- Wanted to become an actor after watching auditions of her high-school production of Guys and Dolls during after-school detention; auditioned for the role of Miss Adelaide and got the part.
- In 1988, made her off-Broadway debut in the musical Lucky Stiff.
- Graduated from Fordham University with a degree in history more than 20 years after she first enrolled.
- Active supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a non-profit fundraising organization that brings awareness in the fight against AIDS.
- 2007, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
- 2019, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
- 2015, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
- Alexandra Pandel — Daughter
- Laura — Sister
- Sue Jane White — Mother
- Carl Pandel — Ex-husband
- Edwin White — Father
- Terry — Sister
- Christopher Conner — Ex-husband
- Attended Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, United States; Fordham University, Bronx, New York, United States (BA in History, 2009)
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