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Paula Kelly

 
Bio:
Kelly made her Broadway debut as Mrs. Veloz in the 1964 musical Something More!, alongside Barbara Cook. Her other Broadway credits include The Dozens (1969), Paul Sills' Story Theatre (1971), Ovid's Metamorphoses (1971), and Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (1981). She appeared on the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Kelly made her Broadway debut as Mrs. Veloz in the 1964 musical Something More!, alongside Barbara Cook. Her other Broadway credits include The Dozens (1969), Paul Sills' Story Theatre (1971), Ovid's Metamorphoses (1971), and Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (1981). She appeared on the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1982
Featured Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1978
Regina
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1969
Performer
  [West End]
London Production, 1967
Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Mrs. Veloz

Photos



The Fan-Dango girls entice us with “Big Spender”

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11/08/2004


Paula Kelly teaches us “The Rules of the Road”

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11/08/2004


Cy Coleman surrounds himself with beautiful women!

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11/08/2004


Paula Kelly and Lillias White share a moment at the party

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11/08/2004

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1982
Featured Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1978
Regina

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Ensemble [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1969
Performer

  [West End]
London Production, 1967
Other Roles

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Mrs. Veloz

Paula Kelly Biography

Kelly made her Broadway debut as Mrs. Veloz in the 1964 musical Something More!, alongside Barbara Cook. Her other Broadway credits include The Dozens (1969), Paul Sills' Story Theatre (1971), Ovid's Metamorphoses (1971), and Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (1981).

She appeared on the London stage in Sweet Charity, for which she won the London Variety Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in the film adaptation of Sweet Charity.

Kelly starred in the record-breaking west coast premiere of Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope at the Mark Taper Forum, and was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Variety, and the first of three NAACP Image Awards.

In addition to the stage, Kelly appeared in many television musical specials, including Sammy and Friends, Quincy Jones' TV tribute to Duke Ellington, We Love You Madly; The Richard Pryor Show; and Gene Kelly's New York, New York. She was co-choreographer of the BBC production of Peter Pan, in which she also performed the role of Tiger-Lily.

Kelly's film credits include Soylent Green; The Spook Who Sat by the Door; The Andromeda Strain; Uptown Saturday Night; Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling; Drop Squad; and Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored.

On television, Kelly had a recurring role on the first season of the sitcom Night Court, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination. She also guest-starred in a variety of television movies and sitcoms, including Sanford and Son, Kojak, Police Woman, Golden Girls, Good Times, Any Day Now and TV mini-series The Women of Brewster Place. She was nominated for a second Emmy for her role in The Women of Brewster Place.




Paula Kelly News

Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents BLUES IN THE NIGHT Photo Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021

Ebony Repertory Theatre announces full cast and creative team for BLUES IN THE NIGHT, the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical conceived by Sheldon Epps. Presented by Ebony Rep, in association with International City Theatre, ERT's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Wren T. Brown (ERT's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) directs this powerful and soulful blues celebration.

Ebony Rep to Present BLUES IN THE NIGHT Starring Vivian Reed Photo Ebony Rep to Present BLUES IN THE NIGHT Starring Vivian Reed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021

Ebony Repertory Theatre has announced full cast and creative team for BLUES IN THE NIGHT, the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical conceived by Sheldon Epps.

VIDEO: Watch the Season Finale of THE CHAOS TWINS Photo VIDEO: Watch the Season Finale of THE CHAOS TWINS
by The Chaos Twins - May 5, 2021

Tune in to watch the Season 1 finale episode of The Chaos Twins with Sasha Hutchings and Nik Walker. What's it all about? 'In a world of extremes, where the divides are deep and the struggles are real, sometimes, the only way back to the calm... is Chaos,' say Sasha and Nik.

VIDEO: Amber Cabral Joins THE CHAOS TWINS - Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Amber Cabral Joins THE CHAOS TWINS - Watch Now!
by The Chaos Twins - Apr 21, 2021

Tune in today, April 21 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is Amber Cabral!

VIDEO: David J. Johns Joins THE CHAOS TWINS - Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: David J. Johns Joins THE CHAOS TWINS - Watch Now!
by The Chaos Twins - Apr 7, 2021

Tune in today, April 7 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is David J. Johns

VIDEO: Celebrate Black Lady Magic on THE CHAOS TWINS - Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Celebrate Black Lady Magic on THE CHAOS TWINS - Watch Now!
by The Chaos Twins - Mar 24, 2021

Black Girl Magic, but make it CHAOS. Malcom X described the black woman as the most disrespected, unprotected and neglected person in America, and yet, black women are surely at the center of much political progress, artistic genius, and family structure throughout history.

VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS are Joined by Tory Bullock- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS are Joined by Tory Bullock- Watch Now!
by The Chaos Twins - Mar 10, 2021

Tune in today, March 10 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is Tory Bullock!

VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS are Joined by Vasthy Mompoint- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS are Joined by Vasthy Mompoint- Watch Now!
by The Chaos Twins - Feb 24, 2021

Tune in today, February 24 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is the wonderful Vasthy Mompoint!

VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS are Joined by James Monroe Iglehart and Rev. Liz Walker Photo VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS are Joined by James Monroe Iglehart and Rev. Liz Walker
by The Chaos Twins - Feb 10, 2021

Tune in on Wednesday, February 10 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guests are James Monroe Iglehart and Rev. Liz Walker!

VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS Inauguration Special with NYC Mayoral Candidate Dianne Morales Photo VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS Inauguration Special with NYC Mayoral Candidate Dianne Morales- Watch Now!
by The Chaos Twins - Jan 20, 2021

Tune in today, January 20 (4pm ET) for an Inauguration Day special with NYC Mayoral Candidate Dianne Morales.


Paula Kelly Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Paula Kelly been in?
Paula Kelly has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

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

What was Paula Kelly's first West End show?
Paula Kelly's first West End show was Sweet Charity which opened in 1967