Tony Award winner and Transparent actress Judith Light has just taken on a new role on Broadway. The former Who’s the Boss? gay icon will read during an invitation-only presentation of Wonderful – A New Play on February 26.
Wonderful – A New Play, directed by Andy Sandberg, will feature Light, Ken Barnett, Christopher Harrod, and Sam Markmiller.
“As science struggles to find a cure for the mysterious pandemic threatening humanity, a Washington journalist is summoned to the rural town of Wonderful, Oklahoma to investigate a ‘miracle’ that could save the world,” Broadway World wrote. “But can the testimony of a down-home Christian evangelist be trusted? With so little time and so much in the balance, six unsuspecting souls must face the formidable realization that finding a miracle is easy; accepting one is not.”
Light was most recently cast across Jeffrey Tambor in Amazon’s multiple Golden Globe Award-winning show Transparent, but her Broadway roots are strong. In 2014, Light was named the National Ambassador for the 19th Kids Night Out on Broadway by the Broadway League. She was also honored with the Women Who Care Award at the 13th Annual UPC of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon. In 2013, Light was awarded her second of back-to-back Tony Awards for “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play,” for The Assembled Parties. She also won her second of back-to-back Drama Desk Awards for “Best Featured Actress” for the same play. Then, in 2012, Light stared in Other Desert Cities for which she won the Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play,” and also won the Drama Desk Award for “Best Featured Actress.”
Light is a Board Member and advocate for many organizations and charities representing AIDS-related and Human Rights issues including: Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS, The Names Project/The AIDS Memorial Quilt, The AIDS Memorial Grove, CDC’s Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS, Hollywood Health and Society, Project Angel Food, The Matthew Shepard Foundation, The National Aids Memorial Grove, The Point Foundation, The Rome Chamber Music Festival, Faith In America, Drama League National Advisory Council, and The Trevor Project. She currently lives in New York and Los Angeles and is married to writer/actor Robert Desiderio.