Penny Fuller made her 1964 Broadway debut as a replacement in Neil Simon's stage play, Barefoot in the Park, playing Corie Bratter opposite Robert Redford. In 1966, Fuller made her singing debut on Broadway as a replacement in the original production of Cabaret (music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb), playing Sally Bowles.
In 1970, Fuller starred in the role of Eve Harrington in Applause, the musical adaptation by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Lee Adams, and Charles Strouse of the film All About Eve. She played both Ann Boleyn and Princess Elizabeth opposite Nicol Williamson in Richard Rodgers and Sheldon Harnick's short-lived Rex, a musical based on the life of Henry VIII.
More recently, Penny Fuller performed the role of Mimi Schwinn in the off-Broadway production of the musical, A New Brain, by William Finn and James Lapine.
Over the course of her extensive career, Fuller has been nominated for two Tonys®, including one for her roles in Rex, and three Drama Desk Awards, notably for her performance as Mimi Schwinn in A New Brain.Back to Artists