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Judy Kaye

 
Date Of Birth:
October 11, 1948 (74)
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 11, 1948 (74)

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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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 Biography

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.

Judy Kaye Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Judy Kaye, Souvenir
 
The Lortels - 2005 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Judy Kaye, Souvenir
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Judy Kaye, Mamma Mia!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Judy Kaye , Phantom of the Opera
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Judy Kaye , The Phantom of the Opera
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Judy Kaye, On the 2th Century
 
Theatre World Awards - 1978 - Performance Gold Star
Judy KayeOn the 2th Century

Judy Kaye News

Judy Kaye and Talia Suskauer Will Lead Industry Presentation Of A HANUKKAH CAROL, or  Photo Judy Kaye and Talia Suskauer Will Lead Industry Presentation Of A HANUKKAH CAROL, or GELT TRIP! THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

​​​​​​​A Hanukkah Carol, or GELT TRIP! The Musical, an irreverent and heartfelt new musical comedy for all ages that puts a “kosher” spin on the Charles Dickens classic, will have an industry presentation on December 6 in New York City.

Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein A Photo Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will take place on Monday evening, November 14, 2022 at The Edison Rooftop.

Anthony Rapp, Elizabeth Stanley, Major Attaway & More to Perform At BROADWAY'S GOT GU Photo Anthony Rapp, Elizabeth Stanley, Major Attaway & More to Perform At BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

Anthony Rapp ('Rent'), Elizabeth Stanley ('Jagged Little Pill'), Tony Yazbeck ('Flying Over Sunset'), Max Von Essen ('Anastasia'), Alexandra Silber ('Fiddler On The Roof'), Major Attaway ('Aladdin'), and Becky Gulsvig ('Come From Away') will perform at the 55th annual gala of the Greater New York Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Cipriani South Street.

Wake Up With BWW 10/11: & JULIET Broadway Casting, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/11: & JULIET Broadway Casting, and More!
by - Oct 11, 2022

Top stories include the full Broadway cast for & Juliet! Plus, check out opening night photos from Death of a Salesman, and more!

Judy Kaye Joins Travis Moser For 'Someday Soon: The Songs of Judy Collins' Album Photo Judy Kaye Joins Travis Moser For 'Someday Soon: The Songs of Judy Collins' Album
by Michael Major - Oct 10, 2022

Travis is joined by 2-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Judy Kaye (Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Diana – The Musical on Broadway and Netflix) to pay tribute to Stephen Sondheim and his musical connection with Judy Collins. Kaye has recorded both “Send in the Clowns” and “Anyone Can Whistle.’

Cast and Creative Team Announced for STARDUST ROAD at York Theatre Company Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for STARDUST ROAD at York Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the full cast and creative team for will the New York premiere of Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road, conceived by Susan H. Schulman, Michael Lichtefeld, and Lawrence Yurman, developed with Hoagy Bix Carmichael, and featuring music by the legendary Hoagy Carmichael. 

Interview: Gerald Sternbach's Making Music in JASON GRAAE'S GRAAETEST HITS & More Photo Interview: Gerald Sternbach's Making Music in JASON GRAAE'S GRAAETEST HITS & More
by Gil Kaan - Oct 4, 2022

Jason Graae brings his Graaetest (not a typo!) Hits – The Sequel to the El Portal October 21, 2022, accompanied by musical director Gerald Sternbach. I got a chance to catch up with Jerry after years of path-crossing at benefits and concerts.

Wake Up With BWW 9/22: New Photos of Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/22: New Photos of Lea Michele in FUNNY GIRL, and More!
by - Sep 22, 2022

Top stories include Jonathan Bailey joining the cast of the Wicked movie as Fiyero. Plus, get a first look at all new photos of Lea Michele in Funny Girl on Broadway!

Video: Judy Kaye Reveals How Her Looks Factored into Not Being Cast in ASPECTS OF LOV Photo Video: Judy Kaye Reveals How Her Looks Factored into Not Being Cast in ASPECTS OF LOVE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

In a recent interview with Alexander Rodriguez for the “On the Rocks Radio Show,” two-time Tony Award Winner Judy Kaye explained why her looks factored into not getting the leading role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love.

