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Rue McClanahan

 
Date of Birth: February 21, 1935 (87)

Birth Place: Healdton, OK, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Countess de Lage
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1976
Hannah Warren [Replacement]
Diana Nichols [Replacement]
Gert Franklyn [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1972
Harriet [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1971
Louise (Standby)
Marian (Standby)
  [Broadway]
1968
Sally Weber
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1964
Hazel
Cameo role

Photos



Rue McClanahan

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09/16/2009


Rue McClanahan

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09/16/2009


Rue McClanahan

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09/16/2009


Betty White, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan

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04/25/2009

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Countess de Lage

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

  [Broadway]
1976
Hannah Warren [Replacement]

Diana Nichols [Replacement]

Gert Franklyn [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1972
Harriet [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1971
Louise (Standby)

Marian (Standby)

  [Broadway]
1968
Sally Weber

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1964
Hazel

Cameo role


Rue McClanahan Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 1970 - Performance Gold Star
Rue McClanahan, Who's Happy Now?

Rue McClanahan News

Couple and Producing/Directing Partners Tom D'Angora and Michael D'Angora Celebrate 2 Photo Couple and Producing/Directing Partners Tom D'Angora and Michael D'Angora Celebrate 20 Years Together
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 20, 2022

Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora, the award winning producing team behind some of off-Broadway’s longest running hits like NEWSical The Musical and Naked Boys Singing, are celebrating a major milestone on February 20th, 2022: the couple's 20th anniversary (10 years married) as a couple and as producing/directing partners. 

Porchlight Revisits NUNSENSE Opens Tonight For Three Performances Photo Porchlight Revisits NUNSENSE Opens Tonight For Three Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†begins its eighth season of Chicago's ‚Äúlost‚ÄĚ musicals series with¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†Nunsense,¬†book, music and lyrics by¬†Dan Goggin+¬†with direction by¬†Michelle Lauto*, musical direction by¬†Kailey Rockwell*¬†and choreography by¬†Jenna Schoppe*.

Small Shows With Big Plots You Must See! Photo Small Shows With Big Plots You Must See!
by BWW Features - Nov 14, 2021

While the large-scale musical tends to receive the most attention from audiences, oftentimes it's the small musicals that speak to us in the most impactful ways. For fans of emotional one act musicals and cult-classic Off-Broadway shows, we're rounding up what we think are some of the best small cast musicals out there!

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For Porchlight Revisits NUN Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For Porchlight Revisits NUNSENSE!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†begins its eighth season of Chicago's ‚Äúlost‚ÄĚ musicals series with¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†Nunsense,¬†book, music and lyrics by¬†Dan Goggin+¬†with direction by¬†Michelle Lauto*, musical direction by¬†Kailey Rockwell*¬†and choreography by¬†Jenna Schoppe*.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†has announced its return to live performance with its 27th¬†season that includes the 2021 ‚Äď 2022¬†Mainstage,¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†and¬†New Faces Sing Broadway¬†seasons.¬†

Jason Dottley's LIFE ON THE GAY-LIST to Stream This Friday Photo Jason Dottley's LIFE ON THE GAY-LIST to Stream This Friday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

Star of TV's Sordid Lives and 5-Time Top 40 Billboard recording artist Jason Dottley's Life on the Gay-List livestreams for the first time Friday, May 21, 8pm (CST) from his now-extended run at Incanto Theatre in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

BWW Interview: Darryl Van Leer of MANDELA: LET FREEDOM REIGN at MarshStream Uses His  Photo BWW Interview: Darryl Van Leer of MANDELA: LET FREEDOM REIGN at MarshStream Uses His Many Talents to Uplift Us All
by Jim Munson - Feb 2, 2021

