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Glynis Johns

 
Birth Place:
Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
Bio:
Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a retired Welsh stage, television and film actress, dancer, pianist, and singer. She is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney's ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 05, 1923 (98)

Birth Place: Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

Bio:
Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a retired Welsh stage, television and film actress, dancer, pianist, and singer. She is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney's ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1989
Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Desiree Armfeldt
  [Broadway]
1963
The Patient
  [Broadway]
1956
Barbara Undershaft
  [Broadway]
1952
Gertie

Photos



Glynis Johns - Glynis Johns Photo: Don Hunstein / Sony Music Archives

From: 
Date:
04/14/2010

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1989
Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Desiree Armfeldt

  [Broadway]
1963
The Patient

  [Broadway]
1956
Barbara Undershaft

  [Broadway]
1952
Gertie

Glynis Johns Biography

Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a retired Welsh stage, television and film actress, dancer, pianist, and singer. She is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney's musical motion picture box office smash Mary Poppins. THEATRE. Broadway: 1956 Major Barbara (title role), 1963 Too True to Be Good, 1973 A Little Night Music (Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical), 1989-1990 The Circle.

Glynis Johns Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Actress of the Year in a New Play
Glynis JohnsCause Celebre
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Glynis Johns, A Little Night Music
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Glynis Johns , A Little Night Music

Glynis Johns News

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, THE CIRCLE & More Announced for Classical Theatre Company 202 Photo THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, THE CIRCLE & More Announced for Classical Theatre Company 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

A 2016 winner of the prestigious National Theatre Company Grant Award by the American Theatre Wing, Classical Theatre Company has announce the lineup for its 2022-2023 15th Anniversary Mainstage Season. As the only professional theatre company in the State of Texas that solely produces classical drama on a year-round basis,

BWW Review: Donna McKechnie Is Luminous In TAKE ME TO THE WORLD ‚Ä" THE SONGS OF STEP Photo BWW Review: Donna McKechnie Is Luminous In TAKE ME TO THE WORLD ‚Ä" THE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 3, 2022

With her new Stephen Sondheim tribute show, Donna McKechnie is thrilling audiences and honoring a dear friend.

The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit P Photo The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit Professional Producing Theaters
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Burry Fredrik Foundation championing the growth and continuing health of Connecticut's non-profit professional producing theaters. Since 2012, the Foundation has granted over $3 million to a dozen Connecticut theaters with a proven track record of accomplishments. In 2022, $500,000 will be awarded. The Foundation was established by Burry Fredrik (1925-2012), a Tony Award-winning producer and noted director, who lived in Weston, CT.

BWW Review: Love Is In The Air During TO STEVE WITH LOVE: LIZ CALLAWAY CELBRATES SOND Photo BWW Review: Love Is In The Air During TO STEVE WITH LOVE: LIZ CALLAWAY CELBRATES SONDHEIM at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 24, 2022

Liz Callaway was there for the last forty years, and, now, she is sharing the music and the memories in TO STEVE WITH LOVE, her musical cabaret honoring Mr. Sondheim.

BWW Review: CABARET at NM Women's Club Photo BWW Review: CABARET at NM Women's Club
by Jackie Camborde - Mar 15, 2022

Full confession: I was not jumping up and down to see another production of Cabaret. Chalk it up to Cabaret being the show that wouldn't die when I was in college - cast as a chorus member, it was a grueling rehearsal period and extended run, then we won American College Theater Festival for our region and had to come back early from winter break to recreate it, it literally went on for a good two thirds of my sophomore year. Some of the songs can give me PTSD. True fact.

BWW Interview: Alison Ewing of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at 42nd Street Moon Is Thrilled t Photo BWW Interview: Alison Ewing of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at 42nd Street Moon Is Thrilled to Be Back Onstage in a Sondheim Classic
by Jim Munson - Nov 2, 2021

BroadwayWorld talks to leading lady Alison Ewing about playing Desiree in 42nd Street Moon's new production of Stephen Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music' playing November 4 to 21 in San Francisco.

