Mimi Turque
Biographical Information
Born September 30th, 1939
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Productions Gypsy as Louise
Carnival! as Lili
She Loves Me
Purple Dust as Souhan
Man of La Mancha as Antonia Quijana (original Broadway cast)
The Threepenny Opera as Whore, Jenny (understudy)
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater as Sylvia Rosewater (original cast)
Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina's Mother
Recordings Purple Dust (studio cast recording)
Man of La Mancha (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Soprano

Mimi Turque is an American actress.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Turque played her first major role as Louise in the 1961 national tour of Gypsy before becoming a mainstay on the Broadway stage. As well as her numerous musical appearances, she also appeared in several straight plays including Teibele and Her Demon and co wrote the musical Blue Roses.


After her role in Gypsy, Turque played a number of major roles including Lili in Carnival! as well as originating the part of Antonia Quijana in Man of La Mancha and playing both Tzeitel and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof.

Turque also understudied the role of Jenny in the revival production of The Threepenny Opera on Broadway, and played the part of Molina's Mother in Kiss of the Spider Woman.


Gypsy (1961)Edit

  • Little Lamb (solo)
  • If Momma Was Married (duet)
  • All I Need is the Girl (duet)
  • Madame Rose's Toreadorables (contains solo lines)
  • Together Wherever We Go (contains solo lines)
  • Let Me Entertain You (solo)

Carnival (1961)Edit

  • A Very Nice Man (solo)
  • Mira (solo)
  • Yes, My Heart (contains solo lines)
  • Magic, Magic (contains solo lines)
  • Carnival Ballet (contains solo lines)
  • Mira (reprise)(solo)
  • Love Makes the World Go 'Round (contains solo lines)
  • Yum Ticky (contains solo lines)
  • The Rich (contains solo lines)
  • Love Makes the World Go 'Round (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Beautiful Candy (contains solo lines)
  • I Hate Him (solo)

She Loves Me (1964)Edit

Purple Dust (1965)Edit

  • The Bosky Countrie (contains solo lines)
  • How I Grieve (solo)

Man of La Mancha (1965)(originated the role)Edit

  • I'm Only Thinking of Him (contains solo lines)
  • We're Only Thinking of Him
  • Finale Ultimo: The Impossible Dream (reprise)

Fiddler on the Roof (1967)Edit

  • Tradition
  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker (contains solo lines)
  • Sunrise, Sunset (contains solo lines)
  • Now I Have Everything (duet)
  • Far From the Home I Love (solo)
  • Tradition
  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker (contains solo lines)
  • Anatevka

The Threepenny Opera (1976)Edit

Jenny (understudy)Edit
  • Tango Ballad (duet)
  • Solomon Song (solo)

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1979)(originated the role)Edit

  • Cheese Nips (solo)
  • Eliot . . . Sylvia (duet)
  • Dear Ophelia (reprise)(solo)

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993)Edit

  • Dear One (contains solo lines)
  • You Could Never Shame Me (solo)
  • Only in the Movies/His Name was Molina