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Lynn Fontanne

Date of Death: July 30, 1983 (95)

Birth Place: Woodford, ENGLAND

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Lynn Fontanne 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

Lynn Fontanne 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


winner
Drama League Awards - 1944 - Distinguished Performance Award

Lynn Fontanne

Lynn Fontanne News


Stephen McKinley Henderson Will Be Master Teacher for 2024 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship at Ten Chimneys

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Stephen McKinley Henderson as the 2024 Master Teacher for the nationally acclaimed Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at the Historic National Landmark, Ten Chimneys.
Stephen Mckinley Henderson Will Lead The 2024 Lunt-fontanne Fellowship Program At Ten Chimneys

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Stephen McKinley Henderson as the 2024 Master Teacher for the nationally acclaimed Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at the Historic National Landmark, Ten Chimneys.
Bart DeLorenzo to Direct Noël Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble will present Design for Living, a witty and charming romantic comedy by Noël Coward that was banned in 1930s London for its risqué content and bawdy themes. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Porchlight to Launch The Cole Porter Festival - A Celebration Of The Man And His Music This October

Porchlight Music Theatre is launching the Cole Porter Festival - A Celebration of the Man and his Music this October. The festival includes a production of Anything Goes starring Meghan Murphy. Don't miss this incredible tribute to Cole Porter's career.
Industry Pro Newsletter: A Shift in the Chicago Theatre Scene and Saving Theatre in Seattle

In this issue, we explore the efforts being made to sustain theater scenes in various cities, the evolution of Chicago's theater landscape, and the exciting announcement of a new Broadway musical adaptation. We also take a look at strategies to keep the curtain from falling on Seattle's theater scene.
World Premiere Wisconsin Serves as Model of New Work Support

Last week, I looked at support for independent producers. And there is more to be written about that—for example, the Creative & Independent Producer Alliance’s National New Work Development Network is likely to become even more important as we move forward. But this week is about World Premiere Wisconsin, a statewide new work festival that ran from March 1 through June 30, 2023.
Bringing Together a Shakespeare Classic and Songs by Cole Porter KISS ME, KATE! Opens in Sao Paulo

Kiss Me, Kate! is a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack ,with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi.
Pre-Show Seminar On Noël Coward With Dr. Christopher Chan Announced At Peninsula Players Theatre, July 22

Dr. Christopher Chan will host a free pre-show seminar Saturday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m., at Peninsula Players before the 8:00 p.m. performance of the Noël Coward's “Blithe Spirit.” 
Jerry Zaks Will Lead The Nation's Top Regional Theater Actors As Master Teacher For The 2023 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced prominent director Jerry Zaks will serve as Master Teacher for the 2023 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theater.
Demetria Joyce Bailey Named as 2023 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow

Walnut Street Theatre has announced that Demetria Joyce Bailey has been selected as one of 10 stage actors in the United States to be a 2023 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.
New Jersey Theatre Alliance's The Stages Festival And East Lynne Theater Company Present THE GUARDSMAN AND THE ACTRESS

New Jersey Theatre Alliance and East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) present a staged reading of the classic romantic comedy THE GUARDSMAN AND THE ACTRESS by Ferenc Molnar, adapted by Mark Edward Lang.
Review: It's Another Op'nin, Another Show With KISS ME, KATE at Broadway At Music Circus

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 the 2022 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program

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

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 Fine Arts

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?

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 More!

Today (March 4) in live streaming: Eva Noblezada visits Backstage Live, a Sophisticated Ladies Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!
Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 24- with Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Clark and More!

Today (February 24) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates William Finn's Birthday, Laura Bell Bundy on Backstage Live, and more!
Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre

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 This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller and More!

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.

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?

Lynn Fontanne has been nominated for several awards during her career. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance in "The Visit." Additionally, she received the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards. These nominations highlight her talent and recognition in the theater industry.

What awards has Lynn Fontanne won?

Lynn Fontanne has won the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards.

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