Phyllis Newman Bio - Biography

Name Phyllis Newman
Naionality American
Date of Birth 19-March-1933
Place of Birth Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Famous for Acting
Phyllis Newman is an American actress and singer. She was nominated twice for the Drama Desk Award and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Newman made her Broadway debut in Wish You Were Here in 1952. Additional theater credits include Bells Are Ringing, Pleasures and Palaces, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Awake and Sing!, Broadway Bound, and Subways Are For Sleeping, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, beating out Barbra Streisand in I Can Get It for You Wholesale. She has been nominated twice for the Drama Desk Award and received a second Tony nomination for Broadway Bound.

In June 1979, Newman and Arthur Laurents collaborated on the one-woman show The Madwoman of Central Park West. Produced by Fritz Holt, it featured songs by Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Bock, John Kander, Martin Charnin, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Edward Kleban, Fred Ebb, Sheldon Harnick, Peter Allen, Barry Manilow, Carole Bayer Sager, and Stephen Sondheim, among others. The show ran for 86 performances at the 22 Steps Theatre in New York City. In 1960, Newman portrayed Doris Hudson in the CBS summer replacement series Diagnosis: Unknown, with Patrick O'Neal cast as the pathologist Dr. Daniel Coffee and Martin Huston as the handyman named Link. Newman-- appearing as herself, the way American Idol judges do-- became a major television celebrity of the Sixties and Seventies, a frequent panelist on the top-rated network game shows What's My Line?, Match Game, and To Tell the Truth and a perennial guest of Johnny Carson's, on the Tonight Show. She created the role of Rene Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live and was a regular on the primetime series 100 Centre Street and the NBC-TV satirical series That Was The Week That Was. Other television credits include The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Burke's Law, ABC Stage 67, thirtysomething, Murder, She Wrote, and Coming of Age. On screen she appeared in Bye Bye Braverman, The Beautician and the Beast, A Price Above Rubies, Mannequin (1987), and The Human Stain.