Elisabeth Welch

Elisabeth Welch

Performer

Elisabeth Welch, a New York City-born actress and cabaret singer whose stage and vocal career flourished in London and Europe, died July 15, 2003, at the age of 99, according to The Times of London. She appeared as a singer and understudy in the African-American revue, Blackbirds of 1928, and traveled to Paris with the show, starting a famous career as a chanteuse. She also appeared in Cole Porter's Broadway musical, The New Yorkers. Porter liked her so much he wrote a choice part for her in his musical, Nymph Errant, seen in London.

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  • Also known as: Elizabeth Welch
  • Born: Feb 27, 1904 in New York, NY, USA
  • Death: Jul 15, 2003

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1986 Outstanding Solo Performance Time to Start Living Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1986 Special Award Time to Start Living Winner
1986 Special Award Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood Winner
Tony Award
1986 Featured Actress in a Musical Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood Nominee