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Kristine Nielsen

 
Bio:
Broadway credits include Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Spring Awakening, The Green Bird, Jackie, and The Iceman Cometh (1986). Off-Broadway credits include A Lovely ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway credits include Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Spring Awakening, The Green Bird, Jackie, and The Iceman Cometh (1986). Off-Broadway credits include A Lovely ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Lily Dale
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Janice
  [Off-Broadway]
La Femme Productions Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Folger Theatre Production, 2018
Rene
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Puck
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Monica Reed
  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Revelation Reading, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Paige
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Penelope Sycamore
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Frau Schmidt
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
The Storyteller
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Luella
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2008
Anna
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Madame de Volanges
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Bootsie Carp
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Bootsie Carp
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Mary
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Verbena Morris
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
The Adult Women [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Mary Ellen
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Veronica
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2005
Eunice Hubbell
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Suzie
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Lois Coleman
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Cat
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Carla Pepperbloom
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Ninetta
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Joan Bailey
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Mrs. Siezmagraff
  [Broadway]
1997
Marilyn Monroe
Martha Bartlett
Rose Kennedy
Sander Vanocer
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Alexa Vere de Vere [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Alice
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Ninetta
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Francisca/Mariana
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Madeline Newell
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Gina
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Gladys Powers
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Eleanor Downey
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Telephone Girl/Neighbor/Court Stenographer
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Pat Weinhardt
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Elizabeth
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Queen Rosamund
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Kitty O'Rourke
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Nerissa
  [Broadway]
1985
Pearl
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Hostess Quickly/Queen of France

Photos

Kristine Nielsen, Jayne Houdyshell, Julie White and Caroline Neff  Photo

Kristine Nielsen, Jayne Houdyshell, Julie White and Caroline Neff

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06/24/2022
Jayne Houdyshell, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White Photo

Jayne Houdyshell, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White

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06/24/2022
Jayne Houdyshell, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White Photo

Jayne Houdyshell, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White

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06/24/2022
Kristine Nielsen, Jayne Houdyshell and Julie White Photo

Kristine Nielsen, Jayne Houdyshell and Julie White

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06/24/2022
Kristine Nielsen and Brent Langdon Photo

Kristine Nielsen and Brent Langdon

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04/20/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Lily Dale

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Janice

  [Off-Broadway]
La Femme Productions Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Performer

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Folger Theatre Production, 2018
Rene

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Puck

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Monica Reed

  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Revelation Reading, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Paige

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Penelope Sycamore

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Frau Schmidt

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
The Storyteller

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Luella

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2008
Anna

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Madame de Volanges

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Bootsie Carp

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Bootsie Carp

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Mary

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Verbena Morris

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
The Adult Women [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Mary Ellen

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Veronica

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2005
Eunice Hubbell

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Suzie

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Lois Coleman

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Cat

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Carla Pepperbloom

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Ninetta

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Joan Bailey

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Mrs. Siezmagraff

  [Broadway]
1997
Marilyn Monroe

Martha Bartlett

Rose Kennedy

Sander Vanocer

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Alexa Vere de Vere [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Alice

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Ninetta

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Francisca/Mariana

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Madeline Newell

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Gina

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Gladys Powers

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Eleanor Downey

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Telephone Girl/Neighbor/Court Stenographer

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Pat Weinhardt

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Elizabeth

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Queen Rosamund

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Kitty O'Rourke

  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Nerissa

  [Broadway]
1985
Pearl

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Hostess Quickly/Queen of France

Kristine Nielsen Biography

Broadway credits include Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Spring Awakening, The Green Bird, Jackie, and The Iceman Cometh (1986). Off-Broadway credits include A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur; Taylor Mac's Hir; How I Spent Last Summer; Omnium Gatherum; Our Leading Lady; The Killer; Dog Opera (Obie Award); and Christopher Durang'fs Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them; Miss Witherspoon; and Betty's Summer Vacation (Obie). Nielsen has worked regionally all over the country, including at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, Goodman Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Folger Theatre (D.C.), and most recently at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton in Durang's Turning Off the Morning News. Television: "Happyish," "Elementary," "Political Animals," NBC's "The Sound of Music Live," Amazon's "Z: The Beginning of Everything." Film: Trouble, Morning Glory, The Savages, Small Time Crooks. Nielsen is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Yale School of Drama.

Kristine Nielsen Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kristine Nielsen, Hir
 
- 2013 - Legend of Off Broadway Honoree Gold Star
Kristine Nielsen
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Kristine Nielsen, Why Torture is Wrong
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Kristine Nielsen, the People Who Love Them
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Kristine Nielsen, Betty's Summer Vacation
 
Obie Awards - 1995 - Performance Gold Star
Kristine Nielsen, Dog Opera

Kristine Nielsen News

Dorset Theatre Festival Opens World Premiere of THIRST Directed By Theresa Rebeck Photo Dorset Theatre Festival Opens World Premiere of THIRST Directed By Theresa Rebeck
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

Dorset Theatre Festival's 45th Season of professional summer theatre will conclude with the World Premiere of Thirst, written by Irish-American playwright Ronán Noone, directed by the Festival's resident playwright, Theresa Rebeck. 

Photos: Julie White Receives Her Portrait at Sardi's Photo Photos: Julie White Receives Her Portrait at Sardi's
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 24, 2022

Julie White recently received a coveted portrait at Sardi's. During the unveiling, she was surrounded by her friends, including her castmates from POTUS.

