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Vivien Leigh

 
Date of Birth: November 05, 1913
Date of Death: July 07, 1967 (53)

Birth Place: Darjeeling, West Bengal, BRITISH INDIA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1966
Anna Petrovna
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Tatiana
  [Broadway]
1960
Paola
  [Broadway]
1951
Cleopatra
  [Broadway]
1951
Cleopatra
  [Broadway]
1940
Juliet

Photos



A poster for the 1940 Geary Theater production of Romeo and Juliet starring Laurence Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh

From: 
Date:
12/15/2009

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1966
Anna Petrovna

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Tatiana

  [Broadway]
1960
Paola

  [Broadway]
1951
Cleopatra

  [Broadway]
1951
Cleopatra

  [Broadway]
1940
Juliet


Vivien Leigh Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Vivien Leigh, Tovarich

Vivien Leigh News

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Stage AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre to Stage AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, May 2nd & 3rd, 2022 at 7:30pm.

The 7th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis Returns August 18-28 Photo The 7th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis Returns August 18-28
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis returns for its seventh year, giving center stage to a newly reimagined and sensual Fellini-esque production of William's romantic Sicilian love story The Rose Tattoo, directed by David Kaplan and performed in the Big Top in the Grand Arts Center.

Casting Announced For Tim Firth's NOW IS GOOD at Storyhouse Photo Casting Announced For Tim Firth's NOW IS GOOD at Storyhouse
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

A funny and poignant new musical by award-winning playwright Tim Firth receives its world premiere at Storyhouse this spring and the full cast has now been revealed. 

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces New Year/New Plays Festival Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces New Year/New Plays Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022

The New Year/New Plays Festival, one of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ most popular annual events, will take place online from February 2 - 6, with readings of five intriguing plays that are still in development.

Lawrence Leritz, Bill McCauley & More to Join RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES Photo Lawrence Leritz, Bill McCauley & More to Join RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021

Broadway's Lawrence Leritz, Bill McCauley and Stephen Currens will join friends, family and colleagues to salute the life and career of the great ICM literary agent Mitch Douglas on Richard Skipper Celebrates (YouTube) this Saturday evening, November 6th, 2021 at 6PM est.

BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES Runs Through August 30 At C Arts Digital Online Edinbur Photo BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES Runs Through August 30 At C Arts Digital Online Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 13, 2021

Internationally acclaimed one woman show BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES has been one of the success stories of the pandemic era. Just before COVID lockdowns began, writer/performer Jessica Sherr was in negotiations for the official Off-Broadway debut of her touring show.

Tony-Winning Wig Designer Paul Huntley Passes Away at 88 Photo Tony-Winning Wig Designer Paul Huntley Passes Away at 88
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 9, 2021

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that beloved Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley has passed away. He was 88 years old.

BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES to be Available for Streaming on Demand Photo BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES to be Available for Streaming on Demand
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

Just before COVID lockdowns began, writer/performer Jessica Sherr was in negotiations for the official Off-Broadway debut of her touring show. Her first livestream of BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES on April 3, 2020 via Facebook proved that there was interest in Davis and watching solo performances from home.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, March 26- with a RAGTIME Reunion, John Lloyd Young, an Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, March 26- with a RAGTIME Reunion, John Lloyd Young, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 26, 2021

Today (March 26) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats with John Lloyd Young on Clubhouse, a Ragtime reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES Available to Stream This Friday Photo BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES Available to Stream This Friday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

Broadway On Demand will present Jessica Sherr’s one-woman production, Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Karen Carpenter (Love Loss and What I Wore) during Women’s History Month, premiering this Friday, March 26 at 8:00 PM ET.

Vivien Leigh Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, January 21- Remembering Tony Winning Costume Designer Theoni V. A VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 21- Remembering Tony Winning Costume Designer Theoni V. Aldredge
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2019

On this day, we salute the life and art of Theoni V. Aldredge, the costume designer of the original stage version of 'La Cage aux Folles' and 'Annie' on Broadway who passed away on this day in 2011.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Michael Colby about Life with Theatrical Royalty at the Algonquin Hotel
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 9, 2017

Imagine growing up in a world where your neighbors were Tennessee Williams, The Marx Brothers, Alan Jay Lerner, Noel Coward, Arthur Miller, and scores of others. For Michael Colby, he did grow up in such a world because his grandparents owned New York's famous Algonquin Hotel. Now, Michael swings by Shetler to discuss with Rob and Kevin his enviable life as a real life Eloise of The Plaza.

VIDEO: WHEEL OF FORTUNE Contestant Has Epic Fail with Classic Drama
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 22, 2017

On last night's WHEEL OF FORTUNE, contestant Kevin had an unfortunate epic fail when he was not able to solve a puzzle missing just one letter.

STAGE TUBE: Sally Ann Howes Chats MY FAIR LADY in Clip from THE GOLDEN AGE Film Trilogy
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

In honor of Sally Ann Howes' birthday, Rick McKay, the producer/director of THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, just unveiled a clip of Howes from the documentary film series in which she talks about Rex Harrison's frustration with young actresses playing Eliza in MY FAIR LADY, and why, at the end of his career, he wanted Howes to come back and play the role one more time. Watch below!


Vivien Leigh Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Vivien Leigh been in?
Vivien Leigh has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Vivien Leigh been in?
Vivien Leigh has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Vivien Leigh been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Tovarich .

What awards has Vivien Leigh won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Tovarich.