2022 Idea Awards for Theatre Recipients Announced Photo 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre; three categories of grants awarded to adventurous new voices in playwriting and musical theatre, as well as the visionary playwrights who have inspired and blazed trails before them.

Judy Kaye Videos

VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal & Judy Kaye Talk DIANA on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Videoplay
VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal & Judy Kaye Talk DIANA on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

by Michael Major - Nov 19, 2021

Jeanna de Waal and Judy Kaye appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss Diana: The Musical with Joe Fryer. The two stars opened up about Diana's impact and what sets the musical apart from other adaptions of the beloved Princess' life.

VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA's Royal Opening Night on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA's Royal Opening Night on Broadway

by Team BWW - Nov 18, 2021

Diana, The Musical celebrated its official opening night last night, Wednesday, November 17 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Diana, The Musical stars Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DIANA Perform 'If' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DIANA Perform 'If' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2021

Jeanna de Waal, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye, and Roe Hartrampf and the cast of Diana, The Musical appeared on Good Morning America this morning to perform the musical's closing number, 'If'. The production resumed previews on Broadway Tuesday night.

VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA, THE MUSICAL's First Curtain Call! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA, THE MUSICAL's First Curtain Call!

by Team BWW - Nov 3, 2021

DIANA, THE MUSICAL has officially begun previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where it will officially open on Wednesday, November 17th. Check out footage from the first curtain call.

VIDEO: Watch a New Clip from DIANA: THE MUSICAL on Netflix Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Clip from DIANA: THE MUSICAL on Netflix

by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2021

Watch the cast of Diana: The Musical perform 'This Is How Your People Dance' from the filmed Netflix release of the new Broadway musical.

VIDEO: DIANA: THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording is Now Available; Behind t Videoplay
VIDEO: DIANA: THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording is Now Available; Behind the Scenes of the Song 'Underestimated'

by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2021

Diana: The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available across all streaming platforms. The CD will be available on October 1, when the production premieres on Netflix and ahead of resuming on Broadway on November 2.

BWW TV: See the Cast and Creatives of DIANA at New York's Palace Hotel Videoplay
BWW TV: See the Cast and Creatives of DIANA at New York's Palace Hotel

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 31, 2020

The cast and creatives of Broadway's upcoming new musical Diana came together for afternoon tea and a royal performance at the Madison Room at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel.

VIDEO: Watch the DIANA Marquee Go Up at the Longacre Theatre! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the DIANA Marquee Go Up at the Longacre Theatre!

by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2020

Diana begins previews on Monday, March 2, 2020, and opens on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th St.). Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 20th. Watch as the marquee goes up at the Longacre Theatre.

VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal and the DIANA Creatives Talk Finding the Perfect Princess Diana Videoplay
VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal and the DIANA Creatives Talk Finding the Perfect Princess Diana

by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2020

Princess Diana is headed to the stage this year in the all new musical, Diana! Jeanna de Waal, who plays the titular princess, recently chatted with members of the creative team about how they found the perfect person to play the role.

VIDEO: Watch Jeanna De Waal and David Bryan Perform 'If' from Broadway-Bound DIANA Mu Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jeanna De Waal and David Bryan Perform 'If' from Broadway-Bound DIANA Musical

by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019

Diana producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group released a first look music video of 'If' - one of the songs from the upcoming new musical based on the incredible real life story of an icon to end all icons. Diana will begin previews on Monday, March 2, 2020, and open on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th St.).


Judy Kaye Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Judy Kaye been in?
Judy Kaye has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

How many West End shows has Judy Kaye been in?
Judy Kaye has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

What awards has Judy Kaye been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Souvenir , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Souvenir , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mamma Mia! , Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Phantom of the Opera , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Phantom of the Opera Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for On the 20th Century and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for On the 20th Century .

What awards has Judy Kaye won?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Phantom of the Operaand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for On the 20th Century.