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Rosemary Harris

 
Birth Place:
Ashby, Suffolk, ENGLAND
Bio:
Harris' 25 other Broadway credits include Tony nominations for The Royal Family (2009), Waiting in the Wings (1999), A Delicate Balance (1995; Tony nomination), Hay Fever (1985), Pack of Lies (1984), Heartbreak House (1983), Old Times (1972); Tony Award for The Lion in Winter (1965); and the Theatre ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 19, 1927 (94)

Birth Place: Ashby, Suffolk, ENGLAND

Bio:
Harris' 25 other Broadway credits include Tony nominations for The Royal Family (2009), Waiting in the Wings (1999), A Delicate Balance (1995; Tony nomination), Hay Fever (1985), Pack of Lies (1984), Heartbreak House (1983), Old Times (1972); Tony Award for The Lion in Winter (1965); and the Theatre ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Mrs. Higgins [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company, 2014
Eleanor
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2012
Miss Helen
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2009
Fanny Cavendish
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Levana Julak
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
The Wife
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
May Davenport
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Agnes
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Sybil Birling
  [Broadway]
1991
Grandma Kurnitz [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1985
Judith Bliss
  [Broadway]
1985
Barbara Jackson
  [Broadway]
1983
Hesione Hushabye
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Arkadina
  [Broadway]
1975
Julie Cavendish
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Blanche Du Bois
  [Broadway]
1973
Portia
  [Broadway]
1971
Anna
  [Broadway]
1967
Natasha
  [Broadway]
1967
Alice Sycamore
  [Broadway]
1967
Gina (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
1966
Young Woman (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
1966
Signora Ponza (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
1966
Lady Teazle
Epilogue
  [Broadway]
1966
Eleanor
  [Broadway]
1965
Alice Sycamore
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Judith
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Natasha
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Violet
Dona Ana
  [Off-Broadway]
1962
Virginia
  [Off-Broadway]
1962
Nina
  [Off-Broadway]
1962
Lady Teazle
  [Broadway]
1960
Lennie
  [Broadway]
1958
Jere Halliday
  [Broadway]
1958
Hilde
  [Broadway]
1956
Cressida
  [Broadway]
1952
Mabel

Photos

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Rosemary Harris and Lionel Larner

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Rosemary Harris, Michael Oberholtzer and Lionel Larner

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Rosemary Harris, Michael Oberholtzer and Lionel Larner

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Mrs. Higgins [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company, 2014
Eleanor

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2012
Miss Helen

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2009
Fanny Cavendish

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Levana Julak

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
The Wife

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
May Davenport

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Agnes

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Sybil Birling

  [Broadway]
1991
Grandma Kurnitz [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1985
Judith Bliss

  [Broadway]
1985
Barbara Jackson

  [Broadway]
1983
Hesione Hushabye

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Arkadina

  [Broadway]
1975
Julie Cavendish

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Blanche Du Bois

  [Broadway]
1973
Portia

  [Broadway]
1971
Anna

  [Broadway]
1967
Natasha

  [Broadway]
1967
Alice Sycamore

  [Broadway]
1967
Gina (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
1966
Young Woman (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
1966
Signora Ponza (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
1966
Lady Teazle

Epilogue

  [Broadway]
1966
Eleanor

  [Broadway]
1965
Alice Sycamore

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Judith

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Natasha

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Violet

Dona Ana

  [Off-Broadway]
1962
Virginia

  [Off-Broadway]
1962
Nina

  [Off-Broadway]
1962
Lady Teazle

  [Broadway]
1960
Lennie

  [Broadway]
1958
Jere Halliday

  [Broadway]
1958
Hilde

  [Broadway]
1956
Cressida

  [Broadway]
1952
Mabel

Rosemary Harris Biography

Harris' 25 other Broadway credits include Tony nominations for The Royal Family (2009), Waiting in the Wings (1999), A Delicate Balance (1995; Tony nomination), Hay Fever (1985), Pack of Lies (1984), Heartbreak House (1983), Old Times (1972); Tony Award for The Lion in Winter (1965); and the Theatre World Award for The Climate of Eden (1952). London theater includes All My Sons (1982); Dame Laurentia McLachlan with John Gielgud in his farewell theatre performance in The Best of Friends (1988); Desdemona opposite Richard Burton in Othello (1956, Old Vic); and at The Royal National Theatre, Ophelia with Peter O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘToole in Hamlet (1964) and Yelena with Laurence Olivier in his production of Uncle Vanya (1964).
Off-Broadway she was seen in All Over (Obie Award, 2003). Her film credits include the Spider-Man trilogy and Tom and Viv (Oscar nomination). Her TV work includes √Ę‚ā¨ŇďHolocaust√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě (Golden Globe Award) and √Ę‚ā¨ŇďNotorious Woman√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě (Emmy Award).

