For her work on the
New York Stage, from "Yentl" to "Sarava"
to "Lend Me A Tenor," Tovah Feldshuh has won: · 3 Tony
Nominations for Best Actress, · 4 Drama Desk Awards, · 4
Outer Critics Circle Awards, · The Obie, and the Theatre World
Some of her other New York
credits include the title roles in the Roundabout Theatre's "She Stoops
to Conquer" and "Mistress of the Inn", BAM's "Three Sister"s with
Rosemary Harris and Denhem Elliot, and roles on Broadway in "Cyrano"
with Christopher Plummer, "Rodgers and Hart," and "Dreyfus in
She starred off-Broadway as
Tallulah Bankhead in a piece she wrote entitled "Tallulah Hallelujah!"
which was chosen as one of the ten Best Plays of the Year by USA Today,
and Miss Feldshuh received the Best Actress Award from the Connecticut
Critics Circle and a nomination for Best Solo Performance from New
York's Outer Critic's Circle. Besides Tallulah, she has also
starred in Hartford as Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in "Full Gallop." As
a visiting scholar at Cornell University's Center for Theater Arts, she
played the title role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie."
Among other roles, Ms.
Feldshuh has portrayed: Sarah Bernhardt, Stella Adler, Sophie Tucker,
Katharine Hepburn, three queens of Henry VIII, and nine Jews from birth
to death in off-Broadway's "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh." She most
recently appeared off-Broadway in the long-running hit "The Vagina
Monologues" and opened an extended run in March 2003 at off-Broadway's
Manhattan Ensemble Theatre (www.met.com) as Golda Meir in William
Gibson's "Golda's Balcony."
For her television work, she
received the Emmy nomination for "Holocaust." She has starred opposite
Tommy Lee Jones in "The Amazing Howard Hughes," James Woods in "Citizen
Cohn," and Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Mysteries" and "The Cosby Show," to
name a few. She has a recurring role as Danielle Melnick on "Law and
Order," played Richard Dreyfus' younger sister Sharon in "The Education
of Max Bickford," Robert Loggia's love interest Marie Badalamenti in
the upcoming series "Queens
Supreme" and played Dr. Bethany Rose on "As the World Turns" for over a
Her films include: the hit film
"Kissing Jessica Stein" ("Feldshuh gives an achingly poignant and
multilayered performance." -- Variety), from Fox
Searchlight, for which she won the Golden
Satellite Award as Best Supporting Actress; "A Walk on the Moon" from
Miramax for which she received rave reviews; "Happy Accidents" with
Marisa Tomei, "Friends and Family," "3 Little Wolffs," "Toll Booth,"
and "Old Love." She also appeared in "The Corruptor" with
Mark Wahlberg, "Nunzio," "Cheaper to Keep Her," "Daniel," "Brewster's
Millions," "The Idolmaker," "The Blue Iguana," "A Day in October," and
Tovah Feldshuh made her cabaret
debut at the famed Algonquin Oak Room in her act, "Tovah: Crossovah!
From Broadway to Cabaret," followed by 8 sold-out weeks off-Broadway of
her one-woman show "TOVAH: OUT OF HER MIND!". In April 1999, she opened
at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia and has sung in Houston, Dallas,
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Sydney, Australia,
among others. In New York, she performed for "Lyrics and Lyricists"
with Liza Minnelli, and in Washington, D.C. was Mistress of Ceremonies
for the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center.
The Boston Globe selected her as
best Cabaret Artist of 2000. She made her London West End debut with
"Tovah: Out of Her Mind!" October 27 at the Duke of York's Theatre and
sang in concert with Billy Crystal, March 4, 2003 in Los Angeles.
Saturday November 16th, 2003 she debuts at the New Jersey Performing
Ms. Feldshuh is a graduate of
College and the winner of the McKnight Fellowship to the Tyrone Guthrie
where she started her career under British director Michael Langham.
her charity work, she is the recipient of the 2002 Jewish Image Award
the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Eleanor Roosevelt
Award, Hadassah's Myrtle Wreath and the Israel Peace Medal. She is
to New York attorney Andrew Harris Levy, and they have two children:
Brandon and Amanda Claire.