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Marian Seldes

 
Date of Birth: August 23, 1928 (94)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Midge Barker
  [Broadway]
Benefit Concert, 2005
Mrs. Hatch
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Carlotta Vance
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Rayleen
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1999
Elinor Spencer Bollard
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1999
Madame Desmermortes
  [Broadway]
1997
Zinaida Savishna
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Seeress
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 1990
Marietta Christmas
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1990
Marietta Christmas
  [Broadway]
1978
Myra Bruhl
  [Broadway]
1977
Rivka Kolner
  [Broadway]
1974
Dora Strang [Replacement]
Hesther Saloman
  [Broadway]
1971
Marian
  [Broadway]
1968
Woman
  [Broadway]
1966
Julia
  [Broadway]
1964
Miss Alice (Standby)
  [Broadway]
1964
Blackie
  [Broadway]
1962
Susan Loring
Lael Tucker Wertenbaker (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1960
Symka Berson
Rachel Apt (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1955
Olivia
  [Broadway]
1954
Bertha
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1952
A Close Friend
  [Broadway]
1951
Nurse Phillips
  [Broadway]
1950
Electra
  [Broadway]
1949
Anichu at 18
  [Broadway]
1949
Second Woman of Corinth
  [Broadway]
1947
Dounia
  [Broadway]
1947
Attendant to Medea

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1974]
Director


Marian Seldes Awards and Nominations

 
- 2015 - Hall of Fame Awards Gold Star
Marian Seldes
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Gold Star
Marian Seldes
 
Drama League Awards - 2006 - Unique Contribution to the Theatre Gold Star
Marian Seldes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Marian Seldes, Dinner at Eight
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence Gold Star
Marian Seldes
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Marian Seldes, Dinner at Eight
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Marian Seldes, The Play About the Baby
 
The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Marian Seldes, The Play About the Baby
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Marian Seldes, The Play about the Baby
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Marian Seldess , The Butterfly Collection
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Marian Seldes, Ivanov
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Marian Seldes, Ring Round the Moon
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Marian Seldes, Ivanov
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Marian SeldesThree Tall Women
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1984 - Best Actress Gold Star
Marian Seldes, Painting Churches
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Marian Seldes, Deathtrap
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Marian Seldes, Father's Day
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Marian Seldes , Father's Day
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Marian Seldes, A Delicate Balance
 
Obie Awards - 1964 - Performance Gold Star
Marian Seldes , The Ginger Man

Marian Seldes News

Wagner College To Host Ceremony And Staged Reading of 2022 Stanley Award-Winner, MARI Photo Wagner College To Host Ceremony And Staged Reading of 2022 Stanley Award-Winner, MARILYN, MOM, AND ME
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2022

Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of the 2022 Stanley Drama Award is Luke Yankee for his play Marilyn, Mom and Me.

BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19 Photo BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Broadway Blessing. September 19, 7 p.m. St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St.

Joey Hoeber And Denise Tyrrell Present THE REALISTIC JONESES Photo Joey Hoeber And Denise Tyrrell Present THE REALISTIC JONESES
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Joey Hoeber and Denise Tyrrell present Will Eno's THE REALISTIC JONESES. Running at September 9th - 25th running at The Playhouse in San Anselmo.

Blythe Danner & Bob Dishy to Star in Food For Thought Productions Plays Photo Blythe Danner & Bob Dishy to Star in Food For Thought Productions Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, will continue celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun production set for its 2022 Season Opener on March 28th.

Food for Thought Productions Opens 2022 Season Photo Food for Thought Productions Opens 2022 Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, continues to celebrate the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with award-winning actors, writers and directors in tremendously fun productions set for their 2022 Season Opener on March 28th.

Food For Thought Productions Finishes 2021 Season With I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING Photo Food For Thought Productions Finishes 2021 Season With I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 21st year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun production on December 6th, 2021.

Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90 Photo Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90
by Robert Diamond - Sep 9, 2021

ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, the iconoclastic Broadway producer who won nine Tony Awards during a 60-year career in theater, died after a bout with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, according to her longtime associate and friend, Kristen Luciani.  She was 90 years old. 

Food For Thought Productions Presents Arthur Miller's I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING Photo Food For Thought Productions Presents Arthur Miller's I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2021

Food For Thought Productions, now in its 21st year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun second production on April 19th, 2021.

Food for Thought Productions Announces  2021 Season Photo Food for Thought Productions Announces 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 21st year, will continue celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun opening on March 8th, 2021.

Food For Thought Productions and National Action Network Present WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH by by Susan Charlotte
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

The award-wining theatre company, Food For Thought Productions, and the National Action Network, a not-for-profit civil rights organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton are presenting WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH, a compelling play about voter suppression. 

Marian Seldes Videos

AUDIO: First Listen of Marian Seldes Reading AWAY IN A HOLLOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2015

In Away in a Hollow, beloved Broadway actress Marian Seldes creates a whimsical world of mystery, comedy and childlike innocence in a magical story about a caterpillar trying too hard to become a butterfly. With a lush musical score by composer Dennis Deal, and a read-along booklet with watercolor illustrations by Broadway scenic artist Richard W. Prouse,  Away in a Hollow is the perfect audio adventure for children of all ages.

