Broadway veteran actress and Jonathan Larson Award-winning writer, Cheryl may be seen as Benjamin’s mom “Ida” on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She has received critical acclaim for her Off Broadway solo show, Shoes and Baggage, with music by Tom Kochan (www.shoesandbaggage.com) and recently starred in and co-wrote the Off Broadway musical, A Letter To Harvey Milk.
Cheryl’s Broadway credits include the Tony Award Winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles, starring Kelsey Grammer, The Women with Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Coolidge, (Roundabout; filmed for PBS) and Laughing Room Only starring the late Jackie Mason. Cheryl was also featured in Fiorello at Encores/NY City Center and in Candide at NY City Opera.
Off Broadway, Cheryl starred as Claire in the Transport Group production of Being Audrey, as Alice B’ Toklas in 27 Rue de Fleurus and won critical acclaim as Mamie Eisenhower in the Drama Desk nominated First Lady Suite. Other Off Broadway credits include, City of at Playwrights Realm, , Requiem for William, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Game Show, That’s Life! and The Immigrant.
Cheryl has appeared in National Tours of La Cage Aux Folles (Mme. Dindon), Les Miserables, Grand Night For Singing, Evita and Fiddler On The Roof.
Recent regional credits include Sue in Bells Are Ringing at Berkshire Theatre Group, Yente in Fiddler at Goodspeed, Jack’s Mother in Into The Woods at Baltimore Center Stage/ Westport Playhouse and The Old Lady in Mary Zimmerman’s acclaimed production of Candide at the Huntington (IRNE Award- Best Supporting Actress).
TV credits include Unforgettable, Law and Order-Criminal Intent, Sondheim; a Celebration at Carnegie Hall (PBS), Guiding Light, All My Children and As the World Turns. Films include Brooklyn Lobster with Jane Curtin and Danny Aiello, This is Where I Leave You starring Jane Fonda, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman and the upcoming Can’t Let It Go, starring Mario Cantone. Cheryl is a graduate of Northwestern University.
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