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Polly Bergen

 
Date of Birth: July 14, 1930 (92)

Birth Place: Knoxville, TN, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Lily Harrison
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Carlotta Campion
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Elizabeth Bennett
  [Broadway]
1955
Allyn Macy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
Performer
Meg
Singer of "Fini"
Singer of "I Dare to Dream"
Singer of "The Earth and the Sky"
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

Photos

Phyllis Newman & Polly Bergen.attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Fo Photo

Phyllis Newman & Polly Bergen.attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Follies' at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.

From: 
Date:
09/16/2019
Polly Bergen, Barbara Cook and Lainie Kazan.attending the Opening Night Performance o Photo

Polly Bergen, Barbara Cook and Lainie Kazan.attending the Opening Night Performance of 'The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. 1/12/2012

From: 
Date:
08/09/2017
'Follies' reunion featuring Marni Nixon, Judith Ivey, Gregory Harrison on stage at 'A Photo

'Follies' reunion featuring Marni Nixon, Judith Ivey, Gregory Harrison on stage at 'A Tribute to Polly Bergen' at the American Airlines Theatre on March 26, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/27/2016
'Follies' reunion featuring Marni Nixon, Judith Ivey, Gregory Harrison on stage at 'A Photo

'Follies' reunion featuring Marni Nixon, Judith Ivey, Gregory Harrison on stage at 'A Tribute to Polly Bergen' at the American Airlines Theatre on March 26, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/27/2016
'Follies' reunion featuring Marni Nixon, Judith Ivey, Gregory Harrison on stage at 'A Photo

'Follies' reunion featuring Marni Nixon, Judith Ivey, Gregory Harrison on stage at 'A Tribute to Polly Bergen' at the American Airlines Theatre on March 26, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
07/27/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Lily Harrison

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Carlotta Campion

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Fraulein Schneider [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Elizabeth Bennett

  [Broadway]
1955
Allyn Macy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
Performer

Meg

Singer of "Fini"

Singer of "I Dare to Dream"

Singer of "The Earth and the Sky"

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer


Polly Bergen Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Gold Star
Polly Bergen, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Polly Bergen, Follies

Polly Bergen News

Patti LuPone to Perform SONGS FROM A HAT in Support of Lincoln Center Theater Photo Patti LuPone to Perform SONGS FROM A HAT in Support of Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

On Monday, May 9 at 7:30pm two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone will return to the Vivian Beaumont Theater to sing SONGS FROM A HAT, a concert to support Lincoln Center Theater’s productions and education programs. 

BWW Review: Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! Come to the CABARET at the Carrollwood Pl Photo BWW Review: Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! Come to the CABARET at the Carrollwood Players!
by Peter Nason - Sep 11, 2021

Anita Kollinger is a standout in a powerful show that features some interesting and questionable interpretations from director Gabe Flores.

Jason Danieley Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month With An Emotional New Show Photo Jason Danieley Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month With An Emotional New Show
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

Reflections is an evening of Broadway and Great American Songbook standards threading together reflections of yesterday, today, and a hopeful look toward tomorrow.

Sally Wilfert to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below With HOW DID I END UP HERE? Photo Sally Wilfert to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below With HOW DID I END UP HERE?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021

FEINSTEIN‚ÄôS/54 BELOW, Broadway‚Äôs Supper Club, will present¬†Sally Wilfert in ‚ÄúHow Did I End Up Here?‚ÄĚ on July 18th and 20th at 7PM.¬† Sally Wilfert (Assassins, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) returns to Feinstein‚Äôs/54 Below with her brand new show, ‚ÄúHow Did I End Up Here?‚ÄĚ

Anthony Rapp, Lilli Cooper, Andrew Barth Feldman and More Hit the Feinstein's/54 Belo Photo Anthony Rapp, Lilli Cooper, Andrew Barth Feldman and More Hit the Feinstein's/54 Below Stage This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2021

Feinstein's/54 Below has announced additional shows for its reopening months.

VIDEO: CABARET CORNER PRESENTS Richard Jay-Alexander Photo VIDEO: CABARET CORNER PRESENTS Richard Jay-Alexander
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2020

Richard Jay-Alexander  is an American Broadway producer and director. He served as Executive Director of the New York City office of producer Cameron Mackintosh, known for productions including Les Misérables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Oliver! and Putting It Together.

BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist: The History Lesson Photo BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist: The History Lesson
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 1, 2020

The Pandemic Playlist is back with a look at the people who made cabaret what it is today.

Staff Picks: BroadwayWorld Selects Performances That Vocally Astound! Photo Staff Picks: BroadwayWorld Selects Performances That Vocally Astound!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2020

Need inspiration? The BroadwayWorld team has come together to help guide your musical quarantine journey. Today, we bring you just a few recommendations for: A performance that vocally astounds...

Rialto Chatter: Will Elaine May and Frank Langella Lead LOVE LETTERS Off-Broadway? Photo Rialto Chatter: Will Elaine May and Frank Langella Lead LOVE LETTERS Off-Broadway?
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2020

Could Love Letters be headed off-Broadway, starring Elaine May and Frank Langella? According to Showbiz411, the duo will lead the A.R. Gurney play this spring at the Acorn Theater on W 42nd St. The production is expected to begin in March.

BWW Review: Deborah Stone Stands Out in HERE I AM! at Pangea Photo BWW Review: Deborah Stone Stands Out in HERE I AM! at Pangea
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 14, 2019

With her new cabaret show Deborah Stone brings the stories that make up the crazy quilt of her life and some classy, classic music to match.

Polly Bergen Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: Charles Busch is THE LADY AT THE MIC; Watch American Songbook Concert Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2016

A two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and recipient of a Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award, Charles Busch just visited the exquisite Appel Room for an intimate evening of song and stories. The actor, playwright (Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), novelist, screenwriter, director, and drag legend has happily added 'vaudevillian' to the list over the past years.

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Broadway Casts Perform 'In Memoriam' Tribute
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 7, 2015

Josh Groban performed 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel in tribute to members of the Broadway community who passed away this year

BWW TV: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks Streisand, Chenoweth, Peters & More on Spotlight on the Arts
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2014

We reached out to Associate Producer and Director Mark Demeter to see if we could access the interview, who happily complied! BECON TV's mission is to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning.

Video Trailer: STRUCK BY LIGHTENING
by Robert Diamond - Dec 19, 2012

In addition to starring in the movie, Colfer also wrote the screenplay for the film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and was met with a standing ovation. Directed with awareness and exuberance by Brian Dannelly (Saved!), the highly anticipated film also stars Allison Janney, Polly Bergen, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, SARAH HYLANd and Angela Kinsey.

Hot Clip: Chris Colfer's STRUCK BY LIGHTENING - On Demand Now!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 19, 2012

Struck By Lightning will be available on demand starting December 19, 2012 through a variety of video-on-demand offerings, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, and many more. Check out a new clip from the film!

FIRST LOOK: Chris Colfer of GLEE in STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
by Claire Hannum - Oct 24, 2012

A new sneak peek has been released for GLEE star Chris Colfer's film debut, the high school comedy STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. In addition to starring in the movie, Colfer also wrote the screenplay for the film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Get a first look below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: The Actors Fund's NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit - Performance Footage & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 27, 2012

Nothing Like a Dame: Their Favorite Things Through took the audience on a tour of favorite shows, songs and performances. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive coverage of the performance and after party below!

BWW TV: NBC's 'The Office' Star Melora Hardin Sings in LA
by James Sims - Jan 3, 2008

BroadwayWorld's own James Sims sat in on NBC's 'The Office' Star Melora Hardin's rehearsal before catching up with the actress to talk about her singing background, working with Alexander and how she juggles film and television roles with motherhood and song-writing...


Polly Bergen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Polly Bergen been in?
Polly Bergen has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Polly Bergen been in?
Polly Bergen has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Polly Bergen been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Follies and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies .

What awards has Polly Bergen won?
Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Follies.