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Kerry Butler

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Broadway: OCC nomination for playing three roles in Mean Girls, Xanadu (Tony, DL Best Actress nominations), Hairspray (Clarence Derwent Award, DD, OCC nominations), Beauty and the Beast (Dora nomination), Disaster!, Catch Me If You Can (DD nomination), Rock of Ages, Little Shop of Horrors (OCC nomination), Les Misérables, Blood Brothers, The Best Man. Off-Broadway: Bat Boy: The Musical, The Call, Clinton The musical. Television: “30 Rock,” “The Mindy Project,” “Rescue Me,” “Law & Order,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “White Collar,” “Blue Bloods,” “Gilmore Girls,” and the film The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Her album Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust is available on iTunes.

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Broadway Return, 2022

Original Broadway Production, 2019

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Pre-Broadway Engagement at National Theatre, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2018
Ms. Norbury

Mrs. Heron

Mrs. George

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
National Theatre World Premiere, 2017
Mrs. Norbury

Original Broadway Production, 2016

Off-Broadway Premiere, 2015
Hillary Clinton

World Premiere Production, 0
Melody Dent

Broadway Revival, 2012
Mabel Cantwell

Original Broadway Production, 2011
Brenda Strong

Original Broadway Production, 2009
Sherrie [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2007

[Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere, 2006
Dedee Truitt

[New York]
Reading, 2006

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005


[New York]
Workshop, 2005

[New York]
Workshop, 2005

[New York]
Reading, 2004

Broadway Revival, 2003

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Penny Pingleton

[New York]
Workshop, 2002

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Maddy Sinclair

Maddy Sinclair

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Shelley Parker

Shelly Parker

Original Broadway Production, 1994
Belle [Replacement]

Broadway Production, 1993
Miss Jones [Replacement]


Donna Marie [Replacement]

Donna Marie (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1987
Eponine [Replacement]

Musicals Tonight! Concert, 1999

Kerry Butler Productions

[Broadway, 2002]

Kerry Butler Movies

[2000]Brooklyn Sonnet Anna Callahan

[2001]Campfire Stories Beatrice

[2018]Mapplethorpe Holly Solomon

[2018]The Miseducation of Cameron Post Ruth

[2020]Mapplethorpe: The Director's Cut Holly Solomon

[2022]Honor Society Janet Rose

Kerry Butler TV Shows

One Life to Live Claudia Reston

Kerry Butler Videos

Kerry Butler News

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 22, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 22, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Robyn Hurder & Kerry Butler to Lead SMASH Musical Industry Readings

Tony nominees Robyn Hurder and Kerry Butler will lead industry readings of the stage musical adaptation of the TV show Smash. Find out who else is in the cast, and everything else we know.

Review: CHEYENNE JACKSON Makes Welcome Return To NYC In Stunning 54 Below Debut

This was one of the special ones, and there are three chances left to see Cheyenne.

54 SINGS BANDSTAND, Cheyenne Jackson, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Check out the lineup of performances next week at 54 Below!

Shoshana Bean, Gavin Creel, Kerry Butler & More to Join Cheyenne Jackson's 54 Below Debut

Shoshana Bean, Gavin Creel, Kerry Butler, and more will be joining Cheyenne Jackson for his highly anticipated debut at 54 Below. Don't miss this star-studded lineup of talented performers as they deliver an unforgettable night of entertainment. Get all the details and book your tickets now!

Joe Iconis' ALBUM 5 LP Box Set Out Now

Discover the latest release from composer Joe Iconis, featuring a star-studded lineup including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Rannells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more. Stream or purchase this highly anticipated album now and immerse yourself in the world of musical theater brilliance.

THIS IS TOM JONES! Comes to Human Race Theatre Company

Kicking off The Human Race Theatre Company's 38th year, This is Tom Jones! makes its world premiere in September of 2023.

Fall Registration Now Open For Axelrod Performing Arts Academy

Fall registration is now open for the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy. Classes run September 13, 2023 to June 19, 2024. All classes are held at the academy's studios at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel.  

Brooke Shields To Headline THE CABARET's Eclectic Fall Season

The wide-ranging season includes the expected mix of Broadway’s best, acclaimed international artists, a collaboration with Indy Jazz Fest and more.

Photos: Go Inside BACK TO THE FUTURE Opening Night Gala

Back to the Future: The Musical just held a Gala Performance, celebrating its arrival on Broadway, and benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Special guests included original film cast & creative team members Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and more. Check out photos from inside the special night.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on HERE LIES LOVE Opening Night

Check out photos of Dylan Mulvaney, Spike Lee, H.E.R., Stephen Colbert, and more on the Here Lies Love opening night red carpet!

BOOM SUMMER CHARITY SHOWCASE Welcomes Bret Shuford As Host And Performer

Broadway Official Online Masterclass will present our 2023 charity showcase at The Green Room 42, with ticket sales benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Our showcase features performances by some of the brightest upcoming talent in theater, performing alongside Broadway stars Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice, Hairspray), and Thayne Jasperson (Hamilton, Newsies).


Broadway Official Online Masterclass will present its 2023 charity showcase at The Green Room 42, with ticket sales benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Wake Up With BWW 6/15: Reimagined CATS Revival, Daniel Yearwood Joins SWEENEY TODD, and More!

Today's top stories: a ballroom reimagining of Cats, and more are set for the inaugural season at Perelman Performing Arts Center, Daniel Yearwood will be taking over as Anthony in Sweeney Todd, and more!

Christian Borle, Kerry Butler, Norm Lewis, Phillipa Soo & More to Join The Broadway Cruise 2nd Sailing

Join your favorite stars of the theatre and creative luminaries for an unforgettable vacation where tropical weather and calm seas await with the 2nd annual sailing of The Broadway Cruise.

Joe Iconis' ALBUM to be Released in a Special 5-LP Vinyl Box Set

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced that Album, the acclaimed recording by musical theater virtuoso Joe Iconis, will be released in a special vinyl box set on Friday, August 18.

Social Roundup: BEETLEJUICE Opens at the National Theatre in DC

He earned his stripes on Broadway… now the ghost-with-the-most is in DC! Audiences are raving about the national tour of Beetlejuice, now on stage at the National Theatre through May 28th!

New Musical THE DAYS BEYOND TODAY to Have Industry Presentations at Theater 555

Producer Eric Krebs and Michael Roberts will present industry presentations of “The Days Beyond Today,” a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Michael Roberts (Golf: The Musical, Goldstein), directed by Mr. Krebs.

Catherine O'Hara to Return For BEETLEJUICE Sequel; Monica Bellucci Joins as Beetlejuice's Wife

Catherine O'Hara will return to the role of Delia Deetz for the upcoming Beetlejuice sequel, which is now being filming London. Monica Bellucci has also joined the film, playing Beetlejuice's wife. Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Jenna Ortega, and Justin Theroux will also appear in the new film.

BEETLEJUICE 2 to Debut in 2024 With Jenna Ortega, Michael Keaton & More

Beetlejuice 2, the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1988 comedy, will premiere in theaters in 2024. Michael Keaton will be returning in the title role, with Winona Ryder returning as Lydia Deetz. Wednesday star Jenna Ortega and Justin Theroux have also joined the cast. The film's script is by Mike Vukadinovich.


Kerry Butler's next show will be Beetlejuice which opens on 4/8/2022 on Broadway.

Kerry Butler has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

Kerry Butler has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mean Girls , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Catch Me if You Can , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Xanadu , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray .

Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray.

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