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Stockard Channing

 
Date Of Birth:
February 13, 1944 (78)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Channing was most recently seen on Broadway in Other Desert Cities, for which she garnered a Tony nomination. Receiving the Tony Award for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, she is also Tony-nominated for her roles in Pal Joey, The Lion in Winter, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The House of Blue Leaves ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 13, 1944 (78)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Channing was most recently seen on Broadway in Other Desert Cities, for which she garnered a Tony nomination. Receiving the Tony Award for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, she is also Tony-nominated for her roles in Pal Joey, The Lion in Winter, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The House of Blue Leaves ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Kristin
  [West End]
Trafalgar Studios West End Revival Production, 2017
Kristen Miller
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
The Leading Lady
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2011
Polly Wyeth
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Production, 2011
Polly Wyeth
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Vera Simpson
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1999
Eleanor
  [Broadway]
1997
Regina Giddens
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Hapgood
  [Broadway]
1992
Penny McKenzie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Ouisa
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Ouisa
  [Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Susan
  [Broadway]
1986
Bunny Flingus
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Bunny Flingus
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Sheila
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Sheila
  [Broadway]
1984
Virginia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Angel [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Luba
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Sonia Walsk [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1971
Citizen of Verona & Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Julia [Replacement]
Lucetta (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Players [female] (Adaptation) [Replacement]

Stockard Channing Movies

The Girl Most Likely to...
 
