- Was voted "Best Personality" in her high-school graduating class.
- Has worked extensively in theater, starting with cowriting, codirecting and costarring in Pump Boys and Dinettes, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1982.
- Appeared as Mrs. Boyle in Prelude to a Kiss on Broadway in 1990. Two years later, she made her film debut in the movie version, playing Aunt Dorothy.
- Played the role of Gerald Ford's would-be assassin Sara Jane Moore in Stephen Sondheim's 1990 off-Broadway musical Assassins.
- 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
- 1993, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Winner
- 2007, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
- 1997, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee
- 1994, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
- John Miller — Ex-husband
- Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland, United States (1973)