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Lauren Klein

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Lauren Klein is an American actress known for her work on stage, television, and film. Born and raised in New York City, Klein grew up with a passion for the arts and pursued a career in acting from a young age.


Klein's Broadway debut came in 1979 when she appeared in the original production of "They're Playing Our Song" as a member of the ensemble. She also served as the understudy for the role of Sonia Walsk, which was originated by Lucie Arnaz. Klein went on to appear in several other Broadway productions, including "Grand Hotel," "Candide," and "The Sisters Rosensweig."
In addition to her work on Broadway, Klein has also made a name for herself in the world of regional theater. She has appeared in productions at the Guthrie Theater, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and the American Repertory Theater, among others. Some of her notable roles include Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and Mrs. Van Daan in "The Diary of Anne Frank."
Klein has also had a successful career on television and in film. She has appeared in several popular TV shows, including "Law & Order," "The Sopranos," and "Boardwalk Empire." Her film credits include "The Fighter," "The Departed," and "Little Children."
Despite her success in other mediums, Klein has remained committed to the theater throughout her career. In 2017, she appeared in the Off-Broadway production of "The Traveling Lady" at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The play, written by Horton Foote, tells the story of a woman named Georgette who travels to a small Texas town in search of her husband.
Klein's performance in "The Traveling Lady" was praised by critics, with The New York Times calling her "a marvel of understated emotion." The production marked Klein's return to the New York stage after a several-year absence, and it served as a reminder of her talent and versatility as an actress.

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Lauren Klein STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Fiona "Momo" Blake

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Fiona "Momo" Blake

[Off-Broadway]
Dancing on Nails Off-Broadway, 2013
Luba

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2011
Polly Wyeth (Understudy)

Silda Grauman (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
2002
Helen

[Broadway]
1994
Harriet

[Broadway]
1991
Gert

[Off-Broadway]
1990
Shirley

[Off-Broadway]
1989
Cookie (Twice Shy)

[Off-Broadway]
1984
Holga/Elsie/Felicia/Louise


Lauren Klein Awards and Nominations

The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

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Theater Stories: ROCK OF AGES, LOBBY HERO, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME & More About The Hayes Theater

Today's Theater Stories features the Hayes Theater! Learn about Broadway's smallest theater, which has presented shows including Rock of Ages, Lobby Hero, What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons and many more!
PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Neil Simon. Today's play, Lost in Yonkers!
Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Jayne Houbyshell to Star in Film Adaptation of THE HUMANS

During an interview with The New York Times, Amy Schumer revealed that she is working on a film adaptation of the Tony-winning play 'The Humans.'
BWW Review: THE HUMANS, Hampstead Theatre

Stephen Karam's The Humans won numerous awards during its off-Broadway and 2016 Broadway run, picking up four wins out of six nominations at the Tony Awards. Now the New York cast and director, Joe Mantello, have transferred over to the Hampstead Theatre for its autumn term.
SYLVIA Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a new hip-hop history lesson to Pinter and Shakespeare, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features!
Hampstead Theatre Announces THE HUMANS and More as Next Productions For Main Stage And Hampstead Downstairs

Hampstead Theatre has announced the next productions for the Main Stage and Hampstead Downstairs.
BWW Review: THE HUMANS Brings Horror and Recognition to the Ahmanson

Humans fear monsters, and monsters we are told are even more scared of humans. Monsters are not real but horror really does lie in the human experience. Ask the Blakes. Losing one's job, facing illness, the worst being dementia, is a part of their lives and many others in the decaying/disappearing American middle class. In Stephen Karam's riveting play, The Humans, the Blake family gather for Thanksgiving in daughter Brigid's latest dwelling, a Chinatown New York apartment, that she shares with boyfriend Richard, some year since the devastation of September 2001 The parents and grandmother have made the long trek from Scranton, Pennsylvania; they love their children that much and of course like to meddle in their lives. Currently onstage at the Ahmanson, the Tony winning play with the original Broadway cast and directed by Joe Mantello, engages our thought processes, and is simultaneously relatable and entertaining.
Photo Flash: THE HUMANS Celebrates Opening Night at the Ahamanson Theatre

Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell reprise their Tony Award®-winning performances in 'The Humans' for the last stop of the national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre. Performances began this week in Los Angeles, check out the opening night arrivals below!
THE HUMANS Begins Performances At The Ahmanson Theatre Today

Center Theatre Group will present Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning Best Play "The Humans" at the Ahmanson Theatre June 19 through July 29, 2018, with the official opening set for June 20.
THE HUMANS Begins Performances At The Ahmanson Theatre 6/19

Center Theatre Group will present Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning Best Play "The Humans" at the Ahmanson Theatre June 19 through July 29, 2018, with the official opening set for June 20.
Tony-Winning Play THE HUMANS to Bring Tour to San Francisco Next June

SHN today announced a special engagement of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans, which will be coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco from June 5 through 17, 2018.
BWW Review: THE HUMANS ~ A Family's Sound And Fury, Signifying Everything

THE HUMANS, now at ASU Gammage in Tempe AZ, features a star-studded cast, but a confused and disappointing ending undoes what to that point has been a play infused with humanity, wit, and emotion.
BWW Review: Comedy and Dread Haunt THE HUMANS in Lower Manhattan

Pennsylvania rubes visiting the Big Apple supply old-timey laughs to THE HUMANS, but the Twin Towers and Hurricane Sandy also lurk in Stephen Karam's drama.
Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell Reunite for THE HUMANS at the Ahmanson Theatre

Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller announced today that Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell will reprise their Tony Award®-winning performances in "The Humans" for the last stop of the national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre.
BWW Review: Tony Winning THE HUMANS Has Audience Unexpectedly Laughing at Connor Palace

Stephen Karam is one of the new breed of contemporary American playwrights. His 'The Humans,' the Tony Award-winning Best Play of 2016, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is now on stage at the Connor Palace.
THE HUMANS Preps for Opening at Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square is pleased to announce that individual tickets for the most acclaimed American play in recent memory, The Humans, are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Playhouse Square Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland), by visiting playhousesquare.org, or by calling 216-241-6000. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 216-640-8600. The Humans comes to Playhouse Square April 10-29 as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series.
BWW Review: THE HUMANS: 2016 Best Play Tour at Boch Shubert Center

The National Tour of the 2016 Tony Award-winning play THE HUMANS makes its Boston debut at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre. Playwright Stephen Karam, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, is well-known to local theater audiences from his dark comedy SONS OF THE PROPHET, and SPEECH AND DEBATE. With humor and heart, THE HUMANS offers an in-depth look at the foibles and fears of the members of one family and how they help each other survive in an increasingly unforgiving world.
BWW Review: THE HUMANS at the Orpheum Theatre

THE HUMANS plays at Minneapolis' Orpheum through Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. This Tony Award-winning show about a family gathering for Thanksgiving dinner in modern-day New York City provides a lot of food for thought.
BWW Review: THE HUMANS at Cadillac Palace Theatre

As I left the theatre on opening night of Stephen Karem's Tony Award-winning play, THE HUMANS, I heard a patron say, 'Wow, that reminded me of my own family holidays.'

Lauren Klein FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Lauren Klein been in?

Lauren Klein has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Lauren Klein been in?

Lauren Klein has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Lauren Klein been nominated for?

Lauren Klein has been nominated for the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play award at The Lortel Awards for her performance in The Humans.

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