"Mame" replacement for Jane Connell
, portraying Agnes Gooch, and then for Bea Arthur
, portraying Vera Charles, in the original Broadway musical comedy production (1966-1970), on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
Did You Know?
I find acting quite painful. I don't really want to strip away my innermost feelings. I don't want to be pained on stage -- I want to have a good time. But if I decide to do something, I somehow always manage to get it down -- whatever it is, to understand the inner working of it. I don't mean to sound pompous, but I can't give myself permission to do things badly.
Understudied Gwen Verdon
for the title role in the 1966 New York production of "Sweet Charity" and took over for Gwen when she left the show.