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Judy Kaye, currently portraying the role of Queen Elizabeth in Diana on Broadway, received the 2012 Tony Award, her second, (the first in 1988 as Carlotta in Phantom) as well as the Drama Desk, and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her work as the high-flying Duchess Estonia Dulworth in Nice Work If You Can Get It. She was also nominated for Mamma Mia! and Souvenir. Ms. Kaye came to prominence playing Lily Garland in the original production of On The 20th Century. She twice received the Theater LA Ovation Award for her work in Ragtime and as the melodically challenged Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir. In a career spanning 5 decades, she has played theaters and concert halls across America and Europe in roles as diverse as Lucy Van Pelt, Rizzo, Maria Von Trapp, Emma Goldman, Mrs. Lovett, and Grandma Kurnitz in Lost in Yonkers. Her recent Broadway appearances include roles in Cinderella, Wicked and Anastasia. She played Eurydice in Orpheus In The Underworld, Musetta in La Boheme, and Lucy Lockett in The Beggar’s Opera at The Santa Fe Opera. She has sung with symphony orchestras throughout the US and Europe, and twice at the White House. Ms. Kaye has many recordings and is the voice of Kinsey Millhone in the Sue Grafton Alphabet Mystery Series for Random House Audio.

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Judy Kaye STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Queen Elizabeth II

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, 2019
Queen Elizabeth

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Dowager Empress [Replacement]

[Toronto]
World Premiere Production, 2017
Countess

[New York]
New York City Center Gala Concert, 2015
Dolly Tate

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Older Belle

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Marie [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Estonia Dulworth

[West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory Production, 2010
Frau Matzner

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2007
Myrtle Meshbesher

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 2006
Florence Foster Jenkins

[Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2006
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2005
Florence Foster Jenkins

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Mrs. Lovett [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 2005
Old Lady

[Off-Broadway]
2004
Florence Foster Jenkins

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Florence Foster Jenkins

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]

Madame Morrible [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Nettie Fowler

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Rosie

[London Fringe]
London Concert, 2000
Mrs. Lovett

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Emma Goldman

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1995
Sally Durant Plummer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1992
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1991
Ellen Manville

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1991
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1990
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 1989
Babe Williams

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Carlotta Guidicelli

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1987
Teresa

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1987
Performer

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1986
Performer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1985
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1985
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1985
Performer

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1984
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1984
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1983
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Saroyana

[Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1981
Mrs. Kleinberg

Mrs. Shapiro

Reverend Mother

Rusty

Salvation Army Girl

Sheila O'Toole

Talking Picture Star

Torch Singer

U.S.O. Entertainer

Member of Big Band Vocal Group

Another Torch Singer

Performer

Bella

Busby Berkley Girl

Fat German

Israeli Dancer

Judy

Kim-Sung

Liverpool Pop Group Singer

Marlene

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1979
Lily Garland

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Mildred Plotka/Lily Garland [Replacement]

Agnes

Lily Garland [Replacement]

Lily Garland (Understudy)

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1977
Mary Magdalene

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Betty Rizzo [Replacement]

[New York]
New York Concert, 1989
Performer

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1980
Performer

[Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Concert, 1982
Performer

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1986
Lily Garland

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1997
Performer


Judy Kaye Movies

[1980]Just Tell Me What You Want Baby

[2021]Tales of the City Anna Madrigal

[2021]Diana Queen Elizabeth, Barbara Cartland


Judy Kaye TV Shows

Law & Order Judge Susan Lehman

Judy Kaye Videos

Judy Kaye News


The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 30th Season Continues With DIANA THE MUSICAL

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season will continue this spring with the regional theatre premiere of Diana – The Musical.

Zachary Noah Piser, Kate Baldwin, J. Harrison Ghee & More to Star in SONGS FROM PIPPIN: A GALA CONCERT

Symphony Space will present Songs from Pippin: A Gala Concert, a special performance of songs from Stephen Schwartz's timeless and magical musical. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Cast Set for Charles Busch's IBSEN'S GHOST: AN IRRESPONSIBLE BIOGRAPHICAL FANTASY Off-Broadway

Ibsen's Ghost: An Irresponsible Biographical Fantasy, a new play written by and starring Charles Busch, will open at 59E59 Theaters. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Despite Listings From National Chains, RAGTIME Reunion Concert Not Coming To Movie Theaters Next Month

BroadwayWorld has learned that despite listings on multiple national chains' websites including AMC, Regal, and via Fandango - the Ragtime Reunion Concert recording will not be released in movie theaters on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024.

Tony Winners Len Cariou, Judy Kaye & Penny Fuller to Join COMEDY TONIGHT! A ROAST OF LEE ROY REAMS

To celebrate their thirtieth anniversary Dancers Over 40 will commemorate this milestone with COMEDY TONIGHT: A ROAST OF LEE ROY REAMS on Monday, April 1st, 2024 at 7:00pm at 54 Below.

