Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history. Happy 88th birthday to the legendary Elaine Stritch! In celebration of this day, we bring you videos of some of Stritch's most memorable performances and signature songs.
Click below to watch Stritch perform "Liaisons" from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, "Broadway Baby" from FOLLIES, "Ladies Who Lunch" from COMPANY, "I'm Still Here" at the White House, a scene from SHOW BOAT, Stritch's rendition of "To Keep My Love Alive", and the actress recording "The Little Things You Do" for COMPANY's original cast album!
Five-time Tony Award nominee Stritch has appeared on Broadway in A Little Night Music, Elaine Stritch at Liberty (for which she won a 2002 Tony Award), Angela Lansbury - A Celebration, A Delicate Balance, Show Boat, Company, Love Letters, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Sail Away, Goldilocks, The Sin of Pat Muldoon, Bus Stop, On Your Toes, Pal Joey, Call Me Madam, Yes, M'Lord, Angel in the Wings and Loco. She has also taken the West End stage in Gypsy, Company and Sail Away, and her off-Broadway credits include Cakewalk, a concert version of Follies and Private Lives.
A three-time Emmy Award winner, Stritch plays Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) mother Colleen on NBC's 30 Rock. Her film credits include Three Violent People, A Farewell to Arms, The Perfect Furlough, Who Killed Teddy Bear, The Spiral Staircase, Providence, September, Small Time Crooks, Cocoon: The Return, Out to Sea, Autumn in New York, Screwed and more.