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Loretta Swit

Birth Place: Passaic, NJ, USA

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Swit's first off-broadway appearance was in the Actor's Playhouse production of "An Enemy of the People." In 1961, Swit landed a role in the Circle in the Square production of "The Balcony" written by Jean Genet and produced by José Quintero.

In 1967, Swit toured with the national company of Any Wednesday, starring Gardner McKay. She continued as one of the Pigeon sisters opposite Don Rickles and Ernest Borgnine in a Los Angeles run of The Odd Couple.

In 1975, Swit played in Same Time, Next Year on Broadway opposite Ted Bessell. She also performed on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. From there, she played Agnes Gooch in the Las Vegas version of Mame, starring Susan Hayward and later, Celeste Holm. Most recently, Swit has toured with The Vagina Monologues.

She has played Shirley Valentine, a one-woman play, since the 1990s into the 2010s, appearing in a variety of locales and revivals.

In October–November 2003, she starred as the title character in North Carolina Theatre's production of Mame in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In August–September 2010, Swit starred in the world premiere of the Mark Miller play, Amorous Crossings, at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida, directed by Todd Booth.

In 2017, Swit appeared in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks in Buffalo, New York.

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[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2012

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
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Broadway Transfer, 1985
The Princess Puffer/Miss Angela Prysock [Replacement]

The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock [Replacement]

Doris [Replacement]

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Laguna Playhouse To Present LISTEN TO THE SEVENTIES, CARNEY MAGIC, and More This August

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has announced six special productions this summer.

David Ellenstein Named Artistic Director & Bill Kerlin Named Managing Director of Laguna Playhouse

North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director David Ellenstein, and Managing Director Bill Kerlin, have been named Laguna Playhouse’s new Artistic and Managing Directors respectively, effective immediately.

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Presents An Acting Animals Tribute Exhibit

On the evening of April 6th, in advance of “NATIONAL PET DAY,” (April 11th), Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a tribute exhibit to Acting Animals. See photos from the event.

Joe Spano & More to Star in Rolling Southern California Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES

Laguna Playhouse announced, in association with Gare St. Lazare, Ireland and the Rubicon Theatre Company, Faline England, Sorcha Fox, Conor Lovett and Joe Spano starring in the rolling Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, written by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett.

Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Present ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Beginning This Month

The hysterical dark comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace will open at Jacksonville's Alhambra Theatre & Dining on March 23, 2023. Best known through the 1944 film starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra, Arsenic and Old Lace was written in 1939. The play opened on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre on January 10, 1941.

ONCE to be Presented at Laguna Playhouse in March

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE will present the fourth show of its season, the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE, book by Edna Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, musical direction by Julia Hoffmann, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.


Robert Preston - Forever The Music Man chronicles the life and career of the enigmatic Hollywood and Broadway actor, and original Music Man star, Robert Preston.

Laguna Playhouse to Present THE SKIVVIES: SLEIGH MY NAME, THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ & More This Holiday Season

Laguna Playhouse will present four magical ways for you to celebrate the holiday season with four extraordinary holiday experiences; THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ: A HOLIDAY PANTO, THE SKIVVIES: SLEIGH MY NAME, and more.

Photos: First Look at KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Laguna Playhouse

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has released production photos from the California premiere of the hilarious KIM’S CONVENIENCE, written by Ins Choi and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. KIM’S CONVENIENCE begins previews on Wednesday, September 21; will open on Sunday, September 25 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the Laguna Playhouse.

Laguna Playhouse Raises More Than $25,000 For Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen

Playhouse has raised over $25,000 to donate to Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen. The Playhouse started collecting the donations following the performances of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, “What A Fool Believes - Tribute to The Doobie Brothers” and its most recent production of A Chorus Line.

World Premiere of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS & More Announced for Laguna Playhouse 2022-2023 Season

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2022-2023 Season of Shows! Their season begins with the most successful new Canadian play of the last decade, the hilariously heartwarming KIM’S CONVENIENCE.

MIDDLETOWN Starring Didi Conn, Donny Most & More To Open At Actors' Playhouse

Actors' Playhouse, together with GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and the 2021 Tony Award-winning Best Play THE INHERITANCE, will open their co-production of South Florida Playwright Dan Clancy's new play MIDDLETOWN next week at the Miracle Theatre.

BWW Interview: Loretta Swit of MIDDLETOWN at Actors' Playhouse

Multi-award winning star Loretta Swit stars with Didi Conn, Donny Most, and Adrian Zmed in critically acclaimed play about life and friendships.

Didi Conn, Donny Most, Loretta Swit & Adrian Zmed to Star in MIDDLETOWN at Actors' Playhouse

Actors' Playhouse, together with GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Tony-nominated THE INHERITANCE and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, today announced that they will co-produce their new play MIDDLETOWN from November 17 to December 12, 2021 at the Miracle Theatre.

Legendary Actor Ed Asner Dies at 91

Legendary actor, activist and philanthropist Ed Asner passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, surrounded by family at 91.

Photos: THE TRAIL ON THE POTOMAC Opens at Theatre At St Clements

Like the book that inspired it, the play brings to light real-life findings and evidence revealing a conspiracy to destroy the Nixon presidency. Bugatti's play, starring the legendary Rich Little in the dramatic role of Nixon, takes these revelations and puts them on trial...again. Letting the audience decide the fate of the former President.

Student Blog: It's M*A*S*H Time!

The premise of M*A*S*H is the day to day life of the members of the 4077th MASH unit during the Korean War. We see the nurses and doctors tend to their patients and cope with life and participation in a time of war. Those of you who know me probably know I have been obsessed with the tv show M*A*S*H this summer. For those of you who don't know me, I will explain what I mean when I say 'obsessed.' I often go through what I call 'phases of interest.'

THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES Extends Run Through August 10th

The proceeds will benefit the museum, which is currently the most recognized venue in the city as the 'Official Museum of Hollywood' and the go to for authentic Hollywood and entertainment history!


On behalf of Donelle Dadigan, the staff at The Hollywood Museum and the entire production team for The Hollywood Museum Squares.

JEOPARDY! Host Alex Trebek Dies at 80

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Alex Trebek, longstanding host of the game show Jeopardy! has died at age 80.


Loretta Swit has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Loretta Swit has not appeared in the West End

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