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Mandy Patinkin

Date of Birth: November 30, 1952 (70)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Mandy Patinkin has been fortunate to carve out a varied career including theatre, the concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist.

In his 1980 Broadway debut, Mandy won a Tony Award for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evitaand was nominated in 1984 for his starring role as George in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Mandy's other stage credits include: Compulsion, Paradise Found, The Tempest,Enemy of the People, The Wild Party, Falsettos, The Secret Garden, The Winter's Tale, The Knife, Leave It to Beaver is Dead, Rebel Women, Hamlet, Trelawney of the 'Wells,' The Shadow Box, The Split, Savages, and Henry IV, Part I.

In 1989, Mandy began his concert career at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York City. Since then he has toured (and continues to tour) his various solo concerts across North America, in London's West End, through Australia and New Zealand, as well as on Broadway and Off-Broadway. His newest solo concert is Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018, debuting here at NYC's Connelly Theater.

In addition to solo concerts, Mandy has created collaborations with artists including opera star Nathan Gunn in An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn, touring the US, Australia and New Zealand; with his dear friend Patti LuPone in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkinwhich has toured since 2007 and played Broadway in 2012; Bridges, a concert with musicians from various countries in the Middle East; and most recently, The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, with Taylor Mac, directed by Susan Stroman.

Mandy has appeared in many feature films, includingLife Itself, Wonder, Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Queen of Spain, Ali and Nino, Wish I Was Here, The Wind Rises, Everybody's Hero, The Choking Man, Pinero, The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland, Lulu on the Bridge, Men with Guns, The Princess Bride, Yentl, The Music of Chance, Daniel, Ragtime, Impromptu, The Doctor, Alien Nation, Dick Tracy, The House on Carroll Street, True Colors, andMaxie.

In television, Mandy won a 1995 Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS series, "Chicago Hope," and starred in the CBS series "Criminal Minds" and in the Showtime Original Series "Dead Like Me." Currently, he can be seen in the Award-winning Showtime Original Series "Homeland" as CIA Agent Saul Berenson.

As a recording artist on CBS Records, Mandy released two solo albums, Mandy Patinkin and Mandy Patinkin In Concert: Dress Casual. Recently on the Nonesuch label, Mandy recorded his newest albums Mandy Patinkin: Diary January 2018 andMandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018. Also with Nonesuch are Experiment,Oscar & Steve, Kidultsand Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim. In 1998 he debuted his most personal project, Mamaloshen, a collection of traditional, classic and contemporary songs sung entirely in Yiddish. The recording of Mamaloshenwon the Deutschen Schallplattenpreis(Germany's equivalent of the Grammy Award).

As diverse as his professional life has been, Mandy's education in the field of social activism has been even more varied and continues to evolve. He has helped raise funds for organizations dear to his heart including Brady Campaign, PAX, Association to Benefit Children, American Jewish World Service, Search For Common Ground, National Dance Institute, and ACLU. Mandy is a board member of the Arava Institute and continues to work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), highlighting the plight of refugees worldwide.

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Mandy Patinkin STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2011

Public Theater Co-Production, 2011
Sid Silver

[West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory Production, 2010
The Eunuch


Classic Stage Company Benefit, 2008


Concert [Broadway], 2002

Concert [Broadway], 2001

Original Broadway Production, 2000

Unknown, 1998

Concert [Broadway], 1997

Reunion Concert, 1994
George (Act I)

George (Act II)

Original Broadway Production, 1992
Marvin [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1991
Archibald Craven

Unknown, 1989


Original Off-Broadway Production, 1987


New York Concert, 1985
Buddy Plummer

Original Broadway Production, 1984
George (Act II)

George (Act I)

George (Act II) [Replacement]

George (Act I) [Replacement]

Playwrights Horizons Workshop, 1983
George (Act One)

George (Act Two)



Original Broadway Production, 1979


Major Robert Steele Strong

Player King


Mr. Arthur Gower

Mandy Patinkin Productions


Mandy Patinkin Movies

[1978]The Big Fix Pool Man

[1979]French Postcards Sayyid

[1979]Last Embrace First Commuter

[1980]Night of the Juggler Allesandro the Cabbie

[1981]Ragtime Tateh

[1983]Yentl Avigdor

[1983]Daniel Paul Isaacson

[1985]Maxie Nick

[1986]Castle in the Sky Louie Disney dub

[1987]The Princess Bride Iñigo Montoya

[1988]Alien Nation Sam Francisco

[1988]The House on Carroll Street Salwen

[1990]Dick Tracy 88 Keys

[1991]Impromptu Alfred De Musset

[1991]The Doctor Murray

[1991]True Colors John Palmeri

[1993]The Music of Chance Jim Nhe

[1993]Life with Mikey Irate Man

[1994]Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Brother Daniel

[1997]Men with Guns Andrew

[1998]Lulu on the Bridge Philip Kleinman

[1999]The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Huxley

[2001]Piñero Joseph Papp

[2002]Run Ronnie Run Mandy Patinkin

[2003]Frankie and Johnny Are Married Mandy Patinkin

[2006]Everyone's Hero Stanley Irving

[2006]Choking Man Rick

[2010] Sir Jago Larofsky

[2011]Jock the Hero Dog Bil

[2013]The Wind Rises Hattori

[2014]Wish I Was Here Gabe

[2016]The Queen of Spain Jordan Berman

[2016]Ali and Nino Gregor Kipiani

[2017]Smurfs: The Lost Village Papa Smurf

[2017]Wonder Mr. Tushman

[2018]Life Itself Irwin Dempsey

[2019]Before You Know It Mel Gurner

Mandy Patinkin TV Shows

Chicago Hope Dr. Jeffrey Geiger

Criminal Minds Jason Gideon

Dead Like Me Rube Sofer

Homeland Saul Berenson

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Mandy Patinkin News

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tovah Feldshuh, Jason Robert Brown, and More Will Present at the 2023 Drama Desk Awards

Presenters for the 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards have been announced! Learn more about who will be giving out awards on the big night!

SOME LIKE IT HOT, PARADE, and More Take Home 2023 Drama Desk Awards; Full List of Winners!

Winners for the 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. Among the big winners were Some Like It Hot, Parade, and more.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Reveals Dance, Headliner and In Conversation Series for the 2023-2024 Season

Segerstrom Center for the Arts willpresent an exceptional lineup of breathtaking dance performances, captivating headliner shows, and engaging in conversation series that will leave audiences inspired and mesmerized. Learn more about the lineup here!

Review: Danielle Ferland In SING FOR YOUR GHOSTS at The Green Room 42

What happens when the painting is finished? After ‘happily ever after’ comes and goes?


Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music is coming to HBO on June 27. This comes after the concert film premieres at Tribeca Film Festival at the beginning of June.

Listen: Billy Recce Releases New Single 'Come Out'

BILLY RECCE has released his effervescent new single “Come Out” on all digital and streaming platforms. Listen now!

Review: MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT: BEING ALIVE Is Uncompromisingly Unique at Pittsburgh Playhouse

There's a reason Patinkin is a legend, and it's because he is so permanently himself and no one else.

Billy Recce to Release New Single 'Come Out' This Month

BILLY RECCE – the Billboard-charting and two-time MAC Award-winning songwriter behind the musicals A Musical About Star Wars and the Broadway-bound Little Black Book– will release his effervescent new single “Come Out” on all digital and streaming platforms on Friday, May 12.

Barrington Stage Company Adds Second Date for Mandy Patinkin Concert

Having fully sold out the initial date of Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE within 24 hours, Barrington Stage Company and Mandy Patinkin have added another performance on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 8:00 PM.

Review: REVIEW: PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace Theater

What did our critic think of REVIEW: PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace Theater? The throng of attendees turned the showing into part rock concert, part Episcopal Church “call and response” worship service. Every joke received a burst of laughter and applause like the crowd was seeing the movie for the first time. Yet every memorable line was recited in time with the actors on the screen.

Broadway Legend Mandy Patinkin Comes to bergenPAC in May

bergenPAC will present Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive on Thursday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in its recently renovated theater. Tickets range from $65 to $165.

Feature THE PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace

THE PRINCESS BRIDE won no Oscars, was a moderate box office success ($30.8 million on a $16 million production budget), and had only a few established TV stars (Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, and Andre the Giant) when it was released, However, it is listed as 50th in Bravo's '100 Funniest Movies' and 88th on the American Film Institute's list of the 100th greatest film love stories.

Mandy Patinkin to Bring BEING ALIVE to Barrington Stage Company for One Night Only

Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE, to Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Stage for one performance only on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM.

Mandy Patinkin to Bring BEING ALIVE Tour to Pittsburgh CLO in May

Pittsburgh CLO will present Broadway’s master song man, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, in his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE, at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Wake Up With BWW 4/7: WICKED to Break Record, Plus a Message From Derek Klena!

Top stories: Wicked will become the 4th longest running Broadway show of all time, casting for Spamalot at the Kennedy Center, plus watch a video message from Derek Klena in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Showtime Orders SEASONED Comedy Series Starring Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody

Showtime has ordered six episodes of Seasoned, a new series starring Mandy Patinkin and his wife, Kathryn Grody. The scripted comedy - inspired by the couple's real life and relationship - is co-created and co-written by writer-director Ewen Wright and their son Gideon Grody-Patinkin.

The Huntington Announces The Cast And Creative Team Of Taylor Mac World Premiere Play JOY AND PANDEMIC

The Huntington announces the cast and creative team of Joy and Pandemic, a new play by renowned playwright and performance artist Taylor Mac and directed by Huntington Artistic Director Loretta Greco, making her Huntington directorial debut. The world premiere production runs from April 21 – May 21, 2023 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA at 527 Tremont Street in the South End.

National Dance Institute To Honor Ariana DeBose and More At 47th Annual Gala

National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit organization that has transformed the lives of millions of public school children through the arts, will hold its 47th Annual Gala on Monday, April 17, 2023 at The Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

Sean McDermott to Perform at Birdland Theater in April

BIRDLAND THEATER will present an evening with Broadway veteran Sean McDermott – star of Falsettos, Starlight Express, Grease, and the original cast of Miss Saigon – on Monday, April 17 at 8:30 PM.


Mandy Patinkin has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

Mandy Patinkin has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Mandy Patinkin's first West End show was Paradise Found which opened in 2010

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Wild Party , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Secret Garden , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Garden , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Dress Casual , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Knife , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sunday in the Park with George , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunday in the Park with George , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Henry IV Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Evita and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Evita .

Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards)and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Evita.

Mandy Patinkin has written 1 shows including An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin (Conceiver).

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