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Maureen McGovern

Date of Birth: July 27, 1949 (73)

Birth Place: Youngstown, OH, USA

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Mauren McGovern's Broadway credits include a list of stage premieres and national tours. Maureen made her Broadway debut in 1982 as "Mabel" in The Pirates of Penzance and then starred as "Luisa Contini" in Nine with the late Raul Julia. Another featured performance included her 1989 role as "Polly Peachum" in Three Penny Opera with Sting. In 1984 she originated the role of "Mary" in Brownstone and delighted critics and audiences with her definitive portrayal of her role of "Mrs. Anna" in the 1998 Broadway National Tour of The King and I. She received the Drama Desk nomination for her 2005 performance in Little Women, The Musical, originating the role of "Marme," which she reprised for the 2005-2006 Broadway National Tour.

Maureen performed in the West Coast Premiere of William Finn's Elegies at the Canon Theatre and then starred as "Countess Aurelia" in the historic revival of the Jerry Herman musical Dear World at The Sundance Institute Theatre. One of Maureen's personal favorite roles was originating the character "Eleanor Bridges" in the world premiere of Letters from Nam in Boston in 2001. Also, that year she made her dramatic debut as "Eleanor of Aquitaine" in The Lion in Winter at the Carpenter Square Theater. Other credits include "Madame Emery" in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and "Mary Turner" in Of Thee I Sing/Let Them Eat Cake. She starred in productions and tours of "Nellie Forbush" in South Pacific, "Agnes" in I Do, I Do, as "Maria" in The Sound of Music, and "Sarah" and later "Adelaide" in Guys & Dolls.

A multi-Grammy nominee, recording artist, Broadway performer and superb songstress, Maureen first came to fame in 1972 with her Oscar-winning hit song, "The Morning After" from the film The Poseidon Adventure. That garnered her first Grammy nomination for "Best New Artist." In 1975 she recorded another Oscar-winning hit "We May Never Love Like This Again" from the film The Towering Inferno. Maureen made history in 1975 as the first singer to have recorded and introduced two Oscar nominated songs in the same year with "We May Never Love Like This Again" and "Wherever Love Takes Me" from Gold. Other hits include, "Can You Read My Mind" from the film Superman and "Different Worlds" from the TV series Angie. Maureen holds International Gold Records from the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines, as well as the Grand Prize Award from the 1975 Tokyo Music Festival. Since then, Maureen has recorded more than 25 albums throughout her career.

Maureen's series of successful solo albums include Another Women in Love (1987), State of the Heart (1988), Baby I'm Yours (1992), Out of This World: McGovern Sings Arlen (1996), The Music Never Ends: The Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman (1997), the children's album I Want to Learn to Fly (1981), her popular CBS Masterworks tribute recording to Gershwin, Naughty Baby (1989) and Sony Music holiday album, Christmas with Maureen McGovern (1998).

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Maureen McGovern STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2005
Marmee/The Hag

Original Broadway Production, 2005
The Hag


[New York]
Workshop, 2003

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2002
Countess Aurelia

Broadway Concert, 1995

"A Cockeyed Optimist" Performer

Broadway Revival, 1989
Polly Peachum

[West End]
London Concert Revival, 1989

[New York]
Workshop, 1984

Original Broadway Production, 1982
Luisa Contini [Replacement]

Broadway Transfer, 1981
Mabel [Replacement]

Mabel [Replacement]

[New York]
Reading, 1986
Margaret White

[New York]
New York Concert, 1987

[New York]
New York Concert, 1987

Maureen McGovern Movies

[1980]Airplane! Nun

[1982]Airplane II: The Sequel Nun

[2001]The Cure for Boredom Waitress

Maureen McGovern TV Shows

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Ajax

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Maureen McGovern Reveals Diagnosis With Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Broadway veteran Maureen McGovern has revealed that she has been diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy with symptoms of Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia. In a message on her official website, Maureen shared that she can no longer travel, perform in concerts, or even drive.

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Kathryn Gallagher, Bonnie Milligan & More to Star in NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre

The 10th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – will take place at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, June 5. 

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Maureen McGovern has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Maureen McGovern has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Maureen McGovern's first West End show was Nymph Errant which opened in 1989

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