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Bebeneuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
Biographical Information
Born December 31st, 1958
Newark, New Jersey
Productions A Chorus Line as Lois, Sheila Bryant, Cassie Ferguson (understudy)
Dancin'
Little Me as Boom Boom Girl
Sweet Charity as Nicky, Charity (standby)
Cheers as Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane
Chicago as Velma Kelly
Kiss of the Spider Woman as Spider Woman/Aurora (original London cast)
Damn Yankees as Lola
Pal Joey as Melba Snyder
Chicago as Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, Matron "Mama" Morton
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series as Annabelle/Belladonna
An All Dogs Christmas Carol as Annabelle/Belladonna
Over and Over as Sabina (try-outs)
The Threepenny Opera as Jenny Diver
Funny Girl as Fanny Brice
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina as Thumbelina's Mother
Here Lies Jenny as Jenny
The Addams Family as Morticia Addams (original Broadway cast)
Browsers as Juliana Mancuso-Bruni
Recordings Chicago (1992 revival cast)
The Addams Family (original cast recording)
Porcelain
Dee Does Broadway
Stories in NYC: Live at 54
Vocal Type Mezzo-soprano

Bebe Neuwirth is an American actress.

BiographyEdit

Born Beatrice Neuwirth in Newark, New Jersey, she studied ballet from five and trained at Juillard, before appearing with the Princeton Ballet Company in a number of shows. In 1980 she made her Broadway debut, and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 1986 she gained her greatest screen success, appearing as Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane in Cheers and its spin-off Frasier.

Neuwirth remained most commonly associated with musical theatre, and won several awards for her part as Velma Kelly in Chicago. She also provided voices for a number of animated features, including All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 and An Extremely Goofy Movie.

SingingEdit

Neuwirth has a large amount of musical theatre credits to her name, making her debut in A Chorus Line in the role of Lois and later that of Sheila. She would go on to have supporting roles in Sweet Charity, whilst also singing on several occasions on Cheers. Neuwirth also played Velma Kelly in the 1992 revival of Chicago and some years later would also play both Roxie Hart and Mama Morton.

Neuwirth would also sing in several of her screen roles, as the voice of the devilish Belladonna in All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series and An All Dogs Christmas Special, as well as releasing several albums beginning with Porcelain in 2011. She appeared in Here Lies Jenny, a show based around the character Jenny Diver from The Threepenny Opera, and originated the role of Morticia Addams in The Addams Family musical.

FilmEdit

An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)Edit

  • I Always Get Emotional at Christmas Time (duet)

The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)Edit

  • Thumbelina's Lullaby (solo)

Browsers (2013)Edit

  • Someone With Whom... (solo)

TelevisionEdit

Cheers (1987)Edit

  • Our House
  • Proud Mary (duet)
  • My Funny Valentine (solo)
  • Sonny Boy (solo)
  • Tomorrow (solo)
  • You're Just in Love (duet)
  • Tickle Your Tummy and Laugh a Lot
  • I Wanna Shake Your Hand
  • When You're Smiling (solo)
  • Make 'Em Laugh (solo)

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1997)Edit

  • Take the Easy Way Out (duet)

StageEdit

A Chorus Line (1975)Edit

LoisEdit
  • I Hope I Get It
Sheila BryantEdit
  • I Hope I Get It
  • At the Ballet (contains solo lines)
  • Montage Part 3: Mother (contains solo lines)
  • One
  • One (Reprise)
Cassie Ferguson (understudy)Edit
  • I Hope I Get It
  • Montage Part 3: Mother (contains solo lines)
  • The Music and the Mirror (solo)
  • One
  • One (Reprise)

Dancin' (1978)Edit

Little Me (1982)Edit

  • Boom-Boom

Sweet Charity (1986)Edit

NickyEdit
  • Big Spender (contains solo lines)
  • There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This (contains solo lines)
  • Baby, Dream Your Dream (duet)
  • I Love to Cry at Weddings (contains solo lines)
CharityEdit
  • You Should See Yourself (solo)
  • Charity's Soliloquy (solo)
  • If My Friends Could See Me Now (solo)
  • There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This (contains solo lines)
  • I'm The Bravest Individual (duet)
  • Where Am I Going? (solo)
  • I'm A Brass Band (contains solo lines)

