Patinkin, who is currently Celebrating Sondheim Sunday and Monday evenings at the Henry Miller Theatre, is also now shooting an episode for NBC's "Law & Order" which is entitled "Absentia." The New York Post reports that Patinkin portrays a victim of a jewelry store robbery but "isn't all he appears to be." Patinkin's character will have a showdown with Jack McCoy, the show's district attorney, who is played by Sam Waterston. This marks Patinkin's first network television role since he departed his Emmy-winning part on "Chicago Hope." Mandy Patinkin won a Tony Award for his role as Che in the Broadway mounting of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita. His theatrical work includes roles in The Wild Party, Sunday in the Park with George, The Secret Garden and The Knife. An Emmy Award winner for his role on "Chicago Hope," his other screen credits include "Yentl," "Ragtime," "Dick Tracy," "Broken Glass," "Life with Mikey" and "The Princess Bride." Patinkin's latest solo recording, "Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim," is now available on the Nonesuch label.
Patinkin performs Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Celebrating Sondheim through Jan. 6, 2003 at the Henry Miller Theatre, which is home to the award-winning musical Urinetown. Paul Ford, the original pianist for Sondheim's Passion, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George and Assassins, accompanies Patinkin on piano. Tickets, priced at $65, are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.