Marissa Jaret Winokur

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Marissa Jaret Winokur 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 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.

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Marissa Jaret Winokur 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 Movies

[1999]American Beauty Mr. Smiley's Counter Girl Janine

[1999]Never Been Kissed Sheila

[2000]Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Brenda

[2000]Scary Movie Garage Victim

[2001]Amy's Orgasm Radio P.A.

[2001]On Edge Wendy Wodinski

[2002]Role of a Lifetime Flower Girl Marisa Winokur

[2002]Now You Know Lea's Friend

[2005]Fever Pitch Sarah

[2014]Muffin Top: A Love Story Elise

[2019]Trouble Claire, Marissa Winokur

[2020]Feel the Beat Marissa Jaret Winokur

[2020]DIVOS! Sister Hartt

[2022]Santa Bootcamp Patti


Marissa Jaret Winokur TV Shows

A Million Little Things Linda

American Dad! Jewel, Assistant, Candace

Crashing Guinevere

Dharma & Greg Anita

King of the Hill Melinda, Woman, Doreen

Melissa & Joey Theresa

Stacked Katrina

What We Do in the Shadows Charmaine, Charmaine Rinaldi

Yo Gabba Gabba! Barbara

Marissa Jaret Winokur Awards and Nominations

Theatre World Awards - 2003 - Performance

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray

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Brian J. Nash to Present SUNDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB at The Green Room 42 in March

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present celebrated pianist and singer Brian J. Nash. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Tickets Now On Sale For MAMA I'M A BIG GIRL NOW At Kean Stage

Tickets are now available for the highly anticipated production of 'Mama I'm a Big Girl Now' at Kean Stage.

Sally Mayes to Present NOW AND THEN: JAZZ STANDARD TIME at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Sally Mayes in “Now and Then: Jazz Standard Time,” the second installment of her new concert series.

Mink Stole and Peaches Christ to Present Two Shows at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 presents Cult Film Icon MINK STOLE and Bay Area Drag Impresario PEACHES CHRIST for TWO SHOWS, 2/16-17.

Dates Added for Kerry Butler, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Laura Bell Bundy's MAMA I'M A BIG GIRL NOW Concert

Kerry Butler, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Laura Bell Bundy, are join forces for their brand new concert, 'Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now - The Concert.' Learn about the new performance dates!

HAIRSPRAY Stars Kerry Butler, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Laura Bell Bundy Star In MAMA I'M A BIG GIRL NOW In Concert

Don't miss the concert event 'Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now' featuring Kerry Butler, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Laura Bell Bundy.

John Hill, Alex Moffat, Banana's Podcast & Ed Bassmaster to Appear At The Den Theatre

Get ready for an unforgettable night of laughter as John Hill, Alex Moffat, Banana's Podcast, and Ed Bassmaster take the stage at The Den Theatre in Chicago. Don't miss this limited engagement performance packed with hilarious jokes and side-splitting comedy skits.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of SCISSORHANDS: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE; Plus Extension Announced!

SCISSORHANDS: A Musical Tribute has announced an extension of its limited run at The Bourbon Room, now playing through Sunday, January 14. Check out photos from opening night here!

John Hill to Present Solo Musical WELLNESS CHECK Directed by Marissa Jaret Winokur at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of Sirius XM Radio host and Broadway veteran John Hill with an encore performance of his original solo musical “Wellness Check in December.

Join AMERICAN IDOL's Michael Orland and Friends for an Interactive Open Mic Night at Myron's

American Idol's Michael Orland & Friends host an open mic night at Myron's on November 20. Singers can showcase their talents and compete for a chance to win a $200 Smith Center gift card.

Photos: Inside THE RADIUM GIRLS NYC Premiere Presentation

Two invite-only industry readings were held for The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical on October 30th, 2023 at 11:30am and 3:30pm. The readings were directed by Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur at New 42 Studios. 

See Johnny Mathis, David Sedaris & More at The Smith Center in November and December

Upcoming shows at The Smith Center from November 1 to December 31, 2023. Get tickets now for a variety of performances including music, ballet, and comedy. Don't miss out on the high-quality entertainment!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 25th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is October 25, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Marissa Jaret Winokur Will Direct Industry Reading of THE RADIUM GIRLS, Starring Andy Karl, Orfeh, and More

Two invite-only industry readings will be held for The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical on October 30th, 2023 at 11:30am and 3:30pm. The readings are directed by Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur and will be held at New 42 Studios. 

Photos: Inside Opening Night of EXORCISTIC: THE ROCK MUSICAL Off-Broadway

EXORCISTIC presented by HRS Productions and Orgasmico Theatre, premiered on October 8th and officially opened on October 10. The unauthorized parody of The Exorcist was brought back by popular demand after their sold-out run at The Three Clubs in Los Angeles.  Check out photos from opening night here!

Photos: Get a First Look at EXORCISTIC at The Box

Get a first look at EXORCISTIC at The Box with exclusive photos. Explore the haunting production and get ready for a spine-chilling experience as you dive into the spooky world of this thrilling show.

Jordan Donica, Jaime Cepero, Nick Cearley, and More Join New Musical EXORCISTIC Off-Broadway

The highly anticipated rock musical EXORCISTIC has announced the addition of new cast members for its upcoming performances at The Box in NYC. Find out who is joining the cast here!

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Alexandra Billings and More Will Lead THE COWARDS Benefit Reading for Los Angeles LGBT Center

On Saturday, October 21, After Hours Theatre Company and the Los Angeles LGBT Center co-present 'The Cowards,' Ryan O’Connor’s fresh adaptation of Noel Coward’s classic play 'Hay Fever.' Learn more about the performance here!

Emma Hunton, Lindsay Heather Pearce & More to Star in EXORCISTIC Parody Rock Musical

The new rock musical, EXORCISTIC presented by HRS Productions and Orgasmico Theatre will premiere in NYC just in time for Halloween. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Steven Simon of Landis Simon Management & Productions Dies at 55

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Steven Simon, of Landis Simon Management & Productions, has died at age 55.

Marissa Jaret Winokur FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Marissa Jaret Winokur has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Marissa Jaret Winokur has not appeared in the West End.

Marissa Jaret Winokur has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "Hairspray". She also received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards for the same show. Additionally, Winokur was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards and Outstanding Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, both for her performance in "Hairspray".

Marissa Jaret Winokur has won several awards for her performance in the musical "Hairspray." She received the Outstanding Actress in a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards, the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical award from the Tony Awards, and the Outstanding Actress - Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards.

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