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Irene Worth

Also Credited As: Harriet Elizabeth Abrams
 
Date of Birth: June 23, 1916
Date of Death: March 11, 2002 (85)

Birth Place: Omaha, NE, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1999
Madame Desmermortes [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Edith Wharton
  [Broadway]
1991
Grandma Kurnitz
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Volumnia
  [Broadway]
1984
Isabel Hastings Hoyt
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Miss Madrigal
  [Broadway]
1980
Miss Ella Rentheim
  [Broadway]
1980
Elizabeth
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Winnie
  [Broadway]
1977
Ranevskaya, Lyubov Andreevna
  [Broadway]
1977
Ranevskaya, Lyubov Andreevna
  [Broadway]
1975
Princess Kosmonopolis
  [Broadway]
1964
Miss Alice
  [Broadway]
1960
Albertine Prine
  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Mary Stuart
  [Broadway]
1950
Celia Coplestone
  [Broadway]
1944
Cecily Harden

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright


Irene Worth Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 1994 - Outstanding Body of Work Gold Star
Irene Worth
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production
Irene WorthLost In Yonkers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Irene Worth, Lost in Yonkers
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Irene Worth , Lost in Yonkers
 
Obie Awards - 1989 - Sustained Achievement Gold Star
Irene Worth
 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Actress of the Year
Irene WorthThe Bay At Nice
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Irene Worth, The Golden Age
 
Obie Awards - 1982 - Performance Gold Star
Irene Worth, The Chalk Garden
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Irene Worth, The Cherry Orchard
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Irene Worth , The Cherry Orchard
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Irene Worth, Sweet Bird of Youth
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1966 - Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress Gold Star
Irene WorthA Song at Twilight
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Irene Worth, Tiny Alice
 
Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Irene Worth, Toys in the Attic

Irene Worth News

Sir Ian McKellen Will Have A Theatre in Edinburgh Named In His Honour Photo Sir Ian McKellen Will Have A Theatre in Edinburgh Named In His Honour
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

Sir Ian McKellen will have a theatre named in his honour. The Ian McKellen Theatre at Saint Stephens in Edinburgh follows his acclaimed season of 'Hamlet', which was seen at the venue by a record-breaking 13,000 theatregoers at the Fringe.

Truman Capote Tribute Production TRU to Open at 3 Clubs Stage Photo Truman Capote Tribute Production TRU to Open at 3 Clubs Stage
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

Jamie Galen will perform the first act of Tru, Playwright Jay Presson Allen’s adaptation of the works of Truman Capote at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022 at Three Clubs Stage Room (1123 N. Vine Street Hollywood) on Saturday, June 4th, 11th, 18th 25thand Sunday June 19th at 7:30 pm. Running time is 70 minutes. Tickets go on sale May 1st at:  https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/7509?tab=details

Austin Pendleton Will Direct KING LEAR Reading at AMT Theater Photo Austin Pendleton Will Direct KING LEAR Reading at AMT Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 24, 2022

Austin Pendleton, the award winning actor/writer/director currently starring in 'The Minutes' on Broadway, will direct a reading of 'King Lear' at the AMT Theater May 1st, 6pm.  The reading stars Charles E. Gerber as Lear and is produced by the Workshop Theater Company as part of its annual 'Will-A-Thon' celebrating the week of Shakespeare's birthday.  It will be presented at AMT, 354 West 45th Street.

Ian McKellen Will Star in HAMLET at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Photo Ian McKellen Will Star in HAMLET at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

Now McKellen is to return to Hamlet in a world première at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing with the Edinburgh Festival Ballet Company. It is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in the Fringe line up.

The Old Opera House Theatre Company to Stage LOST IN YONKERS Photo The Old Opera House Theatre Company to Stage LOST IN YONKERS
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

The Old Opera Theatre Company is set to present the Neil Simon play, Lost in Yonkers. The production, directed by Amy Hebb, is a drama/comedy that is not recommended for children under thirteen. The show dates the weekends of March 18, 19, and 20, and March 25, 26, and 27, 2022. 

LOST IN YONKERS Comes to The Old Opera House Theatre Company in 2022 Photo LOST IN YONKERS Comes to The Old Opera House Theatre Company in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. The hit Broadway production featured Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl, and Kevin Spacey in award-winning performances.

