European USO tour as Adelaide in the musical comedy Guys and Dolls which was organized by Charles
Haid and directed by Word Baker, who directed the original production of “The Fantastiks.”
Joined the California Shakespeare Festival to play Lady Anne in Richard III and Nancy in The Knack.
1970 – 72
Spent two seasons at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre playing Alice in Kaufman and Hart’s You Can’t Take it With You, Isabella in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, Celia in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Rosaura in Goldoni’s The Liar, Vivianne in Feydeau’s Cat Among the Pigeons with Jeffrey Tambor and Charles Kimborough. Also appeared in Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology and Medea.
1972 – 73
Seattle Repertory Theatre’s productions of Macbeth, as Lady McDuff, Camineo Real as Esmerelda, Charlie’s Auntas Kitty and as Virginia in The Tavern which was directed by Clayton Corzatte and starred Donald Moffat
Seattle’s Cirque Theatre, appeared as Bobbie in Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers, in with popular comedian and frequent Presidential candidate Pat Paulson.
At A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), In Seattle, appeared in the musical revue The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter.
1973 – 74
Returned to the Milwaukee Rep. to play Emily in Our Town and Alexandra in The Little Foxes, also performed in the musical, All Together Now.
Appeared in the Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House with Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston and Helen Stenborg.
Appeared in Charles McArthur and Nunnally Johnson’s Stag at Bay at The Hartman Theatre Company, in Stamford, CT
In Toronto, starred as Stella in the Theatre Plus production of A Streetcar Named Desire with FrancesHighland, Ken Welsh and Kenneth Pogue.
Portrayed Julie Herzl in the Brodway production of Herzl with Paul Hecht and directed by J. Ranelli.
In New York, played Nina in Anton Chekov’s The Seagull which was directed and translated by Eugenia Leontovitch
Appeared in the Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference productions of Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others and Custer
Portrayed Mrs. Vaan Dan in the LA Theatre Works’ staged radio production of The Diary of Anne Frank, with David Dukes, Paul Sand, John Rubenstein and Kellie Martin
1999 – 2000
Plays the leading role, Vivian Bearing, in the original production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit in New York and in the First National Tour.
Lead Role, Hedda Gabler Shakespeare Theater, WashingtonDC
Athol Fugard’s “Sorrows and Rejoicings” Second Stage Theater NYC/Mark Taper Forum LA
Golda “Tribute to Arthur Penn”
Steven Sondheim’s “Company” Reprise! Freud Theater LA playing the role of Joanne.
Laura Wade’s “Colder than Here”MCC Theatre, New York
Mother in A.R. Gurney’s “Children” Westport Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival
Marie Lombardi in “Lombardi” Circle in the Square Theater, New York
Silda Grauman in “Other Desert Cities” Booth Theater at Lincoln Center, New York
Faye in “The Assembled Parties” Manhattan Theatre Club, New York
Madame Raquin “Thérèse Raquin” Roundabout Theatre Company, New York
Mrs. Johnson “All the Ways to Say I Love you” MCC Theatre, New York
Estelle “God Looked Away” The Pasadena Playhouse, California
GUEST STAR: Kojack “Monkey on a String” (CBS)
1977 – 82
SERIES STAR: One Life To Live playing Karen Wolek. Her performance on the witness stand in 1980 was cited as one of TV GUIDE’S 100 most memorable moments. (ABC)
TELEFILM: Intimate Agony with Anthony Geary, Robert Vaughn and Mark Harmon (ABC)
GUEST STAR: St. Elsewhere “DogDayHospital” (NBC)
TELEFILM: Family Ties “Not an Affair to Remember” (NBC)
GUEST STAR: Mississippi with Ralph Waite (CBS)
GUEST STAR: Remington Steele “Dreams of Steele (NBC)
1984 – 92
SERIES STAR: Who’s The Boss? with Tony Danza (ABC)
