Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Mitzi Gaynor

 
Bio:
Mitzi Gaynor is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated star of classic musicals "South Pacific," "Les Girls," "Anything Goes" and "There's No Business Like Show Business." Gaynor made her motion picture debut in 1950 and went on to star in numerous films. Gaynor was nominated for a Golden ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mitzi Gaynor is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated star of classic musicals "South Pacific," "Les Girls," "Anything Goes" and "There's No Business Like Show Business." Gaynor made her motion picture debut in 1950 and went on to star in numerous films. Gaynor was nominated for a Golden ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1946
Performer

Photos

Michael Feinstein, Mitzi Gaynor Photo

Michael Feinstein, Mitzi Gaynor

From: 
Date:
10/04/2017
Michael Feinstein and Mitzi Gaynor Photo

Michael Feinstein and Mitzi Gaynor

From: 
Date:
10/03/2017
Paula Abdul, Nigel Lythgoe, Mitzi Gaynor, Carl Jablonski, Kevin Carlisle Photo

Paula Abdul, Nigel Lythgoe, Mitzi Gaynor, Carl Jablonski, Kevin Carlisle

From: 
Date:
04/26/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1946
Performer

Mitzi Gaynor Biography

Mitzi Gaynor is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated star of classic musicals "South Pacific," "Les Girls," "Anything Goes" and "There's No Business Like Show Business."

Gaynor made her motion picture debut in 1950 and went on to star in numerous films. Gaynor was nominated for a Golden Globe¬ģ award for "Best Actress in a Musical" for her role as Ensign Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific."

Gaynor ventured into television in 1967 with the first of many specials, "The Mitzi Gaynor Christmas Show." Over the next 10 years, she continued to star in a number of television specials, blending song, dance and comedy with such guest stars as Bob Hope, George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette. THE SPECIALS were honored with 18 Emmy¬ģ nominations and seven Emmy¬ģ awards, including the 2010 award for "Outstanding Entertainment/Program Special" for her PBS musical documentary, "Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years."




Mitzi Gaynor News

CVREP Celebrates Famed Celebrity Photographer Michael Childers With A Luminary Lunche Photo CVREP Celebrates Famed Celebrity Photographer Michael Childers With A Luminary Luncheon
by David Green - Mar 29, 2022

Coachella Valley Repertory Theater (CVRep) is proud to announce that iconic and legendary photographer Michael Childers will be honored at the Luminary Luncheon, an exclusive entertainment and fundraising experience, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 12:00 N with a special sponsor reception at 11:15 AM at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage. Childers has captured through his lens, some of the most renowned portraits of Hollywood and music icons and produced numerous award-winning films. For 16 years, he’s had the biggest hit in the Coachella Valley with sold out performances of One Night Only. This year’s production at the McCallum Theatre will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2022 and will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.

BWW Review: A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at 42nd Street Moon Photo BWW Review: A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at 42nd Street Moon
by Steve Murray - Mar 14, 2022

42nd Street Moon opens their 21-22 season with a tribute to one of the greatest songwriting teams in American musical theatre - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Musical revues live and die on two factors: the choice of material and the talent of the presenters. This Tony-nominated revue, first presented on Broadway in 1993, includes lesser-known works (Pipe Dream, State Fair) alongside the duos biggies (Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific). The songs are a lovely mix of comedy and romance using the original vocal arrangements by Fred Wells. Director Cindy Goldfield has assembled a capable cast of vocalists to present this material, excelling in both solos, duets and company numbers.

YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT AND OTHER LIES Opening March 12 At Santa Monica Playhouse Photo YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT AND OTHER LIES Opening March 12 At Santa Monica Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

Santa Monica Playhouse returns to live theatre with the premiere of a new incarnation of Jerry and Steve Mayer's musical about the trials and tribulations of 'aging' directed by veteran (and frequent Mayer) director Chris DeCarlo opening March 12, 2022 for a limited run.

Photos: Preview 20 Iconic Designs from THE ART OF BOB MACKIE- Available Now! Photo Photos: Preview 20 Iconic Designs from THE ART OF BOB MACKIE- Available Now!
by Team BWW - Dec 14, 2021

Cher, Carol Burnett, Bette Midler, P!nk, Tina Turner, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Diana Ross, Beyoncé, RuPaul, and Madonna...what do they all have in common? All have been dressed by Bob Mackie.