Thornton Wilder's THE ALCESTIAD Will Be Performed Outdoors at Franklin D. Roosevelt F Photo Thornton Wilder's THE ALCESTIAD Will Be Performed Outdoors at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021

Thornton Wilder's rarely performed play, The Alcestiad, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 1955, directed by Tyrone Guthrie, and is inspired by Euripides Greek tragedy Alcestis. Wilder's third-act imagines a world after Alcestis returns from the land of the dead; her kingdom is overthrown by a tyrant and is ravaged by a plague.

BWW Interview: Austin Pendleton of LIFE, LOVE, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? on Metropolit Photo BWW Interview: Austin Pendleton of LIFE, LOVE, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? on MetropolitanZoom
by Stephen Mosher - May 4, 2021

It's time to try a new form of acting, and that's what Austin Pendleton is all about. On May 6th he will join the MetropolitanZoom family as he and Barbara Bleier perform their first ever virtual cabaret! Not to be missed.

BWW CD Review: With COME TOGETHER, Cool Carole J. Bufford Rocks, Rolls and Reels You  Photo BWW CD Review: With COME TOGETHER, Cool Carole J. Bufford Rocks, Rolls and Reels You In
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 25, 2021

The stylish crooner of classics from The Great American Songbook, traded in her slingbacks for a mini-skirt and all the groovin' tunes that goes with the look, and you know what? She wears it well.

Magis Theatre to Host Special Launch Party Entitled THE HEALING SUN Photo Magis Theatre to Host Special Launch Party Entitled THE HEALING SUN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2020

In honor of its original opening night of The Alcestiad, Magis Theatre will host a Solstice launch party event entitled 'The Healing Sun,' for its new interactive website that focuses on this timely and powerful play.

Irene Worth Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch the 2013 Elliot Norton Award Nominations Announcement!
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced its nominations for the 31st Annual Elliot Norton Awards. The awards, which recognize excellence in Greater Boston theater, will be presented on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Mainstage, 559 Washington Street, Boston. Click below to watch the announcement, and scroll down for a full list of the nominees!

Cromer Says Franco Debut in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH Likely
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2011

James Franco, will co-host the 2011 Oscars has confirmed to MTV news that he will co-star with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman in the upcoming Broadway revival of SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, according to Showbiz411.com. Franco says that he will appear appear as Chance Wayne, in the Fall 2011 production, which will be directed by David Cromer.

TV: James Franco Confirms Broadway Debut in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH with Nicole Kidman!
by Robert Diamond - Jan 28, 2011

James Franco, will co-host the 2011 Oscars has confirmed to MTV news that he will co-star with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman in the upcoming Broadway revival of SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, according to Showbiz411.com. Franco says that he will appear appear as Chance Wayne, in the Fall 2011 production, which will be directed by David Cromer.

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard Join O'Hare in CSC's UNCLE VANYA, Begins 1/17
by Eddie Varley - Dec 11, 2008

Acclaimed film and stage actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard have joined the cast of Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, and directed by Austin Pendleton, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen. UNCLE VANYA will begin previews on Saturday, January 17 at Classic Stage Company at 136 East 13th Street. An official press opening date will be announced in the coming weeks. UNCLE VANYA will play a limited engagement through March 1, 2009.


Irene Worth Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Irene Worth been in?
Irene Worth has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Irene Worth been in?
Irene Worth has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Irene Worth been nominated for?
Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) , Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Lost In Yonkers , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lost in Yonkers , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lost in Yonkers , Sustained Achievement (Obie Awards) , Actress of the Year (Olivier Awards) for The Bay At Nice , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Golden Age , Performance (Obie Awards) for The Chalk Garden , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Cherry Orchard , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Cherry Orchard , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Sweet Bird of Youth , Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for A Song at Twilight Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Tiny Alice and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Toys in the Attic .

What awards has Irene Worth won?
Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels), Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lost in Yonkers, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lost in Yonkers, Sustained Achievement (Obie Awards), Performance (Obie Awards) for The Chalk Garden, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Cherry Orchard, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Sweet Bird of Youth Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for A Song at Twilightand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Tiny Alice.

How many shows has Irene Worth written?
Irene Worth has written 2 shows including Irene Worth's Portrait of Edith Wharton (Playwright), The Gypsy and the Yellow Canary (Playwright).