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Date of Birth: December 03, 1941 (81)

Birth Place: Indianola, MS, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1995
Dr. Bessie Delany
  [Broadway]
1994
Maggie
  [Broadway]
1987
Rose
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
1971
Cora Beasley

Mary Alice Movies

The Education of Sonny Carson
 
[1974]
Moms
Sparkle
 
[1976]
Effie
A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion
 
[1982]
Beck
Beat Street
 
[1984]
Cora Mary Alice Smith
Teachers
 
[1984]
Linda Ganz
The Bonfire of the Vanities
 
[1990]
Annie Lamb
To Sleep with Anger
 
[1990]
Suzie
Awakenings
 
[1990]
Nurse Margaret
Malcolm X
 
[1992]
School Teacher Mary Alice Smith
A Perfect World
 
[1993]
Lottie
Life with Mikey
 
[1993]
Mrs. Gordon
Heading Home
 
[1994]
Mary Jones
The Inkwell
 
[1994]
Evelyn
Bed of Roses
 
[1996]
Alice
Down in the Delta
 
[1998]
Rosa Lynn
The Wishing Tree
 
[1999]
Mattie Mary Alice Smith
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
 
[1999]
Dolores Williams
The Photographer
 
[2000]
Violet
Sunshine State
 
[2002]
Eunice Stokes
The Matrix Revolutions
 
[2003]
The Oracle

Mary Alice TV Shows

A Different World
 
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Lettie Bostic

Mary Alice Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Mary Alice, Having Our Say
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Mary Alice , Having Our Say
 
Obie Awards - 1993 - Obie Committee Gold Star
Mary Alice

Mary Alice News

Riverside Theatre Presents The Musical Spectacular 42ND STREET Photo Riverside Theatre Presents The Musical Spectacular 42ND STREET
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2023

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell,  Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, and Director of Special Initiatives/CFO Patti Rooney, celebrates its 50th Anniversary season by presenting the musical spectacular, 42nd Street.

Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins Will Join in Q&A at Food For Thought Productions Photo Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins Will Join in Q&A at Food For Thought Productions
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2023

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a unique production set for its 2023 Season Opener on January 23rd.

Photos: Inside the Los Angeles Premiere of BELOW THE BELT Photo Photos: Inside the Los Angeles Premiere of BELOW THE BELT
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 2, 2022

Director/Producer Shannon Cohn, along with executive producers Rosario Dawson and Corinne Foxx hosted the Los Angeles Premiere of BELOW THE BELT last night (Saturday, October 1) at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood. The film is also executive produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mae Whitman. Check out photos from the premiere here.

Photos: Julie Benko & Jason Yeager Celebrate HAND IN HAND At Birdland Photo Photos: Julie Benko & Jason Yeager Celebrate HAND IN HAND At Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

Birdland presentED singer/actress Julie Benko (Broadway‚Äôs Fanny Brice) and jazz pianist Jason Yeager in a celebration of their new recording, ‚ÄúHand in Hand‚ÄĚ (Club44 Records) on Monday, August 29. Check out photos below!

FENCES Tony Award-Winner Mary Alice Passes Away at Age 80 Photo FENCES Tony Award-Winner Mary Alice Passes Away at Age 80
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 28, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the death of film, television, and stage actress Mary Alice, who has passed away at the age of 80.

School Spotlight: Webster University-Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts Photo School Spotlight: Webster University-Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts
by Carian Lynée Parker - Jun 24, 2022

The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University offers a unique and intensive program for training young artists for theatre. All students are accepted into the program by interview or audition and are enrolled in a particular sequence. It is our mission to train our future colleagues to become visionaries, creators and leaders in the next generation of American professional theatre.

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.

