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Marilu Henner

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Mary Lucy "Marilu" Denise Henner was born on April 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois and is perhaps best known for her 5-time Golden Globe-nominated TV role as Elaine Nardo on "Taxi".
Ms. Henner has appeared a number of times on Broadway over the years with roles in Over Here! in 1974, Pal Joey in 1976, as Barbara Kahn in 1986's Social Security, and as Roxie Hart in Chicago from 1997 to 1998 (which she reprised on the National Tour in 1999). In 2000, she took on the leading role of Annie Oakley in the National Tour of Annie Get Your Gun and she was last seen on the Great White Way, when she assumed the role of Lee in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife in 2002.
Ms. Henner's career on screen began in 1977, landing the role of Danielle in "Between the Lines". Following a handful of films and TV movies, including "Bloodbrothers" in 1978, her big breakthrough came after being cast as Elaine Nardo on the hit ABC sitcom "Taxi" and she quickly became an international star. She appeared in a total of 114 episodes between 1978 and 1983 and garnered critical acclaim with five consecutive Golden Globe nominations from 1979.
Ms. Henner returned to the New York stage from July 19, 2018 to star as Sharon Papadopolous in the Broadway premiere of Gettin' the Band Back Together at the Belasco Theatre and played her final performance on September 16, 2018.

Marilu Henner Photos


Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2023

Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

Original Broadway Production, 2018
Sharon Papadopolous

Broadway Transfer, 2000
Lee [Replacement]

[US Tour]
1st Revival National Tour, 0
Annie Oakley

[US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

Roxie Hart [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1996
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

Barbara Kahn [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1976


Gladys (Understudy) [Replacement]

Gladys Bumps (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1974


Original Broadway Production, 1972
Marty [Replacement]

Marilu Henner Movies

Between the Lines
[ 1977 ] Danielle
[ 1978 ] Annette
[ 1982 ] Kit Conger, Sue Alabama
The Man Who Loved Women
[ 1983 ] Agnes
Cannonball Run II
[ 1984 ] Betty
Johnny Dangerously
[ 1984 ] Lil Sheridan
[ 1985 ] Sally
Rustlers' Rhapsody
[ 1985 ] Miss Tracy
Chains of Gold
[ 1990 ] Jackie
L.A. Story
[ 1991 ] Trudi
Noises Off...
[ 1992 ] Belinda Blair, Flavia Brent
[ 1994 ] Katie, Waitress
Enemies of Laughter
[ 2000 ] Dani
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
[ 2000 ] Mother
[ 2012 ] Angela
In-Lawfully Yours
[ 2016 ] Naomi
[ 2018 ] Val
Life with Dog
[ 2018 ] Alice Bigler
The Mimic
[ 2020 ] The Assistant Editor

Marilu Henner TV Shows

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
Aida Teagarden
Batman: The Animated Series
Veronica Vreeland
Evening Shade
Ava Evans Newton
Elaine Nardo
The New Batman Adventures
Veronica Vreeland

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Marilu Henner News

THE LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS World Premiere & More Set for Bucks County Playhouse 2024 Season

Bucks County Playhouse has unveiled its 2024 subscription season. Featuring four productions in the historic playhouse, the Playhouse’s 85th season kicks off in May. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

Laural Meade Will Bring MS. TUCKET WILL SEE YOU NOW to the Gardenia Supper Club

Ms. Tucker Will See You Now, writer and performer Laural Meade’s rollicking cabaret theater piece, returns to the historic Gardenia Supper Club (7066 Santa Monica Blvd. 90038) in Hollywood.

Anne Hearn and Brian Reddy to Star in THE MINUTES at the Springer Theatre

The Springer Theatre will present Tracy Letts' The Minutes. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Broadway Classics, Jazz, Black History Month Programing And More Announced At The Smith Center, January �" March 2024

Upcoming Shows at The Smith Center featuring Broadway classics, jazz masters, and Black History Month headliners. Tickets on sale now at

Photos: MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Opens At the Actors Temple Theatre

Madwomen of the West opened last night (December 4) at the Actors Temple Theatre and will run to December 31 with Marilu Henner, Caroline Aaron, Melanie Mayron and Brooke Adams. See photos from inside opening night!

