Rosemary Harris

Legendary actress Rosemary Harris, who began her stage career 73 years ago in 1948, was bestowed with a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in June 2019.  A nine-time Tony nominee and Tony Award winner for Best Actress for her performance in The Lion in Winter (1965), she most recently starred on Broadway at the age of 91 as Mrs. Higgins in Lincoln Center Theater’s award-winning production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady (2018). Her other 25 Broadway credits include Tony nominations for The Royal Family (2009), Waiting in the Wings (1999), the LCT production of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance (1996), Hay Fever (1985), Pack of Lies (1984), Heartbreak House (1983), and Old Times (1972). She won the Theatre World Award for The Climate of Eden (1952) and was a founding member in Ellis Rabb’s APA-Phoenix Company (1960-67). Her London theater credits include Dame Laurentia McLachlan with John Gielgud in his farewell theatre performance in The Best of Friends (1988), All My Sons (1982), Desdemona opposite Richard Burton in Othello (1956, Old Vic), and at The Royal National Theatre, Ophelia with Peter O’Toole in Hamlet (1964), and Yelena with Laurence Olivier in his celebrated production of Uncle Vanya (1964). Off-Broadway: All Over (Obie Award, 2003). Films include Aunt May in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Tom and Viv (Oscar nomination). TV: An Emmy Award winner for “Notorious Woman,” and a Golden Globe Award winner for “Holocaust.”