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Marissa Jaret Winokur

 
Date Of Birth:
February 02, 1973 (49)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Winokur won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Hairspray. She had previously appeared on Broadway as "Pink Lady Jan" in the revival of Grease. Winokur has also played roles in films ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 02, 1973 (49)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Winokur won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Hairspray. She had previously appeared on Broadway as "Pink Lady Jan" in the revival of Grease. Winokur has also played roles in films ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2016
Pinkette
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Tracy Turnblad
Tracy Turnblad [Replacement]
Tracy Turnblad [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Jan [Replacement]

Marissa Jaret Winokur Biography

Winokur won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Hairspray. She had previously appeared on Broadway as "Pink Lady Jan" in the revival of Grease.
Winokur has also played roles in films such as American Beauty, Never Been Kissed, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Scary Movie, Beautiful Girl (for ABC Family), Fever Pitch and most recently on Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 6).
Winokur co-stared on the TV series Stacked, which starred Pamela Anderson.Stacked ran for only 19 episodes, 5 of which never appeared on air. She also appeared on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where she lost a physical fight with Larry David over the first appointment at a doctor's office. She was called Marissa Winokur in the episode, but was credited simply as Woman In Elevator.
She is set to star in a new comedy pilot for CBS titled Fugly from the creator of My Name Is Earl.

Marissa Jaret Winokur Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray
 
Theatre World Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray

Marissa Jaret Winokur News

Interview: Marissa Jaret Winokur on Channeling Tracy Turnblad From HAIRSPRAY in SANTA Photo Interview: Marissa Jaret Winokur on Channeling Tracy Turnblad From HAIRSPRAY in SANTA BOOTCAMP
by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2022

20 years after Hairspray opened on Broadway, Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur is once again channeling Tracy Turnblad in Santa Bootcamp. BroadwayWorld caught up with Winokur to discuss working with Rita Moreno in the new film, how they 'doubled down on Christmas,' Hairspray's 20th anniversary, and more.

Latinx THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Returns For A Special Limited Los Angeles Area Engagem Photo Latinx THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Returns For A Special Limited Los Angeles Area Engagement In January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

With support from the Rosenthal Family Foundation, the critically acclaimed 2018 Los Angeles production of The Diary of Anne Frank will return for a special limited engagement at Burbank's Colony Theatre. The revival, which garnered international attention with its predominately LatinX cast, will run for three performances January 19 & 20, 2023.

Interview: Frankie Grande Ready to MASSACRE MAMA G'S HORROR CAMP On The Bourbon Room  Photo Interview: Frankie Grande Ready to MASSACRE MAMA G'S HORROR CAMP On The Bourbon Room Stage
by Gil Kaan - Oct 23, 2022

The latest edition of Mama G’s Horror Camp returns to The Bourbon Room Halloween weekend. Chadd McMillan and Nathan Moore co-direct the large cast of Broadway and Los Angeles Theatre triple threats. I had the chance to chat with Frankie Grande, who’s lighted stages on both the opposite coasts.

Frankie Grande, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Emma Hunton & More to Star in MAMA G'S HORROR  Photo Frankie Grande, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Emma Hunton & More to Star in MAMA G'S HORROR CAMP MUSICAL MASSACRE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Horror Camp: A Musical Massacre is back for its second year at the historic Bourbon Room in Los Angeles, CA with four-nights of events on October 28-31, 2021. 

Rita Moreno & Marissa Jaret Winokur Join SANTA BOOTCAMP on Lifetime Photo Rita Moreno & Marissa Jaret Winokur Join SANTA BOOTCAMP on Lifetime
by Michael Major - Aug 11, 2022

Tony winners Rita Moreno and Marissa Jaret Winokur have joined the cast of Lifetime's upcoming holiday original film, Santa Bootcamp. Directed by Melissa Joan Hart, the film will also star Emily Kinney, Justin Gaston, and deaf actors Deanne Bray and Zyra Singleton.

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight Photo VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2022

Tthe Hollywood Bowl's production of Kinky Boots beings performances tonight and runs through July 10th, 2022, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. Go inside rehearsals and get a first look at the cast in action.

Garry Marshall Theatre Announces FULL OUT! Fundraiser Set For This Week Photo Garry Marshall Theatre Announces FULL OUT! Fundraiser Set For This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Tony-winner & Emmy-winner Billy Porter (Pose, Kinky Boots) to join Broadway's award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell for a one-night only fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre. Tony-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother, Hairspray) will lead the conversation with Mitchell on stage.

Wake Up With BWW 6/7: 1776 Reviews, KINKY BOOTS Casting, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/7: 1776 Reviews, KINKY BOOTS Casting, and More!
by - Jun 7, 2022

Today's top stories include all of the reviews for the Broadway-bound production of 1776, now playing at A.R.T.! Casting has been announced for the off-Broadway production of Kinky Boots, which will star Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, and Danielle Hope. Plus, student tickets are available today for the Tony Awards, and more!

