March 9, 2015 / Moderated by Walter Bobbie


On Thursday April 2, we welcome to our UpClose series, the wonderfully talented Bebe Neuwirth. The event will be moderated by the director of the massively popular revival of Chicago, Walter Bobbie.   

Two lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to the event! To enter, email studiolab@dramaleague.org with your name, email address, phone number and the answer to the following question:

What character does Ms. Neuwirth play on CBS' Madam Secretary?

Competition deadline: Wednesday April 1st, 5pm.  

Over the course of her distinguished career, Bebe  Neuwirth has achieved extraordinary success in theatre, television and film. In 1980, she made her Broadway debut in A Chorus Line. She then appeared in Little Me, Dancin’, and Sweet Charity, for which she won her first Tony Award, followed by Damn Yankees, Fosse, and The Addams Family. Bebe won her second Tony, as well as the Drama Desk, Astaire, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Distinguished Performance of the Year Awards for her portrayal of Velma in Chicago. A few years later she played Roxie in the show, making her the only triple-threat to have played both parts on Broadway. Her broad diversity of roles in 

Bebe is well known for her work in film and television. She won two Emmy Awards for her role of Lilith Sternin Crane on Cheers, and was nominated for Emmys for her work on Frasier and for her portrayal of Dorothy Parker in the TV movie Dash and Lilly. After recent guest appearances on The Good Wife and Blue Bloods, she now has a regular role on CBS’ new series Madam Secretary. She has appeared in numerous films, including Say Anything, Green Card, Bugsy, Jumanji, Summer of Sam, Liberty Heights, Celebrity, and Tadpole.

Walter Bobbie directed the international hit Chicago, which has become the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Select Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lies, White Christmas, The Submission, New Jerusalem, Sweet Charity, High Fidelity, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Twentieth Century, and Footloose. He served as Artistic Director of City Center Encores! and on Executive Board member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Mr. Bobbie is currently working on Bright Star, a new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell slated for Broadway this fall. He is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.