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Faye, the Yiddish-spouting matriarch of an Upper West Side Jewish family, who faces personal and familial crises with equal spells of drollness and good judgment.
Judith Light has been a TV fan favorite for three decades in One Life to Live, Who’s the Boss, Ugly Betty, Dallas and more. On stage, Light began her career in the 1970s and won raves for playing a cancer stricken professor in Wit in 1999.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award for Featured Actress in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
—Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination
2011: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Lombardi
2012: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Other Desert Cities
Light is a staunch gay rights and AIDS awareness activist who helped her former Who's the Boss? co-star Danny Pintauro come out. She has done work for many LGBT and AIDS charities, and sits on the boards of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Point Foundation.
"I think the overriding dynamics of this story are about family, connecting with family, family that is not your blood family, forgiveness and transformation. And the aging from 53 to 73 is great fun and, you know, I have the most amazing wig." — Judith Light, in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/17