Isabel Keating

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Isabel Keating
Born Savannah, Georgia
United States
Awards Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Helen Hayes Award

Isabel Keating is an American actress and singer.

Life and career[edit]

Keating recently appeared on Broadway in Terrence McNally's hit comedy It's Only a Play, directed by Jack O'Brien (director). She co-starred in Indignation, James Schamus's feature film directorial début, of his own script, based on Philip Roth's novel, opposite Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon.[1] The film had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016, and was theatrically released on July 29, 2016.[2] Keating guest stars in an episode of the upcoming NBC Universal/Hulu series The Path (TV series) by creator Jessica Goldberg, out on Hulu March 30, 2016. Keating is widely acclaimed for her portrayal of Judy Garland in the 2003 Broadway theatre production of The Boy From Oz, starring opposite Hugh Jackman, for which she received a Tony Award nomination[3] (Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical) and for which she won the Drama Desk Award[4] and the Theatre World Award. On Broadway, she also starred in Enchanted April, replacing Molly Ringwald in the role of Rose Arnott[5] after having created the leading role of Lotty Wilton in Matthew Barber's play in its world premiere production at Hartford Stage Company in Hartford, CT.[6] Keating played the Duchess of Berwick in the Oscar Wilde comedy Lady Windermere's Fan directed by Moisés Kaufman in 2005 at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Williamstown, MA.[7] She joined the cast of Hairspray (Jack O'Brien (director)) in the role of Velma Von Tussle in June 2006.[8] Keating starred in Gore Vidal's On the March to the Sea opposite Chris Noth, Charles Durning, Richard Easton, Michael Learned and Harris Yulin at Theatre Previews at Duke[9] as well as at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT, in Tom Stoppard's Travesties opposite Sam Waterston,[10] and at the Paper Mill Playhouse, in Millburn, NJ, in Wendy Kesselman's stage version of The Diary of Anne Frank. She won the 2000 Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress for her work in Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink at The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.[11] Notably, she appeared as Vi in Lucinda Coxon's Waiting at the Water's Edge in its American premiere, directed by Nela Wagman for the Watermark Theatre Company.[12] On television, she guest starred opposite Stanley Tucci in the highly acclaimed but short-lived CBS network series 3 lbs[13] and opposite Vincent D'Onofrio in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.[14] as well as in the films The Nanny Diaries[15] and The Life Before Her Eyes.[16] Keating appeared as Peter Parker's Aunt May in the Julie Taymor-directed production of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.[17]


Theatre roles[edit]


Awards and nominations[edit]



  1. ^ Indignation (2016),, March 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike (2016-03-24). "Roadside Attractions to Release James Schamus' Indignation". Deadline. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards -- Official website". Retrieved 12 June 2004. 
  4. ^ "Drama Desk Awards -- Official website". Retrieved 12 June 2004. 
  5. ^ Oz's Judy Garland Fills in at Broadway's Enchanted April,, June 16, 2003. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  6. ^ Star File,, March 9, 2004. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  7. ^ Brantley, Ben (2005-07-11). "High-Flying Epigrams Whiz By Like Arrows". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 July 2005. 
  8. ^ New cast members for Hairspray,, June 12, 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-24.
  9. ^ "Gore Vidal's On the March to the Sea Is an Invigorating Civil War Drama". Retrieved 1 March 2005. 
  10. ^ Hewitt, Stephenson, Keating, More Join Sam Waterston for Long Wharf's Travesties,, April 14, 2005. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  11. ^ Nominees and Recipients Archived 2008-06-03 at the Wayback Machine.,, Retrieved 2008-01-23.
  12. ^ Brantley, Ben (1994-06-08). "In Performance; Theater". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  13. ^ "3 lbs. Bad Boys (2006)". Retrieved 19 December 2006. 
  14. ^ "Law & Oder: Criminal Intent Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger (2008)". Retrieved 19 September 2008. 
  15. ^ The Nanny Diaries Acting Credits at The New York Times,, January 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
  16. ^ Life Before Her Eyes (2007),, Retrieved 2008-01-23.
  17. ^ "Complete Cast Announced for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark". August 16, 2010.

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