Marcia Lewis Biography (1938-)

Born August 18, 1938, in Melrose, MA; daughter of Edwin Parker and Bernice (Lamb) Lewis; married Richard Alan Woody, November 19, 1966 (divorced, 1990). Career: Actress and singer. Former RN, Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, OH, 1959. Awards, Honors: Tony Award nomination, supporting or featured actress in a musical, 1994, for Grease; Tony Awardnomination, featured actress in a musical, 1997, for Chicago. Addresses: Office: The Gage Group,Inc., 315 West 57th St., Frnt. 4H New York,NY 10019.

Actress, Singer
Birth Details
August 18, 1938
Melrose, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Night Warning (also known as Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker, Momma's Boy, and Nightmare Maker), 1981
  • Frog Lady, The Ice Pirates, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Also appeared in Curtain Call (Japanese production).
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Mrs. Gilmore, The Great Ice Rip-Off, ABC, 1974
  • Mrs. Barrett, The Night They Took Miss Beautiful, NBC, 1977
  • Gloria, When She Was Bad. ., ABC, 1979
  • Woman at Global, Money, Power, Murder, CBS, 1989
  • Nurse Porter, Orpheus Descending (also known as Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending), TNT, 1990
  • Also appeared in Legs, NBC; How to Survive a Happy Divorce,ABC; Bobby and Sarah, NBC.
  • Series
  • Mitzie Logan, Who's Watching the Kids?, NBC, 1978
  • Irma Coolidge, The Good Time Girls, ABC, 1980
  • Miniseries
  • Appeared in Rich Man, Poor Man.
  • Episodic
  • Dorothy, "The New Look," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974
  • Louise Gross, "The Heavyweights," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1975
  • "In This Corner, Jaime Sommers," The Bionic Woman, ABC, 1976
  • The jail matron, "Marion Goes to Jail," Happy Days, ABC, 1979
  • Also appeared in episodes of All My Children, ABC; Ryan's Hope, ABC; One Life to Live, ABC; Out of the Blue, ABC; Working Stiffs, CBS; The Don Rickles Show, ABC; The Rowan and MartinShow, NBC; Sesame Street, PBS; and Pinky.
  • Television Work
  • Supervising producer, Washingtoon, 1985
  • Producer, It's a Great Life (series), 1985
  • Production executive, Super Model Search: Look of the Year (also known as World Model Search: Look of the Year, Look of the Year: Super Model Search, The Look of the Year '88-Atami, Japan, and TheLook of the Year-Atami '88), ABC, 1988
  • Supervising and co-producer, Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show, CBS, 1991
  • Creative consultant, Funny Women of Television: A Museum of Television& Radio Tribute, NBC, 1991
  • Co-producer, Donahue: The 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1992
  • Stage Appearances
  • Miss Hannigan, Annie, Alvin Theatre, then Uris Theatre, both New York City, 1981
  • Various roles, Romance Language, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1984
  • Kitty Katz, Miami, Playwrights Horizons, 1986
  • Rachel Halpern, Rags, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Madame Katz, Roza, Royale Theater, New York City, 1987
  • Golde, Fiddler on the Roof, Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Tales of Tinseltown, The Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1991
  • Miss Lynch, Grease, Playhouse Theatre, Wilmington, DE, then EugeneO'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Busker Alley, Macauley Theatre, Louisville, KY, then Tampa Bay Performing Center, Tampa, FL, both 1995
  • Big City Rhythms, 1996
  • Matron "Mama" Morton, Chicago, City Center Theatre, New York City,1996
  • Also made appearances as Ernestine Money, Hello, Dolly!, St. JamesTheatre, New York City; Lorene, The Time of Your Life, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City; Sister Mary Hubert, Nunsense; Jan, Womanof the Year; Mrs. Schinn, The Music Man; Aunt Eller, Oklahoma; Rose, Gypsy; Fraulein Schneider, Cabaret; Mae, Bye Bye Birdie; Clairee, Steel Magnolias; Off-Broadway in The Impudent Wolf, Who's Who Baby, God Bless Coney, and Let Yourself Go.
  • Cabaret Appearances
  • Freddy's, New York City; The Gardenia, Los Angeles, CA; Studio One, Los Angeles, CA; Upstairs-at-the-Downstairs, New York City; Mayfair Music Hall, Los Angeles, CA; Harrah's, Reno, NV.
  • Albums
  • Nowadays, Original Cast Records, 1998
  • Vocal Contributions
  • Vol. II: 1990, A New Decade, Soul II Soul, Virgin, 1990
  • Grease (soundtrack), RCA Victor, 1994
  • Catholic Classics, Vol. 1, GIA, 1996
  • Catholic Classics, Vol. 2, GIA, 1996
  • Chicago (soundtrack), RCA, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Writer, It's a Great Life, 1985
  • Writer, Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show, CBS, 1991

Further Reference


    • Back Stage, May 27, 1994, p. 40; February 14, 1997, p. 37.
    • Variety, November 16, 1998, p. 42.*

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