Kate Burton

Birth Place: Geneva, SWITZERLAND

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Kate Burton BIO

Broadway: Present Laughter (George C. Scott), Alice in Wonderland, Doonesbury, Wild Honey, Jake's Women, Some Americans Abroad, Company, An American Daughter, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Spring Awakening, Tony Nominations for Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man (Billy Crudup) and The Constant Wife. Off Broadway: Cymbeline and The Dead 1904. Some TV/Film: "Scandal," "Veep," "Grimm," "Grey's Anatomy," "Rescue Me," "Empire Falls" and Big Trouble in Little China, The Ice Storm, Unfaithful, 2 Days in NY, Liberal Arts, 127 Hours. Graduate: Brown and Yale. Daughter: Sybil and Richard. Mother: Charlotte and Morgan. Wife: Michael Ritchie. Present Laughter PSM 1982. For Jean Guest.

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Original Broadway Production, 2023

[New York]
2019 Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2019

Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Liz Essendine

Irish Repertory 2016 Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Gretta Conroy

Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2015


Encores! Concert, 2008
Karen Richards

Broadway Transfer, 2006
The Adult Women [Replacement]


Special Benefit Production, 2005

Roundabout Revival, 2005
Constance Middleton


Broadway Revival, 2002
Mrs. Kendal


Broadway Revival, 2001
Hedda Tesman

Daisy Connolly


Maureen Folan [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Lyssa Dent Hughes [Replacement]

Roundabout Revival, 1995



Betty McNeil

Betty McNeil



Margaret Flaherty

Original Broadway Production, 1983

Broadway Revival, 1982

Daphne Stillington

[New York]
New York Concert, 2005

Kate Burton Movies

[1986]Big Trouble in Little China Margo

[1987]Uncle Tom's Cabin Ophelia

[1993]Love Matters Deborah / Geoffrey's wife

[1993]Life with Mikey Mrs. Burns

[1996]Mistrial Katherine Donohue

[1996]August Helen Blathwaite

[1996]The First Wives Club Woman in Bed

[1997]The Ice Storm Dorothy Franklin

[1997]Ellen Foster Abigail Montford

[1998]Celebrity Robin's Friend Cheryl

[1999]The Opportunists Rest Home Sister

[2002]Swimfan Carla Cronin

[2002]Unfaithful Tracy

[2002]Obsessed Sara Miller

[2003]The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer Connie Posey

[2005]Stay Mrs. Letham

[2006]Sherrybaby Marcia Swanson

[2007]Supreme Courtships

[2007]Lovely by Surprise Helen

[2008]Max Payne Nicole Horne

[2008]Quid Pro Quo Merilee

[2008]What Just Happened Doctor Randall

[2009]Spooner Alice Spooner

[2009]Washingtonienne Joy

[2010]127 Hours Aron's Mom

[2010]Remember Me Janine

[2010]Consent Susan

[2011]Injustice Senator O'Reilly

[2012]Mariachi Gringo Anne

[2012]Liberal Arts Susan

[2012]2 Days in New York Bella

[2014]Don't Look Back Dr. Jeanette Barnes

[2014]Barefoot Mrs. Wheeler

[2015]Martyrs Eleanor

[2015]Bound by Blood Martha

[2015]Amok Dr. Wilson

[2018]First Light Kate

[2019]Where'd You Go, Bernadette Ellen Idelson

[2020]Before/During/After Therapist #1

Kate Burton TV Shows

Ellis Island Vanessa Ogden

Evergreen Agatha Bradford

American Playhouse Agnes Bolton O'Neill

[ 1987-1988]Spenser: For Hire Randy Lofficier

Home Fires Anne Kramer

Brooklyn Bridge Susan Lowenberg Jones

Monty Fran Richardson

All My Children Dr. Renee Peters

100 Centre Street Sheila Byrne

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Stephanie Uffland

The West Wing Sarah Brainerd

[ 1997-2004]The Practice A.D.A. Susan Alexander

Numb3rs Anthropologist

Empire Falls Cindy Whiting

Judging Amy Dr. Sheri Jordan

Justice Sarah Miller

[ 2005-2006]Rescue Me Rose

Medium Bonnie Barrister

[ 1992-2009]Law & Order Erica Gardner, Sister Bettina

Eleventh Hour Gepetto, Miranda Cochran

The Deep End Grace Graham

The Closer Kate Wycoff

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Deirdre Norris

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Annette Cole

[ 2009-2012]The Good Wife Victoria Adler

Made in Jersey Lorraine Beckett

Revolution Dr. Jane Warren

Rake Holly Phillips

Full Circle Vera Quinn

Extant Fiona Stanton

Key and Peele Hillary Clinton

Elementary Maureen Dannon

[ 2012-2017]Veep Barbara Hallowes

[ 2011-2017]Grimm Marie Kessler

Grey's Anatomy: Post-Op Dr. Ellis Grey

Mr. Mercedes Mrs. MacDonald

[ 2016-2018]Madam Secretary Maureen McCord

Modern Family Iris

This Is Us Barbara

The Gifted Dr. Madeline Risman

[ 2012-2018]Scandal Sally Langston

NCIS: New Orleans Angela Prescott

Perfect Harmony Julie

13 Reasons Why Doctor

Homeland Doris Warner

[ 2019-2021]Supergirl Isabel Nal

[ 2020-2021]Charmed Celeste

The Mosquito Coast Margot's Mom

Prodigal Son Sarah Windsor

[ 2007-2022]Grey's Anatomy Dr. Ellis Grey

[ 2005-2022]Grey's Anatomy Dr. Ellis Grey

The Dropout Rochelle Gibbons

The First Lady Hillary Clinton

Bull Aurora Clifton

Bosch: Legacy Ida Porter

Inventing Anna Nora Radford

Kate Burton Videos

Kate Burton News

SoHo Playhouse Announces December Holiday Programming

SoHo Playhouse has announced December holiday programming that includes the New York premiere of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, performed by Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson (Broadway's The Shark is Broken), and adapted and directed by Nick Hennegan, and the return of Edinburgh Fringe Award winner and two-time MAC Award nominee Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles (and other stories-in-song) - Christmas Special, his solo musical storytelling cabaret.

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Guy Masterson's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to SoHo Playhouse Next Month

Follow Dickens’s beloved tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge. His heart is blackened with greed, as he withholds his wealth and doesn’t believe in the meaning of Christmas. However, throughout Christmas Eve he’s visited by three ghosts to help teach him the meaning of giving and merriment. However, this story is getting a new twist due to the creative genius of Guy Masterson.

Workshop Presentation For Audio Fiction Series, A SIMPLE HERSTORY To Take Place October 27

The team for the audio fiction series, A Simple Herstory, will be presenting an early preview of work for its second season at The Tank in New York City at 4pm on October 27th.

Ariana DeBose, Cody Renard Richard & More Join Broadway Cares Board of Trustees

Discover the latest news as Ariana DeBose, Cody Renard Richard, and other prominent Broadway stars are appointed to the Broadway Cares Board of Trustees. Learn more about their roles and what this means for the organization's future.

Brooke Adams Joins MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Off-Broadway

A cast change has been announced for the New York premiere of Madwomen of the West, a new comedy by Sandra Tsing Loh. Brooke Adams will join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, and Melanie Mayron, under the direction of Thomas Caruso.

Brooke Adams To Join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner & Melanie Mayron In MADWOMEN OF THE WEST At Actors Temple Theater

Brooke Adams is set to join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, and Melanie Mayron in the new comedy 'Madwomen of the West' at Actors Temple Theater. Directed by Thomas Caruso, the Off-Broadway production starts performances on November 11th. Don't miss this hilarious and talented cast!

