Dee Hoty has distinguished herself as one of Broadway’s favorite leading ladies. She has earned Tony Award nominations for her starring roles in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC and FOOTLOOSE. She starred on Broadway and in eight major U.S. cities as Donna Sheridan in MAMMA MIA! and most recently as Mrs. MacAfee in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of BYE BYE BIRDIE.
Other Broadway shows include GIGI, CITY OF ANGELS (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), ME AND MY GIRL, BIG RIVER, THE FIVE O’CLOCK GIRL, and SHAKESPEARE’S CABARET. She starred opposite Tommy Tune in the recent National Tour of DOCTOR DOLITTLE, starred opposite Stacy Keach in the First National Tour of BARNUM, and won a Joe Jefferson (Chicago) Award playing Betty Blake in the First National Tour of THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES.
Dee has appeared Off-Broadway in PERSONALS, VANITIES and FORBIDDEN BROADWAY.
Her regional theatre appearances include the St. Louis Rep and The MUNY, Ford’s Theatre (D.C.), the 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle), the Paper Mill Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, George Street Theatre (NJ), Pittsburgh CLO, TUTS (Houston), Hartford Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the O’Neill Conference and the Goodspeed Opera House (CT), Bay Street Theatre (NY), the Prince Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia).
Recently, Dee was seen in STORMY WEATHER: THE LIFE OF LENA HORNE, at the Pasadena Playhouse playing opposite the great Leslie Uggams. Dee’s performance as Kay Thompson garnered a Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) in 2007.
Involved in many pre-Broadway workshop productions, some of her favorites of late include SAVING AIMEE, DANGEROUS BEAUTY, ELF: THE MUSICAL, PURE COUNTRY, and .
Both “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” have welcomed Dee into their rosters. She has been seen as both a tough hearing judge and a ‘bad mommy!’ She has numerous other television and film appearances.
She can be heard on the original recordings of CITY OF ANGELS, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC, and FOOTLOOSE, on the 2CD set of Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES from the Paper Mill Playhouse production (in which she starred as Phyllis). She is also featured on the video/DVD of MY FAVORITE BROADWAY: THE LEADING LADIES.