BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Betty Buckley
November 9, 2014
BroadwayWorld.com | by Richard Ridge
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Broadway legend Betty Buckley, moderated by BroadwayWorld’s Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
Buckley, who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She most recently was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s CATS. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, and an Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.
Her other Broadway credits include 1776, PIPPIN, SONG AND DANCE, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and CARRIE. Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Horton Foote‘s THE OLD FRIENDS for which she received a Drama Desk Nomination in 2014, WHITE’S LIES, Lincoln Center’s ELEGIES, the original NYSF production of EDWIN DROOD, THE EROS TRILOGY, JUNO SWANS and GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD. Regional credits include THE PERFECTIONSIT, GYPSY, THREEPENNY OPERA, CAMINO REAL, BUFFALO GAL, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and THE OLD FRIENDS. She starred in the London production of DEAR WORLD in 2013 and PROMISES, PROMISES.