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Lynn Fontanne

 
Date of Birth: December 06, 1887
Date of Death: July 30, 1983 (95)

Birth Place: Woodford, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1958
Claire Zachanassian
  [Broadway]
1956
Essie Sebastian
  [Broadway]
1954
The Marchioness of Heronden (Serena)
  [Broadway]
1949
Emily Chanler
  [Broadway]
1946
Olivia Brown
  [Broadway]
1942
Manuela
  [Broadway]
1940
Miranda Valkonen
  [Broadway]
1940
Miranda Valkonen
  [Broadway]
1940
Katharina
  [Broadway]
1938
Madame Arkadina
  [Broadway]
1937
Alkmena
  [Broadway]
1936
Irene
  [Broadway]
1935
Katharina
  [Broadway]
1935
Linda Valaine
  [Broadway]
1933
Gilda
  [Broadway]
1931
Elena
  [Broadway]
1930
Elizabeth
  [Broadway]
1929
Ann Carr
  [Broadway]
1928
Ilsa Von Ilsen
  [Broadway]
1928
Nina Leeds
  [Broadway]
1927
Mrs. Kendall Frayne
  [Broadway]
1927
Agrafena Alexandrovna Svetlov
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1926
Eliza Doolittle
  [Broadway]
1926
Laura Pasquale
  [Broadway]
1926
Stanja
  [Broadway]
1925
Raina Petkoff
  [Broadway]
1924
The Actress
  [Broadway]
1923
Ann Jordan
  [Broadway]
1923
Lady Castlemaine
  [Broadway]
1921
Dulcinea
  [Broadway]
1918
Performer
  [Broadway]
1917
Performer
  [Broadway]
1917
Performer
  [Broadway]
1917
Performer
  [Broadway]
1916
Performer
  [Broadway]
1910
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1936]
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1933]
Producer

Lynn Fontanne Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Lynn Fontanne, The Visit
 
Drama League Awards - 1944 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Lynn Fontanne

Lynn Fontanne News

Review: It's Another Op'nin, Another Show With KISS ME, KATE at Broadway At Music Cir Photo Review: It's Another Op'nin, Another Show With KISS ME, KATE at Broadway At Music Circus
by Courtney Symes - Jul 15, 2022

Another classic from the 1940s is gracing the stage at Broadway at Music Circus.  This time, it’s Kiss Me, Kate, the musical-within-a-musical that cemented Cole Porter’s return to Broadway as a successful lyricist and composer.  It ended up being Porter’s longest-running Broadway show and won the very first Tony Award for Best Musical. 

Tyne Daly Will Lead the Nation's Top Regional Theater Actors as Master Teacher for th Photo Tyne Daly Will Lead the Nation's Top Regional Theater Actors as Master Teacher for the 2022 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced renowned actor Tyne Daly will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2022 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theater.

Washington DC's Historic National Theatre Foundation Adds New Board Members Photo Washington DC's Historic National Theatre Foundation Adds New Board Members
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 20, 2022

Washington DC's oldest continuously operating theatre, The National Theatre has added four distinguished new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the theatre's Board are private equity pioneer Daryn Dodson, longtime non-profit and arts leader Peter Jablow, innovative advertising and marketing executive Jean Komendera, and civic leader and two-term Washington DC Mayor, Anthony A. Williams.

Phylicia Rashad Announced as Dean of Howard University's Reestablished College of Fin Photo Phylicia Rashad Announced as Dean of Howard University's Reestablished College of Fine Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021

Howard University has announced the appointment of Phylicia Rashad as dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 2021. In this role, she will report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. An alumna of Howard University, Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts.

Which Four Broadway Theatres Are Named After Women? Photo Which Four Broadway Theatres Are Named After Women?
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 26, 2021

We're looking into the history of each of these theatres, plus their namesakes Ethel Barrymore, Vivian Beaumont Allen, Lynn Fontanne, and Helen Hayes.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 4- with Eva Noblezada,  Christine Ebersole and Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 4- with Eva Noblezada, Christine Ebersole and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 4, 2021

Today (March 4) in live streaming: Eva Noblezada visits Backstage Live, a Sophisticated Ladies Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame &  Photo Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2021

Today (February 24) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates William Finn's Birthday, Laura Bell Bundy on Backstage Live, and more!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller an Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 13-14- with Laura Osnes, Josh Groban and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 13-14- with Laura Osnes, Josh Groban and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 13, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 13-14, 2020.

