Produced in New Jersey in 1958, Bebe Neuwirth studied dancing in the Juilliard School in Nyc prior to making her professional debut in a touring company of A Chorus Line in 1980. She won a 1986 Tony Award for her role in Sweet Charity. Neuwirth afterwards returned to Broadway, earning another Tony for Chicago in 1997.
Neuwirth started dance lessons in the age of 5. After finishing high school, she studied dancing in the prestigious Juilliard School in Nyc. Her starring role in the latter earned her a Tony Award in 1986.
The exact same year, Neuwirth made her television debut on the hit sitcom Cheers. Playing Lilith Sternin-Crane, the buttoned up girlfriend of Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) on the show, Neuwirth established her comedic ability. She also gained broad acclaim, including two Emmy Awards for her supporting part, in 1990 and 1991. At her request, Neuwirth was written from the show in 1992 to pursue film and stage work. Nevertheless, she continued to make occasional visits to the show and to Grammer’s spinoff, Frasier.