The Info List - Debra Monk

Debra Monk
Debra Monk
is an American actress, singer, and writer, best known for her performances on the Broadway stage. She earned her first Tony Award for the 1993 production of Redwood Curtain and won an Emmy Award for several guest appearances on NYPD Blue
between 1998 and 1999.[1]


1 Life and career 2 Filmography

2.1 Film 2.2 Television

3 Stage

3.1 Broadway 3.2 Off-Broadway

4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Monk was born in Middletown, Ohio. She was voted Best Personality" by her graduating class at Wheaton High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.[1] In 1973, she graduated from Frostburg State University. In 1975, Monk was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Monk garnered first attention in theatrical circles as one of the co-writers and co-stars of the musical Pump Boys and Dinettes (1982).[2] She won the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actress in a Play for performance in Redwood Curtain (1993). She was nominated for a Tony Award
Tony Award
for roles in Picnic (1994), Steel Pier (1997), and Curtains (2007).[3] In 2000, she won an Obie Award
Obie Award
for The Time of the Cuckoo.[4] She returned to the stage in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Visiting Edna by David Rabe in September 2016.[5] Monk appeared on the Food Channel
Food Channel
cooking show Barefoot Contessa, where she cooked Strawberry Crumble.[6] Monk has appeared in over 30 films since the early 1990s. She made her film debut in the movie version of Prelude to a Kiss, playing Aunt Dorothy.[1] She later appeared in The Bridges of Madison County and The Devil's Advocate. On television, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for a recurring role as Katie Sipowicz in the ABC series, NYPD Blue.[1] She also guest-starred on Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, The Closer, and Girls. Monk had recurring roles in A Nero Wolfe Mystery
A Nero Wolfe Mystery
(2001-02), Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
(2006-11), and Damages (2007-12). Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1992 Prelude to a Kiss Aunt Dorothy

1993 For Love or Money Mrs. Wegman

1993 Fearless Alison

1994 Quiz Show Kintner's Secretary

1995 Redwood Curtain Geneva Television film

1995 The Bridges of Madison County Madge

1995 Jeffrey Mom

1995 Reckless Therapist

1996 Bed of Roses Lewis' Mom

1996 Mrs. Winterbourne Lieutenant Ambrose

1996 The Substance of Fire Martha Hackett

1996 The First Wives Club Jilted Lover

1996 Extreme Measures Dr. Judith Gruszynski

1997 KnitWits Catherine Short film

1997 In & Out Mrs. Lester

1997 The Devil's Advocate Pam Garrety

1997 Ellen Foster Aunt Nadine Television film

1998 Bulworth Helen

2000 Center Stage Nancy

2003 Briar Patch Officer Avon

2003 The Music Man Mrs. Paroo Television film

2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota Edna Burroughs

2003 Eloise at the Plaza Maggie Television film

2003 Eloise at Christmastime Maggie Television film

2004 Palindromes Mama Sunshine

2005 Dark Water Dahlia's Teacher

2005 The Producers Lick Me-Bite Me

2007 The Savages Nancy Lachman

2008 The Great Buck Howard Doreen

2009 Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Laura

2011 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! Petunia Television film

2012 One for the Money Mrs. Plum

2012 The Brass Teapot Trudy

2013 Ass Backwards Pawn Shop Owner

2013 Reaching Home Janet Short film

2014 This Is Where I Leave You Linda

2015 Demolition Davis' Mom


A Nero Wolfe Mystery
A Nero Wolfe Mystery
(2001–02) — Member of the repertory cast, performing various roles in "The Doorbell Rang", "Disguise for Murder", "Over My Dead Body", "Too Many Clients" and "The Silent Speaker" Law & Order - 1994 as Kathleen O'Brien, 2002 as Dr. Madelyn Stahl & 2005 as Judge G. Proctor NYPD Blue
- 1999 Emmy Award
Emmy Award
in role of Katie Sipowicz Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
- Louise O'Malley (seasons 3-8) Notes from the Underbelly Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
- in season 3 episode "Children and Art" Damages - Denise Parsons Frasier
2003 Season 11 episode "No Sex Please We're Skittish" Glee 2009 season 1 episode "Acafellas" Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! White Collar 2012 season 3 episode "Pulling Strings" Girls 2014 season 3 episodes 1 & 2 Mozart in the Jungle
Mozart in the Jungle
(2014 - present) — Betty Mercy Street (2016 - present) Drew (2016 pilot; not picked up) Crowded (2016 series finale; cancelled) Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics 2017 season 12 episode 6 “Dinner Party 101”



Pump Boys and Dinettes - 1982 (also co-author and co-director) Prelude to a Kiss - 1990 Nick & Nora - 1991 Redwood Curtain - 1993 - Tony Award Picnic - 1994 Company - 1995 Steel Pier - 1997 - Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination Ah, Wilderness!
Ah, Wilderness!
- 1998 Thou Shalt Not - 2001 Chicago - 2005 Curtains - 2007 - Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
- 2012


The Time of the Cuckoo - Obie Award Ancestral Voices The Seagull Death Defying Acts Three Hotels Oil City Symphony
Oil City Symphony
- 1986 (co-author, Drama Desk Award) Assassins


^ a b c d " Debra Monk
Debra Monk
Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-05-19.  ^ " Debra Monk
Debra Monk
Movies and Biography - Yahoo Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-05-19.  ^ The Broadway League. " Debra Monk
Debra Monk
IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. Retrieved 2014-05-19.  ^ "Lortel Archives-The Internet Off-Broadway Database". Lortel.org. Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2014-05-19.  ^ " Debra Monk
Debra Monk
to replace Rondi Reed
Rondi Reed
in play at Steppenwolf this fall". Chicago Tribune.  ^ "Cooking for Jeffrey: Dinner Party 101, Season 12, Episode 6" foodnetwork.com, retrieved February 5, 2018

External links[edit]

Debra Monk
Debra Monk
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Debra Monk
Debra Monk
on IMDb Debra Monk
Debra Monk
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Star File: Debra Monk
Debra Monk
at Broadway.com at playbill.com August 9, 2006

Awards for Debra Monk

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Donna Theodore
Donna Theodore
(1975) Vivian Reed (1976) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
(1977) Bobo Lewis / Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1978) Merle Louise (1979) Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen
(1980) Marilyn Cooper
Marilyn Cooper
(1981) Liliane Montevecchi
Liliane Montevecchi
(1982) Karla Burns (1983) Catherine Cox / Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1984) Leilani Jones (1985) Jana Schneider
Jana Schneider
(1986) Jane Summerhays (1987) Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
(1988) Randy Graff
Randy Graff
(1990) Karen Ziemba (1991) Barbara Walsh (1992) Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
(1993) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1994) Rachel York (1996) Lillias White (1997) Tsidii Le Loka
Tsidii Le Loka
(1998) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(1999) Karen Ziemba (2000) Cady Huffman
Cady Huffman
(2001) Harriet Sansom Harris (2002) Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski
(2003) Isabel Keating (2004) Jan Maxwell
Jan Maxwell
(2005) Beth Leavel
Beth Leavel
(2006) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(2007) Laura Benanti (2008) Haydn Gwynne
Haydn Gwynne
(2009) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2010) Laura Benanti (2011) Judy Kaye (2012) Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin
(2013) Anika Larsen / Lauren Worsham (2014) Renée Elise Goldsberry
Renée Elise Goldsberry
(2015) Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski
(2016) Jenn Colella
Jenn Colella

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Zohra Lampert
Zohra Lampert
(1974) Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flanagan
(1976) Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
(1977) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1978) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1987) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1988) Kay Lenz
Kay Lenz
(1989) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1990) Peggy McCay
Peggy McCay
(1991) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(1993) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1994) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1996) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1997) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1998) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(1999) Beah Richards
Beah Richards
(2000) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2001) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2002) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(2003) Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
(2004) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(2005) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2006) Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
(2007) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2008) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2009) Ann-Margret
(2010) Loretta Devine
Loretta Devine
(2011) Martha Plimpton
Martha Plimpton
(2012) Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston
(2013) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2014) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2015) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2016) Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel

v t e

Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1947) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1949) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1951) Marian Winters (1952) Beatrice Straight (1953) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1954) Patricia Jessel (1955) Una Merkel
Una Merkel
(1956) Peggy Cass
Peggy Cass
(1957) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1958) Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar
(1959) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1960) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1961) Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ashley
(1962) Sandy Dennis (1963) Barbara Loden
Barbara Loden
(1964) Alice Ghostley
Alice Ghostley
(1965) Zoe Caldwell (1966) Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes
(1967) Zena Walker
Zena Walker
(1968) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1969) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(1970) Rae Allen (1971) Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
(1972) Leora Dana
Leora Dana
(1973) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1974) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1975) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1976) Trazana Beverley (1977) Ann Wedgeworth (1978) Joan Hickson
Joan Hickson
(1979) Dinah Manoff (1980) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1981) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1982) Judith Ivey (1983) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1984) Judith Ivey (1985) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1986) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1987) L. Scott Caldwell
L. Scott Caldwell
(1988) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1989) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1990) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1991) Bríd Brennan (1992) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(1993) Jane Adams (1994) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1995) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1996) Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
(1997) Anna Manahan (1998) Elizabeth Franz (1999) Blair Brown
Blair Brown
(2000) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2001) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2002) Michele Pawk (2003) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2004) Adriane Lenox
Adriane Lenox
(2005) Frances de la Tour (2006) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2007) Rondi Reed
Rondi Reed
(2008) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2009) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2010) Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
(2011) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2012) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2013) Sophie Okonedo
Sophie Okonedo
(2014) Annaleigh Ashford
Annaleigh Ashford
(2015) Jayne Houdyshell
Jayne Houdyshell
(2016) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon

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