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Mercedes Ruehl

 
Date of Birth: February 28, 1948 (74)

Birth Place: USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Second Stage Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Mrs. Beckoff
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Revival, 2017
Ma
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2009
Lily Adler
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Stevie
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1995
Serafina Delle Rose
  [Broadway]
1994
Beverly
  [Broadway]
1991
Bella
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Clara

Photos

Jenny Conant, Harris Yulin, Steve Kroft, Mercedes Ruehl, Tracy  Mitchell

photo by Ro Photo

Jenny Conant, Harris Yulin, Steve Kroft, Mercedes Ruehl, Tracy Mitchell photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2022 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939

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Date:
07/21/2022
Diana Cuervo, John Ruehl Mercedes Ruehl, Jake Ruehl

photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure. Photo

Diana Cuervo, John Ruehl Mercedes Ruehl, Jake Ruehl photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2022 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939

From: 
Date:
07/21/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Second Stage Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Mrs. Beckoff

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Revival, 2017
Ma

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2009
Lily Adler

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Stevie

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1995
Serafina Delle Rose

  [Broadway]
1994
Beverly

  [Broadway]
1991
Bella

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Clara


Mercedes Ruehl Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Mercedes Ruehl , Woman Before a Glass
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Mercedes Ruehl, The Goat
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Mercedes Ruehl, The Goat
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Mercedes Ruehl, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Mercedes Ruehl, The Rose Tattoo
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Mercedes Ruehl , The Shadow Box
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Mercedes RuehlLost In Yonkers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Mercedes Ruehl, Lost in Yonkers
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Actress - Play Gold Star
Mercedes Ruehl, Lost in Yonkers
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Mercedes Ruehl , Lost in Yonkers

Mercedes Ruehl News

 Photo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Photos: Bay Street Honors Harris Yulin and Mercedes Ruehl at A NIGHT IN THE TROPICS Photo Photos: Bay Street Honors Harris Yulin and Mercedes Ruehl at A NIGHT IN THE TROPICS
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has shared photographs from its Mini Gala Dinner and Reception, A Night In The Tropics, held Saturday, July 16, at the home of Bay Street Theater Board of Trustee Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley.

Feature: Bay Street Honors Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin with The Joel Grey Lifetim Photo Feature: Bay Street Honors Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin with The Joel Grey Lifetime Achievement Award at Bay Street
by James Blinken - Jul 20, 2022

Board Member Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley hosted the event! On Saturday, July 16, 2022, Bay Street Board Member Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley hosted a celebration at their East Hampton estate for Bay Street Theater, honoring Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin. Ruehl and Yulin were honored with Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center For The Arts's Joel Grey Lifetime Achievement Award as actors and for their many years of support for the East End's arts community.

Bay Street Theater Announces Two Mini Gala Dinners In Support Of Educational Program Photo Bay Street Theater Announces Two Mini Gala Dinners In Support Of Educational Programs
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is hosting a series of summertime Mini Gala Dinners and Cocktail Receptions honoring performers, artists, and patrons of the arts, including Harris Yulin, Mercedes Ruehl, and Jules Feiffer.

Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurne Photo Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Suffolk Theater will present Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin starring in a production of Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Harris Yulin, and produced by Josh Gladstone on Saturday, July 9 at 8PM and Sunday, July 10 at 3PM.

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week Photo A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at The Actors Fund Gala Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at The Actors Fund Gala
by Jennifer Broski - May 10, 2022

View photos from the gala and learn about their rebrand!

The Actors Fund Changes Identity to the Entertainment Community Fund Photo The Actors Fund Changes Identity to the Entertainment Community Fund
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The Actors Fund, the 140-year-old national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced at its Annual Gala yesterday that, effective immediately, they have changed their name to Entertainment Community Fund, in order to better reflect the broad scope of industry professionals they help.

