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Jackie Hoffman

Date of Birth: November 11, 1960 (62)

Birth Place: New York, NY

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Best known for her Emmy nominated role of 'Mamacita' from FX's "Feud: Betty and Joan," Jackie Hoffman was most recently seen onstage in the critically acclaimed Yiddish production of "Fiddler on the Roof" Off-Broadway. She can also be seen in Ryan Murphy's latest Netflix series "The Politician," and TruTV's "At Home With Amy Sedaris." On Broadway, Hoffman has co-starred in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "On The Town," "The Addams Family," "Xanadu" and "Hairspray," for which she won a Theatre World Award.
Off-Broadway, Hoffman starred as 'Princess Winifred' in the Transport Group's "Once Upon A Mattress," and received a Drama League Award Nomination for her performance. Her additional theater credits include "A Chanukah Charol," "The Gingerbread House," "Straightjacket," "Incident at Cobbler's Knob" (Lincoln Center Theatre Festival) and "One Woman Shoe."
Hoffman has performed in regional theatre, as well in Chicago at The MUNY and The Sisters Rosensweig at The Globe Theatre. She starred in six revues at The Second City Theatre in Chicago, where she won the Jeff Award for Best Actress. Her solo shows at Joe's Pub have received critical acclaim. They include "The Kvetching Continues," "Jackie Five-Oh!," "Chanukah at Joe's Pub" (Bistro Award), "Scraping the Bottom" and "Jackie with a Z." In 2009, Hoffman received the Mac Award for Best Female Stand Up. Her show "Jackie Hoffman: Live from Joe's Pub" is available on disc.

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Jackie Hoffman STAGE CREDITS


NYTF Off-Broadway Production at Stage 42, 2019

National Yiddish Theatre Production, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2017
Mrs. Teavee

Transport Group Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
Princess Winnifred

Broadway Revival, 2014
Madame Dilly

Original Broadway Production, 2010

Original Broadway Production, 2007

Calliope [Replacement]

Aphrodite [Replacement]

Aphrodite [Replacement]

Calliope [Replacement]


Myra Kesselman

[New York]
Reading, 2006

[New York]
Reading, 2004

Actors' Fund Concert, 2004

Other Roles

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Denizen of Baltimore


Gym Teacher

Prudy Pingleton

Velma Von Tussle (Understudy)


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Listen: Hear the GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Soundtrack

The collection includes 30 original songs created for the series plus “Grease Is the Word,” a modern take on the song “Grease,” which was written by Barry Gibb and performed by Frankie Valli and served as the opening track of the original film. Executive music producer and GRAMMY nominee songwriter Justin Tranter helmed the music and soundtrack.

Photos: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and More Celebrate Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman's Sardi's Caricature Unveiling

Wednesday afternoon, May 24th, at the iconic theatre district’s Sardi’s, the Tony-nominated songwriting team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman were honored with original portraits as they join the legendary walls full of their esteemed peers. Check out our photos from the event here!

Jason Alexander and Jerome Robbins To Be Honored At The Actors' Temple, June 12

Douglas J. Cohen and Carol Ostrow present an exciting evening celebrating the extraordinary Broadway career of the Broadway director and choreographer Jerome Robbins;  well as honoring Tony winner actor Jason Alexander on his Broadway debut as director of The Cottage.  

Immersive A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Extends Through Late June

Spin Cycle has announced an extension of the World Premiere of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, a unique immersive theater experience that blends actual historical walking tour, theatrical character monologue and current celebrity worship culture.

Wake Up With BWW 5/11: BAD CINDERELLA Closing, Plus a Message From Paula Vogel!

Today's top stories: Bad Cinderella sets closing date, plus watch an exclusive video message from Paula Vogel in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Adam Sandler Comedy Starring Idina Menzel & Jackie Hoffman Sets August Netflix Premiere

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!, the new Adam Sandler comedy film starring Idina Menzel, has set an August premiere on Netflix. Directed by Sammi Cohen, the film also stars Jackie Sandler, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Samantha Lorraine, Dylan Hoffman, Sarah Sherman, Dan Bulla, Ido Mosseri, Jackie Hoffman and Luis Guzmán.

