Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Elizabeth Seal Biography (1933-)
Born August 28, 1933, in Genoa, Italy; daughter of Frederick George (a ship broker) and Rill Alice (a model; maiden name, Read) Seal; married Peter Townsend (divorced); married Zack Matalon (divorced); married Michael Ward (a photographer); children: (second marriage) Sarah, Adam, Noah. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Jan Kennedy, London Management, 235 Regent Street, London W1, England. MANAGER--c/o Dan Fuller Management Services, P.O. Box 1455, New York, NY 10185.
- Birth Details
- August 28, 1933
- Genoa, Italy
- LONDON DEBUT--Gay's the Word, Saville Theatre, 1951.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Title role, Irma La Douce, Plymouth Theatre, 1960.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Gladys, The Pajama Game, Coliseum Theatre, London, 1955.
- Esmeralda, Camino Real, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1957.
- Lola, Damn Yankees, Coliseum Theatre, 1957.
- title role, Irma La Douce, Lyric Theatre, London, 1958, then National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1960.
- Lucette, Cat amongst the Pidgeons, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1969.
- Connie Kate Culpepper, Liberty Ranch, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1972.
- Sylvia, The Recruiting Officer, Sally Bowles, Cabaret, both Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, U.K., 1973.
- various roles, In Order of Appearance, Chichester Festival, Chichester, U.K., 1977.
- Roxie Hart, Chicago, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1980.
- Miss Ronberry, The Corn Is Green, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, then Kennedy Center, both 1983.
- Desiree, A Little Night Music, Library Theatre, Manchester, U.K., 1987.
- Also appeared as Martha, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Myra, Hay Fever, both Ipswich, U.K., 1974; Timothy's mother, various parts, Salad Days, Nottingham, U.K., then Bromley, U.K., later Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1976;Bertha, Exiles, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH; and in Farjeon Reviewed,Mermaid Theatre, London, 1975; ACT, Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC; Cowdy Custard, Farnham, U.K.; Fifty Minute Act with Two Boys, Country Cousins Theatre; Wave Length, Adeline Genee Theatre; Mixed Doubles, Winchester Theatre Royal, Winchester, U.K.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Choreographer, An Evening of DeSilva Brown and Henderson, Guildford School of Drama and Dance, Guildford, U.K., 1987.
- director, choreographer, Gershwin Medley, Wild about Harry, Jule Styne Evening, all Guildford School Drama and Dance.
- choreographer, La Traviata (opera), Welsh National Opera.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Josefa Lantenay, A Shot in the Dark, U.S. cities, 1962.
- Myra Arundel, Hay Fever, U.K. cities, 1975.
- Imogen Piper, Murder by the Book, U.K. cities, 1984.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Avonia Bunn, Trelawny of the Wells, BBC.
- "Blues for a Left Foot," Route 66, CBS.
- two roles, Supernatural, BBC.
- Jakanori Playhouse, BBC.
- My Son, My Son, BBC.
- Sunday Night at the Palladium.
- Mantovani Show.
- Ronnie Corbett Show.
- Z Cars.
- Softly Softly, ITV.
- Philby, Burgess and Maclean, Granada.
- Chelsea at 8.0, Granada.
- Chelsea at 9.0, Granada. Guest: Ed Sullivan Show, CBS.
- Perry Como Show.
- Music of Jerome Kern, BBC.
- Keith Michell Special.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Town on Trial, Columbia, 1956.
- appeared as Fiona, Cone of Silence, 1985; and in Vampire Circus, Hammer.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES
- House Husband: A Musical.
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