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Kim Criswell

 
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Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Concert, 2005
Old Lady
  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2004
Mrs. Sally Adams
  [London Fringe]
London Concert, 2000
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1997
Performer
  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1993
Performer
  [West End]
London Revival, 1992
Annie Oakley
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1989
Lucy Brown
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1989
Performer
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Library of Congress Concert, 1987
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Library of Congress Concert, 1987
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1987
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Sixth Woman
Ensemble/Other Roles
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Claudia [Replacement]
Francesca
Carla (Understudy)
Claudia (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Girl
A Girl at the Bar
Dodger Wife
Dodger Fan
Hilda Chester
Passenger
Girl at the Bar
  [Chicago]
Chicago Concert, 1988
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Concert, 2005
Old Lady

  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2004
Mrs. Sally Adams

  [London Fringe]
London Concert, 2000
Aldonza (Dulcinea)

  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1997
Performer

  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1993
Performer

  [West End]
London Revival, 1992
Annie Oakley

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1989
Lucy Brown

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1989
Performer

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Library of Congress Concert, 1987
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
Library of Congress Concert, 1987
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1987
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Sixth Woman

Ensemble/Other Roles

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Claudia [Replacement]

Francesca

Carla (Understudy)

Claudia (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Girl

A Girl at the Bar

Dodger Wife

Dodger Fan

Hilda Chester

Passenger

Girl at the Bar

  [Chicago]
Chicago Concert, 1988
Performer


Kim Criswell Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical Gold Star
Kim CriswellSide by Side by Sondheim

Kim Criswell News

42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8 Photo 42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Jay commenced the first complete recording of the original version of the musical with the original orchestrations by Philip J. Lang at Abbey Road Studios, London on October 5 1996 and completed it at Clinton Recording Studios, New York on October 19 1996. This will be the first time it is released to the public.

Learn All About Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Celebrate Broadway's Return wi Photo Learn All About Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Celebrate Broadway's Return with #NoBusinessLikeShowBusiness
by Team BWW - Nov 8, 2021

Live theatre is officially back and Concord Theatricals is celebrating! 'There's No Business Like Show Business' is a digital celebration that launched just last month, marking the return of live theater and all of the incredible people who help to make it happen. The celebration coincides with the 75th anniversary of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and its iconic showstopper 'There's No Business Like Show Business,' a song that has more resonance than ever this year.

Edinburgh International Festival Announces 2021 Programme Photo Edinburgh International Festival Announces 2021 Programme
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

Edinburgh International Festival, the world's leading performing arts festival,¬†pioneers the return¬†of¬†live performance¬†in Scotland¬†from¬†7 ‚Äď 29 August¬†with a diverse programme of¬†UK¬†and international artists.¬†

LISTEN: Alice Ripley, Keaton Whittaker, Evelyn Hoskins and More Join OUT FOR BLOOD Photo LISTEN: Alice Ripley, Keaton Whittaker, Evelyn Hoskins and More Join OUT FOR BLOOD
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021

OUT FOR BLOOD begins to round up its deep dive exploration into the history of Broadway's infamous flop, Carrie the Musical, with an episode featuring three major productions of the show and its TV adaptation as part of The CW's Riverdale:

Alice Ripley, Joe Iconis and More Join OUT FOR BLOOD Podcast Photo Alice Ripley, Joe Iconis and More Join OUT FOR BLOOD Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021

OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL has announced a packed line-up for its final episodes starting today. Guests sharing their memories and experiences of recent productions of CARRIE include: Stafford Arima, Molly Ranson, Carmen Cusack, AnnMarie Milazzo, Alice Ripley and more.

Listen to the First Two Episodes of OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL Photo Listen to the First Two Episodes of OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2021

OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL has¬†announced its first two episodes are now available! OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL is a new, unofficial podcast exploring the history and mysteries of ‚ÄėBroadway‚Äôs greatest flop‚Äô, CARRIE THE MUSICAL.

