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Joan Copeland

Also Credited As: Joan Miller

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Copeland made her Broadway debut as Nadine in Sundown Beach in 1948. Since then, her many Broadway credits include Detective Story (1949), Not For Children (1951), Handful of Fire (1958), Tovarich (1963), Something More! (1964), The Price (1968), Coco (1969), Two By Two (1970), Pal Joey (1976), Checking Out (1976), The American Clock (1980), and 45 Seconds From Broadway (2001).

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Original Broadway Production, 2001
Zelda [Replacement]

Rose Baum

Florence Grayson

Broadway Revival, 1976

Vera Simpson

Original Broadway Production, 1970

Original Broadway Production, 1969
Coco Chanel (Standby)

Esther Franz (Standby)

Original Broadway Production, 1964
Marchesa Valentina Crespi

Original Broadway Production, 1963
Tatiana [Replacement]

Tatiana (Standby)

Concert [Off-Broadway], 1960


Evangeline Orth

Susan Carmichael


Joan Copeland Movies

[1958]The Goddess Alice Marie

[1959]Middle of the Night Lillian Englander

[1977]Roseland Pauline The Hustle

[1980]It's My Turn Rita

[1982]A Little Sex Mrs. Harrison Kate's Mother

[1987]Happy New Year Sunny Felix

[1988]The Laser Man Ruth Weiss

[1989]Her Alibi Audrey

[1997]Jungle 2 Jungle Mrs. Prelot

[1997]The Peacemaker Senator Bevens

[1998]The Adventures of Sebastian Cole Grandmother Cole

[1998]The Object of My Affection Madame Reynolds

[2003]Brother Bear Tanana

[2006]The Last Request Alice Rudolf

[2009]The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Piano Player

Joan Copeland TV Shows

As the World Turns Greta Aldrin, Joan Rogers

How to Survive a Marriage Monica Courtland

Law & Order Judge Rebecca Stein

Search for Tomorrow Andrea Whiting #3

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Joan Copeland News

Wake Up With BWW 1/5: James Monroe Iglehart Joins CHICAGO, Chris Evans to Play Gene Kelly in New Film, and More!

Today's top stories include the casting of James Monroe Iglehart in Chicago on Broadway! Plus, Chris Evans is in talks to star as Gene Kelly in a new movie! Flying Over Sunset announces January 16 closing date, Paradise Square delays its Broadway opening due to COVID-19, and more.

Joan Copeland, Stage and Screen Actress and Sister of Arthur Miller, Dies at 99

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Joan Copeland, stage and screen actress, and sister of playwright Arthur Miller, has died at age 99.

BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spotlight on The Fallen Five

Just yesterday, Dress Circle Publishing released THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? While you're waiting for your copy, let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about the Fallen Five.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

Karen Ziemba, Walter Willison and More Star in TWO BY TWO: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL CONCERT

Tony Award nominee Walter Willison and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will star in Two By Two: The 50th Anniversary Virtual Concert to benefit The Actors Fund. The virtual holiday event will premiere at 2:00 PM on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 through Monday, December 28.

BWW Flashback: TWO BY TWO Opens On Broadway, Starring Danny Kaye

The show features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Martin Charnin, a book by Peter Stone. The musical is based on the play The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets. The Broadway production ran for 351 performances.

The Road Theatre Company Presents NOWHERE ON THE BORDER

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the second show of the Road's 2019-2020 season, a newly revised and re-written production of NOWHERE ON THE BORDER, written by Carlos Lacámara and directed by Stewart J. Zully. NOWHERE ON THE BORDER will preview on Tuesday, January 14; Wednesday, January 15 & Thursday, January 16 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 8 at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.

New Jersey Theatre Alliance And NJPAC Partner In Fifth Year Of Premiering New Play Readings

New Jersey Theatre Alliance, in partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, announces the return of NJPAC Stage Exchange for a fifth year. The program gives established playwrights an opportunity to hear commentary from the public about their new works at a special sneak peek reading event on Friday, March 8 at NJPAC.

The Lambs Makes Loretta Swit An Honorary Member

Two-time Emmy Award winning actor Loretta Swit was made an Honorary Member of The Lambs in recognition for his outstanding career in television theater and film, and for her charitable work with multiple organizations and as an animal rights activist. Past honorees include Matthew Broderick, Jim Dale and the late Ken Howard.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on HBO's ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER

One of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, Arthur Miller created such celebrated works as 'Death of a Salesman' and 'The Crucible,' which continue to move audiences around the world today. He also made headlines for being targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee at the height of the McCarthy Era and entering into a tumultuous marriage with Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Photo Flash: Steve Ross Brings New Show to Broadway at Birdland

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was once again proud to present "the crown prince of cabaret," Steve Ross. Steve's new show, "I Remember Him Well - The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner" was a one-night-only event that took place on Monday, January 22. Singer Shana Farr was Steve's very special musical guest.

Photo Coverage: Madeline Kahn Remembered on the Anniversary of Her 75th Birthday by the Friars Club

The Tony Award winner (The Sisters Rosensweig) Madeline Kahn was lovingly remembered on what would have been her 75th Birthday by some of her show business friends at the Friars last night and Broadwayworld was there.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob goes to Central Park West and Kevin goes to WOOP WOOP.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken Billington

Curtain up! Light the lights....literally, because this week's guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including SWEENEY TODD, CHICAGO, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Forgotten (and Potential) Tony Categories with Bryan Hobgood

This week Rob, Kevin, and Tony Award historian Bryan Hobgood discuss categories that used to be part of the Tony Awards ceremony but have since been, categories that we want to see added for future shows!

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Tony Nominated Musicals with Bryan Hobgood

5,6,7,8.....TONY! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's musical works. From COME FROM AWAY to GROUNDHOG'S DAY. HELLO, DOLLY to SUNSET BOULEVARD. Josh Groban to Ben Platt, and everything in between that sings, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses the Tony Snubs with Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood

In 1996, when Julie Andrews was the only artist involved with VICTOR/VICTORIA to receive a Tony nomination, she withdrew her name from the ballot. In a statement, she said, 'I have searched my conscience and my heart and find that I cannot accept this nomination, and prefer instead to stand with the egregiously overlooked --'

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood to Discuss this Season's Plays

Tony! Tony! Tony! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's dramatic works. From OSLO to INDECENT, THE LITTLE FOXES to SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Kevin Kline to Laurie Metcalf, and everything in between, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie Rozelle

This Week: One of Rob and Kevin's favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig

Everything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and KINKY BOOTS.


Joan Copeland has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

Joan Copeland has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The American Clock and Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Pal Joey .

Joan Copeland has won the Outstanding Actress in a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in The American Clock.

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