Lucie Arnaz

Birth Place: Hollywood, CA, USA

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Arnaz has had a lengthy career in musical theatre. In June 1978 she played the title role in Annie Get Your Gun at the Jones Beach Theatre on Long Island, New York. This was the first production at Jones Beach Theatre after the death of longtime producer Guy Lombardo. In 1981, she played the lead female role in Educating Rita at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.

She made her Broadway debut in February 1979 in the musical They're Playing Our Song. Arnaz won the Theatre World Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Sonia Walsk. In 1986, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her tour with Tommy Tune in the international company of the musical My One and Only.

She has numerous other theater credits, both in the United States and abroad: Seesaw (first national company, 1974), Whose Life Is It Anyway?, The Guardsman (Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey, January 1984), The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True (Concert at Lincoln Center, 1995, televised), Sonia Flew (Coconut Grove Playhouse, Florida, April 2006), The Witches of Eastwick (London, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, June 2000), Vanities (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1976 as "Kathy"), Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers (Broadway), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Broadway, May 23, 2006, to September 3, 2006), and Terence McNally's Master Class (Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April to May 1999).

In 2010, Arnaz performed (along with Raúl Esparza and Valarie Pettiford) in and directed Babalu: A Celebration of the Music of Desi Arnaz and his Orchestra. A Miami, Florida performance was given in July 2010.

She toured in Pippin in 2014, playing the role of Berthe, the title character's grandmother. She appeared on Broadway in Pippin, from October 9, 2014, to November 9, 2014.

Having had walk-on roles on her mother's television series The Lucy Show, Arnaz made her acting debut in a continuing role in the series Here's Lucy from 1968 to 1974. She played Kim Carter, the daughter of the eponymous Lucy—who was played by Arnaz's real-life mother, Lucille Ball.

Arnaz branched out into television roles independent of her family from the mid-1970s. In 1975, she played murder victim Elizabeth Short in an NBC telefilm of Who Is the Black Dahlia?, and she starred with Lyle Waggoner and Tommy Tune in Welcome to the "World", The Wonderful World of Disney special commemorating the grand opening of Space Mountain at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In 1978, she appeared in an episode of Fantasy Island as a woman desperately trying to save her marriage. She has continued to make appearances in a number of popular television series over the years, including Murder, She Wrote, Marcus Welby, M.D., Sons and Daughters (CBS, 1991), and Law & Order.

Arnaz also had a short-lived series of her own, The Lucie Arnaz Show, on CBS in 1985. The reviewer for The New York Times described the show as "the always ingratiating Miss Arnaz as a psychologist who not only writes an advice column, but also takes calls from listeners on her own radio program."

Another eponymous series, this one a late-night-style talk show, aired for one season from 1995 to 1996. It was unsuccessful, but The Rosie O'Donnell Show would use the same format a year later to much greater success, prompting Arnaz's agent to pitch a revival that would not be picked up.

Arnaz won an Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Informational Special for her documentary about her parents, Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie.

Arnaz made feature-film appearances, including The Jazz Singer (1980) in which she co-starred with Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier. She earned a nomination for the 1981 Golden Globe Award, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. She also appeared in the 1982 comedy drama One More Try opposite her future husband, Lawrence Luckinbill.

Lucie Arnaz Photos


[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014

Berthe [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2013
Berthe [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2005
Muriel [Replacement]

[West End]
Original London Production, 2000

Bella [Replacement]

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1985
Edith Herbert [Replacement]


Original Broadway Production, 1979
Sonia Walsk

Lucie Arnaz Movies

[1975]Death Scream Judy

[1975]Who Is the Black Dahlia? Elizabeth Short

[1977]Billy Jack Goes to Washington Saunders

[1979]All-Star Birthday Party for Bob Hope... at Sea

[1980]The Jazz Singer Molly Bell

[1980]The Mating Season Sydney Wyatt

[1982]Washington Mistress Maggie Parker

[1983]Second Thoughts Amy

[1988]Who Gets the Friends? Gloria McClinton

[1996]Abduction of Innocence Helen Steves

[1999]Bonne Nuit Nina

[2000]Down to You Judy Connelly

[2006]Wild Seven Sylvia

[2009]The Pack Eleanor Jordan

[2011]Smoking Nonsmoking Eleanor Jordan

[2014]Henry & Me Jack's Mom - Voice

Lucie Arnaz TV Shows

The Mothers-In-Law Girl in golf cart

[ 1962-1968]The Lucy Show Cynthia

The Sixth Sense Marguerite Webster

Here's Lucy Kim Carter

[ 1968-1974]Here's Lucy Kim Carter

Marcus Welby, M.D. Jo Anne Bosley

Dinah! Kim Carter

Fantasy Island Toni Elgin

The Lucie Arnaz Show Jane Lucas

Murder, She Wrote Det. Bess Stacey

Sons and Daughters Tess Hammersmith

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Queen Maria

Law & Order Jackie Scott

Will & Grace Factory Boss

Lucie Arnaz Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Actress - Musical

Lucie Arnaz, They're Playing Our Song

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1979 - Best New Talent

Lucie Arnaz, They're Playing Our Song

Theatre World Awards - 1979 - Performance

Lucie Arnaz, They're Playing Our Song

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Lucie Arnaz has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Lucie Arnaz has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Lucie Arnaz's first West End show was The Witches of Eastwick which opened in 2000

Lucie Arnaz has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She received a nomination for Outstanding Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in "They're Playing Our Song." Additionally, she was nominated for Best New Talent at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same production. Arnaz also received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards for her role in "They're Playing Our Song."

Lucie Arnaz has won several awards throughout her career. She received the Best New Talent award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "They're Playing Our Song." Additionally, she was honored with the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for her role in the same production. These accolades recognize her exceptional talent and contribution to the Broadway industry.

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