Announcing the 2019 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Master Teacher!

Ten Chimneys Foundation is proud to announce Tyne Daly as the 2019 Master Teacher for the nationally acclaimed Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at the Historic National Landmark, Ten Chimneys. Since its inception in 2009, the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program has brought the nation’s top regional theatre actors to Ten Chimneys to work with a world-renowned Master Teacher.

The 2019 program will occur the week of July 14th through the 21st and will include ten specially chosen American theatre actors from the nation’s top regional theatres to work with Ms. Daly in an intensive Master Class on the estate of theater legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin.  


Tyne Daly is a Madison native and award winning actress of stage, television and film.  She has been nominated for a Tony Award twice, winning as Best Actress for her portrayal of Rose in Gypsy. Ms. Daly’s additional work on Broadway includes performances in It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Master Class, Rabbit Hole, The Seagull, That Summer – That Fall as well as numerous other stage credits. 

She has been nominated for an Emmy Award a total of 17 times winning six times, four as Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Cagney and Lacey, and again as Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in both Christy and Judging Amy.  You will have also seen Ms. Daly in many additional shows including Murphy Brown, Modern Family, Burn Notice, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Magnificent Seven to name just a few, as well as numerous TV movies such as Georgia O’Keefe, Undercover Christmas and The Wedding Dress.

On the large screen her films include The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Spider-Man:  Homecoming, Basmati Blues, A Piece of Eden and The Enforcer.  She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.

“The opportunity to come to the navel stone [referring to the Omphalos of Ancient Greece]
of American acting is very, very exciting to me. ~ Tyne Daly

Ms. Daly will join the illustrious list of Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Master Teachers including Lynn Redgrave, Barry Edelstein, Olympia Dukakis, Joel Grey, Alan Alda, David Hyde Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, Jason Alexander, Alfred Molina and Stephen McKinley Henderson. Through this groundbreaking national program, the top actors in the country are given a rare and special opportunity to grow artistically, renew their passion for their art form, deepen their commitment to mentorship, and form a national community of Lunt-Fontanne Fellows.


On Friday, July 19th, Ten Chimneys Foundation will present A Conversation with Tyne Daly, an intimate evening during which Ms. Daly will share stories about her life and career. On Saturday, July 20th, Ms. Daly and the ten 2019 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows will take the stage together for a Concluding Presentation, a rare look highlighting the remarkable Fellows and the work they explored during their week at Ten Chimneys.  Both events will begin at 7 pm.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 6th. There are four levels for both events:  $150, $100, $75, and $50. For reservations and more information, please call (262) 968-4110. Seating is limited and designated by the best available within your chosen section at the time of the reservation. Due to the high volume of calls for these programs, you may need to leave a message when calling to reserve your seats. You will receive a call back in the order in which calls are received.


Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne constructed Ten Chimneys to be the perfect working retreat for themselves and a circle of friends comprising the best-of-the-best in American theatre. This historic context and the inherent inspiration of Ten Chimneys is why Ten Chimneys Foundation’s inaugural Master Teacher, Lynn Redgrave, said that "this program simply couldn't happen anywhere else," and why participating Fellows have all talked about the experience being "transformative." Today, Ten Chimneys is open to the public as a House Museum and a national resource for American theatre.

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Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum with a progressive mission to serve the arts.

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