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Glenn Close

 
Date Of Birth:
March 19, 1947 (75)
Birth Place:
Greenwich, CT, USA
Bio:
Select theatre: BROADWAY: Phoenix Theatre Company's Love for Love, directed by Hal Prince, (professional debut, 1974), Cy Coleman's Barnum (Tony nomination), Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols, (Tony Award), Death and the Maiden, directed by Mike Nichols (Tony Award), Andrew ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 19, 1947 (75)

Birth Place: Greenwich, CT, USA

Bio:
Select theatre: BROADWAY: Phoenix Theatre Company's Love for Love, directed by Hal Prince, (professional debut, 1974), Cy Coleman's Barnum (Tony nomination), Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols, (Tony Award), Death and the Maiden, directed by Mike Nichols (Tony Award), Andrew ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater New York Premiere, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Norma Desmond
  [West End]
English National Opera West End Revival, 2016
Norma Desmond
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Agnes
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Mystery Guest Star [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Norma Desmond
  [Regional (US)]
Los Angeles Production, 1993
Norma Desmond
  [Broadway]
1992
Paulina Salas
  [Broadway]
1985
Jane
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Actress (Childhood)
  [Broadway]
1984
Annie
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Albert Nobbs
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1981
Chairy Barnum
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Chairy Barnum
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Kettle
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Performer
  [Broadway]
1978
Irene St. Claire
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Leilah
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Sophia Tenser/ Jeanne Cackleson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Princess Mary
  [Broadway]
1975
Janice
Frankie Addams (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1974
Neighbor
Silia Gala (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1974
Angelica
  [New York]
Reading, 1998
Performer

Photos

Chase Stokes, Dan Levy, Glenn Close, Zelda Williams, and Zak Williams  Photo

Chase Stokes, Dan Levy, Glenn Close, Zelda Williams, and Zak Williams

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12/03/2021
Glenn Close and Diane Warren  Photo

Glenn Close and Diane Warren

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12/03/2021
Dan Levy, Glenn Close, and Chase Stokes Photo

Dan Levy, Glenn Close, and Chase Stokes

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Date:
12/03/2021
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Close Photo

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Close

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02/24/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater New York Premiere, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Norma Desmond

  [West End]
English National Opera West End Revival, 2016
Norma Desmond

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Agnes

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Mystery Guest Star [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Norma Desmond

  [Regional (US)]
Los Angeles Production, 1993
Norma Desmond

  [Broadway]
1992
Paulina Salas

  [Broadway]
1985
Jane

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Actress (Childhood)

  [Broadway]
1984
Annie

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Albert Nobbs

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1981
Chairy Barnum

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Chairy Barnum

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Kettle

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Performer

  [Broadway]
1978
Irene St. Claire

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Leilah

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Sophia Tenser/ Jeanne Cackleson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Princess Mary

  [Broadway]
1975
Janice

Frankie Addams (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1974
Neighbor

Silia Gala (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1974
Angelica

  [New York]
Reading, 1998
Performer

Glenn Close Biography

Select theatre: BROADWAY: Phoenix Theatre Company's Love for Love, directed by Hal Prince, (professional debut, 1974), Cy Coleman's Barnum (Tony nomination), Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols, (Tony Award), Death and the Maiden, directed by Mike Nichols (Tony Award), Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, directed by Trevor Nunn, (Tony Award), Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance.

OFF-BROADWAY: Wendy Wasserstein's Uncommon Women and Others, Simone Benmussa's The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs (Obie Award), Nathalie Sarraute's Childhood. Mother of the Maid,The Public Theater New York Premiere. LONDON: Royal National Theatre's A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Trevor Nunn, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard directed by Lonny Price (The Evening Standard Award)

