BETTY BUCKLEY (Guest Teacher) who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. Ms. Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in CATS. She received her second Tony nomination 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 Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to rave reviews on Broadway.
Broadway: 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Carrie. Off-Broadway: the world premier of Horton Foote’s The Old Friends, White’s Lies, Lincoln Center’s Elegies, the original NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy and Juno Swans. She starred in the London production of Dear World in 2013 and Promises, Promises.
Film: M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, Brian de Palma’s Carrie, Bruce Beresford’s Tender Mercies, Roman Polanski’s Frantic, Woody Allen’s Another Woman and Lawrence Kasden’s Wyatt Earp. Television: The Pacific (HBO) and on The Kennedy Center Honors (1983, 2006). She starred for three seasons in OZ (HBO) and as Abby Bradford in the hit series Eight Is Enough.
Buckley has recorded 15 CD’s, among them Bootleg: Boardmixes From The Road, Quintessence and Betty Buckley 1967 and the Grammy Nominated Stars and the Moon, Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar. Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway (Palmetto) was released in 2012 and Ghostlight produced by T. Bone Burnett will be released in 2014 (Palmetto).
Ms. Buckley was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012. In April of 2009, she received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007.