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Mary-Louise Parker

 
Bio:
Mary-Louise Parker recently won the 2021 Tony award for her spectacular run as Bella Baird in Adam Rapp’s THE SOUND INSIDE on Broadway, and will next be seen on stage in the Broadway revival of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, in a role she originated off-Broadway (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and an ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mary-Louise Parker recently won the 2021 Tony award for her spectacular run as Bella Baird in Adam Rapp’s THE SOUND INSIDE on Broadway, and will next be seen on stage in the Broadway revival of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, in a role she originated off-Broadway (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and an ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Premiere, 2022
Li'l Bit
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Bella
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Staged Reading, 2018
Performer
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2018
Bella Baird
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2016
Georgie
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Elizabeth Gaesling
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2009
Hedda Tesman
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Jean
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Rachel
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Catherine
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Catherine
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Poopay
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Li'l Bit
  [Broadway]
1996
Cherie
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Brenda
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Jean
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Rita
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Rita
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Jane Hogarth

Mary-Louise Parker Biography

Mary-Louise Parker recently won the 2021 Tony award for her spectacular run as Bella Baird in Adam Rapp’s THE SOUND INSIDE on Broadway, and will next be seen on stage in the Broadway revival of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, in a role she originated off-Broadway (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination).

She can also recently be seen starring in the Netflix limited series COLIN IN BLACK & WHITE opposite Nick Offerman and directed by Ava DuVernay. She also originated roles in the first productions: PROOF (Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, Obie, and New York Magazine Awards, T. Schreiber Award), PRELUDE TO A KISS (Tony Award nomination, Theatre World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award, Drama Desk nomination), HEISENBERG, THE SNOW GEESE, FOUR DOGS AND A BONE, BABYLON GARDENS and the American premieres of THE ART OF SUCCESS and COMMUNICATING DOORS. Her other theater credits include RECKLESS (where she earned her third Tony Award nomination), HEDDA GABLER, BUS STOP, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, UP IN SARATOGA, HAY FEVER, and others. She was a member of Circle Rep Theater Company and a founding member of the Edge Theater.

Television: WEEDS (Golden Globe award, four additional nominations, three Emmy nominations, six SAG nominations), ANGELS IN AMERICA (Emmy Award, Golden Globe, Satellite Award), THE WEST WING (Emmy nomination), THE ROBBER BRIDE (Emmy nomination), MR. MERCEDES, WHEN WE RISE, BILLIONS, SUGAR TIME, SAINT MAYBE, A PLACE FOR ANNIE and others.

FIlm: RED SPARROW, GOLDEN EXITS, R.I.P.D, RED and RED 2, BEHAVING BADLY, PIPE DREAM, CHRONICALLY METROPOLITAN, LONGTIME COMPANION, GRAND CANYON, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, NAKED IN NEW YORK, THE CLIENT, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, BOYS ON THE SIDE, RECKLESS, THE FIVE SENSES SAVED!, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES, RED DRAGON, SOLITARY MAN, HOWL and others.

Also a writer, Mary-Louise was an on-staff contributor at Esquire magazine for over a decade, and has written for The New York Times, O magazine, Bullet, Bust, Hemispheres, The Riveter, In Style, and others. Her first book, Dear Mr. You, was translated into multiple languages, and included on the San Francisco Chronicle’s list of best books of the year. The audio book was nominated for best narration by the Audio Publishers Association.

Mary-Louise Parker Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Special Achievement Awards Gold Star
Mary-Louise ParkerHow I Learned to Drive
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned to Drive
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Mary Louise Parker, Prelude to a Kiss
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Mary Louise Parker, Prelude to a Kiss

Mary-Louise Parker News

Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Z Photo Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zo√ę Wanamaker
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Pictures From Home. Three of the theatre’s most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists will return to the stage, bringing to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives.

One-Time Performance of Ed Napier's MUSIC LESSONS to be Presented at Williamstown The Photo One-Time Performance of Ed Napier's MUSIC LESSONS to be Presented at Williamstown Theatre Festival in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival will present a special one-time-only performance of¬†Ed Napier‚Äôs¬†Music Lessons¬†at the Clark Art Institute‚Äôs auditorium as part of the Williamstown Holiday Walk festivities and the Clark‚Äôs ‚ÄúFirst Sunday Free‚ÄĚ program on Sunday, December 4th¬†at 2 PM.

Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasqual Photo Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 WTF Gala in New York City at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022, which marks the return of the Late-Night Cabaret, a beloved tradition at the Festival, will be hosted by Richard Kind.

Performance-Only Single Tickets for 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Now On Sa Photo Performance-Only Single Tickets for 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Now On Sale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

Performance-only single tickets for the 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala in New York City at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022 are now on sale.

Nathan Lane,¬†Danny Burstein¬†and¬†Zo√ꬆWanamaker Will Lead PICTURES FROM HOME on Br Photo Nathan Lane,¬†Danny Burstein¬†and¬†Zo√ꬆWanamaker Will Lead PICTURES FROM HOME on Broadway Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

Pictures From Home is headed to Broadway in 2023 starring¬†¬†Nathan Lane,¬†Danny Burstein¬†and¬†Zo√ꬆWanamaker¬†and staged by award-winning director¬†Bartlett Sher.¬†Learn more about the play and how to purchase tickets here!

Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo, Alex Edelman & More to Join Williamstown Theatre Festi Photo Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo, Alex Edelman & More to Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 WTF Gala in New York City will be held at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022. The evening will mark the return of the Late-Night Cabaret, a beloved tradition at the Festival.

Coal Mine Theatre Announces Four Exceptional Contemporary Plays For 2022/23 Season Photo Coal Mine Theatre Announces Four Exceptional Contemporary Plays For 2022/23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2022

As the company celebrates the conclusion of another sold-out, critically-acclaimed season, Toronto's beloved Off-Off Broadview stage - COAL MINE THEATRE ‚Ästhas announced an exhilarating four-show line-up for 22.23.

Vineyard Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Three World Premieres Photo Vineyard Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Three World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced the company’s upcoming 40th Anniversary Season which will include three world-premiere productions. Kicking off the season will be David Cale’s Sandra, which reunites Cale and director Leigh Silverman following the acclaimed Harry Clarke, which premiered at the Vineyard in 2017.

Williamstown Theatre Festival's World Premiere of WE ARE CONTINUOUS Begins Performanc Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival's World Premiere of WE ARE CONTINUOUS Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival will celebrate a bustling week of programming at WTF including tonight’s first performance of we are continuous, tomorrow’s first performance of Just For Us, and Sunday’s one-time-only benefit performance of Jimmy Naughton & Friends, and announces casting for tiny father, the final reading in the Fridays@3 series.

Williamstown Theatre Festival's MOST HAPPY IN CONCERT Starring Mary Testa & More Begi Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival's MOST HAPPY IN CONCERT Starring Mary Testa & More Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival is celebrating tonight’s first performance of Most Happy in Concert, Tony Award-nominated director Daniel Fish’s reimagining of Frank Loesser’s critically adored score to the musical The Most Happy Fella, choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, playing through Sunday, July 31 on the Main Stage.

Mary-Louise Parker Videos

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Her HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Pre-Show Ritual on LATE NI Videoplay
VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Her HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Pre-Show Ritual on LATE NIGHT

by Michael Major - Apr 29, 2022

Mary Louise Parker sat down with Seth Meyers on Late Night last night to discuss her current Broadway run in How I Learned to Drive. During the interview, Parker discussed her secret pre-show ritual that she uses to prepare for every performance.

VIDEO: David Morse Discusses Returning to His HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Role 25 Years La Videoplay
VIDEO: David Morse Discusses Returning to His HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Role 25 Years Later on GMA

by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022

David Morse appeared on Good Morning America to discuss returning to his role in How I Learned to Drive 25 years after doing the play Off-Broadway. This Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive reunites the two original stars, Morse and Tony-winner Mary-Louise Parker.

VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

by Opening Night - Apr 20, 2022

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club celebrated opening night of the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BRO Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY

by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

NBC's special One Night Only: The Best of Broadway premiered last night, December 10 at 8pm ET. Cast members from Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Chicago, Ain't Too Proud, Jersey Boys, Rent, and more performed at the event. The cast of Ain't Too Proud performed 'Rain' which can be watched here!

BWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse & More Talk Bringing HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE B Videoplay
BWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse & More Talk Bringing HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Back to Broadway!

by TV - Press Previews - Mar 3, 2020

The Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive reunites the two original stars with their award-winning director for a new production. Tony Award¬ģ winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof) and Tony nominee David Morse (The Iceman Cometh) head the cast of this remarkably timely and moving memory play about a woman coming to terms with a charismatic uncle who impacts her past, present and future life.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SOUND INSIDE with Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hoc Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SOUND INSIDE with Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hochman & More!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 18, 2019

The Sound Inside began performances, Saturday, September 14, and officially opened last night, October 17, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker stars in the Broadway premiere of The Sound Inside, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Will Hochman makes his Broadway debut reprising his role as 'Christopher.'

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Says the Relationship in THE SOUND INSIDE 'Defies Descripti Videoplay
VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Says the Relationship in THE SOUND INSIDE 'Defies Description'

by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019

Mary-Louise Parker stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday to talk about her Broadway show, 'The Sound Inside.' During the interview, Parker says the relationship between the two characters in the show 'defies description'.

BWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker & Will Hochman Explain What THE SOUND INSIDE is All About! Videoplay
BWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker & Will Hochman Explain What THE SOUND INSIDE is All About!

by TV - Press Previews - Sep 24, 2019

Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker leads the Broadway premiere of The Sound Inside, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Previews are already underway for the play, which is set to open on October 17, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Starring on Broadway in THE SOUND INSIDE Videoplay
VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Starring on Broadway in THE SOUND INSIDE

by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2019

Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway for the play a?oeThe Sound Inside.a?? In it, she plays a professor diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer who strikes up a relationship with a student.

VIDEO: Watch Mary-Louise Parker in New Trailer for THE SOUND INSIDE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Mary-Louise Parker in New Trailer for THE SOUND INSIDE

by Nicole Rosky - Jun 12, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker will star in the Broadway premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Check out a new trailer for the play, as debuted by the Hollywood Reporter, below!


Mary-Louise Parker Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mary-Louise Parker next theatre project?
Mary-Louise Parker's next show will be How I Learned to Drive which opens on 4/19/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Mary-Louise Parker been in?
Mary-Louise Parker has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Mary-Louise Parker been in?
Mary-Louise Parker has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mary-Louise Parker been nominated for?
Special Achievement Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for How I Learned to Drive , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for How I Learned to Drive Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Prelude to a Kiss and Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Prelude to a Kiss .

What awards has Mary-Louise Parker won?
Special Achievement Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for How I Learned to Drive.