Select Film: The World According to Garp (Film debut/Oscar nomination), The Big Chill, (Oscar nomination), The Natural (Oscar Nomination), Fatal Attraction (Oscar nomination), Dangerous Liaisons (Oscar nomination), 101 & 102 Dalmatians, Mars Attacks, Air Force One, Cookie's Fortune, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, Nine Lives, Heights, Albert Nobbs (producer/actress, Oscar nomination, ), Guardians of the Galaxy, Upcoming films: The Wife, Crooked House, Guardian of the Galaxy II, What Happened To Monday?, The Girl With All The Gifts, Wilde Wedding and Bastards. Select television: Hallmark Hall of Fame's The Sarah, Plain & Tall Trilogy (Producer/Actress/Emmy nomination), Something About Emilia(Emmy nomination), Damages (two Emmys/two Golden Globes), The Lion In Winter(SAG Award, Golden Globe Award), The Shield(Emmy and Golden Globe nominations), In The Gloaming(Cable ACE Award), The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (producer/actress) Roger & Hammerstein's South Pacific for ABC TV (producer/actress), Serving In Silence (producer/actress/Emmy Award) Charities: Bring Change 2 Mind, Panthera and Congohounds.

Glenn Close Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Glenn Close, Mother of the Maid
 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Actress in a Musical
Glenn Close, Sunset Boulevard
 
Theatre World Awards - 2017 - John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater Gold Star
Glenn Close, Sunset Boulevard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Glenn Close, Sunset Boulevard
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Actress - Musical Gold Star
Glenn Close, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Glenn Close , Sunset Boulevard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Glenn Close, Death and the Maiden
 
Drama League Awards - 1992 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Glenn Close, Death and the Maiden
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Death and the Maiden
Glenn CloseDeath and the Maiden
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Glenn Close, Death and the Maiden
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Glenn Close , The Real Thing
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Glenn Close, Barnum

Glenn Close News

Meet the Cast of ALMOST FAMOUS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of ALMOST FAMOUS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022

.Almost Famous is set to begin preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre tonight, October 3, 2022 with opening night on November 3, 2022.

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway? Photo How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?
by BWW Features - Oct 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

Lili Reinhart, Carey Mulligan, Dede Gardner & More Announced as Honorees for 2022 WIF Photo Lili Reinhart, Carey Mulligan, Dede Gardner & More Announced as Honorees for 2022 WIF Honors
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

They will join the women previously announced to receive Crystal Awards‚ÄĒ‚ÄĚAbbott Elementary‚ÄĚ creator Quinta Brunson, ‚ÄúThe Woman King‚ÄĚ director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Worry Darling‚ÄĚ writer and director Katie Silberman and Olivia Wilde‚ÄĒas well as Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award recipient Michaela Coel.

92NY to Present Joshua Bell & Larisa Martinez in VOICE AND THE VIOLIN in October Photo 92NY to Present Joshua Bell & Larisa Martinez in VOICE AND THE VIOLIN in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York's leading cultural venues, will present 'Voice and the Violin': Joshua Bell, violin and Larisa Martinez, soprano, on October 20, 2022 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall.

Meet the Cast of 1776, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of 1776, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

1776 begins previews on Broadway tonight, Friday, September 16, ahead of its official opening on Thursday, October 6, 2022. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

Jenni Barber, Jason Veasey & Maya Days to Star in FOUNTAIN OF YOU at the Green Room 4 Photo Jenni Barber, Jason Veasey & Maya Days to Star in FOUNTAIN OF YOU at the Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

The Green Room 42 will present a special concert reading of the new musical, Fountain of You, on Monday, September 26 at 7:00 PM. Fountain of You features book and lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon and music by Faye Chiao, and stars Jenni Barber, Jason Veasey and Maya Days.

J. Harrison Ghee, Jack Davenport & More Join Fox's ACCUSED Photo J. Harrison Ghee, Jack Davenport & More Join Fox's ACCUSED
by Michael Major - Sep 7, 2022

Emmy Winner Margo Martindale, Emmy Nominee Molly Parker, Rachel Bilson and Jack Davenport, J. Harrison Ghee and Ian Anthony Dale have joined the cast of Accused, which also features Malcolm Jamal Warner, Karen LeBlanc, Wendell Pierce, Baron Vaughn, Sean Kleier, Rhea Pearlman, Aaron Ashmore and Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega. 

