Three Tony Award Nominations; SHE LOVES ME, CHESS, LES MISERABLES, RAGS
Judy Kuhn has been nominated for three Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards for her work on B’way in The Roundabout’s hit revival of She Loves Me, the American premiers of Chess and Les Miserables, and Rags. Also on B’way she appeared in Richard Nelson’s play Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), Alan Menken & Tim Rice’s King David, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NYSF). Most recently, Judy co-starred in Ricky Ian Gordon’s new musical Sycamore Trees directed by Tina Landau (Signature Theatre). She played Olga in a new adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters by Craig Lucas directed by Bartlett Sher (Intiman Theatre), co-starred in the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s The Highest Yellow (Signature Theatre), played Fosca in the critically acclaimed production of Passion at the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration, and created the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S. premiere of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. In London’s West End she starred in Metropolis for which she received a Laurence Olivier Award Nomination. Other theatre includes Eli’s Comin’ at The Vineyard Theatre (Obie Award), the title role in The Ballad of Little Jo at the Steppenwolf Theatre Co.(Jeff Award Nomination), As Thousand’s Cheer (Drama Dept.), Dream True (Vineyard Theatre), Strike Up the Band (Encores!), The Glass Menagerie (McCarter Theatre), Martin Guerre (Hartford Stage), and Martha Clarke’s Endangered Species (BAM).
Judy sang the title role in Disney’s Pocahontas as well as the in the sequel Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World. Other film and television appearances include: “Enchanted”, “Hope & Faith” (ABC), “Law & Order” (NBC), “All My Children” (ABC), “The Secret Life of Mary Margaret…” (HBO), “My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies” (PBS), “The Kennedy Center Honors” (CBS), “The Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert” (PBS), “In Performance At The White House” (PBS), and the independent feature Day on Fire in which she co-starred and performed the soundtrack with John Medeski.
Judy has performed on concert stages around the world including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Royal Albert Hall in London and with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Orchestra. She can be heard on numerous original cast recordings as well as her solo album Just In Time: Judy Kuhn Sings Jule Styne. In October of 2007 Judy released her new solo CD Serious Playground:The Songs of Laura Nyro and has performed songs from the recording in concert at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub and the Kennedy Center.