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Karen Akers

 
Date of Birth: October 13, 1945 (77)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Raffaela
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Luisa Contini

Karen Akers Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical
Karen AkersSide by Side by Sondheim
 
Theatre World Awards - 1982 - Performance Gold Star
Karen Akers, Nine
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Karen Akers, Nine

Karen Akers News

Karen Akers Debuts Bob Levy and Alex Rybeck Composition MY SISTER AND BROTHER AND I Photo Karen Akers Debuts Bob Levy and Alex Rybeck Composition MY SISTER AND BROTHER AND I
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 30, 2023

Singer-songwriter and filmmaker Christine Lavin saw something that inspired her and, now, there is a new Karen Akers video in the world.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Photos: DON'T LET CHRISTMAS PASS YOU BY Benefiting BENJAMIN HOUSE Plays Chelsea Table Photo Photos: DON'T LET CHRISTMAS PASS YOU BY Benefiting BENJAMIN HOUSE Plays Chelsea Table + Stage
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 20, 2022

Eric Michael Gillett brought his usual stellar starry cast to the cabaret stage in his annual BENJAMIN HOUSE HOLIDAY BENEFIT concert, this year at Chelsea Table + Stage, and Helane Blumfield was on hand with her Nikon.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 12, 2022

Voting is now open for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

News: WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Releases Full Lineup Photo News: WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Releases Full Lineup
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 27, 2022

URBAN STAGE's annual Winter Rhythms cabaret series has announced the full run-down of shows and acts to play in the 2022 season

Photos: Carole J. Bufford Celebrates Halloween at Birdland Photo Photos: Carole J. Bufford Celebrates Halloween at Birdland
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

Carole J. Bufford returned to Birdland on Monday, October 31 with a brand-new show celebrating all things Halloween. Ms. Bufford and company (Ian Herman, Howie Gordon, Tom Hubbard) brought eerie music like 'Every Breath You Take,' 'Bad Moon Rising,‚ÄĚ 'I Want To Be Evil,' 'Witchy Woman,' 'Cruella de Ville,' 'St. James Infirmary,' 'Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair,' and more to the stage of the historic music room.

Photos: CABARET CONVENTION 2022 at Rose Theater by Helane Blumfield Photo Photos: CABARET CONVENTION 2022 at Rose Theater by Helane Blumfield
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 30, 2022

For three nights the Mabel Mercer Foundation presented their picks of artists for the 2022 Cabaret Convention at Rose Theater at Jazz At Lincoln Center.

John Rubenstein Celebrates Pippin's 50th Anniversary On MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES Next Photo John Rubenstein Celebrates Pippin's 50th Anniversary On MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

The next broadcast of Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's Tony Award winning musical PIPPIN, featuring interviews with Tony Award winner John Rubenstein and songs from the original Broadway cast recording with special narration by Tony Award nominee Walter Willison.

Broadway Press Agent Susan L. Schulman Passes Away Photo Broadway Press Agent Susan L. Schulman Passes Away
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the death of Broadway press agent Susan L. Schulman.

Karen Akers Videos

STAGE TUBE: Annaleigh Ashford, John Tartaglia & More Perform at BORN FOR BROADWAY 2013
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2013

BORN FOR BROADWAY 2013, the fourth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent to raise money for paralysis-based organizations, took place at 54 Below last Monday, Sept. 30. Below, check out highlights from the concert, including performances from Annaleigh Ashford, John Tartaglia, and Betsy Wolfe!

BWW TV Exclusive: Original Casts of GREASE, NINE & GRAND HOTEL Reunite for RAMA-LAMA-DING DONG Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 16, 2013

A once in a lifetime event took place on January 14th, when original Broadway cast members and creators from the landmark musicals GREASE, NINE and GRAND HOTEL reunited to help one of their own in Kathi Moss' RAMA-LAMA-DING DONG REUNION! The Actor's Fund Benefit was held at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the special concert below!

STAGE TUBE: The Music Video For NINE's Cinema Italiano
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 24, 2009

Kate Hudson sings Cinema Italiano from the film NINE. The big screen adaptation of Nine the Musical stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman.

STAGE TUBE: NINE Director Rob Marshall Appears On The Today Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 24, 2009

Rob Marshall, the director of Nine, stopped by the Today Show to chat a little bit about the film.

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of 'Nine' Guests On Larry King Live
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2009

The big screen adaptation of Nine the Musical stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman. The all-star cast is directed by Rob Marshall, who also helmed critically-acclaimed 2002 musical Chicago - which garnered six Academy Awards, including a Best Supporting Actress nod for Catherine Zeta-Jones.

STAGE TUBE: Marion Cottilard Toasts Golden Globe Nomination on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2009

Marion Cottilard appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where she the late show host proposed a toast, accompanied by French Champagne, to celebrate her recent Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Actress: Comedy or Musical. In total, NINE received 5 nominations including Best Picture: Comedy or Musical, Best Performance by an Action (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Peneleope Cruz), Best Original Song for 'Cinema Italiano', as well as Cotillar's nod for Best Actress.

STAGE TUBE: Judi Dench Talks NINE with TODAY's Kathie Lee and Hoda
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2009

Dame Judi Dench stopped by the 'Today' show on Wednesday, December 16, to discuss NINE with Today's hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda.

STAGE TUBE: NINE Cast Talks Singing with Larry King
by Robert Diamond - Dec 15, 2009

NINE will have a limited release on December 18th in New York and Los Angeles and will then go on wide release on December 25th. The film's starry cast appeared on Larry King Live on December 15th and in this clip discuss how they approaching singing on screen, many for the first time.

STAGE TUBE: Nicole Kidman Chats NINE with GMTV
by Robert Diamond - Dec 14, 2009

NINE will have a limited release on December 18th in New York and Los Angeles and will then go on wide release on December 25th.

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of NINE on ABC's NIGHTLINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 13, 2009

The stellar cast of the upcoming Rob Marshall film musical NINE recently reunited at New York's Plaza Hotel for an interview with Cynthia McFadden of ABC News' Nightline.


Karen Akers Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Karen Akers been in?
Karen Akers has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Karen Akers been in?
Karen Akers has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Karen Akers been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Side by Side by Sondheim Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Nine and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nine .

What awards has Karen Akers won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Nine.