Tovah Feldshuh

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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TOVAH FELDSHUH (Mrs. Brice) is thrilled to be working with Lea Michele and the company of Funny Girl. Feldshuh is a sixtime Emmy & Tony nominee and has been awarded three honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters. Additionally, for her theatre work, she has won four Drama Desks, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, three Dramalogues, the Obie, the Theatre World, and the Helen Hayes and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Actress. She has recently been twice nominated as Best Actress in Los Angeles for her work in Jonathan Shapiro’s Sisters-in-Law, originating the role of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Broadway: Cyrano, Rodgers & Hart, Dreyfus in Rehearsal, Yentl, Saravá!, Lend Me a Tenor, Golda’s Balcony, Irena’s Vow, and the show-stopping, trapeze-swinging Berthe in Pippin. Off-Broadway and around the country: Playing everything from Juliet to Tallulah Bankhead to three queens of Henry VIII to nine Jews from birth to death in Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! Most recently she portrayed famed sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer in Mark St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth directed by Scott Schwartz.

On TV: Deanna Monroe “The Walking Dead”, Danielle Melnick “Law & Order”, POTUS Pauline Mackenzie “Salvation”, and Naomi Bunch “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” where Feldshuh can be seen singing the dignified showstopper: “Where’s the Bathroom!” In 2021, she completed filming “Scenes from a Marriage” for HBO opposite Oscar Isaac.

On Film: Kissing Jessica Stein, (Golden Satellite Award), A Walk on the Moon, Brewster’s Millions, Just My Luck, Daniel, The Idolmaker, Clifford the Big Red Dog for Paramount, and Ms. Feldshuh’s award-winning performance as Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony which has been made into the award-winning motion picture Golda’s Balcony The Film. She will soon be seen Armageddon Time opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Anne Hathaway, and Start Without Me produced by Matt Damon, opposite Finn Wittrock.

In Concert: Her one-woman shows, “Tovah is LEONA!” (Helmsley) and “Aging is Optional” enjoy sold-out engagements and rave reviews around the country. “Tovah: Out of Her Mind” has played all over the world and was voted Best One Woman Show of the Year by the BOSTON GLOBE.

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Tovah Feldshuh STAGE CREDITS

Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Mrs. Brice [Replacement]

Dr. Ruth

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Star [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2013
Berthe [Replacement]

Berthe [Replacement]

Berthe [Replacement]

Red Bull Theater Production, 2012

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2009
Irena Gut Opdyke

Irena Gut Opdyke

Father [Replacement]

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006
Dolly Gallagher Levi

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Golda Meir

Golda Meir


Tallulah Bankhead

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Encores! Concert, 1999
Gretchen Mulhausen



Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996


Bessie Burger


Katherine of Aragon/Anne of Cleves/Catherine

The Daughter

Original Broadway Production, 1989



Mrs. Jelliwell

Kate Hardcastle


Original Broadway Production, 1979


Original Broadway Production, 1975


Closed on the road, 1974

Original Broadway Production, 1973





Tovah Feldshuh Movies

[1978]Nunzio Michelle

[1980]The Idolmaker Brenda Roberts

[1980]Cheaper to Keep Her K.D. Locke

[1983]Daniel Linda Mindish

[1985]Silver Bullet Older Jane

[1985]Brewster's Millions Marilyn

[1988]The Blue Iguana Detective Vera Quinn

[1991]A Day in October Emma Kublitz

[1995]The Real Shlemiel Zlateh the Goat, Aunt Sarah, The Matchmaker

[1995]Comfortably Numb Victoria Stevens

[1997]Hudson River Blues Charlotte

[1998]Charlie Hoboken Angie Cedars

[1998]Montana Greta

[1999]The Corruptor U.S. Attorney Margaret Wheeler

[1999]A Walk on the Moon Lillian Kantrowitz

[2000]Happy Accidents Lillian Weaver

[2001]Friends and Family Alma Jennings

[2001]Kissing Jessica Stein Judy Stein

[2002]The End of the Bar Mrs. Garner

[2002]New World Order Sponge-Brush Woman

[2004]The Tollbooth Ruthie Cohen

[2005]The Reality Trap Irina Bolton

[2005]Life on the Ledge Mother

[2005]Alchemy Senior Editor

[2006]Just My Luck Madame Z

[2006]Lady in the Water Mrs. Bubchik

[2006]O Jerusalem Golda Meir

[2007]Love Comes Lately Ethel

[2007]Love Life Hannah

[2008]Eavesdrop Susie

[2008]Language of the Enemy Rebecca Meir

[2008]Goyband Leah

[2009]Acts of Mercy Nurse Ruth Baker

[2010]Ten Stories Tall Grace Parker

[2010]Heterosexuals Remy

[2010]A Buddy Story Buddy's Mom

[2014]She's Funny That Way Miriam Pendergast

[2014]A Little Game Head of School

[2015]Angelica Nora

[2016]Baked in Brooklyn David's Mom

[2019]Love Type D Dr. Elsa Blomgren

[2019]Remember Amnesia Dr. Paula Smith

[2019]Golda's Balcony Golda Meir

[2021]Clifford the Big Red Dog Mrs. Crullerman

[2021]Come Find Me Helena

[2022]Bleecker Linda

[2022]Armageddon Time Grandma Mickey Rabinowitz

Tovah Feldshuh TV Shows

Scream, Pretty Peggy Agnes Thornton

Ryan's Hope Martha McKee

Gibbsville Carole

Serpico Erica Molinas

The Amazing Howard Hughes Katharine Hepburn

Barnaby Jones Laura Woods

The Bob Newhart Show Veronica Kidd

Family Susan Bowers

The World of Darkness Clara Sanford

Once Upon a Classic Sandy

Terror Out of the Sky Jeannie Devereux

Holocaust Helena Slomova

Beggarman, Thief Monika Wolner

The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Florence

The Women's Room Iso

Murder Ink Laura Ireland

[ 1977-1984]The Love Boat Margo Bush, Susan Ridley

Airwolf Sarah Lebow

The Equalizer Samantha Page

L.A. Law Lynn Palmer

Mariah Deena Hertz

ABC Afterschool Specials Mrs. Carr

Another World Alice Benson

Against the Law Connor

Citizen Cohn Iva Schlesinger

Tribeca Sheila Goldberg

The Cosby Mysteries Rose

As the World Turns Dr. Bethany Rose

All My Children Lila Stevenson

A Will of Their Own Mrs. Rubenstein

Cosby Annie

The Education of Max Bickford Sharon Bickford

Queens Supreme Marie

[ 2006-2007]Crossing Jordan Mrs. Elaine Brandau, Mrs. Elaine Hoffman

[ 1991-2007]Law & Order Defense Attorney Danielle Melnick

Ugly Betty Mrs. Varner

The Good Wife Lena

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Defense Attorney Danielle Melnick

Covert Affairs Rivka Singer

Beautiful People Lynch

Blue Bloods Sylvia Hayden

Flesh and Bone Ivana

[ 2015-2016]The Walking Dead Deanna Monroe

Chicago Justice Judge Danielle Melnick

[ 2017-2018]Salvation President Mackenzie

[ 2015-2018]Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Naomi Bunch

Bull Judge Garner

Elena of Avalor Grandma Miriam

[ 2018-2020]Star Wars Resistance Aunt Z

Scenes from a Marriage Miryam, Jonathan's mother

Tovah Feldshuh Awards and Nominations

The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actress

Tovah Feldshuh, Golda's Balcony

Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical

Tovah Feldshuh, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh

Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Tovah FeldshuhYentl the Yeshiva Boy

Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Special Mention

Tovah FeldshusYentl the Yeshiva Boy

Obie Awards - 1975 - Performance

Tovah FeldshuhYentl the Yeshiva Boy

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - Best Young Player

Tovah FeldshuhYentl the Yeshiva Boy

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - Best Young Player

Tovah Feldshuh, Dreyfus in Rehearsal

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Tovah Feldshuh News

Jewish Stars Of The Stage Including Tovah Feldshuh Line Up For TOGETHER AT HANUKKAH

'Join Jewish stars of the stage, including Tovah Feldshuh, for a special online musical Hanukkah event on December 10. Celebrate Hanukkah, Jewish life, and support MDA while enjoying performances from Broadway, West End, and more.'

Photos: Stars Arrive at Opening Night of SPAMALOT!

See photos of stars Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Vanessa Williams, Victor Garber, Cobie Smulders, and more as they arrive at Spamalot opening night here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of HARMONY on Broadway

Harmony officially opened on Broadway on Monday night, November 13, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and we're bringing you along on the red carpet as the guests arrived! Check out the photos here!

Christopher Collette To Play The Laurie Beechman Theatre With COME FLY WITH ME

THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER will present up-and-coming Saloon Singer vocalist Christopher Collette and pianist, composer, music director Tracy Stark.

Photos: Rhea Perlman, Mark Ruffalo And More Turn Out As I NEED THAT Opens On Broadway!

The best of Broadway was on hand at the American Airlines Theatre last night, where Roundabout Theatre Company celebrated opening night of I Need That by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. See the photos!

Jeff Cohen's SQUEAKY Will Receive Developmental Readings This Month

As part of its new Building the Box Developmental Reading Series, Out of the Box Theatrics will present readings of SQUEAKY, a poignant autobiographical comedy by Drama Desk Award winner Jeff Cohen.

Photos: Tony Danza, Mark Ruffalo, and More Celebrate Opening Night of I NEED THAT

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world premiere of I Need That by Theresa Rebeck, starring Danny DeVito, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. The show officially opened last night, November 2. BroadwayWorld was there backstage and at the after party. Check out photos here!

Winter Rhythms 2023 @ Urban Stages Will Present Two "Algonquin" Themed Events Hosted By Michael Colby

Winter Rhythms @ Urban Stages has announced two very special upcoming events as part of its “2023 Winter Rhythms” series, the award-winning music festival at Urban Stages Theater.

Celebrations, Magic and Deception All On Tap Over The Next Two Weeks At Feinstein's

Celebrate, be amazed, and be entertained at Feinstein's over the next two weeks with free concerts, magic shows, and more.

Photos: SPEAK LOW: THE MUSIC OF KURT WEILL at Rose Theater Opens Cabaret Convention

Last night at Rose Theater The Mabel Mercer Foundation kicked off the 34th Annual Cabaret Convention and Broadway World photographer Conor Weiss was in the house.

Photos: The Mabel Mercer Foundation Celebrates Opening Night Of The Cabaret Convention

The cast and patrons of The Mabel Mercer Foundation gathered with artistic director KT Sullivan at the Algonquin Hotel for an elegant after party celebrating the first night of the Cabaret Convention.

Photos: Patrick Page Takes First Bows in ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE

All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain, starring Patrick Page, and directed by Simon Godwin, just celebrated opening night at the DR2 Theatre. Check out photos from inside the festivities!

Playwrights' Theatre Of East Hampton to Present Concert Staging Of A MILONGA FOR GABRIEL ISSACS

Join in for a concert staging of the new comedy with music 'A Milonga for Gabriel Issacs' on October 21 at 7:30 p.m. Written by John McCaffrey and Mark Singer, directed by Paul Lincoln, and featuring music by The Oscar Feldman Trio and live tango by Sandra Antognazzi. Tickets available online.

Hershey Felder Premieres New Film 'Musical Tales In The Venetian Grotto' With Tovah Feldshuh & Eleanor Reissa

Hershey Felder premieres 'Musical Tales in the Venetian Grotto' at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and Temple of the Arts. Featuring stage stars Tovah Feldshuh and Eleanor Reissa, as well as international musicians, historians, and Venetian locals, the personal stories and spirit stirring music are unforgettable.

Photos: Jeff Harnar Celebrates Cy Coleman at Birdland

Birdland recently presented Jeff Harnar in “A Collective Cy,” celebrating the PS Classics album release of the songs of master songwriter Cy Coleman. Check out photos from the event here!


Director Jeff Harnar guides NYC debut to the Don't Tell Mama stage.

Chelsea Table + Stage to Present Ari Axelrod in A PLACE FOR US: A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY

Join Ari Axelrod at Chelsea Table + Stage for 'A Place for Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway.' Experience a mesmerizing performance celebrating the best of Jewish Broadway.

Therese Lee's RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET to Return to Don't Tell Mama in October

THERESE LEE  will return to New York for an encore performance of RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET which received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Autobiographical Show. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Rachel Bloom and Friends Celebrate Opening Night of DEATH, LET ME DO MY SHOW

Death, Let Me Do My Show, a brand new original one-woman musical comedy, starring Emmy Award-winner Rachel Bloom and directed by Seth Barrish, is now open at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Check out photos from inside the special night!

2 Broadway Shows Close Today

Broadway says goodbye to productions. Funny Girl takes its final bow at the August Wilson Theatre following 130 previews and 599 regular performances; and Once Upon a One More Time will conclude its run at the Marquis Theatre following 42 previews and 81 regular performances.


Tovah Feldshuh has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

Tovah Feldshuh has not appeared in the West End

Tovah Feldshuh has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable nominations include: Outstanding Performer, Visiting Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for "Golda's Balcony", Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for "Irena's Vow", Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Golda's Balcony", Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for "Golda's Balcony", Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Golda's Balcony", Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for "Golda's Balcony", Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Tallulah Hallelujah!", Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh", Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Lend Me a Tenor", Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Lend Me a Tenor", Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for "Sarava", Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Yentl", Performance (Theatre World Awards) for "Yentl", Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Yentl", Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy", Special Mention (Drama Desk Awards) for "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy", Performance (Obie Awards) for "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy", Best Young Player (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Rogers & Hart", Best Young Player (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy", and Best Young Player (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Dreyfus in Rehearsal".

Tovah Feldshuh has won several awards for her performances in various Broadway productions. She received the Outstanding Performer, Visiting Production award at the Helen Hayes Awards for her role in "Golda's Balcony." She also won the Best Leading Actress in a Play award at the BroadwayWorld Awards for her performance in "Irena's Vow." At the Drama Desk Awards, she won the Outstanding Solo Performance award for "Golda's Balcony" and the Outstanding Featured Actress - Play award for "Lend Me a Tenor." She was recognized with the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her role in "Yentl" and received a Special Mention at the Drama Desk Awards for "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy." Additionally, she won the Performance award at the Obie Awards for "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy." In terms of younger roles, she won the Best Young Player award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Rogers & Hart," "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy," and "Dreyfus in Rehearsal."

Tovah Feldshuh has written 3 shows including Tovah: Out of Her Mind (Playwright), Tovah: Out of Her Mind (Conceiver), Tallulah Hallelujah! (Playwright).

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