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Jayne Houdyshell

 
Birth Place:
Topeka, KS, USA
Bio:
Jayne Houdyshell began her acting career performing a wide range of plays in regional theaters across the country. In 2016, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in The Humans. Other honors for her stage performances include two Drama Desk Awards and two Obie ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA

Bio:
Jayne Houdyshell began her acting career performing a wide range of plays in regional theaters across the country. In 2016, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in The Humans. Other honors for her stage performances include two Drama Desk Awards and two Obie ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Mrs. Shinn
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC World Premiere Production, 2018
Theresa
  [New York]
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw Production, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Deirdre Blake
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Deirdre Blake
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Gloria Drexel
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Nurse
  [Broadway]
2012
Barbara
  [Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Hattie Walker
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Miss Prism [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2010
Alta
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2009
Mae Peterson
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Coraline
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Barbara Ellen Diggs
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Beverly Wilkins
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Carol
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Ann
  [Broadway]
Benefit Concert, 2005
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2004
Ursula
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]
Madame Morrible [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer

Jayne Houdyshell Biography

Jayne Houdyshell began her acting career performing a wide range of plays in regional theaters across the country. In 2016, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in The Humans. Other honors for her stage performances include two Drama Desk Awards and two Obie Awards. Houdyshell’s film credits include The Humans, Little Women, Downsizing, The Chaperone, and Garden State. She can currently be seen in the Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building.

Jayne Houdyshell Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Jayne Houdyshell, The Music Man
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
 
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Jayne HoudyshellCoraline
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie)
Jayne Houdyshell, Coraline
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, The New Century
 
The Lortels - 2008 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Jayne Houdyshell, The Receptionist
 
Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance Gold Star
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance Gold Star
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Jayne HoudyshellWell

Jayne Houdyshell News

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 22, 2022

Jefferson Mays' universally celebrated, one man virtuoso, tour-de-force performance in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol officially opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photos from the red carpet here!

THE MUSIC MAN Extends Broadway Run By Two Weeks Photo THE MUSIC MAN Extends Broadway Run By Two Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

The Music Man has extended its Broadway run by popular demand.¬† Originally announced to close on January 1, the revival of Meredith Willson‚Äôs¬†musical,¬†starring two-time Tony Award¬ģ, Grammy Award¬ģ, and Emmy Award¬ģ-winning star¬†Hugh Jackman¬†as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner¬†Sutton Foster¬†as Marian Paroo, will now play its positively final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2022

From highly-anticipated new movie musicals like Disenchanted and Spirited, to the soundtrack for Netflix's upcoming Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack, November's new streaming releases will give Broadway fans entertained throughout the month. 

Review: Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Tampa Repertory Theatre Photo Review: Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Tampa Repertory Theatre
by Drew Eberhard - Nov 5, 2022

Playwright Lucas Hnath was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Later his move to New York led him to study Pre-Med, but soon he changed his major to Dramatic Writing, where he studied at Tisch School for the Arts earning a BFA, and subsequently following an MFA. Hnath is the playwright of 10 Dramatic works. His Broadway Debut and most notably his best work A Doll's House Part 2, debuted on Broadway in April of 2017 and closed in September later that year. Commissioned by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, Hnath's contemporary spin/sequel to the Ibsen classic starred Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, and Condola Rashad. Metcalf later went on to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her portrayal of Nora Helmer. Subsequently, Hnath's work was also a nominee for Best Play at the time.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

Katie Holmes Will Lead THE WANDERERS Off-Broadway Next Year Photo Katie Holmes Will Lead THE WANDERERS Off-Broadway Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2022

Katie Holmes will lead Roundabout Theatre Company's New York premiere of The  Wanderers by playwright Anna Ziegler, and directed by Barry Edelstein. Learn more about the play here!

Jesse Williams Joins ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Three Photo Jesse Williams Joins ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Three
by Michael Major - Oct 25, 2022

Jesse Williams has joined the cast of Only Murders in the Building season three. Williams will be playing a documentarian who has a particular interest in the case that the show's stars, played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, are solving. Williams will join Paul Rudd in the new season. Rudd will play Broadway star Ben Glenroy.

Cast Announced For THE HUMANS At Wilbury Theatre Group Photo Cast Announced For THE HUMANS At Wilbury Theatre Group
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2022

Wilbury Theatre Group presents the Rhode Island premiere of Tony-Award winner for Best Play (2016) The Humans by Stephen Karam, directed by Josh Short.¬† Running November 17 ‚Äď December 11, the production features Jim O'Brien, Jeanine Kane, Rachel Dulude, Jessie March, Dave Rabinow, & Carol Varden.¬†

VIDEO: Watch Linda Emond, Jayne Houdyshell & More in the CAUSEWAY Film Trailer Photo VIDEO: Watch Linda Emond, Jayne Houdyshell & More in the CAUSEWAY Film Trailer
by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2022

Watch the video trailer for 'Causeway,' a new film directed by Lila Neugebauer ('The Waverly Gallery') starring Jennifer Lawrence, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell ('The Music Man,' 'The Humans'), Linda Emond ('Cabaret,' 'Death of a Salesman'), Stephen McKinley Henderson ('A Doll's House Part 2'), Brian Tyree Henry (“Lobby Hero,' 'The Book of Mormon').

Album Review: THE MUSIC MAN (THE 2022 BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) Is A New Kind Of MUSIC Photo Album Review: THE MUSIC MAN (THE 2022 BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) Is A New Kind Of MUSIC MAN For A New Generation… Kind Of
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 6, 2022

The additional track of the cut barbershop quartet song, IT’S YOU is a real bonus and so is the extra extended cut of Jackman and Shuler Hensley’s clowning fun on THE SADDER BUT WISER GIRL FOR ME.

Jayne Houdyshell Videos

VIDEO: Watch Linda Emond, Jayne Houdyshell & More in the CAUSEWAY Film Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Linda Emond, Jayne Houdyshell & More in the CAUSEWAY Film Trailer

by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2022

Watch the video trailer for 'Causeway,' a new film directed by Lila Neugebauer ('The Waverly Gallery') starring Jennifer Lawrence, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell ('The Music Man,' 'The Humans'), Linda Emond ('Cabaret,' 'Death of a Salesman'), Stephen McKinley Henderson ('A Doll's House Part 2'), Brian Tyree Henry (“Lobby Hero,' 'The Book of Mormon').

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN Pre-Show Ritual With Hugh Jackman on LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN Pre-Show Ritual With Hugh Jackman on LIVE

by Michael Major - Jul 11, 2022

Watch Sutton Foster on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan discussing her current Broadway run in The Music Man. She discussed her pre-show ritual with Hugh Jackman, which they call 'carpet chats,' in which they sit down and talk before every performance. Foster also touched on her love of crafting and why she considers herself to be a 'pro-crocheter.'

VIDEO: Hulu Debuts ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Two Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Hulu Debuts ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Two Trailer

by Michael Major - Jun 14, 2022

Hulu has debuted the trailer for the second season of Only Murders in the Building. The new season will see the return of stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. Season two is also slated to featuren Shirley MacLaine, Amy Schumer, Nathan Lane, Jackie Hoffman, and Da'Vine Joy Randolph.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: THE MUSIC MAN's Jayne Houdyshell Videoplay
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: THE MUSIC MAN's Jayne Houdyshell

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022

Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Jayne Houdyshell! 'The greatest joy is the young people in [our] cast,' said Jayne. 'Those kids are amazing. Their work ethic is impeccable, but it's done out of complete joy.'

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain C Videoplay
VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain Call Speech

by Marissa Tomeo - May 22, 2022

On Friday night, May 20th, Hugh Jackman made a curtain call speech at The Music Man in honor of Sutton Foster's recent Drama League win. Foster, who currently stars as Marian Paroo alongside Jackman's Harold Hill, was awarded the 2022 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Hugh Jackman Reveal They Were 'Intimidated' to Work Together i Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Hugh Jackman Reveal They Were 'Intimidated' to Work Together in MUSIC MAN on MEYERS

by Michael Major - May 6, 2022

Music Man stars Sutton Foster and Hugh Jackman sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss their return to Broadway in the Music Man after the pandemic, troublesome audience members, and why they were initially intimidated to work with each other. They also praised swings and understudies, with Foster detailing her experiences working as one.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Discusses Performing For Her Daughter in MUSIC MAN on CBS MORNIN Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Discusses Performing For Her Daughter in MUSIC MAN on CBS MORNINGS

by Michael Major - Apr 29, 2022

Sutton Foster dished on her pre-show ritual with Hugh Jackman, returning to the stage after the pandemic, and more. Foster also discussed that she sings 'Goodnight, My Someone' from the show every night to her daughter, Emily. Foster spoke on what it was like to have her daughter in the audience while she sang the song during the show.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT

by Michael Major - Apr 7, 2022

On a new episode of Stephen Colbert's 'Dream Role Goals,' Sutton Foster revealed her musical theatre dream roles. Foster discusses which Broadway roles she'd like to take one, including parts in Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, and Funny Girl.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN & Returning to ANYTHING GOES on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN & Returning to ANYTHING GOES on TODAY

by Michael Major - Mar 4, 2022

Sutton Foster appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss starring on Broadway alongside Hugh Jackman in The Music Man. In the new interview, Foster also discusses returning to the role of 'Reno Sweeney' in Anything Goes, her crocheting skills, and more. Watch the full segment now!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway

by Opening Night - Feb 11, 2022

Last night, the hugely anticipated revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo opened triumphantly on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you to the curtain call and after party below!


Jayne Houdyshell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jayne Houdyshell been in?
Jayne Houdyshell has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Jayne Houdyshell been in?
Jayne Houdyshell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jayne Houdyshell been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Music Man , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Doll's House, Part 2 , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Doll's House, Part 2 , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Doll's House, Part 2 , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for The Humans , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Humans , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Follies , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Coraline , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for Coraline , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The New Century , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for The Receptionist , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Well , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Well , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Well , Performance (Obie Awards) for Well Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Well and Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Well .

What awards has Jayne Houdyshell won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Humans, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Well Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Welland Performance (Obie Awards) for Well.