MANDY PATINKIN

Mandy PatinkinMandy Patinkin (real name Mandel Bruce Patinkin) is an American actor and tenor vocalist.  His theatre, television and stage credits are too extensive to list here in great detail, but below is an overview of his very extensive career. 

Patinkin was born in Chicago Illinois and is of Russian and Polish descent born to a middle class Jewish family. He attended the famous Juilliard School of Drama where he was a classmate of Kelsey Grammer. When the producers of the sitcom Cheers were auditioning for the role of Dr Frasier Crane it was Patinkin who put Grammer's name forward. 

After some TV commercial and radio appearances, his initial success came in musical theatre where he played Che in Evita on Broadway in 1980. He then moved to films appearing in movies including Yentl and Ragtime. He returned to Broadway in 1984 to star in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Sunday in the Park with George

Over the next 10 years he appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden and also released two solo albums:  Mandy Patinkin and Dress Casual. 

In 2004 he played a six–week engagement of his one–man concert at the Off–Broadway complex Dodger Stages. 

Mandy’s other solo concerts, Dress Casual, Celebrating Sondheim and Mamaloshen, have been presented both on Broadway and Off. He recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of performing his solo concerts with a two-week run of all of his concerts in rep at New York’s Public Theater. 

Mandy continued the celebration with a critically acclaimed two-week run of Mandy Patinkin in Concert in London’s West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre.  

In October 2007 Mandy debuted his latest  concert with close  friend Patti LuPone and they toured their show An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin throughout the US, Australia and New Zealand. 

January 2010 marks Mandy’s stage debut at Yale Rep in the world premiere of Compulsion, written by Rinne Gross and directed by Oskar Eustis.  

Mandy played the Eunuch in a new musical called Paradise Found which was directed by Broadway legends Hal Prince and Susan Stroman and premiered at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London.