By Andrew Gans
24 Mar 2011
The acclaimed actress-singer is reprising her role as no-nonsense baby seller Primrose. She will be seen on episodes airing March 24-25, March 28, March 31 and April 1.
Ellen Greene began her career as a nightclub singer, performing in the now closed New York cabaret Reno Sweeney. At age 23, Joseph Papp took her under his wing and cast her in productions of Boom Boom Room and The Threepenny Opera. Greene earned a Tony nomination for her work in the latter, but it was her role as Audrey in both the original stage and film productions of Little Shop of Horrors that brought her national attention. Among her recent theatrical credits are the West Coast staging of Side Man and an all-star reading of Women Behind Bars. Her many screen credits include "Pushing Daisies," "Heroes," "The Cooler," "One Fine Day," "Léon," "Fathers & Sons," "Stepping Out," "Pump Up the Volume," "Talk Radio" and "Next Stop, Greenwich Village." Her solo recording is titled "In His Eyes." She also played Miss Adelaide in the the Hollywood Bowl's presentation of the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls.