Blair Brown (born 23 April 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia) is an acclaimed stage actress who has also reached a broader audience with her television and film work, particularly, in the 1980s. More recently, since 1993, Ms. Brown has been reaching a new and growing audience as an audiobook narrator. Ms. Brown has at least 15 audiobook productions to her credit.
Examples of her stage work (in alphabetical order):
Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at Lincoln Center At least two runs as Frau Schneider in Cabaret The Comedy of Errors for the New York Shakespeare Festival Copenhagen, for which she won a Tony Award in 2000 A revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music The Threepenny Opera on Broadway Playwright David Hare wrote The Secret Rapture specifically for her.
Examples of her television and film work (also in alphabetical order):
Altered States The Choirboys A Golden Globe nomination for her role in A Continental Divide, headlining with John Belushi Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1983 TV miniseries Kennedy Costarring with Paul Simon in his One Trick Pony An early, small role in The Paper Chase (1973) Her most widely-viewed success was as the Emmy Award-winning lead in the dramedy The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. The show spent two years on NBC then moved to the Lifetime cable channel for another three years.
Examples of her audiobook narration work (in chronological order):
John Grisham's The Client for Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing (1993) Stephen King's Rose Madder for Penquin Audio (1995) Kevin Henkes' Olive's Ocean for Harper Audio (2004) Sue Miller's Lost in the Forest for Random House Audio (2005)