Karen Morrow
American actress and singer
Karen Morrow
Karen Morrow is an American singer – actress best known for her work in musical theater. Her honors include an Emmy Award and a Theatre World Award, and an Ovation Award and five Drama-Logue Award nominations.
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Jason Young trial: Women recall Jason's infidelity, rough behavior - NBC17.com
Google News - over 5 years
12:02 pm, no matches: Agent Karen Morrow of the SBI just testified that she went to Jason Young's hometown of Brevard, where his parents lived, to check and see if she found any shoes there that matched the Franklin and Hushpuppy shoes she found at the
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Day of girl power - Trentonian
Google News - almost 6 years
They've been very positive and enthusiastic," said Karen Morrow, Bayside librarian and event organizer. The morning started with a focus on active living with a hip-hop exercise from personal trailer Jillian Raycroft. Raycroft later spoke to the girls
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MUSIC REVIEW | 'IT'S MAGIC: THE LYRICS OF SAMMY CAHN'; Throw In Irreplaceable, Too: Swinging Through Sammy Cahn's Songbook
NYTimes - about 9 years
When the lyricist Sammy Cahn was asked which came first in his collaborations with this or that composer, the music or the words, he famously snapped, ''The phone call.'' That is, Cahn, who died in 1993, often worked on assignment. A prime example cited by Ted Sperling, the host and artistic director of ''It's Magic: The Lyrics of Sammy Cahn,'' the
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The View From/Briarcliff Manor; A School for Toddlers of All Needs
NYTimes - almost 17 years
WHEN visitors come to Sleepy Hollow Nursery School here, staff members like to play a little guessing game. They ask the newcomers to look at a class of 12, 6 of whom have developmental disabilities. Sandra Hunnicutt, a teacher, often says, ''Go ahead -- tell me who's who.'' Nine times out of 10, the visitor gets it wrong. The object of this
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TV Weekend; That's Entertainment, by Way of Jerry Herman
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Public television is starting another pledge period and that means at least one glitzy tribute to the Broadway musical. Carrying the big banner this time is tonight's "Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl," taped last summer at the Hollywood Bowl. Mr. Herman, of course, has composed the music and written the lyrics ("When God handed out talent,"
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Review/Theater; Psychodrama With a Desperate Grin
NYTimes - over 24 years
Sylvia DeSayles, Kay Stevens, Fay McKay, Carol Jarvis, Dorothy Squires and Libby Morris are hardly names that, when dropped, produce a universal nod of recognition. But in the performance artist John Epperson's newest show, "Lypsinka! Now It Can Be Lip-Synched," these nearly-forgotten singers are placed in a vocal pantheon side by side with Ethel
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The Pop Life
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: A Gershwin Omnibus A Gershwin Omnibus A major gap in the documentation of American musical theater history is about to be filled. Work is to begin this fall on a six-album project to record George and Ira Gershwin's entire output for the musical theater. The recording project was announced on Monday by the Library of Congress, Lenore
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Review/Cabaret; Jerry Herman and Friends
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: Eight years ago Jerry Herman put together an evening of his songs called ''Jerry's Girls.'' The title had a double meaning because some of his most memorable Broadway scores were about women (''Hello, Dolly!'' ''Mame!'' and ''Mack and Mabel'') and the cast of ''Jerry's Girls'' consisted of four women. Eight years ago Jerry Herman put together
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THEATER; The State's a Stage For Summer Fare
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: IN PRINCETON, the McCarter Theater is calling it ''Jambalaya!''; in Jersey City and Camden, it's a ''Jubilee.'' IN PRINCETON, the McCarter Theater is calling it ''Jambalaya!''; in Jersey City and Camden, it's a ''Jubilee.'' Add Summerfun in Montclair, TheaterFest in Upper Montclair and SummerFest in New Brunswick, and one gets not just a
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'Drood' to Close
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: ''Drood,'' the Tony Award-winning musical by Rupert Holmes based on Charles Dickens's unfinished novel, will close after the Saturday evening performance at the Imperial Theater. Directed by Wilford Leach and starring George Rose, Karen Morrow and Howard McGillin, the play will have run for 608 regular performances and 24 previews. ''Drood,''
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BROADWAY
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: NOTHING tickles Joseph Papp more than unexpected choices and odd marriages. Well, he's done it again. For the 1987 New York Shakespeare Festival season in Central Park, he has captured Charles Ludlam, the comic genius of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, to direct ''Titus Andronicus,'' Shakespeare's grisliest melodrama. NOTHING tickles
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TV: 'E.T. AND FRIENDS' FROM SPACE ON CBS
NYTimes - about 34 years
THE marketing of ''E.T.'' continues tonight, on CBS at 8, with a special called ''E.T. and Friends.'' As a Steven Spielberg movie, ''E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial'' has been phenomenally successful and is still perking at the box office. Now, just in time for the holidays, the stores are chock full of E.T. dolls, mugs, T-shirts and countless other
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Karen Morrow
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2002
    Age 65
    She can be heard on the 2002 concept album Miss Spectacular, a studio recording of an unproduced work by Jerry Herman, with whom she has worked and recorded extensively.
