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Kerry Butler

 
Date Of Birth:
June 18, 1971 (51)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bio:
Kerry Butler is best known for originating the role of Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, and Clio/Kira in Xanadu, the latter of which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: June 18, 1971 (51)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bio:
Kerry Butler is best known for originating the role of Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, and Clio/Kira in Xanadu, the latter of which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return, 2022
Barbara
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Barbara
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Pre-Broadway Engagement at National Theatre, 2018
Barbara
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Ms. Norbury
Mrs. Heron
Mrs. George
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
National Theatre World Premiere, 2017
Mrs. Norbury
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Marianne
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2015
Hillary Clinton
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 0
Melody Dent
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Mabel Cantwell
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Brenda Strong
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Sherrie [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Clio/Kira
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere, 2006
Dedee Truitt
  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Kira
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Isabel
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Isabel
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Audrey
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Penny Pingleton
  [New York]
Workshop, 2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Maddy Sinclair
Maddy Sinclair
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Shelley Parker
Shelly Parker
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Belle [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Miss Jones [Replacement]
Ensemble
Donna Marie [Replacement]
Donna Marie (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Eponine [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals Tonight! Concert, 1999
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2002]
Harmonica

Photos

Alex Brightman, Elizabeth Teeter, Kerry Butler and David Josefsberg Photo

Alex Brightman, Elizabeth Teeter, Kerry Butler and David Josefsberg

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Date:
08/25/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return, 2022
Barbara

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Barbara

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Ms. Norbury

Mrs. Heron

Mrs. George

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Marianne

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2015
Hillary Clinton

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 0
Melody Dent

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Mabel Cantwell

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Brenda Strong

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Sherrie [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Clio/Kira

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

  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Kira

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Isabel

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Isabel

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Audrey

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Penny Pingleton

  [New York]
Workshop, 2002
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Maddy Sinclair

Maddy Sinclair

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Shelley Parker

Shelly Parker

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Belle [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Miss Jones [Replacement]

Ensemble

Donna Marie [Replacement]

Donna Marie (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Eponine [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals Tonight! Concert, 1999
Performer

Productions

Harmonica

Kerry Butler Biography

Kerry Butler is best known for originating the role of Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, and Clio/Kira in Xanadu, the latter of which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

Kerry Butler Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler, Mean Girls
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler, Catch Me if You Can
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kerry Butler, Xanadu
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler, Little Shop of Horrors
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Gold Star
Kerry Butler, Hairspray
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler, Hairspray

Kerry Butler News

BEETLEJUICE to Celebrate 31 Days of Halloween With Surprises for Fans & More Photo BEETLEJUICE to Celebrate 31 Days of Halloween With Surprises for Fans & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

BEETLEJUICE¬†will celebrate its final Halloween (The Ghost-with-the-Most‚Äôs favorite holiday) on Broadway with a month of surprises for fans every Day-O in October, including Halloween-themed cocktails at the Marquis concessions stand, weekly costume contests, limited edition ‚ÄúStrange and Unusual‚ÄĚ swag giveaways and more.

A Post-Pandemic Visit to French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Photo A Post-Pandemic Visit to French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
by Matt Windman - Sep 27, 2022

Theatre critic Matt Windman returns to French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts to check out a Side By Side concert, conducted by Jason Robert Brown. He writes about his experience!

Photos: BEETLEJUICE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Turn Out for the 2022 BC/EFA Broadway F Photo Photos: BEETLEJUICE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Turn Out for the 2022 BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

Enthusiastic, energized theater fans filled New York City's famed Theater District on Sunday, September 25, 2022, for the 36th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. With the sense of community reverberating loudly and proudly, the day-long event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See photos from the event!

Video: Inside the 2022 BROADWAY FLEA MARKET Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights A Photo Video: Inside the 2022 BROADWAY FLEA MARKET Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

Enthusiastic, energized theater fans filled New York City’s famed Theater District on Sunday, September 25, 2022, for the 36th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. With the sense of community reverberating loudly and proudly, the day-long event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See video of the event!

BEETLEJUICE to Close on Broadway January 2023 Photo BEETLEJUICE to Close on Broadway January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

BEETLEJUICE will officially close on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2023. When BEETLEJUICE makes its final Broadway bow, it will have played 27 previews at the Winter Garden Theatre and 366 regular performances, and 313 regular performances during its resurrection at Broadways’ Marquis Theater, for a total of 679 Broadway performances.

Words From the Wings: BEETLEJUICE's Dana Steingold Shares Her Favorite Backstage Mome Photo Words From the Wings: BEETLEJUICE's Dana Steingold Shares Her Favorite Backstage Moment, Pre-Show Rituals, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld is bringing you Words From the Wings, a new series of interviews that take fans behind the scenes of some of their favorite Broadway stars' backstage routines! We're chatting with Dana Steingold of Beetlejuice, who told us all about her favorite backstage moments, pre-show rituals, and more!

