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Madeline Kahn

 
Madeline Kahn Headshot
Date of Birth: September 29, 1942
Date of Death: December 03, 1999 (57)

Birth Place: Boston, MA

Stage Credits

  [New York]
Workshop, 1998
Constance
  [Broadway]
1993
Gorgeous Teitelbaum
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Gorgeous Teitelbaum
  [Broadway]
1989
Billie Dawn
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Shirley
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Lily Garland
Mildred Plotka/Lily Garland
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Diana McBride
  [Broadway]
1973
Chrissy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Goldie
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Servant
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1968
Cunegonde
  [Broadway]
1968
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1967
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1966
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1966
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1965
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Singer
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1977
Amalia Balash

Photos

Hanna Burke with Adrian Rifat Photo

Hanna Burke with Adrian Rifat

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Hanna Burke  Photo

Hanna Burke

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Hanna Burke

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Hanna Burke

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Hanna Burke, Will Anderson and Adrian Rifat Photo

Hanna Burke, Will Anderson and Adrian Rifat

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Stage

Performances
  [New York]
Workshop, 1998
Constance

  [Broadway]
1993
Gorgeous Teitelbaum

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Gorgeous Teitelbaum

  [Broadway]
1989
Billie Dawn

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Shirley

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Lily Garland

Mildred Plotka/Lily Garland

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Diana McBride

  [Broadway]
1973
Chrissy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Goldie

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Servant

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1968
Cunegonde

  [Broadway]
1968
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1967
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1966
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1966
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1965
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Singer

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1977
Amalia Balash


Madeline Kahn Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Madeline Kahn, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actress - Play Gold Star
Madeline Kahn, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Madeline Kahn, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Madeline KahnBorn Yesterday
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Madeline Kahn , Born Yesterday
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Madeline Kahn , On the Twentieth Century
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Madeline Kahn, In the Boom Boom Room
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Madeline Kahn, Boom Boom Room

Madeline Kahn News

Interview: Kristin Chenoweth on Putting Chronic Migraine 'Center Stage' With AbbVie Photo Interview: Kristin Chenoweth on Putting Chronic Migraine 'Center Stage' With AbbVie
by Michael Major - Jul 7, 2022

Kristin Chenoweth is shedding a spotlight on Chronic Migraine with her new partnership, The Center Stage with Chronic Migraine. BroadwayWorld caught up with Chenoweth to discuss how her Chronic Migraine has affected her in the past, how she has found a solution, and what life is life while putting her health 'Center Stage.'

Off-Broadway Premiere of MR. PARKER to be Presented at Theatre Row Photo Off-Broadway Premiere of MR. PARKER to be Presented at Theatre Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Penguin Rep Theatre¬†announced today the Off-Broadway premiere of¬†Mr. Parker,¬†a new play written by¬†Michael McKeever and directed by¬†Joe Brancato.¬†Performances will begin Wednesday, June 1, 2022, for a limited engagement through June 25, 2022, at¬†Theatre Row ‚Äď Theatre 1¬†(410 West 42nd Street).¬†Opening Night is Monday, June 6, 2022, at 7:00PM.

Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More This April at The Green Room 42 Photo Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More This April at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their April line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Laura Bell Bundy, Kimberley Locke & More Announced for The Green Room 42 March Lineup Photo Laura Bell Bundy, Kimberley Locke & More Announced for The Green Room 42 March Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their March line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

WHAT'S UP, DOC? Presented In Tribute To The Late Peter Bogdanovich At Park Theatre Photo WHAT'S UP, DOC? Presented In Tribute To The Late Peter Bogdanovich At Park Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

The Park Theatre will present a special screening of the Warner Bros. comedy classic What's Up Doc? as a tribute to the late filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich who passed away last week at the age of 82.

The York Theatre Company to Present REMEMBERING JERRY HERMAN Starring Lee Roy Reams Photo The York Theatre Company to Present REMEMBERING JERRY HERMAN Starring Lee Roy Reams
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021

Well, Well…Hello, Lee Roy! The York Theatre Company will present Broadway’s Lee Roy Reams in his new solo show _Remembering Jerry Herman*, celebrating his collaboration with the late great musical theater legend. Audiences will hear glorious songs and outrageous stories from shows that include La Cage aux Folles, Hello, Dolly!, and more.

