Estelle Parsons

FREEDOM IN THE WINGS: A Man of His Time by Kate T. Billingsley (Recorded live at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space)

Estelle Parsons  EstelleDrift-8617.jpgwas last  seen on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn for which she received her fifth Tony Award nomination. She is most widely known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Bonnie and Clyde, and her decade-long, recurring role of Beverly in the hit sitcom “Roseanne.” She has appeared on Broadway in Miss Margarida’s Way by Roberto Athayde, August, Osage County by Tracy Letts, Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire and Nice Work If You Can Get It with Matthew Broderick. As a director, she created the New York Shakespeare Festival Players for Joseph Papp in the 1980s. For two seasons they performed Shakespeare on Broadway for New York City school students and their families in an effort to develop a multicultural audience for New York City. In March she will be presenting The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis at La Mama Experimental Theater in the East Village. Estelle Parsons is a member of the Actors Studio and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2004. She has received four lifetime achievement awards: a Lilly, an Obie, a LaMama award and the Cherry Lane award.

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