SPECIAL: 37TH Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presenter (ABC)
TELEFILM: Dangerous Affection with Rhea Perlman, Jimmy Smits and Michael Parks (NBC)
TELEFILM: The Ryan White Story with Peter Scolari, George C. Scott and Lukas Haas Judith’s role as Jeanne White, Ryan’s mother, inspired her commitment to AIDS Activism. (ABC)
TELEFILM: My Boyfriend’s Back with Jill Eikenberry and Sandy Duncan Musical in which Judith played a member of a 60s Girl Group that is reunited after many years. (NBC)
TELEFLIM: In Defense of A Married Man with Michael Ontkean and Johnny Galecki (ABC)
TELEFILM: Wife Mother Murderer: the Marie Hilley Story with David Ogden Stiers and David Dukes (ABC)
SPECIAL: 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presenter
TELEFILM: Men Don’t Tell with Peter Strauss (CBS)
TELEFILM: Betrayal of Trust with Betty Buckley, Judd Hirsh and Holland Taylor (NBC)
1993 – 94
SERIES STAR: Phenom with William DeVane and Angela Goethals and created by Jim Brooks (ABC)
SPECIAL: ABC’s 40th Anniversary Special Segment Host (ABC)
TELEFILM: Against Their Will: Women in Prison with Kay Lenz and Michael Woods (ABC)
TELEFILM: Lady Killer with Jack Wagner and Ben Masters (CBS)
TELEFILM: A Husband, A Wife And A Lover with Jay Thomas and William Russ. Also was Co-Executive Producer. (CBS)
TELEFILM: Murder At My Door with Johnny Galecki and R.H. Thompson (Fox Television)
TELEFILM: A Step Toward Tomorrow with Christopher Reeve (CBS)
TELEFILM: Too Close To Home with Rick Schroeder (CBS)
TELEFILM: Carriers with Pamela Reed (CBS)
SERIES STAR: The Simple Life with Florence Stanley, Brett Cullen and James Patrick Stewart and created by Herb Hamsher, Pam Norris, Rob Sternin and Pru Frasier (CBS)
TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY: Judith Light: An Intimate Portrait Lifetime Network Featured highlights of Judith’s professional and personal life and her many charitable activities.
INTERNATIONAL EMMYS: presenter
ABC Pilot “Born in Brooklyn” with Maria Bello
TELEFILM “Law and Order” – Special Victims Unit– recurring role (NBC)
SPECIAL “30th Anniversary Daytime Emmy Awards”
SPECIAL Lifetime Achievement Awards presenter.
SPECIAL MTV Networks Upfront Award presenter
SERIES STAR: “THE STONES” playing “Barbara”, with Robert Klein, Lindsay Sloane and Jay Baruchel created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan (CBS)
SPECIAL Lifetime 25th Anniversary Special guest appearance.
Pilot “SOLD” bySilvio Horta, creator of Ugly Betty (ABC)
Recurring Series Regular “Twenty Good Years” with John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor (NBC)
Series Regular: “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
ABC Pilot “Other Peoples Kids”
GUEST STAR: “Nurse Jackie” (HBO)
Recurring Role: “The Exes” (TV LAND)
2013 – 2014
Recurring Series Regular: “Dallas” (TNT)
“Ten X Ten” Written/Directed by Neil Labute (Direct TV)
“Raising Hope” (Fox)
2013 – Present
SERIES REGULAR “Transparent” Written/Directed by Jill Soloway (Amazon Prime) Golden Globe & Critics Choice Award Winner
Pilot: “Winklers” (ABC)
2015 – 2017
“Doubt” Created by Tony Phelan & Joan Rater (CBS)
The Shoemaker-A broken sole, by Susan Charlotte
Ira & Abby – A divorce comedy, by Jennifer Westfeldt. Directed by Robert Carey. Won best comedy at the HBO comedy festival.
Save Me – by Craig Chester, Alan Hines, and Robert Desiderio. Directed by Robert Cary. Premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically in the summer of 2008 by First Run Features. Audience Award Winner for Best Feature at 2008 Reel Affirmations LGBT Film Festival.
Last Weekend – By Tom Dolby. Directed by Tom Dolby and Tom Williams.
TAPED READING: Mountain Laurel by Jude Deveraux (Simon and Shuster)
VOICE OVER: Oil of Olay (commercial)
1996 – 99
SPOKESPERSON: Detroit Medical Center (commercial series)
1995 – Present
SPOKESPERSON: Proactiv line of acne skin care products. Infomercials and live on-camera sales testimonials for the QVC network.
ANIMATION: Duckman (series) voice of Honey Chicken; with Jason Alexander and Tim Curry (USA Network)
ANIMATION: I Am Weasel (voices)
ANIMATION: Book of Virtues (voices)
ANIMATION: Joseph voice of Zuleika (The Walt Disney Company)
READING: Food for Thought (New York)
VOICE OVER: Operation Smile
VOICE OVER: The Borgen Project – Poverty Reduction through Political Accountability
VOICE OVER: Global Green USA
BOOK ON TAPE: ‘Misdirection’ – part of the More Mean Streets collection of short crime fiction for KCRW Public Radio
READING: “SAVE ME” The 1st Annual LGBT Stars of Tomorrow to benefit The Point Foundation. With Chad Allen, Robert Gant and Hosted by K.D. Lang.
READING: The Laramie Project Honored by The Matthew Shepard Foundation. With Stockard Channing, Robert Desiderio, Cyndi Lauper, and Mary-Louise Parker.
VOICE OVER: OPCW – Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
VOICE OVER: “Poetic Licence: 100 Poems/100 Perfomers”
VOICE OVER: Simon and Schuster reading of Jennifer Weiner’s novel Fly Away Home
VOICE OVER Humira (commercial)
NARATOR VOICE “Scrooge & Marley”
1980 EMMY AWARD for her portrayal of Karen Wolek on One Life to Live
1980 SOAPY AWARD for her portrayal of Karen Wolek on One Life to Live
1981 EMMY AWARD for her portrayal of Karen Wolek on One Life to Live
1981 SOAPY AWARD for her portrayal of Karen Wolek on One Live to Live
1981 SOAP OPERA HALL OF FAME AWARD for her portrayal of Karen Wolek on One Life to Live
1998 BEST FEMALE INFOMERCIAL HOST for her Proactiv infomercials
1999 BEST FEMALE INFOMERCIAL HOST for her Proactiv infomercials
2000 ELLIOTT NORTON AWARD, Broadway In Boston’s presentation of “WIT” outstanding visiting production
2001 HELEN HAYES AWARD, LEAD ACTRESS, Nonresident Production- WIT, The KennedyCenter
2002 HELEN HAYES AWARD, lead actress Nomination for “Hedda Gabler”
2002 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD, Nomination for “Sorrows and Rejoicings”
2007 PRISM AWARD for her portrayal of Claire Meade on Ugly Betty
2007 EMMY NOMINATION for her portrayal of Claire Meade on Ugly Betty
2007 OUTFEST LEGACY AWARD for her tireless dedication to LGBT causes.
2011 TONY NOMINATION for her portrayal of Marie Lombardi in Lombardi-Circle in the Square Theater
2011 DRAMA DESK NOMINATION BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Marie Lombardi in Lombardi-Circle in the Square Theater
2011 DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATION BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Marie Lombardi in Lombardi-Circle in the Square Theater
2011 BRAODWAY.COM AWARD AUDIENCE CHOICE FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Marie Lombardi in Lombardi-Circle in the Square Theater
2012 TONY AWARD BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Silda Grauman in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theater at Lincoln Center in New York
2012 OUTER CRITIC’S CIRCLE NOMINATION BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Silda Grauman in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theater at Lincoln Center in New York
2012 DRAMA DESK AWARD OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Silda Grauman in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theater at Lincoln Center in New York
2013 TONY AWARD BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Faye in The Assembled Parties at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York
2013 DRAMA DESK AWARD OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Faye in The Assembled Parties at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York
2013 BROADWAYWORLD.COM AWARD BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Faye in The Assembled Parties at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York
2013 OUTER CRITIC’S CIRCLE NOMINATION BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her portrayal of Faye in The Assembled Parties at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York
2014 WOMEN WHO CARE AWARD at the 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon at the Cipriani 42nd St in New York
2015 CRITICS CHOICE AWARD NOMINATION Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent
2016 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATION Distinguished Performance Award Therese Raquin
2016 OUTER CRITIC’S CIRCLE AWARD WIN Best Featured Actress in a Play Therese Raquin
2016 EMMY AWARD NOMINATION Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent
2016 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATION Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Transparent
2016 CRITICS CHOICE AWARD NOMINATION Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent
2016 SAG AWARD NOMINATION Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Transparent
2016 MADE IN NEW YORK AWARD Recipient
2016 ACRIA Elizabeth Taylor Award Recipient
2017 O’NEILL THEATER CENTER Monte Cristo Award – Recipient
2017 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Lifetime Achievement Award – Recipient
Actors’ Equity Association
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Screen Actor’s Guild
Women in Film
Hollywood Radio and Television Society