Broadway Diva Faith Prince returns to Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" as Elaine Bingum, mother of series star Jane (played by another Broadway Diva – Brooke Elliot). This season, Prince, a "Drop Dead Diva" semi-regular, is back for two episodes. In "Crushed", the episode airing July 15th, Elaine guilts her daughter into representing the girl she used to babysit in a headline-grabbing murder trial. In the season finale, airing September 9th, she plays the role every mother waits her whole life to play – Mother of the Bride. Elaine is thrilled that her daughter is "finally getting married" and comes to help Jane with the last minute details. But like any mother-daughter relationship, where there's a wedding, there's a fight and tears, and threats of "I'm not going to your wedding!"
"We are very excited to bring Faith Prince back to Drop Dead Diva this season," says executive producer Craig Zadan, who produces the show with Neil Meron and creator-show runner-executive producer Josh Berman. "She is one of our favorite guest stars and, as always, we like to cast as often as possible from the great Broadway community of acting talent."
Diva's Berman, Zadan and Meron recently picked up a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Episode, The Prom.
Prince has been wowing Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her legendary performance as "Ms. Adelaide" in the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls
. In 2008, she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for A Catered Affair
. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells Are Ringing
(Tony, DD, OCC noms), Nick & Nora
(OCC Award), Jerome Robbins' Broadway
(Tony, DD noms), Little Me
, The Dead
, and Noises Off
. Most recently, Faith starred in the national tour of the Broadway hit Billy Elliott
A well-known star of screens both large and small, Prince currently recurs on Lifetime's hit series Drop Dead Diva
as Brooke Elliott
's mother, "Elaine." She was a series regular on Showtime's Huff
starring as "Kelly Knippers," the love interest of Oliver Platt
, and recurred for five seasons on Spin City.
Other television credits include Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, CSI, Faith
, House, Medium, Monk,
and Law and Order.
Film credits include Our Very Own
, Picture Perfect
and My Father the Hero
Frequently working with such renowned orchestras as the Boston Pops, Utah Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, and Philly Pops, Prince recently starred in the Orlando Philharmonic's concert version of Sweeney Todd. Her award-winning CD, A Leap Of Faith, was recorded at Joe's Pub, and is available on DRG records.