(Ada Torcelli) is best known for her work on the Broadway stage. Co-starring
with Hugh Jackman in the new Fall 2003 Broadway musical “The Boy From Oz,”
and most recently performing the role of Mrs. Potts which she created in
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” winning a Los Angeles Ovation Award in
that venue. She co-starred in the 2001 revival of “Bells Are Ringing.”
She received a Tony Award nomination for her Mrs. Lovett in the critically
acclaimed production of “Sweeny Todd” at Circle in the Square.
Ms. Fowler was a member of the quintet in the original “A Little Night
Music,” the stand by for the Andrews Sisters in “Over Here” and Arlene in
“Baby.” She was Mrs. Darling in “Peter Pan” with Sandy Duncan, Mrs.
Roosevelt in “Teddy and Alice” and co-starred in the revival of “Take Me
Along.” “Gantry” and “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” complete her Broadway
Off-Broadway, Mrs. Fowler was Nurse in “Romeo and Juliet” with Robert Sean
Leonard, and Mom in the musical spoof “Preppies.” On film, she was
a nun in “Sister act” and ”Sister Act II” and the voice of the bather in
Her numerous starring roles in stock and regional theatre include Kate
in “All My Sons” at Arena Stage (DC) in 2000, “Hayfever,” “The Royal Family,”
and musical characters that range from Mama Rose in “Gypsy” to Mrs. Anna
in “The King and I.”
Ms. Fowler’s TV appearances include “In The Line of Duty: Murder in the
Dakotas” opposite the late Rod Steiger, “A Case of Deadly Force” opposite
Richard Crenna and various mothers on “Ed,” “Law and Order” and daytime dramas.
Concert stage appearances were made by Ms. Fowler at Carnegie Hall, Town
Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
Ms. Fowler can be heard on various cast album recordings and books on tape
for Chivers, N.A.. Her winning portrayal of the green-vested crocheter
on a Christmas time commercial helped sell volumes of the office supplies
for the advertiser.