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Maryann Plunkett Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Husband, Family, Interview

Maryann Plunkett is an American actress. Plunkett has performed on the stage both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. She is an alumni of the University of New Hampshire.

Maryann Plunkett Biography

Maryann Plunkett is an American actress. Plunkett has performed on the stage both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. She is an alumni of the University of New Hampshire. She was a founding member of Portland Stage repertory company in Maine. In 1985 she played on Broadway as Bernadette Peters’s replacement in the role of “Dot” in Sunday in the Park. She won the Tony Award in 1987 for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as “Sally Smith” in Me and My Girl.

Maryann Plunkett appeared in the 1991 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, in which she played Elizabeth Proctor opposite Martin Sheen as John Proctor, in an all-star cast including Michael York and Fritz Weaver. In 1993 she was part of the Tony Randall National Actors Theatre company, and performed in their production of Saint Joan by Shaw.

In 1992 Maryann Plunkett performed alongside Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallières in the National Actors Theatre productions of A Little Hotel. She appeared in the television movies The Littlest Victims and Breaking the Silence. She guest-starred on episodes of Matlock, L.A. Law, Murder She and her husband appeared together in the Richard Nelson play Sorry in 2012 at the Off-Broadway Public Theatre.

In 2013, Maryann Plunkett was nominated for the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role as “Barbara Apple”. Plunkett and Sanders appeared in Sweet and Sad in September 2011 at the Public Theatre. The film Sweet and Sad won the 2012 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble Performance and the 2012 Obie Award, Ensemble Performance. She and her husband appear in all three of Nelson’s new play cycle, with the overall title of The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family.

The first play, Hungry, premiered in March 2016 at the Public Theatre while the second play, What Did You Expect? ran at the Public Theatre from September 10, 2016 to October 9. The third and final play, Women of a Certain Age, opened on election night, November 8, 2016 and ran to December 4, at the Public Theatre.

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Maryann Plunkett Age

Maryann Plunkett was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.A in 1953. She is 65 to 66 years as of 2019.

Maryann Plunkett Net Worth

Maryann Plunkett has made quite a fortune from her talent. However, her net worth is currently under review. He husband has an approximated net worth of $4 million though.

Maryann Plunkett Height

Maryann Plunkett is pretty tall. However her real height is not known.

Maryann Plunkett Family

For the long time Maryann Plunkett has been in the acting business, she has managed to keep her family life a secret. There is no informatrion about her parents or her siblings.

Maryann Plunkett Husband

Maryann Plunkett got married to her loving husband, Jay Olcutt Sanders, on 1st October, 1991. The two got married after dating for a year. For the 28 years the two have been married, they have lived happily. The couple has a son called Jamie Sanders.

Maryann Plunkett Movies

  • 1989- The Littlest Victims (TV Movie)
  • 1991- Deceptions: A Mother’s Secret
  • 1992- Breaking the Silence (TV Movie)
  • 1998- Claire Dolan
  • 2005- The Squid and the Whale
  • 2010- The Company Men
  • 2010- Blue Valentine
  • 2015- True Story
  • 2015- The Family Fang
  • 2019- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • 2019- Manifest as Priscilla Landon

Maryann Plunkett Stage Productions

  • 1982- Agnes of God
  • 1985- Sunday in the Park with George
  • 1986- Me and My Girl
  • 1991- The Crucible
  • 1992- A Little Hotel on the Side
  • 1992- The Master Builder
  • 1992- The Seagull
  • 1993- Saint Joan
  • 2008- A Man for All Seasons
  • 2013- The Apple Family Plays
  • 2016- The Gabriels (trilogy)

Maryann Plunkett Interview

Q: This is the second Richard Nelson cycle that you’ve done together. The first was 2013’s The Apple Family Plays. Does working together in The Gabriels feel any different than when you performed together then?
Jay O. Sanders: Each play has it’s own challenges, but the two of us working together is the same thing as waking up in the morning, making breakfast and getting ready—we’ve been doing it now for so many years.
Maryann Plunkett: That’s how we met.
JS: It’s very comfortable. We’re both very confident in our own ways of working, and we don’t get in each other’s ways, but we are playful with each other. There’s a natural connection on stage—a natural communication that you have with somebody you know that well.
Maryann Plunkett: And we’re very honored to be a part of what is sort of Richard Nelson’s “rep company,” doing magnificent plays for this period of time. We wake up in the morning and we go off to work together to explore these plays. It’s really fortunate that we both [were cast], because if one of us had not been in these plays, one of us would have been very jealous.
JS: And they’ve allowed us to travel. We did six weeks in Europe last spring [with The Apple Family Plays] and neither one of us was just a spouse coming along for the ride. We were both completely engaged and getting the experience, so we’re very lucky. We know it and we enjoy it. We never take it for granted.
Maryann Plunkett: We, literally, say that often. We look at each other and laugh and say, “We are so lucky.”

