Rigby was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1999 for his performance in Peter Pan. Rigby won the League of American Theatres and Producers' Distinguished Lifetime Service Award in 2004. A, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, I Hilary Evans, Arild Gjerde, Jeroen Heijmans, Bill Mallon, and others "Catherine Rigby." The Catherine Rigby Theatre is located on West 44th Street in New York City.
Cathy Rigby (born March 24, 1945) is an American actor. She has appeared in Broadway shows such as The Boy From Oz, Miss Saigon, and Peter Pan, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Her other stage credits include The Crucible, Lend Me a Tenor, Dancing at Lughnasa, Steel Magnolias, and Jumpin' Jack Flash. Film roles include The Postman, Se7en, The Big Bounce, Primal Fear, Courage Under Fire, and The Scorekeeper. Television work includes Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, John Adams, The Good Wife, The Sopranos, and House.
She has also been active in television commercials, including ones for Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats, Coca-Cola, and Nike. In 2007, she played Mother Abbess in the film adaptation of Les Misérables.
In 2000, Cathy Rigby committed her Peter Pan show to film after 2,500 performances. She is the Artistic Producing Director for McCoy Rigby Entertainment, a stage production business she owns with her husband, Tom McCoy, in Fullerton, California, when she is not playing.
Cathy Rigby has two sons, one with her former partner, Jeff Bogard; one with her current partner, Tom McCoy. She also has four grandchildren.
After the filming of her movie was completed, Cathy decided to take a break from acting and pursue other interests. She has had roles in several TV shows including Malcolm in the Middle as Mrs. Malcolm, All in the Family as herself, and King of the Hill as Grandma Betty. She has also had guest appearances on Baywatch, The Division, and Diagnosis: Murder.
Cathy Rigby is currently working on her first novel, which is set to be released in 2020 by Bantam Books.
She continues to make appearances at fighting game events all over the world with her husband, who is also his company's CEO.
Rigby, Cathy Her performance in the Summer Olympics in 1968 helped to promote gymnastics in the United States. Rigby went on to become a theater and television actress after retiring from gymnastics. She is well known for her portrayal as Peter Pan, which she did for over 30 years. She became a public speaker on the issue as well...
Cathy Rigby was born on January 4th 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. She was one of five children of William Rigby, who worked for the railroad, and his wife Helen, who was a homemaker. When she was nine years old, Rigby's family moved to Port Angeles, Washington, where her father worked as a fireman on fishing boats. Here she learned to swim and began training in gymnastics. At the age of 14, Rigby competed in her first Olympic game and ended up in ninth place. In 1964, she won a silver medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo with her team-mates Mary Lou Retton and Sharon Stoner. In August 1968, Rigby participated in another Olympic games in Mexico City and this time she ended up in fourth place.
After the Olympics, Rigby went on to study acting at Seattle University. She made her stage debut in 1970 and has since appeared in many TV movies and series including Charlie's Angels, Murder, She Wrote, and The X-Files among others. In 1987, Rigby married actor John Ritter, but they divorced two years later.
Twelve Tony Award nominations In 2004, the original production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning three of them, including Best Actress in a Musical for Idina Menzel. It also received six Drama Desk Awards and one Grammy Award, while the London production received five Laurence Olivier Award nominations and won one. Its Broadway run ended on February 16, 2020.
Wicked is based on the popular Stephen King novel of the same name. The musical first opened on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre on March 4, 2003 after being initially cast with Kristin Chenoweth in the lead role of Elphaba. After only nine performances, Chenoweth withdrew from the production due to other commitments and was replaced by Menzel who had been singing on stage as an understudy since the show started its pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago two months earlier. The new version of Wicked premiered on May 20, 2003 after a four-month delay caused by conflicts between King's estate and the producers over the use of his characters and story elements in the show.
It has been reported that there are similarities between the character of Elphaba and Margaret Thatcher while the main character's name is an anagram of "Vanity Fair". However, these claims have not been confirmed by anyone associated with the show.
Wicked has received widespread critical acclaim and is considered one of the best musicals in history.
The Tony Awards are given out each year to recognize outstanding accomplishment in American theatre. The American Theatre Wing founded the Antoinette Perry Awards in 1947 in order to reward excellence in Broadway plays and musicals. In 1953, these awards were named after their founder, who at the time was known as the "Mother of the Modern Stage." In 1978, the Wing changed its name to the Tony Awards Committee for the American Theater.
Tony is short for Antonio, a common Italian surname. The Wing founders wanted to honor an exceptional person who had not been considered for any other major theater award. They chose Antonio (Anthony) Marinara because he was so unique and special that there was no other choice but to name the award after him.
He was a successful actor who died at the age of 36. His family was from Italy but his birth place was Puerto Rico. He grew up in New York City and attended Columbia University where he graduated with a degree in drama. After college, he moved to Chicago where he became one of the leading actors on what was then called "the new frontier" of television. He returned to New York City and joined the cast of a Broadway show before he died. His death was reported by many newspapers around the world including those in Italy where his family came from.
Brian Ronan '84 won a Tony Award in June for his sound design of Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, which is presently performing at New York City's Stephen Sondheim Theatre. This is his second Tony for Best Sound Design of a Musical, having received the award for The Book of Mormon in 2011. He was also nominated this year for his work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Ronan has been involved with many other productions over the years, including Les Misérables, Wicked, and Hairspray. He has also done sound design work for such films as Spider-Man 2, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and Superman Returns.
After graduating from Yale University in 1984, he joined the staff of New York City's Park Avenue Armory as its first full-time sound designer. There he worked on such projects as Black Tie White Noise, Dead Man Walking, Doubt, Thirteen, The Red Violin, and Wonder Boys. In 2001, he became the head of sound design at Chicago's American Repertory Theater. Since then he has gone on to work with several more companies including Hartford Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, and Arena Stage among others.
He has won an Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for another five Oscars. The youngest member of the Tony Award Academy, Ronan was born in Boston on January 4th, 1962.