Review: IBSEN'S GHOST at George Street Playhouse-A Hilarious Must-See

Are you ready for some good laughs and great entertainment?  That’s just what you’ll find at George Street Playhouse (GSP) with their current production of Ibsen’s Ghost. 

Listen: Travis Moser Releases 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress'

Cabaret artist Travis Moser releases new version of 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' featured in upcoming show at The Green Room 42.

Jared Zirilli Joins the Cast of THE JERUSALEM SYNDROME at The York Theatre Company

Jared Zirilli (The Donna Summer Musical) is joining the cast of The Jerusalem Syndrome, replacing at The York Theatre Company James D. Gish in the role of Mickey Rose.

Charles Busch, Judy Kaye, Jen Cody & More to Star in IBSEN'S GHOST at George Street Playhouse

George Street Playhouse in association with Primary Stages has revealed the complete cast for IBSEN’S GHOST: An Irresponsible Biographical Fantasy, a new play written by and starring Tony Award nominee Charles Busch.

Full Cast And Creative Team Set for WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL Starring Jo Ellen Pellman, Paolo Montalban & More

Full cast and creative team has been revealed for the new musical WHITE ROSE. Meet the talented cast and creative team behind the upcoming production of WHITE ROSE.

Watch: LaChanze, Jenn Colella & More Featured in WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN Music Videos

Experience the dynamic performances of LaChanze, Jenn Colella, and other Broadway stars in the WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN music videos

2023 Idea Awards For Theatre To Be Presented To Beth Henley, Jesse Jae Hoon, Brandy, Hoang Collier, Clare Fuyuko Bierman, Erika Ji & Grace Mclean

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2023 Idea Awards for Theatre; three categories of grants awarded to adventurous new voices in playwriting and musical theatre, as well the visionary playwrights who have inspired and blazed trails before them.

Photos: First Look at Judy Kaye and More in 'TIL DEATH at Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company has released all new photos from the Off-Broadway premiere of ’Til Death written by Elizabeth Coplan and directed by Chad Austin. Starring Two-Time Tony Award Winner Judy Kaye, Tony Award Nominee Robert Cuccioli, with Michael Lee Brown, Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Whitney Morse, and Amy Hargreaves.

Broadway Streaming Guide: Holidays 2023 - Where to Watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL & More

From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

Original One-Woman Musical ANONYMOUS ROSE To Receive Industry Presentation

ANONYMOUS ROSE, an original one-woman musical by Ronni Mardor, is set to receive an NYC industry presentation on November 29th. Will Nunziata will direct the production.

Photos: First Look at the Cast of 'TIL DEATH at Abingdon Theatre Company

Get a first look at all new photos of the cast of Abingdon Theatre Company’s  Off-Broadway Premiere of ’Til Death starring Two-Time Tony Award Winner Judy Kaye, Tony Award Nominee Robert Cuccioli, with Michael Lee Brown, Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Whitney Morse, and Amy Hargreaves. Check out the photos here!

Jo Ellen Perlman, Mike Cefalo, Paolo Montalban & More to Star in WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway

Get the latest news on the Off-Broadway debut of WHITE ROSE: The Musical, starring Jo Ellen Pellman and Mike Cefalo. Find out when the performances begin and where to catch this inspiring true story of courage and resistance at Theatre Row's Theatre 3 on January 17, 2024.

Playwright Elizabeth Coplan to Make Off-Broadway Debut with World Premiere of TIL' DEATH

Seattle playwright Elizabeth Coplan is set to make her Off-Broadway debut with the world premiere production of 'Til Death.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 12th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is October 12, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Judy Kaye and Robert Cuccioli Will Lead Abingdon Theatre Company's Off-Broadway Premiere Of 'TIL DEATH

Abingdon Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere production of 'Til Death written by Elizabeth Coplan and directed by Chad Austin. Learn more about the upcoming production here!

Judy Kaye FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Judy Kaye has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

Judy Kaye has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Judy Kaye's first West End show was Paradise Found which opened in 2010

Judy Kaye has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "Nice Work If You Can Get It." She also received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show. Kaye was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her role in "Nice Work If You Can Get It" as well. In addition, she received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for her performance in "Souvenir." For her work in "Souvenir," Kaye also received the Outstanding Lead Actress award at The Lortels. She was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her role in "Mamma Mia!" Kaye's nominations also include Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Phantom of the Opera" and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "The Phantom of the Opera." She received the Outstanding Actress - Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in "On the 20th Century" and also received a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for the same show.

Judy Kaye has won several awards throughout her career. She received the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in "Nice Work If You Can Get It." She also won the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show. Additionally, Kaye won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical award from the Tony Awards for both "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "The Phantom of the Opera." She was also honored with a Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for her role in "On the 20th Century."

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