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Actress Tammy Blanchard Broadway Bound as Heddy La Rue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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Tammy Blanchard in character for her role as Heddy La Rue - Photo Broadway.com
Tammy Blanchard in character for her role as Heddy La Rue - Photo Broadway.com

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Broadway actress Tammy Blanchard starts performances on February 26th at the Al Hirshfield Theater, 302 West 45th Street, New York, (212 239-6200) in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, and actor John Laroquette. Opening night is set for March 27th, 2011.

Ms.Blanchard, a Hudson County resident will star as seductive secretary Hedy La Rue.

This is Ms. Blanchard’s second trip to Broadway having appeared as Louise in Gypsy in 2003 starring Bernadette Peters. Ms. Blanchard, a 2003 Tony Nominee for her performance also won a Theater World Award for her role.

Ms. Blanchard also won an Emmy playing a young Judy Garland in Me and My Shadows.

Currently she can be seen in the film Rabbit Hole as “Izzy” Nicole Kidman’s troubled sister.

In 2011 expect to see Ms.Blanchard in Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and in Union Square, The Music Never Stopped and Certainty.

Ms. Blanchard’s other film and televison credits include: The Good Shepherd, Cadillac Records, Amish, Grace, Sybil, Deadline, Ramen Girl and Bella.

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Actress Tammy Blanchard best known for her Emmy Award wining role as a young Judy Garland in CBS’s 2001 mega docu-drama Life with Judy Garland:Me and My Shadows, will appear in “Amish Grace,” a Lifetime LMN drama Sunday, March 28, at 8pm.

Based on a True Story and Book Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver- Zercher.

When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the Amish community.

Ms. Blanchard stars as Amy Roberts the wife of Charles Carl Roberts the shooter at Nickle Back. Also appearing with Ms. Blanchard in Amish Grace; Kimberly Williams Paisley, and Matt Letscher.

Read more about Ms. Blanchard’s acting career next month in our River View Observer Celebrity Cover Interview with this talented New Jersey actress.

TAMMY BLANCHARD “Amish Grace” Actress Follows Her Yellow Brick Road

“Tammy Blanchard’s performance in Amish Grace gets to your heart and evokes emotions that leave you feeling numb from sorrow for the character she portrays. This multi -talented actress is one more role closer to winning an Academy Award . She is well on her way to becoming a certified movie star like Meryl Streep, Helen Mirrin, Charlize Theron, Betty Davis, Greta Garbo and “Hollywood Lady Royalty” we have come to love – She is the one to watch” –The River View Observer


Amish Grace Sunday Night March 28th-8pm on the Lifetime Channel

By Sally Deering 

 Emmy-award winning actress Tammy Blanchard recalls growing up in the 1980s a shy girl who cherished Judy Garland’s performance in “The Wizard of Oz,” and dreamed of her own stardom in her tiny bedroom.  In the past ten years, Blanchard’s break-out performances as Judy Garland and other complex women have received critical acclaim and respect from her peers. And like Garland, whom Blanchard calls her “angel,” when it comes to playing a role or singing a song, her shyness disappears and she becomes a chameleon blending herself into the part and in the process turning in dynamic, edge-of-your-seat performances that are anything but shy. Continue reading TAMMY BLANCHARD “Amish Grace” Actress Follows Her Yellow Brick Road

Tammy Blanchard Co-stars in new Lifetime Movie-AMISH GRACE

tammy-b-headshot1Tammy Blanchard co-stars with Kimberly Williams-Paisley, & Matt Letscher in Amish Grace,  Lifetime Movie Network’s tele-movie which explores the aftermath of the 2006 schoolhouse shooting in a Pennsylvania Amish community. The movie has begun production December 2009 in Los Angeles.

Ms. Blanchard’s role is that of Marie Roberts; widow of Charles Carl Roberts the shooter of the Pennsylvania schoolhouse.

The Nickle Mine, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shootings received world wide  attention not only for the depth of the tragedy but because of the reaction of the Amish leaders’ who forgave the shooter and his widow wife.

Ms. Blanchards acting roles include: In 2009 co- starred in  “Rabbit Hole” about a  happy couple who’s life is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Co-starring with Nicole Kidman as Ms. Kidman’s sister in David Lindsay-Abaire Pulitizer Prize winning play brought to the big screen. Also appearng in the film is Aaron Echhart, Diane Wiest and Giancarlo Esposito. A 2010 release of the film is in the works. Continue reading Tammy Blanchard Co-stars in new Lifetime Movie-AMISH GRACE