Matt Bogart, Lauren Zakrin & More to Star in THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Industry Presentation

The new musical comedy The Last Days of Cleopatra , penned by acclaimed composer and playwright Charlie Barnett, is set to have an exclusive invite-only industry presentation.

Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.

Broadway Buying Guide: December 4, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, December 4, 2023.

Cabaret Photographers: THE LINEUP Documentarians

Broadway World Cabaret gets photographic content from some of the best shutterbugs in the business. Here's a look at some of the captures they've shared with us.

Exclusive Photos: Rachel Brosnahan and Carol Kane Visit MADWOMEN OF THE WEST

Rachel Brosnahan visited the new Off-Broadway comedy, “Madwomen of the West” to support her “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” co-star Caroline Aaron. The same day also saw Carol Kane visiting her “Taxi” co-star Marilu Henner. Check out photos here!

Exclusive: Marilu Henner & Caroline Aaron Talk MADWOMEN OF THE WEST on The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales

In this episode of The Theatre Podcast, Alan Seales sits down with Marilu Henner and Caroline Aaron to discuss their careers, memorable moments, and new off-Broadway play MADWOMEN OF THE WEST. Tune in for an exclusive conversation with these talented actresses.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of HARMONY on Broadway

Harmony officially opened on Broadway on Monday night, November 13, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and we're bringing you along on the red carpet as the guests arrived! Check out the photos here!

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for MADWOMEN OF THE WEST at Actors Temple Theatre

Take an exclusive look behind the scenes of MADWOMEN OF THE WEST at Actors Temple Theatre with these rehearsal photos. Get a glimpse of the talented cast preparing for this exciting production.

Brooke Adams Joins MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Off-Broadway

A cast change has been announced for the New York premiere of Madwomen of the West, a new comedy by Sandra Tsing Loh. Brooke Adams will join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, and Melanie Mayron, under the direction of Thomas Caruso.

Brooke Adams To Join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner & Melanie Mayron In MADWOMEN OF THE WEST At Actors Temple Theater

Brooke Adams is set to join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, and Melanie Mayron in the new comedy 'Madwomen of the West' at Actors Temple Theater. Directed by Thomas Caruso, the Off-Broadway production starts performances on November 11th. Don't miss this hilarious and talented cast!

Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron & JoBeth Williams to Star in MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Off-Broadway

LDOS Media Lab, with Deco Rose Productions will present the New York premiere of Madwomen of the West, a new comedy by Sandra Tsing Loh. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: STARS IN THE HOUSE Raises More Than $55,000 During Labor Day Special

The Stars In The House Labor Day Special that was presented on Monday, September 4 by SiriusXM’s Seth Rudetsky, his husband, Broadway producer James Wesley and Entertainment Community Fund Chair Annette Bening has raised more than $55,000 so far. See photos from the event!

MS. TUCKER WILL SEE YOU NOW Continues at Gardenia Supper Club Through 2023

Ms. Tucker Will See You Now, writer and performer Laural Meade’s rollicking cabaret theater piece, continues at the historic Gardenia Supper Club in Hollywood with a monthly engagement through the end of 2023. Learn more about how to catch the show here!

Interview: Proud Mom Marilu Henner Ever Excited in Making MUSIC & Remembering MEMORIES

I had the incredible pleasure of talking to Marilu Henner on her upcoming show at the Write-Off Room Music and Memories on September 23, 2023. She completely wowed me with her uncanny detailed memory of her illustrious career. Marilu is only one of twelve people in the world who has hyperthymesia, or in laymen’s terms: total recall memory. Accompanying Marilu on her one-nighter will be musical director Michael Orland on piano.

Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Labor Day Special

Join Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart, and other celebrated actors for a star-studded Labor Day Special on STARS IN THE HOUSE. Don't miss this exclusive event streaming live. Tune in for an unforgettable performance and support a great cause.


How many Broadway shows has Marilu Henner been in?

Marilu Henner has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Marilu Henner been in?

Marilu Henner has not appeared in the West End.

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