Rosemary Harris Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Gold Star
Rosemary Harris
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
 
Obie Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, All Over
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Rosemary Harris, Waiting in the Wings
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Rosemary Harris, Waiting in the Wings
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Rosemary Harris, A Delicate Balance
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Rosemary Harris , A Delicate Balance
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rosemary HarrisLost In Yonkers
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Rosemary HarrisHay Fever
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Rosemary Harris, Hay Fever
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, Pack of Lies
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1985 - Best Actress Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, Pack of Lies
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Rosemary Harris, Pack of Lies
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Rosemary Harris, Heartbreak House
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Rosemary Harris, Heartbreak House
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Rosemary HarrisHeartbreak House
 
Olivier Awards - 1981 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Rosemary HarrisAll My Sons
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Rosemary Harris , The Royal Family
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, The Merchant of Venice
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, A Streetcar Named Desire
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, Old Times
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1972 - Best Actress Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, Old Times
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, Old Times
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1969 - Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress Gold Star
Rosemary HarrisPlaza Suite
 
Drama League Awards - 1967 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Rosemary Harris
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, The Lion in Winter
 
Obie Awards - 1965 - Performance Gold Star
Rosemary HarrisAPA Repertory
 
Obie Awards - 1962 - Performance Gold Star
Rosemary HarrisAPA Repertory
 
Theatre World Awards - 1953 - Performance Gold Star
Rosemary Harris, The Climate of Eden

Rosemary Harris News

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90 Photo HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning sole surviving co-creator of the ground-breaking Broadway musical HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, died peacefully Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022 in New York City surrounded by his loving family. 

Photos: Go Backstage with the 2022 Theatre World Awards Winners Photo Photos: Go Backstage with the 2022 Theatre World Awards Winners
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 8, 2022

On Monday night, the Theatre World Awards celebrated the 2022 Theatre World Award Honorees, a special 'Outstanding Ensemble' Award to 21 cast members making their Broadway debut in the Broadway Revival of The Music Man, the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Honoree Michael Oberholtzer, and the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Honoree Harvey Fierstein.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Theatre World Awards
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 8, 2022

The Theatre World Awards celebrated the 2022 Theatre World Award Honorees, a special 'Outstanding Ensemble' Award to 21 cast members making their Broadway debut in the Broadway Revival of The Music Man, the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Honoree Michael Oberholtzer, and the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Honoree Harvey Fierstein at the historic 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that returned to a live in-person presentation on the set of the Jeffrey Richards production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Revival of American Buffalo.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022 Photo The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

The Wilma Theater announced today that Fête 2022 will honor retiring Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, who recently departed the company after 40 years in the position. Fête 2022 will be held on Monday June 13, 2022.

Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Recipients
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2022

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. This year's honorees have just been announced and we've got the full list.

The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit P Photo The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit Professional Producing Theaters
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Burry Fredrik Foundation championing the growth and continuing health of Connecticut's non-profit professional producing theaters. Since 2012, the Foundation has granted over $3 million to a dozen Connecticut theaters with a proven track record of accomplishments. In 2022, $500,000 will be awarded. The Foundation was established by Burry Fredrik (1925-2012), a Tony Award-winning producer and noted director, who lived in Weston, CT.

Broadway Producer Leonard Soloway Passes Away Photo Broadway Producer Leonard Soloway Passes Away
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

The Broadway League sadly just announced the passing of Leonard Soloway. Soloway was a 3-time Tony Award winning Producer, General Manager, and Company Manager on Broadway from 1961-2011.

The Theatre World Awards Announces Live In-Person Ceremony Set for June 6, 2022 Photo The Theatre World Awards Announces Live In-Person Ceremony Set for June 6, 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2021

Save the Date! The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, Dale Badway, President, has announced, today, the return to a live in-person presentation of the 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that will take place on Monday evening, June 6, 2022 beginning at 7:00PM. Theater venue will be announced in spring 2022.

BWW Review: Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti Debuts Beguiling Solo Cabaret Concert at  Photo BWW Review: Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti Debuts Beguiling Solo Cabaret Concert at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Nov 14, 2021

Originally scheduled back in September, the wait was worth it to hear Laura Benanti sing selections from her roles on Broadway and a few tracks from her 2020 self-titled studio album in her debut Cabaret at the Center which was part uproarious stand-up comedy act, and part beguiling Broadway/Jazz concert. Continues through November 13, 2021.

