Kaye Ballard

Also Credited As: Catherine Gloria Ballotta

Date of Death: January 21, 2019 (92)

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA

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Kaye Ballard (November 20, 1925 - January 21, 2019) was an American musical theatre and television actress, singer and comedian.
Her most recent theatre credits included playing Mrs. Brice in the 2002 Actors' Fund Concert of Funny Girl and playing Jeanette Burmeister in the 2001 national tour of The Full Monty.
Ballard made her Broadway debut in Top Banana in 1951. In 1954 she starred in The Golden Apple. She then starred in the 1961 production of Carnival! before appearing in 1963’s The Beast in Me. She also starred in the title role in Molly in 1973 and in 1981’s The Pirates of Penzance. Ballard was also known for her critically acclaimed nightclub acts in addition to her Broadway roles.
She appeared in the 1957 television premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Julie Andrews. She was well known for her roles on the television shows The Mothers-in-Law and The Doris Day Show. She also made tv appearances on Love, American Style; The Love Boat; and Alice.

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Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Mrs. Brice

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2001
Jeanette Burmeister

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Hattie Walker

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1997

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1991

[West End]
London Concert Revival, 1989

Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1988

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1984

Broadway Transfer, 1981
Ruth [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1973

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1972

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1965

Closed on the road, 1964
Miss Appleknocker

Dowager Queen Sadie


Miss Melba


Original Broadway Production, 1963

City Center Revival, 1963

Original Broadway Production, 1961
The Incomparable Rosalie

Closed on the road, 1955

Broadway Transfer, 1954


[Los Angeles]
West Coast Revival, 1992
Matron Mama Morton

[Regional (US)]
West Coast Revival, 1973

Closed on the road, 1974

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985

Kaye Ballard Movies

[1957]The Girl Most Likely Marge

[1964]A House Is Not a Home Sidonia

[1970]Which Way to the Front? Senora Messina

[1976]Freaky Friday Coach Betsy

[1976]The Ritz Vivian Proclo

[1980]Falling in Love Again Mrs. Lewis 1940's

[1982]Pandemonium Glenn's Mom

[1988]Tiger Warsaw Aunt Thelma

[1990]Fate Judy

[1990]Modern Love Receptionist

[1990]Eternity Sabrina, Selma

[1991]Joey Takes a Cab Gina

[1994]Ava's Magical Adventure Leona the Sheriff

[1998]The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mrs. Grumpy Old Man

[1999]Baby Geniuses Mayor

[2000]The Million Dollar Kid Mrs. Crabby

[2000]Little Insects Queen Palooma

[2021]Senior Moment Maria

Kaye Ballard TV Shows

Due South Mrs. Vecchio

The Doris Day Show Angie Pallucci, Flossie Moore

The Love Boat Babe, Joan Redmond, Cora Bass

The Mothers-In-Law Kaye Buell

The Munsters Today Mother Earth, Mother Nature

Trapper John, M.D. Beulah Krakowsky, Mother

What a Dummy Mrs. Treva Travalony

Kaye Ballard Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Kaye Ballard, Hey, Ma...Kaye Ballard

Kaye Ballard Videos

Kaye Ballard News

SIMPLY BARBRA to Celebrate 40 Years of YENTL and Streisand's New Memoir with Shows in NYC, London, Palm Springs, and More

Get ready to experience the incredible talent of Simply Barbra as she celebrates the 40th anniversary of 'Yentl' and Barbra Streisand's new memoir. Find out where you can catch her captivating performances in cities like NYC, London, Palm Springs, and more. Don't miss this unforgettable celebration with special guest Ezekiel Andrew.

Chelsea Table and Stage to Present Encore Presentation of Karen Mason's 30… AND COUNTING This Month

Broadway star Karen Mason celebrates her collaboration with longtime music director Christopher Denny at Chelsea Table + Stage this month.

Karen Mason to Present Encore Presentation of 30… AND COUNTING at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Broadway, recording and concert star Karen Mason in an encore presentation of her hit show “30… And Counting” on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 PM.

Karen Mason and Christopher Denny to Celebrate 30 Years of Collaboration at Chelsea Table + Stage

Join in at Chelsea Table + Stage as we celebrate 30 years of collaboration between Karen Mason and music director Christopher Denny. Get ready for an unforgettable night of music and memories. Book your tickets now!

