Lainie Kazan is the embodiment of the word entertainer — an artist who has reached the pinnacle in virtually every area of performance.
Ms. Kazan began her career in the Broadway musical “Funny Girl,” where she played a Ziegfeld showgirl and understudied the leading lady, Barbra Streisand. She finally got her chance to go on in the title role a year and a half after its Broadway opening. Lainie performed the lead role twice in one day, and received accolades that would start what would be an extraordinary career. Jamie deRoy recently sat down with her longtime friend Lainie. Lainie Kazan is currently appearing at The Iridium.