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Dame
Dame
Frances Margaret Anderson, AC, DBE (10 February 1897 – 3 January 1992[2]), known professionally as Judith Anderson, was an Australian-born British actress who had a successful career in stage, film and television. A preeminent stage actress in her era, she won two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award
Tony Award
and was also nominated for a Grammy Award and an Academy Award. She is considered one of the 20th-century's greatest classical stage actors.

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1 Early life 2 Stage 3 Hollywood 4 Television 5 Later career 6 Personal life 7 Death 8 Honours 9 Partial filmography 10 Radio appearances 11 See also 12 Sources 13 References 14 External links

Early life[edit] Frances Margaret Anderson was born in 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia, the youngest of four children born to Jessie Margaret (née Saltmarsh; 19 October 1862 – 24 November 1950), a former nurse, and Scottish-born James Anderson Anderson, a sharebroker and pioneering prospector.[3][4] She attended a private school, Norwood, where her education ended before graduation.[5] She began acting in Australia
Australia
before moving to New York in 1918.[6] Anderson established herself as a dramatic actress of note, making several appearances in Shakespearean plays. She maintained her birth name as her legal name, never legally taking the forename "Judith" as per the California Death Index registry.[citation needed] Stage[edit]

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She made her professional debut (as Francee Anderson) in 1915, playing Stephanie at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, in A Royal Divorce. Leading the company was the Scottish actor Julius Knight whom she later credited with laying the foundations of her acting skills. In the company were some American actors who convinced Anderson to try her luck in the United States. She travelled to California but was unsuccessful, then moved to New York, with an equal lack of success. After a period of poverty and illness, she found work with the Emma Bunting Stock Company at the Fourteenth Street Theatre
Fourteenth Street Theatre
in 1918–19. She toured with other stock companies until 1922 when she made her Broadway debut in On the Stairs using her true name, Frances Anderson. One year later, she had changed her acting forename (albeit not for legal purposes) to Judith and had her first triumph with the play Cobra co-starring Louis Calhern. She toured Australia
Australia
in 1927 with three plays: Tea for Three, The Green Hat and Cobra.[7][8] By the early 1930s, she had established herself as one of the most prominent theatre actresses of her era and she was a major star on Broadway throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. In 1931, she played the Unknown Woman in the American premiere of Pirandello's As You Desire Me, filmed the following year with Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
in the same role. This was followed by Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra, Luigi Chiarelli's The Mask and the Face, with Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
and Zoë Akins' The Old Maid from the novel by Edith Wharton, in the role later played on film by Miriam Hopkins. In 1936, Anderson played Gertrude to John Gielgud's Hamlet
Hamlet
in a production which featured Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
as Ophelia.[9] In 1937, she joined the Old Vic Company in London and played Lady Macbeth
Macbeth
opposite Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
in a production by Michel Saint-Denis, at the Old Vic and the New Theatre. In 1941, she played Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
again in New York opposite Maurice Evans in a production staged by Margaret Webster, a role she was to reprise with Evans on television, firstly in 1954 and then again in 1960 (the second version was released as a feature film in Europe). In 1942–43, she played Olga in Chekhov's Three Sisters, in a production which also featured Katharine Cornell, Ruth Gordon, Edmund Gwenn, Dennis King
Dennis King
and Alexander Knox. (Kirk Douglas, playing an orderly, made his Broadway debut in the production.)[10] The production was so illustrious, it made it to the cover of Time.[11] In 1947, she triumphed as Medea
Medea
in a version of Euripides' tragedy, written by the poet Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers
and produced by John Gielgud, who played Jason. She was a friend of Jeffers and a frequent visitor to his home "Tor House" in Carmel, California.[12] She won the Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance. She toured in this role to Germany
Germany
in 1951 and to France
France
and Australia
Australia
in 1955–56. In 1953, she was directed by Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
in his own adaptation of Stephen Vincent Benét's John Brown's Body
John Brown's Body
with a cast also featuring Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
and Tyrone Power. In 1960, she played Madame Arkadina in Chekhov's The Seagull
The Seagull
first at the Edinburgh Festival, and then at the Old Vic, with Tom Courtenay, Cyril Luckham
Cyril Luckham
and Tony Britton.[citation needed] In 1970, she realised a long-held ambition to play the title role of Hamlet
Hamlet
on a national tour of the United States and at New York's Carnegie Hall. In 1982, she returned to Medea, this time playing the Nurse opposite Zoe Caldwell in the title role. Caldwell had appeared in a small role in the Australian tour of Medea
Medea
in 1955–56. She was nominated for the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play. Hollywood[edit]

