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Ruth Kaye’s three one-woman shows, “My Grandmother, My Mother and Me”, “Broadway’s Fabulous Females”, and “We’re Still Here” have been seem by more than 500,000 people with performances in 28 states in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

A native of New Jersey and a member of Actor’s Equity, Ruth’s love of musical theater led her to leading roles in more than 50 musicals. Among them was the role of Agnes in three productions of I Do! I Do!”, one directed by Robert Morse. Ruth was featured in “Fiddler on the Roof” at New Jersey’s famed Paper Mill Playhouse, and portrayed Golde on tour opposite Shelley Berman. The versatile Miss Kaye also played all the women in “Stop The World I Want To Get Off” Opposite T.V.’s Robert Hegyes (Epstein on “Welcome Back Kotter”). She has toured nationally as both Mame and Vera in two different productions of “Mame” and as the only woman in the Noel Coward revue “Oh Coward!”, directed by David Rubenstein. Other favorite roles include Aldonza in “Man of LaMancha”, Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”, Cleo in “The Most Happy Fella” and Lucy in “The Threepenny Opera”.

On Broadway Ruth was featured in the musical “Show Business Family at the Michael Bennett Studio Theater and in “Marathon Madness” at the Green Parrot, directed by the prestigious Broadway director Peter Howard. Working again with Mr. Howard, Ruth was a featured soloist in “Gateway To Freedom”, as part of the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty.

Ruth has performed in some of New Jersey’s top theaters including the Paper Mill Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, and New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. She has presented her acts at Bally’s in Atlantic City, as well as at New Jersey’s Garden State Arts Center (PNC Arts Center). In addition she starred there in “Cholent”, and original musical, and in a musical revue entitled “Leading Ladies”. She was also featured in New Jersey’s annual Jewish Festival of the Arts, and has sung in concert with the Symphony by the Sea, led by “A Chorus Line” conductor Alphonse Stevenson. Other concert appearances include performance with such notables as Jan Peerce, Henny Youngman, and Myron Cohen.

Annually Ruth tours South Florida in January, February and March where she has been the headliner in numerous club appearances, including all four Century Villages, The Ritz Carlton in Manalapan, and the Biltmore in Coral Gables. Other club dates include Club Euro in Provincetown, Cape Cod and the Starlight Theater in Las Vegas. Two of her most exciting experiences were performing for the troops in Israel, and singing on the Russian ship, the Lev Tolstoi.

Ruth has appeared on Television in “One Life To Live” and “Ryan’s Hope” as well as commercials and film work. One of her greatest thrills was appearing in the film “FT. Apache The Bronx” with Paul Newman and Ed Asner.

Audiences of all ages have enjoyed Ruth’s act at organizational special events, temples, churches, retirement communities, art centers, conventions, and private parties.

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