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Tony Award, Featured Actress in a Musical, 1952 Pal Joey; Lead Actress in a Musical 1971 No, No, Nanette, Daytime Emmy Award, Lead Actress 1976, 77, 88

Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(born July 19, 1926) is an American actress, dancer, and singer.

Contents

1 Early years 2 Television 3 Later years 4 Theater credits 5 Film and television 6 References 7 External links

Early years[edit] Born in Brooklyn, she was raised in Scarsdale, New York
Scarsdale, New York
for several years until the Wall Street crash
Wall Street crash
which heralded the Great Depression, and her family moved to the Bronx. Her parents separated and she was raised with an aunt. She suffered from asthma.[1] Gallagher was known for decades as a Broadway performer. She appeared in Make a Wish, Hazel Flagg, Portofino, High Button Shoes, Sweet Charity (for which she received a 1967 Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for Featured Actress in a Musical), and Cry for Us All. In 1952, she won a Tony Award
Tony Award
for her work in the revival of Pal Joey. In 1971, she won her second Tony Award
Tony Award
for her role in the revival of the musical No, No, Nanette, which also starred Ruby Keeler
Ruby Keeler
and Patsy Kelly. Her song and dance number with Bobby Van from that show, "You Can Dance with Any Girl", is preserved on the cast album of that revival. She would later take on the role of Sue Smith in the Papermill Playhouse revival of the show, playing the role Keeler played a quarter century earlier. Her first starring role on Broadway came in 1953 as title character Hazel Flagg, based on the 1937 Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard
movie Nothing Sacred.[2] The role earned her a feature photo shoot for Life magazine. Gallagher appeared in the 1977 movie Roseland opposite Christopher Walken. An aficionada of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she appeared on a special tribute to Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
on The Bell Telephone Hour.[3] Television[edit] Despite her extensive work on Broadway, she is perhaps best known as the gentle Irish American
Irish American
matriarch Maeve Ryan on the soap opera Ryan's Hope, a role she played for the show's entire duration, from 1975 to 1989. She was nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on the serial, winning in 1976, 1977, and 1988.[3] At the time she was cast in Ryan's Hope, Gallagher taught singing in her home three times a week. Michael Hawkins, who would play the first Frank Ryan, was one of her students.[4] As the show progressed further into the 1980s, the ratings took a steep slide. When ABC executives cancelled Ryan's Hope, Claire Labine ended the final episode with Maeve at the family bar, singing Danny Boy. Almost immediately after the cancellation of Ryan's Hope, Gallagher had a two-day guest stint on Another World, and has appeared in All My Children
All My Children
as a strict nurse and on One Life to Live
One Life to Live
as a sex therapist (whose son married Dorian Lord). She has continued to act in various Off-Broadway and professional theater productions.[3] Later years[edit] In 1984, Gallagher starred in the title role of Tallulah, a musical stage biography of actress Tallulah Bankhead.[5] She is currently a faculty member at HB Studio
HB Studio
(Herbert Berghof Studio) in New York City. Theater credits[edit]

Theatere

Opening date Closing date Title Role Theatre

December 7, 1944 May 12, 1945 Seven Lively Arts Understudy Corps de Ballet Ziegfeld

September 6, 1945 September 15, 1945 Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston Corps de Ballet New Century

December 21, 1945 June 29, 1946 Billion Dollar Baby Chorine Dancer Neighbor Alvin

March 13, 1947 July 31, 1948 Brigadoon Dancer Ziegfeld

October 9, 1947 July 2, 1949 High Button Shoes Nancy New Century Shubert Broadway

October 13, 1949 March 18, 1950 Touch and Go Daughter Neighbor The Girl Theatregoer Broadhurst Broadway

April 18, 1951 July 14, 1951 Make a Wish Poupette Winter Garden

January 3, 1952 April 18, 1953 Pal Joey Gladys Bumps Broadhurst

February 11, 1953 September 19, 1953 Hazel Flagg Hazel Flagg Mark Hellinger

May 13, 1954 November 24, 1956 Pajama Game, TheThe Pajama Game Gladys (replacement) St. James Shubert Theatre

April 20, 1955 May 31, 1955 Guys and Dolls Miss Adelaide City Center

May 18, 1955 May 29, 1955 Finian's Rainbow Sharon McLonergan City Center

April 9, 1957 May 5, 1957 Brigadoon Meg Brockie Adelphi

February 21, 1958 February 22, 1958 Portofino Kitty Adelphi

Mar 19, 1958 March 30, 1958 Oklahoma! Ado Annie Carnes City Center

December 31, 1964 January 23, 1965 Royal Flush Understudy Shubert

January 29, 1966 July 15, 1967 Sweet Charity Nickie understudy Charity replacement Charity Palace

May 24, 1966 January 3, 1970 Mame replacement Agnes Gooch replacement Vera Charles Winter Garden Broadway