The uncommonly versatile actor/writer/musician Darryl Van Leer has made it his mission to provide inspiration to others. It would therefore be hard to think of a more perfect way for The Marsh to launch Black History Month than with a live performance of his electrifying one-man play, Mandela: Let Freedom Reign, which it will present on MarshStream on Saturday evening, February 6th. From his early life to his epic struggles against apartheid, Nelson Mandela comes to vivid life in this life-affirming performance. An icon of democracy and social justice, Mandela’s life-long dedication to promoting forgiveness and equality are celebrated in this stirring reminder of one man’s incredible impact. Mandela: Let Freedom Reign will be presented at 7:30pm PST on Saturday, February 6th on MarshStream. Van Leer will also appear two days prior to that on Stephanie’s MarshStream at 7:30pm PST on Thursday, February 4th to discuss the play and perform a brief excerpt. For more information, visit www.themarsh.org/marshstream. Also, please note that the performance on February 6th will be live only, and not archived for later viewing. Van Leer is a man of many talents who has enjoyed an exceptionally wide-ranging career. While his theater work has focused primarily on his one-man shows about iconic historic and musical figures, he has also racked up some impressive film and TV credits in ensemble projects, sharing the screen with acting luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson and Rue McClanahan. BroadwayWorld spoke with Van Leer last week from his home base in Nashville, Tennessee.  In conversation, he is instantly and effortlessly engaging, warm and upbeat, and clearly thankful for the opportunity to create and perform works of inspiration. His Kentucky roots are evidenced by the delightfully musical lilt in his speech patterns.

The Marsh Unveils New Guest Line-up For Stephanie's Marshstream Photo The Marsh Unveils New Guest Line-up For Stephanie's Marshstream
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2021

The Marsh welcomes a diversified line-up of guests for¬†Stephanie's MarshStream¬†‚Äď from an acclaimed playwright to a leader at the forefront of curriculum education, Bay Area-based actors, a longtime public radio journalist, and more.

BARING IT ALL WITH CALL ME ADAM Season 2 Launches With  Annie Golden, Karen Mason and Photo BARING IT ALL WITH CALL ME ADAM Season 2 Launches With Annie Golden, Karen Mason and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2021

Baring It All with Call Me Adam returns today, Thursday, January 7, 2021 when Season 2 of the entertainment podcast begins. This season, Baring It All host Adam Rothenberg focuses on his guest’s legacy and lessons learned.

PIANO BAR LIVE! A NIGHT AT ROSE'S TURN, PART 2 Streams Tonight Photo PIANO BAR LIVE! A NIGHT AT ROSE'S TURN, PART 2 Streams Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2020

Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) A Night at Rose's Turn, Part 2, streams tonight Tuesday, November at 7:15 pm ET, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Leslie Anderson. PBL! will continue the long-established tradition of the piano bar-that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.

Rue McClanahan Videos

VIDEO: Adam Rothenberg Takes Part in Richard Skipper's #StayHome Campaign VideoVIDEO: Adam Rothenberg Takes Part in Richard Skipper's #StayHome Campaign
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020

Richard Skipper has started a #StayHome campaign!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Betty White and Bob Newhart Recreate Dance Scene from PULP FICTION
by Sally Henry Fuller - Oct 11, 2014

Screen and comedy legends Betty White and Bob Newhart recently re-created the dance scene from the 1994 Quentin Terrantino film PULP FICTION- wigs and all! Check out the clip below!

BWW TV: Chita Rivera & More Honor Producer Marty Richards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

On April 8th, producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones gathered in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they were entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out highlights from inside the concert below!

STAGE TRIBUTE: Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur Sing 'Bosom Buddies'
by Robert Diamond - Sep 14, 2009

On Monday, September 14, 2009, Five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury hosted a memorial for friends and family of Tony and Emmy Award-winning entertainment icon Beatrice Arthur at Broadway's Majestic Theatre (247 W. 44th St.). One of the highlights of the touching, humorous, tender and emotional afternoon was the video played of Angela and Bea singing 'Bosum Buddies' from MAME when the two reunited to sing it at the Tony Awards.


Rue McClanahan Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rue McClanahan been in?
Rue McClanahan has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Rue McClanahan been in?
Rue McClanahan has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Rue McClanahan been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Who's Happy Now? .

What awards has Rue McClanahan won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Who's Happy Now?.