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In Hollywood, her opportunities were limited to supporting character actress work. She naturally preferred the stage in any event. In particular, she was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940). As the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
was required to mentally torment the young bride, the "second Mrs. de Winter" (Joan Fontaine), even encouraging her to commit suicide; and taunt her husband (Laurence Olivier) with the memory of his first wife, the never-seen "Rebecca" of the title. This role led to several film appearances during the 1940s in such films as Lady Scarface (1941), Kings Row (1942), All Through the Night (1942), Otto Preminger's Laura (1944) with Gene Tierney, Ben Hecht's Specter of the Rose (1946), Jean Renoir's The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) and a particularly memorable turn as Emily Brent in René Clair's And Then There Were None (1945); she was one of the last surviving cast members of the adaption. In 1970, she appeared in A Man Called Horse. She continued to act on the New York stage, winning a Tony Award
Tony Award
in 1948 for her performance in the title role of Medea. Her stage and film work continued and by the 1950s she was also appearing in television productions. On the big screen, she played a golddigger in Anthony Mann's western The Furies (1950), Herodias in Salome (1953) and Memnet in Cecil B. DeMille's epic The Ten Commandments (1956). In 1958, Anderson played the memorable role of "Big Mama" alongside "Big Daddy" Burl Ives, in the screen adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She also recorded many spoken word record albums for Caedmon Audio from the 1950s to the 1970s, including scenes from Macbeth
Macbeth
with Maurice Anderson (Victor, in 1941) an adaption of Medea, Robert Louis Stevenson verses, and readings from the Bible. She received a Grammy nomination for her work on the Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
recording. Television[edit] Anderson began an active career in television in the early 1950s, usually starring in prestigious "event" dramas such as recreating her role as Medea
Medea
in 1959 and two separate productions of Macbeth
Macbeth
in 1954 and 1960, winning the Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for both filmed performances as Lady Macbeth. Anderson was a frequent star of Hallmark Hall of Fame productions, and was featured in the TV special Light's Diamond Jubilee (1954), broadcast on all four TV networks of the time, and produced by David O. Selznick. Also in 1959, she guest starred on Wagon Train, in The Felizia Kingdom Story. Later career[edit] In her later years, she played two more prominent roles in productions that took her as far away from her Shakespearean origins as possible. In 1984, she appeared in Star Trek
Star Trek
III: The Search for Spock as the Vulcan High Priestess T'Lar. That same year, she commenced a three-year stint as matriarch Minx Lockridge on the NBC serial Santa Barbara. She had professed to be a fan of the daytime genre, but after signing the contract, she complained about her lack of screen time. The highlight of her stint was when Minx tearfully revealed the horrific truth that she had switched the late Channing Capwell with Brick Wallace as a baby, preventing her illegitimate grandson from being raised as a Capwell. This resulted in her receiving a Supporting Actress Emmy Nomination although her screen time afterwards diminished to infrequent appearances. After leaving the series, she was succeeded in the role by the quarter-century younger American actress Janis Paige.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] Anderson was married twice and declared that "neither experience was a jolly holiday":[13]

Benjamin Harrison Lehmann (1889–1977), an English professor at the University of California at Berkeley;[14] they wed in 1937 and divorced in August 1939. By this marriage she had a stepson, Benjamin Harrison Lehmann, Jr. (born 1918).[15][16] Luther Greene (1909–1987), a theatrical producer; they were married in July 1946 and divorced in 1951.[17]

Death[edit] Anderson loved Santa Barbara, California, and spent much of her life there. She died there, of pneumonia, in 1992, aged 94.[2][18] Honours[edit] Anderson was created a Dame
Dame
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1960 and thereafter was often billed as " Dame
Dame
Judith Anderson".[19] On 10 June 1991, in the Queen's Birthday Honours, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia
Australia
(AC), "in recognition of service to the performing arts".[20] Partial filmography[edit]

Blood Money (1933) - Ruby Darling Rebecca (1940) - Mrs. Danvers Forty Little Mothers
Forty Little Mothers
(1940) - Madame Madeleine Granville Free and Easy (1941) - Lady Joan Culver Lady Scarface (1941) - Slade All Through the Night (1942) - Madame Kings Row
Kings Row
(1942) - Mrs. Harriet Gordon Edge of Darkness (1943) - Gerd Bjarnesen Stage Door Canteen (1943) - Judith Anderson Laura (1944) - Ann Treadwell And Then There Were None (1945) - Emily Brent The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) - Madame Lanlaire The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
(1946) - Mrs. Ivers Specter of the Rose (1946) - Madame La Sylph Pursued (1947) - Mrs. Callum The Red House (1947) - Ellen Morgan Tycoon (1947) - Miss Braithwaite The Furies (1950) - Flo Burnett Salome (1953) - Queen Herodias The Ten Commandments (1956) - Memnet Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - Big Momma Pollitt Cinderfella
Cinderfella
(1960) - Wicked Stepmother Don't Bother to Knock (1961) - Maggie Shoemaker A Man Called Horse (1970) - Buffalo Cow Head Inn of the Damned
Inn of the Damned
(1975) - Caroline Straulle Star Trek
Star Trek
III: The Search for Spock (1984) - Vulcan High Priestess Impure Thoughts (1985) - The Sister of Purgatory

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source

1953 Theatre Guild on the Air Black Chiffon[21]

See also[edit]

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Sources[edit]

Dame
Dame
Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
papers, at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library; accessed 19 August 2014. Dame
Dame
Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
prompts, at the National Library of Australia website; accessed 19 August 2014.

