Bebe Neuwirth Biography (1958-)

Born Beatrice Neuwirth, December 31, 1958, in Newark, NJ; daughter of Lee Paul (a mathematician) and Sydney Anne (an artist) Neuwirth; married Paul Dorman(a theatre director), 1984 (marriage ended, 1991); involved with Michael Danek (an actor, singer, and writer), 1991-99. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.

Actress, dancer, choreographer
Birth Details
Newark, New Jersey

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Boom, boom girl, Little Me, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City,1982
  • Dancer, Dancin', Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Upstairs at O'Neal's (satirical revue), O'Neal's 43rd Street Theatre, New York City, 1982-83
  • Princess Dorothy, The Road to Hollywood, Guinevere Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Lead dancer, Kicks, 1984
  • Just So (musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories), Pennsylvania Stage Company, Allentown, PA, 1985
  • Nickie, Sweet Charity, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1986-87
  • Waitin' in the Wings: The Night the Understudies Take Centerstage(musical revue), Triplex Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Showing Off (musical revue), 45th Street Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Velma Kelly, Chicago, Long Beach Civic Light Opera, Long Beach, CA, 1992
  • Spiderwoman/Aurora, Kiss of the Spider Woman, London, 1993
  • Lola, Damn Yankees, Marquis Theater, New York City, 1994
  • Pal Joey, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Velma Kelly, Chicago, Richard Rogers Theatre, New York City, 1996-97, then Sam S. Schubert Theatre, New York City, 1997-?
  • Jenny Diver, The Threepenny Opera, Geary Theater, San Francisco, CA, 1999
  • Katherina, The Taming of the Shrew, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown, MA, 1999
  • Fosse, Broadway production, 2001
  • Also appeared in Little Men; Martin Charmin's Upstairs at O'Neal's; Verboten (cabaret); made volunteer appearances in March of Dimes Telethon, Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Children's Ball, Ensemble Studio Theatre Benefit, and Circle Repertory Company Benefit, all 1986, all in New York City.
  • Major Tours
  • Lois, Cassie, Sheila, A Chorus Line, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1978-81
  • Anita, West Side Story, 1981
  • Stage Work
  • Choreographer, Kicks, 1984
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Member of the Whitney Dance Theatre, The Edge of Night (also knownas Edge of Night), 1981
  • Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane, Cheers, NBC, 1986-93
  • Voice of Mirage, Aladdin (also known as Disney's Aladdin; animated), 1993
  • Voice of Anabelle, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (animated), syndicated, 1997
  • Nikki Masucci, Deadline, NBC, 2000
  • Movies
  • Gloria Allred, Without Her Consent (also known as A Matter of Trust), NBC, 1990
  • Susan Maxwell, Unspeakable Acts, ABC, 1990
  • Dorothy Parker, Dash and Lilly, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Francesca, Cupid & Cate, CBS, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Tabba Schwartzkopf, Wild Palms, ABC, 1993
  • Specials
  • Disneyland's Thirty-fifth Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1990
  • Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand!, The Family Channel, 1990
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991
  • Herself, The Kennedy Center Honors, 1998
  • Herself, My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies, PBS, 1999
  • Herself/Dr. Lilith Sternin, Cheers: The E! True Hollywood Story, 2000
  • Herself, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, PBS, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Receptionist, "Family Forecast," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1986
  • Nurse Lanel, "First Contact," Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1991
  • Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane, "Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes," Wings, NBC, 1992
  • Lilith, "The Show Where Lilith Comes Back," Frasier, NBC, 1994
  • Lilith, "Adventures in Paradise: Parts 1 & 2," Frasier, NBC, 1994
  • Sandi Angelini, "Friends," NewsRadio, NBC, 1995
  • Voice of Tamara La Boinque, "Noir Gang," Duckman (animated), USA,1996
  • Voice of Deadpan, "Deadpan," Freakazoid! (animated), The WB, 1996
  • Lilith, "A Lilith Thanksgiving," Frasier, NBC, 1996
  • Lilith, "Room Service," Frasier, NBC, 1998
  • Nina Laszlo, "Or Just Look Like One," Law & Order: Special VictimsUnit, NBC, 1999
  • Lilith, "The Apparent Trap," Frasier, NBC, 1999
  • Voice of Juliette, "Salem and Juliette," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1999
  • Herself, "To Love, Honor, and Pretend," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 2000
  • Lilith, "Cranes Go Caribbean," Frasier, NBC, 2001
  • Lilith, "Don Juan in Hell," Frasier, NBC, 2001
  • Also appeared as Phyllis Turner, "StageFright," Fame; Mail woman taking notes for her book, "Sick Day," The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Nickelodeon; voice of Flora Whiff, The Magic School Bus, PBS.
  • Film Appearances
  • Mrs. Evans, the career counselor, Say Anything (also known as... Say Anything ...), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Lauren, Green Card, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Felicia, Penny Ante, Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1990
  • Countess di Frasso, Bugsy, TriStar, 1991
  • Margaret, The Paint Job (also known as Painted Heart), 1992
  • Dana, Malice, 1993
  • Aunt Nora, Jumanji, 1995
  • Voice of Anabelle, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, 1996
  • Felinet, The Adventures of Pinocchio (also known as Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, Die Legende von Pinocchio, and Pinocchio),1996
  • Camille, The Associate, 1996
  • Dear Diary, 1996
  • Hooker, Celebrity, Miramax, 1998
  • Principal Valerie Drake, The Faculty, Miramax, 1998
  • Voice of Annabelle, An All Dogs Christmas Carol (animated), MGM Home Entertainment, 1998
  • Trix, Getting to Know You (also known as Getting to Know All about You), 1999
  • Gloria, Summer of Sam, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Ada Kurtzman, Liberty Heights, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Voice of Sylvia Marpole, An Extremely Goofy Movie (animated), 2000
  • Voice, The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, Miramax, 2000
  • Diane, Tadpole, 2001
  • Taped Readings
  • Robin Cook's Vital Signs, Simon & Schuster Trade, 1991
  • William Steig's Doctor de Soto Goes to Africa with Book, HarperCollins Publishers, 1995

Further Reference


    • People, April 8, 1991, pp. 77-78; September 18, 2000, p. 130

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