Harriet Sansom Harris
Biographical Information
Born January 8th, 1955
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Productions Chapeau
Thoroughly Modern Millie as Mrs. Meers (original Broadway cast)
On the Town as Madame Maude P. Dilly
Never Gonna Dance as Mabel Pritt
Mame as Vera Charles
Cry-Baby as Mrs. Vernon-Williams (original Broadway cast)
Moonlight Serenade as Angelica Webster
Pippin as Berthe
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Mrs. Lovett
It Shoulda Been You as Georgette Howard (original cast)
Cinderella as Madame (original Broadway cast)
Show Boat as Parthy Ann Hawks
Recordings Thoroughly Modern Millie (original Broadway cast)
It Shoulda Been You (original cast recording)

Harriet Sansom Harris is an American actress.


Born in Fort Worth, Texas, she studied at Juilliard and was a member of The Acting Company before going on to give a number of performances off-Broadway including What a Man Weighs and Bella, Belle of Byelorussia and Jeffrey, earning Drama Desk nominations for the latter two. She would have a number of memorable television appearances, notably playing the amoral agent Bebe Glazer in Frasier.

Harris also appeared in such films as Addams Family Values and Monster-in-Law and later had recurring roles in Desperate Housewives.


Harris appeared in a number of stage musicals, winning a Tony Award for her portrayal of Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie and originating the roles of Mrs. Vernon-Williams in Cry-Baby and Georgette Howard in It Shoulda Been You.

Harris also portrayed a number of classic roles including Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Parthy Ann Hawks in Show Boat.


Moonlight Serenade (2009)Edit

  • Lover Man (solo)


Chapeau (1977)Edit

Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002)Edit

  • They Don't Know (solo)
  • Muquin (contains solo lines)

On the Town (2005)Edit

  • Do, Re, Do (contains solo lines)

Never Gonna Dance (2006)Edit

  • Pick Yourself Up (Reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • The Song is You (contains solo lines)
  • Shimmy With Me (contains solo lines)
  • I Got Love (solo)

Mame (2006)Edit

  • The Man in the Moon (contains solo lines)
  • Bosom Buddies (duet)

Cry-Baby (2008)(originated the role)Edit

  • The Anti-Polio Picnic (contains solo lines)
  • Misery, Agony, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Heartache and Woe (contains solo lines)
  • I Did Something Wrong...Once (solo)

Pippin (2009)Edit

  • No Time at All (contains solo lines)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2010)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)

It Shoulda Been You (2011)(originated the role)Edit

  • Where Did I Go Wrong (solo)
  • A Perfect Ending
  • That's Family (contains solo lines)
  • Finale

Cinderella (2013)(originated the role)Edit

  • The Prince is Giving a Ball (contains solo lines)
  • Gavotte (contains solo lines)
  • When You're Driving Through the Moonlight (contains solo lines)
  • A Lovely Night (contains solo lines)
  • The Prince is Giving a Ball (Reprise)(contains solo lines)

Show Boat (2014)Edit

  • Why Do I Love You? (contains solo lines)

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