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Julie Andrews

 
Julie Andrews Headshot
Date Of Birth:
October 01, 1935 (86)
Birth Place:
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, ENGLAND
Bio:
Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954), and in 1952 she voiced Princess Zeila in the Italian animated film The Singing Princess. Billed as "Britain's youngest prima donna", she rose to prominence starring in Broadway ... (read complete bio)
 
Julie Andrews Headshot
Date of Birth: October 01, 1935 (86)

Birth Place: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, ENGLAND

Bio:
Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954), and in 1952 she voiced Princess Zeila in the Italian animated film The Singing Princess. Billed as "Britain's youngest prima donna", she rose to prominence starring in Broadway ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1998
Voice of Polynesia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Victoria Grant
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Guenevere
  [West End]
London Production, 1958
Eliza Doolittle
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Eliza Doolittle
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1954
Polly

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2005]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2003]
Director

Photos

Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for Kid's N Photo

Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for Kid's Night On Broadway, join the gang at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on stage as guest spellers at The Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City. ( pictured: Julie Andrews & Derrick Baskin ) January 30, 2007

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Date:
10/27/2019
Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for Kid's N Photo

Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for Kid's Night On Broadway, join the gang at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on stage as guest spellers at The Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City. (pictured Jared Gertner, Julie Andrews, Sarah Saltzberg, Deborah S. Craig & Emma Walton Hamilton) January 30, 2007

From: 
Date:
10/27/2019
Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for Kid's N Photo

Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for Kid's Night On Broadway, join the gang at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on stage as guest spellers at The Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City. ( Pictured Cast Featuring: Derrick Baskin, Jessica-Snow Wilson, Sarah Saltzberg, Jared Gertner, Deborah S. Craig, Emma Walton Hamilton, Julie Andrews, Barrett Foa, Jose llana, Greg Stuhr & Lisa Howard ) January 30, 2007

From: 
Date:
10/27/2019
Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for Kid's N Photo

Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for Kid's Night On Broadway, join the gang at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on stage as guest spellers at The Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City. ( pictured with the cast featuring: Lisa Howard, Jessica-Snow Wilson, Jared Gertner, Julie Andrews, Sarah Saltzberg, Deborah S. Craig, Emma Walton Hamilton, Derrick Baskin, Jose Llana, Greg Stuhr & Barrett Foa ) January 30, 2007

From: 
Date:
10/27/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1998
Voice of Polynesia

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Victoria Grant

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Guenevere

  [West End]
London Production, 1958
Eliza Doolittle

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Eliza Doolittle

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1954
Polly

Productions

[Regional (US), 2005]
Director

[Regional (US), 2003]
Director

Julie Andrews Biography

Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954), and in 1952 she voiced Princess Zeila in the Italian animated film The Singing Princess. Billed as "Britain's youngest prima donna", she rose to prominence starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956) playing Eliza Doolittle and Camelot (1960) playing Queen Guinevere. In 1957 Andrews starred in the premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's written-for-television musical Cinderella, a live, network broadcast seen by over 100 million viewers. Andrews made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins (1964) and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role. She starred in The Sound of Music (1965), playing Maria von Trapp and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Between 1964 and 1986, Andrews starred in The Americanization of Emily (1964), Hawaii (1966), Torn Curtain (1966), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Star! (1968), The Tamarind Seed (1974), 10 (1979), S.O.B. (1981), Victor/Victoria (1982), That's Life! (1986) and Duet for One (1986). After 1986 her workload decreased, appearing in two films in 1991 and not again until 2000. Since the turn of the new millennium, however, her career has had a revival, with central roles in the Shrek series as Queen Lillian, in The Princess Diaries and its sequel as Queen Clarisse Renaldi and in the Despicable Me series as Gru's mother Marlena. She has also worked hosting performance shows such as Great Performances and narrating documentaries such as the 2004 Emmy-winning series Broadway: The American Musical.

In 2000, Andrews was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts. In 2002 she was ranked #59 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2003 she revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend. From 2001 to 2004 Andrews starred in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). From 2004 to 2018 she lent her voice to the Shrek and Despicable Me animated films and Aquaman (2018).

