Mandy Patinkin, Performing At Fisher Theatre, Sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ On CultureShift

Ahead of his Detroit tour stop at the Fisher Theatre, actor Mandy Patinkin talks about a decades-long career on Broadway.

From 7-years-old performing at a synagogue in the southside of Chicago to making his way to Detroit to sing at the Fisher Theatre, actor Mandy Patinkin has always found a way to the spotlight.

“I’ve always loved it. It’s where I feel I express myself best.” — Mandy Patinkin, actor, on performing on Broadway

Some of his most iconic roles have been in the Showtime series “Homeland” and as Inigo Montoya in “The Princess Bride,” but since 1989, Patinkin has had a solo career performing his favorite Broadway tunes and pop songs to audiences in New York and around the country. 

Patinkin released the album “Children and Art” in 2019 — his first since 2002 — on Nonesuch Records. It featured renditions of songs by Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, Stephen Sondheim and Patinkin himself.

Click the player above to hear Mandy Patinkin on his career — and a stirring rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Mandy Patinkin will perform alongside pianist Adam Ben-David at the Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 6. Find tickets here.

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  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.