A child of the ballet dancers Jacques d’Amboise and Carolyn George, Charlotte d’Amboise (b. New York, NY, 11 May 1964) was only nineteen when she made her Broadway debut in 1983 as the replacement for Cassandra in Cats. In 1985 she appeared on stage with her brother Christopher in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance.
In 1988, Charlotte d’Amboise was featured as Chris in the ill-fated musical adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie, after which she appeared on television in Law & Order and One Life to Live. In 1989, she earned her first Tony® nomination for her appearance in the musical revue Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, performing as Anita (West Side Story) and Peter Pan.
After appearing as Kathy in the 1995 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, Charlotte d’Amboise won the 1997 Astaire Award for Achievement in Dance with her performance as Lola in the national touring company revival of Damn Yankees, and later earned several Los Angeles critics’ awards for her portrayal of Roxie Hart in the national touring company production of Chicago before she joined the Broadway revival of the show in 1999.
In 2001, Charlotte d’Amboise was the replacement for the Wife in the Susan Stroman musical production of Contact at the Lincoln Center Theater and later appeared in the televised performance of the show.
After standing in as Charity Hope Valentine in the pre-Broadway trials of the 2005 revival of Sweet Charity, Charlotte d’Amboise won her second Tony® nomination for her performance as Cassie in the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line. She was also featured in Every Little Step, the 2008 documentary film that followed the casting process for that revival.