PHOTO SPECIAL: Celebrating Two-Time Tony Award Winner Judith Light

By Joseph Marzullo
09 Feb 2014

Multi-award winning actress Judith Light, who is starring on the TV series Dallas, celebrates her birthday Feb. 9. Playbill.com takes a look at her stage career. Happy birthday, Judith!





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Judith Light in the Westport Country Playhouse production A.R. Gurney’s Children.
Photo by T. Charles Erickson



Judith is well known and respected for her dramatic and comedic roles on stage and television. She won two Daytime Emmys for her work on One Life To Live, then starred for eight seasons on the TV sitcom Who’s The Boss?. Other TV credits include: Ugly Betty; Law and Order: SVU; My Boyfriend’s Back; The Ryan White Story; Wife, Mother, Murderer; Men Don’t Tell; and Lady Killer.

Light has won back-to-back Best Featured Actress in a Play Tonys for her work on the Broadway stage. Her first was for her role as Silda Grauman in Other Desert Cities, then for playing Faye Bascov in The Assembled Parties. Other Broadway credits include Lombardi; A Doll’s House and Herzl. Off Broadway: Colder Than Here; Sorrows and Rejoicings; and Wit.

In October 2013, Judith was elected to MCC Theater's board of directors. She began her relationship with MCC in 1999 with the acclaimed drama Wit.

"I am thrilled to join MCC Theater’s board of directors," Light said in a statement. "Since appearing in their productions of Wit and Colder than Here, MCC for me is really my home. Theirs is a culture of excitement and passion and great creativity that's infectious. You want to be a part of it. Joining the board at this time of unprecedented growth for the organization gives me the opportunity to more deeply involve myself in MCC's work, especially its extraordinary commitment to students, as evidenced by its thriving Youth Company and education programs. When you start bringing young people early into the arts, as MCC does so spectacularly, you change the dynamic of their lives and of future generations. MCC's work—both onstage and off—is very near to my heart, and it’s my honor to contribute to such a legacy of excellence."

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