Award-winning Tyne Daly in Oral History Conversation October 7
By: Ellis Nassour
Tony and Drama Desk winner Tyne Daly [for her incredible portrayal of Mama Rose in Gypsy (1990)] will be the guest on Monday at 6 P.M. for the Oral History interview presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, NY Public Library for the Performing Arts [enter, 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Lincoln Center] by the Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation and The League of Professional Theatre Women.
The event is free, but seating, which is limited, is on a first-come-first-seated basis. Arrive early!
Ms. Daly will be interviewed by John V. Fahey, former producer of special projects for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights and a veteran jack-of-all-trades theater actor and craftsman, a long-time friend of Ms. Daly’s.
Oral History producer Betty Corwin says, "We all know Tyne as a wonderful actress and an outstanding musical performer, but this will be a very special event as we will hear her thoughts and recollections about her life and career, which will be archived on video as a valuable addition to the Library’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive."
Previous participants have been Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Frances McDorman, and Donna Murphy.
Ms. Daly, known to the masses for her acclaimed portrayal of Mary Beth Lacey on TV’s long-running hit series Cagney and Lacey which earned her six Emmy nominations and four Emmys for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She recently created the role of Katharine Gerard in the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons at the Pennsylvania’s new arts center, the Bucks County Playhouse, where she also co-starred with James Earl Jones in Love Letters.
She appeared on Broadway, regionally, and on the West End as Maria Callas in McNally’s Master Class. A member of the Theater Hall of Fame, Ms. Daly was nominated for the 2006 Featured Tony for David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole.
She earned two Emmy nominations and the Emmy as Best Supporting Actress for her work on the series Christy and six nominations and the Emmy for the series Judging Amy. She’s been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards.
The League of Professional Theatre Women, celebrating its 30 anniversary, is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in the business. Members come from all areas of theater and media. For membership, upcoming events, and much more information, visit www.theatrewomen.org.