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Carol Kane

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA

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Carol Kane is best known on television for playing Simka Dahblitz-Gravas, wife of Latka Gravas, in the hugely popular US sitcom Taxi for which she won two Emmy awards. Her other television credits include regular roles in the American sitcoms All is Forgiven and American Dreamer as well as guest appearances in Chicago Hope, Seinfeld, Pearl, Two and a Half Men and Ugly Betty. Her film roles include Gitl in Hester Street for which she was Academy award-nominated, Allison Portchnik in Woody Allen's Annie Hall, Dog Day Afternoon, The Princess Bride, Scrooged, Addams Family Values, The Pacifier and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend. She began her professional theatre career in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and has more recently played Madam Morrible in Wicked on Broadway, on tour in the US and in Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her other theatre credits include The Tempest and Macbeth at the Lincoln Centre Theater and earlier this year she was seen off Broadway in Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore.

Carol Kane Photos


Encores! Concert Revival, 2019

[West End]
London Production, 2011
Mrs. Lily Mortar

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 2007
Madame Morrible

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Madame Morrible

Broadway Revival, 2004
Miss Fancy [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]

Madame Morrible [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]


Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Maid; Assistant; Mom

Bliss White


Esme Train

Carol Kane Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Directorial Consultant

Carol Kane Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Feature Actress - Play

Carol Kane, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Carol Kane Videos

Carol Kane News

Signature Theatre Names Julián Mesri As Judith Champion Musical Theater LaunchPad Resident

Signature Theatre has named Julián Mesri as the Judith Champion Musical Theater LaunchPad Resident.
World Premiere Plays & More Set for Signature Theatre 2024-25 Season

Signature Theatre has unveiled its 2024/2025 Season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!
Julianna Margulies, Carol Kane & More To Join Museum Of Jewish Heritage For Community Reading Of NIGHT

Join Broadway and entertainment figures at the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a community reading of Elie Wiesel's Night in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Cynthia Erivo, Alex Newell & More Join MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR Season Two

Season two of Disney Branded Television’s Emmy® Award-nominated “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” is set to premiere in February. Guest stars for the new season will include Cynthia Erivo, Alex Newell, Ephraim Sykes, Ann Harada, Carol Kane, and more. Check out the full list now! Plus, watch a trailer.
Exclusive Photos: Rachel Brosnahan and Carol Kane Visit MADWOMEN OF THE WEST

Rachel Brosnahan visited the new Off-Broadway comedy, “Madwomen of the West” to support her “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” co-star Caroline Aaron. The same day also saw Carol Kane visiting her “Taxi” co-star Marilu Henner. Check out photos here!
Video: Watch the 'Mooned' MIGRATION Short

Vector is back in MOONED, an all-new short film playing before MIGRATION. This holiday season, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in Migration. Watch the video!
Video: Watch the Latest Trailer For MIGRATION With Keegan-Michael Key, Danny DeVito & More

From a screenplay by Mike White, the Emmy winning creator of The White Lotus and the screenwriter of School of Rock, the film stars a top-flight comedic cast led by Oscar® and Emmy nominee Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Eternals) as Mallard dad Mack and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect franchises). Watch the video!
Chris Sarandon Chats With Tony-Winner Kelli O'Hara On COOKING BY HEART Podcast

The spotlight on Broadway and the culinary world converges in a captivating new episode of 'Cooking By Heart,' hosted by Academy Award-nominee Chris Sarandon.
Oliver Butler to Direct World Premiere of HESTER STREET at Theater J

Get the latest news on Theater J's upcoming world premiere of the stage adaptation of 'Hester Street.' Directed by Oliver Butler, this highly-anticipated production brings Joan Micklin Silver's beloved film to life in April 2024. Don't miss your chance to experience this new adaptation at Theater J in Washington DC.
MIGRATION Releases Trailer Featuring Taylor Swift's 'Out of The Woods (Taylor's Version)' - Watch Here!

Watch the all-new MIGRATION trailer featuring 'Out of the Woods (Taylor’s Version)' here!
Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Merrily We Roll Along officially opens tonight, Tuesday, October 10, but the show held its red-carpet Opening Night celebration on Sunday, October 8. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and and you can check out photos of the VIP guests arriving on the red carpet here!
Listen: Susan Sarandon & Seth Rudetsky Join Season 2 of Chris Sarandon's COOKING BY HEART Podcast

Academy Award-nominated actor Chris Sarandon launches Season 2 of his 'Cooking By Heart' podcast with Susan Sarandon and Seth Rudetsky. Listen here!
SCROOGED Celebrates 35th Anniversary This Year With New 4K Ultra HD Release

SCROOGED is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and arriving for the first time ever. The high-spirited and biting comedy follows a television executive with a heart of stone and features an all-star cast including Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, and Alfre Woodard.
Exclusive: Watch the STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS Musical Episode Opening Number With Celia Gooding, Carol Kane & More

'Subspace Rhapsody,' is the first-ever musical themed episode in STAR TREK franchise history. The episode will feature 10 original songs. BroadwayWorld has the exclusive first look at the first song from the episode, “Status Report,” featuring Broadway alums like Celia Rose Gooding and Carol Kane. Watch the video clip now!
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of LET'S CALL HER PATTY at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3

See photos from opening night of Let's Call Her Patty at Lincoln Center Theater!
Mandy Gonzalez, Katerina McCrimmon, David Merino, Martin Sola & More Set For Industry Reading Of New Musical AZUL

Supported by The Miranda Family, Latiné Musical Theatre Lab will be hosting an internal industry table reading of the musical AZUL, in August 1st, as part of the Lab's Table Reading Series.
Video: Carol Kane, Keegan-Michael Key & More Star in MIGRARTION Trailer

This holiday season, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to Migration. The voice cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell, Carol Kane, Caspar Jennings, Tresi Gazal and Danny DeVito. Watch the video trailer now!
Photos: Inside the 25th Annual BROADWAY BARKS Adoption Event

The 25th annual BROADWAY BARKS, Broadway's dog and cat adoption event, took place in Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 8, 2023, hosted by Bernadette Peters, satirist and animal lover Randy Rainbow, and featured a special appearance by Josh Groban. Check out photos here!
Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Bell Bundy, Paolo Montalban & More Join Broadway Barks

BROADWAY BARKS has revealed the full roster of participants for the 25th annual dog and cat adoption event. 
BROADWAY BARKS Returns Next Month

BROADWAY BARKS will return to Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 8, 2023, for the 25th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event.


How many Broadway shows has Carol Kane been in?

Carol Kane has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Carol Kane been in?

Carol Kane has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Carol Kane's first West End show?

Carol Kane's first West End show was The Children's Hour which opened in 2011

What awards has Carol Kane been nominated for?

Carol Kane has been nominated for the Outstanding Feature Actress - Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

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