After wrapping production on the eighth and final season of Showtime’s “Homeland”, Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will launch a 30-city concert tour of Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, on October 30th at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Mandy will then take his tour across the US and Canada through February, 2020.
Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES showcases the acclaimed actor / singer / storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. In this passionate evening of song, Mandy will put his own spin on Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest digital recordings on Nonesuch Records, Diary January 2018; Diary April/May 2018; and Diary December 2018. From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Mandy Patinkin is the rare performer who can make audiences feel that they are hearing these songs for the very first time.
Nonesuch Records will also release Mandy’s first new album since 2002 this fall. The collection of songs was recorded in New York with pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman); some have been previewed over the last two years as part of Patinkin’s digital Diary series. Further details will be announced soon.
“Singing onstage is one of the greatest joys in my life,” said Mandy Patinkin. “I was introduced to Thomas, who showed me an entirely new way of making music-in his studio, hours of playing, singing, and recording, never searching for the illusion of perfection. We’ve shared our music-making journey in the form of digital recordings and we release our newest CD this fall. My concert tour, with pianist Adam Ben-David, will include music from these albums along with Broadway and classic American songs. We look forward to sharing this music with you, wherever you are.”
Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES is produced and managed by Staci Levine. Lighting Design by Nathan W. Scheuer, Sound Design by Daniel J. Gerhard, and Video Design by Tom Kalin. Matthew Aaron Stern is Production and Stage Manager. Tour Booking Agent is L. Glenn Poppleton.
For tickets and information on Mandy Patinkin In Concert: DIARIES, please visit www.MandyPatinkin.org and to listen to Mandy’s digital recordings, visit:
MANDY PATINKIN has been fortunate to carve out a varied career including theater, the concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist. In his 1980 Broadway debut, Mandy won a Tony Award for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, directed by Hal Prince and was nominated in 1984 for his starring role as George in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Mandy’s other stage credits include: Compulsion, Paradise Found, The Tempest, Enemy of the People, The Wild Party, Falsettos, The Secret Garden, The Winter’s Tale, The Knife, Leave It to Beaver is Dead, Rebel Women, Hamlet, Trelawney of the ‘Wells,’ The Shadow Box, The Split, Savages, and Henry IV, Part I.
In 1989, Mandy began his concert career at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in New York City. Since then he has toured his various solo concerts across North America, in London’s West End, through Australia and New Zealand, as well as on Broadway and Off-Broadway. His newest solo concert is Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries, which debuted at NYC’s Connelly Theater. In addition to solo concerts, Mandy has created collaborations with artists including opera star Nathan Gunn in An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn, touring the US, Australia and New Zealand; with his dear friend Patti LuPone in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, which has toured since 2007 and played Broadway in 2012; Bridges, a concert with musicians from various countries in the Middle East; and most recently, The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, with Taylor Mac, and direction by Susan Stroman.
Mandy’s newest feature film is Before You Know It, debuting August 30th NYC and Los Angeles. Other feature films include Life Itself, Wonder, Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Queen of Spain, Ali and Nino, Wish I Was Here, The Wind Rises, Everybody’s Hero, The Choking Man, Pinero, The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland, Lulu on the Bridge, Men with Guns, The Princess Bride, Yentl, The Music of Chance, Daniel, Ragtime, Impromptu, The Doctor, Alien Nation, Dick Tracy, The House on Carroll Street, True Colors, and Maxie.
In television, Mandy won a 1995 Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS series, “Chicago Hope,” and starred in the CBS series “Criminal Minds” and in the Showtime Original Series “Dead Like Me.” Currently, he can be seen in the Award-winning Showtime Original Series “Homeland” as CIA Agent Saul Berenson. The final season of Homeland begins February 2020.
As a recording artist on CBS Records, Mandy released two solo albums, Mandy Patinkin andMandy Patinkin In Concert: Dress Casual. Recently on the Nonesuch label, Mandy recorded three digital albums Mandy Patinkin: Diary January 2018, Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018 and Mandy Patinkin Diary December 2018. Also with Nonesuch are Experiment, Oscar & Steve, Kidults and Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim. In 1998 he debuted his most personal project, Mamaloshen, a collection of traditional, classic and contemporary songs sung entirely in Yiddish. The recording of Mamaloshen won the Deutschen Schallplattenpreis (Germany’s equivalent of the Grammy Award).
As diverse as his professional life has been, Mandy’s education in the field of social activism has been even more varied and continues to evolve. He has helped raise funds for organizations dear to his heart including Brady Campaign, PAX, Association to Benefit Children, American Jewish World Service, Search For Common Ground, National Dance Institute, and the ACLU. Mandy is a board member of the Arava Institute and continues to work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), highlighting the plight of refugees worldwide.
Mandy resides in New York City with his wife, actress and writer Kathryn Grody.
ADAM BEN-DAVID has been living his “bucket list” dream of accompanying Mandy Patinkin in concert since 2016. He has been active as an arranger, music director, conductor and pianist on Broadway for the past 22 years. Adam’s credits include: The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Wicked, High Fidelity, The Light in the Piazza, Bombay Dreams, Aida, and Once Upon a Mattress. He has accompanied numerous artists including Kelli O’Hara, Jarrod Spector, James Taylor, Patti LuPone, and Megan Hilty. Adam is currently composing a theatrical adaptation of the children’s classic From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School.