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Lainie Kazan

Date of Birth: May 15, 1940 (83)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year.

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[New York]
New York Concert, 2006

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]


Original Broadway Production, 1992

Belle Steinberg Carroca

Original Broadway Production, 1973
Performer [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1964


Ensemble/Other Roles

Fanny Brice (Standby)

Original Broadway Production, 1962
La Contessa


Original Broadway Production, 1961


Juno (Understudy)

Myrrhina (Understudy)

Spartan Woman (Understudy)

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1979
Performer [Replacement]

Lainie Kazan Movies

[1968]Lady in Cement Maria Baretto

[1968]Dayton's Devils Leda Martell

[1971]Romance of a Horsethief Estusha

[1981]One from the Heart Maggie

[1982]My Favorite Year Belle Steinberg Carroca

[1984]Lust in the Dust Marguerita

[1985]The Journey of Natty Gann Connie

[1986]The Delta Force Sylvia Goldman

[1987]Medium Rare Helga Cost

[1987]Harry and the Hendersons Irene Moffitt

[1988]Out of the Dark Hooker, Nancy

[1988]Beaches Leona Bloom

[1991]29th Street Mrs. Pesce

[1992]I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore Sarah Fishbine

[1993]Movies Money Murder Sylvia

[1993]The Cemetery Club Selma

[1996]Love Is All There Is Sadie

[1996]The Associate Cindy Mon

[1997]Allie & Me Camille Alexander

[1998]The Big Hit Jeanne Shulman

[1998]The Unknown Cyclist Rachel

[1999]Kimberly Hanna

[1999]If You Only Knew Bess

[2000]What's Cooking? Ruth Seelig

[2000]The Crew Pepper Lowenstein

[2000]Bruno Sister Mary Perpetua

[2002]Eight Crazy Nights Old Woman'singing

[2002]My Big Fat Greek Wedding Maria Portokalos

[2003]A Good Night to Die Diane

[2003]Gigli Mother

[2005]Whiskey School Hedy Seligman

[2006]Red Riding Hood Grandma

[2007]Bratz Bubbie

[2008]Beau Jest Miriam Goldman

[2008]You Don't Mess with the Zohan Gail

[2009]Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! Shirley Hirsch

[2010]Expecting Mary Lillian Littlefeather

[2012]Divorce Invitation Elaine Lipnicks

[2013]Finding Joy Gloria

[2015]Pearly Gates Millie

[2015]Pixels Mickey Lamonsoff

[2016]My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Maria

[2017]Garlic & Gunpowder Rose Lusconi, Sonny's Mother

[2018]The Amityville Murders AngelaNonnaBrigante

[2021]Tango Shalom Leah Zlotkin

Lainie Kazan TV Shows

Hotel Beatrice Dolan, Fay Wells

St. Elsewhere Frieda Fiscus, Mrs. Fiscus

The Nanny Aunt Freida, Freida

The Paper Chase Rose Samuels

Touched by an Angel Aunt Meg, Doris Bernstein

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Lainie Kazan News

Agent and DGRW Founding Partner Jim Wilhelm Passes Away at 68

Theatrical agent JIM WILHELM passed away early Monday morning, April 24th, 2023 in New York City at the age of 68 after a short, quiet fight with cancer.

Julia Lester, Aaron Lazar, John-Michael Lyles & More Complete the Cast of Sierra Boggess Led THE SECRET GARDEN

The complete cast has been announced for “The Secret Garden” at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre. See who will star in the show, performance dates, how to purchase tickets and more!

The LA Premiere of THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS Will Be Launched By 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World'

Katharine 'Kat' Kramer, a founder of 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World,' international cinema series to showcase motion pictures and documentaries that raise awareness of important social issues, will launch the LA Premiere of 'The New Abolitionists' - a film by Christina Zorich, on Friday October 21st at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica.


All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, will launch its 16 city, 2022-2023 National Tour on Oct. 5th in St. Petersburg, FL.  

Hell in a Handbag Productions to Present World Premiere of FRANKENSTREISAND by Tyler Anthony Smith

The music... the mem’ries... the magic... the dog cloning! This Halloween season, Hell in a Handbag Productions kicks off its 2022-23 season with the world premiere of FRANKENSTREISAND by Tyler Anthony Smith* and directed by Stephanie Shaw, playing September 29 – October 31, 2022 at Redline VR.

