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Marilyn Cooper

Performer
( b. Dec 14, 1936 New York, New York, USA - d. Apr 23, 2009 New Jersey, USA ) Female
Brunette, with large eyes and a deadpan manner, Marilyn Cooper excelled at comedy. It wasn't easy drawing focus away from Lauren Bacall, the star of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical Woman of the Year (which was based on the Tracy-Hepburn film of the same name), but Ms. Cooper managed to do it as Jan Donovon, the drab ex-wife of Sam Craig, the Tracy character. She stopped the show with her punchlines in "The Grass Is Always Greener," a duet with Bacall's character, Tess Harding, in which the two women envy the circumstances of one another's lives. Ms. Cooper stole the number, sending the audience into gales of laughter with her nasal refrain "What's so wonderful?" Ms. Cooper also won a Drama Desk Award for her work. She would later tour with Bacall in the show, and toured again, in 1984, this time with Barbara Eden.

Source: Playbill.com



Productions Date of Productions
Grease
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper
    • Miss Lynch - Replacement
May 11, 1994 - Jan 25, 1998
Cafe Crown
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Also Starring: Marilyn Cooper [Ida Polan]
Feb 18, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989
Broadway Bound
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Mrs. Pitkin]
Dec 04, 1986 - Sep 25, 1988
The Odd Couple
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Vera]
Jun 11, 1985 - Feb 23, 1986
Woman of the Year
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Jan Donovan]
Mar 29, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983
Ballroom
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Ensemble, Natalie]
  • Understudy: Marilyn Cooper [Helen, Marlene]
Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979
Working
[Musical, Original]
  • Standby: Marilyn Cooper [The Company]
May 14, 1978 - Jun 04, 1978
On the Town
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Understudy: Marilyn Cooper [Hildy Esterhazy]
  • Also Starring: Marilyn Cooper [Lucy Schmeeler]
Oct 31, 1971 - Jan 01, 1972
Two By Two
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Leah]
Nov 10, 1970 - Sep 11, 1971
A Teaspoon Every Four Hours
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Sylvia Rubin]
Jun 14, 1969 - Jun 14, 1969
Golden Rainbow
[Musical, Original]
  • Standby: Marilyn Cooper [Judy Harris]
  • Also Starring: Marilyn Cooper [Rosemary Garrity]
Feb 04, 1968 - Jan 11, 1969
Hallelujah, Baby!
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Mrs. Charles, Mistress, Ethel, Dorothy]
Apr 26, 1967 - Jan 13, 1968
Mame
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper
    • Agnes Gooch - Replacement (Dec 15, 1969 - ?)
May 24, 1966 - Jan 03, 1970
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Rosalia]
Apr 08, 1964 - May 03, 1964
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Also Starring: Marilyn Cooper [Ruthie Rivkin]
Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962
Gypsy
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Agnes]
May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Rosalia]
  • Understudy: Marilyn Cooper [Consuela]
Sep 26, 1957 - Jun 27, 1959
Brigadoon
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Singer]
Apr 09, 1957 - May 05, 1957
Mr. Wonderful
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Marilyn Cooper [Little Girl]
Mar 22, 1956 - Feb 23, 1957
1981 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Musical
winnerWoman of the Year [winner]
Performer: Marilyn Cooper
1981 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
winnerWoman of the Year [winner]
Performer: Marilyn Cooper
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