Penny Fuller

Birth Place: Durham, NC, USA

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Fuller moved to New York City and made her Broadway debut in The Moon Besieged (1962); she appeared as a replacement in the original productions of Barefoot in the Park (1963) and Cabaret (1966).

After a handful of Shakespearean productions, Fuller gained notice on Broadway for her portrayal of the outwardly sweet but subtly undermining Eve Harrington in Applause (1970–1972), the musical version of All About Eve with Lauren Bacall as Margo Channing. She started in Richard Rodgers' 1976 flop about Henry VIII, Rex, in which she appeared opposite Nicol Williamson and Glenn Close. Fuller continued to work in musicals, including the original production of William Finn's A New Brain and a 1999 revival of Rodgers' Do I Hear a Waltz? at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse. In later years, Fuller was also on Broadway in the original productions of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter (1997) and Neil Simon's The Dinner Party (2000); she was Tony-nominated for the latter. Off-Broadway appearances have included Three Viewings (1995) and Nicky Silver's Beautiful Child. Most recently, appeared in the 2017 revival of Sunday in the Park with George and as the Dowager Empress in Anastasia.

Fuller has extensive television work to her credit, including an Emmy-winning performance as Mrs. Kendal in the TV version of Bernard Pomerance's play The Elephant Man (1982) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984) by Tennessee Williams, in which she played Mae (a.k.a. Sister Woman). In 1992 she played Nancy McKeon's mother Ruth Benson in the CBS movie Baby Snatcher.

Fuller portrayed Amanda Harding in the ABC crime drama Fortune Dane (1986). She also appeared in dozens of other TV series, including The Edge of Night (1964), Love, American Style (1969), The Bob Newhart Show (1972), The F.B.I. (1972), Banacek (1973), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), Barnaby Jones (1975), Family (1977), Barnaby Jones (1975), Trapper John, M.D. (1979 and 1981), One Day at a Time (1983), The Love Boat (1983 and 1985), Matlock (1988), L.A. Law (1988), Murder, She Wrote (1988 and 1993), China Beach (1989–90), Columbo (1990), Quantum Leap (1992), NYPD Blue (1994), Mad About You (1994–95), Melrose Place (1994–95), ER (1995), Law & Order (1998) and Judging Amy (2002 and 2005).

Her film work includes All the President's Men (1976) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993).

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Penny Fuller STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Off-Broadway Reading, 2019
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Royal Family Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Dowager Empress [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Old Lady/Blair

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Lucille

[Off-Broadway]
2007
Lucille

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Amanda

[Off-Broadway]
2004
Mrs. Fenway/Visitor

[Off-Broadway]
2004
Nan

[Off-Broadway]
2003
Amalia Agazzi

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Gabrielle Buonocelli

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1999
Leona Samish

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Mimi Schwinn

Mimi Schwinn

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Charlotte "Chubby" Hughes

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Alice Berry

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Virginia

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Anne Boleyn

Princess Elizabeth

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Eve Harrington

Eve Harrington

Eve Harrington [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1968
Lady Percy

[Off-Broadway]
1968
Lady Percy

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Sally Bowles [Replacement]

Sally Bowles [Replacement]

Sally Bowles (Standby)

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Corie Bratter [Replacement]

[Broadway]
1962
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1960
Performer

[Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1967
Performer


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Penny Fuller FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Penny Fuller has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

Penny Fuller has not appeared in the West End.

Penny Fuller has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. These include: - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for "Dinner Party" - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "The Dinner Party" - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Three Viewings" - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Three Viewings" - Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for "Rex" - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for "Applause"

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