Tovah Feldshuh (SHS 1966)

Tony nominee Actress (Broadway,TV & Film)

After attending Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Michigan, Tovah Feldshuh studied acting with Jacques LeCoq and Uta Hagen.  She made her professional debut at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Cyrano de Bergerac and a year later in 1973 on Broadway in the same play.  In 1974, she received the Theatre World Award for her role in Yentl.

That beginning was the foundation for a spectacular career.  Tovah has been nominated four times for Broadway's Tony Award as best actor, most recently for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her starring role in the 2004 Golda's Balcony.  In addition she has received four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Obie.  In 1989 she starred in Lend Me a Tenor.           

She has appeared in over fifty movies, including most recently "Kissing Jessica Stein," "The Tollbooth" and "The Reality Trap."  She is a regular on a number of acclaimed television programs including "Law & Order", where she is attorney Danielle Melnick, "All My Children," and  "L.A. Law." She played Katharine Hepburn in a made-for TV biopic and Helena Slomova in the miniseries "Holocaust."     Feldshuh is active in a number of charitable causes and has been honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award.