In her Broadway and musical debut as the Countess Charlotte in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Patricia Elliott won Broadway’s triple crown: the Tony Award, a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. She was nominated for a second Tony for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Shadow Box. Other awards include a Drama Desk nomination for her Dorine in Tartuffe, a Drama-Logue Award for her Myra in Hay Fever and a Daily News Drama Critics Award for her Siri in Night of the Tribades. She also starred opposite David Bowie in Broadway’s The Elephant Man and opposite Jason Robards in A Month of Sundays. Her rich acting experience includes theater on and off Broadway, regional theater, and extensive film and television.
One of her great loves is her work with Plays for Living, an organization which produces inspirational plays at schools, shelters, prisons, churches and corporations. The dramatic pieces focus on various issues including alcoholism, drug abuse, homelessness, AIDS and racial prejudice, and are designed to encourage audience discussion and participation.
Elliott was born in Gunnison, Colorado and is a graduate of the University of Colorado. She began acting at Harvard University while there as director of the Hometown News Office. She trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. A resident of Manhattan, Elliott claims she has little time for hobbies, unless of course one counts “bike riding, race-walking, meditation, enjoying elegant dinner parties with friends and swimming with dolphins.”