BETTY BUCKLEY (Mrs. Jones) 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 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 Lincoln Center's Elegies, the original
NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy, and Juno Swans. Regional credits include
Gypsy, Three Penny Opera, Camino Real, and Buffalo Gal. She starred in the London production
of Promises, Promises.
Her film appearances include her debut in Brian De Palma's screen version of Stephen
King's Carrie, Bruce Beresford's Tender Mercies, Roman Polanski's Frantic, Woody Allen's
Another Woman and Lawrence Kasden's Wyatt Earp. On television, Buckley guest starred on
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Without a Trace. She has also starred in the HBO series
Oz and appeared in the Fox series The Jury, Monk for the USA network, and as Abby Bradford
in the hit series Eight is Enough.
Buckley has completed 10 CD's, among them the GrammyÂ® nominated Stars and the
Moon, Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar, and most recently The Doorway. For over 30 years
Buckley has been a teacher of scene study and song interpretation, giving workshops in
Manhattan and various universities and conservatories. She has been a faculty member in the
theatre department of the University of Texas at Arlington and currently teaches bi-annually at
the Terry Schreiber Acting School in New York City.
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