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 Sandra Bernhard is currently the host of the hugely popular Sandyland, her weekly radio show on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel 102, now going into its fourth year, for which she won a Gracie Award.
A pioneer of the one-woman show, Bernhard brings a completely unique and raucous mix of cabaret, stand-up, rock-n-roll, and social commentary to the stage. She is now performing her latest show Quick Sand, which debuted at her annual holiday shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City and will tour throughout the country in 2019.
Highlighting a successful, decades long television career, Bernhard recently did a special guest appearance on Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse this past season.
Extremely notable past live stage shows, which she has performed both on and off-Broadway, include Without You I’m Nothing, I’m Still Here ... Dammit, Everything Bad and Beautiful, and #blessed. She continues to tour both nationally and internationally.
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, 1986), Excuses for Bad Behavior (Epic, 1994) and the world music album Whatever It Takes (Mi5, 2009).
Bernhard has also performed with or opened for other artists including The Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper and The Scissor Sisters. In addition, she is the author of three books: May I Kiss you on the lips, Miss Sandra?, Confessions of a Pretty Lady, and Love, Love and Love.