Widely known for his roles on such series as Chicago Hope and Dead Like Me, as well as for his appearances in such films as The Princess Bride, Yentl, and Dick Tracy, Mandy Patinkin first made his mark on Broadway, beginning in stage plays before moving on to musical theater.
Patinkin made his singing debut on Broadway in 1979 playing Che opposite Patti Lupone in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical drama, Evita. He earned a Tony Award® for Best Actor in a Musical as well as a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance. After working on such films as Yentl and Ragtime, Patinkin returned to Broadway to play the title role in Stephen Sondheim’s 1984 musical, Sunday in the Park with George. He garnered both a Tony® nod and a Drama Desk nomination for his portrayal of the artist.
After several years of television work, Mandy Patinkin returned to Broadway again to play Archibald Craven in Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s musical adaptation of The Secret Garden, for which he earned yet another Drama Desk nomination. He later appeared as a replacement for Marvin in William Finn and James Lapine’s musical, Falsettos.
In 2000, Patinkin originated the role of Burr in Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party, a musical based on a poem by Joseph Moncure March, for which he earned a Tony® nomination.
Mandy Patinkin has appeared in various studio cast recordings of Broadway musicals – with Placido Domingo in Man of La Mancha, Kismet, and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies – and recorded a compilation of Broadway songs (Mandy Patinkin) as well as an album for children and a collection of Yiddish songs.