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Mary Beth Peil

Tony Award-Nominated Stage, Television, and Film Actress Best Known for her Roles in "Dawson's Creek" and "The Good Wife"

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 Mary Beth Peil Biography

During the 1960s, Peil toured with Boris Goldovsky's opera company and the Metropolitan Opera's national company singing such roles as Susanna in Mozart and da Ponte's The Marriage of Figaro. She also sang with the New York City Opera.

In 1971, she originated the role of Alma in the opera Summer and Smoke, based on a Tennessee Williams play, and performed it again when it was broadcast on television in 1982 (based on a 1980 performance). Peil was persuaded to take a role in Kiss Me, Kate and soon found herself on Broadway. In May 1983 she was cast in a national tour as the twelfth and final Anna Leonowens opposite Yul Brynner's monarch of Siam in a revival of The King and I. The production toured the United States, closing on Broadway shortly before Brynner's death in 1985. Peil was nominated for a 1985 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.She starred in the 1987 Off-Broadway musical Birds of Paradise. She made her film debut in 1992's Jersey Girl. She appeared on TV's Law & Order in 1994. Peil won an Obie Award in 1995 for her work in three non-musical plays, The Naked Truth, Missing Persons, and A Cheever Evening.

Between 1998 and 2003, Peil was introduced to a wider audience through her role as Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan on teen television drama Dawson's Creek. Alongside the four main young stars of that show, she was the only actress to appear as a credited regular throughout the show's six-season run, appearing in 74 of 128 episodes. From 2009 to 2016, she played Jackie Florrick, the mother of Chris Noth's character, on the CBS drama The Good Wife.

Starting in October 2010 she appeared in the original Broadway cast of the Lincoln Center Theater production of the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which is based upon the movie of the same name. The show had a limited run until January 2011. Peil appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Follies on Broadway in the role of Solange LaFitte, alongside Bernadette Peters and Elaine Paige, starting in August 2011. In March 2012, she appeared as Erica Morini in Willy Holtzman's off-Broadway play The Morini Strad about the concert violinist.

In 2017, Peil received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Anastasia.

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Tony Award-Nominated Stage, Television, and Film Actress Best Known for her Roles in "Dawson's Creek" and "The Good Wife"

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Mary Beth Peil Biography

During the 1960s, Peil toured with Boris Goldovsky's opera company and the Metropolitan Opera's national company singing such roles as Susanna in Mozart and da Ponte's The Marriage of Figaro. She also sang with the New York City Opera.

In 1971, she originated the role of Alma in the opera Summer and Smoke, based on a Tennessee Williams play, and performed it again when it was broadcast on television in 1982 (based on a 1980 performance). Peil was persuaded to take a role in Kiss Me, Kate and soon found herself on Broadway. In May 1983 she was cast in a national tour as the twelfth and final Anna Leonowens opposite Yul Brynner's monarch of Siam in a revival of The King and I. The production toured the United States, closing on Broadway shortly before Brynner's death in 1985. Peil was nominated for a 1985 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.She starred in the 1987 Off-Broadway musical Birds of Paradise. She made her film debut in 1992's Jersey Girl. She appeared on TV's Law & Order in 1994. Peil won an Obie Award in 1995 for her work in three non-musical plays, The Naked Truth, Missing Persons, and A Cheever Evening.

Between 1998 and 2003, Peil was introduced to a wider audience through her role as Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan on teen television drama Dawson's Creek. Alongside the four main young stars of that show, she was the only actress to appear as a credited regular throughout the show's six-season run, appearing in 74 of 128 episodes. From 2009 to 2016, she played Jackie Florrick, the mother of Chris Noth's character, on the CBS drama The Good Wife.

Starting in October 2010 she appeared in the original Broadway cast of the Lincoln Center Theater production of the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which is based upon the movie of the same name. The show had a limited run until January 2011. Peil appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Follies on Broadway in the role of Solange LaFitte, alongside Bernadette Peters and Elaine Paige, starting in August 2011. In March 2012, she appeared as Erica Morini in Willy Holtzman's off-Broadway play The Morini Strad about the concert violinist.

In 2017, Peil received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Anastasia.

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  • Role Call: Mary Beth Peil of ANASTASIA on DAWSON'S CREEK ...

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  • How to book Mary Beth Peil?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mary Beth Peil for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mary Beth Peil, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mary Beth Peil or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mary Beth Peil?

    Booking fees for Mary Beth Peil, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mary Beth Peil, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mary Beth Peil?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mary Beth Peil for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mary Beth Peil for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mary Beth Peil or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mary Beth Peil or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mary Beth Peil is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mary Beth Peil for your event is available upon request. Mary Beth Peil generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kate Baldwin, Denée Benton, Rachel Bay Jones, Jenn Colella and Jayne Houdyshell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mary Beth Peil for an upcoming event.

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    Role Call: Mary Beth Peil of ANASTASIA on DAWSON'S CREEK ...

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