Liz Callaway

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Liz Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love.

Off-Broadway she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), and also appeared in Brownstone (Roundabout), No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little, and Godspell. Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Fiorello!(Encores!), and Hair in Concert. Regional and international credits include Dot in Sunday in the Park with George, Eva Peron in Evita, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, the European premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and most recently, starred in the one-person play “Every Brilliant Thing”.

Ms. Callaway has also established a major career as a concert and recording artist. The award-winning Sibling Revelry(created with sister Ann Hampton Callaway) was presented to great acclaim at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Boom!,a celebration of the music of the 60’s and 70’s, also created with her sister was recorded live at Birdland, and is currently touring performing arts centers around the country. Recently she had the pleasure of singing Chances Are with singing legend Johnny Mathis in Vancouver. She also co-starred with Jimmy Webb & Paul Williams in their critically acclaimed engagement at Feinstein’s in New York and joined Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder at Hal David’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her extensive US symphony work includes appearances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, and The Hollywood Bowl. Worldwide, she has performed in China, Australia (with Stephen Schwartz), New Zealand, Iceland, Estonia, France (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris), Slovenia, South Korea, and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu where she premiered a new concert featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim.

Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Other film work includes the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, Beauty and the Beast, The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars and The Rewrite with The Hugh Grant.

She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily, live children’s program on CBS in Boston. Other TV credits include In Performance at the White House, Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim, In Performance at the White House, Christmas with the Boston Pops, The David Letterman Show, and Senior Trip (CBS Movie of the Week).

Liz has released six solo albums: Passage of Time, The Beat Goes On, The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off-Broadway, Anywhere I Wander: Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser, Merry and Bright, and her latest CD The Essential Liz Callaway. Liz recently released three singles, “The Morning After” by Oscar-winning songwriter David Shire, “Beautiful City” from Godspell, and a duet of her Oscar-nominated song from Anastasia, “Journey to the Past” with the star of Anastasia on Broadway, Christy Altomare. Her numerous other recordings include Sibling Revelry, Boom! Live at Birdland. The Maury Yeston Songbook, Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan, Hair in Concert, and the complete recording of Allegro produced by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

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[New York]
Workshop, 2005

Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles


Original Broadway Production, 2003


Broadway Concert, 1995

"A Wonderful Guy" Performer

Encores! Concert, 1994

Broadway Production, 1991


Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1987

York Theatre Company Production, 1987


Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986


New York Concert, 1985
Young Sally

Broadway Revival, 1984
Lady Constance Bonacieux

Original Broadway Production, 1983
Lizzie Fields

Original Broadway Production, 1982
Grizabella [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1981
Nightclub Waitress

Mary Flynn (Understudy)

[New York]
Workshop, 1982

[New York]
Reading, 1986

[New York]
Workshop, 1986

Liz Callaway Movies

[1991]Beauty and the Beast voice

[1994]The Swan Princess Princess Odette'singing

[1997]Anastasia Antia'singing

[2014]The Rewrite Mrs. Lerner

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L Morgan Lee Will Perform at Branford's Legacy Theatre This Weekend

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Liz Callaway Broadway & Beyond at Tribeca PAC Feb. 24

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Review: To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim at Kennedy Center

Liz Callaway embodies and breathes the essence of Stephen Sondheim. In the very personal and professional tribute concert To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim, there is an utter fusion of the performer’s love and respect for her musical mentor and the choice and intimate presentation of the Sondheim songs that Ms. Callaway interprets.

Single Tickets For Legacy Theatre's 2024 Season, Featuring THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More, On Sale Now

Single tickets for Legacy Theatre’s 2024 season now available for purchase.

Video: Grammy-Nominee Liz Callaway Guests On Harvey Brownstone Interviews

BroadwayWorld: Grammy Nominee Liz Callaway Discusses Her Career in Exclusive Interview with Harvey Brownstone. Renowned Broadway, concert, and recording artist Liz Callaway shares insights on her Tony Award nomination, iconic roles, animated film contributions, and latest Grammy-nominated album.

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Broadway stars will take center stage in 14th Anniversary Benefit for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Learn how to purchase tickets!


See some highlights of Ann Hampton Callaway's one-night engagement at 54 Below featuring her sister Liz Callaway and music director Billy Stritch.

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NiCori Studios & Productions has announced that they will be the first in NJ to produce “CATS: Young Actor's Edition”, the brand new, one-hour adaptation of the world renowned Andrew Lloyd Webber TONY Award winning musical on Thursday through Sunday, January 25, 26 and 27, 2024. 

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Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.


Liz Callaway has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

Liz Callaway has not appeared in the West End.

Liz Callaway has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role in "Baby".

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