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Joan Copeland

Also Credited As: Joan Miller
 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
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), ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 01, 1922 (100)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
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), ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Zelda [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1980
Rose Baum
  [Broadway]
1976
Florence Grayson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1976
Vera
Vera Simpson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Esther
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Coco Chanel (Standby)
  [Broadway]
1968
Esther Franz (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Marchesa Valentina Crespi
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Tatiana [Replacement]
Tatiana (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1960
Performer
  [Broadway]
1958
Maria
  [Broadway]
1951
Evangeline Orth
  [Broadway]
1949
Susan Carmichael
  [Broadway]
1948
Nadine

Photos

Joan Copeland, Danny Kaye Photo

Joan Copeland, Danny Kaye

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11/10/2020
Danny Kaye, Joan Copeland Photo

Danny Kaye, Joan Copeland

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11/10/2020
Steve Ross, KT Sullivan, Joan Copeland Photo

Steve Ross, KT Sullivan, Joan Copeland

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01/26/2018
Joan Copeland, Lee Roy Reams, George Bettinger Photo

Joan Copeland, Lee Roy Reams, George Bettinger

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09/26/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Zelda [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1980
Rose Baum

  [Broadway]
1976
Florence Grayson

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1976
Vera

Vera Simpson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Esther

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Coco Chanel (Standby)

  [Broadway]
1968
Esther Franz (Standby)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Marchesa Valentina Crespi

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Tatiana [Replacement]

Tatiana (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1960
Performer

  [Broadway]
1958
Maria

  [Broadway]
1951
Evangeline Orth

  [Broadway]
1949
Susan Carmichael

  [Broadway]
1948
Nadine

Joan Copeland Biography

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).

Joan Copeland Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Joan Copeland, The American Clock
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Joan Copeland, Pal Joey

Joan Copeland News

Wake Up With BWW 1/5: James Monroe Iglehart Joins CHICAGO, Chris Evans to Play Gene K Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/5: James Monroe Iglehart Joins CHICAGO, Chris Evans to Play Gene Kelly in New Film, and More!
by - Jan 5, 2022

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 Photo Joan Copeland, Stage and Screen Actress and Sister of Arthur Miller, Dies at 99
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2022

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- Spo Photo BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spotlight on The Fallen Five
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Mar 10, 2021

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 M Photo Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021

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 VIRTU Photo Karen Ziemba, Walter Willison and More Star in TWO BY TWO: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL CONCERT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020

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 Photo BWW Flashback: TWO BY TWO Opens On Broadway, Starring Danny Kaye
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2020

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 Photo The Road Theatre Company Presents NOWHERE ON THE BORDER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2019

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 Lac√°mara 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 Re Photo New Jersey Theatre Alliance And NJPAC Partner In Fifth Year Of Premiering New Play Readings
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2019

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 Photo The Lambs Makes Loretta Swit An Honorary Member
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2018

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 Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on HBO's ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 5, 2018

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.

Joan Copeland Videos

BWW TV: 4th Annual BROADWAY CABARET FESTIVAL at Town Hall
by Eddie Varley - Nov 1, 2008

The 4th Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival concluded on Sunday, October 19th with Broadway Originals! After the concert the cast took a few short steps next door to Spanky's BBQ for a little post show celebrating, our BWW TV cameras were there to bring you all the fun!


Joan Copeland Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joan Copeland been in?
Joan Copeland has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Joan Copeland been in?
Joan Copeland has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Joan Copeland been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The American Clock and Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Pal Joey .

What awards has Joan Copeland won?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The American Clock.