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Thelma Ritter

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1966
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Marthy
Marthy
  [Broadway]
1931
Sally Stewart
  [Broadway]
1926
Miss Batterson

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1966
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Marthy

Marthy

  [Broadway]
1931
Sally Stewart

  [Broadway]
1926
Miss Batterson


Thelma Ritter Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Thelma Ritter, New Girl In Town
 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Thelma Ritter , New Girl In Town

Thelma Ritter News

BWW Review: 'ANGRY, RAUCOUS' ANYTHING BUT SHAMELESS at Hartford Stage Photo BWW Review: 'ANGRY, RAUCOUS' ANYTHING BUT SHAMELESS at Hartford Stage
by Andrew Beck - Feb 4, 2022

Although “Angry, Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous” is the title of Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage’s new play, it quite amply describes the two women at the center of this literary comedy.

BWW Interview: DC Scarpelli & Peter Budinger of DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL: DC AND PETER'S Photo BWW Interview: DC Scarpelli & Peter Budinger of DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL: DC AND PETER'S GLORIOUS ROMP THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV THEME SONGS at 42nd Street Moon
by Jim Munson - Jun 3, 2021

After the myriad stresses of the past year, we could all use some straight-up entertainment and 42nd Street Moon is providing just that with Don’t Touch That Dial: DC and Peter’s Glorious Romp Through the Golden Age of TV Theme Songs. Conceived and directed by DC Scarpelli and Peter Budinger, the show promises, a light-hearted, celebratory stroll down memory lane as Scarpelli and Budinger guide us through the decades of catchy sitcom themes and the evolution of television. The large, diverse cast also includes Moon stalwarts like Meg McKay and Keith Pinto among a host of multi-talented performers who may be new to you. Don’t Touch That Dial is available to stream from June 5 – 27, 2021 as part of 42nd Street Moon’s paid virtual ticketed MoonBeams series. Tickets and further information are available at www.42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. ​​​​​​​I had the pleasure of speaking with Budinger and Scarpelli last week as they were still putting the finishing touches on the video presentation. As Scarpelli says, “We’re not satisfied with any musical number until it’s utterly dripping with charm and delight.” If you ever run into them at a party, these are definitely the guys you want to talk to as they are both a barrel of fun and an endless font of information about classic TV and musical theater. A married couple, the two have been working together for years as well as performing individually, and their combined theater credits read like a recent history of Bay Area musical theater. The freewheeling conversation covered how they conceived the show and put it together, which obscure songs didn’t make the final cut, and shows they’d love for Moon to mount in the future.

Summer Movies At Sarasota Opera House To Begin Saturday, June 5 Photo Summer Movies At Sarasota Opera House To Begin Saturday, June 5
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2021

Sarasota Opera has announced the initial lineup for the 2021 summer movie series, which will open with “La Cage aux Folles” on Saturday, June 5.

VIDEO: Sharon Stone Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick ALL ABOUT EVE Photo VIDEO: Sharon Stone Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick ALL ABOUT EVE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 20, 2020

Sharon Stone announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: ALL ABOUT EVE.

ALL ABOUT EVE Gets a Reboot in National Theatre Broadcast at Town Hall Theater Photo ALL ABOUT EVE Gets a Reboot in National Theatre Broadcast at Town Hall Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2019

Town Hall Theater is excited to screen the excellent production of the National Theatre's All About Eve on the big screen Sunday, June 23 at 2pm. Directed by Ivo Van Hove and starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James, this new stage adaptation of All About Eve is based on the classic award-winning film.

Sarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies Series Photo Sarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies Series
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2019

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2019 season of "HD at the Opera House" and "Classic Movies at the Opera House."  The "HD at the Opera House" series will open on Sunday, May 19th and run through October 6th.

The Academy Presents 60th Anniversary Screening of PILLOWTALK Hosted by John Epperson Photo The Academy Presents 60th Anniversary Screening of PILLOWTALK Hosted by John Epperson
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 19, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will continue its monthly residency at Metrograph on Thursday, April 4th, 2019, with a special screening of Pillow Talk, hosted by John Epperson, with a special presentation of the Oscar Winning short film FEAST prior to the screening presented by director Patrick Osborne.

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Presents 60th Anniversary Screening O Photo The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Presents 60th Anniversary Screening Of PILLOWTALK
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will continue its monthly residency at Metrograph on Thursday, April 4th, 2019, with a special screening of Pillow Talk, hosted by John Epperson, with a special presentation of the Oscar Winning short film FEAST prior to the screening presented by director Patrick Osborne. For Further Information | Http://metrograph.com/film/film/2011/pillow-talk

BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Style at Cu Photo BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Style at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 4, 2018

What better way to leave behind the turmoil of the modern world than by indulging in a bright, shiny new musical burnished with the warm glow of nostalgia and featuring a score by the inimitable Irving Berlin? We can't imagine anything more fun - or more timely, for that matter - than a couple of hours or more spent in the audience of Cumberland County Playhouse to experience the company's latest musical treat: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks THE WIFE, Working with Her Daughter, & More on TODAY Photo VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks THE WIFE, Working with Her Daughter, & More on TODAY
by Macon Prickett - Jul 27, 2018

Hollywood legend Glenn Close joins Hoda Kotb the TODAY studio to discuss her new film, “The Wife,” which is already gaining early Oscar buzz. Close opens about working with her daughter, actress Annie Starke, who portrays a young version of Close's character. Close says she left purposely left the set on days Starke was shooting. “She's naturally talented and I thought it's between her and the director,” Close said. “You don't want your Mom around!”

Thelma Ritter Videos

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks THE WIFE, Working with Her Daughter, & More on TODAY VideoVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks THE WIFE, Working with Her Daughter, & More on TODAY
by Macon Prickett - Jul 27, 2018

Hollywood legend Glenn Close joins Hoda Kotb the TODAY studio to discuss her new film, “The Wife,” which is already gaining early Oscar buzz. Close opens about working with her daughter, actress Annie Starke, who portrays a young version of Close's character. Close says she left purposely left the set on days Starke was shooting. “She's naturally talented and I thought it's between her and the director,” Close said. “You don't want your Mom around!”

STAGE TUBE: Watch Glenn Close Stuff Her Face on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2014

Last night on The Tonight Show, stage and screen star Glenn Close faced off against host Jimmy Fallon in a face-stuffing contest. In this video, watch as Close and Fallon snarf down spaghetti, nachos, and pie.


Thelma Ritter Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Thelma Ritter been in?
Thelma Ritter has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Thelma Ritter been in?
Thelma Ritter has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Thelma Ritter been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for New Girl In Town and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for New Girl In Town .

What awards has Thelma Ritter won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for New Girl In Town.