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A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.

Mandy Patinkin

My Bookprint



Mandy shares why he chose the following books for his Bookprint

1. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

“This gave me the understanding that fierce intellectual debate about all aspects of life were normal to have.”

2. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
“This gave me comfort and knowledge about the rewards of forgiveness.”

3. Lincoln’s Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk
“This book made me realize that Lincoln and I were the same person with one exception--he abolished slavery and I sing show tunes.”

4. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
“It taught me that each individual is in control of how they wish to perceive any given circumstance, that our view of our experiences are truly in our own hands and minds.”

5. The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig
“It gave me an amazing perspective of culture and history--with all of it’s glory and profound and saddest consequences.”


Mandy Patinkin won the Tony® Award for his Broadway debut in “Evita” and was again nominated for “Sunday in the Park with George” and “The Wild Party.” He also appeared on Broadway in “Trelawny of the ‘Wells’,” “The Shadow Box,” “The Secret Garden,” “Falsettos, and his solo concerts “Dress Casual,” “Celebrating Sondheim,” and “Mamaloshen.” In 1997 Mandy performed a four-week Broadway run of his “Dress Casual” concert with all profits benefiting five charitable organizations.

For the NY Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theater, Mandy appeared in “Leave It To Beaver Is Dead,” “The Knife,” “The Winter’s Tale,” “Henry IV – Part I,” “Rebel Women,” “Hamlet,” and “Dress Casual.” Other theater credits include “The Split,” “Savages,” “Enemy of the People,” “The Tempest,” and, most recently, “Compulsion” at Yale Rep and “Paradise Found” at The Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Film appearances include “The Choking Man,” “Pinero,” “The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland,” “Lulu on the Bridge,” “Men with Guns,” “The Princess Bride,” “Yentl,” “The Music of Chance,” “Daniel,” “Ragtime,” “Impromptu,” “The Doctor,” “Alien Nation,” “Dick Tracy,” “The House on Carroll Street,” “True Colors,” “Maxie,” and “Squanto: Indian Warrior.” Television series include “Chicago Hope” (Emmy® Award), Showtime’s “Dead Like Me,” and “Criminal Minds.”

His solo albums include “Mandy Patinkin,” “Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual,” and on the Nonesuch label: “Experiment,” “Oscar and Steve,” “Mamaloshen,” “Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim” and “Kidults.” Mandy continues to tour his solo concerts as well as “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin” and will debut a new concert with the opera star, Nathan Gunn. He sits on the board of directors for PAX and The Arava Institute and resides in NYC with his wife actress-writer Kathryn Grody.

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