FORA.tv Speaker - Kathleen Chalfant

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Biography

Drama Desk Award-winning actor Kathleen Chalfant is the distinguished Artist-in-Residence for the 2011-2012 academic year at The New School for Drama in New York City. Chalfant earned a Tony nomination for her role in the New York premiere of Angels in America, and won Drama Desk, OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards for starring in the original Broadway production of Wit.

Along with Angels in America and Wit, Chalfant's New York stage credits include the New York premiere of Racing Demon, M. Butterfly, Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell, Talking Heads (for which she won a second OBIE Award), Great Expectations at Theatreworks/USA, Guantanamo at the Culture Project, and Henry V at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Her film work includes Tony Gilroy's Duplicity, Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco and Bill Condon's Kinsey.

In addition to her Drama Desk, OBIE, and Lucile Lortel honors, Chalfant has received the Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards for her body of work, as well as a 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. A founding member of the Women's Project, Chalfant is a board member of The Vineyard Theatre and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and an advisory board member of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Chalfant has served as Artist in Residence at the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University (2005 -- 2006) and a Beineke Fellow at the Yale School of Drama (spring 2006, fall 2008, fall 2010). She was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Cooper Union in June 2010.


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Town Hall with Kathleen Chalfant

11.21.11 | 01:30:08 min | 0 comments