Andrews has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, five Golden Globes, three Grammys, two Emmys, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and the Disney Legends Award. Apart from her musical career, she is also an author of children's books and has published two autobiographies, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008) and Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (2019).

Julie Andrews Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1996 - Best Actress - Musical Gold Star
Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Julie Andrews, Putting It Together
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Julie Andrews, Camelot
 
Tony Awards - 1957 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Julie Andrews, My Fair Lady
 
Theatre World Awards - 1955 - Performance Gold Star
Julie Andrews, The Boy Friend

Julie Andrews News

OKLAHOMA! National Tour is Coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September Photo OKLAHOMA! National Tour is Coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Center Theatre Group will present the Los Angeles premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “OKLAHOMA!” directed by Daniel Fish at the Ahmanson Theatre from September 13 through October 16, 2022.

Bid to Win an Opportunity to Meet Julie Andrews at Bay Street Theater's Silent Auctio Photo Bid to Win an Opportunity to Meet Julie Andrews at Bay Street Theater's Silent Auction
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is presenting a performance of Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Andrews' The Great American Mousical on August 22. Bidders will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a meet and greet with the legendary, Julie Andrews.

Wake Up With BWW 8/12: Weezer Cancels Broadway Residency, New LEGALLY BLONDE Tour, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/12: Weezer Cancels Broadway Residency, New LEGALLY BLONDE Tour, and More!
by - Aug 12, 2022

Top stories include the cancellation of Weezer's Broadway residency. The band's lead singer shared that the previously announced residency has been cancelled due to 'low ticket sales' and 'high expenses'. Plus, a new production of Legally Blonde will embark on North American tour, new queens announced for a second touring company of Six, and more! 

Brandy, Bernadette Peters & More to Celebrate CINDERELLA in New 20/20 Special Photo Brandy, Bernadette Peters & More to Celebrate CINDERELLA in New 20/20 Special
by Michael Major - Aug 11, 2022

ABC News Studios will air “Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20” featuring members of its all-star cast — Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox. Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, Debra Martin Chase, Neil Meron, and costumer Ellen Mirojnick will also make appearances.

Julie Andrews Will Direct Debra Monk, Howard McGillan, and More in Reading of THE GRE Photo Julie Andrews Will Direct Debra Monk, Howard McGillan, and More in Reading of THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL at Bay Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

Julie Andrews will direct an upcoming staged reading of The Great American Mousical, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The reading will star Debra Monk as Adelaide; Howard McGillin as Henry/Father; and more.

Review: Melissa Errico & Billy Stritch Are So Cool Down In the Basement Giving Us SWI Photo Review: Melissa Errico & Billy Stritch Are So Cool Down In the Basement Giving Us SWING LESSONS At 54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - Aug 5, 2022

Truthfully, Bobby does not know what Errico & Stritch got paid for these SWING LESSONS, but whatever it was, it was not enough!

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof Photo VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his favorite response to gun violence. Watch as he gives A Chorus Line's 'Dance Ten, Looks Three' a clever re-do in his latest spoof- 'Thoughts and Prayers'.

New Tickets Are on Sale in Sydney For RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Photo New Tickets Are on Sale in Sydney For RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

New tickets are on sale this week for the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella which will waltz into Sydney's Lyric Theatre in October. Pre-sales for tickets up to 8 January 2023 have begun and general public sales commence Friday 5 August.

Randy Rainbow Announces 21-City THE PINK GLASSES TOUR Photo Randy Rainbow Announces 21-City THE PINK GLASSES TOUR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Four-time Emmy nominated comedian, actor, singer, writer, and satirist Randy Rainbow has announced The Pink Glasses Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city tour kicks off on September 17th at The Paramount in Huntington, New York making stops across North America in San Antonio, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Baltimore and more.

Previews: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Cape Playhouse Photo Previews: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Jul 31, 2022

Based on the book by Craig Lucas and inspired by the seven-time Academy Award-winning 1952 musical comedy film, An American in Paris brings the legendary music of George and Ira Gershwin to the stage from August 3rd -13th. Featuring such classics as “I Got Rhythm,” “S’Wonderful” and “Shall We Dance”, this marks the show’s debut performance on a Cape Cod theater’s stage. With a timeless story and unforgettable characters, audiences have something quite special to look forward to this August.

