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Zoe Caldwell, OBE (born Ada Caldwell; 14 September 1933 in Melbourne) is an Australian
Australian
actress. She is a four-time Tony Award
Tony Award
winner, and is the voice of the Grand Councilwoman
Grand Councilwoman
in the Lilo & Stitch franchise.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Theatre Credits 4.3 Television 4.4 Video Games

5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] She was born Ada Caldwell in Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
and raised in the suburb of Balwyn. Her father, Edgar, was a plumber.[2] Caldwell's mother often took some of the neighbourhood kids to the Elizabethan Theatre in Richmond where they could go backstage and watch rehearsals and performances.[3][4] Career[edit] Caldwell began her career in Melbourne
Melbourne
in the 1950s and early 1960s, performing with the newly formed Union Theatre Repertory Company (later the Melbourne
Melbourne
Theatre Company).[5] She emigrated to England upon being invited to join the RSC at a time when Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
was attempting Lear, and Vanessa Redgrave, Eileen Atkins, Albert Finney
Albert Finney
were among the other newcomers in the company. She played Bianca in the 1959 production of Othello, starring Paul Robeson. Later she played the indomitable Helena, opposite Dame Edith Evans
Edith Evans
in a production of All's Well That Ends Well. Her career later brought her to America, where she was one of the original company of actors under Guthrie's direction at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. At the Guthrie, she played parts such as Ophelia in Hamlet
Hamlet
and Natasha in Three Sisters.[citation needed] A life member of the Actors Studio,[6] Caldwell has won four Tony Awards for her performances on Broadway in Tennessee Williams' Slapstick Tragedy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Medea
Medea
and Master Class. In the last she portrayed opera diva Maria Callas. In Stratford, Ontario she has worked often, including her role as Cleopatra
Cleopatra
in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra
Cleopatra
opposite Christopher Plummer's Mark Antony
Mark Antony
in 1967.[citation needed] Other credits on Broadway include Arthur Miller's The Creation of the World and Other Business in which she played Eve, a one-woman play by William Luce based on the life of Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman
and a production of Macbeth
Macbeth
with Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
as Macbeth
Macbeth
and Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
as Lady Macbeth
Macbeth
under Caldwell's direction. Caldwell directed, Off-Broadway, a two-woman play, created by Eileen Atkins, Vita and Virginia, based on the letters between Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
and Vita Sackville-West. Atkins played Virginia and Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
played Vita. Caldwell directed the Broadway production of Othello
Othello
in the late 1970s with James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, and Dianne Wiest. She helmed the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut
Stratford, Connecticut
for two limited-run seasons as its Artistic Director in the mid-1980s.[citation needed] She has also appeared on film, most notably as an imperious dowager in Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo. In 2002, she starred in the film Just a Kiss. She voiced the character of the Grand Councilwoman in Disney's Lilo & Stitch, and continued voicing the character in the franchise's later films and in Lilo & Stitch: The Series, as well as in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.[7] She appeared in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close in 2011. Personal life[edit] Caldwell graduated from Methodist Ladies' College, Kew and, much later, received an honorary degree from the University of Melbourne. In 1968, she married Canadian-born Broadway producer Robert Whitehead, a cousin of actor Hume Cronyn. They had two sons and were married until Whitehead's death in June 2002.[8] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream Fairy Television film

1961 Macbeth Lady Macbeth Television film

1964 Dear Liar Mrs. Patrick Campbell Television film

1968 The Secret of Michelangelo Narrator Television film

1983 Medea Medea Television film

1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo The Countess

1989 Lantern Hill Mrs. Kennedy Television film

2002 Lilo & Stitch Grand Councilwoman
Grand Councilwoman
(voice)

2003 Stitch! The Movie Grand Councilwoman
Grand Councilwoman
(voice) Direct-to-video

2004 Birth Mrs. Hill

2004 Stitch's Great Escape! Grand Councilwoman
Grand Councilwoman
(voice) Short film

2006 Leroy & Stitch Grand Councilwoman
Grand Councilwoman
(voice) Direct-to-video

2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Oskar's Grandmother

Theatre Credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2003 The Visit Claire Zachanassian Melbourne
Melbourne
Theatre Company

2003 The Play What I Wrote Mystery Guest Star - replacement Lyceum Theater

1995-1997 Master Class Maria Callas John Golden Theater - Tony Award

1991 Park Your Car In Harvard Yard Director Music Box Theater

1988 Macbeth Director Mark Hellinger Theatre

1986 Lillian Lillian Ethel Barrymore Theater

1982 Medea Medea Cort Theater - Tony Award

1977 An Almost Perfect Person Director Belasco Theater

1974 Dance of Death Alice Vivian Beaumont Theater

1972 The Creation of the World and Other Business Eve Shubert Theater

1968 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jean Brodie Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
Theater - Tony Award

