Beth Howland
Biographical Information
Born May 28th, 1941
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died December 31st, 2015
Santa Monica, California, United States
Productions Once Upon a Mattress as Lady Beth
Li'l Abner as Dogpatch Wife
Bye Bye Birdie as Carol
High Spirits as Beth (original Broadway cast)
Drat! The Cat as Ensemble (original Broadway cast)
Darling of the Day as Rosalind (original Broadway cast)
Company as Amy (original Broadway cast)
Sondheim: A Musical Tribute
Working as Housewife (video)
Recordings Li'l Abner (film soundtrack)
High Spirits (original cast recording)
Drat! The Cat (original cast recording)
Darling of the Day (original cast recording)
Company (original cast recording)
Sondheim: A Musical Tribute
Vocal Type Mezzo-soprano

Beth Howland is an American actress.


Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Howland moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. After a debut in 1959, she was able to play a number of stage roles, the best known being in the original cast of Company.

After Company, Howland then proceeded to focus on television roles, with guest appearances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Fantasy Island, as well as the regular role of Vera in Alice, for which she received four Golden Globe nominations. Despite going into semi-retirement, she still continued to guest on several shows and appear in television films.

Howland passed away in 2015.


Howland worked predominantly in musical theatre, making her Broadway debut as Lady Beth in Once Upon a Mattress. She also originated the roles of Beth in High Spirits and Rosalind in Darling of the Day during their original Broadway openings. However, her most prominent role was as Amy in the original cast of Company.


Li'l Abner (1959)Edit

  • Put 'Em Back The Way They Was


Working (1982)Edit

  • Just a Housewife (solo)


Once Upon a Mattress (1959)Edit

  • Shy
  • The Swamps of Home

Bye Bye Birdie (1960)Edit

High Spirits (1964)(originated the role)Edit

Drat! The Cat (1965)Edit

Darling of the Day (1968)(originated the role)Edit

  • What Makes a Marriage Merry? (contains solo lines)

Company (1970)(originated the role)Edit

  • Company (contains solo lines)
  • The Little Things You Do Together (contains solo lines)
  • Getting Married Today (contains solo lines)
  • Side by Side by Side/What Would We Do Without You?
  • Poor Baby (contains solo lines)
  • Finale Ultimo

Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (1973)Edit

  • Getting Married Today (contains solo lines)

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.