Beach Playhouse New Works Festival
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
BONNIE FRANKLIN is perhaps best know for her starring role as Ann Romano on the long running series “One Day at a Time, “ but her first love is theatre.
She has appeared on Broadway in Applause (Tony ® nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award) and off-Broadway in Grace and Glory, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Your Own Thing, and Dames at Sea. Area theatre performances include Dancing at Lughnasa and A Delicate Balance at Rubicon Theatre Company. In regional theatre she has appeared at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, the Charlotte Repertory Theatre, the Long Wharf Theatre, Shirley the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, the American Stage Festival, Studio Arena Theatre, and the Papermill Playhouse.
Also, she acted in record-breaking productions of Same Time Next Year, Annie Get Your Gun, Wait Until Dark and Carousel: and in Andrew Bergman's Social Security at the legendary Cape and Ogunquite Playhouses. Bonnie also starred in “The Vagina Monologues” at the former Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills.
In addition to her nine years as the Emmy ® nominated star of her popular series, Bonnie also starred in television movies and specials, including “Margaret Sanger: Portrait of a Rebel,” “The Law,” “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” “Your Place or Mine” and her own CBS variety special “Bonnie and the Franklins.”
She was the spokesperson for Save the Children for five years and serves on its Advisory Council. She received the Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League for her dedication to issues of human concern, and in 1985 the organization Women For honored her with the Woman of Achievement Award. She also proudly serves on the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood and as a Board Member for the Stroke Association of Southern California. Bonnie is also a founding member of CCAP, a play-reading group committed to exposing high school students to our legacy of classic and contemporary American plays. Bonnie is married to film and television producer Marvin Minoff.