April 8, 1970 April 15, 1970 Cry for Us All Bessie Legg Broadhurst

January 19, 1971 February 3, 1973 No, No, Nanette Lucille Early 46th Street

November 11, 1972 February 11, 1973 Much Ado About Nothing Choreography assistant to Donald Saddler Winter Garden

April 26, 1976 May 9, 1976 Tickles by Tucholsky

Theatre Four

October 5, 1977 November 27, 1977 Misanthrope, TheThe Misanthrope Arsinoe Joseph Papp Public Theater New York Shakespeare Festival

June 14, 1978 December 3, 1978 American Dance Machine, TheThe American Dance Machine Choreographic reconstruction Century

October 10, 1978 November 12, 1978 Broadway Musical, AA Broadway Musical Maggie Simpson Theatre of the Riverside Church

October 8, 1979 August 28, 1982 Sugar Babies Replacement Mark Hellinger

May 14, 1981 October 25, 1981 I Can't Keep Running in Place Beth Westside

June 13, 1983 Unknown Tallulah Tallulah Bankhead Westside Arts

August 23, 1983 September 5, 1983 Same Time, Next Year Doris Ivoryton Playhouse

March 9, 1987 March 9, 1987 Star Dust Performer Sardi's

May 17, 1990 July 8, 1990 Annie 2 Fran Riley Norma Terris

September 6, 1990 September 9, 1990 Money Talks

Promenade

June 1996 June 1996 Home Mother Ensemble Studio Theatre

April 9, 1997 May 27, 1997 No, No, Nanette

Papermill Playhouse

January 28, 2000 January 30, 2000 70, Girls, 70 Gert York Theatre Company

Film and television[edit]

Film and television

Year Title Role Notes

1949 Manhattan Showcase Host

1951 Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse Self Jan 25, 1951

1951 Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse Self Feb 4, 1951

1951 Paul Whitman's Goodyear Revue Self May 20, 1951

1951 General Electric Guest House Self August 12, 1951

1951 Mel Torme Show, TheThe Mel Torme Show Self November 5, 1951

1951 Colgate Comedy Hour Self Episodes 1.35 and 1.40

1952 Ezio Pinza Show, TheThe Ezio Pinza Show

February 1, 1952

1953 The Ed Sullivan Show Self Episodes 6.25 and 6.45

1954 Kraft Television Theatre

TV series, episode: Pardon My Prisoner

1955 Colgate Comedy Hour Self Episode 5.33

1955 A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 Self

1958 The Ed Sullivan Show Self Episodes 11.17, 11.19 and 11.32

1960 Strangers When We Meet Betty Anders

1960 Hallmark Hall of Fame Lise TV series, episode: Shangri-La

1961 Bell Telephone Hour, TheThe Bell Telephone Hour Self TV series, episode: The Music of Richard Rodgers

1961 Yves Montand on Broadway Self

1971 The David Frost
David Frost
Show Self Episode 3.109

1971 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, TheThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Self Feb 4, 1971

1972 26th Tony Awards Self

1973 27th Tony Awards Self

1976 American Woman: Portraits of Courage, TheThe American Woman: Portraits of Courage Mary Harris Jones

1977 Roseland Cleo

1975–1989 Ryan's Hope Maeve Ryan TV series

1982 Family Feud Self Feb 8, 1982

1989 Live with Regis Self Jan 13, 1989

1989 Entertainment Tonight Self Jan 13, 1989

1989 Another World Hannah Tuttle TV series, two episodes

1990's All My Children Nurse Harris TV series, unknown episodes

1993 Law & Order Flo Bishop TV series, episode: Born Bad

1995 Cosby Mysteries, TheThe Cosby Mysteries

TV series, episode: Last Tango

1997 Neptune's Rocking Horse Sadie

1997 One Life to Live Dr. Maud Boylan TV series, unknown episodes

2009 American Masters Self TV series, episode: Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

References[edit]

^ Klein, Alvin (August 21, 1983). "Soap Opera Star at Ivoryton". The New York Times.  ^ Inc, Time (1953-03-09). "The Little Girl They Had to Star". Life (March 9, 1953): 102–106.  ^ a b c Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
on IMDb ^ Wilson, Earl (July 16, 1975). " Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
Slips Into Soaps". The Milwaukee Sentinel.  ^ Frank, Leah D. (August 12, 1984). "Tallulah: Glitter and Self Pity". The New York Times. 

