Alison Fraser

Alison Fraser

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name = Alison Fraser

Alison Fraser (born July 8, 1955, in Natick, Massachusetts); daughter of Howard Melvin and Alyce Eleanor (Branagan). Fraser is an American actress and singer [ [ Talkin' Broadway] ] who has appeared in concert at such venues as Carnegie Hall, [ [ Theater2 @ NY Times] ] The White House, Town Hall, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Tisch Center for the Arts, The Folger Shakespeare Library, The Wilma, The Emelin, Joe's Pub and Symphony space. [ [ Playbill] ]

She is a two time Tony Award nominee for "The Secret Garden" and "Romance/Romance", [ [ Tony] ] a Drama Desk Award nominee for "The Secret Garden", [ [ IBDb] ] and a Carbonell Awards winner for "Romance/Romance".

She played Tessie Tura in the New York City Center production of "" starring Patti LuPone under the direction of the legendary Arthur Laurents.

She was the first ever recipient of Philadelphia's Barrymore Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of "The Blonde" in Marion Adler, Scott Wentworth and Craig Boehmler’s film noir musical, "Gunmetal Blues" under the direction of Jiri Zizka. She reprised the role of "The Blonde" in "Gunmetal Blues" opposite Patrick Quinn at the George Street Playhouse. [ [ NY Times] ] She returned there to play "Diana" in "Lend Me a Tenor", directed by David Saint.

She was the original "Trina" in William Finn's "March of the Falsettos" and "In Trousers" (Playwrights Horizons). She played "Miss Drumgoole" in Todd Rundgren's adaptation of Joe Orton's "Up Against It" (New York Shakespeare Festival), "Uta" in Charles Busch and Rusty Magee's "The Green Heart" (Manhattan Theatre Club), "Connie"/"Petula"/"Brenda" in "Beehive" at the Village Gate, and "Marion Ames" in "Swingtime Canteen".

Fraser has appeared as the flamboyant but clueless "Babs Caplan" on the award-winning Children's Television Workshop series, "Between the Lions" on PBS. She has appeared on "" and "Third Watch".

Her feature films include "Jack and His Friends", "Me and Him", "Mixing Nia", "In the Blood", and "The Thing About My Folks". She can also be seen in the "Bright Eyes" music video directed by John Cameron Mitchell. She authored an interview with Anthony Newley which was published in "Time Out".

Ms. Fraser divides her time between Manhattan and Pennsylvania, with her son Nathaniel Fraser "Nat" Magee (born 1990); she is the widow of composer and performer Benjamin Rush Magee Rusty Magee. [ [ NY Times] ]

Additional theatre credits

* "In Trousers"
* "March of the Falsettos"
* "Falsettos"
* "Lady In The Dark"
* "Lips Together, Teeth Apart"
* "Lend Me a Tenor"
* "Tartuffe"
* "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
* "Up Against It"
* "The Green Heart"
* "Beehive"
* "Honk!"
* "Prodigal"
* "Lizzie Borden"
* "Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams"
* "High School Musical"
* "A Quarrel of Sparrows"
* "Gypsy"


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Lortel Archives listing]


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