Photos: SIX, BEETLEJUICE, A STRANGE LOOP and MOULIN ROUGE! Perform At BROADWAY IN BRY Photo Photos: SIX, BEETLEJUICE, A STRANGE LOOP and MOULIN ROUGE! Perform At BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 25, 2022

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! iHeartMedia New York's 106.7 LITE FM returned yesterday for the fourth performance in the 2022 season of the beloved series.

VIDEO: BEETLEJUICE Pays Homage to Nicole Kidman AMC Trailer Photo VIDEO: BEETLEJUICE Pays Homage to Nicole Kidman AMC Trailer
by Team BWW - Aug 24, 2022

The Broadway musical Beetlejuice is paying homage to the viral Nicole Kidman AMC Trailer, but this time Delia Schwimmer (played by Leslie Rodriguez-Kritzer) puts her twisted take on a classic. Watch here!

Wake Up With BWW 8/11: New BEETLEJUICE Photos, Rehearsal Clips From JOSEPH... at the  Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/11: New BEETLEJUICE Photos, Rehearsal Clips From JOSEPH... at the Muny, and More!
by - Aug 11, 2022

Top stories include all new Beetlejuice images, go inside rehearsal for Joseph... at the Muny, and more!

Photos: See Alex Brightman, Elizabeth Teeter & More in New BEETLEJUICE Images Photo Photos: See Alex Brightman, Elizabeth Teeter & More in New BEETLEJUICE Images
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Beetlejuice on Broadway stars Alex Brightman, alongside Kerry Butler, David Josefsberg, Obie Award Winner Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, and Dana Steingold, plus Elizabeth Teeter (The Crucible, The Audience) as Lydia Deetz and more. See new photos of the cast here!

Kerry Butler Videos

VIDEO: Alex Brightman Gives Curtain Call Speech at the 500th Performance of BEETLEJUI VideoVIDEO: Alex Brightman Gives Curtain Call Speech at the 500th Performance of BEETLEJUICE
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Beetlejuice celebrated its 500th Broadway performance last night, August 8, at the Marquis Theatre. Check out a video of Alex Brightman giving a post-show speech!

VIDEO: Updated Opening Number and Curtain Call Speech from BEETLEJUICE VideoVIDEO: Updated Opening Number and Curtain Call Speech from BEETLEJUICE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2022

Beetlejuice is back on Broadway at the Marquis Theater and we have a first look at the new production's fresh, new opening number! Watch as Alex Brightman as the title character speaks at the curtain call and check out the brand new lyrics and more!

VIDEO: Hangin' in the Beetlesuite with the Cast of BEETLEJUICE! VideoVIDEO: Hangin' in the Beetlesuite with the Cast of BEETLEJUICE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2022

The cast gathered at the Marriott's new Beetlesuite to chat about the show's triumphant return. Plus, watch as they check out the new mural of Beetlejuice Fan Art for all the living to see! BEETLEJUICE came back to life in a triumphant Broadway return to blow the roof off the Marquis Theatre.

VIDEO: BEETLEJUICE Fan Art Mural at the Marquis Wows the Show's Cast! VideoVIDEO: BEETLEJUICE Fan Art Mural at the Marquis Wows the Show's Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2022

This week, the cast of Beetlejuice stopped by the Marquis to check out the mural for the very first time! Go inside the unveiling to see video of the Fan Art wall and the cast's reaction.

VIDEO: First Look at New & Returning Cast of BEETLEJUICE in Rehearsal VideoVIDEO: First Look at New & Returning Cast of BEETLEJUICE in Rehearsal
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

Beetlejuice is headed back to Broadway on April 8, 2022 at the Marquis Theatre! Get a first look at the new and returning cast of Beetlejuice in rehearsal!

VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerst VideoVIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2021

Earlier this week, the York Theatre Company honored musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

Exclusive: Kerry Butler Performs 'Somewhere That's Green' as Part of the Seth Concert VideoExclusive: Kerry Butler Performs 'Somewhere That's Green' as Part of the Seth Concert Series; Re-Airs Today at 3 PM!
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2020

Kerry Butler's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Kerry singing Somewhere That's Green.

BWW TV: Kerry Butler, Gavin Lee, and More Gear Up for A VERY BRADY MUSICAL Benefit Re VideoBWW TV: Kerry Butler, Gavin Lee, and More Gear Up for A VERY BRADY MUSICAL Benefit Reading
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2020

The musical will star Broadway performers Gavin Lee and Kerry Butler, along with a host of other stars.

VIDEO: Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Butler, Norm Lewis, Hailey Kilgore, and More Perform 'H VideoVIDEO: Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Butler, Norm Lewis, Hailey Kilgore, and More Perform 'Help is on the Way'
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2020

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS didn't get to present the 2020 edition of the Easter Bonnet Competition, which would have ended, as the show has since 1995, with the anthem 'Help is on the Way.'

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute VideoVIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute
by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.


Kerry Butler Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kerry Butler next theatre project?
Kerry Butler's next show will be Beetlejuice which opens on 4/8/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Kerry Butler been in?
Kerry Butler has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Kerry Butler been in?
Kerry Butler has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Kerry Butler been nominated for?
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 .

What awards has Kerry Butler won?
Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray.