Pamela Payton-Wright Biography (1941-)

Born November 1, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA; daughter of Gordon Edgar and Eleanor Ruth (maiden name, McKinley) Payton-Wright; married David Arthur Butler; children: Oliver Dickon Hedley. Addresses: Agent: Bauman and Associates,250 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019-3741.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
November 1, 1941
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Diary of a Scoundrel, 1965
  • Amy, The Show-Off, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1967-1968
  • Anya, The Cherry Orchard, Phoenix Repertory Company, New York City, 1968
  • Juliette, Exit the King, Phoenix Repertory Company, 1968
  • Constance Fry, Jimmy Shine, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968 69.
  • Tillie, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Mercer-O'Casey Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Abigail Williams, The Crucible, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New YorkCity, 1972
  • Lavinia Mannon, Mourning Becomes Electra, Joseph E. Levine Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • The Skin of Our Teeth, 1972
  • Aimee Semple McPherson (title role), Aimee, Trinity Square Repertory Company, Providence, RI, 1973
  • Millie, All over Town, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1974-1975
  • Belle, Jesse and the Bandit Queen, Other Stage Theatre, New York City, 1975-1976
  • Laura Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1975-1976
  • As You Like It, 1976
  • Othello, 1976
  • Troilus and Cressida, 1976
  • Clare, The Lunch Girls, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1977
  • Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Circle in the Square Theatre, 1977
  • Kaleria, Summerfolk, Long Wharf Theatre, 1979
  • Masha, The Seagull, Public Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Dona Elvire, Don Juan, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Title role, Hamlet, Public Theatre, 1982
  • The Greeks, 1982
  • Hedda Gabler, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1982
  • The Misanthrope, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1983
  • Tobacco Road, 1984
  • Eleanor, Passion Play, Hartford Stage Company, 1984-1985
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1985
  • Mary, On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning, Hartford Stage Company, 1986
  • Little Eyolf, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1986
  • Our Town, 1987
  • Blanche Du Bois, A Streetcar Named Desire, Circle in the Square Theatre, 1988
  • Helga, M. Butterfly, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Miss Judith Fellowes, The Night of the Iguana, Circle in the Square Theatre, 1988
  • The Road to Mecca, 1990
  • Picnic, 1991
  • The Way of the World, 1991
  • Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1992
  • Misalliance, 1993
  • Quartermaine's Terms, 1993
  • Six Degrees of Separation, 1993
  • Masha, The Seagull, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Newman Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Ghosts, 1994
  • Grace, "Something Unspoken," Garden District, Circle in the SquareTheatre, 1995
  • The Replacement, 1995
  • The Show-Off, 1995
  • The Rivals, 1996
  • A Touch of the Poet, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1996
  • Glass Menagerie, 1997
  • She Stoops to Conquer, 1997
  • Voir Dire, 1997
  • Althea Dale, 'Til the Rapture Comes Home, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Margaret, Richard II, Theatre for a New Audience, New York City, 1998
  • Margaret, Richard III, Theatre for a New Audience, 1998
  • Transit of Venus, 1998
  • Blithe Spirits, 1999
  • Long Day's Journey into Night, 1999
  • The Seagull, 1999
  • Sweet Bird of Youth, 1999
  • Louise Erkenter, What You Get and What You Expect (Ce qui arrive et cequ'on attend), New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 2000
  • A Fair Country, 2000
  • The Philadelphia Story, 2001
  • Mrs. Cliveden-Banks, Outward Bound, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 2002
  • Nancy, Seascape, Hartford Stage Company, 2002
  • Mary Cavan Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Goodman Theatre,2002, later Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • Sally Friedman (some sources cite Sally Talley), Fifth of July, Signature Theatre Company, Peter Norton Space, New York City, 2003
  • Eleonora Duse, Duet, Greenwich Street Theatre, New York City, 2003-2004
  • Major Tours
  • Anya, The Cherry Orchard, U.S. cities, 1968
  • Film Appearances
  • Rhonda, Corky, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • Kathy, Going in Style, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Margaret, Resurrection, Universal, 1980
  • Mary Ann, The Dark End of the Street, First Run Features, 1981
  • (As Pamela Payton Wright) Delly Bettinger, My Little Girl, Hemdale, 1986
  • Mother, Ironweed, Columbia/TriStar, 1987
  • Starlight: A Musical Movie (also known as Starlight), 1988
  • Liz Armstrong, The Freshman, TriStar, 1990
  • Agnes, Me and Veronica, Arrow Releasing, 1992
  • Ethel, In Dreams, DreamWorks Distribution, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Hazel Parker, Another World, NBC, 1979-1980
  • Agatha "Addie" Cramer, One Life to Live, ABC, 1991-1999 and 2001-
  • Miniseries
  • Louisa Catherine Adams, The Adams Chronicles, PBS, 1975
  • Specials
  • "Look Homeward, Angel," Playhouse 90, 1972
  • Letitia Lewis, The Prodigal: Brother to Dragons, PBS, 1975
  • Episodic
  • Jessie, "Idolmaker," Medical Center, CBS, 1971
  • "Murder Times Three," Mannix, CBS, 1971
  • Emma Donovan, "Yankton," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1972
  • Lori, "Cycle of Peril," Medical Center, CBS, 1972
  • Zeena Harris, "Search in Limbo," Bonanza, NBC, 1972
  • Karen Fuller, "I Confess," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987
  • Katherine McKinnon, "Pride and Joy," Law & Order, NBC, 1993
  • Sister Magdalena Weber, "Extreme Unction," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1994
  • Sister Magdalena Weber, "Fits Like a Glove," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1994
  • Sister Magdalena Weber, "Nearer My God to Thee," Homicide: Life on theStreet (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1994
  • Vivian McBride, "Sideshow: Part 1," Law & Order, NBC, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Erika Slezak, Lifetime, 2003
  • Appeared as Rosalind, "The Haunting of Rosalind," The Wide World of Mystery (also known as ABC Wide World of Mystery), ABC.

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