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Julie Andrews

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

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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).

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

Original Broadway Production, 1995
Victoria Grant

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993

Original Broadway Production, 1960

[West End]
London Production, 1958
Eliza Doolittle

Original Broadway Production, 1956
Eliza Doolittle

Broadway Production, 1954

Julie Andrews Productions

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

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Kate Rockwell, Ryann Redmond, Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper & More to Lead FEMALE TROUBLES Industry Readings

Get all the details on the upcoming industry readings of FEMALE TROUBLES, featuring stars like Kate Rockwell, Ryann Redmond, and Lesli Margherita.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to Musical Theatre West in October

Musical Theatre West will bring this breathtaking story to its stage with its production of The Sound of Music. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Review: MARY POPPINS at Crown Theatre

What did our critic think of MARY POPPINS at Crown Theatre? A world of whimsy and magic awaits you at Crown Theatre, with MARY POPPINS floating in holding her umbrella to inject fun and wonder into a night at the theatre. The timeless story- originally a book from Australian born P L Travers before becoming a Julie Andrews classic film- is brought to the stage with charm, adding songs and telling a different story than the one we may be most familiar with. MARY POPPINS is a captivating and charming show, brought to life with wonderful acting, dancing and singing.

Shaina Taub Extends Solo Residency at Joe's Pub with Three Additional Shows

Award-winning singer-songwriter Shaina Taub will return to New York City’s Joe’s Pub for a trio of headline shows set for September 20, October 25, and December 5.

Cast and Creative Team Set for World Premiere of MORRIS MICKLEWHITE AND THE TANGERINE DRESS at CTC

Discover the talented cast and creative team behind the upcoming world premiere of Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress. Learn more about the show's opening date and venue, and get ready to be captivated by this highly anticipated production.

Zachary Noah Piser to Star in TIANANMEN at The Phoenix Theatre Company

Get ready for an unforgettable performance as Zachary Noah Piser takes the stage in Tiananmen: A Brave and Necessary New Musical at The Phoenix Theatre Company. Experience the emotional journey of this groundbreaking show as it explores the events of Tiananmen Square.


Ashley Brown originated the title role in “Mary Poppins” on Broadway for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Ms. Brown’s other Broadway credits include Belle in 'The Beauty and The Beast”. She flew to Japan for her concert, “Disney Broadway Hits feat. Alan Menken” which was held on August 16th to 18h.

21 Theater Books for Your Fall 2023 Reading List

We're falling into fall with a great Broadway read! This season, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 21 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's fall reading list.

Video: Randy Rainbow Says Don't Arraign on Trump's Parade

Funny Girl meets Trump's legal woes in Randy Rainbow's latest parody! This time, he spoofs the classic 'Don't Rain on My Parade' with 'Don't Arraign on His Parade'. Watch below! 


 Following a sold-out engagement last February at Guadalajara’s spectacular Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénica, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is returning to Mexico with a four city tour this coming fall, playing Mexico City, Puebla, Monterrey, and a triumphant return to Guadalajara.

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY to Return to Mexico With Four City Tour

Bugs Bunny and friends are returning to Mexico with a four-city tour this autumn. Don't miss this unforgettable concert experience in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, and Monterrey.

Tommy Wallach's New Musical VICKY & FRANK to Debut at 54 Below

Get ready for the highly anticipated debut of Tommy Wallach's new musical, VICKY & FRANK, at 54 Below. Join us for an unforgettable night of music and storytelling as this limited engagement kicks off. Find out all the details and secure your tickets now.


The game’s afoot with howling fun! The Cape Playhouse, the longest-running professional summer theatre in the country, will soon wrap up its summer season with Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This final production will run from August 30th thru September 9th.

Julie Andrews and Daughter Emma Walton Hamilton to Join Exclusive Discussion and Q&A at Bay Street Theater

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend an exclusive discussion and Q&A session with legendary actress Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. Get your tickets now and join in on the conversation with these esteemed guests.

Video: Director Richard Jay-Alexander Assists Countess Luann & Sonja Morgan on Bravo's WELCOME TO CRAPPIE LAKE

Join Countess Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan as they enlist the help of legendary Broadway director Richard Jay-Alexander on Bravo's Welcome to Crappie Lake. Watch as Jay-Alexander assists the Real Housewives stars with their 'Benton Follies' performance, adding his theatrical expertise to the small town's talent showcase. Watch the video clip!

New Shows at Pyramid Put Autism and ADHD In The Spotlight

Two shows celebrating neurodiversity are coming to Pyramid Arts Centre later this year. Learn more about the upcoming shows here!


ADHD The Musical: Can I Have Your Attention Please? is the brainchild of Dora Colquhoun, a neurodivergent theatre maker and performer based in Liverpool. With the help of Dolly Parton, Julie Andrews and Cher, the piece attempts to unpack the feelings of shame and failure commonly felt by those with the disorder.

Previews: CAMELOT at The Cape Playhouse

The Cape Playhouse, the longest-running professional summer theatre in the country, is excited to present Lerner & Lowe's musical, Camelot. After a 43-year absence, this award-winning masterpiece will again grace the Playhouse's stage from August 16th - 26th, directly following its current production of An American in Paris.

Chris Pinnella, 12-Piece Big Band Set For SINATRA AT THE SANDS at Midnight Theatre

On August 4th Pinnella, along with his 12-Piece Big Band, will make their NYC and Midnight Theatre debut for an evening that features one of Frank Sinatra's most infamous concert performances live in its entirety.

Emmy Awards Telecast Moved From September Date Due To Ongoing Strikes

The 75th Primetime Emmys will not air on the originally scheduled date of September 18, 2023.


Julie Andrews has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Julie Andrews has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

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

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 .

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.

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