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Kelly Bishop

Also Credited As: Carole Bishop
 
Date Of Birth:
February 28, 1944 (78)
Birth Place:
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Bio:
After working for a dozen years as a dancer, Kelly Bishop's breakout role was Sheila in Michael Bennett's A Chorus Line for which she garnered Tony and Drama Desk awards. Broadway plays include Neil Simon's Proposals, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Six Degrees of Separation at Lincoln Center. ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 28, 1944 (78)

Birth Place: Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Bio:
After working for a dozen years as a dancer, Kelly Bishop's breakout role was Sheila in Michael Bennett's A Chorus Line for which she garnered Tony and Drama Desk awards. Broadway plays include Neil Simon's Proposals, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Six Degrees of Separation at Lincoln Center. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Susan
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1999
Vera Charles
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Annie Robbins
  [Broadway]
1997
Boo Levy [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1996
Grace Hoylard
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Phyllis [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Grace Duncan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Ouisa [Replacement]
Kitty
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Kitty
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1986
Bea (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1978
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1976
Sheila [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1975
Sheila Bryant [Replacement]

Kelly Bishop Movies

Step Out of Your Mind
 
[1966]
Missy Linden
An Unmarried Woman
 
[1978]
Elaine
Advice to the Lovelorn
 
[1981]
Rita Borden
O'Hara's Wife
 
[1982]
Beth Douglas
The Recovery Room
 
[1985]
Kaye Brenner
Solarwarriors
 
[1986]
Tutor Nover
Dirty Dancing
 
[1987]
Marjorie Houseman
Me and Him
 
[1988]
Eleanor Aramis
Ruth Harper
 
[1991]
Queens Logic
 
[1991]
Maria
Six Degrees of Separation
 
[1993]
Adele
Cafe Society
 
[1995]
Mrs. Jelke
Miami Rhapsody
 
[1995]
Zelda
Private Parts
 
[1997]
Ray Stern
My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception
 
[1999]
Sylvia Weinstein
Blue Moon
 
[2000]
Peggy's Mother
Wonder Boys
 
[2000]
Amanda Leer
A Novel Romance
 
[2011]
Lily Sparks
Friends with Kids
 
[2011]
Marcy Fryman
Saint Janet
 
[2014]
Janet
Dangerous Liaisons
 
[2014]
Lucille Julien
The Salzburg Story
 
[2018]
The Lady
Art of Falling in Love
 
[2019]
Iris

Kelly Bishop TV Shows

Hawaii Five-O
 
[1976]
Charlene Jenkins
Hart to Hart
 
[1982]
Laura
The New Odd Couple
 
[1983]
Charity
Kate & Allie
 
[1984]
Paulette
As the World Turns
 
[1987]
Grace Westcott Andrews
The Thorns
 
[1988]
Ginger Thorn
The Baby-Sitters Club
 
[1990]
Flora Tronell
Law & Order
 
[1992]
Marian Borland
Murphy Brown
 
[1992]
Connie Silverberg
All My Children
 
[1992-1995]
Freida Landau
My Wildest Dreams
 
[1995]
Gloria James
One Life to Live
 
[1989-1996]
Dr. Robbins, Serena Wyman
Gilmore Girls
 
[2000-2007]
Emily Gilmore
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
 
[2000-2009]
Julia Zimmer, Registrar
Army Wives
 
[2009]
Jean Calhoun
Mercy
 
[2010]
Lauren Kempton
Bunheads
 
[2012-2013]
Fanny Flowers
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
 
[2015]
Elizabeth
Flesh and Bone
 
[2015]
Mrs. Hawthorn
The Good Wife
 
[2010-2016]
Bea Wilson, Mrs. Kent
Halston
 
[2021]
Eleanor Lambert
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
 
[2022]
Benedetta

Kelly Bishop Biography

After working for a dozen years as a dancer, Kelly Bishop's breakout role was Sheila in Michael Bennett's A Chorus Line for which she garnered Tony and Drama Desk awards. Broadway plays include Neil Simon's Proposals, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Six Degrees of Separation at Lincoln Center. Favorite films include An Unmarried Woman, Dirty Dancing and Miami Rhapsody. Television work has consisted of several unsold pilots, numerous guest appearances and seven years as Emily Gilmore on "The Gilmore Girls."