VIDEO: Marian Seldes Shares Performance Memories on Rick McKay's THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015

Rick McKay has shared another video from his trilogy, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE. In his words, 'Here is a tribute to my pal Marian Seldes, one of the great actresses of the stage of the last century and well into this one. Marian passed away yesterday, leaving many of us devastated. However, she lived a long, full life and touched many, many people with her work. In her later career she was known variously as "Broadway's Quiet Lioness," "The First Lady of Broadway," or as theater critic Clive Barnes called her, 'America's theatrical diva for our time.' Check out the tribute video below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Sam Gold on Taking Home a Tony for FUN HOME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

Sam Gold has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for FUN HOME. Check out what he had to say about his win after he stepped off the Radio City stage below!

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME's Sam Gold Gives Best Director Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

FUN HOME helmer Sam Gold just received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, and you can click below to hear his full acceptance speech!

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Tribute Broadway Legend Marian Seldes
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony winner and premier actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, 86, died peacefully at her home Monday after an extended illness. Her brother Timothy Seldes made the announcement. Below, watch a special tribute to Seldes as complied by Rick McKay as a part of the Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy.

Video Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Marian Seldes
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legend with a selection of video footage from some of her more recent appearances.

Angela Lansbury, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, and More Set for Acting Company's Ruby Ball, 12/3
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 13, 2012

At The Acting Company's 40th Anniversary Ruby Ball on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Capitale, James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director of the Signature Theatre and the Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard's Drama Division, will accept the John Houseman Award recognizing his profound commitment to the development of American actors and an audience for the theater. Earl Weiner, Board Chairman of both The Acting Company and the Theater Development Fund (TDF) will receive the Warburg Humanitarian Award for his outstanding philanthropic endeavor and leadership. According to Barbara Fleischman, Gala Chair, Harriet Harris(Thoroughly Modern Millie, upcoming in Cinderella) and Dr. Kate Levin, Commissioner of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, will present the awards; Jim Dale will host, Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, upcoming in Giant) will perform and tributes will be offered by Angela Lansbury, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Rainn Wilson, Dana Ivey, Hamish Linklater, Joe Dowling, Director of The Guthrie and Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of Washington's Shakespeare Theater. Four hundred guests complete an industry-filled audience of producers, directors, entertainers and other notables including The Honorable Thomas Kean, record producer Clive Davis,director/choreographer Susan Stroman, TV personality Pia Lindstrom, Juilliard President Joseph Polisi, composerMary Rodgers Guettel and The Broadway League's Charlotte St. Martin. Tickets from 212-258-3111.

BWW TV: Kevin Spacey Receives EDWIN BOOTH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
by Robert Diamond - Jan 11, 2011

Academy Award¬ģ winner, Kevin Spacey, CBE, was presented with the EDWIN BOOTH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at a special fundraising gala at the landmarked mansion at 16 Gramercy Park South, (East 20 off Park Ave,) New York City on January 10, 2011.

BWW TV: 2010 Tonys - Eugene O'Neill Theatre
by Robert Diamond - Jun 17, 2010

If you missed the online broadcast of the pre-televised 2010 Tony Awards ceremony, honoring the best in Creative Arts on Broadway in the 2009-2010 season, here is your chance to watch the award presentations! Courtesy of TonyAwards.com, BroadwayWorld is bringing you the presentations to all of the 2010 Creative Arts Tony Award winners and honorary Tony Award recipients Alan Ayckbourn, Marian Seldes, David Hyde Pierce and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

BWW TV: 2010 Tonys Creative Arts Awards - Adam Cork
by Robert Diamond - Jun 17, 2010

If you missed the online broadcast of the pre-televised 2010 Tony Awards ceremony, honoring the best in Creative Arts on Broadway in the 2009-2010 season, here is your chance to watch the award presentations! Courtesy of TonyAwards.com, BroadwayWorld is bringing you the presentations to all of the 2010 Creative Arts Tony Award winners and honorary Tony Award recipients Alan Ayckbourn, Marian Seldes, David Hyde Pierce and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.


Marian Seldes Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Marian Seldes been in?
Marian Seldes has appeared on Broadway in 25 shows.

How many West End shows has Marian Seldes been in?
Marian Seldes has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Marian Seldes been nominated for?
Hall of Fame Awards () for , Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dinner at Eight , Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Dinner at Eight , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Play About the Baby , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for The Play About the Baby , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Play about the Baby , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Butterfly Collection , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ivanov , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Ring Round the Moon , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ivanov , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Three Tall Women , Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Painting Churches , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Deathtrap , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Father's Day , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Father's Day Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Delicate Balance and Performance (Obie Awards) for The Ginger Man .

What awards has Marian Seldes won?
Hall of Fame Awards () for , Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards), Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels), Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Play about the Baby, Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Butterfly Collection, Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ivanov, Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Painting Churches, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Father's Day Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Delicate Balanceand Performance (Obie Awards) for The Ginger Man.