Past Features

April 20, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 7)

Award-Winning Broadway Actress to Visit Lehman on April 22

Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes
Tony, Obie, and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Marian Seldes will visit Lehman College on Wednesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. for an interview with Lehman Professor William M. Hoffman on his "Conversations" series. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room C-14 of Carman Hall.

Seldes won the Tony Award for her role in A Delicate Balance, the Obie for her portrayal in The Ginger Man and the Drama Desk Award for her performance in Father's Day, as well as Obie, Lucille Lortel, and Drama League Awards for lifetime achievement.

Inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1996, she first appeared on Broadway in Medea in 1947 and over the last six decades has gone on to appear in such productions as Tower Beyond Tragedy, The High Ground, That Lady, Undine, Crime and Punishment, The Chalk Garden, A Gift of Time, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Tiny Alice, Equus, The Merchant, Deathtrap, and Ivanovo.

The legendary actress also has performed in more than a dozen off-Broadway productions, as well as in numerous films, television series, and dramatic specials.

Now in its sixth season, "Conversations" won the 2008 Telly Award for cultural programming for its interview with Kent Nagano, musical director of the Bavarian State Opera. Previous guests have included Peter Gelb, director of the Metropolitan Opera, playwrights Edward Albee, Lanford Wilson, and Arthur Laurents, opera star Regina Resnick, and theater manager Albert Poland.

Guests of the show sit on a sparse stage set with two chairs, a coffee table, and a signature bouquet of red roses, and talk about their professional experiences in a casual, free-flowing discussion.

"Conversations" airs over BronxNet and CUNY-TV. For more information about the series, call 718-960-2558.