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Georgia Engel

 
Date Of Birth:
July 28, 1948 (74)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 28, 1948 (74)

Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018
Dorothy/Dottie
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
Pre-Broadway World Premiere at SHN Golden Gate Theatre, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Ellis Island Developmental Concert Production, 2016
Houdini's Mother
  [Chicago]
Chicago Pre-Broadway Production, 2015
Dorothy
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Production, 2010
Librarian
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Mrs. Tottendale
  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Mrs. Tottendale
  [New York]
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Presentation, 2004
Mrs. Tottendale
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2002
Seeress
  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2000
Gabrielle
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Mickey [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
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
Groomzilla
 
[2018]
Grandma Gigi

Georgia Engel TV Shows

Rhoda
 
[1974]
Georgette Franklin
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
 
[1972-1977]
Georgette Franklin, Georgette Baxter
The Betty White Show
 
[1977-1978]
Mitzi Maloney
Mork & Mindy
 
[1979]
Ambrosia Malspar
Goodtime Girls
 
[1980]
Loretta Smoot
The Associates
 
[1980]
Wendy Turner
CBS Library
 
[1981]
Creole
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
 
[1992]
Georgette Franklin Baxter
Coach
 
[1991-1997]
Shirley Burleigh, Shirley
Working
 
[1998]
Joan Cosgrove
Hercules
 
[1998]
Evelyn
Hey Arnold!
 
[2000]
Old Woman
Everybody Loves Raymond
 
[2003-2005]
Pat MacDougall
Passions
 
[2007]
Ezmerelda
Neighbours
 
[2011]
Cassie Wilson
The Office
 
[2012]
Irene
Two and a Half Men
 
[2012]
Jean
Unsupervised
 
[2012]
Rose
Hot in Cleveland
 
[2013]
Mamie
Hot in Cleveland
 
[2012-2015]
Mamie
One Day at a Time
 
[2018]
Sister Barbara

Georgia Engel Biography

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.

Georgia Engel Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Georgia Engel, John
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Georgia Engel, John
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Georgia Engel, John
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
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Georgia Engel News

Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is Anything but Drowsy at MAD Theatre of Tampa Photo Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is Anything but Drowsy at MAD Theatre of Tampa
by Drew Eberhard - Oct 29, 2022

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 Photo Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

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 Th Photo Sawyer Barth & Lily McInerny to Star in Bess Wohl's CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

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 Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

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 Fill Photo BWW Review: With SOUVENIRS, A TRIBUTE TO THE SONGS OF JOHN PRINE, Marissa Mulder Fills Birdland Theater With Rarified Air
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 5, 2021

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 Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Award Recipients -- Brittany K. Allen, Avi Amon, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Paulo K Tiról
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

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, Av Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Recipients Including Brittany K. Allen, Avi Amon, and More
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021

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 Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2021

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 Pla Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Bess Wohl With First-Ever Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

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 Annou Photo Dramatists Guild of America Joins Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Lillys to Announce Their Annual Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2020

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.

Georgia Engel Videos

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

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2020

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'.

BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'A Number' from the HALF TIME Cast Recording! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'A Number' from the HALF TIME Cast Recording!

by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sony Masterworks Broadway will release HALF TIME (ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING), with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean tomorrow, August 2.  Produced by Scott M. Riesett (Ain't Too Proud, The Prom) and Matthew Sklar, the album features music from the Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin-written musical, which made its 2018 debut at Paper Mill Playhouse and tells the uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams. 

#TBT: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens on Broadway! Videoplay
#TBT: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2019

This week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the opening night of the Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone at Broadway's Marquis Theatre! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night featuring Broadway favorites including Sutton Foster and 2019 Tony Award nominee Beth Leavel. Check out all the footage below!

VIDEO: Age is Just a Number! First Look at the Cast of HALF TIME in Action Videoplay
VIDEO: Age is Just a Number! First Look at the Cast of HALF TIME in Action

by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse's Half Time is thrilling audiences out in New Jersey, watch the latest teaser below for a look at the cast grooving and moving!

BWW TV: The Cast of Paper Mill's HALF TIME Puts on Their Dancing Shoes for a Sneak Pe Videoplay
BWW TV: The Cast of Paper Mill's HALF TIME Puts on Their Dancing Shoes for a Sneak Peek!

by TV - Press Previews - May 19, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse will soon present the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Paper Mill Playhouse's HALF TIME in Rehearsal! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Paper Mill Playhouse's HALF TIME in Rehearsal!

by TV - Press Previews - May 18, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse will soon present the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean. 

VIDEO: Grab Your Grandma and Enter Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Generations' Contest to Wi Videoplay
VIDEO: Grab Your Grandma and Enter Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Generations' Contest to Win Tickets to HALF TIME, Season Subscription

by Stage Tube - May 18, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, will host an online contest to promote their production of HALF TIME, the new musical about not acting your age. 'Generations,' The Half Time Dance Contest is a social contest where participants will film a video of multiple generations of their family dancing to whatever music moves them. Can your grandma twerk? Can your dad pop and lock? Can you teach a parent how to dance? We want to see it!

VIDEO: Stephanie Styles Sings 'Use Your Imagination' from ROMAN HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

What a dream! In this first look at Broadway-bound ROMAN HOLIDAY, Stephanie Styles, who plays Princess Ann, beautifully sings Cole Porter's 'Use Your Imagination' for SHN members. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE in Chicago!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2015

Gotta Dance, the new Broadway-bound musical comedy about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, recently extended one week on the heels of its first performance in Chicago on December 13. The pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance will now play through January 17, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago), before opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action!

STAGE TUBE: Andre De Shields Chats Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE, Legendary Career and More
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will honor Andre De Shields with the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts tonight, November 9 at the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (221 North Columbus Drive), Chicago, IL. In honor of the occasion, De Shields sat down with Dean Richards to chat about his upcoming show GOTTA DANCE, his storied Broadway career and more. Watch the interview below!


Georgia Engel Frequently Asked Questions

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?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for John , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for John Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for John and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Mame .