- Carole Segal
- Carole Segale
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
Watch: Mandy Patinkin, Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe Sing "Good King Wenceslas" on "The Colbert Report"
Mandy Patinkin continued the holiday sing-along at The Colbert Report when he joined Stephen Colbert and REM's Michael Stipe to sing the traditional carol "Good King Wenceslas" on Comedy Central last night. Watch the performance here. The trio performance closed out an episode of the show in which Patinkin and Colbert engaged in a spirited discussion of his role as Saul Berenson on the hit Showtime series Homeland and much more. It also follows the previous night's duet between Colbert and Audra McDonald on "Baby It's Cold Outside."
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin reunite on Broadway for An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, which begins in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre tonight. Patinkin, who has released five solo albums on Nonesuch Records, and LuPone, who can be heard on Nonesuch's 2006 Broadway cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, first appeared together giving Tony Award–winning performances in the original production of Evita. The Los Angeles Times says: “These two music and theatre legends deliver a sparsely elegant master class in the art of conjuring emotional truth in dramatic song.”
About Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin made his Broadway debut in 1980, won a Tony Award for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, and was nominated for his starring role in the Pulitzer Prize–winning musical Sunday in the Park with George. In 1991, he returned to Broadway in the Tony Award–winning musical The Secret Garden, in 1992 appeared as Marvin in Falsettos, and in 1997 played a sold-out engagement of his one-man concert, with all profits going to benefit five charitable organizations. Other stage credits include The Wild Party, The Winter's Tale, The Knife, Henry IV, Leave It to Beaver Is Dead, Rebel Women, Hamlet, Trelawney of the "Wells," The Shadow Box, The Split, and Savages.
Patinkin's numerous feature film credits include The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland, Men with Guns, The Princess Bride, Yentl, Lulu on the Bridge, The Music of Chance, Daniel, Ragtime, Impromptu, The Doctor, Alien Nation, Dick Tracy, The House on Carroll Street, True Colors, Maxie, and Squanto: Indian Warrior. He won a 1995 Emmy Award for his critically acclaimed performance in the CBS series Chicago Hope. Other television appearances include the CBS drama Criminal Minds, Strange Justice for Showtime, playing Quasimodo opposite Richard Harris in the TNT film presentation of The Hunchback, and a film version of Arthur Miller's Broken Glass for BBC/WGBH-Boston.
In 1989, Patinkin began his concert career at Joseph Papp's Public Theater. This coincided with the release of his first solo album, Mandy Patinkin. Since then he has continued to tour extensively, appearing to sold-out audiences across the United States, Canada, and in London, performing songs from writers including Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Randy Newman, Adam Guettel, and Harry Chapin, among others. In 1990, he released his second solo album, entitled Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual. His 1994 recording, Experiment, on Nonesuch, features songs from nine decades of popular music from Irving Berlin to Alan Menken. Also recorded on Nonesuch are Oscar & Steve, Leonard Bernstein's New York, Kidults, and his most recent, Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim. During the summer of 1998, he debuted his most personal project, Mamaloshen, a collection of traditional, classic, and contemporary songs sung entirely in Yiddish, which won the “Deutschen Schallplattenpreis” (Germany’s equivalent of the Grammy). The stage production of Mamaloshen was performed on and off-Broadway and has toured throughout the country.
October 29, 2002
The actor-singer-Broadway star offers a deeply personal survey of Sondheim's repertoire on this double disc, recorded live at Philadelphia's Prince Music Theatre. The album, says the Chicago Sun-Times, "suggests why Patinkin has long been considered a quintessential Sondheim interpreter."