Birgit Brüel

Birgit Brüel



Birgit Brüel (born December 3, 1927) is a Danish actress and singer best known for her roles in the musicals Hair and Grease.

Brüel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She began her career singing in small clubs and cabarets in Denmark in the 1950s. In the late 1960s, she moved to the United States where she began performing in musical theater.

In 1968, she made her Broadway debut in the original production of Hair. She performed the role of Sheila in the show for over 1,000 performances, and her performance was praised by critics for its energy and passion.

Brüel then went on to perform in the original Broadway production of Grease in 1972. She originated the role of Rizzo, and her performance was considered one of the highlights of the show. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role.

After her success in the musical theater, Brüel began a successful film and television career. She made her film debut in the 1976 film Gable and Lombard, and went on to appear in many television series, films, and videos throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

She has also maintained a successful stage career throughout her life, performing in various plays and musicals in the United States and Europe.

Brüel has recently returned to her roots in Denmark, where she continues to perform in cabarets and musicals. She also performs regularly at the Danish Royal Theater.

Birgit Brüel is a beloved actress and singer whose career has spanned over five decades. Her talent and enthusiasm have earned her the respect of both critics and audiences, and her legacy will continue to inspire performers for generations to come.


Oct. 6, 1927

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