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Michele Lee

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Michele Lee BIO

Michele Lee is an American actress, singer, dancer, producer, and director. She is known for her role as Karen Fairgate MacKenzie on the prime-time soap opera Knots Landing, for which she was nominated for a 1982 Emmy Award and won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Actress in 1988, 1991, and 1992.

Michele Lee Photos


[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Production at the Kennedy Center, 2019

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

Broadway Transfer, 2000

Original Broadway Production, 1973

Gittel Mosca

Original Broadway Production, 1962

Original Broadway Production, 1961
Rosemary [Replacement]

Rosemary Pilkington [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1960

[New York]
Workshop, 2003

Michele Lee Movies

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
[ 1967 ] Rosemary Pilkington
The Love Bug
[ 1968 ] Carole Bennett
The Comic
[ 1969 ] Mary Gibson
Nutcracker Fantasy
[ 1979 ] Narrator
Along Came Polly
[ 2004 ] Vivian Feffer

Michele Lee TV Shows

Fantasy Island
Nancy Weston, Carol DeAngelo
Knots Landing
Karen MacKenzie, Karen Fairgate, Karen Mackenzie
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Katie, Rowena Dancy
The Love Boat
Dorothy Meacham, Miss Roz Rogers, Irene Funston

Michele Lee Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Michele Lee, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Michele Lee, Seesaw

Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance

Michele Lee, Seesaw

Michele Lee Videos

Michele Lee News

The Leah Ryan Fund Names Tammy Ryan as Inaugural Recipient Of The Boost Commission

The Leah Ryan Fund has named Tammy Ryan as the inaugural recipient of The Boost commission, awarded to a playwright over forty for a play in conversation with Leah Ryan's 'The Wire.' Learn more about the Fund.

Feature: 54 Below - The Basement Where You Want To Be

The Tony Award winning non-profit is here to grow, to achieve, and to change the face of cabaret and concert.

HOW DO I LET YOU DIE? Comes to Arts House Next Month

How Do I Let You Die? by Hmong-Australian writer, Michele Lee, is a somewhat autobiographical tale of Hmong parents, death and ghosts.

Review: Lucie Arnaz I GOT THE JOB! at 54 Below Plays All Her Songs


Photos: Lucie Arnaz Brings I GOT THE JOB to 54 Below

Last night, after a 4 year wait and re-schedules due to COVID and knee surgery, Lucie Arnaz hit the stage of 54Below with all cylinders on burn and guns ablaze! She performed an evening she calls “I GOT THE JOB” and kept the celeb filled New York City audience entranced from beginning to end, garnering multiple ovations that seemed as natural as breathing.

Photos: Charles Busch Brings 'My Foolish Heart' to 54 Below

Nothing can compare to being held gently in his hands and told stories and sung to. The key to his world is WORDS and their importance, which also carries over into song lyrics. Not a false move or thought or phrase.

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at Opening Night of PARADE

Parade is back on Broadway! The revival, starring Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, directed by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden, opened last night, March 16, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out our photos of attendees Sara Bareilles, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jeremy Jordan, Rachel Zegler, and more as they walk the red carpet here!

Theater Resources Unlimited to Present 'Women Producers Take The Stage (The Conversation Continues)'

Theater Resources Unlimited will present a TRU Town Hall: Women Producers Take the Stage (The Conversation Continues), on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 in-person at Polaris North Theatre.

PHOTOS: Donna McKechnie Plays 54 Below

No “spoilers” here, but if you want to learn how it’s done, go see Donna McKechnie. She has information we didn’t even know we needed and I would like to be at the head of the class. Awe-inspiring.

ESTELLA SCROOGE Movie Musical Available to Stream For Free

Betsy Wolfe (Waitress) stars as Estella Scrooge, a descendent of her famous great great great great grandfather Ebenezer. Clifton Duncan (The Play That Goes Wrong) stars as Philip ‘Pip’ Nickleby. 2020 Tony winner Lauren Patten (Jagged Little Pill) stars as Dawkins. The production also features Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and Danny Burtsein.

Photo Coverage: Melissa Errico and Billy Stritch Bring SWING LESSONS to 54 Below

Errico has been conquering the scene lately singing all kinds of music from from noir to show tunes to classic soprano fare and is now starting to work with symphonies and she and Stritch have undeniable “chemistry”, making this look like they’ll be teaming up for a while, if the audience has anything to say about it!


Being at a John Pizzarelli performance at Birdland is like having your best friend, who also happens to be a world class jazz guitarist/singer plus one of the funniest guys on the planet, entertain in your living room.   You never want an evening with John to end. His extraordinary musicianship, song selection, and conversation create one of the most entertaining jazz shows you’ll ever experience.

Photos: Linda Lavin Celebrates LOVE NOTES At Birdland Jazz Club

On Monday, June 27, Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin returned to her musical home, Birdland, with a concert celebrating her most recent solo album, “Love Notes” (Club44 Records).


From A Song A Day to Carnegie Hall, this is Debbie Wileman's moment and the fans of Judy and Debbie are there for it.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Madhuri Shekar's Fascinating Moralistic Drama Queen Explores The Flexibility of Truth

We're told that numbers don't lie, but when the numbers conflict with what we see in front of us, are they really telling the truth?

Photos: BIRTHDAY CANDLES Opening Night Red Carpet

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch, celebrated opening night and BroadwayWorld was there to capture pictures.

Actors Touring Company Announces New Trustees

ACTORS TOURING COMPANY, the UK’s leading producer of international plays strengthens its board and announces the appointment of four new trustees – Steven Kavuma, Margherita Laera, Allegra Nespoli and Nick Tyler.

Lifeline Theatre to Open 25th Fillet of Solo Festival

Former Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans announced the 25th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, presented by Lifeline Theatre and running virtually January 21–February 13, 2022.

Casting Announced For Actors Touring Company's RICE

Angela Yeoh and Anya Jaya-Murphy have been cast in the premiere of the UK Tour of Rice presented by ACTORS TOURING COMPANY (ATC) and directed by Artistic Director, Matthew Xia.

BEN JONES: LOVE SONGS to be Presented at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Ben Jones in Ben Jones: Love Songs on February 12, 2022. 


How many Broadway shows has Michele Lee been in?

Michele Lee has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Michele Lee been in?

Michele Lee has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Michele Lee been nominated for?

Michele Lee has been nominated for several awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Seesaw," and Outstanding Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "Seesaw."

What awards has Michele Lee won?

Michele Lee won the Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Seesaw.

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