[1973]
Miriam Knight
The Fortune
 
[1975]
Freddie Bigard
The Big Bus
 
[1976]
Kitty Baxter
Sweet Revenge
 
[1976]
Vurrla Kowsky
The Cheap Detective
 
[1978]
Bess
Grease
 
[1978]
Rizzo
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
 
[1979]
Mona Mondieu
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story
 
[1979]
Kitty O'Neil
Table Settings
 
[1982]
Safari 3000
 
[1982]
J.J. Dalton
Without a Trace
 
[1983]
Jocelyn Norris
Not My Kid
 
[1985]
Helen Bower
The Men's Club
 
[1986]
Nancy
Heartburn
 
[1986]
Julie
The Room Upstairs
 
[1987]
Leah Lazenby
A Time of Destiny
 
[1988]
Margaret
Tidy Endings
 
[1988]
Marion
Perfect Witness
 
[1989]
Liz Sapperstein
Staying Together
 
[1989]
Nancy Trainer
Meet the Applegates
 
[1990]
Jane Applegate
Married to It
 
[1991]
Iris Morden
Lincoln
 
[1992]
Clara Harris - Voice
Six Degrees of Separation
 
[1993]
Ouisa
David's Mother
 
[1994]
Bea
Smoke
 
[1995]
Ruby McNutt
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
 
[1995]
Miss Adelaide
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
 
[1995]
Carol Ann
An Unexpected Family
 
[1996]
Barbara Whitney
The First Wives Club
 
[1996]
Cynthia Swann Griffin
The Prosecutors
 
[1996]
Ingrid Maynard
Edie & Pen
 
[1996]
Pen
Moll Flanders
 
[1996]
Mrs. Allworthy
Up Close & Personal
 
[1996]
Marcia McGrath
Lily Dale
 
[1996]
Corella
Practical Magic
 
[1998]
Aunt Frances
Twilight
 
[1998]
Verna
An Unexpected Life
 
[1998]
Barbara Whitney
The Baby Dance
 
[1998]
Rachel
The Venice Project
 
[1999]
Chandra Chase
Where the Heart Is
 
[2000]
Sister Husband
Isn't She Great
 
[2000]
Florence Maybelle
The Truth About Jane
 
[2000]
Janice
Other Voices
 
[2000]
Dr. Grover
The Business of Strangers
 
[2001]
Julie Styron
A Girl Thing
 
[2001]
Dr. Beth Noonan
Life or Something Like It
 
[2002]
Deborah Connors
The Matthew Shepard Story
 
[2002]
Judy Shepard
Anything Else
 
[2003]
Paula Chase
Behind the Red Door
 
[2003]
Julia
The Divorce
 
[2003]
Margeeve Walker
Abby Singer
 
[2003]
Bright Young Things
 
[2003]
Mrs. Melrose Ape
The Piano Man's Daughter
 
[2003]
Lily Kilworth
Jack
 
[2004]
Anne
Red Mercury
 
[2005]
Penelope
Must Love Dogs
 
[2005]
Dolly
3 Needles
 
[2005]
Olive Cowie, the Porn Actor's Mother
Sparkle
 
[2007]
Sheila
Sundays at Tiffany's
 
[2010]
Vivian Claremont
Multiple Sarcasms
 
[2010]
Pamela
17th Precinct
 
[2011]
Detective Sergeant Mira Barkley
Family Trap
 
[2012]
Barbara
Pulling Strings
 
[2013]
Virginia
Me & Mean Margaret
 
[2016]
Margaret

Stockard Channing TV Shows

Love, American Style
 
[1973]
Marsha Sue
Calling Dr. Gannon
 
[1974]
Shirley
Lucan
 
[1977]
Mickey MacElwaine
Stockard Channing in Just Friends
 
[1979]
Susan Hughes
The Stockard Channing Show
 
[1980]
Susan Goodenow
Echoes in the Darkness
 
[1987]
Susan Reinert
Sesame Street
 
[1972-1988]
Mad Painter's Victim
Trying Times
 
[1989]
Hilda Bundt
Road to Avonlea
 
[1994]
Viola Elliot
King of the Hill
 
[1997]
Mrs. Holloway
Batman of the Future
 
[1999-2000]
Barbara Gordon
The Wonderful World of Disney
 
[2002]
Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer
Hitler: The Rise of Evil
 
[2003]
Klara Hitler
Out of Practice
 
[2005-2006]
Dr. Lydia Barnes
The West Wing
 
[1999-2006]
Abbey Bartlet
Mania
 
[2007]
Rizzo
Banda sonora
 
[2007]
Rizzo
The Cleveland Show
 
[2009]
Lydia Waterman
The Good Wife
 
[2012-2016]
Veronica Loy
The Mysteries of Laura
 
[2016]
Brenda Phillips
The Guest Book
 
[2017]
Jill
Difficult People
 
[2017]
Bonnie Kessler
Urban Myths
 
[2017]
Elizabeth Taylor

Stockard Channing Biography

Channing was most recently seen on Broadway in Other Desert Cities, for which she garnered a Tony nomination. Receiving the Tony Award for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, she is also Tony-nominated for her roles in Pal Joey, The Lion in Winter, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, for which she also received a Drama League Award, an Obie Award and an Olivier nomination, and was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award reprising her role for the 1993 film version. Other stage credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Little Foxes, Hapgood, Woman in Mind (for which she won a Drama Desk Award), The Rink, The Golden Age, They're Playing Our Song and Love Letters. With a total of 13 Emmy nominations and three Emmy Awards, including those for her television roles in The West Wing¬Ě and The Matthew Shepard Story,¬Ě she is currently seen in a recurring role on The Good Wife.¬Ě On the big screen, Stockard Channing received a London Film Critics Circle Award and an AFI Best Actress nomination for The Business of Strangers. Among her other films are Woody Allen's Anything Else, Practical Magic, The First Wives Club, Moll Flanders, Up Close & Personal, Smoke and Grease, earning a People's Choice Award for her performance as bad girl Rizzo.

Stockard Channing Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Stockard Channing, Pal Joey
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Stockard Channing, Pal Joey
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Stockard Channing, The Lion in Winter
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Stockard Channing, Hapgood
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Actress
Stockard ChanningSix Degrees Of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Stockard Channing , Four Baboons Adoring the Sun
 
Drama League Awards - 1991 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation
 
Obie Awards - 1991 - Performance Gold Star
Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Actress - Play
Stockard Channing Six Degress of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Stockard ChanningWomen in Mind
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Stockard Channing, The House of Blue Leaves
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Stockard Channing, Joe Egg
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Stockard Channing, Joe Egg

Stockard Channing News

Previews: HAIRSPRAY at The Playhouse Photo Previews: HAIRSPRAY at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - Nov 21, 2022

When it opened on Broadway in 2002, HAIRSPRAY won an extraordinary eight Tony awards. Its popularity has never waned and the tour will visit The Playhouse on December 1-4.

