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Barbara Robertson is an American actress and singer. She plays the role of "Jan the Unnamed" for the American Theatre Company's Pre-Broadway Chicago production of "Yeast Nation".[1] Recently[when?] she played the role of Mame at the Drury Lane Theatre.

She may be most well known for playing Madame Morrible in the Chicago production of Wicked. She first played the role from May 8, 2007 through June 25, 2008, and again to close out the production from November 18, 2008 until the final performance on January 25, 2009. She also played a limited engagement with the touring production of the show on its stop in Chicago, which ran from December 1, 2010 through January 23, 2011.

She has also performed in Angels of America: Part I & II, Hamlet, A Little Night Music, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mary Stuart, La Bete, Grand Hotel, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Garden, Pal Joey, Black Snow, Kabuki Medea, and Emma's Child. Additionally, Robertson has performed in many film and TV productions, including The Company, Straight Story, Will of Their Own, Disney's Mother's Courage, Paramount's The Untouchables, and Early Edition.

She is a 1972 graduate of Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.




Year Film Role
1987 Light of Day Arguing Woman
1989 Cold Justice Nancy
1990 Shaking the Tree Nurse
1998 Stricken Banyon's Mom
1999 The Straight Story Deer Woman
2001 Soul Survivors Margaret
2003 The Company Harriet
2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin Old Woman


Year Show Role Notes
1989 A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story Miss Day, Receptionist TV Movie
1990 Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston Shelley TV Movie
1992 In the Best Interest of the Children Angela Bayer TV Movie
1997 Early Edition Sally Deluca 1 Episode
1998 A Will of Their Own Maria Jermaine 1 Episode

Short FilmsEdit

Year Film Role
2007 Hunter Anne
2012 After Christmas Linda
2014 The First Men


  1. ^ "Hilarious 'Yeast Nation' ferments in North Center". Dining Chicago. Retrieved 28 December 2010.