(1970- ). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
Received a Tony nomination in 1990 for her portrayal of Mrs. Lovett in the acclaimed revivial of "Sweeney Todd."
(1993): Played "Mrs. Potts" in "Beauty and the Beast", a musical by Alan Menken
, Howard Ashman
and Tim Rice
(Palace Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).
(November 2004): Played "Fay Wolfe" in "A Second Hand Memory", a play by Woody Allen
(Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, New York, USA).
Appeared in the 1983 Broadway
production of Baby.
(1973). Stage Play: A Little Night Music. Musical/Romantic Comedy. Music by Stephen Sondheim
. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler
. Suggested by the film "Smiles of a Summer Night" by Ingmar Bergman
. Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick
. Musical Director: Harold Hastings
. Assistant to Mr. Hastings: Arthur Wagner. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson
. Costume Design by Florence Klotz. Lighting Design by Tharon Musser. Choreographed by Patricia Birch. Directed by Harold Prince
. Shubert Theatre (moved to The Majestic Theatre from 17 Sep 1973- close): 25 Feb 1973- 3 Aug 1974 (601 performances + 12 previews). Cast: Len Cariou
(as "Frederik Egerman"), Hermione Gingold
(as "Madame Armfeldt"), Glynis Johns
(as "Desiree Armfeldt"), George Lee Andrews (as "Prid, Madame Armfeldt's butler") [Broadway debut
], D'Jamin Bartlett (as "Petra") [Broadway debut
], Despo Diamantidou
[credited as Despo] (as "Malla, Desiree Armfeldt's maid"), Patricia Elliott (as "Countess Charlotte Malcolm"), Beth Fowler (as "Mrs. Segstrom"), Laurence Guittard
(as "Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm"), Judy Kahan (as "Fredrika Armfeldt [Broadway debut
], Mark Lambert (as "Henrik Egerman") [Broadway debut
], Barbara Lang (as "Mrs. Anderssen"), Victoria Mallory (as "Anne Egerman"), Teri Ralston
(as "Mrs. Nordstrom"), Benjamin Rayson (as "Mr. Lindquist"), Gene Varrone
(as "Mr. Erlanson"), Will Sharpe Marshall (as "Bertrand, a page"), Sherry Mathis (as "Osa") [Broadway debut
]. Understudies: Despo (as "Madame Armfeldt"), Beth Fowler
(as "Countess Charlotte Malcolm/Petra"), Len Gochman
(as "Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm/Frederik Egerman"), Barbara Lang (as "Desiree Armfeldt"), Will Sharpe Marshall (as "Frid/Henrik Egerman"), Sherry Mathis (as "Anne Egerman/Fredrika Armfeldt"). Replacement actors during Shubert Theatre run: Sheila K. Adams
(as "Fredrika Armfeldt") [Broadway debut
]. Replacement actors during Majestic Theatre run: William Daniels
(as "Frederik Egerman") [from 25 Feb 1974- ?], Dick Sabol
(as "Frid, Madame Armfeldt's butler"). Produced by Harold Prince. Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell. Note: Filmed as A Little Night Music
(2007). Stage Play: Inherit the Wind. Drama (revival). Written by Jerome Lawrence
and Robert E. Lee
. Associate Director: Mark Schneider. Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto. Directed by Doug Hughes. Lyceum Theatre: 12 Apr 2007- 8 Jul 2007 (100 performances + 27 previews that began on 19 Mar 2007). Cast: Brian Dennehy
(as "Matthew Harrison Brady"), Christopher Plummer
(as "Henry Drummond"), Byron Jennings (as "Rev. Jeremiah Brown"), Denis O'Hare (as "E.K. Hornbeck"), Terry Beaver (as "Judge"), Anne Bowles (as "Mrs. Loomis/Townsperson"), Steve Brady (as "Townsperson"), Bill Buell (as "Mr. Bannister"), Bill Christ (as "Vendor/Townsperson"), Carson Church (as "Gospel Quartet"), Conor Donovan
(as "Howard"), Lanny Flaherty (as "Elijah"), Kit Flanagan (as "Townsperson"), Beth Fowler
(as "Mrs. Brady"), Sherman Howard
(as "Townsperson"), Katie Klaus (as "Gospel Quartet"), Maggie Lacey (as "Rachel Brown"), Jordan Lage
(as "Tom Davenport"), Mary Kate Law
(as "Gospel Quartet"), Philip LeStrange (as "Townsperson"), Kevin Loomis
(as "Monkey Man/Townsperson"), David M. Lutken (as "Gospel Quartet"), Charlotte Maier (as "Mrs. Krebs/Townsperson"), Matthew Nardozzi (as "Timmy/Townsperson"), Randall Newsome (as "Photographer/Townsperson"), Jay Patterson (as "Dunlap/Townsperson"), Pippa Pearthree (as "Mrs. Blair/Townsperson"), Scott Sowers (as "Meeker"), Amanda Sprecher (as "Melinda"), Erik Steele (as "Reuter's Reporter/Harry Y. Esterbrook/Townsperson"), Jeff Steitzer (as "Mayor"), Henry Stram (as "Mr. Goodfellow"), Benjamin Walker (as "Bertram Cates"), Andrew Weems (as "Sillers/Townsperson"). Understudies: Anne Bowles (as "Rachel Brown"), Steve Brady (as "Dunlap/Elijah/Sillers"), Bill Christ (as "Mr. Goodfellow/Rev. Jeremiah Brown"), Kit Flanagan (as "Mrs. Blair/Mrs. Brady/Mrs. Krebs"), Sherman Howard (as "Henry Drummond/Monkey Man"), Jordan Lage (as "E.K. Hornbeck"), Philip LeStrange (as "Judge/Mayor/Mr. Bannister"), Kevin Loomis (as "Meeker/Reuter's Man"), Matthew Nardozzi (as "Howard/Melinda"), Erik Steele (as"Bertram Cates/Photographer") and Jeff Steitzer (as "Matthew Harrison Brady"). Produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman. Philip J. Smith: President. Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President), Lawrence Horowitz, Jon Avnet, Ralph Guild, Roy Furman, Debra Black, Daryl Roth, Bill Rollnick, Nancy Ellison Rollnick and Stephanie McClelland. Associate Producer: Judith Resnick.
(2001) She acted in Jule Styne and Betty Comden's musical, "Bells are Ringing," at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway
in New York City with David Garrison, Martin Moran, Robert Ari, and Jeffrey Bean in the cast. Tina Landau was director.
(2010) She acted in Scott Frankel and Michael Korie's musical, "Grey Gardens: The Musical," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Jacqueline Piro Donovan, Edwin Cahill, Timothy A. Fitzgerald, Vanessa Reseland, Jamie Ross, and Jim Weaver in the cast.
(2015) She acted in Eric Coble's play, "The Velocity of Autumn," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with David Mason in the cast.
(April 28, 2012) She performed in the 28 Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event Benefitting AIDS Project Los Angeles at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Bonnie Franklin, Bill Hutton, Patricia Morison, Brian Lane Green, Jeff Edgerton, Julie Garnye, Kate Pazakis, Jen Malenke, Suzanne Schmedding, Brandon Wardell, Constance Towers, Patrick Cassidy, Pat Marshall, John Lloyd Young, Adrienne Barbeau, Carol Lawrence, Chris Goulet, Cody Green, Kyle Robinson, Oskar Rodriguez, Maillauri Esquibel, Rex Smith, Anna Maria Alberghatti, Len Cariou, Lillias White, Loretta Devine, Catherine Blanks, Sharon Catherine Blanks, Mary Jo Catlett, Gwen Hillier, Lani Ridley Pedrini, Nancy Sharrell, Susan Watson, Seth Hampton, Michael Guanara, The Tonics, Cortes Alexander, Gene Reed, Lindy Robbins, David Burnham, Sally Struthers, Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Carole Cook, Alaman Diadhiou and the S.T.A.G.E. Ensemble in the cast.
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