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Shirley Knight

 
Birth Place:
USA
Bio:
Shirley Knight was an American actress. She was known for multiple feature films, television films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 05, 1936 (86)

Birth Place: USA

Bio:
Shirley Knight was an American actress. She was known for multiple feature films, television films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Esther
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
J.S.
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1997
Lily Dale Kidder
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Lola
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Ruth
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Betty
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1977
Lieutenant Lillian Holiday
Performer
  [Broadway]
1975
Carla
  [Broadway]
1969
Performer
  [Broadway]
1966
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Jenny Zubitsky (Better Luck)
  [Broadway]
1964
Irina
  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Katherine

Photos

Jill Shackner, Alysia Reiner, Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser Photo

Jill Shackner, Alysia Reiner, Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser

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Date:
11/07/2011
Jill Shackner, Alysia Reiner, Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser Photo

Jill Shackner, Alysia Reiner, Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser

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Date:
11/07/2011
Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser Photo

Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser

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Date:
11/07/2011
Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser Photo

Shirley Knight and Alison Fraser

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Date:
11/07/2011


Jayne Houdyshell, Melissa Joan Hart, Shirley Knight, Lucy Devito & Judy Gold

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Date:
04/02/2010

 

Stage

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

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Esther

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
J.S.

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

Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1997
Lily Dale Kidder

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Lola

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Ruth

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Betty

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1977
Lieutenant Lillian Holiday

Performer

  [Broadway]
1975
Carla

  [Broadway]
1969
Performer

  [Broadway]
1966
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Jenny Zubitsky (Better Luck)

  [Broadway]
1964
Irina

  [Off-Broadway]
1963
Katherine

Shirley Knight Biography

Shirley Knight was an American actress. She was known for multiple feature films, television films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

Shirley Knight Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Shirley Knight, The Young Man from Atlanta
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Shirley Knight, The Young Man From Atlanta
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Production
Shirley KnightThe Cherry Orchard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Shirley Knight, Landscape of the Body
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Shirley Knight, Kennedy's Children

Shirley Knight News

REMEMBERING THE FUTURE Will Now Open July 23 At Odyssey Theatre Photo REMEMBERING THE FUTURE Will Now Open July 23 At Odyssey Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022

Sweet Talk Productions has announced new preview and opening dates for the world premiere of Remembering the Future, an existential comedy by Peter Lefcourt.

World Premiere Of REMEMBERING THE FUTURE By Peter Lefcourt Comes To The Odyssey Theat Photo World Premiere Of REMEMBERING THE FUTURE By Peter Lefcourt Comes To The Odyssey Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

Sweet Talk Productions has announced the world premiere of Remembering the Future, an existential comedy by Peter Lefcourt. Produced by Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners, and directed by Terri Hanauer, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) two-time Emmy Award-winner Michael Corbett, Fatima El-Bashir (Nick Musleh's Love's Labours Lost), David Jahn (General Hospital), Andrew Neaves (The Upshaws on Netflix), and Tarina Pouncy (Fountain Theatre's Human Interest Story, Rogue Machine's Les Blancs).

First Off-Broadway Production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF to Open This July Photo First Off-Broadway Production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF to Open This July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in a new production by Ruth Stage, will play The Theater at St. Clements (423 W. 46th Street) beginning previews July 15, and opening night is set for July 24. The original scheduled run of this production, which had been announced for January, 2022, was postponed due to the ongoing health crisis.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Starring Richard Thomas to Begin Performances at the Kennedy Ce Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Starring Richard Thomas to Begin Performances at the Kennedy Center in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

The Kennedy Center engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will play the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, June 21–July 10, 2022. Find out how to get tickets, who is in the cast and more.

Complete Casting Announced For TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD National Tour Photo Complete Casting Announced For TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD National Tour
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

The complete cast is announced today for the First National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. Find out who's in the cast and how to get tickets.

