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Kaye Ballard

 
Date Of Birth:
November 20, 1926
Date Of Death:
January 21, 2019 (92)
Birth Place:
Cleveland, OH, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 20, 1926
Date of Death: January 21, 2019 (92)

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
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
Performer
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1991
Performer
  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1989
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1988
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1984
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1981
Ruth [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Molly
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1972
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1965
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1964
Miss Appleknocker
Dowager Queen Sadie
Alice
Miss Melba
Wallace
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1963
Ruth
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
The Incomparable Rosalie
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1955
Countess
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1954
Helen
Helen
  [Los Angeles]
West Coast Revival, 1992
Matron Mama Morton
  [Regional (US)]
West Coast Revival, 1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1974
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Performer

Photos

KAYE BALLARD attends The Second Annual All-Star Benefit Concert of the Hit Broadway M Photo

KAYE BALLARD attends The Second Annual All-Star Benefit Concert of the Hit Broadway Musical FUNNY GIRL. The evening benefited The Actors' Fund Of America. New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City on September 23, 2002

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Date:
01/01/2020
 Troy Garza, Kaye Ballard, Candy Brown,  Rick McKay and Louis Gossett, Jr. Photo

Troy Garza, Kaye Ballard, Candy Brown, Rick McKay and Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Date:
01/08/2016
Director Rick McKay with Kaye Ballard, Carol Channing, Troy Garza and Candy Brown Photo

Director Rick McKay with Kaye Ballard, Carol Channing, Troy Garza and Candy Brown

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Date:
01/08/2016
Kaye Ballard, director Rick McKay and Candy Brown Photo

Kaye Ballard, director Rick McKay and Candy Brown

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Date:
01/08/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
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
Performer

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1991
Performer

  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1989
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1988
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1984
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1981
Ruth [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Molly

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1972
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1965
Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1964
Miss Appleknocker

Dowager Queen Sadie

Alice

Miss Melba

Wallace

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1963
Ruth

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1961
The Incomparable Rosalie

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1955
Countess

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1954
Helen

Helen

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

  [Regional (US)]
West Coast Revival, 1973
Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1974
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Performer

Kaye Ballard Biography

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.

Kaye Ballard Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Kaye Ballard, Hey, Ma...Kaye Ballard

Kaye Ballard News

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jul 2, 2022

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  Photo Julie Benko & Holt McAllany to Join Steven Brinberg's SIMPLY BARBRA at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present ‚ÄúSimply Barbra‚ÄĚ written and performed by Steven Brinberg, to celebrate Barbra Streisand‚Äôs landmark 80th Birthday on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 PM.

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today Photo Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

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 Th Photo Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

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 ‚Äď between 9th & 10th Avenues) on¬†Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.

BWW Album Review: CAROL SLOANE LIVE AT BIRDLAND Captures A Historic Entertainer In Bl Photo BWW Album Review: CAROL SLOANE LIVE AT BIRDLAND Captures A Historic Entertainer In Blissful Beautiful Action
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 20, 2022

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

5 canciones imprescindibles de John Kander Photo 5 canciones imprescindibles de John Kander
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 18, 2022

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 fro Photo BWW Cabaret Celebrates International Women's Day with a Look At Some of the Women from the History of Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 8, 2022

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 Photo BWW Review: Nicholas Kaminski Brings An Exciting New Voice to The Green Room 42
by Ricky Pope - Feb 7, 2022

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‚Äôs ‚ÄúOpen Mac‚ÄĚ at Pangea. They are always something fresh and unexpected. Seeing an entire evening of his work was something I was looking forward to. I‚Äôm 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.

Carleton Carpenter, Stage and Screen Actor, Passes Away at 95 Photo Carleton Carpenter, Stage and Screen Actor, Passes Away at 95
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2022

Carleton Upham Carpenter, Jr. (95) an American film, television and stage actor, songwriter, and novelist died Monday, January 31, 2022 in Warwick, NY.  He had been in declining health for some years.

BWW Feature: ROSE KINGSLEY TO PERFORM THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Summerlin L Photo BWW Feature: ROSE KINGSLEY TO PERFORM THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Summerlin Library And Performing Arts Center
by Debbie Hall - Jan 10, 2022

Jazz, cabaret, and opera diva Rose Kingsley will share her operatic training, 4-octave range singing The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with special guest Allan Glassman at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center on Jan. 15.

Kaye Ballard Videos

STAGE TUBE: Kaye Ballard's Never-Before-Seen Performance of 'Maybe This Time' from Rick McKay
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2015

Rick McKay's new film Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age will be out next year -- support his Broadway Trilogy by making a tax-deductible donation here, and be sure to watch the trailer for the upcoming installment!

BWW TV: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks Streisand, Chenoweth, Peters & More on Spotlight on the Arts
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2014

We reached out to Associate Producer and Director Mark Demeter to see if we could access the interview, who happily complied! BECON TV's mission is to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning.

STAGE TUBE: ONE NIGHT ONLY Cast Sings 'Hello, Dolly!' with Carol Channing at the McCallum
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2013

Michael Childers' ONE NGHT ONLY performed on April 24 at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts, with special guest Carol Channing. Watch the cast sing 'Hello, Dolly!' below!

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Ballard, Montevecchi, Reams in DOIN' IT FOR LOVE
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2012

Hollywood and Broadway award-winners Kaye Ballard, Liliane Montevecchi, and Lee Roy Reams are to star in 'Doin' It For Love,' a Broadway-style tribute to the standards and the stories behind the music. Opening in Los Angeles, Calif. and Austin, Texas, 'Doin' It For Love' features a 10-piece orchestra conducted onstage by David Geist, the show's music director. Hilary Knight, the internationally renowned artist and illustrator, designed the poster art and collectables for the show. Goin inside of rehearal with the cast in the video below!


Kaye Ballard Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kaye Ballard been in?
Kaye Ballard has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Kaye Ballard been in?
Kaye Ballard has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

What awards has Kaye Ballard been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Hey, Ma...Kaye Ballard .