SMASH: THE MUSICAL Has First Reading; Teases Future Broadway Run Photo SMASH: THE MUSICAL Has First Reading; Teases Future Broadway Run
by Marissa Tomeo - May 22, 2022

Today, composer Marc Shaiman shared via Facebook post that the first reading of 'SMASH- The Musical' took place on Friday, May 20th. The musical is centered around the hit NBC television show, which has a successful two season run back in 2012. 

Photos: See Julie Taymor, Awoye Timpo & More at TFANA's Spring Gala Photo Photos: See Julie Taymor, Awoye Timpo & More at TFANA's Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience held its Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday  in-person at Capitale (130 Bowery, New York City) and emceed by Maurice Jones.

Wake Up With BWW 5/17: Meet the Tony Nominees, THE MUSIC MAN Standing Room Policy, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/17: Meet the Tony Nominees, THE MUSIC MAN Standing Room Policy, and More!
by - May 17, 2022

Today's top stories include all new photos of this year's Tony Nominees! Plus, The Music Man has announced a standing room policy, check out rehearsal photos from Broadway-bound 1776, and more!

HBO Begins Production on THE GILDED AGE Season Two Photo HBO Begins Production on THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

The series stars Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Kelli O'Hara, Donna Murphy, Patrick Page, Laura Benannte, Audra McDonald, Robert Sean Leonard, and more.

André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at RE Photo André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.

Harry Lennix to Receive Samuel H. Scripps Award from Julie Taymor at 2022 TFANA Sprin Photo Harry Lennix to Receive Samuel H. Scripps Award from Julie Taymor at 2022 TFANA Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced details of its Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday, held in-person at Capitale (130 Bowery, New York City) and emceed by Isabel Arraiza.

Caitlin Kinnunen, Lauren Patten, Laura Dreyfuss, and More Will Lead Reading of IN SIS Photo Caitlin Kinnunen, Lauren Patten, Laura Dreyfuss, and More Will Lead Reading of IN SISTERS WE TRUST...
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

The Dennis & Victoria Foundation (DVRF) will present an industry reading of Justine Gelfman's In Sisters We Trust, or My Fed Up American Girl Doll Play as part of their Playwrights Program. The presentations will take place May 12 and 13 at Open Jar Studios.

Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two Photo Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 22, 2022

Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard have joined the second season of The Gilded Age as recurring characters. Newly-confirmed guest stars include Dakin Mathews (Waitress), Christopher Denham (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), David Furr (Burn This), Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), Michael Braugher (To Kill a Mockingbird), and more.

Kristine Nielsen Videos

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

The star-studded cast of the new series includes Carrie Coon, Denée Benton, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, and Douglas Sills.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES with Laura Linney! VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES with Laura Linney!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2008 for the two-month Broadway run of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Laura Linney, Ben Daniels, Kristine Nielsen, Mamie Gummer and Benjamin Walker. Adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, the play focuses on the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. Their targets are the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel and Cécile de Volanges, a young girl who has fallen in love with her music tutor, the Chevalier Danceny. In order to gain their trust, Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers so they can use them later in their own treacherous schemes.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Celia Keenan-Bolger VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Celia Keenan-Bolger
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2019

Today we check in with a Tony nominee from To Kill a Mockingbird, the great Celia Keenan-Bolger!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Kristine Nielsen VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Kristine Nielsen
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2019

The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Kristine Nielsen!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Julie White VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Julie White
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2019

Could Julie White take home her second Tony Award for her hilarious performance in Gary? She's telling us all about what the nomination means to her!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Fionnula Flanagan VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Fionnula Flanagan
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2019

The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Fionnula Flanagan!

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Describes GARY as GAME OF THRONES Meets TIDYING UP WITH MARIE COND VideoVIDEO: Nathan Lane Describes GARY as GAME OF THRONES Meets TIDYING UP WITH MARIE CONDO
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2019

Nathan Lane stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about his new Broadway play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Lane describes the play to Fallon, telling him, 'What Taylor Mac has done is taken three minor characters from 'Titus' and put them in their own show.'

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of GARY on Broadway VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of GARY on Broadway
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 22, 2019

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus officially opened on Broadway just last night, April 21, 2019. Starring three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and Tony Award winner Julie White, Gary is directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. Featuring original music by Danny Elfman, and movement by Bill Irwin, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus.

VIDEO: First Look at La Femme Theatre Productions A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR VideoVIDEO: First Look at La Femme Theatre Productions A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2018

La Femme Theatre Productions presents Tennessee William'sA Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Austin Pendleton.

Theater Talk: Nia Vardalos & Marshall Heyman Talk TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS VideoTheater Talk: Nia Vardalos & Marshall Heyman Talk TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by Theater Talk - Nov 20, 2017

'Tiny Beautiful Things' writer/actor Nia Vardalos and co-conceiver Marshall Heyman discuss their theatrical adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling book, with co-hosts Susan Haskins and Tony-winning playwright Warren Leight. Next, Scott Alan Evans, executive artistic director of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), Trustee at The No l Coward Foundation Geoffrey Johnson, and actress Kristine Nielsen discuss the never-produced No l Coward play 'Salute to the Brave,' with co-hosts Susan Haskins and Donna Hanover.


Kristine Nielsen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kristine Nielsen been in?
Kristine Nielsen has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Kristine Nielsen been in?
Kristine Nielsen has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Kristine Nielsen been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Hir , Legend of Off Broadway Honoree () for , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Why Torture is Wrong , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for the People Who Love Them Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Betty's Summer Vacation and Performance (Obie Awards) for Dog Opera .

What awards has Kristine Nielsen won?
Legend of Off Broadway Honoree () for and Performance (Obie Awards) for Dog Opera.