References[edit]

^ According to the United States Social Security Death Index (SSDI), the California Deaths Index Registry and Genealogy SA, Anderson was born in 1897 but sources traditionally cited 1898 as her year of birth. ^ a b " Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
profile at Film Reference.com". filmreference. Retrieved 11 May 2008.  ^ Genealogy SA index, showing year of birth was 1897 not 1898 ^ " Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
Biography". Yahoo! Movies. 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.  ^ "Current Biography Yearbook, Volume 2". H.W. Wilson Co., 1941. Retrieved 31 October 2016. Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
was born in Adelaide, South Australia, the ... to give the girl eight years of good schooling at two private institutions in South Australia, Rose Park and Norwood.  ^ Anne Heywood (7 May 2003). "Anderson, Frances Margaret (Judith)". Australian Women's Archives Project. National Foundation for Australian Women. Retrieved 11 May 2008.  ^ "Anderson, Frances Margaret (known as Judith) 1897-1992". SA Memory. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 5 March 2015.  ^ Dixon, Robert; Kelly, Veronica, eds. (1 Jan 2008). Impact of the Modern: Vernacular Modernities in Australia
Australia
1870s-1960s. Sydney University Press. ISBN 9781920898892.  ^ Gish, Lillian (1973). Dorothy and Lillian Gish. New York City: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 206. ISBN 9780333153925.  ^ Mosel, Leading Lady: The World and Theatre of Katharine Cornell ^ "TIME Magazine Cover: Katharine Cornell, Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
& Ruth Gordon". Time.com. 21 December 1942. Retrieved 27 July 2010.  ^ Hicks, Jack (2000). The Literature of California: Native American beginnings to 1945. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. p. 641. ISBN 0-520-21524-9.  ^ Billy J. Harbin, Kim Marra, and Robert A. Schanke, The Gay & Lesbian Theatrical Legacy (University of Michigan Press, 2005), p. 29 ^ Benjamin Harrison Lehman, English; Dramatic Art: Berkeley (1889-1977), Professor of English, Emeritus profile, accessed August 19, 2014. ^ Decennial Report: Harvard University, Class of 1911 (Four Seas Company, 1921), p. 245 ^ Langston Hughes, Joseph McLaren, and Arnold Rampersad, The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, page 392 ^ "Luther Greene Is Dead; Landscaper, Producer". New York Times. 4 June 1987.  ^ Eric Pace. " Dame
Dame
Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
Dies at 93; An Actress of Powerful Portrayals", The New York Times, 4 January 1992, pg. 27 ^ "It's an Honour: DBE". Itsanhonour.gov.au. 1 January 1960. Retrieved 2 August 2010.  ^ "Australian Honours: Anderson, Judith". It's an Honour. Australian Government. 2008. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2008.  ^ Kirby, Walter (May 10, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 50. Retrieved 27 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1954) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1955) Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
(1956) Polly Bergen
Polly Bergen
(1957) Julie Harris (1959) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1960) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1961) Julie Harris (1962) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1963) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1964) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1965) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1966) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1967) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1968) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1969) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1970) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1971) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1972) Susan Hampshire
Susan Hampshire
/ Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1973) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
/ Mildred Natwick
Mildred Natwick
(1974) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
/ Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
(1975) Susan Clark
Susan Clark
/ Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1976) Sally Field
Sally Field
/ Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1977) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
/ Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1978) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1979) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1980) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1981) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1982) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1983) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1984) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1985) Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas
(1986) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1987) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1988) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1989) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1990) Lynn Whitfield
Lynn Whitfield
(1991) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1996) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1997) Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
(1998) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1999) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2000) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2001) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2002) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2004) S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Merkerson
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2007) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2008) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2009) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2010) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2011) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2012) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2013) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2014) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2017)

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

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
/ Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
/ Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
/ Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1948) Martita Hunt (1949) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1950) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1954) Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
(1955) Julie Harris (1956) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1957) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1958) Gertrude Berg
Gertrude Berg
(1959) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1960) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1961) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1962) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1963) Sandy Dennis (1964) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1965) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1966) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Julie Harris (1969) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1970) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1971) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1972) Julie Harris (1973) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1976) Julie Harris (1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Phyllis Frelich (1980) Jane Lapotaire (1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1984) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Marie Mullen (1998) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2006) Julie White
Julie White
(2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2009) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Nina Arianda (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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New York Drama Critics Award for Best Actress

Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
(1943) Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan
(1944) Laurette Taylor
Laurette Taylor
(1945) Betty Field
Betty Field
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948)

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