Donna Lynne Champlin Biography ((?)-)

Born in Rochester, NY; father, a scientist; mother, a technical writer.


Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Betty Brown, No, No Nanette, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1999
  • Understudy for the roles of Mary Jane Morkan and Miss Molly Ivors, then Mary Jane Morkan, James Joyce's The Dead, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000, then Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Honoria Glossop, By Jeeves, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Daisy, Bloomer Girl, Encores!, City Center, New York City, 2001
  • A townsperson, "The Mice," Louise, "Lavender Girl," and Gracie, "The Flight of the Lawnchair Man," 3hree, New York City and Los Angeles, 2001
  • Older Helen, Hollywood Arms, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2002, then Cort Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003
  • Francois/grandmother, My Life with Albertine, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 2003
  • Madame Matroppo, Very Good Eddie, Goodspeed Opera House, 2003
  • Janet Reno, Monica, the Musical! (staged reading), Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2003
  • Mary Gallagher, First Lady Suite, Connelly Theatre, New York City,2004
  • Harold & Maude, Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ, 2004
  • Sophie, Master Class, Roda Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 2004
  • Also appeared as May, Very Warm for May, Carnegie Hall, New York City; Hetty, Dorian, Goodspeed Opera House; Cordelia, Battle Cry ofFreedom, off-Broadway production; Viola, Twelfth Night; Johanna, Sweeney Todd; Leigh Hunt-Smith, Stars in Your Eyes, New York City; Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh, PA; Serena, Fame, TUTS; Lucy, The Threepenny Opera, MC Players Theatre; Mel, Dreams from a Summer House, Alliance/Indiana Rep; Cecile, The Game (staged reading), York Theatre; Siren, The Listening Post (staged reading), Primary Stages; in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Reunion, New York City; The Goodman, Ahmanson Theatre.
  • Major Tours
  • Toured U.S. cities as Ruby Keeler, Jolson; Honoria Glossop, ByJeeves.
  • Albums
  • (Original cast recording) Reunion a Musical Epic in Miniature, 2000
  • (Cast recording) By Jeeves, Decca, 2001
  • (Cast recording) 3hree, DRG, 2001
  • (With others) Our Heart Sings, The Orchard, 2001
  • Also recorded Carols for a Cure 2002; Our Heart Sings; The Lady and the Slipper; Have a Heart.

Further Reference


    • Donna Lynne Champlin Official Site,, July 13, 2004

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