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT Will Premiere Oct. 5 on PBS Photo RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT Will Premiere Oct. 5 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2021

Film interviewees include Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Karen Olivo, as well as Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: SOUTH PACIFIC se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: SOUTH PACIFIC se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Apr 7, 2021

Un 7 de abril de 1949, el musical SOUTH PACIFIC se estrenaba por primera vez en el Majestic Theatre.El musical de Rodgers y Hammerstain  se basa en el libro de James A. Michener, ganador del Premio Pulitzer en 1947, Tales of the South Pacific, y combina elementos de varias de esas historias.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Celebrating Ethel Merman Photo VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Celebrating Ethel Merman
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2021

On this day in 1984, Ethel Merman, a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Paulo Szot Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Paulo Szot
by Nicholas Adler - Oct 19, 2020

An enchanted evening it sure was for those lucky enough to get to see the revival of South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. Chocked full of A-List Broadway performers included the talents of Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison, Danny Burstein, Liz McCartney and the golden voiced baritone making his Broadway debut, Paulo Szot.

Lawrence Leritz Pens Personal Remembrance About Tony Charmoli Photo Lawrence Leritz Pens Personal Remembrance About Tony Charmoli
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2020

Multi-hyphenate performer Lawrence Leritz has penned a personal remembrance about Tony Charmoli, who passed away on August 7th at the age of 99.

Award-Winning Director and Choreographer Tony Charmoli Dies at Age 99 Photo Award-Winning Director and Choreographer Tony Charmoli Dies at Age 99
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2020

Tony Charmoli died peacefully on the evening of August 7th at his home in the Hollywood Hills. He was 99. Tony had a decades long, award-winning career as a director, a producer, and as a choreographer for television, film, and theater. 

Mitzi Gaynor Videos

VIDEO: Mitzi Gaynor Talks SOUTH PACIFIC, THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, and More on CBS SUNDAY VideoVIDEO: Mitzi Gaynor Talks SOUTH PACIFIC, THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2019

Mitzi Gaynor sat down and talked about her career in a profile segment on CBS Sunday Morning this week.

Tonys TV:  Best Costume Design of a Musical, Bob Mackie VideoTonys TV: Best Costume Design of a Musical, Bob Mackie
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019

Bob Mackie has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for The Cher Show.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Remembering Ethel Merman VideoVIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Remembering Ethel Merman
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019

Ethel Merman was a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.' After being discovered by Vinton Freedley as a singer at Brooklyn's Paramount movie theatre, she was signed to star in the Gershwin's new Broadway hit GIRL CRAZY where she stopped the show nightly with her performance of 'I Got Rhythm'.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Celebrating the Life and Career of Stage Legend, Eth VideoVIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Celebrating the Life and Career of Stage Legend, Ethel Merman
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2018

On this day in 1984, Ethel Merman, a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76. 

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. - Betty Buckley, Helen Reddy, Jason Gould, Shirley Jones & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - May 27, 2014

Over two dozen stars of film, stage and television were given a standing ovation by a sold out crowd for the 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA Saturday, May 10, 2014. And, on hand to get up close and personal with the stars, were BWW TV's longtime Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling with Videographer/Co-Producer, Jordan Santacana. Check out the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Rachel York & Brent Barret Bring ISN'T IT ROMANTIC to Reagle Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2012

Broadway musical theater stars Rachel York and Brent Barrett, critically acclaimed co-stars in the West End production of the Tony Award-winning revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate' filmed for PBS, reunite for an exclusive two-act concert 'Isn't It Romantic?' on Sunday, February 19 at 1 p.m. at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston. York, a Drama Desk and two-time IRNE Award winner, and Barrett, an LA Drama Critics Award winner and Olivier Award nominee, will sing some of their favorite love songs from the stage, screen, and American Songbook.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat - Gaynor, Easter Bonnet, MAC Awards & Redgrave
by Robert Diamond - May 23, 2010

The all new 20th Anniversary Season of Broadway Beat is here! This week catch up with Broadway Beat at Mitzi Gaynor, the 2010 Easter Bonnet Competition, The MAC Awards and a Tribute to Lynn Redgrave.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Mitzi, Jerry & COMPANY
by Robert Diamond - Feb 19, 2010

Taken from a 1974 television special titled 'Mitzi... A Tribute to the American Housewife' comes this week's entry, a very bizarre and somewhat risqué reworking of 'The Little Things You Do Together' from Stephen Sondheim & George Furth's COMPANY.

BWW TV: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC DVD Release
by Eddie Varley - May 5, 2009

South Pacific movie star and Golden Globe-nominee Mitzi Gaynor; current Broadway cast member and Tony Award-nominee Loretta Ables Sayre; original Broadway cast membersBarbara Luna, Michael DeLeon and Noel DeLeon; Broadway historian and author of The South Pacific Companion, Laurence Maslon; and President of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, Ted Chapin all came together to celebrate theSouth Pacific 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray Disc release at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble in New York City.

BWW TV STAGE TUBE: Mitzi Gaynor's MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS Preview!
by Eddie Varley - Feb 24, 2009

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you this video montage from Mitzi's new stage show as a BWW TV premiere for RAZZLE DAZZLE! MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS.