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Lotte Lenya

 
Lotte Lenya Headshot
Date of Birth: October 18, 1898
Date of Death: November 27, 1981 (83)

Birth Place: Penzing, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Fraulein Schneider
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Performer
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Reading, 1961
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1955
Jenny
Jenny
  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre de Lys Revival, 1954
Jenny
Jenny
  [Broadway]
1951
Xantippe
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
Duchess
  [Broadway]
1941
Cissie
  [Broadway]
1937
Miriam
The Witch of Endor
  [Berlin]
Original Berlin Production, 1928
Jenny

Writing

Source Material

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Fraulein Schneider

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Performer

Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Reading, 1961
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1955
Jenny

Jenny

  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre de Lys Revival, 1954
Jenny

Jenny

  [Broadway]
1951
Xantippe

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
Duchess

  [Broadway]
1941
Cissie

  [Broadway]
1937
Miriam

The Witch of Endor

  [Berlin]
Original Berlin Production, 1928
Jenny

Writing
Source Material

Lotte Lenya Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Lotte Lenya, Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Lotte Lenya, The Threepenny Opera

Lotte Lenya News

RAGTIME THE MUSICAL Announced At Bay Street Theaterand Sag Harbor Center For The Arts Photo RAGTIME THE MUSICAL Announced At Bay Street Theaterand Sag Harbor Center For The Arts
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the musical event of the summer: Ragtime The Musical.

WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video Photo WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Songwriting team Will Reynolds and Eric Price, winners of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, have released of a music video for their song ‚ÄúGetting Closer‚ÄĚ from their forthcoming musical Radioactive, performed by Hannah Corneau (Wicked).

Zachary James To Join Soprano Katherine Riddle And Pianist Laura Bergquist For A TRIB Photo Zachary James To Join Soprano Katherine Riddle And Pianist Laura Bergquist For A TRIBUTE TO KURT WEILL
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

Grammy Award-winning bass Zachary James, currently preparing for his return to the Metropolitan Opera in the acclaimed production of Akhnaten, will join soprano Katherine Riddle (Glimmerglass, Signature Theater, Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center) and pianist Laura Bergquist (Arena Theatre, Broadway's Allegiance) for a one-night only concert featuring the music of Kurt Weill.

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Announces 2022 Award Winner And Grant Recipients Photo Richard Tucker Music Foundation Announces 2022 Award Winner And Grant Recipients
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation today announces the 2022 recipients of its prestigious Richard Tucker Award, Richard Tucker Career Grant, and Sara Tucker Study Grant.

FUNNY GIRL Standby Julie Benko & Jazz Musician Jason Yeager to Release Debut Album HA Photo FUNNY GIRL Standby Julie Benko & Jazz Musician Jason Yeager to Release Debut Album HAND IN HAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has¬†signed the married musical team of¬†Julie Benko¬†and¬†Jason Yeager¬†for their debut duet album¬†Hand in Hand.¬†Benko is a singer and actress who is currently the ‚ÄúFanny Brice‚ÄĚ standby for Broadway‚Äôs¬†Funny¬†Girl; she performed the role last weekend.

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY Comes to The Athenaeum in May Photo THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY Comes to The Athenaeum in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

As the first main stage production in Australia in over forty years, Melbourne Opera and IOpera will present a stunning reinterpretation of Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at The Athenaeum from 1 May.

New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation Photo New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke by Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney on Monday May 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony at Bond 45. T

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to be Presented at The Lyric Stage Company of  Photo A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to be Presented at The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder with Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak and Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman will find its way to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston after originally scheduled to open on May 15, 2020.

New York Festival Of Song and Kaufman Music Center Present THE WIDER VIEW: SONGS BY B Photo New York Festival Of Song and Kaufman Music Center Present THE WIDER VIEW: SONGS BY BLACK COMPOSERS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

The concert features mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, and baritone Jorell Williams, together with pianists Nathaniel LaNasa and Steven Blier, in works by Black composers that include H. Leslie Adams, Margaret Bonds, Harry Burleigh, Adolphus C. Hailstork, Robert Owens, Hale Smith, and William Grant Still..

Recipients of 2022 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Announced Photo Recipients of 2022 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

The Kleban Foundation is celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2022 prizewinners. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to César Alvarez (they/them).

Lotte Lenya Videos

WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video VideoWATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Songwriting team Will Reynolds and Eric Price, winners of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, have released of a music video for their song ‚ÄúGetting Closer‚ÄĚ from their forthcoming musical Radioactive, performed by Hannah Corneau (Wicked).

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LOVEMUSIK on Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LOVEMUSIK on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2020

Today we rewind with LoveMusik, a musical which ran on Broadway for just over a month in 2007. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. Uhry and Prince worked on LoveMusik for four years to develop it into a stage work. The story spans over 25 years, from the first meeting of Lenya and Weill as struggling young artists, to their popularity in Europe and America, to Weill's death from a heart attack at age 50. The Broadway production ran at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman), starring Michael Cerveris and Donna Murphy.

Video: Annie Sherman Goes Busking Before PIAF LIVES At The Green Room 42 VideoVideo: Annie Sherman Goes Busking Before PIAF LIVES At The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English. This evening celebrating the scandalous and tragic life of Edith Piaf includes hits like a?oePadam,a?? a?oeMilord,a?? and a?oeLa Vie en Rose.a?? 

Star-Packed Lineup Slated for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, November 15th at 8PM.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/3/16- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2016

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/7/16- Donna Murphy
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2016

Happy Birthday, Donna Murphy! Murphy has won two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her roles in Passion as Fosca and in The King and I as Anna Leonowens. She received three more Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical for her performances in Wonderful Town as Ruth Sherwood, LoveMusik as Lotte Lenya and The People in the Picture as Raisel/Bubbie. She is known, most recently, for her role as Mother Gothel in the animated Disney film Tangled (2010), Anij, Captain Jean-Luc Picard's love interest, in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and her numerous stage roles in musical theatre.

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of the PHANTOM Tour with Chris Mann!
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is currently playing at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre, where it will remain through October 4. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. In the video below, Loni Stark goes behind-the-scenes with Chris Mann, who plays the man behind the mask.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/3/15- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2015

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/7/15- Donna Murphy
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Donna Murphy! Murphy has won two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her roles in Passion as Fosca and in The King and I as Anna Leonowens. She received three more Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical for her performances in Wonderful Town as Ruth Sherwood, LoveMusik as Lotte Lenya and The People in the Picture as Raisel/Bubbie. She is known, most recently, for her role as Mother Gothel in the animated Disney film Tangled (2010), Anij, Captain Jean-Luc Picard's love interest, in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and her numerous stage roles in musical theatre.

Video Roundup: Meet the New PHANTOM Tour Stars Chris Mann & Katie Travis!
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2014

Beginning November 25 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Chris Mann will portray the man behind the mask, 'The Phantom,' with Katie Travis as 'Christine Daae.' Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a video roundup of the duo in action, including videos from some of Mann's performances on NBC's THE VOICE and Travis in LES MISERABLES at The Muny!


Lotte Lenya Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lotte Lenya been in?
Lotte Lenya has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Lotte Lenya been in?
Lotte Lenya has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Lotte Lenya been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cabaret and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Threepenny Opera .

What awards has Lotte Lenya won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Threepenny Opera.

How many shows has Lotte Lenya written?
Lotte Lenya has written 1 shows including LoveMusik (Source Material).