Betty Buckleychicago : music artists
Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.
Her other Broadway credits include 1776, PIPPIN, SONG AND DANCE, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and CARRIE. Off-Broadway credits include Lincoln Center’s ELEGIES, the original NYSF production of EDWIN DROOD, THE EROS TRILOGY and JUNO SWANS. Regional credits include GYPSY, THREEPENNY OPERA, CAMINO REAL and BUFFALO GAL. She starred in the London production of PROMISES, PROMISES.
She most recently starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s THE HAPPENING. Her other film appearances include her debut in Brian de Palma’s screen version of Stephen King’s CARRIE, Bruce Beresford’s TENDER MERCIES, Roman Polanski’s FRANTIC, Woody Allen’s ANOTHER WOMAN and Lawrence Kasden’s WYATT EARP.
Most recently, Buckley appeared on the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors. She has also starred in the HBO series OZ and as Abby Bradford in the hit series EIGHT IS ENOUGH. She has appeared in the CBS series WITHOUT A TRACE, the NBC series LAW & ORDER: SVU, the Fox series THE JURY and MONK for the USA network. She has received two Emmy Nominations.
Buckley has completed 11 CD’s, among them QUINTESSENCE and BETTY BUCKLEY 1967 and the Grammy Nominated STARS AND THE MOON, BETTY BUCKLEY LIVE AT THE DONMAR.
For over 35 years Ms. Buckley has been a teacher of scene study and song interpretation, giving workshops in Manhattan and various universities and performing arts conservatories. She has been a faculty member in the theatre department of the University of Texas at Arlington, the Terry Schreiber Acting School in New York City and currently at the Casa Manana Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas.
In March 2007 Ms. Buckley was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin.