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Prince, Faith 1957–

Prince, Faith 1957–


Born August 5, 1957, in Augusta, GA; married Larry Lunetta (a musician), 1986 (some sources say 1992); children: Henry. Education: Attended University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1980.

Addresses: Agent—Bauman, Redanty & Shaul Agency, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 473, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actress. Performs in concert at such venues as Carnegie Hall and Rainbow and Stars, and for the City Center series "Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert"; appeared in the solo show "Leap of Faith" at Joe's Pub, New York, 1999.

Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award nomination, best actress in a musical, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a featured role—musical, 1989, both for Jerome Robbins' "Broadway"; Outer Critics Circle Award, best actress in a musical, 1991, for Nick and Nora; Antoinette Perry Award, best featured actress—musical, Drama Desk Award, outstanding actress in a musical, Outer Critics Circle Award, best actress in a musical, 1992, all for Guys and Dolls; Helen Hayes Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a non-resident production, Washington Theatre Awards Society, and Ovation Award nomination, best lead actress—musical, L.A. Stage Alliance, 2000, for James Joyce's "The Dead'; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a musical, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actress in a musical, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding actress in a musical, 2001, all for Bells Are Ringing; Drama League Award nomination, distinguished performance, 2001, for Noises Off.


Stage Appearances:

(Professional debut) Member of ensemble, Scrambled Feet (revue), Village Gate Theatre Upstairs, New York City, 1979–81.

Tintypes, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1980, then Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL, 1981.

Audrey, Little Shop of Horrors, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Miss Adelaide, Guys and Dolls, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1985.

Leave It to Jane, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1985.

Groucho: A Life in Revue, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Member of ensemble, Living Color (revue), Don't Tell Mama Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Carrie Pepperidge, Carousel, Opera House, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1986.

Delores, Olympus on My Mind, Actors Outlet Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1986–87.

Chicky Griffin, Lucky Guy, Plaza Theatre, Dallas, TX, 1987.

Urban Blight, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1988.

The girls, Groucho: A Life in Revue, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1986–87.

(Broadway debut) Ma, Tessie Tura, and member of ensemble, Jerome Robbins' "Broadway," Imperial Theatre, 1989.

Dolly Scupp and Becky Hedges, R.N., Bad Habits, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1990.

Trina, Falsettoland, Lucille Lortel Theatre, 1990–91.

Lorraine Bixby, Nick and Nora, Marquis Theater, New York City, 1991.

Miss Adelaide, Guys and Dolls, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Marie, Fiorello!, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Shirley, What's Wrong with This Picture?, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Pal Joey, City Center Theatre, 1995.

Three of Hearts, New York City, 1996.

May Daly, Mme. La Comtesse du Berry, Du Barry Was a Lady, City Center Theatre, 1996.

Anna Leonowens, The King and I, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Belle, Little Me (musical), Stage Right, Criterion Center, and Roundabout Theatre, both New York City, 1998–99.

Mrs. Ritter, The Torch-Bearers, Greenwich House Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Gretta Conroy, James Joyce's "The Dead," Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1999–2000, then Los Angeles, 2000.

Ella Peterson, Bells Are Ringing, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Belinda Blair, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2001–2002.

Lily Byrne, A Man of No Importance, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Major Tours:

Over the Rainbow: A Concert Celebrating a Century of Harold Arlen, U.S. cities, 2005.

Also toured as member of ensemble, Scrambled Feet (revue), U.S. cities.

Film Appearances:

Angela, The Last Dragon (also known as Berry Gordon's "The Last Dragon"), TriStar, 1985.

Alice, Dave, 1993.

Diana, My Father the Hero (also known as My Father, ce Heros), 1994.

Betty, Big Bully, Warner Bros., 1996.

Mrs. Mercer, Picture Perfect, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Madelaine, It Had to Be You, Regent Entertainment, 2000.

Athylene, Our Very Own, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Various, Encyclopedia, HBO, 1986.

Diane, Loving, 1982.

Val Brumberg, High Society, CBS, 1995.

Claudia Sacks Lassiter, Spin City, ABC, 1997–2000.

Janet, Now and Again, ABC, 2000.

Kelly Knippers, Huff, Showtime, 2004–2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Celia, Friends at Last, CBS, 1995.

Sadie, A Season for Miracles (also known as Hallmark Hall of Fame: "A Season for Miracles"), CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Pilot Movies:

Kelly, Huff, Showtime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Guys and Dolls off the Record, PBS, 1992.

The Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Celebration, PBS, 1996.

The 50th Annual Tony Awards, 1996.

"My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies," Great Performances, PBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mady Moore, "Scene Steelers," Remington Steele, 1983.

Tracy Stark, "Happily Ever After," Law and Order, NBC, 1990.

Nancy Farrell, "The Pursuit of Happiness," Law and Order, NBC, 1993.

Voice of herself, "Nosey Mrs. Rat," Reading Rainbow, PBS, 1994.

Voice of Brandi, "A Word to the Wiseguy," Frasier, NBC, 1996.

Real estate agent, "Jim Gets an Apartment," Welcome to New York, CBS, 2000.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2001.

"A Tribute to Jerry Herman," Evening at Pops, PBS, 2003.

Shirley Jacobs, "Spellmanian Slip," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina), The WB, 2003.

Becky Merrell, "Occam's Razor," House, M.D. (also known as House), Fox, 2004.

Kathy Willowby, "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever," Monk, USA Network, 2005.



Guys and Dolls, 1992.

Nick and Nora, 1992.

A Leap of Faith, DRG, 2000.

"I'll Be Home for Christmas," Holiday in Plaid, 2003.



Parade, December 6, 1992, p. 18.

Playbill, April 30, 2001, p. 20.


Faith Prince official site,, June 15, 2006.

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