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Rondi Reed

 

Rondi Reed

Rondi Reed (born October 26, 1952; Dixon, Illinois) is an American stage actress, singer and performer.

Career

Reed has been a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, Illinois, for 30 years, appearing in 51 productions with the company.[1]

Reed graduated from Illinois State University in 1977.

She has starred on Broadway in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and The Grapes of Wrath, among others. Beginning July 13, 2005, she originated the role of Madame Morrible in the Chicago production of the musical Wicked. She departed the production May 8, 2007 and was replaced by Barbara Robertson. She then originated the role of Mattie Fae Aiken in the Broadway production of August: Osage County for which she won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

She later reprised her role of Madame Morrible in Wicked in Chicago, beginning June 27, 2008. Her second run ended November 18, 2008 and she was again replaced by Robertson. She then reprised her role as Mattie Fae Aiken in the London production of August: Osage Country before returning to Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of Wicked. She began performances March 17, 2009,[2] replacing Jayne Houdyshell and bowed out as the evil headmistress on June 27, 2010, to star in the Australian production of August in Sydney. The limited engagement of the show ran from August 13-September 25, 2010.[3] She is also a star on the CBS's sitcom Mike & Molly, as Peggy Biggs, Mike's mother.

References

External links

  • Internet Broadway Database
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Interview at Broadway.com

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