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Gertrude Lawrence

Date of Death: September 06, 1952 (54)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

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Gertrude Lawrence STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 1951
Anna Leonowens

Eliza Doolittle

Susan Trexel

Return Engagement [Broadway], 1943
Liza Elliott

Liza Elliott


Return Engagement [Broadway], 1941
Liza Elliott

Original Broadway Production, 1941
Liza Elliott

Liza Elliott

Liza Elliott

Lydia Kenyon

Susan Trexel

Broadway Production, 1931
Amanda Prynne



Original Broadway Production, 1928
Ann Wainwright

[West End]
London Production, 1927
Kay Jones

Original Broadway Production, 1926

Kay Jones

"Russian Blues" Performer

"Let's All Go Raving Mad" Performer

"How D'You Do?" Performer

"Carrie!" Performer

"A Cup of Coffee" Performer



Baby Girl

1926 Edition, 1925


[West End]
Original London Production, 1921

Gertrude Lawrence Movies

[1929]Battle of Paris Georgie

[1932]Lord Camber's Ladies Lady Camber

[1932]Aren't We All? Margot

[1933]No Funny Business Yvonne

[1935]Mimi Mimi

[1936]Men Are Not Gods Barbara Halford

[1936]Rembrandt Geertje Dirx

[1950]The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield

Gertrude Lawrence Awards and Nominations

Gertrude Lawrence News

Review: PRIVATE LIVES, Ambassadors Theatre

A still very debonair Nigel Havers as dashing Elyot, and Patricia Hodge, very much at the top of her game as sensational Amanda – aged 72 and 75 respectively – command the stage of the newly refurbished Ambassadors Theatre.

Damian Lewis and Indira Varma Will Lead Noel Coward's LONDON CALLING! at the Duke of York's Theatre in October

The name ‘Noël Coward’ went up in West End lights for the first time when London Calling! opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 4 September 1923. Learn more about the upcoming performance and find out how to get tickets here!

Rose Byrne & Kelli O'Hara to Star in FALLEN ANGELS Benefit Reading at Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Reading of Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels, directed by Scott Ellis starring Rose Byrne and Kelli O'Hara. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Darren Day, Hannah-Jane Fox & More Complete the Cast of CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL

Discover the latest additions to the cast of THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, including Darren Day and Hannah-Jane Fox. Find out when and where this highly anticipated production will be held, and secure your tickets to experience this sensational musical firsthand. Don't miss out - book your seats now!

Now On Sale: PRIVATE LIVES, Starring Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers

Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge star in a sparkling new production of Noel Coward’s immortal comedy of bad manners in the parts originally played by Coward himself and Gertrude Lawrence in the play’s 1930 premiere.

White Heron Theatre Company Opens BLITHE SPIRIT July 10

White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket will open it's first production of the 2023 summer season, Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward (Present Laughter, Private Lives) and directed by Skip Greer. Greer returns to Nantucket after directing 2017's Outside Mullingar for White Heron.

Elena Skye to Star as Twiggy in CLOSE UP �" THE TWIGGY MUSICAL World Premiere

Elena Skye will play Twiggy in the world première of Close Up – The Twiggy Musical at The Menier Chocolate Factory.

West Bay Community Theater to Present Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES

West Bay Community Theater will present Noel Coward's classic comedy of manners, PRIVATE LIVES, June 29thand 30th (8pm) and Saturday, July 1st (2pm) at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston, RI.

PACIFIC OVERTURES, CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, and More Set For Menier Chocolate Factory 2023 Season

With Marjorie Prime currently running at the company's home base in South London and Funny Girl on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory announced forthcoming programming for 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

Assembly Festival Releases Tickets For Over 100 Shows This Summer

Assembly Festival, one of Edinburgh's leading Festival Fringe venues, has announced over 100 shows for its 2023 programme. The festival, which is housed year-round at Assembly Roxy, is returning to its familiar venues at Assembly Rooms, Assembly Hall, Assembly George Square and Gardens, and Assembly Checkpoint.

Bronx Opera Company Presents LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This Weekend

The Bronx Opera Company will open its 56th season with the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart.    

Bronx Opera Company to Present LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This Month

The Bronx Opera Company will open its 56th season with the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart.  Performances will be on Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29 Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5.

Bronx Opera To Present LADY IN THE DARK This January & February

The Bronx Opera Company presents a rare NYC production of the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, book by Moss Hart, music and lyrics by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin.

American Premiere of Noël Coward's THE RAT TRAP to Open Next Week NY City Center Stage II

Mint Theater Company returns to New York City Ce nter Stage II with the American premiere of Noël Coward’s The Rat Trap, directed by Alexander Lass, opening Monday November 21st (7pm) at New York City Center Stage II for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 10th only. 

Review: PRIVATE LIVES at Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA

The Rep’s superb production of Noël Coward's Private Lives is directed by Meredith McDonough. This emotionally raw drama pulls no punches in depicting the intense passion and constant divisiveness that haunts Amanda and Elyot’s relationship. Alternating between sexually charged and emotionally abusive, the complex dynamics of their relationship never make the audience feel at ease.

Mint Theater to Present American Premiere of Noël Coward's THE RAT TRAP & World Premiere of BECOMES A WOMAN

The Mint Theater company will be presenting the American Premiere of Noel Coward's The Rap Trap, and the world premiere of Becomes a Woman by Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn).

Previews: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Cape Playhouse

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

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 Anniversary Season

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

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


Gertrude Lawrence has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

Gertrude Lawrence has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The King and I .

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The King and I.

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