© 2019 by Ruth Gottschall. All Rights Reserved. Studio photos by Joe Gaffney.

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 BROADWAY 
 BROADWAY 
 MARY POPPINS 

Miss Andrew (original Broadway cast)

Directed by Sir Richard Eyre

 

Reviews

Ruth Gottschall, as George's heartless former nanny, who gets a dose of her own nasty medicine, [is a] standout in the large cast."

Joe Dziemianowicz
New York Daily News

"Then there is Ruth Gottschall, who is initially glimpsed as Queen Victoria in a marvelous dance-fantasy sequence choreographed by Matthew Bourne, but who seizes control of the Banks household and the audience when she arrives, witch-like, as Miss Andrew, a nanny from hell."
Malcolm Johnson
Hartford Courant

"As Miss Andrew, the most hateful of nannies, Ruth Gottschall provides an amusing, villainous turn in her song, "Brimstone and Treacle" - when she hits the high note at the end, all the curtains in the house flap."
Toby Zinman
Philadelphia Inquirer

"A kind word is also due Ruth Gottschall, who screeched most effectively as that governess from the past, the dreaded Miss Andrew."
Clive Barnes
New York Post

"Ruth Gottschall, however, is such a stitch -- in a Margaret Hamilton way -- as ghoulish nanny Miss Andrew that she not only steals the scenes she's in, but may have some observers wishing she were at the center of the musical."
David Finkle
theatermania.com

"Though Miss Andrew is little more than a mild threat for Mary to vanquish, Gottschall invests her with the courage of her demented convictions in a way that throttles you to attention unlike anything else here."
Matthew Murray
talkinbroadway.com

"The minor roles are also well taken, notably...the terrifying nanny that stunted the childhood of George Banks, Miss Andrew, as acidly etched by Ruth Gottschall."
John Simon
Bloomberg News

 THE MUSIC MAN 

Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn

Directed by Susan Stroman

 

Reviews

"It’s very rare that an actor stops a show, let alone without uttering a syllable. But that’s exactly what the brilliant Ruth Gottschall does when her Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn corrects the mayor’s poop/peep blooper. The actress virtually silences the action with her elastic mug, rolling, saucer-size eyes and withering glare. She’s a first-rate clown in the tradition of Beatrice Lillie and Carol Burnett, and Mrs. Shinn’s terpsichorean ode on a Grecian urn is worth all the gold in Agamemnon’s tomb."

Wendell Brock
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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"As the indomitable Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Ruth Gottschall performs with such inspired lunacy that she rates a special Tony for Best Replacement Performance of Any Recent Season!"

John Kenrick
Musicals101.com​

 A FUNNY THING...FORUM 
 A FUNNY THING...FORUM 

Domina

Directed by Jerry Zaks

LAUGHING ROOM ONLY 

Ruth

Directed by Robert Johanson

 THE GOODBYE GIRL 

Mrs. Koslowski

Directed by Michael Kidd

 LIZA - STEPPIN' OUT 

Demon Diva

Directed by Fred Ebb

 CABARET 

Sally Bowles u/s

Directed by Hal Prince

 THE DESERT SONG 

Clementina

New York City Opera

 THE BEST LITTLE...
in TExAS 

Ginger

Tommy Tune/Pete Masterson

 LEGS DIAMOND 

Flo u/s

Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman

 PRINCE OF CENTRAL PARK 

Officer Washinski

Directed by Tony Tanner

 Off-Broadway/Regional​/ Workshop/Int'l (Select) 
 
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Helen Hubbard

Ogunquit Playhouse

Directed by Shaun Kerrison
 

Review

"Gottschall, as the over the top spitfire, is wonderful as she spews a series of witty one liners while always eager to search for her next husband."

Dan Marois
Broadwayworld.com

OKLAHOMA!

Aunt Eller

Pittsburgh CLO

Directed by Dontee Kiehn
 

Reviews

"Ruth Gottschall was such a delight to watch on stage. She brings tons of sass to the character, and had the audience laughing on many occasions. I honestly wouldn't have minded if the entire show was about Aunt Eller."

Jade Goodes
Pittsburgh in the Round

"At the center of everyone’s business is Ruth Gottschall, a fiery, funny Aunt Eller."

Maria Sciullo
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GREASE

Miss Lynch

Pittsburgh CLO

Directed by Barry Ivan

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Tottendale

Goodspeed Opera House

Directed by Hunter Foster

42nd Street

Maggie Jones

Bucks County Playhouse

Directed by Hunter Foster

GUYS AND DOLLS

General Cartwright

Bucks County Playhouse

Directed by Hunter Foster

My Fair Lady

Mrs. Pearce

Cape Playhouse

Directed by Hunter Foster

 

Sense & Sensibility

Mrs. Jennings (Henry Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical)

Denver Theater Center

Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge

 

James and the Giant Peach

Striker

​Goodspeed

Directed by Graciela Daniele

 

The Blue Angel

Guste

​NYC

Directed by B.T. McNicholl

 

Mame

Doris Upson

​Kennedy Center

Directed by Eric Schaeffer

 

The Pirates of Penzance

Ruth

​Pittsburgh CLO

Directed by Leland Ball

Review

"...pirate maid Ruth [was] wonderfully played by Ruth Gottschall. Each time she's on stage she commands attention and provides many of the laugh-out-loud scenes."
Carol Waterloo Frazier
The Daily News

 

First Lady Suite 

Margaret Truman

Transport Group

Directed by Jack Cummings III

Review

"...the Carol Burnett-ish Ruth Gottschall (in a series of sharp cameos) deserve[s] special mention for [her] combination of gusto and depth."
Adam Feldman
Time Out New York

 

Broadway (The Play)

Ruby

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Directed by Ted Pappas

Review

"Nor can you ignore for long Ruth Gottschall's delightfully coarse and frowsy Ruby..."

Alice T. Carter
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 

Anything Goes

Reno Sweeney

Riverside Theater

Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Review

"Ruth Gottschall is a hoot...sassy and fun."

Pam Harbaugh
Florida Today
 

"Heading the cast is red-haired Ruth Gottschall, who brings to mind Carol Burnett in her portrayal of Reno Sweeney.... Gottschall has a face for comedy, and her powerful voice, put to good use in a particularly rousing 'Blow, Gabriel Blow,' sets the bar for the rest of the cast."

Brian Bixler
Vero Beach Press-Journal

 

Comedy of Errors

Courtesan

Hartford Stage

Directed by Mark Brokaw

 

Damn Yankees

Lola u/s

Paper Mill Playhouse

Directed by George Abbott​