THE BOOMER BOYS MUSICAL Arrives February 2022 At The Palm Springs Cultural Center 

“The Boomer Boys Musical” arrives at The Palm Springs Cultural  Center for five performances on February 11, 12, and 13, 2022, for a hilarious night of songs, jokes, and stories about what happens to men when they reach a “certain age.” Lyrics are by BillyVan Zandt and Jane Milmore, music is by Wayland Pickard. The evening is produced  by Scott Stander.  

BWW Interview: Robert Yacko - Singing With Kritzerland & Many, Many Others

Kritzerland celebrates their eleventh anniversary of producing monthly shows with KRITZERLAND’s 115th September 12, 2021 at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s. Had the chance to talk to Robert Yacko, a Kritzerland staple on his long relationship with Kritzerland, as well as on fun stuff on his resume.

THE RRAZZ ROOM PRESENTS Returns To New Hope At The Inn At Centre Bridge

Owners Robert Kotonly and Rory Paull have been concert promoters and club owners since 2001, bringing some of the world's leading talents to their venues across the country.

VIDEO: Recap the Greatest Stars of FUNNY GIRL

Though Barbra Streisand remains Broadway's most beloved Fanny, plenty of legends have taken on the role over the last six decades.

Nicolas King Celebrates CD Release With August 5th Show at The Green Room 42

Nicolas King has been hard at work, and the work is paying off for him and his fans.

Nicolas King to Open Theatre By The Sea Summer Concert Series

Theatre By The Sea's owner and producer Bill Hanney, who recently announced the reopening of Theatre By The Sea after a 21-month intermission, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, will open the 2021 Summer Concert Series with Rhode Island's own Nicolas King on Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 pm.

Summer Concerts Scheduled At Theatre By The Sea

After more than a year of being shuttered, Theatre By The Sea has announced the return of live entertainment. 

Jesse L. Martin Will Lead Indie Film RE: UNITING

Bronwen Smith, Roger Cross, Carmen Moore, and David Lewis round out the rest of the cast currently announced. 

Renee Taylor Will Star in TANGO SHALOM at The Bklyn Film Festival This June

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Renée Taylor (“The Nanny”) will be seen in the independent film TANGO SHALOM, directed by Gabriel Bologna, which will make its New York City debut as part of the Brklyn Film Festival.

UN DÍA COMO HOY: FUNNY GIRL se estrenaba en Broadway

Un 26 de marzo de 1964, el Winter Garden Theatre de Broadway acogía el estreno de FUNNY GIRL protagonizado por Barbra Streisand bajo la dirección de Garson Kanin.El elenco lo completaban Sydney Chaplin, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan, Jean Stapleton y Lainie Kazan.El espectáculo contaba con la coreografía de Carol Haney, supervisado por Jerome Robbins. 

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Auctions Celebrity Memorabilia

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival celebrates twenty-eight years of presenting and supporting and empowering female performing artists with a very special silent auction, featuring distinctive works of art and one-of-a-kind celebrity and Hollywood memorabilia.

Nicolas King to Release New Album Featuring Liza Minnelli, Tom Selleck, Norm Lewis and More

CLUB44 RECORDS is launching their relationship with acclaimed vocalist Nicolas King with the release of his new collection Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings, which will be available in streaming and digital formats on Friday, January 22.

Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, and Eva Marie Saint Featured in Holiday Episode Of The Pack Podcast

Tony-winner Matthew Broderick, 4-time Oscar-nominee Annette Bening, and Oscar-winner Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest) are featured in this week's special holiday episode of The Pack Podcast “The Christmas Letter” which is available starting today.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening and Eva Marie Saint Join Charity Performance Series This Month

Emmy-winner Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony-winner Matthew Broderick, 4-time Oscar-nominee Annette Bening, and Oscar-winner Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest) are joining an online spoken word performance series benefitting The Actors Fund & Feeding America.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening and Eva Marie Saint Join THE PACK PODCAST in December

Emmy-winner Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony-winner Matthew Broderick, 4-time Oscar-nominee Annette Bening, and Oscar-winner Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest) are joining The Pack Podcast, the spoken word series benefitting The Actors Fund & Feeding America.


Lainie Kazan has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Lainie Kazan has not appeared in the West End

Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My Favorite Year and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for My Favorite Year .

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