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Jayne Houdyshell

Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA

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LCT: The New Century. Broadway: The Music Man (2022 Tony nomination); King Lear; A Doll’s House, Part 2 (2017 Tony nomination); The Humans (2016 Tony Award); Fish in the Dark; Dead Accounts; Romeo and Juliet; Follies (2012 Tony nomination); The Importance of Being Earnest; Bye Bye Birdie; Wicked; Well (2016 Tony nomination, Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway: The Pain and the Itch (Playwrights Horizons), Well (The Public), The Language Archive (Roundabout), Relevance (MCC), The Receptionist (MTC), Much Ado About Nothing(Shakespeare in the Park). Two Drama Desk awards, two Obies and the Lily Award. Regional credits include classical and modern plays at Yale Rep, McCarter, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and many others. Film: Causeway, The Humans, Litle Women, The Chaperone, Everybody’s Fine, Changing Lanes, Garden State. TV: “Only Murders in the Building,” “The Good Fight,” “Evil,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods.”

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Jayne Houdyshell STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2024
Maria

[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 Movies

Maid in Manhattan
[ 2002 ] Carmen
Changing Lanes
[ 2002 ] Miss Tetley
King of the Corner
[ 2004 ] Louise
Garden State
[ 2004 ] Mrs. Lubin
Trust the Man
[ 2005 ] Sex Addicts Leader
Road
[ 2005 ] Postal Clerk, Gun Shop
The Immaculate Misconception
[ 2006 ] Sister Patricia
Things That Hang from Trees
[ 2006 ] Pam Dupont
Everybody's Fine
[ 2009 ] Alice
Morning Glory
[ 2010 ] Stage Manager
The Bounty Hunter
[ 2010 ] Landlady
Romeo and Juliet
[ 2014 ] Nurse
Lucky Stiff
[ 2014 ] Harry's Landlady
Downsizing
[ 2017 ] Paul's Mother
The Chaperone
[ 2018 ] Sister Delores
Little Women
[ 2019 ] Hannah
The Humans
[ 2021 ] Deirdre
Causeway
[ 2022 ] Sharon

Jayne Houdyshell TV Shows

Law & Order
Madelyn Roberts
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Judge Ruth Linden, Ruth Linden
Only Murders in the Building
Bunny Folger
The Good Fight
Renée, Renée Rampling

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


winner
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

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


winner
Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance

Jayne Houdyshell, Well

Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Jayne Houdyshell, Well


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play

Jayne Houdyshell, Well


winner
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance

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

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Video: Anika Noni Rose Talks UNCLE VANYA and Her Children's Book on THE TODAY SHOW

On Tuesday, actress Anika Noni Rose joined the Today Show to discuss her role in Uncle Vanya and her upcoming children's book featuring fan-favorite character, Tiana. Rose is currently staring as Yelena in Uncle Vanya and believes that it speaks to the present moment, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video here!

Lincoln Center Theater Delays First Preview of UNCLE VANYA

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA, featuring a new version by Heidi Schreck, directed by Lila Neugebauer, will delay its first preview. Learn more about the production.

Meet the Cast of UNCLE VANYA, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

Uncle Vayna is back this season courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater. This version of the play features a new translation by Heidi Schreck and is directed by Lila Neugebauer.  Meet the cast of Uncle Vanya here!

Lincoln Center Theater's UNCLE VANYA Will Launch Digital Lottery

Lincoln Center Theater will launch an online ticket lottery for its production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA, beginning with its first preview on Tuesday, April 2 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  Find out how to enter the lottery for Uncle Vanya here!

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for UNCLE VANYA with Steve Carell, Alison Pill & More

In this video, watch as the full cast and creative team, including Steve Carell, Alison Pill and more tell us all about what this Uncle Vanya will bring to Broadway audiences.

Photos: UNCLE VANYA Cast Is Getting Ready for Broadway

120 years after the esteemed playwright's death and 24 years since it was last seen on Broadway, Uncle Vayna is back this season courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal here!

Tickets Go On Sale Today For Steve Carell-Led UNCLE VANYA

Tickets will go on sale today at 12pm ET for Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA. Learn more about how to get tickets here!

Steve Carell Will Make His Broadway Debut in UNCLE VANYA; Additional Cast Revealed!

Steve Carell is headed to Broadway! The actor, best known for starring in the television series The Office, will make his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA. Find out more information about the production here!

Tony Yazbeck Will Direct Reading of STAGE FRIGHT Starring Debra Messing, Betsy Wolfe, and More!

 Tony Yazbeck will direct the industry presentation of Stage Fright, a new comedy by Jed Seidel on October 6, 2023. Learn more about the reading here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 25th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 25, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Check out a full list of what's to come on Broadway in 2024 and be sure to check back as more engagements are added to the list!

THE WANDERERS Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances at Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the New York premiere of The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein on Sunday, April 2.

Did You Know? These 10 Actors Played the Role of Nora in A DOLL'S HOUSE!

A Doll's House is officially back on Broadway! This all new revival is led by Jessica Chastain, taking on the iconic role of 'Nora Helmer' in Henrik Ibsen's landmark drama. While Chastain is the latest star to portray Nora, many have done so before her. Here is a list of 10 actors you may not have known played Nora in A Doll's House!

Ashley Park Joins ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Three

Ashley Park has joined the third season of Only Murders in the Building. Park will play the recurring character of Broadway ingenue Kimber, as the new season will be centered around a Broadway show. Park joins Meryl Streep, Jesse Williams, Paul Rudd, and Andrea Martin, plus series regulars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez.

Photos: Katie Holmes and the Cast of THE WANDERERS Celebrate Opening Night

Roundabout Theatre Company officially opened The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein, last night, February 16. Check out photos of the cast walking the opening night red carpet here!

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE WANDERERS

Roundabout Theatre Company officially opened The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein, last night, February 16. Check out photos of the stars arriving on the opening night red carpet here!

Photos: The Cast of THE WANDERERS Takes Their Opening Night Bows

Roundabout Theatre Company officially opened The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein, last night, February 16. Check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows here!

THE WANDERERS By Anna Ziegler Opens Tomorrow At Roundabout's Laura Pels Theater

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the opening of The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein.

Roundabout Announces Extension for THE WANDERERS

Roundabout Theatre Company just announced a one-week extension of the New York premiere of The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein, now through Sunday, April 2.

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Jayne Houdyshell FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Jayne Houdyshell been in?

Jayne Houdyshell has appeared on Broadway in 13 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?

Jayne Houdyshell has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout her career, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "The Music Man," Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "A Doll's House, Part 2," and Outstanding Lead Actress at The Lortels for "The Humans." She has also received nominations for her performances in "Follies," "Coraline," "The New Century," "The Receptionist," and "Well," among others. Jayne Houdyshell's talent and versatility have been recognized by various award-giving bodies in the theater industry.

What awards has Jayne Houdyshell won?

Jayne Houdyshell has won several awards for her performances, including the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for "The Humans," a Theatre World Award for her performance in "Well," a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for "Well," and an Obie Award for her performance in "Well."

What is Jayne Houdyshell next theatre project?

Jayne Houdyshell's next show will be Uncle Vanya which opens on 4/24/2024 on Broadway.

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