2023 Award Winner: Ann Talman

March 5, 2023

Musical Memoir

Elizabeth Taylor and the Shadow of Her Smile

Ann Talman is an actress/singer, storyteller, and documentary filmmaker. She made her stage debut in the Broadway revival of The Little Foxes with Elizabeth Taylor, portraying her daughter. She toured with Ms. Taylor for 18 months, and they remained friends for life—thus the inspiration for Ann’s musical memoir, Elizabeth Taylor and the Shadow of Her Smile. Stage credits include: The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway), Carnival, Steel Magnolias, Picnic, Dangerous Liaisons, Some Americans Abroad (Broadway), and The Women (Broadway). Cast Albums: Yours, Anne; Hannah, 1939 with Julie Wilson. Films include Serendipity, Limitless, and Wall Street. TV credits include American Playhouse; Seinfeld; Ellen, Murphy Brown; The Street; Law & Order, SVU; and a year on General Hospital. She wrote, starred in, and produced the multiple-award-winning documentary Woody’s Order!, based on her solo play about her lifelong dedication to her older brother Woody, who lived a full life with cerebral palsy. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She has toured the country as a storyteller, sharing her very personal and touching tales, which she plans to compile for an upcoming book. https://anntalman.com/


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