Carmello, Carolee

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Born in Albany, NY; married Gregg Edelman (an actor); children: Zoe, Ethan. Education: Graduated from State University of New York, Albany.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Obie Award, outstanding performance, 1993–94, for Hello Again; L.A. Ovation Award, for Falsettos; Drama Desk Award, outstanding actress in a musical parade, 1999, for Annie Get Your Gun; Antoinette Perry Award, best actress in a musical, Drama Desk Award, outstanding actress (musical), 1999, both for Parade; L.A. Ovation Award, leading actress in a musical, 1999, Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, lead performance, 2000, both for Bells Are Ringing; L.A. Ovation Award, lead actress in a musical, 2003, for On the Twentieth Century; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), best ensemble in a comedy series, for Remember WENN.


Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) Margaret, Alaura, Carla, Gabby, and Bobbi, City of Angels, Virginia Theatre, 1989–1991.

Ruthie Rifkin, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Linda, Arthur: The Musical, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1991.

Cordelia, Falsettos, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1992–1993.

Val, Pal Joey, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1992.

Trina, Falsettos, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1993.

Jen, john & jen, Goodspeed Opera House, 1993.

Cordelia, Falsettos, Center Theater Group, Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles, 1993–1994.

The young wife, Hello Again, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City, 1993–1994.

Gutrune, Freia, and others, Das Barbecu, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Jen, john & jen, Lambs Little Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Abigail Adams, 1776, George Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1997–1998.

Lucille Frank, Parade, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1998–1999.

Marguerite St. Just, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1999–2000.

Lucy, A Class Act, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2000.

Lilli Vanessi and Katharine, Kiss Me, Kate, Martin Beck Theater, New York City, 2001.

Fanny Brice, Funny Girl, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Mrs. Anna, The King and I, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 2002.

Lily Garland, On the Twentieth Century, UCLA Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2003.

Penelope Pennywise, Urinetown: The Musical, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Elegies (also known as William Finn Revue), Lincoln Center Theatre, 2003.

Baby, Paper Mill Playhouse, 2004.

Also appeared in The Vagina Monologues, off–Broadway production; Goose; The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer; She Loves Me, Berkshire Theater Festival; Little Shop of Horrors, Charles Playhouse; Annie Get Your Gun; Bells Are Ringing.

Major Tours:

Mary Jane Wilkes, Big River, U.S. cities, 1987.

Woman/member of ensemble, Les miserables, U.S. cities, 1987–1989.

Trina, Falsettos, U.S. cities, 1992–1993.

The Scarlet Pimpernel, U.S. cities, 1999.

Also toured in Chess.

Television Appearances; Series:

Maple Lamarsh, Remember WENN, AMC, 1996–1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jody, "IQ," Frasier, NBC, 1998.

Janice Wylie, "Judge Dread," Law & Order, NBC, 2001.

Sylvia Price, "Appearances," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U.), NBC, 2003.

Edie Hedges, "The Process," Ed, NBC, 2004.

Also appeared in Another World; As the World Turns; Late Night with Conan O'Brien.



Recorded Hello Again (original cast recording), RCA Victor; Das Barbecu (original cast recording) Varese Sarabande; Broadway the Concert, Jay Productions; john & jen (original cast recording), Varese Sarabande; Jekyll and Hyde (concept cast recording), Atlantic; Parade; A Class Act (original cast recording); Lost in Boston, Varese Sarabande; Unsung Musicals II, Varese Sarabande; Cole Porter: A Musical Toast, Varese Sarabande; Broadway: The Concert, Jay; Little by Little: The Times (original cast recording); Broadway in Love, RCA Victor; Infinite Joy: The Songs of William Finn, RCA Victor; Broadway on Broadway: Times Square, September 9, 2001, Sh–K–Boom; Elegies: A Song Cycle, Fynsworth Alley; Fine and Dandy—204 Cast Recording, P.S. Classics; There's No Business Like Show Business!, RCA; Chicago & All That Jazz, Metro Music; Very Best of Broadway Musicals, Metro Music; Unsung Musicals—The Ultimate Collection, Varese Records; The Musicality of Porter, Jay Records.



Playbill, June 30, 2003, p. 15.