Charlotte d'Amboise

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Charlotte d'Amboise
Born Charlotte Lorraine d'Amboise
(1964-05-11) May 11, 1964 (age 53)
New York City, New York, USA
Occupation actress, dancer
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Terrence Mann (m. 1996)
Children 2

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.

Early life[edit]

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 is the twin sister of dancer and actress Cate d'Amboise and younger sister of danseur and choreographer Christopher d'Amboise.[1]


Musical theatre[edit]

D'Amboise made her Broadway debut in the musical Cats in 1983 as Cassandra,[2][3] 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.[4] 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.[5][6]

In 2001, she replaced Karen Ziemba in Contact.[7][8]

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.[9]

She appeared in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line in 2006 to 2008 as Cassie, earning a Tony Award nomination.[10]

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, American Blue Note, Just Off The Coast, and The Preacher's Wife. She appears as herself in Every Little Step, a documentary about 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, Law & Order, a videotaped performance of the Broadway musical Contact. She has also appeared in several made-for-TV movies, including Lost in the Bermuda Triangle (1998) and Alone in the Neon Jungle (1988).[11]


Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2007 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (A Chorus Line, nominee)
  • 2005 TDF/Astaire Special Award for Chicago and Sweet Charity
  • 1998 Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Chicago, winner)[14]
  • 1998 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Performance (Chicago, winner)[15]
  • 1998 Bay Area Theatre Critics' Award (Chicago, winner)
  • 1997 Astaire Award for Achievement in Dance (Damn Yankees, winner)
  • 1989 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, nominee)

Personal life[edit]

She is married to actor, Terrence Mann. They have two daughters, Josephine and Shelby.[16][17] They both starred in musicals Cats, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin.


  1. ^ "Jacques d'Amboise biography",, retrieved April 24, 2010
  2. ^ "Charlotte d'Amboise biography", retrieved April 25, 2010
  3. ^ "Internet Broadway Database listing, 'Cats', see replacements" Internet Broadway Database, retrieved April 25, 2010
  4. ^ Hetrick, Adam."Foster, Mazzie, Ranson and Damiano Head 'Carrie' Reading in NYC Nov. 20" Archived September 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., November 20, 2009
  5. ^ "Charlotte d'Amboise Headed Back to 'Chicago' on Broadway", October 8, 2008
  6. ^ Internet Broadway Database listing, see 'Chicago' Internet Broadway Database, retrieved April 25, 2010
  7. ^ Simonson, Robert."Ziemba, Gaines and Yates Stop Making 'Contact', Sept. 2" Archived June 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., September 2, 2001
  8. ^ Simonson, Robert.Sept. 1 Contact Broadcast to Be "Live from Lincoln Center" Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine., July 29, 2002
  9. ^ Jones, Kenneth and Simonson, Robert.Charlotte d'Amboise Will Star When Sweet Charity Opens on Broadway Archived June 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., March 14, 2005
  10. ^ Hetrick, Adam."Charlotte d'Amboise to Exit 'A Chorus Line' Aug. 10" Archived May 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., July 28, 2008
  11. ^ "Internet Movie Database listing, Charlotte D'Amboise" Internet Movie Database, retrieved April 25, 2010
  12. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Knight, Hoff, d'Amboise, Gaines March in a New Parade at Mark Taper Forum" Archived October 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., September 24, 2009
  13. ^ Simonson, Robert.Yes, We Can-Can: LuPone, Nouri, d'Amboise and Rogers Star in Encores! Season Opener", February 12, 2004
  14. ^ "Ahmanson Theatre-List of Awards, p.22" Archived 2010-03-26 at the Wayback Machine., retrieved April 25, 2010
  15. ^ "Ahmanson Theatre-List of Awards, p. 5" Archived 2010-03-26 at the Wayback Machine., retrieved April 25, 2010
  16. ^ "Terrence Mann, Artistic Director, biography" Archived December 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., retrieved April 24, 2010
  17. ^ "Charlotte d'Amboise, Terrence Mann and their children Josie and Shelby, at 'The Addams Family' Opening, April 9, 2010

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