About The Artist: Bebe Neuwrith

Bebe Neuwirth

Raised in Princeton, NJ, Bebe Neuwirth has established herself as a versatile performer on stage, film, and television.

She recently starred as Velma in the Broadway production of Chicago for which she won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Astaire Award. She also received a Tony Award for her role as Nickie in Sweet Charity. Her other Broadway credits include Fosse, Damn Yankees, Dancin, Little Me, and A Chorus Line.

In addition, she has performed leading roles in numerous regional theater productions including West Side Story for the Cleveland Opera; the title role in Kiss of the Spiderwoman on London’s West End; The Three Penny Opera at A.C.T.; Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew at Williamstown Theater Festival; and Here Lies Jenny at the Zipper Theater in New York, comprised of music by Kurt Weill and created by Leslie Stifelman, Roger Rees, Ann Reinking, and Ms. Neuwirth.

Ms. Neuwirth work in film includes Liberty Heights, Summer of Sam, Celebrity, Jumanji, Green Card, The Paint Job, Bugsy, and Tadpole, among others. On television, she is well known for her role of Lilith Sternin on Cheers, for which she won two Emmy Awards. Other television appearances include her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Dorothy Parker in Dash and Lily and guest work on Star Trek, the Next Generation, and Hack. She also starred in the NBC series Law and Order-Trial by Jury.

Ms. Neuwirth is proud to be an Honorary Zeigfeld Girl.


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