Carnival 2015 Performer and Grand Marshal: Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy, Carnival 2015 Performer and Grand Marshal
Photo: PBG

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Kathy Najimy, Carnival 2015 Performer and Grand Marshal  Photo: PBG

Kathy Najimy, Carnival 2015 Performer and Grand Marshal
Photo: PBG

PROVINCETOWN, Mass.—The Provincetown Business Guild in association with Adam Weinstock and Creative Concept Productions proudly presents our Carnival 2015 Performer and Grand Marshal – Kathy Najimy!

Memorable performances in over 25 films including Sister Act and Hocus Pocus! Ms. Najimy is excited to join us in Candyland where she’ll bring the Kathy Najimy Show to P-town for ONE NIGHT only, on August 19th, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Provincetown Town Hall. Opening for Ms. Najimy award winning Cabaret performer Anne Steele.

Kathy Najimy is known for her memorable performances in over 25 films including Sister Act and Hocus Pocus… and several TV projects. She is very proud to have been named Ms. Magazine WOMAN OF THE YEAR!

Najimy is currently recurring on HBO’S VEEP, and the last season of The Big C as Laura Linney’s character’s therapist. Najimy reccurs on YOUNGER and just wrapped filming The Descendants for The Disney Channel an A Change of Heart. For TV she voiced “Peggy Hill” (14 seasons) on the Emmy Award-winning Fox hit King of the Hill, for which she received several Awards.

Najimy is internationally known for her portrayal of “Sister Mary Patrick” in the blockbuster hits Sister Act and Sister Act 2, which won her an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress.

Her work includes over 20 films including starring roles in Hocus with Bette Midler, Pocus,Rat Race, Tyler Perry’s Madena Christmas and Say Uncle (Philadelphia Film Festival Best Actress), Hope Floats, Nevada, Step Up 3D, Zack and Reba, This Is My Life, The Fisher King, Soapdish, The Hard Way, Bam Bam and Celeste, Two Sisters, It’s Pat, The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez, Jeffrey, The Big K, and HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk 2 with Ellen DeGeneres. Najimy also recently filmed two indie films, Blowtorch and Clutter, and was seen in The Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen.

Additional TV projects include: Five, directed by Jennifer Aniston; Desperate Housewives; Drop Dead Diva; Franklin and Bash; Ugly Betty; Socio; Men At Work; Mr. Sunshine; and a recurring role on ABC’s hit show Make It or Break It. Additionally, she has appeared on CBS’s Numb3rs, portraying the brilliant head of the university, “Millie Finch.” She also starred as “Olive Massery” for three seasons on Veronica’s Closet, for which she received an American Comedy Award.

In the theater, she starred as legendary “Mae West” on Broadway in the hit play “Dirty Blonde” to critical acclaim and later reprised the role in the West coast premiere at The Old Globe Theater (Outer Critics Circle Best Actress). With Mo Gaffney, Najimy starred in and wrote “The Kathy and Mo Show,” her long-running off Broadway play that won an Obie Award and became two Hit HBO specials: Parallel Lives and Kathy and Mo: The Darkside (for which she won Cable Ace and ACA awards for Actor and Executive Producer). Najimy has performed on Broadway and at Madison Square Garden to benefit V Day in “The Vagina Monologues.” Najimy is currently writing her solo show for the New York City stage, “Lift Up Your Skirt.”

For her over 18 years of AIDS activism, Najimy has been honored with the L.A. Shanti’s Founder award as well as the LA Gay and Lesbian Center’s Distinguished Achievement award. She is an enthusiastic supporter of women’s and girls’ rights, AIDS awareness, animal rights, and a woman’s right to choose, and frequently travels around the country to keynote speak on these issues.

Najimy has been published in The New York Times, as well as several national magazines. She contributed a chapter to the book The Choices We Made, which was released on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. She contributed a monologue to “Standing on Ceremony – The Gay Marriage Plays.”

On tape, she voiced Wally Lamb’s best-selling novel She’s Come Undone.

Kathy lives in NYC with her husband of 20 years Dan Finnerty and their 18-year-old daughter singer/songwriter Samia.

To buy tickets go to: https://ptowncarnival.webconnex.com/2015.

For more information about Carnival 2015 Candy Land, its schedule of events, etc. click here. Also, please look for the New England Pride Map, out this weekend, to get more information about all of New England’s major Prides.

[From a News Release]