Tova is completely at ease playing to multicultural crowds at clubs in Toronto, Montreal, Paris and Luxembourg. She is also at home delighting thousands at Town Hall in New York, in San Francisco as guest vocalist of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, or headlining major festivals such as Amsterdam’s Jewish Music Festival, Warsaw’s Bashevis Singer Festival and Buenos Aires Yiddish Festival to name a few.
Tova starred as Emma Goldman in the First National Broadway tour of RAGTIME, Yenta in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and Lady Jane in Gilbert and Sullivan’s PATIENCE at the Stratford Festival. Tova wrote and starred in STILL THE NIGHT, which won four Dora Awards including Best Production, Best Musical and Best New Play and was short-listed for the Governor General Award for Excellency in dramatic literature.
In 2011 Tova premiered a new commission by the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Co-written by Theresa Tova and Mary Kerr, BELLA :THE COLOUR OF LOVE tells the story of two great artists. As her famous husband before her, Bella Chagall; wife, muse, and eternal bride in the paintings of Marc Chagall chose to immortalize, through her yiddish writing, the colourful images of a lost childhood.
Tova’s first CD TELLING STORIES blends the jazz idiom with Yiddish song. Her second CD, TOVA LIVE AT THE TOP O’THE SENATOR, visits the Jewish composers of the Great American songbook. Tova’s third CD aptly titled, YOU ASK ME WHY TOVA SINGS BEYLE, is an homage to mentor and friend NEA award winner, poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.