Judy Kaye Biography (1948-)

Born December 11, 1948, in Phoenix, AZ; daughter of Jerome Joseph (a physician) and Shirley Edith (maiden name, Silverman) Kaye. Addresses: Agent:Bret Adams, Ltd., 448 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036-5205.

Actress, singer
Birth Details
December 11, 1948
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Chorus, Melodyland, Anaheim, CA, 1967
  • Lucy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Los Angeles Civic Opera, Los Angeles, 1968
  • The Amazing Flight of the Gooney Bird and Laura Nyro Revue, New Theatre for Now, "In the Works: II" Festival, Los Angeles Center Theatre Group,1975
  • (Broadway debut) Rizzo, Grease, Royale Theatre, 1977
  • Agnes, then Lily Garland, On the Twentieth Century, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Principal, Moony Shapiro Songbook, Morosco Theatre, New York City,1981
  • Saroyana, Oh Brother!, ANTA Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Hey, Look Me Over! A Tribute to the Work of Cy Coleman, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 1981
  • Principal, Can't Help Singing: A Salute to Jerome Kern, St. Regis-Sheraton/King Cole Room, New York City, 1982
  • Virginia McVay, Four to Make Two, Actors Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Ellen, Love, Audrey Wood Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Principal, Side By Side By Sondheim, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1984-1985
  • Molly Malloy, Windy City, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1985-1986
  • Lucille Early, No, No, Nanette, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1986
  • Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1987
  • Teresa, Magdalena, Alice Tully Hall, New York City, 1987
  • Carlotta Giudicelli, The Phantom of the Opera, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • The Merry Widow, 1991
  • Meg Brockie, Brigadoon, New York State Theatre, New York City, 1996-?
  • Goldman, Ragtime: The Musical, Ford Center of the Performing Arts,NY, 1998-2000, then Los Angeles
  • Mamma Mia!, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 2001-
  • Also appeared as Kitty Dean, The Royal Family; Babe Williams, The Pajama Game, New York City Opera, NY; Dorothy, Wizard of Oz, Arizona State University; Barbara, Apple Tree, Los Angeles; Judy, Godspell, Los Angeles Civic Opera; Henny, Awake and Sing, Los Angeles; Sheila, Hair, Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA; Agnes, I Do, I Do, Dallas Civic Light Opera, Dallas, TX; Leah, The Dybbuk, Arizona Civic Theatre; Kate, Kiss Me Kate, Sacramento, CA; Maria, The Sound of Music, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati, OH, and Sacramento, CA; Pistache, Can-Can, St. Louis MUNY Opera, St. Louis, MO; Hodel, Fiddler on the Roof, Sacramento, CA, Honolulu, HI, and Los Angeles Civic LightOpera; Maggie, The Man Who Came to Dinner; Flor, Half a Sixpence, Melodyland, Anaheim, CA; Martha, 1776, San Bernadino Civic Light Opera; Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Michigan Opera; Julie Jordan, Carousel, Candlelight Dinner Theatre; Dinah, Trouble in Tahiti, Anchorage Opera, Anchorage, AK; Eurydice, Orpheus in the Underworld, Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM; Lalume, Kismet, Canadian Opera; Nellie, South Pacific, Minnesota Opera; Penny, You Can't Take It With You; Musetta, La boheme, Santa Fe Opera; Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Greater Miami Opera; Sally, Follies; in Desire under the Elms(opera), New York City; The Merry Widow, Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ, and Portland Opera Company; Eileen in Concert, Sweethearts in Concert,and Sweet Adeline, all Town Hall, New York City; Shirley Valentine.
  • Major Tours
  • Betty Rizzo, Grease, U.S. cities, 1972
  • Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ Superstar, U.S. cities, 1972
  • Lily Garland, On the Twentieth Century, U.S. cities, 1979, 1986-1987
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Baby, Just Tell Me What You Want, Warner Bros., 1980
  • (Uncredited) Chorus, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas(also known as Beauty and the Beast 2), 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, ABC, 1969
  • Stella, All My Children, ABC, 1994-
  • Episodic
  • Public Defender Penny Rozelle, "A Long Way From Times Square," Kojak, 1975
  • Judge Susan Leibman, "Patsy," Law & Order, NBC, 1999
  • Appeared in episodes of The Doctors, NBC; The Today Show, NBC; Kojak, CBS; The Merv Griffin Show, CBS; Insight; The Donald O'Connor Show, NBC; and Matt Lincoln, ABC.
  • Specials
  • Fol-De-Rol, ABC, 1972
  • Also appeared in The Boston Pops, PBS; In Performance at the White House, PBS; and The Arte Johnson Special.
  • Pilots
  • This Week in Nemtin, CBS, 1972
  • Also appeared in Me on the Radio.
  • Albums
  • (With others) Kismet, 1993
  • Also recorded Ragtime (original Broadway cast); Annie Get You Gun; On the Town; Judy Kaye, Diva by Diva; Judy Kaye, Songs from the Silver Screen.
  • Taped Readings
  • Is the voice of Kinsey Milhone of the Sue Grafton Alphabet Mysteries series, Random House Audio.

Further Reference


    • Judy Kaye Web Site, http://www.JudyKaye.com, March 29, 2002

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