Tovah Feldshuh is an American actress, singer and playwright, who was born on December 27, 1952 in New York to parents Lillian (née Kaplan) and Sidney Feldshuh. She was born in Jewish family and was raised in Scarsdale, New York, in Westchester County. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and in her high school years she was a student at the National Music Camp as a star in their drama division.
After that she studied acting at HB Studio in New York City. Her stage career began under British director Michael Langham after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College at the Guthrie Theater. There she was awarded the McKnight Fellowship in Acting. She was nominated for four Tony Awards.
During this time she got her better half and got married to New York attorney Andrew Harris Levy in 1977 and had 2 children Garson, an economist and Amanda an M.I.T. Graduate.
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Lesser Known Facts About Tovah Feldshuh
1. Tovah Feldshuh’s birth name is Terri Sue Feldshuh.
2. Do you know??she started using her Hebrew name (Tovah) after a boyfriend said the name Terri Sue didn’t fit her.
3. The actress can speak English, French, Italian and Spanish.
4. In high school, Tovah Feldshuh wrote and directed the senior class play.
5. Tovah Feldshuh’s brother David Feldshuh is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright of Miss Evers’ Boys.
6. Apart from acting and singing she is a supporter of “Seeds of Peace”, an organization that helps teens from regions of conflict.
7. She was awarded the Israel Peace Medal.
8. The American singer and actress Tovah Feldshuh made her directorial debut with Naomi Ragen’s Women’s Minyan.
9. Tovah Feldshuh’s award winning show Golda’s Balcony, is the longest-running one-woman show in the history of Broadway.
10. For her work on Broadway Feldshuh has earned four Tony nominations for Best Actress and four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Obie, the Theatre World Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress.