Tovah Feldshuh

Personal Information
For her work on the New York stage, from "Yentl" to "Saravá!" to "Lend Me a Tenor", Tovah Feldshuh has won 3 Tony nominations for Best Actress, 3 Drama Desk Awards, 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards, The Obie, and the Theatre World Award. She is currently starring as Golda Meir in William Gibson's "Golda's Balcony" at Manhattan Ensemble Theatre ( UPI has called it "an inspired performance", and The New York Times says, "She does more than just resurrect Meir: she embodies an entire country." Other New York credits include the title roles in "She Stoops to Conquer" and "Mistress of the Inn" (Roundabout), BAM's "Three Sisters", "The Vagina Monologues", and roles on Broadway in "Cyrano" with Christopher Plummer, "Rodgers and Hart", and "Dreyfus in Rehearsal". Among other roles, Ms. Feldshuh has portrayed: Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Vreeland, Jean Brodie, 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 toured four continents with her one-woman show "Tovah: Out of Her Mind!" after a sold-out run in New York. For her television work, she received the Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Helena the Czech freedom fighter in "Holocaust." She has a recurring role as Danielle Melnick on "Law and Order". Feature films include: "Kissing Jessica Stein" for which she won the Golden Satellite Award as Best Supporting Actress; "A Walk on the Moon", "Happy Accidents", "Friends and Family", "3 Little Wolffs", "Toll Booth", and "Old Love". Ms. Feldshuh is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the winner of the McKnight Fellowship to the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre. Visit her website at
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Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 VOLPONE or The Fox Lucille Lortel Theatre 12/02/2012 Fine Madam Would-Be
2 Love, Loss, and What I Wore Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 10/01/2009 N/A REPLACEMENT
3 Irena's Vow Baruch Performing Arts Center 09/22/2008 Irena Gut Opdyke
4 an oak tree Barrow Street Theatre 11/04/2006 Father REPLACEMENT
5 Golda's Balcony Manhattan Ensemble Theatre 03/26/2003 Golda Meir
6 Kilt Theatre Three 04/10/2002 Esther
7 Tallulah Hallelujah! Douglas Fairbanks Theater 10/10/2000 Tallulah Bankhead
8 The Vagina Monologues Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 10/03/1999 N/A REPLACEMENT
9 Tallulah's Party Martin R. Kaufman Theatre 01/19/1998 N/A
10 Names American Jewish Theatre 03/01/1997 N/A
11 Tovah: Out of Her Mind Playhouse 91 04/13/1996 N/A
12 Awake and Sing! Jewish Repertory Theatre 03/11/1995 Bessie Burger
13 Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! Circle in the Square Downtown 11/24/1992 N/A
14 Six Wives York Theatre at St. Peter's 10/02/1992 Katherine of Aragon/Anne of Cleves/Catherine
15 A Fierce Attachment Jewish Repertory Theatre 02/16/1991 The Daughter
16 The Mistress of the Inn Union Square Theatre 07/20/1988 Mirandolina
17 Children of the Sun Theatre at St. Peter's Church 12/26/1985 Melaniya
18 The Time of Your Life Theatre at St. Peter's Church 12/18/1985 Kitty
19 Springtime for Henry Union Square Theatre 07/17/1985 Mrs. Jelliwell
20 She Stoops to Conquer Triplex Theater 10/09/1984 Kate Hardcastle

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Tallulah Hallelujah! Douglas Fairbanks Theater 10/10/2000 Playwright
2 Tovah: Out of Her Mind Playhouse 91 04/13/1996 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2009 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Irena's Vow Actor
2 WON 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress Golda's Balcony Actor
3 WON 2003 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Solo Performance Golda's Balcony Actor
4 NOMINATED 2001 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Solo Performance Tallulah Hallelujah! Actor