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Jessica Tandy

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1986
Lady Elizabeth Milne
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
The Mother
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Annie Nations
  [Broadway]
1981
Mother
  [Broadway]
1977
Fonsia Dorsey
  [Broadway]
1971
The Wife
  [Broadway]
1970
Marjorie [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1970
Performer
  [Broadway]
1966
Agnes
  [Broadway]
1964
Fraulein Doktor Mathilde von Zahnd
  [Broadway]
1959
Louise Harrington
  [Broadway]
1958
Martha Walling
  [Broadway]
1955
Frances Farrer
  [Broadway]
1955
Mary
  [Broadway]
1955
Agnes
  [Broadway]
1953
Mary Doyle
  [Broadway]
1951
Agnes
  [Broadway]
1950
Hilda Crane
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1947
Blanche Du Bois
  [Broadway]
1942
Cattrin
  [Broadway]
1941
Abigail Hill
  [Broadway]
1940
Dr. Mary Murray
  [Broadway]
1940
Deaconess
  [Broadway]
1939
Nora Fintry
  [Broadway]
1938
Kay
  [Broadway]
1930
Cynthia Perry
  [Broadway]
1930
Toni Rakonitz

Jessica Tandy Movies

The Indiscretions of Eve
 
[1932]
Maid
Murder in the Family
 
[1938]
Ann Osborne
The Seventh Cross
 
[1944]
Liesel Roeder
The Valley of Decision
 
[1945]
Louise Kane
The Green Years
 
[1946]
Kate Leckie
Dragonwyck
 
[1946]
Peggy O Malley
Forever Amber
 
[1947]
Nan Britton
A Woman's Vengeance
 
[1948]
Janet Spence
September Affair
 
[1950]
Catherine Lawrence
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
 
[1951]
Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
The Light in the Forest
 
[1958]
Myra Butler
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
 
[1962]
Mrs. Helen Adams
The Birds
 
[1963]
Lydia Brenner
Butley
 
[1974]
Edna Shaft
Honky Tonk Freeway
 
[1981]
Carol
Still of the Night
 
[1982]
Grace Rice
The World According to Garp
 
[1982]
Mrs. Fields
Best Friends
 
[1982]
Eleanor McCullen
The Bostonians
 
[1984]
Miss Birdseye
Cocoon
 
[1985]
Alma Finley
*batteries not included
 
[1987]
Faye Riley
The House on Carroll Street
 
[1988]
Miss Venable
Cocoon: The Return
 
[1988]
Alma Finley
Driving Miss Daisy
 
[1989]
Daisy Werthan
Fried Green Tomatoes
 
[1991]
Ninny Threadgoode
Used People
 
[1992]
Freida
Camilla
 
[1994]
Camilla Cara
Nobody's Fool
 
[1994]
Miss Beryl

Jessica Tandy Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Jessica Tandy
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jessica Tandy, The Petition
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Jessica Tandy, Foxfire
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1983 - Best Actress Gold Star
Jessica Tandy, Foxfire
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Jessica Tandy, Foxfire
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jessica Tandy, Rose
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jessica Tandy, Rose
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Actress of the Year in a New Play
Jessica TandyThe Gin Game
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Jessica Tandy, The Gin Game
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Jessica Tandy, The Gin Game
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Jessica Tandy, Happy Days
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Jessica Tandy, Not I
 
Drama League Awards - 1960 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Jessica Tandy
 
Tony Awards - 1948 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Jessica Tandy, A Streetcar Named Desire

Jessica Tandy News

Olney Theatre Center's Remount of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Open in November Photo Olney Theatre Center's Remount of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Open in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

Olney Theatre Center’s remount of its 2021 hit Disney’s Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2022 - January 1, 2023, on the Mainstage. Jade Jones and Evan Ruggiero, who attracted national attention last year for their stereotype-busting performances in the lead roles, also return to star as Belle and the Beast.

RISE To Present THE GIN GAME, A Special One-Weekend Engagement, November 11-13 Photo RISE To Present THE GIN GAME, A Special One-Weekend Engagement, November 11-13
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

Rhode Island Stage Ensemble has announced THE GIN GAME, a one-weekend engagement co-starring Maureen Noel and Steve Taschereau.

Alison Smyth and Scott Clarkson Lead THE FOURPOSTER at the Classic Theatre Festival T Photo Alison Smyth and Scott Clarkson Lead THE FOURPOSTER at the Classic Theatre Festival This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

Canadian actress and singer Alison Smyth returns to the Classic Theatre Festival this August to play Agnes in Jan de Hartog's THE FOURPOSTER with Scott Clarkson as Michael. The production is directed by Laurel Smith, the Artistic Producer of the Festival, with fight choreography by Jessica Vandenberg.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Set For Broadway in Syracuse 2022-23 Seaso Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Set For Broadway in Syracuse 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

Broadway in Syracuse has announced the lineup for its upcoming 2022-23 season. The season kicks off this October with Annie, and runs through May 2023.

Husson University Theatre Presents THE BIRDS at the Gracie's Black Box Theatre Photo Husson University Theatre Presents THE BIRDS at the Gracie's Black Box Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022

Husson University Theatre (HUT), the university's official student theatre club, will perform Conor McPherson's 'The Birds' in a special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service from Friday, April 29, 2022 through Sunday, May 1, 2022 in the Gracie Theatre's Black Box performance space.

