Diane J. Findlay

RC (1966) ​​
At the age of 23, Diane J. Findlay found herself having to make a decision . . . marriage or a career in the theatre. 

Her wedding day was set . . . the gown -- a perfect fit, the wedding site to die for . . . but there was one problem:  her fiance didn't want to share her with the world of show business!  Now as life always does, a rather unexpected audition came up for the first replacement in chorus of the Broadway company of HELLO DOLLY, starring Carol Channing. 

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I remember that day as if it were yesterday . . . I didn't know what to do, so I had a little talk with God and it went this way . . . OK GOD . . . if I do not get the job, I'll get married and be barefoot and pregnant . . . but if I do get the job . . .  WE'LL TALK.

​I MOVED INTO THE REHEARSAL CLUB A WEEK LATER . . . and thus began my life as an actor . . . and the rest is history.
​​DIANE J. FINDLAY is an extraordinary performer onstage, in film and TV as well as a concert performer and recording artist.

She has starred in productions with Danny DeVito, John Raitt, (RC Alum) Sandy Duncan, Judy Kaye, Larry David, Jason Alexander, Olympia Dukakis, Fanny Flagg and many other wonderful actors.

She has been directed by the fabulous Kathleen Marshall, Jerry Herman, Anna Shapiro, Richard Maltby, Jerry Zaks, Casey Nicholaw, Susan Stroman, Christopher Ashley and Michael Bennett.  Critics have acclaimed her equally exciting as . . .

"Dolly" in Hello Dolly!, 
"Mame" OR "Vera" in Mame,
"Ouiser" in Steel Magnolias,
"Marjorie" in Marjorie Prime, 
"Lucille Ball" in I Loved Lucy,
"Minnie" in Minnie's Boys,
"Rose Kantor" in Fish in the Dark on Broadway,
"Mrs. Rosa" in Funny Girl,
"Jeannette" in Full Monty
"Mdme. Armfeldt" in Little Night Music
"Texas Guinan" in Broadway Scandal of 1928
Dear World, Goodspeed Opera
co-starring role of "Maggie Jones" in the International Tour of 42nd Street
"Mother Mucca" in Tales of the City
2011 Nominee SF Bay Area Theatre Circle Award,
"Sister Lazareth in the National Tour of Sister Act 
2013 Nominee LA Critics Circle Award; and
she won the Las Vegas Female Performer of the Year Award
for her performance in Hallalulah Hollywood at the MGM Hotel.

Diane has appeared in feature films including The Producers, Inside Llewyn Davis and the cult film, Gamera The Invinsible as "Sgr. Susan Embers," along with numerous guest starring roles on television shows such as Law & Order, The Good Cop, The Other Two and Search For Tomorrow.

Diane's career as a recording artist and nightcub performer run the gamet from the Metropolitan Room to 54 Below and the Laura Beechman Room. 

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Video Gallery

"Minnie" in MINNIE'S BOYS

"Elsa Maxwell" at the Walforf

I Love Lucy

THE FULL MONTY: "Jeanette"

Club Acts

Laurie Beechman Room
Hosted by Richard Skipper

"I'll Be Seeing You"

54 Below Ballroom

RECORDINGS