Judy Kuhn

Born 20 May 1958.


Judy Kuhn (born May 20, 1958) is an American actress and singer, best known for her work in musical theatre. She is a three-time Tony Award nominee.

After graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Kuhn made her professional stage debut in 1981 and her Broadway debut in 1985, in the original production of the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Other performances in musicals include her Tony nominated role as Cosette in the 1987 Broadway production of Les Miserables, her Tony nominated role as Florence Vassy in the 1988 Broadway production of Chess, her Olivier nominated role as Maria/Futura in the 1989 original production of Metropolis in the West End, her Tony nominated role as Amalia Balash in the 1993 Broadway revival of She Loves Me, Betty Schaeffer in the 1993 US premier production of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, and as Emmie in the 2001 off-Broadway production of Eli's Comin, which won her an Obie Award.

She has released three studio albums, Just in Time: Judy Kuhn Sings Jule Styne (1995), Serious Playground: The Songs of Laura Nyro (2007) and All This Happiness (2013). She has also participated in several cast recordings and sang the song "Colors of the Wind" on the hit soundtrack of the 1995 film Pocahontas, which won its composers the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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