Free Theatre Week Kickoff Fest Takes Place This Weekend

Avant Bard has collaborated with A Simple Herstory to bring an award-winning theatrical podcast series to the stage during the FREE Theatre Week Kickoff Fest at Arena Stage on Saturday, September 23rd.

Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron & JoBeth Williams to Star in MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Off-Broadway

LDOS Media Lab, with Deco Rose Productions will present the New York premiere of Madwomen of the West, a new comedy by Sandra Tsing Loh. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

THE ANNE FRANK GIFT SHOP to Run at the Monica Film Center Followed by Engagement at the Milky Way Restaurant

“THE ANNE FRANK GIFT SHOP,” a new award-winning dark comedy from Reboot Studios and writer Mickey Rapkin (Pitch Perfect) and includes Ari Graynor (FX’s “Mrs. America”), Chris Perfetti (“Abbott Elementary”), Kate Burton (Tony nominee for “Hedda Gabler”), Jason Butler Harner (“Ozark”), comedian Mary Beth Barone and Josh Meyers (“MadTV”). 

Photos: STARS IN THE HOUSE Raises More Than $55,000 During Labor Day Special

The Stars In The House Labor Day Special that was presented on Monday, September 4 by SiriusXM’s Seth Rudetsky, his husband, Broadway producer James Wesley and Entertainment Community Fund Chair Annette Bening has raised more than $55,000 so far. See photos from the event!

MEDEA: RE-VERSED World Premiere, THE COUNTRY WIFE & More Set for Red Bull Theater 2023-24 Season

RED BULL THEATER has unveiled its 2023-’24 season, including a world premiere opening Off-Broadway and much more. See full programing and learn how to purchase tickets!

Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Labor Day Special

Join Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart, and other celebrated actors for a star-studded Labor Day Special on STARS IN THE HOUSE. Don't miss this exclusive event streaming live. Tune in for an unforgettable performance and support a great cause.

aGLIFF Reveals Film Lineup for Prism 36

Discover the exciting lineup of LGBTQ+ films at aGLIFF's Prism 36. Don't miss out on this celebration of diverse storytelling and powerful narratives. Plan your movie marathon and be part of the vibrant LGBTQ+ community.

Kate Burton, John Cariani & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Performances

Get the latest updates on the star-studded performances at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, including appearances by Kate Burton, John Cariani, and more. Find out when and where you can catch these exciting shows.

ONE WITH THE CURRENT Returns For Fall Run At 36th Street Theatre

A fishing trip during Covid alters the course of one man's life in Daniel Damiano's timely solo show One With the Current which opens on Wednesday, September 13 at the 36th Street Studio Theatre in Manhattan. The play sheds a rarely-seen light on a good man with good intentions, and explores with unusual nuance how one who purely has a desire to provide for his family and serve his community can be misled to partake in the unfathomable.

Photos/Video: Westport County Playhouse Presents DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER

Westport Country Playhouse will stage a new adaption of the classic suspense thriller of blackmail and revenge, “Dial M for Murder,” July 11 through July 29, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the original play by Frederick Knott, and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. The production will be Lamos’ final directing work at the Playhouse prior to his planned retirement in January 2024 after 15 seasons as artistic director. See photos and video of the production.

Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Westport Country Playhouse

What did our critic think of DIAL M FOR MURDER at Westport Country Playhouse?

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Summer Gala 2023

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held its Summer Gala on Saturday, July 8, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor with Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Julie Andrews, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.


Kate Burton has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

Kate Burton has not appeared in the West End

Kate Burton has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her role in "Present Laughter." She was also nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Constant Wife." Additionally, Burton received a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "Hedda Gabler." She was also nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Elephant Man." Furthermore, Burton received a nomination for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Hedda Gabler." Lastly, she was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Some Americans Abroad."

Kate Burton's next show will be Room which opens on 4/17/2023 on Broadway.

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