Academy Award- Nominated Actor Sally Kellerman Dead At 84 Photo Academy Award- Nominated Actor Sally Kellerman Dead At 84
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2022

Actress-singer Sally Kellerman, who achieved worldwide movie fame for her role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman's classic 1970 film “M*A*S*H,” with Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, died early this morning (Feb. 24) in her sleep from heart failure at her home in Woodland Hills.  She was 84.  For her iconic role, she was nominated as “Best Supporting Actress” by both the Oscars and Golden Globes.  It was reported by her manager and publicist Alan Eichler.

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival Online Silent Auction Begins N Photo The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival Online Silent Auction Begins November 15
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2021

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival's annual online auction, “Menagerie of Holiday Gifts,” (November 15 - December 4) features over 100 gift items for all ages, interests, and budgets.

BWW Interview: At Home with GOLDEN DOOR SCHOLARSHIP Founder Rian Keating Photo BWW Interview: At Home with GOLDEN DOOR SCHOLARSHIP Founder Rian Keating
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 4, 2021

Rian Keating puts himself out on a line when he performs his club acts, but this deaf cabaret singing storyteller also puts himself on a line every day, living the life he wants to and helping those in need... and from the day the teenage Rian arrived in New York City, that's been his way.

Wake Up With BWW 4/23: THE MUSIC MAN Still On Track to Open This Fall, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/23: THE MUSIC MAN Still On Track to Open This Fall, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2020

Today's top stories: The Music Man is still on track to come to Broadway this fall, and more!

Award Winning Actress Shirley Knight Dies at 83 Photo Award Winning Actress Shirley Knight Dies at 83
by Robert Diamond - Apr 22, 2020

Beloved actress Shirley Knight passed away from natural causes on April 22nd at the home of her daughter, Kaitlin Hopkins, in San Marcos, TX.

Shirley Knight Videos

STAGE TUBE: Testa, Fraser Star in JACK IN THE BOX Web Series
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2012

Two Time Tony Award Nominees Alison Fraser and Mary Testa return for the 29th episode of Michael Cyril Creighton's critically acclaimed web sitcom "JACK IN A BOX." Check out the clip below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Exclusive Flashback - Arthur Laurents Talks GYPSY, Merman & More
by Robert Diamond - May 6, 2011

From the Broadway Beat archives today is rare interview with Arthur Laurents, interviewed by Sidney Myer, talking about GYPSY, Merman & More.

STAGE TUBE: Legendary Arthur Laurents Goes Behind WEST SIDE STORY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2011

First reported by Deadline.com was the sad news that legendary director and writer Arthur Laurents has passed away at 93 years old, dying in his sleep. The Los Angeles Times has added a short statement from Jonathan Lomma, Laurents' agent at William Morris Agency who confirmed his death Thursday, saying that 'he died earlier this evening, peacefully in his sleep, at his home in New York City, after a short illness.' I the video above, watch as Laurents goes behind the recent 2009 revival of WEST SIDE STORY.

STAGE TUBE: Rex Reed Interviews Zoe Caldwell at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2011

Although the drama wasn't captured on film, MacCash did capture several of Caldwell's anecdotes prior to the incident; view the article here, and click below to view the video!

STAGE TUBE: Lifetime's DROP DEAD DIVA All-Star Preview!
by Eddie Varley - Sep 4, 2009

Guest stars throughout the first season of Drop Dead Diva include Paula Abdul, Rosie O'Donnell, Tim Gunn, Liza Minnelli, Delta Burke, Sharon Lawrence, Nia Vardalos, Jorja Fox, Mark Moses, Shirley Knight, Faith Price, Devon Gummersall, Elliott Gould, Chuck Woolery and Diedrich Bader. Watch a preview of some of the coming weeks celebrity guest stars right here on STAGE TUBE!


Shirley Knight Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Shirley Knight been in?
Shirley Knight has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Shirley Knight been in?
Shirley Knight has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Shirley Knight been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Young Man from Atlanta , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Young Man From Atlanta , Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Cherry Orchard Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Landscape of the Body and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Kennedy's Children .

What awards has Shirley Knight won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Kennedy's Children.