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Ruth Gottschall has performed on Broadway in Mary Poppins, The Music Man, Laughing Room Only, Cabaret, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas among others. At regional theatres she has portrayed Helen Hubbard in Murder on the Orient Express at Ogunquit Playhouse , Aunt Eller in Pittsburgh CLO's Oklahoma!, Maggie in Bucks County Playhouse's 42nd Street, and Mrs. Tottendale in Goodspeed Opera House's The Drowsy Chaperone.

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Ruth Gottschall STAGE CREDITS

Lyric Opera of Chicago Production, 2020
Maggie Jones

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Queen Victoria [Replacement]


Miss Andrew

Queen Victoria

Miss Smythe

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Madame Branislowski/Mrs. Upson

Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 2004
Bess Truman

Original Broadway Production, 2003

Broadway Revival, 2000
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1996
Domina (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1993
Audience at Richard III

Mark's Mother

Donna (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1989
Young Margie

Tap Dancer

Tango Dancer

Officer Washinski


Aerobics Student

Tango Dancers

Original Broadway Production, 1988

Flo (Understudy)

Broadway Revival, 1987
Telephone Girl


One of "Two Ladies"

Two Ladies

Return Engagement [Broadway], 1982
Ensemble/Other Roles




Ginger (Understudy)

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Review: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS At Bucks County Playhouse

The Bucks County production of WHITE CHRISTMAS, starring Broadway performer Jeremiah James, is the stuff Christmas - and earworms - are made of.

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at WHITE CHRISTMAS at Bucks County Playhouse

Get a first look at photos and videos of White Christmas at Bucks County Playhouse!

Original LEGS DIAMOND Cast Will Reunite at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

On Monday, December 4, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will host a reunion of the original cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Legs Diamond.

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Announced At Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse presents 'Irving Berlin's White Christmas' from November 17 to December 31. Directed by Hunter Foster and choreographed by Richard Riaz Yoder, this beloved holiday musical is sure to bring joy and magic to audiences in New Hope, PA.

Ashley Blanchet, Jarran Muse & More to Star in Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse caps off a magical 2023 mainstage season with the beloved holiday musical, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” beginning November 17 through December 31.

Photos: Kristin Chenoweth Gives Surprise Performance at Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Christmas'

Tony Award-winning actress, singer and the original Glinda from Broadway's Wicked, Kristin Chenoweth made a surprise performance for guests, singing holiday songs, as well as a special duet of For Good with Ginna Claire, star of Hallmark original holiday film A Holiday Spectacular, and Glinda from Broadway's Wicked.
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VIDEO: Carolee Carmello, Jose Llana, Telly Leung & More Show Support for Biden/Harris in 'The Soul of The Nation' Music Video

Prominent members of the Broadway Community joined together to sing their support for the Biden/Harris Presidential ticket in 'Soul of the Nation', lyrics (sung) by Christine Toy Johnson and (spoken) Notorious Pink, music by Kim D. Sherman and Scott Killian.

Isabelle McCalla and More Join the Cast of Lyric's 42ND STREET, Starring Norm Lewis and Faith Prince

Lyric has announced full casting for its production of 42nd Street, to be presented May 29 - June 21, 2020, at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Previously announced Broadway stars Norm Lewis (Julian Marsh) and Faith Prince (Dorothy Brock) are joined by Isabelle McCalla (Peggy Sawyer), who recently starred in Broadway's The Prom and Aladdin, and Ashley Day (Billy Lawlor), who reprises his role from the West End revival of 42nd Street.

Photo Flash: Brooke Shields And More Drop By Bucks County Playhouse Benefit Readings

A sold out crowd at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA enjoyed a benefit reading of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” this past Wednesday, February 5. Marsha Mason directed the reading. A reception with the cast was held at The Deck Restaurant and Bar at the Playhouse.

VIDEO: Angie Schworer and More in ANNIE at the Ogunquit Playhouse

The Ogunquit Playhouse production of Annie is helmed by Broadway Director/Choreographer James A. Rocco. The cast includes Josie Todd as Annie, Emmy nominee Robert Newman as Oliver Warbucks, and Broadway veterans Angie Schworer as Lily St. Regis, Jeffry Denman as Rooster Hannigan, and Gail Bennett as Grace Farrell.

Sally Struthers To Step Out Of ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse; Ruth Gottschall To Replace

Broadway's Ruth Gottschall has returned to the seacoast to step into the role of Miss Hannigan in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Annie now on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Ogunquit Playhouse

Whether you know 'whodunnit' or not, you're bound to enjoy this rollicking MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS adapted by Ken Ludwig at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Fans of Agatha Christie, or murder mysteries in general, will find plenty of false identities, red herrings and over-the-top suspense to keep them guessing till the infamous mustached detective Hercule Poirot (a pitch-perfect Steven Rattazzi) inevitably solves the crime.

BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Ogunquit Playhouse

While it might seem sacrilegious to host a non-musical at the famed Ogunquit Playhouse, modern day audiences should know that the early years of the theater hosted a slew of non-musical productions. In fact, it was many years ago that I saw a production of Love Letters and an adaptation of Dracula.

Review Roundup: OKLAHOMA! at Pittsburgh CLO - What Did The Critics Think?

Oklahoma! is now open at Pittsburgh CLO. What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO Presents OKLAHOMA!

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with the soaring melodies of America's favorite musical, OKLAHOMA!. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals For Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Go inside rehearsals for Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out rehearsal photos below!

Cast Announced For Goodspeed Musicals THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.]

Photo Flash: Norm Lewis Pays A Visit to 42ND STREET at Bucks County Playhouse

Broadway's Norm Lewis ('Once on this Island') stopped backstage recently after seeing '42nd Street' at the historic Bucks County Playhouse, where it recently broke the theater's Box Office record. 

Photo Flash: First Look at Bucks County Playhouses 42ND STREET

With a tap-happy cast and a score chock-filled with American songbook classics, Bucks County Playhouse presents the quintessential backstage musical comedy '42nd Street' through August 4, 2018. This an all-new production is directed by Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate Hunter Foster and choreographed by Jeremy Dumont. Get a first look at the production below!

BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Bucks County Playhouse - Tessa Grady Hoofs Her Way to Your Heart

42nd Street is a sweet Broadway classic that truly makes it's mark with every tap number.  As indicated in the curtain speech, 42nd Street is the 'largest' production that BCP has produced since it reopened 5 years ago.


Ruth Gottschall has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Ruth Gottschall has not appeared in the West End.

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