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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.

Cady Huffman Photos


Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

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

Off-Broadway, 0
Kenyon's Mother

Minetta Lane Theatre Production, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2013

Peccadillo Theater Company Production, 2011
Lorraine Sheldon

Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2006
Ruth Winters

[New York]
Reading, 2006

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

[New York]
Reading, 2004

[Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2004

Special Benefit Production, 2002

Original Broadway Production, 2001

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

Encores! Concert, 1998

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Rita Racine (Standby)

Shelby Stevens (Standby)

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

Original Broadway Production, 1991
Ziegfeld's Favorite

Original Broadway Production, 1986

Pearl (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1983
Angelique [Replacement]

[Regional (US)]
West Coast Revival, 1982

Cady Huffman Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2018]

Cady Huffman Movies

[1992]Hero Flight Attendant Leslie

[1996]Space Marines Dar Mullins

[2004]Sunday on the Rocks Gayle

[2005]Romance & Cigarettes Female Dancer & Singer

[2007]The Nanny Diaries Divorcing Mom

[2007]Itty Bitty Titty Committee Lola - Stage Manager

[2009]Dare Dr. Kolton

[2010]The Company Men Joanna

[2011]Choose Alice

[2013]Molly's Theory of Relativity Natha

[2015]Love the Coopers Gift Shop Clerk

[2021]The Sixth Reel Marilyn Dwkin

Cady Huffman TV Shows

After Forever Lisa

Blue Bloods Sheila Gormley

The Good Wife Marina Vassel

Cady Huffman Videos

Cady Huffman News

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.

Birdland to Present DREAMING OF A SONG: THE MUSIC OF HOAGY CARMICHAEL With Klea Blackhurst and Billy Stritch

Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of Hoagy Carmichael as Klea Blackhurst and Billy Stritch take the stage at Birdland. Don't miss this unforgettable night of 'Dreaming of a Song: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael' with two incredible performers.

Theater Resources Unlimited to Present Virtual Fundraiser TRUSPEAK... HEAR OUR VOICES!

Theater Resources Unlimited will present a virtual evening of awareness featuring five short new plays that speak to social issues that affect us all.

Chuck Cooper, Cady Huffman, and More to Appear at TRUSPEAK: HEAR OUR VOICES! Virtual Benefit Gala in June

Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) has announced the star-studded cast of  TRUSPEAK… HEAR OUR VOICES!, an evening to raise awareness of current social issues, as well as awareness of the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for over 30 years.

Cady Huffman Will Perform at Music Theatre of CT's Annual Gala

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), Fairfield County's premier professional theater company, has announced its annual fundraiser event, One Summer Night at MTC: The 2023 Gala, taking place on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at 6:30pm.

Fairfield's Broadway Method Academy Is Now Black Rock Theater

Connor Deane, Executive Director of Broadway Method Academy, announced that the non-profit is officially changing its name to BLACK ROCK THEATER. This change marks an exciting new era for the educational theater program as it expands to add professional performance opportunities to its season.

Which Broadway Shows Have Received the Most Tony Nominations Ever?

While many stellar productions are poised to earn multiple nominations this season, it will take quite a few to stand up to the current record holders. Below, check out which Broadway shows hold the records for the most-Tony nominated productions of all time.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents TRUSPEAK ... HEAR OUR VOICES! Gala, June 4

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces TRUSPEAK... HEAR OUR VOICES!, an evening to raise awareness of current social issues, as well as awareness of the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for 30 years.

Julia Murney, Charles Busch, Steve Ross & More to More to Join Kander and Ebb Celebration at Theater Row

For one night only, a wide array of cabaret and stage legends are joining forces to celebrate the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb in ALL THAT JAZZ: THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB at Theater Row.

SPAMILTON Announced At The Reid Cabaret Theatre At Casa Mañana

The Reid Cabaret Theatre at Casa Mañana continues its season with Spamilton! A brilliant musical parody that tells the fictitious story of a very famous writer/director/star trying to save Broadway from mediocrity and oblivion. Along the way, this sharp and lovable genius not only takes aim at Broadway's current mega-hit, but manages to make hysterical minced meat out of many classic and new Broadway shows. This show is suitable for most audiences and runs March 28 – April 14. Tickets are on sale now.

TRU to Host 'The Journey From Actress To Producer: A How-to Guide'

Theater Resources Unlimited will host The Journey from Actress to Producer: A How-to Guide on Friday March 24.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents TRU Community Gather via Zoom, 'The Journey from Actress to Producer: A How-to Guide'

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 100 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.

Adriane Lenox & Petralina Rae Lambert Join the Cast of WOMEN OF FIRE; HELL FROZE OVER

Royal Family Production will present a benefit workshop of a brand new chapter of WOMEN ON FIRE: HELL FROZE OVER, written and co-directed by Royal Family’s artistic director Chris Henry.


Cady Huffman has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Cady Huffman has not appeared in the West End

Cady Huffman has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "The Nance". She was also nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "The Producers". Additionally, Huffman received nominations for 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".

Cady Huffman has won several awards for her role in the musical "The Producers." She received the Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Tony Awards for her performance in the show.

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