STAGE VIEWS: Tony Nominee and The Exonerated Star Kathleen Chalfant

By Andrew Gans
19 Nov 2012

Kathleen Chalfant
Kathleen Chalfant

Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from Tony-nominated actress Kathleen Chalfant, who will join the rotating cast of Off-Broadway's The Exonerated Nov. 27-Dec. 2 at The Culture Project.

What show recently impressed you?
The production that has most impressed me is Giant at the Public — the sweep of the story and the gorgeous music as well as the fact that this is a play for grown ups and deals with the world in a fierce and unsentimental way which acknowledges both the hope and the dangers of our time — it is an amazing piece of work.

What production are you most excited to see?
I am looking forward to seeing Sorry at the Public because I, like everyone, has fallen in love with this family and to seeing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike because Christopher Durang fills me with delight every single time as soon as I get over laughing harder than I ever have.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
I would like to see a revival of A Delicate Balance on Broadway and I'd love to play Agnes.



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Chalfant is a 1993 Tony nominee for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. She won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress for Wit in 1999. Read more about her in the Playbill Vault.