Barbara Minkus - Comedienne  - Singer - Actress
Barbara Minkus - Comedienne  - Singer - Actress


Barbara Minkus began show business in Julius Monk's New York review Bits and Pieces. She then went on to receive rave reviews touring as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl throughout the United States. She was the original Lucy in the recording and Off-Broadway production of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, and continued her Broadway success in The Education of Hyman Kaplan, directed by the great George Abbott.

On television, she was a regular for six seasons of Love American Style and played Gittle the Witch in ABC's Curiosity Shop. She made many appearances on The Tonight Show and a record twenty times on The Merv Griffin Show. Barbara has numerous film and voice over credits, including playing the voice of Ms Pacman in the ABC cartoon series Pac Man.

After taking time out to raise her family, Barbara returned to the theater at the Santa Monica Playhouse in Funny You Don't Look Like a Grandmother, and went on to star there as Molly Picon in Picon Pie, a role she helped research. She then reprised Molly Picon Off-Broadway. Barbara Minkus starred in Los Angeles and Florida as Jennie Grossinger in Stephen Cole's delightful musical Saturday Night at Grossinger's.

Barbara starred December '08 in NYC in "Piano Bar". She also presented "From This Moment On – Minkus Sings Porter" at The American Jewish University in Los Angeles and returned there in January '08 to present "The Songs Of Irving Berlin". In the summer of 2008, Barbara played Miss Lynch in "Grease" at the Muni Theatre in St. Louis, and came back to The Muni and Starlight Theater in Kansas City, to play Yente in "Fiddler on the Roof". Barbara starred in NYC in Saul Ilson's new Off-Broadway Musical "Don't Leave It All to Your Children."

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Love at First Bite
Lady Sings the Blues
What's So Bad About Feelin' Good
The Malibu Bikini Shop
Witches Brew

TELEVISION (Representative list)
Love American Style - Series Regular
Tosh O Comedy Show - Guest Star
Curiosity Shop - Series Regular
Pacman - Series Regular
Brenda Starr

Mother, Jugs & Speed
How to Get a Divorce
The Tonight Show
The Merv Griffin Show
The Danny Kaye Show

Broadway / Off-Broadway

Don't Leave It All To Your Children
Education of Hyman Kaplan
Picon Pie
Piano Bar: The Interactive Musical
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
Julius Monk's Bits and Pieces

Actors Temple Theatre
Alvin Theatre
Triad Theatre
Theatre 80 St. Marks
Hudson West
Plaza 9

Rose Mitnick (Lead)
Molly Picon (Lead)
Special Guest Star
Lucy (Original)
Sweet Young Thing (Lead)

National Tours / Regional

Fiddler On The Roof
Funny Girl
Picon Pie
Saturday Night At Grossingers
Funny, You Don't look Like
        A Grandmother
Theatre For Now

St. Louis Muni
Kansas City Starlight Theatre
St. Louis Muni
Florida & National Tour
Anenberg Theatre
Santa Monica Playhouse
West Los Angeles & Florida

Santa Monica Playhouse
Mark Taper Repertory Co.

Miss Lynch
Fanny Brice
Molly Picon
Jennie Grossinger (Lead)

Company Member

Awards, Organizations, Education
Television Academy Arts and Sciences - "Most Promising New Comer"
Women in Film
Theatre West
Neighborhood Playhouse - Sandy Meisner

Special Skills
Dialects - Yiddish English French New York
Singer (3 Octave Range)
Tennis, Swimming, Biking, Gymnast, Tap Dance, Artist

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