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Nancy Robinette has worked in the DC area most of her career, as an early company member of Woolly Mammoth, and as an Associate Artist at Arena Stage and at Shakespeare Theatre, where she also teaches. Recent performances include Carrie in Ford Theatre’s Trip to Bountiful, and Nan in Jennifer Who Is Leaving at Round House. She has worked regionally at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Everyman Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Old Globe, Gulfshore Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, the Roundabout, and in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway. Film and TV credits include Serial Mom, The Three Christs, Soldier Jack, Homicide, “Louie,” and “Up Here!” She received the Helen Hayes lifetime tribute in 2019.

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Nancy Robinette STAGE CREDITS

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

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Mrs. Alexander [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
2001
Missy Winfrey's Guest

[Off-Broadway]
1999
Nurse

Maggie Donovan/Grainne Fitzmaurice (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
1999
Gin


Nancy Robinette Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Nancy Robinette, Prayer for the French Republic

Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play, HAYES Production

Nancy RobinetteTribes

Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteThe Government Inspector

Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteTwelfth Night


winner
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteSouvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteFrozen


winner
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteThe Rivals

Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteThe Play About the Baby


winner
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteThe Little Foxes

Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteWonder of the World

Helen Hayes Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteThe Obituary Bowl

Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteEscape From Happiness

Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nancy RobinetteWho's Afarid of Virginia Woolf?


winner
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Production

Nancy RobinetteFat Men In Skirts

Helen Hayes Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Production

Nancy RobinetteHarvey

Nancy Robinette News


Review: PROBLEMS BETWEEN SISTERS at Studio Theatre

The submerged and, often, long-sublimated divisions and resentments and life motifs of two estranged sisters come to the fore in the visceral and joltingly immersive play entitled Problems Between Sisters. The domestic squabbles of siblings have long been given ample space in plays, films, and novels but, in this fine Studio Theatre production, the playwright Julia May Jonas delves into a feminist mirroring and elucidation of themes from playwright Sam Shepard’s well-known play True West. In this intriguing play, the battling brothers become two sisters, California becomes Vermont and screenwriting becomes visual and performance art.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Presents Benefit Reading Of Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present a live benefit reading of Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again.
PROBLEMS BETWEEN SISTERS Debuts Next Month at Studio Theatre

The world premiere of Problems Between Sisters, the incendiary new play by New York Times best-selling author Julia May Jonas, will debut in May at Studio Theatre with a cast of four extraordinary actresses: Annie Fox, Stephanie Janssen, Maya Jackson, and Nancy Robinette.
Westport Country Playhouse to Present Michael Wilson-Helmed THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Reading

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “The Trip to Bountiful'. Learn more about the reading!
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.
Video: Stars Come Out to Celebrate Opening Night of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for opening night of Prayer for the French Republic to chat with special guests including Mare Winningham, LaChanze, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Donna Murphy, and more! Watch all of the interview in this video.
VIDEO: Watch a New Commercial for PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, Now Open on Broadway

Watch the new commercial for Prayer for the French Republic, now running at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, here!
Video: Go Inside Opening Night of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC on Broadway

In this video, watch as we take you inside opening night of Manhattan Theatre Club production of Prayer for the French Republic.
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: Stars Turn Out For Opening Night of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

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 with Donna Murphy, Tyne Daly, LaChanze and more. Check out photos below!
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!
Video: Get a First Look at PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC on Broadway

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic. Get a first look at footage and learn how to purchase tickets!
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!

Nancy Robinette FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Nancy Robinette been in?

Nancy Robinette has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Nancy Robinette been in?

Nancy Robinette has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Nancy Robinette been nominated for?

Nancy Robinette has been nominated for several awards throughout her career, including Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play by the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Prayer for the French Republic," Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play by the Helen Hayes Awards for "Tribes," and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play by the Helen Hayes Awards for various productions such as "Souvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins," "Frozen," "The Rivals," "The Play About the Baby," and more. Her nominations also include Outstanding Supporting Actress in Resident Play for "The Government Inspector," "Twelfth Night," "The Little Foxes," and "Wonder of the World," as well as Outstanding Lead Actress in Resident Play for "The Obituary Bowl," "Escape From Happiness," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "Fat Men In Skirts," and "Harvey."

What awards has Nancy Robinette won?

Nancy Robinette has won several awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress for "Souvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins" and "The Rivals," Outstanding Supporting Actress for "The Little Foxes," and Outstanding Lead Actress for "Fat Men In Skirts" at the Helen Hayes Awards.

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