Chicago (1992)Edit

  • All That Jazz (contains solo lines)
  • Cell Block Tango (contains solo lines)
  • I Can't Do It Alone (solo)
  • My Own Best Friend (duet)
  • I Know a Girl (solo)
  • When Velma Takes the Stand (contains solo lines)
  • Class (duet)
  • Finale: Nowadays/Keep it Hot (duet)

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992)Edit

  • Her Name is Aurora (contains solo lines)
  • And the Moon Grows Dimmer (solo)
  • Where You Are (contains solo lines)
  • Come (solo)
  • I Do Miracles (duet)
  • A Visit (duet)
  • Gimme Love (contains solo lines)
  • Russian Movie/Good Times (contains solo lines)
  • Anything for Him (contains solo lines)
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (solo)
  • Only in the Movies/His Name was Molina

Damn Yankees (1994)Edit

  • A Little Brains, a Little Talent (solo)
  • Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets (solo)
  • Who's Got the Pain? (contains solo lines)
  • Two Lost Souls (duet)

Pal Joey (1995)Edit

  • Zip (solo)

Chicago (1996)Edit

Roxie HartEdit
  • Funny Honey (solo)
  • We Both Reached for the Gun (contains solo lines)
  • My Own Best Friend (duet)
  • Me and My Baby (contains solo lines)
  • Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag (duet)
  • Finale Act II: All That Jazz (Reprise)
Matron "Mama" MortonEdit
  • When You're Good for Mama (solo)
  • Class (duet)

Over and Over (later All About Us) (1999)Edit

Fosse (1999)Edit

The Threepenny Opera (1999)Edit

  • Tango Ballad (duet)
  • Solomon Song (solo)

Funny Girl (2002)Edit

  • I'm the Greatest Star (solo)
  • Cornet Man (contains solo lines)
  • His Love Makes Me Beautiful (contains solo lines)
  • I Want to Be Seen With You Tonight (duet)
  • People (solo)
  • You Are Woman (duet)
  • Don't Rain on My Parade (solo)
  • Sadie, Sadie (contains solo lines)
  • Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat (contains solo lines)
  • Who Are You Now? (solo)
  • The Music That Makes Me Dance (solo)
  • Don't Rain on My Parade (reprise)(solo)

Here Lies Jenny (2004)Edit

The Addams Family (2010)(originated the role)Edit

  • When You're an Addams (contains solo lines)
  • Where Did We Go Wrong (duet)
  • One Normal Night
  • Full Disclosure (contains solo lines)
  • Full Disclosure (Part 2)
  • Just Around the Corner (contains solo lines)
  • Live Before We Die (duet)
  • Tango de Amor (contains solo lines)
  • Move Toward the Darkness

AlbumsEdit

Porcelain (2011)Edit

  • The Madame Song (solo)
  • Invitation To the Blues (solo)
  • Blackbird (solo)
  • Mr. Bojangles (solo)
  • The Coffee Song (solo)
  • Foreign Affair (solo)
  • Lucy and Jessie (solo)
  • Hymn To Love (solo)
  • It Only Happens (solo)
  • Ring Them Bells (solo)
  • But the World Goes 'Round (solo)
  • Shiver Me Timbers (solo)
  • I'll Be Seeing You (solo)

Dee Does Broadway (2012)Edit

  • Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)(solo)

Stories in NYC: Live at 54 (2013)Edit

  • I Love a Piano (solo)
  • Susan's Dream (solo)
  • The Bilbao Song (solo)
  • Simply a Waltz/It Only Happens When I Dance With You
  • Are Those Cookies? (solo)
  • Surabaya Johnny (solo)
  • On a Slow Boat to China (solo)

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