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Patricia Morison

 
Date of Birth: March 19, 1915 (107)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Lilli Vanessi
Katherine (Lilli Vanessi)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
Anna Leonowens [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1951
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Marcia Mason Moore
  [Broadway]
1938
Laura Rivers

Photos

Patricia Morison, John Bowab Photo

Patricia Morison, John Bowab

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05/16/2016
Liev Schreiber, John Holly, Patricia Morison, John Bowab Photo

Liev Schreiber, John Holly, Patricia Morison, John Bowab

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Date:
05/16/2016
Legend and Icon, Patricia Morison, overwhelmed with joy Photo

Legend and Icon, Patricia Morison, overwhelmed with joy

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03/18/2016
Party host, celebrated director John Bowab, stands by as Patricia Morison blows out h Photo

Party host, celebrated director John Bowab, stands by as Patricia Morison blows out her candles

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Date:
03/18/2016
Entertainment Elite gather around Ms. Patricia Morison for her 101st Birthday Photo

Entertainment Elite gather around Ms. Patricia Morison for her 101st Birthday

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03/18/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1965
Lilli Vanessi

Katherine (Lilli Vanessi)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1951
Anna Leonowens [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Production, 1951
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Lilli Vanessi / Katharine

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Marcia Mason Moore

  [Broadway]
1938
Laura Rivers






Patricia Morison News

Theater Stories: A CHORUS LINE, The HELLO, DOLLY! Revival, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & Mo Photo Theater Stories: A CHORUS LINE, The HELLO, DOLLY! Revival, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More About The Shubert Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Shubert Theatre! Learn about one of the longest running Broadway shows of all time, A Chorus Line, the incredibly successful production of To Kill a Mockingbird, the star-studded revival of Hello, Dolly! and more.

Theatre You Can Experience From The Comfort of Your TV! Photo Theatre You Can Experience From The Comfort of Your TV!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 3, 2019

This has been one of the hottest summers on record, but don't let the rising temperatures get you down! BroadwayWorld is here to remind you of some amazing musicals and plays that you can watch from the comfort of your couch (with the AC blasting)! From Netflix to BroadwayHD to On Demand, there's an option for everyone!

Review Roundup: Were Critics So In Love With KISS ME, KATE On Broadway? Photo Review Roundup: Were Critics So In Love With KISS ME, KATE On Broadway?
by Review Roundups - Mar 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, opening tonight!

Photo Flash: Remembering Patricia Morrison Photo Photo Flash: Remembering Patricia Morrison
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, stage and screen star, Patricia Morison died at the age of 103 at home in Los Angeles of natural causes. A stage icon and legend best known for her starring roles in Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and The King & I opposite Yul Brynner, she established an indelible mark in films with a reputation as a the villainous femme fatale with large blue eyes and extremely long, dark hair that made her a favorite of studios and fans alike. 

Brief 5/21: Obie Awards Ceremony, and More! Photo Brief 5/21: Obie Awards Ceremony, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Obie Awards will be presented tonight, hosted by John Leguizamo, at Terminal 5!

Stage & Screen Legend Patricia Morison Dies at 103 Photo Stage & Screen Legend Patricia Morison Dies at 103
by Robert Diamond - May 20, 2018

Stage and screen star, Patricia Morison died today at the age of 103 at home in Los Angeles of natural causes. A stage icon and legend best known for her starring roles in Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and The King & I opposite Yul Brynner, she established an indelible mark in films with a reputation as a the villainous femme fatale with large blue eyes and extremely long, dark hair that made her a favorite of studios and fans alike. 

Photo Flash: Tryon Little Theater Presents KISS ME, KATE Photo Photo Flash: Tryon Little Theater Presents KISS ME, KATE
by Julie Musbach - Feb 2, 2018

"Kiss Me, Kate," Cole Porter's dazzling musical that jumbles theatre-folk backstage romances with Shakespeare, is the Tryon Little Theater's next offering, to play the Tryon Fine Arts Center February 15-18.

Broadway Veteran Anne Jeffreys Passes Away at 94 Photo Broadway Veteran Anne Jeffreys Passes Away at 94
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that stage and screen star Anne Jeffreys passed away yesterday, September 27. She was 94 years old.

Carl Reiner Hosts IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST on HBO This June
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 6, 2017

Debuting MONDAY, JUNE 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST celebrates the art of enjoying life after age 90, aided by a good dose of humor. Reiner's nephew, George Shapiro (‚ÄúSeinfeld‚ÄĚ), produces and Danny Gold directs.

Photo Flash: Liev Schreiber and More Attend The Actors Fund's Edwin Forrest Day
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Sunday, May 15, The Actors Fund gathered at the home of Western Council member Ilyanne Morden Kichaven and her husband Mike for their annual west coast celebration of Edwin Forrest Day and Shakespeare's birthday. The Actors Fund was honored to have acclaimed star of stage and screen Liev Schreiber as their special guest for the afternoon. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!

Patricia Morison Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/30/15 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2015

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

VIDEO: 100-Year-Old Broadway Star Patricia Morison Sings 'Shall We Dance' in Honor of Kelli O'Hara
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2015

100-year-old actress Patricia Morison, who originated the role of 'Kate' in Broadway's KISS ME KATE, and took over the role of Anna in the 1954 Rodgers and Hammerstein production of THE KING AND I, shared a special performance of 'Shall We Dance' in honor of her fellow Anna, Kelli O'Hara.

STAGE TUBE: From One Anna to Another- 100 Year-Old Patricia Morison Sings for Kelli O'Hara
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2015

Kelli O'Hara might be the reigning queen of Broadway, but another Anna Leonowens might give her a run for her money. Below, watch as 100 year-old Patricia Morison, who played the role opposite Yul Brynner in the original 1954 production, sends a special greeting to O'Hara!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2014

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

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!

BWW TV: Go Backstage at BC/EFA's Record-Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. In the video below, go backstage with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as he chats with some of the evening's participants, including: Norm Lewis, Julie White, Kyle Dean Massey, and more!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014 - Epic Moments, Romance, Comedy and All the Rest!
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Click below to watch highlights from the show, featuring all the epic performances, love and romance, stirring solos and funny moments!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2013

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.

BWW TV: Andrew Rannells, Charo and More in the 29th Annual Musical Theatre Benefit, S.T.A.G.E.
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Apr 18, 2013

A company of more than 25 stars of stage and screen entertained a packed house at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Saturday night (April 6) at the 29th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.). BWW TV's Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were on hand for an up close and personal look at the event , themed 'Broadway, My Way,' which raised more than $285,000 for HIV/AIDS direct care, education, and advocacy services offered by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Check out the video below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2012

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949.


Patricia Morison Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Patricia Morison been in?
Patricia Morison has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Patricia Morison been in?
Patricia Morison has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Patricia Morison's first West End show?
Patricia Morison's first West End show was Kiss Me, Kate which opened in 1951