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 astress, 3 Drama Desk Awards, 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards, The Obie and the Theater World Award. Some of her other New York Credits include the title roles in the Roundabout Theater’s She Stoops to Conquer and Mistress of the Inn, BAM’S Three Sisters and roles on Broadway in Cyrano, Rodgers and Hart and Dreyfus in Reahearsal. This season, she starred off-Broadway as Tallulah Bankhead in a piece she wrote entitled Tallulah Hallaulah! which ran 4 months at the Douglas Fairbanks Theater. Tallauah Halleluja! was chosen as one of the ten Best Plays of the Year by USA Today, and Ms. Feldshuh received the Best Actress Award from the Connecticut Critic’s Circle and a nomination for best Solo Performance from New York’s Outer Critics 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.
For her television work, she received the Emmy nomination for Holocaust, and 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,among many others. She has a recurring role as Danielle Melnick on Law and Order and played Dr. Bethany Rose on As the World Turns for over a year. Her films include: A Walk on the Moon, for which she received rave reviews, and the soon- to- be-released Kissing Jessica Stein (“Feldshuh gives an achingly poignant and multilayered performance.”—Variety), Happy Accidents with Marisa Tomei, Friends and Family, 3 Little Wolffs, 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 Charlie Hoboken.
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 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.
For her charity work, Ms. Feldshuh is the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award, Hadassah’s Myrtle Wreath and the Israel Peace Medal. She is married to attorney Andrew Harris Levy and they have two children: Garson Brandon and Amanda Claire.