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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
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).
- 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.
- Mitzie Logan, Who's Watching the Kids?, NBC, 1978
- Irma Coolidge, The Good Time Girls, ABC, 1980
- Appeared in Rich Man, Poor Man.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nowadays, Original Cast Records, 1998
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
- Writer, It's a Great Life, 1985
- Writer, Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show, CBS, 1991
Back Stage, May 27, 1994, p. 40; February 14, 1997, p. 37.
Variety, November 16, 1998, p. 42.*