tyne dalyJohn V. Fahey


Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation and The League of Professional Theatre Women are pleased to present Award-winning actress TYNE DALY for the next Oral History interview on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. The next Oral History will be on January 13, 2014.

Betty Corwin, who produces the Oral History series is delighted that Tyne Daly has agreed to be interviewed, “Tyne is a wonderful actress and an outstanding musical performer. Having her express her thoughts and recollections about her life and career on videotape will be a valuable addition to the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. She will be interviewed by her friend, actor and producer, John V. Fahey.”

Oral History Project: Last season, with the generous support from the Edith Meiser Foundation, the League interviewed Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, and playwright Kia Corthron. The prior season we interviewed Donna Murphy and Frances McDormand. The ongoing Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields. The interviews are videotaped and preserved for posterity in the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.


TYNE DALY recently created the role of Katharine Gerard in the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons at the Bucks County Playhouse, where she also co-starred with James Earl Jones in Love Letters. She appeared on Broadway, in London and in Washington, DC as the legendary Maria Callas in McNally’s Master Class. She portrayed Emma Goldman in Ragtime at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Judy Steinberg in It Shoulda Been You at the George Street Playhouse. Daly made her Broadway debut in 1967 in That Summer—That Fall. Her New York accolades include the 1990 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, as well as the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for her work as Madame Rose in Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Daly was nominated for the 2006 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole.

Her work as Mary Beth Lacey in TV’s Cagney and Lacey earned her six Emmy nominations and four Emmys for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She earned two Emmy nominations and the Emmy as Best Supporting Actress for her work on Christy and six nominations and the Emmy for Judging Amy. Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2011 was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

John V. Fahey began his career in show business playing a giraffe on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. He was Producer of Special Projects at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for many years and has worked on the Broadway productions of GypsyBilly Elliot and Master Class. Fahey has been an actor, director, writer, stage manager, trombonist, waiter, clown, manny, proof reader, maitre d’, Santa Claus, hot air balloon wrangler, hardware store sales clerk, Radio City popcorn seller, child actor guardian, personal assistant, event producer, tour guide, brother of five, uncle of 11 and friend of Tyne Daly for 25 years. And counting.