MacKay, Lizbeth 1951(?)–

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MacKay, Lizbeth 1951(?)–

(Lizbeth Mackay)


Born March 7, 1951 (some sources cite 1949), in Buffalo, NY; daughter of Robert J. (in sales) and Alice F. (a dancer; maiden name, Steurnagel) MacKay; children: Caitlin, John. Education: Adelphi University, B.A. (acting); Yale University, M.F.A. (acting).


Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069-3604.




Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, and Outer Critics Circle Award, both 1982, and DramaLogue Award, c. 1983, all for Crimes of the Heart; Cleveland Critics Association Award, c. 1984, for The Archbishop's Ceiling; Elliot Norton Award, outstanding actress, small company, Boston Theater Critics Association, 1998, for 'Night, Mother; Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding featured actress in a play, 2000, for The Price.


Stage Appearances:

Member of the ensemble cast, Othello, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Playhouse, New York City, 1970.

Alexandra, The Little Foxes, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, between 1975 and 1978.

Anne Whitefield, Man and Superman, Cleveland Playhouse, between 1975 and 1978.

Cora Flood, Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Cleveland Playhouse, between 1975 and 1978.

Curley's wife, Of Mice and Men, Cleveland Playhouse, between 1975 and 1978.

Estella, Great Expectations, Cleveland Playhouse, between 1975 and 1978.

Ginny, Relatively Speaking, Cleveland Playhouse, between 1975 and 1978.

Alice, You Can't Take It with You, Center Stage Theatre, Baltimore, MD, 1979.

Miss Fancy, Sly Fox, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage, AK, 1980.

Lenny Magrath, Crimes of the Heart, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1980, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1981-83, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983.

The Dining Room, Plaza Theatre, Dallas, TX, 1983.

Jean, Play Memory, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1984.

The Archbishop's Ceiling, Cleveland Playhouse, 1984.

Six Characters in Search of an Author, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1986.

Coriolanus, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, c. 1987.

The Heidi Chronicles (workshop production), Seattle Repertory Theatre, Stage 2, Seattle, WA, c. 1988.

Serenading Louie, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT, c. 1988.

Kate, Kate's Diary, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Susan Stein Shiva Theater, New York City, 1989.

Karen, Price of Fame, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Tales of the Lost Formicans, Apple Corps Theatre, Women's Project & Productions Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Square One, Second Stage Theatre (also known as 2econd Stage Theatre), New York City, c. 1990.

The Old Boy, Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Paulina Salas, Death and the Maiden, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Mary Todd, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1993-94.

Rabbi, "Business Lunch," Marsha, "Wanda's," Meg, "A Style," and Amanda, "For Whom," all part of Durang, Durang, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Marathon '94, Series C, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Mrs. Montgomery, The Heiress, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1995.

My Good Name, Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY, 1997.

'Night, Mother, produced in the Boston area, 1998.

The Seagull: The Hamptons: 1990s, Theatre 3, New York City, 1998.

Mother, A View from the Roof, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Sheffield, MA, 1998, and Orpheum Theatre, Foxborough, MA, beginning 1998.

Joni, Lips, Primary Stages, New York City, 1999.

Esther Franz, The Price, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, Williamstown, MA, 1999, and Royale Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Anna Berniers, Toys in the Attic, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 2000.

Hettie, Two-Headed (also known as 2-Headed), Women's Project & Productions Theatre, 2000.

Isabel Parris, More Lies about Jerzy, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Grace, Faith Healer, The Old Globe, Cassius Carter Centre Stage, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, 2002.

Adele and Ashley, Sea of Tranquility, Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, 2004.

Lane, The Clean House, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA, 2004-2005.

Father Joy, Summer Play Festival, Theatre Row Studios, New York City, 2006.

Made stage debut at American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1970; appeared in The Normal Heart, Public Theater, New York City. Appeared as Henriette, The Learned Ladies; as Elena, The Romantics; and as Zerbinetta, Scapino; also appeared in The Crucible, Engaged, The Miracle Worker, Money and Friends, and Painting Churches.

Film Appearances:

Henry's wife, The Dream Team, Universal, 1989.

White woman in market, Malcolm X (also known as X), Warner Bros., 1992.

Middy Gieg, White Squall, Buena Vista, 1996.

Novice, Marvin's Room, Miramax, 1996.

Administrator, Claire Dolan, New Yorker Films, 1998.

Dr. Cohen, One True Thing, Universal, 1998.

Bridget Barnes, Harvest (also known as Cash Crop and A Desperate Season), Artisan Entertainment/Redwood Communications, 1999.

Also appeared in the film In and Out.

Television Appearances; Series:

Leora Sanders, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1980-81.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Pamela Maser, "Trust," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1992.

Edna Mueller, "Baker's Dozen," The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994.

(As Lizbeth Mackay) Margaret Mire, "A Child Betrayed: The Calvin Mire Story," Lifestories: Families in Crisis, HBO, 1994.

Park West physician, "Grief," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1998.

Rita Shrader, "Something Old, Something New," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2000.

Sophie Vanderpool, "A Very Great Man," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2001.

Mrs. Douglas, "Silence," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2002.

(As Lizbeth Mackay) Miriam Ridgeway, "Maritime," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 2003.

Dr. Kisch, One Life to Live (also known as Between Heaven and Hell and On ne vit qu'une fois), ABC, 2004.

Camille Coburn, "The Good Child," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2005.

Judge Suzanne Conover, "Truth or Consequences," Law & Order: Trial by Jury, NBC, 2005.

Appeared in other programs, including Loving, ABC; New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox; and P.M. Magazine, syndicated.

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