BIOGRAPHY

TOVAH FELDSHUH is a six-time 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. 

On Broadway: Yentl, Cyrano, Rodgers & Hart, Dreyfus in Rehearsal, Sarava!, 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: Dozens of productions playing everything from three queens of Henry VIII and Tallulah Bankhead to Yussel “The Muscle" Jacobs, nine Jews from birth to death in Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! and most recently Holocaust Denier Brenda Goodsen opposite Ed Asner in The Soap Myth. In the summer of 2019 she starred in the world premiere of Wade Dooley’s The Prompter directed by Scott Schwartz, where she played Irene Young, a legendary diva making her Broadway comeback after a 40 year absence. Immediately on the heels of The Prompter, she filmed Clifford for Paramount Pictures, went to the Sing-Sing in New Guinea, and flew from there to Los Angeles to star as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the LA Premiere of Jonathan Shapiro’s Sisters-In-Law. She has just completed filming Edith Hagigi’s BLEECKER with Ben Stiller. 

On TV: Deanna Monroe on The Walking Dead, Danielle Melnick on Law & Order" POTUS Pauline Mackenzie onSalvation, and Naomi Bunch, on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend where Feldshuh can be seen singing the dignified showstopper: "Where's the Bathroom!" Films include: Kissing Jessica Stein, (Golden Satellite Award), A Walk on the Moon, Brewster's Millions, Just My Luck, Daniel, The Idolmaker, and most recently, Ms. Feldshuh's award-winning performance as Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda's Balcony, now a film entitled Golda's Balcony: The Film which has won 20 out of 20 Audience Choice Awards. Her one-woman show Tovah is LEONA! enjoyed sold-out engagements at 54 Below NYC, Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco, and most recently a ten performance run at the Mizner Park Cultural Center in Florida.  She also returned by popular demand to 54 Below with “Aging is Optional (‘Cause G-d I Hope It Is!)” February 6th-8th.  Follow Tovah’s travels around the world on Instagram @tovahfeld.