Grace Keagy

Grace Keagy

Performer

Grace Keagy, a former housewife who made her Broadway debut in 1950s, appearing in a series of 1970s musicals, died of ovarian cancer in Rochester, New York on Oct. 4, 2009, at the age of 87. Born Grace Stambaugh in Youngstown, OH, Ms. Keagy was trained as both a pianist and singer at the New England Conservatory. While still a student she sang in Leonard Bernstein's production of Copland's Second Hurricane. Her performing career was put on hold for two decades after marrying a career army officer and raising five children. After eventually settling in Minneapolis, she returned to the stage, graduating from dinner theatre to the Guthrie.

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  • Born: Dec 16, 1921 in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Death: Oct 4, 2009 in Rochester, New York

Roles (9)

Woman of the Year Playbill - June 1981 Woman of the Year (1981)
Opened Mar 29, 1981
  • as Helga (Original)
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Musical Chairs Playbill - May 1980 Musical Chairs (1980)
Opened May 14, 1980
  • as Roberta (Original)
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I Remember Mama Playbill - May 1979 I Remember Mama (1979)
Opened May 31, 1979
  • as Aunt Jenny (Replacement)
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Carmelina Playbill - April 1979 Carmelina (1979)
Opened Apr 8, 1979
  • as Rosa (Original)
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The Grand Tour Playbill - Jan 1979 The Grand Tour (1979)
Opened Jan 11, 1979
  • as Sister Roland (Original)
  • as Mme. Bouffier (Original)
  • as Bride's Mother (Original)
  • as A Peasant Woman (Original)
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Goodtime Charley Playbill - March 1975 Goodtime Charley (1975)
Opened Mar 3, 1975
  • as Isabella of Bavaria (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Carmelina Nominee