Betty Buckley, also known as Betty Lynn Buckley, is an Tony award winning American theatre, film and television actress and singer who originated the role of Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, a role that earned her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1983.

She has appeared in numerous Broadway and West End shows, and is a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame. She has received a Oliver Award nomination for her role as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and a Tony Award nomination for her work in Triumph of Love. She is also a multi-time Grammy Award nominee.

Cats History

Broadway - 1982 - Grizabella

Broadway - 1983 - Grizabella

Broadway - 1984 - Grizabella

1982 Biography

BETTY BUCKLEY (Grizabella) was last seen on the N.Y. stage in I'm Getting My Act Together . . .; on screen: Abby Bradford on the series "Eight Is Enough"; Bruce Beresford's Tender Mercies; Brian De Palma's Carrie. On Broadway: Catherine in Pippin; the original Martha Jefferson in 1776; in London: Fran Kubelik in Promises, Promises.



Betty Buckley sings 'Memory' at the 1983 Tony Awards

Betty Buckley sings 'Memory' at the 1983 Tony Awards