TOVAH FELDSHUH

Tovah 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 Awards.

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 Rehearsal."

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 year.

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 "The Believer."

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 Arts Center.

Ms. Feldshuh is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the winner of the McKnight Fellowship to the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre where she started her career under British director Michael Langham. For her charity work, she is the recipient of the 2002 Jewish Image Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award, Hadassah's Myrtle Wreath and the Israel Peace Medal. She is married to New York attorney Andrew Harris Levy, and they have two children: Garson Brandon and Amanda Claire.
                                                                                                                                                   


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