Q: It’s also lucky because it’s such a steady job. Does knowing that you’ll both be employed throughout this year make home life easier?
JS: We both tend to stay busy, but it’s nice knowing that you’re going to be busy like this in the same thing, and we have a break from the end of March until mid- August.
Maryann Plunkett: [Which is when] our son is graduating from college, so it all worked out.
JS: We have time where we could be doing another project or two in between if something comes up, but there’s not the same concern about it. It does take the pressure off of things.

Q: You’ve mentioned that you both have your own ways of working. How does that manifest in rehearsal?
JS: We met when we were in our mid-30s so we already had developed a style of working. We discovered that we’re very compatible, but it’s different than growing up and building all that together. If one of us wants help from the other, we ask for it, but otherwise we’re just working parallel in our own ways. It’s not a couple act; she doesn’t need me to be there to do what she does, and I don’t need her there. It’s just an added pleasure. You go out for lunch together, and make plans afterwards together.
Maryann Plunkett: You get interviewed about being a couple….
JS: You’re the first one to interview us about this, but people—especially other married couples—ask us about this all the time. There’s some people who do fine with their spouses at home and in life, but they say, “Boy if I had to work with him or her that would drive me crazy,” but we’re very much the opposite. We relax with it.

Q: The play’s action takes place in the kitchen while the cast is preparing a meal. Does it remind you of being at home at all?
Maryann Plunkett: [The set] is a big house with a work table in the middle of the kitchen. It has the feel of an old house. We live in an apartment in New York City, so our kitchen is very different.
JS: But we hang around the kitchen and talk while we’re doing stuff at home. [In the play] it’s me and four women in the kitchen. It is interesting to be there will all the women talking, and with another woman who’s playing my wife. We’re coupled differently.

Q: Is that weird for you to be on the same stage with your real-life wife while being married to another woman?
JS: No, it hasn’t been.
Maryann Plunkett: We did a play once though where we both had kissing scenes with other people and that was a little weird. You just go, “Oh I don’t need to watch that scene. I’m going to go look at my lines,” or “I have to go to the bathroom right now.” It’s not disturbing or anything, I just don’t need to watch it.
JS: Both of us are used to going to unusual places for drama. There are a lot of actors who are married to people who aren’t actors and that’s stranger for their spouse, like “Wait, you’re kissing that guy every night?” You watch a lot of relationships where people struggle with that, but I think it helps that we both know what’s involved.

Q: Definitely. What show was it that you guys met on?
JS: We met doing an episode of a short-lived TV series called A Man Called Hawk, which was a spin off of Spenser: For Hire. Our first kiss was on the show.

Q: Really? Did it feel like a first kiss or did it feel like a job?
Maryann Plunkett: It felt like a first kiss!
JS: Yeah it was pretty intense… We were realizing something that we wouldn’t give way to for another year-and-a-half or so. But, yeah, it is odd. You make yourself vulnerable. You engage romantically, even if it’s just for the half hour that you’re shooting something.

Q: But if making connections is just part of the job, what was different about your first kiss?
Maryann Plunkett: Well, the character I was playing was nine months pregnant, I was not pregnant, but my character was and it was his baby. I’m not sure if I ever told him this, but I remember sitting with him in between takes with my big pregnant pillow on, and, as he was talking, he had his hand on my fake pregnant pillow belly. He was talking and stroking my fake pregnant belly and it was so natural. He was this big guy and he was so tender.
JS: I was really tender.
Maryann Plunkett: Or just really smart! He thought, “Look she’s pregnant. I know I’ll touch her belly,” but it worked! No, it was just the tenderness that really got me. He’s blushing!
JS: That’s our story.
Maryann Plunkett: And look where we are now! We have a son who is graduating from college.