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Madeline Kahn

Date of Death: December 03, 1999 (57)

Birth Place: Boston, MA

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Madeline Kahn 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


Madeline Kahn Movies

What's Up, Doc?
[ 1972 ] Eunice Burns
Paper Moon
[ 1973 ] Trixie Delight
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
[ 1973 ] Schoolteacher
Blazing Saddles
[ 1974 ] Lili Von Shtüpp
Young Frankenstein
[ 1974 ] Elizabeth
At Long Last Love
[ 1975 ] Kitty O Kelly
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
[ 1975 ] Jenny Hill
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
[ 1976 ] Estie Del Ruth
High Anxiety
[ 1977 ] Victoria Brisbane
The Cheap Detective
[ 1978 ] Mrs. Montenegro
The Muppet Movie
[ 1979 ] El Sleezo Patron
Wholly Moses!
[ 1980 ] Sorceress
Happy Birthday, Gemini
[ 1980 ] Bunny Weinberger
Simon
[ 1980 ] Dr. Cynthia Mallory
First Family
[ 1980 ] Mrs. Constance Link
History of the World: Part I
[ 1981 ] Empress Nympho
Slapstick of Another Kind
[ 1982 ] Eliza Swain, Lutetia Swain
Scrambled Feet
[ 1983 ] Madeline
Yellowbeard
[ 1983 ] Betty
City Heat
[ 1984 ] Caroline Howley
Clue
[ 1985 ] Mrs. White
My Little Pony: The Movie
[ 1986 ] Draggle
An American Tail
[ 1986 ] Gussie Mausheimer
Betsy's Wedding
[ 1990 ] Lola Hopper
Mixed Nuts
[ 1994 ] Mrs. Munchnik
Nixon
[ 1995 ] Martha Mitchell
A Bug's Life
[ 1998 ] Gypsy Moth
Judy Berlin
[ 1999 ] Alice Gold

Madeline Kahn TV Shows

Cosby
Pauline Fox
Mr. President
Lois Gullickson
Oh Madeline
Madeline Wayne

Madeline Kahn Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play

Madeline Kahn, The Sisters Rosensweig


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actress - Play

Madeline Kahn, The Sisters Rosensweig


winner
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

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


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Performance

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: Tari Kelly, Mrs. White in CLUE at Dr. Phillips Center

​​​​​​​Was it Mr. Green in the Library with the Revolver? Miss Scarlet with the Candlestick in the Dining Room? Professor Plum with the Wrench in the Kitchen? These suggestions should sound familiar to any fan of the classic Hasbro board game, Clue, or of the 1985 cult classic comedy film of the same name. But June 4th – 9th in Orlando you might just be accusing Mrs. White of slaying the audience with hilarious comedy in the Walt Disney Theatre (at the Dr. Phillips Center) as CLUE, a new production based on the classic board game and film, takes the stage. Embodying the mysterious (and hilarious) perpetual widow, Mrs. White, will be Tari Kelly who sat down with me to share about her theatrical origins, her experience bringing this classic role to life (and adding her own interpretation to it), and what audiences can expect when they come to see CLUE in Orlando.
Review: CLUE at the Aronoff Center

Though the script is very similar to the 1985 movie of the same name and features many of the same iconic lines and story elements, this adaptation of Clue is successful in its own right. Between a talented cast, surprising design elements, and direction that knew how to transport the story to the stage, Clue is a solid comedy play.
FROM THE BACK OF THE HOUSE Memoir Of A Broadway Theatre Manager, To Be Published In June

Dan Landon was a Broadway theatre manager for nearly 40 years, working on more than 9000 performances of 50 shows. He has written his memoir, From the Back of the House, which will be published by Ibis Books on June 13, 2024.
CLUE to Be Adapted for Film/TV in New Deal with Sony

According to new reports, Sony and Hasbro have closed on a deal which would allow the studio to once again adapt the fan-favorite board game. A film inspired by the murder mystery game was previously released in 1985 with an ensemble cast that included Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Lesley Ann Warren, among others.
Video: Watch a Preview for CLUE, Coming to State Theatre New Jersey Next Weekend

State Theatre New Jersey will present CLUE, the hilarious murder mystery comedy, for four performances on Saturday, April 27 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, April 28 at 1pm and 6:30pm. Watch a preview for the production in the video here!
Interview: Elisabeth Yancey of CLUE at Ohio Theatre

When Elisabeth Yancey grew up playing the Hasbro game Clue, she didn’t realize she was preparing for her career. Yancey plays the role of Yvette the Maid in the national tour of CLUE, which will have an extended stay from April 9-14 at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State Street in downtown Columbus).
State Theatre New Jersey Will Present CLUE This Month

State Theatre New Jersey will present CLUE, the hilarious murder mystery comedy, for four performances on Saturday, April 27 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, April 28 at 1pm and 6:30pm. Tickets range from $40-$105.
Review: CLUE: A NEW COMEDY Arrives at Kentucky Performing Arts

