Marilyn Sokol

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Marilyn Sokol is an American actress, comedian, teacher, singer and writer/director. She has won an Emmy Award, an Obie Award, and a Bistro Award.


She lives in New York City and has appeared in film, television, in theatre on Broadway, off-Broadway and in major regional theatres, and has performed in concert in New York City and many cities across the United States.

Sokol attended Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. and New York University. She began her professional career in 1966 as a belly dancer in the national production of Man of La Mancha. She won an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress in 1972 for her performance in a Chelsea Theater Center production of The Beggar's Opera.[1][2] She has worked as a comedian, singer, and cabaret performer.[3][4] In 2012-2013 she starred in the off-Broadway production Old Jews Telling Jokes.[5] She has taught as a Distinguished Lecturer in the theatre program at Lehman College.[6] She currently portrays Agnes Vertrulli on the popular web series Submissions Only.

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Television Credits[edit]

Notable theater productions[edit]

  • Year Boston Won the Pennant (1969)
  • The Great God Brown, Cybel,Dec. 10, 1972 - Jan. 13, 1973
  • Don Juan, Matherine, Dec. 11, 1972 - Jan. 13, 1973
  • Elephant Steps (1974) (in the role of Ragtime Lady, her performance of "Watch Me Put My Right Foot Through the Door" has been captured on the cast album)
  • Welcome to the Club, Arlene Metzler, Apr. 13 - 22, 1989
  • Guilt Without Sex (one woman show, 1991)[8]
  • Conversations with My Father, Hannah de Blinde, Mar. 22, 1992 - Mar. 14, 1993
  • Shlemiel the First (1994-1997)
  • Angel Levine (1995)
  • Sam and Itkeh (1997)
  • If Memory Serves (1999)
  • Closet Chronicles (2003)
  • In the Wings (2005)
  • Old Jews Telling Jokes (2013)


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