Mark Ballas, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Drew Seeley & More Join KINKY BOOTS at the Hollyw Photo Mark Ballas, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Drew Seeley & More Join KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl‚Äôs upcoming production of Kinky Boots July 8‚Äď10,2022. Find out how to get tickets and see who else is in the cast!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Knot Free Productions' A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Knot Free Productions' A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 12, 2022

Knot Free Productions, Greenway Arts Alliance, and Theatre Planners just celebrated opening night of A Little Night Music. Directed by Ryan O'Connor (He/They) with musical director Anthony Zediker (He/Him), the limited engagement will run through Sunday, March 13 only at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles.

Marissa Jaret Winokur Videos

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight Videoplay
VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight

by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2022

Tthe Hollywood Bowl's production of Kinky Boots beings performances tonight and runs through July 10th, 2022, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. Go inside rehearsals and get a first look at the cast in action.

VIDEO: Ariana Grande, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and James Corden Perform HAIRSPRAY Parod Videoplay
VIDEO: Ariana Grande, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and James Corden Perform HAIRSPRAY Parody 'No Lockdowns Anymore'

by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2021

Winokur was the original Tracy in Hairspray on Broadway, a role that earned her the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award,  and Outer Critics Circle Award. Grande took on the role of Penny in Hairspray Live!, the live-broadcast NBC musical in 2016.

BWW Exclusive: Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & More Tribute Bernadette Peters at THES Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & More Tribute Bernadette Peters at THESPIANS GO HOLLYWOOD Gala

by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters was honored with the Craig Zadan Theatre for Life Award by the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) at the annual star-studded Thespians Go Hollywood Gala held on Monday, November 18, at The Avalon in Hollywood, California. Over 300 people were on hand to help raise more than $180,000 that will support ETF's national theatre education programs for schools in need.

BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA! Videoplay
BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA!

by Michael Sterling - Jun 13, 2019

The Actors Fund in Los Angeles celebrated Broadway's Biggest Night at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards¬ģ Viewing Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.¬†Hosted by¬†Leslie Jordan, this year's star-studded gala honored¬†Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Lily Tomlin¬†with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement.¬†BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling and Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions were on hand for the festivities which included coverage of the evening's red-carpet arrivals, cocktail hour, gala dinner, live performances, silent auction, and the West Coast's exclusive live feed of the 2019 Tony Awards¬ģ¬†broadcast from New York City.¬†

VIDEO: Mackenzie Ziegler, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Talk WINTER OF OZ at Pasadena  Videoplay
VIDEO: Mackenzie Ziegler, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Talk WINTER OF OZ at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

by Alan Henry - Dec 13, 2018

Breaking News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce additional casting for their newest production, the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 15 through December 30. Singer, actress and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler (Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, Dance Moms) as Dorothy, Phil LaMarr ('Mad TV' and 'Pulp Fiction') as The Tin Man, Jared Gertner (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) as The Scarecrow, and Hailee Payne and Valerie Rockey of So You Think You Can Dance join previously announced Kermit The Frog as the Wizard of Oz and Tony-Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother Winner and Broadway's Hairspray) as Glinda. The official press opening will be held on December 14, 2018 at GIVE KIDS PANTO, a benefit to raise monies for the student matinee performance serving Title One schools in the PUSD and LAUSD.

VIDEO: Corbin Bleu And Company Perform 'Good Morning' From SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Videoplay
VIDEO: Corbin Bleu And Company Perform 'Good Morning' From SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny

by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2018

The Muny Theatre's centennial season continues with a production of Singin' in the Rain, running through July 3 - and we have a first look! Check out Corbin Bleu, Jeffrey Schecter and Berklea Going perform 'Good Morning' below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Corbin Bleu in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Corbin Bleu in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny

by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2018

The Muny Theatre's centennial season continues with a production of Singin' in the Rain, running through July 3 - and we have a first look! Check out the cast in action below!

VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Videoplay
VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2018

The Muny presents Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleuand Jeffrey Schecter portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren.

BWW TV: Marissa Jaret Winokur to Perform Cut Song in Hollywood Bowl's BEAUTY & THE BE Videoplay
BWW TV: Marissa Jaret Winokur to Perform Cut Song in Hollywood Bowl's BEAUTY & THE BEAST

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2018

The animated classic Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' will be given new life for two special evenings at the Hollywood Bowl. Marissa Jaret Winokur joins the all-star cast as The Wardrobe, get a sneak peek at her performance of a cut song below!

VIDEO: Marissa Jaret Winokur Teases HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cameo; Praises New Tracy Turnblad
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 15, 2016

Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur teased that she may be returning to Baltimore for a cameo appearance in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!


Marissa Jaret Winokur Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Marissa Jaret Winokur been in?
Marissa Jaret Winokur has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Marissa Jaret Winokur been in?
Marissa Jaret Winokur has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Marissa Jaret Winokur been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Hairspray Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hairspray and Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray .

What awards has Marissa Jaret Winokur won?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Hairspray Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hairsprayand Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray.


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