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Linda Balgord

 
Birth Place:
New Lisbon, WI
Bio:
Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Madame Giry), The Pirate Queen (Queen Elizabeth I, Drama Desk Award nomination), Gypsy (Rose standby/ performed, 2008 revival), La Cage aux Folles (Marie Dindon, 2005 revival), Cats (Grizabella, final cast), Passion. Off-Broadway: Death Takes a Holiday (Contessa ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 10

Birth Place: New Lisbon, WI

Bio:
Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Madame Giry), The Pirate Queen (Queen Elizabeth I, Drama Desk Award nomination), Gypsy (Rose standby/ performed, 2008 revival), La Cage aux Folles (Marie Dindon, 2005 revival), Cats (Grizabella, final cast), Passion. Off-Broadway: Death Takes a Holiday (Contessa ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Queen Elizabeth I
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Mme. Dindon
  [New York]
Reading, 1999
Felicia
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
American Premiere, 1998
Violet Chandler
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1996
Norma Desmond
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Fosca's Mother
Fosca (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Madame Giry [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Grizabella [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1992
Rose Vibert

Photos

Linda Balgord, Norm Lewis, Tessa Grady, Ruth Gotschall Photo

Linda Balgord, Norm Lewis, Tessa Grady, Ruth Gotschall

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Date:
07/23/2018
Linda Balgord (as Dorothy Brock)  Photo

Linda Balgord (as Dorothy Brock)

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Date:
07/03/2018
Linda Balgord (Madame Giry) and Hannah Florence (Meg Giry) Photo

Linda Balgord (Madame Giry) and Hannah Florence (Meg Giry)

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Date:
12/06/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Queen Elizabeth I

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Mme. Dindon

  [New York]
Reading, 1999
Felicia

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
American Premiere, 1998
Violet Chandler

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1996
Norma Desmond

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Fosca's Mother

Fosca (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Madame Giry [Replacement]

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

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1992
Rose Vibert

Linda Balgord Biography

Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Madame Giry), The Pirate Queen (Queen Elizabeth I, Drama Desk Award nomination), Gypsy (Rose standby/ performed, 2008 revival), La Cage aux Folles (Marie Dindon, 2005 revival), Cats (Grizabella, final cast), Passion. Off-Broadway: Death Takes a Holiday (Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli). Myths and Hymns with the Prospect Theatre Company. Jerry Springer The Opera in Concert at Carnegie Hall (Zandra, Irene and The Virgin Mary). National tours: Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond, Joseph Jefferson Award nomination), Aspects of Love (Rose Vibert, Helen Hayes Award nomination), The Phantom of the Opera (Madame Giry). As always, Love to Andy.

Linda Balgord Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Linda Balgord, The Pirate Queen
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical
Linda BalgordFix
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Linda BalgordAspects of Love

Linda Balgord News

Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & M Photo Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & More About The Lyric Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Lyric Theatre! Learn about the history of the Lyric Theatre, and the shows to have graced its stage including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.

Theater Stories: FUNNY GIRL, WEST SIDE STORY, CATS and More About The Winter Garden T Photo Theater Stories: FUNNY GIRL, WEST SIDE STORY, CATS and More About The Winter Garden Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2020

With our new series, Theater Stories, we're bringing you tidbits you may have never heard, tales you never thought to ask about and more, giving you a better look into the history of Broadway theatres, as well as a leg-up on your next theater-trivia night. Today's Theater Stories features the Winter Garden Theatre!

BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About Viterbo University in 2019/2020 Photo BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About Viterbo University in 2019/2020
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 14, 2019

With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the most prestigious theatre programs from all across the United States to give you insight into what to expect from their programs, from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're chatting with faculty from the Viterbo University's Theatre and Music Theatre Department about their hybrid of craft and business and more.

Photo Flash: Elizabeth Ward Land Debuts STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS Photo Photo Flash: Elizabeth Ward Land Debuts STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT At The Green Room 42
by Julie Musbach - Jul 23, 2019

On Sunday night, Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land debuted her new show, STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT at The Green Room 42, with Alan Muraoka ('Sesame Street') at the helm. Scroll down for complete coverage.

Photo Flash: Norm Lewis Pays A Visit to 42ND STREET at Bucks County Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: Norm Lewis Pays A Visit to 42ND STREET at Bucks County Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2018

Broadway's Norm Lewis ('Once on this Island') stopped backstage recently after seeing '42nd Street' at the historic Bucks County Playhouse, where it recently broke the theater's Box Office record. 

Photo Flash: First Look at Bucks County Playhouses 42ND STREET Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Bucks County Playhouses 42ND STREET
by Julie Musbach - Jul 3, 2018

With a tap-happy cast and a score chock-filled with American songbook classics, Bucks County Playhouse presents the quintessential backstage musical comedy '42nd Street' through August 4, 2018. This an all-new production is directed by Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate Hunter Foster and choreographed by Jeremy Dumont. Get a first look at the production below!

BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Bucks County Playhouse - Tessa Grady Hoofs Her Way to Your Photo BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Bucks County Playhouse - Tessa Grady Hoofs Her Way to Your Heart
by Anne Marie Scalies - Jul 2, 2018

42nd Street is a sweet Broadway classic that truly makes it's mark with every tap number.  As indicated in the curtain speech, 42nd Street is the 'largest' production that BCP has produced since it reopened 5 years ago.

Bucks County Playhouse Presents The Iconic Musical 42ND STREET Photo Bucks County Playhouse Presents The Iconic Musical 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

The quintessential backstage musical comedy, '42nd Street' brings Broadway golden-age glamour, a large tap-happy cast and a score chock-filled with American songbook classics to Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) in an all-new production. Directed by Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate Hunter Foster and choreographed by Jeremy Dumont, the musical previews June 29 with an official opening night performance today, June 30 at 7:30 pm and performs through August 4. The 2018 Bucks County Playhouse Season is sponsored by Bank of America.

Bucks County Playhouse Presents The Iconic Musical 42ND STREET Photo Bucks County Playhouse Presents The Iconic Musical 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The quintessential backstage musical comedy, '42nd Street' brings Broadway golden-age glamour, a large tap-happy cast and a score chock-filled with American songbook classics to Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) in an all-new production. Directed by Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate Hunter Foster and choreographed by Jeremy Dumont, the musical previews June 29 with an official opening night performance on Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 pm and performs through August 4. The 2018 Bucks County Playhouse Season is sponsored by Bank of America.

BWW CLOSE UP: LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS Photo BWW CLOSE UP: LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jun 22, 2018

El proximo 14 septiembre llega al Teatre Tivoli de Barcelona la nueva produccion de LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS, dirigida y protagonizada por Àngel Llacer, que comparte cartel con Ivan Labanda, y que mejor motivo para hacer un repaso por la historia de este clasico de Broadway que tantas barreras ha roto.

Linda Balgord Videos

Photo Flash: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 29 Years on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

This week, the longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, will once again make theater history, reaching a phenomenal 29 Years.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/5/16- THE PIRATE QUEEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2016

Today in 2007, The Pirate Queen opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the FoxwoodsTheatre), where it ran for 85 performances. The Pirate Queen is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, best known for their adaptation of Les Miserables. It is based on the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grainne O'Malley, who was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland. The cast featured Stephanie J. Block as the title character and Linda Balgord, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/5/15- THE PIRATE QUEEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2015

Today in 2007, The Pirate Queen opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the FoxwoodsTheatre), where it ran for 85 performances. The Pirate Queen is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, best known for their adaptation of Les Miserables. It is based on the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grainne O'Malley, who was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland. The cast featured Stephanie J. Block as the title character and Linda Balgord, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/5- THE PIRATE QUEEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2014

Today in 2007, The Pirate Queen opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the FoxwoodsTheatre), where it ran for 85 performances. The Pirate Queen is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, best known for their adaptation of Les Miserables. It is based on the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grainne O'Malley, who was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland. The cast featured Stephanie J. Block as the title character and Linda Balgord, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I.

STAGE TUBE: Ben Jacoby and Julia Udine Perform 'All I Ask of You' from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2014

The Chicago Tribune just posted a video of Ben Jacoby and Julia Udine performing 'All I Ask of You' from The Phantom of the Opera, which is currently on tour and running at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre through March 2. Watch the duo sing below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Company of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour- Craig Bennett, Linda Balgord & Edward Staudenmayer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2013

BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out an exclusive interview with Craig Bennett, Linda Balgord and Edward Staudenmayer, who play Monsieur Firmin, Madame Giry and Monsieur Andre respectively, below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/5- THE PIRATE QUEEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2013

Today in 2007, The Pirate Queen opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the FoxwoodsTheatre), where it ran for 85 performances. The Pirate Queen is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, best known for their adaptation of Les Miserables. It is based on the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grainne O'Malley, who was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland. The cast featured Stephanie J. Block as the title character and Linda Balgord, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of NOW AND FOREVER: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2013

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, presents an all-star cast in the World Premiere of NOW AND FOREVER: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, featuring the legendary composer's greatest musical treasures. The production, which launches the 2013 season, opened January 23 and runs through March 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/5- THE PIRATE QUEEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2012

Today in 2007, The Pirate Queen opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the FoxwoodsTheatre), where it ran for 85 performances. The Pirate Queen is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, best known for their adaptation of Les Misérables. It is based on the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Gráinne O'Malley, who was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland. The cast featured Stephanie J. Block as the title character and Linda Balgord, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: John Cullum & Chita Rivera Light Up Broadway Again in THE VISIT - Watch Performance Highlights Here!
by Broadway Beat - Dec 1, 2011

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre presented a one-night-only benefit concert performance of THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends and Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum, last night, November 30. Broadway Beat got exclusive coverage of the show and brings you highlights, in addition to company interviews, below!


Linda Balgord Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Linda Balgord been in?
Linda Balgord has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Linda Balgord been in?
Linda Balgord has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Linda Balgord been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Pirate Queen Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Fix and Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Aspects of Love .