Second Stage Theater.

Sawyer Barth & Lily McInerny to Star in Bess Wohl's CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Theater

Second Stage Theater will kick off its 44th Season with the New York Premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL, directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER. The production will feature SAWYER BARTH and LILY McINERNY, both of whom will be making their off-Broadway stage debuts.

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

BWW Review: With SOUVENIRS, A TRIBUTE TO THE SONGS OF JOHN PRINE, Marissa Mulder Fills Birdland Theater With Rarified Air

In her tribute show to John Prine, Marissa Mulder presents the genre (and John), perfected.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Award Recipients -- Brittany K. Allen, Avi Amon, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Paulo K Tiról

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year's recipients of their annual Awards, honoring playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists who show promise in their writing to invest in the future of theater through their stories.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Recipients Including Brittany K. Allen, Avi Amon, and More

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year’s recipients of their annual Awards, honoring playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists who show promise in their writing to invest in the future of theater through their stories.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens On Broadway

On this day in 2006, the hilarious new musical The Drowsy Chaperone opened at Broadway's Marquis Theatre!

Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Bess Wohl With First-Ever Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) honors the life and legacy of Emmy-nominated, Obie-Award-winning actress and comedian Georgia Engel with a new namesake Award for a playwright in comedy. The inaugural recipient is Bess Wohl (a?oeGrand Horizons,a?? a?oeSmall Mouth Sounds,a?? Make Believea??). 

Dramatists Guild of America Joins Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Lillys to Announce Their Annual Awards

For the first time, the Dramatists Guild of America will join with the Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Lillys to announce their annual awards, which will be streamed across various platforms on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, beginning at 6pm EDT.

Live Stream Series VISITING BROADWAY Continues With Special Guest Philip Paul Kelly

ExperienceFirst, New York City's leading walking tour and travel experience company, has partnered with two of its former guides - and current industry professionals - to bring theater fans a new live-streamed series entitled 'Visiting Broadway.'

Broadway Rewind: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off All the Way to Broadway

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'This episode of Broadway Rewind features a heart, a hustler and a hoofer.' We give you a sneak peek at the Broadway musical 'The Drowsy Chaperone', which welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and introduced us all to Bob Martin as Man in Chair. We also met the cast of Mark St. Germain's play, 'The God Committee', but the episode starts at the opening night of Roundabout's production of Joe Orton's comedy 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' which featured a stellar cast including Chris Carmack, Alex Baldwin and the late great Jan Maxwell, whom Richard Ridge says, 'was one of the greatest actresses of her generation'.

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019

2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

BroadwayHD Announces November Lineup Including PUTTING IT TOGETHER Starring Carol Burnett, NUNSENSE, and More!

BroadwayHD is heading into November with a stellar lineup, lead by knock-out performances of theater classics. The all-female production of Donmar Warehouse's Julius Caesar makes its way to the platform on November 7, giving subscribers a stunning twist on a classic play. Dan Goggin's internationally acclaimed musical anthology series, Nunsense and its 6 sequels will be making its exclusive digital streaming premiere on BroadwayHD beginning November 14. Just in time for the 20th Anniversary of its debut on Broadway, Putting It Together starring Tony and Emmy Award winners Carol Burnett and George Hearn as well as Emmy Award nominee Bronson Pinchot brings a heavy dose of humor to the library on November 21. In addition to all of this, the holidays arrive early when beautiful productions of A Christmas Carol, MeshugaNutcracker! and The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker debut on BroadwayHD on November 26.

getTV Remembers Valerie Harper With Special HOT IN CLEVELAND Episode

getTV will pay tribute to four time-Emmy-winning actress Valerie Harper, who died Friday, by airing a special 2013 episode of “Hot in Cleveland,” in which Harper guest-starred, on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 pm ET. 

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Lillias White And More Celebrate HALF TIME Cast Album CD Release At Theatre Circle

Half Time's André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Lillias White, Haven Burton, Matthew Sklar, Bob Martin, Nancy Ticotin, producer Dori Berinstein and co-producer Kimberlee Garris had a lovely reunion at Theatre Circle in celebration of the release of their Original Cast Recording, and to sign CDs for fans on August 14, 2019.

BWW Album Review: HALF TIME Never Quite Scores The Win

Based loosely on a true story, Half Time tells a classic fish-out-of-water story: a group of senior citizen dancers who audition to be halftime dancers, only to panic when they learn they have to dance hip-hop. The musical, which includes some of the last songs written by theatre legend Marvin Hamlisch, is certainly charming, but it never quite transcends the cheesiness of its material.


How many Broadway shows has Georgia Engel been in?

Georgia Engel has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Georgia Engel been in?

Georgia Engel has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Georgia Engel been nominated for?

Georgia Engel has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "John," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "John," Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play at The Lortels for "John," and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical at the Kevin Kline Awards for "Mame."

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