Yazbeck & Della Penna's DEAD OUTLAW, LANGSTON IN HARLEM, and More to Play 54 Below in May

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

Photos/Video: Watch Highlights from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Easter Bonnet Competition

The theater community rallied together once again with spirited skits, dynamic dance and brilliant bonnets as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Easter Bonnet Competition returned April 24 and 25, 2023. The performances celebrated in-theater Red Bucket appeals that raised $3,601,355 for meals and medication, health care and hope for those who need them most.

Streaming Review: All The Cool Kids Are Watching GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES On Paramount+

This show has kicked off with a bang in Bobby’s books and we can’t recommend it highly enough to everyone GREASE fan or newbie alike

Interview: GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Stars Talk Upcoming Musical Numbers, Working With Jackie Hoffman & More

Shanel Bailey, who has been seen on Broadway in The Book of Mormon, discussed filming the musical numbers in the new series. Joined by Jason Schmidt and Madison Thompson, the stars discussed their favorite memories on set, working with Jackie Hoffman, and more. Watch the new interview video now!

Interview: PINK LADIES Stars Tricia Fukuhara & Ari Notartomaso on How Musical Theatre Prepared Them For the GREASE Prequel

BroadwayWorld caught up with Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies stars Tricia Fukuhara and Ari Notartomaso to discuss how their musical theatre training prepared them for the new series, what muical numbers they're most looking forward to other people seeing, and more. Watch the new video interview now!

Video: Watch the GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Series Premiere Full Episode

To celebrate the series' premiere, Paramount+ has released the full first episode of Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies for free as a video on YouTube. The episode features several new musical numbers, including an updated version of 'Grease is the Word.' The series features Jackie Hoffman, Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, and more.

Interview: Marisa Davila & Cheyenne Isabel Wells Talk Being the New PINK LADIES in the GREASE Prequel Series

Marisa Davila and Cheyenne Isabel Wells are creating Grease for a new generation in Rise of the Pink Ladies! Watch a video of two of the new Pink Ladies discussing the new stories that are represented in the series, why they were relieved to be playing new roles and not characters from the original film, and their favorite musical numbers.

Interview: Maxwell Whittington-Cooper & Nicholas McDonough Talk Creating New GREASE Characters in RISE OF THE PINK LADIES

This Thursday, audiences will return to Rydell High for Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, premiering on Paramount Plus. BroadwayWorld sat down with Whittington-Cooper and McDonough ahead of the series to discuss creating new characters in the Grease universe, their favorite days on set, and more. Watch the interview video now!

Review Roundup: GREASE Prequel RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Comes to Paramount+

The musical series takes place four years before the original “Grease.” In 1954, before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school, four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever. Read what the first critics thought of the new series now!

Interview: How Justin Tranter & Jamal Sims Created New GREASE Musical Numbers For RISE OF THE PINK LADIES

30 original songs will appear in Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies over the course of its 10-episode premiere season. BroadwayWorld sat down with executive music producer and GRAMMY nominee Justin Tranter, who wrote the songs, each of which will soundtrack a dance number choreographed by Jamal Sims.

Video: Watch 'New Cool' From GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES on Paramount+

“New Cool,” which features the character Cynthia, played by Ari Notartomaso, and the T-Birds, is the first original song from the series to be released. “New Cool” is one of 30 original songs featured in season one of GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES, with executive music producer Justin Tranter at the helm. Watch the music video now!

Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2023 - Where to Watch SCHMIGADOON!, the GREASE Prequel Series & More!

This April, Broadway fans can keep busy with the premiere of two musical series, the return of Schmigadoon and the premiere of Paramount+'s new Grease prequel series, The Rise of the Pink Ladies, along with more exciting releases. Check out the April 2023 Broadway Streaming Guide below!

Jackie Hoffman, David Burtka, Mara Wilson & More to Star in 54/54/54 at 54 Below

5 Years. 4 Shows. 54/54/54 is back. Come witness the longest setlist in Feinstein’s/54 Below history as 54 singers perform 54-second versions of their favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre, to pop, to originals, and everything in between. 

THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION Featuring Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Molina & More Out Now

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have released four new albums as the final installment of The Michael Friedman Collection.


Jackie Hoffman has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Jackie Hoffman has not appeared in the West End

Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Once Upon a Mattress and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Hairspray .

Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Hairspray.

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