Cady Huffman first came to Broadway as a replacement cast member in the hit musical La Cage aux Folles (1985), and was quickly cast in Bob Fosse’s Big Deal, to be followed by a Tony-Award nomination for her performance in The Will Rogers Follies (1991). In 2001, she played the role of Ulla in the original cast of the Broadwaymusical The Producers, by Mel Brooks. Huffman received the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for the role. 

On television she has had guest starring roles on programs such as FrasierLaw & Order: Criminal Intent, and Mad About You. She appeared as herself in several guest spots on the television show Curb Your Enthusiasm during 2004. The show’s 4th season plot involved Larry David joining the cast of The Producers. Beginning in August 2005, Huffman took over for Kimberlin Brown as Dr. Paige Miller on One Life to Live. Her last episode aired on January 23, 2006. During 2011 and 2012 she has appeared in episodes of The Good Wife.

She is a regular food judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, described by host Alton Brown as "the Kitty Carlisle" of the series.



2018 International Academy of Web Television

Best Actress

2016 Indie Series Award

Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy
“He’s With Me”

2013 Outer Critics' Circle Award nomination

Nomination for her portrayal of Sylvie Sylvane in the Broadway play “The Nance” starring Nathan Lane

2001 Tony Award

2001 Tony Award for playing the original Ulla in Mel Brooks’ “The Producers”

2001 Drama Desk Award

For playing the original Ulla in the Broadway musical “The Producers”

2001 Outer Critics' Circle Award

For playing the original Ulla in the Broadway musical “The Producers”

1991 Tony Award nomination

For playing the original Ziegfeld’s Favorite in the Broadway musical “The Will Rogers Follies” starring Keith Carradine