    More Details Hide Details Other albums include An Evening with Jerry Herman (1998). Morrow taught musical theatre performance at UCLA and continues to teach master classes in performance and audition skills. She is a member of the faculty of AMDA.
  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 49
    Her last Broadway performance was as The Princess Puffer/Miss Angela Prysock in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, as a replacement, in December 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Asked why so many of the Broadway shows that she appeared in were flops, Morrow said, "I've analyzed this, trying to think of why I've had so many flops. I keep coming back to my contemporaries... it was always the ones who could sing but also had something extra, something interesting about themselves... I think with me, I was just a singer with a big voice and I was pleasant, and that can only take you so far." From 1969, she made Los Angeles, California her home base, where she worked on local cable in a short-lived series called Singin that co-starred her friend and peer, Nancy Dussault and appeared regularly on The Jim Nabors Hour (1969), The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show and Match Game. She won an Emmy Award (with Nancy Dussault) for the PBS program "Cabaret Tonight". Other TV work has included appearances in many series: Girl Talk (1968), Love, American Style (1973/two episodes), Medical Center (1974), Paul Sand in Friends & Lovers (1974), Karen (1975/two episodes), Starsky & Hutch (1976), Tabitha (1977/Aunt Minerva), Alice (1979), Friends (1979/Pamela Richards), Ladies' Man (1980/Betty Brill), The Love Boat (1979 and 1982/two episodes), Too Close for Comfort (1983), Trapper John, M.D. (1983), Goodnight, Beantown (1984), Falcon Crest (1988/two episodes), Murder, She Wrote (1988-89/Gladys), Night Court (1989) and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-97/Nana).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 35
    In 1972, Morrow appeared as Irene Jantzen in another short-lived Broadway production, The Selling of the President, which had 5 regular performances.
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  • 1971
    Age 34
    In November 1971, she appeared as Babylove in The Grass Harp (co-starring Barbara Cook, based on Truman Capote's novel of the same name), which lasted one week at the Martin Beck Theatre, but brought her good notices, especially for her rendition of "Babylove Miracle Show".
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  • 1968
    Age 31
    Next she played Na'Ama in 1968's I'm Solomon, which vanished just as quickly (9 previews, 7 performances).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 27
    Morrow's first Broadway production, I Had a Ball, with Buddy Hackett and Richard Kiley, opened in December 1964, and folded six months later amid lackluster reviews.
    More Details Hide Details Most of Morrow's later Broadway productions would also have short runs despite some impressive casts. Two years later, she appeared as Mary Texas in A Joyful Noise, a misconceived effort to incorporate country music into a Broadway show. It closed after 4 previews and 12 performances.
  • 1963
    Age 26
    She played Luce in a 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hart's The Boys from Syracuse and a number of roles in City Center over the next five years, including The Most Happy Fella in 1966 as Cleo.
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  • 1961
    Age 24
    Her career there began with an appearance in the Off-Broadway show, Sing, Muse! in 1961; she won a 1962 Theatre World Award for her performance.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1954
    Age 17
    After graduating from St. Joseph Academy (Des Moines, Iowa) in 1954, she graduated from Clarke College in 1958.
    More Details Hide Details She then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she taught and performed on the side, but she soon moved to Manhattan.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Born
    Born on December 15, 1936.
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