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Loretta Swit

 
Date Of Birth:
November 04, 1937 (84)
Birth Place:
Passaic, NJ, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 04, 1937 (84)

Birth Place: Passaic, NJ, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
The Princess Puffer/Miss Angela Prysock [Replacement]
The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1975
Doris [Replacement]

Photos

Loretta Swit and RIch Little Photo

Loretta Swit and RIch Little

From: 
Date:
08/10/2021
David Michaels, Angela Lansbury and Loretta Swit
 Photo

David Michaels, Angela Lansbury and Loretta Swit

From: 
Date:
12/07/2016
Loretta Swit, Anita Gillette Photo

Loretta Swit, Anita Gillette

From: 
Date:
11/05/2014
Ruta Lee, Loretta Swit and Susan Sullivan Photo

Ruta Lee, Loretta Swit and Susan Sullivan

From: 
Date:
09/30/2013
Billy Monahan, Hunter (the Search Dog), Loretta Swit and JoAnne Worley Photo

Billy Monahan, Hunter (the Search Dog), Loretta Swit and JoAnne Worley

From: 
Date:
09/30/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
The Princess Puffer/Miss Angela Prysock [Replacement]

The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1975
Doris [Replacement]

Loretta Swit Biography

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.




Loretta Swit News

Laguna Playhouse Raises More Than $25,000 For Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen Photo Laguna Playhouse Raises More Than $25,000 For Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

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 2022-202 Photo World Premiere of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS & More Announced for Laguna Playhouse 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

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 Photo MIDDLETOWN Starring Didi Conn, Donny Most & More To Open At Actors' Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021

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 Photo BWW Interview: Loretta Swit of MIDDLETOWN at Actors' Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 10, 2021

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' Pl Photo Didi Conn, Donny Most, Loretta Swit & Adrian Zmed to Star in MIDDLETOWN at Actors' Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

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 Photo Legendary Actor Ed Asner Dies at 91
by Team BWW - Aug 29, 2021

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 Photo Photos: THE TRAIL ON THE POTOMAC Opens at Theatre At St Clements
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021

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! Photo Student Blog: It's M*A*S*H Time!
by Student Blogger: Maddie Davies - Jul 27, 2021

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 Photo THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES Extends Run Through August 10th
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

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!

HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES All Star Benefit Announced Photo HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES All Star Benefit Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2021

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

Loretta Swit Videos

VIDEO: Steven Pasquale, Michael Urie & More Urge Electors to 'Unite for America'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 15, 2016

Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, James Cromwell, Bob Odenkirk, J. Smith Cameron, Michael Uriee, Steven Pasquale & more appear in special message to Electors.

STAGE TUBE: Donna McKechnie and Mary Testa Remember Nora Ephron
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2012

Ephron's Love, Loss And What I Wore is currently playing at Asolo Rep in Florida, starring Loretta Swit, Donna McKecknie, Mary Testa, Roni Geva, and Rosalyn Coleman. Art Whisperer recently caught up with two of the show's stars, McKecknie and Testa, who shared their thoughts on Ephron's untimely passing and what they love most about her work. To hear their thoughts, click below.


Loretta Swit Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Loretta Swit been in?
Loretta Swit has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Loretta Swit been in?
Loretta Swit has not appeared in the West End