Awards & Winners

Donna Theodore

Date of Birth 25-July-1941
Place of Birth Pleasanton
(Alameda County, California, San Francisco Bay Area, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Actor, Singer
Donna Theodore is an American actress and singer who first came to attention as a headliner at many famous nightclubs during the 1960s including the Copacabana, The Fountainebleau Hotel, the Fairmont Hotel, and the El San Juan in Puerto Rico. Theodore won a Theater World Award and Drama Desk Award and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 1975 musical Shenandoah. Theodore is the first person to receive a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. Prior to the 1974-1975 awards, Drama Desk awards did not make distinctions between the sexes or musical versus dramatic roles. She subsequently appeared Off-Broadway as Eustacia Vye in the 1977 Hudson Guild Theater production of Dance On A Country Grave opposite Kevin Kline. Theodore's success on Broadway boosted her career and led to concerts at major performance venues such as Carnegie Hall. In concert, Theodore has performed opposite such stars as Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Jerry Lewis, George Burns, Bob Newhart, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Rich Little and many more. She is also notable for her 1958 song "Femininity". During the 1970s and 1980s, Theodore appeared regularly on many different talk and variety shows on television including Dick Cavett, Mike Douglas, and Merv Griffin. She is perhaps best remembered for her appearances with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, making more than 50 guest appearances. Theodore also created the role of Kitty Merritt on the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow, appeared in the television movie Face of Fear, and acted in numerous other popular television series like B. J. and the Bear, Family Medical Center, Lanigan's Rabbi and Rosetti & Ryan.

Awards by Donna Theodore

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Honored for : Shenandoah

Nominations 1975 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical Shenandoah
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Shenandoah