1966 Slapstick Tragedy Polly Longacre Theater - Tony Award

1965 The Devils Sister Jean of the Angels - replacement Broadway Theatre

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1960 BBC Sunday Night Play Ruth Honeywill Episode: "Twentieth Century Theatre: Justice"

1960 ITV Playhouse Louise Episode: "The Song of Louise in the Morning"

1960 Suspense Kathy Harrigton Episode: "Flight 404"

1960 Theatre 70

Episode: "The Neighbour"

1963 Festival

Episode: "The Doctor's Dilemma"

1964 Playdate Streetwalker Episode: "A Night Out"

1971 Great Performances Sarah Benhardt Episode: "Sarah ... Sarah Benhardt"

1978 Play of the Month Mme. Arkadina Episode: "The Seagull"

1986 American Masters Carlotta Monterey O'Neill Episode: "Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts"

1990 Road to Avonlea Old Lady Lloyd Episode: "Old Lady Lloyd"

2003 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Grand Councilwoman
Grand Councilwoman
(voice) Episode: "Finder: Experiment #428"

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2002 Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 Grand Councilwoman

2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Grand Councilwoman

Bibliography[edit]

Caldwell, Zoe (2001). I will be Cleopatra: An Actress's Journey. Melbourne: Text Publishing. ISBN 1-877008-03-6. 

References[edit]

^ "Happy Birthday To Pound Ridge's Zoe Caldwell". poundridge.dailyvoice.com. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2016.  ^ Nightingale, Benedict. Her Infinite Variety, The New York Times, 21 October 2001; accessed 27 May 2008. ^ "Zoe Caldwell's honorary degree". University of Melbourne. Archived from the original on 30 August 2006. Retrieved 13 November 2006.  ^ "New York State Writers Institute on Caldwell". State University of New York. Archived from the original on 31 October 2006. Retrieved 13 November 2006.  ^ "Zoe Caldwell". AusStage. Retrieved 25 July 2017.  ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of the Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of the Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 277. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.  ^ "Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep details". IMDb. Retrieved 14 January 2015.  ^ Gussow, Mel. "Robert Whitehead, Who Brought Top Playwrights to Broadway, Dies at 86" The New York Times, 17 June 2002; accessed 27 January 2014.

External links[edit]

Zoe Caldwell at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Zoe Caldwell on IMDb Zoe Caldwell at the Internet Off-Broadway Database

Awards for Zoe Caldwell

v t e

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play

Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1976) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Pat Carroll (1980) Joan Copeland
Joan Copeland
(1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1984) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Geraldine James (1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Laura Esterman (1992) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1993) Myra Carter (1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
/ Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Lois Smith
Lois Smith
(2006) Eve
Eve
Best (2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(2009) Jan Maxwell
Jan Maxwell
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Tracie Bennett (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2017)

v t e

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

Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1947) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1949) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1951) Marian Winters (1952) Beatrice Straight (1953) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1954) Patricia Jessel (1955) Una Merkel
Una Merkel
(1956) Peggy Cass
Peggy Cass
(1957) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1958) Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar
(1959) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1960) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1961) Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ashley
(1962) Sandy Dennis (1963) Barbara Loden
Barbara Loden
(1964) Alice Ghostley
Alice Ghostley
(1965) Zoe Caldwell (1966) Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes
(1967) Zena Walker
Zena Walker
(1968) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1969) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(1970) Rae Allen (1971) Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
(1972) Leora Dana
Leora Dana
(1973) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1974) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1975) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1976) Trazana Beverley (1977) Ann Wedgeworth (1978) Joan Hickson
Joan Hickson
(1979) Dinah Manoff (1980) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1981) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1982) Judith Ivey (1983) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1984) Judith Ivey (1985) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1986) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1987) L. Scott Caldwell
L. Scott Caldwell
(1988) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1989) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1990) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1991) Bríd Brennan (1992) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(1993) Jane Adams (1994) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1995) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1996) Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
(1997) Anna Manahan (1998) Elizabeth Franz (1999) Blair Brown
Blair Brown
(2000) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2001) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2002) Michele Pawk (2003) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2004) Adriane Lenox
Adriane Lenox
(2005) Frances de la Tour (2006) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2007) Rondi Reed
Rondi Reed
(2008) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2009) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2010) Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
(2011) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2012) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2013) Sophie Okonedo
Sophie Okonedo
(2014) Annaleigh Ashford
Annaleigh Ashford
(2015) Jayne Houdyshell
Jayne Houdyshell
(2016) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2017)

v t e

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)

v t e

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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