De Cerca: David Pintó analiza 'Send In the Clowns' Photo De Cerca: David Pintó analiza 'Send In the Clowns'
by Nuria Pedret - Jul 30, 2021

El director y adaptador musical comenta en profundidad la pieza de Stephen Sondheim, de su musical A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

Summer Classic Film Series Returns To The Majestic Theater in 2021 Photo Summer Classic Film Series Returns To The Majestic Theater in 2021
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2021

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater celebrates the return of its summer classic film series in 2021 after a forced hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy classic movies in the beautifully restored historic theater Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. June through August. Tickets are just $7 and are on sale now. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Theater Stories: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC and More About The Photo Theater Stories: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC and More About The Majestic Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Majestic Theatre! Learn about some of the best-known shows to grace the stage of the Majestic Theatre, including Carousel, South Pacific, Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, and many more!

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by Cristina Martinez - Feb 25, 2021

Un 25 de febrero, en 1973, se estrenaba por primera vez en Broadway A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, el musical con m√ļsica y letra de Stephen Sondheim y libreto de Hugh Wheeler. Inspirado en la pel√≠cula de Ingmar Bergman SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT, el musical sub√≠a el tel√≥n del Shubert Theatre bajo la direcci√≥n de Harold Prince y con las coreograf√≠as de Patricia Birch.

Glynis Johns Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND at New York City Center VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND at New York City Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2019

Harry Townsend's Last Stand¬†(www.HarryTownsendsLastStand.com)¬†a new play written by¬†George Eastman¬†(The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange)¬†and directed by¬†Karen Carpenter¬†(Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care), is currently playing at¬†New York¬†City Center Stage II¬†(131 West 55th¬†Street between 6th¬†and 7th¬†Avenues) and is produced¬† by¬†Dennis Grimaldi¬†(A Gentlemen's Guide...; Love Letters,¬†Angels in America, Other People's Money). Starring¬†Three time¬†Tony¬ģ Award Nominee and¬†Tony¬ģ Award winner,¬†Len Cariou¬† (title role in¬†Sweeney Todd;¬†A Little Night Music¬†with Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold;¬†Applause¬†starring Lauren Bacall; 'Blue Bloods') and¬†Craig Bierko¬†(Tony¬ģ Award¬† and Drama Desk Award nominee,¬†Music Man; 'The Long Kiss Goodnight, 'UnREAL,' 'Blue Bloods'),¬†Harry Townsend's Last Stand¬†opens¬†Tomorrow,¬†Wednesday,¬†December 4.

BWW TV: Len Cariou, Craig Bierko & More Explain What HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND Is A VideoBWW TV: Len Cariou, Craig Bierko & More Explain What HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND Is All About
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 11, 2019

Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter will premiere at New York City Center Stage II.

VIDEO: Watch Death Metal Cover of a Classic MARY POPPINS Song!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 25, 2015

Yesterday an all-new death metal cover of the MARY POPPINS classic, 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' hit YouTube, superimposed over footage from the classic Disney film.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lost Documentary Footage from SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2013

'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute' was the title given to a benefit staged in March 1973. American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the National Hemophilia Foundation first wanted to honor Harold Prince, but he declined, so they chose Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim thought it would be 'merely a dinner,' but it was actually a full-scale production with 33 performers and a 30-piece orchestra, staged on the set of the then-running 'A Little Night Music' at the Shubert Theatre. Below, check out footage from a short documentary that was made about the show.

BWW WEST END: 'A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC' Meets the Press!
by Eddie Varley - Apr 9, 2009

The critically acclaimed, sell-out Menier Chocolate Factory production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical A Little Night Music, directed by Trevor Nunn, transfers to the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season.


Glynis Johns Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Glynis Johns been in?
Glynis Johns has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Glynis Johns been in?
Glynis Johns has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Glynis Johns been nominated for?
Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Cause Celebre Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for A Little Night Music and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Little Night Music .

What awards has Glynis Johns won?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for A Little Night Musicand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Little Night Music.