Mandy Patinkin has been fortunate to carve out a varied career including theater, 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, directed by Hal Prince, 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 (Dress Concert, Mamaloshen, Celebrating Sondheim, Diaries, and Being Alive) 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 theater 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 and 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 Taylor Mac, and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman.
Feature films include Before You Know It, Life Itself, Wonder, Wish I Was Here, The Wind Rises, Smurfs: The Lost Village, 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”. He recently completed eight seasons of 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. In 2019 on the Nonesuch label, Mandy recorded Children + Art as well as three digital albums Diary January 2018, Diary April/May 2018 and Diary December 2018. Also 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).
As diverse as his professional life has been, Mandy’s education in the field of social activism has been even more varied and continues to evolve. He has helped raise funds for organizations dear to his heart including Brady Campaign, PAX, Doctors Without Borders, Association to Benefit Children, American Jewish World Service, Search For Common Ground, National Dance Institute, and ACLU. Mandy is a board member of the Arava Institute and continues to work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), highlighting the plight of refugees worldwide.
Mandy resides in New York with his wife, actress and writer Kathryn Grody.
Chicago, IL, November 30, 1952
The University of Kansas; Juilliard School of Drama
Married to actress/writer Kathryn Grody. They have two sons.
Evita (Tony Award), Sunday In The Park With George (Tony Nomination), Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual, The Secret Garden, Falsettos, Mamaloshen, The Wild Party (Tony Nomination), The Shadow Box, Hamlet, Trelawney of the ‘Wells’, Celebrating Sondheim, and An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Compulsion (Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Public), Paradise Found (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Tempest, Enemy of the People (Williamstown Theater Festival), Henry IV, Part I, Winters Tale, The Knife, Leave It to Beaver is Dead, Rebel Woman, The Split, and Savages
Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual
An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn
The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville
Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries
Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive (Current)
Chicago Hope (1994-95) – CBS
Dead Like Me (2003-2004) – Showtime
Criminal Minds (2005-2007) – CBS
Homeland (2011-2019) – Showtime
The Good Fight (2021) - CBS
The Princess Bride (1987)
The House on Carroll Street (1988)
Alien Nation (1988)
Dick Tracy (1990)
The Doctor (1991)
True Colors (1991)
The Music of Chance (1992)
Squanto: Indian Warrior (1994)
The Hunchback (1997), International Release
Lulu On The Bridge (1998)
Men With Guns (1998)
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
The Choking Man (2005)
Yankee Irving (2006)
Everybody’s Hero (2006)
Wish I Was Here (2013)
The Wind Rises (2013)
Ali and Nino (2016)
The Queen of Spain (2016)
Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)
Life Itself (2018)
Before You Know It (2019)
Mandy Patinkin (1989) – CBS Records
Dress Casual (1990) – CBS Records
Experiment (1993) – Nonesuch
Oscar & Steve (1995) – Nonesuch
Mamaloshen (1998) – Nonesuch
Kidults (2001) – Nonesuch
Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim (2002) – Nonesuch
Diary January 2018 (2018) - Nonesuch
Diary April/May 2018 (2018) - Nonesuch
Diary December 2018 (2018) - Nonesuch
Children + Art (2019) - Nonesuch
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