Kathleen Chalfant

Personal Information
Broadway: ENCORE! presentation of Bloomer Girl (Dolly Bloomer), Angels in America (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Racing Demon (New York premiere, directed by Richard Eyre), Dance With Me, M. Butterfly. Off-Broadway: The Last Letter by Vasily Grossman directed by Frederick Wiseman, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, Savannah Bay by Marguerite Duras, Far Away by Caryl Churchill, The Vagina Monologues with Nell Carter and Annabella Sciorra, Wit (Drama Desk, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Awards), Nine Armenians (Drama Desk Nomination), Twelve Dreams (written and directed by James Lapine), Henry V (New York Shakespeare Festival, directed by Doug Hughes, Callaway Award), True History and Real Adventures (by Sybille Pearson, directed by Michael Mayer). Other New York credits: Phaedra in Delirium (CSC), Iphigenia and Other Daughters (by Ellen McLaughlin), Endgame (directed by David Esbjornson), The Party (from three stories by Virginia Woolf adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, directed by David Esbjornson), Three Poets (by Romulus Linney), Sister Mary Ignatius . . . (by Christopher Durang), Just Say No (by Larry Kramer), The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador (by Charles Mee, directed by David Schweitzer, New York Theatre Workshop), Jules Feiffer’s Hold Me! (directed by Caymichael Patten), Signs of Life (by Joan Schenkar). Regional theater: Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Mark Taper Forum, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Sundance Playwrights Lab, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse and others. Film: Murder and Murder (written and directed by Yvonne Rainer), Bob Roberts, Five Corners, Jumpin’ At The Boneyard, Dream Work (with Eric Bogosian), A Price Above Rubies, The Last Days of Disco, Side Streets, Random Hearts, Company Man, Kinsey. TV: Jo (Kate in the CBS pilot), The Guardian (Laurie Solt in the series for CBS), The Laramie Project, Benjamin Franklin, A Death in the Family (Aunt Hannah) for PBS Masterpiece Theatre, Law & Order (Lisa Cutler), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Beat (recurring role), Storm of the Century (Stephen King miniseries for ABC), Prince Street (recurring role), Spin City, LA Law, One Life to Live. Radio: The Lion in Winter (Eleanor of Aquitane) for LA TheatreWorks with Alfred Molina. She was a participant in V-Day 2001 at Madison Square Garden and V-Day 2002 in San Francisco and Sacramento, California. The Lysistrata Project at BAM. Awards: 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. 1998 Connecticut Critics Circle Award (Wit). 2000 Ovation, Garland, and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards (Los Angeles) for Wit. Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards for Body of Work. She is a founding member of the Women’s Project and sits on the board of The Vineyard Theatre, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Screen Actors Guild. She is an advisor to Theaters Against War and a signer of the Not In Our Name statement of conscience.
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Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Here There Are Blueberries New York Theatre Workshop 05/13/2024 N/A
2 For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday Playwrights Horizons 09/13/2017 Ann
3 Dear Elizabeth McGinn-Cazale Theatre 10/28/2015 Elizabeth
4 Tales From Red Vienna New York City Center/ Stage I 03/18/2014 Edda Schmidt
5 Somewhere Fun Vineyard Theatre 06/04/2013 Evelyn Armstrong
6 Red Dog Howls New York Theatre Workshop 09/24/2012 Rose Afratian
7 Family Week Lucille Lortel Theatre 05/04/2010 Lena
8 Dead Man's Cell Phone Playwrights Horizons 03/04/2008 Mrs. Gottlieb
9 A Hard Heart Harold Clurman Theater 11/11/2007 N/A
10 Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell Minetta Lane Theatre 03/06/2007 Love
11 Great Expectations Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/16/2006 Miss Havisham
12 an oak tree Barrow Street Theatre 11/04/2006 Father REPLACEMENT
13 Five By Tenn New York City Center/ Stage II 11/11/2004 Anna/Vera Cartwright/Frieda/One
14 Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom Theatres at 45 Bleecker/ Bleecker Street Theatre 08/26/2004 Gareth Peirce
15 The Last Letter Lucille Lortel Theatre 12/18/2003 Anna Semyonova
16 Savannah Bay East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 06/10/2003 Madeleine
17 Talking Heads Minetta Lane Theatre 04/06/2003 Susan (Bed Among the Lentils)
18 True History and Real Adventures Vineyard Theatre 12/13/1999 N/A
19 The Vagina Monologues Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 10/03/1999 N/A REPLACEMENT
20 Wit Union Square Theatre 10/06/1998 Vivian Bearing, Ph.D.
21 Wit MCC Theater 09/19/1998 Vivian Bearing Ph.D
22 Phaedra in Delirium East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/20/1998 N/A
23 Nine Armenians New York City Center/ Stage I 11/12/1996 Non/Marie
24 Henry V Delacorte Theater 06/18/1996 Mistress Quickly/Queen Isabel
25 Endgame East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 10/05/1995 Clov
26 Twelve Dreams Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 05/11/1995 Jenny
27 Iphigenia and Other Daughters East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/13/1995 Clymenestra
28 The Party Vineyard Theatre 02/05/1992 Women
29 The Crucible Union Square Theatre 03/14/1990 Mrs. Ann Putnam
30 The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador Perry Street Theatre 05/10/1989 Lady Aitkin
31 Just Say No WPA Theatre 10/04/1988 Mrs. Potentate
32 Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You / The Actor's Nightmare Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 02/24/1982 Sister Mary Ignatius/ Sarah Siddons REPLACEMENT
33 Killings on the Last Line American Place Theatre 05/29/1980 N/A
34 Fefu and Her Friends American Place Theatre 01/06/1978 N/A (Understudy)
35 Jules Feiffer's Hold Me! Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 02/14/1977 N/A
36 Paradise Playwrights Horizons 06/03/1976 N/A
37 Mississippi Moonshine Playwrights Horizons 06/22/1975 N/A
38 The Coroner's Plot Playwrights Horizons 04/12/1975 N/A
39 Cowboy Pictures Playwrights Horizons 06/19/1974 N/A

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Leander Stillwell Playwrights Horizons 05/30/1975 Production Coordinator
2 Beethoven / Karl Playwrights Horizons 05/24/1975 Production Coordinator
3 I Remember the House Where I Was Born Playwrights Horizons 05/15/1975 Production Coordinator
4 Brain Damage Playwrights Horizons 05/10/1975 Production Coordinator
5 The Catch Playwrights Horizons 05/02/1975 Production Coordinator
6 New York! New York! Playwrights Horizons 04/26/1975 Production Coordinator
7 Casserole Playwrights Horizons 04/18/1975 Production Coordinator
8 The Coroner's Plot Playwrights Horizons 04/12/1975 Production Coordinator
9 Rhinegold Playwrights Horizons 03/29/1975 Production Coordinator
10 The Edsel Was a Mistake Playwrights Horizons 03/21/1975 Production Coordinator
11 An Evening with Ma Bell Playwrights Horizons 03/15/1975 Production Coordinator
12 Augusta Playwrights Horizons 03/07/1975 Production Coordinator
13 Mission Playwrights Horizons 03/01/1975 Production Coordinator
14 The First Week in Bogota Playwrights Horizons 02/15/1975 Production Coordinator
15 Carcass Chrome Playwrights Horizons 01/30/1975 Production Coordinator
16 Cowboy Pictures Playwrights Horizons 06/19/1974 Production Coordinator
17 Demons: A Possession Playwrights Horizons 04/04/1974 Production Coordinator
Award Production Function
1 WON 2018 Obie Award, Lifetime Achievement Award    
2 WON 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence    
3 WON 2003 Obie Award, Best Performance Talking Heads Actor
4 WON 1999 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Actress Wit Actor
5 WON 1999 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play Wit Actor
6 WON 1999 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Wit Actor
7 WON 1999 Obie Award, Performance Wit Actor
8 WON 1999 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play Wit Actor
9 WON 1996 Joe A. Callaway Award (AEA), Joe A. Callaway Award Henry V Actor