Harriet Harris

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Harriet Harris BIO

Any successful wedding requires something old and something new. The prospect of walking down the aisle with old friends in an original Broadway musical is irresistible to me. Perhaps, the something borrowed and something blue had best be sorted out in rehearsal. Recent Broadway: Encores: Mrs. Eggleston in Little Me, Madame, the tragically misunderstood stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Broadway. I have appeared as other near perfect or deeply flawed women in, Present Laughter, Cry Baby: The Musical, Old Acquaintance, and The Man Who Came to Dinner. In 2002 I received the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Featured Actress in a Musical as Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie. This past year, much to the surprise of my former glee club members, I made my debut at the San Francisco Opera in Show Boat. Off Broadway: Standing on Ceremony, Yeast Nation, Jeffrey (Drama Desk nomination), Bella, Belle of Byelorussia (Drama Desk nomination), Christmas on Mars, and Rude Entertainment. Regional appearances include, Guthrie Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Kennedy Center. Film credits include: Love Is Strange, Memento, Nurse Betty, Addams Family Values. TV credits include: “Desperate Housewives” ( as Felicia Tillman), “Frasier” ( as agent Bebe Glazer). Member of the Acting Company, AEA.

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Harriet Harris STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival Production, 2024
Queen Aggravain

[Off-Broadway]
Park Avenue Armory Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Performer

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2018
Mrs. Malaprop

[Regional (US)]
Regional World Premiere Production, 2018
Fanny

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! New York City Center Production, 2018
Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere at the Public Theater, 2018
Mrs. Trewitt

Belinda

Margarita Low

Sister Comfort

[Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Charlotte Shelby

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Georgette Howard [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Mrs. Eggleston

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Madame

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2010
Monica Reed

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Mrs. Vernon-Williams

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Mildred Watson Drake

Mildred Watson Drake

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Vera Charles

[Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2005
Madame Dilly

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Mrs. Meers [Replacement]

Mrs. Meers

[Off-Broadway]
2001
Katinka/Eleanor

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Mrs. Meers [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2000
Maggie Cutler

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Mrs. Semple/Diana/Mrs. Sitgood [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1993
Woman in Bed/Showgirl/Ann Marwood Bartle/Debra Moorehouse/Sharon/Mom/Mrs. Marcangelo

[Off-Broadway]
1992
Woman in bed/Showgirl/Ann Marwood Bartle/Debra Moorhouse/Sharon/Mom/Mrs. Marcangelo

[Off-Broadway]
1992
Ms. Connell/Waitress/Ms. Cabot/Wendy/Helen

[Broadway]
1992
Penny McKenzie (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
1990
Ruth

[Off-Broadway]
1990
Elizabeth Proctor

[Off-Broadway]
1989
Lady Macduff

[Off-Broadway]
1988
Calpurnia

[Off-Broadway]
1987
Violet Robinson

[Off-Broadway]
1986
Ophelia

[Off-Broadway]
1980
Vittoria

[Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1977
Performer


Harriet Harris Movies

[1993]Addams Family Values Ellen Buckman

[1994]Quiz Show Enright's Secretary

[1996]Romeo + Juliet Susan Santandiago TV Gossip Harriet Harris

[1998]Show & Tell Frances

[2000]Nurse Betty Ellen

[2000]Memento Mrs. Jankis

[2001]The One Nurse Besson

[2005]Monster-in-Law Therapist Harriet Harris

[2011]Rampart Stacy Cranston Harriet Harris

[2014]Love Is Strange Honey Harriet Harris

[2016]Her Last Will Dina Cotton Harriet Harris

[2017]Phantom Thread Barbara Rose

[2020]Baby Emakumea

[2021]Licorice Pizza Mary Grady


Harriet Harris TV Shows

Desperate Housewives Felicia Tilman

Frasier Bebe Glazer

It's All Relative Audrey O'Neil

Law & Order Ms. Kenny, Sheila

Space: Above and Beyond Ambassador Diane Hayden

Stark Raving Mad Audrey Radford, Audrey

The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Vivian Buchanan

Union Square Suzanne Barkley

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John Douglas Thompson & Nicole Ari Parker to Lead Red Bull Theater's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!

Photos: New York City Center Encores! ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Celebrates Closing Night

New York City Center Encores! season kicked off with Once Upon a Mattress, which officially closed on February 4, 2024. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the show's final performance. Check out photos of the cast taking their final bows and celebrating at the after party.

Video: Michael Urie Performs 'An Opening For A Princess' In Encores! ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

Up next at New York City Center, the Encores! season kicks off with Once Upon a Mattress, running January 24 through February 4, 2024. See star Michael Urie performing 'An Opening For a Princess,' in newly released video of the production below!

