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Cady Huffman

Birth Place: Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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Huffman first came to Broadway as a replacement cast member in the hit musical La Cage aux Folles (1985), and was quickly cast in Bob Fosse's Big Deal, to be followed by a Tony-Award nomination for her performance in The Will Rogers Follies (1991). In 2001, she played the role of Ulla in the original cast of the Broadway musical The Producers, by Mel Brooks. Huffman received the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for the role.



She made her film debut in the film Hero (1992). She has since appeared in Space Marines (1996), Romance & Cigarettes and The Nanny Diaries. She also appeared in the 2010 film The Company Men. During 2003 and 2004, she produced, starred in and acted as production designer for the independent film Sunday on the Rocks directed by Joe Morton.

On television, she has had guest starring roles on programs such as Frasier, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Mad About You. She appeared as herself in several guest spots on the television series Curb Your Enthusiasm during 2004. The series' fourth season plot involved Larry David joining the cast of The Producers. Beginning in August 2005, Huffman took over for Kimberlin Brown as Dr. Paige Miller on One Life to Live. Her last episode aired on January 23, 2006. During 2011 and 2012, she has appeared in episodes of The Good Wife.

She was a regular food judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America, described by host Alton Brown as "the Kitty Carlisle" of the series.

During July and August 2007, Huffman starred in the Off-Broadway play Surface to Air written by David Epstein and directed by James Naughton, in a rare dramatic part for the actress who usually appears on stage in musicals. In May 2009, she appeared in the new musical Pirates! in the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, production. She appeared alongside The Producers co-star Nathan Lane in The Nance which opened on Broadway on April 15, 2013. She was nominated for a 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award for her work in that play. In 2014, she played a major role in the Off-Broadway rock musical Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter.

In July 2017 she directed City of Light, a musical by Gabrielle Wagner, Julie Weiner and Jan Roper at the SheNYC Summer Theater Festival.

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Cady Huffman STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Mrs. Shubert [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 0
Kenyon's Mother

[Off-Broadway]
Minetta Lane Theatre Production, 2014
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Peccadillo Theater Company Production, 2011
Lorraine Sheldon

[Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2006
Ruth Winters

[New York]
Reading, 2006
Terpsicore

[New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2005
Rose

[New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

[Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2004
Kathy

[Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Introduction

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Ulla

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
The Gorgeous Ednaette #1 [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Rita Racine (Standby)

Shelby Stevens (Standby)

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Matron "Mama" Morton [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Ziegfeld's Favorite

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1986
Dancer

Pearl (Understudy)

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Angelique [Replacement]

[Regional (US)]
West Coast Revival, 1982
Performer

Cady Huffman Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

Cady Huffman Movies

Hero
[ 1992 ] Flight Attendant Leslie
Space Marines
[ 1996 ] Dar Mullins
Sunday on the Rocks
[ 2004 ] Gayle
Romance & Cigarettes
[ 2005 ] Female Dancer & Singer
The Nanny Diaries
[ 2007 ] Divorcing Mom
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
[ 2007 ] Lola - Stage Manager
Dare
[ 2009 ] Dr. Kolton
The Company Men
[ 2010 ] Joanna
Choose
[ 2011 ] Alice
Molly's Theory of Relativity
[ 2013 ] Natha
Love the Coopers
[ 2015 ] Gift Shop Clerk
The Sixth Reel
[ 2021 ] Marilyn Dwkin

Cady Huffman TV Shows

After Forever
Lisa
Blue Bloods
Sheila Gormley
The Good Wife
Marina Vassel

Cady Huffman Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Cady Huffman, The Nance


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Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical

Cady Huffman, The Producers


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical

Cady Huffman, The Producers


winner
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Cady Huffman, The Producers

Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Cady Huffman , The Will Rogers Follies

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Cady Huffman News


EMPIRE: THE MUSICAL to Premiere at New World Stages in July

EMPIRE: The Musical, will premiere in its hometown, New York City at New World Stages. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
Erin Davie, Janine LaManna, and Christine Pedi Join BACK TO BEFORE at J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company

The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company has announced the all-star cast of its second cabaret evening this spring at AMT.
Amy Spanger, Todd Buonopane, and More Will Lead MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: The Songs of Comden, Green, and Styne

The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company has announced the all-star cast of the first of its two cabaret evenings this spring at AMT.
Cady Huffman And More Sing SONGS OF HOPE To Benefit Center for Safety and Change

Join ArtsRock for 'Songs of Hope' on April 20th, featuring Broadway stars like Cady Huffman, Georgia Stitt, and Rita Harvey.
Laura Benanti, Kate Baldwin & More to Join Celebration of Sheldon Harnick at 54 Below

