Mandel Bruce Patinkin (/pəˈtɪŋkɪn/; born November 30, 1952) is an American actor and singer, known for his work in musical theatre, television, and film.[1][2] As a critically acclaimed Broadway performer he has collaborated with Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Patinkin's leading roles on stage and screen have received numerous accolades including a Tony Award, a Primetime Emmy Award as well as nominations for seven Drama Desk Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Mandy Patinkin
Patinkin in 2008
Mandel Bruce Patinkin

(1952-11-30) November 30, 1952 (age 71)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Kansas
Juilliard School
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active1974–present
Known forHomeland
The Princess Bride
Sunday in the Park with George
(m. 1980)
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Patinkin made his theatre debut in 1975 starring opposite Meryl Streep in the revival of the comic play Trelawny of the "Wells" at The Public Theatre's Shakespeare Festival. He originated the role of Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita (1979) earning a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as well as the roles of Georges Seurat/George in Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George (1984) for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He portrayed Lord Archibald Craven in the original Broadway cast of Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden (1991). In 1993, he played Marvin in William Finn’s Falsettos replacing Michael Rupert on Broadway. In 2000, he starred as Burrs in The Wild Party and earned a second nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.[3]

Patinkin had leading roles in television shows, playing Dr. Jeffrey Geiger in Chicago Hope (1994–2000), SSA Jason Gideon in the CBS crime-drama series Criminal Minds (2005–2007), Saul Berenson in the Showtime drama series Homeland (2011–2020), and Rufus Cotesworth in the Hulu mystery series Death and Other Details (2024). For his work in television he has earned seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series for Chicago Hope in 1995. He had recurring roles in Dead Like Me (2003–2004) and The Good Fight (2021).

He also had film roles portraying Inigo Montoya in Rob Reiner's family adventure film The Princess Bride (1987) and Avigdor in Barbra Streisand's musical epic Yentl (1983) for which he earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nomination. Other film credits include Ragtime (1981), Maxie (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), True Colors (1991), Impromptu (1991), Wonder (2017), and Life Itself (2018).[4] Patinkin also voiced roles in Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky (2003), and The Wind Rises (2013).

Early life and education


Patinkin was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 30, 1952, to Doris Lee "Doralee" (née Sinton) (1925-2014), a homemaker, and Lester Don Patinkin (1919-1972), who operated two large Chicago-area metal factories, the People's Iron & Metal Company and the Scrap Corporation of America.[4][5][6][7] His mother wrote Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Jewish Family Cookbook.[4] Patinkin's cousins include Mark Patinkin, an author and nationally syndicated columnist for The Providence Journal; Sheldon Patinkin of Columbia College Chicago's Theater Department, a founder of The Second City;[8] Bonnie Miller Rubin, a Chicago Tribune reporter; Laura Patinkin, a New York–based actress; and Louis Rosen, a New York–based composer, and Stacy Oliver née Patinkin, a writer and performer.[9]

Patinkin grew up in an upper-middle-class family, descended from Jewish immigrants (from Russia and Poland), and was raised in Conservative Judaism,[2][10][11] attending religious school daily "from the age of seven to 13 or 14" and singing in synagogue choirs, as well as attending the Camp Sura in Michigan.[2] His father died of pancreatic cancer in 1972.[12][13]

He attended South Shore High School, Harvard St. George School, and Kenwood High School (later renamed Kenwood Academy, where his teachers included Lena McLin), and graduated in 1970.[14] He attended the University of Kansas and the Juilliard School (Drama Division Group 5: 1972–1976).[15] At Juilliard, he was a classmate of Kelsey Grammer. When the producers of the sitcom Cheers were holding auditions for the role of Dr. Frasier Crane, Patinkin put Grammer's name forward.[16]



1975–1988: Breakthrough and stardom

Patinkin starred in Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George (1984) based on the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

After some television-commercial and radio appearances (including on CBS Radio Mystery Theater in 1974), Patinkin started his career on the New York stage in 1975, starring in Trelawny of the 'Wells' as Arthur Gower. Patinkin starred alongside Meryl Streep, who played Imogen Parrott, and John Lithgow, who played Ferdinand Gadd. Clive Barnes of The New York Times praised the production writing, "The production looks beautiful and, indeed, still charms".[17] From 1975 through 1976, Patinkin played the Player King and Fortinbras, Prince of Norway in a Broadway revival of Hamlet, with Sam Waterston in the leading role. In 1977 he starred in the play The Shadow Box written by Michael Cristofer. He had his first film role as a Pool Man in the political comedy The Big Fix (1978) starring Richard Dreyfus, John Lithgow, and F. Murray Abraham. The following year he acted in the coming of age romantic comedy French Postcards and the neo-noir Last Embrace.

