Mandy Patinkin to Perform in Toronto This Summer
Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theatre concert, MANDY PATINKIN in Concert, Dress Casual, to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for two performances only on June 15 and 16, 2016, at 8 PM. Tickets go on sale to Mirvish subscribers today, Monday, April 18, to American Express cardmembers on Wednesday, April 20 and to the general public on Tuesday, April 26. 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 Evita and 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) 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. In 1997 he played a sold-out Broadway engagement of Mandy Patinkin in Concert, with all profits benefiting five charitable organizations, and in 1999, while on tour, Mandy ended each concert by heading to the theatre lobby with a cardboard box, asking patrons to empty their pockets for PAX, a gun safety organization, and Doctors Without Borders, in response to both the Columbine shooting and the Bosnian War.
In addition to his solo concerts, Mandy has created collaborations with artists including opera super-star Nathan Gunn in An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn; with his dear friend Patti LuPone in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin which has toured since 2007, played a sold-out week at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre in 2010, and then 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 the performance artist Taylor Mac, directed by Susan Stroman. Mandy has appeared in many feature films, including 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, and Maxie.
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. On the Nonesuch label, Mandy has recorded Experiment, Oscar & Steve, Leonard Bernstein's New York, Kidults and 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 Mamaloshen won the Deutschen Schallplattenpreis (Germany's equivalent of the Grammy Award).
Mandy resides in NYC with his wife, actress and writer Kathryn Grody. Adam Ben-David has been active as an arranger, music director, conductor and pianist on Broadway for the past 20 year. His credits include The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Wicked, High Fidelity, The Light In The Piazza, Bombay Dreams, Aida and Once Upon a Mattress. Adam has accompanied numerous artists in concert including Kelli O'Hara, Jarrod Spector, James Taylor, Patti LuPone and Megan Hilty. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School.
Photo by Walter McBride