The life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be celebrated at 54 Below. See who is starring in the concert and learn how to purchase tickets!
Antonio Cipriano, Cady Huffman & More to Star in CINDERELLA at Westport Country Playhouse

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical Cinderella, originally seen on Broadway in 2013 will play a limited run at Westport Country Playhouse. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!
Westport Country Playhouse Presents VOICES FOR VOLUNTEERS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY �" AN APPRECIATION PERFORMANCE

“Voices for Volunteers of Fairfield County – An Appreciation Performance” will celebrate community volunteers with a concert by musical theater talents, many originally from the local area, on Wednesday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. 
Full Cast And Creative Team Set for WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL Starring Jo Ellen Pellman, Paolo Montalban & More

Full cast and creative team has been revealed for the new musical WHITE ROSE. Meet the talented cast and creative team behind the upcoming production of WHITE ROSE.
Feature: The Best Of 2023 And The Last Four Years

It's time to see what resonated the most with Broadway World Cabaret lead writer and Editor Stephen Mosher on the last day.
Original One-Woman Musical ANONYMOUS ROSE To Receive Industry Presentation

ANONYMOUS ROSE, an original one-woman musical by Ronni Mardor, is set to receive an NYC industry presentation on November 29th. Will Nunziata will direct the production.
Jo Ellen Perlman, Mike Cefalo, Paolo Montalban & More to Star in WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway

Get the latest news on the Off-Broadway debut of WHITE ROSE: The Musical, starring Jo Ellen Pellman and Mike Cefalo. Find out when the performances begin and where to catch this inspiring true story of courage and resistance at Theatre Row's Theatre 3 on January 17, 2024.
Will Nunziata Joins TRY IT LIKE THIS Fundraiser for Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation

Director Will Nunziata will join the lineup for Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's Try It Like This: Directors and Choreographers Take the Stage, an evening of performances on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 54 Below in New York City. Get more information about the event here!
Cady Huffman & Mary Ann McSweeney to Perform At Sacred Heart University Community Theatre

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and renowned bass player Mary Ann McSweeney perform an eclectic and acoustic collection of popular music at Sacred Heart University Community Theatre. Don't miss this unique and stripped-down take on songs by Jimi Hendrix, Peggy Lee, JayZ, and Julie Andrews. Tickets and info available.
Invite Only Industry Presentation of the New Musical AN ENTIRELY ORDINARY TOWN To Take Place September 28

Join us for an invite-only industry presentation of the new musical 'AN ENTIRELY ORDINARY TOWN' on Thursday, September 28th, 2023. Featuring book and lyrics by Alex Giles, original concept/book/lyrics by David Russell, and music by Andy Peterson.
Shimmy Braun's FAYGELE, Directed By Will Nunziata, Will Receive an Industry Presentation Next Week

Shimmy Braun's play Faygele will get an invite-only industry presentation directed by Will Nunziata on September 14, 2023. Learn more about the play here!
Bill Russell to Present MY SIDE OF THE SHOW at Birdland

Join Bill Russell in 'My Side of the Show' at Birdland as he delves into the captivating world of the Broadway musical 'Side Show.' Experience the magic and artistry of this beloved production in a unique concert setting. Don't miss this unforgettable exploration of one of Broadway's most cherished musicals.
Birdland to Welcome Golden Globe Winner Amanda McBroom in SUCH GOOD FRIENDS

Join Amanda McBroom, the Golden Globe winner, as she takes the stage at BIRDLAND in 'Such Good Friends,' a celebration of female songwriters. Don't miss this limited engagement!
See Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman and Bass Player Mary Ann McSweeney Live at Birdland Theater

Get ready for an extraordinary night of music as Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and bass player Mary Ann McSweeney take the stage at Birdland Theater. Don't miss out on this limited-time performance that guarantees an unforgettable experience.
Wren Rivera to Lead Industry Presentation of WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL

Get the latest news on the industry presentation of WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL, featuring the talented Wren Rivera. Don't miss this exclusive showcase of the highly anticipated production.
Birdland to Present an Unforgettable Night of Music with Matt Baker and Luke Hawkins

Join in at BIRDLAND for an unforgettable night of music featuring the extraordinary talents of Matt Baker and Luke Hawkins. Don't miss out on this epic musical experience.

Cady Huffman FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Cady Huffman been in?

Cady Huffman has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Cady Huffman been in?

Cady Huffman has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Cady Huffman been nominated for?

Cady Huffman has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Nance," Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Producers," Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Producers," Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for both "The Producers" and "The Will Rogers Follies."

What awards has Cady Huffman won?

Cady Huffman has won several awards for her role in The Producers, including Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical from the Drama Desk Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Tony Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.

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