SANDY DUNCAN... picture this - Dallas state Fair Musicals, four enormous
productions every summer with major stars, and a little twelve-year-old
named Sandy Duncan makes her stage debut in THE KING AND I. This
is followed by twenty productions throughout Sandy's teen years every summer.
What an incredible apprenticeship! She is now a dancer who can sing,
a singer who can act and an actress who can go from musical comedy to high
drama without losing a beat. Next destination... New York!
New York's City Center Productions seemed to be waiting for Sandy. Her versatility successfully filled a wide variety of roles in THE MUSIC MAN, CAROUSEL, FINNIAN'S RAINBOW, LIFE WITH FATHER and many others. She then went Off-Broadway for major assignments in YOUR OWN THING and CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE for which she received a Theatre World Award. Broadway beckoned and she got her first Tony nomination for the musical, CANTERBURY TALES. Her second Tony nomination followed shortly as she dazzled New York in the acclaimed revival of THE BOY FRIEND for which she also garnered The Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. She was signed to star in two films, MILLION DOLLAR DUCK for Disney and STAR SPANGLED GIRL, a Neil Simon comedy, and the led to her first television series, FUNNY FACE, for which she earned her first Emmy nomination. A second Emmy nomination followed for the mini-series, ROOTS, in which she brilliantly portrayed a woman who aged from 20 to 70 in the course of the series.
In those days of Variety Shows on TV Sandy guest-starred on nearly every show on the air, including two specials of her own, Sandy in Disneyland, and The Sandy Duncan special.
Returning to Broadway, Sandy took on the challenging title role in PETER PAN. Her compelling performance got her a third Tony nomination, and unbelievably, between Broadway and the National tour that followed she did 956 performances without missing a single one. She then went on to star with her husband, Don Correia, at Radio City Music Hall in 5,6,7,8-DANCE. The Correia's then starred in the Tony Award winning musical, MY ONE AND ONLY.
Sandy return to television in the series, The Hogan Family and several movies of the week. She has done voices for many animated features like My Little Pony, The Fox and the Hound, and The Swan Princess. Sandy's free time is taken up with her extensive commitments to AIDS awareness and her two children, Michael and Jeffry.
(video of this AWARDS LUNCHEON available)