Sylvia & Me
Mia Dillon: Broadway Actress & Reinventor

‘When you get that first laugh, it’s addictive. And that’s when the bug bit.’

Mia Dillon made her Broadway debut in Hugh Leonard’s Da in 1978 and never looked back. Her work has included Once Upon a Catholic, Crimes of the Heart (Tony Award nomination), Agnes of God, The Corn is Green and Our Town. There are of course her screen and television credits throughout her career. Mia was featured in the Law & Order television franchise. On the big screen, you can find her in The Money Pit, A Shock to the System, and Gods and Generals. Mia recently wrapped filming Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret with Kathy Bates.

I had the pleasure of an interesting and fun conversation with Broadway actress Mia Dillon. What drew me to her? The story of a 10-year-old with a flute, a passion, positive attitude, and drive. Put that all together, add some realism and you have a Tony nominated Broadway actress. Oh, and did I mention, she is also a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters in Oriental Medicine.

As Mia says…Life doesn’t end at 40. Sometimes it’s just getting started.’ In her 40’s she realized that her successful, steady career as an actress had to be monetarily supplemented. And so began an additional career in Oriental Medicine. It was in her 40’s that she married the love of her life, actor Keir Dullea. They have had the great joy of working together. One of their most memorable performances being Big Daddy and Big Mamma in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.