Song:All That Jazz
Album:Chicago: The Musical
Bebe Neuwirth has had success on TV and Broadway. She has two Emmys and two Tonys. That's a pretty good haul. But she started out on Broadway. She was born Beatrice Neuwirth Dec. 31, 1958 in Newark, NJ. Bebe is a childhood nickname. She started out in ballet and studied at Juilliard and performed in the Princeton Ballet Company. She made her Broadway debut as Sheila in A Chorus Line in 1980. Then she won a Tony for playing Nickie in the 1986 revival of Sweet Charity. No doubt this got her cast in the sitcom Cheers as Dr. Lilith Sternin, wife of Dr. Frasier Crane. She won two Emmys and she also reprised the role on the spinoff series Frasier. Bebe returned to Broadway in the 1994 revival of the musical Damn Yankees and then in the 1996 revival of the musical Chicago. This was a big hit. It was seven Tonys and Bebe won a Tony for playing Velma Kelly. The original cast recording is available as a budget CD. Bebe also appeared in the 2010 musical The Addams Family and she appeared in the 2007 and 2014 revivals of Chicago. She is currently a regular on the CBS series Madam Secretary. She has done some films but for the most part her success has been on TV and Broadway. Here's Bebe Neuwirth performing All That Jazz from Chicago.