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Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Bebe Neuwirth has won Emmy Awards for Cheers and Frasier, as well as Tony Awards for her Broadway performances in Sweet Charity and Chicago.


A New Jersey native, Bebe Neuwirth has established herself as a performer par excellance on stage, screen and television. The daughter of an artist and a mathematician, Neuwirth started off as a dancer, studying ballet at age 5. She danced with the Princeton Ballet Company in such classics as Peter and the Wolf, The Nutcracker and Coppelia. She went to Juilliard School, where she majored in dance.

Neuwirth left school after one year and put her talent to work touring in A Chorus Line, making her Broadway debut as an understudy. Her Broadway credits also include Fosse, Damn Yankees, Little Me and Dancin’. She won her first Tony Award in 1986 for her role as Nickie in Sweet Charity. Her turn as Velma in the 1997 production of Chicago earned her a second Tony Award, along with a Drama Desk Award and an Astaire Award. She is an honorary Ziegfeld Girl. Most recently, Neuwirth has been gathering accolades for the Off-Broadway cult hit Here Lies Jenny, a tribute to the songs of Kurt Weill.

Neuwirth won Emmy Awards in 1990 and 1991 for her portrayal of Dr. Lilith Sternin on Cheers. Her other television work includes an Emmy-nominated performance as Dorothy Parker in Dash and Lilly and guest work on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Hack. She is currently filming Law and Order: Trial by Jury, which premiered on NBC in March 2005.

Neuwirth has appeared in a number of films, including Liberty Heights, Tadpole, Summer of Sam, Celebrity, Green Card, Jumanji, Malice, Pinocchio, Say Anything and Le Divorce.

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