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Carol Kane

 
Birth Place:
Cleveland, OH, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 18, 1952 (69)

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2019
Performer
  [West End]
London Production, 2011
Mrs. Lily Mortar
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 2007
Madame Morrible
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Madame Morrible
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Miss Fancy [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]
Madame Morrible [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Ricky/Sandra/Kelly
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Maid; Assistant; Mom
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Bliss White
  [Broadway]
1978
Tillie
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Miranda
  [Broadway]
1972
Esme Train

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Directorial Consultant

Photos

Ellie Kemper and Carol Kane Photo

Ellie Kemper and Carol Kane

From: 
Date:
04/15/2020
Carol Kane and Darrell Hammond during the Curtain Call for the closing Night performa Photo

Carol Kane and Darrell Hammond during the Curtain Call for the closing Night performance of Encores! "Call Me Madam" at City Center on February 10, 2019 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/28/2019
Lauren Worsham and Carol Kane  Photo

Lauren Worsham and Carol Kane

From: 
Date:
02/11/2019
Lauren Worsham and Carol Kane Lauren Worsham and Carol Kane  Photo

Lauren Worsham and Carol Kane Lauren Worsham and Carol Kane

From: 
Date:
02/11/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2019
Performer

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

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 2007
Madame Morrible

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

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Miss Fancy [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]

Madame Morrible [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Ricky/Sandra/Kelly

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Maid; Assistant; Mom

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Bliss White

  [Broadway]
1978
Tillie

  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Miranda

  [Broadway]
1972
Esme Train

Productions

Directorial Consultant

Carol Kane Biography

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 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 News

Daniel Radcliffe Will Lead MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop Photo Daniel Radcliffe Will Lead MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

Daniel Radcliffe will lead a new production of Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop! NYTW announced today that the musical, featuring music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by George Furth, and based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart, will complete the company's 2022/23 Season.

Matthew Broderick, Dick Cavett & Rachel Dratch Featured on The Pack Podcast Photo Matthew Broderick, Dick Cavett & Rachel Dratch Featured on The Pack Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2021

Two-time Tony Winner¬†Matthew Broderick, Emmy-winning legend Dick Cavett and¬† Rachel Dratch (SNL) are featured in the latest episode of¬†The Pack Podcast‚ÄĒ‚ÄúTwo Hours Back.‚Ä̬†

Broadway Streaming Guide: December 2021- Where to Watch AND JUST LIKE THAT... & More  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: December 2021- Where to Watch AND JUST LIKE THAT... & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

2021 closes with new soundtracks, including West Side Story and Annie LIVE!, and new musical films, including Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas and Encanto, hitting streaming services. This month also features new livestream concerts from Seth Rudetsky and Jessica Vosk, with RHONY's Countess Luann streaming from 54 Below.

Page 73 Announces Semifinalists for Playwriting Fellowship Photo Page 73 Announces Semifinalists for Playwriting Fellowship
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021

Page 73 has announced 10 semifinalists for the 2022 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship. From a pool of over 300 applicants, Page 73 has selected Melis Aker, Syreeta Briggs, Vichet Chum, Kate Douglas, Ryan Drake, Marvin González De León, Majkin Holmquist, Deepa Purohit, Gab Reisman, and Haygen-Brice Walker.

Grand Rapids Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

The Grand Rapids Symphony has announced their 2021-22 concert season of live music planned for in person audiences at DeVos Performance Hall beginning this fall!

Matthew Broderick, Christie Brinkley and More to Star in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at S Photo Matthew Broderick, Christie Brinkley and More to Star in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Southampton Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

Southampton Arts Center will present the acclaimed international comedy Broadway sensation Celebrity Autobiography for one night only with an all-star cast including Christie Brinkley, Matthew Broderick, Susan Lucci, and Ralph Macchio.

Rob Reiner to Introduce the World Premiere of THE PRINCESS BRIDE IN CONCERT at the Ho Photo Rob Reiner to Introduce the World Premiere of THE PRINCESS BRIDE IN CONCERT at the Hollywood Bowl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021

The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs the world premiere of The Princess Bride in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl for one night only, Saturday, July 31, at 8:00 p.m. Led by conductor David Newman and in synch with the film, the LA Phil will play an adaptation for full orchestra of Mark Knopfler’s Grammy-nominated score.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 33rd   Annual FESTIVAL OF  Photo National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2021. This year, NAMT ‚Äės Festival of New Musicals will be presented as a unique digital and in-person hybrid, allowing wider accessibility for attendees.

Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Set For Fundraiser To Save LAB Photo Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Set For Fundraiser To Save LAByrinth Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise the needed funds and has already raised $45,000.00 of the $75,000.00 goal.

Stockard Channing, Margaret Cho & John Magaro On The Pack Podcast This Week, Benefitt Photo Stockard Channing, Margaret Cho & John Magaro On The Pack Podcast This Week, Benefitting The Actors Fund
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021

Tony-winner Stockard Channing, Margaret Cho & John Magaro¬†are featured on this week's episode of The Pack Podcast ‚ÄúThe Acting Coach‚ÄĚ which is available online now.

Carol Kane Videos

Video Flashback: Tituss Burgess Performs 'Somewhere' From WEST SIDE STORY at Carnegie VideoVideo Flashback: Tituss Burgess Performs 'Somewhere' From WEST SIDE STORY at Carnegie Hall
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

Carnegie Hall has released a new flashback video in its From the Stage series. Watch Tituss Burgess perform a?oeSomewherea?? from West Side Story during his concert at Carnegie Hall on February 1, 2020!

VIDEO: Watch a New Trailer for HUNTERS on Amazon Prime VideoVIDEO: Watch a New Trailer for HUNTERS on Amazon Prime
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Executive produced by Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele and led by legendary Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, Hunters follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they're known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans. The series also stars Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor, Kate Mulvany, Tiffany Boone, Greg Austin, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Dylan Baker and Lena Olin.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Carmen Cusack & More in Encores! CALL ME MADAM VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Carmen Cusack & More in Encores! CALL ME MADAM
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2019

For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series is reviving one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.' Directed by Casey Hushion with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Denis Jones, Call Me Madam will run for seven performances only February 6 through 10 at New York City Center.

BWW TV: Watch Carmen Cusack & More Preview Encores! CALL ME MADAM VideoBWW TV: Watch Carmen Cusack & More Preview Encores! CALL ME MADAM
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 29, 2019

For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series is reviving one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.' Directed by Casey Hushion with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Denis Jones, Call Me Madam will run for seven performances only February 6 through 10 at New York City Center. 

VIDEO: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Stars Discuss the Show's Ending, Possible Film VideoVIDEO: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Stars Discuss the Show's Ending, Possible Film
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2019

On this morning's episode of 'TODAY,' "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" stars Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess and Carol Kane stop by to talk about the show's end and whether a movie might be in the works. 

VIDEO: Find Out if Kimmy Gets Her Happy Ending in the Final Season Trailer for THE UN VideoVIDEO: Find Out if Kimmy Gets Her Happy Ending in the Final Season Trailer for THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2019

Netflix has released the trailer for the fifth and final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

VIDEO: Watch the First Film Clip of GHOST LIGHT Starring Roger Bart, Carol Kane and C VideoVIDEO: Watch the First Film Clip of GHOST LIGHT Starring Roger Bart, Carol Kane and Cary Elwes
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

From writer/director John Stimpson, discover the mystery of Ghost Light, which makes its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30pm PST at Arclight Culver City.

BWW Exclusive: See Carol Kane Get Animated on Disney's VAMPIRINA VideoBWW Exclusive: See Carol Kane Get Animated on Disney's VAMPIRINA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2018

Legendary stage, film and television actress Carol Kane guest starring in tomorrow's new episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina,' which follows Vampirina (aka 'Vee') as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town after her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: THE TODAY SHOW Goes Behind the Scenes of UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT With the Ca VideoVIDEO: THE TODAY SHOW Goes Behind the Scenes of UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT With the Cast
by Macon Prickett - Jun 5, 2018

Watch the TODAY Show go behind the scenes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, & Carol Kane! 

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Reveals Alec Baldwin's Secret to Comedic Acting on LIVE with Ke VideoVIDEO: Tituss Burgess Reveals Alec Baldwin's Secret to Comedic Acting on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
by Macon Prickett - May 31, 2018

Tituss Burgess visits Live with Kelly and Ryan to reveal the secret to on-camera acting taught to him by Alec Baldwin while filing 30 Rock. Check out the clip below!


Carol Kane Frequently Asked Questions

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?
Outstanding Feature Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds .