BETTY BUCKLEY won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical in the 1997-98 Broadway season for her performance as Hesione in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she repeated to more rave reviews in the New York Production.
Buckley added to her critically acclaimed work the role of Mama Rose in the great American musical GYPSY for the renowned Papermill Playhouse. Her other Broadway credits include Lloyd Webber's SONG AND DANCE and the role of Margaret White in the cult musical CARRIE, for which she was nominated as Best Actress in a Musical by the Outer Critic's Circle. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Martha Jefferson in the musical 1776, was Catherine in Bob Fosse's PIPPIN and was Edwin Drood for the New York Shakespeare Festival in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. And in London she starred as Fran Kubelik in PROMISES, PROMISES, for which she received a nomination from the Evening Standard for Best Actress in a Musical.
She most recently reprised the role of Jenny Diver in THREEPENNY OPERA at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Off-Broadway she starred in The Vineyard Theatre's production of Nicky Silver's THE EROS TRILOGY and previously in Second Stage's production of JUNO'S SWANS. At Hartford Stage, she played the role of Marguerite Gautier in Tennessee Williams' CAMINO REAL , starred in A.R. Gurney's "BUFFALO GAL" as Amanda at Buffalo's Studio Arena Theatre and in William Finn's song cycle "ELEGIES" at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center.