Julie Andrews Videos

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sends Thoughts and Prayers in His Latest Spoof
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with his favorite response to gun violence. Watch as he gives A Chorus Line's 'Dance Ten, Looks Three' a clever re-do in his latest spoof- 'Thoughts and Prayers'.

VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Sing 'Edelweiss' For Julie Andrews VideoVIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Sing 'Edelweiss' For Julie Andrews
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022

Cynthia Erivo performed her rendition of 'Edelweiss' for Julia Andrews as she received the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award. Andrews was also surprised by the five living actors who portrayed the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music, who led the crowd in a sing-along of the song 'Do-Re-Mi.' Watch the performances now!

BWW Exclusive: Jenn Collela, Aisha Jackson & More Sing Lerner & Loewe in BROADWAY IN  VideoBWW Exclusive: Jenn Collela, Aisha Jackson & More Sing Lerner & Loewe in BROADWAY IN CONCERT on PBS
by Michael Major - Mar 4, 2022

Performing these Lerner and Loewe classics are Tony Award nominee Jenn Colella (Come From Away); Aaron Lazar; Jose Llana (The King and I); Michael Maliakel (Aladdin); Aisha Jackson (Frozen); Sean Thompson (Sunset Boulevard); and Bayla Whitten (West End’s Les Misérables). Get a first look at performances in an exclusive clip!

VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens Performs 'Fame' Honor Debbie Allen at the 2021 KENNEDY CENTER  VideoVIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens Performs 'Fame' Honor Debbie Allen at the 2021 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2021

Watch the vibrant performance honoring Allen here, featuring a professional ensemble that mirrors the energy and precision of the dancers in the iconic original film.

Flashback Video: Christopher Plummer Talks THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Julie Andrews, and Mor VideoFlashback Video: Christopher Plummer Talks THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Julie Andrews, and More
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2021

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, stage and screen star Christopher Plummer has passed away at the age of 91. The Paley Center has released a flashback video from PaleyAfterDark from 2012, featuring a conversation with Plummer.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRIDGERTON on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRIDGERTON on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2020

Today, Netflix debuted the official trailer for Bridgerton, the first series from Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland at Netflix. The series is created by Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy).

VIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks About Kissing Carol Burnett on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks About Kissing Carol Burnett on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2020

Hollywood icon Julie Andrews shares a lot of incredible stories from her book 'Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years,' including one hilarious moment in which she jokingly shared a kiss with Carol Burnett at a benefit that happened to be in the same hotel as Lyndon B. Johnson's presidential inauguration. Tune in to hear the shocking details!

VIDEO: Watch Julie Andrews & More in the Teaser Trailer for BRIDGERTON on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch Julie Andrews & More in the Teaser Trailer for BRIDGERTON on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

Today Netflix debuted the teaser and key art for Bridgerton, the first series from Shondaland at Netflix, created by Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy).

VIDEO: Julie Andrews Shares Grand Tales From The Stage on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN  VideoVIDEO: Julie Andrews Shares Grand Tales From The Stage on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2020

Stephen can't help but swoon when Julie Andrews makes a grand return to the show with tales from her early days on Broadway and a peek at what it's like now working and creating from home. Check out Julie Andrews' new book 'Home Work' and her podcast 'Julie's Library,' both of which are available everywhere now!

VIDEO: Chris Colfer Geeks Out About Julie Andrews on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Chris Colfer Geeks Out About Julie Andrews on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2020

Chris Colfer talks about his experimentation with Photoshop, writing A Tale of Witchcraft and trying to keep his cool during a virtual event with Julie Andrews.


Julie Andrews Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Julie Andrews been in?
Julie Andrews has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Julie Andrews been in?
Julie Andrews has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Julie Andrews's first West End show?
Julie Andrews's first West End show was My Fair Lady which opened in 1958

What awards has Julie Andrews been nominated for?
Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Victor/Victoria , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Victor/Victoria , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Victor/Victoria , Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Putting It Together , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Camelot Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for My Fair Lady and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Boy Friend .

What awards has Julie Andrews won?
Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Victor/Victoria Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Victor/Victoriaand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Boy Friend.