Tovah Feldshuh (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
Tovah Feldshuh is a six time Emmy & Tony nominee and has been awarded three honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters. Ms. Feldshuh is the winner of 4 Drama Desks, 4 Outer Critic's Circle, 2 Dramalogues, The Theatre World, Obie, Lucille Lortel and Helen Hayes Awards for Best Actress. On Broadway: Yentl, Cyrano, Rodgers & Hart, Dreyfus in Rehearsal, Saravá!, Lend Me a Tenor, Golda's Balcony, Irena's Vow, and most recently the show stopping trapeze-swinging Berthe in Pippin. Off Broadway: Everything from three Queens of Henry VIII and Tallulah Bankhead, to Yussel "The Muscle" Jacobs , and British Holocaust denier Brenda Goodsen opposite Ed Asner in The Soap Myth. She just closed in the World Première of Wade Dooley's The Prompter at the Bay Street Theatre where she played aging West Virginian diva Irene Young, who returns to Broadway after 45 years and needs a prompter to get through her performances. On the West Coast, she has starred in five shows for Jack O'Brien at the Old Globe in San Diego: Romeo & Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, The Country Wife, and Tovah: A Rush-Hour Review. She recently returned there for a one-month run of Golda's Balcony. In L.A. she starred at the Ahmanson as Regina in Lillian Helmann's Another Part of the Forest, at the Geffen in Tovah: A One Woman Show and at the Wadsworth theatre, again, in Golda's Balcony.
Television credits include: POTUS Pauline Mackenzie in "Salvation," Deanna Monroe, leader of Alexandria in "The Walking Dead," Defense attorney Danielle Melnick in "Law & Order," Russian ballet master Ivana in "Flesh and Bone,” and Naomi Bunch in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" where Feldshuh can be seen singing the dignified showstopper: "Where's the Bathroom!" Films include: Clifford for Paramount Pictures (to be released Thanksgiving 2020), Kissing Jessica Stein (Golden Satellite Award—Best Supporting Actress), A Walk on the Moon, Brewster's Millions, Just My Luck, Daniel, The Idolmaker, The Blue Iguana, and this year, Ms. Feldshuh's award-winning performance as Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda's Balcony has been made into a film entitled Golda's Balcony The Film, which won ten Best Picture awards at its first ten out of 30 Jewish film festivals. Her one-woman show Tovah is LEONA! sold out in NYC and is on its way to San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko, Sept. 20th & 21st. Feldshuh brings back the infamous Leona Helmsley direct from Purgatory to make the Queen of Mean the Queen of Cabaret. Long known for her commitment to social justice, Ms. Feldshuh is a staunch supporter of Seeds of Peace, a non-profit, non-political organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict.
She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in acting, which took her to the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where she began her career. She has taught at Yale, Cornell and New York Universities and has been awarded, among others, the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award and the Israel Peace Medal.