Patinkin had his first success in musical theater when he played Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, which starred Patti LuPone, on Broadway in 1979.[1][18] Walter Kerr of The New York Times described his performance as "vigorous".[19] James Lardner of The Washington Post wrote, "Patinkin gives a sympathetic, consistent and rather sweet performance".[20] Patinkin won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance. He also received a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.[1][2][18] Patinkin took film roles in Milos Forman's historical drama Ragtime (1980) playing Tateh and Sidney Lumet's drama Daniel (1983) portraying Paul Isaacson.

Patinkin won acclaim for his role as an Orthodox Jewish man Avigdor in Barbra Streisand's romantic drama epic Yentl (1983), which earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.[2] Richard Corliss of Time praised his performance but criticized Streisand's choice to not have him sing in the film. Corliss wrote, "For her male co-star she hired Mandy Patinkin, who has wrapped his crystalline Broadway tenor voice around Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, then gave him no songs to sing".[21] Veron Scott of United Press International wrote, "When Patinkin is in a scene it is difficult to focus on anyone else, including Streisand who is at her very best in Yentl. He plays profound, passionate men of action."[22] Patinkin noted that both Ragtime (1981) and Daniel (1983) weren't as successful as he had hoped commercially and critically saying, "When you care about the content of a film, you want people to see it". He stated he had a positive experience working with Streisand saying, "'She tried to overcome her superstardom to make me feel comfortable. She worked hard to get to know me for what I am." Patinkin also was able to explore his Jewish roots while making the film saying, "I also spent a couple of weeks in Ohr Semach in Jerusalem at a yeshiva, studying the Talmud and attending lectures. The experience awakened many thoughts and feelings that had been sleeping in me for some time."[23]

Patinkin returned to Broadway in 1984 to star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George,[24] in which he played the pointillist artist Georges Seurat and his fictional great-grandson George.[13] He acted opposite Bernadette Peters and earned nominations for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.[2][24] Frank Rich of The New York Times wrote, "Seurat, here embodied commandingly by Mandy Patinkin, could well be a stand-in for Mr. Sondheim, who brings the same fierce, methodical intellectual precision to musical and verbal composition that the artist brought to his pictorial realm."[25] His performance was captured on film and shown on television as a part of American Playhouse. The following year he took the role of Buddy Plummer in Follies: In Concert at Lincoln Center.

Patinkin's costume for Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride (1987)

In 1985 Patinkin took a leading role in the romantic fantasy comedy Maxie opposite Glenn Close. Variety gave the film a mixed review but praised Patinkin, writing, "Much of the credit for keeping [Maxie] alive must go to Mandy Patinkin, who shows himself to be a good-looking leading man with a rare light touch for romantic comedy."[26] In 1987, Patinkin played Inigo Montoya in Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride, playing the role of the best swordsman in the country, looking to avenge his father's death.[13] Patinkin acted opposite Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Andre the Giant, and Billy Crystal. Variety praised his performance writing, "Patinkin especially is a joy to watch and the film comes to life when his longhaired, scruffy cavalier is on screen."[27] His character has earned a cult following and his memorable line "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die," was ranked as one of IGN's best movie moments.[28] The following year in 1988 he acted in the science fiction action film Alien Nation directed by Graham Baker and the neo-noir film The House on Carroll Street directed by Peter Yates.

