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Gertrude Lawrence

 
Date of Birth: July 04, 1898
Date of Death: September 06, 1952 (54)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
Anna Leonowens
  [Broadway]
1945
Eliza Doolittle
  [Broadway]
1943
Susan Trexel
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1943
Liza Elliott
Liza Elliott
  [Broadway]
1942
Performer
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1941
Liza Elliott
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1941
Liza Elliott
Liza Elliott
Liza Elliott
  [Broadway]
1939
Lydia Kenyon
  [Broadway]
1937
Susan Trexel
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1931
Amanda Prynne
  [Broadway]
1930
Performer
  [Broadway]
1929
Marie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1928
Ann Wainwright
  [West End]
London Production, 1927
Kay Jones
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1926
Kay
Kay Jones
  [Broadway]
1925
"Russian Blues" Performer
"Let's All Go Raving Mad" Performer
"How D'You Do?" Performer
"Carrie!" Performer
"A Cup of Coffee" Performer
Daisy
Fabia
Baby Girl
  [Broadway]
1926 Edition, 1925
Performer
  [Broadway]
1924
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1921
Performer

Photos

"NoÃ'«l and Gertie" traces the lives and friendship of NoÃ'«l Coward and Ge Photo

"NoÃ'«l and Gertie" traces the lives and friendship of NoÃ'«l Coward and Gertrude Lawrence and includes scenes from their stage appearances, including Coward's "Private Lives." Melinda MacDonald and Robert Gibby Brand star in the title roles.

From: 
Date:
11/02/2011

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
Anna Leonowens

  [Broadway]
1945
Eliza Doolittle

  [Broadway]
1943
Susan Trexel

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1943
Liza Elliott

Liza Elliott

  [Broadway]
1942
Performer

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1941
Liza Elliott

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1941
Liza Elliott

Liza Elliott

Liza Elliott

  [Broadway]
1939
Lydia Kenyon

  [Broadway]
1937
Susan Trexel

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1931
Amanda Prynne

  [Broadway]
1930
Performer

  [Broadway]
1929
Marie

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1928
Ann Wainwright

  [West End]
London Production, 1927
Kay Jones

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1926
Kay

Kay Jones

  [Broadway]
1925
"Russian Blues" Performer

"Let's All Go Raving Mad" Performer

"How D'You Do?" Performer

"Carrie!" Performer

"A Cup of Coffee" Performer

Daisy

Fabia

Baby Girl

  [Broadway]
1926 Edition, 1925
Performer

  [Broadway]
1924
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1921
Performer


Gertrude Lawrence Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1952 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Gertrude Lawrence, The King and I

Gertrude Lawrence News

Previews: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Cape Playhouse Photo Previews: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Jul 31, 2022

Based on the book by Craig Lucas and inspired by the seven-time Academy Award-winning 1952 musical comedy film, An American in Paris brings the legendary music of George and Ira Gershwin to the stage from August 3rd -13th. Featuring such classics as “I Got Rhythm,” “S’Wonderful” and “Shall We Dance”, this marks the show’s debut performance on a Cape Cod theater’s stage. With a timeless story and unforgettable characters, audiences have something quite special to look forward to this August.

Raven Theatre to Open 40th Anniversary Season with PRIVATE LIVES Photo Raven Theatre to Open 40th Anniversary Season with PRIVATE LIVES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Raven Theatre, Chicago’s newest Equity-affiliated theatre, will open its 40th Anniversary Season with a fresh take on Noël Coward’s iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank, playing September 29 – November 13, 2022 on Raven’s 85-seat East Stage.

Chicago Premiere of RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN & More Announced for Raven Theatre's 40th A Photo Chicago Premiere of RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN & More Announced for Raven Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

Raven Theatre has announced its 40th Anniversary Season, kicking off this fall with a fresh take on Noël Coward’s iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank.

BWW Review: JUDY KUHN Shimmers in LOVE TO ME at The Green Room 42 Photo BWW Review: JUDY KUHN Shimmers in LOVE TO ME at The Green Room 42
by Brady Schwind - Feb 16, 2022

The beloved musical theatre star brings songs of love to The Green Room 42

BWW Interview: John Lloyd Young of SOLID GOLD in Las Vegas and Online Photo BWW Interview: John Lloyd Young of SOLID GOLD in Las Vegas and Online
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 7, 2021

The award-winning singing actor is getting up on the stage with his band for the first time in a long time and he has a brand new show filled with music to dance to, all in the name of celebration.

BWW Interview: Remembering Broadway Legend and Hollywood Royalty, Celeste Holm Photo BWW Interview: Remembering Broadway Legend and Hollywood Royalty, Celeste Holm
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 27, 2021

This Wednesday could be your day to own a piece of history from one of the brightest stars of Broadway's Golden Age. Doyle will feature pieces from the Celeste Holm Collection as a special section of the inaugural Stage & Screen auction on April 28, at 10am. 

BWW Interview: Hannah Jane of TAKE ME BACK TO BROADWAY Photo BWW Interview: Hannah Jane of TAKE ME BACK TO BROADWAY
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 19, 2021

Up and comer Hannah Jane hasn't been waiting around for the audiences and she to be reunited... that's what the internet is for! So the Broadway devotee will be presenting her concert about her love of musical theater on Facebook Live on March 24th at 7 pm.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 4- with Eva Noblezada,  Christine Ebersole and Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 4- with Eva Noblezada, Christine Ebersole and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 4, 2021

Today (March 4) in live streaming: Eva Noblezada visits Backstage Live, a Sophisticated Ladies Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2021

Today (February 24) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates William Finn's Birthday, Laura Bell Bundy on Backstage Live, and more!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller an Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.

Gertrude Lawrence Videos

VIDEO: 100-Year-Old Broadway Star Patricia Morison Sings 'Shall We Dance' in Honor of Kelli O'Hara
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2015

100-year-old actress Patricia Morison, who originated the role of 'Kate' in Broadway's KISS ME KATE, and took over the role of Anna in the 1954 Rodgers and Hammerstein production of THE KING AND I, shared a special performance of 'Shall We Dance' in honor of her fellow Anna, Kelli O'Hara.

STAGE TUBE: Rachel York Leads Walnut Street Theatre's THE KING AND I at the Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2011

THE KING AND I has captured the hearts of millions with its charming story of the British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the King's many children. Once within the splendor of the Royal Palace, Anna and the King grow to understand one another and learn about each other's cultures. This unique love story is told with a glorious score, including 'Getting to Know You,' 'I Whistle a Happy Tune,' 'Hello Young Lovers' and the unforgettable 'Shall We Dance.'


Gertrude Lawrence Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gertrude Lawrence been in?
Gertrude Lawrence has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

How many West End shows has Gertrude Lawrence been in?
Gertrude Lawrence has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Gertrude Lawrence's first West End show?
Gertrude Lawrence's first West End show was A to Z which opened in 1921

What awards has Gertrude Lawrence been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The King and I .

What awards has Gertrude Lawrence won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The King and I.