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Liz Callaway

 
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Concert, 1995
Performer
"A Wonderful Guy" Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1994
Dora
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
Ellen
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1987
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Production, 1987
Performer
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Claudia
Claudia
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1985
Young Sally
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1984
Lady Constance Bonacieux
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Lizzie Fields
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Grizabella [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Nightclub Waitress
Mary Flynn (Understudy)
  [New York]
Workshop, 1982
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 1986
Chris
  [New York]
Workshop, 1986
Performer

Liz Callaway Movies

Beauty and the Beast
 
[1991]
voice
The Swan Princess
 
[1994]
Princess Odette'singing
Anastasia
 
[1997]
Antia'singing
The Rewrite
 
[2014]
Mrs. Lerner

Liz Callaway Biography

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.

Liz Callaway Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Liz Callaway, Baby

Liz Callaway News

Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents BROADWAY THE CALLA-WAY! Photo Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents BROADWAY THE CALLA-WAY!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2023

Sacred Heart University Community Theatre presents Broadway The Calla-way! The unforgettable evening includes the performance of showstoppers from West Side Story, Chicago, Funny Girl, Cats, Carousel, Wicked and more. Part of the Newtown MediSpa Broadway on Post Series.

Ophelia's Jump Theatre Presents WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN Beginning This Week Photo Ophelia's Jump Theatre Presents WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN Beginning This Week
by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2023

Ophelia's Jump Productions (OJP) is proud to launch their 10th Season with Carmel Dean's musical, Well-Behaved Women. The production will be performed at the Ophelia's Jump Studio Theater, located at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, in Upland, from February 11 through March 12, 2023.

ENTERTAINMENTX Podcast Turns 5 Years Old This Month Photo ENTERTAINMENTX Podcast Turns 5 Years Old This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2023

Entertainmentx, which gets to the heart, soul and drive of top performers in the entertainment industry, turns 5 years old on February 5th.

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Jan 30, 2023

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, honoring the best in Cabaret performances in NYC which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway Will Perform at New York City Gay Men's Chorus  Photo Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway Will Perform at New York City Gay Men's Chorus Benefit
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2023

Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway were just announced as the performers for Harmony, the annual gala benefit of Big Apple Performing Arts, the home of New York City Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus, and Tonewall a cappella ensemble.

Bernadette Peters Replaces Kelli O'Hara in Manhattan Theatre Club Winter Benefit Photo Bernadette Peters Replaces Kelli O'Hara in Manhattan Theatre Club Winter Benefit
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2023

Bernadette Peters is stepping in to headline the Manhattan Theatre Club Winter Benefit this evening at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Peters replaces the previously announced Kelli O'Hara. Due to a positive COVID diagnosis, O'Hara is unable to perform at the MTC benefit this evening.

Liz Callaway Brings TO STEVE WITH LOVE To Blue Strawberry In St. Louis For Two Nights Photo Liz Callaway Brings TO STEVE WITH LOVE To Blue Strawberry In St. Louis For Two Nights In January
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2023

In 1970, Liz Callaway saw a musical that would change her life forever- Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, at the Alvin Theatre. A decade later, she would make her Broadway debut in Merrily We Roll Along, by the same composer at the same theatre.

Feature: Editor's Picks For 2022 Photo Feature: Editor's Picks For 2022
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2022

This is not a “Best Of” list because it isn’t for me to say what is best, only what resonated with me, but after a lot, a lot, a lot of shows, this New Year's Eve, these shows are still on my mind.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Liz Callaway Videos

VIDEO: Liz Callaway and Nick Callaway Foster Perform 'Move On' From SUNDAY IN THE PAR Videoplay
VIDEO: Liz Callaway and Nick Callaway Foster Perform 'Move On' From SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2022

Liz Callaway was recently joined by her son, Nick Callaway Foster, at 'To Steve with Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim' to perform Sondheim's 'Move On' from Sunday in the Park with George.

VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway Sing 'Let it Go' from Her Car Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway Sing 'Let it Go' from Her Car

by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 29, 2022

Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Liz Callaway sang 'Let it Go' from Disney's Frozen in her car yesterday. According to the video description, Liz writes, 'I love singing in my car. Most of the AutoTunes videos I post here, are songs I am currently practicing for gigs.' 

VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerst Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2021

Earlier this week, the York Theatre Company honored musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'Stars and the Moon' From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Videoplay
VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'Stars and the Moon' From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2021

Liz Callaway has posted a new cover from her car, this time singing 'Stars and the Moon' from Songs For a New World! 

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings David Shire's 1968 Protest Song 'The Morning After' Videoplay
VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings David Shire's 1968 Protest Song 'The Morning After'

by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2020

In honor of Black Lives Matter, Liz Callaway sang a cover of David Shire's 1968 protest song 'The Morning After' in her home.

VIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman, and More on KINGS OF BROAD Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman, and More on KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020

by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020

The online concert, KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020, was held today, May 31st. The concert celebrated the music of the legendary Broadway composers Jule Styne, Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim.

Video Flashback: Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway Sing Carole King's 'You've Got Videoplay
Video Flashback: Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway Sing Carole King's 'You've Got a Friend'

by Stage Tube - May 7, 2020

Liz and her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway sing Carole King's 'You've Got a Friend' in the New York premiere of 'Broadway with the Callaways!'

Living Room Concerts: Liz Callaway Sings From MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG! Videoplay
Living Room Concerts: Liz Callaway Sings From MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2020

For today's performance we've got Liz Callaway singing 'Like It Was' from Merrily We Roll Along!

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Liz Callaway Sings Scott Alan! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Liz Callaway Sings Scott Alan!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2020

In 2004, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations 2- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Liz Callaway sings Scott Alan's 'Goodnight.'

BWW Exclusive: Watch Liz Callaway Sing from Carmel Dean's WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch Liz Callaway Sing from Carmel Dean's WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2020

Broadway ladies united earlier this month for the world premiere of Award-winning composer Carmel Dean's Well-Behaved Women. The cast included: LaChanze, Liz Callaway, Natascia Diaz, Melissa Rose Hirsh, Bonnie Milligan, Katie Thompson, Kuhoo Verma, Sasha Allen, Andréa Burns, Hannah Elless and Barbara Walsh. Watch an exclusive song from the show, performed by Liz Callaway as Neil Armstrong's wife, Janet Armstrong. 


Liz Callaway Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Liz Callaway been in?
Liz Callaway has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Liz Callaway been in?
Liz Callaway has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Liz Callaway been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Baby .


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@LizGoesOn - 2/2/23 02:08pm Yet another reason to admire @HowieRose ???


@LizGoesOn - 2/1/23 09:46pm Many people have been asking what songs I ended up doing in my “Screen Gems” show last weekend, so I thought I’d sh… https://t.co/AWKvg06mRT


@LizGoesOn - 1/31/23 07:02pm This is so nice! Many thanks to everyone who voted for my Sondheim show, and congrats to all the winners and nomine… https://t.co/Pf63gqWq6U


@LizGoesOn - 1/27/23 06:45pm It's opening night of my new show, "Screen Gems: Liz Callaway Sings the Movies" at @FeinsteinsHC in Carmel, IN. May… https://t.co/2Ecc9dEOqP


@LizGoesOn - 1/26/23 12:07pm Was a joy singing Sondheim in St Louis, for 2 fantastic, sold out audiences at Blue Strawberry. Now I’m off to Carm… https://t.co/ZDqyWwZJst


@LizGoesOn - 1/23/23 08:30pm Off to St Louis for 2 sold-out performances of my Sondheim show, “To Steve With Love” at Blue Strawberry!


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@LizGoesOn - 1/18/23 08:35pm So looking forward to singing Sondheim in St Louis next week. Wednesday night is sold out, but a few seats are left… https://t.co/jJfajShxjS


@LizGoesOn - 1/16/23 03:51pm On this very important day, I wanted to share these excerpts from a wonderful interview my Dad, John Callaway did w… https://t.co/IAtGTO9jjJ


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