The Old Opera House Theatre Company to Stage LOST IN YONKERS Photo The Old Opera House Theatre Company to Stage LOST IN YONKERS
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

The Old Opera Theatre Company is set to present the Neil Simon play, Lost in Yonkers. The production, directed by Amy Hebb, is a drama/comedy that is not recommended for children under thirteen. The show dates the weekends of March 18, 19, and 20, and March 25, 26, and 27, 2022. 

VIDEO: Happy Birthday to Broadway Legend Bernadette Peters Photo VIDEO: Happy Birthday to Broadway Legend Bernadette Peters
by Team BWW - Feb 28, 2022

Happy Birthday to the one and only Bernadette Peters! Today, we're celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars with a look back on some highlights from her career.

Mercedes Ruehl Videos

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE ROSE TATTOO By Tennessee Williams VideoPLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE ROSE TATTOO By Tennessee Williams
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tennessee Williams. Today's play, The Rose Tattoo! 

VIDEO: On This Day, February 28- Happy Birthday, Bernadette Peters! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, February 28- Happy Birthday, Bernadette Peters!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2019

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of one of Broadway's most notable living legends, the lovely Bernadette Peters.

VIDEO: Hillary and Bill Clinton Visit TORCH SONG VideoVIDEO: Hillary and Bill Clinton Visit TORCH SONG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2018

At last night's performance of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, audiences were surprised by a visit from Hillary and Bill Clinton. The pair entered, shaking the hands of audience members, who greeted them with a standing ovation.

BWW TV: TORCH SONG Lights Up Broadway Again! Inside Opening Night with Michael Urie & VideoBWW TV: TORCH SONG Lights Up Broadway Again! Inside Opening Night with Michael Urie & Company
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 2, 2018

BroadwayWorld was there for the big night to chat with Urie and company. Check out what they had to say after the curtain came down below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie and Company in TORCH SONG on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie and Company in TORCH SONG on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2018

VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks Playing Edna vs. Albin, the HAIRSPRAY Film, and More on VideoVIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks Playing Edna vs. Albin, the HAIRSPRAY Film, and More on Watch What Happens Live
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2018

Harvey Fierstein appeared on last night's Watch What Happens Live. He talked about the difference between playing Edna in Hairspray and Albin in La Cage Aux Folles. Fierstein also revealed that he has never seen John Travolta's portrayal of Edna in the Hairspray film.

BWW TV: Meet Arnold! TORCH SONG Company Gets Ready for Broadway VideoBWW TV: Meet Arnold! TORCH SONG Company Gets Ready for Broadway
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 22, 2018

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will begin previews Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Moises Kaufman, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song stars Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie and Tony and Academy Award¬ģwinner Mercedes Ruehl. Previews for this limited engagement will begin Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at the Hayes Theater.

BWW TV: Michael Urie & Harvey Fierstein Are Getting Ready to Bring Back TORCH SONG! VideoBWW TV: Michael Urie & Harvey Fierstein Are Getting Ready to Bring Back TORCH SONG!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 20, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, now playing through Sunday, December 3. Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song begins previews on September 26 and officially opens on October 19 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street).

BWW TV: Michael Urie & Company Pose for TORCH SONG Photo Shoot! VideoBWW TV: Michael Urie & Company Pose for TORCH SONG Photo Shoot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman.

BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2016

Just last week, Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out highlights from inside the event below!


Mercedes Ruehl Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mercedes Ruehl been in?
Mercedes Ruehl has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Mercedes Ruehl been in?
Mercedes Ruehl has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mercedes Ruehl been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Woman Before a Glass , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Goat , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Goat , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rose Tattoo , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Shadow Box , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Lost In Yonkers , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lost in Yonkers Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lost in Yonkers and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lost in Yonkers .

What awards has Mercedes Ruehl won?
Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Goat, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Goat, Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Lost In Yonkers, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lost in Yonkers Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lost in Yonkers and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lost in Yonkers.