Hattie Walker, a flamboyant former showgirl who sings of her love of performing in Stephen Sondheim’s beloved anthem “Broadway Baby.”
Jayne Houdyshell has been an in-demand character actress for more than three decades. After an award-winning Broadway debut in Well, she appeared in Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as off-Broadway star turns in The Receptionist, The Pain and the Itch and more.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
2006: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Well
Before moving to New York in 2004, Houdyshell appeared in more than 200 plays in regional theaters across America.
“It’s a real privilege to be part of this production, and I felt that way from the first day I went into rehearsal in New York.” —Houdyshell in interview with Broadway.com, 5/1/12