BrightSide Theatre to Present SHE LOVES ME in October Photo BrightSide Theatre to Present SHE LOVES ME in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022

BrightSide Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have announced that they will begin their 10th season with She Loves Me, running from October 14 through 30th. 

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY Photo Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March ‚Äď Sunday 26 March 2023.

Brendan Fraser Honored With the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance at the 2022 TIFF T Photo Brendan Fraser Honored With the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance at the 2022 TIFF Tribute Awards
by Michael Major - Aug 22, 2022

Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, has shared that Brendan Fraser will receive the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance for his outstanding performance in The Whale. The TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI will return to an in-person gala fundraiser during the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Glenn Close Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Docuseries THE ME YOU CAN'T SEE VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Docuseries THE ME YOU CAN'T SEE
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2021

From co-creators and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, the series offers a glimpse into the diverse stories of mental health and emotional well-being.

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Shares Her Favorite Tony Awards Memories VideoVIDEO: Christine Baranski Shares Her Favorite Tony Awards Memories
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2021

Christine Baranski discusses working in film and television during a pandemic and shares her most memorable Tony Awards moments.

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale! VideoVIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

‚ÄúYou Will Be Found‚ÄĚ by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is performed by Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Cast Amy Adams, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more!

VIDEO: Mila Kunis and Glenn Close in New Trailer For FOUR GOOD DAYS VideoVIDEO: Mila Kunis and Glenn Close in New Trailer For FOUR GOOD DAYS
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2021

An all new trailer has been released for the film Four Good Days, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars 7-time Academy Award Nominee Glenn Close (The Wife, Fatal Attraction) and Mila Kunis (Black Swan, That 70s Show) in a moving mother-daughter drama.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Disney's CRUELLA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Disney's CRUELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2021

Academy Award¬ģ winner Emma Stone (‚ÄúLa La Land‚ÄĚ) stars in Disney‚Äôs ‚ÄúCruella,‚ÄĚ an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious ‚Äď and notoriously fashionable ‚Äď villains.

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEP VideoVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2020

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close has kept herself laughing during quarantine by dressing up as different characters, including a homegrown take on the villain Cruella de Vil. You can see Glenn Close in 'Hillbilly Elegy' on Netflix.

VIDEO: Amy Adams Talks 'Facetime Roulette' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Amy Adams Talks 'Facetime Roulette' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2020

Amy talks about being hunkered down in quarantine but becoming more social virtually, playing 'FaceTime Roulette' with her contacts, watching old Best Picture winners she has never seen, her Thanksgiving plans, working with Glenn Close, and meeting the woman she plays in the new movie Hillbilly Elegy.

BWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote! VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2020

Broadway favorites Lonny Price and Leigh Silverman have come together with the best of Broadway to inspire you to get out there and VOTE. We all might be feeling a little down right now, but there is reason for hope as we  inch closer to the election! 

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020

Jennifer Hudson performed Tomorrow from Annie as part of Broadway For Biden's In our America: A Concert For the Soul of the Nation earlier this week.

VIDEO: See Amy Adams & Glenn Close in the Trailer for HILLBILLY ELEGY VideoVIDEO: See Amy Adams & Glenn Close in the Trailer for HILLBILLY ELEGY
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2020

J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget.


Glenn Close Frequently Asked Questions

What is Glenn Close next theatre project?
Glenn Close's next show will be A Little Night Music which opens on 1/1/9999 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Glenn Close been in?
Glenn Close has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

How many West End shows has Glenn Close been in?
Glenn Close has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Glenn Close's first West End show?
Glenn Close's first West End show was Sunset Boulevard which opened in 2016

What awards has Glenn Close been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mother of the Maid , Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater (Theatre World Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Death and the Maiden , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Death and the Maiden , Death and the Maiden (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Death and the Maiden , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Death and the Maiden Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Real Thing and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Barnum .

What awards has Glenn Close won?
John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater (Theatre World Awards) for Sunset Boulevard, Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sunset Boulevard, Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Death and the Maiden Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Death and the Maidenand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Real Thing.