BWW Review: Natalie Walker Celebrates Life, Artistic Expression, and Originality in M Photo BWW Review: Natalie Walker Celebrates Life, Artistic Expression, and Originality in MAD SCENES At 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 19, 2021

The one-time sidekick of many other artists waited until she was good and ready to debut her solo cabaret, and it was well worth the wait.

BWW Interview: Michael Kushner of MICHAEL KUSHNER SINGS HIS HITS FOR PRIDE at Feinste Photo BWW Interview: Michael Kushner of MICHAEL KUSHNER SINGS HIS HITS FOR PRIDE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 22, 2021

He may be Manhattan's leading multi-hyphenate, but on June 30th Michael Kushner will take off all the other hats in favor of his ACTOR hat, when he spends an hour or so celebrating Gay Pride with his Pride playlist at 54 Below.

BWW Review: A Beloved New York Stage Actor Recalls Six Decades of Theatre in JOHN CUL Photo BWW Review: A Beloved New York Stage Actor Recalls Six Decades of Theatre in JOHN CULLUM: AN ACCIDENTAL STAR
by Michael Dale - Apr 12, 2021

The first time I saw John Cullum live on stage his fingers were clutched to a window frame of designer Robin Wagner's art deco luxury liner, playing the maniacally flamboyant theatre producer Oscar Jaffe attempting to board a moving train in his Tony-winning turn in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

BWW Exclusive: Freddie Gershon Pens Touching Tribute to Roger Englander Photo BWW Exclusive: Freddie Gershon Pens Touching Tribute to Roger Englander
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2021

Television producer Roger Englander passed away earlier this month at the age of 94. Now his friend and colleague Freddie Gershon has written a beautiful tribute in his memory.

Madeline Kahn Videos

VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita Sing a BLAZING SADDLES Classic! VideoVIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita Sing a BLAZING SADDLES Classic!
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2020

Lesli Margherita, currently starring in Emojiland off Broadway, just hit the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate the comedy of Mel Brooks. Watch below as she hilariously takes on 'I'm Tired' -made famous by Madeline Kahn in Brooks' 1974 classic, Blazing Saddles.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal for David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into rehearsals for the upcoming revival of In the Boom Boom Room made its debut today - check it out below!

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the first lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'.

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2016

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the first lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'.

VIDEO: THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Now Available on iTunes; New Trailer!
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

For the first time ever, four volumes of the legendary television series 'THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW' are available in a digital format, Time Life announced today. Click below to watch a promo, featuring interviews with Betty White, Amy Poehler and more, for the collection!

PODCAST: Helen Mirren, Kristin Chenoweth & More Featured in Tony Actress Roundtable
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2015

Earlier this month, Tony nominees Kristin Chenoweth, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Kelli O'Hara, Chita Rivera and Ruth Wilson sat down with THR's Scott Feinberg to discuss their lives, career and roles

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback- ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2014

It's been over 36 years since the show debuted on Broadway, and below, we bring you a video flashback of the original cast in action, including: John Cullum, Imogene Coca, Kevin Kline, and Madeline Kahn- who was replaced by Judy Kaye soon after the show opened.

STAGE TUBE: Blast from the Past- The Original ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TV Commercial!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2012

Take a trip back to the 1970's with a vintage commerical from musical theatre favorite ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY! Check out the original TV spot below!

BWW TV: Celebrating Opening Night of BORN YESTERDAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2011

Previews for Born Yesterday began March 31, at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Directed by Doug Hughes, this revival of Garson Kanin's award-winning comedy about sex and politics opened Easter Sunday, April 24. BroadwayWorld was there to speak with the stars on their big night and takes you inside the party press room below!

STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli Raves About BORN YESTERDAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2011

Previews for Born Yesterday began March 31, at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Directed by Doug Hughes, this revival of Garson Kanin's award-winning comedy about sex and politics opened last night, Easter Sunday, April 24 and Broadway legend Liza Minnell was there to congratulate the stars. Check out the video by clicking below!


Madeline Kahn Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Madeline Kahn been in?
Madeline Kahn has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Madeline Kahn been in?
Madeline Kahn has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Madeline Kahn been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Born Yesterday , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Born Yesterday , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for On the Twentieth Century Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for In the Boom Boom Room and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Boom Boom Room .

What awards has Madeline Kahn won?
Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweigand Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for In the Boom Boom Room.