Mandel Patinkin, 30 November 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USA. An actor and singer with a wonderfully expressive voice, as a boy Patinkin sang in the choir at his Jewish temple, and performed in musicals such as Anything Goes, Stop The World - I Want To Get Off and Carousel at the local youth centre. After attending the University of Kansas and studying drama at the Juilliard School of Music, he worked in regional theatre before spending most of the late 70s with the New York Festival Theatre. In 1980 he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Che in the Broadway production of Evita, and was nominated again, four years later, for his performance in the leading role of Sunday In The Park With George. In 1985 Patinkin was one of the many stars of Follies In Concert which played for two nights only at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York. His version of Buddys Blues, in particular, is one of the cast CDs many highlights. A year later,...
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