A sharp observer with a sharper tongue, "Nurse Judy," portrayed by Sandra Bernhard, pulls no punches as she runs the AIDS Ward at Roosevelt Hospital and organizes with fellow AIDS activists in the streets.
Performer, actress, singer and author Bernhard has made a special guest appearance on Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse, highlighting a successful, decades-long television career.
She is also currently in her fifth year hosting her weekly radio show “Sandyland” on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel 102, for which she won a Gracie Award.
A pioneer of the one-woman show, Bernhard brings a unique and raucous mix of cabaret, stand-up, rock-n-roll and social commentary to her live stage performances. Just last year, she celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her iconic annual holiday shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City, while she also continues to tour throughout the country and overseas.
Notable past live stage shows, which she has performed both on and Off-Broadway, include Without You I’m Nothing, I'm Still Here... Damn It!, Everything Bad & Beautiful and #blessed.
Bernhard’s film credits include The King of Comedy, for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics, Track 29, Hudson Hawk, Dinner Rush and the live performance film Without You I’m Nothing. Past television credits include Two Broke Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, Difficult People, You’re the Worst, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Will & Grace, The Sopranos, The Larry Sanders Show and Roseanne. Music albums include “I’m Your Woman” (Polygram, 1985), “Excuses for Bad Behavior” (Epic, 1994) and the world music album “Whatever It Takes” (Mi5, 2009). She has written three books: May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra?, Confessions of a Pretty Lady and Love, Love and Love.