CMAT Shares New Single 'Every Bottle Is My Boyfriend' Photo CMAT Shares New Single 'Every Bottle Is My Boyfriend'
by Michael Major - Feb 23, 2022

CMAT has shared new single 'Every Bottle Is My Boyfriend,' taken from her debut album If My Wife New I'd Be Dead, which is available for pre-order now. 'Every Bottle Is My Boyfriend' finds CMAT in typically candid form on this hook-laden nugget that pulls on the heartstrings and screams 'future karaoke classic.' Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

CMAT Shares New Single 'Lonely' Photo CMAT Shares New Single 'Lonely'
by Michael Major - Jan 12, 2022

2021 was quite a year for Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, one of the year's breakout stars, earning critical recognition as well as a legion of new fans.¬†CMAT today shares new single ‚ÄúLonely‚ÄĚ, taken from her debut album 'If My Wife Knew I'd Be Dead.' Listen to the new single now! Plus, check out CMAT's upcoming tour dates!

Mary Alice Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES: CHICAGO VOICES Hosted by Renée Flem Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES: CHICAGO VOICES Hosted by Renée Fleming on PBS

by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2018

A star-studded array of vocal talent with deep ties to Chicago gathers on stage at Lyric Opera to pay tribute to the city's wide-reaching influence across blues, jazz, rock, folk, hip-hop, gospel, opera and classical music in Great Performances: Chicago Voices, premiering nationwide Friday, August 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps. Hosted by four-time Grammy-winning soprano Renée Fleming, the multi-genre concert special features performances by Fleming, Tony-winner Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, three-time Grammy-winning folk legend John Prine, Grammy-winning pop and gospel singer Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child), Grammy-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling and many more in a celebration of Chicago's rich and diverse vocal music legacy.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Simon Keenlyside and More in DON GIOVANNI on Great Performances at the Met
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2017

BWW Recap: Lord, Show Me How to Say No to Chris on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Sep 5, 2016

Well, we finally got to catch up and see what happened with Travis and Chris. Turns out, the father/son road trip therapy session is not going as well as Travis had planned.

STAGE TUBE: Watch NOW! CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Available to Stream in its Entirety
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career -featuring interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed numbers from Rivera's concert including such numbers as 'A Boy Like That,' 'America,' 'A Lot of Livin' to Do,' 'All That Jazz,' and 'Nowadays' -- aired on Great Performances. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the WHOLE performance! Enjoy!

VIDEO: Live Coverage of NJ Gov Chris Christie's Presidential Candidacy Announcement
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 30, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, will broadcast a live NJTV News Special from Livingston High School beginning at11am today, where Governor Chris Christie is making an appearance and is expected to announce his presidential candidacy.

VIDEO: Watch PBS's ARTHUR Spoof on 'Downton Abbey'!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 16, 2015

In an all-new, Downton Abbey-inspired episode of ARTHUR, premiering January 26 on PBS KIDS, Muffy finds herself absolutely devastated when she learns her great-great grandmother, Mary Alice, wasn't royalty at all.

VIDEO: THE MIDTOWN MEN LIVE IN CONCERT ft. Original Cast of Jersey Boys Airs Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced the premiere broadcast of its first national public television production, The Midtown Men Live in Concert!, debuting this month. The performance, taped at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ in May, will debut on NJTV and its sister stations THIRTEEN and WLIW in the New York metro area beginning tonight, November 29, with additional airings in select markets and a national rollout in March 2015 (check local listings). Get a sneak peek at the performance below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - THE MIDTOWN MEN LIVE IN CONCERT ft. Original Cast of Jersey Boys
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 12, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced the premiere broadcast of its first national public television production, The Midtown Men Live in Concert!, debuting this month.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Scott Bakula Guest Stars on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Series Finale
by Caryn Robbins - May 8, 2012

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ends its successful eight-season run on the ABC Television Network with a splashy two-hour finale event on SUNDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Scott Bakula Guest Stars on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, 4/29
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 26, 2012

On the April 29th episode of the ABC drama DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES entitled 'Lost My Power', with Mike gone, Susan attempts to build a car for MJ's father-and-son school soapbox derby; Bree's attorney, Trip (Scott Bakula), learns of her previous drunken sexual spree and needs her to come clean about it in order to help strengthen her case.


Mary Alice Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mary Alice been in?
Mary Alice has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Mary Alice been in?
Mary Alice has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mary Alice been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Having Our Say Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Having Our Say and Obie Committee (Obie Awards) .

What awards has Mary Alice won?
Obie Committee (Obie Awards).