Rosemary Harris Videos

VIDEO: Watch Stage and Screen Legend Rosemary Harris Accept 2019 Lifetime Achievement VideoVIDEO: Watch Stage and Screen Legend Rosemary Harris Accept 2019 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

Rosemary Harris won her first Tony Award nearly 55 years ago in THE LION IN WINTER, now starring in the Lincoln Center Broadway revival of MY FAIR LADY, at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, she received a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch her accept the award here.

BWW TV: Dance All Night with New Highlights of Laura Benanti in MY FAIR LADY! VideoBWW TV: Dance All Night with New Highlights of Laura Benanti in MY FAIR LADY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 26, 2018

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti just assumed the role of Eliza Doolittlein its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 17. Check out highlights of Benanti in action below!

VIDEO: Laura Benanti & the Cast of MY FAIR LADY Perform 'Wouldn't it Be Loverly' on t VideoVIDEO: Laura Benanti & the Cast of MY FAIR LADY Perform 'Wouldn't it Be Loverly' on the Parade
by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

It was loverly! The cast of MY FAIR LADY, led by Laura Benanti, performed 'Wouldn't it Be Loverly' on the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Talks MY FAIR LADY on Facebook Live VideoVIDEO: Laura Benanti Talks MY FAIR LADY on Facebook Live
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2018

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti just assumed the role of Eliza Doolittle in the award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 17. She recently went live on Facebook to answer questions about starring in the production. Missed it when it was live? You can now watch the full video below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's INDIAN INK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's Indian Ink officially opens on Tuesday, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through November 30, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Roundabout's INDIAN INK
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's Indian Ink officially opens next Tuesday, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through November 30, 2014. Click below to learn more about the production in behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative team!

BWW TV: At The 2012 Drama League Awards - Blair Underwood, Christian Borle, Alan Menken and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2012

Richard Ridge continues his interviews with honorary co-chairs Christine Lahti, Rosemary Harris and Christian Borle, nominees Blair Underwood (A Streetcar Named Desire), Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park), Michael Cristofer (The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism), Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist), Alan Menken (Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award), Capathia Jenkins and Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, John Dossett, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Harvey Fierstein and Jack Feldman (Distinguished Production of a Musical - Newsies), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher), Santino Fontana (Sons of the Prophet), Jessie Mueller (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever), Leslie Odom Jr (Leap of Faith), Annaleigh Ashford (RENT), Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow) and more!

BWW TV: THE ROAD TO MECCA Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris as 'Miss Helen,' Carla Gugino as 'Elsa Barlow' and Tony Award winner Jim Dale as 'Marius Byleveld' in the Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard's play The Road To Mecca, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Production highlights have been released and appear below!

STAGE TUBE: Rosemary Harris, Jim Dale, et al. on Roundabout's 2012 Season
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 6, 2012

In the following video, cast members, directors, playwrights, and Roundabout Theatre Company staff members discuss each show for the new season in-depth and give fans a good idea about what exactly the new season will look like.

BWW TV: Chatting With THE ROAD TO MECCA Co.; Previews Begin Tomorrow, Dec. 16!
by Broadway Beat - Dec 15, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's The Road To Mecca, begins previews tomorrow, December 16, and opens officially on January 17, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard's play features Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris as 'Miss Helen,' Carla Gugino as 'Elsa Barlow' and Tony Award winner Jim Dale as 'Marius Byleveld'. Click below to hear from the cast and company on the exciting new production!


Rosemary Harris Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rosemary Harris been in?
Rosemary Harris has appeared on Broadway in 27 shows.

How many West End shows has Rosemary Harris been in?
Rosemary Harris has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Rosemary Harris been nominated for?
Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Royal Family , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Royal Family , Performance (Obie Awards) for All Over , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Waiting in the Wings , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Waiting in the Wings , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Delicate Balance , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Delicate Balance , Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Lost In Yonkers , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hay Fever , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Hay Fever , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Pack of Lies , Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pack of Lies , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Pack of Lies , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Heartbreak House , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Heartbreak House , Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Heartbreak House , Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for All My Sons , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Royal Family , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Royal Family , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Merchant of Venice , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Old Times , Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Old Times , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Old Times , Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Plaza Suite , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Lion in Winter , Performance (Obie Awards) for APA Repertory Performance (Obie Awards) for APA Repertory and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Climate of Eden .

What awards has Rosemary Harris won?
Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards), Performance (Obie Awards) for All Over, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Pack of Lies, Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pack of Lies, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Royal Family, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Merchant of Venice, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Old Times, Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Old Times, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Old Times, Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Plaza Suite, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Lion in Winter, Performance (Obie Awards) for APA Repertory Performance (Obie Awards) for APA Repertoryand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Climate of Eden.