Artist Bio

Mary Beth Fisher

Mary Beth Fisher

(Bio as of November 2017)

Mary Beth Fisher Ms. Fisher made her Goodman Theatre debut in Marvin's Room in 1993. Since then, she has been a frequent collaborator at the Goodman, appearing in The Night of the Iguana, Light up the Sky, Design for Living, Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl, The Guys, The Rose Tattoo, Heartbreak House, Dinner with Friends, The Clean House, Frank's Home, Rock 'n' Roll, The Seagull, God of Carnage, Luna Gale, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and The Little Foxes. Other Chicago credits include Domesticated (Jeff Award), Dead Man's Cell Phone, The Dresser and The Memory of Water at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; 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 at Court Theatre; Roz and Ray at Victory Gardens Theater; The Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; The Laramie Project, The Little Dog Laughed and Theatre District at About Face Theatre; The Marriage of Figaro at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company; My Own Stranger at Writers Theatre and White Guy on the Bus and Away at Northlight Theatre. New York credits include Frank's Home at Playwrights Horizons; Boy Gets Girl (Drama League honoree, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations); The Radical Mystique and By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea at Manhattan Theatre Club; The Night of the Iguana at Roundabout Theatre Company; Extremities at Westside Arts and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? at the Promenade Theatre. She has worked in regional theaters all over the country, most recently in the world premiere of James Still’s Miranda at Indiana Repertory Theatre, directed by Henry Godinez. She made her directorial debut in 2016 with Holland Taylor’s Ann at Cardinal Stage Company. Television and Film credits include Sense8, Chicago JusticeChicago Fire, Chicago Code, State of Romance, Without a Trace, Numb3rs, Prison Break, NYPD Blue, Profiler, Early Edition, Formosa Betrayed, Dragonfly and Trauma. Ms. Fisher received the 2010 Chicago's Leading Lady Award from the Sarah Siddons Society and was named Best Actress in Chicago magazine's "Best of Chicago" issue (August 2010).  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