External links[edit]

Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
on IMDb Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
at Broadway World

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Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Elizabeth Hubbard
Elizabeth Hubbard
(1974) Susan Flannery
Susan Flannery
(1975) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1976) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1977) Laurie Heineman (1978) Irene Dailey (1979) Judith Light
Judith Light
(1980) Judith Light
Judith Light
(1981) Robin Strasser
Robin Strasser
(1982) Dorothy Lyman (1983) Erika Slezak
Erika Slezak
(1984) Kim Zimmer
Kim Zimmer
(1985) Erika Slezak
Erika Slezak
(1986) Kim Zimmer
Kim Zimmer
(1987) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1988) Marcy Walker (1989) Kim Zimmer
Kim Zimmer
(1990) Finola Hughes
Finola Hughes
(1991) Erika Slezak
Erika Slezak
(1992) Linda Dano
Linda Dano
(1993) Hillary B. Smith
Hillary B. Smith
(1994) Erika Slezak
Erika Slezak
(1995) Erika Slezak
Erika Slezak
(1996) Jess Walton (1997) Cynthia Watros
Cynthia Watros
(1998) Susan Lucci
Susan Lucci
(1999) Susan Flannery
Susan Flannery
(2000) Martha Byrne
Martha Byrne
(2001) Susan Flannery
Susan Flannery
(2002) Susan Flannery
Susan Flannery
(2003) Michelle Stafford
Michelle Stafford
(2004) Erika Slezak
Erika Slezak
(2005) Kim Zimmer
Kim Zimmer
(2006) Maura West
Maura West
(2007) Jeanne Cooper
Jeanne Cooper
(2008) Susan Haskell
Susan Haskell
(2009) Maura West
Maura West
(2010) Laura Wright
Laura Wright
(2011) Heather Tom
Heather Tom
(2012) Heather Tom
Heather Tom
(2013) Eileen Davidson
Eileen Davidson
(2014) Maura West
Maura West
(2015) Mary Beth Evans (2016) Gina Tognoni (2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Imelda de Martin (1964) no award (1965-1968) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
/ Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Sandy Duncan
Sandy Duncan
/ Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
/ Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1971) Jonelle Allen (1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
/ Michele Lee
Michele Lee
(1973) Ruby Lynn Reyner (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Clamma Dale (1977) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lena Horne
Lena Horne
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Teresa Stratas
Teresa Stratas
(1987) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1988) Toni DiBuono (1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Carolee Carmello
Carolee Carmello
/ Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Marla Schaffel (2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
/ Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
/ Montego Glover
Montego Glover
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Grace Hartman (1948) Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
(1949) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1950) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1951) Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
(1952) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1953) Dolores Gray
Dolores Gray
(1954) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1955) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1956) Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1957) Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
/ Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1958) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1959) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1960) Elizabeth Seal (1961) Anna Maria Alberghetti
Anna Maria Alberghetti
/ Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll
(1962) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1963) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1964) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1966) Barbara Harris (1967) Patricia Routledge / Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
(1968) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1971) Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
(1973) Virginia Capers (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
(1977) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No Award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Maryann Plunkett (1987) Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
(1988) Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
(1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) LaChanze
LaChanze
(2006) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Patina Miller
Patina Miller
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Juanita Hall (1950) Isabel Bigley (1951) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1952) Sheila Bond (1953) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1954) Carol Haney (1955) Lotte Lenya
Lotte Lenya
(1956) Edie Adams
Edie Adams
(1957) Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
(1958) Pat Stanley (1959) Patricia Neway (1960) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1961) Phyllis Newman
Phyllis Newman
(1962) Anna Quayle (1963) Tessie O'Shea
Tessie O'Shea
(1964) Maria Karnilova (1965) Beatrice Arthur (1966) Peg Murray (1967) Lillian Hayman (1968) Marian Mercer
Marian Mercer
(1969) Melba Moore
Melba Moore
(1970) Patsy Kelly
Patsy Kelly
(1971) Linda Hopkins
Linda Hopkins
(1972) Patricia Elliott (1973) Janie Sell (1974) Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dee Dee Bridgewater
(1975) Kelly Bishop
Kelly Bishop
(1976) Delores Hall (1977) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
(1978) Carlin Glynn (1979) Priscilla Lopez (1980) Marilyn Cooper
Marilyn Cooper
(1981) Liliane Montevecchi
Liliane Montevecchi
(1982) Betty Buckley
Betty Buckley
(1983) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1984) Leilani Jones (1985) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1986) Frances Ruffelle (1987) Judy Kaye (1988) Debbie Shapiro (1989) Randy Graff
Randy Graff
(1990) Daisy Eagan
Daisy Eagan
(1991) Tonya Pinkins (1992) Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
(1993) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1994) Gretha Boston (1995) Ann Duquesnay (1996) Lillias White (1997) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1998) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(1999) Karen Ziemba (2000) Cady Huffman
Cady Huffman
(2001) Harriet Sansom Harris (2002) Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski
(2003) Anika Noni Rose
Anika Noni Rose
(2004) Sara Ramirez
Sara Ramirez
(2005) Beth Leavel
Beth Leavel
(2006) Mary Louise Wilson (2007) Laura Benanti (2008) Karen Olivo
Karen Olivo
(2009) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2010) Nikki M. James
Nikki M. James
(2011) Judy Kaye (2012) Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
(2013) Lena Hall
Lena Hall
(2014) Ruthie Ann Miles (2015) Renée Elise Goldsberry
Renée Elise Goldsberry
(2016) Rachel Bay Jones
Rachel Bay Jones
(2017)

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