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Zoe Caldwell

 
Date Of Birth:
September 14, 1933 (89)
Birth Place:
AUSTRALIA
Bio:
Miss Caldwell was born September 14, 1933 in Melbourne, Australia, to plumber and ballroom bouncer Edgar Caldwell and Zoe Hivon, a taxi-dancer. She began her professional career at age nine in a production of Peter Pan and went on to appear in productions at Melbourne's Union Theatre Repertory ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 14, 1933 (89)

Birth Place: AUSTRALIA

Bio:
Miss Caldwell was born September 14, 1933 in Melbourne, Australia, to plumber and ballroom bouncer Edgar Caldwell and Zoe Hivon, a taxi-dancer. She began her professional career at age nine in a production of Peter Pan and went on to appear in productions at Melbourne's Union Theatre Repertory ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Mystery Guest Star [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Maria Callas
  [Broadway]
1986
Lillian
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1982
Medea
  [Broadway]
1974
Alice
  [Broadway]
1972
Eve
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1970
Colette
  [Broadway]
1968
Jean Brodie
  [Broadway]
1965
Sister Jean of the Angels [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1991]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Director

Zoe Caldwell Movies

The Purple Rose of Cairo
 
[1985]
The Countess
Lilo & Stitch
 
[2002]
Grand Councilwoman
Birth
 
[2004]
Mrs. Hill
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
 
[2011]
Oskar's Grandmother

Zoe Caldwell Biography

Miss Caldwell was born September 14, 1933 in Melbourne, Australia, to plumber and ballroom bouncer Edgar Caldwell and Zoe Hivon, a taxi-dancer.

She began her professional career at age nine in a production of Peter Pan and went on to appear in productions at Melbourne's Union Theatre Repertory Company and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company. She moved to London to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959.

She began her American career as an original member of the company at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. She made her Broadway debut in 1965 in The Devils followed in 1966 by her Tony Award-winning performance in Slapstick Tragedy. She also won Tony Awards for her performances in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1968), Medea (1982), and Master Class (1995).


Miss Caldwell married the noted theatre producer and director Robert Whitehead in 1968.

Zoe Caldwell Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Zoe CaldwellMaster Class
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1996 - Best Actress - Play Gold Star
Zoe Caldwell, Master Class
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Zoe Caldwell , Master Class
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Zoe Caldwell, Master Class
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Zoe Caldwell, Medea
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Zoe Caldwell, Medea
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Performances Gold Star
Zoe Caldwell, Colette
 
Drama League Awards - 1968 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Zoe Caldwell
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Zoe Caldwell, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
 
Theatre World Awards - 1966 - Performance Gold Star
Zoe CaldwellSlapstick Tragedy
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Zoe CaldwellSlapstick Tragedy

Zoe Caldwell News

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Producer Si Litvinoff Passes Away at 93 Photo A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Producer Si Litvinoff Passes Away at 93
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 7, 2023

Si Litvinoff, the visionary producer whose foresight in cinema art led to perennial classics such as Stanley Kubrick's ‚ÄúA Clockwork Orange,‚ÄĚ Nicolas Roeg's ‚ÄúWalkabout‚ÄĚ, 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' starring David Bowie, and more passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. He was 93.¬†¬† ¬†

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by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2022

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77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony Set for June 2023 Photo 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony Set for June 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

The 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday evening, June 5, 2023 beginning at 7:00PM. The Theatre World Awards are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances.

Angelina Jolie to Play Opera Singer Maria Callas in New Pablo Larraín Flim Photo Angelina Jolie to Play Opera Singer Maria Callas in New Pablo Larraín Flim
by Michael Major - Oct 21, 2022

Angelina Jolie will play famed opera singer Maria Callas in Pablo Larraín's new biopic. The screenplay was written by Steven Knight. Larraín most recently directed Spencer, which starred Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. In 2016, Natalie Portman starred in his film Jackie, following the life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theate Photo Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theater Star for Our Times
by Jim Munson - Jun 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to Broadway musical star Laura Benanti about her show at the Lesher Center for the Arts on June 25th. Effortlessly engaging and chatty, Benanti also talks about her amazingly varied career, having worked with everyone from Patti LuPone to Chita Rivera, Steve Martin, Richard Chamberlain and the late Rebecca Luker.

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents BROADWAY'S BEST FOR PARKINSON'S: THE POWE Photo The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents BROADWAY'S BEST FOR PARKINSON'S: THE POWER OF MUSIC!
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Nearly one million people in the United States are living with Parkinson's disease and about 60,000 people in this country are diagnosed each year with the brain disorder, which primarily affects motor functions.

Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Recipients
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2022

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. This year's honorees have just been announced and we've got the full list.

New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York St Photo New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York Stage and Film Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film, will return July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season. 

New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Anna Deavere Smith, and More
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film returns July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season.  For 38 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that continue across the country and around the world.  All tickets are $25 and go on sale June 1.

Mabou Mines to Present Preview Performances of THE VICKSBURG PROJECT Photo Mabou Mines to Present Preview Performances of THE VICKSBURG PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Mabou Mines will present preview performances of The Vicksburg Project, May 11 - 15, May 18 - 22, May 25 - 29, 2022 (at Mabou Mines, 150 1st Avenue, Second Floor, New York), in anticipation of its premiere at Harlem Stage in 2023.

Zoe Caldwell Videos

BWW TV: She's a Shining Light! O'Neill Theatre Center Honors Judith Light with Monte Cristo Award!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2017

It was a night full of Broadway and TV reunions for beloved stage and screen star Judith Light at the 2017 Monte Cristo Award ceremony earlier this week, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and held for the first time at 583 Park Avenue. Light's LOMBARDI co-star Dan Lauria and 'Ugly Betty' co-star Michael Urie joined in on the celebrations, and Director Thomas Kail presented Light with her honor. 

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 26, 2016

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened  draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make, and the often unexpected consequences of those choices -- through success and failure. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast of Merrily We Roll Along.  Below, Richard Ridge chats with Price about his journey with the musical, the creation of the documentary, and so much more!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/7/16- MASTER CLASS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2016

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Class opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/7/15- MASTER CLASS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2015

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Class opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/7- MASTER CLASS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2014

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Class opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/7- MASTER CLASS
by - Jul 7, 2013

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Clas opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

BWW TV: Inside the 2013 Drama League Gala - Performances from Guest of Honor Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big event were he got to chat with the guest of honor herself and plenty of guests including, Judith Light, Michael Arden, LaChanze, Tyne Daly, Will Swenson and more. Plus, check out special performances from McDonald, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more!

STAGE TUBE: New Clip from Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES at the Duplex
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2012

When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort-like so many gay boys before him and after-in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. Get a preview of Rimalower's show PATTI ISSUES in this new clip below!

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES at the Duplex
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2012

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES, written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, has been extended by popular demand at The Duplex through November 2012. Watch the trailer for the show below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/7- MASTER CLASS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2012

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Clas opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.


Zoe Caldwell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Zoe Caldwell been in?
Zoe Caldwell has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Zoe Caldwell been in?
Zoe Caldwell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Zoe Caldwell been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Master Class , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Master Class , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Master Class , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Master Class , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Medea , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Medea , Outstanding Performances (Drama Desk Awards) for Colette , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Slapstick Tragedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Slapstick Tragedy .

What awards has Zoe Caldwell won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Master Class, Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Master Class , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Master Class, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Master Class, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Medea, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Medea, Outstanding Performances (Drama Desk Awards) for Colette, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Slapstick Tragedyand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Slapstick Tragedy.