Video: Watch More Songs from Encores! ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

Up next at New York City Center, the Encores! season kicks off with Once Upon a Mattress, running January 24 through February 4, 2024.  Check out more video highlights of the cast in action!

Review Roundup: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens at New York City Center Encores!

Read the reviews for Once Upon a Mattress, now playing at New York City Center Encores!

Photos: First Look at Sutton Foster, J. Harrison Ghee & More in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

Up next at New York City Center, the Encores! season kicks off with Once Upon a Mattress, running January 24 through February 4, 2024. Check out a first look at the cast in action here!

Video: See Sutton Foster & More in Highlights From Encores! ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

Check out vide footage from the Encores! production of Once Upon a Mattress.

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kara Young, Reynaldo Piniella & More to Star in HAMLET Reading at The Acting Company 

The Acting Company has revealed the cast for their reading of Hamlet. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Stars J. Harrison Ghee, Cheyenne Jackson, and Nikki Renee Daniels Gear Up for City Center

See some of the stars of the upcoming Once Upon A Mattress in action as they gear up for their City Center run. Watch as Tony Award-winner J. Harrison Ghee performs “Many Moons Ago” with Nikki Renée Daniels (Lady Larken) and Cheyenne Jackson (Sir Harry) peforming, 'In a Little While”.

HACKS to Return to Max This Spring

Max's hit comedy series Hacks is returning this Spring. The series follows the evolving dynamic between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her young, entitled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder).

The Acting Company to Present Annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series

The Acting Company will present their annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series, featuring a trio of unique Shakespeare interpretations. Get all the details about this exciting event in New York City.

Wake Up With BWW 8/1: DeVito-Led I NEED THAT Sets Dates, MOULIN ROUGE! Recoups, and More!

Top stories: Roundabout's I Need That starring Danny DeVito has set its dates and creative team, Moulin Rouge! the Musical has recouped on Broadway, in the UK, and in Australia, and more!

J. Harrison Ghee, Steven Pasquale, Amber Gray, and More Will Lead Industry Reading of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL the 1994 iconic blockbuster book by John Berendt, which still holds a New York Times bestseller list record, is being developed into a new musical and will have an invitation only  industry reading on August 3rd and 4th, 2023 in New York City. Learn more about the musical, and find out who is starring in the reading, here!

Full Cast & Creative Team Unveiled for The Acting Company's World Premiere of Lisa Peterson's ODYSSEY 

The Acting Company has revealed the full cast and creative team for Lisa Peterson's world premiere of ODYSSEY. Get all the details and book your tickets now.

Introducing the Cast and Creative Team of ODYSSEY at Marin Theatre Company

Get an exclusive look at the star-studded cast and talented creative team of ODYSSEY at Marin Theatre Company. Meet the actors and creatives bringing this epic story to life in a captivating stage adaptation. Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness their incredible talents in action.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to Flat Rock Playhouse

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King and I and The Sound of Music comes to Flat Rock Playhouse just in time for summer!

Tatiana Wechsler, Kaliswa Brewster & More to Star in THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV Reading at The Acting Company

The Acting Company has announced the complete cast for the reading of Mustapha Matura's new play Three Sisters After Chekhov. This is a part of the Reading Series in honor of The Acting Company's 50th anniversary. 

Pandora Productions Closes Season With IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!

Pandora Productions, Louisville's only theatre company dedicated and most trusted to tell the stories of the LGBTQ+ community, proudly closes the 2022-2023 Season with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove with music by Barbara Anselmi. Pandora's Artistic Director calls this the quintessential American Musical theatre show.

Ezra Knight & Sara Bareilles Join The Acting Company's Annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala

Ezra Knight will host The Acting Company’s annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala, featuring a performance by Sara Bareilles. See how to purchase tickets!

Alison Pill, Reed Birney, Marsha Mason & More to Star in Audible Theater Originals This Spring

Audible Inc., has announced a new slate of four Audible Theater titles scheduled for release on March 23. See the lineup!

Harriet Harris FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Harriet Harris has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

Harriet Harris has not appeared in the West End.

Harriet Harris has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She received a Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards for her role in "The Low Road" and another nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same production. Harris also earned a Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards for her performance in "The Roads to Home." In addition, she was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical by the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "Cry-Baby The Musical." Harris received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her work in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She also earned two nominations for Outstanding Featured Actress - Play from the Drama Desk Awards for her performances in "Jeffrey" and "Bella, Belle of Byelorussia."

Harriet Harris has won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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