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Lisa Banes BIO

Lisa Lou Banes was an American actress known for more than 80 film and television roles, as well as stage appearances on Broadway and elsewhere.

She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 1984 for Isn't it Romantic? and won a 1981 Theatre World Award for her performance as Alison Porter Off-Broadway in Look Back in Anger. She played Lady Croom in the 1995 American premiere of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. In film, she appeared in Cocktail (1988), Freedom Writers (2007), Gone Girl (2014), and as Hollis in A Cure for Wellness (2016).

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Lisa Banes STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club New York Premiere, 2018
Janine Bosko

[Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2011
Performer

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2010
Liz Essendine

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2009
Miss Darling

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Margaret Lord

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Lady Croom

[Broadway]
1988
Cassie Cooper

[Off-Broadway]
1988
Emily

[Off-Broadway]
1986
Mrs. Wire/Miss Lucretia Collins/Myra/Mme. Duvenet/Flora

[Off-Broadway]
1985
Performer

Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1984
Harriet Cornwall

[Off-Broadway]
1983
Harriet Cornwall

[Off-Broadway]
1982
Olga

[Off-Broadway]
1981
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1980
Allison Porter

[Off-Broadway]
1980
Isabella


Lisa Banes Movies

[1984]The Hotel New Hampshire Mother

[1985]Marie Toni Greer

[1988]Cocktail Bonnie

[1988]Young Guns Mallory

[1995]Miami Rhapsody Gynecologist

[1998]Without Limits Elfriede Prefontaine

[2002]Pumpkin Chippy McDuffy

[2002]Dragonfly Flora

[2007]Freedom Writers Karin Polachek

[2008]Brothel Priscilla

[2014]Gone Girl Marybeth Elliott

[2015]The Strongest Man Mrs. Rosen

[2016]A Cure for Wellness Hollis


Lisa Banes TV Shows

One Life to Live Eve McBain

Royal Pains Ellen Collins

Son of the Beach Mayor Anita Massengil

The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Doreen Morrison

Lisa Banes Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 1982 - Distinguished Ensemble Performance

Lisa BanesMay My Sister in This House

Theatre World Awards - 1981 - Performance

Lisa Banes, Look Back in Anger

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Lisa Banes News


John Douglas Thompson & Nicole Ari Parker to Lead Red Bull Theater's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kara Young, Reynaldo Piniella & More to Star in HAMLET Reading at The Acting Company 

The Acting Company has revealed the cast for their reading of Hamlet. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

The Acting Company to Present Annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series

The Acting Company will present their annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series, featuring a trio of unique Shakespeare interpretations. Get all the details about this exciting event in New York City.

Full Cast & Creative Team Unveiled for The Acting Company's World Premiere of Lisa Peterson's ODYSSEY 

The Acting Company has revealed the full cast and creative team for Lisa Peterson's world premiere of ODYSSEY. Get all the details and book your tickets now.

Introducing the Cast and Creative Team of ODYSSEY at Marin Theatre Company

Get an exclusive look at the star-studded cast and talented creative team of ODYSSEY at Marin Theatre Company. Meet the actors and creatives bringing this epic story to life in a captivating stage adaptation. Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness their incredible talents in action.

Tatiana Wechsler, Kaliswa Brewster & More to Star in THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV Reading at The Acting Company

The Acting Company has announced the complete cast for the reading of Mustapha Matura's new play Three Sisters After Chekhov. This is a part of the Reading Series in honor of The Acting Company's 50th anniversary. 

Ezra Knight & Sara Bareilles Join The Acting Company's Annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala

Ezra Knight will host The Acting Company’s annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala, featuring a performance by Sara Bareilles. See how to purchase tickets!

Rainn Wilson And Dakin Matthews to be Honored at The Acting Company's Annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala

Rainn Wilson will receive the Joan M. Warburg Award Honor and that Dakin Matthews will receive the John Houseman Award Honor, as part of The Acting Company’s annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala on April 24, 2023 at Capitale.

Kelley Curran, Ben Horner, Elizabeth Stahlmann & More to Star in THE MISANTHROPE Reading at The Acting Company

The Acting Company has announced the cast for their reading of The Misanthrope. Molière's classic play is translated by Neil Bartlett and directed by The Acting Company's Producing Director Devin Brain.

The Acting Company to Present New York Performances of Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series

The Acting Company has announced the New York performances for their annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series.

VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET in Repertory

Watch footage of @TheActingCo's The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet playing in repertory at theatres across the country.

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

Man Pleads Guilty in Hit-and-Run Death of Stage and Screen Actress Lisa Banes

The man charged with hitting stage and screen actress Lisa Banes with an electric scooter last year pled guilty to manslaughter on Wednesday.  Brian Boyd will be sentenced on November 30, and is expected to be sentenced to one to three years in prison.

The Acting Company Announces Casting For its 2022-23 Season

The Acting Company's Artistic Director Kent Gash and Managing Director Erik Schroeder have announced casting for the national tours of The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet launching in New York City and playing over 27 engagements in 16 states.

Photos: Brenda Braxton, Julie White and More Step Out for 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today released photos of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.

Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala

The Acting Company’s 50th Anniversary Gala celebrated the company’s impact across America and new artistic vision for the future on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale in New York City.

HARMONY, ASSASSINS & More Win 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.

The Acting Company Announces Actors' Career Stability Initiative Awarding Student Loan Debt Grants

 The Acting Company has announced the Actors’ Career Stability Initiative program for the 2022-23 season. With support from the Booth Ferris Foundation, all actors who accept a casting offer to join the 2022-23 national touring season and have a minimum of $10,000 in student loan debt will be eligible to apply for student loan debt relief.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HARMONY & More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season. 

The Acting Company Announces 50th Anniversary Gala Honoring Peter Darrow

The Acting Company has announced a celebration of the company’s half century of impact across America with a 50th Anniversary Gala to take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale (130 Bowery).

Lisa Banes FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Lisa Banes has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Lisa Banes has not appeared in the West End.

Lisa Banes has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in "Isn't It Romantic." Additionally, she received a nomination for Distinguished Ensemble Performance at the Obie Awards for her work in "May My Sister in This House." Banes also received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards for her role in "Look Back in Anger."

Lisa Banes has won the Distinguished Ensemble Performance award at the Obie Awards for her role in "May My Sister in This House." She has also won the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her performance in "Look Back in Anger."

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