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Rita Wilson

 
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bio:
Rita Wilson returns to Broadway after her debut as Roxie in Chicago. Other theatre credits: Dinner with Friends and the world premieres of Distracted and Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Film credits include Sleepless in Seattle, It’s Complicated, Runaway Bride, and, forthcoming in 2015, Dawn ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: October 26, 1956 (65)

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bio:
Rita Wilson returns to Broadway after her debut as Roxie in Chicago. Other theatre credits: Dinner with Friends and the world premieres of Distracted and Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Film credits include Sleepless in Seattle, It’s Complicated, Runaway Bride, and, forthcoming in 2015, Dawn ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Brenda Drexel
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

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Rita Wilson & Andrew Doolittle

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Brenda Drexel

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

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

Rita Wilson Biography

Rita Wilson returns to Broadway after her debut as Roxie in Chicago. Other theatre credits: Dinner with Friends and the world premieres of Distracted and Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Film credits include Sleepless in Seattle, It’s Complicated, Runaway Bride, and, forthcoming in 2015, Dawn Patrol and Brother-in-Laws. Television appearances include recurring roles on both “Girls” and “The Good Wife,” as well as the upcoming DIRECTV series “Full Circle.” She also appeared in the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode “The Doll.” As a film producer, her first production, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, was a record-breaking hit, and she was the driving force behind the film of the musical Mamma Mia!. A singer/songwriter, Rita released her critically acclaimed debut album AM/FM (Decca) in 2012, performed a recent series of sold-out shows at Café Carlyle, and will release a new album of original songs in 2015.




Rita Wilson News

Geffen Playhouse Announces $25MM Endowment Campaign and Raises $1MM at Annual Fundrai Photo Geffen Playhouse Announces $25MM Endowment Campaign and Raises $1MM at Annual Fundraiser
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

Geffen Playhouse celebrated its 25th Anniversary and raised $1 million for the theater’s education, community engagement and artistic initiatives at its signature Backstage at the Geffen annual fundraiser held June 4, it was announced today. 

Josh Groban's 'Great Big Radio City Show' Will Livestream Around the World Photo Josh Groban's 'Great Big Radio City Show' Will Livestream Around the World
by Michael Major - May 19, 2022

The livestream will feature special, one-time-only guest appearances from music legend Cyndi Lauper; Emmy Award winner Rachel Brosnahan; and film, TV, stage, and recording star Rita Wilson. Find out how to watch!

Carrie Underwood Announces 'The Denim & Rhinestones Tour' Dates Photo Carrie Underwood Announces 'The Denim & Rhinestones Tour' Dates
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

The new tour will kick off on October 15 in Greenville, SC, making stops in 43 U.S. cities including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena before concluding in Seattle, WA on March 17.  Underwood will be joined on THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR by special guest Jimmie Allen on all dates. Get the full tour schedule.

Erich Bergen To Make CAFE CARLYLE Debut Photo Erich Bergen To Make CAFE CARLYLE Debut
by Stephen Mosher - May 10, 2022

Eric Bergen, television and theater star is set to play the Café Carlyle for two nights in May.

Country Music Association's CMA Fest Reveals Initial 2022 Lineup Photo Country Music Association's CMA Fest Reveals Initial 2022 Lineup
by Michael Major - Apr 12, 2022

Taking the nightly Nissan Stadium stage this year are Country Music superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Alan Jackson, Lady A, Parker McCollum, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and more.

Tony Danza Returns to Café Carlyle with STANDARDS & STORIES June 14 - 25 Photo Tony Danza Returns to Café Carlyle with STANDARDS & STORIES June 14 - 25
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 13, 2022

Well-loved song-and-dance man Tony Danza will be back on the stage of the Cafe Carlyle this June.

CAFE CARLYLE Re-Opens March 1st With Impressive Lineup of Nightclub Talent Photo CAFE CARLYLE Re-Opens March 1st With Impressive Lineup of Nightclub Talent
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 24, 2022

New York nightlife will return to normal as the Cafe Carlyle returns to the scene.

Dennis Scott & Tom Bergeron Call For Fred Rogers To Be Inducted Into The Songwriters  Photo Dennis Scott & Tom Bergeron Call For Fred Rogers To Be Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

Plus, multiple GRAMMY® & Dove award winning singer Sandi Patty and David Newell (aka Mister McFeely) have also called for top songwriters honors for Fred Rogers. Better known as Mister Rogers from the hit PBS children’s television show series Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Fred Rogers wrote over 200 songs that reached millions of children and parents.

Weezer, Sheryl Crow, The Smashing Pumpkins & More Join BeachLife Festival Lineup Photo Weezer, Sheryl Crow, The Smashing Pumpkins & More Join BeachLife Festival Lineup
by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2022

Headliners Weezer (Friday), The Smashing Pumpkins (Saturday) and Steve Miller Band (Sunday) will be joined by a wide range of talent rarely booked together for the same event, including 311, Sheryl Crow, Vance Joy, Black Pumas, Lord Huron, Stone Temple Pilots, UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Cold War Kids and many more, performing on four stages.

Rita Wilson Joins 1883 in Guest-Starring Role Photo Rita Wilson Joins 1883 in Guest-Starring Role
by Michael Major - Jan 5, 2022

Rita Wilson will join the Yellowstone prequel series as Carolyn, a Doan’s Crossing storekeeper. The series also stars Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Grammy Award® Winner Tim McGraw, Grammy Award® Winner Faith Hill, Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton, Isabel May and LaMonica Garrett, Audie Rick, Marc Rissmann, and Eric Nelsen.

Rita Wilson Videos

VIDEO: Rita Wilson Talks COVID Antibodies on VideoVIDEO: Rita Wilson Talks COVID Antibodies on
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2020

Rita talks about having COVID antibodies, going to Hollywood High, her new songs “Everybody Cries,” “Pray for Peace,” and “I Wanna Kiss Bob Dylan,” tagging Bob Dylan on Instagram and having a dream about him, and Jimmy plays a fantastic commercial she did for deodorant in the 70’s.

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OU VideoVIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2020

Members of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, contributed their talents to SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, an online benefit event for MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

VIDEO: Rita Wilson Opens Up About Her and Tom Hanks' Recovery VideoVIDEO: Rita Wilson Opens Up About Her and Tom Hanks' Recovery
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2020

Actress and singer/songwriter Rita Wilson sits down with 'CBS This Morning' co-host Gayle King over video chat for her first interview since her and her husband Tom Hanks' coronavirus diagnosis.

VIDEO: Rita Wilson Performs the National Anthem at NASCAR's iRacing Event VideoVIDEO: Rita Wilson Performs the National Anthem at NASCAR's iRacing Event
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2020

Rita Wilson has performed for the first time since revealing his diagnosis with COVID-19. Wilson appeared as part of NASCAR's virtual iRacing event, singing a rendition of the National Anthem.

VIDEO: See Tom Hanks' Full Interview on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: See Tom Hanks' Full Interview on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2020

Acclaimed actor Tom Hanks opens up about his reaction to winning the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 77th Golden Globes, what movie scene he'd love to relive and how he knows Rita Wilson is still the one.

THANK YOU, MISTER ROGERS Album to be Released October 25 VideoTHANK YOU, MISTER ROGERS Album to be Released October 25
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 16, 2019

The rebirth of interest in Fred Rogers, which includes an upcoming Tom Hanks film, inspires a unique musical tribute that celebrates a special side of the man known as “America's Favorite Neighbor.” A newly recorded collection of Fred's songs, Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories, will be available wherever music is sold or streamed on October 25th.

VIDEO: Lisa Kudrow Reveals She Struggled Playing Phoebe on FRIENDS VideoVIDEO: Lisa Kudrow Reveals She Struggled Playing Phoebe on FRIENDS
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2019

In the new episode of hit digital series Hiking with Kevin, SNL legend Kevin Nealon is joined by Friends star Lisa Kudrow, who opens up about playing Phoebe Buffay and reveals that she had a really hard time portraying the iconic character:

VIDEO: See Lily Tomlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Crystal in the STILL LAUGH IN: THE VideoVIDEO: See Lily Tomlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Crystal in the STILL LAUGH IN: THE STARS CELEBRATE Trailer
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2019

Join Lily Tomlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Ruth Buzzi, Billy Crystal and many more as Hollywood pays tribute to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 5- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 5- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2019

On this day in 2015, Fish In the Dark, a new comedy by Seinfeld creator Larry David, celebrated its opening night on Broadway. 

VIDEO: Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, & More Chat MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN on VideoVIDEO: Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, & More Chat MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN on THE TODAY SHOW
by Macon Prickett - Jul 16, 2018

Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Christine Baranski and Andy Garcia join Kathie Lee Gifford and Sheinelle Jones to talk about the fun they had filming "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." When asked if there will be a third installment of the film, Baranski could only say that "they better not wait ten years!"


Rita Wilson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rita Wilson been in?
Rita Wilson has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Rita Wilson been in?
Rita Wilson has not appeared in the West End