Artist Bio

Mary Beth Fisher

Mary Beth Fisher

(Bio as of April 2021)

Mary Beth Fisher (Bella) made her Goodman Theatre debut in Marvin’s Room in 1993.  Since then, she has been a frequent collaborator at the Goodman appearing in Blind Date, Luna Gale, The Little Foxes, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, God of Carnage, The Seagull, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Frank’s Home, The Clean House, Dinner with Friends, Heartbreak House, The Rose Tattoo, The Guys, Boy Gets Girl, Spinning into Butter, Design for Living, Light Up the Sky and The Night of the Iguana.  Other Chicago credits include Domesticated (Jeff Award), Dead Man’s Cell PhoneThe Dresser and The Memory of Water (Steppenwolf Theatre); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Angels in America, Three Tall Women, The Year of Magical Thinking (Jeff Award), The Wild Duck, What the Butler Saw, Arcadia, Travesties and The Importance of Being Earnest (Court Theatre); Roz and Ray (Victory Gardens Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Bull in a China Shop, The Laramie Project, The Little Dog Laughed and Theatre District (About Face Theatre);  The Marriage of Figaro (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company); The Niceties and My Own Stranger (Writers Theatre); and White Guy on the Bus and Away (Northlight Theatre).  New York credits include Frank’s Home (Playwrights’ Horizons); Boy Gets Girl (Drama League honoree, Drama Desk and Lucile Lortel Award nominations), The Radical Mystique and By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Night of the Iguana (Roundabout Theatre Company); Extremities (Westside Arts); and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? (Promenade Theatre). She has worked in regional theaters all over the country, most recently in A Doll’s House, Part 2 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Boston’s Huntington Theatre. She made her directorial debut in 2016 with Holland Taylor’s Ann at Cardinal Stage Company. Television and film credits include Saint Frances, Sense8, Chicago Justice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Code, State of Romance, Without a Trace, Numb3rs, Prison Break, NYPD Blue, Profiler, Early Edition, Formosa Betrayed, Dragonfly and Trauma. In 2010, Fisher received the Chicago’s Leading Lady Award from the Sarah Siddons Society and was named Best Actress in Chicago Magazine's Best of Chicago issue. She was an Inaugural Lunt-Fontanne Fellow at the Ten Chimneys Foundation representing Goodman Theatre and was a Beinecke Fellow at Yale University.

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With Goodman Theatre

  • God of Carnage God of Carnage
    1011 Season
    Play by Yasmina Reza
    Directed by Rick Snyder
  • The Seagull The Seagull
    1011 Season
    Play by Anton Chekhov
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll
    0809 Season
    Play by Tom Stoppard
    Directed by Charles Newell
  • Frank's Home Frank's Home
    0607 Season
    Play by Richard Nelson
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • The Clean House The Clean House
    0506 Season
    Play by Sarah Ruhl
    Directed by Jessica Thebus
  • Heartbreak House Heartbreak House
    0304 Season
    Play by George Bernard Shaw
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • Dinner with Friends Dinner with Friends
    0203 Season
    Play by Donald Margulies
    Directed by Steve Scott
  • The Rose Tattoo The Rose Tattoo
    0203 Season
    Play by Tennessee Williams
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • The Guys The Guys
    0203 Season
    Play by Anne Nelson
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Luna Gale Luna Gale
    1314 Season
    Play by Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Vanya Sonia Masha & Spike Vanya Sonia Masha & Spike
    1415 Season
    Play by Christopher Durang
    Directed by Steve Scott
  • Little Foxes Little Foxes
    1415 Season
    Play by Lillian Hellman
    Directed by Henry Wishcamper
  • Blind Date Blind Date
    1718 Season
    Play by Rogelio Martinez
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • The Sound Inside The Sound Inside
    LIVE
    Play by Adam Rapp
    Directed by Robert Falls