Barbara Bryne Movies and Career Information
Barbara Bryne is a stage, film and television actress. Onstage she has appeared in comedy, dramatic and musical productions. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). In 1982, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Actress in a Drama for her role as "Kath" in the first American production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane (which starred Maxwell Caulfield in the title role). She was in the original Broadway productions of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George (as George's mother) and Into The Woods (as Jack's mother). She also performed in Sondheim's A Little Night Music in Washington D.C. Bryne was a frequent performer at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Among her roles there were Mother Courage, The Glass Menagerie (as Amanda), She Stoops to Conquer, Design for Living, and, most recently, Pygmalion (as Mrs. Higgins). Barbara Bryne is married to Dennis Spence and has a daughter, Susan, who is a veterinarian.