Lynn Fontanne Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, September 15 - Henry Miller's Theater Renamed For Stephen Sondhei Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, September 15 - Henry Miller's Theater Renamed For Stephen Sondheim

by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2019

The renaming of the theatre was dedicated to Stephen Sondheim, the greatest and best known artist in American musical theatre on his 80th birthday. 

VIDEO: First Look at 'Tom, Dick, or Harry' from KISS ME, KATE at 5th Avenue Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at 'Tom, Dick, or Harry' from KISS ME, KATE at 5th Avenue Theatre

by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2018

See brand new footage from 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Kiss Me, Kate. Kiss Me, Kate, a significant work in the canon of great musical theater, features a dynamic cast including the previously announced Cayman Ilika as Lilli Vanessi/Kate,Ben Davis as Fred Graham/Petruchio, Clyde Alves as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio and Robyn Hurder as Lois Lane/Bianca. Joining them is an acclaimed local lineup of 5th Avenue Theatre favorites including Allen Fitzpatrick as General Howell, Allen Galli as Second Man, Sarah Russell as Hattie, Jeff Steitzer as Harry/Batista, Ty Willis as Paul and Richard Ziman as First Man.

VIDEO: First Look at 'Too Darn Hot' from KISS ME, KATE at 5th Avenue Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at 'Too Darn Hot' from KISS ME, KATE at 5th Avenue Theatre

by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2018

See brand new footage of the number 'Too Darn Hot' from 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Kiss Me, Kate. Kiss Me, Kate, a significant work in the canon of great musical theater, features a dynamic cast including the previously announced Cayman Ilika as Lilli Vanessi/Kate,Ben Davis as Fred Graham/Petruchio, Clyde Alves as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio and Robyn Hurder as Lois Lane/Bianca. Joining them is an acclaimed local lineup of 5th Avenue Theatre favorites including Allen Fitzpatrick as General Howell, Allen Galli as Second Man, Sarah Russell as Hattie, Jeff Steitzer as Harry/Batista, Ty Willis as Paul and Richard Ziman as First Man.

VIDEO: Get A First Look at 'Wundebar' from KISS ME, KATE at 5th Avenue Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look at 'Wundebar' from KISS ME, KATE at 5th Avenue Theatre

by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2018

See brand new footage of the number 'Wundebar' from 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Kiss Me, Kate. Kiss Me, Kate, a significant work in the canon of great musical theater, features a dynamic cast including the previously announced Cayman Ilika as Lilli Vanessi/Kate,Ben Davis as Fred Graham/Petruchio, Clyde Alves as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio and Robyn Hurder as Lois Lane/Bianca. Joining them is an acclaimed local lineup of 5th Avenue Theatre favorites including Allen Fitzpatrick as General Howell, Allen Galli as Second Man, Sarah Russell as Hattie, Jeff Steitzer as Harry/Batista, Ty Willis as Paul and Richard Ziman as First Man.

VIDEO: First Look at 5th Avenue Theatre's Production of KISS ME, KATE Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at 5th Avenue Theatre's Production of KISS ME, KATE

by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2018

See brand new footage from 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Kiss Me, Kate. Kiss Me, Kate, a significant work in the canon of great musical theater, features a dynamic cast including the previously announced Cayman Ilika as Lilli Vanessi/Kate,Ben Davis as Fred Graham/Petruchio, Clyde Alves as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio and Robyn Hurder as Lois Lane/Bianca. Joining them is an acclaimed local lineup of 5th Avenue Theatrefavorites including Allen Fitzpatrick as General Howell, Allen Galli as Second Man, Sarah Russell as Hattie, Jeff Steitzer as Harry/Batista, Ty Willis as Paul andRichard Ziman as First Man.


Lynn Fontanne Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lynn Fontanne been in?
Lynn Fontanne has appeared on Broadway in 36 shows.

How many West End shows has Lynn Fontanne been in?
Lynn Fontanne has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Lynn Fontanne been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Visit and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) .

What awards has Lynn Fontanne won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards).