Charlotte d'Amboise (born May 11, 1964) is an American actress and dancer. She has played starring roles in musical theatre, and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and won the Los Angeles Ovation Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Chicago. She has also appeared in films.
Charlotte Lorraine d'Amboise
May 11, 1964
|Spouse(s)||Terrence Mann (m. 1996)|
Charlotte d'Amboise was born in New York City, the daughter of Jacques d'Amboise, a ballet dancer, choreographer, and actor, and Carolyn George, a ballet dancer and photographer. She has a twin sister, Cate. Her older brother is dancer and choreographer Christopher d'Amboise.
D'Amboise made her Broadway debut in the musical Cats in 1983 as Cassandra, where she met her future husband, performer Terrence Mann. She also performed in the role of Chris Hargensen in the ill-fated 1988 musical Carrie. She frequently has played the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, first heading the 1997 national tour and later joining the Broadway revival cast in 1999. She has appeared in productions of the musical every year since 2001.
In early 2005, d'Amboise replaced Christina Applegate in the Boston leg of the pre-Broadway tour of the revival of Sweet Charity, as well as the first few weeks of previews on Broadway, following a foot injury sustained by Applegate that nearly cancelled the production. Once Applegate returned to the role in New York, d'Amboise remained as her standby while simultaneously performing the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago.
She originated the role of Fastrada in the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin, alongside her husband Terrence Mann, who played Charles.
Her film credits include The In Crowd (1988), American Blue Note (1989), Just Off the Coast (1992), and The Preacher's Wife (1996). She appears as herself in Every Little Step (2008), a documentary about the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. In 2012, she co-starred in Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach. On television, she has appeared in the Kennedy Center Honors (1989, 1995 and 2002), Law & Order (2001), One Life to Live (2009), and a videotaped performance of the Broadway musical Contact (2002). She has also appeared in several made-for-TV movies, including Alone in the Neon Jungle (1988), Lost in the Bermuda Triangle (1998) and Galyntine (2014).
|1983-84||Winter Garden Theatre||Broadway|
|1985-86||Song and Dance||Woman in Blue||Royale Theatre||Broadway|
|1988||Carrie||Chris||Stratford-upon-Avon||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|1989||Jerome Robbins' Broadway||Anita in West Side Story
Peter Pan in Peter Pan
Company Member in ...Forum
|1994-95||Damn Yankees||Lola||Marquis Theatre||Broadway (replacement)|
|1995||Company||Kathy||Criterion Center Stage Right||Broadway|
|1997-2019||Chicago||Roxie Hart||Ambassador Theatre||national tour and Broadway (on-and-off)|
|2001-02||Contact||Wife||Vivian Beaumont Theatre||Broadway (replacement)|
|2004||Can-Can||Claudine||New York City Center||Encores!|
|2005||Sweet Charity||Charity Hope Valentine (standby)||Minneapolis
|Al Hirschfeld Theatre||Broadway|
|2006||A Chorus Line||Cassie||San Francisco||out-of-town tryout|
|2006-08||Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre||Broadway|
|2009||Parade||Mrs. Frances Phagan
|Mark Taper Forum||Los Angeles|
|2012-13||Pippin||Fastrada||American Repertory Theater||out-of-town tryout|
|2013-15||Music Box Theatre||Broadway|
|2015||Carousel||Mrs. Mullin||Lyric Opera of Chicago||Chicago|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1989||Tony Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Jerome Robbins' Broadway||Nominated|
|1995||Fred and Adele Astaire Award||Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show||Damn Yankees||Won|
|1998||LA Ovation Award||Best Lead Actress in a Musical||Chicago||Won|
|Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award||Best Leading Performance||Won|
|San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award||Principal Actress in a Musical||Won|
|2005||Fred and Adele Astaire Award||Special Award||Sweet Charity and Chicago||Won|
|2007||Tony Award||Best Featured Actress in a Musical||A Chorus Line||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical||Nominated|
|Fred and Adele Astaire Award||Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show||Won|
She has been married to Terrence Mann since January 20, 1996. They have two daughters, Josephine (born in 2002) and Shelby (born on June 25, 2003). They both starred in musicals Cats, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin.
- "Jacques d'Amboise biography", the-ballet.com, retrieved April 24, 2010
- "Charlotte d'Amboise biography" filmreference.com, retrieved April 25, 2010
- "Internet Broadway Database listing, 'Cats', see replacements" Internet Broadway Database, retrieved April 25, 2010
- Hetrick, Adam."Foster, Mazzie, Ranson and Damiano Head 'Carrie' Reading in NYC Nov. 20" Archived September 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, November 20, 2009
- "Charlotte d'Amboise Headed Back to 'Chicago' on Broadway" broadway.com, October 8, 2008
- Internet Broadway Database listing, see 'Chicago' Internet Broadway Database, retrieved April 25, 2010
- Simonson, Robert."Ziemba, Gaines and Yates Stop Making 'Contact', Sept. 2" Archived June 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, September 2, 2001
- Simonson, Robert.Sept. 1 Contact Broadcast to Be "Live from Lincoln Center" Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, July 29, 2002
- Jones, Kenneth and Simonson, Robert.Charlotte d'Amboise Will Star When Sweet Charity Opens on Broadway Archived June 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, March 14, 2005
- Hetrick, Adam."Charlotte d'Amboise to Exit 'A Chorus Line' Aug. 10" Archived May 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, July 28, 2008
- "Internet Movie Database listing, Charlotte D'Amboise" Internet Movie Database, retrieved April 25, 2010
- "Ahmanson Theatre-List of Awards, p.22" Archived 2010-03-26 at the Wayback Machine musiccenter.org, retrieved April 25, 2010
- "Terrence Mann, Artistic Director, biography" Archived December 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine carolinaartsfestival.com, retrieved April 24, 2010
- "Charlotte d'Amboise, Terrence Mann and their children Josie and Shelby, at 'The Addams Family' Opening broadwayworld.com, April 9, 2010