Cady-Huffman
Cady Huffman | Biography

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  • Full Name Catherine Elizabeth Huffman
  • Nickname Cady Huffman
  • Occupation Theater & Musical Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Birth Date Feb 02, 1965
  • Age 57 Years, 8 Months
Star of Solo-Carabet 'Tom Boy, Show Girl'

Cady Huffman | Biography

Won 'Tony Award' For Musical 'The Producers'

She also performed her solo cabaret at Feinstein's/54 Below restaurant on 29 September 2016. Her solo performance was joined by One-Man Orchestra Eugene Gwozdz, who served as music director with "Rockin" Roger Cohen on drums. Her 9:30 pm night show featured guests such as soprano Heather Curran and Kenyon Phillips.


Cady Huffman is an American actress, writer, and director best recognized for winning the 'Tony Award' for her role as Ulla in the Broadway musical The Producers.

Who is Cady Huffman?

In full Catherine Elizabeth Huffman, is a 'Tony Award’-winning stage and screen actress. 

As a child, she appeared in Santa Barbara's local theater community, alongside Eric Stoltz and Anthony Edwards.

She later appeared in numerous Broadway productions that won her several acclaimed awards and nominations. 

She debuted on Broadway as a replacement cast member in the 1985 musical La Cage aux Folles. She then performed in Bob Fosse's last original musical Big Deal. After that, she performed in the musical The Will Rogers Follies, which earned her the 1991 'Tony Award' nomination. 

Her breakthrough came in 2001 when she played Ulla in Mel Brooks' musical The Producers, for which she won the 'Tony Award' for 'Best Featured Actress in Musical.'

Cady Huffman receiving Tony Award
Cady Huffman expressed her joy after receiving the Tony Award for playing Ulla in The Producers in 2001. (Photo: Instagram)

In 2010, she played the role of Dolly Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly (2010) at Theater by the Sea. Later, she appeared in the 'Tony Award’-winning play The Nance, for which she was nominated for the 2013 'Outer Critics' Circle Award' for 'Best Featured Actress in a Play.' 

A veteran of the Broadway stage, she also has a successful onscreen career. 

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Some of her notable television series credits include Mad About YouLaw & Order Criminal IntentCurb Your EnthusiasmLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitThe Good WifeAfter Forever, and Days of Our Lives

In addition, her big-screen credits include Hero (1992), Sunday on the Rocks (2004), The Nanny Diaries (2007), The Company Men (2010), Molly's Theory of Relativity (2013), Love the Coopers (2015), and The Sixth Reel (2021).

Early Bio and Education

The actress was born on 2 February 1965 in Santa Barbara, California. She grew up with her two siblings, brothers Linus and John Pearley. Linus is a prolific musical theater actor, and John Pearley is an automotive writer who often writes for Car and Driver Magazine. 

She graduated from San Marcos High School in 1982. After high school, she attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 

'Tom Boy, Show Girl'

Tom Boy, Show Girl, is Huffman's solo cabaret, premiered at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco, California, in May 2016. 

Describing her cabaret in an interview with Project Open Hand in June 2016, Huffman said, "The show is about how I don't feel like I am the same person on the outside as I am on the inside. I'm a tomboy at heart. It definitely has a lot of humor, but it's also about love, relationships, and the struggle we all have of not feeling understood."

She also performed her solo cabaret at Feinstein's/54 Below restaurant on 29 September 2016. Her solo performance was joined by One-Man Orchestra Eugene Gwozdz, who served as music director with "Rockin" Roger Cohen on drums. 

Her 9:30 pm night show featured guests such as soprano Heather Curran and Kenyon Phillips.

Ex-husband

Huffman was married to her ex-husband, William Healy, from 6 February 1993 until their divorce in 2010. Her ex-husband was head coach of the men's basketball team at Manhattan's Hunter College.

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