Full Casting Announced For Paul Taylor-Mills' Festival Of New Musical Theatre Writing Photo Full Casting Announced For Paul Taylor-Mills' Festival Of New Musical Theatre Writing
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2020

Following the previously announced line up of new musicals for MTFestUK 2020, the full cast is announced below, production by production.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: ANNIE Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: ANNIE
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 8, 2019

I thought throwing out my Annie CDs would be easy--I thought I only had one! Obviously that would be the indispensable Original Broadway Cast Recording with Dorothy Loudon and Andrea McArdle. How wrong I was! I knew that, as a kid, I had the tape of the 1982 movie soundtrack with Carol Burnett and Aileen Quinn (and an all-star supporting cast!), but I didn't remember buying it on CD. And when the hell did I get the CD of the 1999 TV version (with Kathy Bates and an all-star cast)? And, oh yeah... I forgot about this studio album from the 90s with studio cast queen Kim Criswell--I think I bought back in the day somehow convincing myself Ruthie Henshall was playing Annie. (Spoiler alert: She plays Grace.) Oh, and I do remember this '30thAnniversary' deluxe production with Chicago area diva (and original star of the sequel, Annie Warbucks) Alene Robertson as Miss Hannigan plus a lot of bonus material. To add insult to injury, I also have a Blu-Ray of the recent Hollywood remake with Cameron Diaz. I don't even have a Blu-Ray player! This thing is definitely going into the trash along with all the audio, but I will listen to a few tracks online for my edification.

BWW Review: THE JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA: AT THE MOVIES, Brighton Dome Photo BWW Review: THE JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA: AT THE MOVIES, Brighton Dome
by Fiona Scott - Dec 9, 2018

The dazzling orchestra are travelling around the UK with their new At the Movies concert tour, packed full of classic film scores.

Judi Dench and Gillian Anderson Lead Tribute To Richard Rodgers at River Street Theat Photo Judi Dench and Gillian Anderson Lead Tribute To Richard Rodgers at River Street Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2018

Judi Dench and Gillian Anderson are part of the all-star cast that came together at the Theatre Royal in London to celebrate the master musical composer Richard Rodgers (192-1979). This remarkable production, Some Enchanted Evening: Richard Rodgers Tribute Gala, will be screened at the River Street Theatre in downtown Jaffrey on Saturday, September 1 at 7pm and again on Wednesday, September 5 at 2pm.

Kim Criswell Videos

BWW TV: Inside the Making of John Wilson Orchestra’s THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Album; Release Set for 9/25
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2012

EMI Classics has just announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy¬ģ Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. This is the first time the songs, including "Singin' in the Rain", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", "The Trolley Song", and title track "That's Entertainment", have been recorded in their intended orchestration since the films' original soundtrack recordings. That's Entertainment, also features a world-class cast of singers including Kim Criswell, Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Seth MacFarlane (the creator of Family Guy) and Curtis Stigers. The Standard Edition CD, a Deluxe Edition and a DVD of the 2009 BBC Proms, which launched John Wilson to fame in his native UK, is currently featured as part of a major national PBS pledge drive in August and September, will be available through all stores and online retailers on September 25th, 2012.

STAGE TUBE: West End Stars Promote Dress Circle Benefit!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2011

Stuart Matthew Price and James Yeoburn gather the West End's finest for a one-off celebratory gala at the West End home of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical, The Phantom of the Opera. A press release issued in May 2011 announcing that Dress Circle was facing imminent closure caused a phenomenal response from theatre lovers who were saddened by the possibility of losing the 'Greatest Showbiz Shop in the World'. The shop was founded in 1978 with the intention of providing an unrivalled selection of musical theatre and cabaret related merchandise. After celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2008, Dress Circle claims to be the longest running show business and musical theatre shop in the world. In the video below, the West End's finest stars unite to promote the big event!


Kim Criswell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kim Criswell been in?
Kim Criswell has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Kim Criswell been in?
Kim Criswell has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Kim Criswell's first West End show?
Kim Criswell's first West End show was Annie Get Your Gun which opened in 1992

What awards has Kim Criswell been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Side by Side by Sondheim .

What awards has Kim Criswell won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Side by Side by Sondheim.