Christine Baranski
Biographical Information
Born May 2, 1952
Buffalo, New York, United States
Productions Company as April
Sunday in the Park With George as Clarisse/Blair Daniels (original cast)
Assassins as Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Nick & Nora as Tracy Gardner (original Broadway cast)
Cybill as Maryann Thorpe
The Birdcage as Katherine Archer
Promises, Promises as Marge MacDougall
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Mrs. Lovett
Saturday Night Live
Chicago as Mary Sunshine
Mame as Mame Dennis
Follies as Carlotta Campion
Mamma Mia! as Tanya
The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Beverly Hofstader
Ugly Betty as Victoria Hartley
On Your Toes as Peggy Porterfield
Into the Woods as Cinderella's Stepmother
Follies as Phyllis Rogers Stone
Recordings Nick & Nora (original Broadway cast)
The Birdcage (film soundtrack)
Chicago (film soundtrack)
Mamma Mia! (film soundtrack)
Into the Woods (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Alto

Christine Baranski is an American actress.


Born in Buffalo, New York, Baranski studied at Juilliard and made her stage debut off-Broadway in 1980's Coming Attractions. She gained Tony Awards for her performances in Rumors and The Real Thing respectively.

Though she began as a stage actress, Baranski soon became known as a film and television actress too, playing Maryann Thorpe in Cybill and having roles in such films as Reversal of Fortune, Addams Family Values and Bowfinger.


An experienced singer on both stage and screen, Baranski made her debut as April in a revival of Company and was a member of the original casts of Sunday in the Park With George and Nick & Nora.

Baranski sang in several major musical films such as Chicago and Mamma Mia!, later playing the lead in Mame and both Carlotta Campion and Phyllis Rogers Stone in seperate performances of Follies.


The Birdcage (1996)Edit

  • Love Is in the Air (duet)

Chicago (2002)Edit

  • We Both Reached for the Gun (contains solo lines)

Mamma Mia! (2008)Edit

  • Money, Money, Money (contains solo lines)
  • Chiquitita (contains solo lines)
  • Dancing Queen (contains solo lines)
  • Super Trouper (contains solo lines)
  • Voulez-Vous
  • Does Your Mother Know? (contains solo lines)
  • Take a Chance (contains solo lines)
  • Dancing Queen (reprise)
  • Waterloo

Into the Woods (2014)Edit

  • Prologue: Into the Woods (contains solo lines)
  • Careful My Toe (contains solo lines)


Cybill (1995)Edit

  • I Just Called to Say I Loathe You (solo)
  • The Eyes of Maryann Are Upon You (solo)
  • For All We Know (solo)
  • Hanky Panky (duet)
  • The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle (solo)
  • When the Saints Go Marching In (duet)
  • Puppy Love (duet)
  • Louie, Louie
  • Are You Havin' Any Fun? (duet)

Saturday Night Live (2001)Edit

  • Do-Re-Mi (solo)

The Big Bang Theory (2009)Edit

  • Any Way You Want It (duet)

Ugly Betty (2009)Edit

  • The Man That Got Away (duet)


Company (1980)Edit

  • Company (contains solo lines)
  • You Could Drive a Person Crazy (contains solo lines)
  • Barcelona (duet)
  • Finale Ultimo

Sunday in the Park With George (1983)Edit

  • No Life (duet)
  • Gossip (contains solo lines)

Assassins (1989)Edit

  • Everybody's Got The Right
  • Unworthy of Your Love (duet)
  • Another National Anthem
  • November 22, 1963
  • Everybody's Got The Right (Reprise)

Nick & Nora (1991)(originated the role)Edit

  • Is There Anything Better Than Dancing? (contains solo lines)
  • Everybody Wants to Do a Musical (solo)
  • Men (contains solo lines)
  • May the Best Man Win (contains solo lines)
  • A Busy Night at Lorraine's

Promises, Promises (1997)Edit

  • A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing (duet)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1999)Edit

  • The Worst Pies in London (solo)
  • Poor Thing (solo)
  • My Friends (duet)
  • Pirelli's Miracle Elixir (contains solo lines)
  • Wait (solo)
  • Epiphany (duet)
  • A Little Priest (duet)
  • God, That's Good (contains solo lines)
  • By the Sea (duet)
  • Not While I'm Around (duet)
  • Parlor Songs (duet)
  • Searching (contains solo lines)
  • Final Scene (contains solo lines)
  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (seventh reprise)(contains solo lines)

Mame (2006)Edit

  • It's Today (contains solo lines)
  • Open a New Window (contains solo lines)
  • The Man in the Moon (contains solo lines)
  • My Best Girl (duet)
  • We Need a Little Christmas (contains solo lines)
  • Bosom Buddies (duet)
  • That's How Young I Feel (contains solo lines)
  • If He Walked into My Life (solo)
  • It's Today (Reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Open a New Window (Reprise)(solo)

Follies (2007)Edit

  • I'm Still Here (solo)

On Your Toes (2013)Edit

  • Too Good for the Average Man (duet)
  • The Heart Is Quicker Than the Eye (duet)

Follies (2015)Edit

  • Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
  • Country House (duet)
  • Could I Ever Leave You? (solo)
  • Ah But Underneath (contains solo lines)

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