Linda Lavin

Birth Place: Portland, ME, USA

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LINDA LAVIN has won a Tony Award, as well as a Drama Desk, Outer Critics' and Helen Hayes Award for her performance in “Broadway Bound” in 1987. She is a six-time Tony Award nominee for her roles in "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers", "The Diary of Anne Frank", "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife", "Collected Stories" and "The Lyons". In 2017, Linda was seen in "Candide" directed by Hal Prince and received stellar reviews. Inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2011, other theatre credits include "The New Century" (Drama Desk Award), "Other Desert Cities" (LCT), and "Too Much Sun" (Vineyard Theatre).

She is a two-time Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee for her role as Alice on the 9 year hit TV series "Alice" on CBS, and she co-starred with Sean Hayes in the NBC Series "Sean Saves the World". Linda recently guest starred on "Mom", "The Good Wife", and "Madam Secretary". She featured as a series regular on the CBS sitcom "9JKL" opposite Mark Feurstein and Elliot Gould, and was recently seen on the series "Brockmire" and "The Santa Clarita Diet". Linda is currently a series regular on the CBS sitcom, “B Positive,” produced by Chuck Lorre.

Linda can currently be seen in the Aaron Sorkin feature, “Being the Ricardos.” Her recent feature films include "Naked Singularity" opposite John Boyega and Bill Skarsgaard, "A Short History of Decay", "Manhattan Nocturne" with Adrien Brody, "How to Be A Latin Lover" opposite Rob Lowe and Eugenio Derbez, and "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase." She also appeared with Robert De Niro in Nancy Meyer's "The Intern."

Linda was born in Portland, Maine and is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, which recently conferred on her an honorary doctor of arts degree where she endows a theater program. She performs her concert act with Billy Stritch, her music director, and has released her second CD "Love Notes," an album of jazz standards and show tunes.

Linda Lavin Photos


Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway Production, 2022

Off-Broadway World Premiere Musical, 2022

New York City Opera Production, 2017
Old Lady

Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2015

Vineyard Theatre Production, 2014
Audrey Langham

Broadway Transfer, 2012

Vineyard Theatre Production, 2011
Rita Lyons

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2011
Hattie Walker

Lincoln Center Theater Production, 2011
Silda Gravman

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2010
Ruth Steiner

Helene Nadler

Original Broadway Production, 2002

Broadway Transfer, 2000


Broadway Revival, 1997
Mrs. Van Daan



Gorgeous Teitelbaum [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1989
Rose [Replacement]




Original Broadway Production, 1970
Rich Peasant [Replacement]

Venus [Replacement]

Robber [Replacement]

Eldest Daughter [Replacement]

Countess [Replacement]

Farmer's Wife [Replacement]

Henny Penny [Replacement]

Old Woman [Replacement]

Mother [Replacement]

Elaine Navazio

Patsy Newquist

Beth Nemerov

Original Broadway Production, 1966

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1966


Victoire/ Street Performer

Original Broadway Production, 1965
Melinda [Replacement]

Daisy Gamble/Melinda [Replacement]

Daisy Gamble [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1965


Evelyn [Replacement]


Original Broadway Production, 1962
Quiet Girl

Crying Daughter

Fifi of Paris



Babs Sanditz (Understudy)

Babs (Understudy) [Replacement]

Off-Broadway Revival, 1960

Linda Lavin Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2012 - Performance

Linda Lavin, The Lyons

Obie Awards - 2012 - Performance

Linda Lavin, The Lyons

The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actress

Linda Lavin, Other Desert Citites

Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Linda Lavin, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Obie Awards - 1995 - Performance

Linda Lavin, Death Defying Acts

The Lortels - 1995 - Outstanding Lead Actress

Linda Lavin, Death Defying Acts

Linda Lavin Videos

Linda Lavin News

Andy Grotelueschen & Nicholas Edwards to Join New Maltby & Shire Musical THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater

Andy Grotelueschen will replace the previously announced Jacob Ming-Trent for the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife at Red Bull Theater.

James Barbour to Return to Birdland With Annual Holiday Concert in December

Birdland presents James Barbour, acclaimed Broadway leading man, with the return of his annual Holiday Concert. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Meet the Cast of APPROPRIATE, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Appropriate officially begins previews tonight, November 29, and will officially open on Monday, December 18th for a limited engagement at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. Meet the cast of Appropriate here!

Birdland to Present 14th Annual A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS This Holiday Season

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the 14th Annual “A Swinging Birdland Christmas” for five performances from Thursday, December 21 to Monday, December 25 at 5:30 PM.

Stephanie J. Block's Debut Holiday Album MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING Out Now

Celebrate the holiday season with Stephanie J. Block's debut album 'Merry Christmas, Darling.' Don't miss out on this must-have addition to your holiday music collection.

Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, Christina Sajous & More to Star in in THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater

Get the latest news on Red Bull Theater's upcoming production of THE COUNTRY WIFE, featuring an incredible cast including Nicholas Christopher, Carson Elrod, Eddie Korbich, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jacob Ming-Trent, Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, and Lauren Worsham. Don't miss this one-night-only event.

Second Stage Theater's Sapphire Anniversary Gala Will Honor Sarah Paulson

Second Stage Theater’s Sapphire Anniversary Gala will honor Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson, who will be appearing in Second Stage Theater’s upcoming Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Barrington Stage Company to Present BSC in NYC Gala at The Green Room 42

Join in for the Barrington Stage Company's BSC in NYC Gala on October 30 at The Green Room 42. Celebrate with renowned musician Billy Stritch and his talented friends in an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment.

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Will Play Hackensack Performing Arts Center on October 28th

Billy and Jim are prepping to make a trip up the road to the much-handier Hackensack, NJ, where Cast Party will make its debut at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM. 

THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Comes to the Skokie Theatre This Month

MadKap Productions will present THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE for 13 live performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Downtown Skokie. Learn more about the production here!

Listen: Stephanie J. Block Will Release Holiday Album; First Track Available Now!

Christmas is coming, and so is a special treat for fans of Stephanie J. Block this holiday season! The Tony Award-winning Broadway star will release her debut holiday album, Merry Christmas, Darling, on November 3 on CD and in digital and streaming platforms. Listen to the first track now!

BSC IN NYC Gala to Feature Billy Stritch & More at The Green Room 42

Barrington Stage Company and Mary Ann & Bruno Quinson are celebrating Artistic Director Alan Paul and Managing Director Meredith Lynsey Schade’s inaugural season with the return of BSC IN NYC Gala on Monday, October 30 at The Green Room 42.

Stephanie J. Block to Release Debut Holiday Album MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING

Stephanie J. Block's debut holiday album will feature both secular and sacred seasonal classics, including a new song written for her by Club44 co-founder Wayne Haun and Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel – will be released on November 3, 2023.

Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Return to 54 Below in December

54 BELOW will welcome back War Paint star Christine Ebersole and piano virtuoso Billy Stritch in I’ll be Home For Christmas on December 12-17 at 7pm. Learn more about the concert and find out how to get tickets here!

Natalie Douglas Partners With Club44 Records

New recordings to come for Douglas and Club44.

Tony Danza, Nikki M. James, and More Join Jamie deRoy & Friends at Birdland Next Month

Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club, Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  Find out who the special guests are for the show, and get tickets here!

Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold & Alyssa Emily Marvin to Join Sarah Paulson in APPROPRIATE

Golden Globe Award nominee Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “Billions”), Natalie Gold (“Succession”), and Alyssa Emily Marvin (Grey House) join Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Return to Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel

On Sunday, September 3, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch will hold court at Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel for the twelfth year, entertaining with their evening of swinging standards on Sunday nights from 9pm to midnight.

Festival Of Arts and Pageant Of The Masters Celebrate Final Weekend With A Red Carpet Gala and Festival Runway Fashion Show

The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters concluded its final weekend of the summer with a jam-packed celebration of events.

Righteous Brothers' Bucky Heard Will Star in New Musical BREATHE THE SKY

Tickets are now on sale for Breathe the Sky, the new musical presentation written and directed by Three-time Tony Award winner and Boulder City, NV resident Kathleen K. Johnson. Featuring a cast of Las Vegas favorites led by The Righteous Brothers' Bucky Heard, the show will play Myron's At The Smith Center on September 11th and 12th for two special performances only.


Linda Lavin's next show will be You Will Get Sick which opens on 11/6/2022 on Off-Broadway.

Linda Lavin has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

Linda Lavin has not appeared in the West End

Linda Lavin has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She has received nominations for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her work in "You Will Get Sick" and "The Lyons." She was also honored as a Legend of Off Broadway. Lavin has been recognized for her performances in various plays, including "Other Desert Cities," "Collected Stories," "The New Century," "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," "The Diary of Anne Frank," "Death Defying Acts," "Broadway Bound," "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," "Little Murders," "Cop-Out," and "Wet Paint." She has received nominations for awards such as Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards, and Best Actress at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, Lavin has been recognized with honors such as the Performance Award at the Obie Awards and the Outstanding Lead Actress award at The Lortels. She has also received nominations at the Helen Hayes Awards and Theatre World Awards.

Linda Lavin has won several awards throughout her career. She has been honored as a Legend of Off Broadway and received an Obie Award for her performance in "The Lyons." She has also won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for "The New Century" and Outstanding Actress - Play for "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife." Additionally, she has won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress - Play for "The Diary of Anne Frank" and an Obie Award for her performance in "Death Defying Acts." Lavin has also been recognized with a Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for "Death Defying Acts," a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production for "Broadway Bound," and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for the same production. She has also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for "Broadway Bound." Other accolades include a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance for "Little Murders," an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performance for the same play, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performance for "Cop-Out," and a Theatre World Award for her performance in "Wet Paint."

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