1989–2004: Established actor


Over the next decade, he continued to appear in movies, including Warren Beatty's action crime comedy Dick Tracy (1990) and Herbert Ross's political comedy True Colors (1991). He also portrayed Alfred de Musset in James Lapine's period drama Impromptu (1991) starring Hugh Grant, Judy Davis, Emma Thompson, and reunited with Bernadette Peters. Dessen Howe of The Washington Post described his performance writing "he makes an effective comic catalyst".[29]

On Broadway, Patinkin appeared in the musical The Secret Garden in 1991 and was nominated for the 1991 Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Actor in a Musical.[30] He also released two solo albums, titled Mandy Patinkin (1989)[31] and Dress Casual (1990).[32] In early 1993, he took over the role of Marvin from Michael Rupert in the Broadway musical Falsettos.[33] In 1994, Patinkin took the role of Dr. Jeffrey Geiger on CBS's Chicago Hope[2] for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. However, despite the award and the ratings success of the show, Patinkin left the show during the second season because he was unhappy spending so much time away from his wife and children.[34] He returned to the show in 1999 at the beginning of the sixth season, but it was canceled in 2000. Since Chicago Hope, Patinkin has appeared in a number of films. However, he has mostly performed as a singer, releasing three more albums. That same year Patinkin returned to theatre this time Broadway musical The Wild Party (2000) portraying Burrs acting opposite Toni Collette as Queenie. The vaudeville like production is based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. For his performance he earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

During this time he guest-starred in The Simpsons in the episode "Lisa's Wedding" (1995) as Hugh Parkfield, Lisa's future English groom and in The Larry Sanders Show (1996) for which he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He also acted in numerous films such as the drama The Doctor (1991), The Music of Chance (1993), the comedy Life with Mikey (1993), the action adventure Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994), and the romantic mystery Lulu on the Bridge (1998). After turning down the role in the Walt Disney Animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), he portrayed Quasimodo in the TNT television film The Hunchback (1997) acting opposite Salma Hayek, and Richard Harris. John O'Connor from The New York Times praised his performance writing, "[Patinkin] is surprisingly restrained...His Quasimodo is a gentle and quite moving creature, shyly hiding his facial disfigurations in the shadows". Connor praised the production writing that its "oddly old-fashioned, paying a kind of homage, as does Mr. Patinkin's performance, to the Laughton film."[35]

Mamaloshen, Patinkin's musical production of songs sung entirely in Yiddish, premiered in 1998. He has performed the show on Broadway and in venues around the United States. The recorded version won a Deutscher Schallplattenpreis award in Germany.[36] In 1999, Patinkin co-starred in the second Sesame Street film, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, as Huxley, an abusive, childish, sadistic, and greedy man with abnormally large eyebrows, who steals whatever he can grab and then claims it as his own.[37][38]

Patinkin returned to Broadway in 2000 in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, earning another Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.[39] In 2003 he dubbed a voice in the Walt Disney re-release of Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky. From 2003 to 2004, he appeared in the Showtime comedy drama Dead Like Me as Rube Sofer. In 2004, he played a six-week engagement of his one-man concert at the Off-Broadway complex Dodger Stages.

2005–2020: Criminal Minds and Homeland

Patinkin outside the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2012

In September 2005, he debuted in the role of Jason Gideon, an experienced profiler just coming back to work after a series of nervous breakdowns, in the CBS crime-drama television series Criminal Minds.[1] Patinkin was absent from a table read for Criminal Minds and did not return for a third season. The departure from the show was not due to contractual or salary matters, but over creative differences. He left apologetic letters for his fellow cast members explaining his reasons and wishing them luck. Many weeks before his departure, in a videotaped interview carried in the online magazine Monaco Revue, Patinkin told journalists at the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo that he loathed violence on television and was uncomfortable with certain scenes in Criminal Minds. He later called his choice to do Criminal Minds his "biggest public mistake" and stated that he "thought it was something very different. I never thought they were going to kill and rape all these women every night, every day, week after week, year after year. It was very destructive to my soul and my personality. After that, I didn't think I would get to work in television again."[40]

Patinkin spoke of having planned to tour the world with a musical and wanting to inject more comedy into the entertainment business.[41] In later episodes of Criminal Minds, during the 2007–08 season, Jason Gideon was written out of the series and replaced by Special Agent David Rossi (played by Joe Mantegna). Gideon was later officially killed off, ending all chances of a guest appearance by Patinkin on the show. In 2008 Patinkin portrayed Prospero in a off-Broadway musical production of The Tempest opposite Elisabeth Waterston and Michael Potts. Marilyn Stasio of Variety wrote, "Patinkin has a beautiful voice, as warm and golden as honey spooned from a jar -- the perfect voice to sing us through "The Tempest," the most musical of Shakespeare's late plays."[42] On October 14, 2009, it was announced that Patinkin would be a guest star on an episode of Three Rivers, which aired on November 15, 2009. He played a patient with Lou Gehrig's disease injured in a car accident who asks the doctors at Three Rivers Hospital to take him off life support so his organs can be donated. He filmed an appearance on The Whole Truth that had been scheduled to air December 15, 2010, but ABC pulled the series from its schedule two weeks prior.[43] That same year he acted in the British crime drama (2010) acting opposite Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton, and Helen McCrory.

Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Patinkin, and Olivia Cooke at the TIFF in 2018

He starred in the new musical Paradise Found, co-directed by Harold Prince and Susan Stroman, at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. The musical played a limited engagement from May 2010 through June 26, 2010.[44] Patinkin and Patti LuPone performed their concert An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin on Broadway for a limited 63-performance run starting November 21, 2011, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and ending on January 13, 2012. The concert marked the first time the pair had performed together on Broadway since appearing in Evita.[45][46]

He costarred with Claire Danes on the Showtime series Homeland, which aired from 2011 until 2020.[47][48] He portrays counterterrorism operative Saul Berenson, protagonist Carrie Mathison's (Danes) mentor. For his performance, Patinkin has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, among other honors. Explaining what he learned from the character, he stated, "The line between good and evil runs through each one of us."[49]

Patinkin was announced as playing the role of Pierre Bezukhov in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 starting August 15, 2017.[50] He was to have a limited run through September 3, replacing former Hamilton star Okieriete Onaodowan,[51] but Patinkin dropped out of the role before performing. His stint was filled in for by Scott Stangland and Dave Malloy.[52] In 2018, Patinkin returned to recorded music with the album Diary: January 27, 2018 which was produced by pianist Thomas Bartlett.[53] He voiced Papa Smurf in the live-action comedy film Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) opposite Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, and Julia Roberts. During this time he also took roles in the animated film The Wind Rises (2013), the comedy-drama Wish I Was Here (2014), the family film Wonder (2017), the drama Life Itself (2018), and the comedy Before You Know It (2019).



In 2021 he was part of the main cast of the legal drama series The Good Fight on CBS. The following year he voiced Benjamin Franklin in the Ken Burns documentary series Benjamin Franklin on PBS. Paul Giamatti voiced John Adams and Liam Neeson voiced Alexander Wedderburn. In 2022, Patinkin was the narrator of the miniseries Indivisible: Healing Hate,[54] a Paramount+ show documenting the events that led to the January 6 United States Capitol attack.

Personal life


Marriage and family


Patinkin married actress and writer Kathryn Grody on April 15, 1980.[55] They have two sons, Isaac and Gideon. Gideon joined his father onstage in Dress Casual in 2011.[56]



Patinkin suffered from keratoconus, a progressive eye condition, in the mid-1990s. This led to two corneal transplants, his right cornea in 1997 and his left in 1998.[57] He was also diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer in 2004. He celebrated his first year of recovery in 2005 by doing a 265-mile (426 km) charity bike ride with his son, Isaac – the Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride: Cycling for Peace, Partnership & Environmental Protection.[58]

Religion and activism


Patinkin has described himself as "Jewish with a dash of Buddhist" belief. On the Canadian radio program Q, Patinkin called himself a "JewBu" because of this mix of beliefs[59] and "spiritual but not religious".[60] Patinkin has been involved in a variety of Jewish causes and cultural activities. He sings in Yiddish, often in concert, and on his album Mamaloshen.[61] He also wrote introductions for two books on Jewish culture, The Jewish American Family Album, by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, and Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Holiday Cookbook: A Jewish Family's Celebrations, by his mother, Doralee Patinkin Rubin. In May 2012, Patinkin delivered the opening speech at the Annual Convention of the Israeli Left, where he recounted his experiences during a visit to the West Bank with members of the Breaking the Silence organization.[62]

On December 21, 2015, on Charlie Rose on PBS, Patinkin spoke about his recent trip to Greece to help refugees from war-torn Syria and his acting role in the television series Homeland. He stated that he wanted to help "create opportunity and better systems of living and existing, to give freedom, justice and dignity, quality of life to humanity all over the world."[63]

Patinkin contributed to the children's book Dewey Doo-it Helps Owlie Fly Again: A Musical Storybook, inspired by Christopher Reeve. The award-winning book, published in 2005, benefits the Christopher Reeve Foundation and includes an audio CD with Patinkin singing and reading the story as well as Dana Reeve and Bernadette Peters singing.[64]



In 2020, Patinkin's and Grody's son, Gideon, began filming and photographing their daily lives, posting images and clips to multiple social media outlets. The couple soon developed a significant social media following.[65] Later that year, Grody and Patinkin partnered with Swing Left, creating viral videos with their sons to encourage people to vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 United States presidential election.[66] Patinkin also stumped for Biden in an ad for the Jewish Democratic Council of America encouraging Jews to vote for Biden. The ad featured Patinkin channeling his Princess Bride character to encourage people to vote.[67] Patinkin is a model railroader.[68]




Year Title Role Director Notes
1978 The Big Fix Pool Man Jeremy Kagan
1979 French Postcards Sayyid Willard Huyck
Last Embrace First Commuter Jonathan Demme
1980 Night of the Juggler Allesandro, The Cabbie Robert Butler
1981 Ragtime Tateh Miloš Forman
1983 Yentl Avigdor Barbra Streisand
Daniel Paul Isaacson Sidney Lumet
1985 Maxie Nick Cheyney Paul Aaron
1987 The Princess Bride Inigo Montoya Rob Reiner
1988 Alien Nation Sam Francisco Graham Baker
The House on Carroll Street Ray Salwen Peter Yates
1990 Dick Tracy 88 Keys Warren Beatty
1991 True Colors John Palmeri Herbert Ross
Impromptu Alfred de Musset James Lapine
The Doctor Dr. Murray Kaplan Randa Haines
1993 The Music of Chance Jim Nashe Philip Haas
Life with Mikey Irate Man James Lapine
1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Brother Daniel Xavier Koller
1997 The Hunchback Quasimodo Peter Medak
1998 Lulu on the Bridge Philip Kleinman Paul Auster
Men with Guns Andrew John Sayles
1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Huxley Gary Halvorson
2001 Piñero Joseph Papp Leon Ichaso
2002 Run Ronnie Run Himself Troy Miller
2003 Castle in the Sky Louie Hayao Miyazaki English dubbing
2006 Choking Man Rick Steve Barron
Everyone's Hero Stanley Irving Christopher Reeve Voice role
2010 Jago Larofsky Noel Clarke
2011 Jock the Hero Dog Basil Duncan MacNeillie Voice role
2013 The Wind Rises Hattori Hayao Miyazaki English dubbing
2014 Wish I Was Here Gabe Bloom Zach Braff
2016 Ali and Nino Duke Kipiani Asif Kapadia
The Queen of Spain Jordan Berman Fernando Trueba
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village Papa Smurf Kelly Asbury Voice role
Wonder Mr. Tushman Stephen Chbosky
2018 Life Itself Irwin Dempsey Dan Fogelman
2019 Before You Know It Mel Gurner Hannah Pearl Utt
2023 The Magician's Elephant Vilna Lutz Wendy Rogers Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
1977 Charleston Beaudine Croft Television movie
1978 That Thing on ABC Performer Television movie
Taxi Alan Episode: "Memories of Cab 804 (Part 2)"
1986 American Playhouse Georges Seurat / George Episode: Sunday in the Park with George
Follies in Concert Buddy Plummer Great Performances
1994–2000 Chicago Hope Dr. Jeffrey Geiger 60 episodes
1994 Picket Fences Episode: "Rebels with Causes"
Some Enchanted Evening:
Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II
Performer Great Performances
1995 The Simpsons Hugh Parkfield Voice role, Episode: "Lisa's Wedding"
1996 Broken Glass Dr. Harry Hyman[2] Television movie
1997 The Hunchback Quasimodo Television movie
The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "Eight"
1999 Strange Justice Kenneth Duberstein Television movie
2001 Touched by an Angel Satan Episode: "Netherlands"
Boston Public Isaac Rice Episode: "Chapter Twenty-Two"
2003 Law & Order Levi March Episode: "Absentia"
2003–2004 Dead Like Me Rube Sofer 29 episodes
2004 NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 Al Cummings Television movie
2005–2007 Criminal Minds Jason Gideon Lead role; 47 episodes (seasons 1–3)
2009 Three Rivers Victor Episode: "The Luckiest Man"
2010 Sondheim! The Birthday Concert Performer Great Performances
2011–2020 Homeland Saul Berenson 96 episodes
2011 Wonder Pets! Groundhog Voice; Episode: "Help the Groundhog!"
2015 Nina's World Mr. Lambert Voice; Episode: "Nina's Library Hop"
2018 Hal Prince: A Director's Life Performer Great Performances
2021 The Good Fight Hal Wackner Main cast (season 5)
2022 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Voice; 2 episodes
2024 Death and Other Details Rufus Coteworth Main cast

Theatre credits

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1975 Trelawny of the 'Wells' Mr. Arthur Gower Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway
1975–76 Hamlet Fortinbras, Player King
1976 Rebel Woman Major Robert Steele Strong The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway
1977 Savages Carlos Esquerdo Hudson Guild Theater, Off-Broadway [69]
1977 The Shadow Box Mark Morosco Theatre, Broadway
1978 Split Paul Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York
1979 Leave It to Beaver is Dead Saverin The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway
1979–80 Evita Che Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco
Broadway Theatre, Broadway
1981 Henry IV, Part 1 Hotspur The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway
1983 Sunday in the Park with George Georges Seurat / George Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway
1984–85 Booth Theatre, Broadway
1985 Follies Buddy Plummer Lincoln Center, Broadway [70]
1987 The Knife Peter The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway
1989 The Winter's Tale Leontes
1989 Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual Performer Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway
1991 The Secret Garden Lord Archibald Craven St. James Theatre, Broadway
1993 Falsettos Marvin John Golden Theatre, Broadway Replacement
1994 Sunday in the Park with George Georges Seurat / George St. James Theatre, Broadway Concert
1997 Mandy Patinkin in Concert Performer Lyceum Theatre, Broadway
1998 Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Mamaloshen Performer Belasco Theatre, Broadway
2000 The Wild Party Burrs August Wilson Theatre, Broadway
2001 Mandy Patinkin in Concert Performer Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway
2002 Celebrating Sondheim Performer Henry Miller's Theatre, Broadway
2003 An Enemy of the People Dr. Stockmann Williamstown Theater Festival, Massachusetts
2004 Mandy Patinkin in Concert Performer New World Stages, Off-Broadway
2008 Mandy Patinkin on Broadway Performer Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway
2008 The Tempest Prospero Classic Stage Company, Off-Broadway
2010 Paradise Found Eunuch Menier Chocolate Factory, London
2011 Compulsion Sid Silver Yale Repertory Theatre
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
The Public Theater
2011 An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Performer Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway [72]
2015 The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville Performer American Repertory Theater [73]

Cast recordings

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Evita Che Broadway cast recording
1984 Sunday In The Park With George Georges Seurat / George
1985 Follies Buddy Plummer
1986 South Pacific Lieutenant Joseph Cable, USMC Studio cast recording
1991 The Secret Garden Lord Archibald Craven Broadway cast recording
1996 Man Of La Mancha Sancho Panza Studio cast recording
2000 The Wild Party Burrs Broadway cast recording



Awards and nominations


Theatre awards

Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
1980 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical Evita Won [75]
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nominated
1982 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Henry IV Nominated
1984 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Sunday in the Park with George Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nominated
1987 The Knife Nominated
1990 Outstanding Solo Performance Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Special Award Won
1991 Outstanding Actor in a Musical The Secret Garden Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nominated
2000 The Wild Party Nominated
Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated

Film and television awards

Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
1995 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Chicago Hope Won [76]
1996 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Larry Sanders Show Nominated
1999 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Chicago Hope Nominated
2013 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Homeland Nominated
2014 Nominated
2017 Nominated
2018 Nominated
1983 Golden Globe Award Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Yentl Nominated [77]
1994 Best Actor - Television Drama Series Chicago Hope Nominated
2012 Best Supporting Actor - Television Homeland Nominated
1995 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Chicago Hope Nominated
1990 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor Alien Nation Nominated
  • On February 12, 2018, Patinkin received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6243 Hollywood Blvd for his work on television.[78]


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