Finkel Performs Songs from CD at Damrosch Park, Sept. 18
Finkel, who won the Best Supporting Actor Emmy-Award for playing 'Douglas Wambaugh' on "Picket Fences", was also seen as 'Harvey Lipschultz' on "Boston Legal." His first acting role was 51 years earlier in the numerous Jewish theaters along New York City's legendary Second Avenue. His breakthrough to American mainstream theater came at the age of 43 when he joined the national company of Fiddler on the Roof. He toured the USA and Canada, playing the Innkeeper, then the Butcher and finally Tevye, over a 12-year period.
Finkel has appeared with sons Ian, a master mallet percussionist, and Elliot, a noted pianist, along with his grandson Abbot, a drummer, in two musical reviews -- Finkel's Follies and From Second Avenue to Broadway, performing songs from both the Yiddish theater and Broadway. His additional theater credits include an Obie Award-winning performance in Cafe Crown and a five-year stint as the star of Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors. Film credits include Nixon, For Love Or Money, Mobsters, Seize the Day and Q&A. His additional television credits include the revival of "Fantasy Island," "Early Edition," "One Life to Live," "Evergreen," "Prime of Your Life" and "The Simpsons."
The CD's song list is as follows:
"That Wonderful girl of Mine"
"It's Never Too Late"
"Aza You Of Meer"
"Ikh Bin A Boarder"
"A Show's not a show Without A Star"
"Abi Tzu Sein"
"I'm Glad I'm not Young Anymore"
"Once In Love With Amy"
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers"
"Not On The Top "