Yvonne Constant

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Yvonne Constant (born 15 June 1935 on the left bank of Paris) began her career as a ballet dancer but later she made the transition to a musical comedy performer.

Stage productions[edit]

Yvonne Constant has sung in cabarets in New York, other parts of the United States and in Europe. Recently she has appeared at the Metropolitan Room in New York 14 times in 2008 and 2009. Her appearances were well received by cabaret critic, William Wolf. Her shows are presented by Jan Wallman, directed and staged by international choreographer Molly Molloy, and her musical director is Russ Kassoff.

In 2007 she sang "Ah Paris" at the City Center revival of "Follies."

Constant was cast for the Broadway production, La Plume de Ma Tante and won a special Tony. When she did The Gay Life with Barbara Cook, Yvonne got a New York Drama Critics Citation as one of the season’s Most Promising Actresses. Johnny Carson had Yvonne on his show 45 times Richard Rodgers saw her on The Tonight Show and chose her for a leading role in No Strings. Then she was the French au pair in the Broadway Comedy, Come Live with Me.[1]

Films[edit]

In the movies, she is best remembered in Disney’s “Monkeys, Go Home!” with Maurice Chevalier. In the TV mini-series “Sins” she played the chanteuse, Annette with Joan Collins.

Appraisal[edit]

Yvonne was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. In 2007, Yvonne sang “Ah Paris!” at the City Center revival of Follies in New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sternfield, Aaron (4 December 1965). "Two charmers at Penthouse Club". Billboard. p. 12. Retrieved 25 May 2010.