Olney Theatre Launches New Community Partner Program With Sandy Spring Slave Museum Photo Olney Theatre Launches New Community Partner Program With Sandy Spring Slave Museum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Olney Theatre Center¬†announced a series of events as part of its new ‚ÄúCommunity Partners‚ÄĚ program, planned in conjunction with its first partner,¬†The Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery.

The Negro Ensemble & Penn Live Arts Set New Residency For 2022-23 Season Photo The Negro Ensemble & Penn Live Arts Set New Residency For 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022

Penn Live Arts (PLA) and the Tony and Obie Award-winning Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) have announced a new residency that brings together one of the most important Black theatre producers in the United States and the University of Pennsylvania's nexus of the performing arts, two legacy organizations that share a mission of advancing innovative, contemporary theatre.

Rubicon Theatre Launches National Tour Of THE GIN GAME This Weekend Photo Rubicon Theatre Launches National Tour Of THE GIN GAME This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

The Rubicon Theatre in Ventura will open the company’s doors once again for its first production since the pandemic began with a very special pre-season event featuring acclaimed stars of screen and television, JoBeth Williams and Joe Spano, starring in The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Rubicon Theatre is the first stop on a national tour of this Pulitzer Prize winning dramedy. 

JMF Writers Grove at Goodspeed Announces 30 Participants Photo JMF Writers Grove at Goodspeed Announces 30 Participants
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals will return to the Goodspeed campus January 31 - February 27, 2022 after being virtual in 2021.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Opens Next in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre Photo DRIVING MISS DAISY Opens Next in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021

Florida Repertory Theatre‚Äôs 2021-2022 Season continues with Alfred Uhry‚Äôs modern classic, ‚ÄúDriving Miss Daisy.‚ÄĚ The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a timeless story about the power of friendship and the endurance of human connection.

Jessica Tandy Videos

VIDEO: WHEEL OF FORTUNE Contestant Has Epic Fail with Classic Drama
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 22, 2017

On last night's WHEEL OF FORTUNE, contestant Kevin had an unfortunate epic fail when he was not able to solve a puzzle missing just one letter.

BWW TV: Watch James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson in Just-Released TV Spot for THE GIN GAME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2015

WHITE CHRISTMAS Cast Celebrates 100th Year of New Haven's Shubert Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 23, 2014

What better way to commemorate the 100th birthday of one of the nation's most storied theaters - The Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut - than with a special video starring the national company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the first show to take the stage in the theater's centennial year?

VIDEO: Keith Carradine Guest Stars on Tonight's NCIS on CBS
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 18, 2014

Academy Award winner Keith Carradine guest stars as '80s rocker Manheim Gold. Get a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Chita Rivera & More Honor Producer Marty Richards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

On April 8th, producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones gathered in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they were entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out highlights from inside the concert below!

STAGE TUBE: Carolyn Kirsch and More Talk DRIVING MISS DAISY at Newington Mainstage
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2012

Driving Miss Daisy, one of Modern American Theatre's most touching and irresistible stories, will kick off Newington Mainstage's second season September 14-16 at its brand new home at the Newington Town Hall. Directed by and starring Broadway veteran Carolyn Kirsch, this Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winning comedy-drama is sure to warm your heart with its message of friendship, understanding and hope. Below, watch an interview with Kirsch and her two co-stars from the production!

STAGE TUBE: Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia Launch 'JAN' WGIS Series - Episode 1
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2012

Today, award-winning filmmakers Jon Avnet ('Black Swan,' 'Fried Green Tomatoes,' 'Risky Business') and Rodrigo Garcia ('Albert Nobbs,' 'In Treatment,' 'Mother and Child') launch 'Jan,' the first WIGS series from a comprehensive slate of new, original programming.The digital channel's premiere series, 'Jan,' is written and directed by Jon Avnet. The series stars Caitlin Gerard ('The Social Network'), Virginia Madsen ('Sideways'), Stephen Moyer ('True Blood'), along with Alexandra Holden ('Friday Night Lights'), Jaime Murray ('Dexter,' 'Spartacus'), Kyle Gallner ('A Nightmare on Elm Street'), Iddo Goldberg ('Diary of a Call Girl,' 'Uprising'), Laura Spencer, Dorothy Davis, Allison McAtee, Andrea De Oliveira, John Ales, and Cass Castelow. Watch the first episode below!

STAGE TUBE: Guthrie Theater Celebrates MACBETH With Photo Retrospective
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2010

In celebration of Macbeth, the Guthrie Theater's 50th production of a Shakespeare play, the Theater today released a photo retrospective of the past 49 productions, from Tyrone Guthrie's Hamlet in 1963 to the currently running Romeo and Juliet, co-produced with The Acting Company.


Jessica Tandy Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jessica Tandy been in?
Jessica Tandy has appeared on Broadway in 27 shows.

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

What awards has Jessica Tandy been nominated for?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Petition , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Foxfire , Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Foxfire , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Foxfire , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Rose , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rose , Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for The Gin Game , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Gin Game , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Gin Game , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Happy Days , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Not I Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire .

What awards has Jessica Tandy won?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Foxfire, Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Foxfire, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Foxfire, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Gin Game, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Gin Game, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Happy Days, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Not I Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards)and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire.