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Jessica Hecht

 
Bio:
Jessica Hecht last starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated-play The Assembled Parties. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the recent revival of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. Her other Broadway appearances include the ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 28, 1965 (57)

Bio:
Jessica Hecht last starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated-play The Assembled Parties. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the recent revival of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. Her other Broadway appearances include the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Sherri Rosen-Mason
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Revival, 2017
Virginia
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2017
Esther Franz
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Golde
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Regan
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2014
She
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theater Club Production, 2013
Julie
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2012
Veta Louise Simmons
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Revival, 2011
Olga
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Beatrice
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2009
Blanche
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Blanche
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Jess
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Amy Hammer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Portia
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Louise
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Susan
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Wiera
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Alice Horowitz
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Callie
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Val Nyquist
  [Broadway]
1997
Lala Levy
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Bianca

Photos

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Jessica Hecht

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06/15/2022
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Jessica Hecht

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Date:
06/15/2022
Jessica Hecht, Juliet Brett, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Mcginty, Ilia Volok Photo

Jessica Hecht, Juliet Brett, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Mcginty, Ilia Volok

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Date:
06/14/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Sherri Rosen-Mason

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Revival, 2017
Virginia

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2017
Esther Franz

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Golde

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Regan

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2014
She

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theater Club Production, 2013
Julie

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2012
Veta Louise Simmons

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Revival, 2011
Olga

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Beatrice

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2009
Blanche

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Blanche

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Jess

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Amy Hammer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Portia

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Louise

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Susan

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Wiera

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Alice Horowitz

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Callie

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Val Nyquist

  [Broadway]
1997
Lala Levy

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Bianca

Jessica Hecht Biography

Jessica Hecht last starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated-play The Assembled Parties. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the recent revival of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. Her other Broadway appearances include the revivals of Harvey opposite Jim Parsons, Brighton Beach Memoirs opposite Laurie Metcalf, Julius Caesar opposite Denzel Washington, After the Fall opposite Peter Krause and Carla Gugino, and her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Her many off-Broadway appearances include starring roles in The Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company); Make Me (Atlantic Theater Company); The House in Town (Lincoln Center Theater); Stop, Kiss (The Public Theater); Lobster Alice (Playwrights Horizons); Plunge (Playwrights Horizons); Flesh and Blood (New York Theatre Workshop); The Fourth Sister (The Vineyard Theatre). She has spent nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she recently played “Blanche” opposite Sam Rockwell in A Streetcar Named Desire. On film, she will next be seen in Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia. Her recent films include The English Teacher with Julianne Moore, “Emma Goldman” in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar with Leonardo DiCaprio, Rob Reiner’s The Summer of Monte Wildhorn with Morgan Freeman, and Jonah Hill’s mother in The Sitter. Her other films include Helena from the Wedding, Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, The Winning Season with Sam Rockwell, and Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take. She was also seen in Woody Allen’s Whatever Works with Larry David, Dan in Real Life with Steve Carrell, Starting out in the Evening with Frank Langella, Sideways with Paul Giamatti, The Forgotten with Julianne Moore, and Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone. Ms. Hecht’s extensive television work includes her recurring roles on “Bored to Death” opposite Ted Danson, “Breaking Bad” opposite Bryan Cranston and “Person of Interest.” Well known for her role as “Susan” on “Friends,” she also starred in “The Single Guy” with Jonathan Silverman, and in James Brooks’s “What about Joan?” with Joan Cusack. Her many memorable performances include guest appearances on numerous television series including, “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “ER,” “Seinfeld” and the forthcoming Marvel series, “Violet.”

Jessica Hecht Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jessica Hecht, Admissions
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jessica Hecht, Stage Kiss
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jessica Hecht, Harvey
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jessica Hecht, The Assembled Parties
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jessica Hecht, A View from the Bridge

Jessica Hecht News

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Madhuri Shekar's Fascinating Moralistic Drama Queen Expl Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Madhuri Shekar's Fascinating Moralistic Drama Queen Explores The Flexibility of Truth
by Michael Dale - Jun 19, 2022

We're told that numbers don't lie, but when the numbers conflict with what we see in front of us, are they really telling the truth?

BWW Review: The Orchard at the Baryshnikov Arts Center Explores the Explosive Dynamic Photo BWW Review: The Orchard at the Baryshnikov Arts Center Explores the Explosive Dynamics of Life, Liberty, & Freedom
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 18, 2022

What impact does social class have on the relationships we forge with other people? And what becomes of those relationships when forces beyond our control take effect? These are a few of the many questions examined inThe Orchard, a modernized, high-tech adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Shown at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, the cast is led by the man/myth/legend himself, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and the strikingly-sophisticated Jessica Hecht.

Photos: Go Inside the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards Photo Photos: Go Inside the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 15, 2022

Check out photos from this year's Drama Desk Awards. 

Photos: First Look at Jessica Hecht, Mikhail Baryshnikov & More in THE ORCHARD at Bar Photo Photos: First Look at Jessica Hecht, Mikhail Baryshnikov & More in THE ORCHARD at Baryshnikov Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The Orchard, conceived, adapted, and directed by Ukrainian born theater director Igor Golyak, began previews on June 7, and opening night is June 16 for a limited run through July 3. Check out photos!

Broadway on Demand to Stream the 2022 Drama Desk Awards Photo Broadway on Demand to Stream the 2022 Drama Desk Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

Broadway On Demand will stream the 2022 Drama Desk Awards free of charge, it was announced today. Find out how to watch for free!

Renée Elise Goldsberry Will Host The 2022 Drama Desk Awards; Presenters and Performa Photo Renée Elise Goldsberry Will Host The 2022 Drama Desk Awards; Presenters and Performances Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton; The Color Purple; Girl5eva) will host the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards! This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s (234 W 44th Street) on June 14th from 3:00 – 6:00pm.

THE ORCHARD Reschedules First Performance Date Due to Covid Photo THE ORCHARD Reschedules First Performance Date Due to Covid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

Due to a limited number of Covid cases within the company, The Orchard, conceived, adapted, and directed by Ukrainian born theater director Igor Golyak, will begin previews on June 7, instead of the previously scheduled May 31. Opening night remains unchanged, and is still scheduled for June 16 for a limited run through July 3.

Photos: See LaChanze, Shuler Hensley, Denée Benton & More at The Shubert Foundation' Photo Photos: See LaChanze, Shuler Hensley, Denée Benton & More at The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2022

More than 100 talented young NYC public school theatre artists made their Broadway debuts in The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival for NYC Public Schools on Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Broadway.

BWW Interview: Artistic Producer Peter Avery and Mateo Lizcano Talk The Shubert Found Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Producer Peter Avery and Mateo Lizcano Talk The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival
by Carian Lynée Parker - May 21, 2022

More than 100 talented young NYC public school theatre artists will make their Broadway debuts in The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival for NYC Public Schools on Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Broadway. This annual high profile and high energy theatre education experience for NYC students is presented by The Shubert Foundation and the NYC Department of Education Arts Office.

Lynn Nottage & More to Take Part in the Launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative Photo Lynn Nottage & More to Take Part in the Launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader’s legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.

Jessica Hecht Videos

VIDEO: Jessica Hecht Reflects on Working on Arthur Miller's THE PRICE as Part of  Rou VideoVIDEO: Jessica Hecht Reflects on Working on Arthur Miller's THE PRICE as Part of Roundabout's Off-Script Series
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2020

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Jessica Hecht is reflecting on working on Arthur Miller's The Price in 2017!

VIDEO: Jessica Hecht Talks SEINFELD on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jessica Hecht Talks SEINFELD on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019

Jessica Hecht, who played George's girlfriend Lindsay, on Seinfeld, recalls, 'They were such a genius system of making it funny, and George making it funny that you just kind of plugged yourself in and people would scream with laughter.a?? Watch the clip from 'Today Show' below!

VIDEO: Elliott Gould, Jane Sibbett, Jessica Hecht and Vincent Ventresca Talk FRIENDS  VideoVIDEO: Elliott Gould, Jane Sibbett, Jessica Hecht and Vincent Ventresca Talk FRIENDS 25th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of “Friends,” the 3rd hour of TODAY welcomes Elliott Gould, Jane Sibbett, Jessica Hecht and Vincent Ventresca, all of whom had recurring roles on the show. Later, Dylan Dreyer and Craig Melvin put their “Friends” knowledge to the test in a round of trivia.

VIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary VideoVIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters on Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

BWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary VideoBWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters next Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

Tony Talk: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Tony Shalhoub VideoTony Talk: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Tony Shalhoub
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2018

Tony Shalhoub has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT.

BWW TV: Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS Makes the Grade at Lincoln Center VideoBWW TV: Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS Makes the Grade at Lincoln Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2018

ADMISSIONS opens this evening, Monday, March 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht, Ann McDonough, and Sally Murphy star in this new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. Check out highlights from the play below!

VIDEO: Danny DeVito Demos Egg-Eating Techniques for Broadway's THE PRICE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2017

Danny DeVito stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to share that he is having 'so much fun' making his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's THE PRICE.

BWW TV: THE PRICE Brings Arthur Miller Back to Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking you inside the festivities with Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub & More in THE PRICE on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney.Arthur Miller's The Price opens officially tonight, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below!


Jessica Hecht Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jessica Hecht been in?
Jessica Hecht has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Jessica Hecht been in?
Jessica Hecht has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jessica Hecht been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Admissions , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Stage Kiss , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Harvey Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Assembled Parties and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A View from the Bridge .