Gender
Female
Born
Aug 20, 1926
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Died
May 03, 1990
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Producer
Relations
Niece of
Diana Douglas
Cousin of
Michael Douglas
Wife of
William Ryan (1951 - 1971) divorced
Wife of
Victor D'Arc (1972 - 1978) divorced
Wife of
Martin Richards (1978 - 1990) her death
Sister-in-law of
Cecelia Joyce Johnson
Comments
Founding member of The Producers Circle Co. Heiress to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals fortune; was the first baby to appear on the Johnson & Johnson baby powder bottle.
  • CREDITS
    Sweeney Todd (Nov 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006)
    • Originally produced on Broadway by: Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalThrillerRevival
    Sweet Smell of Success (Mar 14, 2002 - Jun 15, 2002)
    • Produced in association with The Producer Circle Company
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Grand Hotel (Nov 12, 1989 - Apr 25, 1992)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Sweeney Todd (Sep 14, 1989 - Feb 25, 1990)
    • Originally produced on Broadway by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalThrillerRevival
    Roza (Oct 01, 1987 - Oct 11, 1987)
    • Produced by The Producer Circle Company
    MusicalOriginal
    Mayor (Oct 23, 1985 - Jan 05, 1986)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalOriginal
    Grind (Apr 16, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalOriginal
    Foxfire (Nov 11, 1982 - May 15, 1983)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    PlayPlay with musicOriginal
    A Doll's Life (Sep 23, 1982 - Sep 26, 1982)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalOriginal
    Crimes of the Heart (Nov 04, 1981 - Feb 13, 1983)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    PlayOriginal
    Goodbye Fidel (Apr 23, 1980 - Apr 26, 1980)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    • Produced by The Producer Circle Company
    PlayOriginal
    Sweeney Todd (Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalThrillerOriginal
    On the Twentieth Century (Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008)
    • Originally produced on Broadway by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalThrillerRevival
    Grand Hotel (Nov 27, 1990 - May 24, 1992)
    • Originally produced on Broadway by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 1980 - Sep 20, 1981)
    • Originally Produced on Broadway by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalThrillerOriginal
    On the Twentieth Century (Jun 09, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979)
    • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    On the Twentieth Century (Sep 26, 2005 - Sep 26, 2005)
    • Produced on the Broadway stage by Mary Lea Johnson
    SpecialBenefit Comedy ConcertRevival
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Musical

    1990 | Nominee  | Grand Hotel
    Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
     

    Best Musical

    1985 | Nominee  | Grind
    Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
     

    Best Play

    1982 | Nominee  | Crimes of the Heart
    Produced by Mary Lea Johnson

    Best Musical

    1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
    Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
     

    Best Musical

    1978 | Nominee  | On the Twentieth Century
    Produced by Mary Lea Johnson

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Musical

    1990 | Nominee  | Grand Hotel
    Produced by Mary Lea Johnson

    Outstanding Musical

    1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
    Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
Sweeney Todd (Nov 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006)
  • Originally produced on Broadway by: Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalThrillerRevival
Sweet Smell of Success (Mar 14, 2002 - Jun 15, 2002)
  • Produced in association with The Producer Circle Company
MusicalDramaOriginal
Grand Hotel (Nov 12, 1989 - Apr 25, 1992)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalDramaOriginal
Sweeney Todd (Sep 14, 1989 - Feb 25, 1990)
  • Originally produced on Broadway by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalThrillerRevival
Roza (Oct 01, 1987 - Oct 11, 1987)
  • Produced by The Producer Circle Company
MusicalOriginal
Mayor (Oct 23, 1985 - Jan 05, 1986)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalOriginal
Grind (Apr 16, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalOriginal
Foxfire (Nov 11, 1982 - May 15, 1983)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
A Doll's Life (Sep 23, 1982 - Sep 26, 1982)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalOriginal
Crimes of the Heart (Nov 04, 1981 - Feb 13, 1983)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
PlayOriginal
Goodbye Fidel (Apr 23, 1980 - Apr 26, 1980)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
  • Produced by The Producer Circle Company
PlayOriginal
Sweeney Todd (Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalThrillerOriginal
On the Twentieth Century (Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalComedyOriginal
Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008)
  • Originally produced on Broadway by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalThrillerRevival
Grand Hotel (Nov 27, 1990 - May 24, 1992)
  • Originally produced on Broadway by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalDramaOriginal
Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 1980 - Sep 20, 1981)
  • Originally Produced on Broadway by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalThrillerOriginal
On the Twentieth Century (Jun 09, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979)
  • Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
MusicalComedyOriginal
On the Twentieth Century (Sep 26, 2005 - Sep 26, 2005)
  • Produced on the Broadway stage by Mary Lea Johnson
SpecialBenefit Comedy ConcertRevival

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1990 | Nominee  | Grand Hotel
Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
 

Best Musical

1985 | Nominee  | Grind
Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
 

Best Play

1982 | Nominee  | Crimes of the Heart
Produced by Mary Lea Johnson

Best Musical

1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
Produced by Mary Lea Johnson
 

Best Musical

1978 | Nominee  | On the Twentieth Century
Produced by Mary Lea Johnson

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical

1990 | Nominee  | Grand Hotel
Produced by Mary Lea Johnson

Outstanding Musical

1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
Produced by Mary Lea Johnson

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