BETTY BUCKLEY, in an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe, is probably best known as one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Buckley received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in Triumph of Love, and an Olivier Award nomination for her critically-acclaimed interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.
Her other Broadway credits include 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Carrie. Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Horton Foote’s The Old Friends for which she received a Drama Desk Nomination in 2014, White’s Lies, Lincoln Center’s Elegies, the original NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy, Juno’s Swans and I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road and recently the National Tour of Hello Dolly. Regional credits include The Perfectionist, Gypsy, The Threepenny Opera, Camino Real, Buffalo Gal, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Old Friends at Houston’s Alley Theatre and Grey Gardens at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY and The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles. In London she starred in Promises, Promises for which she was nominated for an Evening Standard Award and in 2013 the British premiere of Dear World.
Her films include M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, Brian de Palma’s screen version of Stephen King’s Carrie, Bruce Beresford’s Tender Mercies, Roman Polanski’s Frantic, Woody Allen’s Another Woman, Lawrence Kasden’s Wyatt Earp and Shyamalan’s The Happening. On television, Buckley currently co-starred on the third season of AMC’s Preacher and has a recurring role on the CW’s Supergirl. She has guest starred in the NBC Series “Chicago Med” and in the HBO series “The Leftovers” and “Getting On.” She appeared in “The Pacific” also for HBO and twice on the Kennedy Center Honors. She also starred for three seasons in the HBO series “Oz” and as Abby Bradford in the hit series “Eight is Enough.” Buckley has appeared as a guest star in numerous television series, miniseries and films for television including “Evergreen,” “Roses For the Rich,” “Without a Trace,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Pretty Little Liars.”
Buckley tours in concert worldwide with her ensemble of musicians and recently was featured in the Royal Albert Hall concert of Follies in celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday. She has now recorded 18 CDs, including Ghostlight, produced by T Bone Burnett. Hope is Buckley’s fifth album on Palmetto Records. www.BettyBuckley.com