"The artistic journey is an ongoing process of discovering who you are, and I'm still searching. You may have been dealt an odd hand, but instead of walking away from the game, keep playing. Magical things can happen." -- CB

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Charles nominated for Drama League's 2008 Distinguished Performance Award

The Drama League recently announced the nominees for the 74th Annual Drama League Awards. Charles Busch is on the list for the Distinguished Performance Award for his outstanding performance in 2007's Off-Broadway production of Die Mommie Die!

He's in very good company. For the complete list of nominees, click here.

The Drama League will bestow awards for Distinguished Performance, Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, and Distinguished Revival of a Musical at a luncheon on Friday, May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, to be hosted by Harvey Fierstein.

"The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" now available on audio CD

Charles directed five performances of his Tony-nominated social satire, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, for L.A. Theatre Works nationally-syndicated weekly radio theater series, The Play's The Thing last May. It is now available on a 2-disc set.


Publisher's Weekly review:

"Busch's 2000 play transfers perfectly from the stage to audio, largely because the small casts is so larger than life (bordering on caricatures) that the characters don't need to be seen to be understood. As the title character, Amy Aquino's slightly nasal, tortured voice embodies this Jewish housewife's angst, and Richard Kind does an excellent job of conveying her husband's artless but endearing self-importance with his carefully chosen words and deliberately sonorous tone. Seinfeld's Estelle Harris, as Aquino's mother, steals many scenes with her screeching voice and rants about bowel movements. The appreciative audience clapping and laughing enhances the comedy. On the final track, a surprisingly mild-mannered Busch discusses the real-life model for the allergist and how the wife developed from a character he created when he was starting out as an actor." (Jan.)

Charles with original Broadway cast members (clockwise) Linda Lavin, Anil Kumar, Tony Roberts, Michele Lee and Shirl Bernheim

Kathleen Turner talks about "The Third Story" and Charles Busch on The Today Show

"The Third Story" with Kathleen Turner at the Lucille Lortel Theater

Die, Mommie, Die! - Live! Off-Broadway, 2007

A Very Serious Person - Trailer

Die Mommie Die! trailer

Psycho Beach Party trailer

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife


Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, and Michele Lee perform a scene from Charles' hilarious Broadway hit at the 2001 Tony Awards.


A Few Career Highlights

Portraits of the Artist as a Man