Carmen Mathews
Biographical Information
Born May 8th, 1911
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died August 31st, 1995
Redding, Connecticut, United States
Productions Courtin' Time as Theresa Tapper (original Broadway cast)
Lorenzo as Maria (original Broadway cast)
Zenda as Louise, the Queen Mother (original cast)
The Yearling as Mrs. Hutto (original Broadway cast)
I'm Solomon as Bathsheba, Solomon's Mother (original Broadway cast)
Dear World as Constance (original Broadway cast)
Cabaret as Fraulein Schneider
Ambassador as Gloriani
M*A*S*H as Colonel Lilian Rayburn
Copperfield as Aunt Betsey Trotwood (original Broadway cast)
Sunday in the Park With George as Old Lady (original Broadway cast)
Recordings Zenda (original cast recording)
Dear World (original cast recording)
Copperfield (original cast recording)
Sunday in the Park With George (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Contralto

Carmen Mathews was an American actress.


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mathews studied at both Bennett Junior College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, leading to several Shakespearian roles in both England and the United States. She would also appear on television in filmed stage productions.

Mathews made guest appearances in numerous television series including You Are There (as both Susan B. Anthony and Queen Elizabeth I), The Fugitive and The Twilight Zone as well as the motion pictures Rabbit, Run, Heartbreak House and Sounder.

Mathews passed away in 1995.


Mathews made singing appearances in a number of stage productions, originating a number of roles. These would include her musical debut as Theresa Tapper in Courtin' Time, Mrs. Hutto in The Yearling and later Aunt Betsey Trotwood in the Broadway musical Copperfield.

Mathews would also appear in the role of Fraulein Schneider in a production of Cabaret and memorably played Colonel Lilian Rayburn on the television series M*A*S*H.


M*A*S*H (1978)Edit

  • Harrigan (duet)
  • Second Hand Rose (solo)


Courtin' Time (1951)(originated the role)Edit

  • Golden Moment (duet)
  • Masculinity (contains solo lines)

Lorenzo (1963)(originated the role)Edit

Zenda (1963)(originated the role)Edit

The Yearling (1965)(originated the role)Edit

  • Everything in the World I Love (contains solo lines)
  • Everything in the World I Love (reprise)(contains solo lines)

I'm Solomon (1968)(originated the role)Edit

  • In Someone Else's Sandals (contains solo lines)
  • Time to Let Go (solo)
  • With Your Hand in My Hand (contains solo lines)
  • Lord I Am But a Little Child (Reprise)

Dear World (1969)(originated the role)Edit

  • Memories (solo)
  • Voices (solo)
  • Finale

Cabaret (1970)Edit

  • So What? (solo)
  • It Couldn't Please Me More (duet)
  • Married (duet)
  • What Would You Do? (solo)

Ambassador (1972)Edit

  • Why Do Women Have to Call it Love? (duet)

Copperfield (1981)(originated the role)Edit

  • I Don't Want a Boy (contains solo lines)
  • Here's a Book (contains solo lines)
  • Here's a Book (Reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Villany Is the Matter (contains solo lines)

Sunday in the Park With George (1984)(originated the role)Edit

  • Gossip (contains solo lines)
  • The Day Off
  • Beautiful (duet)
  • Sunday

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.