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Olympia Dukakis

 
Date Of Birth:
June 20, 1931 (91)
Birth Place:
Lowell, MA, USA
Bio:
New York appearances: Rose (Outer Critics Circle Award), Social Security directed by Mike Nichols, Who's Who in Hell, The Aspern Papers, Night of the Iguana, Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award), Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class, Peer Gynt, Titus Andronicus, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 20, 1931 (91)

Birth Place: Lowell, MA, USA

Bio:
New York appearances: Rose (Outer Critics Circle Award), Social Security directed by Mike Nichols, Who's Who in Hell, The Aspern Papers, Night of the Iguana, Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award), Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class, Peer Gynt, Titus Andronicus, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Flora Goforth
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Lo√ɬę Rieman
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Ida Dodd
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Beatrice
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Rose
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Countess
  [Broadway]
1986
Sophie Greengrass
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Soot Hudlocke
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Ella
  [Broadway]
1974
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1973
Goya
  [Off-Broadway]
1973
Goya
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Ingrid/ Greenclad Lady/ Anitra
  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Helena
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Mrs. Bethnal-Green/ The Mother/ Stepney Green/ Debden
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Chrysothemis
  [Broadway]
1964
Anne Dowling
Helen Balcon (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1962
Widow Leocadia Begbick
  [Broadway]
1962
Miss Tina (Understudy)
Miss Bordereau (Understudy)
Assunta (Understudy)

Photos

John Catsimatidis, Olympia Dukakis, Joseph Sano, Executive  Co-Founder Photo

John Catsimatidis, Olympia Dukakis, Joseph Sano, Executive Co-Founder

From: 
Date:
11/04/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Flora Goforth

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Lo√ɬę Rieman

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Ida Dodd

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Beatrice

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Rose

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Countess

  [Broadway]
1986
Sophie Greengrass

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Soot Hudlocke

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Ella

  [Broadway]
1974
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1973
Goya

  [Off-Broadway]
1973
Goya

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Ingrid/ Greenclad Lady/ Anitra

  [Off-Broadway]
1968
Helena

  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Mrs. Bethnal-Green/ The Mother/ Stepney Green/ Debden

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Chrysothemis

  [Broadway]
1964
Anne Dowling

Helen Balcon (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1962
Widow Leocadia Begbick

  [Broadway]
1962
Miss Tina (Understudy)

Miss Bordereau (Understudy)

Assunta (Understudy)

Olympia Dukakis Biography

New York appearances: Rose (Outer Critics Circle Award), Social Security directed by Mike Nichols, Who's Who in Hell, The Aspern Papers, Night of the Iguana, Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award), Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class, Peer Gynt, Titus Andronicus, Electra, Vaclav Havel's Memorandum, Brecht's A Man's a Man (Obie Award), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and A View From the Bridge (Theatre World Award). Regional theatre: over 120 productions including founding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ for 19 years, where she directed and appeared in many productions; Timberlake Wertenbaker's Hecuba and Leslie Ayvazian's Singer's Boy (A.C.T.); Lear and her Daughters (Shakespeare & Co.); Trinity Rep's The Glass Menagerie and The Hope Zone; and Williamstown Theatre Festival for 13 seasons where she also served as Associate Director, most recently Hecuba and The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. London: Rose (world premiere at the Royal National Theatre). Films: Moonstruck (Academy Award, Best Supporting Actress; NY Film Critics, L.A. Film Critics and Golden Globe awards); Better Living; Picture Perfect with Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Bacon; Mafia!; Mr. Holland's Opus with Richard Dreyfus; Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite; I Love Trouble with Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts; Look Who's Talking 1, Too and Now! with John Travolta and Kirstie Alley; The Cemetery Club; Steel Magnolias directed by Herbert Ross; and Dad co-starring Jack Lemmon. Television: the two mini-series based on Armistead Maupin's novels, "Tales of the City" and "More Tales of the City" (Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA nominations); "Young at Heart" co-starring Frank Sinatra and Louis Zorich (Emmy nomination); "Lucky Day" co-starring Amy Madigan (Emmy nomination); "A Match Made in Heaven," with John Stamos and Della Reese; "The Last Act Is Solo" (ACE Award); the mini-series "Sinatra," as Frank Sinatra's mother (Emmy nomination); and for British TV "A Life for a Life" (BAFTA nomination). Other: NJ Governor's Walt Whitman Creative Arts Award; was active in Michael Dukakis' 1988 presidential campaign; and founding member of The National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is married to actor Louis Zorich, and they have three children, Christina, Peter and Stefan.

Olympia Dukakis Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Olympia DukakisRose
 
Obie Awards - 1963 - Performance Gold Star
Olympia Dukakis, A Man's A Man

Olympia Dukakis News

The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION Photo The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador world-acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand, and author of 'SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE: A Journey into the Organic Process of the Art of Transformation' will give an in-person Reading and Signing on September 19th @ 5:30 pm at The Drama Book Shop. Special guests scheduled include Stephen Lang & Anita Hollander.

THE BOOMER BOYS MUSICAL Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Fall Photo THE BOOMER BOYS MUSICAL Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Fall
by Grace Cutler - Aug 6, 2022

Tickets on sale for THE BOOMER BOYS MUSICAL October 9th.

Interview: Playright Garret Jon Groenveld and THE HUMMINGBIRDS at NJ Rep Photo Interview: Playright Garret Jon Groenveld and THE HUMMINGBIRDS at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 25, 2022

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing playright, Garret Jon Groenveld about his fascinating career and the upcoming, 'The Hummingbirds' at NJ Rep.

TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres Photo TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced its 52nd season, featuring six plays and musicals to be presented November 2022 through August 2023. Three of the season's productions will be mounted at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and three will be staged at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. Subscriptions are now available; single tickets will be available in the coming months at TheatreWorks.org.

Review: Party Hearty Like It's 1985 with THE WEDDING SINGER at the Carrollwood Player Photo Review: Party Hearty Like It's 1985 with THE WEDDING SINGER at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Jun 27, 2022

It's a feel-good retro-musical set in the era of Miami Vice jackets and Flock of Seagulls haircuts, parachute pants and Rubik's Cubes.

Photos: See Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli & More at Red Bull Theater Gala Honoring Andr Photo Photos: See Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli & More at Red Bull Theater Gala Honoring André De Shield
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

Red Bull Theater honored the illustrious ANDR√Č DE SHIELDS with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event held on Monday June 13th. Check out photos!

Red Bull Theater REVELRY Benefit Gala Honoring André De Shields to Take Place Tonigh Photo Red Bull Theater REVELRY Benefit Gala Honoring André De Shields to Take Place Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, Red Bull Theater's benefit event tonight, Monday June 13th, at 6pm.

Tyne Daly Will Lead the Nation's Top Regional Theater Actors as Master Teacher for th Photo Tyne Daly Will Lead the Nation's Top Regional Theater Actors as Master Teacher for the 2022 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced renowned actor Tyne Daly will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2022 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theater.

REMEMBERING OLYMPIA to Play at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo REMEMBERING OLYMPIA to Play at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

REMEMBERING OLYMPIA is a tribute and a celebration of the life and career of the late Olympia Dukakis created in her loving memory by her brother Apollo. Consisting of a one-act play chronicling their turbulent but close relationship the evening also salutes her films, stage work and family and friends through a montage of film clips and photos. The brother and sister will be performed by Kandis Chappell and Apollo Dukakis. The evening concludes with a Q&A with the audience.

The Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 39th Elliot Norton Award Winners Photo The Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 39th Elliot Norton Award Winners
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

Awards were announced tonight for more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, ensembles and productions by the Boston Theater Critics Association at The 39th Elliot Norton Awards. 

Olympia Dukakis Videos

VIDEO: Watch THE GREAT UNKNOWN Starring Olympia Dukakis VideoVIDEO: Watch THE GREAT UNKNOWN Starring Olympia Dukakis
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2020

Writer, executive producer, and actor Desir√©e Matthews announced today that the award‚Äďwinning short narrative film, The Great Unknown, is available to stream online.

Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT VideoVideo: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2019

Everyone deserves to be seen. Discover the stories of 28 Barbary Lane when Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City launches globally on Netflix June 7. 

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for TALES OF THE CITY VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for TALES OF THE CITY
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2019

Find yourself at 28 Barbary Lane on June 7 when new limited series Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City  launches on Netflix.

Broadway's Allie Trimm and Daniel Dunlow Announce Concert 9/18
by Ashlee Latimer - Aug 7, 2016

Broadway star Allie Trimm is in concert with composer Daniel Dunlow. Enjoy an evening of new music from Dunlow's piano and Trimm's voice. Allie Trimm is a Broadway veteran recognized for her performance in Jason Robert Brown's 13 The Musical. Dunlow is an actor, singer, writer known for his viral YouTube videos and his work around the country and on the New York stage and screen. Come enjoy an evening of two redheads making beautiful music with special surprise guests.

VIDEO: First Look - Bryan Cranston Stars in New Thriller THE INFILTRATOR
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 21, 2016

Below, check out the new trailer from director Brad Furman's new thriller THE INFILTRATOR, based on the true story of Federal agent Robert Mazur's undercover permeation of Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking network.

VIDEO: Jason Schwartzman and Olympia Dukakis Talk New Film 7 CHINESE BROTHERS
by - Aug 17, 2015

Sometimes, movie magic is made when Hollywood pairs up an unlikely duo. And that’s what you get in a new film starring Jason Schwartzman and Olympia Dukakis, 7 CHINESE BROTHERS

VIDEO: Michael Urie to Host New Logo Series COCKTAILS & CLASSICS; Joel Grey & More to Guest
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 17, 2015

Logo today announced that actor Michael Urie and a group of his most pop culture-minded friends will serve up a new twist on classic films with 'Cocktails & Classics,' a new film series premiering Sunday, April 19 at 7pm ET/PT.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan Groff
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 19, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at Hamilton, how he feels about the end of Looking, and so much more. Check out the full interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Olympia Dukakis Talks WOMEN OF WILL Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2013

Olympia Dukakis stopped by The Gym at Judson Theatre (243 Thompson Street, NY) to see the critically acclaimed play Women of Will recently. Following the show, the actress visited backstage to congratulate the show's creator and star Tina Packer and Ms. Packer's on-stage partner Nigel Gore. Click below to listen to what Dukakis had to say about Women of Will!


Olympia Dukakis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Olympia Dukakis been in?
Olympia Dukakis has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Olympia Dukakis been in?
Olympia Dukakis has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Olympia Dukakis been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rose and Performance (Obie Awards) for A Man's A Man .

What awards has Olympia Dukakis won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rose and Performance (Obie Awards) for A Man's A Man.