Marilyn Sokol

Marilyn Sokol, who plays Yenta Pesha, Gittel, and Sender Shlamazel in Shlemiel the First, originated these roles at the A.R.T. in 1993 and performed them on tour throughout the U.S. She was last seen on Broadway in Conversations With My Father; and at the St. Louis MUNY as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. Her other theatre credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor at both the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Candide at the The Goodman Theatre, and Genet's The Screens at the Chelsea Theatre, where she won an Obie Award for her portrayal of Lady Lockit in The Beggars Opera. She has worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Open Theatre, and the Circle Repertory Theatre (as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus). Her films include Family Business, Foul Play, The Goodbye Girl, and The Front, and she has appeared in a variety of TV programs including Law and Order, Barney Miller, All That Glitters, and Sesame Street.