Shelley won the 1979 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as "Mrs. Kendal" in The Elephant Man, and was nominated again in 1987 for her performance in Stepping Out as "Maxine." Ms. Shelley also began appearing in musicals in the late 1990s, with the revivals of Show Boat and Cabaret. In 2003, Ms.
Shelley created the role of "Madame Morrible" in the original Broadway cast of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. She reprised this role in the national tour and the Chicago productions of Wicked in 2006. She is often mistaken for Carol Kane, who originated the role of Madame Morrible in the National Tour and in Southern California. Ms. Shelley has had numerous roles on film and television.
Most recently, she was featured as "Aunt Clara" alongside Nicole Kidman and former wicked co-star Kristin Chenoweth in the film Bewitched. Shelley returned to the Broadway production of Wicked on August 28 reprising the role of "Madame Morrible" until January 2008. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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