|Mary Beth Peil|
|Born||June 25, 1930 |
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Mary Beth Peil (born June 25, 1930) is an American opera singer and actress. Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Davenport is a City along the Mississippi River in the American state of Iowa. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works 
Born in Davenport, Iowa, Peil (pronounced "peel") trained as an opera singer at Northwestern University under Lotte Lehmann. Davenport is a City along the Mississippi River in the American state of Iowa. Lotte Lehmann ( February 27, 1888 &ndash August 26, 1976) was a German Soprano There she became a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. In the 1960s, the soprano toured with Boris Goldovsky's opera company and the Metropolitan Opera's national company singing such roles as Susanna in Mozart and da Ponte's The Marriage of Figaro. This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. Boris Goldovsky (Cyrillic Борис Голдовский) ( June 7, 1908 - February 15, 2001) was a promoter and popularizer of opera The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. This article is about the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte For the Bishop of the same name see Vittorio Veneto. Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans The Marriage of Figaro or the Day of Madness) K She also sang with the New York City Opera. New York State Theater by David Shankbonejpg|thumb| New York State Theater]] The New York City Opera (NYCO is based in Philip Johnson 's New York State In 1971, she originated the role of Alma in the opera Summer and Smoke, based on a Tennessee Williams play, and performed it again when it was broadcast on television. Summer and Smoke is a 1948 play by Tennessee Williams, originally entitled Chart of Anatomy when Williams began work on it in 1945 Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26 1911 &ndash February 25 1983 better known as Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright who received many of the top theatrical Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic
Peil was persuaded to take a role in Kiss Me, Kate and soon found herself on Broadway. Kiss Me Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. In May 1983 she was cast as the twelfth Anna Leonowens to Yul Brynner's King of Siam in the revival of The King and I. Anna Leonowens ( 6 November, 1831 - 19 January, 1915) was a British travel writer educator and social activist known for teaching Yul Brynner (July 11 1920 – October 10 1985 was a Russian born Actor of stage and film, perhaps best known for his portrayal of the The King and I is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Some critics said she was better than Gertrude Lawrence, who originated the role, and Peil was nominated in 1985 for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Gertrude Lawrence (July 4 1898 - September 6 1952 was an English actress and musical comedy performer whose work spanned from the 1920s to the 1950s The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented
Peil won an Obie Award in 1995 for her work in three non-musical plays, The Naked Truth, Missing Persons, and A Cheever Evening. The Obie Awards or Off-Broadway Theater Awards are annual awards bestowed by The Village Voice newspaper to Off-Broadway Theater
In 1996 and 1997, Peil toured in A. R. Gurney's Sylvia with Charles Kimbrough and Stephanie Zimbalist. A R Gurney (Albert Ramsdell Gurney Jr (born November 1, 1930) is an American Playwright and Novelist. Sylvia is a play about a Dog, the couple that adopts her and the drama that results Charles Kimbrough (born May 23, 1936) is an American Character actor best known for playing the straight-faced anchor Jim Dial on Murphy Stephanie Zimbalist (born October 8 1956 is an American actor She played evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson in a revival of Irving Berlin and Moss Hart's As Thousands Cheer. Aimee Semple McPherson ( October 9, 1890 &ndash September 27, 1944) also known as "Sister Aimee" or "Sister" was a Irving Berlin (11 May 1888 &ndash 22 September 1989 was a Russian-born American Composer and Lyricist, and one of the most prolific American songwriters Moss Hart ( October 24 1904 &ndash December 20 1961) was an American Playwright and director of plays and Musical As Thousands Cheer is a Revue with a book by Moss Hart and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.
Peil's work has been confined largely to the stage. She made her film debut in 1992's Jersey Girl. She appeared in Law & Order in 1994. Law & Order is an American Police procedural and Legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf. She also was "Felice," the love interest of Jack Lemmon (as "Felix") in 1998's "The Odd Couple" sequel. In May 1999, Peil appeared in the Yale Repertory Theatre's production of the Noel Coward play Hay Fever. Yale Repertory Theatre at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut was founded by Robert Brustein, dean of the Yale School of Drama in Sir Noël Peirce Coward ( 16 December 1899 26 March 1973) was an English Actor, Playwright Hay Fever is a comic play written by Noel Coward in 1924 and first produced in 1925 with Marie Tempest as the first Judith Bliss She played the beggar woman in Sweeney Todd at the Kennedy Center in 2002 and in the spring of 2003 she played Antonio Banderas's mother in the revival of the musical Nine. The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960) better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film Actor and Singer Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit and music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. In the winter of 2003, she again appeared on the New York stage, starring in Frame 312, Keith Reddin's play about the Kennedy assassination. The City of New York Keith Reddin (born July 7 1956 is an American actor and playwright John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of In 2008 she appeared as the Old Lady and Blair Daniels in the Roundabout Theatre revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George. The Roundabout Theatre Company is the largest Non-profit theatre company based in New York City. Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22 1930 is an American musical and film composer and lyricist winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (seven Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.
Between 1998 and 2003, Peil was introduced to a wider audience through her role as Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan on teen television drama Dawson's Creek. Dawson's Creek was an American Primetime Television Drama which initially aired from January 20, 1998 Alongside the four main young stars of that show, she was the only actor to appear as a credited regular throughout the show's six-season run, appearing in 74 of 128 episodes.
She also played Nancy Reagan's mother Edith in the Showtime movie The Reagans. Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6 1921 is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and served as an influential Showtime is a subscription television Brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United The Reagans is a 180-minute Television movie about US President Ronald Reagan and his family which CBS had planned to broadcast in November
Peil was seen last in M Proust by Mary Zimmerman at the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre. Mary Zimmerman is an American award winning Theatre director and Playwright. Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award -winning Chicago theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry
She has just finished working in Romania on thriller film, Mirrors, with Kiefer Sutherland in the starring role. Mirrors is a Horror film directed by Alexandre Aja, director of the remake of The Hills Have Eyes, and stars Kiefer Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland He has Scottish ancestry from both parents and is the grandson of Canadian politician Tommy Douglas.
She is a grandmother.