Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture Presents Betty Buckley
Dubbed “The Voice of Broadway,” Betty Buckley helped to revolutionize modern musical theatre through her acclaimed performances in “1776” (Martha Jefferson), “Pippin” (Catherine), “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood), “Carrie” (Margaret White), and “Cats” (Grizabella, the Glamour Cat), which earned her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She received her second Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Hesione in “Triumph of Love” and received an Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed 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 film roles include Brian de Palma’s “Carrie,” Bruce Beresford’s “Tender Mercies,” and, most recently, M. Night Shyamalan’s hit film “Split,” for which she earned a Saturn Award nomination for Best Featured Actress. Her recent TV credits include a recurring role on “Law & Order: SVU” and a guest starring role on the new Fox/Warner Bros. show “The Cleaning Lady.” She co-starred in the third season of AMC’s “Preacher,” NBC’s “Chicago Med,” HBO’s “The Leftovers” and “Getting On,” the miniseries “The Pacific,” and the series “OZ.” She also starred for four seasons as Abby Bradford on the hit series “Eight is Enough,” and has made guest appearances on “Without a Trace” and “Pretty Little Liars.” Ms. Buckley has been honored with three Lifetime Achievement Awards for her contributions to theatre from the New England Theatre Conference, The Shubert Theater in New Haven, and the T. Schreiber School in NYC. For her work in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!”, she was honored with the Sarah Siddons Award for outstanding performance in a Chicago Theatrical Production.
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