Artists Rep Presents THE HOMBRES By Tony Meneses Next Month Photo Artists Rep Presents THE HOMBRES By Tony Meneses Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022

Artists Repertory Theatre (ART) begins its 40th season on stage with The Hombres by Tony Meneses, a funny exploration into masculinity and the intimacy of male relationships. Performances run Sept. 10 through Oct. 9.    

Feature: CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PI√ô CHE UN ADDIO –Ä UN ARRIVEDERCI Photo Feature: CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PI√ô CHE UN ADDIO –Ä UN ARRIVEDERCI
by Ettore Farrattini - Aug 11, 2022

CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PI√ô CHE UN ADDIO –Ä UN ARRIVEDERCI NON SI ARRESTANO I TRIBUTI PER LA SCOMPARSA DI UNA INCONTRASTATA ICONA

Axelrod Players' Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY The Musical! Photo Axelrod Players' Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY The Musical!
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

In March, The Axelrod Performing Arts Center of Deal Park, NJ offered audiences a star-studded production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY The Musical with Broadway favorites Kate Baldwin and Aaron Lazar. This Mother's Day weekend-with stage walls still echoing from Baldwin's velvety soprano-APAC has another hit on their hands in their education division's pre-professional production of Brickman, Elice, and Lippa's ADDAMS FAMILY The Musical.

Maulik Pancholy Completes the Cast of TO MY GIRLS Photo Maulik Pancholy Completes the Cast of TO MY GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced that Maulik Pancholy will complete the cast of JC Lee’s world premiere comedy, TO MY GIRLS, directed by Stephen Brackett. Mr. Pancholy last appeared at Second Stage in the Broadway production of Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated play, Grand Horizons.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) have announced finalists for the 2022 Audie Awards. Finalists include Cynthia Erivo for Best Female Narrator and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Male Narrator. Leslie Odom Jr., Annie Golden, Telly Leung, and Jason Tam are also featured on audiobooks that made the list. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Matthew Broderick, Dick Cavett & Rachel Dratch Featured on The Pack Podcast Photo Matthew Broderick, Dick Cavett & Rachel Dratch Featured on The Pack Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2021

Two-time Tony Winner¬†Matthew Broderick, Emmy-winning legend Dick Cavett and¬† Rachel Dratch (SNL) are featured in the latest episode of¬†The Pack Podcast‚ÄĒ‚ÄúTwo Hours Back.‚Ä̬†

Netflix Announces DEATH TO 2021 Special Photo Netflix Announces DEATH TO 2021 Special
by Michael Major - Dec 2, 2021

To celebrate the end of another year, Netflix brings you Death to 2021,  a comedy event that tells the story of another dreadful year. The new special stars Hugh Grant, Lucy Liu, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Joe Keery, William Jackson Harper, Stockard Channing, Cristin Milioti,  Diane Morgan, Nick Mohammed, and others.

Hampstead Theatre Announces Three Premieres as Part of 2022 Season Lineup Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces Three Premieres as Part of 2022 Season Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

The Forest by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, with direction by Jonathan Kent, will run from 4 February until 12 March. The Fever Syndrome by Alexis Zegerman, directed by Hampstead Theatre's Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, will run from 18 March until 23 April. The Fellowship by Roy Williams, directed by Paulette Randall, will run from 17 June until 23 July.

BWW Interview: Arnetia Walker on THE WIZ, DREAMGIRLS, & YES, VIRGINIA Photo BWW Interview: Arnetia Walker on THE WIZ, DREAMGIRLS, & YES, VIRGINIA
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 11, 2021

From November 18th-21st, Judson Theatre Company will be presenting a new holiday comedy by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin titled YES, VIRGINIA at Owens Auditorium inside the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center. Actress Arnetia Walker stars in the production opposite Mindy Sterling. She has appeared on Broadway in THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, RAISIN, THE WIZ, and DREAMGIRLS. Her TV credits include: QUANTUM LEAP, NURSES, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, MAD ABOUT YOU, NYPD BLUE, MALCOLM & EDDIE, JUST SHOOT ME!, THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, TOUCHED BY AN ANGLE, CITY OF ANGELS, JUDGING AMY, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and DYNASTY. Her film credits include: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, THE WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME, SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS, LOVE CRIMES, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME, and COLLEGE ROAD TRIP. I had the great pleasure of interviewing her about all of this and more.

Stockard Channing Videos

VIDEO: Micah Stock Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Micah Stock Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 27, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with Tony Award-nominated stage and screen actor Micah Stock, who currently stars on Netflix's cult favorite, Bonding and Disney+/Nat Geo's The Right Stuff, in which he plays real-life NASA astronaut Deke Slayton.

VIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Gushes Over Aretha Franklin on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Gushes Over Aretha Franklin on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2021

Courtney B. Vance talks about the pandemic ruining his 60th birthday and shares what he learned about Aretha Franklin while filming his show Genius: Aretha.

Broadway Rewind: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Arrives with Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and More Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Arrives with Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the arrival of It's Only a Play. It's Only a Play opened on Broadway on October 9, 2014 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it played for 274 performances.

Broadway Rewind: PAL JOEY Returns to Broadway with Stockard Channing in 2008! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: PAL JOEY Returns to Broadway with Stockard Channing in 2008!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 19, 2020

Pal Joey return to Broadway in 2008, almost seven decades after it originally premiered in 1940. This time, the beloved Rodgers and Hart musical starred Christian Hoff, Martha Plimpton and Stockard Channing. The Roundabout revival played 85 performances at Studio 54 and earned four Tony nominations that season.

VIDEO: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For GREASE Sing-A-Long and Q & A Videoplay
VIDEO: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For GREASE Sing-A-Long and Q & A

by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, original Grease film stars, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited yesterday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre to host the Meet n' Grease Sing-a-long!

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of APOLOGIA with Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy & More Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of APOLOGIA with Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy & More!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 20, 2018

Direct from London, Alexi Kaye Campbell's biting play Apologia makes its New York debut with Stockard Channing in a powerhouse performance as a woman facing the repercussions of her past. Apologia is a passionate, human and humorous clash of generations and beliefs-a lively look at yesterday's rebels living in today's reality.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from APOLOGIA, with Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy & More! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from APOLOGIA, with Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy & More!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2018

Direct from London, Alexi Kaye Campbell's biting play makes its New York debut with Stockard Channing in a powerhouse performance as a woman facing the repercussions of her past. Apologia is a passionate, human and humorous clash of generations and beliefs-a lively look at yesterday's rebels living in today's reality.

Video: On This Day, October 9- IT'S ONLY A PLAY Opens On Broadway With A Star-Studded Videoplay
Video: On This Day, October 9- IT'S ONLY A PLAY Opens On Broadway With A Star-Studded Cast

by A.A. Cristi - Oct 9, 2018

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on this day in 2014!

VIDEO: First Look - Joseph Fiennes Stars as Michael Jackson in New Comedy URBAN MYTHS
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 11, 2017

Sky Arts has debuted the first trailer for URBAN MYTHS, an upcoming comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as late singer Michael Jackson. Urban Myths is set to debut Jan. 19 on Sky Arts.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/16- Stockard Channing
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Stockard Channing! In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Musical, working with playwright John Guare. She also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings. In 1978, at the age of 33, she took on the role of high school teenager Betty Rizzo in the hit musical Grease. Additional Broadway credits include: They're Playing Our Song, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Woman in Mind, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Lion in Winter. She is currently starrign on Broadway in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theatre.


Stockard Channing Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Stockard Channing been in?
Stockard Channing has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

How many West End shows has Stockard Channing been in?
Stockard Channing has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Stockard Channing's first West End show?
Stockard Channing's first West End show was Apologia which opened in 2017

What awards has Stockard Channing been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Other Desert Cities , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Other Desert Cities , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Pal Joey , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pal Joey , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Lion in Winter , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Hapgood , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Six Degrees Of Separation , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Four Baboons Adoring the Sun , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation , Performance (Obie Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Six Degress of Separation , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Women in Mind , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The House of Blue Leaves Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Egg and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Joe Egg .

What awards has Stockard Channing won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation, Performance (Obie Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Women in Mindand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Joe Egg.