Rosemary Loar

  • Awards: ASCAPlus Award for Popular Music, Phoebe Award for Best Actress in a Musical - Fair and Tender Ladies


Rosemary Loar began her singing career in the back seat of a station wagon with her other six brothers and sisters. Her father would take the family on Sunday drives and the concert would begin.

Loar’s theatrical expertise was honed on Broadway and in national tours regional theatre. She was in the original casts of Sunset Boulevard, and Chess. The iconic revival production of You Can’t Take It With You, (starring Jason Robards), Cats (critically acclaimed as Grizabella), Once Upon A Mattress, (understudy to Queen Aggravain) Encore and 42nd Street (understudy Dorothy Brock). She originated the role of Gladys Fritts (a quirky flapper with a penchant for poetry, operatic singing and handsome men), in Radio Gals at the John Houseman Theatre. She was featured in the Drama Desk nominated ensemble piece The Audience, and was the winner of The Phoebe Award for Best Actress in a Musical in her portrayal of Ivy in Fair And Tender Ladies. Most recently Ms. Loar played Grandma Who in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden Theater.

As a commercial recording artist she can be heard on Sting’s soundtrack for the movie The Emperor’s New Groove, the cast albums of Chess and Sunset Boulevard and on the Listening Library series.


  • WIT
  • Clear Space Theatre Company