From Barnum to Sunset Boulevard: Look Back at Glenn Close on the Stage

from-barnum-to-sunset-boulevard:-look-back-at-glenn-close-on-the-stage

Archival Photos  

From Barnum to Sunset Boulevard: Look Back at Glenn Close on the Stage

The three-time Tony Award winner celebrates her birthday March 19.

Stage and screen star Glenn Close celebrates her birthday March 19.

Close made her Broadway debut as Angelica in Love for Love in 1974. In the time since, she has earned Tony Awards for her roles in Sunset Boulevard, Death and the Maiden, and The Real Thing. She was last seen on Broadway reprising her role as Norma Desmond in the 2017 revival of Sunset Boulevard.

In addition to her stage work, Close is a seven-time Oscar Award nominee, known for her work in films such as Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, and The Wife. She is presently nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Hillbilly Elegy.

From Barnum to Sunset Boulevard: Look Back at Glenn Close On Broadway

From Barnum to Sunset Boulevard: Look Back at Glenn Close On Broadway

30 PHOTOS

Glenn Close in <i>Love For Love</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/e1e8687/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F62%2F6d%2Ffd8206a041ecacdf424cf8013066%2Fdebut.jpg” data-url=”2″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
            <span><br />
                Glenn Close in <i>Love For Love</i></p>
<p>            </span><br />
        </figcaption></figure>
</p></div>
<div>
<figure>
<p>    <img alt=The Crucifer of Blood” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/999bd6a/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F6e%2F4e%2F92e35a934da08942e694f3541eac%2F1978-1979-the-crucifer-of-blood-whitehead-01.jpg” data-url=”3″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”>


Timothy Landfield, Glenn Close, and Paxton Whitehead in The Crucifer of Blood


Glenn Close, Michael John, Nicol Williamson, Penny Fuller, and Martha Danielle in <i>Rex</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/296ec18/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F4b%2Faf%2F6b12ff0549ac85ad657b9fe17aa4%2Frex-broadway-production-photo-1976-glenn-close-michael-john-nicol-williamson-penny-fuller-martha-danielle-hr.jpg” data-url=”4″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
            <span><br />
                Glenn Close, Michael John, Nicol Williamson, Penny Fuller, and Martha Danielle in <i>Rex</i></p>
<p>                    <span>Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts</span></p>
<p>            </span><br />
        </figcaption></figure>
</p></div>
<div>
<figure>
<p>    <img alt=


Penny Fuller, Glenn Close, and Michael John in Rex

Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts


Glenn Close, Michael John, Tom Aldredge, and Nicol Williamson in <i>Rex</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/cda466c/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F78%2F40%2F0a5a37d642a38dd6296925f51c55%2Frex-broadway-production-photo-1976-glenn-close-michael-john-tom-aldredge-nicol-williamson-hr.jpg” data-url=”6″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
            <span><br />
                Glenn Close, Michael John, Tom Aldredge, and Nicol Williamson in <i>Rex</i></p>
<p>                    <span>Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts</span></p>
<p>            </span><br />
        </figcaption></figure>
</p></div>
<div>
<figure>
<p>    <img alt=


Glenn Close in Barnum

Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts


Glenn Close


Glenn Close and Andy Teirstein in Barnum

Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts


Glenn Close


Jim Dale, Glenn Close, and Marianne Tatum in Barnum

Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts


Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons in <i>The Real Thing</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/7795944/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F83%2F97%2F6b88b78d449c8a6fa4951a21fda4%2Fthe-real-thing-broadway-production-photo-1984-glenn-close-and-jeremy-irons-hr.jpg” data-url=”10″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
            <span><br />
                Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons in <i>The Real Thing</i></p>
<p>                    <span>Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts</span></p>
<p>            </span><br />
        </figcaption></figure>
</p></div>
<div>
<figure>
<p>    <img alt=The Real Thing” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/081231a/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2Faa%2Fc1%2F7d9ce810432ababd38347360ea73%2Fthe-real-thing-broadway-production-photo-1984-christine-baranski-and-glenn-close-hr.jpg” data-url=”11″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”>


Christine Baranski and Glenn Close in The Real Thing

Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts


Related Articles

X