Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Gypsy Rose Lee

Also Credited As: Rose Louise
 
Date of Birth: January 08, 1911
Date of Death: April 26, 1970 (59)

Birth Place: Seattle, WA, USA

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1961
Jenny
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1942
Gloria Pinkee
Nurse
The Girl on the Police Gazette
The Lady that's known as "Lou"
Jennie Windsor
"Star and Garter Girls" Singer
"I Can't Strip to Brahms" Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
May Daly [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1936
Nurse
Miss Gherkin
Dolores Del Morgan
"I Can't Get Started With You" Singer
Mrs. Higgins
Lady De Vere
"The Economic Situation" Singer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Performer

Writing

Playwright
Source Material

Photos

Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten), Sadie Frost (Gypsy Rose Lee) Photo

Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten), Sadie Frost (Gypsy Rose Lee)

From: 
Date:
08/12/2016
Sadie Frost (Gypsy Rose Lee), Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten) Photo

Sadie Frost (Gypsy Rose Lee), Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten)

From: 
Date:
08/12/2016
Sadie Frost (Gypsy Rose Lee), Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten) Photo

Sadie Frost (Gypsy Rose Lee), Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten)

From: 
Date:
08/12/2016
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen, left) has a dressing room stand-off with Gypsy Rose Lee Photo

Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen, left) has a dressing room stand-off with Gypsy Rose Lee, aka her daughter Louise (Maria Rizzo).

From: 
Date:
12/21/2013
Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen, left) adjusts to the rise of Gypsy Rose Lee, aka her da Photo

Momma Rose (Sherri L. Edelen, left) adjusts to the rise of Gypsy Rose Lee, aka her daughter Louise (Maria Rizzo).

From: 
Date:
12/21/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1961
Jenny

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1942
Gloria Pinkee

Nurse

The Girl on the Police Gazette

The Lady that's known as "Lou"

Jennie Windsor

"Star and Garter Girls" Singer

"I Can't Strip to Brahms" Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1939
May Daly [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1936
Nurse

Miss Gherkin

Dolores Del Morgan

"I Can't Get Started With You" Singer

Mrs. Higgins

Lady De Vere

"The Economic Situation" Singer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Performer

Writing
Playwright
Source Material





Gypsy Rose Lee News

COME FROM AWAY is Coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts Photo COME FROM AWAY is Coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced that the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, is returning to Costa Mesa at Segerstrom Hall for a limited one week engagement from June 21-26.

Cast Announced For COME FROM AWAY At Center Theatre Group Photo Cast Announced For COME FROM AWAY At Center Theatre Group
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022

Critically acclaimed and widely celebrated ‚ÄúCome From Away,‚ÄĚ a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will return to Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre for a limited engagement May 31 through June 12.

Laura Benanti to Perform at The Lesher Center for the Arts Photo Laura Benanti to Perform at The Lesher Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

The Lesher Center Presents Headliners series will continue with Broadway star Laura Benanti. This evening of song will include Benanti’s brilliant renditions of Broadway tunes, standards, and more.

Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two Photo Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 22, 2022

Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard have joined the second season of The Gilded Age as recurring characters. Newly-confirmed guest stars include Dakin Mathews (Waitress), Christopher Denham (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), David Furr (Burn This), Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), Michael Braugher (To Kill a Mockingbird), and more.

Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More Photo Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company¬†has announced the¬†2022/23 Season¬†today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company‚Äôs¬†first full season in its expanded home‚ÄĒwelcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf‚Äôs bold, visceral and muscular work.

COME FROM AWAY is Coming to the Lied Center Photo COME FROM AWAY is Coming to the Lied Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has announced the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Lincoln, NE debut at the Lied Center for a limited engagement on April 27- May 1.

COME FROM AWAY is Coming to Popejoy Hall Photo COME FROM AWAY is Coming to Popejoy Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

Popejoy Presents and Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico have announced the national tour of¬†COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will open May 11 its Albuquerque debut at Popejoy Hall for a limited engagement May 11 ‚Äď 15, 2022.

JAR OF FAT by Seayoung Yim Announced as Winner of 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize Photo JAR OF FAT by Seayoung Yim Announced as Winner of 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

The 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize, one of the theater world’s most prestigious playwriting prizes, will be awarded to Seayoung Yim for her play Jar of Fat.

BWW Review: Justin Elizabeth Sayre's ASSORTED FRUIT at Joe's Pub Takes Everyone to Ga Photo BWW Review: Justin Elizabeth Sayre's ASSORTED FRUIT at Joe's Pub Takes Everyone to Gay Heaven
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 22, 2022

The variety in this show is marvelous but the host of the show is The End.

Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image Photo Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

¬†Museum of the Moving Image has announced¬†See It Big: Sondheim, a ten-film series devoted to the celebrated composer, lyricist, author, artist, and all-around innovator Stephen Sondheim. When Sondheim died last November, he didn‚Äôt just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work‚ÄĒhe had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

Gypsy Rose Lee Videos

VIDEO: Highlights From GYPSY At Bay Area Musicals VideoVIDEO: Highlights From GYPSY At Bay Area Musicals
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2019

Inspired by the 1957 memoirs of legendary burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Bay Area Musicals' production of GYPSY runs from November 9 - December 8, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102). The press opening will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Jade Shojaee and Erik Preminger Talk GYPSY at Bay Area Musicals VideoVIDEO: Jade Shojaee and Erik Preminger Talk GYPSY at Bay Area Musicals
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the first production of the Company's 2019-2020 season, the timeless 6-Time Tony Award-winning masterpiece GYPSY. Inspired by the 1957 memoirs of legendary burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Bay Area Musicals' production of GYPSY runs from November 9 a?" December 8, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102).

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Prepares for Cadogan Hall Show with FLOTUS VideoVIDEO: Laura Benanti Prepares for Cadogan Hall Show with FLOTUS
by Paul Smith - May 31, 2019

Tony Award Winner and current star of My Fair Lady, Laura Benanti, is hopping across the pond to perform a concert at London's Cadogan Hall. Known for her performances on Broadway in Gypsy, She Loves Me, and Meteor Shower, this concert will be her first performance in London.

Casting Announced For COME FROM AWAY Australian Premiere VideoCasting Announced For COME FROM AWAY Australian Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2018

The critically acclaimed new musical, COME FROM AWAY is now playing on Broadway, Toronto and a third company is touring North America. A Dublin and West End production are currently in rehearsal and the Australian company will have its premiere on Saturday 20 July 2019 at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre

Exclusive Video: Watch Becky Gulsvig Perform 'Me And The Sky' and More Highlights fro VideoExclusive Video: Watch Becky Gulsvig Perform 'Me And The Sky' and More Highlights from COME FROM AWAY on Tour
by TV - On the Road - Oct 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at Come From Away on Tour! Check out the video below! The touring production of Come From Away stars Kevin Carolan (Disney's Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Emily Walton (August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnye, Adam Halpin, Aaron Michael Ray.

VIDEO: Real Life Gander Resident Talks COME FROM AWAY on Kelly & Ryan VideoVIDEO: Real Life Gander Resident Talks COME FROM AWAY on Kelly & Ryan
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2018

A resident of Gander, Newfoundland, the town made famous by the hit musical Come From Away tuned into Kelly and Ryan today to play trivia and to tell her own true tale from the historic events in Gander, following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Check out the video below! 

VIDEO: National Tour of COME FROM AWAY Launches at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater VideoVIDEO: National Tour of COME FROM AWAY Launches at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with the launch of Come From Away's North American tour, playing October 9 - November 4, 2018. Single tickets are on sale now and season subscriptions are still available for purchase online at www.5thavenue.org, by phone at 206-625-1900, or in person at the Box Office (1308 5th Avenue in Downtown Seattle).

VIDEO: Highlights from GYPSY Starring Carolee Carmello at Broadway at Music Circus! VideoVIDEO: Highlights from GYPSY Starring Carolee Carmello at Broadway at Music Circus!
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2018

The 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with Gypsy, one of musical theater's most acclaimed and enduring works. Check out Broadway's Carolee Carmello and the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Canadian Cast Of COME FROM AWAY Performs 'Welcome To The Rock' VideoVIDEO: Canadian Cast Of COME FROM AWAY Performs 'Welcome To The Rock'
by Alan Henry - Jun 14, 2018

This morning the Canadian company of COME FROM AWAY performed City's Breakfast Television! Check out the video below!

VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 100 Performances in Toronto VideoVIDEO: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 100 Performances in Toronto
by Alan Henry - May 9, 2018

COME FROM AWAY celebrated its 100th performance in Toronto today. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein were on hand to present the cast with a cake commemorating the milestone.


Gypsy Rose Lee Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gypsy Rose Lee been in?
Gypsy Rose Lee has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Gypsy Rose Lee been in?
Gypsy Rose Lee has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Gypsy Rose Lee written?
Gypsy Rose Lee has written 2 shows including The Naked Genius (Playwright), Gypsy (Source Material).