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Valerie Wright

 
Bio:
Broadway: ELF, Annie Get Your Gun, Damn Yankees, Steel Pier, Sally Marr and Her Escorts, Song And Dance, Cats. Off-Broadway: Showing Off, The World Goes 'Round, Wanda's World. National Tours: Hello Dolly, Song And Dance, The World Goes 'Round (Jefferson award, Helen Hayes nomination), Damn Yankees ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: ELF, Annie Get Your Gun, Damn Yankees, Steel Pier, Sally Marr and Her Escorts, Song And Dance, Cats. Off-Broadway: Showing Off, The World Goes 'Round, Wanda's World. National Tours: Hello Dolly, Song And Dance, The World Goes 'Round (Jefferson award, Helen Hayes nomination), Damn Yankees ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Betsy Foster
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Production, 2012
Deb
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Deb
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Ms. Dinglederry / Mrs. Butternut
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Dolly Tate
Annie Oakley (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Bette Becker
Couple #17
Rita Racine (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1994
Escort #1
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Lola (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1985
Woman (Understudy)
Woman in Blue (Understudy)
Woman in Gold (Understudy)
A Single (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Victoria [Replacement]

Photos

Valerie Wright and Pippa Pearthree  Photo

Valerie Wright and Pippa Pearthree

From: 
Date:
04/27/2016
Pippa Pearthree and Valerie Wright  Photo

Pippa Pearthree and Valerie Wright

From: 
Date:
04/27/2016
Jordan Gelber, Mark Jacoby, Michael Mandell, front: Adam Heller, Mitchell Sink, Beth  Photo

Jordan Gelber, Mark Jacoby, Michael Mandell, front: Adam Heller, Mitchell Sink, Beth Leavel, Leslie Kritzer, Valerie Wright

From: 
Date:
12/02/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Betsy Foster

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Production, 2012
Deb

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Deb

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Ms. Dinglederry / Mrs. Butternut

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Dolly Tate

Annie Oakley (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Bette Becker

Couple #17

Rita Racine (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1994
Escort #1

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Lola (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1985
Woman (Understudy)

Woman in Blue (Understudy)

Woman in Gold (Understudy)

A Single (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Victoria [Replacement]

Valerie Wright Biography

Broadway: ELF, Annie Get Your Gun, Damn Yankees, Steel Pier, Sally Marr and Her Escorts, Song And Dance, Cats. Off-Broadway: Showing Off, The World Goes 'Round, Wanda's World. National Tours: Hello Dolly, Song And Dance, The World Goes 'Round (Jefferson award, Helen Hayes nomination), Damn Yankees (Helen Hayes nomination). Regional Theater: Over 20 roles. Film/TV: Sleepless In Seattle, Ordinary Heroes, You Look Just Like Him, All My Children. Husband: Mark Lotito. Children: Luca and Giovanni. Visit her children’s album Green Beans on the Floor at ValerieWright.info and on Facebook.

Valerie Wright Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Valerie WrightThe World Goes Round

Valerie Wright News

Photos: The Argyle Theatre Presents ELF THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: The Argyle Theatre Presents ELF THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021

Long Island’s largest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre is presenting Elf The Musical, the must-see holiday musical tradition. Elf will begin performances on November 12 and run through January 2, 2022, at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).

The Argyle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for ELF THE MUSICAL Photo The Argyle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for ELF THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

The Argyle Theatre will present Elf The Musical, the must-see holiday musical tradition. Elf will begin performances on November 12 and run through January 2, 2022, at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).

ALTAR BOYZ And BEEHIVE to be Presented by Forestburgh Playhouse Photo ALTAR BOYZ And BEEHIVE to be Presented by Forestburgh Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary as 'The Miracle of the Forest,' Forestburgh Playhouse, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, will present in Rep: the heavenly musical hit ALTAR BOYZ and the 60s salute to girl groups BEEHIVE with performances July 13-25.

Douglas Carter Beane Pens and Directs New Book For BABES IN ARMS as Part of Forestbur Photo Douglas Carter Beane Pens and Directs New Book For BABES IN ARMS as Part of Forestburgh Playhouse's Season
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary as ‚ÄúThe Miracle of the Forest,‚ÄĚ Forestburgh Playhouse, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, proudly announces its Diamond Anniversary Season of musicals and plays, along with a summer series of outdoor concerts in compliance with local social distancing measures.

POSTPONED: Updated CHAPLIN is Coming to Nazareth College in April Photo POSTPONED: Updated CHAPLIN is Coming to Nazareth College in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020

CHAPLIN, the musical based on the life of silent film star Charlie Chaplin, is getting an update! Creators Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan reworked Chaplin as it toured seven countries around the world starting in 2015 before Meehan's passing in 2017.

Photos: TUCK EVERLASTING Stars Sarah Charles Lewis and Carolee Carmello Reunite at HE Photo Photos: TUCK EVERLASTING Stars Sarah Charles Lewis and Carolee Carmello Reunite at HELLO, DOLLY!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2020

It was a Tuck Everlasting reunion at Hello, Dolly! last night when Sarah Charles Lewis stopped by and posed for photos with Carolee Carmello after the show!

BWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Argyle Theatre Photo BWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Argyle Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Dec 8, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at the Argyle Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at the Argyle Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2019

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), presents the musical Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson (The Music Man). Performances began November 14, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, December 29, 2019 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Opening Night was Saturday evening, November 16, 2019. Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical is sponsored by P.C. Richard & Son and presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE ON 34th STREET THE MUSICAL Opens at The Argyle Theatre Photo Photo Coverage: MIRACLE ON 34th STREET THE MUSICAL Opens at The Argyle Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 17, 2019

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre, presents the musical Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson (The Music Man). Performances began Thursday, November 14, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, December 29, 2019 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).

The Argyle Announces Cast and Creative for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Photo The Argyle Announces Cast and Creative for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
by Julie Musbach - Oct 29, 2019

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre, presents the musical Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson (The Music Man).

Valerie Wright Videos

BWW TV: Time Stops on Broadway- Watch Highlights from TUCK EVERLASTING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.¬†With direction and choreography by Tony Award¬ģ winner Casey Nicholaw¬†(Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting is currently in previews at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and will open on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV Exclusive: TUCK EVERLASTING Asks, 'If You Could Live Forever, Would You?'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, is currently in previews at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting will officially open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The musical recently polled passerby in Times Square, asking 'If you could live forever, would you?' Watch our exclusive video below to hear their answers!

STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Sings 'The Wheel' from TUCK EVERLASTING!
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2013

The world premiere production of the new musical TUCK EVERLASTING will play at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street) from July 28-August 18, 2013. The pre-Broadway production will feature (in alphabetical order): Fred Applegate (Sister Act) as 'Constable Joe,'Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers) as 'Nana,' Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) as 'Ma Tuck,' David Garrison (Titanic) as 'The Man In The Yellow Suit,' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as 'Jesse Tuck,' Daytime Emmy Award Winner Michael Park (How To Succeed...) as 'Pa Tuck,' Michael Wartella (The Kid) as 'Hugo,' and Valerie Wright (Elf) as 'Mother,' and will introduce Sadie Sink in the role of 'Winnie.' In the video below, watch Jeremy Jordan sing 'The Wheel' from the new musical!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Broadway-Bound TUCK EVERLASTING!
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2013

The world premiere production of the new musical TUCK EVERLASTING will play at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street) from July 28-August 18, 2013. The pre-Broadway production will feature (in alphabetical order): Fred Applegate (Sister Act) as 'Constable Joe,' Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers) as 'Nana,' Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) as 'Ma Tuck,' David Garrison (Titanic) as 'The Man In The Yellow Suit,' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as 'Jesse Tuck,' Daytime Emmy Award Winner Michael Park (How To Succeed...) as 'Pa Tuck,' Michael Wartella (The Kid) as 'Hugo,' and Valerie Wright (Elf) as 'Mother,' and will introduce Sadie Sink in the role of 'Winnie.' In the video below, go behind the scenes of the making of the new musical!

STAGE TUBE: ELF's Jason Testa Tips Hat to CHAPLIN
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2012

Broadway's Elf The Musical and Chaplin share an upcoming closing date-January 6, 2013-and Elf's Jason Eric Testa made a special little video to commiserate. Click below to watch!

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with Michael Strahan at Broadway Debut in ELF
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2012

'Extra's' AJ Calloway was backstage with Michael Strahan for his Broadway debut in ELF. Michael has two roles in the show - he plays a cop and a bell-ringing Santa. Despite playing in front of hundreds of thousands of fans during his football career, Strahan told AJ that he had some pre-performance jitters before going out in front of the 1,200 person audience. Watch the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL Sings 'Story of Buddy' at Macy's Day Parade!
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2012

America's favorite holiday tradition, the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returned to dazzle and enchant millions nationwide today, Thursday, November 22. The festivities were featured both on NBC and CBS, each providing performances from different Broadway companies. Check out a performance from the cast of ELF THE MUSICAL singing 'The Story of Buddy The Elf'!

BWW TV: Inside ELF's Opening Night Curtain Call!
by Randy Rainbow - Nov 19, 2012

ELF returns to Broadway this holiday season at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). Performances began on Friday, November 9, 2012. The production plays a limited engagement of 9 weeks for the holiday season through Sunday, January 6, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was there for opening night anad we bring you footage from the first curtain call below!

BWW TV First Look: ELF Hits Broadway for 2012 Holiday Season - Kritzer, Gelber & More!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 18, 2012

ELF returns to Broadway this holiday season at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). Performances began on Friday, November 9, 2012. The production plays a limited engagement of 9 weeks for the holiday season through Sunday, January 6, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show's new video montage below!

BWW TV: ELF Shorts Part 4: Backstage with Matthew and Matthew
by Craig Brockman - Dec 29, 2010

Tis the season to find your 'inner elf' and BroadwayWorld is going to help! Continuing our special series 'Elf Shorts' we bring you backstage (again) with Matthew Gumley (Michael in the show) and Matthew Schechter (Michael Standby). Matthew^2 play a game of 5 questions backstage. Click below to watch this second of several backstage features brought to you by this dynamic duo!


Valerie Wright Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Valerie Wright been in?
Valerie Wright has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Valerie Wright been in?
Valerie Wright has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Valerie Wright been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The World Goes Round .