What did our critic think of CLUE at Whitney Hall? Clue first and foremost is a classic Parker Brothers board game that has been a family favorite since its publication in 1949.
Interview: RICHARD SKIPPER Celebrates HELLO DOLLY at Laurie Beechman Theatre

Richard Skipper, HELLO, DOLLY! historian and friend of the late great Carol Channing, is celebrating the beloved show on its 60th anniversary, with one more performance in Manhattan on March 29th at 7 pm featuring former Dolly alum Lorna Dallas. We spoke about the first sold out show and the enduring legacy of Dolly.
KAHN ARTIST: MADELINE AND ME Returns to Don't Tell Mama This Month

KAHN ARTIST: Madeline And Me returns to Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. NYC, on February 21 and March 3, both at 7pm. Learn more about the show here!
Review: Eden Casteel Reveals Her Big Voice And Heart In KAHN ARTIST: MADELINE AND ME

Eden Casteel has a big voice and a big heart, and both were on display at Don’t Tell Mama on Tuesday night for “Kahn Artist: Madeline and Me.” Having premiered the show at The Arctic Playhouse and Cabaret in Rhode Island in July of 2022, Casteel presented the third of four NYC performances to a small but very appreciative crowd.
Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Keystone Theatrics At The Playhouse At Allenberry

This performance of Young Frankenstein by the cast and crew of Keystone Theatrics is one you won’t want to miss. It is hilarious and heart-warming.
Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life! Eden Casteel Celebrates Madeline In KAHN ARTIST At Don't Tell Mama

Eden Casteel celebrates Madeline Kahn in 'Kahn Artist: Madeline And Me' at Don't Tell Mama. An intimate look at the trials and triumphs of both Kahn and Casteel, with iconic songs, compelling stories, and hilarious anecdotes. Directed by Faith Prince, with musical arrangements by Jim Rice and Bobby Peaco. Reserve now at www.donttellmamanyc.com.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 29th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 29, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Review: JENNIFER SIMARD: CAN I GET YOUR NUMBER? is a Comic Treasure Trove at 54 Below

From the moment she appeared in the audience singing “One Night Only from Dreamgirls, sliding down a banister like a wacky Mame, you knew you were in for a comedic master class. She is an excellent mimic, a powerhouse singer, and in the end a sensitive and truthful actor. She is living proof of Elaine Stritch’s maxim, “To play comedy you have to be real.” Jennifer Simard is absolutely the real deal.
Interview: Alli Miller-Fisher Is Most Definitely Not Clueless in CLUE-LESQUE

Cherry Poppins latest show Clue-lesque has taken up residence at Tranny Tramp Granny’s through April 26, 2023. This burlesque musical parody of the cult-favorite ‘80s Clue is powered by the cast of Lauren Avon, Heath Butler, E.K. Dagenfield, Kim Dalton, Shanera Denae’, Kristyn Evelyn, Everjohn Feliciano, Bianca Gisselle, Brin Hamblin, Emma Hunton, Carly Jibson, Janaya Mahealani Jones, Meredith Lim, Alli Miller-Fisher, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Camel Pugh, Cory Robison, Michael Shaw Fisher and Sarah Wines. The very busy performer/ director/ writer/ choreographer/ producer Alli managed to take a breather to answer a few of my queries.
Honey West to Host NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1984 at Porchlight Music Theatre

Porchlight Music Theatre will present New Faces Sing Broadway 1984, hosted by Honey West, directed by Tommy Novak with music direction and arrangements by Micky York.
Listen: Jennifer Simard Talks Her Stage and Screen Career and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features Tony nominated actor Jennifer Simard! Simard talked about her career and more in this episode. Listen to the full episode here!
Video: Celebrate 45 Years of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

45 years ago, on February 19, 1978, On the Twentieth Century opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre. Watch videos of the original and revival casts!
Seaglass Theater Company to Present KAHN ARTIST Directed by Tony Award Winner Faith Prince

On February 11 at 7:30 PM, Seaglass Theater Company will present Kahn Artist at Gallery X in the historic Seaport Cultural District of New Bedford, MA.

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?

Madeline Kahn has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "The Sisters Rosensweig." She was also nominated for Best Actress - Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same production. Kahn received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for her performance in "Born Yesterday." She was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same play. In the musical category, Kahn received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her role in "On the Twentieth Century." Additionally, she received a nomination for Outstanding Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for her work in "In the Boom Boom Room." Finally, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Boom Boom Room."

What awards has Madeline Kahn won?

Madeline Kahn has won several awards throughout her career. She received the Best Actress - Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "The Sisters Rosensweig." Additionally, she won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for the same production. Kahn also received the Outstanding Performance award from the Drama Desk Awards for her work in "In the Boom Boom Room."

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