The Girls Upstairs: Stories of 1998's Ill-Fated FOLLIES

What is it about juicy backstage drama that so intrigues audiences? For decades, people have flocked to films and plays portraying the exciting events that happen behind the curtain. Arguably, the most famous musical on this topic was written by the God of musical theatre: Stephen Sondheim. It’s title: Follies.

Lorna Dallas Returns To NYC Stage With GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Award winner Lorna Dallas is making a welcome return to the New York Stage in Barry Kleinbort/Christopher Denny helmed new musical cabaret.

Steven Brinberg's SIMPLY BARBRA to Celebrate YENTL & THE WAY WE WERE at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the return of “Simply Barbra,” written and performed by Steven Brinberg, on Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 PM.

Lorna Dallas to Bring GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS to The Laurie Beechman Theatre

The Laurie Beechman Theatre will present Lorna Dallas in her latest musical feast, “Glamorous Nights and Rainy Days,” in a two-night engagement - Saturday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 17 - both shows at 7pm.

Review: THE JINKX & DELA HOLIDAY SHOW At Town Hall Is The Annual Holiday Show People Should See

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show sold out Town Hall this year, and it should sell out Town Hall every year.

Cinnabar Theater To Host A SWINGIN' NEW YEARS EVE Concert, December 31

Petaluma's premier theater company, Cinnabar Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nathan Cummings and Executive Director Diane Dragone, will host a “Swingin' New Years Eve” concert, Saturday December 31st, at 7:30pm.

BARBRA & LIZA LIVE! Starring Steven Brinberg and Rick Skye to Make New York Debut at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present “Barbra & Liza Live!,” starring Steven Brinberg (“Simply Barbra”) and Rick Skye (“A Slice O’Minnelli”), on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM. After sell-out shows in London and Dublin, Brinberg and Skye are celebrating these two icons together for the first time in New York.

Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Convention in October

Ann Kittredge will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm with her Musical Director Christopher Denny (piano), Sean Harkness (guitar), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass), Rex Benincasa(drums) and special guests Robbie Kondor and Steve Ross.

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

Julie Benko & Holt McAllany to Join Steven Brinberg's SIMPLY BARBRA at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present “Simply Barbra” written and performed by Steven Brinberg, to celebrate Barbra Streisand’s landmark 80th Birthday on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 PM.

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today

It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.

Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

In celebration of her soon to be released album Ann Kittredge:reIMAGINE(Jazzheads, Inc./King Kozmo Music), a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined, Ms. Kittredge, will appear at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.

BWW Album Review: CAROL SLOANE LIVE AT BIRDLAND Captures A Historic Entertainer In Blissful Beautiful Action

Recorded live in 2019, Carol Sloane's Birdland concert is captured wonderfully on this Club 44 Records release.

5 canciones imprescindibles de John Kander

Repasamos la carrera del autor de CABARET y CHICAGO en 5 temas.

BWW Cabaret Celebrates International Women's Day with a Look At Some of the Women from the History of Cabaret

Broadway World Cabaret has collected a few select videos of just some of the women who have made their mark on the cabaret and concert stages of the world.

BWW Review: Nicholas Kaminski Brings An Exciting New Voice to The Green Room 42

Nicholas Kaminski, whose self-titled show opened on Saturday at the Green Room 42, is a new writer who would have felt completely at home in the mountain resorts where clever and topical songs were created at a breakneck pace. I have had the pleasure of seeing M Kaminski sing his songs individually at Michael McAssey’s “Open Mac” at Pangea. They are always something fresh and unexpected. Seeing an entire evening of his work was something I was looking forward to. I’m happy to report he did not disappoint. Together with his friends, Staci Jo Johnson, Rachel Phalen, Jada Valenciaga, Bart Shatto, Kelsey Kaufman, Lauren Ranahan, and Aaron Remy, he delivered over a dozen well-crafted story songs that announce the arrival of a very individual new musical theatre voice. Mr. Kaminski has a talent for catchy melodies and wry, self-deprecating lyrics that have the elegance of Bock & Harnick combined with the bawdiness of William Finn.


Kaye Ballard has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Kaye Ballard has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Kaye Ballard's first West End show was Nymph Errant which opened in 1989

Kaye Ballard has been nominated for the Outstanding Solo Performance award at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in "Hey, Ma...Kaye Ballard."

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