Gender
Female
Born
Sep 17, 1929
New York, New York, USA
Died
Jul 24, 2011
New York, New York, USA
Performer
Comments
Biography: Tresa Hughes was born on September 17, 1929 in New York City. She studied at Maryland Art Institute and Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities. She graduated from Wayne State University. She was a company member of Pennsylvania's Hedgerow Theatre and Playwrights Theater Company in Chicago. She married documentary filmmaker Robert Hughes, with whom she had her daughter, Rebecca Hughes.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Don Juan DeMarco," "Fame," "Coming Home," "The Sentinel," "The Hospital," "Bad Medicine," "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams," "A Fish in the Bathtub," and "Dirty Laundry. " Television credits include: "Law & Order," "NYPD Blue," "The Bob Newhart Show," "Starsky and Hutch," "Ed," "Another World," "Tales from the Darkside," and "New York Undercover."

Trivia:
She originated roles in more than 50 plays on and off Broadway.
Cafe Crown (Feb 18, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989)
  • Performer: Tresa Hughes [Mrs. Perlman]
  • Understudy: Tresa Hughes [Anna Cole]
PlayComedyRevival
A View From the Bridge (Feb 03, 1983 - Jun 12, 1983)
  • Also Starring: Tresa Hughes
    • Beatrice - Replacement
PlayDramaRevival
The Floating Light Bulb (Apr 27, 1981 - Jun 21, 1981)
  • Standby: Tresa Hughes [Enid Pollack]
PlayOriginal
Lolita (Mar 19, 1981 - Mar 28, 1981)
  • Standby: Tresa Hughes [Charlotte]
PlayDramaOriginal
The American Clock (Nov 20, 1980 - Nov 30, 1980)
  • Standby: Tresa Hughes [Rose Baum]
PlayOriginal
Tribute (Jun 01, 1978 - Dec 02, 1978)
  • Also Starring: Tresa Hughes [Dr. Gladys Petrelli]
PlayOriginal
Golda (Nov 14, 1977 - Feb 16, 1978)
  • Standby: Tresa Hughes [Golda Meir]
PlayDramaOriginal
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Nov 11, 1971 - Sep 29, 1973)
  • Performer: Tresa Hughes [Jessie]
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
Beggar on Horseback (May 14, 1970 - Jun 27, 1970)
  • Performer: Tresa Hughes [Mrs. Cady]
PlayRevival
The Man in the Glass Booth (Sep 26, 1968 - May 17, 1969)
  • Performer: Tresa Hughes [Mrs. Lehmann]
PlayOriginal
Spofford (Dec 14, 1967 - Jun 08, 1968)
  • Performer: Tresa Hughes [Mare]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Last Analysis (Oct 01, 1964 - Oct 24, 1964)
  • Performer: Tresa Hughes [Bella]
PlayFarceOriginal
The Advocate (Oct 14, 1963 - Oct 19, 1963)
  • Performer: Tresa Hughes [Rosa Sacco]
PlayDramaOriginal
Dear Me, The Sky is Falling (Mar 02, 1963 - Jul 10, 1963)
  • Performer: Tresa Hughes [Mildred]
PlayOriginal
The Devil's Advocate (Mar 09, 1961 - Jun 17, 1961)
  • Also Starring: Tresa Hughes [Nina Sanduzzi]
PlayOriginal
The Miracle Worker (Oct 19, 1959 - Jul 01, 1961)
  • Understudy: Tresa Hughes
    • Annie Sullivan - Replacement
PlayDramaOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1961 | Nominee  | The Devil's Advocate
Also Starring: Tresa Hughes

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