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Molly Ranson most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite, opposite Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. Prior to, she starred in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Prayer for the French Republic, written by Joshua Harmon and directed by David Cromer. She was also featured in MTC’s production of Linda, Larry David’s Broadway comedy Fish in the Dark, and was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for her critically acclaimed performance in Roundabout Theater Company’s play, Bad Jews. Scott Brown of New York Magazine called her “pitch-perfect and marvelously restrained.” Charles Isherwood of The New York Times also praised her performance: “Melody [is] played with terrific delicacy and good humor by Ms. Ranson.” Molly starred in the title role in MCC’s musical adaptation of the cult film, Carrie, and can also be heard on the production’s cast album. Molly has also appeared on Broadway in Jerusalem, opposite Mark Rylance, and in Tracy Letts’ Tony-winning play August: Osage County, which she also performed on the West End and in Australia. Her on-screen credits include: “New Amsterdam,” “Horace & Pete,” and the feature film Love on the Run. Molly is a graduate of LaGuardia Arts High School, where she was the recipient of a Drama Desk Scholarship Award.

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Molly Ranson STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2024
Molly

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2022
Jean McCormick/Mimsey Hubley [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Natalie Drexel

[Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2012
Melody

[Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2012
Carrie White

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Pea

[Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2010
Frances

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Jean Fordham (Understudy)

Molly Ranson Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Dance Captain

Molly Ranson Awards and Nominations

The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Molly Ranson, Bad Jews

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Molly Ranson, Carrie

Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award

Molly Ranson, Carrie

The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actress

Molly Ranson, Carrie

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Photos: Inside Manhattan Theatre Club's 2024 Spring Gala

Manhattan Theatre Club just presented its annual Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening included performances by the casts of many of this Broadway season’s most acclaimed musicals, including Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Gatsby, The Notebook, The Outsiders, The Who’s Tommy, and Water For Elephants. Check out photos from the big night!
Photos: Bill and Hillary Clinton Visit PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre recently welcomed a couple of very special guests! Former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, who will produce Suffs on Broadway later this season, posed for a photo before the show.
PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Extends Through March 3

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a final extension of the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and directed by David Cromer (The Band’s Visit), now running through Sunday, March 3.
Photo Exclusive: Go Inside PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Opening Night After Party!

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Prayer for the French Republic has officially opened on Broadway! Get an exclusive look inside the opening night after party in the photos!
Photos: PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Company Celebrates Opening Night

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Prayer for the French Republic has officially opened on Broadway! The play opened last night, January 9, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. BroadwayWorld is taking you on the red carpet at the production's opening. Check out photos here!
Photos: The Cast of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Takes Opening Night Bows

The Broadway premiere of Prayer For the French Republic is open now! The Manhattan Theatre Club production officially opened last night, January 9, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there, and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows here!
Review Roundup: PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Opens On Broadway

The critics stopped by the Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic and the reviews are in! See what the critics had to say!
Photos: Get a First Look at PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC on Broadway

Get a first look at the Broadway production of Manhattan Theatre Club's Prayer for the French Republic.
PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Extends Broadway Run By Two Weeks

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer, will extend its run by two weeks.
Up on the Marquee: PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer. Check out photos of the new Broadway marquee!
Photos: The Cast of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Meets the Press

The cast of the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre met the press this week, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the event. Check out the photos here!
Meet the Cast of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer, begins performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre tonight, Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Meet the cast of Prayer for the French Republic here!
Full Cast Set for the Broadway Premiere of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

The complete cast has been revealed for the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!
Tickets On Sale Now For PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC on Broadway

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!
Anthony Edwards, Aria Shahghasemi & More to Star in PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC on Broadway

Get all the details on the star-studded cast of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, including Anthony Edwards and Aria Shahghasemi. Find out when and where this highly anticipated play will be performed.
Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY

The Museum of Broadway officially opened yesterday, November 13, ahead of its official public opening tomorrow. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet event here! Among the stars in attendance were Shoshana Bean, Jason Robert Brown, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Rapp, Telly Leung, and many more!
Neil Simon's PLAZA SUITE Sets Hudson Theatre Box Office Record For The Fourth Time

Plaza Suite, the revival of the beloved Neil Simon play, has set a new box office record of $1,708,386.60 at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street) for the week ending Sunday, June 12. This is the fourth time Plaza Suite has set the weekly record at the Hudson, the previous record was $1,684,195.50 set the week ending Sunday, April 24.
Photos: On the Red Carpet at the KEEPING COMPANY WITH SONDHEIM Screening

This past weekend, Tracie Bennett, Erin Davie, Antwayn Hopper, Michael R. Jackson, John Earl Jelks, Tavon Olds-Sample, Andy Nyman, Soara-Joye Ross, Jessie Shelton, Matthew Sklar, Antoine L. Smith, original cast members Pamela Myers and Teri Ralston, and more were on hand to celebrate the exclusive screening of “Keeping Company with Sondheim”, a documentary from Great Performances on PBS. 
VIDEO: John Benjamin Hickey Reveals His Theatrical Pet Peeves on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE

In a round of 'Plaza Beef,' John Benjamin Hickey looked back on his experiences on Broadway to reveal his theatrical pet peeves. Scenarios included Madonna braiding her hair in the audience of Cabaret, the most demanding show he had acted in, and more. The episode also featured Elizabeth Moss and the cast of Off-Broadway's That Golden Girls Show.
PLAZA SUITE Extends Through July 10

Today, producers of Plaza Suite, the hit comedy by Neil Simon starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey, announced a third extension due to overwhelming demand.

Molly Ranson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Molly Ranson been in?

Molly Ranson has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Molly Ranson been in?

Molly Ranson has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Molly Ranson been nominated for?

Molly Ranson has been nominated for several awards in her career, including Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at The Lortels for "Bad Jews," Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Carrie," a Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Carrie," and Outstanding Lead Actress at The Lortels for "Carrie."

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