Kelly Bishop Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Kelly Bishop, A Chorus Line

Kelly Bishop News

Freeform Sets GROWN-ISH & THE WATCHFUL EYE Premieres Photo Freeform Sets GROWN-ISH & THE WATCHFUL EYE Premieres
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2022

Freeform announced the winter premiere dates for the series premiere of “The Watchful Eye” from Ryan Seacrest Productions and returning favorite “grown-ish.”Emily Fox ('Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist') is showrunner and executive producer of “The Watchful Eye.” Emmy®-nominated “grown-ish” returns for the second half of its fifth season.

Freeform Picks Up THE WATCHFUL EYE Drama Series Photo Freeform Picks Up THE WATCHFUL EYE Drama Series
by Michael Major - Jun 30, 2022

Emily Fox (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) is showrunner and executive producer. Ryan Seacrest Productions’ Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay and Jeffrey Reiner serve as executive producers with Reiner (“Dirty John”) directing the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Signature.

Wake Up With BWW 2/28: John Mulaney SNL Broadway Parody, Patti LuPone Tests Positive  Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/28: John Mulaney SNL Broadway Parody, Patti LuPone Tests Positive For COVID-19, and More
by - Feb 28, 2022

Today's top stories include a new Broadway parody on SNL, led by John Mulaney who hosted this week's episode! Plus, Patti LuPone has tested positive for COVID-19, and more.

Broadway Actors You Should Know in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Photo Broadway Actors You Should Know in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
by Michael Major - Feb 27, 2022

Check out BroadwayWorld's guide to Broadway actors in the fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and how you know them! The series features an impressive amount of Broadway talent, including returning cast members Tony Shalhoub, Stephanie Hsu, and Jane Lynch, and new guest stars like Gideon Glick, Kelly Bishop, and more.

Wake Up With BWW 2/25: PLAZA SUITE and FOR COLORED GIRLS Ticket Deals, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/25: PLAZA SUITE and FOR COLORED GIRLS Ticket Deals, and More!
by - Feb 25, 2022

Today's top stories include Plaza Suite's TodayTix mobile lottery, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf will offer $20.22 tickets today only, and more! Plus, Mrs. Doubtfire will soon return to Broadway and the casting team at The Telsey Office is holding a video open call for two of its small stars.

Wake Up With BWW 2/8: FUNNY GIRL and PLAZA SUITE Casting, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/8: FUNNY GIRL and PLAZA SUITE Casting, and More!
by - Feb 8, 2022

Today's top stories: Complete casting announced for Funny Girl and Plaza Suite, Amber Gray will depart Hadestown this month, and more!

VIDEO: Prime Video Shares THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Season Four Trailer Photo VIDEO: Prime Video Shares THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Season Four Trailer
by Michael Major - Feb 7, 2022

Prime Video released the official trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The new season stars Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle,Michael Zegen, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron, and Luke Kirby, featuring appearances by Kelly Bishop, Milo Ventimiglia, John Waters, and Jason Alexander.

A CHORUS LINE: La revolución musical que llega a Madrid Photo A CHORUS LINE: La revolución musical que llega a Madrid
by Angeles Diaz - Sep 20, 2021

Por fin veremos en la capital la producción de Antonio Banderas y hacemos un repaso de su génesis.

BWW Interview: Krysta Rodriguez Talks Starring as Liza Minnelli in HALSTON, Working W Photo BWW Interview: Krysta Rodriguez Talks Starring as Liza Minnelli in HALSTON, Working With Ewan McGregor & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021

Playing an icon is no easy feat, but Krysta Rodriguez takes it on as if she were born to step into the role of one of show business's greatest legends. The legend in question is EGOT-winner Liza Minnelli, who is at the heart of the new Netflix series 'Halston'. We spoke with Krysta Rodriguez about preparing to play Liza Minnelli and much more!

VÍDEO: Krysta Rodriguez canta por Liza Minnelli en HALSTON Photo VÍDEO: Krysta Rodriguez canta por Liza Minnelli en HALSTON
by Ainhoa Hornero - May 18, 2021

HALSTON cuenta la historia del famoso diseñador de moda en el Nueva York de los 70 y 80

Kelly Bishop Videos

VIDEO: David Sutcliffe Talks GILMORE GIRLS on TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: David Sutcliffe Talks GILMORE GIRLS on TODAY SHOW

by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2020

David Sutcliffe, who played Christopher Hayden on “Gilmore Girls,” shares his memories of working with Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Ed Hermann.

VIDEO: Kelly Bishop Remembers Her Favorite GILMORE GIRLS Moments Videoplay
VIDEO: Kelly Bishop Remembers Her Favorite GILMORE GIRLS Moments

by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2020

Kelly Bishop, who played Emily Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” reflects on her character’s best lines and talks about her close relationship with Lauren Graham.

VIDEO: GILMORE GIRLS Cast Talks Revival, Last 4 Words & More
by - Nov 29, 2016

After the release of the highly anticipated GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE on Netflix, TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie sits down with stars Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson.

BWW TV: Need to Know More About the Stars Hollow Musical? Sutton Foster & Christian Borle Talk GILMORE GIRLS!
by Michael Sterling - Nov 23, 2016

As previously announced, when town selectman Taylor Doose (Michael Winters) decides to stage a musical to celebrate the town's history, Tony award winning Broadway stars Sutton Foster and Christian Borle show up to make guest appearances. BroadwayWorld's Michael Sterling was on set during while the duo was filming their musical numbers, and you can go behind the scenes below!

VIDEO: First Look - Sutton Foster & Christian Borle in Netflix's GILMORE GIRLS Reboot
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 16, 2016

Today, Variety has shared a first look at Netflix's highly-anticipated GILMORE GIRLS reboot, airing later this month.

VIDEO: Lauren Graham Has Some Big News for GILMORE GIRLS Fans Worldwide!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 28, 2016

Lauren Graham has some big news for GILMORE GIRLS fans! The series will be available on Netflix worldwide beginning 1 July. Rewatch, or catch up before the launch of A Year In the Life, due later in 2016!

VIDEO: Lauren Graham Reveals Name of Netflix GILMORE GIRLS Revival
by Caryn Robbins - May 20, 2016

Lauren Graham stopped by ELLEN and revealed the name of the highly anticipated GILMORE GIRLS revival heading to Netflix this fall. The reboot will be titled 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.'

VIDEO: First Look at Netflix's GILMORE GIRLS Revival!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 7, 2016

The April 15th issue of Entertainment Weekly will feature an exclusive first look from the set of Netflix's upcoming GILMORE GIRLS reunion.

BWW TV: Happy 40th! HAMILTON Cast Sings 'What I Did for Love' in Honor of A CHORUS LINE's 40th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2015

Today, Broadway celebrates the 40th anniversary of the opening of one of the most iconic musicals of all time. Below, take a look back at the performance, and watch as the original cast of A CHORUS LINE joins the HAMILTON cast on stage!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Trailer for HBO Documentary- LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Last night HBO hosted the premiere of LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER, airing June 29 at 9pm, at the Time Warner Center. In attendance to support both Kramer and the documentary were stars of stage and screen including Mark Ruffalo and Joe Mantello, both of whom starred in THE NORMAL HEART (on HBO and Broadway, respectively) as Ned Weeks, the character that Kramer based on himself. Documentary director Jean Carlomusto, Christine Baranski, Kelly Bishop, Cherry Jones, Stephen Spinella, and President of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins were also in attendance to screen the film and present Larry with a cake celebrating his upcoming 80th birthday on June 25. Check out a just-releasd trailer for the film below!


Kelly Bishop Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kelly Bishop been in?
Kelly Bishop has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Kelly Bishop been in?
Kelly Bishop has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Kelly Bishop been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Chorus Line .